Sunday, March 26, 2017

Iron runners

Iron runners do all 7 of the USATF NE.  288 have done the first 2 races.

Name S Age Club Total time 10 mile 1/2 mar
Ruben Sanca M 30 WRT 1:57:51 50:58 1:06:53
Ryan Place M 30 GBTC 1:59:38 51:52 1:07:46
Jason Ayr M 29 WMDP 2:00:00 52:13 1:07:47
Dan Vassallo M 31 CMS 2:00:48 51:53 1:08:55
Brad Mish M 29 BAA 2:01:34 52:58 1:08:36
Nick Aguila-Mandich M 27 Millennium   2:03:08 52:28 1:10:40
Manuel Gonzalez M 27 GBTC 2:03:42 53:14 1:10:28
Scott Leslie M 35 CMS 2:05:04 54:23 1:10:41
Robert Espinosa M 32 GBTC 2:05:31 54:39 1:10:52
Robert Deleo M 34 GBTC 2:05:35 54:33 1:11:02
Dave Metzger M 30 GBTC 2:05:51 55:05 1:10:46
Dennis Roche M 30 WMDP 2:06:09 55:28 1:10:41
Zachary Switaj M 24 Millennium   2:07:26 54:52 1:12:34
Eric Mcdonald M

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Preview - USATF NE 15k ( Boston Tune-up)


USATF New England 15 km championship
The 15km (9.3 mile) distance has rarely been contested in the Grand Prix.  This year marks only the ninth time the Grand Prix has included a 15km.  The distance was part of the GP from 1985-1991, then not included again until 2014.  In 1985 there were two 15k’s, the Butternut 15k (Great Barrington, MA) and the NEAC Women’s 15k in Wellesley.  In 1986 the Tewksbury “Run your turkey off” hosted.  In 1987 the selected race was the City of Worcester 15k.  For the years 1988-1990 the Wilton 15k played host and in 1991 Douglas Vending/Juice Bowl (Webster, MA) did.  The 15k returned to the scene in 2014 when the Green Mountain Athletic Alliance hosted the championship in Burlington VT.  None of the races are currently contested. 

The CMS open team has won five times with GLRR and WRT both taking one victory.  CMS has the team record with a 3:57:42 from 1987 which works out to the five runners averaging 47:32 (5:06 pace).  GLRR has four wins in the master’s category and the CR of 4:20:07 (5:35 pace).  CMS has two wins and GMAA has one win.  Senior teams were not contested in the “early” years.  The BAA has two team victories in the 50+ and GMAA has one. 

Information regarding this years “Boston Tune-up” race can be found here:
http://www.tri-valleyfrontrunners.com/tuneup/tune-up.php

The current scenic rolling course has been used since 2007, there have been some very fast times run.  Course records:
Overall  Casey Moulton  47:34  2007 
40 - 49  Keiron Tumbleton  51:44  2007 
50 - 59  David Oliver  53:30  2007 
60 - 69  Larry Olsen  55:46  2007 
70+  Harry Carter  1:06:24  2007 
 
Overall  Steph Reilly  54:21  2013 
40 - 49  Meredith Dutton  58:44  2009 
50 - 59  Kris Gleason  1:07:01  2013 
60 - 69  Linda Usher  1:20:27  2011 
70+  Paulina Berman  1:49:33  2012 
 
The course is definitely “rolling” but with a total of 253’ of climb and descent that makes it much easier than the Amherst 10 mile (591’) or the USATF NE 10m champs in Auburn NH last year (469’).  None of the hills were particularly memorable but they could take a collective toll.

Here is what the course looks like:


First 5k



2nd 5k

Final 5k

Fast 50's at Gilmanton


The 10 fastest times by men over the age of 50 at Gilmanton are below.  I don’t think I can touch Ernie’s very fast 17:55 but hope to get under his second fastest time.
 
1
17:55
Ernie
Brake
2012
50
2
18:35
Ernie
Brake
2013
51
3
18:53
Ernie
Brake
2016
54
4
18:54
Scott
Brown
2009
50
5
19:17
John
Tuttle
2009
52
6
19:27
Chralie
Gunn
2012
57
7
19:29
Mike
Barry
2009
53
8
19:32
Ernie
Brake
2015
53
9
19:47
Franz
Vail
2000
50
10
19:50
Mike
Barry
2010
53
 

Friday, March 24, 2017

USATF NE Grand Prix 50-54 age group

Current Grand Prix scoring in my age group (50-54) 2 of 7 races done:
 
MEN'S
50-54
CLUB
Total
10M
13.1M
Greg
Picklesimer
SRR
18
9
9
Ed
Sheldon
CMS
16
8
8
David
Principe
CMS
14
7
7
Scott
Anderson
WRT
11
5
6
Dave
Dunham
CMS
10
6
4
Andy
Gardiner
BAA
10
10
0
Peter
Hammer
BAA
10
0
10
Brian
Ruhm
GCS
9
4
5
Charlie
Bemis
WRT
6
3
3
Wayne
Levy
BAA
3
1
2
Alejandro
Heuck
GSH
2
2
0
Terry
McNatt
CSU
1
0
1

Thursday, March 23, 2017

15 years ago today

CMS took home the team title as Dan Verrington also took home the overall title at the USA 50k national championship:

