Patterson Park 4 Miler
Sunday, April 13, 2003 8:00am
Race Director: Fin Mears

The club 4-miler was held at Patterson Park on a beautiful spring day � the first nice day for a BRRC event in 2003. The third and shortest so far of the Grand Prix series, what it lacked in distance, it made up for in hills and mud. 
Flowers were blooming and the sun was out. The Life Sport Fall Marathon training group, jump-starting its training program, showed up with a contingent lead by their coach, Tim Knowlton.
 
How could it be that of the sixty-seven people signed up, only sixty-two finished? Did they stop to smell the roses? More likely, it was the 430 yards of ankle-deep, shoe-sucking swampland that had to be traversed twice (once on each two-mile loop through the park)!

Patterson Park is in the midst of some wonderful renovations, one of which is the restoration of the boat lake that is in the center of the park. Fencing from the construction site blocked part of the roadway, requiring a section of the racecourse to be run cross-country. We missed an open course by two weeks. On April 26th, the fencing comes down and the boat lake has its grand opening. For those note familiar with Patterson Park, it is well worth a visit. 
In spite of the hills and mud, Tim Knowlton turned in a winning time of 23:03. Winning the woman�s race was Francesca Dominici, sixteenth overall, in 28:21. Masters� winners were Maurice Pointer, third overall in 21:44, and Robin Goodwin, nineteenth overall and second woman, in 28:51. It was good to see Rick Bingham, past club president and current club handyman, back competing. 
Thanks as always for the invaluable help of volunteers: Tom Nasuta for bringing supplies, Chris Cucuzella, Dan Macedo and Deneen Habarta for working registration and the finish line, and Kristin and Ben Mears for being course marshals.

 

Place Name Age Time
1 Tim Knowlton 31 23:02
2 Justin Gassman 26 24:25
3 Maurice Pointer 47 24:44
4 Simon Carn 31 25:32
5 Jiri Puda 51 26:06
6 Giovanni Parmigiani 44 26:36
7 Malcolm Senior 52 26:40
8 Joseph Miller 41 26:51
9 Ronnie Wong 56 27:12
10 Doug Preston 53 27:21
11 Bob Leatherman 51 27:33
12 Jerry Meyer 40 27:37
13 Ray Lorden 48 27:53
14 John Pitarra 62 27:59
15 Mel Skwirut 50 28:01
16 Francesca Dominici 33 28:21
17 Phil Rupp 22 28:34
18 Steve Lazarro 47 28:44
19 Robin Goodwin 44 28:51
20 Pete Hens 51 29:12
21 Tom Nasuta 47 30:20
22 Ellen Hoitsma 47 30:20
23 Rosa Keyser 41 30:25
24 Doug Hawkland 57 30:25
25 Jessica Sheehan 23 30:32
26 Michelle Reichert-Kiss 31 30:39
27 Don Tice 54 31:02
28 Gene Grady 54 32:27
29 Dawn Deiter 39 32:32
30 Jim Kemp 45 32:32
31 Skip Fennell 58 32:57
32 Nick Delambo 61 32:59
33 Jim Wannamaker 54 33:01
34 Lewis Perkins 46 33:15
35 Kathi Shea 44 33:15
36 Javier Miranda 30 33:29
37 Jill Tucillo 31 33:46
38 Christy StClair 54 33:49
39 Peter Moulder 46 34:05
40 Elissa Goldstein 22 34:14
41 Rick Bingham 48 34:29
42 Ruth Hens 55 34:40
43 Ingrid Johnson 41 35:23
44 Sabrina Hiteshew-Wilson 30 35:35
45 Gerry Krebs 50 35:41
46 John Murray 66 36:01
47 Ella McIntyre 54 36:48
48 Karen Fisher 40 37:27
49 Marianne Krebs 46 38:03
50 Bill Fleck 69 38:04
51 Jay Delpizzo 34 39:13
52 Kimberly Torres 38 39:27
53 Jerri Delambo 53 39:33
54 Princess Little 29 41:19
55 Bailey StClair 64 42:39
56 Angela Zeglin 23 42:45
57 Felicia James 50 42:52
58 Brenda Richesson 26 42:53
59 Gordan James 50 43:46
60 Karen Kuchner 26 44:26
61 Jeanette DeShields 28 44:23
62 Doug Richesson 28 44:55
All BRRC events, group runs, trainings, and races through August 31st are canceled. Unfortunately, this includes the club picnic.
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