Community: Exchange advice in the forums and read running commentary Resources: Personal running log, calculators, links and other tools for runners News: Running news from around the world Training: Articles and advice about fitness, race training and injury prevention Races/Results: Find upcoming races and past results Home: The Cool Running homepage

Cool Running homepage
events
Connecticut Event Spotlights
Find Events
Find Results
Race Directors

 
 
 
 
 
 
> Printer-friendly page

People's Forest Runs

Barkhamsted, CT, January 19, 2014

2014 Results and Race History

2014 PEOPLE'S FOREST ONE-LOOP AND TWO LOOP RUNS, PLUS RACE HISTORY

These races are part of the Hartford Track Club Winter Series of informal races. See www.hartfordtrackclub.org for more information about the club and the other Winter Series events. Tom Buckley was the director of the People's Forest races this year.

The Hartford Track Club’s winter series has been making its annual trek along the scenic Farmington River through American Legion and Peoples State Forests since the early 1970’s. Some of Connecticut’s finest runners have toured this frigid route, as evidenced by John Vitale’s astounding course record time of 1:32 set in 1973. This year, a relatively balmy 25 degree day greeted the enthusiastic group of 38 runners. The one loop group was led by Roy Krause and Mary-Liz Williams while the more hearty 2-loop group was led by 2013 winner Joshua Adams and Tracy Vroeginday. Long-time HTC’er Julian Nichols graced us with his presence while cruising four miles along the river roads in 40:17. Congratulations to all.

Tom Buckley & David Reik

One-Loop, 8.5668446274-Mile Race

Place     Time     Pace   Sex   Age Name                 Town 
   1      0:58:30  06:50  M    42   Roy Krause           Glastonbury     CT  
   2      1:01:03  07:08  M    54   Tom Buckley          Avon            CT  
   3      1:07:04  07:50  M    45   Kevin Tranberg       Wethersfield    CT  
   4      1:07:15  07:51  M    60   Tim Hawley           Middletown      CT  
   5      1:07:52  07:55  M    41   Thomas Roy           Farmington      CT  
   6      1:08:35  08:00  M    37   Justin Moulton       Burlington      CT  
   7      1:09:53  08:09  M    61   Steven Morse         Broadbrook      CT  
   8      1:10:19  08:12  M    52   Brian McNealey       Unionville      CT  
   9      1:10:51  08:16  M    63   Peter Hawley         New Hartford    CT  
   10     1:13:07  08:32  F    52   Mary-Liz Williams    West Hartford   CT  
   11     1:13:33  08:35  M    61   Ken Owen             West Granby     CT  
   12     1:16:24  08:55  M    49   Marty Spartz         Ellington       CT  
   13     1:17:07  09:00  M    60   Ben Mattheis         Cheshire        CT  
   14     1:19:51  09:19  F    58   Jill Ahearn          West Hartford   CT  
   15     1:19:51  09:19  M    58   Paul Kenyon          Farmington      CT  
   16     1:23:22  09:44  M    58   Tom Walsh            Wethersfield    CT  
   17     1:23:23  09:44  M    64   Bill Ullmann         East Granby     CT  
   18     1:35:41  11:10  F    62   Deborah Chessari     Bloomfield      CT  
   19     1:58:32  13:50  F    72   Kathleen Scotti      West Hartford   CT  
   20     2:05:48  14:41  M    73   Charles Merlis       West Hartford   CT  

Two-Loop, 17.1336892548-Mile Race

    Place  Time     Pace   Sex  Age  Name                   Town            
    1      1:54:52  06:42  M    40   Josh Adams             New Hartford    CT  
    2      1:55:32  06:45  M    50   John Minervino         Higganum        CT  
    3      2:02:39  07:10  M    35   Kevin Klett            Newington       CT  
    4      2:05:13  07:18  M    34   Michael J. Byrnes      Newington       CT  
    5      2:05:21  07:19  M    48   Tony Bonanno           Ellington       CT  
    6      2:08:29  07:30  M    49   Joseph Laskey          Monroe          CT  
    7      2:10:23  07:37  M    49   John Mullaney          Amston          CT  
    8      2:12:00  07:42  M    48   Ed McGovern            Unionville      CT  
    9      2:12:10  07:43  M    49   Pete Pazik             Wallingford     CT  
    10     2:25:32  08:30  F    41   Tracy L. Vroeginday    Plantsville     CT  
    11     2:32:04  08:53  F    51   Fran O'Donoghue        Wallingford     CT  
    12     2:42:11  09:28  F    43   Wanda Hodsen           Wethersfield    CT  
    13     2:42:12  09:28  M    45   Andrew Zyrek           Manchester      CT  
    14     2:42:48  09:30  M    46   Adam Osmond            Farmington      CT  
    15     2:49:30  09:54  M    60   Michael Taricani       Burlington      CT  
    16     2:55:52  10:16  F    36   Lea Crown              Meriden         CT  
    17     2:56:09  10:17  F    51   Bekkie Wright          East Hartford   CT  
    18     2:56:09  10:17  M    61   Joseph Poliquin        East Hartford   CT  

HISTORY OF THE HARTFORD TRACK CLUB RIVERTON/PLEASANT VALLEY TWO-LOOP RUN

Men's record for two loops: John Vitale, 1979, 1:32:08, 5:23 pace.

