It was a fun night and we just skirted the weather. First of all I would like to thank everyone who came: athletes, parents, family and fans. It is through your support that we continue to put on these FUN events. I hope you enoyed it.
Best performance of the night:
Leah Hocksteen, Winner of Girls 10 & under at 6 years old. She waved to the fans everytime she heard her name. A smile big, bright and cheerful. Thank you Leah...You made the night!!
It was a historic night...Current state record holder in the mile, Juliette Bottorff was on the same track as the last two previous Record holders - Vicki Rudawsky and Melissa Lafferty.
Fastest Times of the night:
Molly Parsons in 5:16.8
Gregg Cantwell in 4:31.5
We will be back in 2 weeks for the 5K Open Track Championship.
We will do this again next year!
Finally, thanks for all the work by Jim Walsh and all the volunteers.
Bijan Sorouri has created a great slide show of the night's festivities here.
May Racing News
Sunday, 03 May 2009 20:47
Jeff Kammerzelt was the overall winner in Wilmington's May 2 Daba Dash 5K.  He finished in 17:41.   Hal Clouser finished second in his age group with a time of 34:56.
Soggy weather for the May 3 Broad Street Run didn't deter a large number of club members from posting fast times for the annual 10-mile trip down the street:
Zach Chupa, 55:13
Jeff Moran, 1:05:17
Amy Blithe, 1:06:15
Lee Kauffman, 1:07:29
Bill Wipf, 1:08:43
Annie Pilson, 1:08:37
Lynn Knothe, 1:10:53
Mike Bullinger, 1:13:01
Theresa Kauffman, 1:13:40
Joe Blithe, 1:16:11
Ed Slate, 1:17:26
Rick Schumeyer, 1:17:41
Bijan Sorouri braved storm clouds to place 4th overall and win his age group at the May 4 Wilmington Flower Market 5K, in a time of 22:40.
Matt Cutrona placed 2nd overall and won his age group in the May 9 Race Against Family Violence in Newark.  His time was 17:43.
Zach Chupa placed 5th overall at the May 16 Kennett Run 10K, in a time of 34:58.
The DRC was out in force at the Delaware Marathon Festival on May 17. Finishers in the half marathon were
Matt Cutrona, 1:22:41, 3rd AG
Lynn Knothe, 1:37:55, 1st AG
Theresa Kauffman, 1:39:26, 1st AG
Jeff Burger, 1:45:46, 1st AG
We had three marathon relay teams containing DRC members.
The DRC Divas (Amy Blithe, Melissa "Lafferty", Vicki Rudawsky, and Linda Odle, 1st Masters Women (5th overall), 2:56:35
The Defibulators (Bijan Sorouri, Claudia Schultze, Jeff Kammerzelt, Lisa Merkel), 2nd Masters Coed (11th overall), 3:16:45
April Racing News
Wednesday, 22 April 2009 22:03
Club members were busy the weekend of April 18th.
The Brandywine End to End Hike traverses 35.3 miles of Chester County, PA and Delaware, roughly following the creek from its source to the state park outside of Wilmington.   Frank Sutman and Kelan Wieloch took the challenge to trail run the annual event on April 18th.   Frank finished second overall in 6:18.  Kelan finished fourth overall in 7:18.
Buckley's Make a Wish 10K always draws a good crowd from the club.  Here are the top finishers from the April 19th event:
Jeff Kammerzelt, 37:38, 2nd OA, 1st AG
Amy Blithe, 41:01, 1st OA
Jimmy Walsh, 41:06, 1st AG
Melissa Lafferty, 42:12, 1st AG
Mike Whitman, 43:47,
Lynn Knothe, 48:42, 2nd AG
The DRC fielded competetive teams for the April 20th Boston Marathon.  Great job everyone!   Here are our finishers:
Zach Chupa, 2:46:52,
Brian Driscoll, 2:52:27,
Austin Gee, 2:58:36,
Lee Kauffman, 3:23:02,
Cindy Cucuzzella, 3:24:13,
Theresa Kauffman, 3:31:51,
Carol Giampietro, 3:36:53,
Linda Odle, 3:43:34,
Doug White, 3:53:32,
Joel Schiller, 3:59:07,
Don Fessman, 4:30:50
Kristy Baxter won her age group and was the third overall female in the April 25 Triple Crown Trail Half Marathon, held at White Clay Creek State Park.
to add your results.
March Racing News
Monday, 09 March 2009 23:44
Jeff Langrehr completed the Seneca Creek Trail 50K in 36th place overall with a time of 5:52.   The March 7th race boasted over 200 trail runners and was held over a course generally agreed to be "50K plus" near Gaithersburg, MD.
John Cahoon and Zach Chupa were the first and second place overall finishers in the March 8th JCC Snowball Run 5-miler.   Their times over the 5-mile course were 27:55 and 28:13, respectively.   No one was complaining about lack of snowballs, with temperatures in the low 70's!
The March 15 Caesar Rodney Half Marathon boasted an impressive number of club member finishes, including winning the overall open women's team competition!
