Any Half in October

This section has had evolving results and points during October, as members have reported their half marathons to our webpage’s General October half marathon results (they’ve had to do this to get points on this page). Although, normally, within GP-selected races we do look for, list, and point-award every member, for the halfs in October we have NOT chased down members’ half marathon times all over the state, New England and the Continental U.S.). Grand Prix points are awarded on THIS page, and have been changing week to week as new results have come in. These results we deem to be final as of November 9, except for any Ashland half (cancelled) pre-regitrants who would be eligible for their 15 GP points. …………………………………………….AGE…Age-grd’d Time…GP pts
……..BAA Half Marathon 10/7
LISA BURGESS…….2:03:03…..9:23….49.50……..1:49:40……25pts
SUSIN CARLSON…..2:15:02…10:20….51.85……..1:58:42……24pts
VERNON TURNER…2:24:02…10:59….60.26….1:57:34…23pts
MIKE BOWER……….2:24:34…11:01….60.13….1:58:09…22pts
TONY SICILIANO……2:33:42…11:43….63.13….2:02:02…(see newer pts below)
……..Chicago Marathon (half) 10/7
SCOTT PETTINGELL.2:16:12…10:23….37.16….2:14:49…20pts
……..Franconia Notch Half 10/20
ANITA YIP…………….2:28:24…11:19…33.28……..2:27:47……22pts
……..Atlantic City Marathon…10/21.(half of a 4:06 marathon)
STEVE GALLOWAY…1:51:13…8:29…55.70…1:34:44…25pts
……..Baystate Half 10/21
CHAD MACDONALD..2:02:22…9:21…38.50…2:00:03…21pts
TONY SICILIANO…….2:21:46..10:50…63.17…1:52:31…24pts
……..Newburyport Half 10/21
HOPE SINGAS……….2:06:47…0:00…~25.00……..2:06:47……23pts
……..Ashland Half – cancelled
Sue Richardson…pre-registered, so is still awarded 15 GP points.

Jack’s Abby 5K, October 13, 2018, Framingham, MA

At 10:13 a.m. “10 sharp” (ha-ha), course – with 17 turns – was quite similar to the Purple Passion 5K just across Bishop St. 3 weeks ago (one medium upgrade) – and same, very slightly-short length (IF you ran the tangents on each curve and corner). If your 3rd mile was slower than the first two, it was maybe because it INCLUDED that longish, DOGLEG HILL. Good racing conditions: 50’s, only light drizzle.
.Plc……………………………..Time….Pace…Age…..ag-tm…GP Pts
.23…BOB MAYER……………21:16…6:52…62.62…16:57…25pts…3rd M60-69..76.6% WAVA!
.37…JIM WILCOX……………21:52…7:03…50.78…19:05…23pts.FTPP by :48
.45…MARK GOLDSCHMIDT..22:37…7:17…48.71…20:06…21pts
.58…LEV VOLFSON…………24:09…7:47…67.22…18:28…24pts…70.32% WAVA
.59…AMY BIZOCCO…………24:19…7:50…41.84…….23:24…22pts..FTPP by :15
.72…JEANNE BIZOCCO……24:59…8:03…44.22……..23:38…21pts..FTPP by :60
.81…SUSIN CARLSON……..25:28…8:12…51.87……..22:18…24pts..PR!…2nd F50-59(of 39)..FTPP by :33
.96…PAM HELINEK…………26:01…8:23…56.91……..21:30…25pts
.97…JASMINE LAFFIN…….26:01…8:23…38.38……..25:32…20pts..PR!!
104…VERNON TURNER…..26:19…8:29…60.28…21:21…20pts
134…ESTHER POWELL……27:37…8:54…34.47……..27:28…19pts…1st race since giving birth 8/6
155…TOM ABBOTT…………28:33…9:12…75.33…19:40…22pts…2nd M70+..FTPP by :45
159…MIKE BOWER…………28:42…9:15…60.15…23:18…18pts..FTPP by 1:55
173…KATE SALLEY…………29:16…9:26…40.77……..28:22…17pts
177…AMY PEARL……………29:33…9:31…63.75……..22:28…23pts…1st F60-69 (of 13!)..FTPP by :46
179…MIKE CARLSON………29:45…9:35…54.56…29:42…17pts
227…LESLIE HARVEY………32:15..10:23…52.55……..28:01…18pts..FTPP by 1:11!
236…JOE KOZIOL……………32:43..10:37…75.51…22:28…19pts…3rd M70+
249…NICOLE ROTATORI……33:36..10:49…47.16……..30:57…16pts..FTPP by 6:05!
250…SALMA PETTINGELL…33:47..10:53…33.46……..33:41…15pts
285…JUDY LEVINE…………..36:40..11:48…50.85……..32:28…15pts..FTPP by 1:18
297…BROOKE HARVEY…….38:06..12:16…16.96……..37:28…15pts
302…JASON RICH……………38:58..12:33…43.06…36:06…16pts
316…JENNIFER RICH……….41:36..13:24…41.76……..39:54…15pts
341…KATHY COVARRUBIAS.49:14..15:51…51.97……..43:04…15pts
356…WENDY CHAN………….51:15..16:30…52.10……..44:45…15pts

