Monday, November 7, 2016

CMS wins Manchester City Marathon

Outstanding efforts by the CMS men’s teams on Sunday, competing in two Grand Prix events that closed out the individual ATR Series, USATFNE Cross Country Grand Prix, and USATFNE Road Race Grand Prix.  The 40+ team picked up 2nd at Franklin Park for the New England XC Championship masters 8k race. The top five scorers were Greg Putnam, Tim Van Orden, Joe Shairs, Todd Callaghan, & Arthur Besse. The guys anxiously got updates and whispers from other runners as to what was going on sixty miles north in the Manchester City Marathon. In the end, the men’s open team placed 1st with Dan Vassallo, Scott Mindel, and Eric Narcisi finishing 1, 2, & 10th overall to edge out Whirlaway by over a minute. The masters scored 2nd overall with Ed Sheldon, Dave Dunham and Nick Taormina pacing just behind Whirlaway by less than two minutes. The senior trio of Ed Sheldon, Dave Dunham, and David Lapierre outpaced Whirlaway by 42 seconds.

USATF New England Cross Country Championships
Franklin Park, Boston, MA, November 6, 2016

Open 10K
39 #565 Scott Leslie         35 Central Mass             33:08
99 #564 Jeff Goupil          29 Central Mass             37:47

Masters 8K
6 #567 Greg Putnam          47 Central Mass             26:59   
7 #569 Tim Van Orden        48 Central Mass          27:12   
13 #568 Joe Shairs           48 Central Mass               27:46  
17 #563 Todd Callaghan       47 Central Mass         28:00  
28 #561 Arthur Besse         44 Central Mass             28:37  
29 #560 Alan Bernier         42 Central Mass             28:47  
35 #562 Steve Brightman      47 Central Mass        29:05  
36 #566 James Pawlicki       42 Central Mass          29:07
45 #570 Daniel Verrington    54 Central Mass        29:23
57 #481 Martin Tighe         58 Central Mass             31:01
106 #551 Edward Ingerman      70 Central Mass     45:22

Team Scores
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Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7
=======================================================================
   1 Boston Athletic Associati    24    1    2    4    5   12   15   16
      Total Time:  2:15:09.00
         Average:    27:01.80
   2 Central Mass Striders        57    6    7   10   14   20   21   27
      Total Time:  2:18:34.00
         Average:    27:42.80
   3 Gr.Springfield Harriers      59    3    8   11   13   24   26   34
      Total Time:  2:18:59.00
         Average:    27:47.80
Manchester City Marathon – USATF New England Marathon Championship
Manchester, NH 
Sunday November 6, 2016

1 MOPEN 1/3 Dan Vassallo 31  2:23:56.4 (net time) 2:23:59 (gun time) Peabody, MA 
2 MOPEN 2/3 Scott Mindel 30  2:25:20.8 (net time) 2:25:22.9 (gun time) Arlington, MA 
10 M30-39 4/67 Eric Narcisi 36  2:44:02.3 (net time) 2:44:05.2 (gun time) North Andover, MA 
17 M50-59 1/64 Ed Sheldon 52 2:53:02.5 (net time) 2:53:06.1 (gun time) Hooksett, NH 
28 M50-59 4/64 Dave Dunham 52 2:58:37.3 (net time) 2:58:40.3 (gun time) Bradford, MA 
47 M40-49 6/89 Nick Taormina 44  3:10:07.5 (net time) 3:10:15.4 (gun time) Gloucester, MA 
64 M50-59  9/64 David Lapierre 52  3:19:20.6 (net time) 3:19:25.8 (gun time) Chelmsford, MA 

Men Open Team
1 Central Mass Striders (2:31:09.1)
Dan Vassallo, Scott Mindel, Eric Narcisi, Ed Sheldon, Dave Dunham, Nick Taormina, David Lapierre
2 Whirlaway Racing Team (2:32:18.8)
3 Boston Athletic Association (2:45:24.9)

Men 40+
1 Whirlaway Racing Team (2:58:46.2)
2 Central Mass Striders (3:00:40.6)
Ed Sheldon, Dave Dunham, Nick Taormina, David Lapierre
3 Greater Lowell Road Runners (3:13:00.6)

Men 50+
1 Central Mass Striders (3:03:44.1)
Ed Sheldon, Dave Dunham, David Lapierre
2 Whirlaway Racing Team (3:04:26.2)
3 Greater Lowell Road Runners (3:26:40.6)

Scott Mindel, Antonio Wilson, and Dan Vassallo at Manchester City
Photo by Mark Mindel

