Sunday, August 21, 2005

News and Sentinal Half (Beat Jon to the Punch)

I'm not sure if this is rude or not but since Jon hasn't been able to report his results for the News and Sentinal Half Marathon which he ran in West Virginia, I thought I'd post a prelim report for those of us anxious to hear about how he fared.

So here are the results:
Time - 2:42:14
Overall finish - 661 out of ??? (I think 708. Jon's so much better at reading race results than I am)
Place in age group - 65 out of ???

This imcomplete and rather sorry formatting attempt shows why Jon is the race-results reporting extraordinaire.

This doesn't quite seem up to par compared to Jon's multiple sub-2:30 half's and some sub-2:20 ones. I'm anxious to hear his report. Maybe a very hilly course. What's impressive and interesting to me is Jon's progress toward running a half-marathon in all 50 states. I think this is state #16 for him. Way to go.

Jon, here's wishing you and Waverly safe travel and some good father/daughter time for the rest of the trip.

2 comments: said...


Not rude at all! Flattered of the interest, period. :)

A very hilly course. Hot and humid. And about half of the course was on asphalt that had freshly been paved (so the heat radiates back up).

I was tracking closer to 2:30 until the last 2 miles. I was under 2:42. They used chips, but only to mark the finishing times. No electronic mat at the start. 22 seconds from gun to the line.

Got in another state, met the gentleman that has done halves in 25 states and had a great time with my daughter!

Cassie (TIGGS) said...

HOT, HUMID- HORRID weather!! Jon did awesome!