Published by the DAILY RECORD of Morris County, New Jersey
On Sunday, June 23, 2013
Copyright, Madeline Bost, 2013
By MADELINE BOST, 973-584-0679
FORMER RANDOLPH STANDOUT WINS THE PRESIDENT’S CUP
The President’s Cup Night Race 5K in Millburn is a great race for spectators. When you run it and are in the back of the field you do not get the view that a spectator gets. For that reason your humble reporter cannot tell you what happened on Monday at the front of the race, but judging by the results the race had no duels and not the speed of previous years.
That’s not to say that Kenneth Goglas of Port Reading didn’t have a great race. Not many people can run 15:08 for a 5K, but that time is well off the top of the list and misses being entered into the coveted “under fifteen”. Goglas was a Randolph standout while competing at cross country and track for Randolph High School a dozen plus years ago.
Goglas’ Garden State Track Club A team won the Open Men’s Team Championship and second place Stephen Minnitt (15:12) of Edison brought the club’s B team in for second. The real cliff hanger was between third and fourth place with the Garmin Runners placing third with their combined time of 1:22.44 edging out the new-kids-on-the-block, Pearl Izumi- Mid Atlantic that tallied 1:22.45. Justin Scheid of Sparta was the top man on that team and third overall in 15:24. Scheid actually is in the “under fifteen” list twice with a 14:42 in 2009, and in 2010 with his winning 14:50.
Twenty-three open men’s teams finished with the top ten earning points in the team grand prix. The Garden State Track Club’s B team is still in the lead with 40 points, with their A team trailing by four points. The Raritan Valley Road Runners are in third with 25 points and the Garmin Runners and Sneaker Factory are tied at fourth with 23 points.
On the women’s side, Maria Danna of Kenvil placed first in 17:54. Allison Dublinski of Morristown was second in 18:11 and Sarah Schillaci of Madison was third in 18:30.
TONIGHT THE MASTERS MEN COME OUT TO PLAY
Morris area runners will be in their cars this afternoon and heading for Glen Ridge for the Fitzgerald’s 1928 Lager Run 5K. Now a real favorite after being named the masters men championship several years ago, the race draws over one thousand runners with the fastest masters men in the state competing.
It’s much like the President’s Cup race with a good fast course and cold beer afterward. The setting is even more favorable than the race on Monday night as the finish is on the track and the infield is the location for all socializing as well as the awards announcements.
Local clubs will have strong teams competing. In 2012 the Fleet Feet Essex running club won the M40 division with the Sneaker Factory in second. This year many of those men on the Fleet Feet team are now on the new Pearl Izumi team, so it will be interesting to see how things shake out in that division.
Parking is on street so smart runners will plan to get to the race site early in order to find a spot on a side street that is close to the track at Hurrell Field at 865 Bloomfield Avenue.
BATTLE OF THE BUSINESS 5K ON MONDAY NIGHT
Another night race not to be overlooked is the Battle of the Business 5K on Monday at the Green at Florham Park at 180 Park Avenue. Corporate teams, both large - 250 employees or more, and small, and club teams are invited to send their teams. Registration opens at 6:00 p.m. and the race goes off at 7:30 p.m.
That is not the only night race in Morris County this week. Fosterfields is hosting their Frantic Fun run on Tuesday, the 25th. It is a cross country style trail race that goes through the historical farm off Kahdena Road in Morristown. The race starts at 7:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 5:00 a.m.
On Saturday morning, the 29th, the Rockaway Rotary is hosting 5K Run to Fight Hunger at 9:00 a.m. from the United Church of the Rockaways on Hoagland Avenue in Rockaway. The race has been going on for a long time, using a variety of courses, and this one, a full loop of the borough looks like a great course.
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Contact Madeline Bost at email@example.com.