46th Annual Walpole 10K (5K started in ’03)

Posted on September 2, 2019 by Tom Abbott

Sept. 2, 2019; 9:30 am 5K, 9:40 am 10K; partly sunny, low 70’s, faintly humid, slight breeze; chip finish only; awards 3 deep (medals); postrace yogurt, bars, bananas, apples, bananas; multiple silent auction bags & super generous raffle (all finishers got something from table); 377 photos of 5K by Mary Tyler on Coolrunning and 223 more on Jimrhoades.com of 10K by Ted Tyler; results below in WAVA% order:
.Plc……………………………Time….Pace…Age….Ag Tm..WAVA%…GP Pts
..53…BOB MAYER……..….22:33…7:16…63.49…17:56…72.34…25pts..1stM6069 
..29…BRUCE HARDY……..21:17…6:51…49.37…18:49…68.99…24pts..3rdM4049
..89…TIM CONLIN…………24:40…7:57…54.38…20:59…61.89…23pts
210…TOM ABBOTT……….31:38..10:11…76.20…21:27…60.54…22pts..1stM70+
..50…BO BROWN………….52:55…8:31…56.23…44:36…59.91…21pts
..82…MICHELLE SCHATZ..58:06…9:22…34.93…57:42…52.58……..25pts..PR!
283…TED TYLER………….43:18..13:57…79.82…27:14…47.69…20pts..4thM70+ 
..86…SAM LeHARDY……..58:25…9:25…40.14…56:18…47.46…19pts
266…SUE RICHARDSON..36:44..11:50…58.78…29:42…49.73……..24pts

Tots: 377 in 5K, 223 in 10K (last yr: 295 & 118)
WAVA% is % of world record for exact age for that distance for each participant; 10Kers above were Bo Brown, Michelle Schatz and Sam Lehardy; Bob Mayer said 5K course registered 3.25 on some GPS watches; Bruce Hardy the day before did heavy yard work (hadn’t gotten the memo); Bo Brown’s sons (members last year) each have done sub-2 minute 800’s in college; Michelle Schatz, in her 2nd 10K ever had a nice PR; Ted Tyler almost over flu symptoms we think. As for me, T. Abbott, my legs had no pop at all for the entire course, but it wasn’t a PW at least! Did anyone have an age-graded PR? Let me know, as we might start keeping track of these.


August General Race Results

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

DATERACE NAMENAMETIMEPACEPLACENOTES
8/18/19NH Senior GamesArnie Pollinger50 Meters: 7.68
100 Meters: 14.92
200 Meters: 32.47
Long Jump: 11'2"
4:07
4:00
4:21
2/5
3/3
3/5
3/4
M60-64, 87.37%
78.02%
Lots of Medals for Arnie!
8/18/19NH Senior GamesJim Jones800 Meters: 3:54
1500 Meters: 8:10
3rd M65-69
3rd M65-69
8/18/19Falmouth Road RaceAmy Pearl1:21:567 Miles, Very Humid
8/31/192019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final LausanneJoe KoziolTotal: 2:15:06
Swim: 31:58
Bike: 52:50
Run: 40:13
1717th 75-79 Male in the WORLD
8/11/19Sharon Triathlon (Swim 0.5 mi. - Bike 12 mi. - Run 4.4 mi.)Joe KoziolSwim: 30:41
Bike: 47:58
Run: 57:47
Total: 2:20:24
2 75-79M, 388 place

Mile and 200 Meter Challenge (14th Annual)

August 15, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Bowditch Field track, Framingham; weather perfect – 70-ish, but dry air; Grand Prix pts determined by WAVA values (based on performance for exact age, to 1/100’s), 192 Photos by Ted & Mary Tyler,, 24+ by Bob C on Facebook elsewhere; other VALUABLE VOLUNTEERS (without whom we couldn’t have done this!): Wendy Akeson, Deb Galloway, Jeff Hattem, Mike Carlson, Arnie Pollinger, and…? NOTE: GP points have changed slightly since Monday evening’s “Make up for Missing It Thursday” mini Mile & 200m. ORDER OF FINISHERS BELOW by 200 meter times:
………………………………200m….ag tm..WAVA…Mile…ag tm..WAVA..AGE….tot WAVA…GP PTS (determined by WAVA values)
…………..200 Meters–MEN
…1…BRUCE HARDY……..31.54…27.31…70.74…6:06…5:21…69.18…49.35…139.92…24pts
…2…ARNIE POLLINGER..33.03…26.53…72.84…8:49…7:04…52.50…60.37…125.34…20pts

