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Updated on April 02, 2004

Club Membership Special

There are a lot of you out there who are not yet members or have let their membership lapse. Well, hee is a great deal.  Join the Jersey Shore Runniong Club now and you don't need to renew until July 2005!  So check it out and enjoy all the benefits of Club membership.  Just click on the link to the left to get an application or join on line. New members also get a shirt.

Sgt Pat's Coming Up

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The Club's Sgt Pat's 5K is all set for Saturday, April 10, 5K,  along the Promenade and Boardwalk in Long Branch, NJ .  This is a very special event as it honors the memory of Sgt Patrick King, the Long Branch Police Officer who lost his life in the line of duty.  The race has a long history starting many years ago as the St Patty's Day 5k.  So come on out - there are always lots of awards and random prizes.  It's a fast, flat and scenic course along the ocean front.  Sign Up early to take advantage of pre registration rates.

Sutah Does Ocean Drive Marathon

Onward toward a Marathon a Month

hi kids!  i blew off the more marathon last weekend in central park because brunch sounded better sunday morning than a drive up to run 5 loops in the park.  boring.  in hindsight, i regretted blowing off my 2004 goal of a marathon a month for crablegs and mimosas.  so i scrambled to find one for this past weekend.drove down the night prior and grabbed a room in wildwood.  in the morning i drove to the finish, shuttled to the start.  while waiting for the shuttle to fill i some guy talked me into joining the 50 states club.   then want to do the continents. 

the start... wow, uncle bills pancake house! right on the start line.  hot coffee, eggs, bacon and PANCAKES!  i love cake.   i grabbed a paper from the host hotel and shivered over to uncle bill's.   standing at the door was the manager... telling runners to move along unless they were coming in to eat.   big sign on the door: "bathrooms for patrons only"  jesus,  welcome to the jersey shore, huh, uncle bill?  pushed my boobage past the patrol and hopped up on a counter stool.  spread out the paper, ordered my PANCAKES ( i love cake) and became privy to an hour of staff complaints about runners.  i almost said something when i heard a waitress say "they'll be gone by 9."  instead, i took the attitude to change one mind at a time  and left a $20 tip and a smile. we certainly know now why that is the race start.   

the run... windy. windy.  did i mention it was WINDY? instead of my usual song "smokin" by boston,  the song for this race was definately "blowin in the wind" by  bob dylan.   i don't have a clue what the m.p.h. was but i did not apply blush when i went out dancing later. loved running over the bridges, just because i liked the volunteers pushing us towards the middle so we wouldn't blow over the railings to the frigid waters below. long ass straight run through the tightly packed summer homes. i mean, you could literally share  a cup of coffee  with your neighbor by leaning out your kitchen window.  did i say coffee,  i meant kiss.  anyone spending the summer that close to one another has just got to enjoy intimacy.  the peeve:  a 25 year old man racing me through the chute.  especially when i encouraged him twice over the last few miles.  arrggghh.   alas, this too shall blow over. 

 sutah on the jersey shore.

Sutah Robins  4:12:24

Greg Mendina  3:10:25(PR)

ORN:  1 mile.   too windy.  went shopping.  i already did a wind run this week. 

Indian Trails

Club Members who completed this event included:

Diane Cheer 1:36:38;  Norm Miller 1:06:44;  Russ Stallone  1:09:30;  Bill Burke  1:17;  Graham Wisdom 1:13:19;  Patrick Asay  1:05:14(PR);  Tom Natoli  1:30:38; Mike Bair  59:17(2ag); Dawn Ciccone  1:11; Peggy McKean  1:41


Jack Cheer  21:39(1ag);  Frank Pelcher   25:30; Ken Vercammen  18:04(1st OA), Leslie McKerman  27:54;  Jim Mergel  25:41

Gloucester Twp 5K

Sally Klalsma  23:26(1ag)

4th Parent/Child Team with daughter Dana  

Keith McHeffey 5K

Jim Mergel  26:44

Leslie McKernan  26:41

JSRC Team Members Wanted for Boston Marathon

The JSRC is registered in the team competition for the Boston Marathon. Bob Horn, Joe Donahue, and Gary Krebs are currently on the JSRC Open Men team, and are looking for additional members. Open Women, Masters Men and Masters Women Teams can be entered as well. Contact Bob Horn if you are running Boston and are willing to be a part of the team competition.

Philadelphia Distance Run

To register for the races go to

                     Marathon and 5k race, Sunday, September 19, 2004,    Marathon 8am, 5k  1030am

                    Check in Hotel Windsor 9/18/04,   Check out 9/19/04-   Benjamin Pkwy. And 17th St.All Suite Hotel

                    $119 +tax per room ,     Please RSVP   Ira Wiss -732-577-8998                   home   732-682-5156    cell

                    e mail

St. Paddy's 10 Miler & 5K

Runners were treated to a windy day for the Freehold Area Running Club annual event. Congratulations to all participants, and thanks to the JSRC members who helped out with parking and baggage check. 

