Rosendale Runs cel­e­brate an­other suc­cess­ful event

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - Eric Hough­tal­ing Run­ning

Nearly 200 run­ners en­joyed the fine fall fo­liage in the Rosendale area last week­end at the an­nual Rosendale Runs.

Or­ga­niz­ers have proven they can provide a top-notch event that in­cludes a half-marathon course fea­tur­ing some spec­tac­u­lar Hud­son Val­ley views, and the res­ur­rected 4.4-mile Plains Run that is high­lighted by a chal­leng­ing route.

The half-marathon course trav­els over the old train tres­tle and takes run­ners through a can­dle-lit cave on the Wil­liams Lake prop­erty.

There were 126 fin­ish­ers this year in the half, with an­other 65 in the Plains Run.

Mike Koehler was fastest to the fin­ish in the half marathon, rac­ing to a win­ning time of one hour, 31 min­utes and 24 sec­onds.

Bartek Sar­o­daj gave chase, but set­tled for sec­ond in 1:31:33.

Women’s champ Cather­ine Herne was third over­all in 1:31:57, then it was Peter Vail in fourth at 1:32:29 and Si­mon Glenn-Gregg in fifth at 1:33:41.

Jeanne Hal­lo­ran, run­ner-up for the ladies, was sixth in 1:33:46, with Don­ald Thurston in sev­enth at 1:34:02 and Joshua Finch in eighth at 1:34:21.

Erin Sprague (1:34:34) and Lu­cia Von Reusner (1:35:19) rounded out the top 10.

Other top lo­cal fin­ish­ers in­cluded Ian Erne (1:40:49), Matthias Von Reusner (1:42:05), Jason Taylor (1:45:24), David Seche (1:46:32), Kel­lie Tyler (1:55:21), Andrew Bin­nie (1:55:25), Caro­line Chant (1:58:23), Mar­gaux Seche (1:58:40), Tim Gotts­tine (1:58:50), Bill Pape (2:00:42) and Rachel Sch­abot (2:02:08).

Joe Gentsch, mean­while, was an easy win­ner in the Plains Run, clock­ing a time of 25:50.

Scott Cost­ley took sec­ond in 30:45, with Thomas Berhman in third at 31:10.

Rosi­bel Lan­dau was the women’s win­ner and fourth over­all in 33:48, fol­lowed by Lica Maneri (34:44), Nick Mer­cu­rio (35:47), Karl Kei­der­ling (37:16), Franklin Arnold (37:26), An­gelo Hunter (37:53) and Olivia Ser­rano (38:37).

Ul­ster corps spon­sors zom­bie es­cape 5K

Ul­ster Corps, which pro­vides vol­un­teers to agen­cies and or­ga­ni­za­tions in Ul­ster County, is host­ing the sev­enth an­nual Zom­bie Es­cape 5k at Wil­liams Lake on Oct. 29.

The pop­u­lar race, fea­tur­ing zom­bies chas­ing run­ners on the course, starts at 11:30 a.m., and will also travel through the lighted cave on the prop­erty at Wil­liams Lake.

Early en­try fee (un­til Oct. 28) is $20 and in­creases to $25 on race day. Teams of three or more can pre-reg­is­ter at $15 apiece.

Race-day reg­is­tra­tion opens at 10 a.m.

The way it works is that all run­ners choos­ing to par­tic­i­pate in the zom­bie es­cape part have a “health flag belt” with two flags on the belt.

If you can sur­vive by fin­ish­ing with at least one flag, you re­ceive a sur­vivor wrist­band.

Or­ga­niz­ers urge run­ners to wear cos­tumes, or to rep­re­sent their fa­vorite lo­cal agency or cause.

There will be spe­cial awards handed out for best in­di­vid­ual and group cos­tume, and a team spirit award.

Goodie bags and free re­fresh­ments, in­clud­ing hot cocoa and s’mores, are part of the fes­tiv­i­ties as well.

Be­fore the 5k, at 11 a.m., is a free 1k kids run, and at 11:45 a.m., there is a 1k fit­ness walk.

Plenty more de­tails can be found at ul­ster­corps.org.

Capen, Need­ham run strong New England marathons

The Run­nin’ Rev­erend, John Capen, added two more marathons to his ca­reer to­tal, tak­ing part in the New Hamp­shire Marathon on Oct. 1 and the Hart­ford Marathon on Oct. 8.

Capen ran a time of 7:34:41 in the New Hamp­shire race, good enough for sev­enth place in the over 70 age di­vi­sion. He ran 7:41:24 one week later at Hart­ford, and has the Dover (Delaware) Marathon and New York City Marathon com­ing up.

Doug Need­ham also mus­cled his way through the Hart­ford Marathon, reg­is­ter­ing a time of 3:38, get­ting him­self prepped for an­other big ef­fort at the Philadel­phia Marathon later this fall.

Please send all race re­sults and in­for­ma­tion to 79 Hur­ley Ave., Kingston, N.Y., 12401; fax to (845) 331-3557; or email to runer­ichrun@ gmail.com. Fol­low Eric Hough­tal­ing on Twit­ter at http://twit­ter.com/ runer­ichrun

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