SEPTEMBER 2017              
Volume XXVI No. 17
                                          Jersey Shore Running Club 
Fall running is here!
In This Issue
Club Officers
President:  Mike Procopio
Vice President:
SecretaryJoe Freeman
TreasurerMindy Brady
Web MasterPenny Hinck
LogisticsPhil Hinck
Directors at Large:
Jack Cheer | Lydia Breckenridge

Membership Coordinator:
Membership Updates:
Send a change of address postcard to:
Membership - JSRC
P.O. Box 7492
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

Volunteer Coordinator:

Editorial Staff
Editor & Publisher:

Colonel Harold G. Beal Jr passed away on September 10. He was 88.
Harry (as he was known to his friends) was a long time Shore AC member and supporter, was active and supportive throughout the entire running community and was also a top competitive athlete into his 80's.
A West Point graduate, Harry served out an extensive and distinguished military career and was a successful, well-respected coach and educator. 

Shore-area running veteran Prescott Evarts, Jr. passed away on August 28. He was 79.
Dr Evarts was an English professor at Monmouth University, a familiar face at many Shore road and cross country races (as a longtime member of the "Green's Pond Harriers) and also father and father-in-law to Shore AC, JSRC and Shore-area running veterans  G eoff  and
Jill Evarts.
Long Branch, Windmill
We meet at the Windmill across from Seven President's Park in Long Branch at 6:00 p.m. 
(6:15 in summer) We do a 4-6 mile run along the boardwalk and around Lake Takanasseee passing the Dr. George Sheehan Memorial. 
Contact: Mark Griggs or Ivone Lopes ( FB)

Humpday Runday
Ocean Grove.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. on the Boardwalk (Main & Ocean Aves). 
Contact: Tony Bryson (FB)

Rise n' Shine 
Our newest group run meets Thursday morning at 6:00 a.m. on the Boardwalk at 16th Avenue in Belmar. Going by the name "Rise 'n Shine", it's geared toward runners who like to get up and get their run done before starting their work day. Members and non-members welcome!
Contact: Deborah Alpert (FB)

The Thursday group run is now meeting on the Belmar Boardwalk by Taylor Pavilion on 6th Avenue and starts at 6:00 p.m.
We usually go 4-6 miles on the well-lit boardwalk which is a very safe place to run. Occasionally some will extend the run for 8 miles. We have a stead y group comprising all paces & experience levels. All paces are welcome.
We usually go out to dinner afterward, so bring your appetite as well!
Location may change to Asbury Park in late Fall.
Contact:  Bob Both  or Dana Jacoby ( via FB )  

Bodman Park in Middletown
Meet at Bodman Park just off Navesink River Road at 8:00 a.m. Meet at the Clubhouse (Market Street, Middletown). Groups run from 6 to 22 miles mostly on trails through Hartshorne Woods Park & Huber Woods & the surrounding areas with scenic views. There are plenty of hills and it's a perfect run for marathon training. There are water stops & refreshments at the end. There is also the opportunity to walk on Sunday mornings. The distance is six miles & start time is variable
We need someone to be the point of contact for this long-standing group run and assist with placing & cleaning up refreshments stops. If interested, please contact the club President. Send email to: 

Ocean Grove
7:00 a.m. (Summer) on the Boardwalk (Main & Ocean Aves).
Note - the off-season" start time is 8:00 a.m.
Contact:  Tina Plantamura

Saturday, September 30
Shore AC Cross Country Series starts.
JSRC fields a team each year - need three men and three women - all r unners score. More to follow


Saturday, October 14 
JSRC Boardwalk Races Against Hunger 5 & 10k

Sunday, October 22 
Deal Trick or Trot
Animal parade, kid's races, grownups dressed up for the Halloween season and what will Phil be wearing this year?

