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SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017  5 MILE 9:00 AM  10 MILE 9:15 AM

Ed Erichson

Memorial Races LOCATION LaGrange Town Hall, Stringham Rd, Lagrange, NY

RACE FEES

RACE DAY REGISTRATION Opens at 8:00am PRE-REGISTRATION Deadline March 10, 2017 AWARDS

MEMBERS

$15 Online Pre-Registration $20 Mailed Registration

WOMEN

$25 Race Day Registration

Up to 18, 19-29, 30-39,

NON-MEMBERS

40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

$20 Online & Mailed Pre-Registration

MEN

$25 Race Day Registration

Up to 18, 19-29, 30-39,

40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Please, no walkers, wheelchairs, roller blades, baby strollers, dogs, or headphones

T-SHIRTS

For first 100 runners

pre-registered

Name: __________________________ Date of Birth: ___ / ___ / ___ Race: 5 mi 10 mi

T-Shirt: S M L

Gender: M F Phone: ( ____ ) _____ - ________ Address: _________________________________ ________________________________________ E-Mail: __________________________________

I know that running and road racing are potentially hazardous activities. I will not enter this race unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with this event, including but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather including low temperature and/or precipitation, traffic, and the condition of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, in consideration of accepting this entry, I, the undersigned, intending to be legally bound, for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, waive and release any and all claims for damages I may have against the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club, Town of LaGrange, sponsors, Race Director, and their agents, employees representatives, successors, and assigns, from any and all liabilities, claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from my participation in this event. I also release my rights to any photos, videos, images, etc. taken of me during this event.

Signature: ________________________________ Parent’s signature if under 18

Make checks payable to Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club  Send registration by mail to Linda Stow, 11 Flamingo Dr, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

For more information, contact Linda Stow at lstow1@gmail.com


TABLE OF CONTENTS

WINTER 2017

Remembering

PETE SANFILIPPO

1932 2016 Pages 9-14 Articles

Race Results

Masthead

05

Marathon Project Preseason >> Nicole Alger

15

Knights of Columbus Holiday Run

Margaret Wentworth > Editor

06

Walkway Over the Hudson >> Suzanne O’Neil

16

Turkey Trot

18

07

Keeping on Track with Your Fitness Device >> Justin Feldman, DPT

Pete Sanfilippo Memorial Winter Run

Polly Sparling > Proofreader

18

Recover from the Holidays 50K

08

Snowstorm Running >> Erika Abraham

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David Anchin > Design and Layout


Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation

14th Annual Family Fun

5K Run/Walk in honor of Date: Time: Place:

Carol Quaid

Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00 AM, 1 mile run for kids (4-12 years old) 10:30 AM: 5K start (all ages) Tymor Park, 249 Duncan Rd., LaGrangeville, NY 12540 From Taconic Pkwy: 3.6 miles on Rt. 55 East, Left on Bruzgul Rd/CR 21 for 1.7 miles, Right on Duncan Rd. From Rt. 55/22 split in Wingdale: go West on County Road 21 for 8 miles, then Left on Duncan Rd.

Family Event: 50/50 raffe, basket and gift certifcate raffes, merchandise Fun for runners and non-runners! Registration: Register online by Thursday, April 20 on www.mhrrc.org (click shopping cart then race registration) or by mail (see below). Goodies for frst 175 pre-registrants RACE DAY REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 8:00 AM & CLOSES AT 9:30 AM Survivors group photo at 9:30 AM Please have all donations in no later than race day! Awards:

Awards for frst overall male and female & 1 st 2nd 3rd places in each age category: Female: up to 14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ Male: up to 14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ Medals for frst, second, and third place kids

Entry fees:

5K - $25 ($35 on Race Day)

1 mile Kids – FREE if pre-registered ($10 on race day)

