10th Annual Jingle Bell 2 Mi.


December 8, 2019, Natick H.S., 10 a.m., 19 degrees, no wind, sunny; 2-mile course, fairly flat (two noticeable 1/8th mile upgrades, which were somewhat offset by the 1.8-mile course length, so, paces “a tad fast” – but only a tad, as they, as mentioned above, somewhat offset the two upgrades. (Maybe added 15-30 seconds a mile to your pace?) Awards (12-oz mugs) 1 deep: Phyllis Lowry 1/28 F5059, Darlene Dearden 1 F4049; Carol Leiter, Tom Abbott, Ted Tyler also took their age groups;
Bob Mayer, John Joyce, Bruce Hardy, Abby McCabe, Chad MacDonald, Mary Tyler 2nd or 3rd in their age groups; generous raffle made up for lack of awards depth (Bob Cargill won something good). Postrace goodies: muffins, bananas, and great hot chocolate from Wegman’s.
..Plc……………………….……Time…Pace…Age…..Ag-grd…GP Points
..12…BRUCE HARDY………11:36…5:48…49.65…10:10…23pts 2/47 M4049
..21…BOB MAYER…………..12:27…6:13…63.77….9:41…25pts..2/9..M6069
..23…ABBY McCABE……….12:29…6:14…37.88…12:07……..23pts..2/39F3039
..26…PHYLLIS LOWRY…….12:37…6:18…53.23…10:20……..25pts..1/28F5059
..28…JOHN JOYCE…………12:39…6:19…64.63…9:45…24pts…3/9M6069
..34…DARLENE DEARDEN..13:00…6:30…43.85…….11:58…24pts..1/66F4049
..36…CHAD MacDONALD….13:17…6:38…39.64…12:36…19pts
..39…BOB CARGILL………..13:27…6:43…61.45…10:41…22pts…
..56…GLENN MEISTER…….14:23…7:11…57.54…11:49…21pts
..62…JEANNE BIZZOCO……14:46…7:23…45.37……..13:31…21pts
..76…ESTHER POWELL……15:06…7:33…36.62……..14:46…17pts
..77…AMY BIZZOCO………..15:09…7:34…42.99……..14:05…19pts
117…LISA BURGESS……….16:20…8:10…50.67……..13:50…20pts
151…MARK GOLDSCHMIDT.17:22…8:41…49.86…15:12…18pts
162…SUSIN CARLSON…….17:29…8:44…53.02……..14:21…18pts
172…MIKE CARLSON………17:44…8:52…55.71…14:48…16pts
178…MICHELLE SCHATZ….17:52…8:56…35.20……..17:36…15pts
184…TOM ABBOTT…………18:01…9:00…76.48…11:56…20pts…1 M7079
225…JUDY LEVINE…………18:44…9:22…52.00……..15:35…16pts
228…KIORA GOLDSCHMIDT.18:50…9:25…11.9………17:05…15pts
274…ARNIE POLLINGER….19:43…8:51…60.64…15:46…17pts
293…CAROL LEITER………20:17..10:08…71.91……..12:29…22pts..1 F7079

309…LAURIE KIMMELSTIEL..20:44..10:22…61.12……..15:12..16 pts
372…ELLEN MAINZER…….22:07..11:03…58.89……..16:45…15pts
398…KATIE SCAFIDI……….22:50..11:23…29.48……..29:48…15pts

437…MARY SULLIVAN……25:51..12:55…60.15……..19:13…15pts
446…TED TYLER…………..26:37..13:18…80.10…16:18…15pts
454…MARY TYLER………..29:46..14:53…72.39……..16:44…15pts..3 F7079
474 Tot.

Just able to get this done during Buffalo game (Ravens seemed to score more when I wasn’t watching – but is this good? Kind of wanted Buffalo to win….[they didn’t, nor did Patriots, thanks to refs]) Before race, Arnie Pollinger arrived without his number to his horror – so he bombed home (without getting a speeding tkt) and got back just in time to join the back of the crowded pack. Bob Cargill WON a pair of raffle tickets to a Celtics game against…which team? Yours Truly was handed a whole tray of Wegman’s muffins to take home by the volunteers. Any other stories?


