Monday, January 21, 2013


Written by Madeline Bost
Originally Published by the DAILY RECORD of Morris County, New Jersey
On Sunday, January 20, 2013
Copyright, Madeline Bost, 2013

The USATF New Jersey open and masters indoor championship meet will be held in a new location this Saturday, January 19th.  Monmouth University Multi Purpose Athletic Center in West Long Branch.  This is another move for the meet that recently has been held at the John Bennett Indoor Athletic Center in Toms River.

Field events will start at 9:00 a.m. but the first track event; the 3,000 meter race walk will start at 12:30 p.m.  Of interest to road runners who like to switch gears in the winter, the 1,500 for open and masters men will be at 1:40 p.m. and for the women at 2:25 p.m.   Not comfortable running that short and that fast? The longest track race that is offered is the 3,000 meter run.  It’s up for all men at 3:15 p.m. and for women at 4:10 p.m.

Some New Jersey runners have been honing their skills at the New York 168th Street Armory at their Thursday Nights at the Races.   On January 3rd several New Jersey clubs were represented at the mile including locals like Gary Rosenberg of the Garmin running club.  Rosenberg, of Morristown, 41, finished in 4:58.3.  His teammate Angelo Harasts of Pine Brook finished in 5:25.1.  Do Run Runner Peter Kashulines of Mountain Lakes, 49, finished in 4:53.5 and Paul Kildal-Brandt of Mendham, 49, finished in 5:29.2

Randy Miller of Montville, 51, representing the Essex running club finished in 5:40.6 with Charles Castiglioni, 54, of Lake Hopatcong and the Morris County Striders in 5:57.5

The Armory’s meets offer only a small slate of races and three locals came back to run the 3,000 meters; Rosenberg finished in 10:08.6, Harasts in 11:38.5 and Castiglioni in 12:57.4

I spoke with Castiglioni on Friday and he reported that most everybody has improved since the 3rd.   Unfortunately the Armory had not yet posted the previous night’s results so we could not post them here.

Castiglioni has teamed up with Randy Miller to try to put together a ten person team for a relay at the Armory on February 23rd.  That’s right, ten persons, and they don’t have to be from one USATF club.  The relay is 10,000 meters and each member will run five, two hundred meter legs.  That is, of course, the distance of one lap on an indoor track.  It sounds like fun.

All the races at the meet on Saturday will be strictly USATF rules, so the two relays will be the standard, 4 X 200 and 4 X 800, and both are for the masters athletes.

Another very important item to note.   You cannot wait to decide to enter.  The meet is Pre-entry only.  All entries must be received by this Monday, January 21st or online by Wednesday, January 23rd at noon.

Any questions should be directed to David Friedman at 201-271-4422, or to


Back for its second year, the Super Sunday Four Mile race returns to Morristown on DeHart Street on Super Bowl Sunday on February 3rd.  As it did in 2012, the race is offering a category for the least clothed runner, following a sort of “taunt the cold” theme.  The first one thousand registered runners will be able to cover up after the race with a long sleeved t-shirt.  New this year is a one mile walk that will follow an hour after the four mile race that starts at 11:30 a.m.

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