Snippets from Sunday’s Half Marathon amidst the Western Mass rural splendor of Monson.
Prize money for this challenging hillfest runs 5-deep starting at $400. Past champions are comped entry and win an extra $100 if they win again.
Unseated were 2018 champ Jaidiby Zapata of Millennium Running, 2nd in 1:11:24 and 2-time defending women’s champion Jenna Gigliotti of the Western Mass Distance Project, 2nd in 1:20:07. (Photos by FitzFoto/NERunner and MickFoto/NERunner)
Newly crowned are Brazilian Antonio Wilson of E. Boston in 1:10:10 and Providence, RI’s Regan Rome in a very swift 1:17:47. Rome ran undergraduate at William & Mary and a graduate year for Providence College. IMG_2410 – Click for NER interview with women’s winner Regan Rome.