AlexÕs Fat Ass 50

50K Run

 

January 3, 2004

Mt. Pleasant, SC

 

by

Alex Morton, Run Director

 

The FA run moved to the tropical, nature-oriented setting of Palmetto Islands County Park in Mt. Pleasant for the 7th year of this run. This move was necessary due to the building of the new Cooper River Bridge, as getting runners through the new construction area was considered too dangerous. The course consists of one initial short out-and-back spur (0.92 miles) and nine multiple loops (3.35 miles) to make 50 K. There was not a 50 Mile option this year. The course was flat and was run on a combination of trails consisting of primitive dirt, upgraded limestone, modern asphalt, and 12 wooded boardwalks over marsh and water to make for an interesting course.

 

The first finisher in the 50 K event was Brad Smythe, of Raleigh, NC in 4:02. Andrea Steward of Columbia SC was the first female finisher in 4:53.

 

The weather was excellent, starting off in the high 50Õs and warming to the mid 70Õs with mostly clear and sunny conditions all day.

 

50K

1.         Brad Smythe, 25, NC                                       4:02

2.         Dave Kanners, 57, MI                          4:13

3.         Andrea Stewart, 40, SC                                   4:53

4.         Mike Parker, 40, SC                                        4:58

5.         Robert Crosby, 45, SC,                                   5:10

6.         Jeff McGonnell, 43, NC                                   5:11

7.         Bill Keane, 59, NC                                           5:17

8.         Crystal Achtenberg, 29, CAN              5:30

9.         Brenton Floyd, 18, TN                         5:36

10.       Mark Vukovich, 43, VA                                   5:38

11.       Eliza Weston, 29, SC                                       5:47

            Ray Krolewicz, 48, SC                         5:47

12.       Alex Morton, 54, SC                                        6:09

13.       Kay Miller, 50, SC                                           7:19

14.       Terri Hayes, 60, HI                                          7:42

15.       Natalie, Schmitt, 36, NC                                  8:22

16.       Gayle Wix, 64, VA                                           8:57

17.       Jason Baack, 31, ME                                       8:57

18.       Nancy Lake, 52, VA                                        9:25

19.       John Wilson, 56, SC                                         9:25