Muse Crushes Hilly Bird-In-Hand Course

By Clay Shaw

BIRD IN HAND, PA, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021—The only company Tyler Muse of Bel Air, MD had was the lead horse and carriage, with two men in the Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon. Muse broke away from the 1165-runner field right away, and went on to win by nearly seven minutes, in 1:10:44. 

Isaac Jennings of Narberth, PA was second in 1:17:37.  Daniel Rhollans of Brooklyn, NY was third in 1:18:37.  Tim Nguyen of Philadelphia was fourth in 1:19:00,  Lyle Stauffer of Ephrata was fifth overall, top master, and top local in 1:20:34.

Nicole Patrick of Falls Church, VA was the top woman with a 1:25:30.  Jeanine Stewart of Philadelphia was second in 1:26:57.  Madelena Rizzo of Wyncote, PA was third in 1:29:44.  Mariana Folco of Philadelphia was fourth in 1:32:30.  Kathy West of Bethlehem was fifth overall and top Master in 1:32:43,

The Bird-In-Hand course is a bit hilly, or rolling one might say.  It’s a beautiful course and one that is quite unique and tours the Amish farmland of Eastern Lancaster County.  A must-run for those who have a bucket list, and a race worth traveling to.

Top Women

  1. 1:25:30 Nicole Patrick, 27, Falls Church, VA
  2. 1:26:57 Jeanine Stewart, 37, Philadelphia, PA
  3. 1:29:44 Madelena Rizzo, 29, Wyncote, PA
  4. 1:32:30 Mariano Folco, 34, Philadelphia, PA
  5. 1:32:45 Kathy West, 47, Bethlehem, PA
  6. 1:33:21 Julie Halteman, 29, Elizabethtown, PA
  7. 1:34:55 Athena Manolakos, 35, Wilmington, DE
  8. 1:36:30 Jen Esposito, 48, Kutztown, PA
  9. 1:36:56 Brenda Hodge, 50, Lancaster, PA
  10. 1:37:55 Nicolette Pisha, 35, Washington, DC

Top Men

  1. 1:10:44 Tyler Muse, Bel Air, MD
  2. 1:17:37 Isaac Jennings, 28, Narberth, PA
  3. 1:18:37 Daniel Rhollans, 30, Brooklyn, NY
  4. 1:19:00 Tim Nguyen, 23, Philadelphia, PA
  5. 1:20:34 Lyle Stauffer, 40, Ephrata, PA
  6. 1:22:15 Andrew Evans, 40, West Chester, PA
  7. 1:22:19 Justin Simone, 31, Abington, PA
  8. 1:23:36 Carter Babcock, 29, New York, NY
  9. 1:23:54 James Weaver, 29, Denver, PA
  10. 1:24:05 Tom Ferzetti, 46, Ocean City, NJ
Tyler Muse of Bel Air, MD dominated the Bird-In-Hand Half Marathon course in 1:10:44.
Nicole Patrick of Falls Church, VA was the women’s champion with a 1:25:30.
Shawn Godack of York, and course captain on the York White Rose Run course, ran a 1:55.
Amos King of Lititz multi-tasks while pacing the 1:50 group.
Mariana Folco of Philadelphia and Athena Manolakos of Wilmington, DE race through the first miles. Folco placed 4th in 1:32:30, and Manolakos was eighth in 1:34:55.
Stacey Metcalf #1881 of Leesburg, VA enjoying the Bird-In-Hand Half Marathon.
Lyle Stauffer of Ephrata placed fifth overall and top master in 1:20:34.
Jen Esposito of Kutztown, PA was eighth overall, and second master, in 1:36:30.
Gretchen Stevenson of Akron, PA sets a new PR of 1:39:21 and placed 14th among the women.
Katherine Brown of Ephrata gets a view of some Bird-In-Hand traffic on her way to 19th place among women.
Alayna DeBruin of Elizabethtown, wearing York College colors, placed 25th among the women.
Jenn Pellegrino #2016 of Washington, DC and Krissa Viscomi #2374 of Bethlehem, PA, lead a group of runners in the final mile.

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