Records Set at 3rd. Annual Busa Bushwhack,
Author: Ann Marie Rakovic
118 runners kicked up the dirt in
on Sunday, September 10th, to compete in the 3rd.
Annual Busa Bushwhack Trail Run sponsored by the Greater Framingham
Running Club (GFRC). Course
records were set for both the menís and womenís divisions in the 9.3
and 5.3 mile distances. Ben
Nephew, 7-time consecutive winner of the Escarpment Trail Run, one of
the toughest East coast runs, won the 9.3 mile event in 54:18.
Prentice Zinn took home the first place log award for the 5.3
mile distance with a finish time of 38.16.
The womenís winners, both from GFRC, also set course records.
Stephanie Crawford finished the 9.3 miler in 1:07 and Susan
Ericson ran the 5.3 miler in 47.23.
The race was 16th. in the Grand Tree
Series for the Western Mass Athletic Association (WMAC) and honored long
time GFRC club member and trail/distance runner extraordinaire, Rich
Busa. At age 76, Busa, who hails from
, totals about 1,300 miles each year running on trails and mountains or
in snowshoes during the winter months.
Busa was awarded the 2006 GFRC Lifetime Achievement Award at the
race and at the end of September will be inducted into the Hall Of Fame
of the New England 65 Plus Runners Club.