Muncie Ten race director, John Primmer, asked us to post that he encourages local high school runners to participate in the Muncie Ten on December 14th, 8 a.m. at Mitchell School.
We have posted a race result from the Stride for Epilepsy 5 Mile run that took place on August 4, 1979 at Springwater Park in Muncie. Race times were a little faster in the late 70’s…winner was about 5:12 pace and it took breaking 6 minute pace to get in the top 20. And yes the course was measured and accurate.
Lots of memories looking back at the names on the results. Pretty much the Who’s who or East Central Indiana running for the 70’s and 80’s. Thanks to Dale Hahn for providing this copy of the results.
We hear from John Primmer that this year’s Muncie Ten will be on Saturday, December 14th. We will post the race flyer and info as soon as we obtain one.
Results from Summer / Fall 2013
Wine at the Line 5K
Canoe Run Canoe 10/5/13 Indv Team
Sept. Muncie Man & Tri / DU 9/7/13
—–Muncie Man Sprint Tri Oly Tri Sprint DU Oly DU AquaBike METC Tri
—–Oly Tri Team Sprint Tri Team
Chase Charlie 5K
Parlor City Trot (39th Annual) Half – 10M – 10K
CFW Half – 10K – 5K
Gaston Lions 5K
Mooreland Fair 5K
Spiceland Freedom Days 5K
Four for the Fourth 4 Mile
As the temps have cooled off for us on Labor Day, we look to the fall racing season. Typically those who race in the fall are divided into two groups, those who are involved in high school cross country and those who aren’t. If you aren’t, your Saturdays are open for scheduling of a host of races. For those involved with high school cross country, typically every Saturday is committed from mid August to October. That commitment is a good thing. The future of our running lies with the development of these young runners. They are participating in meets that test their physical and mental skills and DO NOT reward them for simply showing up . They have to show up, prepare, push themselves and complete the race. This is opposed to a world that gives to many awards to those who just show up.
Several notable cross country invitationals are on tap for September. The Marion invite on Sept. 7th is known to have one of the fastest courses in Indiana. So fast in fact that some have thought it was short…however we have measured the course (as least as it stood a few years ago) multiple times and found it to be accurate. The meet is ran on the grounds of Indiana Wesleyan University. First race should be around 8:40 a.m.
The Wapahani Invitational is listed for Sept. 5th at Prairie Creek Reservoir. As fast as the Marion course is – the Reservoir course is in the other direction. Not extremely slow – but much more challenging.
September cross country takes off with two meets locally. The Jim Leffler Invitational on Sept. 21 at Morrow’s Meadow in Yorktown honors our friend and former Yorktown coach, Jim Leffler. The month ends with the Eagle Invite on Sept. 28th. Formerly the Eagle Invite was held at the Waterbowl, but in the past couple of years it has switched to the Muncie Sportsplex. The Sportsplex course may not have the memories or hills of the waterbowl, but has proved to be spectator friendly.
If you fall into the group that is outside of high school cross country – the fall schedule is filling up. First off is the Sept. 7th Triathlon and Duathlon races at Prairie Creek. This not only has the unique Muncie Man distance TRI (3K/61.6K/15K) but is also hosting the Mid East Collegiate Tri Conference Championship.
We then have Chase Charlie on 9/28 and the we really stack them up on 10/5 with no less then no less then three races to pick from (Oct. Tri / Du at Reservoir, Tails & Trails and a Pancake Run 5K). October 12th also is packed with diverse runs – Ball State Homecoming 5K, Red Gold 5K and the Black Cat 5K in New Castle.
And of course on 10/26 the Muncie Mini-Marathon returns. I am hearing a new start / finish may be in the works. We post here once we hear more.
Local Wapahani grad, Austin Mullikin came up just short of catching Tri-High grad, Nick Deom at the 4th Annual Spiceland Freedom Days 5K. Nick got the win with a time of 17:59. Austin followed hot on his heels with 18:00 flat. Congratulations to both Nick and Austin for a nice race.
Congratulations to local runners Tyler Proctor and John Mickle. Tyler won the Chesterfield 10K on July 4th and John won the Four for the Fourth on July 6th. Both races were held in hot and humid conditions.
The Spiceland Freedom days 5K returns this Saturday at 8 a.m. Registration on race day is $20 with shirt (supplies limited) or $10 without a shirt.
Chesterfield Optimist 5K & 10K returns this year on Thursday, July 4th. The Chesterfield course features rolling courses for both the 5K & 10K. The 10K has a nice surprise hill in the last mile.
The third annual Four for the Fourth in Yorktown is on Saturday, July 6th. A growing event for Yorktown, this years looks to be even larger.
We encourage everyone to celebrate the fourth of July – whether running a race or just getting in a good run. Happy fourth of July!
The Desoto Dash returns this Saturday, June 15th at 8 a.m. Hosted by the Desoto United Methodist Church and Desoto Community. The entry fee / registration is FREE, shirts are $10. Course is fairly flat and fast. If questions – see info on event / flyer.
With temperatures in the 80’s and the Memorial Day weekend in our rearview mirror, summer has arrived. The arrival of summer brings quite a bit of racing action to the Muncie area. The Anderson Road Runner’s Shadyside 1 lap races continue their tradition of racing on Thursday nights at 6 p.m. American Multisport has back to back Triathlon / Duathlon weekends with AutoCar Richmond Toughman Half Tri on June 1st followed the next weekend by Muncie June Triathlon on June 8th at Prairie Creek Reservoir. The Desoto Dash returns for its 4th annual 5K on a new date, June 15.
Our prayers go out to those injured at the finish line explosions of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Our friend, John Mickle, has reported back that he and family is OK and they are out of the area. Unfortunately this horrible event serves to remind us of two things – One that we must stay vigilant against those who may try to take away our way of life. Two – Things can happen that change your or your families life in a second… so take the time to say I love you or give your loved one a hug when you go out for a run or start a race. Once again our prayers go out to those affected by this tragedy.