Flynn and Abeles Win Rail Trail 10 Miler

By Clay Shaw

24th York Rail Trail 10 Miler, Seven Valleys to York, PA, August 27, 2022—Alysha Flynn of York won the Rail Trail 10 Miler in 1:08:05, topping all the men except the top three.  Sarah Wenger of Dallastown was second overall and top master, in 1:10:30.  Wenger had a successful 100-mile race, finishing 8th in 32:15:10 at the Eastern States 100 Miler on August 13.  Kelly Rose of Dover, the 2021 Rail Trail 10-Mile champ, was third in 1:14:24.  Rose ran faster in 2022. 

Benjamin Abeles of Felton, PA won the race for the second straight year.  Abeles, a Boston Marathon sub-3-hour marathoner (2:57:05), won the race in 1:04:03. Abeles was the top master as well.   Damien Lynch of York was second in 1:05:58. David Rizzuto of York, who is 56 now, burst into the lead for the first several miles, and finished third in 1:05:04. 219 runners finished the 10 Miler.

Top Women

  1. 1:08:05 Alysha Flynn, 35, York
  2. 1:10:30 Sarah Wenger, 41, Dallastown
  3. 1:14:24 Kelly Rose, 34, Dover
  4. 1:19:52 Diana Griffiths, 51, Lititz
  5. 1:21:00 Judy Roche, 56, Abbottstown
  6. 1:22:34 Cynthia Abeles, 41, Felton
  7. 1:22:40 Alexis Oldhouser, 32, Glen Rock
  8. 1:23:54 Amy Stabley, 43, Hanover
  9. 1:23:55 Kelly Dworak, 60, Carlisle
  10. 1:24:00 Erin Smith, 42, Hummelstown

Top Men

  1. 1:04:03 Benjamin Abeles, 43, Felton
  2. 1:04:58 Damien Lynch, 44, York
  3. 1:05:24 David Rizzuto, 56, York
  4. 1:08:12 Dave MacLean, 47, Spring Grove
  5. 1:09:08 Jesse Smith, 49, Wellsville
  6. 1:09:17 Bradley Yehl, 30, Maytown
  7. 1:09:43 Kody McDonald, 33, Manchester
  8. 1:10:04 Jason Murray, 48, Carlisle
  9. 1:10:27 Todd McClimans, 44, York
  10. 1:10:28 Michael Tedesco, 36, Manchester
Impromptu start of the Rail Trail 10 miler in Seven Valleys.
Alysha Flynn of York wins the Rail Trail 10 Miler in 1:08:05.
Benjamin Abeles of Felton was the overall winner in 1:04:03. Abeles also won the 2021 race.
Billie Kay Melanson of York won the 65-69 division in 1:26:07, She was 15th overall.
Mike Ball of York runs the Rail Trail 10 Miler in 1:32:59, good for 2nd in age group. Mike is at state #49 in quest to run a marathon in each of the 50 states.
Todd Rose of York, wears the coveted 50 sub 4 singlet.. Rose won the 60-64 group in 1:17:21.
Kelly Dworak of Carlisle placed ninth overall and top 60-64 in 1:23:55.
Cortnie Amelotte of York rocks the 10 miler with a smile
Larry Redding of East Berlin runs the Rail Trail 10 miler, thanks to an organ donor.
Heidi Westfall #7138 of Seven Valleys runs with Earlene Kemnitz #7130 of Seven Valleys in the Rail Trail 10 miler that started in their hometown.
Judy Roche of Abbottstown placed fifth overall and won the 55-59 group in 1:21:00.
Cynthia Abeles of Felton placed sixth overall in 1:22:34.
Alexis Oldhouser of Glen Rock placed seventh overall in 1:22:40.
Armand Meyer of York placed first in 70 plus in 1:29:20. Rocking the orange Flying Feet kit.
Our neighbors Shawn Godack and Ted Sickler of York, enjoy a moment after the race with friends.

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