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 – 400m/800m), 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
(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 field.

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
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