Under bright sun and blue skies, 768 participants and many spectators gathered for Run Clark Lake this morning (Saturday, 8/6/16). The day’s events included the 5K and 12K Runs, the 5K Walk and 3/4 Kids Run.
And the winners are:
Nicole Bush was the overall female winner. Jesse Hersha of Concord was overall male winner. The female master winner was Christine Vincent of Jackson, and the male master winner was Mark Good, also of Jackson. Click here for the entire list of winners in every age group that includes hometown, age, times and other data.
Cyala Nousain of Concord was the overall female winner. Nathan Martin of Spring Arbor was the overall male winner again. For many years, it was thought you could not run a mile in less than five minutes. In this race Nathan Martin’s pace was 4:57 minutes per mile. His feet did not touch the ground (see photo). The female master winner was Kristen Nickel of Caro, and the male master winner was Paul Aufdemberge of Redford. Click here for the entire list of winners in every age group that includes hometown, age, times and other data.
Kimberly Lutenske of Midland was overall female winner. David Swartz of Jackson was overall male winner. David Swartz has won this event before. His pace was 7:39 minutes per mile, faster than most people can run. Lorraine Spencer of Jackson was female master winner, and John Wehrly of Madison Heights was male master winner. Click here for the entire list of winners in every age group that includes hometown, age, times and other data.
Wins are awarded by age group, and not on an overall basis. Click here for the entire list of winners in every age group that includes hometown, age, times and other data.
Below are some the day’s top performers, displaying their hardware at the awards ceremony held at the Beach Bar.
If you checked out the links to scoring, you can see the competitive nature of Run Clark Lake. It attracts local participants and reaches out to other areas. Along the course route, you can picture moments of joy and anguish. A challenge like this one draws one’s ability to marshal true effort. You can see it in these photos–moments of exhilaration, drive and sometimes pain. Pictured are excerpts from the 5K Walk, 5K Run, and 12K Run. For best results, click the first photo to enlarge it, then move your mouse to the right edge, find the arrow and click on it to move to the next photo. You won’t get the full effect unless you do it.
Run Clark Lake is in its 41st year. It’s important as one of Clark Lake’s iconic events, and also because it raises funds for the Clark Lake Spirit Trail. Volunteers handle most duties but there are times when outside help is brought in, sometimes with a price tag. You can review maintenance and improvements by clicking here. Below is Race Director Pat Dwyer at today’s awards ceremony.