Friday, 26 August 2011 00:00
Congratulations to Eddie Reagan and Jon Wallach of Levittown, who finished first and second respectively in the 55-59 age group in the Sands Point Preserve Sprint for the Feinstein Institute on Saturday, Aug. 13. Reagan took first place honors with a time of 19:14, and Wallach scored second in 20:14.
A total of 331 runners and walkers successfully completed the Run, a jump of 38 from the 2010 edition. Part of the credit for that has to go to Mother Nature, who supplied event organizer the Greater Long Island Running Club with a picture perfect morning.
The Sands Point course is not a fast or easy course. The trail in the third mile is not easy to navigate and the hill leading up from the trail is particularly nasty!
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 a repeat major sponsor this year, and their support was once again most welcome.
Donations to the Feinstein Institute are still most welcome – and can be sent c/o Abe Bernstein, 54 Trumbull Road, Manhasset, NY 11030.