Turkey Trot 10K Race Report

It was a generally nice morning for a Thanksgiving Day race in East Mesa; mostly sunny, unseasonably warm, but without the usual stiff breeze. This venerable 10K, which celebrated its 36th running, reportedly set a record for number of entrants (nearly 2,000 in the 10K, with close to 1,000 more in the non-competitive events, a 2 mile fun run and 1 mile fitness walk). New course records were also established by the men’s and women’s overall winners.

Quest Club was well-represented in the results. For the second year in a row, Laura Clarke-Steffen took home a turkey for winning her age group (although we didn’t get two birds this year). Jeff Daer made a rare appearance in a road race, and passed Tom Turkey in the last half mile to earn a certificate.

Turkey Trot 10K race results at RacePlaceEvents.com: Turkey Trot results

Results for Quest Club and friends:

73 41:10 5/106 409 Daer, David 40 Tempe, AZ 38:12(’93)
172 45:17 5/60 2220 Mendoza, Ed 52
283 48:23 29/105 410 Daer, Jeff 38 Scottsdale, AZ 34:57(’93)
481 54:15 9/19 1613 Steffen, Bob 64 Phoenix, AZ

16 44:00 1/63 343 Clarke-Steffen, Laura 47 Phoenix, AZ 42:40(’04)
23 44:46 6/196 2180 Agria, Helice 29
232 54:43 27/123 2820 Clarke, Ginger 44

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