From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
October 25, 2020
North Merrick Runners – safety comes first
The North Merrick Runners club used staggered start times during its practice run October 18th to ensure social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Looking forward to cheering on my daughter Sue and her fellow NMR members, I began looking near Park Avenue School for runners about 3:20 PM, optimistically soon after the 3:00 scheduled start time.
• VIDEO (with music; clips not chronological):
I looked up the sidewalks and road for a while. Then I told my neighbor, who was working in his front yard, that runners in the North Merrick Runners club would be passing by soon, which they did.
After cheering and videoing each runner, and hearing my neighbor also cheer before he left, I stayed on the lookout until at least ten minutes, but no runners, passed by.
Enjoy the run!
- FEATURE PHOTO – North Merrick, New York, U.S. Oct. 18, 2020. NMR North Merrick Runners club member makes “V for Victory” hand sign during practice run with staggered starting times for social distancing safety during COVID-19 pandemic. (© 2020 Ann Parry)
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