PROPERT, BOOTH LEAD RUNNERS;COCCE, HAYES TOP RACEWALKERSIN RAIN-SOAKED TRICK OR TROT
Neither steady rain nor driving wind stayed competitors from completing their appointed rounds in the Jersey Shore Running Club's 21st annual Trick or Treat Four-Mile Race through Deal on Sunday morning, October 27th.
Jeff Propert of Wall led all the runners with a clocking of 23:42.7 in the difficult conditions.
Second runner over the line was the women's champion, Dactilia Booth of Long Branch, clocked in 25:52.6.
Running 2-3 in the men's division were Ted Macconchie of Seaside Heights (26:18) and Kevin Fister of West Long Branch (27:23); the 2-3 women were Christine Patla of Aberdeen (30:13) and Lynne Grainger of Stockport, England (31:52.)
The Harry Drazin Memorial Racewalk was held as a division of the race and top honors went to Judy Cocce of Spring Lake, the women's and over-all champion in 46:44, and Bob Hayes of Ocean Township, the men's winner in 56:50.
Placing 2-3-4 over-all and in the women's division were Linda Reeves of Interlaken (50:44), Barbara Hammond of Wall (57:35) and Kathie Politan of Brick (1:02:55.)
The racewalkers again honored the memory of the celebrated Harry Drazin, the late Interlaken resident and Shore Athletic Club Hall of Famer, who competed in races all over the world and was a famed example of lifetime fitness excellence. He completed many marathon and 50K events in an illustrious career that saw him maintaining renowned fitness through his 100th year.
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