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September Race Results

Brian’s Run Wayne, NJ – September 23

Frank Russo  44:47 (1st AG)
Mark Frankel 45:15 (2nd AG)
Jerry Velli    48:53
Joe Cozzi      30:02 (1st AG)
Christy Fergesen  30:14 (3rd AG)

Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon – September 16, 2012

2495th  Michael Magee     01:48:01

Philly was great, a nice flat course. Ran a PR of 1:48:01.

Ramsey Run 10K – September 15, 2012
Bill Wilde   50:53 (3rd AG)

Crimestoppers 10K, Augusta, NJ – Sat Sep 8, 2012

Mark Frankel – 44:55 (2nd AG)

I don’t know if this was a new race, but it was a bit disorganized. Us runners congregated around the starting line waiting for an official to make the usual introduction. There was none of that: just a siren to signal that we should start running.

No one had time to even set their watches. Maybe the lack of an organized start led me to go out too fast. I hit the first mile in 4:30. It occurred to me that either the marker was placed incorrectly, or maybe I should quit my job. Anyway…. I pressed on.

Eventually, the hills and the gusty headwind would wind up doing me in, but my result would only be one-second off my year’s best, and that course was much easier than this one.


Skylands Sprint Triathlon – September 9th, 2012 – Triathlon – Clinton, NJ

Joe Calabrese – 1:55:17


USATF-NJ XC 5K, Deer Path Park, Readington, September 8th

Chris Jaworski – 23:45

Ubervolunteer Randy Miller and I were the only Essex members at the USATF-NJ cross-country 5K in Readington this morning.

— this was my first 5K since April 2009! Wanted to break 24, finished in 23:45. Cool. Runnin’ on grass.


Garrett Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park, NJ September 8, 2012

5 26:46.0 DANIEL SMITH  50-54M 1st

25 32:34.8 GERALD VELLI   50-54M 3rd

Wanted to report on a new race that I did on 9/8, it was the called the 4 Miler At Garrett Mountain.

I believe this was the first time they ran it. It was pretty well organized, not sure of the dudes name but the MC was same guy that did Teterboro 5K. It was a 2-loop course around the mountain, the hills were pretty extreme. They had a decent selection of snack bars, banana, & bagels after the race. And he had random prizes at the end of the awards, that usually keeps me around. I ran into fellow member Dan Smith at the event and had a nice chance to reconnect as there were no other folks that I knew or club members that I saw.

Between the two of us, we got 2/3 of our age group covered for the awards, which had really nice medals.



Jimmy D 5K Results Sun September 2nd, 2012:

Congratulations to our Woman’s 40 team who took 1st place today at the Jimmy D 5K. We had a very light team turnout today on a hot and very humid coarse, but what we had proved that we can run with the best in the state!!

1st. Fleet Feet/Essex: Catherine Smith / Amanda King / Aileen O’Rourke

Runners Results:

Catherine Smith – 18:24 – 1st OA Female

Jen Found – 19:10 – 2nd OA

Female Amanda King – 21:19 – 1st AG

Aileen O’Rourke – 22:23 – 4th AG

George Studzinski – 29:13 – 2nd Age Group (75-79) .

Katherine Powell – 38:53

Troy Powell – 38:53 (Troy ran in full Firefighter gear and Katherine ran with him)

Mike Sneden – 20:53

John Kriens – 20:59

Desmond Duncker – 22:08

Edward Kelly – 22:55


35th Not Quite Fall Classic 4 Mile – August 26th – Nomahegan Park, Cranford, NJ

41st Gerald Velli 28:45.21

I wanted to share another race that I did on 8/26 which is called the Not Quite Fall Classic run by the Central Jersey Road Runners. I usually don’t do this race since the course is the same as the Firecracker 4 Miler but I guess I was having withdrawal from not racing in 5 weeks. It turned out to be a good day to run as the weather was pretty good and I shatter my previous 4 mile best by 40 seconds with a time of 28:45, not sure what got into me that day as I was within a minute or so of many runners who are WAY faster than me.

Here are those results.


Patrick Henry Half Marathon – August 25, 2012 – Ashland, VA

Elizabeth Candela 1:40:46 – 130th overall – 2nd place Age Group 45-49


Morris County Striders Summer Series XC    Boonton Township, NJ    8/7/2012 5K

Joe Calabrese – 24:19



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