1991 was a good year for me; I ran and won a lot of races. In March I raced three times and won twice. I started off out-kicking Bob Hodge at the Hynes tavern race in Lowell, taking the win in 24:52 three seconds ahead of Hodgie. 750 turned out that day.
A week later I ran the New Bedford half-marathon (one of the ten times I’ve run it) and finished 5th in 1:06:06. I was running for GLRR at the time and we lost to CMS 5:37 to 5:40. That is some fast team times, we averaged 1:08 for 5 guys and still lost!
My final race of the month was a four mile in Salisbury. I took first on a kick taking Buddy Bostik in the last ¼ mile 19:09 to 19:11. Mike O’Brien was third in 19:14 and Dan took fourth in 19:43. The Winners Circle race attracted over 600 despite wind and snow.
I guess the days of 600 to 750 runner fields are over for the "small local race"...