25th Annual Turkey Classic

November 28, 2019, 8:00 a.m., Framingham, MA, ~40, cloudy, faint breeze, mostly flat course except for 3 medium-to-shallow upgrades; postrace baked goodies, fruits, beer provided by Gerard Lowry and Framingham Fire; photos of most GFRC’ers finishing (at least those wearing colors!), another 54 photos by Bob Cargill; Results of whole race by iresultslive.com. ; Turkey figurine awards only for 1st place; long and generous raffle.
..Plc……………………………Time…Pace…Age…..Ag-grd Time
.11…SARAH TULLY………..18:22…5:55…20.46…18:22…1st F OVERALL! 25Pts (other points in separate section below this list of results)
.12…ALEX LOWRY…………18:28…5:57…20.41…18:28…
.17…TIM GLAVIN…………….19:38…6:20…26.16…19:38…
.20…KEVIN WELCH………..19:52…6:24…24.69…19:52…
.23…JAY POWELL………….20:06…6:29…38.04…19:18…
.26…EMILY TULLY………….20:16…6:32…20.96…20:16…2nd F20-29
of 103
.39…ARNEV SINGH………..20:50…6:43…15.59…20:18…3rd M11-15
xxx…BRUCE HARDY………….21:15…6:51…49.61…18:45…Dover Turkey Trot
.50…BOB MAYER…………..21:20…6:53…63.73…16:49…2nd M60-69
of 36
.56…JIM GLAVIN……………21:31…6:57…54.91…18:14…
5th M50-59
.57…MARK GOLDSCMIDT..21:43…6:57…49.83…19:08…
4th M40-49
.75…JOHN JOYCE…………22:21…7:12…64.59…17:29…3rd M60-69
of 36
.82…ANDREA LEONARD…22:37…7:18…55.33…19:02…1st F50-59
of 90
.90…ABBY McCABE……….22:48…7:21…37.85…22:26…3rd F30-39
of 86
.96…BEN CARGILL…………22:51…7:22…20.93…22:51…

Wellesley 5K DARLENE DEARDEN..23:10…7:28…43.79…21:59…
105…KENDRA HOWARD…..23:10…7:28…45.79…21:37…
4th F40-49
107…BOB CARGILL………..23:11…7:28…61.42…18:38…
5th M60-69
116…RONG HU………………23:26…7:33…54.05…20:01…2nd F50-59
of 92
129…ABBY BURGESS……..23:48…7:40…16.70…23:18…2nd F16-19
of 33
141…CHAD MacDONALD…24:14…7:49…39.60…
160…STEVE GALLOWAY….24:44…7:58…56.81…18:59…
176…GLENN MEISTER…….25:08…8:06…57.51…20:51…
177…JEANNE BIZZOCO…..25:13…8:08…43.33…23:35…

199…RITU SINGH………………25:49…8:19…46.59…23:19…
223…KEITH TULLY…………26:10…8:26…48.17…23:21…
234…AMY BIZZOCO……….26:18…8:28…42.95…25:07…

250…STEVEN YOO………………26:32…8:33…38.53…25:33
251…JEFF HATTEM………..26:32…8:33…68.64…20:01…

xxx…VERNON TURNER…..27:05…8:50…[not registered]
278…BILL ROBERTSON….27:03…8:43…67.01…20:43…

281…BRENDAN WILCOX…27:05…8:44…20.15…27:05..
287…WENDY AKESON……27:14…8:47…51.04…24:04…
318…JAMES WILCOX……..27:53…8:59…51.87…24:11
329…BETTY BOGARDUS…28:02…9:02…60.66…22:08…3rd F6069
of 27
332…RICH LEONARD……..28:09…9:04…65.39…21:52…
340…BOB KYNOCH………..28:28…9:10…64.07…
357…JINGSONG WANG…..28:44…9:16…51.16…
358…DEB TULLY…………..28:45…9:16…46.33…26:42…
378…JOE KYNOCH………..29:00…9:23…65.07…
389…MICHELLE TOSI……..29:25…9:29…48.35…

