Written by Observer Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Chris Mammone of Massapequa, who saw his four year winning streak broken in 2012, started a new one this year with a strong 15:32 finish to win the 21st annual New York Blood Services Rob’s Run, a 5 Kilometer cross country race held through Stillwell Woods in Woodbury. Mammone’s performance headed up the team championship win for the Bellmore Striders.
The weather for this year’s Run was nearly perfect for a late fall cross country race and the net result was a bunch of pretty impressive performances — and lots of enthusiasm — on the part of the 534 finishers. The Run was staged by the Greater Long Island Running Club in cooperation with the Town of Oyster Bay.
“We were thrilled to have Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker, Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joe Pinto, and Oyster Bay Town Clerk Jim Altadonna on hand to welcome the runners to Long Island’s largest cross country event,” said Run co-director Sue Fitzpatrick. “And we were pleased to welcome Rob Lauterborn’s mom and three of his brothers to the Run once again this year. The Run is conducted in the memory of Rob, an outstanding runner and wonderful human being, who left us far too soon 22 years ago.”