May 13, 2014
Achilles CT was well represented at the Ion Bank Cheshire Half Marathon, 5K & Kids Fun Run on April 27th.
The team assembled on the fields of Cheshire High School along with over 2000 athletes for the start of the races. Despite the mostly gray skies, there was a definite excitement in the air. Several miles of the course took runners over the Farmington Canal Trail in Cheshire and Hamden. The rest was over gently rolling hills along quiet streets in Cheshire’s south end.
The five kilometer race featured Kari Craddock with a finishing time of 31:09. Racing in the wheelchair division were Mike Loura, Tom Branchaud, Kris Zybowski, and Tony Allegretti. Tackling the half marathon course were David Alejandro (2:04), Tracy Andrews (2:20), and Alicia Novi (3:13). This was Alicia’s first half marathon!
A big “thank you” to our Achilles Guides Abbey Downing, Anna Zilberman, Roberta Brown, Karen Petit, and Jon Romeo. Manning the Achilles CT tent area and drumming up awareness of the efforts were the amazing Erin Spaulding and Victor Tu.
Next up on the Achilles CT Race Calendar is Simsbury’s Iron Horse Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races in June.