New Bedford Half Marathon

42nd Annual New Bedford Half Marathon
March 17, 2019, 11 am, New Bedford, MA, temps circa 50
..Plc……………………………..Time…….Pace…Age…..Ag Tm…GP Pts
..340…SCOTT PETTINGELL..1:29:41…6:51…37.59…1:28:23…25pts
..791…BEN CARGILL………..1:46:00…8:06…20.23…1:45:20…22pts
..938…BOB CARGILL………..1:51:27…8:31…60.71…1:30:35…24pts
..990…MARK GOLDSHMIDT..1:52:56…8:37…49.12…1:30:35…24pts
1252…GINNY HOEHLEIN…..2:00:53…9:14…61.99…1:31:04……..25pts
1805…ANITA YIP……………..2:27:56..11:18…33.71…2:27:01……..23pts
1820…AMY PEARL…………..2:29:06..11:23…64.16…1:48:56……..24pts




Mt. Tom Snowshoe Scramble

Mt. Tom Snowshoe Scramble, Holyoke, MA

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Runners were given the option of completing the race using either snow shoes or micro spikes. Grand Prix Trail Race Series. http://dionwmacsnowshoe.com/2019-mt-tom-snowshoe-scramble-results/

John Joyce only GFRC Member………………………………………………….25 pts.

PlaceFirstLastAgeM/FTractionTime
5John Joyce63mspikes00:37:573.4 mi.

Black Cat 10 & 20

Salem, MA, March 9, 2019; mid-30’s, sunny; rolling hills course; GP pts scored by WAVA% – the % of wrld rec holder’s time by exact age
……………………….10 miles……………..
Plc….Name………………….Time……Pace…Age….AG.Tm…WAVA%…GP pts
143…JEANNE BIZZOCO…1:30:19…9:02…44.61…1:24:19…58.59……..25pts
145…AMY BIZZOCO………1:30:19…9:02…42.25…1:25:53…57.46……..23pts
181…VERNON TURNER…1:34:41…9:29…60.66…1:16:52…57.24…25pts..5/10 M6069
362…KATIE SCAFIDI………2:16:56..13:42…28.72…2:16:54…36.05……..17pts
372…MARY SULLIVAN……2:33:08..15:19…59.39…1:59:35…41.25……18pts..1st 10-Miler!
……………………….20 miles……………..
136…MELISSA ARNOLD…3:04:38…9:14…37.23…3:01:48…55.94……..21pts
145…JEN FEASTER……….3:06:41…9:21…44.94…2:54:17…58.35……..24pts
186…LISA BURGESS……..3:24:58..10:15…49.91…3:00:56…56.21……..22pts
192…TERESA BURKE…….3:29:52..10:30…50.11…3:04:58…55.03……..20pts
239…JASON MILLER………4:47:47..14:24…38.41…4:42:28…32.55…24pts
240…SUE RICHARDSON…4:47:49..14:24…58.30…3:48:00…44.61……..19pts

Notes: The course was reconfigured from 3-5 years ago when it was very flat, but this year’s version was much better for marathon trainers. As Jen Feaster explained, “…they were required to make the change a few days before the race due to safety concerns, at the direction of the Marblehead police.” And as Vernon Turner said postrace, “The true definition of rolling hills. Everyone should be happy with the work they did today – it will pay off in April!” And were there really free Bloody Marys after the race?

Let me know if your result’s not above and you did run this, or if there’s an error in your time, pace, place, age, GP pts, etc.




OFTM

OFTM (TEN miles!) 2/17/2019; 11 a.m., Foxboro; low-30’s, sunny, dry;
course not all that hilly (except for Miles 8-9) if you both trained and tapered for it. Ted (& Mary Tyler too?) took 834 photos of race – on Jimrhoades.com
Plc……………………………….Time…..Pace….Age…..Ag-Tm…GP pts
..77…SCOTT PETTINGELL…1:08:09…6:49…37.52…1:07:02…25pts
280…BOB CARGILL…………1:29:24…8:56…60.64…1:12:35…24pts
292…LINCOLN MERRIHEW..1:30:06…9:01…57.25…1:15:30…23pts
300…ERIC JACOBSEN……..1:30:30…9:03…47.29…1:22:45…22pts
367…KATYA DIVARI…………1:35:05…9:31…57.16…1:16:28……..25pts
390…SUSIN CARLSON……..1:37:19…9:44…52.20…1:23:19……..24pts
397…MICHELLE SCHATZ…..1:37:36…9:46…34.39…1:36:49……..22pts
425…MARY BAHL…………….1:40:41..10:04…41.66…1:36:13……..23
471…ANITA YIP……………….1:45:57..10:36…33.64…1:45:19……..20pts
488…MIKE BOWER…………..1:47:57..10:48…60.48…1:27:47…21pts
515…MIKE CARLSON………..1:52:04..11:12…54.59…1:35:56…20pts
591…SUE RICHARDSON……2:10:42..13:04…58.25…1:43:36……..21pts