…..Gobble Wobble 5K…LEV VOLFSON…29:27…9:31…
390…LISA BURGESS………29:28…9:30…50.64…
409…WILLIAM WANG……..29:41…9:34…13.66…
430…MIKE CARLSON……..29:54…9:38…55.67…

…..Feaster Five…BOB LAPREL, Jr….48:13…9:42…43.00…
469…DEB GALLOWAY…….30:19…9:46…59.83…
470…KATE SCHNEIDER…..30:19…9:46…
475…SUSIN CARLSON…….30:22…9:47…52.98…

485…AMY PEARL…………..30:33…9:51…64.86…22:54
493…BOB MOORE………….30:50…9:56…54.23…

494…CINDY MOORE……….30:50…9:56…52.17…
495…TOM ABBOTT…………30:52…9:57…76.44…20:50…1st M70+
497…KAROLYN WELCH……30:57…9:58…53.40…
498…AMBER WELCH………30:57…9:58…14.69…
499…TONY SICILIANO…….30:57…9:58…64.27…24:17…
514…ARNIE POLLINGER….31.19..10:05…60.64…25:20…

531…JAMIE BURGOYNE-HALBE..31:32..10:09…36:12…
532…ESTHER POWELL……31:32..10:09…35.58…
533…MELISSA ARNOLD……31:35..10:10…37.95…
537…MEGAN BUBELLO……31:38..10:12…22.15…
554…DAVID WELCH…………31:53..10:17…22.66…
555…ALISON WELCH……….31:54..10:17…20.53…
570…MICHELLE SCHATZ…..32:04..10:20…35.17…
571…SAM LeHARDY…………32:06..10:20…40.38…
592…MAEGAN ROSE………..32:27..10:27…26.06…
603…MIKE BOWER……………32:55..10:36…61.26…
711…CARLEIGH-ANN HARVEY..35:36..11:28…26.35…
750…CAROL LEITER………….37:20..12:01…71.88…2nd F70+
766…JASON RICH……………..37:55..12:14…44.17…

…..Gobble Wobble 5K…JOE KOZIOL…38:02…12:17…
784…LESLIE WHITE-HARVEY..38:40..12:27…42.88…
788…JEN MILLER RICH………39:05..12:38…42.88…
799…HAIHONG LI……………..39:53..12:51…49.07…
808…JOANNE LIBURD………40:18..12:59…44.65…
852…DAN SILVERMAN………43:25..13:59…54.66…
859…KATE SALLEY………….43:50..14:07…41.88…
891…JACKIE JUDD…………..45:56..14:48…54.67…
892…DREW GIOVANINNI……45:58..14:48…43.82…
896…ROBIN KYNOCH……….46:20..14:55…65.82…
901…MARY TYLER…………..46:46..15:04…72.35…31:39…
4th F70+
942…KATIE SCAFIDI…………51:49..16:41…29.44…
943…MARY SULLIVAN……….51:50..16:42…60.11…
945…BRIAN SCHNEIDER……52:23..16:52…46.43…

Tot. 982
..
……………………….GRAND PRIX POINTS DISTRIBUTION…..
…………..listing of men ………..
. .12…ALEX LOWRY…………18:28…5:57…20.41…18:28…22pts
.17…TIM GLAVIN…………….19:38…6:20…26.16…19:38…16pts
.20…KEVIN WELCH………..19:52…6:24…24.69…19:52…15pts
.23…JAY POWELL………….20:06…6:29…38.04…19:18…17pts

.39…ARNEV SINGH………..20:50…6:43…15.59…20:18…15pts…3rd M11-15
xxx…BRUCE HARDY………….21:15…6:51…49.61…18:45…20pts..Dover Turkey Trot
.50…BOB MAYER…………..21:20…6:53…63.73…16:49…25pts…2nd M60-69
of 36
.56…JIM GLAVIN……………21:31…6:57…54.91…18:14…23pts..
.5th M50-59
.57…MARK GOLDSCMIDT..21:43…6:57…49.83…19:08…18pts
…4th M40-49
.75…JOHN JOYCE…………22:21…7:12…64.59…17:29…24pts…3rd M60-69
of 36
.96…BEN CARGILL…………22:51…7:22…20.93…22:51…15pts
107…BOB CARGILL………..23:11…7:28…61.42…18:38…21pts…5th M60-69

