Saturday, October 9, 1999 -- Salem
Apple Butter Festival 5K Run
Story and photos by Marty Lamp
|David McCollam leading the way|
The course was run on the rails-to-trails, starting just off of
Flinderation Road, and ending 3.1 miles later in downtown Salem. This
final race was as flat as could be hoped for in West Virginia, and the
finishing times are proof. At roughly 9:10am, the starting gun was
sounded, as the fastest runners wasted no time setting a fast pace.
|The pack on the way to Salem|
The battle for second was much tighter as Mikey Guinn(16:13)
and Larry Taylor(16:15) tried to stay close to McCollam. Guinn
stayed in front of Taylor the first 2.5 miles, then Taylor momentarily
passed Guinn, only to barely lose his lead in the final 200
yards. Guinn finished second overall, and Taylor finished third
|Racing through the festivities|
Congratulations to Larry Taylor for being the 1999 CARS Men's Champion, and to his daughter Jessica Taylor for winning the Women's Championship.
Thanks also go out to David Weekley for taking care of the results, and to all the fine folks of Salem for coming out and supporting the race, as well as all the festivities.