34 take part in first Fluvanna Pump and Run – Meador, Haselden win

Pump and run events are special strength and endurance challenges made famous by Arnold Schwarzeneggar, in which one is weighed, bench presses a percentage of his/her body weight, and then runs a race course. For each bench press completed, time, i.e. 30 seconds, is deducted from the participant’s final running time. As in the case of this year’s overall female winner, Hannah Meador, it is possible to end up with a final negative time at the end of the race.

Holding a pump and run event in Fluvanna was the dream of Fluvanna County High School track coach, Tom Casto. With the help of fellow coach, Rose Brogan, coordinator Jamie DeVore, and parent volunteers, the dream became a reality.

Thirty-four participants showed up to lift weights in the new high school’s state-of-the art weight room, and then ran a two-mile race course around the school grounds, beginning and ending at the track. Participants aged 12 -57 traveled from as far away as Stafford in order to compete. Ragged Mountain Running Shop and the new Anytime Fitness gym at Lake Monticello donated the overall winner and age group winner prizes, and over 20 other prizes were given away in a drawing.

The proceeds of the pump and run will benefit the Fluvanna County School Track and Field Program. The plan is to make this an annual event with hopes of growing a little bigger every year until it is known throughout the state.

Race Results:


Female results

Male results

Overall champion

Hannah Meador (16)

Carl Haselden (52)

Under 15

Kristen Cabrera

Thomas Dunlap


Hayley Kennedy

Jonathan Corbin



Garrison Dahl





Erin Edgerton

Chris Markham


Rachel DeVore

Travis Moe



Matt Wilson and Alex Pinelli


Jeanne Roseman

Mike Cockman and Kyle Roseman


Mary Ellen Haselden

Chris Kennedy


Cheryl Edgerton

Richard Moe


Jill Dahl

Doug Holtz


Joan Pinelli

Clark Jackson

Pump and Run sponsors:
A Cut Above and More
ACAC Gym-Albemarle Square
Anytime Fitness – Lake Monticello
B&W Autobody
Cleats for Kids
Domino’s Pizza
Downtown Athletics
El Vaquero Restaurant
Hair Cuttery at Pantops
Il Castillo Restaurant
Jefferson Good Neighbor Pharmacy
Palmyra Automotive
PaPa Jim’s Soft Serve Treats
Ragged Mountain Running Shop
Rivanna Gear and Apparel
Sweet Frog
Video By the Lake
Radio Stations:
Generations 102.3 and 94.1
Hitkicker 99.7
Hot 101.9
107.5 and 1260 WCHV
1400 WKAV


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