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.