Monday, November 16, 2009

McFarland Christmas Run 09

McFarland Christmas Run Fact Sheet

2009 Photos HERE. HERE.
2009 Results HERE
2008 Coverage HERE.
FaceBook HERE.

Race Recap:

Ryan Lucker of CSUB took his third 2 mile title today and Monica Guzman (Garces Sr) was first female in the two mile.

Cesar Mireles, former BC and Golden Valley runner won the 4 mile. He now runs for Rocky Mountain College.

The day started off with the mile run which was won by 8 year old Alex Munoz who ran 6:54. First girl was 7 year old Ariel Morales who ran 7:23. Who was followed by the first dog and master. 13 year old Sam Marin ran 7:43 with his unnamed dog to take the win.

In the two mile Ryan Lucker won in 10:04 and was closely followed by the four mile winner when he finished. In second was Arvin's Juan Calderon who was this year's SSL champ. He ran 10:15. In third was former McFarland great Jesus Gomez who ran 10:57. In 7th place was 63 year old Herve Pastre who ran 11:56.

Garces senior Monica Guzman was the fastest female with a 12:24 clocking which netted her 9th overall. McFarland's Corina Garcia was behind her in 12:42.

Former Golden Valley and BC runner Mireles ran with Lucker for the first lap and then ran the second lap 9n 10:27 for a 20:31 clocking. Today's weather must have been balmy for him since he just got him from Rocky Mountain College in Montana where is was minus eleven degrees before he left.

Behind him was David Bacus who was followed by former Driller and current Cal Poly SLO freshman Andrew Ariey who ran 22:25. The next finisher was Arvin's cross country coach (Brian Nelson) who ran 23:15 which may have been a new fifty and over record for the four mile course.

Jonathan Wykoff (24:46), Driller Kevin Scrivano (14) ran 25:08 and Bruce Deeter was behind them in 25:31.

A couple of my running campers did the double today. Mother (Kim Nance) and daughter (Nicki Gilbert) ran the BTC Fun Run 5 mile at 7am and then did the 4 mile together. Mom edge out her daughter 46:32 to 46:39.

Last but not least, Robby Baker's (Ridgeview) mom (Danette Baker) finished the four mile in 40:16. Her son and some other Bakersfield high school harriers were in Reno competing in the snow at the USATF National Cross Country Championships.

When I find complete results, I will post them.

Race Preview:
2 mile run * 4 mile run * Dog/Master race * 1 mile walk
Saturday, December 12, 2009
* Parade and Festival to Follow Run *

START TIME: Race beings at 10:00 a.m. (Register between 8:00-9:30 a.m.)

REGISTRATION: Pre-Registration $20 (up to Dec. 7.); Race Day & after Dec 7. $25.00
Youth runner’s 17 yr. Younger: $15.00

AWARDS: All runners receive the beautiful long sleeve glow-in-the-dark race shirts. Olympic style medallions for top 5 runners in 2 & 4 mile, and dog/master, top 3 one mile, overall trophy-plaques to race champion in 1, 2 & 4 mile, dog/master events. Family trophies for most immediate family members entered.

LOCATION: Registration will be inside Recreation Mouser Center, 100 South Second St. just south of McDonalds. Take Sherwood Ave. west off Hwy 99.

COURSE: A two-mile loop course through McFarland start and finish at recreation center. Four-mile course is twice 2 mile. Course is fast and flat, with water stations.

NOTE: This is one of the historic and traditional favorites in the golden empire. Old age division records are updated each year, a result brochure with action photos will be mailed to all who participate, and there is a good raffle with plenty of friendly race help and very cool race shirts.