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Record-setting performances and crowds at O’Briley 5K Turkey Trot

CANTON, Nov. 23 – Six years ago, the O’Briley 5K Turkey Trot was a little 3.1 mile road race on Thanksgiving morning amongst 30 friends along the Farmington Valley River Trail in Collinsville. In the last three years, the participation in the race has blossomed. On Thursday, more than 500 runners participated in the O’BrileyContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Pair of Halloween weekend road races set in Canton and Avon

It will be a busy weekend of running in the area on Halloween weekend. Runners will have the option of two races. They can participate in the first Collinsville Trick or Trot 5K road race on Saturday, October 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The race will begin and end in downtown Collinsville and will beContinue ReadingContinue Reading

At Lobster Loop, Sparks wins, Leavens repeats, hundreds honor late Gordon Keller

CANTON, August 20 – Canton High senior Max Sparks said he hasn’t been running too much this summer – only about 10 to 15 miles a week. It was enough to race away with a convincing victory at the 26th annual Lobster Loop road race in Canton Sunday morning. Sparks ran away early and beat KarlContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Trick or Trot road race set for October 28 in Collinsville on bike trail

CANTON, August 2 — A third road race in downtown Collinsville is scheduled to be held on Halloween weekend. Canton’s Dollars for Scholars organization will host the first Collinsville Trick or Trot on Saturday morning, October 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The 5K race (3.1 miles) will begin and finish near the Crown and HammerContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Record-setting runs in a record-setting field for Burlington to Collinsville Classic

CANTON, May 7 – Coventry’s Alex Norstrom is no stranger to running 10,000 kilometers or 6.2 miles. He ran a 10K for Central Connecticut State University last fall in the NCAA Division I Northeast Regional cross country championships. Last May, he earned a bronze medal in the 10K on the track at the Northeast ConferenceContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Robaczynski wins two road races in six hours; Jones sets new course record

AVON, May 15 – Avon runner Marc Robaczynski had a busy Sunday. In the morning, he won the 12th annual Avon Road Race for the third time in four years with a winning time of 16:54.6 over 3.1 miles. It was a nice warmup for his next run. In the afternoon, Robaczynski, 41, won the sixthContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Ten Avon runners finish Boston Marathon

BOSTON, April 18 – On a warm and sunny afternoon, ten Avon residents completed the Boston Marathon led by Dickson Suit, who finished the 26.2-mile race with a time of 3:10.48. Suit, 49, finished 3,003 in the field of more than 30,000 runners. Second among the Avon runners while Ian Sinclair, 48, who finished withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Collinsville’s O’Briley Turkey Trot raises $2,200 for Canton Food Bank

CANTON, Nov. 26 –The fourth annual O’Briley 5K Turkey Trot is growing – even faster than its organizers had anticipated. More than 200 people showed on a cool but sunny Thanksgiving morning in Collinsville to run in the 3.1 mile race along the Farmington River Trail. “We had over 200 people running/walking the event,” eventContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Beretta, Currier are top local finishers at Hartford Marathon

HARTFORD, Oct. 10 – Avon’s Nicola Beretta, 39, was the top local finisher in Saturday’s Hartford Marathon at Bushnell Park. Beretta finished 38th in the field with a time of 2:50.55 seconds. Jonas Hampton, a former University of Hartford runner who graduated in 2009, became the first man who lives in Connecticut (New Britain) to win theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Dean Yost outruns them all to capture Canton’s Lobster Loop road race

CANTON, August 23 – Canton’s Dean Yost and his twin brother James have been teammates for years. They’ve been a part of Canton High teams that won four straight NCCC titles in outdoor track and Canton teams in indoor track and field and cross country that always challenged for league and Class S championships. MostContinue ReadingContinue Reading