141…CHAD MacDONALD…24:14…7:49…39.60…23:01…15pts
160…STEVE GALLOWAY….24:44…7:58…56.81…18:59…19pts
…..GP points: 15 each after this line

176…GLENN MEISTER…….25:08…8:06…57.51…20:51…

250…STEVEN YOO………………26:32…8:33…38.53…25:33
251…JEFF HATTEM………..26:32…8:33…68.64…20:01…

xxx…VERNON TURNER…..27:05…8:50…[not registered]
278…BILL ROBERTSON….27:03…8:43…67.01…20:43…

281…BRENDAN WILCOX…27:05…8:44…20.15…27:05.. 250…STEVEN YOO………………26:32…8:33…38.53…25:33
332…RICH LEONARD……..28:09…9:04…65.39…21:52…
340…BOB KYNOCH………..28:28…9:10…64.07…
357…JINGSONG WANG…..28:44…9:16…51.16…

378…JOE KYNOCH………..29:00…9:23…65.07…
409…WILLIAM WANG……..29:41…9:34…13.66…
430…MIKE CARLSON……..29:54…9:38…55.67…

…..Feaster Five…BOB LAPREL, Jr….48:13…9:42…43.00…
493…BOB MOORE………….30:50…9:56…54.23…
495…TOM ABBOTT…………30:52…9:57…76.44…20:50…1st M70+
499…TONY SICILIANO…….30:57…9:58…64.27…24:17…
514…ARNIE POLLINGER….31.19..10:05…60.64…25:20…

554…DAVID WELCH…………31:53..10:17…22.66…
571…SAM LeHARDY…………32:06..10:20…40.38…
603…MIKE BOWER……………32:55..10:36…61.26…
766…JASON RICH……………..37:55..12:14…44.17…
…..Gobble Wobble 5K…JOE KOZIOL…38:02…12:17…
852…DAN SILVERMAN………43:25..13:59…54.66…
892…DREW GIOVANINNI……45:58..14:48…43.82…
945…BRIAN SCHNEIDER……52:23..16:52…46.43…

……………………………. Women…………….
. ..Plc……………………………Time…Pace…Age…..Ag-grd Time
.11…SARAH TULLY………..18:22…5:55…20.46…18:22…1st F OVERALL..25Pts
.26…EMILY TULLY………….20:16…6:32…20.96…20:16…22pts
.82…ANDREA LEONARD…22:37…7:18…55.33…19:02…24pts
.90…ABBY McCABE……….22:48…7:21…37.85…22:26…18pts

Wellesley 5K DARLENE DEARDEN..23:10…7:28…43.79…21:59…20pts
105…KENDRA HOWARD…..23:10…7:28…45.79…21:37…21pts
116…RONG HU………………23:26…7:33…54.05…20:01…23pts
129…ABBY BURGESS……..23:48…7:40…16.70…23:18…16pts

177…JEANNE BIZZOCO…..25:13…8:08…43.33…23:35…15pts
234…AMY BIZZOCO……….26:18…8:28…42.95…25:07…
287…WENDY AKESON……27:14…8:47…51.04…24:04…15pts
329…BETTY BOGARDUS…28:02…9:02…60.66…22:08…19pts

358…DEB TULLY…………..28:45…9:16…46.33…26:42…15pts
389…MICHELLE TOSI……..29:25…9:29…48.35…26:46…15pts
390…LISA BURGESS………29:28…9:30…50.64…26:09…15pts

469…DEB GALLOWAY…….30:19…9:46…59.83…24:12…15pts
470…KATE SCHNEIDER…..30:19…9:46…45.95……..15pts
475…SUSIN CARLSON…….30:22…9:47…52.98……..15pts

485…AMY PEARL…………..30:33…9:51…64.86…22:54…17pts
…………………All under here: 15 GP pts each………………….
494…CINDY MOORE……….30:50…9:56…52.17…

497…KAROLYN WELCH……30:57…9:58…53.40…
498…AMBER WELCH………30:57…9:58…14.69…

532…ESTHER POWELL……31:32..10:09…35.58…
533…MELISSA ARNOLD……31:35..10:10…37.95…
537…MEGAN BUBELLO……31:38..10:12…22.15…
555…ALISON WELCH……….31:54..10:17…20.53…
570…MICHELLE SCHATZ…..32:04..10:20…35.17…

