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Updated on April 23, 2004

The Great Saunter

Not a Run but Sounds Like Fun

Great Saunter, on Saturday, May 1, 2004.  On that date, hundreds of walkers will walk clockwise around Manhattan's 32-mile shoreline starting at 7:30 AM from Fulton and South Streets in the South Street Seaport.  You can obtain further information and register online at or Or contact   Ed Martin at  or 212-286-0039 for more information.

Kick Off Spring This Saturday

Friday Free Pre Race Happy Hour at Bar Anticipation

Don't forget to come out for the Club's Annual Kick Off Spring 5K which takes place this Saturday, April 24th.. A great post race party.  

Check out all the details.

Although it may feel like summer - its really only Spring and the JSRC will host its annual Kick Off Spring 5K this Saturday. If you are not running in the JSRC Kick-off Spring 5k this Saturday and would like to come out for some fresh air, sunshine, friends, barbeque, beer, soda and more. We need some volunteers to help with registration, water stop, course marshaling and finish line chute. We will need registration folks by 8:00 AM and anyone else by 8:30 at the latest. You course marshals who are returning know the drill, be at the S. Belmar police station by 9:30 for assignment.

 There will also be a Bar Anticipation FREE Pre-Registration Happy Hour from 6:00-7:00 this Friday night for all Club members, friends and pre-race shirt/number pick-up. We will be in the rear patio, so come on down sign-up, volunteer or just bandit the Happy Hour.

Miles Ahead Tent Sale

After the Race and Party head on over to Miles Ahead on Rt 35 in Manasquan  for their Annual Tent Sale - lots of great deals on shoes and clothes all day Saturday and Sunday..

Boston Marathon Finishers

Congratulations to the following Jersey Shore Runners who completed the Boston Marathon:

Brian Downie  3:12:11;  Bob Horn  3:27:55;  Joe Donahue 3:37:50 ; Sutah Robins 4:30:50 ;  Alicia Dibiase  3:41:40;  Linda Piff  4:39; Liz Wenslauskas  4:01:08;  Bill Hoffman  2:54:28;  Mike Car  3:15:49;  Elisa Riff 3:31:56;  Christine Corey  3:45:11;  Amy Stein  3:46:56;  Linda Puzzo  3:50:10;  Betty Shonts  4:03:34;  Moira Horan  4:11:47;  Mary Moriarty  4:49:28;  Linda O'Brien Hochman 4:51:53;  Mary Fitzgerald  5:22:08;  Tim Daveles  3:18:55;  Dave Przybyeko  3:34:32;  Bob McGill  3:42:54;  Norm Miller  3:39:44;  Csaba Konya  3:43:00;  Larry Schauer  3:41:26; Joe Santoro  4:47:06

Sutah Does Boston

L is for liver.   mine, yours, ours...the boston marathon is for drinkers! so  much so they peppered the course with imbiber cheerleaders. seemingly every other shirt in front of me said "go liver".   oh yes!  i am serious.  granted, there was not a drop of alchohol offered me until the 20k mark where some mindful soul handed me a pink plastic cup of beer.   timely op
just steps ahead.  i am just hoping one of those "go liver" people were in the shot.  either one of them, or that infamous dana farber.  D is for dana. i never did figure out if that girl were ahead, beside, or behind me.  the boston marathon is about giving.
ATHLETES VILLAGE:   got teary eyed when john kelly sang.  a pair of boston marathon gloves from some guy that appreciated my watching his place.  a free race photo from hewlett packard.

THE COURSE:  orange slices every few steps.
                               cold water from the spectators every few steps.
                               26 showers.
                               10 sponge baths.
                                a hot dog.
                                wet towlet.
                               4 sticks of vaseline.
                               jelly beans.
                               a hit of columbian.  gotta love boston college.
                               eddy's real fruit popsicle.
                               a can of sierra mist soda.
                               a tangerine flavored power gel.
                               a boston marathon mylar wrap.
                               a medal.
                               a tan (85 degrees).
THE FINISH:    a pinch.  walking to the hyatt regency shuttle some loser grabbed my ass. whereupon i threw my finish bag and medal to the ground and screamed in his face. !#&!!!!  i think he is afraid of runners from this day forward.

