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 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekend Results

Whitaker Woods Snowshoe Scramble
North Conway, NH, January 17, 2015
2 Jim Johnson 37 M 0:25:17 East Madison NH CMS/Dion
4 Sam Wood 28 M 0:28:37 Laconia NH CMS
5 Eric Narcisi 35 M 0:28:54 N. Andover MA CMS

The Lazy Dog Classy 3 Mile
Lynn, MA, January 18, 2015
7 JAMES PAWLICKI    M LYNN       MA   16:42  5:34

20th Annual Boston Prep 16 Miler
Derry, NH, January 25, 2015
1 Jim Johnson 37 MADISON  NH 1:33:25  5:51

Greater Boston Track Club Meet
Boston, MA, January 25, 2015
Men 800 Meter Run
12 Leslie, Scott             33 CMS      2:10.19  

Men 1 Mile Run
19 Leslie, Scott             33 CMS     4:34.43  
24 Mahoney, Chris      37 CMS     4:37.78  
33 Narcisi, Eric             35 CMS     4:47.95  

Mixed 40-99 1 Mile Run
1 Bernier, Alan            M40 CMS  4:41.81  
5 Callaghan, Todd      M45 CMS   4:48.85  
6 Pawlicki, James       M40 CMS   5:03.17  
10 Verrington, Dan    M52 CMS   5:21.16
16 Lapierre, David    M50 CMS     5:55.72   

Monday, January 19, 2015

USATF New England Awards Banquet

The Central Mass Striders were in attendance at the fourth Annual USATF New England Association awards banquet in Stoneham on January 17. CMS and Dan Vassallo were selected as Club of the Year and male athlete of the year respectively. Both were selected via on-line voting by USATF New England members. Several athletes, clubs, and members were recognized during the banquet for their efforts in 2014.

Dan Vassallo accepting the Athlete of the Year award as presented by Tom Derderian




Monday, January 12, 2015

Weekend Results

Roxbury Community College Tiger Meet
Boston, MA January 10, 2015
5000 meters
1 Scott Leslie  Central Mass Striders  15:55.57

5K Resolution Run to Kick Cancer
Lexington, MA January 10, 2015
1 Chris Mahoney  Central Mass Striders 16:20 5:15/M

Greenwood Gallop 5k Snowshoe Race
January 11, 2015 Prospect Mountain Nordic Ski Center Woodford, VT
1 Ross Krause 35 23:40
2. Tim Mahoney 35 23:55

Monday, January 5, 2015

Weekend Results

34th annual Freezer Five Mile Road Race
Sterling, MA, January 1, 2015
1    26:21     Scott Leslie       1/23    M30-39     Rutland
10    30:49   Dave Mingori     4/49    M40-49    Worcester           
12    32:08   John Pajer          2/57    M50-59    Leicester                    

34th Annual Winner’s Circle Running Club Hangover Classic 10K
Salisbury, MA, January 1, 2015
2   M3039 ANDY MCCARRON      32  Keene NH     34:10.45  5:31   34:11.14  5:31

Eighth Annual Wicked Frosty Four
Salem, MA, January 1, 2015
3  Joe Shairs            1/47   M4549 46 M Peabody        MA   22:19  5:36   22:19  5:35
5  James Pawlicki     2/40   M4044 40 M Lynn           MA   22:45  5:42   22:45  5:42
10 Martin Tishe   1/25   M5559 56 M PROVIDENCE     RI   24:07  6:03   24:07  6:02

Boston U Mini Meet #3
Boston University, Boston, MA, January 3, 2015
Mixed 1 Mile Run
59 Scott Leslie        4:40.25 7th heat 6  
91  James Pawlicki  4:54.06   5th heat 9
130 Martin Tighe     5:16.03  8th heat 12

Mixed 3000 Meter Run
23  Scott Leslie       8:54.59   1st heat 3
56  Stephen Trainor 9:43.68   2nd heat 5

