Record field competes in annual YMCA Turkey Trot

NORWICH – Despite one of the coldest race days on record, the 32nd edition of the Norwich YMCA Turkey Trot Sunday afternoon brought out a record number of entries and a record number of finishers over the 3.18-mile course.

With a wind-chill-factor dipping near zero degrees, Walton’s Scott Gleason captured the men’s and overall title Sunday timing 17:01. Trish Horan, a fixture among top women’s runners for years, gained the ladies’ title clocking in at 20:50.

Norwich YMCA Fitness and Wellness director, Shannon Gawronski, was impressed with the determination of this year’s field, one that was running into a brisk headwind for at least half of the race. “The weather really was the story today,” Gawronski said.

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