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 (of28)
..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……..20pts
294…MARY BLANEY-SULLIVAN….1:08:51..13:46…59.29…54:34……..21pts
306…MARY TYLER……..1:12:57..14:35…71.53…48:39……..22pts…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; John Joyce was FTLY by :19; 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; 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 the legs for only 2 days of last 12 due to stitches in back for minor surgery, so was 3 1/2 minutes slower than last year here; Katie Scafidi brought her mother, Mary Blaney-Sullivan (who had run with us in the Strivers 5K 2 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.