We had a great run around Manhattan yesterday, Jan. 31. It was a big crowd showing up at Dave Obelkevitch's apartment to honor Ted Corbitt on what would have been his 91st birthday. Some old and new friends were there - including Dave (of course), Alicja, Lucimar, Frank, Emmy, Ralph, Eliot, Elaine, Ruth, Mr. Kwon (who will be running across the US this spring raising money for diabetes esearch) and some of his runners from the Korean Road Runner's Club. Before we started, Dave read a letter from Ted's son Gary, who joined us on the run two years ago. Ted's legacy truly lives large.
We had pit stops along the way, at Twin Donut at 218th and Broadway, Bob's Bagels at 86th and York (Susuan Lucks, who usually provides her apartment for this stop, was unavailable this year), and the Staten Island Ferry terminal. This gave everyone a chance to grab something to eat or drink, rest and warm up a little, and regather everyone together.
All told, there were at least 15 people who completed the entire loop course of 33+ miles, the best finish ever according to Dave. I had run the five miles down to Dave's place in the morning, but I decided to forego running the five back afterwards and took the train. 38 miles was good enough.