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The Runner’s Spotlite Bob Roncker’s Running Spot 1993 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45208

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The Runner’s Spotlite is published by Bob Roncker’s Running Spot.

Contributors Bonnie Bayer Joe Brinkmann Martha Nash Ray Fattore Sam Patty Kathy Penote Dr. Stacy Osborne Bob Roncker Mary Ann Roncker Rod Thomas Marc Tiesmann Riley Vollmer Michael Wiggins Art Director Kathy Penote

Store Locations O’Bryonville 1993 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-321-3006 Glendale 267 E. Sharon Rd. Glendale, OH 45246 513-772-7999 Loveland 127 W. Loveland Ave. Loveland, OH 45140 513-831-2378 Newport 317 Monmouth St. Newport, KY 41071 859-491-9500 Store Hours: Monday - Friday • 10 a.m. - 7p.m. Saturday • 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday • 12 p.m. - 4p.m.

Joan(ie), We Miss You By Bonnie Bayer Joan Siegel passed away in December after bravely fighting cancer for twelve years. Throughout Joan’s treatments she never let it keep her from joining her walking friends and training for an upcoming race. Joan participated in numerous races from a 5k to an ultrarace. She helped to coach many new walkers getting them across the finish line and also led a Nordic walking group every Sunday. Joan impacted the lives of everyone around her with her spirit, strength and smile. She will remain forever in our hearts. P.S. Joan always had nice things to say in the articles she contributed to the Runner’s Spotlite.

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When and Where First & Third Thursday of each month-O’Bryonville • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. At Bob Roncker’s Running Spot • 1993 Madison Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45208   Second Wednesday of each month-Edgewood, KY • 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. At St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine (in conjunction with Bob Roncker’s Running Spot in Newport) 830 Thomas More Parkway, Suite 101, Edgewood, Ky 41017   Second and Fourth Thursday of each month-Glendale • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. At Bob Roncker’s Running Spot, 267 East Sharon Rd. Glendale, OH 45246

Register online at The Medical Professionals participating each week can be found on our website home page, in the section titled Health Resources, or in the monthly calendar by date.


Running Spot Activities and Services For You By Bob Roncker Like a chameleon, running and walking can change its complexion as venues and time of year vary. One mission of Bob Roncker’s Running Spot is to motivate people to move more frequently. We help make this happen by providing interesting opportunities for you to run or walk throughout the year. Some of our activities are exclusively for runners, others just for walkers, and some include both. I suspect you will find something appealing. This year, go ahead and try something new. We look forward to being there with you.

RUNNERS Running Spot Dirt Days Trail Race Series

When: Monthly: March through September Where: Various sites What: The Running Spot Dirt Days Trail Series links nine different events over seven dates. Beginning March 16 they occur monthly and end September 14. We have short races, long races and even a night run. Check the Running Spot web calendar and for complete information. Asics shoes and Swiftwick socks help support this series. 2013 Running Spot Dirt Days Trail Races • Run for the Green; March 16; Saturday; 9:00 a.m.; 3+ Mile Trail Run; Landen-Deerfield Park • Ault Park Switchback Run; April 14; Sunday; 9:00 a.m.; 3.6 mile Trail Run; Ault Park • Mt. Airy Forest Ridge Runs; May 19; 9:00 a.m.; Sunday; 5.4 and 10.6 mile Trail Runs; Mt. Airy Forest • French Park Creek Crossings; June 16; 9:00 a.m.; Sunday; 3.4 miles Trail Run; French Park • East Fork Lake Backpack Runs; July 14; 9:00 a.m.; Sunday; 5.6 and 10.8 mile Trail Runs; East Fork State Park • Powder Keg Trail Run; August 24; Saturday; 9:00 a.m.; 5k Trail Run; Kings Mills • Glenwood Gardens Night Run; September 14; Saturday; 9:00 p.m.; 5k Trail Run; Glenwood Gardens

Boston Tea Party

When: March 2, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.Where: Bob Roncker’s Running Spot (O’Bryonville) Museum Area


What: Bob Roncker’s Running Spot wishes to congratulate all Qualifiers of the 2013 Boston Marathon. You are invited to our annual gathering where, along with tea, you receive answers to all your questions related to the Boston Marathon.Whether you are a novice about to experience Boston for the first time or a wizened veteran, all are welcome. We want your questions and your knowledge so this time together can be beneficial for everyone. P.S. Personalized Boston Bound shirts will be made up for all Qualifiers who attend the Tea Party.P.P.S. Stick around after the Boston Tea Party and participate in our unique “Devil Take The Hindmost” running event. The 2:00 p.m. race takes place in Owl’s Nest Park, right across the street from our store.

Devil Take The Hindmost Race

When: March 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Where: Owl’s Nest Park, O’Bryonville - across the street from The Running Spot What: This is a unique event. The final distance for each contestant is unknown. The Rules: Rule 1: No lapping. If the lead runner sets a pace that brings him/ her up to the last runner, he/she must slow down, remain behind and match that runner’s pace.Rule 2: At the end of five laps (about a mile), whoever is last is eliminated. Thereafter, the last runner is told that he/she is “on the bubble” and will be removed from the race if they cannot pass another runner by the end of that lap. This continues with each succeeding lap until only two runners remain to race the final circuit. The event creates some interesting sprints to the start/finish line as runners try to stay in the race. It is very spectator friendly and interesting.Free. No pre-registration. Just show up on the day of the event. Each lap is about 280 meters. Don’t miss out on this unusual event.Earth Drummers Racing TeamWhen: WeeklyWhere: Running Spot in O’BryonvilleWhat: This is a group sponsored by Brooks and the Running Spot. It is for individuals wishing to train and compete on a higher and more intense level. Coaching is available. For more information, contact Randy Cox.

RUNNERS AND WALKERS Training Groups When: Year round Where: At each store location (depending on which training group you choose) and at a variety of other sites throughout the Greater Cincinnati area What: We have a program for you, whether you are a rank beginner wishing to

start an exercise walking or running plan (Sit to Fit) or if you wish to qualify for the Boston Marathon or participate in the Flying Pig. You will receive coaching assistance, plenty of perks, and the camaraderie of being with like-minded individuals. Go to for more information.

Loveland 5k Run/Walks

When: Each Wednesday between Memorial and Labor Days. May 30 will be the initial date. Start time is 6:30 p.m. Where: Runners and walkers congregate on the Little Miami Scenic Trail just south of our Loveland store What: It consists of an out and back 5k jaunt on the beautiful and scenic trail which follows the Little Miami River. Register beforehand to be eligible for free awards provided by adidas, a long time partner of this series. Following the 5k there is a potluck dinner the last Thursday of the months of June, July, and August. Participants provide food and desserts. The Running Spot grills the meat and provides beverages. This is a free event.

Don Wahle Track and Field Games

When: Six consecutive Monday evenings, beginning at 6:30. They begin June 3 and carry through to July 8. Where: Withrow High School Stadium What: This is a free all-comers summer track and field series. Assorted track and field events are open to individuals of all ages and abilities. This series is named on behalf of Don Wahle. Don and friends began this series in the early 1960s. He continued to host the meets for many years.

Health/Injury Clinics

When: 5:30-7:00 on the 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings at O’Bryonville and the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at Glendale. In Edgewood we offer a clinic on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 5:00 - 6:30. Where: The O’Bryonville and Glendale Running Spots and the St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine facility in Edgewood. What: A variety of health professionals are available for a free service. You choose who you wish to see by registering online. For information, go to

WALKERS ONLY Running Spot Nordic Walking

When: Every Sunday morning at 7:50 a.m. Where: 1st Week of Month: Ault Park 2nd Week of Month: Caldwell Park 3rd Week of Month: Highland Cemetery in Ft. Mitchell 4th Week of Month: Spring Grove Cemetery 5th Week of Month: French Park in Amberley Village What: Nordic walking is a cross between Nordic (cross-country) skiing and fitness walking. Nordic walkers use specially designed Nordic walking poles to exercise all the upper body muscles as they walk. Not only do you get Steps, you get Reps. The pace is gentle.This form of exercise is enjoyable and it provides a total body workout as it uses more muscle groups than ordinary walking. It tones the entire upper body, burns more calories and significantly increases the aerobic benefits of walking. It is an excellent form of cross training for runners, walkers, and other exercise enthusiasts.Nordic walking poles are not required to participate, but they are recommended. Nordic walking lessons are given at 7:45 a.m. each week prior to the actual walk. Loaner walking poles are available.The walks last a little over an hour. Roz Schloss is the contact person and she can be reached at rschloss@fuse.netWe walk in all kinds of weather, but in the rare case that it seems too dangerous (tornado, ice, lightening) an email will sent out to the Nordic walking list.

Walking for Speed Walkers

When: Every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. sharp Where: Running Spot in Glendale What: This is for walkers who like to move at a brisk pace. Anyone interested in improving his or her walking speed is welcome. The group goes for about five miles.

Smooth Running

When: The sessions occur at various times each month. Dates and times are posted on our website. Where: The museum area of the O’Bryonville Running Spot What: Smooth Running includes an overview of elements leading to improved running or walking form. Participants will see slow motion videos taken while they walk or run.


