First Annual Good Life Halfsy


On Sunday, November 9th, the first annual Good Life Halfsy took place, and LRC Racing did not disappoint.  The men’s “A” team took first in the team competition, while the men’s “B” team took third.  The men’s masters team also won their division.

Tom Nichols led the way as he finished second overall (1:08:14.5), only a couple seconds behind winner Luka Thor. His time was within a half second of the team record he set at last spring’s Lincoln Half Marathon.  Johnny Rutford was the next LRC runner across the line (4th) as he finished in 1:09:23.8, followed by Trevor Vidlak (5th, 1:11:01.8), Ivan Ivanov (6th, 1:11:32.4), Logan Watley (7th, 1:11:39.0) and Chad Sellers (9th, 1:12:08.8).  Also running fast times were Ryan Regnier (11th, 1:12:41.5), Andrew Jacob (12th, 1:13:01.2), Brian Wandzilak (16th, 1:14:53) and Austin McKillip (28th, 1:20:34.9).  With today’s results, there was some shifting in the top 10 charts as Johnny moved up to third overall and then Trevor, Ivan and Logan moved up to 6th to 8th, respectively. Chad Sellers is also now number 10 on the all-time charts.

On the women’s side, Michelle Paxton led the way by finishing as the 4th female (1:23:42.1).  Frankie Petersen was next across the line (7th) in a time of 1:26:30.0, and Maureen Larsen was 12th female and 2nd masters to finish as she ran 1:27:53.4. Michelle is now number three on the top 10 charts.

On the men’s masters side, the all-time charts were almost completely re-written.  Ivan led the way running a new master’s team record, but Tom Woods also cut some significant time of his half marathon, finishing as the second masters runner (1:14:28.5).  Next across the line for LRC was Tim Larsen (1:19:38.9), Brian Kelley (1:20:39.6), Jason Schmaderer (1:22:48.5), Kevin Burke (1:27:54.2) and Darin Schlake (1:28:27.4).  Ivan, Tom, Tim, Brian and Jason are now #1-5 on the master’s top ten charts, while Kevin ran his inaugural race to a #7 top 10 spot.

Full results can be found here.

Never-the-less, it was a successful day for LRC Racing, with lots of blue and yellow visible to all throughout the race.  Next up will be the Living History Farms race, followed by several Turkey Trots!

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