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Karen Pompay Of GG Scores In Nationwide Insurance 10k Run For Aspire

Congratulations to Karen Pompay of Garden City, who scored as the fourth woman overall and first Masters (age 40 plus) woman in the 35th annual Nationwide 10 Kilometer Run for ASPIRE, which was held on the roads of Plainview and Old Bethpage on Sunday morning April 1.

The 41-year-old Pompay crossed the finish line at the H.B. Mattlin Middle School in Plainview with a time of 39 minutes, 42 seconds, a pace of 6:27 per mile. Another big story of the day was once again the amputees, Mike LaForgia and Sarah Reinertsen scoring with top honors. The host, Greater Long Island Running Club, was thrilled to have ASPIRE’s David Balsley on hand to say a few words about the ASPIRE Program and its goals for the future.

Special thanks and congratulations to GLIRC Race Director Karen Schackner, going solo as the RD for the first time this year, for a job well done, to our Tony Wiszowaty of Nationwide Insurance for continuing his support for this event again.

GLIRC was happy to welcome back The Runner’s Edge (thank you Bob Cook!), Fairway Market, All Round Foods (thank you Glen Wolther!), and Mizuno back again as supporting sponsors, and to welcome new sponsor Physical Solutions Physical Therapy and Fitness (Thank you Ed Farrell and Chris Lopez).

The 10K Run was the 10K Championship event for the Long Island Association of USA Track & Field.

News

In an earlier column, Mayor John Watras shared some helpful tips on how to secure your property in preparation for a hurricane. The following are additional recommendations on what you can do now to be prepared in the event that a major storm hits Long Island.

As the storm approaches, customers should take the following steps to prepare for the arrival of either a hurricane or tropical storm:

New online company debuts

Two Long Island childhood friends, Scott Reich and Michael Winik, recently left their respective careers as an attorney and investment banker to pursue their dream of starting a business together, online food market OurHarvest.

“When Mike and I decided to start a business, we knew it had to reflect our shared love of food, address the lifestyles of our fellow Long Islanders, and be socially responsible,” said Reich.


Sports

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.

The league started on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended and players must wear shin guards. Age groups range from pre-k through 12th grade. Garden City residents and non-Garden City residents are welcome. Middle school and high school age volunteers are needed. No soccer experience is necessary. If you have any other questions, please contact Andy Garger at ajgarger@verizon.net or 516-775-8058.

— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League


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