Dan Vassallo winning his 2nd Manchester City Marathon
Photo by Mark Mindel

The podium!
Photo by Mark Mindel



Monday, October 31, 2016

Weekend Results

18th Annual Great Bay 5K
Greenland, NH, October 29, 2016
2   2/3  MOPEN 15:22  4:57 Nate Jenkins   36 M   North Andover MA CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                                                  
12 2/49 M4049 17:13  5:33 James Pawlicki  42 M  Lynn MA   CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS

Wicked FIT Run
Concord, NH, October 29, 2016
3   1 M5059   17:35*  5:40 Dave Dunham   52 M    2065 Bradford MA             

13th Annual Busa Bushwhack Trail Race 5.3 mile
Framingham, MA, October 30, 2016
3 433 Steve Brightman 47 M Providence RI 0:33:15  6:16  M4049

Saratoga XC Classic 5K
October 30, 2016 Saratoga Springs
7   16:18 1st 40+                   

Saturday, October 29, 2016

CMS history at the USATF Grand Prix marathon


CMS history at the USATF NE marathon championships

The marathon distance has been contested in all of the Grand Prix series (1985-2015). This will be the third time that Manchester has been the championship.  Cape Cod has hosted the championship twenty-two times.  Baystate hosted four times and Burlington (VT) once.

 

CMS has won the team championship 12 times (last time

Monday, October 24, 2016

Weekend Results

Alan Bernier returns to racing, Central Mass Striders masters team places 2nd overall in the Mayors Cup Franklin Park 5K (race number 4 of the USATF New England Grand Prix), Dave Dunham takes on the Ghost Train.....

CMS 52 Week 5K Series
Worcester, MA, October 22, 2016
Every Saturday @ 9:00 am
Timing and scoring by Central Mass Striders: www.cmsrun.org
1              19:16     St.Cyr Dimanche               1/6         M20-39 Worcester           CMS
3              20:30     John Pajer                           1/4         M50-59 Leicester           CMS
4              22:02     Vin Garofoli                        1/5         M60-69 Worcester         CMS

Jen Hogan Memorial 5K
Timing and scoring by Central Mass Striders: www.cmsrun.org
Marlborough, MA, October 22, 2016
3   22:03   Phil Savoy             3/37     Male    Shrewsbury     CMS
8   24:42   Steve Laska            7/37     Male    Worcester      CMS
9   25:08   William Gonsorcik      8/37     Male    Worcester      CMS

Knights On The Run 5K
North Andover, MA, October 22, 2016
4 Joshua Perks   1/30   M4049 42 M Windham NH   17:29  5:38   17:29  5:38

Boston Mayor's Cup Cross Country races
Boston, MA, October 23, 2016
Men’s 8K Championship Race, open USATF New England Grand Prix race #4
46  46/111  M0139   26:15  5:19 Scott Mindel  30 M  CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS    

Boston Mayor's Cup Cross Country races
Boston, MA, October 23, 2016
Men’s 5K, including Masters USATF New England Grand Prix race #4
2   2/41   M4049   16:47  5:23 Tim Van Orden      48 M     132 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                   
5   3/41   M4049   16:57  5:27 Gregory Putnam   46 M     130 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                   
12  8/41   M4049   17:31  5:37 Todd Callaghan   47 M     127 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                   
13  9/41   M4049   17:40  5:40 Joe Shairs             48 M     131 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                   
18 10/41   M4049   17:51  5:44 Arthur Besse      44 M     126 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                   
26 13/41   M4049   18:14  5:51 James Pawlicki   42 M     129 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
41  5/46   M5059   18:40  6:00 Dan Verrington   54 M     133 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS

MALE TEAM RESULTS IN THE FRANKLIN PARK 5K
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1.  BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION            
            1    5    8  =   14     
         Mike Galoob, Harry Stants, Keven O'Neil
2.  CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                  
            2    4   10  =   16     
         Tim Van Orden, Gregory Putnam, Todd Callaghan
3.  CCRI                                   
           15   21   23  =   59     
         Kody Sankey, Mike Dutka, Danny Elliott

MALE MASTERS TEAM RESULTS IN THE FRANKLIN PARK 5K
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1.  BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION            
            1    4    6    7   12  (14)  (20)  =   30     
         Mike Galoob, Harry Stants, Keven O'Neil, Patrick Callahan, James
         Callaghan, Wayne Levy, Ryan Davenport
2.  CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                  
            2    3    8    9   11  (15)  (21)  =   33     
         Tim Van Orden, Gregory Putnam, Todd Callaghan, Joe Shairs, Arthur
         Besse, James Pawlicki, Dan Verrington
3.  HFC STRIDERS                           
           10   18   23   29   39  (49)  (57)  =  119     
         Jason Cakouros, Timothy Gavin, Steve Neri, Tom Vossen, Jose Serrano,
         Frank Nelson, Phil Parks

