Father-daughter duo take Bash Dash titles

June 23, 2012


2012 resultsPhoto gallery … Additional (fantastic) photos by Sam Judge

HANCOCK, Md., June 23, 2012 — Mike and Alyssa Meadows raced to victory in the 3rd annual Bash Dash Mile, a downhill jaunt featuring 5,280 feet of fun from Hancock High School to Joseph Hancock Park.

Mike, 55, of Martinsburg, W.Va., earned the overall win in 4 minute and 58.1 seconds. Alyssa, 21, placed third overall in 5:52.5.

In between them was 27-year-old Sean McGahuey, of Berkeley Springs, in 5:07.9.

The course was slightly modified from the past two years as runners and walkers began in the Hancock High School parking lot instead of Maryland Route 144. The idea was to eliminate a 90-degree turn in the race’s final 100 meters as participants have experienced in each of the last two years.

This is the first of the event’s three years that the Potomac Highlands Distance Club has staged the event. Mike and Alyssa received top performers’ plaques while every participant had the opportunity to enjoy an ice-old popsicle at the finish line.

The Bash Dash Mile was supported by Hancock Mayor Dan Murphy, members of the Hancock Police Department and members of the Washington County Fire Police.

The Bash Dash Mile is associated with the town of Hancock’s annual Barge Bash celebration, which celebrates the town’s rich history and connection with historic modes of transportation and the C&O Canal.

Immediate feedback on this year’s race include considering moving the start time up to two hours earlier and, funds permitting, bringing back the T-shirts that have been so well received (designed by the Washington County Recreation Department). What did you think? Email run@phdispatch.com.






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