Heilmann Defends, Takes His Fourth Title at the Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5k

19 JUL 2013
Heilmann Defends, Takes His Fourth Title at the Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5k
As beachgoers were trying to get some relief from the heat wave that has hit Massachusetts, the B.A.A. was heating-up the roads with some strong performances at the Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5k in South Boston. Running alongside Carson Beach and past the L-Street Bathhouse, competitors battled high humidity to take many of the top places in the race.

Andreas Heilmann put to rest any doubts that this was his race just past the turn-around at the halfway mark. Just before 2 miles, he started to break away and held his lead through the finish. The win is Heilmann's fourth consecutive. He has the distinction of having won the race the final two times it was contested at the five mile distance; Last year, he won setting a course record in the process when the race went to a 5k course. Heilmann finished just ahead of teammate Ian Nurse who placed second overall. Barrett Hyde and Chris George also took top ten finishes.

In the women's race, Amanda Allen had a strong race placing second overall. Cat Chviruk (nee LaRiviere) edged out teammate Carolyn Williams for the third-place spot. Amanda Walsh, Amanda Watters and Ann Ryan (nee Morrissey) took fifth, eighth and ninth respectively.

In addition to the top overall finishers, numerous club members earned age group awards. The trio of Allen, Chviruk and Williams swept the women's 25-34 category, while Lynn Schuler took top honors in the 50-54 age group. For the men, Heilmann and Masterson were 1-2 in the 25-34 division, as were Michael McGrane and John Barrett in the 40-44 age group. Other age-group winners were Nurse (34-39), Christopher Ashe (50-54) Patrick Stumbras (55-59), Phil Ryan (70-74)and Harry Carter (75-79). Jim Thompson also placed, taking third in the 55-59 division.

The club also sent a number of runners to the Marathon Sports 5 Mile in Weston. Typically the races fall a week apart, but have overlapped twice in the past three years. The B.A.A. boasted a pair of thirds with Craig McMahon and Sarah Bard taking the honor in the men's and women's races respectively. The race also sponsors a friendly co-ed team competition and the B.A.A. team of McMahon, Bard, Dave Brooks and Laura Brustolon took the runner-up spot.

There were also a number of age group awards given to B.A.A. runners for the 5-miler. Ginger Reiner won the 30-39 age division and Craig MacFarlane was runner-up in the 50-59 division. Taking third were Brustolon (19-29) and Matt Herman (30-39).

Next up on the summer racing calendar for the club is the Carver Cranberry 5 Mile in Carver, Ma on Saturday, July 27th. The race will serve as host for the USATF New England Grand Prix 5 Mile Championship.

SUGAR BOWL 5K RESULTS:
1. Andreas Heilmann 16:13
2. Ian Nurse 16:32
5. Stephen Masterson 16:59
9. Barrett Hyde 17:15
10. Chris George 17:21
20. Michael McGrane 18:05
22. Amanda Allen 18:27
23. John Barrett 18:28
24. Alexander Kolb 18:30
29. Patrick Stumbras 19:00
33. Cathryn Chviruk 19:05
37. Carolyn Williams 19:09
41. Amanda Walsh 19:19
50. Christopher M. Ashe 19:49
53. Jim Neville 20:00
55. Amanda Watters 20:07
58. Ann M. Ryan 20:20
69. John Podobinski 20:47
89. Jim Thompson 21:29
101. Lynne Schuler 21:47
235. Harry Carter 23:43
750. Phil Ryan 30:02

For Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5k results, click here..

Marathon Sports 5 Mile Results:
3. Craig McMahon 26:27
10. Dave Brooks 28:06
15. Matthew Herman 28:58
24. Kevin Hill 29:55
28. John Colavincenzo 30:19
32. Sarah Bard 30:37
35. Anthony Crudale 30:59
42. Ginger Reiner 31:35
45. Dave Menard 31:56
53. Craig Macfarlane 32:46
55. Laura Brustolon 33:08
82. Donald Kerivan 34:53
104. Beth Coughlin 35:43
120. Peter DeCambre 36:16
374. Dennis Herman 43:57

For Marathon Sports 5 Mile results, click here..

B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race.  Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.