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November Racing News

Congratulations to Annie Pilson for posted a 3:15:28 in the November 13th SunTrust Richmond Marathon.   Annie's excellent performance allowed her to win her age group at this major marathon!  Amy Blithe was the overall female winner at the November 20th Barksdale Turkey Trot 10K in a time of 38:38.   Club President Jimmy Walsh won his age group with a time of 40:20.  12 YO phenomenon Audrey Coughenour was the overall female winner of the accompanying 5K in a time of 20:39.

Cajun Mike Bullinger qualified for Boston with his 3:30:32 finish at the November 21st Philadelphia Marathon.   DRC Alumna Meredith Lambert smoked the course with a 2:52:50, good for 11th overall female.

Lynn Knothe ran a 1:00:38 in the highly competitive Thanksgiving Day Run for the Diamonds 9-miler, held in Berwick, PA.   Club president Jim Walsh won his age group at the Wilmington MS Thanksgiving 5K in 18:58.   Ron Niblett placed 3rd in his age group in a time of 22:33.   In the accompanying 10K, Jay Coughenour (36:16) and Caroline Silverman (48:27) both won their age groups. Jeff Kammerzelt and Doug Adelman ran together to finish the Nov. 27th Baltimore County North Central Trail Marathon in 3:45:37.

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The Fall Fling Is A Success!

Approximately 200 guests attended one heck of a party on Sat., October 23rd at Bellevue State Park's Figure Eight Barn.   Music, food, drink, the silent auction, a photo booth, and even the Phillies on TV combined to keep our partygoers hopping.   We sincerely appreciate the support of all of our financial and product sponsors in making this event able to support college scholarships for deserving runners.   Thank you to all who attended for your support!


October Racing News

John Cahoon (5:02), Amy Blithe (5:33), and Lynn Knothe (6:02) competed in Newark's Main Street Mile on October 1st.   Adam Singer won his age group at the October 2nd Hands on House Half Marathon in Lancastaer, PA with a time of 1:28:37.  Also on October 2nd, Bobby B won his age group at the Love of Rita 5K in a time of 21:44.   Eric Larsen recorded a breakthrough 19:16 at the October 3rd HOPE 5K, good for 4th place overall.

Lots of fast times were turned in at the October 9th Delaware Distance Classic 15K:

  • Steve Sinko, 51:20, 2nd AG
  • Zach Chupa, 54:37, 1st AG
  • John Cahoon, 54:53
  • Amy Blithe, 58:56, 2nd OA
  • Lee Kauffman, 1:03:37
  • Frank Pagliaro, 1:14:28

  • Carol Giampietro recorded a third place age group finish at the October 10th Steamtown Marathon in Scranton, PA, with a time of 3:32:47.

    Finishers from the October 16th Baltimore Marathon included Alex Gambogi (2:59:27), Frank Pagliaro (3:40:27), Megan Brannan (3:57:23), and Bill Gambogi (4:11:08).   This was Megan's first marathon ever and Bill's first in 11 years.   Congratulations to all!   On October 17th, Angela Salvucci completed the Bay State Marathon (Massachusetts) in 4:11:33.   Elsewhere on October 17th, Frank Sutman placed 4th overall and 2nd age group in the 41st Annual Jonas Cattell 10-mile Run from Haddonfield to National Park, NJ, in a time of 1:08:04.

    Club finishers in the October 23rd Cafe Gelato 10-miler included Mike Monagle (1st AG, 1:00:02), Jay Coughenour (2nd AG, 1:02:07), Lee Kauffman (2nd AG, 1:08:00), and Theresa Kauffman (1st AG, 1:12:45).   Also on October 23rd, Lynn Knothe placed 5th overall female in the White Rose 5-miler, held in York, PA, with a time of 31:42.   Steve Sinko traveled to Washington, DC on October 24th to place 39th overall out of over 21,000 finishers in the Army 10-miler .   His time was 53:54. Lynn Knothe was the overall female winner at the Oct. 30th Blue Moon Wicked 10K, held in Virginia Beach.   Her winning time was 38:49.   The club had a big turnout at the Oct. 31st E-Racing The Blues 10K / 5K.  Top finishers in the 5K included Amy Blithe and Melissa Lafferty, who both set state age group records!

