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The Staten Island AC's

3 Mile
Fun Run

April 18, 2009

By Dave Panza 

Mark Vogt and Ellen Brennan Hearn won the weekly SIAC Run for Fun at Clove Lakes Park.  Vogt covered the three mile course in 20:48, narrowly defeating Bobby Guidera (20:50) and Peter Ballentine (20:55).
Hearn won the women's race in 25:04, with Mary Orazem (26:22) and Catherine Morrison-Buck (26:40) placing second and third.
Guidera was bidding for perhaps the oldest victor of the Fun Run award in his battle with Vogt and Ballentine.  After a tight first loop, Guidera broke away when Fiona Rose Morrison-Buck, whose carriage Mark was pushing, inadvertently dropped her bottle.  Not only did Mark stop to retrieve the precious bottle, but gentleman Ballentine did the same, clearly recognizing the importance of the bottle relative to Fun Run championship glory.
But alas, Guidera was unable to hold his widening lead, and the three engaged in a mad dash to the finish.  The only participant not completely out of breath was Fiona Rose, who cooperated by holding on to her bottle during these crucial final moments.  I tip my hat to every one of these gladiators, as the fans were greatly entertained.
No Fun Run next week due to to the Greenbelt Adventure Race.
Mark Vogt
Bobby Guidera 20:50 M
Peter Ballentine 20:55 M
John Tiernan 22:19 M
Kevin Campbell 23:29 M
Ray Butler 24:23 M
Ellen Brennan Hearn 25:04 F
Matthew Ferretti 26:18 M
Mary Orazem 26:22 F
Catherine Morrison-Buck 26:40 F
Kathy Truscelli 26:42 F
Scott Ferretti 26:48 M
William Abell 27:09 M
Tony Celentano 27:58 M
Anita Weisenfeld 28:06 F
Stephanie Ferretti 28:11 F
Mike Garone 28:46 M
Kelly McAlarney 29:52 F
Cesare Lucido 34:41 M