Register by Mail: send form below and check payable to: “MILES OF HOPE BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION” to: PO Box 452, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569. Pre-registrations must be postmarked by 04/18/17. THE “MILES OF HOPE” IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION. ALL PROCEEDS STAY LOCALLY IN THE HUDSON VALLEY WHICH AID FAMILIES WHO HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY BREAST CANCER. INFO AT www.milesofhope.org EMAIL FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EVENT: lorirun4@hotmail.com CAN YOU VOLUNTEER? mohrunvols@hotmail.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In consideration of accepting this entry, I the undersigned, intending to be legally bound, for myself, for anyone else I am registering, my heirs, executors, and administrators, waive and release any and all claims for damages I may have against the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club, Miles of Hope, the town of Union Vale, and any other sponsors, their representatives, employees and successors for any and all injuries suffered by me in this event. I release my rights to all photos, videos, and images, etc. taken during the event of me or anyone else I am registering.

Name___________________________________ Breast Cancer Survivor? 

I am registering for: 5K  Kids Run 

Address___________________________________________ Gender: F  M  Team Name (optional)________________ City____________________________ State____ Zip_______ Age on event day ____ Date of birth_______________ Signature______________________________ Date_______ Phone _________________Email ________________________ Signature of parent or guardian (if under 18) ____________________________________Date____________


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President’s Column

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note: At press time, club President Keith Axelrod was under the weather and not available to write his usual column. He asked us, however, to express the following sentiments on his behalf.

Happy New Year, runners, and welcome to 2017! This has been a difficult winter for the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club. On December 3, 2016, longtime race director and dedicated MHRRC volunteer Pete Sanfilippo passed away just a few hours before the running of his annual Knights of Columbus Holiday Run. I cannot claim to have known Pete well, but I will share his last communication with me:

I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Pete Sanfilippo, who was such a great race director and who I considered a great friend for the 15 years I've been in the club and almost 12 years as president.. He meant a lot to me, and I will miss him very much. He was an inspiration to me and to so many members of the club, and was probably the best-prepared race director I've ever met. He was well liked by everyone. Also, I send my condolences to Deborah Schwartz on the passing of her husband, Ted Schwartz. I was very fond of Ted and looked up to him as a brilliant man who gave his all as a college professor and helped guide me in many ways. Deborah faithfully maintains our website and has scored many of our races for years now; she is in our thoughts and prayers. And we also mourn the passing of Bill Sherry, who (along with his wife Gail) scored the Dutchess County Classic for many years. They both have been a huge help to our club; I will miss Bill as well. In happier news, please welcome AJ Guckian as our new club vice president. I’d also like to extend my thanks to Fred Policastri for being such a faithful VP for 11 years. He will still serve on the board and help out with races, but AJ will take the reins as vice president. I look forward to seeing what he can help us accomplish this year!

Margaret Great newsletter and thanks for sending me the PDF file. Maybe I will see you at the Holiday Run. Pete I recall hurriedly emailing a fall newsletter to Pete amid vociferous demands from my toddler for more “butter toast” and attempting to braid my six-year-old’s tangled mop of golden locks before shooing her out the door to school. In reply, Pete sent me the above email on the 22nd of November, a mere 11 days before he drew his final breath. I am honored to have Pete’s approval as I enter my second year as MHRRC newsletter editor, and my final exchange with him leaves me with two thoughts. First, make time for the important correspondences in your life. In spite of my hectic morning, if I had dragged my heels on getting back to Pete, I might have missed the opportunity to do so altogether. Second, keep looking forward. Pete never made it to the Holiday Run, but he clearly intended to be there. HIs diligence and devotion make his passing all the more bitter for those close to him, but the silver lining is that this character-defining commitment permeates our memories of Pete and inspired his MHRRC colleagues and friends to step forward and ensure that the Holiday Run went on as scheduled. And Pete no doubt attended and approved in spirit. In this issue, we celebrate and remember Pete Sanfilippo and his legacy. As we dream of running in tank tops during those long hours of daylight, don’t forget to stay healthy and focused forward on what matters. Keep on running, of course, and we’ll see you in the spring!