Joe’s New Shoes List for 2013 Just in time for your marathon and half marathon training are a bunch of new offerings from some of the top running shoe companies on the planet. All of the top vendors – Brooks, Asics, Saucony, New Balance, Mizuno, Nike and Adidas – unveil some of the new intros at this time of year and this year is certainly no different. Unfortunately I cannot possibly cover of them here, but here are a few that I think are worthy of special mention. Brooks Ravenna 4 (moderate stability) – Over the past four years, the Ravenna has become more than a mild complement to the already hugely successful Brooks Adrenaline – the #1 selling shoe in the U.S. It has the legs to stand on its own and has developed a really nice following in both men’s and women’s market. What separates it from the Adrenaline is what makes it unique, as it is less stable, more flexible, lighter and just as cushioned. It also makes for a nice 2nd shoe for loyal Adrenaline wearers looking for something just a bit less or different. Brooks PureDrift (minimal) – This new minimal intro from Brooks helps round out their minimal lineup by adding a truly minimal shoe on the lower end. The Drift has one very unique characteristic in that you can modify the heel drop of the shoe simply by removing the sockliner. With the liner it is 4mm and without it, it becomes a zero mm shoe. The special piece is that they have created a liner under the liner, so when removed, you sacrifice nothing. This is a really cool concept and definitely worth comparing to other options in the category. Saucony Virrata (minimal) – Following suit in a way is this new intro by Saucony, the Virrata. This zero drop shoe has a surprisingly nice, cushy feel that you would not expect from a true minimal shoe. Ideal shoe for Saucony Kinvara and Mirage wearers who are just looking for something with a little bit less. New Balance 1080 (version 3) – This is a new update to a shoe that has continued to grow and grow in the running specialty market. Long known as New Balance’s top cushion running shoe, the 1080-3 has a phenomenal first feel along with offering a very forgiving ride to its wearers. Great marathon or half marathon training shoe for sure! Asics Noosafast (racing) – Looking for an eye-catching flat, this might be the shoe for you. Weighing in at 6.6 oz., this shoe has a very nice degree of cushioning for a flat and incorporates a seamless upper which helps to make it extremely comfortable. Great 5K and 10K shoe. Stop in and check it out!!! Adidas Adipure Motion (minimal) – Adidas is coming to the minimal category with three offerings this Spring – the Motion, Gazelle and Adapt. Though we will be carrying all three, we see the Motion as the potential top performer as its 11mm drop will serve as a nice transitional shoe for those thinking of moving to the minimal category. Great upper design provides an exceptional fit.


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Bare Essentials By Marc Teismann Until the week before this edition’s Spotlite articles were due, I was having some trouble coming up with something to write. The last couple of months have been pretty laid-back and not a whole bunch of interesting runs going on for me. Due to some IT band/hamstring problems, I was taking some time off to relax and get better. I don’t get a bunch of opportunities to do that, so I took the occasion and enjoyed the holidays. What I did not expect was the lack of motivation I would have getting back on the horse. Normally, after having some time off, I would be chomping at the bit to get back out there. NOT THE CASE!!!! Beer and pizza was A-OK to me. I’m not sure if it was the cold weather or not really having a set schedule of races for this upcoming year, but something was keeping me inside on the couch. As the old year turned into a new one, I felt ready for a change. Call it personal maintenance or a ‘getting back to your roots’ motivation, but I decided to shave off the lumberjack beard and forgo alcohol to start my new month and year off right. Those two elements alone may sound as drastic as losing a limb, unthinkable to many; I went even further. I cleaned up my diet as well. A common theme arose from my seemingly drastic life changes. I realized what I really needed was a back to basics shift and a rediscovery for my passion towards the bare essentials, both in my personal life and through my running. For most people, getting out and running will mean LB’s being lost and looking better. I’ve already accepted that I will always be ugly and awkwardly thin, so I’m doing it for the pure enjoyment and self-gratification. My runs are normally solo, but every now and then I’m with another person or a group. One thing I

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try to never do is run with an iPod, especially when I have company. I constantly see people running together and either one or of both them have headphones in. Now, I understand why people do it. It’s a little motivation to get out the door and I’m all for that, if that’s what it takes! But, I tend to look at it as a slap in the face if I’m running with someone and they have their headphones in. Am I not good enough to talk to? Do you think I can’t hold a conversation with you? Did BIEBER come out with a new album and you HAVE to listen to it now? C’mon people! Believe me, I would love to drown out some people I have run with but I find having a conversation makes the time go by a little quicker. Heck, sometimes listening to other people’s problems make mine seem miniscule. Enjoy the company, even if there is not a bunch of talking going on. If you are on a solo run, take in the scenery, not just the sights but also the noise. Listen to traffic moving, birds chirping, creeks flowing, and trees swaying in the wind or rain pouring down. How many people have run in a snowfall?? Some of my most memorable runs have been through downtown when it’s been snowing. Snow crackling under my feet, as I land, has to be one of my favorite sounds. Did you know that even snow falling has a sound and it’s pretty relaxing? Regardless of why you run or what you’re doing while you run, the most important thing to remember is to have fun! As TK (Tony Krupika) says, “Running distills life down to its basic elements.” The only things you really need are some shoes. In this day and age, things tend to get quite hectic with our jobs, schools and even families. Running is very pure. Don’t dilute it with items you use everyday unless you have to. So, next time you head out the door for a run and you find yourself reaching for the iPod, go ahead and do yourself a favor, leave it behind! Try to tap into that primitive state that we all have gotten away from. P.S. Please negate all that was said above if you are on the treadmill. iPods are a must!

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Coping with the NYC Marathon Cancellation By Ray Fattore When my oldest daughter, Amanda was studying in NYC several years ago, we casually discussed how cool it would be to run the NYC marathon. At the time, my running was minimal with an average 15 miles/week, so it was going to be quite the effort to actually attempt it. Not to mention that I needed to lose 20 pounds to achieve a respectable body fat percentage. Last November, I decided to begin training for the marathon with the hope of gaining a lottery entry for the NYC event. With a little luck, we were both rewarded in March with invitations to participate. My daughter has since graduated from college and lives in another city. Both of us embarked upon our training schedule. I chose the 3 plus 2 training method that had a weekly schedule of intervals, long slow distance and tempo runs over a 16week period combined with cross-training activities. The recommended training regime was foreign to me. Growing up in Northern Indiana in the late 70’s, I ran high school track and cross-country with a focus on high mileage training. I mention the region for the fact that such extraordinary running legends as Rudy Chapa dominated the local competition. Despite the dedication and heart for long distance running, I was by no means a stand out finisher. However, the life lessons and good memories have lingered through the years engrained from excellent mentoring by a high school coach. Over the past few years, I have the chance to train with him again, and his persistent encouragement and quiet way of generating results is still a gift that he shares unselfishly.

marathon would be canceled. However, the formal announcement was made that the race was on, so Amanda and I flew to NYC in anticipation of the run. We both checked into the race uneventfully at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2. Our t-shirts and runner’s bibs were provided, and despite the storm circumstances, we were looking forward in anticipation to Sunday’s run. A few hours later around 5:00 p.m., the formal announcement was made that the race was canceled. Both of us were shocked by the announcement and even walked over to Central Park to visibly witness the race being disassembled. Our only regret was that the race was canceled earlier due to the circumstances with the storm victims. However, I was able to witness the resolve in my now grown daughter. Her first reaction was that we would run the course anyway. After some discussion, we agreed it would be difficult to navigate as well as be potentially unsafe. The same logic applied when she began searching the web for an “unofficial” group of runners planning a similar approach. After only 30 minutes, she was looking up on her phone the next cities hosting marathons. I was both in awe and amazement as to her determination to not be a “victim” of these unfortunate circumstances.

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I’ll admit the 16 week schedule was both challenging and intense – the five 20 milers were great confidence boosters toward achieving the 26.2 mile goal (well, maybe not at the time). The final two-week taper was a welcomed relief. Then, Hurricane Sandy hit the week before the NYC marathon. The range of emotions filled our thoughts – from disbelief, to disappointment and then to empathy towards the victims of the storm. We thought for sure the NYC

We decided to go out that evening for a nice dinner and adult beverages, and had a really special time in NYC. Despite not running the marathon, it was a trip to remember. At this time, the NYC marathon is indicating that we’ll both have a spot in next year’s run and we both are looking forward to finishing it together in 2013. I finished the Charlotte Thunder Road Marathon on November 17. Due to work schedules, my daughter was not able to join me. I finished within two minutes of my three plus two training goal – the program works! The rolling hills on the course and strong winds were a bit of the challenge, but nothing felt better than finishing the race without ever walking. At mile marker 26, in the crowd was a sign “you are no longer a runner, but a marathoner” – what an exhilarating experience. I can’t wait until November of next year to experience the feeling again with Amanda – this time in NYC!


2013 Fall Marathon & Half Marathon Training Programs Begin in July!!! As the Official Training Program of the Flying Pig Marathon & Half Marathon…we hope you decide to come join us for your fall marathon or half marathon training! Whether you are a marathoner or half-marathoner, runner or walker, beginner or veteran…see us to meet your needs. Fall Training Information Dates Wednesday, June 12 7:30 p.m. at O’Bryonville Running Spot Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. at O’Bryonville Running Spot Thursday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Newport Running Spot Saturday, June 22 at 12:00 p.m. at O’Bryonville Running Spot Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Newport Running Spot Tuesday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. at O’Bryonville Running Spot Here’s a list of programs along with start dates and more details… • “Ohio” Fall Marathon Running will begin on Saturday, July 6 at the Running Spot in O’Bryonville at 7:00 a.m. This group will regularly meet at a variety of locations on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 7:00 a.m. We do ask that marathoners come in with a 5-6 mile base running level. • “Kentucky” Fall Marathon Running will begin on Saturday, July 6 at the Newport Running Spot at 7:00 a.m. This group will regularly meet at Newport Running Spot on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 7:00 a.m. We do ask that marathoners come in with a 5-6 mile base running level. • Fall Marathon & Half-Marathon Walking Program will begin on Wednesday, July 10 at the Running Spot in O’Bryonville at 6:30 p.m. This group will meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 7:00 a.m. This is a great program for those who want to walk a marathon or half-marathon, but realize that running one is not an option. All pace levels are welcome and absolutely no previous experience is required. • “Ohio” Fall Half Marathon Running will begin on Saturday, July 13 at the Running Spot in O’Bryonville at 7:30 a.m. This group will regularly meet at a


variety of locations on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m. This is a great program for beginning runners and run/walkers. • “Kentucky” Fall Half Marathon will begin on Saturday, July 13 at the Newport Running Spot at 7:30 a.m. This group will regularly meet at our Newport Running Spot on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m. This group will accommodate all levels and cater to those that find our Kentucky location more convenient. In addition to a Kentucky marathon and half marathon training option, we will also be offering a Sunday morning long run option for any runners training for a full or half marathon. The cost of the program is $100 and will include Technical Running Shirt & Socks, Free Entry into Hudy 14K/7K Race, Monumental Discount Code, and A Happy Hour or two along the way. To register, visit our website at and click on the Training Programs page or visit anyone of our Running Spot locations. Though not designed for one specific race, our primary event for 2013 is the Monumental Marathon & Half Marathon on Saturday, November 2. Throughout the training, you will receive a month-by-month training schedule along with excellent guidance from our staff of over 50 coaches whose primary job is to help get you prepared for the marathon or half marathon of your choice. Yes, schedules can be modified to fit your specific event. In addition, we’ll do our best to make it a fun, socially interactive, team-building atmosphere. For further information, email one of the following coaches: Marathon Run • Cliff Jennings • Rod Thomas • Half Marathon Run • Joe Brinkmann • Mike Smith • Walkers • Rich Weber •

