Saturday, October 21, 2017

CMS marathon history


CMS history at the USATF NE marathon championships

The marathon distance has been contested in all of the Grand Prix series (1985-2016). This will be the fifth time that Baystate has been the championship.  Cape Cod has hosted the championship twenty-two times.  Manchester hosted three times and Burlington (VT) once.



CMS has won the team championship 13 times (last time in 2016) with Whirlaway winning seven times and GLRR taking the title six times.  GMAA, CSU, and JWAC have each won once (I was unable to find team results for 1991,92,93).



CMS holds the team record with an impressive 7:21:49 from 1996, which is an average time of 2:27:16 (5:37 pace). That year CMS put four finishers in the top seven including a 1-2 finish by Craig Fram and Dave Dunham. Probably the most impressive performance by CMS was the 1985 championships which were held in Worcester. CMS runners placed six in the top nine and ten in the top 18.



CMS runners have been the individual winners seven times. The last time a CMS took the title was 2016 when Dan Vassallo won in 2:23:59, Dan also won in 2014.  Patrick Rich won in 2011 in 2:28:54.  There was a long gap after that with Craig Fram taking the title in 1996 with a 2:23:52 at Cape Cod. Jim Garcia ran a 2:27:57 to win in 1994, Keith Matiskella ran 2:31:05 in 1993, and Reno Stirrat ran 2:30:06 in 1989.



GLRR and Whirlaway are tied with the second most individual champions with five.



Top 25 CMS times at a USATF NE marathon championship

Rank     Time      Pl           Name                   Date                     Location                            

1          2:23:52  1          Craig Fram          10/27/96            Falmouth MA     

2          2:23:59  1          Dan Vassallo       11/06/16            Manchester NH

3          2:24:05  2          Dave Dunham     10/27/96            Falmouth MA

4          2:25:22 2          Scott Mindel        11/06/16            Manchester NH   

4          2:27:26  6          Andy McCarron    10/17/10            Lowell MA         

5          2:27:36  7          Jim Johnson        10/17/10            Lowell MA         

6          2:27:57  1          Jim Garcia          10/30/94            Falmouth MA     

7          2:28:15  2          Justin Fyffe         10/18/09            Lowell MA         

8          2:28:16  9          Scott

Friday, October 20, 2017

My Baystate history

I’m running the Baystate marathon on October 22.  This will be my 37th marathon.  I’ve been fortunate enough to run marathons in 10 states and two countries.  Along the way I’ve picked up six wins and five 2nd place finishes.  I won’t be running for a top spot (or even a top spot in my age group) at Baystate but I’m hoping to break 3 hours which should put me around the top 100.

This will be my ninth time racing at Baystate and generally I’ve had good luck.

02/25/90 – 2:51:00, for 4th place in a field of 250.  Ran this as a workout with GLRR teammates Art Demers, Dave Camire, and Don Alvey.  Very nearly caught Scott Graham whose neck is still sore from looking back to see where we were.

10/14/90 – 2:58:28, for 18th place in a field of 202.  Ran this as a workout.  A rare treat to run the same race TWICE in the same year.

10/20/91 – 2:38:23, for 4th place in a field 385.  Ran this to pace GLRR teammate Steve Peterson (Petey).  He bailed after slowing beyond 18 miles.  Once he dropped I upped the pace trying to get back down to a 6:00 average.

10/18/92 – 2:52:18, for 14th place in a field of 380.  I put in a record 509 miles during this month including this workout at baystate.

10/17/93 – 2:51:25, for 19th place in a field of 379.  Ran this with Byrne Decker to pace Mike Beeman.  I kept stopping for “bathroom breaks” then having to catch back up.  It seemed like I rarely ran with them.

10/18/98 -  2:21:36, for 1st place in a field of 682.  Aiming for a sub 2:22 to qualify for the Olympic Trials.  Not a perfect day, a bit warm with 55 at the start and 72 at the finish.  Eric Beauchesne and Alex Tilson joined me and teammates Byrne Decker and Dan Verrington as we attempted to run an even paced sub-2:20.  I pulled ahead with Tilson at 15 and then got clear of him at 21. The time is considered the event record although the course was slightly different (started and finished at the Tyngsboro Tech school).

10/18/09 – 2:59:41, for 75th place in a field of 1,561.  Aiming to break 3 hours and be the last person under 3 hours.  I came very close on both accounts running a very even pace throughout.

10/17/10 – 2:58:06, for 79th place in a field of 1,565.  Ran to test my foot.  Felt really good so I picked it up the last 9 miles.

