Friday, 27 August 2010 00:00
Congratulations to 17-year-old William Slattery of Garden City, who scored as the second finisher overall in Aug. 14 Sands Point Preserve Sprint for the Feinstein Institute 5 Kilometer Run.
Slattery, who finished first overall in the 2009 edition of the Run, tried valiantly to stay with ultimate winner Joe Morris of Farmingdale, but held fast to second place. Morris finished in 17 minutes 14 seconds, and Slattery was only 8 seconds behind him in 17:22.
Greater Long Island Running Club Race Director Abe Bernstein went all out to ensure the success of this event, as his way of saying “thank you” to the good people from North Shore-LIJ’s Feinstein Institute who got him back on his feet and back on the roads and track after a bout with Lymphoma. Genentech (“In Business for Life”) was once again a sponsor this year, and their support was most welcome.
Special thanks go to the Friends of the Sands Point Preserve for making the beautiful Sands Point facility available for the event, and to Preserve Manager Matthew Rocchio for his enthusiastic cooperation.
This is not a personal best course. The trail in the third mile is not easy to navigate and the hill leading up from the trail is particularly nasty.
This is also not an easy event to stage. Mindy Davidson, who has devoted so much time to major GLIRC events this summer, extended herself still one more time to put together the volunteer effort that ensure the smooth running of the event, Tony Toro handled the timing and scoring chores, Fred von der Heydt put in an incredible effort to making the logistics seem easy, and Terry Bisogno once again excelled as the announcer.
Donations to the Feinstein Institute are still most welcome – and can be sent c/o Abe Bernstein, 54 Trumbull Road, Manhasset, NY 11030.