JRunning as One, Absolutely Everywhere
The story of the JRunner participation of the 4/27/14 weekend wasn’t the amount of runners that ran: 30 – no big whoop, we’ve got a lot of represenation that we’re proud of – but the sheer variety of distances, number of races, and mass migrarations that occurred to make it happen.
Ever see a chart of airplane flights laid over a map of the United States? That must have been what the travel paths must have looked like.
We had runners in Jersey and York (Interesting that you can remove “New” from either state, and the former remains identifiable, while the latter seems to be like you’re talking about a place in England. Anyhoo…) who came from all over the five boroughs, we had Jerseyans in Virginia, we had Queensians in Ontario (that’s gotta be a first!), we had Brooklynites apparently in five towns at once, and naturally, we had Brooklynites in Brooklyn and North Jerseyans in North Jersey.
There were 9 races in all, and they covered various distances: 1M, 5K, 4M, 5M, 13.1M, and 26.2M. PRs were smashed (Yossi Cohn by 22 minutes!!!), big lifetime marathon numbers were tallied (see the notes on Orlow and Hirsch Below), the mile was scorched (fastest of the day was 4:33!), and the Ovits family represented 1.4% of the field at their 5k.
The results are below. Don’t blame us if you develop Nintendinitis from working your scrolling finger so much:
New Jersey Marathon
Aaron Rosenfeld 3:24:07 7:47 PR by 1:20
Moshe Lewis 3:31:52 8:05 PR by 10:11
Yossi Cohn 3:34:15 8:10 PR by 22:33!
David Friedman 3:36:17 8:15 PR by 9:30
Glenn Pfeiffer 3:59:44 9:09
Jerry Gross 5:10:13 11:50
New Jersey Half Marathon
Steven Lacob 1:23:21 6:21 PR by 8:59
Rachel Mittel 1:38:13 7:29 PR by 2:02
Faige Friedman 1:54:00 8:42 PR by 2:47
Joe Herman 1:57:50 8:59
Adina Wiener 2:03:47 9:26 PR by 1:29
Joseph Balassiano 2:14:30 10:16
David Balassiano 2:14:32 10:16
Run as One 4M
Steven Rosenbaum 22:23 5:36
Scott Smith 27:43 6:56 PR by 0:38
Rebecca Schwartz 30:12 7:33 PR by 1:05
Chanan Feldman 33:28 8:22
Eli Friedman 34:28 8:37
Avi Blisko 34:32 8:38
Jacob Granek 44:19 11:05
Gettysburg North-South Marathon
Jonathan Pittinsky 4:24:28 10:05
Waterloo Ontario Marathon
Adam Orlow 3:40:58 8:26 18th marathon
Mordechai Ovits 19:14 6:12 3rd place!
Ariel Kohane 21:59 7:05
Yitz Ovits 28:47 9:16
The NYCRUNS Mile At The McCarren Park Classic
Shmuel Gross 5:03 5:03
Joel Mandel 5:12 5:12
Connie Fried 6:17 6:17
Elik Hirsch 4:38:56 10:39 38th marathon
Alley Pond Striders 5M Challenge
Elik Hirsch 37:11 7:26
Beat Reporter, JRunnersClub.org
[*] Special Expanded Ovits Family Section as Reported by the Family Fratriarch:
3 Mordechai Ovits 37 M 19:14.1
38 Amichai Levy 26 M 24:34.1 My brother-in-law, 1st place age group
101 Isaac Ovits 32 M 28:47.1 My brother
128 Channa Ovits 25 F 30:05.0 My sister, 3rd place age group
201 Z. Ovits 12 M 35:24.5 My son
204 Ayala Cohen 38 F 35:50.7 My sister
I’m pretty sure my sis and b-i-l were the most age-awarded married couple there.