Sunday, November 12 
Hash A Thon

Sunday, November 26
Navesink Challenge 5K & 15K

Saturday, September 23
Saturday, Se ptember 23
Saturday, September 23
Cream Ridge
Saturday, September 23
Hoot, Waddle and Stroll  trail race, to support Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Medford Township
Sunday, September 24
Penn's Landing,
Sunday, September 24
Monmouth Regional High School, Tinton Falls

Sunday, October 1
Little Silver, New Jersey 
Saturday, October 7
4th Annual Shillelagh 5K, Lake Como
Saturday, October 14 
JSRC Boardwalk Races Against Hunger 5 & 10k
Sunday, October 15 - Seaside Half Marathon
flat fast and fun

Saturday, November 11

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About Footnotes
Footnotes is a publication of Jersey Shore Running Club (JSRC), a non-profit, philanthropic organization. This publication is produced monthly.  JSRC is a member of RRCA & USATF(Member No. CLUB 0196).
Members are encouraged to submit press releases or articles of interest to fellow Club members. Please submit your i
nformation by the deadline

September Meeting
Tuesday, September 26 7:00 p.m. |  Shillelagh Club   | Belmar
Come to the monthly club meeting at the  Friendly Sons of  Shilellagh Clubhouse  and get social with club members. Hear about past and upcoming races and  events.

The  Friendly Sons of Shillelagh  are hosting our meeting as a thank you to the Club for helping at their annual  Shillelagh 5K
Friendly Sons of Shilellagh Clubhouse 815 16th Avenue | Belmar
September Updates

The Club has received the following Thank you notes and donations:

-Tinton Falls Rotary Club $100 donation for assist in Rafter 5K
-Friends of Spring Lake 5 $2000 for assist with Spring Lake 5
-Borough of Bradley Beach $500 donation and thanks for race support
-Elliott Denman thanking JSRC for our sponsorship to Shore AC event

Fourth Annual Shillelagh 5K
Saturday, October 7 | Belmar / Lake Como

The Order of the Friendly Sons of the Shellelagh of the Jersey Shore presents the 
4th Annual Shillelagh 5K!
Net Proceeds go to support the Club's Charitable giving throughout the year: Thanksgiving Food Drive, College Scholarship Fund, Christmas Toy Drive & Helping Local Individuals and Families in Need.
  • DATE: Saturday, October 7, 2017
  • TIME: 5K Race 9:30AM    1M Walk 9:35AM
  • LOCATION: Bar Anticipation, 16th Ave Lake Como, NJ
  • PRIZES: Top Three Male & Female, Top Three Shillelagh Members, Age Group Winners, Best/Funniest costumes
Registration Fees
  • Adults:  $22 through September 22. $25 after September 22
  • Kids Under 12: $10 Pre-Registration (online discount will be applied at checkout). $15 Day of Race. 
Click here for more info and registration details.

Jersey Shore Half Marathon 
OCTOBER 8 | Sandy Hook

Presented by the  Shore Athletic Club, the  Jersey Shore Half Marathon has a history that places it as one of the oldest distance events held in New Jersey and the surrounding area. The first Jersey Shore Marathon was held
January 9, 1972. The growth of major fall marathons created a demand for quality half marathon distance races prior to the fall marathons and thus in1986 the Jersey Shore Marathon became the Jersey Shore Half Marathon.
The Jersey Shore Half Marathon continues a great racing tradition established forty-five years ago. You are invited to be a part of the tradition!

Where? Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Register online today

Additional race information can be found at .
Seaside Half Marathon & 5K
Sunday, October 15 |  40th   Seaside Challenge

Is both a half marathon and a 5K and anyone who complete the Seaside Challenge receives a special medal. The special medal is only for those who run BOTH the 5k and the Half. The  5k starts at 8:15 a.m. and the Half at 9:00 a.m.
You also receive a l ong sleeve tech shirts and medals are presented for the 5k and half. Water station (four passes at 2 stations). Start and finish at Sawmill with an after race gathering at Sawmill.
$50 - best value for any half marathon - anywhere - this fall.

Trick or Trot 5K
Sunday, October 22 | Deal

JSRC's Deal Trick or Trot 5K Run os an annual favorite! It's a race! It's a parade! It's a great party!
START TIME:  11:00 a.m. 
PRICE: $22.00 Race Fee. Price increases to $25.00 after October 1, 2017. 

Harry Drazin Memorial Race Walk (5K)
This is a competitive race walking event. Judges will be positioned along the course to ensure all race walkers are using proper technique. Winners will have their names added to a trophy for the event that is in Interlaken Borough Hall. For further information about the race walk, please contact Elliott Denman (

Pet Walk & Kids Races too!
Don your best Halloween Costume, grab the kids and your pets and head to Deal for the run of the season!

