The 19th Annual Hilton 5K held in Hilton
Village in Newport News on Saturday morning, October 1, 2011. The race was sponsored by the Junior Women’s Club of Hilton Village. The course started and finished on Main Street near the Junior Women’s Club Clubhouse, winding its way around the Hilton Village area.
In addition, the Hilton 5K is the 10th race of the Peninsula Track Club
Grand Prix series. Next race in the series is the Yorktown Battlefield
10 Miler on November 5.
At race time temperatures were great for running – around 60, partly
cloudy with a slight breeze and low humidity.
110 runners entered the 5K (down from 118 runners in 2010) with 106
runners completing the course (down from 114 in 2010). The course was
USATF certified (VA-93031-RT) and the course was run as originally
certified. The course remains unchanged since 1993. (Regarding the
certification number – it has been verified that the VA-93031-RT
certification number is correct and is an active certification for 2011.)
Finish line and results services were provided by the Peninsula Track
Club. A copy of the results and listings for future road races can be
found on the PTC website: www.peninsulatrackclub.com.
Overall winner for the men was Geophery Mills, 23 of Chesapeake with a
time of 16:21 who came within 5 seconds of the course record for Men
Susan Hagel, 38 of Norfolk who was the 2009 PTC Grand Prix Champion and is the current 2011 Grand Prix points leader was 1st Woman Overall, the first time Susan has won a Grand Prix event outright. Susan’s time
Saturday morning was 21:26 and this was done after she ran the R.A.T.
Race in Norfolk on Friday evening with a time of 21:33.
Winston Collins, Sr., 70 of Newport News set a course record for Men
70-74 with a time of 21:48 breaking the mark set in 1998 by Peninsula
Road Running Hall of Fame member Andrew Polansky (21:54).