Needham New Year’s Day 5K

Jan. 1, 2020, Needham YMCA Great Plain Ave. ; 40-ish, though NW wind, sunny; start at 11:00 a.m.; 664 finishers; scant awards, but postrace free beer & pizza 2 blks away (Hearth Pizzeria); results by RaceWire, and finish line photos of every runner too. …(For the sake of clarity, everyone’s GRAND PRIX points at bottom of this listing)

…………………………………Time….Pace....Age grp 1st-5th
..13…SCOTT PETTINGELL..19:01…6:07….2/38 M3039
..68…BOB MAYER………….22:10…7:08…74.36% 3/40M6069
..87…JOHN JOYCE…………22:51…7:21….5/40 M6069
121…BOB CARGILL………..23:52…7:40…
176…JEANNE BIZZOCO…..25:02…8:03… 62.98% WAVA!
216…AMY BIZZOCO………..26:07…8:24…
289…VERNON TURNER……27:16…8:46…FTLY by 0:53

329…WENDY AKESON…….28:04…9:01….
340…HELEN SHIK…………..28:16…9:05…FTLY by 0:38

343…PAM HELINEK…………28:20…9:07…63.63% WAVA!
406…JINGSONG WANG……29:49…9:35….
416…WILLIAM WANG………30:16…9:44…
472…SUE RICHARDSON…..31:49.1..10:14…FTLY 3:58

473…TOM ABBOTT…………31:49.2..10:14…..5/15 M70+
488…AMY PEARL……………32:26…10:26…
507…JIM FINN………………..33:11…10:40….
533…HAIHONG LI……………34:05…10:58….
546…JUDY LEVINE………….34:20..11:02..won gift cert*
574…JOE KOZIOL…………..35:38…11:27….
607…MARK AKESON……….37:13…11:58….
655…TED TYLER…………….49:05…15:47…

* to a Needham wine store! AND Judy was FTLY by 3:07!
FTLY” means Faster Than Last Year here by __:__
Vernon Turner was also FASTER this day by 0:53!, Helen Shik by 0:38. Scott Pettingell only ONE SECOND STLY*,
*”STLY” = SLOWER Than Last Year!) ; for instance, Yours Truly was exactly TWO minutes STLY.
We had FOURTEEN RETURNEES from LAST YEAR
and TWELVE from both previous years (2017 & 2018).
WAVA – the World Assoc. of Veteran Athletes’ % of world
record time for that exact age and distance. 60-69% is
“locally competitive” and 70-79% is “regionally competitive”
. ………………..GP Points for Men:
…………………………….Time….Pace..Age…..Age-grd..GP
BOB MAYER…………….22:10…7:08…63.82…17:27…25pts
JOHN JOYCE…………..22:51…7:21…64.70…17:52…24pts
SCOTT PETTINGELL…19:01…6:07…38.40…18:13…23pts
BOB CARGILL…………23:52…7:40…61.50…19:10…22pts
TOM ABBOTT………….31:49..10:14..76.53…..21:27..21pts
VERNON TURNER…….27:16…8:46…61.49…21:54…20pts
JIM FINN………………..33:11..10:40…73.71…23:28…19pts
JOE KOZIOL……………35:38..11:27..76.73….23:55…18pts
JINGSONG WANG…….29:49…9:35…51.27….25:59…17pts
WILLIAM WANG………..30:16…9:44…13.77…28:33…16pts
TED TYLER……………..49:05..15:47…80.15…30:38…15pts
MARK AKESON………..37:13..11:58…49.36…32:55…15pts
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……….GP Points for Women:
…………………………..Time….Pace..Age…..Age-grd..GP
PAM HELINEK………..28:20…9:07…58.16…23:13…25pts
JEANNE BIZZOCO…..25:02…8:03…45.42…23:26…24pts

HELEN SHIK………….28:16…9:05…53.99…24:10…23pts
AMY PEARL…………..32:26..10:26…64.95…24:17…22pts
WENDY AKESON……28:04…9:01…51.15…24:46…21pts
AMY BIZZOCO……….26:07…8:24…43.04…24:56…20pts
SUE RICHARDSON…31:49..10:14…59.13…25:37…19pts
JUDY LEVINE………..34:20..11:02…52.07…30:00…18pts
HAIHONG LI………….34:05..10:58…49.17…30:44…17pts

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