DY Wildcat 5K Trail Run
Boxford, MA, October 23, 2016
16  Pat Fullerton   19:00  7:55 28   2/3    M2029 28 M Bradford  MA

Newburyport Half Marathon
Newburyport, MA October 23, 2016
9 Alan Bernier 42 M 1:16:18 1st 40+
16 Ed Sheldon 52 M 1:19:07 1st 50+

Alan Bernier, 1st master at the Newburyport Half Marathon

Ghost Train Trail 15 mile
Milford NH October 23, 2016
1 Dave Dunham 1:39:13

Monday, October 17, 2016

Weekend Results

Ashworth Awards Baystate Marathon
Lowell, MA, October 16, 2016
49  1/139  MM5059   JAMES LINDSAY West Boylston MA 50 M  3:04:10.5  7:02 3:04:13.4 BQ       
85  24/270  MM4049  NAKRI DAO            Lynn MA              43 M   3:09:51.0  7:15 3:09:59.4 BQ       

Ravenswood Trail Race
Gloucester, MA, October 16, 2016
2 TODD CALLAGHAN   6 M   1/15   M4049 47 BEVERLY    MA   27:18  6:40
5 JAMES PAWLICKI       29 M   4/15   M4049 42 LYNN       MA   29:01  7:05
10 JOHN GILLIS           61 M   4/17   M5059 52 MANCHESTER MA   30:56  7:33

Cider House 5K
Wachusett Mountain October 16, 2016
Scott Leslie 20:25
Dave Dunham 21:34

Catamount Half Marathon
Brattleboro, VT October 16, 2016
Jason Dunklee 1:17:48

Mount Desert Island Marathon
1 Dan Vassallo 31 Peabody 5:25 pace 2:21:45 CR!



Monday, October 10, 2016

Weekend Results

Hartford Marathon 5k
Hartford, CT, October 8, 2016
1  14:53  4:48 10220 Dan Vassallo   31 M Peabody MA New Course Record!
8  16:49  5:25 11589 Joshua Perks   42 M Windham NH 1st 40+

Hartford Marathon
3   33:59  5:29 5:30 2:24:00* 2:23:58.01  5:30     6 Scott Leslie    35 M Rutland MA PR!
9   36:29  5:53 6:04 2:39:07  2:39:05.19  6:05    18 Eric Narcisi

16th Annual B.A.A Half Marathon
Boston, MA, October 9, 2016
70   5/348  156  James Pawlicki  42 M Lynn  MA  1:22:54  1:22:52    

Chicago Marathon
October 9, 2016
194 Jeffrey Hadzima  35-39    39  Worcester, MA  Half 1:19:43 Finish  2:43:24

30th Bobby Bell 5 Miler
Haverhill, MA, October 9, 2016
1 PAT FULLERTON    28 M HAVERHILL  MA   25:49  5:10   25:49

Methuen High School 5K XC Run/Walk
Methuen, MA, October 9, 2016
3 DAVE DUNAHM    52 M   305 BRADFORD        MA   18:42  6:02

Monroe Dunbar Brook Trail Race 10.5M
Monroe, MA
October 9, 2016
1 Tim Van Orden  1:16:22
2 Ross Krause  1:24:18

2016 Army Ten-Miler
October 9, 216
18 Scott Mindel  52:23  5:15  6th division M30-34

Wayland Cross Country Festival
Wayland, MA, October 9, 2016
27 Arthur Besse    44  M   Templeton MA CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS  17:52  5:46 2nd 40+

Granite State 10 Miler
Concord, NH, October 9, 2016

3   1/34   M4049   58:19   58:18   5:50 Rich Smith 46 M   205 Enfield NH 1st 40+

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

USATF NE Mountain series - CMS dominates

The USATF NE mountain series wrapped up last weekend at Bretton Woods which hosted the North American Fell Running championships over a 7-8 mile course with 2,500’ of climb and descent.

The series was scored in a “best 6 of 8” format.  In all 230 men and 111 women took part in the series. The Central Mass Striders took home first place in the Men’s Open, Men’s 40+, and Men’s 50+ team categories.