The Blast is Back!!! Blast Training begins Saturday, May 11 at the O’Bryonville Running Spot at 8:00 a.m. Program Cost is $50 and open to all runners and walkers regardless of experience. You can register online at or In-Person at any Running Spot location. Group will meet twice a week – Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. Perks Include: • Brooks Technical Shirt • Free Entry into Kicks For Kids 5K Race • Hyde Park Blast Race Discount • Pair of technical socks Here’s more about the Blast… The Hyde Park Blast is a unique 4-mile race that takes place on Saturday, June 29. It involves the entire Hyde Park/Oakley/Mt. Lookout community. Now in its 12th year, the BLAST is more than a mid-summer road race…it’s a community gathering, an event, and a party all wrapped into one. The day begins at Hyde Park Square with the 8:00 a.m. “all-comers” Race followed by a Kegs and Eggs post-race party that insures getting your Saturday off to a good start. In the evening, there are cycling races, kids races and a must see Elite Runners’ Race. Oh, and did I mention the Block Party, the food, drink and music? Now you get the picture. Yes, the Blast is an event that you do not want to miss. For more information… We have an Informational Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the O’Bryonville Running Spot or you can stop by any one of our four Running Spot locations.

2013 High School Cross Country Camp Sponsored by Nike

High School and Junior High athletes are welcome Monday, July 15 - Thursday, July 18 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. At Landmark Christian School On Glendale-Milford Road Cost is $50 Information Meeting – Saturday, July 6 at 12:00 p.m. at O’Bryonville Running Spot To register, go to or visit any one of our Running Spot locations Camp size will be limited to the first 100 athletes to register. For more information, contact Randy Cox at or call 513.240.7015 ***Cost includes Running Spot shirt, socks, and add’l Nike swag


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Spring 2013 All Classes Begin March 11

Both a.m. and p.m. groupings Anderson - Anderson Center a.m. Anderson - Anderson Center p.m. Only p.m. groupings Montgomery; Bethesda North Hospital-Lobby Of Medical Office Building.

If you’ve ever felt motivated to begin a walking or running exercise program and lost interest, here is a training program for you. Join other beginners, joggers and walkers, and discover the benefits of getting fit. Our eight week program offers you an enjoyable way to train and participate in The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon 5k event. The program is convenient to you and your schedule. Why 5k? First of all, 5k refers to 5,000 meters, the equivalent of 3.1 miles, the most popular distance for running and walking events. Experience the power, benefits, and enjoyment of training with a group of other runners and walkers…

Training begins March 11, 2013, eight weeks before The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon 5k. We meet weekly on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Anderson will also have a morning training option.

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There are over 12 convenient meeting locations throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas. Go to to find a group near you. These groups are designed for beginning walkers, run/walkers or runners (however, anyone wishing to join is welcome). The training group is limited to 50 participants for each session (a.m. and p.m.) We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to receive a lot of personal attention. Cost to Join $50.00 - which includes a technical shirt, technical socks, savings coupons, information and motivational tips, a like-minded group to associate with and an award celebration evening. Format for Each Meeting Day Welcoming - Workout - Opportunity to meet with coaches to ask questions, etc. - Socialize afterwards at local coffee spot, etc. (optional)

Glendale; Bob Roncker’s Running Spot

Lunken Airport; Terminal Building

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Edgewood; St Elizabeth Physical Therapy


Western Hills; Good Samaritan Outpatient Center Clifton; Good Samaritan Hospital-Clifton Registration Lobby Mason; Bethesda Physical Therapy- Mason Community Center Delhi: Mount St. Joseph College-Harrington Center

TRUNK SHOW Merrell • Keen • Teva

As 2013 dawns, many people feel a little unsteady when it comes to their economic foundation. Since March of 1981, Bob Roncker’s Running Spot has been serving the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities. We, and other local businesses, hope to be around helping you for many years to come. The times are different from just a short while ago. Consumers have more options available to them now. I recently heard this tenet ascribed to the philosopher Kant pertaining to when individuals are faced with making choices. One question we might ask ourselves is, “If everyone made the same choice as me, would that be best for the common good?” As you look to spend your dollars, we’d like you to consider these reasons for buying local. While buying locally is sometimes slightly more costly, the benefits are anything but minimal and they pay dividends.

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• Support yourself: Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, significantly more of your money stays local. This is used to make purchases from other local businesses and service providers — continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community. • Support community groups: Non-profit and other organizations receive, on average, more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses. The Running Spot supports or initiates hundreds of activities, causes and events throughout the year. • Create more good jobs: Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in our community. • Get better service: Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers. We listen to you and solve the issues you encounter to keep you moving and happy. • Put your taxes to good use: Local businesses in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering the community. • Keep our community unique: Where we shop, where we eat and have fun — all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place. As always, we profoundly appreciate the business our customers provide to us. We have a genuine interest in the running and walking community and want to help those who are in it and those who want to be in it.


              Our goal is to provide our customers with footwear for their active lifestyle. In Spring 2009, we introduced Merrell and Keen footwear to our Running Spot Stores and the brands continue to evolve as styles change, as well and the needs of our customers.  Because of the extended assortment of styles and colors of many of the brands we carry, our Trunk Shows have provided a vehicle to “Showcase” their addtional offerings to you . To date the Trunk Shoe have been held in O’Bryonville….. but we also want to rotate them to our other stores in order for all customers to share in the excitement of the event.  Therefore, on Saturday April 6 in O’Bryonville and April 7 in Glendale we will “showcase” Merrell, Keen and Teva…Yes!... same weekend…. TWO TRUNK SHOWS FEATURING THREE BRANDS.   The Trunk Shows provides an opportunity for our customers to special order those styles not available in our stores.  Representatives from Merrell, Keen and Teva will be on hand to answer questions and our knowledgeable staff will provide our outstanding service to assist you with your purchase. Continue to watch our website for further details and surprises during the event!   


Bill Schnier – A Man to be Thanked and Remembered By Bob Roncker I don’t know about you, but I quickly got tired of the act by a former local football coach. Yes, he knows his trade well and he brought much success and acclaim to our local university, but his “gimme more, more, more” was a constant. Well, what we had to offer was not enough, so he jumped to “greener” pastures. This past season his team played for the national title and surprise of surprises, immediately after the last game, even though extensions were already in place at his current lucrative contract, he was talking to folks at the next level about possibly coaching the “big boys.” I am not naive enough to think that coaching is ALL about the “kids”, but it is nice to see Bill Schnier some commitment and loyalty displayed. Contrast the earlier described scenario with the one currently unfurling at the University of Cincinnati. Last September, Bill Schnier stated that, at the end of this academic year, he was stepping down and retiring as head track and field and cross-country coach at UC. What’s the hurry, Bill? You have only been contributing to the school, the sport, and the community for 33 years. I saw another announcement that used the word, “our beloved Coach, Bill Schnier…” a term I don’t recall reading or hearing being associated with that other coach. This gives you an indication of how people feel about him. One could focus on his team and individual athletes’ successes and concur that he is a great coach. Olympic medalists, named Coach of the Year numerous times, selected as conference Coach of the Decade and being inducted into various Hall of Fames attest to his teams’ accomplishments. Rather than constantly demanding more, he made do with less. He was stripped of all male


athletic grant-in-aids; so what does he do? He and his athletes rally and win the prestigious All-Ohio Cross-Country Championship against scholarship-laden schools. However, centering attention on these achievements only manifests a segment of the man. He was and is there for the “kids.” Parents who had their sons and daughters under his tutelage were rewarded with the assurance that they could not have found a better person to guide and mentor their offspring. He is an educator but humble. Although Bill has a Ph.D., I have never heard him ask to being referred to as “Dr. Schnier.” His Beartracks, written after every competition, are legendary with the incisive lessons they confer. I am a proud graduate of UC. I ran on their track and cross-country teams. When the Bearcat track job opened up over 30 years ago, I, having had some successes coaching on the high school level, went over to the campus to inquire about the possibility of obtaining the position. When I learned that Bill had also applied, I immediately withdrew. I knew they had the “right man.” Later, about 20 years ago, I coached at Xavier. I was able to witness first-hand the effect he had on his athletes. Many schools have a plethora of freshmen on the team. Each year the number per class dwindles until finally, relatively few seniors remain. His teams follow a different formula. Yes, there is some attrition, but generally he retains athletes for the duration of their eligibility, even though they may not be receiving athletic financial aid, because they love the sport, their team, and their coach. And, for many athletes, their best competitive season is their last one with him. Bill, thank you for all you have done. Our community is a better place because you and Kathy and your family have chosen to live here. Bill’s final two home meets are March 16 and 29/30. If you wish to attend or help, he can be contacted at 513.556.0562 or A compilation of UC track and field facts, compiled by Bill, can be seen elsewhere in this issue. Type this link into your Internet browser to read the announcement of his retirement.http://

Did You Know?

