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Falmouth, MA, February 21, 2003
Good Weather Brings Out More Coffee O Fivers
by by Ken Gartner
The Coffee-O-Five runners finally got a good night to run and the field
swelled to 30 total participants. Twenty people toed the line with running
shoes, while another ten took part in the walk. It was the largest walking
field of 2003. For the first time in weeks, the runners didnšt have to wade
through deep snow or tiptoe over icy terrain.
Mike Norton stormed home for the win, as his time of 30:24 outdistanced
the field by over a minute. Jeff Fumarola made it to the start on time and
the Capešs fastest bartender finished in a tie for second at just under 32
minutes. Thirty-eight was the lucky number of the night for Brian Nelson and
Penny Christo, as the two came home with a time of 38:38. Paul Hartel
trotted in fifth for the men with a time of 39 minutes and change.
Ms. Christo was the first woman across the line. Kris Tholke crossed
the line about five minutes later to take second for the women. Judi Keller
edged Joanne Corsano for third with a time of 46:30. Jessica Smith-Rhorberg
ran alongside her brother to take fifth for the women.
The Coffee-O-Five is a weekly five-mile run that is held every week at
5:30 from Town Hall Square in Falmouth. There is no entry fee for this
self-timed event and all runners are welcome to participate. Reflective
running vests are required through the winter. A 2.4-mile walk is also held
in conjunction with the run.