Great weather and volunteers for second annual Middle Park Half Marathon |

Great weather and volunteers for second annual Middle Park Half Marathon

Nancy Citriglia (76) attempts to hold off John Kerr for first place as they approach the finish of the Middle Park Marathon on Saturday morning in Granby. Kerr passed Citriglia just before the finish to take the overall top spot, but Citriglia was the top female finisher. Byron Hetzler/Sky-Hi News
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Nancy Citriglia almost won the entire race, said Race Director Paul Karlsson of Golden, but John Kerr came from behind and passed Citriglia about 30 yards from the finish.

The finish changed from the first race last July, with runners able to see the finish line from a half mile out.

“Runners and fans really liked the different finish,” Karlsson said.

“The weather was perfect, in the low 50s with cloud cover.”

This year 98 runners registered, which was 20 percent more than last year.

The race will be back next year.

“Everyone loved the scenery on the of the course, and the party at the end in Polhamus Park,” he said.

Top 5 Male and Female Half Marathon finishers:

John Kerr, 40, Denver, 1:36:48

Nancy Citriglia, 38, Winter Park, 1:136:53

Julien Langou, 35, Aurora, 1:37.45

Robert Rauch, 50, Lakewood, 1:40.32

Patrick Brower, 56, Granby, 1:41.30

John Kalinauskas, 41, Winter Park, 1:43.37

Kelly Howard, 45, Granby, 1:43.43

Jill Sorensen, 34, Dillon, 1:48.38

Deb Ruttenberg, Granby, 43, 1:48.50

Lisa Wild, 31, Granby, 1:52:02

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