With cool and cloudy conditions, Issam Krieche of Marlborough set a new club record in the annual Laborious Labor Day 10-miler on Monday morning with a blazing time of 58:05. The challenging and hilly course runs through Marlborough’s north side around the Charter Oak Country Club and finishes with a brutal, mile-long uphill on Hosmer Street. The race started and finished at Ghiloni Park on Concord Road.
The race is sponsored by the Highland City Striders and has a tradition going back to 2003 when Mark Vital started the race and its unique mission to collect donations for local food pantries. Entrance fee for runners is 15 cans of food. Monday’s race collected about 750 cans of food for the Hudson Food Pantry, according to club president Todd Kitterman.