Monday, May 18, 2015

Weekend Results

Grappone Automotive's Canterbury Shaker Village XC 5k
Canterbury, NH
May 9, 2015            
3 19:26  6:16 Sam Wood Laconia NH
5 20:08  6:29 Scott Clark Gilmanton NH 1st 40+

Healthy Start 5K
Keene, NH, May 9, 2015
1  Andy McCarron  16:21  5:17

Portland Sea Dogs Mother's Day 5K
Portland, ME, May 10, 2015
1  Dan Vassallo  15:43  5:04 15:43 30 PEABODY MA

Rocky Neck 5K
Gloucester, MA, May 17, 2015
4  Nick Taormina     1/41 42 M Gloucester MA  18:30  5:58 1st40+

TRAV'S TRAIL RUN
NEWBURYPORT, MA, May 17, 2015
1 Nathaniel Jenkins   34 M N Andover  15:10  5:04
3 Gregory Putnam     45 M Stoneham  16:22  5:28 1st40+
6 James Pawlicki       40 M Lynn           16:44  5:35

Sleepy Hollow Mountain Race 10K
May 17, 2015
Huntington, VT
USATF New England Mountain Running Series Race 1
7 Matthew Veiga          43:08.0       CMS
9 Andy McCarron         43:40.2       CMS
10 Todd Callaghan      43:52.7       CMS           1st40+
19 Erik Van Dendries  48:00.1       CMS           1st50+
21 Leslie O’Dell            49:08.1       CMS           1stFO
82 Robert Thomas       1:00:52.8   CMS
95 David Lapierre        1:02:53.3   CMS
141 Alica Eno               1:11:19.4   CMS           23rdFO
165 Walter Kuklinksi    1:17:31.1   CMS           18th60+
                   
Steel Rail Trail Half Marathon
May 17, 2015 Adams, MA
2 Chris Mahoney 1:12:53

Kettletown 50K Trail Race
May 16, 2015 Southbury, CT
1 Ben Nephew  4:27:56.4

Abington Police Community Partners 5k
Abington, MA, May 16, 2015
2 Alan Bernier 16:53 5:27

New Balance Boston Twilight Mini Series 1
Men 5000 Meter Run
11 Scott Leslie              15:44.39
17 Daniel Verrington   17:22.66    1st50+
18 Dave Dunham        17:24.32    2nd50+
19 David Lapierre        19:54.38    3rd50+

Monday, May 11, 2015

CMS takes wins at USATF New England Trail Championships

CMS had winning teams at the USATF New England Trail Championships hosted by the Merrimack River Trail Race (Andover, MA) on Saturday morning. The Men's Open team led by new member and overall winner, Colin Carroll, placed 1st with Kevin Tilton, Scott Leslie, Chris Mahoney, and Matthew Veiga.
The women's open team won with Leslie O'Dell, Regina Loiacano (1st 40+), and Jenn Brooks.
The men's masters team (40+) won (Todd Callaghan, Jim Pawlicki, John Gillis) while the Senior team (50+) of John Gillis, David Lapierre and Dave Dunham were second to Team Gloucester. Jim and Todd were 2nd and 3rd in the 40+ age group while John Gillis was 2nd in the 50+ age group. Patrick Rich, Dan Verrington, and Jerry Grove also represented CMS on the out and back style trail along the Merrimack River.
All CMS finishers below
Merrimack River Trail Race - USATF NE trail champs
Andover, MA, May 9, 2015

1   0:58:57  Colin      Carroll             30           M            Andover              MA         CMS                 
2   0:59:13  Kevin     Tilton              33           M            N Conway           NH          CMS       
3   0:59:58  Scott      Leslie              33           M            Rutland               MA         CMS    
4  1:00:02  Chris      Mahoney         37           M            Westford             MA         CMS      
8  1:02:17  Matthew Veiga              28           M            Lynn                      MA         CMS
9  1:02:33  Todd      Callaghan         45           M            Beverly                 MA         CMS
11 1:03:58  Jim         Pawlicki         40           M            Lynn                      MA         CMS
12 1:04:58  Patrick  Rich                 38           M            S Hamliton          MA         CMS
21 1:09:33  Leslie     O'Dell             39           F              Albany                  NH          CMS 
27 1:10:53  Regina  Loiacano          41           F              Gloucester          MA         CMS
28 1:10:53  John  Gillis                  51           M            Manchester       MA         CMS      
40 1:13:09  Jenn   Brooks                36           F              Gloucester          MA         CMS      
64 1:20:53  David Lapierre            50           M            Chelmsford        MA         CMS                      
65 1:20:54  Dave      Dunham         51           M            Bradford              MA         CMS
66 1:20:55  Daniel   Verrington      52           M            Bradford              MA         CMS
147 1:50:37  Jerry      Grove                   69           M            Wayland              MA         CMS

Monday, May 4, 2015

Weekend Results

Dan Vassallo took a few wins in recent weeks on the North Shore. Jim Johnson, Tim Mahoney, and Chris Mahoney cut the tape as well. Honorable mention goes to Scott Leslie who won the Walter Childs Marathon in Holyoke while Jason Dunklee placed as the 3rd masters at the Cox Marathon.

