At The Races
September 22, 2007
Only in its sophomore year, the Clark School 5K has already established itself as one of the area?s most popular runs of the fall racing season. Wonderfully organized by the Hills and an army of Clark parents and teachers, this fun run offers the runners an up close and personal tour of beautiful Belmont.
For the first time in many years a woman was the first CTC member into the chutes as club veteran Pam Balcke clocked an impressive 21:25 over the challenging course. Her time was good enough to take home the double distinction of first female and first club member! Kevin Cox, who finished 16th overall, was the first CTC male across the line.
CTC members had impressive showings in their respective age groups including the following club speedsters who took home blue ribbons: Kiyoko Asao-Rogosta (45-49), George Gillies (55-59), Sharon Balint (50-54), Linda Scandore (55-59), Harry Freestone (80+) and Cindy Eichelkraut (60-64).
Other CTC times of note on this humid morning over a hilly but scenic course were clocked by the following members: Rocket Roberts, Bill and Laurie Duxbury, Harold Workman, Joan Van Dyken, Janet Posner, Trish Foley, John O?Neill, Rob Van Dyken, Susan Dedinger, Leah Connor, Kate Kohn, Chris Peterson, Rich Barnett, Ned Michie, Teresa Payne, Kimberly Parsons and Karen Olson.
All total over 225 folks participated in this beautifully organized fund raiser for one of the area?s finest schools.
September 23, 2006
Longtime CTC member and former club Treasurer Linda Scandore also turns out to be an excellent Race Director as she organized a dandy of an event in her debut. The Clark Super Achiever 5K played host to one of the largest first time event crowds in recent memory as over 200 folks turned out for a scenic romp through the tree line streets of historic Belmont.
Scandore and dozens of volunteers, including CTC veterans like Michael Goldman, Frances Hersey, Carol Finch and Jim Bell helped make this event a success.
The race went off like a well-oiled machine and many of the participants commented that is was one of the best organized and enjoyable races in the area. And all of the proceeds benefit the great programs for the wonderful students at Clark.
CTC member Matt Shields led the charge across the finish line (19:31) and he was quickly followed by fellow CTC speedster Anthony Nappi (20:03). CTC road master Pam Balcke was the first club female over the course as she finished 7th overall (21:32) and first in her age group. Several CTC members took home top honors in their respective age groups including Randy Rains (55-59), Cindy Eichelkraut (55-59), Anne Cronk (35-39), Kiyoko Asao-Rogosta (45-49), Robert Van Dyke (50-54), Andrew Hersey (45-49), Sachi Rogosta (0-15), Chuck Lascano (60-64), Nancy Davis Imhoff (65-70), and Armand Zambardi (70+).