JRunners Produces Weekend of Champions
We’ll start with the Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5k, where our man Steven Lacob took the 1st place trophy – about as tall as his torso – with a 5:47 pace and a last-30-yards kick to outlast a hard-charging 15-year-old whippersnapper who got taught a lesson. Rachel Mittel took 3rd place among the women.
Elsewhere in New Jersey, just a bit further south, seven members of our club split up between the Olympic distance and Half options. At the Olympic, Mordechai Ovits had a run split that was 3rd overall; better than the 1st and 2nd place overall winners, and Dana Heitz took 2nd for her age group by lowering her own JRunners female record at the distance.
On Monday Morning, over in Connecticut, at 7 AM, Matt Katz – JRunners co-founder – decided to give the Oh Boy Marathon a try, and he won! The race was staged by the 50 States Marathon Club, as part of their initiative to put on convenient races in interesting places at useful times.
He ran alongside Larry Macon for much of the way (easy to do on a 1.9-mile loop). Don’t know who he is? You better.
Check out the full story, which includes an interview with our champion: http://rep-am.com/sports/local_sports/879007.txt
Here are the results for all the weekend activities, with some relevant notes where appropriate:
NUTLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 5K
Steven Lacob 18:01 FTW!!!
Rachel Mittel 21:31 3rd place!
Chaim Wicentowsky 38:42
Naomi Bodek 42:50 PR by 6 minutes!
Devorah Wicentowsky 46:34
Naava Bodek 46:42 1st race! 3rd amongst 9-year-olds!
Martin Bodek 46:47 Proud pack mule
Lesley Schofield 51:43
HIGHLAND PARK 5K
Jonathan Pittinsky 23:27
RIVERDALE Y 10K
Zelig Mandel 56:42 1st in age group!
CYPRESS HILLS CEMETERY 5K
Matt Katz 32:48
Shmuly Katz 32:48 3rd in age group!
OH BOY MARATHON
Matt Katz 3:36:02 Winner!!!
VERDUGO MOUNTAINS 10K
Shai Grabie 1:13:26 1,700’+ elevation
BASSMAN OLY TRI
Mordechai Ovits 2:39:56 Dents
Dana Heitz 2:42:20 2nd in age, lowers JRunners record
Michael Wilhelm 2:59:02
Michael Weber 3:08:05
BASSMAN HALF IRON
Yisroel Pupko 5:50:57
Shlomo Rosenzweig 6:22:55
David Roher 6:52:42 Still Observer Status entity
Beat Reporter, JRunnersClub.org
P.S. I’m recommending this for this Sunday: http://wizathon.com/rubinrun/ It’s easily reachable for both NJ and NY folks, is very heimish, will have a carnival for kinderlach, and chiefly, because there are among our ranks at least a half dozen runners with the talent to win the race.