The weather gods smiled on the 2023 GMAA Apple Harvest 10K – we had great temps in the low 60’s, just a
few high clouds, and gorgeous views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. Ninety finishers enjoyed
the scenic, gently rolling course with a fast downhill finish. Max Littman from Gloucester, MA took the 1st
place men’s spot at 34:18, and our own Blake Ressler of Winooski was 1st men’s master runner at 34:58.
Top female runner was Bryan Orban-Sally at 43:49, with Jessica Justice of South Burlington taking the
master’s crown at 48:31. Full results are on RunSignup.
Runners were treated to tasty apple crisp freshly made by Alex McHenry with apple cider and cider
doughnuts. Age group winners received apple pies as prizes.
The race director, Ruth Blauwiekel, wishes to thank all of the runners who competed in this race. Many
thanks as well to the awesome volunteers who made the Apple Harvest 10K possible: Jim and Jennifer
Adkisson (Jennifer was also an age group winner!), Steve Andrews (also an age group winner), Josh
Basset, Liz Buchanan, Liz Champagne, Russ Cooke, Harry Curth, Patrick Henry, David & Olivia Justice,
Martha Keenan, Lee Krohn, Seth Kutikoff, Gordon MacFarland, Jess Marini, Alex McHenry and Curt
Hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, Silas was originally drawn to New England to compete in XC running and Nordic skiing while attending Dartmouth. Since moving to Vermont in 2018, he spends his time running, coding, and playing outside with his dog and family.