Goshen's Zoldy wins Milton race for the fifth time
Jim Zoldy of Goshen wins the Milton Resolution Run on New Year's Day. Below, Lee Johnston of Northfield, who was third, and his daughter, Abigail, the first female finisher. John McKenna and Dave Driscoll photos
For 140 runners and walkers, 2019 got underway with the Milton Resolution Run on New Year's Day.
The 5-miler was won for the fifth time by Jim Zoldy, 56, of Goshen. Zoldy's time was 31:44. Eric Gamari of Torrington was second in 32:56 and Lee Johnston of Northfield was third in 34:00.
Johnston's daughter, Abigail, 13, was the first female finisher with a time of 34:45 in placing seventh overall. Rachel Malzck of Goshen was second among females with a time of 36:05.
The race was sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department and was directed by John Baker of Milton. Several volunteers assisted Baker.
From left, Mike Main of Litchfield, Robin Wright of Goshen and eventual first female Abigail Johnston of Northfield.
Tim Angevine of Warren makes the first turn in the race.
The race gets underway for Kathi Peck of Goshen.
Lauri Szpak of Goshen waves to friends in the first mile.
Mike Main of Litchfield ran another strong race.
Courtney Dalke of Litchfield finishes with her usual smile.
Peter Vermilyea of Litchfield chugs to the finish line.
Local sports celebrity Brent Hawkins, making his Milton Resolution Run debut, celebrates finishing.
Dean Birdsall of Bantam was a study in intensity as he neared the finish line.
Morgan Fischer of Litchfield eyes the finish line.
Matt Andrulis Mette of Litchfield concludes his race.
Tammy Grella, left, and Susan Leigh, both of Litchfield, approach the finish line.
Jim and JoJo Moore of Litchfield were running with smiles.
Golden oldies, from left, Rosemary Lane of Goshen, Bill Borla of Torrington and Brent Hawkins.
Malin Adams of Litchfield won the 12-and-under division.
Robin Wright of Goshen was first in the 13-19 age division.
Abigail Johnston of Northfield was the first female finisher.
Lily Markavich of Litchfield was the first 8-and-under runner. Below, Lily's mom, Andrea, reaches the finish line.