385 Tot.
“FTPP” (Faster Than Purple Passion time, that race being very similar in distance and terrain) coming here in a few minutes

9th Annual Larry Olsen Memorial 10K

September 29, 2018, Hopedale, MA; 3.8 miles of paved roads, but ~2.4 miles of a medium-tech trail, one huge and long uphill, a steep 1/4-mi downhill; 65-ish degrees, sunny, dry
.Plc………………………………Time….Pace…Age…..ag-tm…GP Pts
.22…BOB CARGILL………….50:20…..8:06…60.25…40.24…25pts…FT’16 by :47!
.68…KATIE SCAFIDI……..1:31:04..14:39…28.28..1:31:04…….25pts

The above results aren’t a missprint and weren’t truncated – Bob and Katie were the sole GFRC runners here.
“FT’16” = Faster Than 2016 here at this race

Flutie 5K

Sept 30, 11:20 a.m., Natick; from Leanard Morse Hosp.; very hilly but a lot of shade, overall uphill; sunny and dry in the mid 60’s. Awards 3 deep, trophies to 1st in age grp; postrace B & J’s ice cream, sandwiches, bars, sports juices, etc.; COUNTS IN GRAND PRIX SERIES AS AN OCTOBER RACE
.Plc…………………………………Time….Pace..Age…..ag-tm…GP Pts
.31…JOHN JOYCE……………..22:21…7:11…63.62…17:40…25pts…1st M60-69 (of 21)..FT’16 by 1:54..John ran a half-marathon trail race the day before!!
.98…CHAD McDONALD……….25:48…8:18…38.43…24:42…19pts..FT’16 by 1:47
101…PETER GOULD…………..25:51…8:19…57.31…21:29…23pts
127…SUSIN CARLSON………..26:50…8:38…51.81…23:31…….25pts…1st F50-59 (of 65)FTLY by 1:45
156…ALAN SEYMOUR…………27:24…8:49…54.55…23:17…22pts
172…KIORA GOLDSCHMIDT…27:53…8:58…10.69…24:09…….24pts
173…MARK GOLDSCHMIDT…27:53…8:58…48.65…24:48…18pts
226…ARNIE POLLINGER…….29:30…9:29…59.46…24:06…21pts..FTLY by :24
238…TOM ABBOTT……………29:48…9:35…75.27…20:33…24pts…2nd M70-79 (of 8)
264…MIKE BOWER……………30:38…9:51…60.08…24:23…20pts..4th M60-69..FT’15 by :26
299…AMY PEARL……………..31:57..10:15…63.68…24:18……..23pts…3rd F60-69..(of 37)
377…BARBARA SEYMOUR….31:57..11:00…53.78…29:19……..22pts
416…JUDY LEVINE……………36:09..11:38…50.78…32:02……..20pts
417…SHARON MARTIN………36:10..11:38…48.18…32:58…….19pts
494…BRITTANY BELANGER..40:26..13:00…24.37…40:26……18pts
550…TED TYLER……………..45:42..14:42…78.89…29:21…17pts…4th M70-79..FTLY by 4:16
551…MARY TYLER…………..45:43..14:42…71.18…31:27…….21pts…1st F70-79(of 6) FTLY by 4:00
567…DEIDRA McLeod-
………………Richardson…….47:13..15:11…38.19…46:09…17pts