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Marathon Project Preseason >>> Nicole Alger Hello All, With the new year comes a fresh and exciting season of the Marathon Project. Poughkeepsie City School District, Newburgh Enlarged School District, Hyde Park Central School District, and Beacon City School District will take part in the exhilarating season and hit the ground running. The season w ill b egin in early March and run through October, packed full of races and events. The Marathon Project, which i s sponsored b y the Council on Addiction Prevention and Education of Dutchess County, Inc. and the Dyson Foundation, is an i nnovative distance running a fter-school i nitiative that pairs adult mentors with at-risk youth ages

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12-18 throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley. The project a ims to reduce r isk factors, such a s childhood obesity, school drop out, and substance misuse. This initiative provides opportunities for students and mentors to set and achieve goals, explore avenues of character development, and i mprove health while building positive student/adult relationships through running. As a lways, w e are l ooking f or additional mentors and volunteers to assist in the 2017 season o f the Marathon Project. The role of a mentor i s nothing short of rewarding. As a positive role model to many kids, you w ill help steer t hem t owards healthy lifestyle choices and b uild t heir confidence a s they achieve t heir goals. During t he season, t he project coordinator and mentors will provide nutrition tips, goal-setting skills, and a support system for k ids who may have never walked a mile. Volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to help with special events and fundraising efforts. The 2017 season of the Marathon Project is sure to be full of unforgettable memories and amazing accomplishments. If you would like to know more about the Marathon Project, make a donation, or become a mentor, p lease call Nicole Alger at the Council on Addiction Prevention and Education of Dutchess County at 845-765-8301 ext. 101 o r email nalger@capedc.org.

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2017 Walkway Over the Hudson Races

Plans for the 2017 Walkway Marathon in partnership with Dutchess County Government are underPlans for the 2017 Walkway Marathon in partnership with way. Close to 400 runners are alreadyClose pre-regisDutchess County Government are underway. to 400 for the Walkway half andWalkway full marathon runners aretered already preregistered for the half &and 5K race on Sunday, June 11, June 2017.11, New thisNew year is full marathon and 5K race on Sunday, 2017. this year isthe theCollege Collegeto toCollege College5K, 5K,which whichwill willbegin beginat at Dutchess Community College, head south Creek Dutchess Community College and will head south onon Creek Road (in the Town of Poughkeepsie) to the Road (in the Town of Poughkeepsie), to the Dutchess Rail Dutchess Rail Trail, lead back towards the Trail, leading back towards thethen Marist Campus for a graducampus for atogradual al downhillMarist finish.College This year’s College Collegedownhill 5K will finish. This College College 5K will NOT traverse over theyear’s Walkway Overtothe Hudson due not to traverse the Walkway Over the Hudson due new Visitor Center construction beginning in the spring.to construction of a new Visitor Center that will We invite all of our Mid-Hudson running community to begin in the spring. We invite all ofTo theregister Mid-Hudson come and take part in this year’s event. and to running come take part this see our most recentcommunity course mapstofor Walkway halfinor fullyear’s Susanne O'Neil <<< to see ourDifferently most recent course marathon, event. CollegeTotoregister Collegeand 5K or Think Dash maps for the Walkway half and full marathon, go to http://walkwaymarathon.org/ to you College 5K, and Think Differently Dash, We hope toCollege see all of in June! visit http://walkwaymarathon.org/. We hope to see all of you in June!

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Keeping on Track with Your Fitness Device

11:42 >>> Justin Feldman Doctor of Physical Therapy Feldman Physical Therapy & Performance

Congratulations! You got a fancy new fitness tracking device for the holidays, opened the box, charged it up, and now — most likely — it will fall into one of three categories: 1. You wear it, track all your workouts but have no idea what any of the info means, and never look at it. 2. You wear it, track all your workouts, and your friends/workout partners are ready to kill you because you continually tell them about every little piece of data. Plus, you haven’t enjoyed a workout since you got it. 3. You wear it now and then, track some data, but since you don’t fully understand how to use the data, you often forget to wear it or charge it. Well, I have good news for everyone. For those in the first group, you have the first part down, since you are tracking data. Good job. If you don’t track your workouts consistently, you can’t use the data. Start by setting a goal for your workouts, then use your device to track your progress to meet it. Depending on the tool and its features, you may be able to gather different types of information, such as heart rate, speed, cadence, and a

