SCHROON LAKE A pair of course records fell during the 11th annual Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival on Sept. 16.
David Herr, of Canaan, VT, took advantage of the cool weather to win the marathon in 2 hours, 36 minutes, 55 seconds. That broke the old mark for the 26.2-mile course set by James Garrett in the inaugural race in 1997. Garrett ran 2:37:21.
David Severance, of Melvin Village, NH, was second in 2:51:24.
Kitty Earl-Torniainen, of St. Paul, MN, won the womens race in 3:24:16. Brett Harris, of Albany, was second in 3:26:42.
Patrick Standen, of Burlington, VT, won the handcycle race in 2:01:13. Bill Schwarz, of Kinderhook, was second in 2:06:44.
The course record also fell in the womens half marathon.
Annette Acuff, of Binghamton, raced to victory in 1:23:13. Thats better than the old mark of 1:23:55 set by Katherine Danner, of Mecklenberg, last year.
Ashley Brown, of Rensselaer, was second in 1:28:38.
Adam Kuklinski, of Kew Gardens, won the mens half marathon in 1:19:56. Larry Reyes, of Rome, was second in 1:24:32.
The marathon, 26 miles, 385 yards, started on Main St. The single-loop course circumnavigated Schroon Lake over challenging forest roads with lakeside views until it finished back at the town beach.
The marathoners had company over the second half of the course as the half marathoners started in Adirondack and raced to the finish in Schroon Lake 13.1 miles later.
The marathon had 192 finishers, while the half marathon had 416 runners complete the race.
The Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival began on Sept. 15 with 5- and 10K races in Chestertown.
The winner of the 10K (6.2 miles) was Anne Hessberg, of Slingerlands, with a time of 39 minutes, 39 seconds.
Andre Wade, of Chestertown, was the top male runner and second overall in 39:40.
Alex Benway, of Queensbury, won the 5K (3.1 miles) in 17:18.
Justin Mosher, of Glens Falls, won the womens race in 20:19.
Top 10 men
1st, David Herr, Canaan, VT, 2:36:53; 2nd, David Severance, Melvin Village, NH, 2:51:24; 3rd, Dan Domine, Canton, 2:52:49; 4th, Luke Merkel, Washington, D.C., 3:01:08; 5th, Steven Hertford, Chester, VT, 3:03:12; 6th, Joshua Stevens, Stafford, VA, 3:08:31; 7th, Ty Remington, Glenville, 3:08:32; 8th, James Franklin, Boulder, CO, 3:09:48; 9th, Ion Vasi, New York City, 3:11:07; and 10th, Inkul Yoo, Brooklyn, 3:12:08.
Top 10 women
1st, Kitty Earl-Torniainen, St. Paul, MN, 3:24:16; 2nd, Brett Harris, Albany, 3:26:42; 3rd, Melanie Flack, Lisbon, 3:30:22; 4th, Jill Perry, Manlius, 3:31:58; 5th, Kyra Wiens, Vienna, VA, 3:32:59; 6th, Kristine OGrady, Boonton Township, NJ, 3:36:50; 7th, Lindsey Reis, Chatham, 3:40:04; 8th, Suzanne Etkins, Media, PA, 3:51:00; 9th, Louise Laflamme, Longueuil, Quebec, 3:53:15; and 10th, Shondel Boyden, Colden, 3:53:49.
1st, Patrick Standen, Burlington, VT, 2:01:13; 2nd, Bill Schwarz, Kinderhook, 2:06:44; and 3rd, Raymond Brow, Greenfield, 2:22:35.
43rd, Steven Benway, Willsboro, 3:42:50; 46th, Thomas Plimpton, Peru, 3:43:42; 47th, George Daniels, Keene Valley, 3:44:17; 58th, Michael Shambo, Plattsburgh, 3:53:42; 69th, Marl Hummel, Elizabethtown, 3:57:43; 75th, James Dillenberger, AuSable Forks, 3:58:39; 89th, Edward Garrow, Morrisonville, 4:05:21; 93rd, John Ockrin, Crown Point, 4:06:45; 97th, Greg Wittmer, Saranac Lake, 4:07:22; 101st, Todd Waldron, Chestertown, 4:08:14; 107th, Melinda Frazier, Lake Placid, 4:14:10; 140th, John Schauman, Plattsburgh, 4:39:13; 156th, Colleen Brown, Ticonderoga, 4:51:16; 157th, George Brown, Ticonderoga, 4:51:16; 189th, Ross Snow, Au Sable Forks, 5:40:51.
