Another large turn out ofor the Avon Day 5K this past Saturday. The weather was near ideal for the runners as they traversed the ocean front and the tree lined streets of this beautiful Jersey Shore Town. Jeff Peterson of Rumson and Bill Hoffman of Eatontown were virtually tied at the finish in a time of 15:49.. Megan Phillips of Brielle was the women's winner in a time of 18:33 and Karen Charles of Belmar followed right behind in 18:54.
The first Avon residents were Mike Davey in 20:08 and Kathy Kropke in 20:26., Glenn Hammel 24:54, Leslie McKerman 24:39
Among the many club finishers were:
Steve Gioglio 20:56, Cathy DePolo 24:55, Matt Shafer 18:55
Chris Wilcox 57:41(3ag)
It was a bit on the warm side for this year's Spring Lake 5.particularly as the runners entered the Fourth Mile on the course through town. But despite the weather some fast times were recorded. The Men's winner was Francisco Gomez of Costa Rica finished in a time of 24:18 and for the women it was Ann Kugler of New York City in a time of 27:56.
It was another spectacular Spring lake 5 and congratulations to Race Director, Phil Hinck and all the volunteers from the many groups who contributed to the event. The JSRC helped out at the start and really cleaned up after the race was over.
Among the many club finishers were:
PJ Maloney 43:14, Pat Maloney 38:16, Jennifer Biudreau 1:10:00, Kenneth Gahre 1:10:00, Tina Duda 1:02:38, Ted Duda 46:41, Matt Shafer 31:28(73rd), Matt Jacobson 31:45, Steve Apostolacus 32:00, Will DeRoberts 31:06, Robert Galizio 36:13, Graham Wisdom 37:58, Marti Rettino 41:21, Jeffrey Dietel 37:05, Scott Winrow 31:20, Rick Vegh 36:48, R List 45:39, Dennis Hart 46:25, Ted Duda 46:30, John Dalton 45:03, Pat Cavanaugh 34:45, Terrence Foley 54:15, Deana MacLean Roberts 56:02, Henry Rosset 36:08, Gina Rosset 43:23, Jaime Gallagher 41:56, John O'Reilly 41:33, Peggy McKean 52:30, Carol Irwin 39:48, Leslie McKernan 43:36, Don Sutton 47:15, Alane Mahoney 39:42, Wayne Foster 36:32
Well Not Quite a Record - But fast in either case
Get a special JSRC Discount for the International Reebok Track Meet at beautiful Randall's Island in New York City on June 3rd. Enter the promo code "jerseyrun" for a 10% discount at the event web site. . We have a bus going to the meet. The bus will leave at 1 PM (you will have time to explore the island) and then return after the meet at about 8:30 PM. If interested in seats on the bus email firstname.lastname@example.org. - seats are limited so just send an email to email@example.com to reserve your seat! Cost of the is $20. The bus will leave from the Red Bank Commuter Parking Lot off the Parkway.
Ralph Garfield 23:46(1ag)
Jim Neary (1st AG)
Jim Neary 2ag)
The Club's Summer Series of races kicks off on Thursday, June 15th at the Wall Municipal Complex on Allaire Road in Wall. The series goes off every Thursday through July. The series includes a half mile for those 9 and under, a mile for 14and under and an open 3 mile for all.
You can sign up for the entire series at JerseyRunner.com and insure you get the club discount and the neat Runner's Hat.
A large field of runners were treated to ideal running conditions at the Annual Michael Thorne 4 Mile Run in West Long Branch. The race is dedicated to Michael Thorne the West Long Branch Fire Fighter who lost his life in the line of duty.
The mens winner was Rob DiFillipis in a time of 20:50 and for the women it was Karen Charles who continued her winning ways after winning the Lake Como 5K and a third place finish at the Pocono Marathon just two weeks ago.
Kids races were held after the 4 Miler and volunteers were treated to a post race party at the West long Branch Fire House.
Congratulationss to the Event Organizers Nancy Thorne and Mindy Brady as well as all the volunteers from the West Long Branch Fire Department, the West Long Branch Women's Club and the Jersey Shore Running Club.
Among the Club Finishers were:
Leslie McKernan 32:20(3ag), Frank Pelcher 37:00(3ag), Jaime Gallagher 31:59, John O'Reilly 30:33, Glenn Hammel 32:01, Graham Wisdom 30:01, Peggy McKean 38:10
Mick Morris 3:11(2ag)
Brian Marley 26:18
Dawn Ciccone on the left who is recovering from being hit by a car while running attended the Bahr's Race in Atlantic Highlands and cheered on the runners and Coleen on the right ran in honor of her dad - Art Glass who is recovering from a heart attack.
