Hall Of Fame


online magazine presents

          

                The Silver Strider Hall Of Fame 

                      Featuring                

– Silver Strider Of The Year

       – Mr Grand Prix and Ms Grand Prix

              – State Champions

                    –  Super Athletes

                           – Enduring Athletes

                                 – Boomer Races

                                                                                            Photos by Bruce Fisher


xxxxxxxx            SILVER  STRIDER OF THE YEAR

The Silver Strider magazine’s highest honor is “Silver Strider of the Year”. We have given this award to the Silver Strider who personifies  sportsmanship, inspiration, camaraderie, and willingness to serve others. Participation in Silver Strider programs is not a requirement, but is certainly a consideration. This recognition began in 2015 and has continued each year.

        This award can only be attained one time. Here are the honorees.

Kaye V Ladd – 2016

 

Bruce Fisher – 2017

 

Charlea Sherman – 2018

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Allen Walker – 2019

 

Karen Lichtenstein 2020
 

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                       xxxxxxxMr. and Ms. Grand Prix

Each year this title is bestowed on the man and woman who completes the most Grand Prix Series race during the year. Here are the honorees.

 

George Gonzales – Mr Grand Prix 2010                 

 

Judy Fisher – Ms Grand Prix 2010, 2018, 2019      

 

Holly Hall – Ms Grand Prix 2011 xxxx

 

Larry Larsen – Mr Grand Prix 2011, 2014

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Dave Sherman – Mr Grand Prix 2012, 2013, 2014
Marsha Murray – Ms Grand Prix 2012, 2013,2020
Patty Husko – Ms Grand Prix 2016, 2019,2020
Steve Husko – Mr Grand Prix 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Sandra Madden Ms Grand Prix 2014
Edythe Hulet  Ms Grand Prix 2015
Jerry Dietrich – Mr Grand Prix 2019 

 

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Steve Ramsdell Mr Grand Prix 2019

 

Nick Bailey  Mr Grand Prix 2020

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Tiare Bailey Ms Grand Prix 2020

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xxxxxxxCUThe Silver Strider 5k State Championship

The Silver Strider 5k State Championship offers the top runners in each age group, in the State of Washington, a chance to compete head to head, on the same course, under the same conditions. The Silver Strider Championship race for 2020 was canceled.  It is hoped to be resumed in 2021. 

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xxxxxxxx                  xxxxxSUPER ATHLETES

This category was originally titled “Runner of the Year”. Our first winners of Runner Of The Year honors in 2013 were Judy Fisher and Bill Iffrig. Both posted world class times at all distances. In 2014 the winners were Judy Fisher and Joe Sheeran. Again in 2015, Judy and Joe won again.
At this point we realized that Judy Fisher and Joe Sheeran were going to win every year. We felt we should widen the award to include more top runners.
We decided to replace Runner of the Year with the Super Athlete award. We also decided to abandon plaques in favor of a more unique award, the Super Athlete Ring.
To gain Super Athlete status and a ring, athletes must be ranked in the TOP IO at all four distances at the end of the year.

2013 Runners of the Year – Judy Fisher and Bill Iffrig

2014 Runner of the Year – Judy Fisher (absent Joe Sheeran)

2015 Runners of the Year – Joe Sheeran & Judy Fisher

Pictured left to right: Mickey Allen, Ed Heckard, Judy Fisher, Carol Sexton, Kristen Mossman, Bob Hoekman, Sandra Madden, Dave Sherman and Arne Hales.

        

Pictured are left to right: Keith Lerew, Ed Heckard, Jerry Bronson, Donna Jackson, David Crawford, Kristen Mossman, Mickey Allen, Judy Fisher, Sandra Madden, Carol Sexton, Dave Sherman, Jess Del Bosque and Doug Beyerlein.

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#ffffff;”>  ENDURING ATHLETES

                         Should you retire at 80?
Here are Washington runners who answered “No”.

Washington’s All Time TOP IO Silver Striders
5k Distance on a Certified Course
Excluded:
Independence Day Race excluded (Downhill)
Washington State Sr. Games (Integrity Issues)

All time WA 5k Top 10 for Men 80-84

1. Bill Iffrig   Fremont 5k              24:25
2. Bart Haggin Spokane                27:55
3. Richard Olafson Kent 5k         28:21
4. Rudy Gahler Tesoro 5k             28:40
5. Keith Wood FSRC Reso 5k      28:54
6. Peter Marshall Fowl Run         29:12
7. Jerry Dietrich Duvall 5k           29:48
8. George Murray Bank to Bay   29:58
9. Dallas Wylie Fowl Run              31:07
10.Larry Glenn Cornucopia 5k  32:58

All time WA 5k Top 10 for Men 85-89

1. Rudy Gahler Tesoro 5k             29:44
2. Keith Wood Fall City                  31:54
3. Alberto Perez                                 35:24
4. George Murray Xmas Rush     38:26
5. Jerry Dietrich Art Dash 5k      40:50
6. Lester Bradford Fowl Run       44:52
7. Al Rousseau                                     45:38
8. Herman Diers                                 52:24
9. John Bodach Whidby 5k          52:38
10. Richard Prince CNW Reso   62:24

All time WA 5k Top IO for Men 90-94

1. Rudy Gahler Art Dash 5k         46:32
2. Roman King                                      49:40
3. John Cahill                                         50:51
4. Simy Magaway FSRC Reso      53:46
5. George Murray Kent 5k             53:51
6. Herman Diers Tac Turkey         58:40

Congratulations to Rudy Gahler and George Murray for making all three lists.
Will we be adding a 95-99 list in the future? Breaking 30 minutes is a big deal for an 80 year old. Historically only 8 men have.

