Race Report, Results, & Awards for TMC Tucson 10k and companion 5k

Click here for the race report emailed to all participants in the TMC Tucson 10k.  For results, click on Roadrunner Race Timing or the results page at the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.

If you earned an age-group award that you have not received, Running Shop Gift Cards will be at The Running Shop for another few weeks, so swing by 3055 North Campbell to pick up your award. Thanks to Greg Wenneborg at Roadrunner Race Timing.
The results have been updated since race day, so please follow the links to the updated results here. Greg also posts videos of every finish, so follow the link to watch your finish video! You’re welcome to screenshot the image as you wish!
2) Goodie Pickup: If you have not yet picked up your race shirt, participants now pick up shirts through the end of September on a first-come, first-served basis at The Running Shop. Please visit The Running Shop at 3055 North Campbell during regular business hours.
3) Photos and Social Media: We’re looking for images and pictures from the race — if you want to share any photos of you, your friends, or the scenery, please share at the Run Tucson FB page here.
For social media, please tag @runtucson and @runsar and @rrca with any instagram posts — you can use hashtags #TMCTucson10k or #gabezimmermantriplecrown or #runsar and #runtucson and anything else you want . . .
TMC Tucson 10k: Solidifying his claim to Local World Champion, Harry Mulenga won his third race in a row, easily cruising to victory in a time of 32:04. got some water, went for a jog, then jumped into the 5k, easily cruising to victory in 16:17. Second place male was Erik Bar Zeikon, newly transplanted to Tucson from Europe. Tucson’s Jose Delgado is on a tear, with his third straight speedy time of 36:09. First place in the men’s Master’s Division was Lucas Tyler in a time of 38:17.
Nicole Pearce took first place overall in the women’s division, in a strong time of 38:07. Nicole ran away from training partner Jessica Rushton, who finished in 38:20, a minute off her course record of 37:29 from the 2019 edition . As in the mile, second place went to Shannon Porter in 18-flat. Third place female was Amy Cole in 40:46. First place in the women’s master’s was Carrie Weldy, coming down from Phoenix to claim the top spot.
We at Run Tucson are committed to honoring the spirit of racing, and we’re grateful to TMC for helping us provide $1,000 in prize money and to The Running Shop for providing close to $1,000 in age-group gift cards.
Arizona State Age Group Records
Congratulations to 84-year-old Paul Robilia, who set a new age Arizona age record of 1:11:44.
Congratulations to Merry Dearmon, who also set a new women’s 67-year-old Arizona record with her time of 47:11.
RRCA State Championships: The TMC Tucson 10k was the RRCA Arizona State Championships. The RRCA championship race medals are at The Running Shop for pickup.
Men’s RRCA Champions:
Open Champ: Harry Mulenga
40+ Lucas Tyler
50+ Gary Craft
60+: Lewis Parkhill
Women’s RRCA Champions
Open Champ: Nicole Pearce
40+ Carrie Weldy
50+ Merry Dearmon
60+ Sue Ahrens
A note on timing: The cash awards were based on so-called “gun-time,” when the starter’s pistol was fired and the race began. Age-group awards were based on so-called “chip-time,” which is the elapsed time from when the athlete crosses the starting line to when they crossed the finish line. This method has become the norm in community races around the nation — and even more so given wave starts caused by public health concerns. Special thanks to Greg Wenneborg from Roadrunner Race Timing.

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