Wednesday, November 11, 2009

USATF NE Grand Prix selection

The slates are posted and it is time to vote for next years road running grand prix.  Although I don't like this new method of a comittee picking "slates" (I'd prefer that we just get to vote for the best races that bid), I do think having online voting is a great way to get more people interested in voting.  I've listed the slates below.

You have no choice for 1/2 marathon.  It will be New Bedford no matter which slate you pick.  Lone Gull and Bridge of Flowers are your 10k choices, but BOF only shows up on slate C so if you want that you have to take whatever comes with slate C.  Same thing with the 5k, if you don't want Rhody you only have one choice and that is slate D.  Jones 10m only shows up on Slate A, so that kinda cuts down the choices. 

I'm voting for "D", it doesn't conflict with the mountain series!  Also voting for Baystate, someone has to destroy the "soft" event record.
New Bedford - Great race, but man is there any way they could get a couple of Porta-Johns?????
Westford 5k - Was part of the GP a couple of years ago, great course but I hate the start time.  2:20????

Medical Ctr 6k - I think it goes right down Route 3 :-)  I'm thinking 6km pr.
Stowe 8m - I can picture it now, CMS tent city in Morse's yard.
YH 10m - I hate racing at night, messes up my whole week (but it does keep the weekend open for another race).
Lone Gull - Fast and fun.  Bring the football to properly warm-up.
Ballot for GP races: http://www.usatfne.org/road/gpballot2010.html

Slate A

Jones Group Realtors 10 Mile 10M Amherst MA Sunday, February 28, 11:00 AM
New Bedford Half Marathon 1/2 Mar New Bedford MA Sunday, March 21, 11:00 AM
Bedford Rotary Memorial 12K 12K Bedford NH Saturday, May 22, 9:00 AM
Rhody 5K 5K Lincoln RI Sunday, June 6,Men - 9:30 AM; Women - 10:00 AM
Stowe 8 Miler 8M Stowe VT Sunday, July 18, 9:00 AM
Lone Gull 10K 10K Gloucester MA Sunday, September 19, 9:00 AM

Slate B
New Bedford Half Marathon 1/2 Mar New Bedford MA Sunday, March 21, 11:00 AM
Medical Center 6K 6K Nashua NH Sunday, May 9, 9:30 AM
Bedford Rotary Memorial 12K 12K Bedford NH Saturday, May 22, 9:00 AM
Rhody 5K 5K Lincoln RI Sunday, June 6,Men - 9:30 AM; Women - 10:00 AM
Yankee Homecoming 10 Miler 10M Newburyport MA Tuesday, July 27, 6:35 PM
Lone Gull 10K 10K Gloucester MA Sunday, September 19, 9:00 AM

Slate C
Jones Group Realtors 10 Mile 10M Amherst MA Sunday, February 28, 11:00 AM
New Bedford Half Marathon 1/2 Mar New Bedford MA Sunday, March 21, 11:00 AM
Bedford Rotary Memorial 12K 12K Bedford NH Saturday, May 22, 9:00 AM
Rhody 5K (MEN ONLY) 5K Lincoln RI Sunday, June 6, 9:30 AM
Stowe 8 Miler 8M Stowe VT Sunday, July 18, 9:00 AM
Bridge of Flowers 10K 10K Shelburne Falls MA Saturday, August 14, 9:00 AM
ProvidenceWomen's Classic (WOMEN ONLY) 5K Providence RI Sunday, October 3, 10:00 AM


Slate D
New Bedford Half Marathon 1/2 Mar New Bedford MA Sunday, March 21, 11:00 AM
Westford 5K (MEN ONLY) 5K Westford MA Sunday, May 2, 2:20 PM
Medical Center 6K 6K Nashua NH Sunday, May 9, 9:30 AM
Stowe 8 Miler 8M Stowe VT Sunday, July 18, 9:00 AM
Yankee Homecoming 10 Miler 10M Newburyport MA Tuesday, July 27, 6:35 PM
Lone Gull 10K 10K Gloucester MA Sunday, September 19, 9:00 AM
Providence Women's Classic(WOMEN ONLY) 5K Providence RI Sunday, October 3, 10:00 AM


Slate of Marathon distances
Cape Cod Marathon Marathon Falmouth MA Sunday, October 31, 8:30 AM
Bay State Marathon Marathon Lowell MA Sunday, October 17, 8:00 AM

4 comments:

mquintal6 said...

Agree on D. 2:20 start is odd. This isn't a Sox game.

double-d said...

Hopefully it doesn't take as long as a Sox game!

Barbara said...

Hi Dave - I don't like the new system even though I did serve on the committee. My one contribution was the creation of Slate D, which didn't conflict with any of the mountain series races. Hope D wins!

Barbara

Caitlyn Clark said...

SLATE D, SLATE D, SLATE D!!!
and I'm not even a mountain runner!

... :)

Good job Barb!!