My oldest Baystate shirt

Thursday, October 19, 2017

50th "long" race

The Baystate marathon will be my 50th race of the marathon distance and beyond.  I really enjoyed running the Bay of Fundy Ultra this year and may try another Ultra next year.  Time will tell
 
Date
Location
St
Info
Dist.
Time
PL
Fin
04/18/89
Hopkinton
MA
Boston Marathon
26.22
2:22:03.0
17
5122
02/25/90
Lowell
MA
Bay state marathon
26.22
2:51:00.0
4
250
10/14/90
Lowell
MA
Bay state marathon
26.22
2:58:28.0
18
202
11/11/90
Columbus
OH
Columbus marathon
26.22
2:19:28.0
26
4059
06/02/91
Ashford
CT
Nipmuck
26.22
3:01:54.0
1
120
10/20/91
Lowell
MA
Bay state marathon
26.22
2:38:23.0
4
385
11/03/91
Newport
RI
Rhode Island marathon
26.22
2:29:28.0
3
1025
03/01/92
Barnstable
MA
Hyannis marathon
26.22
2:54:58.0
12
500
04/11/92
Columbus
OH
US Olympic trials
26.22
2:21:18.0
20
110
10/18/92
Lowell
MA
Bay state marathon
26.22
2:52:18.0
14
380
12/12/92
Huntsville
AL
Rocket city marathon
26.22
2:20:51.0
1
874
10/17/93
Lowell
MA
Bay state marathon
26.22
2:51:25.0
19
379
10/31/93
Newport
RI
Ocean state marathon
26.22
2:26:06.0
2
450
04/09/95
Athens, Greece
GRE
World Cup Marathon
26.22
2:27:51.0
56
101
09/24/95
Keene
NH
Clarence Demar
26.22
2:30:25.0
2
324
12/09/95
Huntsville
AL
Rocket city marathon
26.22
2:25:41.0
9
1069
10/06/96
Portland
ME
Portland marathon
26.22
2:34:57.0
2
325
10/27/96
Falmouth
MA
USATF NE marathon
26.22
2:24:05.0
2
809
12/14/96
Huntsville
AL
Rocket city marathon
26.22
2:19:50.0
2
883
10/18/98
Tyngsboro
MA
Bay state marathon
26.22
2:21:36.0
1
682
12/12/98
Huntsville
AL
Rocket city marathon
26.22
2:22:35.0
4
866
05/02/99
Pittsburgh
PA
USATF championships
26.22
2:21:55.0
10
2289
09/24/00
Keene
NH
Clarence Demar Marathon
26.22
2:29:10.0
1
277
09/30/00
Bristol
NH
NH Marathon
26.22
2:43:31.0
1
103
10/29/00
Falmouth
MA
USATF NE marathon
26.22
2:30:53.0
5
796
11/09/02
Topsfield
MA
Stone Cat Ale
26.22
3:06:10.0
1
72
12/14/02
Huntsville
AL
Rocket City Marathon
26.22
2:36:22.0
10
815
10/31/04
Falmouth
MA
USATF NE marathon
26.22
2:50:19.0
18
920
10/15/06
Brevard
NC
Dupont forest USATF champs
26.22
2:55:56.0
7
122
10/28/07
Falmouth
MA
USATF NE champs
26.22
2:49:25.0
27
1005
10/18/09
Lowell
MA
Baystate - USATF NE
26.22
2:59:41.0
75
1561
11/07/09
Ashland
OR
Lithia loop - USATF national
26.22
3:09:36.0
16
143
10/17/10
Lowell
MA
Baystate - USATF NE
26.22
2:58:06.0
79
1565
11/06/10
Ashland
OR
Lithia Loop - National champs
26.22
3:03:25.0
11
171
05/24/15
Burlington
VT
USATF NE marathon - VCM
26.22
3:09:14.0
163
2620
11/06/16
Manchester
NH
USATF NE
26.22
2:58:41.0
28
486
10/08/00
Boston
MA
Chancellor's challenge
62.20
6:46:39.0
1
58
04/07/01
Chicago
IL
Chicago Lakefront 50k
31.11
2:57:36.0
1
118
07/28/01
Crystal Mountain
WA
USATF National Championship
50.00
6:59:15.0
2
128
09/16/01
Chesterfield
NH
Pisgah Mountain
31.11
3:56:11.0
2
54
11/17/01
Boonsboro
MD
JFK
50.20
6:11:18.0
2
818
03/23/02
Pittsburgh
PA
USATF National champs
31.11
3:13:19.0
2
54
04/20/02
Carmel
NY
Sybil Luddington
31.11
3:21:51.0
2
34
11/17/02
Coventry
RI
Nifty Fifty
31.11
3:20:07.0
1
23
11/14/04
Peachtree City
GA
USATF 50K championships
31.11
3:27:14.0
5
42
12/19/04
Huntington
IN
HUFF 50K
33.00
3:43:25.0
5
219
07/29/05
Wakefield
MA
SRR 24 hour
31.11
4:31:00.0
52
62
08/26/06
Sausalito
CA
Headlands 50K (USATF Champs)
31.11
4:35:14.0
13
166
06/25/17
Lubec
ME
Bay of Fundy
32.50
3:53:31.0
1
21