Monday, November 1, 2010

Monster Dash Goes to Ware, Hattendorf

The half-marathons just keep on coming, even on Halloween weekend. The Team Ortho Monster Dash 13.1 was run in the city in times that seem slow to me, judging by whom some of the runners were. Good examples are the winners. Chad Ware, 26, of Deerfield, who I know wants to run a sub-2:20 marathon, won it in 1:13:43. Lindsay Hattendorf, 26, of Cedar Lake, IN (another former 4 on the 4th winner!), took the women's race in 1:22:56. On the men's side, the runner-up was Brian Butzler, 27, of Waukesha, WI, in 1:15:37, and third was earned by Paul Rollet, 26, of Chicago, in 1:20:23. Yes, the field was not deep despite 2,405 finishers. On the women's side, Anna Weber ,22, of Michigan City, IN, took second in 1:25:11, and Krista Vrombaut, 28, of Rock Island (out on the Mississippi River) placed third in 1:25:42.

9 comments:

Shannon said...

The times are probably slow. They had to reroute the course the day before (obama), so they went north instead of south. The course was a little long and some runners got stuck waiting for the drawbridge. Not sure if it played a factor with the lead runners.

Bob Richards said...

I knew something was up. Thanks for the explanation.

chad said...

Apparently the course was more like 13.5 (about 2 min difference), and the top 10 or so runners were directed the wrong way between mile 1 and 2, causing the lead runners to run the farthest to catch back up once we got on the right track. I had a 7:45 for the 2nd mile (~2:30 slower than what it should have been). 2+2:30 = 4:30, making ~1:09, which, with the wind on the way out, is probably about right.

Anyways, my wife, Katie, was running her first half, which was the real reason I was there, so I was a proud hubby after she finished.

To God be the glory! (1 Cor. 10:13)
Chad

Anonymous said...

one thing i would like to add, even though it doesn't really matter to me.

at the start of the race (1/2 a mile in, let's say), there were only two women ahead of me. no one passed me the entire race, but there are still three women who ran 2 or more minutes faster than i did. i know they went off chip times, but 2 mintes seems like kind of a big gap.

Bob Richards said...

So you took fourth but think you were third? Third to fourth has a gap of more than four minutes.

John said...

Great run by everyone!!! The trophy may go to only one contestant but participation is important. Good luck!!!

Anonymous said...

So you took fourth but think you were third? Third to fourth has a gap of more than four minutes.

hey bob,

no, i'm actually a guy.

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