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February 3, 2014

Runners brave cold, hit Clinton streets

CLINTON — Small snowflakes filled the Clinton sky Saturday as hundreds of people ran in the 33rd Annual B-rrry Scurry undeterred by the weather.

Ann Eisenman, organizer of the Clinton Community College event, had expected runners would be tempted to stay away due to threats of sub-zero temperatures. However, 514 participants faced the 26-degree weather to complete the four-mile run/walk.

”But we’re happy with the number of participants, people who braved the temperatures,” Eisenman said. She added that the race has “b-rrry” in its name for a reason.

The first person to complete the course, Kevin DiVerde, was not troubled by the cold or the snow. Finishing at time of 22:36, this B-rrry Scurry first-timer found the race to be handled extremely well.

”It was a good course,” DiVerde said.

A member of the Iowa State Running Club, DiVerde is staying in Clinton as part of an engineer co-op at LyondellBasell. He only learned of the race on Tuesday. He added that the city did a great job cleaning the streets and the route was marked well.

Samantha Moller, of Silvis, Ill., won the female division with a time of 27:32. The current record holders are Jessica Langford with 23:21 and Bryan Glass with 20:15.

Runner Michael Winter, of Rock Island, Ill., remembers the race at its coldest, in 1996, when the temperature dipped to 15 below zero with a wind chill of 55 below zero. Winter participated in that race.

Both returning and first-time runners filled the streets on the race’s path.

Brett Wells, of Sterling, Ill., ran the race for the eighth year in a row. Davenport resident Amanda Schwartzhoff made the trip up to complete her third B-rrry Scurry with her husband. She planned to run it the entire way.

”It’s kind of our kickoff for the running season,” Schwartzhoff said.

Before the race started, 10-year-old Maci Sloane, of Camanche, could be found attaching her number to her chest and preparing for the race. Saturday was her first B-rrry Scurry, but she has run in a few other races. Her sister and aunt have been encouraging her to run with them.

Proceeds of the race benefit CCC students through B-rrry Scurry scholarships.


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