Race2Rescue
Chester, NH, April 25, 2015
2  Dave Dunham 51 Bradford MA 18:34 6:00  

Blue Hills Trail Races
Milton, MA, April 26, 2015
8 1:13:24 John  Gillis M 50 59 Manchester MA  7:20

Groton 10K Road Races
Groton, MA, April 26, 2015
3 Chris Mahoney 32:58  5:19   32:59 37  WESTFORD MA

North Shore 10 Miler
Ipswich, MA, April 26, 2015
1 DANIEL VASSALLO  Peabody MA 29 M  52:01.9  5:13   52:02.8

Muddy Moose Trail Half Marathon
Wolfeboro, NH, April 26, 2015
10  1:44:55 SAM WOOD LACONIA NH 28   

Pipestave Hill Trail Race
West Newbury, MA, April 30, 2015
2 Pat Rich 18:56  6:07 38 Hamilton MA

Running and Walking Well 5K
Beverly, MA, May 2, 2015
1  Dan Vassallo 30 M Peabody MA   15:01  4:51

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire 5K
DOVER, NH, May 2, 2015
1  15:49   15:49   5:06 Jim Johnson  38 Madison NH             

HCC Cougar Crawl 5K
Holyoke, MA, May 3, 2015
1  Tim Mahoney M35  5K  19:19.98      

Walter Childs Marathon
Holyoke, MA, May 3, 2015
1 SCOTT LESLIE  M 33  RUTLAND MA 2:37:12  6:00

Westford Road Races 5K
Westford, MA, May 3, 2015
1  5KM3039    CHRIS MAHONEY    Westford MA   37 M   16:26.4  5:18   16:27.2

Cox Marathon
Providence, RI, May 3, 2015
6  Jason Dunklee 40  3 40-49 1:23:03.8 6:20   1:25:58.1 6:34 2:49:02.0 2:49:05.0

Middlebury Maple Run Half Marathon
Middlebury, VT, May 3, 2015
6  George Adams 44   M4049 GILSUM  NH 1:23:29 1:23:28  6:23

The Run to Castle Hill ElliptiGO
   2 May 15   Ipswich  MA
3 DAVE DUNHAM 51 M 11:32    



Sunday, April 26, 2015

CMS finds Silver at the USATF National Masters 10K Championship

The Central Mass Striders men's masters and senior teams placed 2nd and 4th respectively at the USATF National Masters 10K road race championship in Dedham, MA via James Joyce Ramble. Joe Shairs led the masters team with an 8th place finish. Dan Verrington led the Senior team with a 25th place finish.

Men 40+
2. 1:43:59 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                   (  34:40)
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  1    34:32  Joe Shairs               Peabody MA      CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                  
  2    34:43  Todd Callaghan        Beverly MA        CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                  
  3    34:44  James Pawlicki        Lynn MA           CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                  
  4 (  34:45) Greg Putnam           Stoneham MA   CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS

Men 50+
4. 2:02:21 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                   (  40:47)
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  1    35:38  Daniel Verrington     Bradford MA       CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                  
  2    38:43  John Griego            Blackstone MA   CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                  
  3    48:00  Frank Ruggiero       Lunenburg MA    CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS

Masters Championship results
Photos by KrissyK 

Todd Callaghan 56 Joe Shars 136 & Greg Putnam 127 about 400 meters into the race
Photo by KrissyK
Greg Putnam, Joe Shairs, Todd Callaghan & James Pawlicki
Photo by KrissyK

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Weekend Results

B.A.A 5K
Boston, MA, April 18, 2015
25   Colby Chrusciel  22   Templeton  MA 15:36

CMS 52-Week 5K Series Race #16
Worcester, MA, April 18, 2015
2   18:31 Greg Ward   1/5 M40-49 West Boylston
       
Chase the Gorilla Down Argilla
Ipswich, MA, April 18, 2015
2  198 Dan Verrington  1/22 M5059 52 M Bradford MA 17:16  5:34

1st Annual Tapleyville 7.1 Mile Classic
Danvers, MA, April 19, 2015
1 Dan Verrington   1/25   M5059 52 M Bradford MA  42:49  6:07   42:51  6:03

The Boston Marathon
April 20, 2015
227 Morgan Kennedy 2:38:53
817 Arthur Besse 2:48:58 (PR!)
824 Nick Taormina 2:49:04
11466 Phil Savoy 3:34:03

Monday, April 13, 2015

Weekend Results

Firefighter Rice Memorial 5K
Peabody, MA, April 11, 2015
1  Dan Vassallo Peabody  MA   15:59  5:09   16:00  5:09

The Big Cheese 5K
Athol, MA, April 11, 2015
1   Arthur Besse  42  17:45.9  5:44  17:46.0

8th Annual Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk & Kid’s Fun Run
Keene, NH, April 11, 2015
2  ANDY MCCARRON  Keene NH     32 M    16:38.8  5:22   16:38.8
7  GEORGE ADAMS     Gilsum NH    44 M    18:15.9  5:53   18:15.9 1st 40+

Out of Hibernation 5K
Portsmouth, NH, April 11, 2015
2 DAN VERRINGTON  52 M   Bradford MA  17:00  5:29 1st 50+

19th Annual Doyle's Emerald Necklace Road Race
Jamaica Plains, MA, April 12, 2015
8 Michael Quintal  37  27:41.0  5:32/M

