CHATHAM ─ The hill on Crowell Road is always the toughest part of the annual Chatham Harbor Run, but this year it saw more smiling faces crossing the finish line than not. Perhaps it was the ideal weather on Sunday, or the fact that nearly 200 runners earned themselves the bragging rights of having finished a summertime 10K, no easy feat.
Ian Nurse was the first overall runner in the event, coming down the chute at 34:46 for a pace of 5:36, while Liz Crowley followed moments later in fifth place overall to become the first female finisher at 42:41.
The annual event features both a 10K run and a 5K walk, this year won by Lb Koss with a time of 36:19, with Martha Edwards as the first female finisher at 38:04.
In keeping with race tradition, folks gathered at the Chatham Squire for the after party where they celebrated their efforts and victories. Results follow:
Overall Female: Liz Crowley, Boxboro, 42:41
Overall Male: Ian Nurse, Brookline, 34:46
Women Age 1-12: Vivian Tranghese, Wilbraham, 66:28. Women Age 13-19: Abaigael Belcher, Westwood, 58:33; Merci Johnson, Chatham, 58:41; Rachel Londergan, Kingston, 61:48; Women Age 20-29: Lauren Barrett, Peabody, 43:50; Sarah Warjas, Dedham, 47:25; Ivanitsa Nesheva, West Yarmouth, 48:21; Women Age 30-39: Kristen Kuhn, Delmar, N.Y., 50:56; Yvonne Yeung, Topsfield, 51:23; Anna Ryan, Denver, Colo., 53:15; Women Age 40-49: Wizzie Phelps, Wellesley, 52:35; Kristin Bittinger, Dover, 56:30; Patricia Cheyne, Chatham, 56:41; Women Age 50-59: Wendy Dunford, East Dennis, 52:13; Nancy Spalding Gray, Dover, 55:20; Susan Maggiom, Chatham, 57:52; Women Age 60-69: Jeanne LaPierre, North Granby, Conn., 49:17; Kyle Wasserman, Harwich, 59:52; Gail Breslow, Watertown, 60:32.
Men Age 1-12: Luke Luke, Wellesley, 53:17; William Bittinger, Dover, 57:59; Max Bittinger, Dover, 82:59; Men Age 13-19: Ben Kayamjiah, Weston, 49:41; Brendan O'Sullivan, Marshfield, 61:48; Men Age 20-29: Andrew Kwiatkowski, South Hamilton, 43:06; Kevin Cassidy, Chatham, 47:13; Spencer Thomas, Chatham, 53:20; Men Age 30-39: Jeremy Demoss, Beacon, N.Y., 43:41; Thomas Malloy, Brooklyn, N.Y., 44:28; Kevin Twilliger, Southborough, 45:24; Men Age 40-49: Neal Leibowitz, South Windsor, Conn., 40:44; Chris Crema, West Barnstable, 42:11; Peter Kakos, South Hadley, 42:52; Men Age 50-59: Paul Hufnugel, 42:04; Bruce Ostrowski, Sutton, 45:08; Dave Crawford, Harwich, 46:20; Men Age 60-69: Thomas Cugno, Dennisport, 43:56; Tom Tuttle, Orleans, 44:52; Robert Rippcondi, Vineyard Haven, 48:56; Men Age 70-79: Ted Gallagher, Chatham, 55:50; John Astrologo, Brewster, N.Y., 57:08; Duke Hutchinson, Watertown, 57:18; Men Age 80-98: Lawrence Cole, Harwich, 75:53.