June 1, 2014
Simsbury Iron Horse Race Report
Thanks to the fundraising efforts of Fleet Feet Sports West Hartford, the Achilles Connecticut Team was out in full force at the Simsbury Iron Horse Running Festival on June 1. The money that was raised sponsored 10 incredible athletes in the races!
Brett Sloan (25:49 ), Jennifer Gonzalez (36:46 ), and John Plata (49:10 ) competed in the 5 Kilometer race in the Physically Challenged Division. David Solano (25:48 ) took on the 3.1 mile course in the Visually Impaired Division.
Alicia Novi (1:23:55 ) finished strong in the 10 kilometer course in the Visually Impaired Division. Half Marathon athletes included Krzystof Zybowski (1:00:43), Anthony Allegretti (1:50:16), and Victor Tu (1:20:34) in the handcycle division.
Tom Branchaud (1:42:09) conquered the 13.1 mile course in the Push Rim Division. David Alejandro (1:58:19) had a personal record for the half marathon!
Special thanks to Achilles guides Heather Freeman, Sue Grigley, Meghann Hurley, Lisa Greenwood, Michael Lo Presti, Ashley Boate, Rachel Tambling, Jon Romeo, and Bob Bowmar.
And, finally, a tip of the cap to Erin Spaulding, Tracy Grigley, and Ashley Boate for manning the Achilles Information Table to help spread awareness and gain support for our running club.