Local Runners Score In 10-Mile Run

The view from the start.

Congratulations to Glen Cove runners Michael Duvally and Stephanie Hoffman, and Bayville runner Kathy Frey, each of whom won awards in a field of 1,231 finishers in the Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery on Jan. 13.

Duvally took second place honors in the 20 to 24 age group, crossing the finish line in one hour, seven minutes, 20 seconds. Frey was the third place finisher in the women’s 40 to 44 age group, finishing in one hour, 18 minutes, two seconds. Hoffman earned the third place award in the women’s 45 to 49 age group with a finishing time of one hour, 20 minutes, 45 seconds.

The race was managed by the Greater Long Island Running Club, under the direction of the club’s race director Ric DiVeglio.

The Blue Point Brewery was essential to the success of the event, and special kudos go to Blue Point president Jenna Lally and staff members Scott Pflug, Jack Slattery and Chris Diorio for their active and invaluable support.

Thanks go to the other businesses whose support was essential to the success of the event: the Sayville Running Company, Joseph Folks Insurance Group, True Sport Care and All Round Foods.

Race organizers said they were happy that they will once again be able to turn over a significant sum of money from the race proceeds to Better Understanding of Life in Africa (BULA), as BULA’s Melissa and Tom Fricke once again went far beyond what a race beneficiary normally does, including providing some great hot food to go with the beer, heroes, pastries provided by All Round Foods, and other refreshments. A major cash donation will also be made to the Patchogue-Medford Youth and Community Services to support its mission “to provide support, strength and opportunity for positive growth to youth, their families and the community through education, recreation, intervention and outreach.” New this year: a donation will also be made to the Seatuck Environmental Association and the great work it is doing to promote the conservation of Long Island’s wildlife and environment.

This annual day for the Long Island running community at the Blue Point Brewery was something really special. The rain stopped by the time the race started and the temperature drop pretty much held off for the next two hours. The course was flat and fast, and the club managed to adjust in advance to avoid the flooding at one intersection.

—The Greater Long Island
Running Club

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