Sunday, October 11, 2015

Morris runners bring home medals from national meet

Published by the DAILY RECORD of Morris County, New Jersey
On Sunday, October 11, 2015


New Jersey was well represented at the National 5K masters championship this past Sunday in Syracuse, NY.   The Syracuse Festival of Races is one of only a handful of road races that run the men’s and women’s races separately.  The course is mostly flat with only three turns and the red line painted on the roadway makes it easy to run the tangents. 

While most races have a marker or clock at the miles the Syracuse race also marks the kilometers.  Many racers take kilometer splits and find it much more helpful to evaluate their pace as they race since they are getting feedback four times, instead of just two; 4 kilometers versus two miles.

 New Jersey has four clubs that can be considered “travel teams”; Garmin Runners from Morris County, the Shore Athletic Club, the Clifton Road Runners and the Raritan Valley Road Runners.  All but the Raritan Valley club competed as did several New Jersey individuals who competed sans a team. Several medals came home to New Jersey and some of them to the Morris area.

The Garmin Runners with Gary Rosenberg of Morristown a scoring member of the team placed second in the M40 division.  Bill Bosmann of Rockaway placed fourth in the M65 individual division and was a non-scoring man on the M40 team.  Rosenberg’s time was 16:51 and Bosmann’s was 20:18. 
Joel Garrell of Morristown was also a non scoring member of the team.

The Shore Athletic Club placed second in the M60 division; lead in by Reno Stirrat of Rockaway who placed third in the individual M60 division with a time of 18:27.  Bill Trengove of Wharton was fourth man on the team, running 20:42.

The Shore’s M70 team also placed second in their division while the Clifton Road Runners placed fourth with Craig Wunderly of Hackettstown leading the team in.  His time was 24:14.

Running without his Raritan Valley Road Runners team, Roger Price of Randolph finished in the M65 division in 20:56.

The Shore’s W60 team placed second with Susan Stirrat of Rockaway first woman on the team in 24:19.   Cande Olsen of Chatham placed third in the W65 division with a time of 25:32.  Madeline Bost of Randolph placed first in the W75 division in 34:21.

Next up for these teams is the national 5 kilometer masters cross country race championship on Sunday, October 18th in Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York.

The Little Silver 5K that was to host the open women’s 5K state championship was washed out by the nor’easter that hit last weekend.  The Harrington Park 5K in on Saturday, November 14th has been selected to replace the Little Silver race.  Harrington Park is a small borough in Bergen County.  In 2014 the race had 568 finishers; a number sure to be exceeded with the addition of the championship status.


Roberta Groner of Randolph and Gary Rosenberg of Morristown placed first in their division of the Fast Five grand prix.

Rosenberg competed in all five of the possible races that began with the Ridgewood 10K in May and ended with the Belmar Chase in August.  Other races were the College Avenue Mile, the President’s Cup Night Race 5K, and the Lager Run all in June.

Groner won the Ridgewood race and the Lager Run, and while not winning the other races she did well enough to beat all other women.


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