Run, Sacramento

News and observations for recreational and competitive runners in Northern California.


marty.JPGTwo of Sacramento's fastest Masters women, both coming off injuries that limited their spring racing, battled Sunday on the streets of downtown Sacramento in the Fleet Feet Women's Fitness Festival 5K.

And the winner ...

Jaymee Marty (left), 42, took control from the start and cruised to victory, covering the 3.1-mile distance around the state Capitol in 17:57. That was well ahead of Kirsten Schneider, 41, who finished second at 18:39. Third place went to Reno's Carmel Papworth-Barnum, 44, at 19:04.9. 

FL KIRSTEN SCHNEIDER.JPGThe top non-Masters runner was 28-year-old Emily Mah-Nakanishi, fourth at 19:28.

Schneider (right) had won the previous three runnings of the all-women's event. Marty's time Sunday was just two seconds off Schneider's course record of 17:55, set last year.

In other weekend races:

  • We're still waiting on results to be posted from Saturday's Auburn Trail Run. Check back later.
  • In the Mount Diablo 50K and 25K Trail Run, the top local finisher was Elk Grove's Sean O'Dwyer, age 33. He finished 23rd at 7:27:45. Auburn's Glenn Meeth was 36th at 8:09:42, and Tanya Meeth was the top local woman at 8:15:50.  In the 25K, Dixon's Mike Lammert placed 28th at 3:14:59 and Folsom's Ellen Crouse 53rd at 3:33:21.
  • In the Nitro Trail Half Marathon and 10K in Richmond, Rocklin's Mark Eger finished fifth overall in the 13.1-mile half at 1:38:35. Sacramento's Lance Salisbury finished ninth in thre 10K at 48:58.
  • In the Lynch Canyon Trail Run Half Marathon and 10K outside of Vallejo, Davis' Justin Morejohn, 28, was the 10K winner at 44:38. Finishing second was your humble blogger, Sam McManis, 50 of Davis, at 46:26. The top 10K woman was Jessica Olson, 28 of Davis, at 1:05:30. In the half marathon, the top two local finishers were Fair Oaks' Carol Chiodo, age 48, at 2:11:41 and Sacramento's Derrick Tsang, 29, at 2:14:20.
  • And, just to show that our Masters runners can be versatile, sub-2:50 marathoner (and blog contributor) Daniel Weintraub, 49 but racing as a 50-year-old, finished 12th overall and first in his age division (2:10:32 for the 1.5K swin, 40K bike and 10K run) in the Tri For Real triathlon at Rancho Seco in Herald on Sunday.  


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