Lavigne and Stookey Win 2017 Bill Robinson Masters 10K Race

The day before the race, Bill Robinson sent an email informing us that with deep regrets he would be unable to make it to the race because his health aide would have to be at his home by 7 am and that was not possible. He sent his best wishes to all the runners and his sincere apologies to everyone for his absence.

The out and back course is part of the Grand Prix Series for HMRRC. The female winner was Michelle Lavigne who completed this challenging course in 42:57. The male winner was Jake Stookey in a time of 34:58. Perhaps he should be known as Shoeless Jake Stookey because he ran the 6.2 mile course without shoes.

A total of 91 runners finished the race. Age group winners are:

MALE AGE GROUP: 40 ‐ 44

1 2 James O'Connor 43 Troy NY 35:30

2 4 Aaron Knobloch 41 Niskayuna NY 37:17

3 5 Dennis VanVlack 44 Duanesburg NY 37:55

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 40 ‐ 44

1 35 Jessica Northan 41 Guilderland NY 50:16

2 40 Kate Thies 40 Albany NY 51:57

3 57 Laura Kelly 44 Albany NY 56:00

MALE AGE GROUP: 45 ‐ 49

1 6 Andy Reed 45 Niskayuna NY 38:11

2 10 Jonathan Bright 46 Guilderland NY 41:08

3 13 Rick Zachgo 46 Rexford NY 41:57

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 45 ‐ 49

1 36 Sarah Vogel 47 Slingerlands NY 50:29

2 39 Lara Stelmaszyk 47 Albany NY 50:57

3 51 Sharon McGuire 48 Albany NY 54:44

MALE AGE GROUP: 50 ‐ 54

1 3 John Stadtlander 51 NY 36:41

2 8 David Padula 51 Niskayuna NY 40:21

3 16 John J. Sestito 53 johnsonville NY 43:10

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 50 ‐ 54

1 20 Sue Thompson 50 Queensbury NY 44:15

2 54 Patricia Robison 54 Clifton Park NY 55:15

3 55 Anne Hurley 54 Delmar NY 55:39

MALE AGE GROUP: 55 ‐ 59

1 7 John Noonan 57 Ballston Spa NY 39:13

2 18 John F. Parisella 59 Schenectady NY 43:38

3 28 Robert Wither 56 Niskayuna NY 46:14

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 55 ‐ 59

1 30 Peggy McKeown 59 Moreau NY 46:34

2 33 Nancy Nicholson 55 Queensbury NY 48:55

3 53 Karen Gerstenberger 59 Albany NY 55:10

MALE AGE GROUP: 60 ‐ 64

1 19 David Roy 62 Schoharie NY 43:50

2 22 Richard Clark 63 Feeding Hills MA 44:33

3 23 Stephen Jones 62 Averill Park NY 44:48

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 60 ‐ 64

1 38 Karen Dott 60 Colonie NY 50:46

2 41 Sharon Desrochers 62 Ballston Lake NY 52:27

3 64 Carolyn B. George 63 Albany NY 58:51

MALE AGE GROUP: 65 ‐ 69

1 29 Tom McGuire 65 Slingerlands NY 46:23

2 61 Leo DiPierro 66 Cherry Plain NY 57:27

3 70 John Evans 67 Troy NY 1:01:07

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 65 ‐ 69

1 43 Erika Oesterle 65 Stamford NY 53:57

2 49 Martha C. DeGrazia 66 Slingerlands NY 54:31

3 68 Katherine Ambrosio 66 Delmar NY 1:00:51

MALE AGE GROUP: 70 ‐ 74

1 42 Tom Adams 72 Schenectady NY 52:36

2 46 Dave Glass 70 Glenville NY 54:22

3 66 Peter Newkirk 70 Albany NY 59:24

MALE AGE GROUP: 75 ‐ 79

1 67 Ed Bown 75 Broadalbin NY 59:25

2 89 Raymond W. Lee, Jr. 75 Halfmoon NY 1:26:07

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 75 ‐ 79

1 88 Eiko Bogue 79 Schaghticoke NY 1:25:24

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 80 ‐ 99

1 87 Anny Stockman 84 Rensselaer NY 1:21:59

MALE AGE GROUP: 80 ‐ 99

1 78 Wade Stockman 83 Rensselaer NY 1:07:53

2 90 Ed Doucette 87 Bennington VT 1:37:14

As we all know, we could not run this race or any race without volunteers so I want to sincerely thank each and every volunteer for supporting this race.

I want you all to know how very much I appreciate your help.

YOU ARE:

Marcia and Tom Adams

Katherine Ambrosio

Frank Broderick

Tom Bulger

Maureen Cox

Rich Eckhardt

Tina Hayden

Karen Dott

Charlie Matlock

Ray Newkirk

Ed Neiles

John and Lowell Montgomery

Ken Orner

Sue and Scott Patterson

Ernie Paquin

John Rocco

Tom Ryan

A special thanks to Tom and Marcia Adams for the countless hours they devoted to this race. Marcia took care of all the entries both online and mail-in. Distributed gloves to each runner and took care of all the pre-race and day of race participants. In addition, she set up various signs to direct runners where to go.

ALL TOM ADAMS DID WAS:

Drove the van to and from the race.

Set up the water stop (table, water and cups).

Put runner on the road signs out.

Installed the start/finish line.

After the race, went out picked up the water table, water and cups,

runner on the road signs, placed them in the van.

On top of all this he ran the race and finished first in his age group by two minutes.

When his name was called at the award ceremony he was not present as he was out taking down the finish line and loading it into the van.

Such a tremendous effort by one single person, it boggles the mind.

We all thank the Guilderland Police Department and all the people at Guilderland High School for their continued tremendous support of this event.

I hope to see you all next year.

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