Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Looking back January 2014


Looking back January 2014:

Fudgesicle race(01/04/14) - I wanted to test my glute out this weekend and after avoiding any races on New Year’s day I was itching to get out there. When I got to the parking lot at 7:15 it was 3 below zero and the roads were all slick with snow (there were a few random patches of bare ground).

Mike Quintal showed up and we headed out for a loop as a warm-up.  At the start Mike shot out with one other guy.  It took me 1/4 mile to get by the one brave (foolish?) person who was running in shorts.  At about 1/2 mile I caught up to the leaders.  Mike sounded a bit ragged but he looked smooth.  I accelerated a bit and he re-upped the pace.  Just before the mile mark we dropped the other guy.  We passed the mile in 5:58.  We hit 2 miles with me one step back in 11:56 (5:58).  Mike made another move and I thought he broke free but I closed back on him with 1/2 mile to go but I couldn't shake him.    With less than a minute of running to go I threw everything I had into a kick and slightly gapped Mike, my hope would be that he really wasn't all that interested in kicking and would ease up.  He didn't, and with 100 to go he flew by.  All in all it was a good race with lots of back and forth and he result (18:50 for 3.16) running sub 6's was better than I'd hoped.  It certainly was a good start to the new year.

   1 Michael Qunital     2327   1/7   35 M3039 NORTH ANDO MA   18:48  6:04
    2 Dave Dunham         2326   1/4   49 M4049 Bradford   MA   18:50  6:04
    3 Liam Skinner        2335   2/4   47 M4049 LOWELL     MA   19:25  6:15
    4 Tommy Skinner       2336   1/1   17 M1519 LOWELL     MA   19:28  6:16
    5 Ken Cain            2369   3/4   42 M4049 Andover    MA   19:57  6:25
    6 Jason Bui           2375   2/7   33 M3039 Everytown  US   21:01  6:46
    7 Colin Loghin        2356   3/7   38 M3039 Westford   MA   21:03  6:47
    8 Mark Blaisdell      2353   1/14  56 M5059 WILMINGTON MA   22:51  7:22
    9 Michael Luebech     2341   1/1   28 M2029 LOWELL     MA   23:00  7:24

Maudslay state park snowshoe race (01/05/14) - I ran the Trav’s course and put out flagging for the entire course except the first and last ½ mile.  Since this was technically a “group run” I didn’t want to be too obvious (I did not have permission to host a race at Maudslay).  

I found myself in 11th place right away and slowly gained on a few of the guys.  I didn’t get past Melissa Donais until nearly ½ mile, she was flying!  I tried to work the uphill to the mile and hit that in 8:40, wow that hurt.  I had hoped that by inviting 1,000 of my Facebook friends I’d get a couple of people to run with me, I was wrong.  From ½ mile on I was completely alone out there.  Paul LaRosa was the last person I could see and by the mile I couldn’t see him up ahead.  I kept working as hard as I could and hit 2 miles in 8-flat (16:40).  The last mile was tough but oddly it was my fastest with a 7:55 and a total time of 24:35.  I got a bit over 3 miles on the Garmin and a few of the guys got 3.07 so I’m calling it close enough to be 5km.

After a quick group picture a bunch of the gang joined me for another lap of the course.  Clearing the flagging from the course is always the most dreaded part of directing a race and with a big group it can be the highlight of the day.  Thanks guys!





Place
Name

City
St
Gend
Age
Time
Pace
Team
1
Scott
McGrath
Andover
MA
M
27
20:19
06:33
WRT
2
Mark
LaRosa
North Andover
MA
M
35
20:54
06:45

3
Steve
Dowsett
Newburyport
MA
M
25
21:09
06:49
WRT
4
James
Pawlicki
Lynn
MA
M
39
21:27
06:55
CMS
5
Gregory
Putnam
Stoneham
MA
M
44
22:00
07:06
CMS
6
Paul
LaRosa
Newburyport
MA
M
37
22:15
07:11

7
Dave
Dunham
Bradford
MA
M
49
24:35
07:56
CMS
8
Derek
Dorval
Kensington
NH
M
40
25:29
08:13
WCRC
9
Brett
Rickenbach
Danvers
MA
M
38
25:41
08:17
WCRC
10
Tim
Mallard
Brighton
MA
M
24
26:19
08:29
GCS
11
Melissa
Donais
North Andover
MA
F
29
26:45
08:38
CMS
12
Theresa
Ridgway
Newburyport
MA
F
44
30:21
09:47
Comp Racing
13
Eric
Narcisi
Charlestown
MA
M
34
32:36
10:31
WRT
14
Mariano
Santangelo
Derry
NH
M
44
33:02
10:39
acidotic Racing
15
George
Boudreau
Dudley
MA
M
44
49:41
16:02
CMS
16
Kristen
Kozlosky
Lynn
MA
F
39
55:00
17:45
Wicked RC


