2014 Report

January 1, 2014  •  Quantico, VA

36 finishers


Two original members of the Slugs, Rebecca & James Moore, were in attendance this year and logged in some miles of Loop 1. The NPS has tight restrictions for marking trails so Co-RD’s Johanna Lockner and Bruce Tweedie only lightly marked the course the day before. Although runners were warned about ribbons being down for the 3rd Loop, the slim-to-none markings led to several mis-turns and extra miles for some lucky participants. Thanks to Bruce for guiding the large pack of runners on the initial 2-mile loop, and then taking the ribbons down to try to leave the trails cleaner than when we found them.

The “winners” of this year’s run were Kathleen Cusick for the ladies and Philip Dunn, from San Diego, for the men. Philip was visiting relatives in Arlington and it was special to have a past USA run walker Olympian in our midst. Phil ran rather than walked the 50K, and his time was 2 minutes off the “event record” held by Howard Nippert in 2009 (4:38).

“Thank you” goes out to all participants who brought various forms of sustenance to benefit their fellow runners at the S/F check-in area. Dave Snipes showed up to help rather than run and stayed on duty from daylight to dusk, manning the soup kitchen setup provided by Stephanie Danahy & John Stacy, complete with soups, hot chocolate, and whipped cream toppings. Anstr had made the check in and time sheets easy with the entry list, waiver form, and 3 column self-entry slots all wrapped into one. Even so, the interpretation of entered times and distances is strictly mine. Accept the results to follow, accordingly!

As mentioned, there were 124 people who registered – I added a few who were shy to admit they were there. Almost one-third were “first timers” and about 40% came from outside of Virginia. There were 10 married couples with both spouses doing at least parts of a loop, not including Vicki & Farouk. That number did however include Grace Ranson and Scott Adams from Charlottesville who extended their wedding night at the Redeye, having just gotten married the evening before. Is that dedication and diligence, or do they really need to get a life?? Whatever, it was fun to share some of Grace’s 21 miles (4:58) and Scott’s 31 miles (5:49) with them, and they were on their way back to C’ville to enjoy their wedding bliss by 2:30 PM.

Several happenings of the day are worth mentioning and sharing. We filled just about every parking spot available to us within ¼ mile of the S/F area at Pine Grove. The Park had closed off a large parking area past the Visitors Center, which necessitated several cars to be parked along the shoulder of an access road. Ranger John was apprised of the situation and he understood about our dilemma. Note: may need more parking for 2015?

We continue to be blessed with good winter weather for the Redeye. For 2014, calm 40 degrees and sunny was near perfect for the runners, and just a couple dry warm layers made the post-run visitation and rehashing quite pleasant. Many bragging predictions were made for the upcoming running calendar year. And still much time for reneging on such claims.

Kendel Prescott had flown into National Airport from Georgia on Tuesday, rented a car and was ready to run Wednesday morning. She ran 28 miles + and scurried back to National for her return to Georgia Wednesday evening. This was to accomplish running at least a marathon in Virginia. This completed the SIXTH time she has run a marathon in EVERY State. I believe I got that right (?) Her husband, who was not at Redeye 2014, will be running a marathon in Hawaii later this month to complete his SEVENTH time of finishing the “50 X 26.2 Club”, or whatever it’s called (?) Wow! Talk about a life (?)

Greg Loomis finished his 100th Ultra run by completing Redeye 2014. Bill Gentry ran with Greg pretty much start to finish to make sure he kept on track to get it done. I remember when Dr Loomis was an upstart graduate student at UVA and running his first MMT in 2000. Congratulations Greg.

Vicki & Farouk finished the 2014 Redeye 50K together, yet again. This is the ninth time Vicki has finished the entire Redeye and the 7th time for Farouk. Stephanie Wilson is now 4 for 4 in going the entire distance. Quatro held off on partying until completing his three loops for the first time at Redeye.

It was thought that Francie Hankins was the DFL finisher (she didn’t know what that meant) when she came in a little after 5:00 PM. That was my Bad when I failed to account for every runner on the list. After Dave, John, Johanna, Q, Paul, Alan and Smitty had helped sort and load up trash versus salvageable, we all left about 5:20. I later (thankfully) received a very polite email from Gretchen Bolton stating that she and Stanley Podlasek had finished at 5:32 PM. Sorry to take that DFL title away from Francie, but it now belongs to Gretchen & Stanley for 2014. Keep trying Francie!

There were no obvious and/or apparent recipients for the Colenso Award for this year. What’s up with that??

I can’t think of many better ways to start off the New Year as with an exhilarating romp in the winter woods with neat, fun friends. The list of the record-breaking crowd and approximate distances covered are as follows. Even these results may come forth in stages.

Congratulations to ALL the runners, no matter which distance you chose to tally. Thank you to ALL the runners for bringing and sharing aid for everyone. Of note were the turkey & ham sub sandwiches brought by John Sonderman. I had thought the salty junk food would be the first to disappear, but John’s (real food) subs really hit the spot. Thanks to John for getting into the heads (and tummy’s) of the runners. Much of the leftover food/snack items will be forwarded to upcoming VHTRC training runs.

There were just a couple items left over in the lost-and-found:
Pair of camouflage mittens with fingers cut out (quite warm during this recent cold weather, thank you)
Dark blue, Large, Tek Gear outer pants with zipper leg bottoms.

