Fairbanks Symphony Association's

Beat Beethoven 5K

Saturday April 4, 1998

10 AM

UAF Patty Center

Hilly course via UAF Campus Roads


Sunny +40 - 45° F E. breeze Mostly dry and bare pavement


Sunrise: Total Possible Daylight:

13 hours 58 minutes
5:56 AM
Sunset:
7:54 PM



Overall Results - Top 10 Men & Top 10 Women
Men's Age Group Results
Women's Age Group Results
Ageless Souls



This season's guest conductor: President Komisar




It felt like spring this morning and, despite the snow still on the hills around Fairbanks, most of the snow has melted off on the UAF Campus. The geese have not returned to Fairbanks yet, but are within 100 miles as they're on the ground in Delta. 'Great day for a race' seemed to be the consensus among runners as nearly 50% more runners, 308, turned out for this year's 5K than last year. Except for a few icy and snowy areas at the top of the first hill, the course was mostly bare and dry. Conditions were excellent for running a good time on this hilly and not-so-fast course.

The race started when University of Alaska President Jerome Komisar dropped his baton to start Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Da Da Da DAH The race was run to the sounds of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, broadcast out of speakers that were set out along the course - the object: to Beat Beethoven. Da Da Da DAH All runners who finished prior to the end of the Fifth Symphony (roughly 31:35+/-), received a complimentary pass to a Fairbanks Symphony Association recitel.

The battle for first place among the men was hard fought, and ended up in a sprint to the finish down the dining commons parking lot. Mike Kramer, 15:59, edged out Peter Alden in that sprint, by 2 seconds. Bob Murphy finished third in 17:23.
The fastest women also raced to a close finish with last year's winner, Michelle Mitchell, 19:34, edging out Heather Hunt, by 4 seconds. The third woman was Heidi Harbison, with a time of 19:58.


The spring running season is on.





Overall Results


Men -- Top 10 overall

1
Mike Kramer

15:59

2
Peter Alden

16:01

3
Bob Murphy

17:23

4
Bruce Nelson

17:34

5
Klaus Wuttig

17:59

6
Jon Stahl

18:20

7
Rocky Reifenstuhl

18:28

8
Jim Loftus

18:34

9
A.D. Gerhard

18:37

10
Michael Jordan

18:49


Women - Top 10 overall

1
Michelle Mitchell

19:34

2
Heather Hunt

19:38

3
Heidi Harbison

19:58

4
Kristin Bratechi

21:17

5
Jane Lanford

21:31

6
Jane LeBlond

21:39

7
Carol Stewart

21:54

8
Gail Koepf

22:02

9
Kim Simpson

22:04

10
Kristin Mari Dahl

22:04





Ageless Souls

Men -- Ageless

1
Chen Xiangdong

21:02

2
Scott D. Frickson

24:00

3
Ted Wilson

24:12

4
Bill Finch

27:49

Women -- Ageless

1
Karen Hopp

26:46

2
Mary Jones

27:17

3
Kari Hagen

29:23

4
Sharon Alden

36:26

5
Annette Bray

71:33

6
Julia Triplehorn

71:33




Photos and photo editing are courtesy of JFM Videos.



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