Thanks for you interest in and coming out for the Two Turkey Relay
The Chaffee County Running Club held the 10th annual Two Turkey Relay Saturday November 13 near Salida.
Forty six runners participated in the unique race, which rewards younger, older and female runners with time bonuses and where team members are randomly drawn. Each runner in the two person team ran a hilly two mile loop,
Efforts were made this year to modify the handicap format by rewarding runners 60 years old and older, 13 years old and younger, and females with a 2 minute time bonus instead of the traditional 2 minutes 30 second time bonus. Runners were also asked to estimate their finishing time by selecting one of five possible finishing time categories (the first was a finishing time 13 minutes and under and the fifth was a finishing time of 22 minutes and over). Teams were then selected by randomly matching faster runners with team members that were in relatively slower finishing time categories.
All of this manipulation was designed as a method of making the race more competitive by giving every team a better chance of doing well. Results showed that this was somewhat successful, as all teams finished within about 8:30 of each other.
Fast young girls and females, however, dominated the race, as they have done so before. The top 3 teams all had girls on them 13 years old or younger, and all of their team members were female. The luck of the draw gave each of the top 3 teams a 6 minute head start and their team members were fast enough to maintain that lead over the rest of the field.
Prizes for this year’s relay were very unique, in keeping with the race theme. Aside from the usual turkeys, home made pies, cakes, and fruit baskets, other prizes included cash, cheap cheese, honey and a rare Egyptian pipe.
|Place||Team Member 1||Age||Team Member 2||Age||Time||Handicap|
|1||Jeanie Hensley||26F||Kaitlyn Moltz||12F||26:51||6|
|2||Sydney Fesenmeyer||12F||Brooke Johnson||28F||27:17||6|
|3||Brooke Love||15F||Kelsay Lundberg||13F||27:26||6|
|4||Doring Lloyd||48F||Chuck Smead||59||27:27||2|
|5||Bethany Higgins||16F||Brad Price||46||28:05||2|
|6||Dominica Alloy||17F||Don Reimer||38||28:21||2|
|7||Anna Schehrer||12F||Tom Sobal||53||29:56||4|
|8||Garret Lundberg||16||Reilly Stack||8||30:08||2|
|9||David Remington||24||Wendy Rombold||45F||30:11||2|
|10||Ripley Judd||6||Kenny Wilcox||32||30:19||4|
|11||Russel Orris||13||Vicki Schehrer||43F||30:27||4|
|12||Mike Schoudel||42||Eljiah Wilcox||6||30:32||2|
|13||Phil Gamache||32||Sarah Hudleson||41F||30:45||2|
|14||Kristy Falcon||32F||Alexandra Hughes||12F||30:49||6|
|15||Bryan Joslin||35||Matthew Miller||35||30:51|
|16||Victor Selenow||59||Brenda Wiard||49F||31:10||2|
|17||Jerry Fesenmeyer||46||Joe Judd||47||31:22|
|18||Christi Delaney||38F||Bryan Johnson||31||31:31||2|
|19||Audrey Gilpin||27F||Taylor Stack||12||31:37||4|
|20||Jacob Adamson||16||Jan Schmidt||44F||32:01||2|
|21||David LaRochelle||49||Susan Selenow||59F||32:04||2|
|22||Adrian Reyes||18||Melissa Lee-Sobal||54F||33:14||2|
|23||Jon MacManus||59||Tom McCollum||31||35:28|