18. Chris Reis was the only three-time NCAA cross country qualifier (2000, 2001, 2002).

1. The first UC track and field team was fielded in 1892, second only to football.

19. Miriam Merrill was the first female track & field All-American placing in the weight throw in 2001.

2. Ralph Belsinger was the first African-American athlete at UC, running on the track team from 1911-15 and nicknamed “eight stride.”

20. Men’s Track & Field has won 15 conference team championships in history, 12 in the past 20 years.

3. The first UC conference championship team was in 1918, winners of the Ohio Intercollegiate Cross Country Championships.

21. Since 1980 UC has recorded 136 individual conference champions for men.

4. Oliver Nikoloff was the longest tenured track & field coach at UC (19181959). During World War II the Bearcats did not field a team so Coach Nikoloff trained soldiers for the U.S. Army instead.

23. UC has had 26 All-Americans: 19 men and 7 women.

Compiled by Bill Schnier

5. Ralph Bennett was the fastest American at the 220 yard dash in 1926, running 21.3.

22. Since 1996 UC has recorded 24 individual conference champions for women. 24. Eric Finan was our first Cross Country Regional winner in 2010. 25. The top UC finisher at the NCAA Cross Country Championships was Ron Stapleton’s 23rd in 1971.

7. Ted Corbitt, called the Father of American Distance Running, wrote his autobiography, Corbitt, in 1974.

26. UC has been affiliated with nine separate conferences: Ohio Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1896- 1909), Ohio Athletic Conference (1910-25), Buckeye Conference (1925-37), Mid-American Conference (1946-53), Missouri Valley Conference (1957-70), Metro Conference (1975-91), Great Midwest Conference (1991-95), Conference USA (1995-2005), Big East (2005-Present).

8. Cornelius Lindsey was the first Bearcat to score a point in the NCAA although he was not considered an All-American (high jump, 1968).

27. Since 1980 the UC men’s cross country record is 1250-1097 (.529) against Division I opposition and 1044- 109 (.898) against all other divisions and NAIA.

9. Bill Schnier served as the head men’s cross country and track & field coach (1980-2013), the second-longest tenured T&F coach at UC. He was also the women’s head coach (1981-83) and (1996-2001).

28. Since 1980 the UC men’s indoor track and field record is 216-90 (.709) against Division I opposition and 37-3 (.941) against all other divisions and NAIA.

10. The first women’s track & field team was started in 1981 but discontinued in 1983 due to a recession.

29. Since 1980 the UC men’s outdoor track and field record is 549-183 (.751) against Division I opposition and 284-9 (.984) against all other divisions and NAIA.

6. London Gant held the UC javelin record for 40 years until Phil Scott topped it in 1974.

11. Dr. Henry Winkler served as the 23rd president of UC (1977-84), transitioning UC from a city college to a state university and saving it from nearbankruptcy. He was the only UC president to have been a UC graduate (1938). He was also a member of the T&F team, running the 440 yard dash in 49.4. He died in December, 2012, at age 96. 12. Jim Schnur was the only UC track & field Hall of Famer to be inducted as both an athlete and a coach.

30. UC has enjoyed four Olympians: Ted Corbitt (1952 marathon), Lewis Johnson (six-time Olympic television announcer), David Payne (2008 silver medalist, 110 M. hurdles) and Mary Wineberg (2008 gold medalist, 4 x 400 relay).

13. The current women’s track & field team began in 1996.

31. UC has three Drake Relays champions: Al Lanier (Long Jump, 1972), Shuttle Hurdle Relay (Brandon Hon, David Payne, Garry Cutright, Jim Ramstetter, 2002) and James White (Long Jump, 2004).

14. Scott Keane earned the Walter Byers Award in 1996 as the Nation’s top student athlete.

32. UC has only one Penn Relays champion: 4 x 800 Collegiate champion (Matt Daggy, Jason Riegelsberger, Shane Heikenfeld and Kasey Kist, 1999).

15. Men’s Track & Field has won 18 Jimmy Nippert Awards going to the graduating senior male who is outstanding in athletics, academics, community service and campus life.

33. The oldest men’s outdoor track & field record is the 4 x 800 relay: 7:28.54 (1969). Dan Mock / Dave Udovic / Chuck Roberts / Jim Calloway.

16. Women’s Track & Field has won seven Helen Norman Smith Awards going to the graduating senior female athlete who is outstanding in athletics, academics, community service and campus life. 17. Men and Women’s Track & Field have won five Jean Stephens Awards going to the person who has demonstrated loyalty, academic excellence and character.

34. The oldest women’s outdoor track & field record is the Distance Medley Relay: 11:59.12 (1999). Svetlana Toulissova / Mary Danner / Michelle Bosse / Angie Kist. 35. The top men’s all-time best track & field team was the Conference USA championship team of 2004. The top women’s all-time best team was the Big East Indoor runner-up team of 2012.


Clifton Time Trials By Riley Vollmer When I first started working for the Running Spot, I was a little worried that my lack of collegiate track experience, high school records, etc. would put me at odds with the rest of the staff. With only a few half marathon distances comprising the bulk of my running history, my initial misgivings were confirmed when I heard talk of 8 x10 hill runs and metric miles, which as far as I knew were plywood measurements acceptable at your local Home Depot. However, as I worked more and got to know people better, I realized that what makes the staff so special is the diversity of running and athletic backgrounds among all individuals at the Running Spot. I also realized that where and how you choose to run can create an entirely individualistic running style. This understanding led me to discover where I fit in on the runner spectrum and provided a better understanding of the environment that has shaped me into the runner that I am today. I’ve lived in Clifton for nearly three years now. The active running regimen that I have maintained throughout this time has enabled me to forge my own unique running identity. Runners, around the world, seek enticing routes. Location plays a huge role in what makes running worthwhile. It gives you the ability, each day, to explore new areas and sites, wherever you live. There is nothing better than hitting the road for a nice a.m. run before the chaos of the day begins. As I was on my run this morning, I pondered this luxury and wondered where it all went wrong in the establishment of Clifton. Running through Clifton is a roulette-like experience. It has the same degree of inconsistency as a Cincinnati weatherman. It’s a place where the pre-everyday calm really doesn’t exist, and a simple 4-mile run can land you on an episode of Campus PD. I love a nice run though a scenic park as much as the next person, but in this urban city you would be wise to avoid hidden paths, and areas of low visibility while running alone. As I began to run more in Clifton, I experienced my own set of time trials while trying to make it to the finish line (my front door) before the disqualification time (sunset). In any urban area you develop a sense of defensive running similar to driving, where you become more conscious of your surroundings. In Clifton this consciousness ranges from avoiding the reckless student drivers to navigating the random ‘closed for construction’ sidewalks that will inevitability throw your time off and cause you to reroute the entire run.


Once darkness falls in the area, you risk more than visibility by going alone throughout the streets. To this day, some of my fastest mile times have occurred while picking up the pace to make it around the campus loop before getting stranded at night by Burnet Woods. Your speed naturally quickens as more nightwalkers emerge - causing a highly functional interval workout. Upon finding an area that seems relatively enjoyable to explore, chances are you will have to run a minimum of three miles uphill to get back to where you came from. Hence, most Clifton runners possess exceptional endurance and strength. The hills, combined with dodging students, bikers, and those in-between makes for a noteworthy and unique hill routine. There is no limitation to the array of personalities walking around town on any given day. If you are lucky enough to find yourself outside the Buffalo Wild Wings on Calhoun between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. on a Saturday, make sure to say hello to Kirk and Jameson. They are self-proclaimed nomads willing to circulate their beliefs through shouted comments at passing runners. With people like these wandering throughout the area, Clifton takes on a special charisma. There is something exciting about the fact that literally anything can happen. From hearing the “will work for change” man’s story while waiting for the light to turn on MLK, or getting shouts from the pre-football game celebrators at the frat houses, you can be certain that every run will be a new experience. A solo run through Clifton can become more like a social adventure than the typical workout routine. It’s an area that embraces the benefits of running in a group as well as tackling the big hills of well-lit roads at dusk. If you are willing to venture a little further beyond the campus area, you can find numerous scenic and interesting neighborhoods. Making it as a runner in Clifton requires more than holding the 1500-meter record, or winning the marathon. It takes a willingness to step out of your comfort zone and experience something new. I had to readjust my perception of running once the streets of Clifton became my route. I was able to develop a lifestyle that works for me. The spontaneity of the urban culture now translates into my active interests. This culture allows me to experience a more diverse exercise plan. After spending most of my days during the past three years exploring Clifton’s running life, I have come to appreciate and recognize the differences when I am out of the area. While it’s nice to run a new route, where you don’t have to look over your shoulder at every turn, there is no denying the diversity of Cincinnati’s little city on the hill.

