3/1/2020 Asad Khan, Mike Pastva, and Amy Stumpf Summa Indoor Triathlon


Summa Indoor Triathlon

Hudson, Ohio

10 minute swim, 25 minute bike, and 20 minute run.

Asad Khan

Finish Total:  27 Points

Overall Place:  3rd Place

Gender Place:  3rd Place

Mike Pastva

Finish Total:  47 Points

Overall Place:  14th Place

Gender Place:  10th Place

Amy Stumpf

Finish Total:  60 Points

Overall Place:  21st Place

Gender Place:  8th Place

2/8/2020 Mike Williams, Mike Pastva, and Scott Orlando Frostbite 5K Prediction Race Munroe Falls, Ohio


Frostbite 5K Prediction Race

Munroe Falls, Ohio

Scott Orlando

Overall Place:  39th

Predicted Time:  23:55

Actual Time: 24:42

Variance:  :47

Mike Williams

Overall Place:  46th

Predicted Time:  24:00

Actual Time:  24:50

Variance:  :50

Mike Pastva

Overall Place:  119th

Predicted Time:  34:43

Actual Time:  38:17

Variance:  3:34

Race Recap by Scott Orlando

Once again the Frostbite 5K Prediction Race lived up to its name.  Race time temperatures hovered in the mid 20’s.  Fortunately there was little to no wind so running conditions were actually pretty good.  City crews were scrambled early to plow and salt the park roads just prior to the start of the race attempting to remove Ice and snow from the previous few night’s storms.  The road was a mix of dry and wet payment with plenty of long stretches of snow and ice that the plow trucks were unable to remove.  Footing became challenging in some sections of the 2 loop course particularly heading up the hillier sections of the course.  I debated pre race to go with full Yaktrax on my shoes, no traction devices, or the new Quick Trax.  Seeing that a lot of the bare road was exposed I thought the full Yaktrax would be too much so I went with the minimalist Quick Trax.  They seemed to work well and give me a little bit more traction when needed.  The first lap of the race I felt like I was running faster then my predicted time so I slowed down for the second lap.  I found that traction on the hills was much worse on the second lap probably as a result of the race traffic and salt on the roads turning ice into slush.  I probably misjudged the amount of effort I was putting out running on the soft snow and Ice along with the amount of push I was getting off the slushy mix and slowed my pace too much to finish 47 seconds off of my predicted time.  I found the run to be very enjoyable with beautiful winter scenery around every turn of the semi frozen lake.  Summit Athletic Runner’s Club did an outstanding job organizing the race.  There were mounds of prizes with more then enough for the 200 participants.  Prizes included over $1000 worth of race entries for future SARC races, The Hall of Fame Marathon and the Akron Marathon Race Series.

12/31/2019 Ken, Scott, Christine, Roy, Loretta & Jerry Great New Year’s Eve 5K Stow, Ohio


Great New Year’s Eve 5K

Stow, Ohio

Ken Frankenbery

Finish Time:  21:15

Overall Place:  18 / 414

Division Place:  1 / 23

Scott Orlando

Finish Time:  23:01

Overall Place:  40 / 414

Division Place:  5 / 18

Christine Churpek

Finish Time:  23:15

Overall Place:  44 / 414

Division Place:  2 / 28

Roy Miller

Finish Time:  23:46

Overall Place:  50 / 414

Division Place:  5 / 19

Loretta Harland

Finish Time:  27:51

Overall Place:  133 / 414

Division Place:  3 / 20

Jerry Lynch

Finish Time:  32:42

Overall Place:  244 / 414

Division Place:  12 / 15

Race Recap by Fen Frankenbery

Less than ideal conditions (snow /28 degree’s/icy roads/wind gusts), a out & back course with rolling hills, made for a challenging race.

This is a long running race, billed as Ohio State Championship race for Summit County with great awards (shoes & gift cards for overall/masters winners), gets a good turnout, and draws top runners from around the area.

It’s also close to gym I go to, so most of serious runners from the gym attend this race. It’s a chance to race against people you train with & see how you stack up. I was really looking forward to it.

Warming up, I felt good, this race doesn’t start till 4 pm, so had to change my routine of not eating before racing ( do not do well with any food in my stomach had a very light lunch at 11 am.), was dressed just right, (big mittens with heater packs to keep my hands warm ) and when gun went off I was warmed up & ready to go.

Started in top 20, passed a few people, tried to stay with George (one of top runners from gym), stayed close but just couldn’t get him. It made me push hard-ended up 1st in my age group & 18th overall. Won Grand Masters awards (nice gift card!) and had a solid time for conditions – 21:13, so thankful to be healthy & racing!!!

Race Recap by Scott Orlando

I have competed in this race for many years now and one thing I can tell you about it is that it never gets easier!  The course is one of the more challenging 5K’s in the area.  You feel like you are running uphill almost the entire race.  Especially after the turnaround and on the back half of the course.  The weather is always brutal!  This year did not see freezing rain like last year but runners were challenged by cold temperatures, snow, and strong winds.  As tough as this race is, I can’t think of a better way to end the year then with one last race.

I started out at a faster pace and managed a first mile of 6:50.  I tried to take advantage of what felt like the only downhill section of the course.  My second mile was a little slower as the hills started to appear putting me at a 7:04 pace at mile 2.  The last and most challenging mile really slowed down my pace as I battled the wind and most hilly parts of the course.  My GPS watch had me at finishing with a 7:14 mile pace for 3.2 miles and a finish time of 23:01.  This was not my fastest finish at this race but I was mush faster then last year so I was happy with my time.

Summit Athletic Runners club did an outstanding job organizing the race.  All participants received hooded long sleeve t -shirts.  There were plenty of awards and raffle prizes to go around.  For me the best part of this year’s race was seeing so many of my running friends.   It was truly a great race and great way to celebrate the New Year and my 50th birthday.