October 30, 2013
Round Peak Vineyard 5K Stomp officials have released the names and times in the female divisions following Saturday’s event. The overall winner of of the series in the female division is Katrina Hall with a time of 24:54.
Tatum Kempthorn was first in the 20-years and younger division with a time of 30:37. Karli Bennett finished second on the 5K course with a time of 55:52. Francesca Francis topped the field in the 21-30-years division. Her time was 29:38. Jamie Brown was second with 30:11 and Kristen Riffanacht covered the course in 30:43.
In the 31-40-years division, Carolina Castelli was first with a time of 30:24. Courtney Seese was second with 31:01 and Irania Hamilton was third with a time of 32:06. Susy Slingland was first in the 41-50-year division with a time of 28:04. Lori Moffitt was second with 28:54 and Anita Nemick ran the distance in 29:34.
Eimear Goggin was first in the 51-60-years group with a time of 28:56 and Colleen Bennett was second with 29:05. In the 61-and older division, Rebecca Jenkins was first with a time of 38:08. Brenda Perry was second with a time of 50:48 and Susan Whittle was third with a time of 51:06.
Race director Ken Gulaian said the Vineyard Stomp is of of a four race-series for runners of all abilities and levels. The cross country races are entirely staged on dirt or grass trails which lead around and through a vineyard. He said each of the four races is about 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) in length. The terrain is varied and includes hills, trails, and uneven surfaces making it a challenge.
Gulaian said each participating vineyard chooses a local charity it will give proceeds to. Round Peak’s event will benefit The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
“We started this series last year with an average of 70 runners for each event,” said Gulaian. “This year I’d say we have averaged more than 120 for each run. This is some nice growth. Each run does it for their own charity and we look to be able to split the $2,000 we have earned this year among the four charities. The museum is a good cause. I like that we can choose what we contribute to.”
He said he feels the growth of the event is due to the unique character of the courses in the vineyards such as the one he and his wife, Kari Heerdt, own and operate. The other races are held at Stony Knoll of Dobson, Olde Mill in Mount Airy and Grassy Creek in Elkin.
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