  • 5K Results
  • Amy Blithe, 18:35, 1st OA, STATE RECORD!
  • Jimmy Walsh, 19:21, 1st AG
  • Eric Larsen, 19:40, 2nd AG
  • Melissa Lafferty, 19:44, 1st AG, STATE RECORD!
  • Mike Koenigbauer, 22:04, 1st AG
  • 10K Results
  • Adam Singer, 39:47, 1st AG
  • Annie Pilson, 43:11, 2nd AG
  • Bijan Sorouri, 47:34, 3rd AG
  • Alexis Andrianopoulos, 52:20
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    Hope 5K Results

    Results from the October 3rd Hope 5K may be viewed here.

    End of Summer Night Out

    Stalwart runners braved the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole on Thursday evening, September 30th to enjoy some camaraderie and tell tall tales at the BBC Tavern and Grill in Greenville.   A good time was had by all who attended!   We hope that you can join us for our next social outing.


    September Racing News

    The "Nature Girlz" brought home a spirited second place submasters finish from the 197-mile Hood to Coast Relay on August 27th - 28th.  The 12-woman team included our very own Amy Blithe, Annie Pilson, Cindy Cucuzzella, and Kate Morris.  Their finishing time was an impressive 23:44:30.

    Kristy Baxter journeyed to Virginia Beach to finish the September 5th Rock and Roll Half Marathon in 1:38:04.

    Lynn Knothe and Matt O'Brian were true speed demons at the September 10th Teri's Run in Downingtown, PA.   Lynn posted a breakthrough 18:16 for 7th overall woman, while Matt blazed the course in 15:28 for 7th overall man.

    Congratulations to Adam Singer for completing the September 12th Toughman Triathlon, 1.2m swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run in 4:59:03 for a second place age group finish.

    Jay Coughenour (1:26:28), Cindy Cucuzzella (1:32:24), and Eric Larsen (1:33:00) completed the September 19th ING Rock and Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon.   Congratulations to Cindy Kaiser (2:02:17) on her first half marathon finish.   Team Gambogi turned out in force.   Finishing were Alex (117th, 1:17:47), Dan (1:41:51), Joe (1:45:15), Bill (1:47:52), Bob (1:48:11), and niece Hannah Heck (2:16:09).   Most of you will recognize this race better as the Philadelphia Distance Run.

    Adam Singer was the overall winner of the September 22nd Run for Recovery 5K in a time of 19:18.   It's inspiring to the rest of us to see a 50-year old as the overall winner of any race.   Great job, Adam!   Lynn Knothe was the overall winner of the Dogfish Dash 5K, held in Milton on September 26th.  Her time of 19:10 allowed a commanding position in the post-race beer line!   Also on September 26th, Kristy Baxter was the second overall female in the Naylor's Beach Duathlon (2-mile run, 26-mile bike, 10K run) in Warsaw, Virginia.   Kristy posted an excellent finishing time of 2:28:27.

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    Jack's 4EVRStrong 5K Results

    Jack's 5K was held Sept. 12th at Rockford Park with a huge turnout.  This was the inaugural 5K of the ForeverSTRONG Foundation and all proceeds will benefit childhood cancer research.




    X-C Course Change at BCSP

    Trail renourishment at Brandywine Creek State Park has resulted in some trail closures.  The cross country course for all fall, 2010 races has been revised.  This revision includes our November 27th Cross Country Championship races.



    Summer Racing News

    Jeff Kammerzelt, 11:06:49, and John Schlosser, 11:14:20, both posted excellent times in completing the July 25th Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon.   Lynn Knothe turned in a pair of overall wins at the beach on the weekend of July 31st.   On Saturday she posted an 18:41 at the Venus on the Half Shell 5K.   On Sunday she doubled with an 18:43 win at the Run for JJ 5K.

