Kevin McCabe (off by 21.11 seconds) was the best predictor at Misery Run, 5.75mish mud run in Carrboro, second event in Godiva Winter Series (33 finishers). Winners were Anthony Corriveau and Piper Winton.
Taylor Adams (1:26:05) of Chapel Hill was third male overall at Hair of Dog HM in Morganton (22 finishers). WT was 1:24:47.
Derek Clewley (1:39:07) was third 45-49 and Anna Claire Joyner (1:51:29) of Chapel Hill second 20-24 at 4th Holly Springs HM (599 finishers). WTs were 1:18:58 and 1:20:20.
Allen Baddour (2:38:16) of Chapel Hill was second fastest Tar Heel at New York City Marathon (53,515 finishers). Baddour finished 165th. Best N.C. time was 2:14:10 (14th). Average time was 4:23 for men, 4:52 for women. WTs were 2:08:13 and 2:22:38.
Kristen Stanley (24:13) of Hillsborough was first female and Jacob Tutor (20:52) of Efland second male at 1st Emergency Chaplains 5K in Durham (71 finishers). Men’s WT was 20:19.
Lisa Gubenia (26:46) of Pittsboro was first 50-59 and Diane Jacobs (27:44) of Chapel Hill first 60-69 at SPCA Santa Paws 5K in Raleigh (126 finishers). WTs were 19:55 and 23:15.
Zac Reiter (16:33) of Carrboro was first overall at 2nd Veterans Victory Lap 5K in Durham (168 finishers).
Lawson Noyes (53:06) of Mebane was first 70+ at Frosty Run 10K in Wake Forest (250 finishers). WT was 31:55.
Mark Manz (32:02) was the top finisher at Couch Mountain 5 Miler in Durham (45 finishers), part of Godiva Winter Series.
Feeding Frenzy HM/5K in Morehead City was postponed until. Jan. 18, 2020, due to stormy weather conditions Nov. 16.
The Jan. 26 Occoneechee Mountain Challenge 10m trail run in Hillsborough is a new race, starts and ends at Speedway. Limited to 300 runners, organized by Hillsborough Running Club.
The 2nd Raleigh Half Marathon Feb. 22 moves to a new course on Crabtree Creek Greenway.
New relay race, The Get Outdoor Mountain Relay (GOMR), 210m for teams of 12 runners, will be June 5 near Sparta, NC.
The Durham Women’s HM/8K apparently will not return for year two in 2020.