Angevine Farm host of a challenging half-marathon
The Angevine Farm Half-Marathon in Warren gets underway on Sunday. Below, runners head downhill in the first mile of the race. John McKenna photos
Warren's Angevine Farm was the starting point of a trail race on Sunday.
The inaugural Angevine Farm Half-Marathon drew 119 runners for a challenging 13.1-mile route through fields and forest. The race was sponsored by Steep Endurance, which organizes several local trail races.
Eric Blake, 40, of New Britain, three weeks removed from winning the 7.6-mile race up Mount Washington in New Hampshire for the fourth time, was the winner in a time of 1 hour, 43 minutes and 35 seconds. Ryan O'Connor of Bristol was second in 1:49.42. The first female was Brittany Telke of Bristol in 2:05.50.
Pacing the local runners was Sherri Odell of Litchfield in 18th place in 2:15.35. Carla Angevine of Warren, who proposed the farm as a site for a race, finished in 2:58. Bill Mansfield of Warren finished in 2:28, Michelle Gregoire of Goshen in 2:47, Sharon Kortlucke of Warren in 2:48, Betsy Johnson of Morris in 3:20 and Nathalie Brodhead of Warren in 3:32.
Eric Blake crosses the finish line in first place.
Volunteer Brian Shafer, left, and his son, William, greet a runner at the finish line.
Kathy Angevine cheers for a finishing runner.
Brittany Telke was the first female finisher.
William Shafer hands Sherri Odell of Litchfield her finisher's award.