The Freehold Area Running Club held their 23rd Annual St Paddy’s Day 10 Miler and the 18th Annual Leprechaun 5K on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Michael J. Tighe Park, Georgia Road, Freehold Township, NJ.
The weather was great for the runners with overcast skies, a light wind and moderate temperatures in the mid to upper 40’s at the start..
The 10 mile course started inside the park at 9:30 AM and made its way through some nice back roads which include several rolling type hills before returning back to the park. The 5K started shortly thereafter at 9:45 AM also inside the park and made a nice lop outside the park before returning to the finish inside the park.
10 Mile Results
Photos of 10 Miler
Leading the men’s side were Craig Segal of Highlands, NJ and Robert Dennis of Princeton, NJ who finished in a virtual dead heat in a time of 52:37. The win was given to Craig Segal by a few tenths of a second. Coming in third was Jeff Propert of Wall in a time of 58:24. Jeff was also last year’s third place finisher this year beating his previous time by over a minute.
On the women’s side it was Brondwyn Oleary of Cliffwood Beach in a time of 1:05:08. She was followed by Sara Anitrani of Red Bank in 1:06:51 and then Keara McGraw of largo, Fl in 1:09:39.
In the 5K
In the 5k for the men it was 16 year old Bill Foster flying to a finish in 17:23. He was followed by John Walsh of Ramsey in 18:51 and then Alejandro Penaloza of Colts neck in 19:37.
For the women it was Christine Altland of Hazlet in a time of 21:02 followed by Jenna Kugel age 14 of Skillman in a time of 21:52 and then Maddie Whaley of Cranbury in 22:52.
After the races awards were presented to overall and age group winners. Runners were treated to a post race party which included soup, hot dogs, snacks and beer.
The race was staged by the Freehold Area Running Club and many dedicated volunteers who worked tirelessly to stage another successful event.
Coming up are:
Saturday, March 31, 9:45 AM, 10K and 20 K, Rat Race – Spring Edition, Wells Mills Park, Waretown, NJ On line Registration – No Extra Fee – Article
Saturday, March 31, Manasquan Fool’s Run 5K 11:00am Kids run 10:00am Manasquan NJ Application
Saturday, March 31, 5K, 9:30 AM, Pot of Gold 5K, St Bartholomew Academy, Scotch Plains, NJ
Saturday, March 31, 5K, 10 AM, Leprechaun 5K, Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Saturday, March 31, Run With the Eagles, Allentown, NJ
Sunday, April 1, 9 AM, 3 Miles, 15k,Indian Trails , Middletown, NJ
Sunday, April 1, 10 am, 5k, , Habitat for Humanity 5k, Monmouth U, West Long Branch, NJ
Friday, April 6, 2:30 pm, Global Understanding 5k Fun Run/Walk,.West Long Branch, NJ
Saturday, April 7, 11 am, Celtic Tribute 5K, with kids races and health walk, Long Branch, JSRC 21st annual event (formerly Sgt. Pat’s 5K) On Line Registration – This year $1 from each entry in the 5K will be donated to the West End Fire Relief Fund to help those people displaced by the devastating fire that took place on February 13, 2012 – Read Article
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