    Adam Singer has been busy racking up great duathlon and triathlon performances this summer:

  • June 13th, Franklin Lakes Duathlon, Pemberton, NJ, 5K Run/40K Bike/10K Run, 2nd Overall
  • June 19th, Parvin State Park, NJ Sprint Triathlon, ¼ m Swim; 12 mile Bike/ 5k Run; 1st age 50-54
  • July 17th, Sunset Duathlon, Bridgeton, NJ, 2m Run, 16 m Bike/ 5k Run, 1st age 50-54
  • July 25th, NJ State Tri, Mercer County Park, NJ. 1.5K Swim, 25 m Bike, 10K run, 2nd Age, 50-54
  • August 8th, Steelman Tri, Lake Nockamixon, PA, 1.5K Swim, 24 m Bike, 10K run, 2nd Age, 50-54.
  • Lynn Knothe won her age group at the August 14th Ausherman 5-miler in Chambersburg, PA with a time of 31:02.   Audrey Coughenour was the overall winner of the August 14th Pace For Prevention 5K in a time of 20:28, on pace with her father Jay.   Eric Larsen, 1:34:48, and Kristy Baxter, 1:38:31, traveled to NYC on August 15th to complete the Bronx Half Marathon.

    Down at the beach, Caroline Silverman set a new 10-13 year old age group course record at the Seven Sisters Highway One 10K, finishing in a time of 54:49!   Way to go, Caroline!

    Club members posted some great performances amongst a very large field in the August 18th Tour De Lance 5K: Rodney Rosario, 16:30, 1st AG; Amy Blithe, 18:16, overall winner; Lynn Knothe, 18:55, 2nd AG; Adam Singer, 19:03, 2nd AG.

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    4 Pete's Sake 5K Results

    Results for the July 17th running of the 4 Pete's Sake 5K are now posted here.

    DSC June 24th Track Championships Results

    Mike Monagle's re-cap and results from the June 24th Distance Medley Relay and 5000m track race are posted here.   Many thanks to both Mike and Jimmy Walsh for their organization of this fine event!

    Mom's House 5K Results

    Results from the June 23rd Mom's House 5K can be found here.

    Father-Daughter 5K Results

    Results from the June 20th Father-Daughter 5K, held at Bellevue State Park, are posted here.

    B+ 5K Results

    Those searching for results from the June 17th B+ 5K can find them through this link.

    2010 Festival of Miles Results

    Results from the Delaware Running Club's June 10, 2010 Festival of Miles are posted here.   Thank you to all who participated.  Don't forget our next track event at AI DuPont HS on June 24th.


    June Racing News

    Congratulations to Mo Leffler on an awesome finish for her first ultramarathon.  Mo placed 4th overall woman and 2nd in her age group in the June 5th North Face Endurance Challenge 50K, held in Washington, DC.   Her 5:30:55 finishing time is especially impressive considering the hot and humid conditions under which the event was held.

    Jay and Audrey (age 12) Coughenour had a rare father-daughter sweep as overall winners of the June 5th Blue Hen 5K.   Their times were 18:18 and 20:57, respectively.

    On June 6th, Stephen Garrett (age 13) was the overall winner of the St. Anthony's Italian Festival 5K in a time of 17:44.

    The June 12th Arthur Turner Scholarship 5K came with an excellent post-race breakfast on the Wilmington Riverfront.  Club members finished well:

  • Matt Cutrona, 17:51, 1st AG, 2nd OA
  • Frank Sutman, 18:52, 1st AG, 4th OA
  • Bobby B., 22:13
  • Caroline Silverman (age 12), 24:53, 1st AG
  • Dana Silverman (running with broken foot), 25:30, 2nd AG
  • Member results from the June 17th B+ 5K are as follows:

