Tuesday, September 26, 2017

USATF NE 10km champs (Lone Gull)

USATF NE 10km championships (Lone Gull) – It looked like Gloucester would be the coolest place in New England on a warm day.  It would get up into the low 90’s inland during the day.  It was already “warm” and very humid when Dan Verrington and I arrived 90 minutes before the 9am race start.  We got a group of CMS guys together and did a 2 mile warm-up checking out the extended road run to the start (you could walk across the beach and save a mile, but have to dump sand out of your shoes).  I was drenched after the start but feeling good about the race.  I hoped it wouldn’t feel like a sprint like the 5k did last weekend.  My plan was to go out a bit more conservatively and hopefully run a strong second 5k.
Nearly 1,000 lined up for the scenic race along the ocean.  There wasn’t any wind this year but there also isn’t any shade on the course.  I lined up just behind the USATF women about 6 or 7 rows back and got a clean start.  I could see many of the 50+ age group guys up ahead but focused on just relaxing.  My watched beeped at the half-mile (2:55) and that got me going a little quicker.  Right around that time Mark Reeder (GLRR) and Pete Bottomley (Dirigo) went by and I “sort of” went with them.  I didn’t quite latch on and they were a few seconds ahead at the mile (5:46).  I concentrated on running the tangents, which isn’t as easy back in 100th place.
The second mile has a couple of twists and a few minor bumps so I was happy to get a 2m split of 11:32 (5:46).  I was mostly just working to hold my place and keep Reeder and Bottomley from pulling too far ahead.  At 3 miles they were about 10 seconds ahead as I came through in 17:29 (5:57) and the 5km mark in 18:12.  Right after the 5k I started working on closing the gap and was really surprised to catch Mark as my watch beep for 3.5 miles.  Pete was still about 5 seconds ahead and had just caught Charlie Bemis (WRT). A sub-6 (5:59) for the fourth mile, which is probably the toughest mile of the race got me up to Charlie but still about 5 seconds behind Pete.  Not much changed in the 5th mile 5:56 which got me through in 29:24.  From 5 to the finish three people passed me (two of the top women and a guy from Somerville RR).  They were the only ones to go by in the 2nd half of the race.  I passed a few people as well so I didn’t lose any overall places.  I moved well in the last mile running a 5:47 but never closed on Pete.
I crossed the line in 36:28 (36:31 gun time) which was a bit of a disappointment but not my worst time at Lone Gull.  The competition was tough as it always is here so I can’t complain with an 8th place finish in the 50+ and 100th overall.  Only one more race left in the Grand Prix (Baystate Marathon – Oct 22)!
50+ age group
Pl
O'all
Name
Age
Team
Chip
Gun
1
44
Peter Hammer
51
BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOC.
33:44.4
33:49
2
63
Ed Sheldon
53
CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
34:51.1
34:54
3
78
Scott Anderson
52
WHIRLAWAY
35:20.6
35:25
4
86
Rob Edson
54
WHIRLAWAY
35:44.2
35:49
5
92
David Principe
50
CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
36:14.3
36:17
6
94
John Sullivan
57
HFC STRIDERS
36:20.1
36:21
7
97
Pete Bottomley
55
DIRIGO RC
36:22.2
36:26
8
100
Dave Dunham
53
CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
36:28.9
36:31
9
115
Brian Ruhm
52
GATE CITY STRIDERS
36:48.9
36:54
10
119
Charlie Bemis
54
WHIRLAWAY
36:51.9
36:57
11
124
Mark Reeder
57
GREATER LOWELL ROAD RUNNERS
37:03.5
37:09
12
136
Tony Bates
58
GREEN MOUNTAIN ATHLETIC ASSOC
37:41.5
37:46
13
139
Christopher Smith
51
SOMERVILLE ROAD RUNNERS
37:49.1
37:56
14
140
E J Hrynowski
55
GREATER LOWELL ROAD RUNNERS
37:49.3
37:57
15
142
Dan Verrington
55
CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
38:04.5
38:11
16
147
Kevin Elwood
50
38:16.7
38:24
17
152
Martin Tighe
59
CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
38:38.6
38:45
18
156
Terry McNatt
52
CAMBRIDGE SPORTS UNION
38:45.4
38:51
19
158
Norman Bouthillier
52
WHIRLAWAY
38:55.3
39:00
20
166
Paul Hammond
57
WHIRLAWAY
39:07.6
39:16
 
CMS finishers
Pl
Name
Age
Cat
Chip
Gun
11
Nate Jenkins
36
M3039
31:13.1
31:15:00
21
Scott Leslie
36
M3039
32:13.3
32:16:00
33
Dan Vassallo
32
M3039
33:04.5
33:09:00
52
Greg Putnam
47
M4049
34:03.3
34:05:00
53
Alan Bernier
43
M4049
34:15.2
34:19:00
63
Ed Sheldon
53
M5059
34:51.1
34:54:00
66
Daniel Raboin
25
M2029
34:55.5
34:59:00
75
Joshua Perks
43
M4049
35:14.0
35:19:00
84
Todd Callaghan
48
M4049
35:32.5
35:37:00
87
Joe Shairs
49
M4049
35:49.5
35:52:00
92
David Principe
50
M5059
36:14.3
36:17:00
95
Jason Dunklee
43
M4049
36:21.0
36:25:00
100
Dave Dunham
53
M5059
36:28.9
36:31:00
118
Kevin Gorman
40
M4049
36:56.8
36:57:00
142
Dan Verrington
55
M5059
38:04.5
38:11:00
144
Nick Taormina
45
M4049
38:11.4
38:18:00
152
Martin Tighe
59
M5059
38:38.6
38:45:00
154
Robert Jackman
35
M3039
38:37.9
38:50:00
159
Nakri Dao
44
M4049
38:53.2
39:03:00
252
Paul Bazanchuk
62
M6069
43:04.4
43:22:00
255
Philip Savoy Jr.
55
M5059
43:23.0
43:29:00
338
William Gonsorcik
50
M5059
47:29.4
47:41:00
344
Frank Ruggiero
58
M5059
47:41.5
47:57:00
383
Stephen Laska
55
M5059
49:01.1
49:16:00
428
David Krom
58
M5059
51:11.4
51:19:00
794
Larry Morris
71
M7099
11:02.4
1:11:19
 
 

Monday, September 25, 2017

GP standings before Lone Gull

MEN'S OPEN CLUB 10M 13.1M 5M 5K 10K 26.2M POINTS
Ruben Sanca WRT 19 19 18 16 72
Amos Sang WMDP 18 20 17 55
Brian Harvey BAA 17 19 18 54
Jason Ayr WMDP 16 13 16 45
Ryan Place UNA 18 14 32
Timothy Gill WMDP 17 14 31
Nick Aguila-Mandich MIL 14 5 9 28
Dan Vassallo CMS 17 10 27
Scott Mindel CMS 15 12 27
Manuel Gonzalez GBTC 12 7 6 25
Brad Mish BAA 13 11 24
Kevin Cooper BRTC 13 8 21
Eric Ashe BAA 20 20
Louis Serafini HBK 20 20
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