Jeff Kammerzelt, 1:20:01, 2nd AG
Adam Singer, 1:28:02
Vicki Rudawsky, 1:29:35, 1st AG
Amy Blithe, 1:29:48, 2nd AG
Linda Odle, 1:31:09, 1st AG
Cindy Cucuzella, 1:32:59
Karen Stout, 1:33:17
Theresa Kauffman, 1:34:06, 2nd AG
Carol Giampietro, 1:39:18, 1st AG
Zach Chupa headed north on March 15 to run a fast 1:14:14 in the 32nd Annual New Bedford, MA Half Marathon.
The DRC contingent was tightly grouped in the March 21 Adrenaline 5K, held in Haddonfield, NJ.   Congrats. to the following members on good finishes in this highly competitive event.
Lee Kauffman, 20:39
Lynn Knothe, 20:40, 3rd AG
Theresa Kauffman, 20:46, 2nd AG
Frank Sutman won his age group at the March 28 Marine Corps Run 2 Register 10K, held at Marine Base Quantico, VA.  He completed the course, including some interesting mud obstacles, in 41:07.
Winter Member News
Friday, 27 February 2009 00:49
OK, winter isn't exactly the height of racing season in Northern Delaware.   However, we're still out pounding the pavement and enjoying the brisk weather.   Here's what a few of our members have been up to lately:
Frank Pagliaro has formed a "FranksWine.Com" team to raise money for St. Jude's Hospital by running the 2009 Marine Corps Marathon.   Please contact Frank
if you'd like to train for and run Marine Corps with him.   He'll have the wine and a corkscrew ready for post-run recovery!
Jason Rita is leaving for Tanzania on March 14 to work with some local runners to set up a summer running camp near Mt. Kilimanjaro.   Learn more about his upcoming adventure at www.kilimanjaroathletics.org.
Chuck Hall and Suzanne Rocheleau are engaged to be married sometime in June.   Congratulations to the happy couple!
Don Fessman recently completed his 65th marathon by finishing the 2008 Athens Marathon in 4:28:26.   Read about Don and Cindy's overseas adventure here.
Dennis Muhlenforth celebrated his 60th birthday on February 23rd.   Welcome to your new age group!
Ted Filmont reports from Long Beach Island that the circulation problem in his leg is cured and all is well.   At Hal Clouser's insistence, he ran the Thanksgiving 5K, and the XC Championship.   Just to set the record straight, he did not carry Hal on his shoulders up Maintenance Hill.  He looks forward to running with the group again sometime soon.
Lee Kauffman has been busy bagging winter ascents of high peaks in the Adirondack Mountains (NY) in his spare time.   Here's a January photo from the summit of Dix Mountain.   Speaking of the Kauffmans, congratulations to Theresa Kauffman upon being named the Pike Creek Valley Running Club's Runner of the Year!
X-C Scholarship Winners Announced
Saturday, 13 December 2008 21:03
Rebecca Braun and Eric Macedo, both of the Charter School of Wilmington, have been selected as the 2008 Cross Country Scholarship Winners.
Eric Macedo, a senior at Charter, is our male scholarship winner.   He was captain of his X-C team and arranged "informal summer workouts" for the team.   He is involved with Charter's Environmental Club, Anti-tobacco club, and Science Olympiad.   He has maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking six advanced placement courses.   He is All County, second team All State, and led his team to a second place finish in the Division One meet.
Rebecca Braun, also a senior at Charter, is our female scholarship winner.   She led the school's effort to create care packages for our troops in Iraq.  The final total was 55 care packages.  She also raised funds for a scholarship in honor of a fallen soldier.   She takes honors and advanced placement courses and has maintained a 4.0 GPA.
New Balance Delaware Open XC Championships
Sunday, 30 November 2008 04:52
The results for the 2008 New Balance Delaware Open XC Championships are posted here.   Thanks so much to all of our volunteers that contributed to the success of this year's race!
Sunday, 09 November 2008 16:36
All we can say is "WOW"!   Thank you to all of our sponsors, organizers, volunteers, attendees, and vendors for making the 2008 Fall Fling a resounding success!   Your generosity helped us raise over $6000 for scholarships and shoe donations to deserving runners.  We had over 250 in attendance at the Twin Lakes Brewery on November 8.   This is one for the record books, at least until next year!   Thanks again for your support of the club and our scholarship fund.
Additional photos of our fun event can be found here.  Thanks to Laura Slowik for the photo album!
November Racing News
Tuesday, 04 November 2008 01:08
Nov. 2: Congratulations to Mike Holloway (3:07:10) and Frank Pagliaro (3:44:10) on fine finishes in the New York City Marathon!
Nov. 2: Jeff Kammerzelt places 5th overall with an impressive 3:08:19 at the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Marathon.
Nov. 22: Rehoboth – Seashore Marathon
Andrew Jakubowitch (2nd overall) 2:43:50
Zach Chupa (4th overall) 2:54:17
Bill Rhodunda 3:15:31
Jeff Kammerzelt 3:34:55
Doug Adelman (3rd age group) 3:34:56
Vicki Rudawsky / Mike Monagle (Overall 2-person Relay Winners!) 2:40:22 Nov. 23: Philadelphia Marathon
Steve Sinko (8th overall!) 2:27:58
Mike Zeberkiewicz 2:44:04
Joe Switzer 2:44:26
Austin Gee 2:49:19
Mark Engelbert 2:58:44
Amy Blithe 3:11:58
Linda Odle 3:19:47 (pending DE state age group record)
Cindy Cucuzzella 3:21:21
Paul Schweizer 3:24:04
Leslie Wason 3:28:17
with your big race results to be posted here!
