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Falmouth, MA, September 12, 2003
Tarrant has Coffee O Run of the Night
by by Ken Gartner
Forty-five runners and a dozen walkers took part in this weekıs Coffee
O Five. Mike Norton led the way in just under 31 minutes. Jeff List
followed about a minute later. Dana Miskell toured the course early and
posted one of his best times of the year. His time of 32:43 held up in the
end for a fourth place finish. Ed Sweeney took fifth in his Coffee O Five
debut. Mr. Sweeney is another of the many fleet footed runners of the U.S.
Geological Survey in Woods Hole who seem to frequent the Coffee O Five.
Lynn Holmgren started out slow and picked it up midway as she picked
off several runners with a strong finishing kick. It was the last Coffee O
Five of the season for Ms. Holmgren, as she will be off to college next
week. She posted a very good time of 33:15.
Wendy Stafford crossed the line three minutes later to take second. It was
probably Ann Tarrant who had the run of the night. Ms. Tarrant finished in
a tie for third with a trio of fast women in a personal best time 37:54.
Despite the strong head she obliterated her previous personal best by over
one minute. Also making her Coffee O Five debut was Sharon Grace of North
Falmouth. Ms. Grace was escorted across the line by Jurek Blusztajn, a
Coffee O Five veteran who knows the course well as he has way over one
hundred Coffee O Fivers on his resume.
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 entry fee for this self-timed event and all runners and walkers are
invited to participate.