Guana 50K Jacksonville, Florida

Posted on April 2, 2009 by



Here’s the latest race report from www.mastercompetitor.blogspot.com for the Guana 50K near Jacksonville, FL:

Hello to all. I’m delinquent about this post, no excuses. Old two-tone-Tommy is busy and tired and getting back into the big miles.

But before we fast forward, let’s talk a bit about last weekend. A hard, rather awkward finish at the Guana 50K was accomplished, but it’s nothing I’ll write about in my next letter home to mommy.

It would be easy at this point to blow sunshine up your heinie about how well the race went, but let’s dismiss that and move on to reality. I started the race with a dark cloud over my head, sort of feeling sorry for myself and my place in life. I don’t know what that was about, since I’m one of the most fortunate soldiers marching on the planet today. Anyway, I knew it was going to be a hard day at the office and I set a solid albeit slow pace.

The course was picturesque and breezy, sandy and flat. On two occasions armadillos got underfoot and then scurried for cover; I was worried that one of the creatures might be rabid and attack, but these little fellows only wanted to get off the trail and rest…just like me.

I stumbled through each lap right at 90 minutes and finished up in 6 hours, 12 seconds. Most of the BBQ party seemed over by the time I arrived at the food line and my vegetarian restrictions allowed for only slaw and Texas toast.

My body felt hammered at the finish, but the next day was AOK. I did a gym workout after church, then played kickball with the ad society students at U of FL. On Monday, it was back to 10-milers each morning. The Croom 50 mile is less than two weeks away.

Here’s an addendum to the story: Last night I was planning to mow the lawn, so I pulled out a trashed pair of Brooks Beast I use for yard work. I slipped the shoes on and felt a lump under my right toes; thought it was my sock, but when I removed the shoe a lizard jumped out! Tommy Terrific screamed and jumped about a foot. Moral to the story is make sure your shoes are empty before inserting a foot.

Hope all is well as you roll into your springtime running sessions. Life is good and I am a blessed man in many ways. Thank you Lord for the life you have given me.

2009 Guana River 50 km Trail Run and Relay
Presented by JTC Running
March 28, 2009 South Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl
Sponsors: BLACK CREEK OUTFITTERS, THE NORTH FACE, PATAGONIA, BONO’s and Bike Fitters
Winston Fletcher, Kent Smith – Timing, Bill Dunn – Director

Div Place BIB# F-50km Ladies 12.5km 25.0km 37.5km 50.0km
1 7 ——- Fortson Britte 1:03:46 2:11:00 3:20:48 4:33:50 *
2 1 ——- Davis Jennifer 1:07:45 2:17:55 3:35:18 5:01:54
3 3 ——- Joy Jennifer 1:12:28 2:25:48 3:47:40 5:18:27
4 16 ——- Ferner Stacy 1:18:38 2:39:40 4:10:47 5:36:58
5 15 ——- Diange Becky 1:23:05 2:50:58 4:26:35 6:06:54
6 103 ——- Osullivan Maureen 1:20:33 2:48:48 4:29:22 6:15:28
7 12 ——- Staudhammer Christina 1:24:15 2:52:19 4:27:22 6:16:54
8 5 ——- Cory Kelly 1:33:42 3:50:54 4:43:24 6:23:55
9 8 ——- Gross-Rhodes Dana 1:33:40 3:50:52 4:43:21 6:23:55
10 13 ——- Watson Kristen 1:27:32 3:01:20 4:50:12 6:32:20
11 14 ——- Wheeler Kathleen 1:28:49 3:23:40 5:24:57 7:37:50
12 9 ——- Haag Susan 1:28:39 3:50:52 5:30:57 8:08:43