592…MAEGAN ROSE………..32:27..10:27…26.06…
711…CARLEIGH-ANN HARVEY..35:36..11:28…26.35…
750…CAROL LEITER………….37:20..12:01…71.88…25:26

784…LESLIE WHITE-HARVEY..38:40..12:27…42.88…
788…JEN MILLER RICH………39:05..12:38…42.88…
799…HAIHONG LI……………..39:53..12:51…49.07…
808…JOANNE LIBURD………40:18..12:59…44.65…
859…KATE SALLEY………….43:50..14:07…41.88…
891…JACKIE JUDD…………..45:56..14:48…54.67…

896…ROBIN KYNOCH……….46:20..14:55…65.82…
901…MARY TYLER…………..46:46..15:04…72.35…31:39…
942…KATIE SCAFIDI…………51:49..16:41…29.44…
943…MARY SULLIVAN……….51:50..16:42…60.11…

..
Did we luck out with the weather! Predicted rain and high winds never happened, except for a slight drizzle when we were warming up. Temps in the low 40’s – perfect! Great photos – and one video – of some of us finishing by Bob Gargill right after he himself finished. And Ted Tyler was also at the finish line to get all of us he could see, and then labeled each one by name, age and pace. Inside, Gerard Lowry very generously passed out good quality brews to every one of us he saw. The firefighters at the back of the room handed out more good brew to anyone who had a non-glass glass. Lots of great pastries and fruit too. Tim Campion did a great job directing this and calling out bib numbers for a great raffle that went on and on. Awards were only one-deep as usual, but unusual turkey figurine ones. Did anyone else get surprised by the no-horn start? I was by my car getting something, and saw the crowd already surging ACROSS the start line and up the street! Got boxed in right away, but good thing the sidewalk was clear! Found around 80 members so far – just in the Turkey Classic alone. Four more did other races that day, so they also got Grand Prix points.




Tough Ten Miler

Dec. 1, 2019, Concord Road, Marlboro, MA; 9 a.m., 20 degrees, sunny, no wind; rolling course until solid 1 1/2 Mile uphill beginning ~Mile 7. Race Organizers: Highland City Striders
Plc………………………….Time……Age……Age-grd Time……GP Pts
15…JOHN JOYCE……….1:18:07…64.70…1:01:00…………25 pts….1 M50+
26…RONG HU……………1:22:46…54.06…1:09:15…………25 pts….1 F50+
46…DAVID WELLS………1:31:59…58.29…1:16:21…………23 pts
51…VERNON TURNER…1:34:07…61.40…1:15:52…………24 pts
59…KATYA DIVARI………1:37:20…57.94…1:17:28…………24 pts
78…TOM ABBOTT……….1:67:52…76.45…1:26:12…………22pts

BIGGSteps 5K Toward Cancer Prevention

November 17, 2019, Needham, MA, from St. Sebastian’s Sch., 10 a.m. start; gently, but constantly rolling course (no brobdingnagian hills) with 8 identifiable upgrades, with steep and short downhills. The course measured 3.14 miles on at least one watch (so, paces here are calculated on that 3.14 distance); Timing delayed because in 30-32-degree temps the finish line computer froze and times had to a day later be approximated by finish line photos. Results and finish line photos by RaceWire.com. Great food options at after finish indoors. But no medals handed out because of no official results available at the time.
Plc………………………………Time….Pace…Age…Ag Tm…Pts……Awards .
.50…ABBY McCABE…………21:15…6:46…37.82…20:54…24pts…1/22 F30-39
.55…ERIN McARDLE………..21:31…6:51…28.96…21:31….23pts…4/8 F19-29
.70…PHYLLIS LOWRY………22:28…7:09…53.16…19:23….25pts…2/14 F50-59
178…MIKE BOWER………….31:15…9:57…61.23…25:09……..25pts
222…JUDY LEVINE………….33:34..10:40…51.94…29:15…22pts
276…TED TYLER…………….44:43..14:14…80.06…27:00……..24pts…3rd M80-99
279…MARY TYLER………….46:35..14:50…72.33…31:32… 21pts…3rd F70-79

Tot 285
Abby McCabe placed FIRST in her age group because she GUNNED IT down to the finish and won by 7 seconds! Erin McArdle, with no gloves on, missed taking 3rd in hers by only 28 seconds, and maybe a GFRC long-sleeved shirt would’ve made her faster?. Mike Bower’s GPS had the distance at 3.14 miles, a little long. But did Mike run ALL the tangents? Will look closely at the photos to see who was wearing the right amount of clothing – not too much – on this 30-33-degree day.

