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Course Records Set at 3rd. Annual Busa Bushwhack, Framingham , MA
Author: Ann Marie Rakovic  

118 runners kicked up the dirt in Framingham ís Callahan State Park 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 Marlborough , MA , 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.