Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Win streak


I’ve been fortunate enough to win at least one race every year since 1979. With my win this past weekend at Hawley Kiln I now have 31 years with a win.

Here are some stats:
The average field size in my wins = 209
Biggest field = 3,122 @ Charbo’s (03-24-1996)
Smallest field = 1 @Winnekenni snowshoe (12-25-08)

By type:
Road-178
Outdoor track- 40
Cross country-33
Indoor track-32
Trail-27
Snowshoe-22
Mountain-18

Wins by year
1979 -3
1980 -13
1981 -22
1982 -18
1983 -4
1984 -10
1985 -7
1986 -3
1987 -7
1988 -16
1989 -12
1990 -10
1991 -38
1992 -20
1993 -35
1994 -13
1995 -18
1996 -24
1997 -8
1998 -7
1999 -7
2000 -11
2001 -14
2002 -6
2003 -3
2004 -1
2005 -1
2006 -2
2007 -9
2008 -7
2009 -1

Longest stretches without a win:
05/03/05 to 11/04/06 =550 days
03/20/04 to 05/03/05 =409 days
07/02/97 to 05/24/98 =326 days
01/26/02 to 10/27/02 =274 days
2/2/2008 to 7/16/2008 = 165 days

Most races without a win = 75
Favorite wins:
09/24/79 - 14:21 – Dracut, MA – JV XC race 2.4m – My first win
05/03/80 - 9:47 – Wilmington, MA - Freshman/Sophomore 2mile – My first trophy (and I still have it)
02/20/82 - 9:15.6 – Cambridge, MA -State championship 2mile - My only state championship victory
03/26/83 - 14:27.7 – Gainesville, FL -Florida relays 5,000m – Outkicked Mark Platjes for the win
09/13/87 - 14:08 – Concord, NH - NEAC 5K (Couples) – My first New England road title
06/18/88 - 60:50 - Greens Grant, NH - My first Mt Washington win
05/05/91 - 49:36 – Worcester, MA - NEAC 10M - Took Dennis Simoniatis in the last 50m.
03/08/92 -1:38:03 – Boylston, MA - NEAC 30K – Beat Sheehan and Dillon in final steps (top 3 in 3 seconds)
12/12/92 - 2:20:51 – Huntsville, AL -Rocket city marathon -1st marathon win
03/21/93 - 1:05:02 - New Bedford, MA - NEAC 13.1 - 1 second win over Simonatis
10/18/98 - 2:21:36 – Tyngsboro, MA - Bay state marathon -Won in front of hometown crowd and qualified for Oly trials
01/22/00 - 25:53 – Adams, MA - Greylock Glen 5km snowshoe - 1st snowshoe win
07/29/00 -15:45 – Greensboro, NC - Take pride in your hide - 5k XC - 1st naked race, record for fastest naked 5k XC.
10/08/00 - 6:46:39 – Boston, MA - Chancellor's challenge 100km - 1st Ultra
02/10/01 - 50:50 – Plattsburgh, NY - US snowshoe championships - 10km
10/06/07 - 23:51 – Fayston, VT - Stark Mountain – 1 mile straight up the mountain. Great sick fun!

5 comments:

DoubleJ said...

Yikes... to an outsider this may appear to be the work of an autistic savant...

In all seriousness though, you need to work on adding wins to the following race categories:

Beach
Naked Cross Country
Stair/Tower
Orienteering
Beer Mile
Burrito Mile
Treadmill
Wife Carrying

Scott Mason said...

Hey, i have that issue of New England Runner sitting right here with my other running stuff.

Nice list. You won a race with one runner it it?

DoubleJ said...

He only won that because I stayed home that day...it was frickin' xmas morning! I was going to go and at the last minute came to my senses.

double-d said...

I have won (and track) the number of Orienteering races. I'll have to dig up how many victories I have over double-j.

Up until the X-mas race the smallest field was 2. One time Craig Fram and I drove all the way to Dartmouth and we ended up being the only guys in the 5,000.

s p running said...

This is great stuff, DD,
thanks for sharing it.