NYC Marathon Volunteers
Saturday, November 4 | New York City
NYRR NYC Marathon Expo.

If you would like to work the NYC Marathon Expo on Saturday, November 4, mostly number pick-up, we can volunteer for that. 

They have an early shift that ends at 1:30. We can meet at the train station (in NYC) and hustle over to Shake Shack (those who wish) for lunch.

We would all be on our own for transportation and lunch but can organize as a group. If you would like to do this (even if you are not volunteering on Sunday), Alan Paschedag know and he will keep those who would like to do this informed of the details.

We meet at GSP Exit 109, Red BankCommuter Parking Lot and return at the end of the day.
For more information contact  Alan Paschedag.

38th Annual HASHaTHON 2017 - 6-mile Trail Race
November 12
Cheesequake  Park

JSRC Sponsored Annual Trail Run in Cheesequake Park 
Race Director, Mark Griggs recently pre-ran the Hashathon trail in Cheesequake State Park.
He said, "The trail looks good with lots of roots, steps, boardwalks, a few low hanging trees and acorns."
The course encompasses winding wooded trails, gullies, footbridges, small streams, mud, fallen trees, leaves, varmints, and several eco-systems. You will run through cedar forest & beautiful wetlands. It is tough, challenging and hilly, but most everyone finishes intact.

Awards: 3 Overall, 3 deep in 10-year age groups through 80!
Additional fun awards: Muddiest, Bloodiest, and so forth. Special Raffle and other prizes.

Get your application in for this amazingly unique, challenging trail race and fun-filled annual tradition.

REGISTRATION: Race Day 9:30 AM | Online registration click here
1 Mile Fun Run: 10:30 a.m. | 6 Mile Trail Race: 11:00 a.m.
Entry Fee: $13.00  till Nov. 5 --- $15.00 after Nov. 5
Pre-reg - Long Sleeve TECH T-shirt and Race Fee - $37.00
Late-reg or Race day registration - Long Sleeve TECH T-shirt and Race Fee - $42.00 while supplies last
This amazing Tech shirt has the unique Hashathon artwork, comes in the typical black color and is long sleeved. Adult sizes only. Please specify ladies or men's sizing. 

Cheesequake State Park, Exit 120 off GSP, Follow signs to the Pavilion at the lake.

Navesink Challenge 5K & 15K
NOVEMBER 26 | Middletown
Navesink Challenge Registration is Now Open
This event has limited entry - and is expected to sell out again!
Additional race information can be found at

Brielle Day Hill & Dale 10K

The 37th annual Brielle Day Hill & Dale 10K had 240 road racers finish on the cool, perfect-running-weather Saturday morning of September 9. The premier course starts at the Elementary School area on Union Lane, meanders through the many, very many, picturesque hills of adjacent tree-lined streets; passes by Manasquan River Golf Course, and ends the 6.2 mile challenge at Green Acres Park, also located on Union Lane, amidst over a hundred quality crafters and vendors enjoying Brielle Day. 
The event is staged by the Brielle Day Race Committee with the help of the Jersey Shore Running Club (JSRC) to benefit Brielle Recreation.

First into the finish-line chute, set up by Elite Racing Systems of Clifton, and breaking the tape held by Wall's Jack and Diane Cheer, the race directors, was Matt Sampson, former Manasquan  resident, now of Morristown, at a racing time of 37:05. Coming in second place was Chuck Schneekloth of North Brunswick at 37:22 and rounding out the top three male finishers was Mount Laurel's Marquis Cox at 37:57. Coincidentally, Sampson's time was the EXACT finish time of the 2016 winner, Terry Davidson.
 "Today went really well!" said the winner, Sampson (bib 133), when asked about his performance. "I grew up half a mile from the start of the race, and although I've run those roads hundreds of times, this was my first time running in the Brielle 10k. I live in Morristown now, but it was great to come back home for the weekend to run the race with my dad and have my mom and my girlfriend cheer us on."
He added that "knowing the course has a reputation for its hills, I forced myself to seek out hilly routes during my runs leading up to the race." He was thankful for the training because there was never any point where he felt that bad. Luckily, the weather was a little cooler, which was a huge advantage for everyone trying to run well. "I ran conservatively in second place for about four and a half miles behind Chuck (Schneekloth, second place finisher). At that point I saw I was making up ground on him and decided to make a strong move to pass him. From there, I just kept pushing the pace until the end.
"Since finishing running cross country and track at Rider University in 2014, I haven't done much competitive running and have mostly run just to stay in shape. Now that I'm running more consistently and with the added confidence of this win, I think I'll be looking to add some 5k's or 5 mile races to add to my calendar." His final comment: "I would definitely consider coming back to this race next year and try to compete for the win again! " 