  • Steve Sinko, 15:53, OA winner
  • Steven Garrett, 17:03, 1st AG
  • Amy Blithe, 18:18, OA winner
  • Sara Walker, 19:42, 1st AG
  • Jen Watunya, 19:43, 1st AG
  • Audrey Coughenour, 20:01, 2nd AG
  • Jay Coughenour, 20:03, 2nd AG
  • Mike Whitman, 20:05, 3rd AG
  • Tom Lord, 20:59, 3rd AG
  • Carol Giampietro, 22:12, 1st AG
  • Member results from the June 19th Miles for Molly 5K are as follows:

  • Lynn Knothe, 19:37, OA winner
  • Linda Odle, 21:16, 1st AG
  • Frank Pagliaro, 21:24
  • Several members posted great times at the June 20th St. Andrews Sprint Triathlon, including a Sorouri family hat trick:

  • Bill Lafferty, 1:14:51, 3rd AG
  • Jim Walsh, 1:20:27
  • Bijan Sorouri, 1:26:47
  • Kian Sorouri, 1:40:10, 2nd AG
  • Darian Sorouri, 1:44:00,
  • Lynn Knothe was selected as a "Cape Region Athlete of the Week".  Quite a feat for an "up-stater".

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    May Racing News

    Several members took a rare opportunity to explore the Granogue Estate in the May 1st Andrew Mein Trail Race.  The course was stated to be "more or less" 7 miles.   Congratulations go out to:

  • Kelan Wieloch, 58:24, 2nd AG
  • Chris Bartges, 59:01, 2nd AG
  • Mike Whitman, 1:01:30
  • Bijan Sorouri, 1:05:02, 2nd AG
  • We had some fast folks up in Philly for the May 2nd Broad Street Run.  Delaware teams took home honors for 2nd place open male and female teams.   Congratulations to the following harriers for some fast times on a hot day:

  • Steve Sinko, 54:57
  • Mike Monagle, 56:04
  • Kevin Kemmerle, 56:27
  • Matt O'Brian, 57:58
  • Kyle Carrick, 1:01:13
  • Tim Brock, 1:01:14
  • Amy Blithe, 1:04:43
  • Vicki Rudawsky, 1:09:29
  • Melissa Lafferty, 1:09:31
  • Lynn Knothe, 1:09:34
  • Annie Pilson, 1:11:06
  • Trudy Monagle, 1:22:55
  • Meanwhile, back in Wilmington, Gordon and Cindy Kaiser picked up husband / wife age group wins in the May 2nd Teal Ribbon 5K.  Their times were 20:52 and 28:06, respectively.

    Carol Giampietro makes the news.   Read her interview here. Shortly after the interview, Carol set her marathon PR of 3:29:20 and won her age group in the May 16th Pocono Marathon.

    John Cahoon ran a 2:55:45 for a second place age group finish in the May 16th Delaware MarathonFrank Bour(1:34:22) and Theresa Kauffman (1:37:17) posted great times in the accompanying half marathon, with Theresa winning her age group.

    Lynn Knothe continued her OCD race habit with an impressive 40:12 in the Rite Aid 10K, held on May 16th in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Matt Cutrona (17:41) and Amy Blithe (18:36) were the overall male and female winners of the May 22nd Stroll for Epilepsy.

    Several members placed well in the May 26th Kicking Cancer 5K:

  • Mike Digennaro, 17:52, 1st AG
  • Jay Coughenour, 19:11, 1st AG
  • Lynn Knothe, 20:14, OA Female Winner
  • Lee Kauffman, 20:50
  • Linda Odle, 21:34, 1st AG, great come back effort!
  • The Run for Ages 5K capped off a great racing month on a steamy Memorial Day morning:

  • Matthew Cutrona, 18:18, Overall Winner
  • Amy Blithe, 19:03, Overall Winner
  • Vicki Rudawsky, 19:04, 1st AG
  • John Speer, 19:38, 2nd AG
  • Melissa Lafferty, 20:04, 2nd AG
  • Jim Walsh, 20:34, 1st AG
  • Kirsten Belair, 21:23, 2nd AG
  • Darian Sorouri, 21:37, 2nd AG
  • Anne Pilson, 21:43, 3rd AG
  • Bill Lafferty, 21:55, 3rd AG
  • Carol Giampetro, 23:14, 1st AG
  • Kian Sorouri, 24:27, 3rd AG
  • Bijan Sorouri, 24:32
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    Tom Fort Receives RRCA President's Award