Fudgesicle series (01/11/14) - Due to the lack of snow both the WMAC and Granite state series snowshoe races were cancelled or postponed this weekend.  Teammates Dan Verrington and Ken Tripp both were up for a race so I knew there would be competition.  I figured both Dan and Ken were both in very similar shape so it would not be lonely out there.  Ken and I locked in to a great back and forth fight.  He led for the first mile which was 5:32.  Any time I felt the pace slacken I’d move up on him but he would not let me go by.  We hit 2 miles in 11:12 (5:40 split) Soon after I moved to go around Ken and he said “I’m done, go on ahead”.  He wasn’t really done, because I made a serious effort to drop him and just couldn’t shake him.   I hit 3 in 16:57 which was a solid split for that mile (5:45) which runs 15-18 seconds long.  I gave all I had left and turned into the parking lot and across the line in 17:37.  That worked out to 5:34 pace!  I was very happy with the time and the effort.  Ken seemed pleased as well. 
1 15:50 Ryan Gough GLRR
2 16:03 Scott McGrath WRT
3 17:16 Tim Mallard GCS
4 17:37 Dave Dunham CMS
5 17:39 Kenneth Tripp CMS
6 18:30 Dsm Verrington CMS

Whitaker Woods snowshoe (01/18/14) - I got up pretty early and met up with Jim Johnson for a warm-up on the course.  We both used Kahtoolahs and had no trouble with footing during the 33 minutes it took to cover the 3.7 mile loop.  I ran pretty much alone during the race over the fast packed snow.
 
                      1
32
Nick
Wheeler
Male 20-29
BAA
22:04.8
1
2
50
Jim
Johnson
Male 30-39
CMS

23:16.6
1
3
9
Dave
Dunham
Male 40-49
CMS

24:59.5
1
4
53
Sam
Wood
Male 20-29
CMS

26:09.0
2
5
65
Tony
Henderson
Male 30-39


26:19.9
2
6
55
Phil
Erwin
Male 40-49
Acidotic

26:29.1
2
7
47
Richard
Lavers
Male 30-39
Acidotic

27:09.4
3
8
36
Scott
Mitchell
Male 40-49
Acidotic

27:24.4
3
9
39
Christopher
Dunn
Male 40-49
Acidotic

27:26.6
4
10
43
Damon
Gannon
Male 40-49


27:40.1
5
11
42
Kristina
Folcik
Female 30-39
Acidotic

28:07.6
1
12
66
Tom
Hooper
Male 30-39
Six03

28:48.3
4
13
54
Ron
Ruhnke
Male 30-39
Acidotic

28:50.1
5
14
44
Melissa
Donais
Female 20-29
CMS

28:53.8
1
15
27
Jason
Saltmarsh
Male 40-49


29:06.9
6
16
2
Leslie
Beckwith
Female 30-39
Acidotic

29:15.3
2
17
70
Eric
Narcisi
Male 30-39
Whirlaway

29:24.9
6
18
80
Joanie
Kaijala
Female 30-39
NBB Boston
30:13.9
3
19
79
Tim
Kaijala
Male 20-29
NBB Boston
30:14.8
3
20
7
Andrew
Corrow
Male 40-49
Acidotic

30:16.2
7



Sidehiller 4 mile snowshoe race (01/26/14)- 6 degrees and windy (but sunny) and a record crowd of 120 for a twice around 2 mile loop of the fairground.  The field was solid as many were attempting to qualify for Nationals.  From the results it looks like CMS will be able to field a competitive team.  We put 7 in the top 20, only acidotic had more (8 in the top 20). 
1     Brandon Newbould          31 M Nottingham      NH         Whirlaway                        27:25
2     Jim Johnson               36 M Madison         NH  CMS                              27:37
3     Kevin Tilton              32 M Conway          NH    CMS/Dion                         28:11
4     Robert Jackman            31 M Warwick         RI TNT                              28:21
5     Ethan Nadeau              40 M Amherst         MA aR                               28:51
6     Todd Callaghan            44 M Beverly         MA  GCS                              29:03
7     Steve Dowsett             25 M Newburyport     MA           Whirlaway                        29:12
8     Dave Dunham               49 M Bradford        MA CMS                              29:14
9     Nate Bassett              26 M Northwood       NH                                  29:24
10    James Pawlicki            39 M Lynn            MA   CMS                              29:27
11    Ryan Welts                34 M Northwood       NH aR                               29:29
12    Ben Nephew                38 M Mansfield       MA CMS                              29:48
13    Phil Erwin                46 M Wading River    NY    aR                               30:02
14    Ken Tripp                 44 M Amesbury        MA  CMS                              30:07
15    Tim Cox                   40 M Northwood       NH aR                               30:47