July 20, 2009
fastest on streets
While Patti Trabucco made it 3-for-3 in victories during this season’s Fidelis 6-Pack running series, former Groton Central and SUNY Cortland distance running standout Scott Weeks was the convincing overall winner of the Downtown Cortland 5K Run held Sunday morning.
Trabucco was the fastest female for the third time in as many races in the series, this race co-sponsored by the Cortland County Family YMCA and Fidelis Care drawing well over 100 walkers and runners. She was timed in 20 minutes and 57 seconds.
Weeks conquered the hills of Cortland and surpassed last year’s winning time, the current Groton Central cross country and track coach turning in a blazing 16:16 clocking. The Downtown 5K Run was the event’s first-ever chip timed race, officials boasting 100 percent read accuracy.
The Downtown 5K started at the Cortland VFW and runners and walkers alike paced themselves down South Main, turning up the hills on Valley View and Pendleton Streets, and returning back down Starr Road and South Main, finishing near the YMCA on Tompkins St.
Proceeds from the Downtown 5K benefit youth programs at the Cortland Y. Complete results of the race are posted online at www.cortlandymca.org.
The Fidelis 6-Pack is a series of 5K races and walks around the Cortland area. Awards will be given at the end of the year for top performers in the Fidelis 6-Pack series, with participants who register in all six races receiving bonus points.
The remaining races this year include:
λ Celtic Run, August 23
λ Pumpkin Run, October 3
λ Turkey Trot, November 26,
For more information on the races contact the Cortland County Family YMCA at 607-756-2893 or visit the web-site www.cortlandymca.org.
Race officials gave a special thank-you to race sponsors Schwans, Graph-Tex, Fleet Feet Sports, Cortland Regional Sports Council, DLH Properties, Cortland Regional Medical Centers, Contento Demolition Company, Borg-Warner, Royal Motors and Plan First Technologies.
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