Monday, December 29, 2014

Weekend Results

Boston U. Mini-Meet #1
Boston University, Boston, MA, December 20, 2014
Mixed 400 Meter Dash
Section  11 
2   133 Dunham, Dave         1:10.69 

Mixed 1 Mile Run
Section  2
10   248 Leslie, Scott           4:38.12 
Section  3
4   250 Mahoney, Chris        4:41.81 
11   149 Collins, Ryan         4:55.89 

Mixed 3000 Meter Run
Section  1
7   123 Rich, Patrick          8:54.44 
Section  2
5   248 Leslie, Scott           9:05.00 
9   250 Mahoney, Chris        9:07.78 
16   149 Collins, Ryan         9:29.96 

Old Mountain 5k Trail Race
Wakefield, RI, December 21, 2014
2 Greg Hammett Chesterfield NH  18:46 6:03

Boston U Mini Meet #2
Boston University, Boston, MA, December 27, 2014
Mixed 1 Mile Run
Section  4
3   618 Mahoney, Chris        4:37.21 
10   443 Collins, Ryan          4:50.57 
Section  6
2   637 Putman, Gregory      4:45.22

Mixed 3000 Meter Run
Section  2
2   603 Leslie, Scott             8:57.64 
6   637 Putman, Gregory      9:08.67    
11   443 Collins, Ryan          9:23.44 

Section  4
2   499 Besse, Arthur        9:48.75 

Lou's 4 x 1600 Relay - 14th Annual
Boston University, Boston, MA, December 27, 2014
Full results and splits
1.CMS                     18:40.53
Scott Leslie             4:39.35
Chris Mahoney         4:47.83
Greg Putnam           4:47.72
Dan Vassallo           4:25.63
Greg Putnam, Dan Vassallo, Chris Mahoney, & Scott Leslie took the 4X1600m relay at BU

Thursday, December 18, 2014

USATF Club Cross Country Nationals Bethlehem, PA

Greg Putnam finished 34th
Photo by Michael Scott
The Central Mass Striders traveled to Bethlehem, PA with five masters (40+) and six seniors (50+). The athletic fields of Lehigh University held the stage for the 2014 USATF Club Cross Country Nationals race. The men covered 10 kilometers on a cloudy day with a 6 mph breeze and temps in the low 40’s. The masters team placed 9th out of 40 teams. CMS was the 2nd team from New England as BAA finished third. One minute and thirty seven seconds stood between the first CMS runner, Greg Putnam (34:06), and the fifth and last to score, James Pawlicki (35:43). Todd Callaghan (34:58), Alan Bernier (35:12), and Joe Shairs (35:19) filled spots two through four.

The CMS Seniors team placed 8th out of 25 teams and was the first team from New England, ahead of the Greater Lowell Road Runners who finished 10th. CMS was lead by Dave Dunham (36:37). He was followed by Dan Verrington (37:04), Martin Tighe (37:38), John Gillis (39:14), Paul Bazanchuk (40:23), and Dave Lapierre (44:19). Paul Bazanchuk placed 4th overall in the 60-64 age category.


2014 USATF National Club XC Championships
Goodman Campus XC Course, Bethlehem, PA
December 13, 2014
Overall Masters Men
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PLACE NAME     AGEGROUP   TEAM                             TIME   PACE
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34 Greg Putnam      M40-49  9  Central Mass Striders      34:06  5:30          
66 Todd Callaghan   M40-49 18  Central Mass Striders      34:58  5:38          
74 Alan Bernier     M40-44 45  Central Mass Striders      35:12  5:40      
78 Joe Shairs       M40-49 23  Central Mass Striders      35:19  5:41          
95 James Pawlicki   M40-44 51  Central Mass Striders      35:43  5:45          
127 Dave Dunham     M50-54 22  Central Mass Striders      36:37  5:54          
148 Daniel Verrington M50-54 32  Central Mass Striders    37:04  5:58          
176 Martin Tighe    M50-59  8  Central Mass Striders      37:38  6:04          
250 John Gillis     M50-54 66  Central Mass Striders      39:14  6:19     
289 Paul Bazanchuk  M60-64  4  Central Mass Striders      40:23  6:30          
409 David Lapierre  M50-54 108 Central Mass Striders      44:19  7:08          
 