…3…SCOTT PETTINGELL..34.07…32.09…60.20…5:36.5..5:23..38.04..69.07…129.28…23pts
…4…BOB MAYER…………35.99…28.33…68.19…6:08…4:47…77.55…63.47…145.74…25pts
…5…SAM LeHARDY……..36.51…33.83…57.11…8:03…7:36…48.80…40.12…105.91…17pts
…6…STEVE GALLOWAY..37.14…30.60…63.14…7:10…5:56…62.49…56.65…125.61…21pts

…7…MIKE CARLSON…38.46…31.93…60.50…9:17…7:46…47.77…55.41…108.27…18pts
…8…BOB CARGILL………38.96…31.13…62.06…6:59…5:33…66.73…61.15…128.29…22pts
…9…TOM ABBOTT……….47.65…32.37…59.64…8:57…5:58…62.16…76.15…121.80…19pts
..10…JOE KOZIOL……..1:42.60..1:08.46..27.82…13:58…9:16…40.00…76.36…67.82…15pts
..11…TED TYLER……….1:33.49…59.63…32.40…15:15…9:24…39.49…79.80…71.84…16pts
………………………….WOMEN….

.………………………………200m….ag tm..WAVA…Mile…ag tm..WAVA..AGE….tot WAVA…GP PTS
…1…ABBY McCABE………34.43…33.54…63.63…6:14…6:01…69.60…37.58…133.23…23pts
…2…DARLENE DEARDEN..37.00…33.44…63.81…6:30…5:54…70.92…43.55…134.73…24pts
…3…JUDY LEVINE………….39.45…32.47…65.73..10:13…8:24…49.85…51.70…115.58…21pts

…4…ANITA YIP…………………..39.02…39.02…54.69…7:33…7:27…56.19…34.15…110.88…PR’s in both!! (declnd GP pts) 
…5…RONG HU………………39.90…32.11…66.47…7:18…5:50…71.69…53.78…138.16…25pts
…65…MICHELLE SCHATZ….45.51…45.51…46.89…7:58…7:49…53.54…34.91…100.43…19pts
…7…SUSIN CARLSON…….49.38…40.20…53.08…9:16…7:31…55.7…52.72…108.78…20pts
…8…SUE ERICSON………..53.96…44.26…47.46..10:21…8:38…48.49…50.56…95.95…18pts
…8…CAROL LEITER………53.37…36.05…59.19..10:57…6:40…62.75…71.62…121.94…22pts..
PR’s in both!
…9…SUE RICHARDSON…61:10…46.68…45.71…10:40…7:58…52.56…58.76…98.27…17pts
Notes: Ted Tyler was just getting over a summer flu, but still geared himself up enough to take photos of everyone running the mile (after running/walking it himself in an official early Start). Mary Tyler had other ongoing medical problems but still took other photos; Bruce Hardy traved all the way from his new Quincy digs to do both the fastest mile and fastest 200 meters, but Arnie Pollinger still had the best 200m age-graded time (26.53) in this GFRC event as he has done consecutively for what – 11 years now?! Bob Mayer had the highest WAVA% – a 77.65 in the mile! (‘Course he’s a young 63!); new member Carol Leiter, 71, ran her first mile-on-a-track race and her first 200 meter race ever – so of course each is now a personal record! Anita Yip also ran PR times – 39.02 in 200m and 7:33 in mile (after first 200m at 5:30 or so pace!) Abby McCabe was our first woman in both the mile (6:14) and 200m (34.43), but was edged out age-gradedly by both Rong Hu (53) and Darlene Dearden (43) – see their fine stats above. FOUR were among the original participants in the original 2006 Mile & 200 Meter Challenge: Arnie Pollinger, Sue Ericson, Ted Tyler, and Tom Abbott.








1 Mile and 200 Meter Challenge

Thursday, August 15 6:15/6:30-7:30 pm

A free club race on the Bowditch track in Framingham. The mile will start probably around 6:50 or even later, if you’re concerned about getting there in time. The 200 meters can be run before the mile (at 6:30), but most run it around 20 minutes after the mile race. For Grand Prix points, the age-graded WAVA% for each didtance will be added to a total, and GP points will come from this.

200 Meters
1 Mile
200 Meters

If you cannot make it on Thursday evening you may come to Bowditch on Monday, August 19 at 6:30 pm and we will repeat the event.

