Great weekend of racing on the NPT this weekend! The big news is that both men's and women's old course records have been broken! Congratulations to Clifton Park's Jake Stookey for taking home 1st place in an amazing 4:50:36. Jake battled all day with Keene's Jan Wellford who also bested the previous CR of 4:54:49 with a 4:53:33. Ithaca's Nick Kirk took home 3rd place with a 5:06:23. In the woman's race Saranac Lake's Sarah Keys gave a dominating performance taking the woman's title and 6th place overall shattering the previous women's CR of 5:46:55 with a 5:22:43! Hamden, CT. runner Elaine Allen took 2nd place clocking 6:51:31. New Haven, CT. Kim Battapaglia took home the 3rd place women's hardware with a 7:09:36. The combination of a race roster of very fit runners, along with dry race conditions and reasonable temperatures made for great finish times throughout the day. 14 runners cracked 6 hours, 28 (almost 1/2 the field) came in under 7 hours, and 43 runners came in under 8 hours.
Well done one and all!