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>>> ARTICLE few more things. If you are looking for overall improvement, I recommend tracking with the cadence feature. For instance, you can track your average cadence over a few runs and challenge yourself to improve that figure by about 10 percent during the course of two weeks. This will help you become a more efficient runner. Next, you can track your heart rate while running or exercising. You are looking for a trend of a lower heart rate over time at a given level of effort. This is another sign of improved efficiency and that the training is working. What you want to watch out for, however, is tracking that shows a higher heart rate during a workout when you would expect it to be lower, like during a recovery run. Or maybe your tracking device shows you’re having difficulty getting to your target heart rate. These are both signs of overtraining and/or not recovering properly. In these cases, you’d need to think about decreasing the intensity of your work-

Snowstorm Running >>> Erika Abraham I am a cold-weather person, preferring to run in the winter months, rather than during the icky “dog days of summer.” Hot sun and relentless humidity are a real

turn-off. Crunchy snow soothes my feet and bum knees better than any beach sand. Bring on the snow, and the kid in me comes to life. So, with wide open arms, I welcomed our first recent big snowfall, the proclaimed “Blizzard of 2016.” Well, the projected blizzard fizzled in our area, bringing very strong winds,but only about five inches of snow.

Shortly after the first flakes hit the ground, I got ready to tackle my planned morning run. The cold, blustery winds were whipping up fiercely, and a light snow quickly blanketed the streets. Blowing snow hit me in the face like sharp pellets, and the relentless strong headwinds blew me in all directions. Brrrr, the falling snow was not my only foe as the winds turned me into a tumbleweed, akin to THE MID-HUDSON ROAD RUNNER

outs while adding recovery time. For those of you in the second group, where you obsess about the tracked data and are no longer enjoying your workouts, remember that you trained successfully before you had this new toy — and you can do so with it. Don’t get so caught up in the data that you forget to have fun (also, you don’t want your training partners to find new partners). Keep tracking that data and using it to plan/modify your workouts, but remember that it will vary, and focus on overall trends. Don’t stress over the day-to-day. If you fall into the third category, where the device is used inconsistently (if at all), hopefully the information above will help you understand how useful that new toy can be and motivate you to use it regularly. Justin Feldman, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Functional Strength Coach, is the owner of Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance, www.feldmanphysicaltherapy.com.

scenes from the Dust Bowl areas out west. Only this time, it was from the overpowering blowing snow. I could not believe how quickly the snow accumulated, making each foot strike a tenuous one. Moving forward was, at times, a daunting task. Traffic was nearly nonexistent and the serene beauty of Mother Nature was everywhere. As the visibility worsened, my wool hat was pulled down to my eyebrows, and I peeked out from under its brim. Of course, I was not the only nutty runner battling the elements. Roy went out in the opposite direction, and we met on a local side street. We were so bundled up that I commented that we looked like the oversized “Michelin Tire Man” — minus the rolls of blubber. Many of the stores in our shopping plaza had not yet opened, and an eerie stillness permeated the nearly empty parking lots. My search there for loose coins was futile. While my bum knees rebelled in the cold, the child in me reigned supreme. Total miles: 3.9 Meeting Roy: A pleasant diversion Letting the child in me emerge: Priceless PAGE 08


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Irvin Miller Remembers Reprinted with permission of Poughkeepsie Journal Media. All rights reserved.

