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Records Fall at 2014 PMCU O’side Turkey Trot

Darren Brown of Solana Beach opens up a lead early on the way to his record setting run in the 5 mile race at the PMCU O’side Turkey Trot

Oceanside CA— There was a brisk breeze blowing early Thursday morning but the temperature warmed up fast for more than 10,000 people participating in the 14th annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot.
It was a record breaking family affair for the mens and womens division winners as married couple Darren and Sarah Brown of Solana Beach were champions in the first race of the day, the 5 mile run.

Darren and Sarah Brown
Darren and Sarah Brown

Darren Brown completed the 5 mile course in 25:05 breaking the record set last year by Lukas Verzbicas of 25:16. Collin Jarvis of Vista was second with a time of 26:16 followed by Oceanside’s Okwaro Raura with a time of 26:34. Okwaro was the first Oceanside resident across the line and winner of the 2012, 5 mile run.
Sarah Brown finished with a time of 28:10 shattering the record of 28:49 set by Claire Rethmeier, of San Marcos, in 2011. Rethmeier was next across the line with a time of 29:54 followed by Kimberly Hicks of Vista who ran the course in 31:54.
The 5k winner was 37 year-old Oceanside resident, Tom Kloos with a time of 14:43. Nick Scarpello from State College PA finished at 15:04 and David Edwards was third David Edwards of Poway, 15:12.
Darren Brown walked back from the finish line of his recording breaking performance in the 5 mile run to the start line of the 5k run, finishing 6th with a time of 15:36.
The womans division top three were all Carlsbad runners. Lindsey Drake was first crossing the line at 16:45 followed by Jenna Munguia, 17:08 and Cortney Staruch, 17:34.
To view all the results or you participated in the PMCU O’side Turkey Trot, and want to look up your time, visit the PMCU O’side Turkey Trot website [Link]
Below are some photos from the Thanksgiving Day event.

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  • Start of the 5k PMCU O’side Turkey Trot 2014

  • Darren Brown completed the 5 mile course in 25:05

  • Tom Kloos, Oceanside, winner of the 5k

  • Past Champion, Oceanside’s Okwaro Raura

  • Sarah Brown finished with a record time of 28:10

  • Ryan Vilas takes a breather after the 5 mile run

  • Sarah Brown helps Ryan up

  • Okwaro Raura with Collin Jarvis of Vista who finished second

  • Abby and Doug Woelke running the 5 mile race for the fifth time

  • Bella and Jim Hall of Oceanside

  • David, Cassie, Travis and Wyatt take a pre-race selfie

  • El Camino Dance team cheering on the runners

  • Dan and Lynne Anderson with Jim and Teresa McElaney

  • Diane Garcia of Los Angeles

  • Gabe Nunez and Evelynn Sifuentes with Laz and Mandi of Vista

  • Team Austin Bice had over 500 runners

  • Matthew Rosner of Oceanside

  • Last to cross the start line and in no real hurry were Monique Martinez, Mariah, 10, Desiree Vargas and Arianna, 3.

  • Mona Fierro of Corona CA

  • Miss Teenage California, Alexxa Morgan and Okwaro Raura (Photo courtesy:Genevieve Wunder)

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Records Fall at 2014 PMCU O’side Turkey Trot