Bel Air club goes the distance for members Renaissance offers variety of races

RUNNING

June 15, 1993|By Michael Reeb | Michael Reeb,Staff Writer

One of the smaller road racing clubs in Maryland, the Renaissance AllSports Athletic Club in Bel Air is big on diversity.

From last week's Bel Air Town Run 5K to the Hinte-Anderson Trail 50K, the club has all distances covered and has something for runners of all discrimination.

Case in point was Sunday's M & M Gunpowder Park 5-Miler at Fallston. Sandwiched between the Town Run and Saturday's Gunpowder Neck 10-Miler at the Edgewood area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, it offered a popular June distance.

Seemingly a run within a run, participants in the M & M 5-miler had a variety of reasons for running.

"I'm just trying to run every day -- anywhere from a mile and a half to 10 miles," said Nathan Boyer, who crossed the finish line first in 27 minutes, 47 seconds.

Before he elaborated on those distances, though, Boyer talked about another runner in the M & M.

"Now, there's an incredible man right there -- did a 100-miler last week," Boyer said about Jeff Hinte, co-founder of the Hinte-Anderson Trail 50K and fourth-place finisher in the M & M.

"Actually, I'm surprised I've recovered this quickly [from the Old Dominion 100-miler]," Hinte said. "I got out on my bike Wednesday night for a little biathlon we have up here and felt better than I thought I would. I don't think I've ever come back from a 100-miler and run this hard so quickly."

Jim Otte, the third-place finisher, said, "I'm just trying to get back in shape. I'm about 15 pounds too heavy."

For Buffy Bondyra, track coach at Calvert Hall, the M & M was a chance to celebrate the end of the school year and get in some running of her own.

"I'm just trying to get my mileage up after track season," Bondyra said. "I don't get to run that much when you have to watch the kids."

For information on the Gunpowder Neck 10-Miler, call Brad Roberts at (410) 638-1091. One of the club's premier events, the Independence 4-Mile Run, will be held at 8 a.m. July 3 in Havre de Grace. For information on that race, call Mark Newton at (410) 931-0096.

/# The top finishers in the M & M:

Males: 1. Nathan Boyer, 27:47; 2. John Myrka, 29:36; 3. Jim Otte, 30:36; 4. Jeff Hinte, 31:16; 5. Jared LeClair, 31:24; 6. Larry Emanuel, 32:08; 7. Dan Anderson, 32:54; 8. Joe Fleckenstein, 34:48; 9. Phil Anderson, 35:37; 10. Jim Wannamaker, 35:48.

Females: 1. Margaret Starnes, 32:38; 2. Mary Bondyra, 35:57; 3. Leslie Morgan, 41:21; 4. Judith Gilbert, 44:45.

Briefly

RASAC members who completed the Old-Dominion 100-miler: Hinte, second, 19:17; Rick Schneider, 11th; Steve Boutilier, 14th. . . There were 228 finishers in Sunday's Five-K Smiler at Rash Field, the same number who had finished the previous week's State of Israel 45th Anniversary Run. . . . The week's top finishers:

SUNDAY

The Five-K Smiler At Rash Field Males: 1. Murray Chesno, 22, 16:23; 2. Chris Cucuzzella, 28, 3. James Garrett, 28, 17:42; 4. Greg Shaffer, 16, 18:11; 5. Richard Schmidt, 35, 18:14; 6. Bob Triplett, 15, 18:15; 7. Mark Casteel, 33, 18:17; 8. Christopher Sinclair, 25, 18:18; 9. Brian Carlson, 17, 18:37; 10. Brian Lee, 46, 18:40. Masters: 1. Lee.

Females: 1. Bea Marie Fritsch, 26, 17:32; 2. Maureen Hall, 28, 18:19; 3. Denise Knickman, 25, 19:28; 4. Michelle St. Laurent, 22, 19:37; 5. Grit Spitzer, 23, 21:10; 6. Katja Von Tiesenhausen, 19, 21:17; 7. Kitty Good, 37, 21:23; 8. Melissa Fabio, 28, 21:43; 9. Nancy Woodside, 38, 21:58; 10. Berit Killingstad, 33, 22:03. Masters: 1. Sandy Salazar, 41, 22:19.

Coming events

Thursday, Annapolis Striders' Summer Fun Run 1M, 4M, Annapolis, 6 p.m., (410) 268-1165.

Thursday, WRRC Twilight Series #2, Pleasant Valley Four-Mile Run, Pleasant Valley Fire Hall, 7 p.m., (410) 857-5427.

Saturday, BRRC A Place for Your Pace, Loch Raven, 8 a.m., (410) 666-1840.

Saturday, RASAC Gunpowder Neck 10-Miler, APG-Edgewood Area, 8 a.m., (410) 638-1091.

Saturday, Savage River Moonshine Classic, Big Run State Park, 9 a.m.

Sunday, GBMC Father's Day 5K, Sheraton Baltimore North, 8 a.m.

Sunday, Columbia Birthday 2-Miler, Columbia, 9 a.m.

Sunday, Annapolis Striders' Father's Day 10K, Edgewater, 8 a.m.

June 23, BRRC Summer Track Series #1, Catonsville High School, 6:30 p.m., (410) 666-1840.

June 23, HCS 2M, 6M, Jeffers Hill Neighborhood Center, 7 p.m., (410) 964-1998.

June 24, Annapolis Striders' Summer Fun Run 1M, 4M, Annapolis, 6 p.m., (410) 268-1165.

June 25, MCRRC Cross Country Grand Prix 2, Potomac, 7 p.m., && (301) 353-0200.

June 26, BRRC A Place for Your Pace, Loch Raven, 8 a.m., (410) 666-1840.

June 26, Iron Furnace 5K Lonaconing, 8 a.m.

June 26, Johns Hopkins Oncology Center 5K, Johns Hopkins

University, 7 p.m., (410) 614-1212.

June 26, Annapolis Striders' Junior Striders' Track Series, Annapolis, 6 p.m., (410) 268-1165.

June 27, BRRC Yankee Doodle Dash 5-miler, Manor Tavern, 8 a.m., (410) 666-1840.

June 27, RASAC Rock Run Mill Age-Weight 10K, Havre de Grace, 8 a.m.

June 27, Annapolis Triathlon (1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run), Annapolis.

June 30, Berrywine Plantation 5K, Biathlon, Libertytown, 8:30 a.m.

June 30, BRRC Summer Track Series #2, Johns Hopkins University, 6:30 p.m., (410) 666-1840.

June 30, HCS 2M, 6M, Oakland Mills Middle School, 7 p.m., (410) 964-1998.

July 1, Annapolis Striders' Summer Fun Run 1M, 4M, Annapolis, 6 p.m., (410) 268-1165.

July 1, WRRC Twilight Series #3, Camp Hashawa Three-Mile Trail Run, Camp Hashawa

July 3, BRRC A Place for Your Pace, Loch Raven, 8 a.m., (410) 666-1840.

July 3, RASAC Independence 4-Mile Run, Havre de Grace, 8 a.m.,

July 3, Sri Chinmoy Runners Are Smilers 2-miler, Patterson Park, 8 a.m., (410) 467-3223.

July 3, Dundalk Heritage 6K, Dundalk, 8 a.m., (410) 744-7218.

July 4, Arbutus Firecracker 10K, Arbutus Middle School, 8 a.m., (410) 887-1453.

July 5, Kingsville Firecracker 5K, Kingsville, 8 a.m., (410) 592-7524.

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