All you had to do to pick up a special prize (a neat frameable action picture of Flash himself) was show up at Chaires Elementary School Feb. 17 wearing a T-shirt from any of the twelve previous Flash 12K races. Ninety-eight runners completed the thirteenth presentation of this race and thirty of them went home with homemade pies as awards. Joe and Nadine Dexter oversaw yet another top notch event. The runners had to battle really strong head winds for the first two miles that slowed most people’s times considerably. The only negative about this race is that the car traffic continues to increase.
Tim Unger, 2000 Grand Prix co-champion, and Art Remillard started out conservatively into the wind while a couple of other runners bolted out to the lead. It did not take long however before they took command of the race. They ran side by side through the turn around. Unger took control on the way back though and finished more than a minute up. He ran 43:56 to break 44:00 a time that tied him for the tenth fastest masters time on this course. Art finished second in 45:07. Felton Wright pulled away from David Yon around the third mile to take the master’s title. Felton ran 45:55, while David finished in 46:07.
Sarah Docter-Williams finished third overall and took the women’s title. She battled Felton and David early in the race before pulling away to win the mini battle with a time of 45:38, good enough to be the fifth fastest time for women ever. Kate Wallace was the second woman. Mary Jean Yon took the master’s title with a 54:44.
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