Top 10 men
1st, Adam Kuklinski, Kew Gardens, 1:19:56; 2nd, Larry Reyes, Rome, 1:24:32; 3rd, Joseph Wagnis, Steep Falls, ME, 1:26:17; 4th, Trevor Sanford, Colchester, CT, 1:29:53; 5th, Michael Manning, Washington, D.C., 1:31:52; 6th, Stephen Page, Oneonta, 1:33:18; 7th, Steven Lester, Sackets Harbor, 1:33:47; 8th, Jim Connors, Pearl River, 1:34:32; 9th, Justin Deamici, New Hartford, 1:35:34; and 10th, Jim Van Ess, Castleton, 1:36:29.
Top 10 women
1st, Annette Acuff, Binghamton, 1:23:13; 2nd, Ashley Brown, Rensselaer, 1:28:38; 3rd, Nancy Briskie, 1:32:57; 4th, Kari Burger, Emerald Isle, NC, 1:33:49; 5th, Therese Jordan, Clifton Park, 1:34:57; 6th, Pamela Delsignor, Gansevoort, 1:35:58; 7th, Julie Gold, Malta, 1:36:17; 8th, Jessica Hageman, Schenectady, 1:39:27; 9th, Joyce Goodrich, Glenville, 1:41:37; and 10th, Shinobu Kusakabe, Tokyo, Japan, 1:41:57.
26th, Jeffrey Byrne, Lake Placid, 1:38:28; 36th, Fred Herbst, Ticodneroga, 1:41:34; 69th, Aidan Szabo, 1:49:26; 79th, Peter Veverka, Schroon Lake, 1:51:25; 102nd, Kirsten Pope, Peru, 1:53:57; 140th, Amy Quinn, Lake Placid, 1:58:54; 141st, Johanna Bininger, Wilmington, 1:58:57; 145th, Mark Brainard, Warrensburg, 1:59:32; 147th, Jamie Parrotte, Peru, 1:59:47; 157th, Erin OMalley, Plattsburgh, 2:00:55; 158th, Carolyn Slick, Morrisonville, 2:00:56; 196th, Karalie Gray, Pottersville, 2:04:38; 202nd, Sakiko Claus, Schroon Lake, 2:05:42; 206th, Judy Forshay, Diamond Point, 2:05:51; 229th, Erin Chaskey, Plattsburgh, 2:08:41; 231st, Holly Heller-Ross, Peru, 2:08:52; 254th, Kimberly Regan, Plattsburgh, 2:13:35; 295th, Cani Schermerhorn, Diamond Point, 2:19:16; 317th, Amie Martina, Lake Placid, 2:26:47; 318th, Dianne Waters, Long Lake, 2:27:09; 330th, Tracy Watson, Johnsburg, 2:29:30; 331st, Emily Gadbois, Plattsburgh, 2:29:50; 333rd, Julie Reidy, Plattsburgh, 2:30:38; 338th, Rose Maynard, Morrisonville, 2:33:13; 339th, Stephen Masten, Peru, 2:33:13; 344th, Don Morrison, Jay, 2:35:19; 346th, Kristy Brainard, Keene, 2:37:07; 373rd, Scott Stone, Upper Jay, 2:50:54; 376th, Tammy Frasier, Chestertown, 2:55:47; 400th, Bridget OBrien, Olmstedville, 3:18:20; 401st, Nancy OBrien, Olmstedville, 3:18:20; 403rd, James Lindblade, Warrensburg, 3:19:09; 405th, Robin Richards-Szabo, Warrensburg, 3:19:45; 406th, Debra Ford, Warrensburg, 3:19:45; 408th, Kimberly Kleist, Plattsburgh, 3:25:37; 409th, Carl Tavano, Peru, 3:28:44; 410th, Tracey Tavano, Peru, 3:28:44; 413rd, Deana Bevins, Schroon Lake, 3:32:05; and 414th, Linda Trapaso, Warrensburg, 3:32:20.