RED BANK: SHEEHAN CLASSIC IN 100 PHOTOS

sheehan race 061315 153sheehan race 061315 139More than 1,300 runners and walkers finished the 21st annual George Sheehan Classic five-kilometer (3.1-mile) race in Red Bank and Little Silver under partly sunny skies and warm conditions Saturday morning.

Mark Leininger, 24, finished first, with a time of 15:09.5, or a pace of 4:53 per mile. Marisa Cummings, 23, of Spring Lake, was first among women, clocking in at 18:03.1, or a pace of 5:49. Complete results are here.

Click “read more” to tag along as redbankgreen captures the action in 100 photos from the Red Bank-Little Silver border on Branch Avenue to the Broad Street finish line and the traditional post-race cooldown in Marine Park. See anyone you recognize? Tell them you saw them here. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

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RED BANK: ANOTHER SHEEHAN CLASSIC ZIPS BY

Familiar faces were the first across the finish line on Broad Street in Red Bank Saturday morning. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone. Click to enlarge)

Nearly 1,300 runners and walkers finished the 21st annual George Sheehan Classic five-kilometer (3.1-mile) race in Red Bank and Little Silver under sunny skies and humid conditions Saturday morning.

redbankgreen‘s coverage includes the video above by Rich Chrampanis, founder of the new website Shore Sports Zone, who interviewed the male and female winners, Andrew Brodeur and Noel Whitall, as well as a slideshow of 75 photos taken during and after the race, below.

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A SHORTER, SWIFTER SHEEHAN

Thirteen hundred runners and walkers finished the 19th annual running of the George Sheehan Classic in Red Bank and Little Silver under sunny skies and mild temperatures Saturday morning. It was the first edition in which the race was trimmed to a five-kilometer (3.1-mile) distance, from five miles.

Highlights included a man running up Tower Hill while talking on a cell phone, a drum-pounding Uncle Sam at the top of the hill, and a wayward walker who made a wrong turn and got briefly lost.

Broad Street was reopened to traffic at 10:06 a.m., the earliest ever for the event, though six minutes later than race organizers had set as their new goal.

Race results are here.