Tuesday, July 26, 2016

CMS history - Grand Prix 5 mile


CMS history at the USATF NE 5m championships

This year will mark the 29th time the 5 mile or 8 kilometer was part of the Grand Prix.  The split has been fairly even with the 8k conducted 15 times and this year will be the 14th 5 mile.  The 5m has been a staple of the series being included every year from 1987-present with the lone exception being 2010 when the selection criteria were changed and the distance was not selected.  Oddly the 5m/8km has twice been contested over short courses.  The Ollie

Monday, July 25, 2016

Week Ending 07-24-16

I had to miss another couple of days for another medical procedure (catheter) which messed up my race plans for this week, but I’m back to it this week.

 Week = 50
Month = 245
Year = 1996
Life = 132,445

M – Hot noon run 6 in 44:52
      PM 6 on the rail trail with Dan in 49:42

T – 345am Industrial park 6 in 49:24
      Lunch 6 in 44:1

W – Lunch 7 (Shawsheen) in 52:20
       PM Osgood & Weir hill 6 in 54:30

Th – 4am 10 on the rail trail in 79:47

F – Off

Sat – 35 minutes on the Go

Sun – 10 miles on the Go, then 3 (painful) miles on the rail trail in 28:18
 






Friday, July 22, 2016

East End Club - 1984

East End Club

Very old Course record - I set the (still standing) course record at the East End Club 5 mile of 24:26 back in 1984.  I came close to that time two other times (24:34 in 1987 and 24:30 in 1992).  My four wins got me $200 (total).  Back in the 80’s this race attracted 600-900 finishers.

My results at East End Club
Date      Time     PL         Fin        Won
7/22/84  24:26    1          900       $50.00  90 degrees, took it out hard (4:41)
7/12/87  24:34    1          600       $50.00 
7/14/91  25:22    1          378       $50.00  Sat on Jim Quadros, took lead at 3
7/19/92  24:30    1          450       $50.00  80’s hot humid with Dave Cremin (24:57) for 2m.
7/16/00  26:32    2          373                   Rolled ankle in warm-up, used duct tape to run

At 32 years this is the oldest course record I hold:

Name
Date
Years old
Time
Dist
Location
St
Type
East End Club
07/22/84
32.01
24:26
5.00
Lowell
MA
Road
Fudgicle Series
02/09/91
25.46
14:57
3.11
Tewksbury
MA
Road
Nipmuck
06/02/91
25.15
3:01:54
26.22
Ashford
CT
Trail
Old Home day
08/17/91
24.94
14:44
3.11
Londonderry
NH
Road
Gravy race
10/27/91
24.75
30:12
6.21
Canton
MA
Road
Freezer Five
01/01/92
24.56
24:00
5.00
Sterling
MA
Road
Valentines
02/10/96
20.45
24:31
5.00
Bradford
MA
Road
Red shoe barn
04/14/96
20.28
24:12
5.00
Dover
NH
Road
Tilton - Northfield
06/29/96
20.07
15:01
3.11
Tilton
NH
Road
Stu's 30k
03/09/97
19.38
1:39:15
18.60
Clinton
MA
Road
Lakefront 50k
04/07/01
15.29
2:57:36
31.07
Chicago
IL
Road
Stark Mountain
10/06/07
8.79
23:50
1.00
Fayston
VT
Mtn

Ruben Sanca won at the 31st annual East End Club 5 mile last weekend.  He just missed cracking 25 minutes over this classic Lowell race.  Ruben’s time is the fastest run in the last 20+ years (the race was not held from 2008-2011).
Here are all of the sub 26 minute times run between 1995-2016:
2016     25:01    Ruben Sanca
2007     25:02    Ben Ndaya
2003     25:15    Casey Moulton
1995     25:18    Cain Williams
2001     25:24    Jim Quadros
1995     25:28    Eric Beauchesne
2001     25:29    Pat Moulton
2002     25:33    Eric Beauchesne
1997     25:41    Eric Beauchesne
2000     25:52    Eric Beauchesne
1998     25:56    Chris Teague

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Trustees of Reservations 125 challenge

I’m working on the “125 challenge” (running 125 miles within the Trustees of Reservations locations to celebrate their 125th year) and spent a good chunk of Sunday morning putting in some miles.  I plotted out six reservations that were within an hour drive and was out the door at 3:45am chasing sunrise.

Halibut Point (Rockport

Monday, July 18, 2016

Week Ending 07-17-18

Recovery week, my quads, hip, and groin were all trashed from the Loon then Cranmore back to back weekends of racing.  Took it very easy during this HOT week.

Week = 80
Month = 195
Year = 1946
Life = 132,399

M – Lunch 5 in 42:59
      PM Rail trail 6 in 51:48

T – Lunch 5 in 40:55
     PM Winni 7 with Dan in 60:51

W – Lunch 5 in 39:00
      PM Weir hill exploring 5m in 44:54

Th – Lunch 5 in 38:40
       PM Osgood hill exploring 5m in 45:18

F – 345am Industrial park 5 in 43:12
      Lunch, nice relaxing 5 in 43:02

Sat – 7am 5 with D-la and Petey in 46:33
        9am Doyle Community Park 2.5 in 22:58
      945am Dexter Drumlin 2 in 16:57
     1030am Farandnear reservation 2.5 in 24:39

Sun – 5am 2m at Halibut Point 18:36
6am 3m at Ravenswood 29:49
630am 2m at Coolidge Reservation 20:01
7am 1m at Agassiz roack 10:00
730am 3m at Long hill 29:18
830am 4m at Appleton Farm 35:05






Sunday, July 17, 2016

More Reservations

I visited three reservations on Saturday morning, all were nice and bug free on this hot and humid day.

Doyle Reservation
 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Trustees of the Reservations

I'm taking the Trustees "125 challenge" to hike (or in my case run) 125 miles in the reservations.  I'll do a lot in the few local ones (Weir Hill, Osgood Hill, Charles Ward) but also plan to head out and visit locations I haven't been to before.

Old Town hill was ice (except for getting a dozen stings from the hornets at the map board)





 
Osgood hill was also a nice location with trails that hook up to Weir hill.