Barbara Miller & Brian Pilcher win

Barbara Miller Wins 65-69 1/2 Mararthon Champs

Also, Barbara Miller (Buffalo Chips) won the 65-69 division at last Sunday’s USA Masters
Half Marathon Championships (1:48:37) in Florida. Jeff Magallanes
(Seaside, CA near Monterey) was 3rd in the 45-49 age group.

USA Masters Half Marathon Championships Results


Brian Pilcher Wins 50-54 at XC Champs

Brian Pilcher (Tamalpa) was the 50-54 age group champion at last
Saturday’s (Feb. 7, 2009) U.S. Cross Country Championships in Maryland.
Among others, he beat 1984 U.S. Olympic marathoner John Tuttle.
Links to details are below.—————- Begin Forwarded Message —————-
Date: 2/10/09 8:34 AM
Received: 2/10/09 9:14 AM
From: [email protected]

We had a successful championships this past weekend hosted by the
Montgomery County Road Runners at Agricultural History Farm in Derwood,
Maryland (a Washington DC suburb); we had well over 600 entries and 534
total finishers (3rd all time behind San Diego [651] and New York [588;
note: NYC was still two day format and we additionally had short course
races for both men and women, which accounted for 140 of the
finishers]).  The 168 finishers in the senior men’s 12k is a record.

The course itself was a challenging dirt [MUD!] and grass euro-style “2k”
loop with virtually no flat sections and an over 400-meter long rolling
uphill each lap.  Did I mention there was some mud?

We’ve heard good things from the athletes about the course and the event.




Michael Scott
Chair, USATF Cross Country Council