|Paul and Nancy Kelley|
The 25th Annual Tok Trot
TOK TROT TRENDY TROTTERS TROT TIMELY
Pruett paces Tok Trotters in Baghdad
Melinda Pruett, former Tokite, paced a contingent of six Tok Trotters in the first ever Baghdad division of the Tok Trot. Melinda, now in the U.S. Army, led five other trotters at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq.
Meanwhile, back in Tok, 40 runners and approximately 60 walkers and bikers completed the 25th annual Tok Trot under clear skies and brisk temperatures. For the first time in several years two runners, both from Fairbanks (UAF), ran very fast times for the Trot. Weston Forsblad won in the time of 36:06 and fellow training partner, Chris Eversman was just four seconds behind.
For the tenth straight year, Jane Lansford won the women's division in a time of 43:43. Jane can be called "Mrs. Consistency" as all ten winning times are within two minutes of each other.
Runners from outside of Alaska who also ran the Trot in their own town: Pat Kling, Terry Pruett and Ingrid Forsmark (Oregon), Paul Milanowski, Jr. (Tennessee), Bob Lynes, and Mick and Ruth Ann Hoar (Washington), David Briar (Nevada) and Win Stiefel (Russia).
Inspirational runner awards this year go to 78 year old Jack Townshend (66:34),from Fairbanks, seven year old Chloe Helmer (74:32), from Tok, and the entire Baghdad Bunch.
Thanks to the many people who helped to make this event possible. We appreciate all the participants plus these helpers: Timekeepers/Recorders: Doug Hosken, Kay Lynn Odle-Moore, Sally Young-MacConnell, Lou Warbelow, Dick Fraser, Lynn Burton, Heather Johnson, Nancy Kelley. Information Center: Lisa Conrad. Alaska State Trooper/Fish and Wildlife Officer: Dug Cook, Brent Johnson. Dept. of Transportation personnel: John Olding, Eric Erickson. EMS/Ambulance: Sarah and AC Bates, Julie Thompson; Dave Young at Young's Chevron Service and Beth and George Jacobs at Mukluk News. And a special thank you to Phil and Glenna DuFresne for their good grub!
Runners and Trotters Results
1. Weston Forsblad 36:06 2. Chris Eversman 36:10 3. Dylan Lowder 40:37 4. Arnold Chingliak 43:13 5. Jane Lanford 43:43 6. Patrick Kalen 47:25 7. Adam Martin 49:10 8. A.J. Moore 49:19 9. Jason Garron 50:02 10. David Briar 50:19 11. Corky Hebard 50:40 12. Bud Johnson 53:40 13. Jessica Garron 54:00 14. Paul Kelley 54:26 15. Paul Milanowski, Jr 54:32 16. Don Millsten 54:59 17. Steve Lanford 56:01 18. Skylar Webb 56:46 19. Kirill Frusin 58:07 20. Bob Perkins 58:26 21. Ted Wilson 58:43 22. Daisy Morgan 61:09 23. Tim MacDonald 61:36 24. Pat Kling 62:36 25. Marjorie Carlson 63:39 26. John Paul Perry 65:05 27. Terry Matthews 66:14 28. Jack Townshend 66:34 29. Shirley Harris 71:10 30. Rita Abel 72:10 31. Shawn Roberts 72:33 32. Kyle Dancer 74:25 33. Chloe Helmer 74:32 34. Aaron Brown 75:02 35. Lori Kilovanic 77:52 36. Pam Kron 80:40 37. Troy Abel 93:29 38. Pam Gingue 93:29 39. Jen Harbison 110:00 40. Debra Harbison 110:00
Walkers, Riders, Pullers, Pushers, and Pacers
Cliver Clan, Swan Swagglers, Dippel Doers, Elliot Entries, Young Youngsters, Shultz Shoe-ins, Pfeffer Pfillies, Pedginski Pacers, Bates Bunch, Zaczkowski Zingers, Thompson Trio, Goneau Group, The Baghdad Bunch, Addie Hamilton, Marilyn Curtis Heather Johnson, Martin Watkins, Jan Jackson, Melinda Rallo, John Borg, Ingrid Forsmark, Terry Pruett, Win Stiefel, Patsy Hillary, H. David Moore and Kay Lynn Odle-Moore, Chris Gee, Terant Joe, Kordero Nelson, Mick and Ruth Ann Hoar