Run With C.A.R.E. 5K
New Bedford, MA, April 12, 2015
4  Eric Morse 50 M Berlin VT   17:48  5:44   17:52  5:46 1st 50+

Run for the Troops 5K
Andover, MA, April 12, 2015
3 Eric Narcisi  16:19  5:15   16:20  NORTH ANDOVER   MA

34th Reds Race For A Better Community
Dover, NH, April 12, 2015
1  26:02   5:13 Jim Johnson  37 M East Madison NH
11 31:40  6:20 Sam Wood    28 M   621 Laconia NH

SRS Bow Lake 5K
Strafford, NH, April 12, 2015
1 TIM COX   41 M NORTHWOOD NH   17:42  5:42

Quonset Point Half Marathon & 5K
Kingstown, RI, April 12, 2015
2  Scott Deslongchamps  Putnam CT  45  1:23:44.1  6:24 1:23:44.7 1st 40+

Jay Lyons 5K April 12, 2015 Worcester, MA
1 Scott Leslie 16:13 5:13.2

Monday, April 6, 2015

Weekend Results

Scott Leslie took a few wins in recent weeks in Central Massachusetts. Chris Mahoney and Dan Vassallo also found first place. Jim Johnson ran through three states to take 2nd at the Eastern States 20 mile. 

1st Annual FireHouse 5k
Holden, MA, March 28, 2015
1 Scott Leslie 16:12

34TH Annual April Fools 4 Mile Road Race
Salisbury, MA, March 28, 2015
12  DAN VERRINGTON Bradford MA     52 M   23:05.4  5:47   23:06.7

Gilmanton 5k (CARS Series #1)
Gilmanton, NH, March 28, 2015
7   2/19   M2029   19:07   6:09 Sam Wood     28 M   328 Laconia NH     
27   3/33   M4049   20:58   6:45 Tim Cox        41 M   207 Northwood NH           

Cohasset By The Sea Road Race
Cohasset, MA, March 29, 2015
1  31:30   31:29   5:04 Dan Vassallo  29  Peabody MA

Eastern State 20 Miler
Salisbury, MA, March 29, 2015
2 1:56:32  5:50   Jim Johnson

35th Annual Frank Nealon Boston Tune-Up 15K
Upton, MA, April 4, 2015
1 Scott Leslie 51:16 5:30

SEA 5k
Concord, NH, April 4, 2015
1   1/4    MOPEN   15:52   5:07 Chris Mahoney  32 M   492 Westford MA            
6   1/17   M4044   16:55   5:27 Tim Cox          41 M   207 Northwood NH
8   2/29   M1929   17:50   5:45 Sam Wood    28 M   241 Laconia NH
9   1/22   M4549   17:53   5:46 Scott Clark     49 M     9 Gilmanton NH  

Monday, March 23, 2015

2015 Mount Washington Road Race Hall of Fame Inauguration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Dave Dunham dave.dunham@comcast.net 978-684-9211
Paul Kirsch  pkirsch2@gmail.com 603-398-1852

Northeast Delta Dental
Mount Washington Road Race
Mt. Washington Auto Road
June 20, 2015 – 9 a.m.
&
6th Annual Mount Washington Road Race Hall of Fame Inauguration
Saturday, June 20 -- 1 p.m.

·         Race’s Hall of Fame honors Eric Blake (W. Hartford, CT), Eleonora Mendonca (Cape Cod, MA), Eric Morse (Berlin, VT) , and Peter Watson (Cape Ann, MA)


March 20, 2015 -- Pinkham Notch, NH

Formed in 2010 to recognize outstanding performers in and contributors to this footrace to the summit of the highest peak in the northeastern United States, the Hall of Fame this year will pay tribute to the achievements in a ceremony at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road on Saturday, June 20.  The ceremony will take place after the 2015 Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race which starts at 9 a.m.  The race attracts 1300 runners who will make their way up the 154-year-old Auto Road.

The 2015 Mount Washington Hall of Fame inductees:

Eric Blake is a 3-time winner of the race, taking the top spot in 2006, 2008, and 2013.  He owns the state record for CT (59:57) and NY (61:07) and is one of only eight people to have ever run under sixty minutes.  No one has run more times under 1:02 than Eric who has done so eight times.  Eric currently works as the head men’s and women’s Track & Field/Cross-Country coach at Central Connecticut State University.  He resides in West Hartford CT.  Eric notes that his most memorable moment at Mt Washington was his win and sub-60 minute effort in 2013.  “I had my wife and a lot of friends and family there watching so it was a pretty special day”.  Eric is still at the top of his game and “feel(s) I can run faster and still want a few more wins!”  Tops among Eric’s many accomplishments beyond the Mt Washington road race are his world record for a marathon on a treadmill (2:21) and being a scoring member of the 2010 USA Mountain running team which took home a silver medal at the World championships.

Eleonora Mendonca had three consecutive wins from 1976-1978.  She set the course record in 1977 and again in 1978.  She and Hall of Famer Chris Maisto are the only women to have set course records multiple times.  She recalls “I could not pass the opportunity to do a different type of race – only one hill.  I could not forget the incredible view as I approached the summit...The beauty carried me on”.  She was inducted into the Cambridge Sports Union Hall of Fame in 2000.  The CSU website notes “Ellie joined Cambridge Sports Union in 1974 and had an immediate impact on the women’s running scene in greater Boston by being a top finisher in road, track and cross-country races”.  Her biggest accomplishment was to qualify (for Brazil) at the Los Angles Olympic Games where she ran in the first women’s marathon.  Eleonora is retired and currently living on Cape Cod.

