Mill House Classic 15K
Sunday, November 6 2005

Fall color abounded throughout the countryside as KTC's finest assembled in Walland TN for the annual running of the Mill House Classic 15K road race.
Once again, Richard and Diane Estes, proprietors of the wonderful Mill House Restaurant, were the gracious hosts for the much anticipated event.
KTC's new Executive Director, gun-totin' Betty Schohl, goes over some last minute details with her ace timers.
Some of the most outstanding road racers in East Tennessee were on hands to test themselves against the warm windy conditions.
New Race Director, John Barrow (right), made sure that the Rescue Squad members were ready for whatever might transpire.
All stood at attention as the National Anthem resounded through the valley.
Then the race began, and everyone exploded into action.
It was a great turnout, and the big field embarked together down Old Walland Highway.
The long line of runners extended off nearly to the horizon.
Just over 47 minutes later, Sammy Nyamongo streaked across the finish line, owner of the new course record.
Bill Kabasenche took a wrong turn and ended up running somewhere in Montana.  (No, actually, Bill ran a strong race and finished second overall.)
Looks like Alan Horton found himself on that same road out west, but he must've recovered, as he steamed across the line third overall.
New mom Kathy Wolski blazed through the course to claim victory in the women's race.
Oak Ridge's Gennie Barrett, wife of former KTC road warrior Richard Barrett, ran a great race to take second.
Local girl Emily Chaney of Maryville was third overall female.
Greg Johnson (right) was the fastest masters male.
Glen Farr chugged home for the Grandmasters title.
Oak Ridge's Royce Sayer was the top Veterans division runner.
Sally Evenden (right) here dueling with speedy Carrie Fritz, battled her way to the Masters female championship.
Smilin' Cindy Spangler continued her winning ways with a triumph at the Grandmasters level.
Health Shoppe's Larry Brede was by far the fastest Clydesdale
Team Runners Market continued their winning ways, placing 10 of the top 15 runners.
Early on, the tailwind had everone sailing along in comfort.
But by the time we all got back to the final mile, it had truly been a long and winding road.
After that, the short and winding road to the waffles was nothing by comparison.
Aaaahhhh!  Breakfast at last.
Race director John Barrow did a bangup job.
What a delight to run amidst what may be the prettiest autumn in recent memory.
And, as the water continued to spill over the dam, the KTC faithful vowed to continue to run throughout the next year, so that next November, we can once again Run for the Waffle!

Photos by Lindsey Selmer, Pete Garza and Michael deLisle * Webpage layout by Michael deLisle