Congratulations to our Tilden Finishers! Thank you so much for joining us for the 27th running of this great tradition. What a beautiful day for a run! The weather couldn’t have been better! The superb conditions made for a FAST race. Congratulations to Anna Bretan on her 1:00:00 finish, breaking her own course record which she set last year. Congratulations, too, to overall male winner Richie Ledonne, who steamed in at 57:00 flat.
The women were knocking over age group records like nine-pins on Sunday! In addition to Anna Bretan’s overall course record of 1:00:00 (also an AG record for 20-29), Rachel Tobey set a new record for the 30-39 AG of 1:05:41, Christine Lundy claimed a new record for 40-49 AG with a 1:06:53, and Sharlet Gilbert knocked out the previous record from 1991 for the 60-69 AG with a1:22:35! Congratulations, ladies!
Altogether, an incredible 80 finishers claimed Sub Shirts (5-Sub 60, 18-Sub 70 and 57-Sub 80). And 237 of you finished the entire 10 miles! Race photos by Evan Pilchik are available and full results available at the LMJS website. Congratulations, Runners!
One more “Hurrah” to the incredible team of volunteers who made every detail of the day delightful: Registration, T-shirts, Refreshments, Aid Stations, Course Marking and Monitoring, and Finish Line. And to Michele Jordan, who doubled as Co-Race Director and Volunteer Coordinator, assembling the troops. Emily Lo once again expertly handled registration and Sarah Vitalran our timing team. Special thanks to our sponsors — Transports, Noah’s Bagels, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods — for providing food and awards. And to Jackie Evans and Kathy Shelper for providing reassuring medical presence. There are literally dozens of volunteers who help out with this race, and we are grateful to each on of them.
Thank you, too, to the East Bay Regional Park District (Sergio Huerta and Justin Neville, Park Supervisors for Tilden and Wildcat) and to the entire Board of LMJS for their support, especially President Kathryn Dernham and Merrilee Proffitt for all the behind the scenes assistance.
What’s next? The East Bay Triple Crown
One down , two to go!! Tilden finishers are only 22.1 miles away from becoming a Triple Crown Survivor! Upcoming are the Lake Chabot Trail Challenge half-marathon on June 1st, and in the Dick Houston Memorial Woodminster Cross-Country race, June 22. The fastest combined times determine the overall male and female champions and the Ruth Anderson and Joe King senior division champions. Awards will be presented, immediately following the Woodminster Race. Overall winners’ names and times will be engraved on the Triple Crown trophy, on display at the Transports store in Oakland. The best part of the Triple Crown is that you make new runner friends!!! The Triple Crown races are sponsored by our amazing local running store Transports!
Are you interested in lending a hand? We need volunteers for Woodminster. Please contact Woodminster co-race director Christine Chapon, firstname.lastname@example.org