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Falmouth, MA, May 30, 2003
Coffee O Course Record Barely Survives
by by Ken Gartner
Kevin Gray of Walpole was in town this weekend and he took a shot at
the Coffee O Five course record. The former course record holder went
through three miles in 14:56, which was well under course record pace, but
then tired in the homestretch. His time of 25:45 was just 13 seconds off of
Tom Doodyıs course record, which was set about three years ago. Mr. Grayıs
time was the second fastest time ever run on the course. He vowed to come
back in a few weeks with some of his training partners to take another shot
at the record and a chance to win the nonexistent course record prize.
Leonard Christo nipped Brandon Dugan by just a second with a time of
31:58 to take third place. Dave Steube took fifth with a time of 32:59.
Fresh off of second and third place finishes in last weekıs Johnny
Kelley 10 Mile Road Race, Lynn Holmgren and Penny Christo took first and
second in this weekıs Coffee-O-Five. Ms. Holmgrenıs time of 33:07 was the
fastest womenıs time run on the course this year. Ms. Christo finished
exactly one minute later. Kris Tholke edged Sabine Mecking for third.
The Coffee O Five is a weekly five-mile road race and 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 welcome to participate. Coffee Obsession generously supplies post race
water to the thirsty runners.