12/11/11 – Christmas Run Newport, RI Full Results
It was a chilly start at the 28th Annual Christmas Run this year, but with sunny skies and minimal wind, it made for perfect conditions throughout the course, especially on Ocean Drive. The only obstacle on course was the large ice patch that covered the entire width of the road about a quarter mile into the race.
This year’s race attracted 460 runners in the 10k, up from the 380 at the 2010 event and 442 in the 2009 event.
Turtle’s have a long history at the Christmas Run, winning 8 out of the last 11 Men’s Team Titles from 2000 – 2010. This race does not have any cash prizes, usually runner’s choose from a random mix of items that are layed upon the floor in the Rogers High School cafetaria, but the team prizes have traditionally been cases of beer, hence the Turtle’s actually organizing themselves to enter a team and win!
This year we were just as successful, winning the Men’s Team Title for the 9th time in 12 years, we also added the Women’s Team Title to that this year. In the individual race, Alan Bernier ran away with the win in 32:32, far ahead of teammate Bob Jackman who finished second in 35:02. Other finishers were:
12th – Dave Schaad – 38:00
16th – Bob Corsi – 38:20
21st – Ken Kirejczyk – 38:43
30th – John Brennan – 39:40
37th – Jake Schieffelin – 40:31
39th – Jackie Jackman – 40:39
48th – Issy Nielson – 41:28
55th – Joe Reddy – 41:59
136th – Stephanie Hevenor – 47:24
After the race some of the runners and our loyal spectators, Scott Mason, Tony Wild, and Chris Jasparro, headed over to Yesterday’s for some lunch and a beer. It was a good day!
Photos by Scott Mason