Let me know if these items belong to you.

All distances and times listed above are approximate. Hope to see many of you and others at the Redeye 2015 to be run on Thursday January 1st, 2015.

Happy Trails, Gary


1Philip Dunn4:4050 km 
2Seth Jayson5:1750 km 
3Kathleen Cusick5:3050 km 
4Keith Knipling 5:3050 km 
5Chris Bennett 5:3350 km 
6Hamilton Tyler 5:4350 km 
7Scott Adams5:4950 km 
8Greg Loomis6:0750 km 
9Bill Gentry6:0950 km 
10Wayne Kline6:1150 km 
11Stephanie Wilson 6:1550 km 
12Lorraine Moore 6:2150 km 
13Hai Nguyen 6:2250 km 
14John Sonderman 6:3550 km 
15Eric McGlinchey6:4250 km 
16Peter Duerst 6:4850 km 
17Mike Campbell 6:5550 km 
18Sarah Smith7:0250 km 
19Mery-Angela Katson 7:0850 km 
20Paul Bassette 7:1850 km 
21Angel Krueger 7:2150 km 
22Quatro Hubbard 7:2150 km 
23Vicki Kendall 7:3550 km 
24Farouk Elkassed 7:3550 km 
25Larry Huffman 7:3850 km 
26Ryan Nebel 7:4350 km 
27Larry Bartlett 7:4450 km 
28Anita Uyehara 7:5250 km 
29Ed Walsh 7:5450 km 
30Bruce Tweedie 7:5750 km 
31Cherry Grassi 7:5850 km 
32KC Guevara 7:5850 km 
33Bob Gaylord 7:5850 km 
34Francie Hankins 9:0850 km 
35Gretchen Bolton 9:2750 km 
36Stanley Podlasek 9:2750 km 
Two-loop runnersKendel Prescott6:3128 miles 
 Brian Schmidt3:0621 miles 
 AJ Cillo3:3621 miles 
 Chris Gross3:3921 miles 
 Dave Herring3:5421 miles 
 Emily Ferguson3:5521 miles 
 John Nelson4:0621 miles 
 Todd Ellick4:1021 miles 
 Charles Rousseaux4:1021 miles 
 Brendon O’Brien4:2021 miles 
 Rich Faillaice4:2221 miles 
 Stephanie Dempsey4:2321 milesHusband Chris got into MMT for first try
 Katie Keier4:2721 miles 
 Priya Naik4:2721 miles 
 Joe Miller4:2721 miles 
 Dave Orlik4:2921 miles 
 Ed Atkinson4:3821 miles 
 Sara Fanous4:4121 miles 
 Kerry O’Brien4:4421 miles 
 Ben Schrag4:4421 miles 
 Gray Weaver4:4421 miles 
 Marilyn Fisher4:4521 miles 
 John Stacy4:4521 miles 
 Paul Ammann4:5021 miles 
 Pete Pontzer4:5021 miles 
 (WH) Tom McNulty4:5221 miles 
 Linda Wack4:5421 miles 
 Grace Ranson4:5821 milesNewlywed
 Kevin O’Connor5:0721 miles 
 Steve Grassi5:0821 miles 
 Caroline Williams5:1221 miles 
 Butch Britton5:1321 miles 
 Tabitha Hedrick5:1321 miles 
 Bill Turrentine5:1921 miles 
 Michale Gildea5:2221 miles 
 Glenn Gravatt5:2521 miles 
 Stephanie Danahy5:2821 miles 
 Keith Hosman5:2821 miles 
 Janice Burford5:2921 miles 
 Kari/Bob Anderson5:3421 miles 
 Chia Miller5:4821 miles 
 Naoko Braxton5:5521 miles 
 Keiko Kuykendall5:5521 miles 
 Megan McClure6:0021 miles 
 Steve Gould6:0821 miles 
 Ed Demoney5:0016 miles 
One-loop runnersStephan Shirley 12 miles 
 Brian Quintana 12 miles 
 Ashley Cirilla 12 miles 
 Bob Cooper 12 miles 
 Jeff Askew 12 miles 
 Brennan Cain 12 miles 
 Michael Terhar 12 miles 
 Tom Simonds 12 miles 
 Rob Colenso 12 miles 
 Scott Crabb 12 miles 
 Tara Rohland 12 miles 
 Hugo Rodriquez 12 miles 
 Mark Prescott 12 miles 
 Leah Kajwin 12 miles 
 Tracy Dahl 12 miles 
 Sara Davidson 12 miles 
 Tiffany Eakins 12 miles 
 Matt Lancaster 12 miles 
 Paul Oman 12 miles 
 Aan Lagon 12 miles 
 Kari Cillo 12 miles 
 “Bull” Fleming 12 miles 
 Todd Folmsbee 12 miles 
 “Smitty” Smith 12 miles 
 Don Libes 12 miles 
 Paul Crickard 12 miles 
 Julia Prescott 12 miles 
 Rachel / Jason Schwartz 12 miles 
 Jill / Dave Quivey 12 miles 
 Johanna Lockner 12 miles 
 Pete Ostrom 12 miles 
 Brianna Hohmann 12 miles 
 Brett Hohmann 12 miles 
 Maureen Atkins 12 miles 
 Janice Orlik 12 miles 
 Rebecca / James Moore 12 miles 

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