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Local Runners Take To The Track

A pair of Plainview-Old Bethpage residents hit their stride at a Long Island run recently.

David Drebsky of Plainview and Lorie Sheinwald of Old Bethpage both successfully completed the USA Track & Field National 50 Kilometer Road Championship at Long Island’s Caumsett State Historic Park in Lloyd Neck on March 2.

Sheinwald  finished in 5 hours, 59 seconds, earning he second place award among the women in the 45-49 age group. Drebsky completed the 50 Kilometers in 4 hours, 43 minutes, 47 seconds.

The runners traveled 10 times over a 5-kilometer course through the wooded pathways of scenic Caumsett State Historic Park. The course runs very fast, most of it relatively flat, with a few rolling hills. There is one big loop heading north from the start/finish, followed by a short out and back to the south to make up the remainder of the 5-kilometer course.

Race director Carl Grossbard, who is the vice president of the host Greater Long Island Running Club, coordinator of volunteers Sue Fitzpatrick and all the other amazing staff members and volunteers were also clearly winners. The logistics crew was another winner, as Fred von der Heydt, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Nick Palazzo, with major help from Nick Harding, cleared piles of snow and otherwise got the course ready after a very difficult winter.

News

Plainview resident Gail Wurtzel will be leading her team, Memories of Miriam, in the Walk to Defeat ALS at Eisenhower Park later this month.

 

Wurtzel’s Mother, Miriam Hanania, also a Plainview resident, succumbed to the disease two years ago after a long struggle. The disease forced her to go from an active, vibrant person to being wheelchair-bound and dependent on others for her care. 

 

ALS or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

While everyone is subject to the trials and tribulations that life offers on a day-to-day basis, some people can use just a little bit of extra help. Luckily, there’s help with a proven track record out there for those who need it. 

 

Joe Russo of Old Bethpage heads up the Recovery International meetings held weekly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library. These meetings extol the virtues of the self-help techniques developed by the late Dr. Abraham Low, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry as the University of Illinois Medical School.  


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