Preliminary results of the 2019 Catherine’s FA 50k. A huge thanks to race director and circus ringmaster Dan Aghdam for putting on such a great race! And thanks to the Weather Gods for allowing the race to be conducted on an unseasonably comfortable late July day. Sunny, ultimately somewhat humid and warm, but overall a nice day for a run in the southern section of the Massanuttens. It was a particularly nice change from the 110+ heat index day that runners had endured a week earlier at Catoctin, Conococheague, Vermont and other races in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Congrats to overall winner Mario Raymond, and the rest of the men’s top five podium. made up of a hard charging Bryan Lam, Erik Price, Jesse Fuller and Justin Faul. Women’s winner BJ Shannon came in 12th overall, and the rest of the women’s podium consisted of hard drinking Emily Clay, Dani “the Devil” Sevel, Chris Fogg, and Wendy Valdes.
And a solid 10 mile loop by Frito Cooley. Now, sit - stay!! Good dog.