Any Half in October 2019


10/20/19…Baystate Marathon, Lowell…Scott Pettingell…1:35:45 Half
(Full…3:14:56…PR!)…Age 38.20…1:34:0523pts………………………….. 10/20/19…Newburyport Half…Mark Goldschmidt..1:44:28…7:58..PR!…Age 49.73…1:33:50…24pts………………………………… 10/06/2019…Smuttynose Half, Hampton Beach…Abby McCabe…1:46:23 ..8:08.36… Age 37.72…1:44:08…25pts……………………….. 10/13/19…Chicago Marathon…Melissa Arnold…1:55:27 Half
4:00:22 (Full Marathon8:55)… Age 37.85…1:52:57…23pts………………………… 10/26/19…Cape Cod Half…John Joyce…1:55:37…8:49…Age 64.51…1:30:33…25pts…………………………………..
10/13/19…BAA Half, Boston…Kendra Howard…1:56:02…8:41…Age 45.67…1:47:07…24pts……………………………………….. 10/26/19…Cape Cod Half…Vernon Turner…2:08:40…9:53…Age 61.30…1:44:00…22pts……………………………………….
10/13/19…Chicago Marathon…Esther Powell…2:11:30 Half (4:50 Full Marathon…10:02)…Age 35.47…2:09:59 …22pts………………………………… 10/13/19…Chicago Marathon…Jamie Burgoyne…2:19:38…Half…4:42:31 (Full Marathon…10:26)… Age 36.00…2:17:45…20pts……………………….. 10/13/19…BAA Half, Boston…Mike Bower...2:22:43…61.17…1:55:3020pts………………………………….
10/20/19…Kate Schneider…Newburyport Half…2:36:30… Age 45.85…2:24:1319pts……………………………………. Susin Carlson…BAA Half…2:38:20… Age 52.88…2:14:2621pts……………………………………..

Mike Carlson…BAA Half…2:38:22… Age 55.58…2:15:0319pts………………………………………
10/20…BayState Half…Tony Siciliano…2:19:24…64.17…1:49:3321pts

10/20ChicagoScott Pettingell1:35:4538.201:34:0523pts
10/26Cape CodJohn Joyce1:55:3764.511:30:3325pts
10/20N’bryportMark Goldschmidt1:44:25


Jack’s Abby United Way 5K

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10 a.m.; Bishop St., Framingham; weather: 53 degrees, slight drizzle at start, faint NE breeze – perfect for racing! Slightly short (but only 3-4 1/100’s, so 10-20 secs), flat course, EXCEPT at Mile 2, a 1/4 mile shallow-then-medium upgrade; awards 1 deep only; postrace, one free choice of Abby’s brews, almost unlimited nutrition bars, bananas, Dunkin Donuts coffee (though cups ran out); Results on “Racewire.com results”; finish line photos by both RaceWire and Ted Tyler, plus a few good ones by Bob Cargill, and pre-and post-race by Mary Tyler.
(560 photos by Ted)..
Plc…………………………………Time….Pace…Age…Ag Tm…Pts……Awards
.23…BOB MAYER……………….21:19…6:51…63.61…16:49…25pts…2nd M6069 of 28..77.17%WAVA!
.27…MARK GOLDSCHMIDT…..21:41…6:58…49.71…19:08…21pts
.29…JOHN JOYCE………………21:49…7:01…64.48…17:05…24pts…3rd M6069 of 28..76.01%WAVA
.46…BOB CARGILL……………..22:54…7:22…61.30…18:25…23pts…4th M6069
.67…DAVID WELCH……………..23:38…7:36…22.54…23:38…18pts
.92…LEV VOLFSON……………..24:23…7:50…68.21…18:28…22pts
116…GLENN MEISTER………….25:22…8:09…57.39…21:04…19pts
138…KAROLYN WELCH………..26:06…8:24…53.28…22:30……..24pts..1st F50-59 (of 36)