Hot to Trot 5K

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 8:10 a.m., Upton VFW; sunny, low 70’s, gun times; attractive medals 3 places deep in age groups; music; postrace chow: grilled Chic-Fil-A sandwiches, peaches, bananas; 264 photos by Ted Tyler.

Plc…………………………..Time…..Age.…Ag.Tm..…GP Pts

..5…SCOTT PETTINGELL….18:46…37.94…18:02…24pts…2nd M3039
.10…ERIN McARDLE………..21:08…28.63……..21:08…24pts…1st F2029
.12…BOB MAYER……………21:20…63.37…16:52…25pts…1st M6069

.14…ABBY McCABE………..21:26…37.49……..21:07…25pts…2nd F3039
.20…JEN FEASTER…………23:45…45.31……..22:16…23pts…1st F4049

.25…JEANNE BIZZOCO…24:45…44.98……..23:16…22pts…2nd F4049
.36…JAMES WILCOX……….25:59…51.54…22:36…21pts
.37…SAM LeHARDY………..26:10…40.03…24:47…20pts
.45..MICHELLE SCHATZ….26:54…34.81……..26:44…20pts
.70…TOM ABBOTT…………30:26…76.09…20:40…23pts…3rd M70+
.77…MIKE BOWER…………31:07…60.90…25:07…19pts
.83…JOE KOZIOL…………..32:57…76.27…22:19…22pts
.86…SALMA PETTINGELL..33:44…34.21……..33:35…18pts
.90…JUDY LEVINE…………34:42…51.61……..30:28…19pts
.98…SUE ERICSON………..35:57…50.47……..31:58…17pts
102…CAROL LEITER……….36:40…71.52……..25:06…21pts…PR!
114…JACKIE JUDD………….48:35…54.31……..41:23…15pts
115…ANDREW GIOVANNINI.48:35…43.36…44:53…18pts
116…MARY TYLER…………..49:28…71.99……..33:45…16pts..3rd F70+

Notes: Tri Valley FR had publicized this race, so a few particularly fast types showed up; Bob Mayer had a 76.95% WAVA and Scott Pettingell had a 72%; Bob Mayer and Abby McCabe switched finishing positions from last year here, new member Carol Leiter of Wayland had a 5K PR, Erin McArdle was both well trained and well rested after wisely skipping a planned half (VT) last weekend because of the record heat, Mike Bower was only 1 1/2 days rested after a prior 5K, Mary Tyler had a knee problem with the “flat” hilliness. Abby was 2nd of 19 in her age group, Jen and Jeanne 1st & 2nd of 9, Scott 2nd of 10. Was that pre and postrace music great or what?! Judy Levine showed a couple of dance steps; Couch to 5K graduates Jackie Judd and Andrew Giovannini got in their 2nd GP race of this Series. Faster than last year here were Bob Mayer (by 0:25), Abby McCabe (by 0:14),and Judy Levine (by 4:46). [more Notes later]

XTERRA French River Trail Run (aka Hodges Hoedown)

July 14, 2019

The XTERRA French River Trail Run (aka Hodges Hoedown) showcases the complex trail system of this US Army Corp of Engineers property. The race includes sections that can only (sanely) be power hiked, a few descents that require holding onto saplings, and even a knee deep river crossing. Gun start, manual timing. 23 runners in the 5k, 78 runners in the 10k, 87 runners in the half marathon.

NameDistanceTimeAgeAge-Gd TimeWAVAPointsNotes
Abby McCabe5k0:32:5937.469444440:32:3045.43241st Place 5k Overall! 1st Female 5k, 20-39
John Joyce5k0:33:4252.813888890:29:0144.71253rd Place 5k Overall! 2nd Male 5k, 55+
Tim Conlin5k0:35:5454.238888890:30:2742.66241st Male 5k, 40-54
Steve Galloway5k0:39:2056.433333330:32:5539.45223rd Male 5k, 55+
Debra Galloway5k2:05:3459.455555561:38:3930.7422Started the 5k, ran 7.1M, and still managed to be 2nd Female 5k 55+
Kendra Howard10k1:12:1045.411111111:07:1245.1323 
Eric Jacobsen10k1:12:4447.694444441:05:5640.5123 
Jeff Hattem10k1:36:4868.258333331:12:5236.6721 
Katya Divari13.1M2:48:3157.555555562:14:4948.33252nd Female Half, 55+

Grand Prix points determined by age-grading-derived WAVA% value, which equates various distances efforts.
WAVA% calculated using: http://www.howardgrubb.co.uk/athletics/wmalookup15.html
PLEASE CHECK YOUR GP POINTS for accuracy.

