2015 Advanced Sports Chiropractic Runners' Pentathlon
Presented by Greater Philadelphia Track Club
              2015 Advanced Sports Chiropractic Runners' Pentathlon
                     Presented by the Greater Philadelphia Track Club

Will be contested on Sunday August 30th, 2015 at 8:30am at Germantown Academy's
Carey Stadium & Athletic Complex, Fort Washington, PA 19034.  The competition will be
open to all athletes 14-and-older.  The event is sanctioned by
USA Track & Field, and
officiated by certified USATF officials.

The 2014 individual winner was
Nick Berra who amassed 429.60 age graded points to
win for the second consecutive year.  Mark Williams finished second with 419.33 points
and Vicki Fox was third with 419.11 points

The 2014 team competition was won by
Athena Track Club consisting of Doreen
McCoubrie, Beth Shisler
and Mary Swan with 426.80 points.  Greater Philadelphia TC
"A" finished second.  

Below are links to the event results.  There is a photo gallery on Facebook  and videos on
YouTube and a guide to the videos

Each runner will compete in 5 track races (3000m – 200m – 1500m – 100m –
), with a minimum of 30 minutes recovery time between races.  Athletes will
choose either the 400m or the 800m for their fifth event (400m and 800m heats
alternated). With an equal mix of sprints and distance events (order as above), this
challenging (but fun!) competition pits sprinter against distance runner to determine the
best all-around track runner. Races will be timed using the fully automatic Finish Lynx
Timing System. To ensure approximately the same recovery time between races for all
participants, runners will be seeded in the same overall order for each race no matter the
distance, based on a blended seed time which gives equal weight to their most recent
Mile and 400m times.  
Due to the unique format of this meet, the field is limited to 54 runners. Cash awards will
be 5-deep in the individual competition ($150, $125, $100, $75, $50). Top runner’s name
will be engraved on the perpetual Champions’ Trophy. Participants with college eligibility
will be ineligible for cash awards. All runners receive “Still Alive After Five” certificates, title
sponsor carry bags, and are eligible for random prizes. With age & gender-graded
scoring, there will be no separate age group or gender awards. Awards Ceremony will
follow meet.

In addition to the Individual Competition, a separate Team Competition will be run
In heats separate from those of the individual competitors, three-person
teams will divide up the five events to determine the best all-around track team. One team
member per race and each team member will enter at least one race. Teams can be of
any age (14 y/o minimum) or gender.  Cash Awards to the top three teams ($120, $75,
$60). Top team name and roster will be engraved on the perpetual Team Champions’
Trophy. All runners receive “Still Alive After Five” certificates, title sponsor carry bags, and
are eligible for random prizes

SCORING will be age-graded using the World Masters Association’s 2006 age/gender-
graded tables (the latest for single age track racing). Points will be tabulated for each race
(the age/gender-graded percentage), and awards were based on the cumulative
percentages for the five races. For example: An age-graded percentage of 80% in each
of the five races = a total score of 400 points. This meet presents a rare opportunity for
men and women, young and old, to compete directly against each other on a level playing

SPONSORS  Title Sponsor Advanced Sports Chiropractic is a sports injury clinic
focusing on the treatment and prevention of injuries related to endurance sports. Using
techniques on the cutting edge of medical science, they have experience with IT band
syndrome, plantar fasciitis, hamstring injuries, runner's knee, Achilles injuries, bursitis and
many other conditions. Advanced Sports Chiropractic has treated runners of all ages and
abilities, including Catherine Ndereba, 4-time Boston Marathon Champion. The staff will
attend the pentathlon to offer complimentary stretching, muscle/soft tissue work,
chiropractic, injury evaluations, etc. to the runners throughout the meet.

Results below.  Registration will be by pre-entry only.  Contact Meet Director Kyle
Mecklenborg by
email or phone 215-393-1382 with questions.

2015 Event Documents:

Click to view the 2012 National Masters News article about the Greater
Philadelphia Runners' Pentathlon

GPTC Pentathlon 400+ Point Club Champions in Bold
Nick Berra 430.76 (2013) 429.60 (2014
Kevin Forde 430.02  (2010)
417.50 (2014)
Lorraine Jasper  428.12  (2013), 416.58 (2010), 414.87 (2012), 406.72 (2011)
Gary Patton 426.93  (2013)
Birger Ohlsson 424.53  (2013)
Mark Williams 419.33 (2014)
Joshua Smith  419.32 (2013)
Vicki Fox 419.11 (2014)
Mark Williams 418.62  (2013)
Peter Brady 416.81 (2014)
Bruce Rash 412.13  (2013), 410.95 (2011) 409.31(2014)
Peter Churchman  408.24  (2010)
Brian Crowley  404.35  (2010)
Chuck Shields  400.81  (2012)
Christian Blondin 400.64 (2014)
Shown at left is Nick Berra, 2013 and
2014 Runners' Pentathlon champion with
meet director Kyle Mecklenborg