Good luck to everyone running Newburyport tonight!
I’ve had decent luck at the 10 mile although I’ve never won (got 2nd place twice). Hard to believe it has been 30 years since the first time I raced at the Yankee Homecoming.
My final race of the month in July of 1985 was the Yankee Homecoming 10 mile in Newburyport. This was my first attempt at 10 miles and I went in with rookie optimism hoping to run around 49 flat (from the presumption that a 24:30 wasn’t hard so two in a row should be manageable). I struggled after four miles, hit 5 miles in 24:36 and ran the second 5 miles in 25:34 for a 50:10 fifth place finish and a lesson in long-distance running.
Here are my results at Newburyport:
Date Time Pl Notes:
07/30/85 50:10 5 Yankee Homecoming - 80s humid 442/930/1415/1920/2436
08/02/88 51:02 2 Yankee Homecoming - 90s muggy felt flat 2500/2602
07/28/92 50:17 3 NEAC 10M - Big group of 10 at 5, 6 at 8, then Bagley went, got Fram in last 100m.
08/03/93 50:25 3 NEAC 10M - 90 humid, cut knee on guardrail before race. Karari 48:56
08/01/95 51:26 5 USATF NE 10m - 90s felt lousy
07/30/96 50:23 5 USATF NE 10m - 65 and humid. Through 8m thought I'd be sub 50:00
07/28/98 52:39 7 USATF NE 10m - Almost missed the start! 20th at m 15th by 2m
08/01/00 51:34 2 Yankee homecoming - Contusion in my leg post-race, lost feeling from knee to hip
07/29/08 59:29 80 USATF NE 10m - Warm and a bit humid. 14th 40+