Greater Capital Region Area Marathon Top 20 Lists

by Mark MindelThe Greater Capital Region Track, Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame has decided to include road running as part of its Hall of Fame Accolades. Peter Sheridan and Mark Mindel did some research and put together a list of the top 20 fast men…
before setting their marks at the Boston Marathon. Our own Mohawk Hudson River Marathon t https://hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2024/february/greater-capital-region-area-marathon-top-20-lists

Members’ 2023 Achievements and 2024 Goals

by 30 Members+2023 saw many great achievements involving races we love and some with exotic ones like a 50K race in the Swiss Alps (Bill Hoffman). Some involved incredible achievements like running 6 marathons in a year with the last three being sub 3 hou…
To qualify for the Boston Marathon35 at the Boston Marathon and also running my 15th Stockade…m planning on running my 10th Boston Marathon. I hope to run well there. I https://hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2024/january/members-2023-achievements-and-2024-goals

Karen Bertasso Hughes – Runner of the Decade

For at least a decade, Karen's yearly racing has consistently broken records throughout the Capital Region. Reading her answers illuminates her career and motivations. She recently helped to create a racing group for young females to achieve excellence in…
ol of Medicine where I watched my first ever Boston Marathon and ran my first half marathon. It made more https://hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2024/january/karen-bertasso-hughes-runner-decade

Swag: Its Glory Days

by Benita Zahn and FriendsMention the term swag to a runner and there is an instant knowing reaction and pictures of the glory of past race treasures. After Benita's article, members of the HMRRC reminisce on glorious swag they have received. Swag seems t…
. Honorable mention would be the Boston Marathon gear …... Boston Marathon has really nice long sleeve shirts…. The Boston Marathon has really nice long sleeve shirts https://hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2023/december/swag-its-glory-days

Thanksgiving Day Road Race History: from November 1986 Pace Setter

by Paul MurrayThis issue marks a new series of articles selected from the 1980 to 2000 print editions of The Pace Setter, copies which were given to me by Kevin and Kathy Wilkes. The Troy Turkey Trot this year is estimated to have 5,000 runners. The first…
finishing ninth in the 1933 Boston Marathon. In 1929 the American Legion decided to… a year before the Boston Marathon was held. It is noted as the world https://hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2023/november/thanksgiving-day-road-race-history-november-1986-pace-setter

21st Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon

by Christine Bishop Almost 750 racers set out from Colonie Mohawk River Park in Cohes on a nice Autumn day to travel 13.1 miles to Corning Preserve in Albany, NY. Of these runners, 201 were doing it for the first time and almost all finished with 153 ha…
competed in the Utah Valley Marathon and the Boston Marathon. My overall experience with the r https://hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2023/october/21st-mohawk-hudson-river-half-marathon

Jon Lindenauer - Athlete of the Month

Name a race, and Jon has done it and usually places first or within the top 5 overall. Seemingly Jon combines training with races and it seems to be a successful combo. He added a fun question to the form, and his answer will make you smile. "What is the …
Jon at Boston Marathon 2023 https://hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2023/september/jon-lindenauer-athlete-month

HMRRC Social News

Our members have been busy and many wonderful things are happening from engagements to weddings to anniversaries. Sadly, Bob Husted, who was an active member of the club for decades, has passed. His enthusiasm and love of running touched all he met and he…
Bob was an avid runner and finished the Boston Marathon 7 times https://hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2023/august/hmrrc-social-news

August Athlete of the Month – Amanda Aussems

Amanda is an elite runner and a member of Willow Street. She mentioned how she became a runner: "My mom is an avid runner and I became her running buddy early on ... My mom is still running and I love when I visit my parents and get to run with her; my ru…
My favorite race to date has to be the 2023 Boston Marathon13 Boston Marathon https://hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2023/august/athlete-month-amanda-aussems

August Athlete of the Month – John Longo

"I ran at Oneonta and got pretty ok. From there I went to SUNY Upstate to study to be a physical therapist and ran semi-pro (?)/sub-elite (?), with Stotan Racing on a Nike-kit deal. I got a lot of my shoes, uniforms, warm-ups, entry fees, all paid for or …
. After the recent Boston Marathon build https://hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2023/august/athlete-month-john-longo

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