Valley running series titles clinched with one race to go
The final race of the Valley Runner of the Year series is the 10-point Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K next weekend, but it won’t matter for those on top of the standings -- as all six divisions were clinched at the Fiesta Run in downtown Reedley last weekend.
Reedley’s Beth Tademy locked up the women’s open crown with a first-place finish at the 20-point Fiesta Run for a total of 136 points. Fresno’s Amanda Whitten (119) was second followed by Patty Rodriguez (104), of Reedley.
Samuel Silva, of Los Angeles, totaled 158 points for the men’s open title with Fresno’s Sean Marzolf in second 144.
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In the 40-49 age division, Joe Amendt of Clovis collected seven wins for 153 points and the men’s masters title. Fresno’s Staceyann Perez won the women’s division crown with 141 points, 35 points ahead of second-place Beth Bridges.
Maia Pucay, of Fresno won a series-best nine races for a total of 180 points to capture the women’s senior title (ages 50 and up). Fresno’s Nestor Ayala Sr. won the men’s senior division with 172 points, 18 ahead of second-place Daniel Meyer, also of Fresno.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will be held Oct. 25 at Fresno State. Details: www.komencentralvalley.org.
Fresnans tackle Ironman World Championships
Fresno’s Chris Montross placed fourth in his age group at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, last weekend. Montross, who works as an airline pilot, finished the triathlon in 9 hours, 46:53 minutes to take fourth in the men’s 50-54 division and 271st overall in the 2,000-plus field of athletes.
In the men’s 60-64 division, Fresnan Faron Reed finished in a total of 13:23:04 to place 35th in his age group and 1,638th overall.
Run with Realtors 5K
When: 7 a.m. Saturday (7:30 race start)
Where: Woodward Park Mountain View shelter
The fifth annual Run with Realtors 5K and 2-mile walk is a benefit for Break the Barriers. The race will start at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $25 per person and free for children nine and under.
Details: Go to www.talleytiming.com then click on the “fresno race calendar” tab on the right.
Salmon Fest & Run by the River 5K
When: Nov. 8 all day
Where: Lost Lake Recreation Area
Bring out the entire family for Salmon Fest where there will something for everyone to enjoy.
The event is put on by the San Joaquin River Conservation Trust to celebrate the river’s “coming back to life” for the consecutive third of releasing and tracking adult salmon in their historic spawning habitat.
Free canoe rides, fishing clinics, live music and other activities will be offered. A non-competitive race will be held that morning at 10 a.m.
Registration for the run is $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Prices go up to $30 and $12 on race day. Each participant will receive a T-shirt, raffle ticket, fish taco lunch and wristband. Participants in fish costumes will receive four times the amount of raffle tickets. Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Fresno County.