Delaware Sports Hall of Fame 5K Results
Tuesday, 04 November 2008 00:56
Results from the November 2, 2008 Delaware Sports Hall of Fame 5K are posted here.  Race director Vicki Rudawsky thanks all who participated!
Congratulations Kelan & Shannon!
Thursday, 23 October 2008 00:16
Congratulations to Kelan and Shannon Weiloch on the birth of their second daughter Tessa Quinn.   Tessa was born on Monday, October 13 at 3:31 AM.
October Racing News
Monday, 06 October 2008 23:45
Oct. 5: Congratulations to Mike Monagle (52:01) and Joe Switzer (52:20) for placing first and second overall at the 26th Delaware Distance Classic 15K during a "training run".   Wow, I'd like to have a training run like that!   Other notable club performances were turned in by Frank Sutman (58:39 - 1st AG), Shawn Martyniak (1:04:41), Theresa Kauffman (1:05:57, 1st AG), and Alexis Andrianopoulos (1:17:58, 2nd AG).
Oct. 5: Congratulations to Kristy Doughty for her 1:14:51 finish at the Army Ten Miler.
Oct. 12: Congratulations to DRC Chicago Chapter President Whitney Osterud on completing his inagural marathon.  Whitney finished the Chicago Marathon on a very warm day in 3:18:22.  Brian Driscoll finished in the very impressive time of 2:52:57.   May your next runs be cooler!
Oct. 12: Great DRC finishes at the Steamtown Marathon: Shawn Martyniak (3:17:31), Cajun Mike Bullinger, and Pete Colombo (both in 3:38:19).   Great job, guys!
Oct. 26: Doug Adelman completes the Marine Corps Marathon in 3:43:04.
Dennis Muhlenforth Cross Trains
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 23:44
Club member Dennis Muhlenforth provides new definition to the term "cross training". Congratulations on your catch!
Tuesday, 02 September 2008 22:36
Results from the September 1st Run4Mike 4-miler are posted here.  Thanks to all who participated!
Congratulations to local runners Amy Blithe, Cindy Cucuzzella, Kate Morris, and Annie Pilson. They were part of a 12-woman team that won the female submaster division of the Nike Hood to Coast Relay. The race covers 197 miles over two days. Their team "Nature Girlz" averaged a 7:16 mile pace to complete the course in 23:51:21.
Saturday, 23 August 2008 18:32
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August Racing News
Saturday, 23 August 2008 15:31
Congratulations are due to a number of club members for recent performances:
Amy Blithe was the overall winner of the Tour De Lance 5K in Wilmington on August 13, with a time of 18:58.
Delaware runners repeated their 2007 victory and were the overall winners at the "100 on 100" Heart of Vermont Relay on August 16.   The OSX team, which consisted of Zach Chupa, Joe Switzer, Kyle Brightbill, Steve Lafferty, John Brannan, and Shane Trimble, averaged an amazing 5:49 mile pace to complete the 100-mile relay in 9:31:58.
Jeff Kammerzelt was 5th overall in the Lum's Pond Triathlon on August 17, finishing in a time of 1:18:02.   Jimmy Walsh placed 14th overall and 3rd in his age group in the accompanying duathlon, finishing in 1:23:08.
Great job, everyone!
The Dirty Thirty
Saturday, 23 August 2008 15:20
Congratulations to Marine Captain Dave Baril - Winner of the inaugural "Dirty Thirty," Iraq's first 50k Ultra-Marathon!  Undeterred by his first ultra marathon and blazing desert heat, Captain Baril reported for duty later that day.   We appreciate your service and dedication.   Dave is the brother-in-law of DRC runner Kelan Wieloch.
To listen to a post race interview, scroll down to August 12th here.
DRC Goes to the Beach
Tuesday, 05 August 2008 00:29
The Delaware Running Club enjoyed a relaxing weekend at the beach on August 2-3.   Thanks to Bijan and Samme Sorouri for providing luxurious beach front accommodations and a delicious dinner.  Thanks to Gordon and Cindy Kaiser for a great post-race Sunday brunch at their Rehoboth Beach home.  The team enjoyed a beautiful Sunday morning run through Henlopen Acres in the "Run for JJ 5K".   Results are as follows:
Jimmy Walsh, 18:25, 2nd AG
Frank Sutman, 18:37, 3rd AG
Amy Blithe, 19:11, 1st AG
Kevin Jacobs, 20:20, 1st AG
Lynn Knothe, 21:11, 2nd AG
Wednesday, 23 July 2008 00:19
Congratulations go out to Jeff Kammerzelt and his wife Anna on the arrival of baby Beau on Wednesday, July 16.  Beau weighed in at 7 lb., 15.5 oz. and was 20.5 inches long.