The 33rd Annual Ocean Grove Biathlon was held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 in Ocean Grove, N.J.
There was a bit of reprise from the hot and humid conditions of the past few days with some overcast skies and ocean breeze providing a bit of a relief for the 8 a.m. start of the event. The ocean temperature was a mild 73 degrees with a fairly calm surf.
Complete Photo Album of start and all finishers.
Complete result forthcoming and will be posted here and on the Jersey Shore Running Club Web Site.
Runners lined up on Ocean Avenue in front of the Great Auditorium where Phil Hinck of Monmouth Beach the Race Director for the upcoming Asbury Park 5k provided directions for the runners. Tina Duda the event organizer and director then thanked all the participants and gave them the order to start.
The 2 mile run portion took off heading north toward Asbury Park then turned around and headed south before heading back again to the boardwalk.
After getting on the boardwalk the runners took off their shoes on the sandy beach and ran into the ocean for the 300 yard swim north to the finish line.
Coming in first overall was Matt Nunnally of Avon, N.J. in a time of 12:42. He was followed for the men by Andrew Dombrowiecki of Ocean Grove in 13:29 and trhen Don Griffen of Belmar in 14:04.
For the women it was Samanth Hoagland of Colts Nechk in a time of 15:09. She was followed by Kirstyn Shibla of Wall in 16:09 and then Lis Henderson of Avon in 16:11.
Age group winners included: Brian McGovern of Ocean Grove in 17:14, Mae Corrigan of Spring Lake in 17:30, James Boyd of Avon in 14:39, Nicole Cote of Ocean Grove in 17:12, Rob Hampson of Astoria in 14:13, Emily Mimpon in 17:02, Peter Foytlin of Forked River in 15:34, Chelsea Knight in 16:15, Paul Looney of Waqll in 15:43, Dianne DeOliviera of Brick in 17:28, William Rothwalt of Asbury Park in 16:19, Sherry Walsh in 18:47, Carl Fenske of Mountainside in 17:29 and Erna Pharton of Somerset in 30:38.
After the race there were much needed refreshments and awards were presented by Race Director, Tina Duda of Ocean Grove.
This Thursday the Jersey Shore Running Club’s Summer Series concludes in Wall. N.J.
On Saturday, July 27, 2013 it is the huge Parker House 2 mile fun run and party.
Looking ahead on Saturday, August 10, 2013 it is the big Asbury Park 5k.
More events can be found on The Race Calendar.