Friday, 29 June 2012 00:00
Congratulations to 31-year-old Plainview runner Shari Klarfeld, who scored as the women’s overall winner of the 21st Annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run, a 5 kilometer race held at Eisenhower Park on Thursday evening, June 14.
Klarfeld crossed the finish line in 19 minutes, 21 seconds, a pace of 6:14 per mile that brought her to the finish line nearly two full minutes in front of runner-up Carina Ferry of Long Beach. This has been a wining year for the diminutive Klarfeld, who has been the first woman overall in such recent races as the Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon 5K, the Sunset Run in Kings Park, and the CPAs 4(a) Cause 5K in Wantagh Park. She is a member of the Greater Long Island Running Club, who managed the event.
The net proceeds of the run will once again be turned over to the special Police Crisis Fund that has been established to aid local law enforcement officers and their families in time of personal financial emergency. In the 21 years of its existence, nearly $300,000 has been distributed to local law enforcement officers and their families.
The key sponsor of the run was once again David Lerner Associates, the Syosset-based Investment Securities firm that has been a steadfast supporter of the run and of local law enforcement officers generally for the past two decades.
In addition to Klarfeld, other local runners who came home winners from the David Lerner Associates Run were Bradley Raxenberg of Woodbury, who was the second finisher overall and first in the 20-24 age group, 9-year-old Giovanni Ramirez of Syosset, who scored third in the 14-and-under age group, Stacianne Lester of Plainview, third in the women’s 15-19 age group, Leslie Reed of Woodbury, second woman in the 50-54 age group, Kim Solomine of Syosset, second woman in the 55-59 age group, and Bert Jablon of Syosset, who earned first place laurels in the 85-89 age group.