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Cactus Classic VII
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   Oro Valley Tucson, AZ
   Sunday, November 02, 2003


Randy Bowman                         

The Cactus Classic VII took place on November 2, 2003 in Tucson Arizona in scenic Oro Valley on the roughest course I had ever been on pulling off my worse marathon time ever after jarring my spine in a section of rough road that I could not recover from.  The Iron men one and two Randy Bowman of PYROapparel and Dennis Humphrey did not seem to be bothered finishing with a time of 1:16:49 and 1:16:55.

Randy felt the pace was much too slow in the beginning of the race so he picked it up and  only Dennis followed.  Once away the two worked hard maintaining the distance from the chase pack despite their advantage in numbers for pulling and especially with the long, fast down hills in which the chase pack could attain speeds over 40mph because of their mass relative to the wind resistance.

There were long sections of rough road which could only be managed by skating on the painted lines and gutters.  The hills were challenging but manageable  with a steep uphill finish.

- Miguel A Jordan, M.D.

Top five finishers for Pro divisions are:

MARATHON PRO DIVISION  RESULTS - Male
1  RANDY BOWMAN          1:16:49
2  JORDAN NELSON         1:20:21
3  STEVEN OUTEN          1:24:00
4  SCOTT WOLF            1:24:15
5  STEPHANE TREMBLAY     1:26:53
 
MARATHON PRO DIVISION  RESULTS - Female
1 STACY ELDRIDGE         1:27:59
2 ALEXANDRA SCOTT        1:28:29
3 AIMEE SANDERSON        1:35:59
 
MARATHON PRO MASTERS DIVISION  RESULTS - Male

1    DENNIS HUMPHREY               1:16:55

2    CRAIG GARCIA                  1:20:27

3    ROBERT TYSEN                  1:20:30

4    ALAN MARCOSSON                1:24:03

5    EDWARD WACHTER                1:24:10

 

MARATHON PRO MASTERS DIVISION  RESULTS  Female

1   KIM PERKINS                        1:27:59

2   JENNI ARMSTRONG                    1:28:29

3   BRENDA HARRIS                      1:28:29

4   NAOMI SHECHTER                     1:40:29

5   PENNY WRIGHT                       1:41:59

 

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