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Four Series Finishers at Summer Trails 5k

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       Four More Grand Prix Series Finishers 




by Jerry Dietrich
with photos by Bruce Fisher


8/18/17 – Federal Way

The Tab Wizard’s Grand Prix Series shifted into high gear at the Summer Trails 5k.

The turnout was light for the only evening race on the 2017-18 GPS schedule, affording those playing in the Series a golden opportunity for serious points.  Of the 57 finishers, 29 were Silver Striders, just over 50% of the field.

Taking advantage of the light turnout were Sue Wirsch, Ray Arrington, and newcomer Phil Sturholm. Sue and Ray moved into first in their age group, while Phil assumed 2nd position in his.

Sue Wirsch – Leading W50-54

Ray Arrington – Leading M65-69

Phil Sturholm – Now 2nd M55-59













To be a Series finisher and share in a huge number of prizes, participants need to complete 8 Series races during the year.

Although we are only 10 races into the 28 race series, we already have 6 finishers. This could be the biggest year yet for the Grand Prix Series. See the Grand Prix Schedule.

Joining previous finishers, Judy Fisher and Nanci Larsen, were Dave Anderson, Arne Hales, Patty Husko, and Steve Husko.

Dave Anderson – Grand Prix Series Finisher

Arne Hales – Grand Prix Series Finisher

Patty Husko – Grand Prix Series Finisher

Steve Husko – Grand Prix Series Finisher




































One reason for the increase in GP players is the 4 race South King Challenge Series. Runners and walkers who participate in the Challenge Series will find themselves only 4 races away from being Grand Prix Series finishers as well.

The Summer Trails 5k race took place on a paved, but hilly, bike path in Federal Way. The 7:00 pm start was nice as the warm temperatures of the day began to cool.

The first Silver Strider to finish was Dave Sherman, age 63, with a time of 22:13. Dave was the 4th finisher overall.

Dave Sherman

Keith Lerew, age 59, was 22 seconds behind Dave. Noteworthy because Keith was pushing his granddaughter in a stroller over the hilly course.

Keith Lerew

The first female Silver Strider to finish was world class runner  Judy Fisher, age 73, in 25:46. Judy was 2nd woman overall.

Judy Fisher













Race Director, Mike Barney, commented after the race that he might move his race to a morning start next year.

Mike Barney – Race Director

Ray Arrington meditating before winning M65-69 age group

Rory and Deanna Muller – BuDu Racing timed and ran the race themselves.

No pre-race jitters here.


























The results in photos by Bruce Fisher















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