The 18th Annual Hilton 5K held in Hilton Village in Newport News on Saturday morning, October 2, 2010. 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 6.At race time temperatures were great for running – in the mid 60s, clear and sunny with a slight breeze and low humidity.118 runners entered the 5K (down from 187 runners in 2009) with 114 runners completing the course (down from 171 in 2009). The course was USATF certified (re-certification number pending – it was previously VA-93031-RT) and the course was run as originally certified. The course
remains unchanged since 1993.
Finish line and results services were provided by the Peninsula Track
Despite the lower turnout this year, three new age group course records were set today. 1st Woman Overall, Karen Terry, 21 of Hampton finished
with a time of 19:43 setting a new age group record for Women 20-24 previously held by Jojo McCandlish of Williamsburg (20:08 set in 2002). Also Diane De Echeandia of Hampton set a record for Women 65-69 with a
time of 27:23 breaking the mark Diane herself set in last year (27:26 set in 2009). In addition, Robert S. White, 86 of Hampton established an age group record for Men 85-89 with a time of 33:37.