Eric Morse is possibly the most prolific runner to not have an overall win at Mt Washington.  He has the Vermont state record for this race with his 1:01:09 from 1999.   He is tied for the third most top 10 finishes with fourteen and is also tied for fourth with ten top five finishes.  He ranks 14th in all-time earnings at Mt Washington taking home $4,200.  He scored on course record setting teams (Central Mass Striders) an amazing nine times, setting course records five times on the open squad and four times on the masters.  He has finished the race sixteen times, including three times as runner-up.  Eric was inducted into athletic Hall of Fame at Harwood High School (Moretown, VT) in 2010 as “one of the most successful athletes in Harwood cross-country and track-and-field history. As a junior, he won four Vermont state championships...as a senior, Eric won two state championships… (and) was a member of the first hockey team at Harwood”.  His most memorable moment at Mt Washington was the “halfway race” of 2002 where he finished in second place, 10 seconds out of the win.  His many accomplishments outside of Mt Washington include being a 7-time member of the USA Mountain running team.  He has quite a range of ability from a sub-4 minute mile to a 1:03 half-marathon.  Eric is a graphic designer residing in Berlin, VT.  In recent years he has excelled at racing with his West Highland Terrier “Murdoch”.  They have won nearly every race they’ve entered and can boast personal bests of 4:59 for the mile and 16:44 for 5km.

Peter Watson - Peter, who passed away in 2012, ran the race 23 times from 1988-2011. He was the supreme organizer of Team Gloucester (TG), which annually accounts for an impressive number of runners in the field.  He created the Mt. Washington Practice Run in Rockport, where he lived, and he organized it year after year. He publicized the race every way possible, from the newspapers he published to the word-of-mouth network that extended from him to thousands of people in many directions, but especially around Cape Ann, Mass.  He dedicated large amounts of time and energy to promoting the race to all.  He inspired, encouraged and led Team Gloucester to form as an official club.  Each year he would email every runner he knew when the lottery would open.  To get more runners past the lottery he offered to provide volunteers.  Peter always organized and planned who would volunteer and supervised to make sure it was done well.  He kept detailed records of each TG member’s races up the Mountain and compared times to previous year.  He cajoled runners into competing on behalf of TG and generally orchestrated everything they did relative to the Mountain race.  He is the reason for the strong TG women’s presence at the mountain to this day. 

The Mt. Washington Road Race Hall of Fame recognizes athletic performance at the MWRR or efforts to assist the Race or promote it.  Consideration is given to athletes, advocates, race staff members or volunteers.   Inductees are chosen by a vote of the Hall of Fame committee from a longer list of nominees compiled by December 31 of the preceding year. 

The Saturday afternoon Hall of Fame induction will precede the race’s award ceremony.  The induction ceremony will start at 1 p.m. in the large tent at the base of the Auto Road, on Route 16 just north of Pinkham Notch.

The public is invited.

Regularly updated information about the Mt. Washington Road Race Hall of Fame is available any time on the new website at: http://mwrrhalloffame.com/


Other HOF sites include:  Facebook (facebook.com/mwrrhof), Twitter  (twitter.com/mwrrrecords) and the Records/Hall of Fame blog (mtwashingtonrecords.blogspot.com ).  For other information about the race, visit www.mountwashingtonroadrace.com.

Eric Morse with an the CMS Polar singlet and Murdoch

Weekend Results

Sam Wood and Dan Vassallo won respective 5K road races over the weekend while Jim Johnson cleaned house for a 5 mile race in Portsmouth. Dan Verrington took home the top senior spot. 

Easing Heartbreak Hill 5K
Concord, NH, March 21, 2015
1 SAM WOOD  28 M  LACONIA  NH   16:25  5:29

6th Annual St. Paddy’s Five Miler
Portsmouth, NH, March 22, 2015
1   Jim Johnson         Madison NH        37 M   27:22.2  5:29   27:22.2
10 Dan Verrington    Bradford MA       52 M   31:12.7  6:15   31:12.8 1st50+

Hibernian 5K
Lynn, MA March 22, 2015
1 Dan Vassallo  Peabody MA 16:05
2 James Pawlicki Lynn MA  17:37

Monday, March 16, 2015

New Bedford Half Marathon CMS results

The Central Mass Striders embarked to New Bedford, Whaling Capital of the World, to compete in the USATF New England Half Marathon Championship. Dry pavement, a northerly breeze, and temperatures in the low 40’s greeted the field for the 11:00 start. The open and masters teams (40+) finished 3rd overall among the team results. There were 26 open teams and 15 master’s teams respectively. The senior team (50+) placed 6th out of 10 teams.
Dan Vassallo enroute to a 9th place finish in New Bedford
Photo by KrissyK
Dan Vassallo led the CMS open team with a 9th overall placing and 4th in the USATF age group. Joe Shairs paced the CMS masters team. He placed 3rd in the USATF age group. Dan Verrington was the top CMS Senior.

