Pikes Peak Road Runners

Colorado Springs, Colorado


Pony Express Trail Run
September 14, 2003

A frosty but sunny morning greeted 55 runners of this year's Pony Express. USFS has the reservoir closed to rebuild the 3 campgrounds.  Larry Miller manned water station #1 at about 4.7 miles. Bill Gallegos and Bill Bennett set water station #2 just inside the last gate before the dam. Paul DeWitt, winner of the 2003 Leadville Trail 100, was our celebrity starter and sweep. Going above and beyond the call of duty, when one of our runners, Stacey Diaz, fell and cut her knee (later requiring stitches!), Paul loaned her his shirt to help stop the bleeding and ran to Bill & Bill's aid station to alert our EMT, then ran back to Stacey and stayed with her until she could get some help. Stacey's other heroes were Carrie Slover and Donna Nicholas Griesel who also stayed with her.   Much appreciated and very capable registration and finish line volunteers were Judy DeWitt, Jim Doney, Janet Rose, Daniel Greer, and Pat Lockhart. A special thank you to Debby Bloch for being our medical representative. Socializing over Gatorade and animal crackers, runners admired their unique authentic horseshoes they were given as finishers' awards. Only one runner commented that we seemed to have moved the finish line, but understood once we told him it was so we could be in the sun! Below are results as recorded by our "experts." Predicted times were used as a safety measure.

Any questions concerning the race or results should be directed to Laura Kelecy - kelecyla@ci.colospgs.co.us

Name		Predicted Time	Actual
		
Paul Sullivan		1:45	1:47.39
Eric Billmeyer		2:00	1:49.35
Rick Hessek		3:00	1:55.15
Jim Johnson		2:05	1:57.15
Scott Klopfenstein	2:10	1:57.29
Harry Harcrow		2:05	1:59.58
Jerry Jackson		2:00	2:03.50
Mark Brocke		2:15	2:04.47
Ted Bidwell		2:20	2:05.54
Karen Scott 		2:00	2:06.16
Laurie Ryan		2:30	2:08.05
Shannon Meredith	2:00	2:08.16
Steve Pugsley		2:30	2:09.14
Phil Fielder		2:15	2:12.22
Myron Berg		2:15	2:13.02
Pete Tonsits		2:10	2:13.41
Mary Williams		2:30	2:13.49
Gina Basile		2:15	2:15.38
Kim Greer		2:20	2:16.53
Dave Diaz		2:20	2:17.20
Jennifer McGranaham	2:30	2:17.57
Troy Balerra		2:10	2:18.30
Jim English		2:15	2:18.46
Ken Finn		2:30	2:18.53
Darrell Weaver		2:30	2:21.31
Alice Childers		2:40	2:22.31
Robin Krueger		2:40	2:23.36
Carla Augenstein	2:10	2:24.17
Bill Veges		2:20	2:25.26
Bob Waliszewski		2:30	2:27.28
Kyle Whitney		2:15	2:29.16
Brian Vesey		2:15	2:31.53
Ken Revell		2:30	2:35.02
Lani Gendron		2:40	2:36.44
Amy Braune		2:40	2:38.41
Kelly Jackson		2:50	2:41.07
Hans Zimmerman		2:45	2:43.59
Diane Cridenndan	2:45	2:45.12
Steve Payne		2:30	2:48.03
Marti Ohland*		2:30	2:48.15
Kate Simons*		2:30	2:49.15
Tinya Duffey		2:30	2:11.22
Anne Akers-Lewis	3:00	3:03.23
Marissa Rathbone	3:00	3:04.27
Amy Klopfenstein	2:30	3:04.28
Robin Satterwhite	3:00	3:07.30
Daryll Stevens		3:00	3:12.49
Angela Vesey		2:30	3:13.04
Tom Hamilton		3:00	3:16.37
Heather Wiley		2:30	3:27:39
Rosemary Kelly		2:45	3:28.12
Bill Moyle		3:30	3:29.00
Carrie Slover		3:00	3:32.58
Donna Nicholas-Griesel	3:30	3:39.00
Stacey Diaz		2:45	Purple heart
                  
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