Brian A. Aselton Memorial Snow Dash Road Race

Debbie and I raced the Aselton Snow Dash for the eighth year in a row today. Debbie took her fourth victory in eight tries. This year, she had to really kick it at the finish, passing for the lead in the last 20 meters, and winning by one second. The weather was brilliant. Bright sunshine and a temperature of 45 degrees made for a great day. More than 230 runners came out to run in honor of East Hartford (Connecticut)  Police Officer Brian Aselton, who was murdered in the line of duty nine years ago this month. Horst Engineering has sponsored this race for many years. The proceeds benefit the scholarship fund in Aselton’s name, as well as other East Hartford Police charities. It is one of our favorite local events, held each year at the East Hartford Golf Club, and is put on by Jim Uhrig who is an amazing runner himself.

The Aselton Snow Dash is a great local event.

I finished fourth, but wasn’t too happy with my time. I was stronger on 1/1 when I pushed Shep at the Frosty 5km. Today, my parents Lynn and Stan (along with my Aunt Ann and Uncle Ray) did the pushing, but I wasn’t any faster. I battled for the lead in the first mile with Brett Stoeffler and John Paggioli, but I don’t think John and I had any illusions of winning. Brett is the superior runner and he wasn’t even working hard as we hit the mile marker in 5:30. Eventually, I was passed by a couple of other guys and left in now man’s land to run my own pace. Sometimes, it is harder to run when you are alone. Brett faced a small challenge at the two mile mark, but he prevailed to win in his first try, kicking off his season in fine fashion.

Men’s and women’s winners: Brett Stoeffler and Debbie Livingston.

Overall, we were pleased with our results and got in some great training because we ran the course twice before the race as a warm up and once afterwards as a cool down. We have a trail marathon in early March, so the real training begins now!

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