Thomasville Times Enterprise

Local Sports

April 19, 2014

Rose City Walk draws 495 contestants despite soggy conditions

THOMASVILLE —

Soggy conditions early Saturday morning didn’t dampen morale in yet another successful Rose City Walk.

Thomasville drew 495 participants for the 33rd annual 5,000-meter event, which began, ran and concluded amid persistent precipitation.

“Mother Nature tried it’s best to hold us back but we were determined,” said Dr. Jim Story, who has anchored the event since its inception in 1982. “Its amazing we had that many people finish in the rain.”

The Walk began on Washington St. adjacent to the Thomasville Culture Center, looped around Patterson and Clay Streets to Hansell St. and concluded at the same mark on Washington.

Cameron Stephens of Thomasville crossed the stripe first for the third consecutive year, finishing in 28 minutes and 38 seconds. Nancy Herring of Boston, who came in fourth overall, was the top female finisher for the seventh time after rounding the route in 30 minutes and 37 seconds.

Rounding out the top five for the males were Joel Carter of Thomasville (30 minutes and four seconds), Marshall Green of Thomasville (30 minutes and 33 seconds), Tony Gilbert of Blakely (30 minutes and 54 seconds) and Clay Cloud of Cairo (31 minutes and 46 seconds). 

The top female finishers included Herring, Jennifer Reynolds of Boston (35 minutes and 37 seconds), Thomasville’s Peggy Willis (35 minutes and 37 seconds) and Pam Howel (35 minutes and 40 seconds), and Thomas County Central senior Kaylee Shaver (36 minutes and 35 seconds).

Thirtee-year-old Baley Welch of Cairo was the quickest youth participant across the line, finishing in 34 minutes and 45 seconds – quite a few minutes before his father, which reaped a rumble of laughter among the family after.

Herring, who has participated in the Rose City Run the last 30 years, took part in the Walk a few years following on the premise that “it makes walking exciting when you get so many people together.”

“I just really enjoy doing it. It’s a great way to gather people to community for a morning of exercise,” she said.

Text Only
Local Sports
Business Marquee
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

Do you believe Israel's invasion of Gaza is justified?

Yes
No
     View Results
Smoky Day in Thomasville
CHS AC Work
Project IMPACT 2011
SCBC Harry Potter Themed Blood Drive
TOSAC Rehearses "High School Musical"