2015 New Bedford Half Marathon photos by KrissyK

38th Annual New Bedford Half Marathon
New Bedford, MA, March 15, 2015
9   5/178  M2029 DAN VASSALLO    29  1:08:54  5:16 1:08:56 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
15 7/324  M3039 SCOTT LESLIE      33  1:10:32  5:23 1:10:33 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS         
24 10/324  M3039 CHRIS MAHONEY 37 1:11:35  5:28 1:11:38 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS         
50 25/178 M2029 MORGAN KENNEDY 27 1:13:38  5:38 1:13:43 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS         
76 8/313  M4049 JOE SHAIRS          46 1:15:40  5:47 1:15:40 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS         
93 10/313  M4049 ALAN BERNIER    40 1:16:44  5:52 1:16:44 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS         
96 44/178  M2029 RYAN COLLINS     29 1:16:58  5:53 1:17:01 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS         
97 38/324  M3039 KEVIN TILTON     33 1:17:13  5:54 1:17:16 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS 
103 12/313  M4049 JAMES PAWLICKI  40 1:17:25  5:55 1:17:29 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS         
117 16/313  M4049 ARTHUR BESSE      42 1:18:10  5:58 1:18:13 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS         
160 9/228  M5059 DAN VERRINGTON  52 1:20:30  6:09 1:20:34 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS         
176 29/313  M4049 NICK TAORMINA    42 1:21:21  6:13 1:21:30 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS         
269 23/228  M5059 JOHN GRIEGO        56 1:25:45  6:33 1:26:00 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS        
299 84/178  M2029 STEPHEN TRAINOR 23 1:27:15  6:40 1:27:24 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS         
394 34/228  M5059 PHILIP SAVOY         52 1:31:32  6:59 1:31:50 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS        
549 60/228  M5059 DAVID LAPIERRE    50 1:37:31  7:27 1:37:38 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS       
638 69/228  M5059 STEPHEN LASKA      53 1:39:59  7:38 1:40:16 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS       
768 146/313 M4049 WILLIAM GONSORCIK 48 1:43:53  7:56 1:44:24 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS       
882 104/228  M5059 DAVID KROM         55 1:47:13  8:11 1:47:25 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS       
1412 162/228  M5059 MICHAEL KEATING 56 2:01:08  9:15 2:02:29 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS

MALE OPEN TEAM RESULTS
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   1.  BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION  
          1:09:07 1:09:48 1:10:44 1:11:32 1:12:50 (1:12:50) (1:13:26) = 5:54:01
         ALEX TAYLOR 35 M, NILS SCHALLNER 34 M, CHRIS MAGILL 42 M, MIKE GALOOB
         41 M, JONATHAN BAKER 31 M, IAN NURSE 37 M, HARRY STANTS 42 M
   2.  GREATER BOSTON TRACK CLUB    
          1:10:31 1:11:07 1:11:40 1:11:57 1:12:02 (1:12:16) (1:12:49) = 5:57:17
         YUJI WAKIMOTO 22 M, ANDREW CHALMERS 25 M, ADRIAN MACDONALD 26 M,
         ROBERT BOND 25 M, ROBERT ESPINOSA 30 M, ERIC MENDOZA 30 M, MANUEL
         GONZALEZ 25 M
   3.  CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS 3rd out of 26 teams        
          1:08:56 1:10:33 1:11:38 1:13:43 1:15:40 (1:16:44) (1:17:01) = 6:00:30
         DAN VASSALLO 29 M, SCOTT LESLIE 33 M, CHRIS MAHONEY 37 M, MORGAN
         KENNEDY 27 M, JOE SHAIRS 46 M, ALAN BERNIER 40 M, RYAN COLLINS 29 M

MALE MASTERS TEAM RESULTS
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   1.  BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION   
          1:10:44 1:11:32 1:13:26 1:13:50 1:15:03 (1:16:20) (1:17:43) = 6:04:35
         CHRIS MAGILL 42 M, MIKE GALOOB 41 M, HARRY STANTS 42 M, KEVEN O'NEIL
         45 M, CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE 51 M, WAYNE LEVY 49 M, JASON PORTER 45 M
   2.  Whirlaway                     
          1:13:51 1:14:56 1:15:38 1:18:16 1:19:09 (1:21:20) (1:21:38) = 6:21:50
         ERIC WILLIAMS 50 M, DAVE DECHELLIS 40 M, JOSEPH NAVAS 44 M, MICHAEL
         COONEY 53 M, SCOTT ANDERSON 50 M, CRAIG FRAM 56 M, BRIAN ALLEN 43 M
   3.  CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS   3rd out of 15 teams      
          1:15:40 1:16:44 1:17:29 1:18:13 1:20:34 (1:21:30) (1:26:00) = 6:28:40
         JOE SHAIRS 46 M, ALAN BERNIER 40 M, JAMES PAWLICKI 40 M, ARTHUR BESSE
         42 M, DAN VERRINGTON 52 M, NICK TAORMINA 42 M, JOHN GRIEGO 56 M
             