Div Place BIB# M-50km Men 12.5km 25.0km 37.5km 50.0km
1 41 ——- Ninke Joe 0:59:07 2:04:27 3:13:45 4:24:41
2 42 ——- Roman Chris 1:05:54 2:15:28 3:41:33 5:01:07
3 23 ——- Burleson Rick 1:12:29 2:25:48 3:47:40 5:09:35
4 30 ——- Cummings Mike 1:03:46 2:08:14 3:24:55 5:11:11
5 50 ——- Umberger Gregory 1:13:57 2:23:46 3:48:57 5:16:05
6 32 ——- Godwin Peyton 1:13:18 2:27:43 3:48:15 5:21:38
7 28 ——- Cory Brad 1:18:31 2:39:41 4:10:52 5:47:30
8 44 ——- Schroeder Jim 1:14:13 2:40:38 4:13:51 5:53:40
9 40 ——- Muller Thomas 1:24:15 2:51:48 4:25:15 6:00:12
10 54 ——- Ingerson Rick 1:17:04 2:42:51 4:18:56 6:02:00
11 52 ——- Gifford Adam 1:23:03 2:49:11 4:23:00 6:14:31
12 46 ——- Stephens Jeffery 1:21:12 2:49:40 4:34:56 6:14:50
13 48 ——- Sullivan Jim 1:26:04 2:54:46 4:41:16 6:38:47
14 45 ——- Smithley Brett 1:24:44 2:55:20 4:40:15 6:57:54
15 51 ——- Marchand Tom 1:35:13 3:10:43 5:02:22 7:03:42
16 22 ——- Brewer Jake 1:21:14 2:56:40 4:58:00 7:15:04
17 49 ——- Sullivan Jerry 1:28:45 3:19:55 5:25:38 7:26:37
18 47 ——- Strait Steve 1:27:45 3:07:25 5:18:20 7:35:22
19 31 ——- Detandt Andy 1:21:46 3:13:05 5:22:26 7:43:26
20 20 ——- Adams Blaine 1:28:39 3:19:26 5:30:57 8:08:43
21 21 ——- Agulia Luis 1:31:02 3:26:21 5:54:42 8:24:42
22 27 ——- Coleman Matt 1:36:23 3:30:30 5:54:40 8:24:42
23 53 ——- Roseboom Eddie 1:34:00 3:22:50 5:43:38 8:24:42
24 33 ——- Heffernan John 1:39:50 3:28:00 5:53:25 8:46:09

Div Place BIB# RelayT Female Teams 12.5km 25.0km 37.5km 50.0km
1 61 F1 Kaye Kim 1:18:57 2:44:17
1 60 F1 Derkum Terri 4:02:57 5:32:46
2 64 F3 Ahern Susanne 1:26:34 3:15:42
2 65 F3 Scott Mary 4:46:42 6:39:23

Div Place BIB# RelayT Mixed Teams 12.5km 25.0km 37.5km 50.0km
1 76 X3 Hyde Walt 1:07:45 2:17:02
1 75 X3 Barker Mae 3:33:23 4:46:26
2 79 X5 Kennedy Melissa 1:12:51 2:39:44
2 80 X5 Lyons Dan 3:34:35 5:06:50
3 73 X2 Wilson Jeanie 1:21:28 2:51:33
3 74 X2 Wilson Ken 4:07:56 5:33:34
4 77 X4 Rice Rachael 1:32:56 3:24:18
4 78 X4 Quickstad David 4:33:16 5:46:22

Div Place BIB# RelayT Men’s Teams 12.5km 25.0km 37.5km 50.0km
1 101 M6 Calkins Chris 0:53:21 1:47:27 **
1 102 M6 Neville Todd 2:36:24 3:26:41 **
2 94 M3 McRae Paul 0:53:19 1:50:02
2 95 M3 Swain Fredrik 2:41:40 3:29:09
3 96 M4 Beck David 0:55:58 1:51:26
3 97 M4 Breidenstein Justin 2:48:30 3:54:36
4 93 M2 Gaudios Fred 1:14:36 2:43:58
4 92 M2 Bruce Steve 4:05:05 5:34:58

Div Place BIB# 25km 12.5km 25.0km
1 98 ——- Josline Ben 0:58:59 2:01:00
2 99 ——- Krumholtz Jak 0:59:19 2:05:07
3 43 ——- Scavelli Brad 1:03:39 2:20:40
4 100 ——- Hobbs Matthew 1:08:42 2:24:40
5 38 ——- Main Bob 1:13:57 2:28:20
6 4 ——- Bazley Jennifer 1:20:33 2:41:13
7 90 ——- Connolly Michael 1:20:33 2:42:13
8 91 ——- Richards Travis 1:20:33 2:42:13
9 17 ——- Haycook Loretta 1:18:57 2:44:17
10 55 ——- Went Richard 1:17:06 2:46:33
11 37 ——- Lewis Gary 1:43:49 2:47:16
12 36 ——- Kilgannon Bill 1:23:07 2:50:58
13 39 ——- Mathews Andy 1:23:05 2:51:34
14 24 ——- Burt Jim 1:34:00 3:15:01
15 25 ——- Carr David 1:29:32 3:15:01
16 70 ——- Gleeson Jill 1:26:39 3:15:30
17 71 ——- Ugolini Jo Ann 1:26:39 3:15:30
18 63 ——- Graham Carolyn 1:26:34 3:15:42
19 72 ——- Patterson Clayton 1:32:58 3:24:18
20 11 ——- Shy Liz 1:29:47 3:24:42
21 67 ——- Smith Gennifer 1:34:36 3:40:16
22 66 ——- Robichaud Lois 2:00:07 4:13:17
23 62 ——- Goddard Monica 2:00:17 4:17:08
24 81 ——- White Amber 1:15:17 4:20:30
25 82 ——- Kalio Drew 1:20:35 4:43:50
26 10 ——- Kabus Trish 2:10:41 5:10:22

* Female course record
** Male relay course record

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