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2012 Report

February 25, 2012  •  Westminster, MD

101 starters, 91 finishers

Angus Repper and Erika Ebright were the winners at the Hashawha Hills 50km held on February 25 in Maryland. The weather was cold and windy but not that bad, compared to previous versions of the event. RD Alan Gowen and his fine volunteers braved the cold to put on a great run.


Trail through the woods at Hashawha Hills
Trail through the woods at Hashawha Hills.

Over the past five years we’ve had our challenges with the Hashawha Hills 50km Trail run. We’ve had the roads leading to the run covered in back ice. We’ve had a reservation mix up and we’ve had the epic blizzards of 2010. This year, the fourth running of this annual event brought over-enthusiastic park employees taking down our course markings as fast as we could put them up, and run day brought frigid conditions because of the high winds we had been warned would develop.

Nonetheless, thanks to our dedicated volunteers and enthusiastic runners, Hashawha Hills 2012 was yet again a huge success. One hundred and one runners started the run and 91 completed the 50km challenge. The male and female course records, both set last year, remained unbroken despite dedicated challenges. As Neal Gorman remarked last year, the course is harder than it looks, and 31 miles of never ending hills totaling 4000 ft of elevation gain and loss, along with four stream crossings and more than enough mud, combine to present a worthy challenge for even the fastest runners.

Angus Repper was the overall winner, in 4:14:14, and Erika Ebright was the first female with a finishing time of 5:06:38. All the runners seemed to enjoy the challenge of Hashawha, and were totally respectful of our venue. Runners also seemed to enjoy our famous hot chili as they lingered indoors after the run and everyone must have also liked the finisher award mugs received upon crossing the finish line. We know this because we didn’t receive even one request for a crappy T shirt instead of the finishers’ mugs handmade by a local potter.

The 2012 running of the Hashawha Hills 50km Trail Run will probably be remembered by those who were there as “The wind year” but everyone seemed to have a great time out there on those wonderful Hashawha Hills, and we look forward to seeing everyone again on the last Saturday in February 2013.

Alan Gowen, RD


Alan Gowan’s photos on Flickr.

Cruising those Hashawha Hills
Cruising those Hashawha Hills.


Angus Repper and Erika Ebright were the winners at the Hashawha Hills 50km held on February 25 in Maryland. The weather was cold and windy but not that bad, compared to previous versions of the event. RD Alan Gowen and his fine volunteers braved the cold to put on a great run.