Point Pleasant Beach's Lindsay Ritchings was first in for the females at 39:27 (an impressive 6th place overall) and rounding out the top three distaff competitors, respectively, were Lauren Rome, of Howell at 40:36 (9th overall) and Point Pleasant Beach's Christine Arsego at 41:57 (15th overall). 

Manasquan's Charles (Keith) Henderson finished at 1:17:10, a 12:25 pace (racing time for each mile).  This was his 14 th Brielle 10K finish. When congratulated on his performance, he responded graciously "I always do my best," but recognized that he was cautious because of the heat, and was quick to wish this writer a "Happy Brielle Day".
The winners and other special groups, as well as age-group leaders, were awarded plaques and hooded sweatshirts by the race director Cheer, assisted by members of the JSRC in the center of Green Acres Park, which also served as the refreshment area. Many random prizes were offered, due to the generosity of the private business community, the heartBeacht of our nation, including the grand prize of a bicycle donated by Brielle Cyclery, won by Mary White of Fair Haven. 
Luke LaValva, with a racing time of 39:24, and Mercedes Wall, 45:24 were presented awards as the First Brielle Residents.  Jamie McCarthy, Belford, with a finish time of 45:59 and Cameron Fuller, of Brielle at 43:06, were recognized as First Law Enforcement Officer and First Firefighter, respectively.  
Race Directors Jack and Diane Cheer noted that ""the 37th Annual Brielle Hill and Dale 10K Challenge did hold true that 'It never rains on Brielle Day'.  This year's race was accompanied by a vigorous autumnal chill. This autumnal chill as compared to last year's heat and humidity allowed for an energetic ascent up Union Lane towards Schoolhouse Road."
They wished to "thank everyone who made the day possible, including behind the scenes help from Brielle Borough Hall, Brielle First Aid, Brielle Fire & Police Departments, Brielle DPW, Brielle Mayor Thomas B Nicol, the town of Brielle, Jersey Shore Running Club, BSA Troop 63, and the Church of Brielle."  The Cheers also wish to recognize and thank all of the sponsors of the event including Simko's Grille of Brielle, Waypoint 622 of Brielle, Montenegro, Thompson, Montenegro, & Goetz of Brick, H2M Architects & Engineers, Brielle Cyclery of Brielle who donated the Grand Prize of a bicycle; an orange Crusher Beachch Cruiser, Ocean First Bank, The River House of Brielle, Borough of Brielle, and the Jersey Shore Running Club.
Other leading JSRC finishers of this 10K (6.2 miles) hilly challenge:
Pat Ford, Neptune, 38:05; Mick Morris, Brielle, 40:49; Jakov Philosof, Brick, 41:29; Jack Goh, Ocean, 41:37; Ed Alburtus, Belmar, 46:20; Manolo Teijelo, Ocean Grove, 48:51 ; Barbara Donelik, Middletown, 49:00; Jane Decker, Brick, 50:10; Eileen Kean, Ocean Grove, 50:51; Karen Kelly, Oceanport, 53:05;  Sandra Rinderer, Pine Beach, 55:03.

Running & Remembering: 16th Annual 9/11 Memorial Run 

Monmouth County Police Academy Cadets lead the 9-11 Memorial run on boardwalk.

In keeping with our nation's annual demonstrations of solemn tribute to the victims of September 11, 2001, locally four hundred runners/joggers/walkers, some bicyclists, with hand flags for men and stem roses for women participated in the sixteenth anniversary non-competitive 9/11 Memorial Run organized by the Jersey Shore Running Club (JSRC), at the restored Belmar-Spring Lake boardwalk on Monday evening under hazy, summer skies. Included in that number 400 were fifty-one cadets from the Monmouth County Police Academy.

