I hope everyone enjoyed this year’s John Carson “July 5th” Road Race. The timing company was surprised with the high turnout because of the near record heat…we were not. Thanks to all of you for participating and cheering on the runners… it was a good day.
The elimination of the old chip tied onto the shoe lace was a welcome addition to this year’s race. Bending over to take that thing off was almost as grueling as that last hill heading to the finish line. We will use a similar system next year; I believe that next year there will just be one strip on the back of your race bib.
Ribbons…we ran out of over 700 ribbons which are awarded to all of our younger runners…I guess “younger” is a relative term and I have already ordered 1000 for next year. If you need a ribbon for a runner (and some of you definitely do) please call Sullivan Farms in a couple weeks to see if they are in. Sorry we ran out.
All the age division prizes were mailed out on July 6th…Congratulations, there were some great times on such a hot day. As of today, no one has won the trip for four to Florida…remember we use the night time mass daily lottery number…if your bib matches the number you win!!!
If you were not running then you must have been shaking your head when the winner flew by. Louie Lucini from Ellsworth, Maine won the race in a blistering 8:50 seconds, tying the course record by Patrick Tarpy in 2007. Due to a mix up I made on the registration form Louie will be awarded the $1000 bonus which he deserves. On the women’s side of the race, Andrea Walkonen from Boston ran the second fastest time ever finishing in 10:16. She is only 23 years old so we hope she will come back and try to beat Lesley Lehane’s record of 10:06 set way back in 1998.
Lastly, thanks to all of the Sullivan Farms crew and volunteers at the start, the one mile (Rick and Gold’s Gym) and at the finish line and please don’t forget to thank all the sponsors on the back of the shirt. We hope you enjoyed it. Start training for next year!!