A deer checks out two-legged visitors enjoying a first-full-day-of-spring stroll in Rumson’s Meadowridge Park late Monday afternoon.
The post-winter thaw continues Tuesday, with temperatures expected to peak at about 55 degrees, and to climb as high as 68 on Wednesday, according to the Weather Underground. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Coaches Tim McLoone, in gray cap, and Henry Mercer, at center, mingle with supporters at Meadowridge Park before Friday’s dedication of a plaque, below, honoring the 2011 Rumson-Fair Haven girls’ cross-country team. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge)
By WIL FULTON
On chilly afternoon in January a month when many runners head for the nearest indoor treadmill Meadowridge Park in Rumson honored some hardy cross-country runners and their coaches.
McLoone, a well-known local business owner and philanthropist, called the occasion a celebration of the sport itself.
Cross-country is such a tough, demanding sport, he said. And its really still under the radar. We really dont get a lot of press for what we do. So its nice to have this monument up for everyone to see. And personally, its a little overwhelming.