222…JARED KILLGOAR……….28:45…9:15…39.80…27:16…17pts
248…AMY PEARL………………..29:35…9:31…64.74…22:12……..25pts
261…TOM ABBOTT……………..30:01…9:39…76.33…20:18…20pts
323…MICHELLE TOSI…………..31:51..10:15…48.31…28:59……..22pts
357…HANNYA LORD……………33:15..10:42…35.44…32:59……..21pts
389…ALLISON COURCHESNE..34:32..11:06…38.00…33:57……..20pts
394…CAROL LEITER……………34:58..11:15…71.76…23:52……..23pts…1st F70-99

427…JEN RICH…………………..37:18..12:00…42.76…35:41……..19pts
431…JASON RICH……………….37:38..12:06…44.05…34:37…16pts
527 Tot

Notes: Kudos to Karolyn Welch and Carol Leiter for winning their age groups! Carol’s time was also a “modern era” PR for her!; Note Bob Mayer’s and John Joyce’s WAVA%’s!! Anything above 70 is “Regionally competitive”; (more to come soon!); more kudos to Bob Mayer for being faster age-graded than last year here – by 0:08! Same for Amy Pearl (age-graded time) by 0:16! And Mark Goldschmidt was straight-out faster than last year here – by 0:66!


Flutie 5K

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, Natick, MA, hilly course, very narrow start of course for the 955 at start line; so many boxed in if didn’t start up front; temps 70-ish, dry; generous postrace edibles, awards 3 deep, RaceWire timed results (finish line photos of everyone posted on “Racewire.com results” 6 days later).
Plc………………………………Time….Pace…Age…Ag Tm…Pts…..Awards
…7…JAY POWELL…………..20:20…6:32…37.89…19:33…25pts..3rd M3039 of 59
.20…ABBY McCABE…………22:05…7:06…37.69…21:44……..25pts..3rd F OVERALL (had also been 3rd F in trail 10K the day before)
.46…MARK GOLDSCHMIDT..23:41…7:37…49.67…20:54…24pts
118…CHAD MacDONALD…..26:49…8:37…39.45…25:30…21pts
164…UMESH KATPALLY……27:54…8:58…44.36…25:41…20pts
311…MIKE CARLSON……….31:21…10:05…55.62…26:25…18pts
325…AMY PEARL……………31:50…10:14…64.71…23:54……..24pts..4th F6069
331…SUSIN CARLSON……..32:00…10:18…52.83…27:43……..21pts
356…MIKE BOWER………….32:43…10:31…61.11…26:22…19pts
359…JOE KOZIOL…………..32:59…10:37…76.47…22:15…23pts…2nd M7079 15
365…TOM ABBOTT………….33:15…10:41…76.29…22:31…22pts…3rd M7079 15
374…SUE RICHARDSON…..33:31…10:47…58.87…27:04……..22pts
511…CAROL LEITER………..38:34…12:24…71.72…26:20……..23pts..1st F7079 of 14
524…JOANNE LIBURD……..39:00…12:33…44.50…36:48……..19pts
592…MIKE GANNON………..42:33…13:41…59.09…34:51…16pts
598…TED TYLER…………….42:52…13:47…79.91…26:54…17pts
609…JACKIE JUDD………….43:23…13:57…54.52…36:52……..18pts…PR!!
660…MARY TYLER………….47.31…15:17…72.20…32:13……..20pts
748…DREW GIOVINNINI……56:18…18:07…43.67…51:56…15pts
749…KAREN FRIEDLANDER..56:21…18:08…53.99…48:10……..16PTS

