Exploring along Dead Run, the last stream crossing before reaching the Beltway.

Keith Knipling

2014 Report

November 3, 2014  •  Washington, DC

60 finishers

Thanks to all of the volunteers who contributed to the 2014 version of the Potomac Heritage 50K! Thanks to repeat aid station captains Amy Platt, Jaret Seiberg and Bob Phillips, who have been helping out year after year! Thanks also to Paul Crickard for serving as the Roosevelt Island captain this year and to the numerous volunteers at all of the aid stations. Also, thanks to Doug Sullivan, Todd Burns, and Joe Calhoun, who did all of the cooking. The photos you are able to view with this report are courtesy of Bob Fabia & crew. We also couldn’t have done without the WUS course marking crew!

The runners did a great job keeping us entertained this year. It was great to see all of the runners! Some particular stand-out performances are listed below. Vivian Delgado and Scott Slusher were the first runners ever to summon Uber to get them back to the finish and are commended for their resourcefulness. We hope the injury has healed. Andrew Arbuckle called a cab and abandoned his wife Neisa on trail, returning instead with his dog, who apparently had been at home alone for too long. Congrats to Jeff Reed for leading the run for the first 50 yards (we have photographic evidence) and for taking a wrong turn on a trail he has run hundreds of times (we have witnesses). Congrats to Vincent Ma, who called me from the trail, somewhere near Turkey Run, to ask me where he was and if he had any chance of catching his 4PM flight back to California. All I could tell him was that he wasn’t “too lost”. Vincent made his flight. Additionally, 79 year old Eugene Bruckert finished the entire course after a very early start.

Kenneth Swab and Gray Weaver amassed the largest number of bonus points. Kenneth Swab received extra points for his breakdancing performance, for bringing beer, and also for using the word “Twerking” on the sign-in sheet at the finish. Gray Weaver managed to keep the egg in one piece, although it was a transparent, sweat infused, deformed egg….and then he ate the egg raw for a few extra points. Ed Walsh won the title of “Breakdancing King” and got some extra points for this. Although a standard three points was awarded for breakdancing, some people received extra points based on a photographic evidence. Extra points were also awarded for other miscellaneous notable contributions. For those runners who missed a turn near Turkey Run, but still went to the American Legion Bridge, we assessed a ten point penalty. However, these runners are still credited with a finish.

Jonathan Gowen ran the fastest time and also accumulated far too many bonus points for anyone to catch him. Kase Guevara ran the fastest time for the women, but didn’t accumulate enough bonus points to keep the lead, which was taken over by Stephanie Dempsey. No telling what ultra-signup might do with these results. Regardless, I hope everyone had a great day out there and we’ll see you again next year.


NameSexAgeStateCheck-inAid 1Aid 2Aid 3Aid 5Aid 6FinishptsTime
Andrew ArbuckleM39DC7AM start6  3 25 miles taxi9 
Irawan BalcetM38VA    3255:59285:31
Natalie BennettF24CO 7  3257:02356:27
Dan BerginM36WI  3 3 6:1966:13
Gaynor BourgeoisF46DC    3257:40287:12
Richard BrittonM59MD 63   8:0397:54
Gene BruckertM79ILEARLY START     12:47 12:47
Ed CappucinoM60VA 73   7:36107:26
Stephanie ChivisF40VA      7:02 7:02
Cindy CohenF46DC 53  258:54338:21
Brian CompagnoneM40VA     255:59255:34
Neisa CondemaitaF40DC7AM start 3 3 9:1769:11
Scott CreedM45VA  3   20 miles3 
Gayatri DattaF59MD7AM start 3   9:5439:51
Ryan DaviesM31DC  3 3 5:2065:14
Vivian DelgadoF33VA 53   20 miles--uber8 
Stephanie DempseyF47VA  3  256:47286:19
Karen DonohueF44MD  3 3257:41317:10
Delia EdelmannF62MD 53   14 ½ miles8 
Heather FedericiF37MD    3257:10286:42
Fred FialcoM41MD      18  
Todd FolmsbeeM    3   193 
Alan GowenM65MD    -10 turn257:48157:33
(birthday boy)            
Jonathan GowenM30MD15 cake points53  255:06514:15
Pam GowenF62MD      20  
KC GuevaraF38VA    6 6:3766:31
Francie HankinsF50VA  3   19 miles3 
Dave HerringM43VA 53  255:59335:26
Katie KeierF44VA 53   19 miles8 
Jeffrey KlemmM63VA 7    7:35 7:28
Brian KolbM38VA      6:39 6:39
Alice LoughranF        7:17 7:17
Vincent MaM45CA    -10 turn 6:34-106:44
Dan MackebenM54MD      18 miles  
Stephen MangM33MD 53  256:22335:49
Eric McGlincheyM41VA 53  256:25335:52
Rebecca MollbergF37VA      8:06 8:06
Kevin MorriseyM50VA      19.3 miles  
Diana O’BrienF52PA  3 -10 turn 8:05-78:12
Ragan PetrieF48VA      Spotted on course  
David (birthday boy) QuiveyM52VA 5    19 miles5 
Jeff ReedM54VA 53   8:5288:44
Laurie ReinhartF42PA      7:48 7:48
Maureen RohrsF58MD    3 9:5439:51
Debbie ShafferF VA      19 miles  
Paul SherlockM58VA    -10 turn257:10156:55
Scott SlusherM        Uber—20 miles  
Francesco SmithM60MD      20  
Becki SpieringF33VA  3   6:5826:56
Loren StarrM53GA 53 -2 6:56-26:58
Kenneth SwabM63MD10 beer points 3 15258:40537:47
Colin TrowerM37PA 33 3255:58345:24
Ed WalshM65VA    20 8:15157:55
Gray WeaverM31VA 5  3505:58585:00
Carole WilliamsonF53MD15 cookie points1  0 turn 8:0668:00
Mark ZimmermanM62MD7AM start53   9:5489:46
Jill QuiveyF  15 cake points     19 miles15 
Alan ZwartM  Spotted on course        

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