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Saturday, April 8, 2000 -- Winfield, WV
Electric 5K Road Race & 1 Mile Walk
Story and photos by Pam Anderson

[Details] [Coverage] [Overall Results]

Electric 5K
A rainy start in Winfield
Even though the warm, sunny weather from Friday decided not to show for the 1st Annual Electric 5K Road Race at the John Amos Power Plant on Saturday, April 8th, the 56 local runers braved the cold, rainy day to run through the power plant in their quest for a trophy.

Local race official Pat Board started the runners off for a 9:00am start, (you can always count on Pat to start on time), to run 3.1 miles over the gravel and hard top roads. Jill Bramer, a student at Alderson Broaddus College, said the course was "just a little muddy". Bramer finished first in the 20-24 age group with a time of 22:17.

Capturing the first place overall male finish was Larry Taylor(15:55) of Fayetteville. Taylor is an avid runner and the race director for the upcoming Fayetteville Easter Lily 5K. Finishing second overall was Jared Smith(16:58), who finished a scant 10 seconds ahead of third place finisher Jeff Jordan(17:08).

Electric 5K
Just another win for Larry Taylor
A close race ensued between Linda Detrick(20:16) and Penny Kirkpatrick(20:29) for the first place overall female, with Detrick pulling ahead at the end. Finishing third for the females was Barbara Kuhlemier((21:26).

Race director Joe Willard said that with the help of his wife, Jenny, he was happy with the turnout on such a nasty day of weather. The proceeds from this race go to support activities for the power plant workers.

The John Amos Power Plant every year holds two open houses for the public to tour the plant. They would like to extend the invitation for anyone to join them on May 20th or August 5th to explore the making of electric.

Congratulations to all the runners and organizers for a great race. Also, thanks go out to W.K. Munsey, who helped with the pictures.