Run for the Hill of It
Congratulations 2014 Champion & Conquerer of the Hills - Carlos Soto!!
Each year, the Lake Monroe Roadkillers stage their own unofficial race, the nine-mile Run for the Hill of It (RFTHOI). Like the 24-mile Lake Run, RFTHOI is a signature event for the Roadkillers. Unlike the endurance test around Lake Monroe, however, RFTHOI is a speed trial - with a twist.
Participants are seeded, based on their projected pace and finishing time. Runners are sent onto the course one at a time, at pre-determined intervals. In other words, the fastest runners start last and if the handicapper has calculated correctly, everyone should finish at the same time. We're still waiting for that mass sprint finish to happen, but the seeded format keeps things interesting. Seedings are based on actual race results from the season and sandbagging is
RFTHOI earns its nickname from the Hill Course on which it's held - a twisting, rolling, nine-mile route near the DeLand (Fla.) Country Club. To say it's hilly is an understatement. In pancake-flat Central Florida, this course stands alone with several steep inclines that will challenge any runner. For an extra dose of discomfort, the race is usually held in August, when temperatures are in the nineties with plenty of humidity. (On a lighter note... water stops are provided and RFTHOI participants are required to visit them, twice, during the race.)NEW STUFF!
In the 2013 edition, a special twist was added. In addition to the individual glory for the winner, this year’s race was an inter-club challenge between the Lake Monroe Roadkillers (LMRK) and our (little) sister club, the West Volusia Runners (WVR). The top 5 runners from each group scored points (cross country style) and the lowest score wins! Unofficially (as if this stuff is really ever official) the Roadkillers won the title by a score of 20-46.Tom Walsh Memorial Run for the Hill of It Results
August 28, 2014, DeLand, Fla.
|Name||Time handicap||Run Time||Total Time|
|2||Rick Paine||21:30||1:07:12|| 1:28:42|
|3||Mark Newman||18:00||1:10:59|| 1:28:59|
|4||Brian Sharbono|| 33:45||55:38||1:29:23|
|6||Mike Magner||27:30||1:02:21 ||1:29:51|
|8||Jen Lockrem||18:00||1:12:11 ||1:30:11|
|9||Nick Comforter||23:00||1:07:54|| 1:30:54|
|10||Jennifer Florida||18:00||1:13:22 ||1:31:22|
|11||Mark Tracey||26:00||1:06:10 ||1:32:10|
|14||“Young” Daniel McCarthy||33:45||58:40 ||1:32:25|
|15||Jamie Guerrero||26:00||1:07:14 ||1:33:14|
|16||Faye Walshaw||18:00||1:15:47 ||1:33:47|
|17||Jasmine Santiago||21:30||1:13:45 ||1:35:15|
|19||Lisa Taylor||20:00||1:16:50 ||1:36:50|
|20||Mike “T Dog” Scures||18:00||1:19:03 ||1:37:03|
|23||Tammy Negri||18:00||1:20:56 ||1:38:56|
|25||Drew Kehr||21:30 ||1:19:39||1:41:09 |
|29||Ana Verdejo||10:00||1:32:23||1:42:23 |
|31||Debra Cole||10:00||1:33:14 ||1:43:14|
|32||Dawn Sullivan||2:00||1:44:11||1:46:11 |
|34||Oscar “Skeeter” Gomez||18:00||1:29:44||1:47:44|
|35||Daniel D'Allaird||15:00||1:34:14|| 1:49:14|
|36||Katy Cook||18:00||1:31:21 ||1:49:21|