What a beautiful day for a road race. Especially here along the Mohawk River, in the Schenectady Stockade, the namesake of the Stockade-athon 15k Road Race. Below, you will find more than 150 photos taken in the Stockade as the road race sped by — in about a dozen minutes.
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- You can find race results here, thanks to organizer Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club. And, click for the Course Map and their Facebook page. Go here for Gazette race-day coverage, by Mike MacAdam.
The Top Three Male finishers were: Ricardo Estremera (in 47.47, BIB 489); Matt Brooker (BIB 3); Steve Soprano (BIB 1470).
- The Top Three Female finishers were: Mollie Turner (in 56.44, 19th place; BIB 24); Christine Macfarlane (BIB 935); Claire Collison (BIB 328)
(9:30 A.M.) By late afternoon, there will be over a hundred photos in this posting, showing Stockade-athon runners coming through the Stockade and its lovely Riverside Park. As a teaser, here are a handful, showing the leaders on Washington Avenue, my first glimpse of women runners, and the end of the cohort passing the park esplanade.
. . (above): Julius Mbugna (BIB 975, finished 6th); Scott Mindel (BIB 5, finished 4th); Jacob Andrews (BIB 2, finished 5th); Kent Lemme (BIB 7, finished 11th); Matt Brooker (BIB 3, finished 2nd)
. . (above): the race winner, U. Albany coach Ricardo Estremera, is seen directly behind Julius Mbugna (BIB 975).
- Race entrants may use our Stockade-athon photos for any purpose, and others may use them for any non-commercial purpose, without further permission from the proprietor of this website, David Giacalone, the photographer. If posted online, please credit “suns along the Mohawk” and David Giacalone, perhaps with a link to this posting.
. . plus, Stockade resident Dale Miller (in red shirt), waves to the photographer:
2 P.M. – SLIDESHOW 1 –
This slideshow has four dozen photos in the order they were taken this morning. I’ve included as many as possible and hope runners (or their friends and families) will enjoy finding and seeing themselves.
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6 P.M. – SLIDESHOW 2
This second batch has two slideshows, with 95 photos in total, taken as the runners entered and traversed Riverside Park. As with the earlier slideshow, I have included as many of the “usable” images as I could, to commemorate the runners of all levels of skill and stamina.
Thanks for helping me celebrate Stockade-athon 2017. Posted with gratitude to the runners, volunteers, race organizers and sponsors, and all the kith, kin and fans.
. . above: Eiko Bogue, at 80, finished 2nd in her age group.
Yesterday’s Preview is immediately below.
Click for links to our prior Stockade-athon-in-the-Stockade postings.
PREVIEW (Saturday, November 11, 2017).
. . above: leaders along Washington Avenue’s “Campbell Row” in 2015 [L] and 2016 [R] ..
For the first time, the prize money will be limited to residents of Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Fulton, Greene, Columbia, Schoharie, Montgomery, Saratoga, Warren or Washington counties in New York, or Bennington County in Vermont and Berkshire County in Massachusetts. Runners who have been members of the Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club since before June 1 are also eligible regardless of residency.
Neiles, who is a co-race director with Brian and Jessica Northan, Ray Newkirk and Jon Rocco, said organizers have met with some backlash over the prize money change.
“It is causing a real ruckus among a lot of people, but that’s the decision they made,” he said. “They’re just trying something different. There are a lot of local people and area runners who would like to take home $600. You won’t see a lot of the hotshots of the past.
“There’s two schools of thought on this.” . .
Although there are several top-quality runners committed to the Stockade-athon, the lack of prize eligibility likely will discourage elite out-of-towners from running. For instance, the 2016 men’s champion, former Niskayuna High star Lou Serafini, would not be in line for prize money, since he lives in Brighton, Mass.
The race has added a few other new features and tweaks. Three-person teams can sign up for a relay in which each runs a 5k leg while competing for the Stockade-athon Cup. Neiles said they only have seven teams signed up so far.
You can find more information about this year’s race and its history, at the official MVP Health Care/HMRRC Stockade-athon website, where you can also find a Race Map, as well as live-streaming of race results. According to their Facebook page, “This year we will have live athlete tracking. Click on “AREEP Live Results” to start tracking your favorite runners.” [using hi-tech t-shirts, I believe] The race is organized by the Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club.
- As usual, we will present photos of the Stockade segment as soon as we can, at this posting, capturing as much of the entire field as possible as they pass by.
- Race entrants may use our Stockade-athon photos for any purpose, and others may use them for any non-commercial purpose, without further permission from the proprietor of this website, David Giacalone, the photographer. If posted online, please credit “suns along the Mohawk” and David Giacalone, with a link to this posting.
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