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.