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Tuesday, July 4, 2000 -- Ashland, KY
9th Annual Summer Motion 10-K
Story and photos by Pam Anderson

[Details] [Coverage]
[Overall Results] [Results by Class]
Pictures: [Set 1] [Set 2] [Set 3] [Set 4] [Set 5]

starting line
The 4th starts off with a bang in Ashland, KY
It wasn't fireworks that the City of Ashland was hearing early Tuesday morning, but the pounding of feet hitting the pavement as runners from the Tri-state area hit the streets with a bang for the 9th annual Summer Motion 10K Road Race, one of the regions most popular races. As runners headed out in the hot humid day for their trek through the city, they were met with a mostly flat course with just a slight hill on the bridge crossing the Ohio River. This race is just part of a five day Summer Motion celebration featuring a parade, musical acts by the river, such as country musicians Pam Tillis and the Charlie Daniels' Band. And what would the 4th of July be with out one of the largest fireworks displays in the area?

Men's #1
Men's first place: J.C. Chirgwin
Soaring in for a first-place overall male finish was J.C. Chirgwin with a time of 34:48. J.C. is from Huntington WV and attends Moorehead State University. Commenting on the course he said it was a pretty flat course and good run but was very humid. Also taking top honors was Mike Detro (35:42) for a second-place overall finish and Aaron Arnold (36:07) with a third-place finish. Taking the fourth-place overall finish was a young runner headed to the Boston Marathon: Justin Cox with a time of 36:45. Best of luck to Justin!

Capturing the first place overall female finish was Joy Vincent with an extraordinary time of 42:12. Joy is from Huntington WV and attends Covenant College. Conquering the second-place overall female finish was Amy Lochow with a time of 45:23. Securing the third-place finish was Marlene Moore of Charleston with a time of 45:39. A new face in the running world, Martha Woodrum (49:37) of Charleston sprinted to the finish line for a fourth place finish with her father Woody in the crowd cheering her on.

Kids, Medals
Proud winners of the kids' races!
President of the 2000 Summer Motion Festival Chuck and Race director Lori Arthur along with all the wonderful volunteers including the Green Up High School Cheering Squad deserve a red, white and blue salute. A perfect way to celebrate America's birthday in the new millennium.