It was a beautiful Saturday morning — as it is for all of Pete Sanfilippo’s races. On Thursday evening, he had mailed me the entrants for the two races as he prepared the Knights of Columbus Hall for the race (the 37th annual). He awoke that morning to head over to the race but just sat down for a moment before proceeding. As we waited at the Knights of Columbus, Claude Bodley told me that he had heard about a 911 call to Pete’s home. A few minutes later, a police officer informed us that my friend Pete had passed away. Pete was my mentor and friend. I looked up to Pete and tried to follow him in his footsteps. When Pete stepped down as director of the Dutchess County Classic, I became the director. When Pete was selected to the Sports Museum of Dutchess County Hall of Fame, he nominated me for a future year. When Pete became the Dutchess County Senior Citizen of the Year, he nominated me for the next year. Whenever Pete was asked to do a finish line for a race, he asked me to score the race. Pete did so much for me, and a lot of us in Dutchess County and beyond. Pete probably started more races than one can imagine. As Pete started to get grandchildren, he founded children’s races such as the Airport Mile and the Dutchess County Classic, and adding children’s races to all of his and club races. His races were family and community events. His daughter Jill was famous for

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the chili that she prepared for the winter runs. His sons, Peter, Mark and Michael, ran in his races followed by the grandchildren as they grew in number and speed. His wife, Jean, was at every race, helping with the scoring and the many other details to make a successful race. While other directors had difficulty getting volunteers, Pete had the Knights of Columbus and the whole Village of Wappingers Falls to choose from. Saturday morning when Pete could not be there, the Knights of Columbus and the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club all had their assignments. All we had to do was carry them out. There was great sadness in all of our hearts but we knew without having to be told that Pete would want us to continue the race. While I and the rest of Pete’s friends will have sadness in our hearts and fondness in our minds, we know that we can keep our memories alive with him by continuing the running legacy that Pete has spent years developing. Pete passed away on the day of the last race of the MHRRC season, but we will be starting the 2017 running season with the Pete Sanfilippo Winter Run. My dear friend Pete, I will miss you, remember you, and continue respecting and honoring you by being one of many who will continue your legacy.

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Remembering

PETE SANFILIPPO 1932 2016


>>> ARTICLE Reprinted with permission of Poughkeepsie Journal Media. All rights reserved.

Remembering

PETE SANFILIPPO

loyalty made immeasurable impact BY PETE COLAIZZO

The handshake. It’s something I’ll never forget. When Pete Sanfilippo shook your hand, it felt like a bone-crushing vise grip. And gosh, he held you in that grip a few seconds longer than your average handshake, staring intently into your eyes from under the brim of his omnipresent Dodgers baseball cap. The smile on his face, the caring look in his eyes and his kind words were all you needed to know that Pete’s signature handshake was a genuine sign of affection and respect. Affection and respect. Add a healthy helping of loyalty. These are just a few of the words that come to mind as I sit down to write a column we never, ever wanted to write or to read —about the passing of our good friend Pete Sanfilippo. Pete died Saturday morning in his longtime home in the Village of Wappingers Falls — a village that he loved with every fiber of his soul. Something else he loved: The local running community. His passing came just hours prior to one of his many signature events, the Knights of Columbus Holiday Run. As it has for the past 37 years, the race went off as planned. As

Pete would have wanted it to. The Knights of Columbus Council No. 1646, in the center of Wappingers Falls, became the unofficial headquarters of the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club, thanks in large part to Pete Sanfilippo. Most monthly club meetings were held there; group fun runs started and finished there. The Holiday Run started and finished there. And always – always– Pete held court in his second home at the Knights of Columbus, welcoming runners and their families for generation after generation. He was proud of his council, proud of the fine food they would serve to us all, and ultimately he was a proud and loyal brother Knight. Pete’s two signature races – the races he founded and kept alive for the past four decades – were the Holiday Run in December and the McDonald/Crusie Memorial Races, held in the late spring from Mesier Park in the village. The Memorial Races event will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2017, a milestone Pete was very much looking forward to; it is our sincere hope that the MHRRC carries through on his legacy – in both of these events and the many others that he created or helped nurture. I first got to know Pete when he was the race director for the Dutchess County Classic back in the mid-1980s. As a race director, Pete was a visionary and always loved to tinker with new ideas. In 1983, he had an ambitious idea to plot out a marathon course that was a true county marathon – traversing some of the busiest areas of central and southern Dutchess County, including a stretch on Route 9 from Poughkeepsie all the way down to Fishkill! That race finished on the Main Mall in Poughkeepsie, and was intended as a celebration of the county’s tricentennial. From there, he helped to create the Classic half-marathon course that everyone knows and loves today. That original course started from and finished at the Town of Wappinger Recreation Area. The current Classic course is basically patterned after that one. Under Pete’s directorship, the Classic went from a small, niche marathon to the biggest event on the MHRRC calendar each and every year. In 2005, when the Empire State Games came to the area, Pete enthusiastically embraced the idea of hosting the racewalking events in the Village of Wappingers Falls. He beamed with pride when showing me the short loop near

