The PB&J is a tasty run.

Keith Knipling

2016 Report

October 2, 2016  •  Quantico, VA

71 starters, 38 finishers

Report

Thank you all for joining us at the 3rd annual PB&J 50K, held on Saturday October 1, 2016. Special thanks to the volunteers who braved all the morning rain to make this event possible: Susan Gardner, Jesse Fuller, Jared Byrd, Tom DiLazaro, Brett Martin, Deb Cawthorn, Dave Woll, Bernadette Kilcer, Amy Zbikowski, Phyllis Tsang. Angela Russell, Rick Amernick & Brandon Hostetter.

At the front of the men’s field, it was a four-way race between Peter Diak, Michael Roberts, Dave Herring and Justin Contois. This was Justin’s first race in over two years. Justin pulled away on the second loop by achieving an almost unheard-of negative split in this two-loop race, finishing in 4:36. Peter Diak held on for second place overall, with a time of 4:58 for this 32 mile race; Peter was the first VHTRC finisher. Michael Roberts was third in 5 hours flat, and Dave Herring took fourth overall and second finisher among the VHTRC members in the field, with a time of 5:07.

In the women’s field, Lara Zoeller led wire-to-wire with a time of 5:48 and secured 6th place overall. Suzie Spangler built on last year’s strong PB&J performance with a 2nd place finish in 6:12, edging out 3rd place finisher Michele Vaughan by just two minutes.

Speaking of negative splits, in addition to Justin Contois 2:19/2:17 loops, fifth overall finisher Jim Smucker also achieved this rare feat, running his second loop five minutes faster than his first to finish with a time of 5:35. Carol Cohen ran dead-even splits between the 1st and 2nd loops (this, despite getting off to her now customary late race start).

With all the rain, the overall finishing rate was a low 53%. The DNS rate was rather high for a VHTRC Fat Ass event, as 16 runners still on the entrants list on race morning failed to make it to the start line. This likely was a result of the rainy race week, and the bands of rain that swept through the Northern Virginia area on race morning. The trails had drained well prior to race day, however. Many runners commented on how good the race conditions turned out to be despite the occasional showers and the mist that otherwise persisted for several hours during the day. Temperatures stayed in the mid to low 60s throughout the day, and the early humidity cleared out with the rain as the day progressed.

The results are posted below. Please let us know if your times are not right — some of the timesheets got fairly waterlogged. Thanks again to all of the volunteers and to the runners for making the 2016 race a great day, and a big Thank You to the VHTRC for sponsoring the race, and to Prince William Forest Park for their support. Hope to see everyone back again next October for the 4th running of the PB&J! Happy Trails!

Photos

Race photos by Chris McIntosh.

