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Cape Gazette SPORTS & OUTDOORS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 21 By Dave Frederick fredman@capegazette.com The 39th running of The Cork 10 miler, which used to be a 13 miler, attracted 306 runners Sept. 12 in Dewey Beach. If you are/were a local runner during the last 40 years, then you ran The Cork, a rite of passage for runners who always dreamed of going faster and farther, never dreaming that older and slower await us all at the destination station of sore feet and bone-on- bone ball joints. The top six runners were all under 40 years old, led by Chris McCabe, 25, 58:38; JeffYoung, 24, 1:02:17; and Martin Rodriguez, 33, 1:02:30. Elizabeth Swierzbinski, 28, was the top woman and fourth overall in a time of 1:04:11. Kate Walker, 36,1:09:25 was second. Those masters runners "still stroking and no joking" were Brandt Chi, 50,1:05:59 and Denise Knickman, 47,1:11:19. Len Lesham was in a class by himself, winning his age group in 2:41:14. ]oann Szczepkowski, 69, holder of all eight age-group state re- cords for 65-69, won her age group in 1:33:49 followed by Bar- bara Curtis, 66, 1:39:11. The 5K race was won by Steve Koch, 54 in 18:28. Steve is from Shillington, Pa., home of author John Updike who wrote "Rabbit Run" if you're looking for a cos- mic connection. Shannon Pyles, 29, was the overall women's winner in 19:40. The three "still running" mem- bers of the Seven Sisters Hall of Fame survived the 10 miler: Jerry Denney, 59, 1:34:13; Jerry McNesby, 62, 2:02:52 and Jules Woodall, 67,1:38:54. The next Races2Run events are the Ronald McDonald House 5K at Irish Eyes at 8:30 a.m., Sat- urday, Sept. 19, and the Zombie 5K Run at Mispillion Brewery Saturday, Sept. 19. The zombie run starts at 11:30 a.m. for those psychos who plan to run both races. --Vm Over 300 runners take off for the Bottle & Cork 10 miler. Elizabeth Swierzbinski of Wilmington finished as the top female in the 10 miler with a time of 1:04:11.6. Celebrating the life of Gary Lister at the Bottle & Cork 10 miler are (I-r) Alex Pires, Brooke Sterling, Mike McGraw, Meggin Holtzclaw and Mark Tirone. Gary Lister was a Bot- tle & Cork bartender and special ed teacher who passed away suddenly 13 years ago at the age Of 41. Michelle Ankenbrand of Wilmington is happy to be on the last quarter mile of the 5K. HO0 CHRIS MCCABE of Lancaster, ish of 58:38.4. Pa., burned DAN COOK PHOTOS up the lO-mile course with a to p~Jin- Kathleen Murphy, front, ran the 10 miler to celebrate her 40th birthday. She brought along her friends in back (I-r) Jaymee Miller, Dawn Kucerak, Barbara Miklus, Sarah Arsenault, Karen Weaver, Anissa Sanford, Bey Dodici and Jack- ie Gulini. Briefly )) Ronald McDonald House 5K Sept. 19 The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware will present the 4th annual 5K Run/Walk for the House Saturday, Sept. 19, at Irish Eyes in Lewes. Registra- tion begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8"30 a.m. Honorary Co-Chairs are Sen. Ernie Lopez, R-Lewes, and Rep. Steve Smyk, R-Milton. Preregistration is $25 and day- of is $30. Student preregistration is $15 and day-of is $20. Register at www.rmhlewes5k.com. Irish Eyes will host a post-race party with free drinks and food. Ronald McDonald will be pres- ent and will lead a free Kiddie K for children ages 8 and under at 8:15 a.m. Ribbons will be awarded to all Kiddie K finishers. Free T-shirts go to all preregistered runners and walkers. An award will be given to the team that has the most participants and the team that raises the most money to benefit Ronald McDonald House. Races2run will chip time the event, and age-group prizes will be awarded. The race is being sponsored by Races2Run, Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant, Edgewell Personal Care and Above Grade Inc. Lead media sponsor is Delaware 105.9 FM. Additional media sponsors include Delaware State News, Dover Post and Cape Gazette. The Ronald McDonald House has 50 guest rooms and asks fami- lies to contribute $15 per night for their stay, but no family is turned away due to an inability to con- tribute. The actual cost to operate each guest room is $72 per night, but the average received from families is $4.07 per night. Therefore, the organization relies significantly on generous support from the community to provide its services. In 2014, 2,383 families were able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. More than 35 percent of the families served reside in Kent and Sussex counties. Fredman Continued from page 20 In the words of my wife Susan, "Good for him." Snippets- Lynchburg College midfielder Karissa Lemaire (Cape) scored the game winner in overtime to lead the Hornets (4-0) to a 3-2 win at Alvernia College. Erie Gooeh and his daughter Lexi were there visit- ing and saw the drama go down. Hannah and Kayla Krause (Sussex Tech) and Alyssa Mills (Milford) give Lynchburg a strong Henlopen Confer- ence connection. Delaware field hockey improved to 5-0 with weekend home wins over Temple 7-4 and Princeton 4-3. Maggie Dell) (Cape) saw ac- tion in the Temple game. Iaeld Coveleski is on the injured after hyperextending her knee in a non-contact injury versus Cornell Sept. 6. According to her dad Dr. Pete, the senior forward captain will miss about three weeks of the season. The Dewey Triathlon staging area" will be Tower Road Saturday, Sept. 19. If you are one of those easily annoyed drivers or bikers, stay clear of Dewey until after lunch, unless you're not eating lunch, then just stay clear. Go on now, gift