2014 Results and Photos
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The 10th Anniversary Oak Tree Half Marathon and 5K did not disappoint. Several records were set and many personal goals were achieved. Best of all, a record number of runners ran in the beautiful Genesee Valley and helped support the conservation of our important farms and forests. The half marathon had 328 finishers, a new record, and the 5K also set a new record with 380 finishers.
In the Half Marathon race, Kip Tisia ran away with the victory by smashing the previous course record set by Mount Morris native Tim Chichester in 2011 (1:09:09). Tisia, originally from Kenya and now residing in Rochester, ran a 1:08:27, finishing over 8 minutes ahead of runner up Genny Goodfellow. Goodfellow and Tisia were joined by Chris Hine as the only three to complete the course in a sub-6min/mile pace. On the women’s side, Erica Capozzi captured her first Oak Tree title in a time of 1:45:56. Capozzi edged out Jennifer Reschke of Geneseo by just over a minute and a half. In third place, Ashlie Roberts was just two seconds off of Reschke’s time, making for a very competitive women’s top three finish.
In the 5K, Josh Harter of Avon captured his first Oak Tree victory in 16:55 after finishing as runner up in his previous two Oak Tree 5K bids (2009, 2013). Harter took 48 seconds off of last year’s time. Alan Enos of Colorado finished second in 17:42 and was followed closely by John Ramos of Fairport who finished in 17:50. For the women, Fairport resident Melissa Senall won with a time of 19:37. Fourteen year old Clarissa Hensler finished second in 20:34 and was followed by 2008 Oak Tree winner Katie Passarell in 20:49.
The overall winners were not the only stand out runners this year. New course records were set for several age brackets by the men. Setting the overall course record, Tisia also established his time of 1:08:27 as the course record for male 25-29 year olds. Robert Christie set a record of 1:19:56 for 40-44 year olds. Gary Moore took just under thirty seconds off the 55-59 age group record with a time of 1:34:13 that was previously held by fellow South of the Thruway Runner Dave Coyne.
In the 5K several age group course records were also set. Harter’s winning time of 16:55 broke his previously held record for 35-39 year olds of 17:43. On the women’s side, Clarissa Hensler also broke the course record she set for 10-14 year olds in 2013. Her previous time was 20:44. Hensler took ten seconds off this year to establish a new time of 20:34 for this age group. Colleen Magnussen of Geneseo established a new record for the women’s 50-54 age group with a time of 24:01.