807 total
“FTLY” = Faster Than Last Year here at this race
“FT’16” = Faster Than 2016 here at this race

Voice Against Violence Purple Passion 5K

Sept. 22, 2018; 7 Bishop St., ~65 degrees, high clouds/partial sun, NW breeze, one large uphill (Dennison), 13 right-angle turns; timing and photos by Racewire.com; 48 photos by Bob Cargill
..Plc………………………….Time….Pace..Age…..ag-tm…GP Pts
.1…SAM BURGESS…….17:10…5:31…13.41…16:03…25pts…OVERALL WINNER!…AND a PR by over 40 seconds!!
.5…JAY POWELL………..21:20…6:52…36.84…20:39…20pts…1 M35-39
.6…ABBY McCABE……..21:41…6:58…36.65…21:26……..24pts…FIRST OVERALL WOMAN!
.7…JOHN JOYCE……….21:49…7:01…63.40…17:15…24pts…1 M60-64
.8…PHYLLIS LOWRY…..22:09…7:07…52.00…19:22…….25PTS…1 F50-54
11…JIM WILCOX………..22:40…7:17…50.70…19:51…22pts…1 M50-54..FTLY by 1:03
14…BOB CARGILL……..23:20…7:30…60.22…18:56…23pts…2 M60-64..FTLY by :23
19…AMY BIZZOCO……..24:34…7:54…41.76…23:40……21pts…1 F40-44
24…JEANNE BIZZOCO..25:59…8:21…44.14…24:36……19pts…2 F40-44
27…SUSIN CARLSON….26:11…8:25…51.79…22:57……23pts…1 F50-54
34…HEIDI TRAINOR……27:12…8:45…48.10…24:53…….18pts…1 F45-49..PR!
35…MADDIE BURGESS.27:37…8:53…11.08…24:10……20pts…2 f10-14
36…LISA BURGESS……27:48…8:56…49.44…25:00……17pts…3 f45-49
48…ED STOLL………….29:07…9:22…61.65…23:21…20pts…3 M60-64
49…TOM ABBOTT……..29:18…9:25…75.25…20:12…21pts…1 M70-79
55…AMY PEARL……….30:19…9:45…63.66…23:04…….22pts…2 F60-64.. FTLY by :16
57…GREG ROTATORI..30:26…9:47…59.74…24:48…19pts…3 M55-59
58…MIKE BOWER……..30:37…9:51…60.06…24:53…18pts…4 M60-64
67…LESLIE HARVEY….33:26…10:47…52.47…29:05……15pts…5 F50-54
69…SUE RICHARDSON.33:31..10:47…57.83…27:24……16pts…3 F 55-59
79…JUDY LEVINE………37:58..12:13…50.77…33:29……15pts
80…KATIE SCAFIDI…….38:24..12:21…28.25…38:24……15pts
86…NICOLE ROTATORI.39:41..12:46…47.08…36:35…15pts
89…TED TYLER…………46:36..14:59…78.87…29:57…17pts…2 M70-79
90…MARY TYLER………46:45..15:02…71.16…32:11……15pts…1 F70-79

“FTLY” means Faster Than Last Year here at this race.
Notes: Phyllis hadn’t raced a 5K since Thanksgiving. Four of us who had also run that hot & humid Labor Day 5K were 1 1/2 to 2 minutes FASTER on this perfect weather day (and the courses had exact same length and degree of hills). This year’s course was slightly longer than last year’s (3.09 miles to 3.06) due to the turn on Loker Street (off Hartford St) rather than a block earlier on C Street. Ed Stoll, Bob Cargill, Mike Bower, Lisa and 13-year-old son Sam Burgess (who was 1st Overall!) had all run the Reach the Beach relay a week earlier (legs totalling at least a half-marathon distance apiece). And although John Joyce didn’t get a FTLY, his time was only :05 off last year here – so a FTLY age-graded!
Katie Scafaldi is the former Katie Sullivan (married recently!). Greg and Nicole Rotatori joined the GFRC just this month.