    Our very own Tom Fort has been nationally recognized by the Road Runners Club of America.  Tom just received the President's Award at the RRCA National Convention.   This honors his 27-year tenure as the Delaware State RRCA Representative and 4-year term as RRCA Treasurer and Board member.   In the photo are Jean Knaack, RRCA Executive Director, Tom Fort, and Brent Ayer, RRCA President.  Tom, thanks for all of your service to runners everywhere!


    April Racing News

    Lynn Knothe and Greg Cauller travelled to California for the April 11th Carlsbad 5000, posting an 18:58 and 17:17, respectively.

    The DRC made a fine showing at the Buckley's Race for Wishes 10K and 5K, held April 17th on the "hilliest 10K course in Delaware".   Members took home a lot of Buckley's gift certificates, including


  • Mike Monagle, 35:03, 1st OA
  • John Cahoon, 37:33, 1st AG
  • Frank Sutman, 40:07, 1st AG
  • Jessica Dahlberg, 40:53, 1st OA
  • Frank Bour, 43:53
  • Annie Pilson, 44:35
  • Bijan Sorouri, 48:00
  • 5K

  • Greg Cauller, 17:45, 1st OA
  • John Cahoon, 18:41, 1st AG (Double!)
  • Lynn Knothe, 20:25, 1st OA
  • Darian Sorouri, 21:58, 2nd AG
  • The Boston Marathon was held April 18th.  As usual, many club members made the trip north and east to Hopkinton.  Congratulations to these finishers.

  • Steve Sinko, 2:28:25
  • Brian Driscoll, 2:57:36
  • Matt Cutrona, 3:12:59
  • Cindy Cucuzzella, 3:15:15
  • Lee Kauffman, 3:22:07
  • Theresa Kauffman, 3:31:50
  • Eric Larsen, 3:33:46
  • Doug White, 3:45:19
  • Tom Lord, 3:46:20
  • Doug Adelman, 3:48:31
  • Mo Leffler and Bobby B. both completed the Triple Crown Trail Races at White Clay Creek State Park on April 24th.   Both completed the demanding half marathon, 10K, and 5K series.  Mo won her age group with a combined 34-point total. Bobby placed with a 100-point combined total.   Kristy Baxter thought running the half marathon was enough for a morning, winning her age group in that event with a time of 1:54:35.

    Congratulations to Jessica Dahlberg, who placed 12th in her age division at the April 25th USAT Duathlon National Championship in Richmond, Virginia.  Jessica's finishing time was 1:55:03.

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    Annual Meeting

    The Delaware Sports Club held our annual meeting at the Delaware Running Company store on April 12th.  The Sports Club consists of the Delaware Running Club and our Track & Field and X-C Officials Group.   Tom Fort has been President since 1978 and is retiring.   We honored Tom for service to the club above and beyond the call of duty.   Dr. Irene Davis, Univ. of Delaware, guided us on a spirited discussion of barefoot running.   A crowd of about 50 enjoyed pizza and beverages donated by Frank's Union Wine Mart.   We elected a new Board of Directors to guide the club with Tom's retirement.  All in all it was a fine evening.

    Thanks for the evening are due to Tom Fort and Jimmy Walsh for organization, Mike Monagle for acting as host, Dr. Irene Davis for serving as our guest speaker, Frank Pagliaro for first class beverages, and the following members who have agreed to serve as Directors:

  • Mark Armstrong
  • David Cummings
  • Michelle Flanagan
  • Bill Gambogi
  • Bill Martin
  • Mike Monagle
  • Bud Oppermann
  • Vicki Rudawsky
  • Rick Schumeyer
  • Frank Sutman
  • Jim Walsh
  • Paddy Wilcox
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