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Runners shiver through year's first race in Milton
Litchfield.bz (01-02-18)


 
Samantha Glass and Jim Zoldy, both of Goshen, finished first and second, respectively, in the Milton Resolution Run on Monday.
 
It was a frigid start to 2018 for local runners braving a temperature of 2 degrees and a wind chill of minus-15 in participating in the annual Milton Resolution Run on Monday.
 
Forty-two runners finished the race, which typically draws well over 100 runners. John Baker of Milton directed the race that was sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department.
 
The winner of the 5-miler was Samantha Glass, 21, of Goshen, in a time of 32:18. Glass, second in 2017, overcame Jim Zoldy of Goshen in the final mile on Potash Road. Zoldy, the 2017 winner, was second in 32:27 as he made a bid for his fifth Milton win.
 
Eric Gamari of Torrington was third in 33:55 and Sherri Odell of Litchfield was the second female and was fifth overall in 34:55.
 
 
  
 
Samantha Glass gets off to an early lead.
 
 
Jim Zoldy (149) pushes the pace.
 
 
Jerry and Nell Glass, left, and Dexter Kinsella, all of Goshen, watch the race.
 
 
Mike Main of Litchfield hits his stride.
 
 
Lauri Szpak of Goshen runs in the first mile.
 

Race director John Baker makes sure things are set at the finish line.
 
 
Matt Andrulis Mette of Litchfield.
 
 
Peter Vermilyea of Litchfield after crossing the finish line.
 
 
Finish line volunteer Dave Driscoll emerges from his warm car.
 
 
Bill and Laura Dunn, with their dog, Bailey, drove the pace car.
 
 
Volunteer Herb Schettler cheers on the runners.

Below, drone images of the race taken by Peter Tavino of Litchfield.