Friday, 17 September 2010 00:00
Congratulations to 42-year-old multisport athlete Michael Signorelli of Massapequa, who was the 13th finisher overall out of 1,100 athletes who successfully completed the August 29, Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon.
Michael finished the half mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, 15 Kilometer bike ride through Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow and 5 Kilometer run to the Planting Fields and back to the finish at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay in a total elapsed time of 1 hour, 2 minutes, 53 seconds.
The Triathlon was once again conducted under the auspices of the Town of Oyster Bay, with TOBAY Recreation Supervisor Diane Ramos serving as the Town’s coordinator for the event. The Greater Long Island Running Club, under the direction of Triathlon Co-Directors Jose Lopez and Ray Farrell and Co-Coordinators Linda Ottaviano and Mindy Davidson, provided event management. The key business sponsor was the Farmingdale running and multisport specialty store The Runner’s Edge, owned by Bob Cook, himself a longtime runner and triathlete. Other business sponsors included Steve Kristel and Babylon Bike Shop.
On hand to lend their support to the athletes were Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Beth Faughnan, and New York State Assemblyman Michael Montesano. “President Theodore Roosevelt” was at the start at the Marina to send each wave of athletes off with a “bully” speech.
“We are thrilled to have local athletes in Massapequa like Michael participate in this event, year after year,” said Race Co-Coordinator Linda Ottaviano. “We were especially happy to have him on board for what we honestly believe to have been the best Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon in our 23 year history.”