Congratulations to veteran runner Bert Jablon of Syosset, who was recently presented with an award at the Greater Long Island Running Club’s Awards Night. The Awards Night was held in the Auditorium of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library in front of a near capacity audience.
Jablon, who will be 91 years old this March, was presented with the Club Championship Award for the 90 and over Age Group. He still races regularly all over Long Island, with his latest finish being in the Caerter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt 5-Kilomter Run on Dec. 16. He has been a member of the club’s executive board for many years.
“We are thrilled with the accomplishments of Bert and all our other Club members over the year 2017, and this evening presented a special opportunity to recognize ‘the best of the best’,” Running Club President Mike Polansky said. “Twenty-seventeen was a great year for running on Long Island and we look for 2018 to be even better.”
The Greater Long Island Running Club is the second-largest running club in New York State, with 4000 members from all over Suffolk and Nassau Counties and manages such major local events as the Catholic Health Services Suffolk County Marathon and Half Marathon to Support our Veterans and the Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery, which is coming up on Jan. 13.
—Submitted by the
Greater Long Island Running Club