Parslow and Connolly Shine at Marlboro Main Street Mile
Annual Marlborough Main Street
Mile would go off under almost perfect weather conditions, sunny and 57
degrees. Sixty participants of all ages huddled up at the starting line at the
corners of Lincoln
and Broad Streets in Marlboro to begin this autumn tradition. Which such
conditions, and some applicants who could really run well, the course records
were in jeopardy of being broken. The overall best time on the course was a
4.21 by Rich Marion of Garner and the womenís best time was a 5.10 by Rebecca
Connelly of Wilmington.
Immediately after the
start, Adam Parslow of West Boylston and a member of
the Fitchburg State College Track Team, took the lead
and was never really challenged. His overall time of 4.28 was a few seconds off
the course record. Rebecca Connelly returned to defend her course record, and
matched it with a time of 5.10.
Two standouts from the
Marlborough High Cross Country Team smashed the
best times from a Marlborough
resident. Adam Charbonneau (4.39) and Dessie Stefanova (5.23) led their respective childrenís division
and also marked the fastest Marlborough
residentís time, previously held by Mike Lofrumento
and Erin Flynn.
The top Masters for
the day included John Kirk from Ashland
(4.41) and Ms. Connolly.
The top sponsors for
this event includes: The Marlboro Recreation Department, The
Marlborough Wellness Committee, The Marlborough Heritage Day Committee, The Marlborough Police
Department, The Prospector East Saloon and the outstanding members of the Highland City Striders.