Local runners score in Heart & Sole 5K Run

Congratulations to local athletes Gregory Mika and Ann Dormer of Woodbury, Jessica Weissman of Jericho, and Pamela Lee, Constance Sehlmeyer and Bert Jablon of yosset, all of whom won awards at the July 22nd Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run through the streets of Plainview. 

Nassau County Legislator Rose Walker, Event Director Karen Schackner, Dr. Alan Mensch and Nassau County Legislator Arnold Drucker congratulate some of the Fun Runners

Gregory Mika took third place honors in the 25-29 age group, crossing the finish line at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School in 22 minutes, 47 seconds.  11 year old Jessica Weisman finished in 27:29 seconds to take first place honors in the 12 and under age group.  Ann Dorman earned the first place award plaque among the women in the 55-59 age group, scoring in 25:00.  Pamela Lee scored in 27:56 to win first place in the women’s 65-69 age group.  Constance Sehlmeyer earned 2nd place honors in the women’s 70-74 age group with her 31:49 finish.  91 year old Bert Jablon scored first in the 90 and over age group with a time of 45:22.

Bert Jablon of Syosset is presented with his Award by Dr. Alan Mensch of Norhwell

A total of 412 runners crossed the finish line at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School.

The 5K was preceded  by a 1/4 mile Fun Run on the Middle School track for youngsters 12 and under.

Thanks go to Michael Fener, the Executive Director of Northwell Health System’s Plainview and Syosset Hospitals, and Dr. Alan Mensch, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Plainview and Syosset Hospitals, for making the event a reality again this year, and to Christine Patti of the Hospitals’ staff for her dedicated support in making it all happen.  Proceeds of the event are dedicated to scholarship and community outreach programs at Syosset and Plainview Hospitals.

Congratulations to Mid Island Y JCC CEO Rick Lewis, who was the well deserved honoree at this year’s Heart & Sole Run, and the recipient of a special award plaque from Michael Fener and Dr. Alan Mensch.

Congratulations and special thanks to Race Director Karen Schackner and Coordinator of Volunteers Rebecca McDonald of the Greater Long Island Running Club,who made things as smooth and easy as possible

Ann Dorman of Woodbury was a determined finisher

Thanks as well to Nassau County Legislators Rose Marie Walker and Arnold Drucker, Oyster Bay Town Councilman Tom Hand, New York State Assemblyman Michael Montesano and former Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education member Angel Cepeda for being on hand to support the event.

Thanks also to these most generous sponsors, without whom the event could not have been staged: Central Island Health Care, Kravet, Inc., Speech Services of Long Island, Modern Sprinkler Corporation, Infertility Associates of Long Island, the Medical Staffs of Plainview Hospital & Syosset Hospitals, Help Repair & Maintenance, New Yotk Life Insurance Company, the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce, Wagner, Doman, Leto & Li Leo, P.C., Dr. Isaac Almuri & Dr. Alan Mensch, as well as generous in kind  Donors such as All Round Foods, Trader Joe’s, & Shop Rite.

And they’re off for the 15th annual Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run

Mid Island Y JCC CEO Rick Lewis is presented with his Award by Plainview & Syosset Hospitals CEO Michael Fener, as Dr. Alan Mensch looks on with approval


Constance Sehlmeyer of Syosset was a happy finisher

Gregory Mika of Woodbury crosses the finish line

11 year old Jessica Weissman of Jericho finishes the Run

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