The proceedings began at 6 p.m. with Belmar's Tim Mahoney, the Run director, thanking all for coming and also a special few who helped him in his director's tasks. He then asked for a moment of silence for all our servicemen present and past who are making and have made it possible for us to have a memorial event such as this. Then the participants, starting with JSRC President Michael Procopio of Ocean, began reading aloud with a hand microphone the name, age and town, from a typed list, each of the 147 Monmouth County residents who died on that tragic day. Each passed the microphone and list to another so as to get as many as possible to read aloud at least one name. Then Mahoney with the Stars and Stripes flag pole in hand led the silent, non-talking pack on their southward trek. At times, spectators on the beach offered spontaneous applause for the parade of runners, as they recognized the purpose of the run.

The runners briefly stopped at the Ellanor C. Lawrence Park (also known as Memorial Park) adjacent to Lake Como that had a flagpole with the Stars and Stripes at half-mast. Here the Spring Lake Police Association had donated a plaque, dedicated September 11, 2004, set in stone, with this message: "We the people of Spring Lake remember our residents and neighbors who lost their lives in terrorist attacks against the United States of America."
On the Plaque: Shanksville, PA: Donald A. Petersen, Jean Petersen. World Trade Center : Richard E. Bosco, Thomas F. Hughes, Jr., Paul H. Keating, James J. McAlary Jr., James T. Murphy, Robert W. O'Shea, Donald W. Robertson, Jr.
Beginning with Joe Connor, of Taylor Hardware in Belmar, the mourners resumed reading aloud another third of the names from the list of 147 and about half   
Paying tribute: World Trade Center pieces on the beach
tplaced their hand flags and roses at the base of the plaque.

They then continued their absolutely-silent run/jog/walk/cycle on the road and boardwalk to the destination point at the Spring Lake beach gazebo across from Newark Avenue, approximately a one-mile distance. There, a piece of the World Trade Center, donated by Eddie Lennon, friend of Mahoney, had been placed on the sand and the mourners gathered around it. JSRC member Dan Napoliton, of Wall, led off to finish reading the final third names from the list.

Mahoney then offered the still very-silent group an opportunity to sound aloud any name that was not on that list who also was a victim on September 11, 2001. About 30 names were heard. The song God Bless America was started and all were asked to join in. If a choirmaster would not have been impressed by the sound he/she heard, its total sincerity would have been noticed. Mahoney again thanked all for coming and asked them to give themselves a round of applause. Had someone suggested giving Mahoney applause, many hands would be hurting from clapping. The group then placed the remaining flags and flowers at the World Trade Center piece and "resumed" their Memorial Run/Jog/Walk/Cycle and returned to the starting area at their own pace with talking now permitted, under magnificently lit sunset skies. Lake Como's popular restaurant Bar Anticipation was the new destination point where "light fare" had been arranged.

JSRC President Mike Procopio of Ocean and Dana Jacoby, Monmouth Beach, "Resume" following the Memorial run.
One participant, a "former champion racer." who has belonged to three racing clubs, offered this meaningful comment: "I doubt if there was a more thorough display of
a 9-11 remembrance anywhere in NJ or NY."

This reporter, in addition to reflecting on the lives lost on 9-11, remembered her mentor and co-writer of this event in past years, recently departed runner-writer Jim Robbins of Eatontown, a true American who will be missed.

The theme of the Memorial Run as stated by Mahoney at the 6 p.m. start is to " Run, Remember, Reflect and Resume." The Run is obvious since the idea was created by Tim Mahoney and Bob Both who are members of the JSRC and regulars on the club's Thursday night runs in that same boardwalk area. The Remember is why the group read the names. Reflect is the reason for the silence (the only sound was the noise of the 700 running shoes meeting the surface) so that there can be time to think about and concentrate on the tragedy that occurred on 9/11 including reflecting on those poor, innocent souls that had to make that horrible decision to jump to their deaths rather than burn alive. The Resume is in response to that which President Bush had asked the citizens of our beloved America to do: "Resume your lives but never forget."

The OCTOBER Monthly issue is scheduled for the week of October 1 Your submissions, ads and race applications MUST be submitted prior to the 8:00 PM deadline on Friday, September 29, 2017.

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