at 33rd Annual Winters End
BY TOM WALSKI
LEHMAN, PA--Last years Winters End race had weather more like the beginning of spring. In 2013, however, winter was firmly in charge with near freezing temperature and snow and ice covering the course in some places, at the Wyoming Valley Striders 33rd Annual Winters End Run, on March 17.
John Martino of Dallas, PA, was the least troubled by conditions as he pulled away from the field at the end of the first mile and held off the stubborn chase by Sean Robbins to win the race on paved, gravel, and snow covered surfaces. Conditions resulted in some of slowest winning times in years.
Among the top age-group performances was Jermyn, PAs Tony Cerminaro, turning in 7:29 minute miles at the age of 76 with a time that would have won the 55-59 age group.
The 40-44 age group was the toughest with five runners in the top 15.
1. John Martino 26:08
17. Jerry Levandoski 31:15
19. Whitney Lukas 31:26
20. Ann Zoranski 31:34