Thom B Trail Runs 2023 Results

Just a few short weeks ago, 109 eager runners toed the line at Hammond Hill State Forest to run the 31st Thom B. Trail Runs. Runners register for a single loop (8.5 miles), two loops (17 miles), or a marathon (3 loops plus an extra 0.7 miles).

A cool, crisp morning soon gave way to warmer temperatures, as the marathoners began their journeys at 7:00 am while 17-mile runners and 8.5-mile runners began at 8:00 am and 9:00 am, respectively. Temperatures remained manageable throughout the duration of all three races, as did the number of bugs that sometimes like to play along this time of year. The two aid stations on the course—one at the start/finish and the other midway through the loop—remained well stocked and finishers were able to enjoy Food Director Lauren Milano’s spread of bagels, cream cheese, hummus, granola bars, veggies, watermelon, orange wedges, candy, cookies, chips, and plenty of water.

One-Loopers Podium (8.5 miles): In the men’s race, Dan Timmerman of Trumansburg finished in first place, with a time of 58:07. Ace Seriani of Rochester took second in 1:00:02, with Harry Greene of Ithaca hot on his heels just 13 seconds after, with a time of 1:00:15.

In the women’s race, Nora McIver-Sheridan of Ithaca won with a time of 1:04:40. Jenny Selig of Elmira took second in 1:06:02. Janet Van Zoeren of Fairport ran a 1:16:21 for third place.

Two-Loopers Podium (17 miles): In the men’s race, Ithacans took the top three spots. Glenn Seeholzer took the tape in 2:08:17, followed exactly 1 minute later by the hard-charging Andrew Norby and Brian Lee, who finished neck-in-neck in 2:09:17.

In the women’s race, Amelia Kaufman of Ithaca earned the first-place finish with a time of 2:29:51. Mary Snyder of Washington D.C. crossed the finish line second in 2:32:00. And Morgan Allen of Oswego ran her race in a time of 2:33:41, good enough for third place.

Three-Loopers-Plus-Baby-Loop Podium (Marathon): In the men’s race, Jamal Diboun of Van Etten came in hot, finishing in an epic time of 3:36:22 and beating Ian Golden’s previous course record of 3:37:05 set back in 2019 (though the course has been slightly modified). Erich Nieman of Manlius took second in 3:36:46, also surpassing Ian’s course record. Scotie Jacobs of Freeville finished in third place, with a respectable time of 3:59:22.

In the women’s race, Jami Landry of Dryden bested her 2022 marathon time by 1 hour and 40 minutes to take the win 4:30:28. Second-place finisher Kuwanna Dyer-Pietras of Vestal finished in a time of 5:37:26. Cat Massa of Freeville took third in 5:42:26.

Podium finishers in all three races once again won pies.

Full race results may be found here.

Thanks to those who made it all possible…

  • Race Directors: Joel Cisne and Gary McCheyne
  • Race setup: Joel Cisne, Adam Engst, Gary McCheyne
  • Bib pickup: Margaret Frank and Stephanie Mulinos
  • Head timer: Adam Engst
  • Backup timers: Heather Cobb, Jesse Koennecke, Bob Talda
  • Food director: Lauren Milano
  • Course sweep: Christie Hillenbrand and Melissa Wallace
  • Start/Finish Aid Station: Patrick Milano

The Thom B Trail Runs are part of the FLRC Trail Circuit, and results are now reflected in the annual Pebblehead/Stonehead/Boulderhead leaderboard.

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