Thanks to all who came out to the 2nd annual PB&J 50K! As in Year One, the participants were all treated to a picture-perfect fall day, with sun and 50s.With the terrific support of the volunteers (Megan and Jack Kurisky, Lindsey Welsh, Tom DiLazaro, Sue Baehre, Michael Gildea, Erin Brown, Gary Knipling, Abby Ngalle and Tom Buell), the finishing rate was an astounding 72% (up from 61% last year), and included five first-time 50K finishers.
The first loop saw a lead troika of Eric Price, Evan Fisher and Dan Fogg. Eric decided to save his legs for the Marine Corps Marathon later this month, dropping after Loop One. On Loop Two Evan Fisher held off first-time ultrarunner Daniel Fogg for the overall win in 4:30 and kept the distinction of being the event’s only winner. Gray Weaver rounded out the top three with a solid 5:26 run and Angela Russel finished fourth overall in 5:37.
A few runners had unfortunate encounters with yellow jackets and hornets, while Diane Behm won the best blood award for an unfortunate encounter with the ground.
Hope to see everyone back for next year’s race on the easy-running trails of Prince William Forest Park.
Finish area photos.