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Doug Williams 5000 Meter Race Recap

The first annual Doug Williams 5000 Meter Run/Jog/Walk (Formerly the Goodwill 5000 Meter Run) was held on Sunday, October 7, 2012 on the first anniversary of my brother’s death. The event was primarily organized by a group of Doug’s friends led by Dave Morrow, and was designed to help fund a scholarship in his name at Montclair State University. The race began at the Montclair Art Museum and ran south through the “estate section” of Montclair.

A note in Doug’s running journal mentions that he ran the course in a time 19:52 during the 2010 Goodwill Run – a time that he must have felt was good enough to warrant an exclamation point.

Sunday morning broke cool and overcast – perfect running weather, as long as the rain would hold off.
The 5K kicked off at 9:00 when Dan Murphy fired the starter pistol for approximately 225 runners. A
number of ERC runners were in the lineup, along with many of Doug’s friends, co-workers, and family
members.

Michael Gorman of Nutley was the men’s division and overall race winner with a time of 18:02.93,
followed very closely by Lawrence Czaplewski of West Caldwell, NJ at 18:03.49. Catherine Smith of
Wayne led the women with a time of 18:23.75, which was also eighth place overall.

Among the runners were some of Doug’s friends stretching all the way back to his grade school days, a
group of runners from his former employer (Milliman, Inc.), and many of his close friends from the ERC,
Fleet Feet and the “Grumpy Grovers”. It was particularly gratifying to see a number of younger runners,
including Doug’s 15 year old nephew John (sub 24 minutes!) as well as several of the sons and daughters
of Doug’s friends. Post-race refreshments included coffee, bagels, and Magic Hat beer (one of the race
sponsors).

Particular thanks go out to Doug’s friends for organizing this, to Dan Murphy for helping to coordinate
the race, to Montclair State University, and to the many sponsors, donators, and of course, the runners.

And in a bit of divine intervention, the rain held off until shortly after the event was over.

Rosemary Williams

Results of Essex Running Club Finishers:

Doug Williams Memorial 5000 Meter - October 7th, 2012
Place  Runner           Sex   Time    Pace Place  AgeGrpPl   PLP  ChipTime
  1.Michael Gorman       M  18:02.93  5:48 1/125   M40:1   75.62 18:02.57  
  2.Lawrence Czaplewski  M  18:03.49  5:48 2/125   M50:1   82.34 18:03.46  
  3.Harold Porcher       M  18:06.15  5:49 3/125   M45:1   80.18 18:06.15  
  4.Patrick Mcadams      M  18:13.72  5:52 4/125   M30:1   71.92 18:13.72  
  6.Fred King            M  18:16.43  5:52 6/125   M13:1   79.37 18:16.43  
  8.Catherine Smith      F  18:23.75  5:55 1/100   F40:1   83.13 18:23.75  
 10.Glen M Freyer        M  19:08.77  6:09 9/125   M45:2   76.42 19:08.77  
 14.Glenn Trimboli       M  19:27.27  6:15 13/125  M50:2   75.81 19:27.27  
 23.Amanda King          F  21:01.72  6:46 2/100   F50:1   80.72 21:00.90  
 26.Rob Gerin            M  21:17.06  6:51 24/125  M55:3   74.70 21:15.74  
 27.Mark Frankel         M  21:29.03  6:54 25/125  M40:5   64.50 21:25.93  
 28.Gary Peters          M  21:33.87  6:56 26/125  M55:4   72.47 21:33.65  
 31.Phil Coffin          M  21:43.36  6:59 29/125  M55:5   73.20 21:42.13  
 32.Douglas Williams     M  21:43.59  6:59 30/125  M50:4   67.88 21:42.37  
 42.Karen Merz           F  22:41.01  7:18 5/100   F40:2   68.31 22:36.59  
 43.Gerald Velli         M  22:46.39  7:19 38/125  M50:5   65.82 22:42.94  
 50.Chris Jaworski       M  23:07.74  7:26 42/125  M50:7   65.89 23:06.83  
 59.Jodi Zielinski       F  23:31.76  7:34 10/100  F30:3   64.28 23:26.82  
 68.Joseph Calabrese     M  24:01.06  7:43 55/125  M50:9   63.45 23:54.24  
 73.Andi Robik           F  24:07.49  7:45 14/100  F45:3   66.45 24:04.38  
 74.John Maxwell         M  24:14.09  7:48 60/125  M60:3   67.36 24:11.63  
 76.William Wilde        M  24:29.01  7:52 62/125  M60:4   67.27 24:27.64  
 78.Rosemary Williams    F  24:37.38  7:55 15/100  F45:4   65.11 24:34.85  
 79.Michael Kalthoff     M  24:37.91  7:55 64/125  M50:10  61.87 24:34.97  
 80.Michael Close        M  24:38.07  7:55 65/125  M60:5   65.69 24:37.22  
 82.Howie Brown          M  25:00.85  8:03 67/125  M70:2   70.46 24:56.87  
 83.Joseph Bates         M  25:09.39  8:05 68/125  M40:12  55.08 25:05.34  
 84.Melissa Dimarco      F  25:09.85  8:05 16/100  F30:4   60.11 25:06.31  
 86.George Mcintyre      M  25:21.41  8:09 70/125  M70:3   69.51 25:20.06  
 91.Josie Bearden        F  26:05.77  8:23 20/100  F16:1   57.33 25:56.94  
 95.Barbara Zirl         F  26:33.31  8:32 21/100  F50:2   63.13 26:29.44  
103.Martta Kelly         F  27:08.57  8:44 24/100  F50:3   64.97 26:59.07  
106.Chip Bearden         M  27:11.78  8:45 81/125  M60:7   59.50 27:07.54  
111.John Fabbro          M  27:27.33  8:50 85/125  M50:12  54.60 27:22.06  
112.Scott Flood          M  27:27.39  8:50 86/125  M50:13  55.04 27:22.20  
117.Meredith Cozzarelli  F  27:59.60  9:00 29/100  F30:5   52.89 27:44.89  
122.Laura Barry          F  28:13.83  9:05 31/100  F30:6   52.48 28:03.41  
127.Randi Cohen          F  28:29.72  9:10 33/100  F55:3   62.70 28:18.72  
132.Catherine Morrissey  F  28:58.32  9:19 36/100  F13:1   55.13 28:46.49  
133.Laura Messina        F  28:59.28  9:19 37/100  F55:4   64.17 28:50.72  
134.Madeline Morrissey   F  29:09.51  9:23 38/100  F16:2   52.49 28:58.06  
135.Abigail Morrissey    F  29:09.69  9:23 39/100  F20:9   50.75 28:57.79  
137.Edward Trieste       M  29:15.50  9:25 98/125  M45:14  48.46 29:09.56  
147.Dr. George Studzinsk M  30:07.29  9:41 102/125 M75:1   68.14 30:02.82  
163.Valerie Kenny        F  31:01.96  9:59 56/100  F55:5   59.13 30:50.84  
165.Gina Imperato        F  31:10.31 10:01 57/100  F40:11  49.37 30:59.99  
181.Lara Kennedy         F  32:59.94 10:37 70/100  F40:15  47.70 32:44.77

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