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Running from the Flies 5K Results 2012 Long Lake, NY

Racers gather for pre-race meeting

Despite a gloomy forecast 34 runners turned out for the first Running From the Flies 5K race on June 2, 2012. The race was held at John Dillon Park in Long Lake, NY sponsored by the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department.

Mass start!

Racers arrived in the morning delighted at the low impact of the black flies. Racers and spectators were directed up the route 30 approximately one mile north of the John Dillon entrance to park cars and to hop aboard the Paul Smith’s shuttle van. The van delivered contestants to the registration area at the John Dillon Welcome Center located two miles in from route 30.

The course, along Grampus Lake, featuring gravel packed, mobility accessible trails which merged with a dirt road up to Handsome Pond circling back to by the eastern end of Grampus Lake to the upper parking lot. The first leg of the course was mostly uphill and once tackled the rest of the course was primarily mixed, flat terrain. The course was all dirt and gravel with some rocks. Some of the race followed wooden boardwalks that were slippery due to an overnight rainfall, but runners were cautioned and many used a special “tip toe” technique to navigate the hazard.

Race course along Grampus Lake

The rain held off and 34 racers hit a mass start at approximately 10:15am. Racers ranged in age from age 11 to over 50.

Trophies were awarded to the top male racer, John Burger with a time of 22:25 and top female racer, Samantha Burnett at 27:42

Winners 2012 Running From the Flies 5K - John Burger and Samantha Burnett

The race was hosted by the Town of Long Lake, Paul Smith’s College, John Dillon Park and International Paper. Volunteers manned water stations, the registration table. Members of the 2012 Long Lake lifeguard team manned the time clock and the Long Lake Rescue Squad was on scene to provide medical services if needed.

Racers received a lunch from Paul Smith’s and T-shirts designed by Stacked Graphics in Tupper Lake, NY.

John Dillon Park is located at 2150 Tupper Road/Route 30 in Long Lake NY is owned by International Paper and managed by Paul Smith’s College. It is a mobility accessible campground on the shores of Grampus Lake located in Long Lake, NY. The campground is open to everyone and offers free on-site lean to camping making the natural landscape of the Adirondacks available to everyone, especially people with disabilities.

John Dillon Park boasts nine lean-to’s built for accessibility. There are wide trails, flat throughout the park to accommodate wheelchairs so anyone can enjoy the beauty and natural surroundings along Grampus Lake and a new site on Handsome Pond.

Pinny # Times Names  
347 22’25 Dave Burger   First Male
420 22’57Scott Weilacher  
413 25’55 Joseph Florenza  
29 27’38 Leonard Clement  
34 27’42 Samantha Burnett   First Female
416 28’25 Cecilia Poulin  
35 28’36 John Mulcahey  
443 29’03 Elizabeth Kreppel  
419 29’09 Jillian Kreppel  
38 29’52 Robert Burns  
220 29’54 Laura Levi  
242 29’54 Mike Black  
412 29’56 Sophia Martin  
225 30’09 Carma Flannery  
48 30’35 Thomas Ventre  
102 30’45 Timothy Lamoy  
448 31’34 Dave Staspak  
403 31’34 Nancie Battaglia  
442 32’06 Corenne Black  
401 32’06 Spencer Morrissey  
36 32’35 Linda Pickering  
223 33’00 Leslie  Bouchamp  
46 33’29 Stephen Flannery  
50 34’37 Wayne Gerhartz  
441 34’38 Amy Gerhartz  
18 36’33 Karen Sweet  
222 36’58 Paul Roalsvig  
421 39’45 Genevieve Lipps  
137 39’45 Maria Black  
24 42’20 Stephen Ellis  
49 42’20 Sara Wade  
226 43’15 Genevieve Boyd  
104 46’00 Jean Iselo  

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