Cape Gazette

Runners ring in the new year in Bethany Beach

By Nick Roth | Jan 04, 2014
Photo by: Nick Roth John Castello and his furry friend race Katie Dickerson to the finish line in the Hair of the Dog 5K in Bethany Beach Jan. 1.

Bethany Beach — Four hundred thirty-five runners turned out for the first road races of 2014 in a chilly Bethany Beach on New Year's Day. The Hair of the Dog 5K and 10K events took runners through the under-construction downtown of Bethany and out to Route 1 before finishing on the mile-long boardwalk.

Claiming the first crown of 2014 was 17-year-old Kyle Jones from Newark, who completed the 10K course faster than 110 other competitors, in 39:03. He was quickly followed by Reza Mahbod, 41, of Bethesda, Md., in 39:30. Helen Morrow, 43, of Millsboro, was the first woman to cross the finish line and sixth overall in a time of 46:58.

The 5K was won by a pair of 16-year-old Bethany Beach boys. Mikey Singer and Andrew Michelson clocked times of 17:39.0 and 17:39.5 to finish in a virtual tie. The Top 5 was dominated by youngsters, as 17-year-old Jake Fishkin, 11-year-old Blake Hundley and 16-year-old Dylan Orrell were the next runners to finish the 5K race.

Katie Dickerson, 34, of West Chester, Pa., was the first female runner to finish, with a time of 19:26.

Kyle Jones, 17, of Newark, cruised to a win in the 10K race with a finishing time of 39:03. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Helen Morrow, 43, of Millsboro, was the first woman to cross the finish line in the 10K race at 46:58. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Mark Donohue, 23, of Stevensville, Md., started at the back of the pack with his dog, but still managed to finish the 5K 11th overall in 20:02. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Barbara Miller of Selbyville celebrated the new year with a 51:57 10K. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Youngsters lead the way as 5K runners jump off the starting line. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Mardiny Ung of Elizabethtown, Pa., thanks her supporters as she competes in the 10K race through the streets of Bethany Beach. She finished in 47:25. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Who's running the race? Marlene Dressman of Germantown, Md., reels in her excited pup at the beginning of the 5K race. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Carl Borkland of West Chester, Pa., passes in front of Bethan Surf Shop on his second lap through downtown Bethany Beach during the 10K race. He finished 13th overall in 48:02. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Reza Mahbod of Bethesda, Md., crossed the finish line second in the 10K race with a time of 39:30. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Katie Dickerson of West Chester, Pa., approaches the finish line on the Bethany Beach boardwalk. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
The chilly conditions didn't faze Henry Trempler of Wilmington as he ran to a third-place finish in the 10K with a time of 42:02. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Chip Maust of Rockville, Md., crosses in front of Garfield Parkway en route to a seventh-place finish in the 10K race. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Multitasking is necessary because every second counts. Robert Azbell fiddles with his device as he starts the 10K race. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Dominik Van Der Veen of Rockville, Md., finished foot and paw with his dog at 18:55. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Joanne White of Bridgeville was the fourth woman to finish the 10K race, in 49:03. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Matt Pipeno of Frankford, left, and Jim Calvert of Pasadena, Md., run side by side down Atlantic Avenue about halfway through the 10K race. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
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