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Mesier Park that he mapped out for the racewalking community. The racewalkers loved it, and Pete was pleased to have expanded his race-directing expertise. After being inducted into the Sports Museum of Dutchess County’s Hall of Fame, Pete decided to honor his new group with an annual race. There were so many other races that he lent a hand to; off the top of my head, here are a few: The Mamas and Papas Senior Run; the Our Lady of Lourdes race; the St. Mary’s 5K; Schlathaus Park 5K; the Turkey Trot. The list oes on and on. If it was on the MHRRC calendar, Pete was involved in it. When the Red Fox Club created the Red Fox Trot 5K road race at Marist College in 2010, I was pleasantly surprised on the morning of the race when Pete showed up, unannounced, to help out at the finish line. A firm handshake, the Dodgers cap, and race director’s sweatshirt ... and I knew there would be no problems at the finish line. Just by being there, Pete always provided a calming presence at any and all race headquarters. Remembrances like this are always filled with clichés. Here are a few: Pete was the heart and soul of the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club, one of its “founding fathers.” There really is no other way to say it. He was the club, and the club was him. It will never be the same without him. We can only hope to honor his memory and his legacy. And this: Pete was a devoted husband to his wife, Jean, who was a constant presence at road races and who is very much at the heart of the club. He adored his children and his grandchildren; his life revolved around family. His children ran in his races, and when the grandchildren came along, that was reason enough to create children’s divisions in all the local races – another vision that Pete helped to create.

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As mentioned earlier, there was loyalty, and that loyalty was a twoway street. Pete was loyal to the local running community, and the community in turn was loyal to him. Race directors are always clamoring for more volunteers. For Pete’s races, he had the unusual “problem” of finding things for volunteers to do. Between his brothers in the Knights and his multitude of friends and acquaintances in the village, he was never lacking for quality help. Mostly, though, Pete lived a good and honorable life, quietly doing good deeds at every turn. I could always expect friendly reminder emails from Pete to promote his races. But his emails weren’t always about running. When my father died earlier this year, Pete sent this short and meaningful note to me: “Pete, I’m sorry to read about your Dad passing away. He had a great life and a loving family. You can be very proud to have had such a great father.” In remembering Pete Sanfilippo – and my own dad – the words to an old Paul Simon song echo in my head: “Who will be my role model, now that my role model is gone?” And so today, we remember Pete Sanfilippo. And we ask that every time you pin on a bib number in a Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club race, you understand that Pete Sanfilippo had a lot to do with the success of the club and its many races – and lives – that he touched.

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>>> ARTICLE running local races. Pete was always the consumate gentleman and I admired his temperment and attention to detail. Pete

PETE SANFILIPPO

Steve Schallenkamp

I started racing in 2003. The fun and family friendly atmothe MHRRC races. Getting to know the other racers and race directors added to the fun. A few years after I began racing, I to his next race. I remember him saying that I represent what MHRRC's all about. I was very touched and honored by his words that, to this day, I try to follow in his foot steps by inviting people to the races and spread the fun of running. invite me to his races as his guest. He touched a lot of people's Connie Seigh