Rudy Gahler

Rudy Gahler is the only 85 year old runner to break 30 minutes. Even more incredible is his 46:32 at age 90.

Keith Wood

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We must acknowledge an unbelievable performance not mentioned on this list. That would be Keith Wood’s amazing marathon in 4:15:09 at age 80

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All time WA 5k Top 10 for Women 80-84

1. Sue Stipe Cornucopia 5k       34:06
2. Barbara Macklow Tesoro      35:41
3. Sally Krie Christmas Rush    40:25
4. Gail Everett                                   43:31
5. Molly Childs  NODM                43:37
6. Luellen Chareski Reindeer   43:46
7. Ann Peacock                                45:22
8. Edythe Hulet                                45:25
9. Chloe Parr                                     46:29
10. Jean Green                                 46:41

All time WA 5k Top 10 for Women 85-89

1. Grace Nowicki 85                      41:24
2. Darlene Stats                               45:37
3. Barbara Macklow Tesoro      47:07
4. Chloe Parr  86                              47:19
5. Inez West  86                                48:22
6. Eleanor Hull  85                           58:22
7. Norval Rhodes Fowl Run        59:33
8. Leah Sahr 87                                  60:02
9. Barbara Gardner Hagen         61:53
10. Julie Schlutz                                66:12
 

All time WA 5k Top 10 for Women 90-94

1. Judy Baxter                                58:40
2. Helen Hopkins                          61:27
3. Norval Rhodes Fowl Run     63:18
4. Mary Breivik  91                       67:55

Congratulations to Barbara Macklow, Chloe Parr and Norval Rhodes, the only women to make 2 lists.

 Barbara Macklow
Chloe Parr
Norval Rhodes

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TxxThe Battle Of The Boomers 2015-18

Historically, The Battle Of The Boomers was the most popular Silver Strider event among top athletes over 50. This was probably due to the generous prize money and the prestige of being recognized as a top athlete. The top six ranked runners in each age group were invited to participate in this competition which spanned three years.

The brainchild of Dennis Zaborac, the race sponsor, the Boomer Races were an immediate success. Each age group battle was incorporated into a popular existing race over a period of two years. The “Final Battle” included all previous entrants who competed on an age graded basis.

One year later the competitors returned for the “Final Battle Part 2”.

TxxxxThe Final Results Of The Battle of the Boomers – Part II

July 14, 2018 – Kent, WA

After three years of competition, Jane Treleven, age 69, has emerged as the Battle of the Boomers Champion.

Her World Class age graded score of 92.7 was by far the dominate performance of the Series.

Here are the results showing the winners. The performances were amazing. The age group winners crowned State Champions at the Cornucopia 5k were true champions of their age divisions. An in depth Race Report will follow in a few days complete with photos by Flash Fisher.

The Battle of the Boomers series was the created and funded by Dennis Zaborac, a true patron of the running world.

                  Boomers Final Battle Part II Winners on July 14, 2018

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Here is tHere is the final wrap-up for the Battle of the Boomers 2015-18

The total prize money won In all Boomer Races was as follows:

1. Jane Treleven$700
2. Joe Sheeran $500
3. Carol Sexton $340
4. Louise Mihay $310
5. Pat Warner $200
5. Mark Billett $200
5. John OHearn $200
8. Ed Heckard $150
9. Dave Sherman $130
10. Keith Lerew $120
11. Judy Fisher $100
11. Regina Joyce $100
11. David Crawford $100
11. Chloe Parr $100
11. Kristen Mossman $100
11. Richard Olafson $100
11. Arne Hales $100
11. Bryan Sepal $100
11. Barb Bumann $100
11. Larry Glenn $100
22. Jerry Dietrich $80
23. William Waters $70
24. 13 Runners $50
25. 11 Runners $40
26. 10 Runners $30
27. 9 Runners $20
28. 7 Runners $10
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Total Prize Money $5,640

Top Battle of the Boomers performances age graded

Red = WORLD CLASS
Blue = NATIONAL CLASS

Jane Treleven 92.70
Joe Sheeran 90.57
Pat Warner 89.83
Judy Fisher 89.57
Mark Billett 87.58
Carol Sexton 86.70
Gail Hall 86.17
Regina Joyce 85.38
David White-Espin 85.23
Lisa Knoblich 84.90
David Longmuir 83.85
John OHearn 83.80
Carol Grisso 83.63
Kristen Mossman 83.52
David Crawford 82.83

Donna Jackson 82.34
Becky Backstrom 82.31
Kent Sizer 81.06
Denis Villeneuve 80.60
Doug Beyerlein 80.04

Dennis Zaborac presents the Championship trophy to Jane Treleven

 
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Carol Sexton receives 2nd place Championship trophy and Most Improved trophy from Dennis Zaborac

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