A new record was set in the Sinnemahone 50k on Saturday. Bobby Longenecker from Lititz finished the race in 4:50:43. He was one of two competitors taking home the gold crown of the Sinnemahone Triple Crown. Longenecker finished third in the 55-mile gravel bike race and finished third in the Bob Umbenhauer race of the Sinnemahone Paddle. Hansel Lucas from Brookville also completed the longest distance in each of the legs of the Sinnemahone Triple Crown.
Saturday 80 competitors braved cool and rainy weather to complete the course through the Elk State Forest. Earning the silver triple crown were Ken Bray, Ryan Dobson, Brice Major, Dave McManigle, Saul Solveson, Steve Stoddard, Juneann Travis, Harry Beiler, Maribeth Beiler, and Valerie Van Breugel. Siver crown participants selected shorter distances in at least one of the three events.
The top finisher in the 25k was Raymond Esh from Lykens at 2:14:49. The top female finisher was Cleo Bradybaugh from Kane finishing at 2:54:52. In the 12k race Terry McGaffic from Hookstown finished first with a time of 1:04:15, while Ann Sick from Millville finished in 1:15:49.
The race grew by 20% this year and has reached pre-covid levels. “It was exhilarating seeing past participants return including those that either lived here and moved or own a season residence in Cameron County,” said Cameron County Chamber of Commerce executive director, Tina Solak. Those participants included a husband and wife team from Texas, Beth and Doug Argot who own a seasonal residence. Returning from California was a mother-son duo Nancy and Eric Vierhaus. This is the 11th year for the race which is used to promote local businesses who provide the awards and swag for the events.
Complete results can be found at: https://runhigh.com/2023RESULTS/R102123LA.html