PlaceNameSexAgeCity1st LoopFinish
1Angus RepperM39Lincoln University, PA2:01:314:14:14
2Matt McDonaldM42Hagerstown, MD2:02:494:26:20
3Jeffrey GarsteckiM43Columbia, MD2:05:124:29:42
4Matthew BuginM30New Kent, VA2:07:524:32:47
5Paul DavisM41Shepherdstown, WV2:08:144:32:49
6Olivier LeblondM39Arlington, VA2:07:014:36:02
7Michael MyersM25Arlington, VA2:11:314:36:43
8Henry PeckM54Lutherville, MD2:15:254:38:43
9Gary GagliardiM28Lancaster, PA2:09:134:44:33
10Dan BroomM37Branford, CT2:13:304:45:56
11Huseyin KaraM54Belcamp, MD2:09:594:46:50
12Donnie ChapmanM50Clarksville, MD2:25:565:04:29
13Shawn BeardM35York, PA2:13:285:06:27
14Erika EbrightF27Columbia, MD2:26:305:06:38
15Sean HolmanM33Washington, DC2:25:235:14:21
16Jack AndersonM29Lutherville, MD2:33:405:15:03
17Mark PrescottM52Monclair, VA2:30:235:15:18
18Patrick BrownM44Towson, MD2:31:155:16:44
19Pat GilbertM48Baltimore, MD2:31:165:16:46
20Paul GocharM38Baltimore, MD2:38:015:16:52
21Rudy CastellaniM47Baltimore, MD2:33:175:17:06
22Steve MabeusM49Montclair, VA2:30:195:20:12
23Art PerraudM54Columbia, MD2:34:515:22:47
24MIchael HuffM44Fairfax, VA2:32:355:23:56
25Elizabeth NickleF28Washington, DC2:33:555:24:51
26Joseph SchramkaM42Washington, DC2:39:285:25:16
27Stanley BeckwithM28Fairfax, VA2:33:565:29:14
28Jamie BowardM34Fayetteville, PA2:26:565:34:09
29Rob ColensoM37Alexandria, VA2:46:035:36:18
30Adele FenwickF31Chevy CHase, MD2:33:395:37:03
31Mark MeehanM53Sterling, VA2:36:415:38:18
32Matt CraigM39Baltimore, MD2:50:145:42:07
33Jeremy JacobsM28Washington, DC2:34:175:43:49
34Nolan ShigleyM36Richmond, VA2:33:105:44:42
35Ron EshlemanM43Catonsville, MD2:37:235:48:22
36Doug CamannM44Clarksboro, NJ2:54:505:50:03
37Alan NeedleM26Elkton, MD2:50:165:50:42
38Alisa SpringmanF37Boyce, VA2:49:015:52:19
39Jim DanielsM38Boyce, VA2:49:025:52:20
40Melinda CoenF26Arlington, VA2:38:595:55:05
41Jeffrey CoenM28Arlington, VA2:39:115:55:08
42John NelsonM61Ashburn, VA2:46:125:55:50
43Tim GavinM44Jarrettsville, MD2:53:035:58:11
44Larry HuffmanM51Great Falls, VA2:49:365:59:31
45Shelly CableF41Bedford, PA2:50:255:59:33
46Amy RouncevilleF35Hagerstown, MD2:48:376:00:31
47Courtney NesterF35Washington, DC2:58:586:01:53
48Eric MccartyM46Columbia, MD2:47:256:02:33
49Peter JosendaleM39Alexandria, VA2:40:386:02:44
50Matt BakerM30Fairfax, VA2:44:366:02:49
51Paul CrickardM58Columbia, MD3:05:176:10:48
52Alan LagonM42Baltimore, MD3:00:066:10:50
53Jennifer BroomF38Branford, CT3:01:366:11:54
54Virginia SyombathyF36Branford, CT3:01:376:11:56
55Gray WeaverM28Arlington, VA2:28:586:14:17
56Diane BehmF35Woodbridge, VA3:00:266:15:06
57Frank ProbstM68Burke, VA2:50:186:18:48
58Peter McLaughlinM49Newark, DE3:03:586:22:03
59Brigitte SheehanF51Newark, DE3:05:596:28:54
60Steve BoutilierM52Bel Air, MD3:09:106:30:20
61Stan SpenceM56Burke, VA3:05:186:31:44
62Michele McLeodF53Olney, MD3:07:296:31:57
63Suresh ShenoyM54Branford, CT3:02:286:34:33
64Jay AvitableM51Branford, CT3:01:356:34:34
65Beni HawkinsF29Reston, VA3:06:106:35:43
66Robert GaylordM63Burke, VA3:05:066:35:44
67Mary DimaggioF29Dundalk, MD3:03:506:35:45
68Michael LudwigM40Arlington, VA3:06:186:35:49
69David KorejwoM39Arlington, VA3:03:086:35:51
70Regina ClarkF49Fredrick, MD3:04:116:37:21
71Matthew LancasterM37Ashburn, VA3:12:026:37:51
72Kirstin CorrisF41Washington, DC3:17:366:41:39
73Bruce SwansonM66Baltimore, MD3:11:376:42:22
74Ray JacksonM40Williamsport, MD2:48:486:45:28
75Carole WilliamsonF50Eldersburg, MD3:13:466:45:29
76Sean LawlerM40Westminster, MD2:48:356:46:28
77Jason MaraM39Raleigh, NC3:11:546:46:52
78Margie HughesF49Wilmington, DE3:20:456:46:54
79Cherry GrassiF39Sterling, VA3:17:066:55:29
80Maureen DunniganF35Sterling, VA3:17:206:58:02
81Mandy FlaniganF46Leesburg, VA3:17:076:59:21
82Wayne ShermanM40Springfield, VA3:32:557:06:09
83Gary BowmanM46Quarryville, PA3:41:567:16:45
84Charlie MiracleM58McLean, VA3:20:367:19:49
85Maria BertacchiF47Falls Church, VA3:19:527:19:50
86Eva Van StratumF52Aston, PA3:28:307:22:19
87Steve BurgessM57Madison, MS3:20:127:24:08
88Carli MouaF30Columbia, PA3:41:557:52:03
89Bill LaDieuM62Harrisburg, PA3:54:568:11:01
90Anstr DavidsonM66Arlington, VA3:54:008:11:08
91Lucia DavidsonF66Arlington, VA3:52:398:11:09

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