March 23, 2002 - Pittsburgh, PA
MEN
 1  Dan Verrington, 39, Bradford, MA          3:09:15    6:05
 2  Dave Dunham, 37, Bradford, MA             3:13:19    6:13
 3  Mark Godale, 31, Streetsboro, OH          3:18:09    6:22
 4  Mark Behan, 39, Newton, NH                3:19:09    6:24
 5  Kam Shun Lee, 32, Cleveland, OH           3:19:50    6:26
 6  Danny Fink, 38, Swoope, VA                3:22:01    6:30
 7  David Ackerman, 33, Milford, OH           3:23:40    6:33
 8  Stephen Marsalese, 36, New York, NY       3:30:16    6:46
 9  Tim Clement, 41, Solon, OH                3:30:46    6:47
10  Kenneth Plowman, 28, Albany, NY           3:31:52    6:49
11  Bob Dion, 46, Readsboro, VT               3:36:13    6:57
12  Mike Ryan, 35, Strongsville, OH           3:38:03    7:01
13  Daniel Salazar, 36, Tacoma, WA            3:44:23    7:13
14  Terry Martin, 56, Barrie, Ontario         3:46:29    7:17
15  Lou D'Angelo, 40, Allison Park, PA        3:47:28    7:19
16  Bob Jordan, 49, Pittsburgh, PA            3:50:08    7:24
17  Ben Maynard, 25, Hoosick, NY              3:50:48    7:25
18  Marc Friesen, 27, N Newton, KS            3:53:47    7:31
19  Roy Pirrung, 53, Shebooygan, WI           3:54:26    7:32
20  Dan Stolick, 29, Pittsburgh, PA           3:59:23    7:42
21  Frank Probst, 58, Burke, VA               4:12:02    8:06
22  Ed Ayres, 60, Manassas, VA                4:17:07    8:16
23  William Ladieu, 52, Harrisburg, PA        4:22:26    8:26
24  Gary Hilliard, 47, Youngstown, OH         4:23:36    8:29
25  Tom Perry, 56, Pittsford, NY              4:25:54    8:33
26  Jim Bowles, 52, Latham, NY                4:26:11    8:34
27  Scott Ferrari, 44, West View, PA          4:28:06    8:37
28  Anthony Dicello, 48, Cheswick, PA         4:31:08    8:43
29  Joseph Salwan, 48, Munroe Falls, OH       4:35:48    8:52
30  Sam Bertenthal, 43, Mt Lebanon, PA        4:40:47    9:02
31  Tim Yanacheck, 54, Oregon, WI             4:43:17    9:07
32  Jay Barry, 48, Pittsburgh, PA             4:47:59    9:16
33  John Edleman, 49, Pittsburgh, PA          5:09:34    9:57
34  Joe Cleary, 61, Georgetown, Ontario       5:16:49   10:11
35  Kevan Matthews, 42, Pittsburgh, PA        6:03:39   11:42

WOMEN
 1  Anne Riddle, 35, Asheville, NC            3:44:38    7:13
 2  Ann Heaslett, 38, Madison, WI             3:45:29    7:15
 3  Laura Nelson, 36, Waynesboro, VA          3:59:52    7:43
 4  Connie Gardner, 38, Medina, OH            4:00:45    7:44
 5  Janice Kreuz, 54, Cincinnatti, OH         4:16:33    8:15
 6  Debra Moore, 49, Louisville, KY           4:53:08    9:26
 7  Joyce Hodges-Hite, 64, Millen, GA         5:53:21   11:22
 8  Diana Marongiu-Lutz, 36                   6:11:42   11:57


Results courtesy of The Runner's High

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

8,000 miles of racing

The USATF ½ marathon championships at New Bedford this past weekend marked the 8,000th mile I’ve raced.  Here are the stats.
 
1371 races for a total of 8,011.02 miles or an average of 5.88 miles per race (and an average pace of 6:10.3)
 
I’ve raced 469,463 people and finished ahead of 451,303 of them
 
Other stats
382 wins
315 personal bests
156 course records
436 races as a master (40-49) with 178 masters wins (40.8%)
96 races as a senior (50-59) with 46 senior wins (47.9%)
 
 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

USATF stole your points!

Here are the USATF age group runners who lost out from the chip time being used rather than actual finishing place:

M7099
DENNY
LEBLANC
75
2:00:19
2:02:55
0:02:36
GLRR
 
Carter crossed the finish line 1:12 ahead of Leblanc but  with Chip time used finished 1:07 behind him!
M7099
HARRY
CARTER
80
2:01:26
2:01:43
0:00:17
BAA
F6069
SALLY
JOHNSTON
67
1:57:07
2:00:29
0:03:22
Healy crossed the line 1:22 ahead of Johnston but with chip time finished 54 seconds behind her.
F6069
CHERYL
HEALY
60
1:58:01
1:59:07
0:01:06
F5059
MAUREEN
LARKIN
52
1:40:50
1:42:07
0:01:17
GREATER NORWOOD RUNNING CLUB
Corsaro crossed the line 49 seconds ahead of Larkin but lost to her by 16 seconds using chip time.
F5059
NANCY
CORSARO
58
1:41:06
1:41:18
0:00:12
WHIRLAWAY RACING TEAM
F5059
MARY
CASS
55
1:42:22
1:43:27
0:01:05
GREATER NEW BEDFORD TRACK CLUB
Coucci crossed the finish line 3 seconds ahead of Cass but lost to her by 22 seconds on chip time.
F5059
KAREN
COUCCI
53
1:42:44
1:43:24
0:00:40
GREATER NEW BEDFORD TRACK CLUB