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45th Annual Walpole 10K and 20th Annual 5K

Walpole H.S., Sept. 3, 2018, 10 a.m., 80+ degrees, humid, “sultry”, sunny, slight breeze; awards 3 deep; Ted Tyler photographed both races (5K and 10k).
.Plc……………………………..Time….Pace..Age…..ag-tm…WAVA%…GP Pts
.33…BOB MAYER…(10K)…49:40#..8:00…62.49…39:32…67.58…25pts..1st M60-69(of 7)
.53…ABBY McCABE………23:12…7:28…36.61…22:56…64.37……25pts..4th F30-39 (but really tied for 3rd timewise)
.75…JIM WILCOX………….24:30…7:54…50.70…21:27…60.54…24pts
146…ANITA YIP……………28:51…9:17…33.18…28:46…51.30……24pts..PR! (by 5 secs)
156…VERNON TURNER….29:17…9:26…60.17…23:47…54.58…22pts
183…ARNIE POLLINGER..31:04#..10:00…59.40…25:23…51.13…21pts
187…TOM ABBOTT………31:12#..10:03…75.23…21:31…60.31…23pts..1st M70+..
245…SUE RICHARDSON..35:28…11:25…57.79…29:01…50.89……23pts
275…JUDY LEVINE………41:15…13:17…50.73…36:34…40.36……21pts
289…MARY TYLER………46:29…14:58…71.12…32:01…46.15……22pts..2nd F70+

295 Tot
# racer’s “least fast time” ever for distance (euphemisms ARE permitted here)

6th Annual Run to the Row

.August 26, 2018, Assembly Row, Somerville; 9:33 a.m. start; temp 69-70, dry air, totally sunny; chip-timed, course flat but measured 3.15 miles; had eight turns (incl 3 U-turns); postrace: free pizza, ice cream, 6 varieties of Harpoon beer; awards 3 deep, and incl for age group winners Wegmans’ apple pies.
Plc…………………………………………Time….Pace…Age…..ag-tm…WAVA%…GP Pts
…BRUCE HARDY……………………….22:09…7:12…48.36…19:44…65.76…(not member since 4/18, so would need to rejoin for GP pts)…ran pre-5K Mile in 6:04
…JOHN JOYCE………………………….22:42…7:19…63.35…17:57…72.32…25pts…1st M60-69
…BOB CARGILL…………………………23:23…7:32…60.17…18:59…68.35…24pts…2nd M60-69
…JAMES WILCOX………………………24:20…7:50…50.65…21:19…60.96…22pts…ran prerace Mile in 7:07
…SUSIN CARLSON…………………….27:20…8:50…51.74…24:02…61.40………25pts…3rd F50-59
…TOM ABBOTT…………………………30:02…9:40…75.20…20:44…62.65…23pts…1st M70+
…MIKE CARLSON………………………30:49…9:55…54.44…26:12…49.54…21pts
…DEIDRA MacLEOD-RICHARDSON…42:49..13:47…38.12…42:04…36.11………23pts
…TED TYLER……………………………43:19..13:56…78.82…27:12…46.59…20pts…3rd M70+
…MARY TYLER………………………….46:32..14:58…71.11…32:03…46.06………24pts…3rd
F70+
351 Tot.

