5K Race

Mark Naylor won the Taste of Annandale 5K for the third year in a row. The 36-year-old Annandale resident completed the race with a clock time of 19:35.1.

That was slower than his time last year (18:11.9) but good enough to beat 134 other runners in the Oct. 5, 2019, race, a major component of the Taste of Annandale street festival.

From the left: Kyle Grimsley, Mark Naylor,,and Daniela Raik.

Kyle Grimsley, 31, of Springfield, came in second with a time of 19:50.7, and Duane Novotni, 40, of Fairfax, was third, coming in at 19:55.6.

The fastest woman, was Rachel Kuprenas, who came in sixth-place overall. Kuprenas, 26, of Annandale had a time of 21:26.5, and was also the top woman in last year’s Taste of Annandale 5K.

Daniela Raik, 43, of Annandale, was the second-fastest woman with a clock time of 23:42.0, and Robin Hersh, 39, of Arlington, was third at 23:49.8.

Mason Supervisor Penny Gross (right) congratulates some of the age category winners.

Here are the age-category winners:

Age 9 and under
Male: M. Klaus, 7, Annandale – 30:01.4
Female: M. Green, 9, Springfield – 29:33.6

Age 10-14
Male: A. Syar, 12, Annandale – 25:48.1
Female: K. Adams, 12, Manassas – 44:33.2

Age 15-18
Male: Fernando Guzman, 15, Alexandria – 35:23.6
Female: Phoebe Grandison, 15, Annandale – 31:20.2

Age 19-29
Male: Arthur Fuller, 26, Silver Spring, Md. – 24:25.7
Female: Shannon Raines, 25, Falls Church – 25:02.1

Age 30-39
Male: Michael Blackman, 36, Annandale – 21:20.8
Female: Tiffany Jones, 30, Fairfax – 24:44.5

Age 40-49
Male: Edwin Sherman, 40, Alexandria – 21:37
Female: Kate Mattice, 48, Burke – 27:17.5

Age 50-59
Male: Jose Sejas, 54 – 20:10.1
Female: Sushila Nanda, 58 – 24:22.9

Age 60 and over
Male: Ernesto Baca, 64, Houston, Texas – 25:25.8
Female: Mary Lowe Mayhugh, 63 – 25:24.4

The complete results are online.

The race was certified by USA Track & Field (certificate #17034RT). The course started at the Kmart parking lot on John Marr Drive, headed along Columbia Pike, through the trails in Mason District Park, and ended up back at the parking lot.

The 5K organizers thank the trainers at  PR Performance Fitness for leading warm-up exercises, the 7-Eleven on Hummer Road for donating water and ice, and the Aldi on Columbia Pike for donating fruit and nut bars for the runners.

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