 
9.   277  Central Mass Striders (A)   (35:04  2:55:18   1:37)
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  1     28  Greg Putnam            45   34:06
  2     54  Todd Callaghan         45   34:58
  3     59  Alan Bernier           40   35:12
  4     63  Joe Shairs             46   35:19
  5     73  James Pawlicki         40   35:43
 
8.   235  Central Mass Striders (A)   (38:12  3:10:56   3:46)
=================================================================
  1     20  Dave Dunham            50   36:37
  2     28  Daniel Verrington      52   37:04
  3     38  Martin Tighe           56   37:38
  4     67  John Gillis            50   39:14
  5     82  Paul Bazanchuk         60   40:23
  6   (120) David Lapierre         50   44:19

Monday, December 1, 2014

Weekend Results

Dan Vassallo wins and secures an Olympic Trials Qualifying time in Philadelphia
1. DAN VASSALLO PEABODY MA M/29 2:17:28 5:14/mi

78th Manchester Road Race
Manchester, CT, November 27, 2014
89   56/1308 M1929   25:58   25:55  5:28 Morgan Kennedy

25th Annual Winner’s Circle Running Club Greater Newburyport Wild Turkey Trot 3.1 Mile X-Country Run/Walk
West Newbury, MA, November 27, 2014
1   1/3    TOP3-M     Gregory Putnam            Stoneham MA             45 M   105   20:22.4  6:34
3   3/3    TOP3-M     Dave Dunham               Ward Hill MA            50 M   231   21:08.7  6:49

35th Annual Gardner Turkey Trot Gardner, MA, November 27, 2014
5 mile run overall
1  Scott  Leslie  26:31.1 5:18

Ayer Fire Department Thanksgiving 5K
Ayer, MA, November 27, 2014
3   716 Andy McCarron           1 M3039 KEENE          NH   16:58  5:28

Feaster Five
Andover, MA, November 27, 2014
13   1/239  M4049   28:46    28:44  5:47 Arthur Besse                 42 M  2029 Templeton MA           
14   9/215  M2029   28:45    28:45  5:47 Colby Chrusciel              22 M  7035 Boulder CO             

Newburyport 26th Annual Maudslay Park Turkey Trot
Newburyport, MA, November 27, 2014
1 Nate Jenkins         34 M Andover         MA   17:48

Ripples of Hope Turket Trot 5k
Dedham, MA, November 27, 2014
3    Ryan Collins                      Worcester  MA        1424    29   M       1  1-29               16:50.0      5:26/M

Wild Turkey 5 Mile Road Race
Salem, MA, November 27, 2014
6    MATTHEW VEIGA             LYNN  MA             1011    27   M       3 25-29               27:55.9      5:35/M
7    JAMES PAWLICKI              LYNN  MA              347    40   M       1 40-44               28:31.4      5:42/M
17    STEPHEN TRAINOR     SALEM  MA            1593    22   M       2 20-24               29:46.0      5:57/M

7th Annual Gilford Youth Center Turkey Trot 5K
Gilford, NH, November 27, 2014
Sam Wood          19:27

Wobble Gobble 4M Road Race & Walker
Keene, NH, November 27, 2014
2   1/31   George Adams            M  44     21:41  5:26

Chelmsford High School 18th Annual Alumni Race
Chelmsford, MA, November 28, 2014
1.   Dave Dunham        Billerica 1982         23:26
10.  Dave Lapierre      Chelmsford             33:29

Seventh Annual Gabe's Run
Hamilton, MA, November 28, 2014
2   34 Patrick Rich          1/29   M3039 38 M Hamilton      MA   17:19  5:36

Warrior Run 2.8 Mile BHS  Cross Country Course 
Larz Anderson Park, Brookline, MA, November 30, 2014
7  Colby Chusciel      22 Central Mass             15:24

34 Arthur Besse        42 Central Mass             17:32