MALE SENIORS TEAM RESULTS
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   1.  Whirlaway                     
          1:13:51 1:18:16 1:19:09 1:21:20 1:22:33 (1:23:26) = 6:35:09
         ERIC WILLIAMS 50 M, MICHAEL COONEY 53 M, SCOTT ANDERSON 50 M, CRAIG
         FRAM 56 M, PAUL HAMMOND 55 M, EPHRAIM EZEKIEL 57 M
   2.  BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION   
          1:15:03 1:23:57 1:27:56 1:28:49 1:30:17 (1:31:10) (1:33:15) = 7:06:02
         CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE 51 M, PATRICK STUMBRAS 57 M, DAVID CONSIGLI 50 M,
         CRAIG MACFARLANE 54 M, ANDY MACDONALD 55 M, JAMES WILSON 62 M, JOE
         KAISER 57 M
   3.  GREEN MOUNTAIN ATHLETIC ASSOC.
          1:20:02 1:23:22 1:25:56 1:33:23 1:36:46 (1:39:32) (1:41:16) = 7:19:29
         JOE MCNAMARA 52 M, MATT GALLAGHER 50 M, MIKE EARLY 50 M, TOM NUOVO 51
         M, KEN SCHATZ 61 M, ALLAN BATES 66 M, PASCAL CHENG 61 M
   4.  GREATER SPRINGFIELD HARRIERS  
          1:18:35 1:23:14 1:24:26 1:34:38 1:42:06 (1:57:58) = 7:22:59
         ALEJANDRO HEUCK 50 M, PETER FRATINI 50 M, SERGIO BRENA 50 M, STEVE
         O'NEIL 63 M, RICHARD CLARK 61 M, TOM MONTEMAGUI 70 M
   5.  Greater Lowell Road Runners   
          1:20:55 1:24:28 1:32:04 1:33:02 1:36:52 (1:40:33) (1:43:01) = 7:27:21
         EJ HRYNOWSKI 52 M, DAVID OLIVER 58 M, KEITH O'BRIEN 50 M, KEN GOODIN
         60 M, FIL FARIA 50 M, LEONARDO MEDINA 50 M, DAVID PENN 54 M
   6.  CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS         
          1:20:34 1:26:00 1:31:50 1:37:38 1:40:16 (1:47:25) (2:02:29) = 7:36:18
         DAN VERRINGTON 52 M, JOHN GRIEGO 56 M, PHILIP SAVOY 52 M, DAVID
         LAPIERRE 50 M, STEPHEN LASKA 53 M, DAVID KROM 55 M, MICHAEL KEATING 56
         M
 
USATF AGE-GROUP RESULTS
MALE AGE GROUP:  01 - 39
 
Place    Name             Age Team            Gun Time 
    1 LOUIS SERAFINI       23 THE HEARTBREAKE 1:08:14 
    2 JAMIE JULIA          30 ALBANY RUNNING  1:08:32 
    3 TEAGE O'CONNOR       31 GREEN MOUNTAIN  1:08:47 
    4 DAN VASSALLO         29 CENTRAL MASS ST 1:08:56 
    5 ALEX TAYLOR          35 BOSTON ATHLETIC 1:09:07 
 
MALE AGE GROUP:  45 - 49
 
Place    Name             Age Team            Gun Time 
    1 GREGORY PICKLESIMER  48 SOMERVILLE ROAD 1:12:05 
    2 KEVEN O'NEIL         45 BOSTON ATHLETIC 1:13:50 
    3 JOE SHAIRS           46 CENTRAL MASS ST 1:15:40 
    4 WAYNE LEVY           49 BOSTON ATHLETIC 1:16:20
    5 BINNEY MITCHELL      46 GREEN MOUNTAIN  1:17:31 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Weekend Results

NH & Northeast Championships
Moltonborough, NH, March 7, 2015
1   45:15  7:25 Jim Johnson          CMS                  37 M   655 Madison NH        
2   45:59  7:33 Kevin Tilton           CMS                  33 M   317 North Conway NH   
3   48:51  8:01 Ethan Nadeau  ACIDOTIC RACING 42 M   520 Everett MA        
4   50:03  8:13 Chris Mahoney     CMS                   37 M   678 Westford MA       
5   51:57  8:31 Todd Callaghan    CMS                   45 M   627 Beverly MA        
6   52:22  8:35 Damon Gannon                              46 M   646 Topsham ME        
7   52:42  8:39 Alex Hall     WHIRLAWAY              27 M   649 Hanover NH        
8   53:03  8:42 David Martino                                22 M   680 Laconia NH        
9   53:08  8:43 James Pawlicki     CMS                  40 M   699 Lynn MA           
10   54:36  8:58 Josh Fields ACIDOTIC RACING    26 M   523 Claremont NH      
11   54:49  9:00 Chad Carr    CRC                          39 M   628 Cambridge MA      
12   55:18  9:04 Scott Leslie     CMS                     33 M   668 Rutland MA        
18   57:49  9:29 Leslie O'Dell    CMS                    38 F   693 Albany NH         
19   57:51  9:29 Daniel Verrington CMS              52 M   320 Bradford MA
25 1:01:23 10:04 Sam Wood         CMS               28 M   533 Laconia NH        
30 1:03:36 10:26 Jennifer Brooks CMS                35 F   623 Gloucester MA     
63 1:19:34 13:03 Jim Grady          CMS               53 M   648 Auburn MA         
68 1:22:46 13:35 David Lapierre   CMS               50 M   666 Chelmsford MA     