No
Best
Total
Team
Category
Raced
6
Points
CMS
Mopen
8
2794.10
3664.41
NMC
Mopen
7
2056.58
2352.82
aR
Mopen
4
1491.40
1491.40
GCS
Mopen
2
666.13
666.13
TG
Mopen
2
645.95
645.95
No
Best
Total
Team
Category
Raced
6
Points
CMS
M40+
8
1681.12
2217.10
NMC
M40+
7
1323.56
1510.01
aR
M40+
7
1322.22
1399.82
UVRC
M40+
7
1248.50
1440.19
GCS
M40+
6
1165.28
1165.28
TG
M40+
3
545.23
545.23
GMAA
M40+
1
236.23
236.23
Dirigo
M40+
1
234.11
234.11
WMM
M40+
1
212.62
212.62
SRR
M40+
1
184.06
184.06
No
Best
Total
Team
Category
Raced
6
Points
CMS
M50+
8
1583.26
2075.07
NMC
M50+
7
1287.12
1473.57
UVRC
M40+
7
1248.50
1440.19
GCS
M50+
6
1132.03
1132.03
aR
M50+
6
1079.33
1079.33
TG
M50+
3
545.23
545.23
WMM
M50+
1
212.62
212.62
SRR
M50+
1
184.06
184.06

 

CMS individuals took the top five spots.  Tim Van Orden became the first male master to also win the overall series.  Dave Dunham topped the “totals points” category amassing 715.50 points in 8 races.

2016 Final Men's Standings - USATF NE Mountain Series
Best
No
Total
First
Last
Gend
Age
City
St
Team
6 of 8
Raced
Points
Tim
Van Orden
M
48
Bennington
VT
CMS
577.37
7
664.91
Matthew
Veiga
M
29
Lynn
MA
CMS
572.85
7
662.13
Todd
Callaghan
M
46
Beverly
MA
CMS
566.54
6
566.54
Dave
Dunham
M
52
Bradford
MA
CMS
544.00
8
715.50
Ed
Sheldon
M
51
Hooksett
NH
CMS
532.47
8
694.10

 

CMS individuals also had success in the age groups.  Tim Van Orden and Todd Callaghan took 1st and 2nd place in the masters age group.  In the senior age group CMS runners took 5 of the top 11 spots including 1st and 2nd place by Dave Dunham and Ed Sheldon respectivel.

 

Masters

Best
No
Total
First
Last
Gend
Age
City
St
Team
6 of 8
Raced
Points
Tim
Van Orden
M
48
Bennington
VT
CMS
577.37
7
664.91
Todd
Callaghan
M
46
Beverly
MA
CMS
566.54
6
566.54
Steve
Brightman
M
47
Providence
RI
532.30
6
532.30

 

Seniors

Best
No
Total
First
Last
Gend
Age
City
St
Team
6 of 8
Raced
Points
Dave
Dunham
M
52
Bradford
MA
CMS
544.00
8
715.50
Ed
Sheldon
M
51
Hooksett
NH
CMS
532.47
8
694.10
Brian
Ruhm
M
51
Nashua
NH
GCS
507.46
6
507.46
Christopher
Smith
M
50
Woburn
MA
SRR
494.57
6
494.57
Jeff
Gould
M
51
Gardner
MA
NMC
465.35
6
465.35
David
Lapierre
M
52
Chelmsford
MA
CMS
457.49
6
457.49
Erik
Vandendries
M
51
Chestnut Hill
MA
CMS
441.70
5
441.70
Todd
Brown
M
52
Rocky Hill
CT
NMC
441.20
8
565.72
Erik
Wight
M
56
Amherst
MA
aR
438.65
6
438.65
Andy
Klaski
M
53
Chesterfield
NH
397.68
6
397.68
Robert
Thomas
M
56
Charlton
MA
CMS
395.62
6
395.62

 

In addition 11 CMS runners attained “Goat” status by completing 6 or more of the 8 races.  This entitles them to a lottery by-pass for the 2017 Mt Washington road race.

First
Last
Gend
Age
City
St
Team
Raced
Points
Dave
Dunham
M
52
Bradford
MA
CMS
8
715.50
Ed
Sheldon
M
51
Hooksett
NH
CMS
8
694.10
Tim
Van Orden
M
48
Bennington
VT
CMS
7
664.91
Matthew
Veiga
M
29
Lynn
MA
CMS
7
662.13
Todd
Callaghan
M
46
Beverly
MA
CMS
6
566.54
David
Lapierre
M
52
Chelmsford
MA
CMS
6
457.49
Robert
Thomas
M
56
Charlton
MA
CMS
6
395.62
Walter
Kuklinski
M
67
Princeton
MA
CMS
6
331.31
Leslie
O'Dell
F
40
Albany
NH
CMS
7
681.00
Mary
Sharkey
F
66
Grosvenordale
CT
CMS
6
429.17
Annie
Ryan
F
59
Florence
MA
CMS
6
393.21