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Course records fall at Penfield

IRONVILLE - The seventh annual Heritage 10K race road boasted seven course records, but the most impressive performance may have belonged to a middle-of the-pack runner.

David Pelkey of Crown Point completed the rugged 6.2-mile course after recent heart surgery. With his son, Brian, at his side, Pelkey was clocked in 51 minutes, 45 seconds.

"I was a little worried, but I felt good," the 57-year-old said.

Cool weather helped runners set records.

Lee Gabler of Ticonderoga won the race in a course record 33:20.

Katie Mack won the women's race in a record time of 42:54.

Other records fell to Jesse Berube Jr. of Putnam, 33:24 in the men's 20-29 class; Michael Murphy, 47:30 in the men's 60 and older class; Deanne Webster of Penfield, 48:49 in the women's 30-39 class; Ellie Berube of Putnam, 49:59 in the women's 50-59 class; and Hannah Herbst, 59:17 in the women;s 19 and younger class.

The 6.2-mile run was held in conjunction with the Penfield Homestead Museum's annual Heritage Day celebration.

Starting and finishing near the museum, the course covers country roads, about half of them dirt. The first four miles are up and down with a very fast two-mile downhill finish.

The Heritage 10K is sponsored by the LaChute Road Runners Club of Ticonderoga along with the Penfield Homestead Museum.

Results include:

1, Lee Gabler, 33:20; 2, Jesse Berube Jr., 33:24; 3, Jay Berube, 36:59; 4, Dave Burrows, 42:11; 5, Katie Mack, 42:54; 6, James Kahler, 46:49; 7, Jesse Berube Sr., 46:49; 8, Michael Murphy, 47:30; 9, Michael Duffy, 48:27;

10, Deanne Webster, 48:49; 11, Dan Larson, 49:10; 12, Chris Mack, 49:35; 13, Faber Kelly, 49:49; 14, Ellie Berube, 49:59; 15, John-Eric Nelson, 50:03; 16, Sunny Larson, 50:16; 17, Brian Pelkey, 51:45; 18, David Pelkey, 51:45;

19, Frank Woodward, 52:05; 20, Jim Cunningham, 55:18; 21, Karen Costello, 55:19; 22, Doreen Bazile, 55:26; 23, Jim Leavens, 59:00; 24, Hannah Herbst, 59:17; 25, Fred Herbst, 59:17; 26, Carol Anne Pagana, 59:56; 27, Caroline Pagana, 62:27.

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