Smuttynose Palooza 5K & Karaoke Contest
Salisbury, MA, March 7, 2015
1   1/43   M2039   DAN VASSALLO   Peabody MA 29 M  15:35.6  5:02   15:36.9

41st Annual Great Stew Chase
Lynn, MA, March 8, 2015
1  139 Dan Vassallo     29 M Peabody   MA CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS      50:36  5:26   50:36  5:26
8   69 James Pawlicki  40 M Lynn          MA CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS      57:20  6:10   57:20  6:10

NHTI Spring Ahead 3 Miler
Concord, NH, March 8, 2015
2 TIM COX              41 M NORTHWOOD NH    16:31  5:31
5 DAVE DUNHAM    50 M BRADFORD MA       17:05  5:42

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Weekend Results

Several Central Mass Striders found the winning ways. Jim Johnson took a pair of recent wins on the snowshoes in southern NH. Scott Leslie went out easy and ripped the 2nd half of the Stu’s 30K course taking the win with an honest 5:45 pace per mile. Arthur Besse took the top masters position. Lastly, two DV’s toured Bradford with one winning overall and the other winning his age group.

Exeter Snowshoe Hullabaloo
Exeter, NH, February 21, 2015
1 JIM JOHNSON   37 M MADISON  NH CMS  29:03  7:16
7 SAM WOOD      28 M LACONIA  NH CMS  35:25  8:52

Bradford Valentine Race
Bradford, MA, February 28, 2015
1  Dan Vassallo    26:32  5:19 PEABODY MA
4  Dan Verrington 31:12  6:15 BRADFORD MA 1st 50+

Kingman Farm Moonlight Snowshoe
Madbury, NH, February 28, 2015
1 30:21  Jim Johnson  CMS 37 Madison NH
*** Off course while running in 2nd & 3rd Place
28:43 41:19 Chris Mahoney  CMS  37 M Westford MA       
28:49 41:21 Eric Narcisi      CMS 35 M North Andover MA

Stu's 30K
Clinton, MA, March 1, 2015
1 SCOTT LESLIE    RUTLAND  MA  33  1:47:17.5   5:45/M
5 ARTHUR BESSE TEMPLETON  MA 42  1:56:52.4 6:16/M 1st 40+

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

CMS races 10 miles in Amherst

The Central Mass Striders competed in the USATF New England 10 mile road race championship in Amherst, MA on Sunday. The sun broke out shortly after the noon time start on the hilly but dry pavement. The open team, led by Dan Vassallo, finished third out of eighteen teams and just missing second place 32.9 seconds. Dan placed 5th overall. The masters team, led by Alan Bernier, won the 40+ team category in a narrow margin, 7.3 seconds, over the BAA. Alan was the 2nd master overall in the race. There were 12 masters teams. The CMS seniors  (50+) placed fourth out of 10 teams. They were led by Dan Verrington who was also the 5th Senior overall.

Five College Realtors 10 Miler
Amherst, MA, February 22, 2015

Men Open
Team - Central Mass Striders Finish Position - 3
Team Score (times): 4:35:40.9
Place Bib No Name                     City                Gend  Place      Place      Time   Cum. Time
1    321  DAN VASSALLO         PEABODY  MA            M       5          5     52:16.3      52:16.3
2    322  SCOTT LESLIE            RUTLAND  MA         M      14         19     54:27.7    1:46:44.0
3    366  PATRICK RICH    SOUTH HAMILTON  MA     M      17         36     54:43.7    2:41:27.7
4    320  ANDY MCCARRON         KEENE  NH              M      32         68     57:03.5    3:38:31.2
5    323  ALAN BERNIER         BRAINTREE  MA          M      33        101     57:09.6    4:35:40.9

Men Masters
Team - Central Mass Striders Finish Position - 1
Team Score (times): 4:49:48.6
Place Bib No Name                     City                Gend  Place      Place      Time   Cum. Time
1    323  ALAN BERNIER         BRAINTREE  MA          M       2          2     57:09.6      57:09.6
2    326  GREG PUTNAM       STONEHAM  MA           M       3          5     57:24.0    1:54:33.7
3    325  JOE SHAIRS              PEABODY  MA            M       4          9     57:35.7    2:52:09.5
4    328  TODD CALLAGHAN BEVERLY  MA              M       7         16     58:12.3    3:50:21.8
5    324  JAMES PAWLICKI       LYNN  MA               M      13         29     59:26.8    4:49:48.6

Men Seniors
Team - Central Mass Striders Finish Position - 4
Team Score (times): 5:37:33.6
Place Bib No Name                     City                Gend  Place      Place      Time   Cum. Time
1    329  DAN VERRINGTON   BRADFORD  MA           M       5          5   1:00:53.7    1:00:53.7
2    330  DAVE DUNHAM        BRADFORD  MA           M      17         22   1:04:18.8    2:05:12.6
3    298  JOHN GRIEGO         BLACKSTONE  MA       M      20         42   1:06:01.0    3:11:13.7
4    260  PHILIP SAVOY       SHREWSBURY  MA         M      34         76   1:11:45.7    4:22:59.4
5    131  DAVID LAPIERRE   CHELMSFORD  MA         M      44        120   1:14:34.2    5:37:33.6