13th Annual Mile & 200 Meter Challenge

Thursday evening, August 16, 2018, at Bowditch Field, Framingham; 80 degrees, humid, faint breeze
……………………………200m….ag tm..WAVA…Mile…ag tm..WAVA..AGE….tot WAVA…M W GP PTS
.1…ARNIE POLLINGER..32.50…26.78…73.51….8:26…6:49…54.39…59.35….127.90…23pts
.2…BEN RICHARDSON..33.58…00.00…7:30.(not a member)

.3…ABBY McCABE…….34.44…33.99…62.78….6:17…6:07…68.54….36.56…131.32……..24pts
.4…BOB MAYER………..35.43…27.98…69.01….6:15…4:53…75.76….62.96…144.27..25pts
.5…DAN SILVERMAN…..36.50…30.74…62.85….8:15…7:01…52.85….53.37…115.70..19pts
.7…ERIC JACOBSEN…..37.29…32.90…58.73….7:13…6:28…57.30…46.79…115.63..18pts
.8…VERNON TURNER…38.50…30.97…62.39….8:07…6:31…56.90…60.13…119.28..21pts
.9…SALMA PETTINGELL.38.64…38.64…56.23…(didn’t run mile)
10…JOHN JOYCE……….38.85…30.61…63.11….6:38…5:10…71.63…63.33…134.74..24pts
11…RONG HU……………39.50…32.14…66.38….7:05…5:45…72.89…52.76…139.27……..25pts
12…ANITA YIP……………39.74…39.74…53.70….7:45…7:40…54.60…33.13…108.30……..21pts
13…BOB CARGILL………40.69…32.73…59.03….6:57…5:35…66.45…60.13…125.48..22pts
14…JUDY LEVINE……….41.05…34.16…62.46…10:02…8:22…50.10…50.68…112.56……..22pts..AG PR!
15…TOM ABBOTT……….48.62…33.57…57.65….8:53…6:08…60.49…75.18…118.74..20pts
16…AMY PEARL…………50.50…36.78…58.02….9:39…6:46…61.92…63.57…119.94……..23pts
17…KATIE SULLIVAN……59.26…59.26…36.01…11:23…11:23…36.84…28.16…72.85……..19pts
18…SUE RICHARDSON…60.50…46.20…45.70…10:12…7:44…54.20…57.76…99.90……..20pts

WAVA% is percent of world record time for exact age. Age-grading reflects what would’ve been the time if age in your 20’s. (WAVA = World Association of Veteran Athletes)

Hot to Trot 5K

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9:10 a.m., Upton VFW; high 70’s, humid; gun times; awards 3 places deep in age groups; postrace chow: grilled chicken sandwiches, peaches, bananas

Plc………………………………Time…….Pace…Age…Ag.Tm..WAVA%…GP Pts
..1…CALEB BROWN…………17:36.8…5:40…20.20..17:37…73.71…23pts…1ST OVERALL!!
.14…ABBY McCABE…………21:40…..6:59…36.54…21:25…68.92………25pts…1st F30-39 (of 10)
.15…BOB MAYER…………….21:55…..7:04…62.92…17:23…74.68…25pts…2nd M60-69 (of 12)
.16…JOHN JOYCE……………22:16.2..7:11…63.29…17:37…73.72…24pts…3rd M60-69 (of 12) FTLY by :07
.25…BO BROWN……………..24:14…..7:49…55.17…20:29…63.34…21pts
.40…SUSIN CARLSON………27:20…..8:49…51.68…23:59…61.59………24pts…2nd F50-59 (of 11)
.46…VERNON TURNER……..28:25…..9:10…60.09…23:05…56.25…20pts
.48…TOM ABBOTT…………..29:34…..9:32…75.14…20:26…63.53…22pts….1st M70+
.75…SUE RICHARDSON……35:08….11:20…57.72…28:46…51.33………23pts
.87…JUDY LEVINE…………..39:28….12:44…50.66…35:01…42.19………21pts
.95…TED TYLER……………..45:00….14:31…78.76…28:59…44.78…19pts..3rd M70+
.97…MARY TYLER…………..46:24….14:58…71.05…31:59…46.16……….22pts…2nd F70+
106..KATHY COVARRUBIAS.52:31….16:56…51.78…46:02…32.09……….20pts
107..LINO COVARRUBIAS…52:32….16:56…52.65…45:18…28.25…18pts

