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Interclub Challenge 2017 Results

Desmond57 : July 31, 2017 1:28 pm : At the Races, Featured, News, Race Recap, Race Results, Road Racing

After a one year hibernation (2016) due to weather problems the Interclub Challenge returned with a new location (Garrett Mountain Great Lawn) and Distance (4 Miles).

The usual clubs were represented; Clifton, Essex, North Jersey Masters, and the Geezers.

We had 95 finishers this year:
• Clifton: 44
• NJ Masters: 33
• Essex: 15
• Geezers: 3

Thanks again to all the volunteers who made this competition a smoothly running affair!

The final points tabulation for the 2017 Interclub Challenge is:

Interclub Competition: (1st 30 runners count – last place runner added if less than 30 runners, 10 points for club with most runners):
1. North Jersey Masters: 958 points (33 total runners)
2. Clifton: 1126 (1136-10) points (47 total runners – includes Geezers)
3. Essex: 2192 points (767+ (95×15) (15 total runners))

Top Female finishers:
Place Name Club Overall Clock Time Net-Time
1. Lisa Swain NJ Masters 1 59:23 30:27.2
2. Misa Tamuta Masters 3 59:40 27:29.8
3. Hortencia Aliaga Clifton 4 1:00:39 26:27.3

Top Male finishers:
1. Ezequiel Garcia Clifton 2 59:39 29:38.4
2. James Linn NJ Masters 6 1:01:06 28:15.3
3. Jack Frame NJ Masters 7 1:01:12 31:43.8

(Apologies to James & Jack for reversing their finishes at the awards. The photo back showed James out-sprinted Jack at the end!).

Oldest Finishers:
Female: Mary Murphy – (75) NJ Masters (9th Place!)
Male: Mike Machuca – (78) NJ Masters

Youngest finishers:
Female: Bridgette Taipe – (11) Clifton
Male: Jamie Manari – (12) Clifton

Complete individual results can be found at the links below:

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Summer Hosted Runs/Events Start July 5th

President : July 5, 2017 9:53 am : News

WE START THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT! YEAH! SUMMER IS HERE! Would you like to host a Wednesday night running event this summer? Hosts from home plan a 3-6 mile course and a small supper. However, we’re also open to ice cream nights, watermelon nights, or any additional special events. If you’re interested, please contact Paul Maloney at or 973-886-3222 (Paul’s Cell).
One date available to schedule: August 16th.
Wednesday July 5th: Annual Watermelon Run #1 at the West Orange Reservoir (next to McLoone’s ) in West Orange. A $20.00 McLoone’s gift card, a 10.00 gift card to Fleet Feet, and three books on running will be raffled off. We are also accepting contributions of items for those in need to McLoone’s charity, Holiday Express. Details on items are posted here (Paul Maloney is the contact for this run.)
Wednesday July 12th: Annual Watermelon Run #2 at Verona High School. Options to run the West Essex Trail, Hilltop Reservation, Cedar Grove Track, Verona Track, Verona Park and more. Details will be posted during the week.
Wednesday July 19th: Sue Palermo, 27 Westwood Drive North, West Orange. Sing a long Broadway Show Tunes with Ed Palermo on the piano.
Wednesday July 26th: Westfield Pizza 5K. See…/2017_Pizza_Run_info_for_we… for more information. Only pre-entries.
Wednesday August 2nd: Beth Davis Candela, Details will be posted soon.
Wednesday August 9th: Tom and Martta Kelly. Cedar Grove Park Picnic and Run. Details will be available soon.
Wednesday August 23rd: Paula Fields and Kevin Skorupski, Burgers and Buds. Details to be available soon.
Wednesday August 30th: Applegate Farms Ice Cream Run. Details will be posted soon.

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Posting for 2/11: On 2/19, Run at the Home of Laura and Paul Pierotti

President : February 11, 2017 3:33 pm : News

Although we do not have a run this weekend (the Snake Hill Run is cancelled tomorrow 2/12), we’re looking forward to the two final hosted runs for the season.  Both runs start at 9:00.

Sunday February 19th, Laura and Paul Pierotti.   9 Huemmer Ter, Clifton, NJ 07013-3329

Sunday February 26th, Val Kenny and Ginny Kientz.  9:00 a.m.  77 Fairway, Verona, N.J.

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Maloney at

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February 13th ERC Meeting: Ron Wolfson and the Great Wall Marathon

President : January 29, 2017 5:00 pm : News

What is it like to run the Great Wall Marathon?  Find out at the Essex Running Club General Meeting on Monday February 13th, 7:30 p.m.  Long Time Member and Grove Street Runner Ron Wolfson will share this experience at our February meeting.  We’re back at Fitzgerald’s in Glen Ridge.  The cover charge is $5.00 for light food and room.  We’ll also have our usual stories, upcoming club activity announcements, and a special “door prize”.   We hope to see you!

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1/28 Posting: Runs at Tom & Martta, Super Bowl Run, and the First Fleet Feet Snake Hill Challenge

President : January 28, 2017 9:38 am : News
Winter runs continue for the Essex Running Club.    We’re considering continuation of runs in March.  (This is something else we haven’t done before.)  If you’re interested in hosting for March 4th or 5th, March 11th or 12th, March 18th or 19th, or March 25th or 26th, please let Paul Maloney know at  In addition, stay tuned for a very special activity on February 12th.
Sunday January 29th, 9:00 a.m.  Tom and Martta Kelly.  81 Seaman Road, West Orange.  It’s always a great time at Tom and Martta’s.  Perhaps it will be a run at Eagle Rock Reservation, Verona Park, or the nearby golf course.  We hope to see you.

Sunday February 5th, 9:00 a.m.  Tracy Keller and Gina Imperato.  105 Stonehouse Road, Glen Ridge.  It’s the annual Pre-Superbowl Event!  We hope to see you!

Sunday February 12th, The Fleet Feet Snake Hill Challenge

Here are the details from the Fleet Feet Staff.  You must RSVP at

  • Arrive at 6:30 am for check in and warm up.
  • Park near pavilion area and look for Fleet Feet flag.
  • Challenge: 7:00 am start time – Must begin last loop by 7:45 am.

How many loops can you run?  The Snake Hill Challenge is a 1 mile course (approximately) – starting at the top of the hill, down to the brick wall and back to the top.

Note:  Fleet Feet and Essex Running Club will have volunteers posted along the route.  Turn around cones will be at the bottom of the hill.

This event will take place in rain or shine.  However, if we experience adverse winter weather conditions the event  will be cancelled.

Sunday February 19th, Laura and Paul Pierotti.   9 Huemmer Ter, Clifton, NJ 07013-3329

Sunday February 26th, Val Kenny and Ginny Kientz.  9:00 a.m.  77 Fairway, Verona, N.J.

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Maloney at

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