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Foot Shapes and Running Injuries By Dr. Stacy Osborne Everyone has a face - eyes, lips, nose, mouth, ears, chin, forehead, and whatever, that are unique from others and they make you, you. Believe it or not, feet are also as individual and distinctive as faces and this individualization or foot type is what determines whether you can run high mileage or whether you break down when you try to get your mileage up. The main causes of distance running injuries are too much too soon or over training coupled with under recovering. However, the second most common reason for a running injury is the shape of your feet or your foot type.   The feet have to do five things when you walk or run: • contact • shock absorbing phase • adaptation phase • stance phase • propulsive phase These five phases have to take place at their proper time increment, like cylinders firing in a car engine, in order to be efficient and reduce the stress.  Anytime these phases get out of whack, delayed, or out of sequence, you run the risk of a micro-repetitive overuse injury because you have to make compensations for the time sequence imbalance.   The three most common foot shapes that I have found are: 1. Neutral--where the five foot-function sequences take place at their correct time increment.  These runners rarely get hurt and usually are the better or more elite runners because they can get away with the increase mileage it takes to be fast.   2. The second most common foot shape is the Fore Foot Varus foot type.  This foot, when the heel is perpendicular to vertical, finds the forefoot slanted towards the outside.  This is a major imbalance.  You cannot propel yourself unless you bring that forefoot down to the ground and runners do this by rolling in or pronating. This causes major stress to the knees, resulting in peri-patellar tendonitis, shin splints and stress fractures of the shin, and plantar fasciitis to the heel.  The reason for those injuries is that the #2-foot shape, Fore Foot Varus biomechanically causes the runner’s feet to spend too much time in the shock absorbing phase and converts to the propulsive phase late. Runners cannot recover from the stress compensations their feet and legs make trying to restore balance.   3. The #3 foot shape I see is the Flexible Fore Foot Valgus foot shape.  This foot when viewed from underneath sometimes looks like a banana.  However the big toe joint is lower to the plane of the 2,3,4,and 5 metatarsal heads.  These runners often get injured because having this big toe joint lower results in it making contact with the ground first and early and it pushes the foot into the propulsive phase prematurely.  They get IT band syndrome, ankle sprains, knee pains and plantar fasciitis.  Coupled with tight calf muscles and leg length


discrepancies, which a high percentage of runners have, it is almost a 100% statistically probability that every runner will be injured or have to cut back on their running at some time in their career. If you keep getting hurt every time you try to raise you mileage, and you have tried over the counter inserts and you still are getting hurt, then you need to see me.   This is what I am certified to do:   Classify your foot type, figure out what is out of phase. Then build you a hand made custom shop orthotic that restores the order of your biomechanics by balancing, aligning, and guiding your feet through, contact, shock absorption, adaptation, stance, and propulsion at the proper time sequence. This allows you to heal and makes you resistant to future injuries.   Look at orthotics as lenses for your feet.  When you were younger, you didn’t need reading glasses.  When you were younger you didn’t need orthotics either.  But, as you age, you cannot compensate for the changes like you did when you were younger.  I have been coming over to Bob Roncker’s Running Spot on Madison Road for 30 years and giving free consultations nearly every Saturday at 3:00.  If you are having some running issues and you think it may be biomechanical, just call 321-3006 and get on the reservations list.  I will be happy to meet with you.  Long may you run. For more information go to my web

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My Experience As A Division I NCAA Athlete By Sam Patty I just began working at the Running Spot at the end of August, after graduating from a NCAA Division I school, where I ran cross-country and indoor/outdoor track. If given the choice between being what my teammates and I termed a “normie”, or doing it all over again as a student-athlete, I would choose the latter every time. But that doesn’t mean it was always gumdrops and lollipops. For any of you interested in some of the inside scoop behind what it is like to be a NCAA student-athlete, read on! First off, the process begins during high school. Depending on your talent level, either you go searching, or they come knocking. For me, I went looking. If a coach is interested they will contact you, much like trying to get a job. From there, the coach may invite you to come visit the college or university for a weekend, on an all-expenses paid trip. There you will meet the coaching staff, team, stay in the dorms with freshmen athletes and get a tour of the campus. The student-athlete hosts, or what we called “babysitters”, will entertain you on the weekend with money allotted to what is technically called “entertainment” money. You must provide receipts for all food purchases, but the $30 allowance for “entertainment” does not require documentation…so that can be problematic for some institutions, if you know what I mean. A prospective student-athlete may visit however many schools s/he wishes, but the NCAA will only pay for five official visits. After that, it comes out of your pocket. But to me, that was way more than I ever expected. Once an individual decides on a school, there is what the NCAA terms “National Signing Day”, where athletes will sign a paper stating their intention to represent their future institution in his/her respective sport. There is an early signing date and late signing date. When I chose, I participated in the February signing day, which is synonymous with the early decision date. Upon freshmen student-athletes’ arrival on campus, they are bombarded with NCAA compliance meetings, paperwork and team meetings. When they must report is dependent upon the sport and whether or not there is an off-season. For example, I know for a fact our football team stays during the summer to train. For cross-country, we had to report 10 days before the first day of school, for team camp and meetings. Although, cross-country is unique in that we do not have an off-season. Fall = cross country, winter = indoor track, spring = outdoor track, and summer is putting in base mileage, logging 70 to 80 miles per week. Our off-season is a week’s break between each season. Let me rant for a few sentences: I want to crush people’s skulls when they say college athletes don’t have any work related experience. A college athlete balances practice six days a week, sometimes twice a day, weekly meetings, weight training sessions, traveling on the weekends as well as classes.


If I missed class, I had to set up alternative times to meet with professors to schedule a make-up test, which was typically given earlier than stated on the syllabus, because we were not permitted “extra” time to study. If professors had a clue, they would have known we didn’t have much time to study. Time management, staying on task, being punctual, goal setting, working with others… those all sound like job responsibilities to me. I must admit, some athletes are coddled, but distance runners, we were not. I digress. The perks: free training gear, such as shoes whenever we wore ours out, including racing spikes, training flats and trainers. Sports bras, shorts, spandex, full and half tights, gloves, hats, jackets, hoodies, backpacks, suitcases, Garmin watches…you name it, we had it. I applaud my alma mater’s athletic department; they took very good care of us. Additionally, we had access to a staff of athletic trainers, weight lifting coaches, alter g-treadmills, underwater treadmills, hot and cold whirlpools, nutritional supplements such as bars, sports drinks, a smoothie machine and a never-ending supply of chocolate milk. On the academic side, student-athletes had their very own building solely devoted to helping us excel, and a small group, pass. We didn’t have to register for class; instead, an athletic-academic advisor signed us up for class, according to our degree plan, ahead of the “normie” student population. Likewise, we had a computer lab and free tutoring, for athletes only. May I add, these were just the benefits cross-country and track received. I know other teams, the “revenue” sports, that is, had much better benefits. Some teams used chartered jets for team travel, as well as a personal desktop Mac in front of each team members’ locker. I cannot even begin to imagine the money poured into NCAA Division I athletic programs. On top of that, we traveled to some awesome places! Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, The New Balance Armory Indoor track in New York, NY, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon…and a few others. To be good enough to make the traveling squad meant each competition was also like a mini vacation. Some of the downsides: poor performance = loss of scholarship, the politics, the money, the pressure, the stress. As mentioned earlier, National Signing Day, it only covers a student-athlete’s freshman year. After that, you must prove you are worth it. And, it is all relative. If you are on a team, whose fastest runner covers a 5K in 17:00 and two years later the fastest athlete is running 16:00, that 17 minute 5K girl, is going to be losing money. Additionally, the politics of college athletics makes me tremble in fear of what politics in D.C. must be like. If the fastest runner has a personal problem with #5 on your team, some coaches chew out #5 because he doesn’t want his prized athlete having any mental stress to deal with…that’s just how it goes. On the same level, eating disorders spread like wildfire when one athlete struggles on a team, mostly because she had short-term success. But, before the coach knows it, his whole team can be sidelined…or even worse, he notices, and doesn’t do anything to stop it because the girls are running faster, but destroying their bodies in the process. At the opposite end of the spectrum, some coaches aren’t bashful about getting on an athlete for gaining some poundage. It’s a two way street in reality,

but for many coaches, they’re on a one way street, going the wrong direction. I realize the grass always seems greener on the other side, and there isn’t a thing on this green earth that is perfect. While I may sound like a Negative Nancy to some, I just want to provide the reader with truthful information from my personal experience. Like I mentioned in the beginning, I wouldn’t trade my experience for anything in the world. I learned so much about running, but even more about how to live life and have a good time. In the meantime, you’ll find me at the Running Spot and occasionally pounding the pavement.

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2013 Boston Qualifiers as of February, 2013 Men’s Open

3:05 and under

Aleksey Alexandrov 2:18 Peter Kemboi 2:21 Chris Reis 2:21 Jynocet Basweti 2:23 Edward Korir 2:25 Philip Kamau 2:27 Donnie Warner 2:28 Max Hock 2:34 Breylen Derrick 2:38 Tom Kauffmann 2:39 Chris Herron 2:40 Jason Barhorst 2:42 Tilahun Abebe 2:43 Mark Ragase 2:44 Colin Meyer 2:44 Adam Gloyeske 2:45 Andrew McNally 2:46 Ryan Hopper 2:47 Nathan Stewart 2:48 Denny Kramer 2:48 Eric Bair 2:49 Zac Lewis 2:49 Garrett Burnett 2:52 Lukas Schmid 2:53 Keith Harris 2:53 Greg Johnson 2:54 Nick Westerman 2:55 Chris Ferrone 2:55 Dan Burnett 2:55 Tim Kaiser 2:56 Lee Southwood 2:56 Adam Sprague 2:57 Matt Lynch 2:57 Mitch Frey 2:57 Matt Akey 2:57 Brian Taghon 2:58 Roland Molina 2:58 Eric Dwyer 2:58 Andrew Brasse 2:59 Alejandro Gauna 2:59 Matthew Michel 2:59 Tyler Borek 3:00 Duck Yim 3:02 Aaron Hudson 3:03 Bryce Heitman 3:03 David Bea 3:04 Brian Marshall 3:04 Brian Gittinger 3:04 Ryan Woolley 3:04 Khang Le 3:04 Craig Dressler 3:04 Benjamin Leichty 3:04 Matthew Perry 3:04 Women’s Open

