photo of Dan Simmons

Dan Simmons strides out on Valley Road in the 10K.

CRR Dan Simmons won the 65-69 age group in Newark’s Turkey Trot 10K and then did the same in the subsequent 5K. His 10K time was 44:01, and he came back with a 22:23 5K. Congratulations!

photo of Theresa KauffmanCRR Theresa Kauffman nearly equaled that feat, winning the 50-54 group in the 10K with a 48:00 and taking an age-group second in the 5K with a 24:58. It is worth noting that CRR Tripp Shenton’s 10K finishing time was also 48:00, but he had a faster chip time while placing third in the 50-54s among the men. CRR Bruce Hubbard placed third in both races in the 65-69 age group with a 52:00 and 25:27, respectively.

In the 5K, CRR Diane Kukich, reveling this year in her new age group, broke the course record for women 60-64 in 24:28. Way to go!

Other 5K age-group awardees included CRR Mark Deshon, who took third among the 55-59s in 21:07, and CRR Bob Taggart and CRR Bob Bennett, who placed second (24:56) and third (26:42), respectively, among the over-70 set.

This was the 39th Annual Turkey Trot, which is the second oldest road race in the state.