Rookie of the Year (female):

  • Anna Shih - Joined the club in June and has already completed 3 half marathons and is planning her first full in May 2010

Comeback Runner of the Year:

  •  Jen Keuten, who was only running for one this year

PR of the Year:

  • Sue Siragusa - who crushed her best marathon time with a 4:14:52

Upset of the Year:

  • Joe Terranova  - blew away Neil Hayner on the Mackinac Bridge Run

Best Tailgate Performance:

  • Jim Jones's sausage patties after the Muddy Buddy

Stephanie Osterland Memorial Oversleeping Award:

  • Sarah Schmidt - for sleeping through the Mackinac Bridge Run

Beantown Bound:

  • Neil H., Deb and Lori all qualified for the Boston Marathon!


Rookie of the Year (male):

  • Neil Dunn - from his first half marathon to his first full in his first year

Event of the Year:

  • Gus O'Connor's Run Rally (presented by Your Pace or Mine)
  • Runner Up - Muddy Buddy

Best Performance in a Tutu:

  • Mike Fitzgerald

The "What Was I Thinking?" Award (tie):

  • Neil Hayner - running the Martian Marathon without really training
  • Joe Terranova  - running the Sunburst Marathon without really training

Best Performance by a Group (tie):

  • YPOM Mackinac Bridge Runners - shutting down the bars the morning of the run
  • YPOM Mackinac Bridge Runners (minus Sarah) - running the 4.5 mile bridge race after shutting down the bars

Most Valuable YPOM Runner 2009 (tie):

  • Every club member (too corny?)
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