Results

PlaceFirstLastSexAgeState7.3 Mile13 MileHalf1st Loop23.3 Mile29 MileFinish2nd LoopRace Time8:02
1JustinContoisMale36VA 9:5510:212:1911:2012:0912:382:174:36Start time
2PeterDiakMale38MD9:059:5510:212:1911:2912:2613:002:394:58 
3MichaelRobertsMale51DC 9:5910:272:2511:4212:3413:022:355:00 
4DaveHerringMale45VA9:059:5510:232:2111:3912:3713:092:465:07 
5JimSmuckerMale55VA 10:2010:522:5012:0913:0813:372:455:35 
6LaraZoellerFemale32VA 10:2010:532:5112:1613:1713:502:575:48 
7BertSalterMale41MD9:2310:2411:002:5812:3013:3214:083:086:06 
8GeoffreyHemgenMale41MD9:2510:2511:002:5812:3013:3214:083:086:06 
9PaulCrickardMale62MD 10:2010:542:5212:2213:3314:113:176:09 
10SuzieSpanglerFemale46MD9:2510:3211:073:0512:3513:3914:143:076:12 
11BernardPesjakMale47VA9:2010:2911:053:0312:3013:3914:163:116:14 
12MicheleVaughanFemale49VA9:2710:3211:083:0612:3513:4114:163:086:14 
13BrianGlassMale33VA9:2510:2410:592:5712:3013:4214:203:216:18 
14SaraDavidsonFemale33MD 10:3711:173:1512:5013:5714:353:186:33 
15ShawnCisselMale31MD 10:3711:173:1512:5013:5714:353:186:33 
16WayneKlineMale62VA9:2510:3211:103:08 14:0914:483:386:46 
17IrawanBalcetMale40VA9:3010:4011:173:1512:5514:0914:493:326:47 
18SaraFanousFemale36VA 10:4011:203:1813:0014:1714:593:396:57 
19AndrewArbuckleMale41DC9:3310:3911:243:2212:5514:1414:593:356:57 
20AndrewBurnetteMale46MD9:3410:4011:183:1613:0014:1715:033:457:01 
21TomSimondsMale61VA 10:4011:203:1813:0014:1915:033:437:01 
22MartyFoxMale65VA 10:2511:033:0112:5514:2415:074:047:05 
23MichaelJuryMale41VA 10:2511:053:0312:5514:2515:174:127:15 
24CarolCohenFemale39VA 11:0111:423:4013:2714:4215:223:407:20 
25MarkZimmermannMale64MD9:3810:5411:353:3313:2014:4115:243:497:22 
26SarahCurtisFemale35VA 10:4011:233:2113:0514:2815:284:057:26 
27ToddWollfordMale51TX 10:3711:173:1513:0514:2815:284:117:26 
28DianeBehmFemale39VA9:3610:5411:403:3813:2514:4415:303:507:28 
29DustinGavinMale29VA9:2610:3611:183:1613:1014:4115:324:147:30 
30BobGaylordMale68VA9:3710:5611:413:3913:3514:5415:333:527:31 
31ChristineDowneyFemale39PA9:3510:5011:333:3113:2214:4715:334:007:31 
32KristenVarleyFemale51PA 10:5111:353:3313:2514:4815:333:587:31 
33ErinBrownFemale33VA9:3010:4011:243:2213:1714:5015:344:107:32 
34JeffreyKlemmMale65VA 10:4411:323:3013:2014:5215:404:087:38 
35GaynorBourgeoisFemale48DC9:3710:5411:353:3313:2014:5915:534:187:51 
36NicGranumMale34OR 10:4511:293:2713:2015:0315:534:247:51 
37StephanieFondaFemale49MD9:3610:5411:333:3113:2014:5915:534:207:51 
38SamanthaPitts-KieferFemale38VA9:4011:0211:563:5414:0015:2616:154:198:13 
xKeithKniplingMale40VA9:1010:0510:412:39xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xNolanShigleyMale40VA9:1410:1410:462:44xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xRickAmernickMale45VA 10:2010:582:56xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xScottAllenderMale41VA 10:2310:582:56xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xAlisaSpringmanFemale42VA9:1810:2210:592:57xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xJimDanielsMale43VA9:1810:2210:592:57xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xStefanShirleyMale41VA9:2910:0911:033:01xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xGrayWeaverMale33VA9:1010:0611:043:02xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xScottWeinholdMale45VA 10:2511:053:03xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xRonElyMale45MD 10:2511:083:06xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xMaureenRohrsFemale60MD 10:3211:123:10xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xCandiceYeagerFemale35VA9:2710:3511:123:10xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xPhilipYeagerMale36VA 10:3511:123:10xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xDanBerginMale38DC 10:3311:183:16xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xVirginiaNyceFemale24VA 10:4411:213:19xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xZoeMatzaFemale24DC 10:4411:213:19xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xDanAghdamMale48VA 10:3911:233:21xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xKimberlyAllesFemale26DC  11:263:24xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xJenniferHotchkissFemale40VA 10:5011:323:30xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xLawrenceBartlettMale62MD 10:4911:323:30xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xAnzhelaKnyazevaFemale31DC9:3410:5011:353:33xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xMaxMatzaMale28DC9:2910:4511:353:33xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xJonJesterMale57VA9:3610:5311:403:38xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xAlanLagonMale46MD9:3010:4811:403:38xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xDawnGrayFemale42VA9:3610:5611:423:40xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xCherryGrassiFemale44VA 10:5611:443:42xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xJenPageFemale44VA9:3710:5611:443:42xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xMegWiegandFemale31DC 10:5611:453:43xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xJohnNelsonMale66VA9:3010:5711:483:46xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xFrancescoSmithMale29MD 11:0512:024:00xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xWilliamRohrsMale63MD9:5011:2712:174:15xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 
xRaisaSlepoyFemale51MD10:5012:4113:415:39xxxxxxxxxxxxDNF 

Times for the aid stations in the results grid are time of day, with an 8:02 AM start time.
The Race Time field and the 1st Loop and 2nd Loop fields each display the total elapsed time.

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