Any Race on July 4th

Any race on July Fourth (and evening of 3rd)

……..Finish on the Fifty 5K, Gillette Stadium, 6:30 on evening of July 3
GP points determined by WAVA% (a different scale for men vs women)

………Finish on Fifty 10K (7:30 start):
.515…KEITH MOSER………..57:17….52.68…53.65%…17pts
……..Finish on the Fifty 5K, Gillette Stadium, 6:30 on evening of July 3
Plc….Finisher………………..Time…..Age….WAVA%…GP points
.147…ABBY BURGESS…….27:29….16.28…55.25%……..20pts.
.405…LISA BURGESS………31:41…50.22…52.79%……..18pts
.515…KEITH MOSER………..32:53…52.68…45.82%…

.280……”………..”…for 10K..57:17….”…”…53.65%…..17pts
.839…MADDIE BURGESS….35:41…11.86…46.38%…….15pts
1402…JASON RICH…………41:33…43.75…34.03%…15pts
1616…SUE RICHARDSON…43:33…58.61…41.87%……..15pts
1809…LESLIE HARVEY……45:45…53.25…39.46%……..15pts

2032…JENNIFER RICH…48:26…42.46……..31.80%…….15pts
……..York’s Four on the Fourth…8 a.m.
.523…JIM JONES……………39:16…67.05…56.37%…19pts
……..Charles River YMCA July 4th 5K, 8:30 a.m.
.65…DARLENE DEARDEN…22:42…43.39…68.36%……..25pts..2/60 F4049
.xx…JOHN JOYCE…………..23:20…64.17…70.86%…24pts…….4/16 M6069
.xx…TOM ABBOTT………….32:15…76.03…59.17%…20pts……5/9 M7079
.xx…TED TYLER…………….43:24…79.64…47.39
%…15pts
.556…MARY TYLER…………49:14…71.93…44.04%……..15PTS..3 F7079
……..46th Annual Minuteman 5 Miler, Concord
.97…SAM LeHARDY………..46:19…39.96…48.00%…16pts
105…MICHELLE SCHATZ….47:11…34.75…51.61%……..16pts
109…BETTY BOGARDUS….47:46…60.26…64.72%……..23pts…3rd F60-69
149…MIKE BOWER…………55:56…60.84…47.70%…15pts
……..56th Annual Sudbury 3.75 Miler, 9:10 a.m.
..4…SCOTT PETTINGELL….23:50…37.88…67.60%…23pts
.23…BOB MAYER……………27:50…63.31…71.80%…25pts.
.37…BOB CARGILL…………29:06…61.00…67.35%…22pts..2nd Sudb M6069
.60…JEANNE BIZZOCO……31:33…44.91…60.59%……..22pts
.71…ERIC JACOBSEN……..32:19…47.65…54.55%…18pts
100..AMY BIZZOCO…………34:38…42.54…54.19%……..19pts
185…JUDY LEVINE…………46:22…51.54…44.21%……..15pts
196…SALMA PETTINGELL..49:15…34.15…36.64%……..15pts
207…KATIE SCAFIDI……….56:30…29.10…31.77%……..15pts
208…MARY SULLIVAN…….58:25…59.67…38.66%……..15pts
……..25th Annual Goose Rock Beach 5K, Maine;
680…CAROL LEITER………41:33…71.47…51.87%……..17pts
……..2019 Firecracker 5K, Warrenville, IL
.19…JAY POWELL…………20:24…37.62…66.09%…21pts
.76…ESTHER POWELL……25:47…35.17…57.66%……..21pts
………..Battle for ………Independence 5K, Wilmington, NC
107/382..JEN FEASTER…24:19…45.24…64.77%………..24pts..1/45 F4049

………..Star-Spangled 5K…
86…Edw. Ginsberg…63:32…80.79…43.49%…15pts


Notes: Jen Feaster said 105 Heat Index in NC; Darlene Dearden had decided only on morning of race to enter,
the Race to the Fifty at Gillett 5K said to be “long’ (3.5 mi, etc.); new member
Carol Leiter‘s first Grand Prix race! Ted Tyler’s was best of 3 races in 5 days; Betty Bogardus’s 1st GP race since Thanksgiving; John Joyce’s foot finally healed from sprain; did Keith Moser carry the flag in his Gillette 10K?


Wolf Den Dash Trail Race

Sun June 23, 2019, 9am ~ Pomfret Center, CT ~ 80 degrees under fair skies

Runners had an option of a 4 or 8 mile race. Points were determined by individual WAVA value for the distance run.

