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Falmouth, MA, December 27, 2002
Twenty total for last Coffee O of the year
by By Ken Gartner
It was a perfect night for a run and 16 runners and 4 walkers took part
in the last Coffee-O-Five of the year. Eva Tharp of Andover, Connecticut
was the first woman across the line. She finished with a time of 42:42.
While many of the regulars have a hard time driving across town to make the
5:30 start on time, Ms. Tharp drove all the way from her home in Connecticut
just to take in the run. She is in the midst of running 8 races in 9 days,
scattered throughout New England. After finishing her fine run, she stopped
long enough to swill a cup or two of steaming hot chocolate, and then jumped
in her jeep and set off for her three-hour ride back home. Next up on her
tough schedule is a race in Springfield the following day.
Steve Hamel made the long mile and a half trek from his house in
Falmouth Heights to participate and he ran down Brian Nelson to take second
over-all. Bob Crowley made one of his rare appearances and finished a
strong fourth, just a couple of minutes ahead of Paul Hartel.
Liz Waldman was the second woman across the line, just 30 seconds out
of first place. Karin Lebherz-Smith and Lisa LeBlanc of Naples, Florida ran
together in a tie for third. Judi Keller rounded out the top five for the
The Coffee-O-Five is a weekly five mile run and 2.4 mile walk which is
held every Friday night at 5:30 from Town Hall Square in Falmouth. There is
no registration required for this self-timed event and all runners and
walkers are welcome to participate and usher in the new year at next
Friday's run. Reflective clothing is required through the winter.