Vulcan Run 2005 History:
∑† NOVEMBER 6, 2004
Race Director: Trish Portuese
Title Sponsor: JRag
10K Top Finishers:
1. Stepheb Kirul in 31:21.2
2. Sammy Nyamongo in 31:21.3
3. Dewayne Miner 32:32
1. Janet Cherobon in 36:53† Eight time
NCAA track champion at Harding University
2. Johanna Siemon in 39:55
3. Rhonda Maron in 45:25
Male Masterís: John Tuttle in 32:21† - Former Olympic runner
Female Masterís: Lori Goldweber in 42:14
Wheel Chair: Macky Tyndall in 46:22
In the Men's division, Stephen Kirul and Sammy
Nyamongo, who both came from Marietta, GA ran together for most of the race
pulling away from the rest of the lead pack as they neared Highland Avenue on
32nd Street.† The two friends
maintained their pace, running side by side until the final sprint. The Menís
race was the closet ever in Vulcan Run history.† Backup timing systems and Photo finish had to be used to
determine the winner.† The guys were
1/100 a second apart.† At stake was the
honor of being the winner as well as double in prize money.† Taking 3rd place was a local
favorite Dewayne Miner, and 4th was Scott Strand both from
The Women's race also produced some fine talent coming to
Birmingham to take home prize money. Janet Cherobon an eight time NCAA track
champion living in Norcross, GA won the women's division, as home town
favorites Johanna Siemon took second place Third place in the women's division
went to Rhonda Maron.
$2,500 in Prize Money provided to the Top 5 Male and Female
finishers, and top Male and Female Master. $500 for first place, $250 for
second, $150 for third place, $100 for fourth place, and $50 for fifth place.
For the master's winners, they each received $200 in prize money.
Awards went to top 10 Overall, first master, and top 3 in each
Race conditions: Great day for a race! Comfortable Cool morning
for the start of the race, with a bit of humidity as the participants crossed
the finish line.
Race course stayed with tradition. The 10K course starts by
Boutwell Auditorium on 19th street heading south and winds through the very
flat part of downtown and heads out towards the rolling hills of Historical
Birmingham. Runners head up to Highland Avenue as they overlook the golf
course. The course winds past the stately homes of Highland Avenue, then a
final turn onto 20th Street, racing downhill, beneath the majestic buildings of
downtown to the finish line at Linn Park and the post race ceremony inside
1,381 of the 1,475 registered completed the course.
Post Race activities were held in Boutwell, bagels, ice cream
from BlueBell Creameries, and some "Adult Beverage" from our sponsor
Lots of Great door prize giveaways!
Proceeds benefited Birmingham Track Club, and the Leukemia and
For the fourth year in a row, the Vulcan Run has been a RRCA 10K
State Championship Race.
The Vulcan Run was also on the Running Journal Grand Prix