IN Monumental ‘12 Columbus ‘11 Columbus ‘11 Louisville ‘12 Louisville ‘12 IN Monumental ‘11 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘11 PIG ‘12 Chicago ‘11 Air Force ‘12 Huntington,WV ‘12 Columbus ‘11 Columbus ‘11 Chicago ‘11 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Chicago’11 Columbus ‘11 PIG ‘12 Boston ‘12 PIG ‘12 Indianapolis ‘12 PIG ‘12 Akron ‘12 Grandma’s ‘12 PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 Chicago ‘12 Boston ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12 Columbus ‘11 PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Chicago ‘11 Columbus ‘11 PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘12 PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘11 PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 Air Force ‘12 Chicago ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘12

3:35 and under

Ludmila Stepanova 2:46 Rachel Bea 2:48 Lisa Andi 3:00 Alison Delgado 3:01 Grace Conrad 3:01 Erin Bauer 3:01 Jordin Cooper 3:04 Monique Choquette 3:04 Cristy Doll 3:09 Leslie Kraus 3:10 Lauren McCafferty 3:14 Emily Bello 3:16 Amanda Lindsey 3:17 Carolyn Yang 3:18 Margaret Seitz 3:19 Laurah Turner 3:20 Lindsey Manville 3:20 Lisa Sand 3:20 Kelly Meyer 3:21 Amy Taylor-Haas 3:23 Sara Stark 3:23 Kory Boeing 3:23 Sarah Riesenberg 3:24 Kristin Hoffman 3:24 Andrea Mayall 3:24 Danielle Kraft 3:26 Jill Glassmeyer 3:27 Kelly Leugers 3:28 Deirdre Meyer 3:28 Megan Good 3:28 Jill Dann 3:28 Stephanie Marmora 3:30 Joy Knesnik 3:30

Columbus ‘11 Columbus ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘12 PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 Indianapolis ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘11 PIG ‘12 Indianapolis ‘12 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘12 PIG ‘12 Air Force ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘12 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘11 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Chicago ‘12 PIG ‘12 Air Force ‘12

Andrea Sitlinger 3:31 Valerie Jones 3:31 Gabriela Montes 3:31 Christina Mackell 3:32 Maegan Capuano 3:32 Danielle Hoverman 3:32 Anna Moore 3:33 Amy Marcott 3:33 Kelly Klosterman 3:33 Erin Petrovic 3:33 Anne Terhaar 3:33 Jody Gastrich 3:33 Jackie Pfeiffer 3:33 Gretchen Schultz 3:33 Megan Folkerth 3:34 Joy Kellogg 3:34 Amy Bancroft 3:34 Michele Berry-Godsey 3:34 Lisa Calvert 3:34 Amanda Bachman 3:34 Allison Howell 3:34 Kristin Noakes 3:34

Columbus ‘11 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘12 IN Monumental ‘11 Louisville ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘11 Columbus ‘11 PIG ‘12 IN Monumental ‘11 IN Monumental ‘11 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘12 IN Monumental ‘11 PIG ‘12 Louisville ‘12 Birmingham ‘12 Air Force ‘12 Chicago ‘12 Columbus ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12

Men’s 35-39 3:10 and under Rob Morwood William Allen Jeff Cohen Scott Bihl Matthew Garrod Aaron Cox Tim Lessek Chad Russell Brandon Cox Dan Lee Bryan Krabbe Shawn Standridge Derek Jones Matthew Wieczorek Brian Courter Jason Schwab Harvey Lewis Chris Higginbotham Sean Molony Jason Burlage Benjamin Clare Jed Hartings Jason Earl Brent Degenhardt Luke Wiseman Women 35-39

PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘11 IN Monumental ‘11 IN Monumental ‘11 PIG ‘12 Boston ‘12 Columbus ‘11 Columbus ‘11 IN Monumental ‘12 Huntington,WV ‘12 PIG ‘12 Air Force ‘12 Columbus ‘11 Columbus ‘11 PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘12 PIG ‘12 IN Monumental ‘11 Chicago ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Huntington,WV ‘12 Huntington,WV ‘12

3:40 and under

Heather Backer Kerry Lee Kelly Edmondson Wendy Marshall Jen Horenziak Kristin Hoffman Natalya Shinkle Jill McGrail Sarah Heffron Sarah Kessler Jen Davis Kris Zimmerman Andrea Heekin Sarah Blackert Mary Beth Vollmer Carrie Apling Marsha Parke Tisha Way Men 40-44

2:37 2:45 2:49 2:49 2:50 2:51 2:52 2:55 2:58 2:58 2:59 3:01 3:01 3:02 3:03 3:04 3:04 3:05 3:06 3:07 3:08 3:08 3:09 3:09 3:09

2:56 2:57 3:04 3:14 3:20 3:20 3:23 3:25 3:29 3:33 3:33 3:35 3:36 3:36 3:36 3:38 3:39 3:39

IN Monumental ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12 Columbus ‘12 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12 Chicago ‘12 Air Force ‘12 IN Monumental ‘11 PIG ‘12 IN Monumental ‘11 PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘11 IN Monumental ‘11 IN Monumental ‘12

3:15 and under

Maxim Zobov TJ Lentz Kevin Herd Eric Hunziker Bob Fehrenbach Mark Stagney Jay Brewer Jeff Kling Chris Panczyk Chris Cavanaugh Frank Field Rob Gould Matt Fitzpatrick Dave Szeremet Charles Bell Mike Brubaker Ted Kauflin

2:30 2:35 2:39 2:49 2:52 2:55 2:56 2:56 2:57 2:58 3:00 3:01 3:03 3:04 3:05 3:07 3:07

Columbus ‘11 Columbus ‘11 Chicago ‘12 Chicago ‘12 Chicago ‘11 IN Monumental ‘12 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Chicago ‘12 Air Force ‘12 Chicago’11 IN Monumental ‘11 IN Monumental ‘12 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘11 Columbus ‘12

Brian Tumlin Kenji Heilman Robert Jasinski Michael Pickens Rick Shomo John Dils Rick Lukin John Fenton Matt Gross Marc Muia Women 40-44

3:09 3:11 3:12 3:12 3:13 3:13 3:13 3:14 3:14 3:14

PIG ‘12 Chicago ‘11 Air Force ‘12 Huntington,WV ‘12 Air Force ‘12 Chicago ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12 Indianapolis ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12

3:45 and under

Anita Le Allison Buecker Hellen Scharff Jill Hasselbach Melissa Hardy Kelly Schoenefeld Kristin Leggett Amy Dunlap Erin Lawry Tanya Thatcher Pamela Baker Susan Hoelle Rebecca Hug Lisa Lewis CJ Kim Cheryl Davis

3:10 3:21 3:25 3:26 3:35 3:37 3:38 3:39 3:39 3:40 3:40 3:41 3:42 3:42 3:43 3:43

Men 45-49

3:25 and under

Keith Hall 2:57 Terry Wyatt 2:59 Paul Schwartz 3:00 David Ahlert 3:03 Dan Rebella 3:05 Todd Barker 3:06 Tom Cady 3:07 Michael Rioux 3:10 Mark Koors 3:10 Cam Carver 3:10 D. Scott Gregory 3:14 Ken Taylor 3:16 Robert Petry 3:16 Roger Vance 3:18 Kenneth Wedig 3:18 Kevin Henry 3:18 Scott Plumley 3:20 Mark Badgett 3:20 Mike Becker 3:20 Brian Jordan 3:22 Jim Davidson 3:23 Tim Bernard 3:23 James McDonough 3:23 Steve Torok 3:24 Andrzei Biernat 3:24 Women’s 45-49

PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘11 IN Monumental ‘11 Columbus ‘12 PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 Boston ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12 NYC ‘11 PIG ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12 Boston ‘12 Columbus ‘12

Chicago ‘12 Huntington,WV ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Chicago ‘12 IN Monumental ‘11 Columbus ‘12 PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 Chicago ‘12 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘11 Columbus ‘12 IN monumental ‘11 Boston ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12 Louisville ‘12 Columbus ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12 Houston ‘12 IN Monumental ‘11 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘12 PIG ‘12 Detroit ‘12

3:55 and under

Kristi Fine Diane Griesser Jill Peters Susan Tabor Mary O’Donoghue Linda Elliott Gay Hammon Jennifer Russo Vicki Gundrum Valarie Barbour Jennifer Summe Mary Kincaid Kim Robinson Pam Taylor Suttan Geiser Peg Rusconi Jenni Love Leanne Jepson Karen Spade Donel Arbogast Gretchen Bumpus Elizabeth Hilton

3:11 3:14 3:16 3:19 3:25 3:28 3:30 3:36 3:37 3:40 3:41 3:41 3:43 3:43 3:46 3:47 3:47 3:48 3:48 3:51 3:53 3:54

PIG ‘12 Indianapolis ‘12 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Columbus ‘11 PIG ‘12 Air Force ‘12 Air Force ‘12 Huntington,WV ‘12 Columbus ‘11 Indianapolis ‘12 Columbus ‘11 Boston ‘12 Air Force ‘12 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘12 Air Force ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12 PIG ‘12 IN Monumental ‘11

Men 50-54

3:30 and under

TJ Candy Alan Hicks Len Schuster Bob Orr Pat Gish Bruce Williams

2:59 3:07 3:12 3:13 3:17 3:19

Myrtle Beach ‘12 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘11 Columbus ‘11 IN Monumental ‘11 PIG ‘12

Roger Tyler Bob Huber Stephen Chambers Dave Krekeler George Brennock Jim Casey Jim Frondorf Jeff Miller Bryan Zelen Marshal Compton Brian Nash Seth McLaughlin Randy Coons

3:20 3:22 3:22 3:22 3:23 3:23 3:24 3:24 3:27 3:28 3:28 3:29 3:29

Columbus ‘11 PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 Nashville ‘12 Chicago ‘12 Columbus ‘11 Columbus ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12 IN Monumental ‘11 IN Monumental ‘12 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘12

