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HTC Cedar Hill Cemetary Run
4 Miles
Hartford, CT

February 11, 2001

Timing & Results by:
Hartford Track Club

Dave Reik


This run was part of the Hartford Track Club Winter Series.
At the start of the run, the temperature was about 20 degrees Fahrenheit,
and the wind was strong. (In fact, our 3-mile sign was blown about five
feet down the road.)This four-mile run (measured with one of the HTC
measuring wheels by the event director and creator, Bill Katz) was
entirely on the grounds of the historic Cedar Hill Cemetery in the
far southern end of Hartford. The cemetery is famous for having a wide
variety of trees and the graves of J. P. Morgan, Wallace Stevens, and
George Athanson.
The first finisher, an animated, short, bearded man who spoke loudly
and with precise diction, identified himself as Declan McManus of
Princeton New Jersey. After the run, he said, to Bill Katz and me,
David Reik, "Excellent job marking the course, you guys." When told
that there were no prizes being given out, the first finisher said,
"Good. It's not a race; it's a Winter Series event." He suggested that,
when we posted the results on Websites, we indicate that the event was
timed by "AstaDog Timing Service." 
The second finisher, Bill Thramann, said, "Very pretty course, and,
if I had run too hard, and had to meet my maker . . . . He didn't finish
the thought, but I should let those who might be interested know that
there is still plenty of space at Cedar Hill Cemetery for new permanent
residents, and they do have a crematorium. Bill Thramann informs us that
good Catholics can be cremated, as long as the ashes are buried. 
Runners ran out to a fairly hilly loop, went twice in a counter-clockwise
direction around the loop, and then back past the start to the finish at
the crematorium. Runners may have noticed that the second mile was about
100 yards long, and the third about 100 yards short. This wasn't because
of blowing signs; when he wheeled the course the day before the event,
Bill Katz noted that mile 2 was at a gravestone marked "Kinghorn." When
we were picking up the mile marks and the twenty-four free-standing arrows,
Bill realized we had put the mile-2 sign up at the gravestone of the wrong
member of the Kinghorn family.
The course monitor for the event was Candace Hall; she deserves a
lot of credit for managing to keep everyone on course while enduring
the very cold conditions.

 

24:01	M36	Declan McManus, Princeton, NJ
24:27	M40	Bill Thramann, Avon
25:07	M34	Bill Ronalter, Plainville
26:10	M	Charlie Szilagyi, Wethersfield
26:43	M41	Michael Munroe, Manchester
26:49	M50	Sal Mangiafico, Wethersfield
27:45	M55	Jerry Augustine, Middletown
27:53	M36	Martin Aligata, West Hartford
28:47	M47	Chris Armen, Simsbury
29:00	M30	Rafael Martinez, West Hartford
30:53	M18	Brad Dorau, Manchester
31:07	F27	Becky Sonstroem, Wethersfield
31:25	M36	Alex Gordeuk, West Hartford
32:43	M42	David Loiselle, Kensington
33:56	F18	Grace Anderson, Meriden
37:18	M46	Andy Anderson, Meriden
37:56	F41	Eva Van Stratum, Wallingford
39:51	M75	George S. Brown, West Hartford
40:55	F28	Sarah Dodson, Glastonbury

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