Readingites at the Boston Marathon

24 Readingites will Attempt to go the Distance this Marathon Monday

By ALAN FOULDS and ACE FOULDS

Reading Resident Kate Mignosa

This Monday is the 122nd running of the famed and fabled Boston Marathon, and included on this year’s entrant list are 24 Reading residents. Two members of the local Mystic Runners club are among them.

Paul Whitelam is running the Hopkinton-to-Boston course for the fourth time and earned his qualifying time at last year’s race as well as in New York. In all, he’s run five marathons. Whitelam says he is looking forward to it and, maybe, enjoy cooler temperatures than the last two years. Rick Collette is running it for the 30th time. When asked why he runs every year he said, “It’s like having the Olympics in your backyard.”

Also running is Kate Mignosa. This is Kate’s second Boston Marathon. She jumped at the opportunity to run last year for a charity she was actually working for, Newton Wellesley Weston Committee for Community Living. She qualified at that race for this year. Mignosa comes from a running family which hosts the annual Take the Lake 5K. She really fell in love with the sport as an athlete on the Reading Cross Country team. She says running is her passion.  She attends Boston College and finds the running community there to be exciting and fun.  She’s done much of her long run training on the course.

Reading entrants into the 2018 Boston Marathon:

 Sarah Cabral 28582
 Catherine Gregorowicz 26604
 Kate Mignosa  5539
 Daniel Cunningham 29823
 Shannon Flaherty 25558
 Desanthi Perera 26594
 Christine Cerretani 27312
 Richard Collette 28649
 David Defilippo 27973
 Mark Cinelli  31026
 Marc Fucarile 32554
 Theresa Doherty 29778
 Kimberly Smith 27030
 Shannon Sullivan 30932
 Shane Karcz 7028
 John Simpson 28400
 Lee Cullen 27184
 Glenn Fiore 25351
 Scott Magoon 29685
 Allan Parrelli 30630
 Julia Rafferty  27344
 Tammy Stapleton 27165
 Holly Weinberg 27640
 Paul Whitelam 7194
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