The third annual SPF at the Beach for Melanoma 5K on Mother’s Day was wet and windy, but not so bad, as 75 runners assembled to give it a go.
Pete Rosembert, 39, straight out of Seaford, was the overall winner in 19:17. He was joined on the top 5 leaderboard by Beau Croll in 20:28, Ignacio Martinez Plaza in 20:40 (male masters winner), Cameron Fitzgerald in 21:04 and Justin Welsh in 21:38.
Melissa Wiley, 33, was the overall women’s winner in 22:40 followed by Mardiny Ung in 23:43 (female masters winner), Brittany Croll in 23:55, Marjorie Adams in 26:26 and Alison Sloniewski in 26:52.
The top four males in 9-and-under were Landon Bratz, 6, 25:39; Jackson Yngve, 7, 29:39; Grant Sherman, 6, 30:3;7 and Finley Sherman, 6, 33:28.
The male 70-79 race was won by 78-year-old Bill McArthur in 34:43. Bill is a numbers guy, and the humor wasn’t lost on him that he would have been fifth in the 7-and-under age category.
Maya Yngve, 10, won her age group in 29:10.
Enos Benbow, who won a half marathon a day earlier, ran slow on purpose to a time of 28:39 because even elite runners get tired legs.
“We hand timed this race like the old days. It was actually kind of fun,” said Race Director Wayne Kursh.
The next Races2Run local races are the Rehoboth Beach Run-for-the-Books Saturday, May 18, and the DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K behind the Tanger Outlets Sunday, May 19.