Brian Marley 44:45, Steve Collins 44:19,
The Club's Thursday Run in Belmar Shifts from Dunkin Donuts to Taylor Pavilion on the Boardwalk at Fifth Avenue this Thursday for the Summer- Come on out to the Run - All Invited! And if you can't make it on Thursday's - stop by our Runs on Tuesday in Long Branch, Wednesday at Holmdel Park and Sunday in Middletown.
Chris Wilcox 19:02(1ag) , Matt Shafer 19:07(1ag)
Diana Burton 5:02
Mike Bair 17:43(4th OA)
Club Member Jeremy Pilkington of Allenhurst in a time of 17:01 was the first men's finisher in thee Spring Into Summer 5K and Tracy Bahrs of Red Bank was the first place woman in a time of 19:01. Other Club finishers included:
Leslie McKernan 24:56, Laura Schneider 29:38
Steve Collins 24:23(1ag), Karen Gregory 28:07
usual, I am organizing JSRC's efforts to
enter Masters teams in the NJ International on Saturday, June 10. Yes, it
is the same day as The Sheehan Classic, so I am facing more challenges than
The goal is to field
at least one Masters Men's team (and maybe a Women's team) for the event.
As you can guess, we need four (4) respectable runners to field each team.
The event takes place in the afternoon, so it is possible to run both Sheehan
and NJ International (although I do not recommend it)! If you are
interested, please e-mail me (DRZurheide@aol.com)
by Sunday, May 21. The cost per person is a mere $5.
Please also consider running the Mary Conry Memorial Women's Mile in the Meet. As you know, JSRC is sponsoring this event in memory of our beloved departed Club member. You can run it as a serious competitive event, or jog it with a group (women AND men). Either way. your support is encouraged. Thanks for your consideration, Z President
the muddy buddy--- bike, run obstacle course and mud
crawl. 6.7 miles. frank pelcher and shelley pelcher(daughter)
combined 74-94 yr old age group. we combined at 94yrs----1:06
Scott Winrow 18:34(3rd OA)
Jon Lowrie 24:49(3ag)
Glenn Hammel 24:07(3ag)
Atlantic Care 5K
PJ Roedell 30:04(1ag)
The first Annual Pocono Marathon was a charmer for Karen Charles who placed as the third female in a very competitive field in a time of 3:08. The course was especially tough with lots of hills which could be expected in the mountains of the Poconos. While the was an overall 1500 vertical drop from the start to the finish in between were many hills. The course was especially scenic and the organizers and the Pocono community should be commended for an outstanding first year marathon - there were nearly three volunteers for every runner and the entire community came out to cheer on the runners. A marathon to be considered.
The JSRC banner was proudly displayed along the course at mile 14.2 in Paradise Valley at the loaction where Deana MacLean-Roberts spent summers growing up and a lot of time running. Some pictures to follow of the small display.
Other club finishers included:
Karen Charles 3:09, Mike Baker 3;23, Allison Baker 3:57, Bob Both 4:30, Matt Sodano 4:40, Steve Gioglio 3:50, Amy Bergino 3:23, Jay Russell 4:33, Dick Heuser 4:08
Mary Moriarty 4:48:23
Florence McCarthy 2;38
Florence McCarthy 2:54
Briana Jackucewitz (on right) in a time of 29:24 and Alex Fowlie 9on left) in a time of 27:15 are champions at the AJ Bruder Memorial Five Miler, at the 14th Annual Rumson-Fair Haven Run
Club Finishers included:
Carol Irwin 39:15, Leslie McKernan 41:40, Matt Shafer 30:39(1ag), Candace Brandmayer 54:38, Holly Smith 39:27
James Neary 25:25(2ag)
Glenn Hammel 24:37(3ag)
Hayes 27:24, Chelsea Hayes 38:20 1st 18 under
Hayes 27:01, Chelsea
Hayes 30:31 (PR) 1st 16 under
Bob Hayes 27:31
Chris Wilcox 19:41
PJ Roedell 32;39(1ag)
Saturday, May 13, Spring into Summer 5K, Middletown, NJ
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The Club will be assisting at the Reebok Track and Field Meet to be held on Randall's Island in New York City on Saturday, June 3rd. Volunteers for the event will receive a free Reebok T-Shirt, Reebok Running Shoes, Lunch, Dinner and the opportunity to mingle with elite athletes from all around the world. You will also be able to take in most of the track meet once you complete your assignment.
All volunteers must be at Randall's Island no later than 3:00 PM. The track meet starts at 5:30 PM and goes until around 9 PM. Most tasks will be over much earlier than that.
