PHOTO: Asbury Park Polar Bear Races, Bob Both, JSRC.
ASBURY PARK, NJ - It was the 49th annual Asbury Park Polar Bear Races presented on Sunday, December 30th, that was the final event of 2012 for the running/racewalking community and included a 10-mile racewalk and five-mile healthwalk that began at 10 a.m. and finalized by a five-kilometer run at 1 p.m. This popular event was staged by the Shore Athletic Club in cooperation with the city of Asbury Park and McLoone's Restaurants.
Below is a list of names from the 5K Run: (a 4-loop course to make up the 3.1 miles on the non-severely-damaged, from the Sandy Hurricane part of the boardwalk, north of Convention Hall). Andrew Brodeur, 22, of Brick at 16:47 (16 minutes and 47 seconds) and Nicole Corre, 31, of Red Bank at 22:13 (21st place overall) were the male/female champions of the 205 competitors. Elite Racing Systems did the computer results.
Atlantic Highlands Herald area finishers: Tommy McLoughlin 21:47, Nicole Corre 22:13 and Caitlin Dorgan 22:26, Red Bank; John Kutner 22:34, Middletown; Dana Jacoby 24:19, Monmouth Beach; Robert Hahn 24:28, Red Bank; Curt Foxworth 24:39, Middletown; Michael Britten 24:41, Keansburg; Erin Blum 25:10, Middletown; Mike McFonnell 26:09, Red Bank; Kevin Hill 26:24, Rumson; Paul Deykerhoff 26:35 Little Silver; Leslie McKernan 27:24, Atl. Highlands; Marybeth McDonnell 27:32, Red Bank; Jennifer Kamnitsis 28:20, Leonardo; John Russoviello 30:58, Middletown; Eileen Puca 32:43, Leonardo; Robert VanClef 34:10, Middletown.
Other Monmouth County leading finishers: Jeff Propert 18:49, Wall; Pat Dallesandro 18:54, Asbury Park; Andrew Dombrowiecki 19:02, Ocean; John Quinn 19:53, Tinton Falls; Rich Kenah 21:26, Wall; Matt Nunnally 22:09, Avon; Connor Dorohy 22:25, Oakhurst; Steve Prefontaint 23:02, Bradley Beach; Cristina Monaco 23:44, Tinton Falls; John Connelly 23:45, Oakhurst; Will Spector 24:03, Manalapan; Robert Galizo 24:05, Belmar; Jaclyn Dagnall 24:16, Long Branch; Michael Dombrowiecki 24:24, Ocean; Patrick McIntyre 24:33, Bradley Beach; Liz Spector 24:50, Manalapan; Mike Washakowski 25:06 and Jack Quinn 25:09, Ocean; Alan Menaged 25:16, Long Branch; M.J. Dorony 25:33, Oakhurst; Robert Lee 26:31, Holmdel; Jack Bleach 26:32, Belmar; Jeff Ragle 26:37, Ocean; Kyle Dorony 26:54, Oakhurst; Pete Stajh 27:05, Belmar; John McPartland 27:13, Manasquan; Peter Lawlor 27:14, Oakhurst; Allie Montefinese 27:48, Eatontown; Kelly Mooney 27:50, Michael Daly 27:51 and Nicole Handa 28:00, Tinton Falls; Dave Pettit 28:11, Manasquan.
A schedule of road-racing events coming up can be found on the websites of the Jersey Shore Running Club (www.jsrc.org) and the Freehold area Running Club (www.farcnj.com)