Running Shorts Recap: What Jonathan Martin and Molly Nunn say about their Salem Lake 30K wins

A recap of weekend races in the Triad with links to full results.

Running Shorts Recap: What Jonathan Martin and Molly Nunn say about their Salem Lake 30K wins
Matthew Greiner, center, with the trophy from the Grimsley football team's victory over Northwest Guilford, presented to him by Coach Darryl Brown and players at the Miles for Matthew 5K on Saturday morning (courtesy of Allison Greiner).
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Jonathan Martin, who finished fourth in the summer's Beat the Heat 5K, and Molly Nunn, who is preparing to run in the Boston Marathon on Oct. 11, led the fields to the finish line at the Twin City Track Club's Salem Lake 30K trail race on Saturday.

Former Triad resident Nicole Esplin and Durham's Matthew Jordan-Steele won the event's 7-mile race, with High Point's Jacob Mullen and Lauren Hayworth of Winston-Salem capturing the 5K.

Martin ran a 5:40-per-mile pace in winning in one hour, 45 minutes and 44.74 seconds. Nunn averaged 6:37 and got home in 2:03:25.79.

Via Facebook exchanges, here's what the race winners had to say:

Martin: "Salem Lake 30K was a great event! I basically used the 30K as a moderate long run. I am still in my base-building phase right now. My goal is to peak for the Kiawah half marathon in December and run as close to 1:06:00 as possible. Yesterday’s race was a great stimulus for building a good base for this fall!"

Nunn: "Salem Lake was the perfect kickoff to fall! I am running Boston in a couple of weeks (no time goal, just to embrace the experience and enjoy the heck out of it!) and the 30K was a great last long effort! TCTC put on a great event, and it was so awesome to hang out with running friends after the race. I’ve run a lot of races in my life and I am constantly reminded after each one just how special the sport is and the friends that come along with it are."

Meanwhile in Greensboro, Wil Zahorodny, an assistant coach for the Grimsley High School cross country team and a science teacher, won the Miles for Matthew 5K, with Victoria Meeks claiming first in the women's division.

Miles for Matthew is named in honor of Matthew Greiner, who was diagnosed at a young age with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. His mother, Allison, a French teacher at Grimsley and the race director, reports that the event, in its 13th year, raised $32,000 for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.

Miles for Matthew 5K, a fundraising winner, approaching a finish line
The event, which raises money for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, will be Sept. 25 in the Lindley neighborhood in Greensboro.

Matthew, a Grimsley sophomore who operates an end-zone video camera for the varsity football team, got a surprise at the race when Whirlies coach Darryl Brown and players presented him with the trophy from the rivalry-game victory over Northwest Guilford on Friday night.

And one more note: Congratulations to Winston-Salem's Donnie Cowart on claiming second place in the Virginia  Ten Miler in Lynchburg. Cowart, a native of Rustburg, Va., and former VMI All-America who won the Beat the Heat 5K, averaged 4:52 per mile in finishing in 48 minutes and 38 seconds. Elkanah Kibet, of Colorado Springs, Colo., won in 48:24.

If you want to go down a rabbit hole, click here to vircheck out the results of the first Virginia Ten Miler in 1974, put on by the Lynchburg Roadrunners. A rather famous couple of men's runners went 1-2 in 1975. And a legend won the women's division in 1979.

A recap of Triad races this weekend and links to full results:

Salem Lake 30K, 7 Miles and 5K


Men's top five

1. Jonathan Martin, China Grove, 1:45.44.74

2. Sam Lloyd-Perks, King, 1:50:22.89

3. Alex Dunbar, Decatur, Ga., 1:54:42.36

4. James Pickard, Concord, 1:56:39.37

5. Cayden Dalton, Stuart, Va., 1:57:44.63

Women's top five

1. Molly Nunn, Clemmons, 2:03:25.79

2. Katie Efird, Salisbury, 2:18:52.23

3. Danielle Soroka, Salisbury, 2:18:52.37

4. Alicia Rider, Winston-Salem, 2:19:57.26

5. Erin Kline, High Point, 2:24:43.70

Click here to find full Salem Lake 30K results

7 Miles

Men's top five

1. Matthew Jordan-Steele, Durham, 39:04.52

2. Josh Hayman, 41:23.20

3. Charlie Huebner, 42:00.62

4. Benjamin Becker, Ann Arbor, Mich., 42:35.80

5. Greg Gillispie, Winston-Salem, 42:33.24

Women's top five

1. Nicole Esplin, Boulder, Colo., 43:31.73

2. Natalie Lawrence, Kernersville, 44:13.69

3. Maleah Pinyan, Salisbury, 45:39.22

4. Emma Allison, Durham, 45:48.40

5. Anna Edwards, 47:08.45

Click here to find full Salem Lake 7 Miles finishers


Men's top five

1. Jacob Mullen, High Point, 20:46.04 6:41 pace

2. Hadrian Pollard, Winston-Salem, 21:15.93

3. Beau Burns, Winston-Salem, 21:39.10

4. C. Summers, Winston-Salem, 23:17.09

5. Phillip Summers, Winston-Salem, 21:19.64

Women's top five

1. Lauren Hayworth, Winston-Salem, 27:32.72 8:52 pace

2. Kim Craver, Clemmons, 28:44.19

3. Rebecca Etheridge, Thomasville, 30:11.37

4. Anastasia Tramontozzi, Winston-Salem, 30:28.60

5. Dalisa Perkins, Winston-Salem, 30:29.19

Click here to find full Salem Lake 5K finishers

Miles for Matthew

Men's top five

1. Wil Zahorodny, High Point, 16:47.35

2. Erik Anglemyer, Charlotte, 19:36.16

3. Bryan Dingle, Greensboro, 19:54.91

4. Henry Anglemyer, Charlotte, 20:07.24

5. Anthony Ragusa, Greensboro, 20:08.40

Women's top five

1. Victoria Meeks, Greensboro, 20:25.32

2. Hollis Oberlies, Greensboro, 22:05.21

3. Anna Anglemyer, Charlotte, 22:37.00

4. Anonymous, 23:01.47

5. Megan Peck, Greensboro, 23:46.30

Click here to find full Miles for Matthew 5K results

Dirty Dozen 5K Obstacle Mud Run


Men's top five

1. Jeremy Kramer, Clemmons, 25:08.4

2. L. Roels, Winston-Salem, 26:59.9

3. Blake Fink, Eden, 27:24.8

4. Anthony Harris, King, 28:12.7

5. C.J. Johnson, Clemmons, 28:46.5

Women's top five

1. Marlana Riley, Hamptonville, 26:14.3

2. Keira Bach, Lewisville, 28:58.0

3. Aaralyn Russell, Clemmons, 31:02.5

4. Jennifer James, Lexington, 32:06.8

5. Deena Trogdon, Asheboro, 33:44.2

Click here to find full individual results for the Dirty Dozen 5K Obstacle Mud Run

Click here to find Team of Four results for the Dirty Dozen 5K Obstacle Mud Run