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Sunday, January 9, 2011 -- Charleston, WV
Winter Series #2
Run (4.9 M), Walk (2.4 M)
(iPO Event Id#: 13132)

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Ice, Ice, Baby

Story and photos by Daniel Todd

Winter Series Photo by Daniel Todd
Winter Series gets some real winter weather
The streets of the Kanawha City's 2.4/4.9 mile course went from black to white overnight. Runners woke to a fresh coating snow Sunday morning, which made for slick but fun conditions.

The snow didn't deter a soul as 200 participants toed the start/finish line in sub freezing temperatures.

I asked Mark Rooper if he was worried about the ice and he commented that he would take it slow, but his 29:17 said something different.

Trudy Clark flip flopped places with Susann Venters this time. Clocking the fastest female walker time at 34:42.

At the turn around the leaders were pacing each other. Craig Swisher was able to put a 25 second gap on Winter Series #1 winner, Adam Coon with finish times of 27:19 and 27:44 respectively. Nick Bias was in the mix finishing with a 28.39.

Winter Series Photo by Daniel Todd
Hamming it up for the Winter Series
Sue Baldwin was the female winner with a 34:31. Connie Young's 38:14 was fast enough for first place in the 50-59 ages group and second place female overall.

View a breakdown of the Age Group Winners.

The Winter Series is a joint effort by Charleston City Parks and the Tallman Track Club (

Don't forget to train for the longest distance of the series.

The 10K run and 5K walk is February 6, 2011. Find more quality events hosted by Charleston City Parks and the Tallman Track Club at iPlayOutside.

Thank You Series Sponsors

City Tallman

Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center