Thinking about Pete on my morning run. Will always rememDaniel Roberto

Dutchess County Rail Trail winter report (because Pete would want us out there running): Clear of snow but CAUTION black ice on the bridges between Hopewell Junction & Golds Gym. It's another great day to be outside. More rain/snow on the way tomorrow. Dave Walker

today's race (12/03/2016) with the meticulous and professionalism that we have come to expect of him. This morning as he was preparing to come to the race he peacefully passed away to the great sadness of his family and all of us who have grown to love him. It was his and his families' wishes that we still run this race as he had planned. We of the Mid Hudson Road Runners came together to honor him and his wishes. Mike Slinskey who has won 17 of 36 of the Holiday Run Races has volunteer to take on the Directorship of this race to continue the Pete's legacy. Irvin Miller

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Knights of Columbus > 5 Mile > 12/03/16 Overall Winner Men > Jon Lindenauer Age 28 Hurley, NY 27:26 Overall Winner Women > Alison McNulty Age 37 Poughkeepsie, NY 34:34 Moment of silence before race in memory of Pete Sanfilippo

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>>> RACE RESULTS

PHOTO: NIN LEI

Race Results 2 Mile Fun Run Overall Winner Men > David Nohara Age 49 Poughkeepsie, NY 13:22.27 06:41 Pace Overall Winner Women > Vanessa NcNally Age 42 Poughkeepsie, NY 14:32.31 07:16 Pace

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Turkey Trot 5 Mile

11/24/2016

Overall Winner Men > Brendan Foley Age 16 Poughkeepsie, NY 29:02.12 Overall Winner Women > Samantha Drop Age 18 Durham, CT 32:00.03

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>>> MEETING MINUTES

Minutes of MHRRC Meeting Thurs. Nov. 3, 2016

Club Officers Present: Keith Axelrod, Pat DeHaven, and Erika Abraham At 7:18 pm, Keith called the meeting to order. Treasurer’s R eport: Pat gave a b rief summary o f our checking a ccounts balances f or O ctober. We haven’t made donations from the Classic o r distributed f unds from our Run for Heroes race. We have some outstanding corporate pledges. Report was accepted as read. Minutes o f 10/6/2016: A ccepted a s published i n the newsletter. Old Business: L inda r eported on her S chlathaus 5 K, citing bad w eather and f ewer volunteers. R ace’s financial will b e checked. B ill r eported on t he N ewburgh/Beacon B ridge 5 M iler, listing 153 finishers and about 175 pre-registered. T-shirts were given out at the race’s endpoint in Beacon. A profit of $1,000 was made, as the costs for two police agencies were less ($250 each) this year. Leftover trophies are up for grabs or donation. Billy G oat T rail R un 5 K: Neither F red nor Tom w as present t o give a r eport. D C Classic issues w ere discussed. B ill agreed t hat bagels from the Classic and Bridge Run were stale. Rockland Bagels may be an alter-

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native supplier. Joan reported that her exact order of bagels was not g iven, and items g iven w ere stale and i n loose bags. Keith will have a discussion with the current supplier. Steve Goran suggested having our Run for Heroes event venue changed to a Poughkeepsie cemetery with cemetery sponsors. Keith said that the current measured courses will stay the same for multiple logistical reasons. New Business: Centered on the Turkey Trot. Scorers are all in place, D-tags will be used, and finish for all races will be in t he back of t he school. Volunteer c oordinators are still needed. Pete’s K of C 5 M iler will b e on D ec. 3. C ourse finish on Market Street was moved a bit to accommodate a new r oundabout o n the course. Club E lections: Fred Policastri declined another t erm as V P, but A J Guckian agreed to fill this position. Keith, Pat, and Erika agreed to stay on. There were no nominations from the floor, so the secretary c ast the one vote per p rotocol for the club’s officers for 2017: President: Keith Axelrod, Vice President: AJ G uckian, T reasurer: Pat D eHaven, Secretary: Erika Abraham. At 8:10 p.m., the meeting adjoined. Respectfully submitted by Erika Abraham.

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2/5/2017 5 Mile

Overall Winner Men > Phil Shea Age 36 Beacon, NY 29:03

Overall Winner Women > Rose Tullo Age 41 Wappingers Falls, NY 35:05

Recover from the Holidays 50K Photos: Charlotte Kopp 1/7/2017



Mid-Hudson Road Runner Magazine Winter 2017