With 26 down, veteran aiming for 100th Boston

Running

February 20, 1996|By Michael Reeb | Michael Reeb,SUN STAFF

The 100th Boston Marathon will be run April 15. From now til then, this space periodically will profile Maryland runners who will be competing.

Jill Mottus is a veteran of 26 marathons, including seven Boston, 12 New York City, five Maryland and two Marine Corps races, but she is on a roll for the start at Hopkinton in April.

"I ran my last marathon celebrating New York's 25th anniversary," said Mottus, 58. "This is Boston's 100th. I'm thrilled, I'm tickled, I'm delighted to be a part of both of them. I think it's going to be a happening."

But she is not without worry when a field of 36,000 lines up for the start of the race.

"In Boston, I usually feel sort of alone for the first 13 miles until you come to Wellesley, but this year, it's going to be very different," said Mottus. "I'm concerned about having to wait as much as an hour to start. I'm really training carefully. I did 17 miles Sunday. I did 12 1/2 miles yesterday [last week]."

She attributes her preparation to the tutelage of Joe Holland and John Roemer III, founding members of the Baltimore Road Runners Club.

"They've taught me a lot about myself," said Mottus. "I'm on a 10-week training program; the center six weeks are crucial. Those six weeks allow me to be trained for a marathon. I must do the distances."

After running a marathon personal record of 3 hours, 30 minutes, 26 seconds in Maryland in 1981, she nearly duplicated the feat a decade later in Boston.

"My first Boston Marathon was run in 1982," said Mottus. "Ten years later, Boston of 1991 was my second-best marathon, 3:32:16. I'm very proud of that."

More Boston

At least two new books have been issued on the 100th anniversary of the Boston Marathon: "The Boston Marathon: 100 Years of Blood, Sweat, and Cheers" is produced by marathon sponsor John Hancock and published by Triumph Books, and "Boston: A Century of Running" is written by Hal Higdon and published by Rodale Press.

Briefly

The Oriole Advocates have altered their annual Home Run from 8 kilometers to a 5K. It will be run March 31, beginning at 9 a.m. For information, call (410) 882-5455. . . . Bill Gale of Reisterstown will run in the Mobil Masters Mile at the Mobil Invitational track meet at George Mason Saturday. . . . Sunday's top finishers:

RASAC North Harford 10K

At Pylesville

1. Jeff Hinte, 38:25; 2. Nathan Boyer, 39:51; 3. Mike Feinberg, 41:04; 4. Fred Carlson, 41:41; 5. Wilson Gorrell, 43:28; 6. J. Tobin, 44:08; 7. Tom Barlow, 44:10; 8. Dave Starnes, 44:44; 9. Ed Geisendaffer, 44:55; 10. Tom Riley, 45:26.

Females: 1. Cindy Carpenter, 41:40; 2. Margaret Starnes, 42:30; 3. Tracey Lawler, 48:10; 4. Megan McNew, 48:27; 5. Kacie Remeto, 52:07; 6. Cathy Bartholomew, 55:00.

Washington's Birthday Marathon

At Greenbelt

Males: 1. Tim Dunlap, 39, Lancaster, Pa., 2:43:25; 2. Mike Cleveland, 2:44:50; 3. Alan Zimmel, 3:02:04; 4. Vassili Triantos, 3:02:36; 5. Budd Benttler, 3:05:11; 6. Mike Kilgour, 3:10:15; 7. Terry Heise, 3:13:50; 8. Alan Pobletts, 3:21:58; 9. John Gavena, 3:22:39; 10. Richard Hoopes, 3:24:04. Masters: 1. Cleveland.

Females: 1. LeAnn Myhre, 38, Washington, 3:25:54; 2. Edit Berces, 3:28:30; 3. Sue Treacy, 3:38:22; 4. Christine Saverda, 3:44:26; 5. Doris Hoopes, 3:45:37; 6. Lisa Bandiera, 3:46:24; 7. Mimi Farley, 3:46:35; 8. Patricia Brennan, 3:51:50; 9. Aleka Campbell, 3:57:44; 10. Cindy Conant, 4:15:20. Masters: 1. Hoopes.

Relay teams: Open men -- 1. WRC Dream Team (Mike Regan, Jack Pozo-Olano, Jonathan Gardner). Open women -- 1. Nova (Susan Dillmuth, Susan Maloney, Colleen Dulin). Coed -- 1. Dead on the Run (Ted Poulos, Fiona Branton, Marty Horan). Masters men -- 1. WRC Bobs and Bytes (Robert Trost, Robert Rodriguez,

Jacob Wind).

Coming events

Saturday, Polar Bear 5K, APG-Aberdeen Area, 9 a.m., (410) 836-1784.

Saturday, Annapolis Striders' Washington Birthday 5K, Bay Hills, a.m., (410) 268-1165.

Saturday, Great Snowflake Chase 5-, 10-milers, Deep Creek Lake, 10 a.m., (301) 463-6231.

Sunday, Md.-D.C. RRCA Challenge 10-miler, Howard CC, 8 a.m., (410) 964-1998.

Sunday, National Arboretum 8K, Bladensburg, 10 a.m., (410) 882-6103.

Sunday, Colonial Half-Marathon, Williamsburg, Va., 1 p.m., (804) 221-3362.

March 2, I Love to Run 5K for Women, Washington, 8 a.m., (202) 965-1852.

March 2, York Road Runners Indian Rock 10K, York, Pa., 10 a.m., (717) 755-6806.

March 3, B&A Trail Marathon, Half-Marathon, Severna Park, 7:30 a.m., (410) 987-0674.

March 3, RASAC Fox 5K, Bel Air, 8 a.m., (410) 638-2717.

March 3, Reston 10M, Reston, Va., 8 a.m., (703) 444-9215.

March 3, Chambersburg YMCA Half-Marathon, Chambersburg, Pa., 9:30 a.m., (717) 765-8752.

March 3, Bethesda/Chevy Chase 20K, Silver Spring, 10:15 a.m., (301) 217-3980.

March 3, WRRC Mighty Medford Freeway 5K, Westminster, noon, (410) 857-5154.

March 3, HCS 2M, 10K, 15K, Thunder Hill Elementary School, 2 p.m., (410) 964-1998.

March 9, Forest of Needwood 5M, Brunswick, 1 p.m., (301) 834-8054.

March 9, Catoctin Trail Run 35K, 50K, Frederick.

AMarch 10, Run for Art 5K, Washington, 8:30 a.m., (202) 857-6572.

March 10, Rite of Spring 5K, Maryvale Prep School, 9 a.m., (410) 377-8882.

March 10, MCRRC River Rumble Half-Marathon, 5K, Potomac, 9 a.m., (301) 353-0200.

March 10, Springburst 8K, Greenbelt, 9 a.m., (301) 459-1027.

March 10, HCS 2M, 10K, 15K, Longfellow Elementary School, 2 p.m., (410) 964-1998.

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