Place    Name              Team               Bib No  Age Gend    Age Group             Time        Time        Pace
5    DAN VASSALLO      Central Mass Stride   321    29   M       5 Top Fin     52:15.8     52:16.3      5:14/M
14    SCOTT LESLIE        Central Mass Stride   322    33   M       8  0-39       54:27.7     54:27.7      5:27/M
17    PATRICK RICH       Central Mass Stride   366    38   M      11  0-39       54:43.7     54:43.7      5:28/M
32    ANDY MCCARRON    Central Mass Stride   320    32   M      26  0-39     57:02.5     57:03.5      5:42/M
33    ALAN BERNIER     Central Mass Stride   323    40   M       2 40-49        57:08.9     57:09.6      5:43/M
37    GREG PUTNAM      Central Mass Stride   326    45   M       3 40-49        57:23.7     57:24.0      5:44/M
40    JOE SHAIRS            Central Mass Stride   325    46   M       4 40-49      57:35.2     57:35.7      5:46/M
48    TODD CALLAGHAN  Central Mass Stride   328    45   M       6 40-49    58:09.5     58:12.3      5:49/M
67    JAMES PAWLICKI   Central Mass Stride   324    40   M      11 40-49     59:26.0     59:26.8      5:57/M
76    ARTHUR BESSE   Central Mass Stride   367    42   M      13 40-49       1:00:09.1   1:00:10.1      6:01/M
92    DAN VERRINGTON Central Mass Stride   329    52   M       5 50-59   1:00:51.6   1:00:53.7      6:05/M
121    NICK TAORMINA Central Mass Stride   327    42   M      21 40-49   1:02:51.3   1:02:58.7      6:18/M
139    DAVE DUNHAM   Central Mass Stride   330    50   M      17 50-59   1:04:12.7   1:04:18.8      6:26/M
154    DAVE NMINGORI Central Mass Stride   739    47   M      29 40-49   1:04:38.1   1:04:43.8      6:28/M
160    JOHN GRIEGO   Central Mass Stride   298    56   M      19 50-59     1:05:56.9   1:06:01.0      6:36/M
168    STEPHEN TRAINOR Central Mass Stride  264   22   M     90  0-39   1:06:39.5   1:06:42.8      6:40/M
229    PHILIP SAVOY   Central Mass Stride  260    52   M      31 50-59      1:11:36.0   1:11:45.7      7:11/M
264    DAVID LAPIERRE  Central Mass Stride  131    50   M      38 50-59   1:14:26.1   1:14:34.2      7:27/M
322    WILLIAM GONSORCIK  Central Mass Stride  373   48   M  46 40-49 1:19:03.3   1:19:17.7      7:56/M
343    STEPHEN LASKA   Central Mass Stride  9881  53   M      55 50-59   1:20:22.6   1:20:32.0      8:03/M

Monday, February 9, 2015

Weekend Results

2015 Walt Disney World Marathon
Florida January 7, 2015
5 STEPHEN TRAINOR 2:56:14 SALEM, MA

Hilltop Orchard 5k Snowshoe Race
January 18, 2015 Hilltop Nordic Center Richmond, MA
1 Ross Krause 35 24:09.2

NEWBURYPORT ROTARY CLUB /JFRC FRIGID FIVER
NEWBURYPORT, MA, February 1, 2015
1 Chris Mahoney        37       27:09
4 MATT VEIGA           25      28:16

Beaver Brook Snowshoe Race
Hollis, NH, February 1, 2015
1   17:57  Jim Johnson      CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS      37 M   277 Madison NH        
2   18:53  Eric Narcisi        CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS      35 M   290 Charlestown MA    
19   25:57  David Lapierre      CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS      50 M   242 Chelmsford MA

Super 5k
Narragansett, RI, February 1, 2015
13   18:04  5:50    1 50-59   13 M   156 Martin Tighe   Providence,RI       

USATF New England Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships
Providence, RI, February 1, 2015     
1 Mile Run
Name                     Age Team                    Finals       Age-Grading
1    33 Leslie Scott       M33 Central Mass Str       4:42.83    4:39.58 79.62%

3000 Meter Run
Name                     Age Team                    Finals       Age-Grading
1    33 Leslie Scott       M33 Central Mass Str       9:12.23    9:05.88 80.60%

2015 Northfield 4 miles snowshoe race
February 7, 2015 Northfield, MA
Place Time Name  Gend Age City St Team
1 42:01 Ross Krause M 35 East Hampston MA CMS
3 45:51 Tim Mahoney M 35 Holyoke MA CMS

Horse Hill Snowshoe Race
Merrimack, NH, February 7, 2015
1   32:11  8:40 Jim Johnson        CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS  37 M   346 Madison NH        
2   35:08  9:27 Chris Mahoney    CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS   37 M   111 Westford MA       
5   38:38 10:23 Eric Narcisi        CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS  35 M   396 North Andover MA  

Moose Mountain Runaround Snowshoe Race
Brookfield, NH, February 8, 2015
1   25:39  6:54 Jim Johnson     CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS   37 M    33 Madison NH        
2   28:24  7:38 Eric Narcisi       CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS  35 M    57 North Andover MA 

Winter Chiller series #3
Hancock, NH, February 7, 2015
1 18:48 Andy McCarron M 32 Keene NH