The 5 up there who also did the 5K – did it to be part of the “BADASS HALF”!
Ted Tyler’s pics of us (he took 834 or so of the race) from Sunday’s OFTM (That’s Old Fashioned TEN MILER) showed Scott Pettingell doing his 6:49’s, Bob Cargill, 60, 8:56’s (4th in age group!), Lincoln Merrihew, 57, doing 9:01’s, Eric Jacobsen, more of a trail runner lately, pavement-pounding 9:03’s, and we think that’s Katya Divari, 57, also most often a “rocks & rootster”, bravely doing 9:31’s on this hard pavement! More pics to come! Scott, Bob, Lincoln, and both Katya Divari, and Michelle Schatz (in next photo grp) also did the 5K. They did it to be part of the “BADASS HALF”! Scott did his 5K in 6:14’s, Bob 8:01’s, Lincoln 8:41’s, Katya 8:39’s, and Michelle 9:25’s.
In the 5K, Mary Tyler was the only one of us down there to win anything
at either distance. Mary was 3rd in the 5K! Ted was 5th, but no cigars (They don’t smoke anyway!).

Paddy Kelly 5 Miler

38th Annual Paddy Kelly 5 Miler
Sunday, 11 a.m., Feb. 10, 2019, Brockton (half in Avon); low 30’s, slight wind, sunny, fairly flat course (only 3-4 shallow upgrades); trophies 3 deep, usual age groups
.Plc……………………………..Time….Pace…Age….Ag-Tm……GP Pts…Kudos
..18…ABBY McCABE………..35:27…7:05…37.02…34:58……..25pts…2nd F3039 (of 28)
..33…JOHN JOYCE………….36:54…7:22…63.77…29:01…25pts…
..38…DARLENE DEARDEN..37:07…7:25…43.00…35:21……..24pts..4th F4049 (of 49)

119…MICHAEL PELOSO…44:19…8:51…41.26…42:04…21pts
124…ESTHER POWELL……44:49…8:57…34.76…44:32……..23pts
141…VERNON TURNER…..45:53…9:10…60.56…37:08…22pts
146…REBECCA WHITE……46:26…9:17…34.48…46:10……..22pts
183…JIM FINN………………49:48…9:57…72.78…35:34…23pts…5th M7079 (of 12)
190…TOM ABBOTT………..50:08..10:01…75.62…34:13…24pts
290…KATIE SCAFIDI……1:07:12..13:26…29.42..1:07:12……..19pts
294…MARY BLANEY-SULLIVAN….1:08:51..13:46…59.29…54:34……..20pts
306…MARY TYLER……..1:12:57..14:35…71.53…48:39……..21pts…2nd F70-99
307…TED TYLER……….1:13:01..14:36…79.24…46:20…20pts
311 Tot.
Race notes: Abby said pre-race she hadn’t been running that much lately, but still got a tall (10″ ?) trophy for 2nd in her tough age group; John Joyce was FTLY by :19 (only 3 secs slower than yours truly was at one year older but John was 6/12 in his age group as opposed to my 3/12 back in 2008; Darlene Dearden was just 6 seconds from winning a trophy for 3rd in age group, and her mile pace in this 5 miler was only ONE SECOND slower that in her New Year’s Day 5K, so…must be improving! Esther Powell is still coming back from giving birth to Andrew in August, and, with work hours high every day, has been running only one day a week since then – on weekends! Her longest run since then has been only 6 miles. Vernon Turner was only a day off a long training run for Boston; Rebecca White ran her first GP race of this Series; Jim Finn (FTLY by 1:02, successfully “snuck by” me at ~3 miles), was also running his first, and said he’s been running almost every day and doesn’t dare let up; I (Tom A) had run my legs for only 2 days of the previous 12 due to 13 stitches in my back for minor surgery, so was 3 1/2 minutes slower than last year here; missed getting a trophy for first time in 7 years. Katie Scafidi brought her mother – and current member – Mary Blaney-Sullivan (who had run with us in the Strivers 5K two or three years ago), to race with; Mary Tyler, despite some recent health maladies, picked up her 2nd consecutive (3rd?) trophy for 2nd woman over 70; and Ted – 4 seconds behind – made sure she kept going! Best “fellow runner support award” should go to Abby and John for coming back after finishing and “escorting/exhorting” me to run faster the last half mile. (It really helped!) Vernon and Abby later took some nice post-race photos of us.
“FTLY” means Faster Than Last Year at this race.