THE SIGHTS:   a transvestite in blonde wig and a pink flounced dress holding a water hose.   a runner with "HUNG" on his back. a  sign at wellesley "A GIRL LIKES A MAN WITH ENDURANCE. KEEP IT UP!"

to all of us with endurance. keep it up.  see you in 6 days at the jersey shore marathon.   one down.  four to go.

sutah on the jersey shore
running later

Sun Shines on Relay

And A Nice Tail Wind Helps!

Complete results Posted Here   -  Check Out the Photo album

Read Asbury Park Press Article

One of the 5 starts at this Year's Jersey Shore Relay

The sun finally came out at this Year's Jersey Shore Relay after several rainy years.  A record crowd of nearly 240 teams participated in the race representing over 1200 runners and they were treated to a nice tail wind which resulted in some pretty fast times at the Jersey Shore.  The overall winning team in a record time of 2:22:22 was the MacGowan Agency Men who covered the 26.2 mile course in a record setting 2 hours 22 minutes and 22 seconds.  The top women, team was the MacGowan Agency Women in a time of 3:03:45 and the top men's team was the Wall Street Brokers who finished in a time of 2:333:14.  The Wall Street Brokers were last years winners then known as the "Hippies".  Thanks to all the participants, volunteers and sponsors who made for a very memorable event to benefit Special Olympics.

Special Olympics Update

Volunteers Welcome for Track and Field Meet on May 8

As usual and for the 13th Year the JSRC will be assisting with the Special Olympics Track and Field Meet this year to be held on May 8th at Toms River South High School..  The event is always very rewarding so come on out.  Volunteers will need to be at the High School by 9 AM to check in and help with set up. Send your interest  to as we need to make sure we have sufficient volunteers.

The High School is located in downtown Toms River on Hyers Street which is just off of Main Street- click here to get a map.

Blue Claws 5k

Complete Photo Album     ORC Photo Album

Complete Results

Ocean County Observer Article

Rob DeFilippis, Tinton Falls, winner for second year, time 16:13 (on left)

Womens Winner was Alicia  Kelly, Spring Lake Hts, time of 18:32 

Second and third were JSRC members Amanda Cavallo (last years winner), in 18:07 and Molly Kempton, 19:26. (on right)

Dave Zurheide  18:56 (1ag)

Patrick Asay  20:09(2ag)

Scott Donnigan  24:13

Chelsea Donnigan (11 years old) 24:33 (PR)


Mt Penn Mudfest

Brian Marley  1:28:17

Ron Zinn5K

Brian Marley  20:17(1ag)

Sgt Pat's Shines

Read Asbury Park Press Article on the Race

Complete Results Now Posted  -  Lots More Pictures Here

Atlantic Herald Story

Runners start the Sgt Pat's 5K in Long Branch

Race Director Phil Hinck had been promising a sunny day for the JSRC's Annual Sgt Pat's Race and there could not have been a better day for a race.  Nearly 600 runners were treated to a fast flat course along the Atlantic Ocean.  The course had to be adjusted to accommodate construction but it proved to be a very interesting one for the runners and spectators who saw the runners pass them on their return to the finish.  The overall winner was Jesus Resendiz ( number 380 above)  of Perth Amboy  in a time of 15:49 and for the women it was Amanda Cavallo (number 54 above)  of Bayville in a time of 18:25.  There were as usual a large number of overall and age group awards as well as random prizes to include a grand prize of a bike.  Many of the participants then proceeded to the Celtic Cottage for a buffet lunch outdoors in the courtyard.  

The Race Benefited the Sgt Patrick King Scholarship fund which awards scholarships to students in the memory of the slain Long Branch Police Officer, Patrick King. 