Women 50-54 4:00 and under Maria Siska 3:21 Huntington,WV ‘12 Lynda Reisenfeld 3:30 IN Monumental ‘11 Joan Cameron 3:42 Nashville ‘12 Susan Vogt 3:46 IN Monumental ‘12 Sandra Taylor 3:47 Columbus ‘12 Mary Owensby 3:53 PIG ‘12 Robin Smith 3:53 PIG ‘12 Kathleen Fussinger 3:53 Columbus ‘12 Joanne Nugent 3:55 Columbus ‘11 Janie Kennedy 3:55 Indianapolis ‘12 Leigh Saulnier 3:58 Columbus ‘11 Men 55-59

3:40 and under

Joe Zeinner Ken Roth Neil Martin Bruce Jones Jim Whitaker Bob Fogg Tim Coyle Hal Stewart Steve Madden Jeff Allen Chip Jansen Mike Lies Mark Ford Gary Zumbiel Thomas Dankenbring Russell McMahon James Jansing Larry Scharfenberger Women 55-59

PIG ‘12 Myrtle Beach ‘12 PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 Chicago ‘12 Columbus ‘12 IN Monumental ‘11 Columbus ‘11 PIG ‘12 Columbus ‘11 PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 Akron ‘12 Chicago ‘12 Columbus ‘11 PIG ‘12 Louisville ‘12

4:10 and under

Judi Cesler Janet Christoff Kimberly Theiss Linda Heinhold Men 60-64

3:07 3:08 3:11 3:15 3:26 3:26 3:30 3:31 3:32 3:33 3:34 3:34 3:34 3:37 3:38 3:39 3:39 3:39

3:58 4:00 4:06 4:08

Berlin ‘11 PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 IN Monumental ‘12

3:55 and under

Paul Morgan 3:32 Columbus ‘12 Don Yohman 3:43 Huntington,WV ‘12 Vince Mick 3:45 Columbus ‘12 Dan Aerni 3:47 Louisville ‘12 Joseph Jaap 3:47 Air Force ‘12 Rodney Thomas 3:52 AZ Rock and Roll Women 60-64 4:25 and under Jean Schmidt Elizabeth Rader Kathy Hicks Jennifer Black Men 65-69


Air Force ‘12 IN Monumental ‘11 Columbus ‘11 Air Force ‘12

4:10 and under

Lanny White Jim Sears Earl Rivers Mark Sackett Andrew Steckl

3:54 4:20 4:24 4:24

3:43 3:47 3:50 3:58 4:05

PIG ‘12 PIG ‘12 Indianapolis ‘12 IN Monumental ‘11 Columbus ‘12

2013 Rankings Road Race Ranking of Local Runners and Walkers. Results are through February, 2013. Open Male 1 Jeremiah Vaughan 2 Derrick Butler 3 Tommy Kauffmann 4 Chris Reis 5 Donnie Warner 6 Patrick Carroll 7 J.J. Webber 8 Brian Denny 9 Zachary Holtkamp 10 Joshua George 11 Mike Greiwe 12 Andy Wolfer 13 Greg Lemmon 14 Chad Sexton 15 Rob Morwood 16 Shane Curtsinger 17 Colin Muehlenkamp 18 Kevin Herd 19 Jeffrey Denny 20 Brian Marshall 21Brady Holmer 22 Andrew McNally 23 Tarrance O’Connor 24 Chris Herren 25 Court Lilly Open Female 1 Rachel Bea 2 Becky Clark 3 Karen Berndt 4 Michele McKenney 5 Morgan Powers 6 Pj Ball 7 Kerry Lee 8 Heather Backer 9 Melanie Pliskin 10 Leslie Kraus 11 Katie Lenahan 12 Maria Doerger 13 Lisa Andi 14 Grace Conrad 15 Lindsey Hinken 16 Kelly Edmondson 17 Monique Choquette 18 Emily Akin 19 Jordin Cooper 20 Katie King 21Cristy Doll 22 Annie King 23 Kayla Camp-Warner 24 Monika Deroussel 25 Shannon Davis Male 24 and Under 1 Jeremiah Vaughan 2 Tommy Kauffmann 3 Patrick Carroll 4 J.J. Webber 5 Brian Denny 6 Zachary Holtkamp 7 Joshua George 8 Andy Wolfer 9 Shane Curtsinger 10 Jeffrey Denny 11Brady Holmer 12 Andrew McNally 13 Tarrance O’Connor 14 Kameron Powell 15 Graham Campbell 16 John Butler 17 Joshua Rieskamp 18 Matt Kuhn 19 Jeff Schroer 20 Bryan Warden Female 24 and Under 1 Michele McKenney 2 Morgan Powers 3 Katie Lenahan 4 Lindsey Hinken

5 Emily Akin 6 Katie King 7 Hannah Wegman 8 Kayla Justice 9 Colleen Fotte 10 Maggie Seitz 11 Courtney Hentz 12 Sam Patty 13 Rachel Harley 14 Bryn Brendamour 15 Emily Krumel 16 Gabriella Wolf 17 Angela Memory 18 Danielle Kraft 19 Megan Good 20 Nicole Rose Male 25-29 1 Donnie Warner 2 Greg Lemmon 3 Chris Herren 4 Evan Bayles 5 Jason Barhorst 6 Roger Middleton 7 Mark Bierkan 8 Tom Arnold 9 Matt Van Doren 10 Jake Richards 11 Brandon Koroly 12 John Meyer 13 Sam Stupak 14 Rob Trennepohl 15 Scott Richnavsky 16 Tyler Frazier 17 Justin Kassnel 18 Paul Lewandowski 19 Dom Vizor 20 Chris Davis Female 25-29 1 Becky Clark 2 Karen Berndt 3 Melanie Pliskin 4 Leslie Kraus 5 Maria Doerger 6 Grace Conrad 7 Jordin Cooper 8 Cristy Doll 9 Annie King 10 Kayla Camp-Warner 11 Lisa Sand 12 Carolyn Yang 13 Kassie Koch 14 Amy Sanders 15 Anna Strouse 16 Andrea Mayall 17 Laura Hoguet 18 Carrie Stecher 19 Megan Kelly 20 Katy Holthaus Male 30-34 1 Derrick Butler 2 Chris Reis 3 Mike Greiwe 4 Colin Muehlenkamp 5 Brian Marshall 6 Tilahun Abebe 7 Nathan Stewart 8 Ryan Woolley 9 Greg Johnson 10 Chris Ferrone 11 Matthew Perry 12 Justin Sanker 13 Joey Zeinner 14 Adam Tolle 15 Gregory Dickman 16 Brett Arnold 17 Garrett Burnett 18 Keith Harris

19 Nicholas Wilkerson 20 Jeff Rumsey Female 30 -34 1 Rachel Bea 2 Pj Ball 3 Lisa Andi 4 Monique Choquette 5 Bessie McGraw 6 Nicole Leininger 7 Anna Stearns 8 Amy Taylor Haas 9 Jill Dann 10 Stacey Raj 11 Anna Stearns 12 Halle Cupp 13 Kory Boeing 14 Sara Stark 15 Kristin Hoffman 16 Erin Pinsky 17 Dora Garcia 18 Andrea Arlinghaus 19 Suzanne Pieczonka 20 Maria Harris Male 35-39 1 Chad Sexton 2 Rob Morwood 3 Court Lilly 4 Eric VanLaningham 5 Eric Barth 6 Aaron Cox 7 Chip Boertlein 8 Derek Griffiths 9 Dan Eagen 10 Brian Bohl 11 Dan Lee 12 Bryan Krabbe 13 Dwayne Steele 14 Derek Jones 15 Jason Earl 16 Chris Higginbotham 17 Ange Torregrosa 18 Sean Madigan 19 Carlos Aguilar 20 Ramzi Nuseibeh Female 35-39 1 Kerry Lee 2 Heather Backer 3 Kelly Edmondson 4 Monika Deroussel 5 Stacy Wilson 6 Wendy Marshall 7 Amy Stagnaro 8 Kristin Hoffman 9 Lisa Wilber 10 Joanie Kiefer 11 Natalya Shinkle 12 Jill McGrail 13 Shonda Bajorek 14 Sarah Heffron 15 Kristen West 16 Natacha Smith 17 Betsey Nuseibeh 18 Mollie Busam 19 Beth Ehrensberger 20 Joy Daily Male 40-44 1 Kevin Herd 2 Eric Hunziker 3 William Hoffman 4 Tom Rhoades 5 Mark Stagney 6 Brett Rubin 7 Tim Cantrell 8 Jeff Kling 9 Greg Alig 10 Chris Panczyk 11 Chris Cavanaugh

12 Matt Alander 13 Marc Muia 14 Matt Gross 15 John Fronduti 16 Charles Bell 17 Sean Molony 18 Derek Jones 19 Rick Finn 20 Eric Moore Female 40-44 1 Shannon Davis 2 Cathy Hill 3 Kim Noble 4 Allison Buecker 5 Pam Lohbeck 6 Hellen Scharff 7 Jill Hasselbach 8 Heather Moore 9 Laura Witmer 10 Kathryn Yang 11 Lisa Lewis 12 Amy Hyland 13 Mary Hatch 14 Heather Fenton 15 Karen Robinson 16 Elizabeth Hagen 17 Lecia Holley 18 Missy Hardy 19 Kristin Leggett 20 Ann Black Male 45-49 1 Lee Luiso 2 Philip Helbig 3 Jerry Bricking 4 Jamie Crombie 5 Keith Hall 6 Brian Singstock 7 Terry Wyatt 8 Paul Schwartz 9 Dave DeNoma 10 Brock Hanthorn 11 Mark Bardgett 12 David Ahlert 13 Tony Parnigoni 14 Scott Goertemiller 15 Michael Rioux 16 Jim White 17 Doug Schneider 18 Scott Schoenharl 19 Mark Koors 20 Dan Rebella Female 45-49 1 Dianne Griesser 2 Jill Peters 3 Susan Tabor 4 Veronica Richburg 5 Susan Shepherd 6 Mary O’Donoghue 7 Linda Elliott 8 Chris Jones 9 Amy Mees 10 Kim Robinson 11 Dawn Valentine 12 Jennifer Russo 13 Rebecca Hug 14 Verna Arnette 15 Gay Hammon 16 Vicki Gundrum 17 Sue Heist 18 Susan Burwig 19 Deborah Herich 20 Valarie Barbour Male 50-54 1 Dan Bird 2 T J Candy 3 Mark Tensing 4 Andy Jones

