Congrats to our longtime Ragged Mountain friend Cathie Branchaud, this year’s recipient of the CTC’s highest honor: The Charlottesville Track Club Lifetime Service Award. Way to go, Cathie. B.! And a big pat on the back to Nancy Davis-Imhoff and John Moody (Most Improved), Chris Gensic and Michelle Christian of the City Parks and Rec. Department (Community Service Award) and Cathy Singleton (Volunteer of the Year)!
Thanks a million for all the many wonderful years of service, Andrew! Your Ragged Mountain family is really going to miss you. See you on the roads, literally, as you embark on your new career as a State Trooper!
Runners of the Week
Thomas Gathright, a senior at Western Albemarle, who qualified for the state indoor championships for the first time, by placing 3rd in the 3200 at Regionals. Congrats to one hardworking athlete!
Congrats to Paul Halliday and Christian McMillen on successfully completing The Holiday Lake 50K in the rain and mud last Saturday. UVa History Professors rock!
Congrats to our friend Rachel Booth (pictured here with Desi) on qualifying for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials with a speedy 2:43 at the Louisiana Marathon! Oh Way to go, Rachel!
Also congrats to Colin Bennie (1:02:46) and Chase Weaverling (1:04:00 wearing #20471), two of our home town Reebok team racers, punched tickets to the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials with very impressive performances at the Houston Half on Sunday.
Thanks to wonderful neighbors like Bob Wilder, Leah Connor, Jim Ryan, Peter Krebs, Nicole Brimer, Julie Roller and Monticello, Pam Whorley, and Steve Murray our local running and walking world has been deeply enriched.
Thanks for spreading the joy throughout the year!
-Congrats to the 2018 All-Central Virginia Cross Country squads! We’re mighty proud of you!
-Will Krehmeyer (17:56) and Jen Flack, who took the top spots at the Monticello Holiday Classic 5K!
-Peter Thompson, who scored a p.r. of 23:36 at the Monticello race!
Ragged Mountain Runners of the Week
-Jaime Kurtz, who blazed to a 3:24 p.r. at The Florence Marathon!
-The Starsia Twins (Maggie and Emma) who conquered the hills of the Boars Head Turkey Trot for the 25th time!
-Brian Goff (with wife Erika), who broke the two hour barrier with a 1:57 clock stopper at Richmond.
-Christian McMillen, who scorched a huge 3:24 pr at the Philadelphia Marathon!
-The graduates of the class of 2018 CTC Marathon/Half Marathon Training Program, who had excellent long distance races this fall!
-Jenny Goswami, who raced to a 2:52 p.r. at the Philly Marathon!
-Pat Huston, who completes the JFK 50 Miler in 10 hours after having run through 8 inches of fresh snow!
-Chance Masloff, who ran. 3:33 in her marathon debut in Philly.
-All the many folks who came out to celebrate the life of a wonderful young man at The Kelly Watt Two Miler!
-Kate Galie (2:51) and Mike Citro (2:52), who were our two fastest local finishers at the Richmond Marathon.
-Karen Durland-Jones, who won her age group with a 4:04 at the OBX Marathon.
-The Western Albemarle Boys cross country team who won their second straight 3A state title on Saturday. They went 1,2,3,4 and 13. Simply amazing!
-Linda Scandore, who placed 9th in her age group with a 4:19 at New York, one of the most prestigious marathons in the world! This is the 68 year old Scandore’s second top 10 finish at one of the “Big Five”, as she also finished 10th at Boston.
-Carolyn Wilson. for successfully completing her 10th Mountain Masochist 50 Miler! Very impressive: 10 years of mountainous 50 milers!
About Runners of the Week
Runners of the Week has been a Ragged Mountain family tradition since 1982. Each week we select a few individuals (although sometimes we will actually spotlight all of the members of a relay team, like we did when the Western Albemarle Boys DMR indoor squad won the National title in 2008 or an entire team, as we did when the UVa Women won the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships way back in the Winter of 1982) as our “Runners of the Week".