Local runners fare well in distance race

L ou Pauquette and John Ehnholt are two of the fastest runners in the Granville area, and Sunday, they were the fastest pair in the annual Adirondack Marathon and Distance Festival.

Running as “The Lean Machine,” the two combined to cover the 26.2-mile loop around SchroonLake in 2 hours, 55 minutes and 20 seconds. They each ran a half-marathon, and their overall pace was 6:42.

Kerri Thomas of Middle Granville finished the marathon in 3:50.55 and was third in her age group.

The four-woman team called “The G-Vegas Queens,” made up of Nicole Loscalzo, Kelly Williams, Heidi Whitney and Heather Doran placed third in their age group in the four-person marathon relay in 3:48:22.

In the half-marathon, William Venner of Granville was ninth in 1:25.02, Jami Whitney of Granville was 55th at 1:42.04, Tim Thomas of Middle Granville was 64th at 1:44.33. Jennifer Whitney of Middle Granville was 238th in 2:08:31.

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