Women's record for two loops: 1990, Mary-Lynn Pastizzo, 1:50:19, 6:26 pace.

(Mary-Lynn's last name in now Currier.)

The run uses a loop that goes up one side of the Farmington River to Riverton, and down the other to Pleasant Valley. The loop was measured by Bill Tribou on March 11, 1980, at least that's the date on his report. The then-new, HTC measuring wheel he used gave him a distance of 13,787 meters, so two loops would be 17.134 miles.

1972: Manfred Kandschur, 1:39:31 (no women).

1978: George Straznitskas, 1:34 (only finisher reported).

1979: John Vitale, 1:32:08 (That's 2:20:59 marathon pace; report said the time was a course record. George Straznitskas, 1:32:19, was second overall); Sally Sullivan, 1:59:46, 35th place.

1980: Ray Crothers, 1:40:44; Sally Sullivan, 1:58:49.

1981: Chris Doyle, 1:41:56; Jane Arnold, 2:05:15.

1982: George Kominos, 1:37:46; Jane Arnold, 1:58:17.

1983: George Kominos, Bob Enright (tie, no time); Sally Sliwkowski (no time).

1984: (no results)

1985: Joe Stanley, 1:39:28; Lyn Walker, 2:10:08.

1986: Bob Enright, David Reik (tie), 1:36:20; Carolyn Sunderman, 2:23:27.

1987: Al Zetterlund, 1:35:20; Jo Marchetti, 2:10:15.

1988: Peter Carnes, 1:39:06; Agnes Ruane, 1:55:21.

1989: Stephen Gates, 1:40:48; Renee Idone, 1:56:32.

1990: Al Zetterlund, 1:36:39; Mary-Lynn Pastizzo, 1:50:19. (Mary Lynn's last name is now "Currier.")

1991: Al Zetterlund, 1:38:37; Kathleen Airoldi, 2:08:53.

1992: Dan Feder, 1:45:58; Ed Sparkowski, 1:45:58 (tie?); Donna Smyers, 1:55:06.

1993: Tom Buckley, 1:46:29; Donna Smyers, 2:06:02.

1994: George Kominos, 1:46:09; Donna Smyers, 2:14:24.

1995: Dan Feder, 1:45:23; Donna Smyers, 2:01:41.

1996: Kevin Pigeon, 1:45:28; Leslie Brown, 2:12:20.

1997: Todd Brown, 1:48:19; Gail Case, 2:07:59.

1998: Tom Buckley, 1:52:51; Brigitte Boltz, 2:15:04.

1999: George Kominos, 1:43:41; Kate Petricone, 2:16:37.

2000: Mike Owens, 1:52:09; Megan Goldstein, 2:18:48.

2001: George Kominos, 1:53:32; (no women).

2002: Dan Feder, 1:46:56; Maria Huntsman, 2:48:42.

2003: Eric Blake, 1:42:58; Bekkie Wright, 2:17:19.

2004: Bill Bradshaw, 1:52:06; Karen Skwara, 2:21:30.

2005: Scott Freeman, 1:49:36; Debbie Settani, 2:08:04.

2006: No group run

2007: Mark Green, 1:49:03; Kathy Lundin, 2:20:45

2008: Chris Chisholm, Todd Brown (tie), 2:00:16; Marisa Mascolo, 2:33:34

2009: Dennis Marshall and Roy Krause (tie), 2:06:33; Kimberly McGrath and Tracy Dickey (tie) 2:28:04

2010: Marc Robaczynski, 1:42:56; Bekkie Wright, 2:31:07

2011: Marc Robaczynski, 1:42:00; Pam Morrow, 2:31:00

2012: Marc Robaczynski, 1:41:06; Amanda Hill, 2:04:48

2013: Joshua Adams, 1:56:07; Julia Zetye, 2:19:01

2014: Joshua Adams, 1:54:52; Tracy L. Vroeginday, 2:25:32






My ACTIVE
Help
Recent Results
Upcoming Events
Training Log
Forums
Post a Race
Submit Results
Advertise


   

© 2014 Active Network, LLC and/or its affiliates and licensors. All rights reserved.
About Us | Terms of Use | Copyright Policy | Your Privacy Rights | Support
Cool Running Facebook Facebook | Cool Running Twitter Twitter | Newsletter Subscription | News Feed Subscription
Race Directors | Running Events | Race Results | Running Tips | Pace Calculator | Couch to 5K | Running Forum | Running News