Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Looking back - 1982 + 1987

30 years ago
Only one race in November of 1982 and it was the New England XC championships at Franklin Park.  We’d missed qualifying for XC nationals so this was my final race of my freshman cross-country season.  I took 14th place in 24:08 running splits of: 4:40/4:50/4:53/5:13/4:32.

25 years ago
Back to cross-country, my only two races in November of 1987 were the New England championships and the U.S. championships.  On the 15th I ran a “part XC but mostly roads” NEAC championship in Marlborough, MA.  I ended up placing third in 29:57.  Two weeks later I (barely) cracked the top 50 at the TAC championships on a long (10.3k) course in Van Cortland park.  I took 49th in 31:42 in a field of 500.

I couldn't find any pics from back then so here is a picture from last weekend :-)  Picture by Scott Mason

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