761…RO HAGOPIAN…57:10…18:24…63.57…43:33……..17pts
955 Tot.
Notes:
Abby McCabe had – the very day before – placed 2nd
(54:26 – 8:45’s over rks & roots! ) among 26 women in the TARC 10K trail run; Jay Powell continues to improve – 1:21 faster on a tougher course than his last year’s Purple Passion time; Susin & Mike Carlson were ramping it up for the BAA Half; I (T.Abbott) labored to an all-time, 36-year Personal 5K Worst by 0:58 (had some sort of hip problem); Mike Gannon still coming back from bone fractures; Carol Leiter earned her 1st trophy as GFRC member, and in that narrow, first 1/8 mile uphill start, she said she kept getting trapped behind walkers going abreast! Probably many others of us had that problem. (I’ll try to remember to tell everyone next big race to start up near the front.) Just missing a medal were Ted Tyler and Amy Pearl (both 4th); Ro (Roberta) Hagopian did her first GP race that we know of. Jackie Judd (had a PR!), Drew Giovannini, and Karen Friedlander – orig Couch to 5K’ers – are continuing their GP racing! “FTLY” (Faster Than Last Year) were Ted Tyler – by 2:50, and Amy Pearl – by 0:07, and Mark Goldschmidt was MUCH faster – by 4:12. FT2017: Ted Tyler by 7:06, Mary Tyler by 2:12; FT2016: Chad MacDonald by 0:46, Joanne Liburd by 5:21; FT2015: Sue Richardson by 0:16; If anyone ran this who is a current GFRC member but isn’t listed above, let me know here.

Purple Passion 5K

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, 8:18 a.m. start – at end of Bishop St.; medals for 5-year age groups, 1 deep; weather: low 60’s, sunny, dry; course: except for steep Dennison St. hill, basically entirely flat; results and further pics by Racewire.com. See 200 photos of racers by Ted Tyler; others by Bob Cargill.
.Plc………………………………Time…Pace…Age….Ag Tm..GP Pts
..2…JAY POWELL……………20:05…6:27…37.85…19:19…23pts..2nd OVERALL!…FTLY by 1:15
..7…JOHN JOYCE……………22:05…7:06…64.40…17:18…25pts..1/4 M60-64
..8…DAVID WELCH………….22:15…7:07…22.47…22:15…19pts..1/1 M20-24
..9…MARK GOLDSCHMIDT..22:18…7:10…49.63…19:41…22pts
.11…DARLENE DEARDEN…22:47…7:20…43.62…21:39……..25pts..3/37 F
.13…BOB CARGILL…………23:32…7:34…61.22…19:01…24pts..2/4 M60-64..FTLY by 0:11
.17…KENDRA HOWARD……24:14…7:48…45.59…22:39……..24pts..3/5 F45-49
.20…JEANNE BIZZOCO……25:07…8:05…45.14…23:35……..23pts..FTLY :52
.22…VERNON TURNER……26:18…8:27…61.20…21:10…21pts..3/4 M60-64
.27…ESTHER POWELL…….27:32…8:51…35.40…27:19……..21pts..2/4 F35-39
.31…KAROLYN WELCH…….27:48…8:56…53.21…23:59……..22pts..1/6 F50-54
.44…TOM ABBOTT…………..31:42..10:12…76.25…21:29…20pts..1/1 M70+

.??…MIKE BOWER…………..32:18..10:23…61.07…26:02…18pts
.47…JUDY LEVINE……………35:10..11:19…51.77…30:49…18pts..FTLY by 2:45
.48…SUE RICHARDSON…….35:23..11:23…58.83…28:35……..20pts..1/1 F55-59
.49…LESLIE WHITE-HARVEY..35:35..11:27…53.47…30:36…19pts

Tot. 58 ……………………..”FTLY” = Faster Than Last Year
Nine returnees from last year’s 24; also nine from 2107’s 18 GFRC’ers
John Joyce had a 75.02 WAVA%; Esther Powell pushed Andrew in stroller whole way; Carol Leiter didn’t finish, lost ear bud; Mike Bower had taken off 20 lbs, with 8 to go; Tom Abbott’s pulled sacroiliac prevented much running the previous 12 days; Vernon Turner just coming off injury since March; Judy Levine was also faster by 0:33 than in 2017 here. Bob Cargill took numerous pics to post on FB; Ted Tyler got pics of everyone at 1/8 mile and at finish, and are on JimRhoades.com

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.


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.