2018 Races in Review

by Christine Bishop

On the global front, this year saw the marathon record brought closer to the magic 2 hour time by Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya who ran Berlin in 2:01:39. Desi Linden accomplished another amazing feat by becoming the first American to win the Boston marathon since 1985. Although the Greater Albany area cannot claim anything as spectacular as this, 2018 saw some great races. The Stockade-athon particularly stood out with the top four runners coming in within seconds of each other. Click here for video of photo finish taken by Josh Merlis.  If you click on the race name, you will get complete data about the race. Enjoy reliving 2018 in races!

Hangover Half Marathon Jan. 1, noon

On New Year’s Day, most people are recovering from revelry the night before, but not the intrepid runners we know. Last New Year’s day was cold enough, 12° F, to make most people go back to bed, but not 93 dedicated runners who ran the Hangover Marathon. And the winners were:

1. Tom O’Grady 1:22:03                   1. Karen Bertasso 1:29:13

2. Dan Jordy    1:23:03                      2. Michelle Davis  1:39:44

3. Tim Russell  1:23:25                     3. Melissa Hine    1:43:01

Dale Keenan has record 9 wins and Amy Herold 6

Runnin’ of the Green 4 Miles, March 17- 10 a.m.

Even though the temperature was hovering around freezing, it didn’t stop 307 runners from wearing green and Kiss Me I’m Irish buttons.

1. Eric Macknight   20:05              1. Diane Ryan 23:38

2. Jacob Andrews   20:46              2. Karen Bertasso 23:55

3. Alexander Benway   20:57       3. Christina Myers 24:13

Nick Conway 4X and Emily Bryans 7X

Delmar Dash 5 Miles, April 15, 9 a.m., 327 finishers
Freezing rain was predicted but fortunately it did not occur and temperature was above 32°, which made Race Director David Tromp’s day!

1. Ricardo Estremera   24:48              1. Diane Ryan 30:01

2. Jaime Julia   26:04                             2. Olivia Beltrani 30:05

3. Tom O’Grady   27:25                        3. Nicole Soblosky 30:17

Tom Dalton 7x Emily Bryans 6x

Pace Setter: Delmar Dash by David Tromp

Boston Marathon April 16, dismal weather: cold, rainy and high winds!! Made all times slower.

Top local runners:

1. Scott Mindel   2:32:48                    1. Jessica Chichester 2:45:33

2. Brad Lewis   2:45:22                       2. Karen Bertasso   2:56:28

3. Alexander Perry   2:50:55              3. Allison Konderwich 2:58:37

Up To Speed: Boston Marathon Special

Bill Robinson Master's 10K Championship April 28, 63 runners

1. Aaron Knobloch   37:22              1. Kimberly Miseno 46:10

2. Andy Reed   38:39                        2. Sue Thompson 46:22

3. John Noonan   39:43                    3. Colleen Ottalagano McG 46:48

Tom Dalton won 4x and Anne Benson 5x

Miseno-Bowles and Knobloch Win 2018 Bill Robinson Masters 10K by Jim Tierney

CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge 3.5M, May 17, 10,000 runners, 511 teams!

Fortunately weather was good unlike year before when violent storm came up with lightning, wind, and heavy rain.

1. Matt Brooker   17:29              1. Karen Bertasso 20:25

2. Eric Macknight   17:45            2. Erin Lopez 20:56

3. Kieran O’Connor   17:55         3. Nicole Sobolsky 21:04

Pace Setter articles about race

Freihofer’s Run For Women 5K, June 2, 2781 finished

1. Sarah Pagano   15:48

2. Stepanie Bruce   15:53 

3. Diane Nukuri   15:56

Turning 40 is Fantastic! by Kristen Hislop

Firecracker 4 4 miles, on July 4, 2,588 ran on a very hot day with temps in low 90s

1. Ryan Udvadia   19:35                  1. Kelsey Chmiel 22:09

2. Ben Fazio   19:41                         2. Diane Ryan 23:13

3. Sean O’Connor   19:46               3. Karen Bertasso 23:26

Boilermaker 15K July 8, 11,509 finishers! Temp in low 80s!

1. Gabriel Geay   43:40                              1. Mary Wacera 50:01

2. Teshome Mekonen Asfaha   43:50      2. Monica Ngige 50:03

3. Edwin Kibichiy   43:56                            3. Vicoty Chepngeno 50:08

Labor Day 5K Sept. 3, 134 ran. Beautiful day for race making race director John Parisella one happy guy.

1. Anthony Guiliano   16:04                 1. Karen Bertasso 18:13

2. Shaun Donegan   16:39                   2. Courtney Breiner 18:52

3. Chuck Terry   16:47                          3. Jennifer Richardson 20:31

Chuck Terry holds record for 5 wins and Emily Bryans and Lori Hewig 3 wins.

MHR Marathon October 7, Beautiful day. 676 finished

1.Nicholas Lemon    2:25:28              1. Joy Miller 2:51:48

2. Kyle Smith    2:25:57                       2. Karen Auteri 2:59:26

3. Jarred Iacovelli   2:28                      3. Dana Bush 3:00:04

Hannaford Half Marathon October 7, 1,011 finishers

1. Daniel Lennon   1:06:12                 1. Samantha Roecker 1:18:32

2. Sam Morse   1:08:25                       2. Bailey Drewes 1:19:30

3. Jacob Andrews   1:08:45                 3. Alexandra Niles 1:21:18

Interviews with winners of MHR Marathon and Hannaford Half

MVP Health Care Stockade-athon 15K, 1,318 ran

1. Francois Jarry   47:48              1. Samantha Roecker 54:49

2. Ban Fazio   47:49                     2. Danielle Winslow 55:59

3. Ryan Udvadia   47:50              3. Katie Messina   56:47

Tom Dalton 6X, Lori Hewig 7x

The Stockade-athon 2018: A Premier HMRRC Event

 

All Archived Race Results for 2018

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