5 Chris Wolfer 6 Fernando Ceccopieri 7 Joe Brown 8 Bill Valenzano 9 Tod Davis 10 Steve Adkisson 11 Andy Perrino 12 Kevin Byerly 13 Roger Tyler 14 Michael Sovec 15 Raymond Bernardini 16 Garry Shields 17 Steve Southwood 18 Brian Elwell 19 Brian Nash 20 Jim Frondorf Female 50-54 1 Maria Siska 2 Sandra Taylor 3 Cheryl McKettrick 4 Pattie Lucking 5 Janet Geiger 6 Ann Gruenbacher 7 Lynda Reisenfeld 8 Dana Dale 9 Shari Andrews 10 Karen Cormier 11 Susan Vogt 12 Nora Kirsh 13 Kathleen Fussinger 14 Carmella Giulitto 15 Carolynne Schlotman 16 Judy Schletker 17 Cindy Register 18 Lori Leatherbee 19 Liz Martini 20 Carolyn Wright Male 55-59 1 Neil Martin 2 Joe Zeinner 3 Daniel Heffernan 4 Tom Eckel 5 Kenneth Roth 6 John Cole 7 Dave Lenahan 8 Kevin Sheehan 9 Dan Griffin 10 Bill Hardy 11 Stephen Stoll 12 Larry Scharfenberger 13 Bob Saelinger 14 Bruce Jones 15 Greg McCormick 16 Jeffrey Smith 17 Keith Maddox 18 Bob Fogg 19 Russell McMahon 20 Russ Martin Female 55-59 1 Mary Jablonski 2 Diane Bell 3 Sherry Hyden 4 Patti Sperry 5 Edie Ezell 6 Mary Rose 7 Deb Bird 8 Lynne Graves 9 Debbie Motz 10 Vickie Devine 11 Judith Peelman 12 Jill Cummins 13 Margie Hartzel 14 Karen Crane 15 Kimberly Ogle 16 Miriam Gallagher 17 Donna Hastings 18 Renee Steele

19 Debbie Tighe 20 Sharon Vogt Male 60-64 1 Stephen Peelman 2 Michael McCarthy 3 Ron Knueven 4 Paul Morgan 5 John Gee 6 Dennis Geiger 7 Jim Glendon 8 Don Yohman 9 Tom Reis 10 Dan Aerni 11 David Jones 12 Rodney Thomas 13 Bob Kehm 14 Michael Wiedemann 15 Vince Mick 16 Harry Kessel 17 John Schrider 18 Joseph Jaap 19 Steven Doll 20 John Froelich Female 60-64 1 Jean Schmidt 2 Kathleen Wilkins 3 Laurie Herman 4 Su Randall 5 Jennifer Black 6 Iris Bush 7 Janet Wylie 8 Linda Young 9 Susan Heitner 10 Mary Beth Price 11 Poppy Hawkins 12 Jan Tepe 13 Elizabeth Rader 14 Paula Hoffman 15 Linda Milden 16 Joyce Meyer 17 Mary Anne Mathews 18 Eileen O’Keefe 19 Kay McConnell 20 Carol Straubing Male 65-69 1 Wayne Doehlman 2 Jim Devanney 3 Dave Ringshauser 4 Jim Kelley 5 Earl Rivers 6 Andrew Steckl 7 Jim Sears 8 Joe Scherrer 9 Ray Westrich 10 Stephen Smith 11 Andy Livingston 12 Bill Atkinson 13 Patrick Ward 14 Horacio Garza 15 Ed Hunter 16 Tom Wick 17 Barry Levine 18 Arthur Callaway 19 Robert Fluharty 20 Mike Emark

12 Lora Burfitt 13 Lourdes Ribera 14 Mimi Turner Male 70-74 1 Judith Harmony 2 Charla Thomas 3 Jeanne Hulse 4 Carol Meagher 5 Elizabeth Brown 6 Zuzi Poullos 7 Sandra Rathman 8 Carol Norris 9 Barbara Krueger 10 Meg Coogan 11 Pat Enders 12 Lora Burfitt 13 Lourdes Ribera 14 Mimi Turner

12 Ann Reckers 13 Carol Legg 14 Babs Exterkamp 15 Kathy Spellman 16 Beth Eidemiller 17 Grace Curtis 18 Paula Raghuraman 19 Sue Graves 20 Donna Ashley 21 Amy Faust 22 Lynn Flavin 23 Barb Dunlavy 24 Maria Vincent 25 Donna Evans Male Walkers Under 60

Female 75-79

1 Omar Nash 2 Russell McMahon 3 Brad Carley 4 Jay August 5 Jerry Muskal 6 Larry Stebbins 7 Eric Joiner 8 William Cannon 9 Bill Howard 10 Jim Lowell 11 David Russell 12 Joe Hildebrandt 13 Dom Julian 14 Leonard Webb 15 Ed Mount 16 Nolan Miller 17 Brad Pruetz 18 Eddie Foster 19 Dan Diemer

1 Laura Booke

Male Walkers 60 and Over

Male 80-84

1 James Wimmers 2 David Oleszczuk 3 Robert Vitz 4 John Fischer 5 Ambrose Wilson 6 Scott Cameron 7 Jack Rahn 8 Wayne Hinaman 9 David Legg 10 Dan Moroski 11 Ralph Holliday 12 Greg Exterkamp 13 Federico Singson 14 Dave Kappesser 15 Al Miller 16 Gil Fauber 17 James Bradley 18 Michael Meyer 19 Lee Derhodes 20 Paul Woodson 21 Gary Gaffney 22 Dennis Bridges 23 Greg Carstens 24 PJ Nyitray 25 Leonard Rand

Female 70-74 1 Linda Olasov 2 Patricia Williams 3 Joyce Hoffman Male 75-79 1 Howard Hughes 2 Gary Crawford 3 Duane Correll 4 George Stump 5 Admiral Sanders

1 Dean Weber Female Walkers Under 60 1 Caroline Brenan 2 Margie Massie 3 Karen Kramer 4 Donna Sarky 5 Dawn Bittner 6 Mary Beth Donelan 7 Roberta Tanno 8 Karen Wilson 9 Lynn Grau 10 Carol Byrd 11 Diana Slagle 12 Barbara Cameron 13 Peggy Singson 14 Barbara Clark 15 Lauren Morr 16 Amanda Holmes 17 Angela Davis 18 Lisa Stamm 19 Molly Talbot 20 Juliette Muskal 21 Wendy Barnes 22 Kathy Barnes 23 Joann Vogt 24 Caroline Cameron 25 Erica Wagner

Female 65-69

Female Walkers 60 and Over

1 Judith Harmony 2 Charla Thomas 3 Jeanne Hulse 4 Carol Meagher 5 Elizabeth Brown 6 Zuzi Poullos 7 Sandra Rathman 8 Carol Norris 9 Barbara Krueger 10 Meg Coogan 11 Pat Enders

1 Patsy Darling 2 Mary Alice Gruden 3 Nancy Hiltibrand 4 Barbara Feilhauer 5 Miriam Jacobs 6 Cathy Mcleod 7 Sandra Bauman 8 Dianne Murray 9 Diana Porter 10 Carol Deleon 11 Brenda Fauber




WHERE: Sawyer Point, Downtown Cincinnati WHEN: Sunday, May 19, 2013 – 10:00am WHO: Corporations, families, friends, service organizations and many others will hit Sawyer Point to walk for a cure. All of the proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation.

Register Today!

Arthritis Foundation - (513) 399-8091 • 1-800-383-6843

WHAT: The Arthritis Walk is a fun-filled fund-raising event benefiting the Arthritis Foundation. The walk is a non-competitive, fully accessible 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) course with a one-mile option for those who wish to walk a shorter distance. The path is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. And, the fun doesn’t stop once you’ve crossed the finish line. Be sure to stick around for the post-walk celebration featuring entertainment, lunch, sponsor booths, Wall of Heroes, Kids Zone, Advocacy information and valuable health information.Walk as individuals or form a team. Anyone can be part of a team – family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, clients, etc. YOU can make a difference.Participants collect donations to help fight arthritis; the nations number one cause of disability. It is a great way to get involved in your community, meet new people and improve lives by supporting the mission of the Arthritis Foundation.

Emerald Miles 5k Run/Walk Saturday, March 23, 2013

Emerald Miles is an annual 5K Run/Walk fundraiser. The race starts at Newport on the Levee, crosses over the Ohio River, loops through Sawyer Point and into Cincinnati then ends back at Newport on the Levee. Emerald Miles takes place in March of every year and it is dedicated to the memory of Dennis Stemler. Dennis was an energetic, caring young adult who found joy in living. He never let life get him down, but always reached for the stars as he overcame the many struggles associated with epilepsy. He took part in the Epilepsy Foundation’s Camp Flame Catcher and teen support group, was active in his high school and ran on both his school’s cross country team and in this race. On February 24, 2004, Dennis died unexpectedly from a seizure. His death had a profound impact on the community and hundreds of family, friends and classmates joined together to honor Dennis by participating in this event. We invite you to celebrate the lives of those with epilepsy by joining in this event. You can enter as an individual, start a team, join a team or sponsor a participant. You can also collect pledges to win great prizes.

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