February General Race Results

All 2018-2019 ResultsCurrent Grand Prix Results  Send in your results to raceresults@gfrcrun.org

DATERACE NAMENAMEPLACETIMEPACENOTES
2/3/2019TARCtic Frozen Yeti Trail Race, 15 Miler, Westood, MAJeff Hatem4:29:46Trail Race, Hale Reservation
2/3/2019TARCtic Frozen Yeti Trail Race, 15 Miler, Westood, MAStephen Galloway3:58:13Trail Race, Hale Reservation
2/3/2019TARCtic Frozen Yeti Trail Race, 15 Miler, Westood, MAKatya Divari3:59:48Trail Race, Hale Reservation
2/9/2019Phoenix MarathonMelissa Arnold3:30:088:02

10th Annual Resolution Run 5K to Kick Cancer

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m., Lexington H.S. Field House;
~29 degrees, sunny, only faint breeze; postrace food offerings rivaled almost any wedding reception’s. Racewire chiptime results & photos;course flat the first 2 miles, then a gently rolling 3rd mile, the a double-dogleg .12 mi finish.

Plc…name………………….Time….Pace…Age…Age-grd Time..Grand Prix points
.46…ABBY McCABE………22:25…7:12…37.0….22:08……..25pts
129…SUSIN CARLSON…..26:26…8:30…52.15…23:04……..24pts
153…ESTHER POWELL….27:16…8:46…34.75…27:06……..23pts..
194…MARY BAHL………….28:35…9:12…41.60…27:33……..22pts
211…TOM ABBOTT………..29:18…9:25…75.61…20:05…25pts
364…KATIE SCAFIDI………37:35..12:07…28.61…37:35……..19pts
402…TED TYLER…………..42:13..13:35…79.23…26:55…24pts
420…MARY TYLER………..46:31..14:58…71.52…31:51……..21pts…2nd F70+ (of 5)
429…KAREN BILODEAU….47:54..15:24…57.37…33:35……..20pts
476…EDW GINSBERG…….54:36..17:34…80.32…33:56…23pts

Tot 519.

There are maybe GFRC finishers that I didn’t notice on the first scan-through. Racewire doesn’t include town/city names (even though it does on the printout at the race), so that makes it harder to narrow down who’s a GFRC member.  Tell us at GrandPrix “at” gfrcrun.org if you were in this but not listed above.

Race Notes: Edw Ginsberg lives nearby and runs here often – but he didn’t use any shortcuts that we know of! Abby McCabe has been doing Wednesday Bowditch workouts whenever it’s open and getting in 7-milers on Sundays – but missed both with this past week’s weather. Susin Carlson did fine despite being in heavy marathon training. Esther Powell is on the comback trail and was 17 secs better here than on New Year’s Day. Mary Bahl started way back among the 10-minute crowd for some reason, then really turned it on, averaging 9:12’s. I was happily surprised when belatedly awarded my last year’s 3rd place Cancer Survivor’s trophy – complete with a generous Marathon Sports gift certificate. Katie (nee Sullivan) Scafidi is back racing with us again! (had been last seen at the Larry Olsen 10K) Ted & Mary Tyler had just gotten back from racing in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 65-degree race temps. Ted told Edw Ginsberg prerace, “I’m going to pass you in this!” But Edw never saw Ted pass at only 1/4 mile into the race. Sneaky! Karen Bilodeau was a minute faster than in her New Year’s 5K. Mike Carlson took some good group photos.

Upton State Forest 10.5K & Half Marathon

November 11, 2018

The Upton State Forest Trail race runs through the scenic Upton State Forest (surprise!). Part of the MRA series, this is probably the least challenging of their trail races. A slightly over 6 mile loop is run once for the 10.5k and twice for the half marathon. This year the race kicked off with Eric Jacobsen’s impression of Steve Galloway singing the National Anthem. If you weren’t there you missed out! The weather was beautiful for a fall trail run and great for a November day — This year was a beautiful 34 degree day with clear skies. The soup afterward was a great way to warm up!

Grand Prix points determined by age-grading-derived WAVA% value, which equates various distances efforts. PLEASE CHECK YOUR GP POINTS for accuracy.

NameDistanceTimeAgeAge-Gd TimeWAVAPointsNotes
Abby McCabe10.5 K1:01:5036.851:01:0052.29253’rd place in Open female division (20-39) and 4’th female overall
Eric Jacobsen10.5 K1:10:0947.071:03:5743.9822 
Amy Bizzoco10.5 K1:10:1141.981:07:1747.424 
Esther Powell10.5 K1:30:5634.611:30:2335.2822 
Joe Koziol10.5 K1:35:1675.651:04:5643.3221 
John Joyce13.1M2:03:0363.591:37:1559.99253’rd place in Senior (55+)
Steve Galloway13.1M2:16:4255.791:55:1650.1523 
Melissa Arnold13.1M2:22:4936.972:20:1846.4323 
Jeff Hattem13.1M2:31:4267.641:55:0850.6724

WAVA% found in “WMA age-grading calculator” link at bottom of Grand Prix page on website.