Local runners score in 10-mile race to the Blue Point Brewery
Syosset runners Bradley Quinn and Min Tian were tops recently. The duo was the first male and female runners from Syosset to cross the finish line in a field of 1231 finishers in the recent Sayville Running Company 10-Mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery.
The 22-year-old Quinn scored in 1 hour, 14 minutes, 18 seconds, a pace of 7:26 minutes per mile. He was the fifth finisher in the Men’s 20-24 age group. The 38-year-old Min Tian finished the course in 1 hour, 15 minutes, 59 seconds, a of pace 7:32 minutes per mile, and she was the seventh-place finisher in the Women’s 35-39 Age Group.
The race was managed by the Greater Long Island Running Club, with the club’s Race Director Ric DiVeglio and his team for a job well done.
The Blue Point Brewery was essential to the success of the event, and special kudos go to Blue Point President Jenna Lally and to Scott Pflug, Jack Slattery and Chris Diorio of her staff for their active and invaluable support.
Thanks go to the other businesses whose support was essential to the success of the event—the Sayville Running Company, Joseph Folks Insurance Group, True Sport Care & All Round Foods.
Race organizers were happy that they will once again be able to turn over a significant sum of money from the race proceeds to Better Understanding of Life in Africa (BULA), as BULA’s Melissa and Tom Fricke once again went far beyond what a race beneficiary normally does, including providing some great hot food to go with the beer, heroes, pastries provided by All Round Foods and other refreshments. A major cash donation will also be made to the Patchogue—Medford Youth and Community Services to support their mission “to provide support, strength and opportunity for positive growth to youth, their families and the community through education, recreation, intervention and outreach.” The newest wrinkle this year is taht a donation will also be made to the Seatuck Environmental Association and the great work it is doing to promote the conservation of Long Island’s wildlife and environment.
This once a year day for the Long Island running community at the Blue Point Brewery was once again something really special. The rain had stopped by the time the race started and the temperature drop pretty much held off for the next two hours. The course was flat and fast, and the club managed to adjust in advance to avoid the flooding at one intersection.
—Submitted by the
Greater Long Island Running Club