The 10th annual Super 5K went off without a hitch. These photos (courtesy of Paul LeToile) are of the male and female winners (William Sanders and Trish Hillery) and then a shot of the towers just after the start.
Going into the race, there were 12 people who had perfect attendance. After the race, there are still 12 people with perfect attendance. These people, who have run all 10 Super 5Ks, are listed after the photos.
McNeiece Brian M Narragansett RI
Schaad Dave M E Greenwich RI
Barbera Peter M Wakefield RI
schonning stephen M westerly RI
Gadrow Claire F Wakefield RI
WARD HANK M MIDDLETOWN RI
FALVO RICH M JOHNSTON RI
Pember David M Medfield MA
ROBERTS TOBY M NARRAGANSETT RI
Zuleger Fred M Coventry RI
NADEAU JOSEPH M WOONSOCKET RI
TOUSIGNANT GARY M CUMBERLAND RI
Thanks to Murray for this photo and caption:
NRA runners, Joyce Lin, Terri Martland, Ray Isacco, and Andrea Brayman, stop for a quick photo near the Beavertail Light House on the southern end of Jamestown Island in Rhode Island. Running on Jamestown’s scenic country roads with beautiful ocean vistas is just one of the many training courses NRA members enjoy each week. Winter or summer, NRA members are never deterred by the weather. The Beavertail Light House pictured below is the third oldest light house constructed in the United States dating back to 1789.
Race Review: For runners who want a challenge, the annual 18K Nooseneck Run, presented by the Narragansett Running Association on the 26th of December each year, is a must do! Hosted out of the Tavern on the Hill in Exeter Rhode Island just off Rte 3, the course is a large loop with varying topography of down and up hills. Mid way through the course, runners turn onto a dirt trail with a steep grade and an extended half mile climb. Mike Tammaro, President of the Narragansett Running Assn, marks the course with mile signs and plenty of orange cones so runners do not get lost. Ample water was placed for thirsty runners at the foot of the steep dirt incline described above. This year’s run was well attended with several running groups in attendance that included the Rhode Island Running Club, the Tuesday Night Turtles and the NRA. The weather changed dramatically during the race. At the start, the air was still and cold. The ominous grey clouds overhead gave the appearance that snow would fall at sometime during the afternoon run and it did. By mile 7, a mixture of sleet and snow pellets began to fall on the field of runners making the final push up the remaining hills slippery with very little traction. Participants were definitely challenged not only by the terrain but by the changing weather conditions. All runners later enjoyed warm food and beverages inside the Tavern on the Hill, where Mike Tammaro made presentations to the various winners. In the attached photo, Ms Tammy McNiece is seen signing up for her race bib with Mr Mike Tammaro looking over the great room at the Tavern on the Hill. On a scale of 5, this annual race earns Five Stars, one each for the challenging course, the uncertainty of the weather , the expertly marked course, the one-of-a kind nature of this race, and the after race gathering. Photo and Race Review by NRA member, Murray Norcross