Friday, 21 May 2010 00:00
Two very tough athletes from Farmingdale, David Borg and Amy Goldstein, were among the 150 endurance athletes who successfully completed the 8th annual Long Island Greenbelt Trail Runs on May 8.
The 27-year-old Borg covered the 50-kilometer (31.07 miles) course in 4:46:51, scoring in third place overall out of 55 finishers in the 50-kilometer run.
Goldstein, a 50-year-old runner, crossed the finish line of the 25-kilometer run in 4:19:03. Goldstein is a member of the board of directors of the host Greater Long Island Running Club and serves as the director of the USATF 50-Kilometer Championship Run held in Caumsett State Park in March.
Overcast skies at the start were followed by some short but torrential showers and high winds before the sun finally made an appearance in the closing stages of the run.
The Greenbelt Trail covers the entire width of Long Island from the Atlantic Ocean to Long Island Sound. The southern miles of the course are fairly flat, but there are a series of nasty hills in the last two miles before the runners reach Cold Spring Harbor.
Race Director Nick Palazzo did another outstanding job putting the pieces together, with some most welcome support from Super Runner’s Shop and its proprietor Gary Muhrcke.
Race organizers were pleased to welcome Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia as the official starter of this year’s Greenbelt Trail 50 Kilometer Run.