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“Run Start” Program Starts Out With Big Crowd

The opening session of the 10 week “Run Start” Program co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club attracted nearly 200 novice and would be runners to the track at Bethpage High School on Wednesday, June 25.

 

The Run Start Program is designed for folks who want to get started with a running program to help them achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle, but need either the motivation or the guidance or both to get started.  New runners are being schooled in nutrition, hydration, proper form, footwear, apparel, and injury prevention, and are eased into a gradual training regimen that will prepare them to run the

Farmingdale Main Street Mile on August 30 comfortably and well.

 

Head Coach Debbie Blair, coaches Bob Cook and Ed Melnik, and Sports Medicine specialist Dr. Steven Jonas are looking forward to a great summer of helping folks towards a healthier lifestyle.

 

“We are thrilled that Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and the Nassau County Parks Department are once again being so supportive of a Program that has a great potential for creating a healthier Nassau,” commented Run Smart Head Coach Debbie Blair.  “This is a Program where everyone who is willing to put in just a little effort can be a winner.”

 

It’s not too late to get started.  Sessions are being held at the Bethpage High School track every Wednesday evening through August 27, starting at 6:30 p.m. The one time fee for the entire program is only $30.  Call the Greater Long Island Running Club office at 516-349-7646 for more information.

 

— Submitted by the Greater

 

Long Island Running Club

News

After spotting an abandoned cemetery at the corner of Grant Avenue and Rose Street in the heart of downtown Farmingdale, resident Vicki Gruber became inspired to trace the lineage of the Van Cott family—some of the earliest settlers in the Farmingdale community. Gruber, a corporate and securities attorney, said that after approaching the village about the history of the cemetery, she took it upon herself to do the research. Compiling three or four years worth of newfound information, Gruber discovered that each of the 16 plots in the cemetery are direct descendants of Claes Cornelissen Van Cats, a Dutch settler and firm believer in democracy, home rule and civil liberty. 

Farmingdale village officials will be holding a public hearing on Dec. 1, to reexamine school speed zones throughout the village, in order to establish a consistent school speed zone limit. 


Sports

At a special “wrap up “ meeting for the 2014 Marcum Workplace Challenge, Greater Long Island Running Club Vice President and Event Director Mindy Davidson of Farmingdale, presented a special plaque to Winsome Foulkes, team captain of the Farmingdale-based Telephonics Corporation.  Winsome is retiring from Telephonics after a long and successful career and has led the Telephonics Corporation in the Marcum Workplace Challenge since its inception.  

There is simply no better way for runners and their families to celebrate the Holiday Season than by being part of the fun at the Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Holiday 5 Kilometer Run, and on Saturday morning, Dec. 20, the Run will be celebrating its 27th anniversary edition at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage. The run will start at 9:30 a.m. on Broadway in Bethpage.


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