Thursday, June 17, 2010

CMS at Mt Washington

CMS has a storied history at Mt Washington.


The Central Mass Striders will be looking to take home a couple of National Titles at the Mt Washington road race this Saturday.

The open team has run the five fastest times ever and 10 of the top 14 times. The team has won 17 times in the last 18 years. The 40+ team has the four fastest times ever run and five of the top six times. The 40+ team has taken home gold the last five years and set course records in 2005, 06, 07, and 09.

The master’s team members have a certain familiarity with the race having finished a total of 134 times (average of more than 10 finishes per runner). The open team features a lot of young talent. Only two runners (Kevin Tilton & Ben Nephew) has more than 3 finishes at the race and three will be heading up for their first time.

The forty plus crew (mostly way 40+):

Ernie Brake (48) – Has raced up 18 times with a PR of 1:11:52 at age 41.

Francis Burdett (45) – 16 finishes with a PR of 1:06:39, last year!

Dave Dunham (46) – 20 finishes, may not be able to run this year due to injuries.

David LaPierre (46) – 6 finishes included a 1:08:45 “back in the day”.

Rich Marion (48) – 3 finishes, his last time was in 1993 when he ran 1:10:05.

Eric Morse (45) – 16 finishes with a PR of 1:01:09 and a 40+ PR of 1:04:38.

Stephen Peterson (44) – 22 finishes, PR of 1:08:01, once finished barefoot (ran out of his shoes).

David Quintal (47) – 3 (official) finishes, PR last year of 1:14:26.

Tim Van Orden (42) – 2 finishes, PR of 1:20 and change. Tim told me he is looking for redemption.

Daniel Verrington (47) – 16 finishes, open PR of 1:05:43, 40+ PR of 1:09:14.

Rod Viens (42) – 3 finishes with a PR of 1:16:30.

Michael Woodman (44) – 9 finishes and a PR of 1:11:09 and a 40+ PR of 1:13:35.

The open squad:

Thomas Brown – first time

Jim Johnson - 2 finishes, 1:10:06 PR.

Tim Mahoney – 3 finishes, 1:16:44 PR.

Peter Maksimow – 1 finish, 1:05:43.

Andy McCarron – 2 finishes, 1:10:17 PR.

Ben Nephew – 6 finishes, 1:07:50 PR.

James Pawlicki – 2 finishes, 1:13:23 PR.

Michael Quintal – first time

Patrick Rich – first time

Matt Russell – 1 finish (last year), 1:06:19.

Kevin Tilton – 9 finishes, 1:03:42 PR.

2 comments:

KG said...

this is great and interesting info...maybe you could also post it on the cms team website?

Petey said...

isn't Justin running??