The 28th annual Sea Witch 5K Oct. 29 was a Sunday morning wet romp through the streets of Rehoboth. The warm weather and light winds moved the discomfort index from tolerable to delightful.
“We had 227 instead of 450 runners,” said Race Director Tim Bamforth. “Near the end of the race, it was really raining hard, but no one seemed to mind. It was like everyone was 10 years old.”
Martin Rodriguez was the overall winner for the second year in a row with a time of 17:56. He then went out to pick up some more mileage.
Dr. Eve Hoffman, 30, an orthopaedic surgeon with a chisel and bone saw in her doctor bag, was the first woman across the line and 10th overall in 20:49.
Lisa Sherman, 43, is back in top running form, winning her age group in 22:33.
Bernie Gallagher, 77, and Jamie Wollard, 79, went one-two in their age group.
Lily Noonan, 9, won the 1-9 age group in 25:14, followed by Shiloh O’Grady in 29:18 and Erin Noonan in 31:26.
Devin Hundley won a very competitive 10-13 age group in 22:42. She was chased by Grace Hudson in 25:01, Julie Daniello in 25:14 and Brianna Sordi in 25:48.
The boys’ 1-9 age group was won by Brandon Williams in 21:57, followed by Riley Stazzone in 25:23.
A complete list of results can be found at www.seashorestriders.com.