9/2/2019 Gretchen Snyder Faithful Servants 5K Tallmadge, Ohio


Faithful Servants 5K

Tallmadge, Ohio

Gretchen Snyder

Finish Time:  23:52

Overall Place:  19th Place

Division Place:  1st Place

Race Recap By Gretchen Snyder:

For being the third annual race, having 228 participants is a good number, and it’s becoming more competitive. It’s a relatively flat course (102 feet elevation gain) which yields faster finish times. They had a water station half way, plus bananas and homemade cookies at the finish. Most of the proceeds go right back to Faithful Servants, a medical clinic in Tallmadge which provides free care for uninsured individuals.

I ran a 23:52; not my fastest, but with the rain and high humidity, I’m good with it. Overall, I placed 19 of 165 runners, fourth overall female and first in my age group.

9/1/2019 Ken Frankenbery Dirty Duathlon, Peninsula, Ohio


Dirty Duathlon

Peninsula, Ohio

5 mile trail run and 8 mile mountain bike

Ken Frankenbery

Finish Time:  1:39:54

Overall Place:  8th Place

Division Place: 2nd Place

Race Recap By Ken Frankenbery:

This was my first Mountain bike race in years.  There were 48 solo racers,  They also had an option for relay teams this year.   I finished 8th overall.  They only had a 50+ class where I finished a close second there.

It’s a hilly 5 mile trail run along hiking trails, followed by 8 mile mountain bike ride on a very technical loop. Weather was perfect, I saw lots of old friends there making it a great day!