“FTLY” = Faster Than Last Year at this race

July 4 All Races 5K or Longer

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.55th Annual Sudbury 3.75 Miler; 9 a.m.; at least mid-80’s temp; sunny, humid; NO CHIP TIMING; Tot 212; GP pts determined by age-grading-derived WAVA% value, which equates various distances efforts..PLEASE CHECK YOUR GP POINTS for accuracy
Plc……………………………Time…Pace…Age…Ag.Tm..WAVA%…GP Pts
.35…JAY POWELL………..28:27…7:35…36.63…27:47…57.00…21pts
.44…MELISSA ARNOLD…29:46…7:56…36.54…29:25…61.03……..24pts
.45…BOB CARGILL………29:53…7:58…60.01…24:18…65.03…25pts…..2nd M60-69..(of 12)
.76…DEREK PERKINS…..32:50…8:45…62.35…26:10…60.41…22pts…5th M60-69
.83…JEANNE BIZZOCO…33:17…8:52…43.93…31:31…56.99…….23pts
.84…AMY BIZZOCO……..33:20…8:53…41.55…32:07…55.90……..21pts
113…ANITA YIP…………..35:27…9:27…33.00…35.22…50.78……..17pts
115…MARY BAHL………..35:33…9:28…41.03…34:23…52.23…….19pts
126…HELEN SHIK………..36:59…9:51…52.48…32:03…56.02…….22pts…5th F50-59 (of 23)
128…SUSIN CARLSON….37:09…9:54…51.57…32:32…55.18……..20pts
136…MICHAEL CARLSON..38:05…10:09…54.27…32:33…48.67…17pts
143…TERESA BURKE…..38:44…10:20…49.43…34:45…51.68……18pts
165…MIKE GANNON…….41:18…11:01…57.83…34:12…46.21…16pts
192…JULIE CAMERON….45:18…12:05…60.08…35:51…50.11……16pts
194…DOUG SCRUTON…..45:54…12:14…61.30…36:54…42.81…15pts
197…LESLIE HARVEY……46:06…12:17…52.26…40:53…44.83……15pts
199…SUE RICHARDSON…46:18…12:21…57.62…37:45…47.59……15pts
200…ESTHER POWELL….47:46…12:44…34.18…47:33…37.79…….15pts
206…DEIDRA MacLEOD-
……..RICHARDSON………53:38…14:18…37.96…52:43…34.06…….15pts
208…KATIE SULLIVAN…..57:58…15:27…28.04…52:58…30.97…….15pts
211…JUDY LEVINE……….67:39…18:07…50.55…59:56…29.96…….15pts
212…KATHY COVARRUBIAS..67:40…18:02…51.67…59:12…30.34..15pts
………..Charles River YMCA Independence Day 5K, Needham 569 Tot
.93…ABBY McCABE……..23:24…7:31…36.44…23:09…63.82……….25pts…5th F30-39 (of 66)
333…TOM ABBOTT………30:36…9:51…75.04…21:11…61.38…24pts…..1st M70-79 (of 7)…A PW, but not an age-graded PW
………..York, ME, 4 On the Fourth…8 a.m….865 Tot
519…JIM JONES…………42:04…10:21…66.06…32:25…52.14…19pts
752…KEVIN GREENE…..52:20…13:07…67.15…39.56…42.32….15pts
………..MATTAPOISETT 4….926 Tot
106…ADRIAN FORDE….37:51…7:34…50.44…33:18…50.77……18pts
………..Canton 5…71 Tot
………..51st Annual Lynnfield Athletics Assoc 5K….
..45…BO BROWN……….25:04…8:06…53.06…21:13…61.24……23pts
………..July 4th Canton 5 Miler
.64…HEIDI TRAINOR……56:31…11:18…47.88…51:31…37.28………15pts….5th F40-49
………..Dedham 4 on the Fourth
122…ERIC JACOBSEN 33:49…8:43…46.66…31:33…53.57……20pts
357…TED TYLER…1:01:32…15:24…78.66…39:33…42.71…….15pts
…………..Firecracker 5K…Santa Cruz, CA……….
111…APRIL DAWN BRUNELLE..29:50…9:37…29.73…29:50…49.50…15pts
..WAVA% found in “WMA age-grading calculator” link at bottom of Grand Prix page on website
“PW” = Personal Worst time for the distance