5K Results            10M Results 

FARC Photo of 10M Start

10 Miler

Pam Caucino  1:31:22
Greg Mendina 1:03:35
Norm Miller 1:10:10
Patrick Asay 1:11:36 (PR)
Jennifer Gunn 1:11:58 (1AG)
Mary Conry 1:12 (1AG)
Gene Caffrey 1:12:08 (PR)
Jon Brodsky 1:12:17
Russ Stallone 1:12:38 (3AG)
William Aromando 1:14
Linda Puzzo 1:17 (2AG)
Steve Foley 1:17:22
Jim Persicketti 1:18:30
Graham Wisdom 1:19:50
Linda Piff 1:20:30 (1AG)
Marty Dugan 1:23
Donald Sutton 1:33:22
Alison Soto 1:33:24
Tom Natoli 1:35:10
Annette Dillon 1:36
Marilyn Ryder 1:36
Frank Pelcher 1:36
Jaime Soto 1:48

Peggy McKean  1:48

Kenneth Vercammen 18:51
Brian Marley 20:18
Robert Galizio 22:05
Vicki Elbrecht 26:20
Donna Mehler 30:30

Jersey Shore Running Club member Ira Wiss and his wife Adrian hosted a wonderful post race party at their new home near the St. Paddy's race course. A large contingent of JSRC members had a great time. Thanks Ira and Adrian

More Marathon

Held in Central Park on March 21st - first-time event for women over 40. The JSRC was represented...

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Jacqueline Kapinowski 4:24:13
Mary Moriarty 4:46:23

Lois Eder 1:56
Mary Wheeler 1:58
Jessie Joseph 2:17
Diane Cheer 2:23
Deana MacLean 2:40

Looking for a Team - Need a Team Member

If you need a team member to round out your team for the Jersey Shore Relay or if you would like to hook up with a team we have set up a special area on the Runner's Forum to post your messages. Don't forget pre-registration ends on March 28.  We need your registration info so we can send you an info packet scheduled to be mailed out on April 1.  

Bancroft Neurohalth 5K
Haddonfield, 3/20

Sally Kalksma 22:50

Shore AC Winter Series

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week 1 
Dave DeMonico 16:26 1st OA

week 2
Dave DeMonico 16:08 1st OA
Susan Ardito 23:04 1st AG

week 3 
Dave DeMonico 16:31 1st OA
Susan Ardito 22:47 1st AG

week 4 
Dave DeMonico 16:30 1st OA (17th straight SAC winter series win)

ORC Winter Series

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week 3 relay - Dave DeMonico and Michelle Kirsch 1st OA
week 4 relay - Dave DeMonico and Susan Ardito 2nd OA


Club Recognized by Epiphany House

The Jersey Shore Running Club was among the honorees at the Epiphany House Annual Recognition Dinner, held March 12, at the Deal Golf & Country Club.  The JSRC joined the "Circle of Friends", a group of individuals and organizations who contribute to the mission of Epiphany House by contributing large cash gifts. The JSRC's contribution represented proceeds from our Saturday in the Park Women's 5K, held each Labor Day weekend at Holmdel Park. Epiphany House, of Asbury Park and Long Branch, is committed to promoting sobriety and self sufficiency for homeless, recovering chemically dependent women with children. Penny and Philip Hinck attended the dinner and accepted the award on behalf of the JSRC

Jackucewicz Sets 5K Indoor Mark

Brianna Jackucewicz of Farmingdale, a regular at Jersey Shore Races,  broke a long standing  National Indoor High School 5K record when she ran a 16:43:02 at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships at the 168th St Armory in New York City.  Brianna set the High School Record as a seventh grader. The previous record was 16:52:46 set in 1983.  Congratulations to JSRC Member and 2002 JSRC Female Runner of the Year Brianna Jackucewicz..

Spring Lake 5 Sold Out

The 2004 Spring Lake 5 Race has reached its limit of 9000 entrants and has been closed out.  All applications received after March 9 will be notified via email or postcard.  All rejected applications will be added to the mailing list to receive a 2005 application.

To check your entry status click here.

Some entries are still being processed and have not been included on the list - so check back if your name is not included and you sent in your application before March 9.

Jersey Shore Relay Deadline Approaching

A Really Fun Event at the Jersey Shore

One of the Six Starts from Last Year's Relay Which Benefits Special Olympics

Just a few more weeks to get in on pre-registration rates for the Jersey Shore Relay set for April 17. Information packets will be sent to all teams on April 1st so we would like to have your entry by March 28th.  Already we have a great field with many of last year's teams returning and several new teams coming in.  Its a really fun event  so get your team together and register - you can mail in registration or register on line. You don't need to identify all of your team members until the day of the race and you can do the race with less than 5 runners.  It all benefits Special Olympics. It features a great post race party at the Stone Pony.  Get all the details on the Relay Web Site.

The Race is limited to 200 teams so get your entry in - we  have over 100 teams already entered and applications are coming in every day. 

Club Marches in Belmar Parade

Some of the many club members who participated in this year's Belmar St Patrick's Day Parade

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The Jersey Shore Running Club again participated in the Annual St Patrick's Day Parade in Belmar.  A large group of runners did a pre parade run from Bar Anticipation, enjoyed a hearty breakfast and then marched with our decorated float in the Parade down Main Street in our Green Shirts.  It was a fantastic day for a run and a parade with several hundred thousand people lining the streets.  Thanks to Clarence Lurch for bringing his 1942 Jeep and pulling our float in the parade.  

Snowflake 4M

Diane Cheer  36:43

Little Rock Marathon

Joanne Sodano  4:30(with broken toe)

More E. Murray Todd

Bill Aromando  1:35:38

Linda Piff 1:20:30 (1AG)

Equinox 20K

Laura Demeo  1:34:40

Jon Brodsky  1:34:40

Russ Stallone 1:31:09(3ag)

Ken Vercammen  1:21:44

Colon Cancer 4 Miler

Central Park

Mike Chudkowski  31:52

Lorraine Chudkowski  31:52

St Patty's Day 10 Miler 


Mike Baker  1:14:43


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