The 49th Annual Green Mountain Marathon and Half Marathon brought out over 200 half marathoners and over 100 marathoners. While milling around the school, past race directors Ray Allen (’78-’85) and Howie Atherton (’86-’02) met and caught up a little bit. After a flurry of activity at the school, runners lined up on South Street just north of Allenholm Farm to start the race. The weather was perfect – a perfect October morning for racing with brilliant blue skies and bright sun with the temperatures in the 50s and a light breeze.
For the men’s marathon, Casey Carroll, from Dover, NH, crushed his 18th marathon attempt by finishing in 2:47:39. For the women, Lindsay Martin, from Arlington, Mass, won with a 3:22:17. Amy Fredericks completed the feat of running a marathon in every state when she finished this race wearing bib 50!
The half marathon was a sweep by the Enmans! Eli Enman and Paul Wagner led the men’s race with Eli running a stronger couple miles at the end to finish in 1:19:18. Kasie Enman flew through the course breaking her own course record and posting the win for the women’s race in 1:22:03. Of special recognition, Paul Huyffer celebrated his 81st birthday by running the half marathon with his daughter KJ, son Eric, and nephew Cliff.
Runners enjoyed donuts from Hackett Orchards; apples and cider from Allenholm; bagels from Myer’s; and chili made at the Center of Technology at Essex High School.
Race Directors: Jessica Bolduc and Bob Monette
Thank you to all the many volunteers: Damian Bolduc, Adrian Wadsworth, Camille Bolduc, Jeremiah Wadsworth, Sarah Pribram, Meredith White, Karen Bohmann, Carlie Krolick, Tanya Smith, June Golato, Laura Neville, Harry Curth, Jennifer Dickinson, Paul Huyffer, Anne Treadwell, Ruth Blauwiekel, Kevin Bessett, Dave Huffman, Scott Nichols, Nik Ponzio, Richard Priest, Scott Springer, Kristian Omland, Carole Coggio, Adam Bulakowski, Tom Green, Liz Champagne, Jeannie Quintin, Barb Capen, Dave Capen, Matt Mitchell, Marjorie Hollocher (and daughter), Jan Leja, Maricela Acosta, Audrey Acosta, Leah Acosta, Jackie Bombardier, Mike Early, Rose Bergeron, Laura Ryan, Zachary Acosta, Russ Cooke, Derek Rodriguez, Peter Mitchell, Forrest Lemoine, Jim Morris, Mike Bessette, Liz Hollenbach, Tim Richmond, Kirsten Wiley, Cari Causey, CVU XC Team, Caelan Keenan, Dave Delibac, Monte Pappas, Simon Powhida, Jennifer Nachbur, SB XC Girls – 10, Judth Craig, Werner Zehetner, Geoffrey Miller, Jason Storms and family, Michael Mashtare and family.