CLINTON — Some 724 runners and walkers braved the cold and blustery conditions at the Clinton Community College/KWQC-TV 6 B-rrry Scurry road race, which celebrated its 25th anniversary Saturday.

Bryan Glass of Normal, Ill., and Kelley Timmerman of Geneseo, Ill., were again the winners of the 4-mile race, Glass winning the men’s race in 20 minutes and 27 seconds and Timmerman winning yet another women’s race with a time of 26:13.

The race-time temperature was 25 degrees and the participants had the contend with strong winds.

Glass, who is hoping to compete in the Boston Marathon, was 12 seconds slower than his race record time of a year ago but was extremely happy with his run.

“I had a negative split every mile,” he said. “I don’t know what to say. It was the hardest training week I’ve had in 2 1/2 years. I can’t believe it. This week has been phenomenal. My training is all coming together. I went out just trying to do a threshold pace and it just started feeling better and better.

“I just took off. I was just trying to run 21 minutes. After 2 miles I was right on that, but in the third mile something got into me and I was a lot faster. So, I thought why not push it even harder.”

Timmerman, who hold the women’s race record of 24:25 in 2000, is just getting back into the swing of things after an injury.

“I’m coming off a stress fracture in October,” she said. “Today it was pure leg power, not lung power. I’ll take it. This is a starting point.”

Timmerman said the conditions were a factor.

“I was hoping for a tall man in front of me to block the wind,” she said. “The elements were a little tough.”

Chip timing was introduced for the first time in the 2006 race. Runners cross a timing pad at the start and finish of the race and results are available on the Internet almost instantly.

Race director Anne Schmidt was pleased with the chip timing.

“The chip timing was new for us this year,” she said. “Chip timing allows the runners to access their times instantly and division results are quick and accurate.”

Regarding the race conditions Schmidt said, “We’ve been lucky to experience spring-like weather recently, but Mother Nature cooperated with our race to offer a little b-rrry on race day. The B-rrry Scurry is a group effort. We have good sponsors, plus a strong commitment from the community, police department and hundreds of volunteers, and support from the college community.”

In addition to the age-group awards the B-rrry Scurry also has a B-rrry Challenge to all businesses and organizations. The winners are determined by the number of people the respective organization has entered in the race.

The winner of the large division (over 150 employees) was the Clinton Community Schools 21st Century program. Rock River Road Runners won the small division.

The female age division winners included: 14-and-under, Alison Sullivan, Clinton, 32:25; 15-19, Megan Casey, Brookfield, Wis., 28:04; 20-24, Miranda Nelp, DeWitt, 30:48; 25-29, Angela Wakefield, Clinton, 29:05; 30-34, Lynn Fitzpatrick, Davenport, 28:10; 35-39, Dawn Sandoval, Moline, Ill., 26:57; 40-44, Erin Davis, Washington, 30:25; 45-49, Mary Lincoln, DeWitt, 29:49; 50-54, Muriel Naumann, Iowa City, 29:46; 55-59, Gwenell Hobson, Albany, Ill., 30:52; 60-64, Penny Danielson, Milan, Ill., 35:28; 65-69, Barbara Donald, Bettendorf, 38:56; and 70-and-over, Donna Gulley, Milan, Ill., 42:42.

The male age division winners included: 14-and-under, Sean McDonnell, Clinton, 35:50; 15-19, Alex Schmidt, Manlius, Ill., 24:25; 20-24, Josh Long, Burlington, 23:59; 25-29, Brian Jones, Sterling, Ill., 27:41; 30-34, Doug Day, DeWitt, 25:29; 35-39, Jeff Miller, Davenport, 26:24; 40-44, Scott Caldwell, Moline, Ill., 25:33; 45-49, John Grice, Kewanee, Ill., 23:41; 50-54, Terry Erickson, Hampton, Ill., 24:41; 55-59, Wayne Bohlmann, West Bend, Wis., 29:21; 60-64, George Tillett, Roscoe, Ill., 29:44; 65-69, David Zimmer, Long Grove, 29:57; and 70-and-over, Fran Riley, Davenport, 34:15.

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