14th Annual Treaster Kettle Test-Your-Mettle 10.6 Mile Run
June 10, 2018
Rothrock State Forest
by Mike Casper
mettle – vigor and strength of spirit or temperament; staying quality
It was a misty April day in mid-June as runners gathered at Colyer Lake, prepared to climb the spiny Treaster Kettle Road to Bear Meadows and then return. Not long after the start, the rains came and stuck around, if eventually lightening up a bit. The road surface was a little muddy but the cool conditions kept the runners comfortable.
Loc O and Matt Balogh came within a minute of the course record set last year by Andrew Sell, with Steve Templin placing third. Balogh and Alan Effrig each took more than 2 minutes off their 2017 time.
Diane Swauger paced the women’s field, with Amy Hobson and Haley Heath tying for second.
Five runners have run all of the “official” Tussey Teasers #1 through #4 (March 3 through June 10) so far, and one of these also ran the “bonus” (Feb. 3) Teaser #0. All five are in the running for a “grand prize” to be awarded on June 17 after the final Teaser, the Eager Seeger Half Marathon. Those five are: Evan Bresler, Jacob Gordon, David Lloyd, Jim Maras and Steve Templin.
A big thanks to CaliKline – RE/MAX Centre Realty, Appalachian Outdoors and Subway Restaurants for their support of the 2018 Tussey Teasers Series.
The final Tussey Teaser of the season, the Eager Seeger Half Marathon, will take place on June 17. For details, visit http://tusseymountainback.com/events/tussey-teasers
Runners at Colyer Lake stand ready for the climb up Treaster Kettle Road to Bear Meadows and back
Diane Swauger led the women’s field in style and earned a Mr. Goodbar trophy
Victoria Maras and her dad, Jim, completed the run together
David Lloyd didn’t mind the day’s soupy conditions
Overall Order of Finish
Place First Last Age Sex Town State Time
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1 Loc O 41 M Williamsburg PA 1:04:27
2 Matthew Balogh 18 M State College PA 1:04:30
3 Steve Templin 45 M Muncy PA 1:11:52
4 Patrick Singletary 52 M State College PA 1:15:52
5 Alan Effrig 38 M State College PA 1:19:25
6 Doug Shunk 36 M State College PA 1:19:37
7 Evan Bressler 34 M PA Furnace PA 1:30:05
8 Llew Williams 60 M Sinking Spring PA 1:31:58
9 Diane Swauger 42 F Port Matilda PA 1:36:51
10 Jacob Gordon 30 M Huntingdon PA 1:38:01
11 Ron Burket 58 M Philipsburg PA 1:38:54
12 Amy Hobson 22 F Bellefonte PA 1:40:52
13 Haley Heath 22 F LaFontaine IN 1:40:52
14 Zach Hobson 22 M Bellefonte PA 1:41:08
15 Regina Lozinski 39 F Port Matilda PA 1:41:17
16 Victoria Maras 20 F State College PA 1:42:27
17 James Maras 56 M State College PA 1:42:27
18 David Lloyd 48 M State College PA 1:58:06