To volunteer please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, shirt size, shoe size, email and telephone contact number. This is a firm commitment as tasks will be assigned to each volunteer and the meet will be depending on your support. We will most likely car pool or take the train into the city and then go over to the Island or we may get a bus if there is sufficient interest.. Further information will be provided to the volunteers who sign up. . Please respond as soon as possible - we have a limited number of spots - so first come first served.
Marcia E. Draikiwicz 2:20:09, Bill Rogers 1:48:35
What a great day for a race! The sun was shining as we ran along the East River, where vessels of all shapes and sizes were seen against the background of the NYC skyline. The course was very hilly, yet the beauty of the magnolia, cherry and dogwood trees blooming at the peak of their blossoms was enough to place your thoughts in another zone! It was truly a glorious race! Mark it on your calendar for next year!
Donna Lane of Hazlet died tragically as a result of a motorcycle accident. Donna was an avid runner and most recently completed the Marine Coirps Marathon this past October. She was also the owner of Body Aware Therapeutic Massage and often volunteered her services at local races.
Surviving are her husband, Vincent; two daughters, Shannon and Kimberly Lane;
her parents, Joseph and Rebecca Corrado; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 S. Holmdel Road, Holmdel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John's United Methodist Church, Hazlet. Donations in Donna's name may be made to AIDS Walk New York, c/o Val Imbleau, P.O. Box 805, Canaan, CT 06018. For directions or online condolences, visit http://www.holmdelfuneralhome.com
Peg will be performing in the upcoming production of Grease, at Monmouth Regional HS on May 12, 13 at 8 PM. Check out her stage debut!
Hello fellow JSRC runners! Sprng has
sprung! I would like to invite everyone to my grand opening of my new dental
office in Sea Girt on May 16th from 5 to 7:30. Great eats and raffle prizes.
Come in meet me and my great team and enjoy some good food. Feel free to wear
your running shoes. Please RSVP 732-449-3733.
Hope to see your smiling faces!!!
A huge field of runners participated in this Year's Blue Claws 5K at First Energy Park in Lakewood. The weather was terrific as the runners ran around the beautiful stadium and then run into the outfield and around the warning track to finish along the third base side of Home Plate. Lots of spectators in the stands cheered the runners on for the exciting finish.
The overall winner from Ocean Running Club was in a time of 16:41. For the women it was Diane DiOlivera (107.1 Radio Personality) of Brick who finished in a time of 19:43.
Kids races were held after the 5K at various distances.
Congratulations to Race Director Phil Hinck and the Ocean Running Club for a terrific event. Many runners stuck around for the Blue Claws Baseball game afterwards where the winners threw out the first ball for the game. Diane could be seen practicing after the race with an orange from the refreshments stand - see the photo album for a picture.
Among the many club finishers were:
Ralph Garfield 22:34(1ag), Glenn Hammel 24:00, Kerri Walker 19:59, Dug Stetter 37:30, Marti Rettino 37:42
It was bright and sunny but a little cool and windy for the runners at the Club's Annual Lake Como 5K dedicated to the memory of Grania Maggio. Many of Grania's family and friends participated in the event.
The Men's winner of the Lake Como 5K was Mike Daigeaun of New Brunswick in a time of 16:43 followed by Robert Cavenaugh in 17:00 and Eric Escircia in 17:51. For the women it was JSRC's Karen Charles in a time of 19:07 followed by Amber Hart in 19:20 and Amanda Scheeer in 20:17.
Among the Club Finishers were:
Matt Shafer 18:44(7th OA), Robert Frungillo 24:55, Glenn Hammel 24:40, Jim McGoldrick 20:25
Alison McKenna 5:53:19*1st Marathon), Frank Lupo 4:41:24, Sutah Robins 4:12, Carly DePolo 4:45
Leslie McKernan 1:58:45, Holly Smith 2:03:18, Diana Burton 2:25:30
Greg Mendina has completed three marathons in under two weeks.- Awesome - Congratulations. Whats Next?
Boston Marathon 2:59:33, Jersey Shore Relay Marathon 3:19:10, NJ Marathon 2:57:52
Jaime Gallagher 1:51:02, Rob Jaegar 1:53:19
To help employers, running clubs, or individuals plan and promote their local Run@Work Day event, the RRCA has developed a “Planning Kit” which can be found at http://www.rrca.org/programs/programs.html#P4. The “Kit” contains a sample press release for announcing local events, ideas for planning and promoting the event, and information on nutrition and running that can be shared with event participants. In addition, Run@Work Day events can be posted on the RRCA Calendar for FREE. Event organizers can use the special event code, Run@Work Event, when posting their event.