Fifty Runners Complete 13.1 Miles of Paine to Pain Classic

from the Sound Shore Runners and Mulisport Club

Paine to Pain

In a blistering 1:24:27, Gerry Sullivan, 33, of White Plains, is first to break the tape held by SSRMC VP Lisa Hamm-Greenawalt and New Rochelle Mayor Noah Bramson.

(October 2, 2008) As municipal officials gathered at the Thomas Paine Cottage in New Rochelle to celebrate the grand opening of the new Colonial Greenway Trail that loops through seven municipalities, the Sound Shore Runners and Multisport Club conducted an inauguration of its own - the first annual Paine to Pain Classic run on Sunday, September 29.

Paine to Pain
Eric Turkewitz, race director, exhorts the runners to "get out there and get muddy."

Runners raced 13.1 miles over hills, around hairpin turns, over rocks and roots, and through mud and streams. The race began at 9 am at the Thomas Paine Cottage and ended hours later at New Rochelle High School - with all 50 entrants completing the course. Among them was 77-year-old Michael Bennett, who completed the course in 3 hours and 35 minutes, said Eric Turkewitz, the race director.

"The runners had a blast," said Mr. Turkewitz. "The people who ran this race are hard core for the most part - one guy had run a marathon the day before. This is a hard course - not one for the casual, 'out-for-a-jaunt' kind of runner."

The rigors of the run did not appear to dampen Mr. Turkewitz' enthusiasm - he was already discussing plans for next year's event. "We were delighted with the way it came out," he said.

Race sponsors included the Turkewitz Law Firm (NYC), Westchester Road Runner (White Plains), Cafe Mozart (Mamaroneck), the Moneypaper (Rye) and Jan Mar Trophies (New Rochelle). The Sound Shore Runners & Multisport Club, the only running and triathlon club along Westchester's Long Island Sound, has members of all ages who run, cycle, swim and even kayak. For more information, see www.soundshorerun.com.

Payne to Pain

The first woman to finish is Deirdre Hopkins, 46, of Greenwich, CT, in 1:57:52 as Mamaroneck Town Councilwoman Nancy Seligson and SSRMC President Cliff Nelson hold the tape.

RACE RESULTS
Overall Winners - Male

Place * time * bib no.* name * age * residence * overall place

1 1:24:27 31 Gerry Sullivan, Age 33, White Plains, NY 1
2 1:29:19 11 Zackary Katz, Age 23, Bronx, New York 2
3 1:35:14 70 Jim Sonneborn Age 48, Morristown, NJ 3

Overall Winners - Female

1. 1:57:52 148 Deirdre Hopkins Age 46, Greenwich, Ct 18
2 1:58:05 143 Barbara Roque Age 47, Larchmont, NY 19
3 1:59:06 140 Kirsten Begg Age 44, Stamford, Ct 21

Age Group Winners
Male 60 +

1. 1:58:24 90 John Scherf, Age 60, Scarsdale, NY 20
2. 3:00:00 + 91 Mike Bennett Age 77, New Rochelle, NY 50

Male 50 – 59

1 2:03:38 80 Kevin Cunningham Age 50, Rye, N.Y. 27
2 2:08:21 81 Hector Mislavsky Age 52, Morristown, NJ 32
3 2:49:06 82 Patrick Reagan Age 50, Ossining, NY 49

Female 50 – 59

1 2:03:59 170 Beatrice Weinberger Age 50, Larchmont, NY 50
2 2:11:31 171 Linda Spock Age 51, Larchmont 51

Male 40 –49

1. 1:37:46 67 Joseph Cistulli Age 43, Sandy Hook, Ct 4
2. 1:42:20 3 Mark Thompson Age 45, Mamaroneck, NY 6
3. 1:43:21 74 Bobby Hutton, Age 44, New York, NY 7

Female 40 –49

1. 2:01:06 141 Danielle D’Angelo Age 44, New Rochelle, NY 23
2. 2:11:30 144 Heidi Hanley Age 47, Mamaroneck, NY 33
3. 2:14:41 142 Eileen O’Leary Age 43, Bronxville, NY 38

Male 30 – 39

1. 1:38:20 33 Matt Patrick Age 37, Larchmont, NY 5
2. 1:49:41 35 Salvatore Doto Age 38, Pleasantville, NY 9
3. 1:54:42 37 Patrick Convery Age 35 Chappaqua, NY 14

Female 30 – 39

1. 2:24:33 121 Andrea Perkins Age 35 Rye, NY 44

Male 20 – 29

1. 1:47:38 12 Daniel Vowinkel Age 25 Bronx, NY 8

Female 20 – 29

1. 2:01:25 100 Irene Morales Age 27 New Rochelle, NY 24
2. 2:17:15 101 Erica Weisberg, Age 24 New Rochelle, NY 40