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Title:Green Lakes Endurance Runs 2007
Date:Sunday August 26th, 2007
Author:Todd Baum
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The 100 km and 50 km trail races, also known as GLER, were presented by Syracuse Track Club in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation-Central Region. The forecast kept calling for cooler weather, but the day before the races saw a humid 92 ºF.

Race morning had worried chatter about sport drinks and what bottles to carry. The brave counted down to the start and off they ran along the wooded shoreline. Ultimately, Mother Nature blessed race day with a high of only 73 ºF and an occasional shower.

Last year, 50 runners ran a 5 km course around the lakes--flat and fast. As predicted, this year’s entrant list went over 100. Minimizing the event’s footprint on the lake trails required a choice between capping the field at 50 and spreading the runners out on a longer course.

Thus, the 12.5 km course was created. The 5 km lake trail remained, but the runners now had to ascend upland forest and complete a loop of single track through grasses referred to as the Serengeti before returning to the lakes.

There were nine finishers out of the 22 that started the 100 km race. The 100 km winner, Randy Miller, said the mental aspect of doing the loop eight times is what made finishing difficult. Two veterans, Keith Straw and Walter Bird, were second and third overall rounding out the top three coming in under 11 hours.

Two footnotes in the 100 km were the performances of Gary Ferguson and Hanna Ben-Shoan. Ferguson’s eight splits were between 1:30 and 1:36. Considering the varied terrain, it was remarkable pacing. Ms. Ben-Shoan impressed all with her strength through 87.5 km. She then had to make the painstaking decision to attempt lap 8 and the 14 hour cut-off. After much consideration, she chose to stop. Her courage and sportsmanship has a place in GLER history.

The 50 km women’s champion, Katherine Stettler, ran negative splits. Stettler’s last lap was the fastest last lap of all the runners. Jill Perry, a local 26.2 specialist, adapted well to the 50 km trail race finishing second. Masters winner Lorrie Tily was the third woman to go under five hours.

Javier Martinez left everything out on the course as he won the 50 km. Martinez and Ryan O’Dell, came through the first lap in 1:02. Javier then pushed the pace running 57:18 compared to O’Dell’s still very fast 1:00:53 second lap.
Top veteran, Mack Duett, also pushed the second 12.5 km. Running in his local park, Green Lakes, Duett was not ruling out an open win. However, Martinez, didn’t give back much, and hung on for the win. Eleven men finished under 5 hours. Good food was had by all, and the 12.5 km splits left the runners with much to ponder over.

RESULTS:
100 km
1 Randy Miller 48 M NJ 10:14:54
2 Keith Straw 52 M PA 10:40:40
3 Walter Bird 50 M NY 10:45:08
4 Carsten Quell 40 M ON 11:31:32
5 William Oleary 38 M NY 11:40:54
6 Gary Ferguson 52 M PA 12:16:59
7 Michael Pantalone 38 M PA 12:33:19
8 Steve Hanes 51 M PA 13:14:58
9 John Price 52 M VA 13:35:00

50 km
1 Javier Martinez 36 M NY 4:16:01
2 Ryan ODell 22 M NY 4:20:50
3 Andrew Wahila 23 M NY 4:26:39
4 Matthew Dabkowski 31 M NY 4:31:08
5 Dan Rech 32 M NY 4:31:17
6 Danny Hayes 31 M NY 4:33:17
7 Katherine Stettler 42 F NY 4:34:00
8 Mack Duett 51 M NY 4:37:16
9 Dave George 34 M NY 4:41:37
10 Jill Perry 36 F NY 4:42:03
11 Jim Allott 48 M NY 4:43:13
12 Lorrie Tily 46 F NY 4:47:44
13 Robert Geiger 45 M NY 4:51:33
14 Jim Newin 54 M QC 4:52:15
15 Thomas Campbell 37 M NJ 5:00:55
16 William McGovern 47 M NY 5:03:57
17 Thomas Parsons 54 M NY 5:05:00
18 Barbara Gorka 44 F NY 5:08:37
19 Pete Preston 55 M CT 5:08:56
20 Matthew Chaffin 39 M NY 5:12:08
21 Deirdre Hopkins 45 F CT 5:12:28
22 Matthew Ripke 23 M NY 5:16:15
23 Anders Grant 41 F MD 5:17:11
24 Patrick Clarke 46 M ON 5:17:34
25 Gwen Kay 38 F NY 5:21:19
26 Shawn Ramsdell 35 M NY 5:22:37
27 Patrick Riccardi 57 M NY 5:27:33
28 Nathan Sanel 38 M NH 5:28:42
29 Dave Groff 45 M NY 5:29:53
30 Nick Tooker 28 M MA 5:38:17
31 James Miner 58 M NY 5:39:46
32 Jeffrey Noone 49 M VA 5:40:28
33 Michael Lewis 29 M NY 5:40:36
34 Abby McQueeney-Penamonte 25 F NY 5:41:16
35 Mark Dobrowolski 40 M NY 5:41:55
36 Shannon Nowlin 37 F NY 5:44:59
37 Tony Muhlnickel 53 M NY 5:47:59
38 Benjamin Clardy 36 M NY 5:49:06
39 Donny Andreas 40 M NY 5:54:52
40 Frank Colella 45 M NY 5:59:06
41 Amy Lane 28 F MA 6:01:44
42 Edward Fowler 36 M NY 6:03:24
43 Dave Weiss 58 M NY 6:06:25
44 Sam Familo 53 M NY 6:08:32
45 Marc Quilty 58 M NY 6:09:22
46 Allen Ripke 55 M NY 6:11:15
47 Peter Dietz 44 M ON 6:11:22
48 Barbara Sorrell 50 F NY 6:22:06
49 Richard Luciano 55 M NJ 6:22:50
50 Jared Yeoman 25 M NY 6:25:01
51 Morgan Noone 40 M NY 6:35:55
52 Kevin Vioral 36 M PA 6:37:37
53 Michael Close 36 M NY 6:55:42
54 Sharon Pudney 42 F NY 6:55:42
55 PJ Peterman 55 F NY 7:03:54
56 Michael Coombs 49 M ME 7:29:54
57 Kathy Russin 49 F ME 7:29:54
58 Lori Bauza 49 F NY 7:30:58
59 Annie King 48 F GA 7:57:40
60 Winston Davis 56 M GA 7:57:48
61 Andrea Pritchett 34 F NY 7:57:53
62 Greg Taylor 61 M NY 8:03:16
63 Gary Gudlin 52 M NY 8:17:08
64 Deborah Patterson 38 F NY 8:25:13
65 Madeline Yonker 31 F NY 8:25:13
66 William Sezna 60 M NY 9:04:50
67 Cathy Troisi 61 F NY 9:14:25
50 km non-scoring official splits of 100 km starters that did not finish
Hanna Ben-Shoan 47 F NJ 6:09:28
Dennis Fay 45 M PA 5:16:20
Linda Brooks 47 F NY 6:44:18
Louis Scott 57 M NY 7:08:42
Steve Noone 48 M PA 4:51:05
Russell Kowalik 53 M PA 6:12:04
Steven Sweeney 52 M NY 4:45:30
Becky Harman 37 F NY 4:45:32
Roy Headwell 40 M NY 5:16:57
Jim Lampman 24 M NY 5:46:55
Charles Leonard 52 M NY 5:48:54
Ethel Cook 42 F PA 7:05:25
Karen Fennie 47 F NY 7:06:41

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