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Falmouth, MA, December 13, 2002
Weather Clears for Friday the Thirteenth Coffee O
by by Ken Gartner
For the first time in weeks, it was a good-weather-running night for
the Coffee-O-Five. The streets were free of snow, and there was no wind or
rain. It was Friday the thirteenth, but that didn't deter 22
un-superstitious runners and a half a dozen walkers.
Many runners paired up in groups of two or three this week. Jeff
Fumarola finished his first Coffee-O-Five in over two months. The Cape's
fastest bartender didn't lose much speed in hiatus, as he teamed up with
Mike Norton to finish in a tie for second with a time of 31 minutes flat.
Steve Hamel, Terry Souza, and Pete Landry all raced in together in just over
35 minutes to tie for fourth. Jeff Hamilton held on as well for most of the
way, and he finished his first Friday night run since injuring his knee.
Stace Beaulieu was the first woman this week as she bested Liz Waldman
by less than a minute. Ms. Waldman and her husband, Rich, both successfully
finished the Dublin Marathon earlier this fall. Joanne Corsano edged Judi
Keller for third. Laurie Fife rounded out the top five for the woman. It
was Ms. Fife's first Friday nighter in a couple of months.
The Coffee-O-Five is a weekly five-mile run and a 2.4-mile walk, which
is held every Friday night at 5:30 from Town Hall Square in Falmouth. There
is no entry fee for this self-timed event and all runners and walkers are
invited to participate. Reflective clothing of some sort is required
through the winter.