NameDistanceTimeAgeAge-Gd TimeWAVAPointsNotes
John Joyce4M0:43:04 52.76 0:33:4650.04251st M60-98
Samuel LeHardy4M0:50:07 29.08 0:47:4635.38221st M30-39
Debra Galloway4M1:11:59 59.40 0:57:2033.4825 
Steve Galloway8M1:36:59 56.38 1:21:4642.6424 
Jeff Hattem8M1:51:00 68.20 1:23:3841.6823

Grand Prix points determined by age-grading-derived WAVA% value, which equates various distances efforts.
WAVA% calculated using: http://www.howardgrubb.co.uk/athletics/wmalookup15.html
PLEASE CHECK YOUR GP POINTS for accuracy.

26 x 1 Marathon Mile Relay

Hormel Stadium, 90 Locust St., Medford, 8:30 a.m.; Saturday, June 22, 2019
temps in high 60’s to low 70’s; breezy; sunny; chip-timed (by chip in baton);
Name……………………..Mile…Age…Age-adj time…GP Pts…Awards (ribbon, light) ARNIE POLLINGER…leadoff 0.215 miles…1:07…(5:11 pace)…20pts
SAM LeHARDY…………7:08…39.93…6:44.7… 20pts
LISA BURGESS………..8:09…50.19…6:50.5……..20pts

SCOTT PETTINGELL…5:36…37.85…5.22.6…24pts

KENDRA HOWARD……7:20…45.34…6:32.2……..21pts
ABBY BURGESS………6:27…16.25…6:15.4……..21pts…1/7 F0-19
MELISSA ARNOLD……6:16…37.50…6:03.6……..22pts
MIKE PELOSO…………6:54…41.53…6:26.8…20pts…PR!
TIM CONLIN……………7:16…54.17…6:08.6…
20pts
ANDREA LEONARD…..6:49…54.88…5:22.9……..24pts..5/31 F5059
MIKE BOWER………….9:26…60.81…7:32.0…20pts

WILLIAM WANG……….8:36…13.21…7:41.1…20pts

DARLENE DEARDON…6:29…43.36…5:55.0……..23pts
BRUCE HARDY………..6:06…49.18…5:22.2…25pts
ESTHER POWELL…….7:36…36.14…7:25.1……..20pts

JINGSONG WANG…….7:32…50.71…6:33.1…20pts

JAY POWELL…………..5:45…37.59…5:31.9…23pts
MICHELLE SCHATZ…..8:04…34.72…7:56.3……..20pts

GLENN MEISTER……..7:17…57.06…6:00.5…20pts

PHYLLIS LOWRY……..6:29…52.75…5:15.9……..25pts..1/31 F50-59
KEITH MOSER………..6:41…52.65…5:43.3…21pts
JEFF HATTEM………..7:28…68.19…5:34.4…22pts
JUMANA SALEH……..6:22…29.19…6:21.9……..20pts

STACY ANDERSON…7:16…46.71…6:22.3……..20pts

PAUL WHALEN………5:55…28.98…5:54.7…20pts
CHRIS HEYMANNS…8:01…36.22…7:47.3…20pts

ABBY McCABE………6:34…37.40…6:21.3……..20pts
Team: 16th of 23; 3:04:41
…Grand Prix points for a relay is 20 points minimum
…In the 12-month Grand Prix Series starting in June, GP points for only ONE RACE PER MONTH are awarded, and they would be for whichever race you ran produced the higher (or highest, if 3 races) points for that month. See the Grand Prix Rules for how to substitute a marathon, half-marathon or ultra race (>32 miles) for a race in any particular month. Just by dint of being a GFRC member, when you run a GP-selected race, GP points are calculated for you and added to your total for the Series.
…Age-graded time is done for the exact year (with 2 decimal positions) of racer’s age, rather than by the 10-year age division the runner is in, as calculated on WMA website. Ages on this are calculated to one one-hundredth because there is often such a closeness in age-graded times that a finer age-graded computation than in 2-digit ages is more accurate. Plus, the farther into your year of age you are, more time is taken off and therefore the faster your age-graded time is! YOUNGER RUNNERS might not like this at first, but it is used so that all club members have a fun way to compete against each other. OLDER RUNNERS are always very envious of younger runners’ ability to run fast times. Age-graded times actually do approximate the times most older runners ran in their 20’s and early 30’s, so it is a fair system to use.