Among the Club finishers were:  Marti Rettino  22:51(PR);  Frank Pelcher  24:28; Mike Bair  17:38(PR);  Joe Mirachi  24:56;  Jim Robbins  32:20;  Diane Cheer  28:05;  Jack Cheer  20:59;  Mindy Brady  30:06;  Bob Gileski  24:15;  Eileen Murphy  31:35;  Matt Shafer  21:25;  Jennifer Gunn  20:20;  Sutah Robons   23:04;  Randi Cohen  27:10;  Guy Ryan  23:24;  Pat Cavanaugh  20:32; Kathy Rand  26:18; Mike Badger 18:20; Greg Duffy 20:20; Emery Messenger  25:14; Scott Donnigan  24:33

Some of the Award Winners from the Sgt Pat's Race

Wednesday Runs Return

Holmdel Park at 6 PM

With the return of Daylight Savings Time , the Wednesday Run at Holmdel Park has returned.  The Run starts promptly at 6 PM.  So come on out and see "Big Daddy" Jim Buckler, Marti "Cha Cha" Rettino, Bob "The Czar" Gileski, Dave "The Horn Tooter" DeMonico and all the rest of the JSRC Crew.  You too can become a regular and qualify for the Golden Donut Award.  All are welcome!  Contact Dave Zurheide at for more information.

Paris Marathon

Nicolas Vanier 3:17

Habitat for Humanity

Construction Coordinator Needed

Habitat for Humanity is in need of a Construction Coordinator, Half Time to facilitate and supervise volunteers in constructing affordable housing. Work includes Saturdays.  Previous employment in house construction required. 


If you know of anyone who is interested please send resume to Habitat For Humanity of Long Branch by fax (732-728-1353) or by e-mail

South Belmar Mayor Vetoes Road Race Restrictions

South Belmar Mayor Lawrence Chiaravallo has vetoed a resolution by the Borough Council to restrict Road Races in the Borough.  Citing the numerous charitable organizations who benefit from the races he indicted in a recent letter to a local newspaper, "I am embarrassed as the mayor of this town to tell these fine organizations that an ordinance passed by this council will now prohibit them from raising funds for medical research because a certain few who have not supported their objections to my satisfaction."

The Borough Council can still over ride the veto - stay tuned.

Reality TV Winners

Congratulations to the Winners of the Annual April Fools Contest.  The following submitted very compelling applications for the "new" reality TV show:

Sutah Robins;  Dawn Ciccone;  Frank Pelcher; William Aromando;  Erin Higgens;  Mandy Marziaz; Luan Hughes;  Theresa Miranda;  Colleen Glass;  Francine Ungarten

They will be rewarded with a special gift for their efforts.  Stop by the Club Tent at the Sgt Pat's Race next Saturday or send an email to with your address and shirt size.

Fool's Come Out to Run

JSRC's Pilkington and Jackucewicz Sweep

The Start of the Manasquan Fool's Run 5K Race

Check Out the Complete Photo Album

Jeremy Pilkington (on the left) was the overall winner of the Annual Manasquan Fool's Run coming in at 17:03.  For the Women it was grammar school wonder, Brianna Jackucewicz (on the right) in a time of 18:38.  The huge crowd of 600 plus runners plus several hundred in the accompanying 1 mile run braved chilly damp weather to put in some strong times along the Jersey Shore course through town and along the ocean front.  Congratulations to Manasquan Recreation for another great event.  The Club again assisted at the finish line and offered complimentary baggage check for many participants.  Among the Club Finishers were:

Guy Ryan  24:22; Jacilyn  Doran  21:23; Linda Piff  24:18(1ag); Cheryl Scher  27:00; Peggy McKean  28:20; Marti Rettino  23:20(3ag); Dennis Hart  25:07; Jim Robbins  34:04; Frank Pelcher  26:28;  Walter Falisiewicz  30:41;  Jack Cheer  21:40; Jeremy Pilkington  17:03; Brianna Jackucewicz  18:38; Emery Messenger 26:10 ; Alan Soto  24:45: Bob Gileski  25:35; Matt Schaefer 21:50; Don Sutton 26:08; Marcia Draikiwicz  29:45; Tom Natoli 28:44; Sutah Robins  24:34;  

Next up at the Jersey Shore is the Sgt Pat's 5K to be held next Saturday, starting from Seven President's Park in Long Branch.

Club Membership Special

There are a lot of you out there who are not yet members or have let their membership lapse. Well, here 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.

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

Run for Aimee 5K

Mindy Marziaz  24:13

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.  


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