Sunday, July 5, 2015

USATF New England Mountain Running Championships Loon Mountain

Loon Mountain Race
USATF New England Mountain Championship
Lincoln, NH, July 5, 2015
7 Todd Callaghan       45 Beverly MA             M    40 1:00:06.1  9:07 Central Mass Striders
11 Scott Leslie          34 Rutland MA             M   175 1:02:23.1  9:28 Central Mass Striders
12 Chris Mahoney    37 Westford MA            M   192 1:02:56.7  9:33 Central Mass Striders                  
13 Dave Dunham       51 Ward Hill MA           M    73 1:03:19.5  9:36 Central Mass Striders
16 Erik Vandendries 50 Chestnut Hill MA       M   317 1:04:12.4  9:44 Central Mass Striders                  
17 Matthew Veiga      28 Lynn MA                M  1617 1:04:18.7  9:45 Central Mass Striders
25 James Pawlicki     40 Lynn MA                  M   254 1:06:28.0 10:05 Central Mass Striders
45 Dan Verrington     53 Bradford MA            M   318 1:11:51.8 10:54 Central Mass Striders
64 Jeff Kasputis       34 Somerville MA          M   142 1:18:14.4 11:52 Central Mass Striders
100 Paul Bazanchuk 60 Center Conway NH    M    13 1:23:52.9 12:43 Central Mass Striders
183 David Lapierre  51 Chelmsford MA          M   167 1:35:54.3 14:32 Central Mass Striders
272 Walter Kuklinski 66 Princeton MA          M   162 1:52:57.0 17:07 Central Mass Striders
Full Results

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Weekend Results

Western States 6K Uphill Challenge
June 26, 2015 Squaw Valley, CA
5 Todd Callaghan 39.27

Worcester Running Festival Half Marathon
June 26, 2015 Worcester, MA
1 Eric Dong 1:16:27

St. Joseph Healthcare Ribfest 5 miler
June 21, 2015 Merrimack, NH
2 Chris Mahoney 26:14

Brendan’s Homerun 5K
June 21, 2015 Belmont, MA

3 Dan Vassallo 15:21 

Monday, June 22, 2015

CMS teams hit the podium, records fall at Mount Washington

Dave Dunham led CMS for the day to the summit of Mount Washington
The Central Mass Striders men’s racing teams took on the Mount Washington Road Race on a clear day to the summit. CMS was led by Senior, Dave Dunham, who placed 19th overall, 1st in age group, with a time of 1:11:35. Dave helped not only the open team to a 2nd place showing, but scored for the masters and seniors team that won the respective team competition. Kevin Tilton was the 2nd open team scoring member right behind Dave with a 21st place finish. Francis Burdett, Erik Vandendries, and Todd Callaghan rounded out the scoring for the open team. Team Colorado won the open team competition. 

The CMS senior team consisting of Dave Dunham, Francis Burdett, Erik Vandendries, Dan Verrington, and Ernest Brake broke the Senior team record that was previously held by Whirlaway. The five from Saturday ran a combined time of 6:17:33 breaking the mark of 6:35:23 that was set by Whirlaway in 2013.

55th Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race
June 20, 2015    7.6 Miles - Base to Summit     Pinkham Notch, Gorham, NH
19 Dave Dunham   M5054  1/90   1:11:35  9:26    51 M Ward Hill MA
21 Kevin Tilton        M3034 6/68   1:12:08  9:30    33 M North Conway NH
22 Francis Burdett  M5054 2/90   1:12:19  9:31    50 M Worcester  MA
23 Erik Vandendries   M5054 3/90   1:12:20  9:32 50 M Chestnut Hill MA
25 Todd Callaghan  M4549 2/107  1:12:55  9:36    45 M Beverly MA
29 Sam Wood          M2529 8/55   1:13:56  9:44    28 M Laconia NH
31 Matthew Veiga  M2529 9/55   1:14:31  9:49    28 M Lynn  MA
33 Tim Mahoney     M3539 5/93   1:15:19  9:55    35 M Holyoke MA
54 Patrick Rich         M3539 10/93 1:20:15 10:34 38 M South Hamilton MA
56 Dan Verrington  M5054 5/90   1:20:28 10:36    52 M Bradford  MA
59 Ernest Brake       M5054 6/90   1:20:51 10:39    53 M N.Sutton  NH
149 John Pajer         M5054 14/90   1:31:02 11:59  52 M Leicester MA
156 Paul Bazanchuk M6064 4/57   1:31:31 12:03   60 M Center Conway  NH
253 David Lapierre  M5054  23/90   1:37:47 12:52  51 M Chelmsford MA
341 Stephen Peterson M4549  41/107  1:42:38 13:31 49 M Chelmsford MA
404 Stephen Laska    M5054  42/90   1:46:18 14:00    53 M Holden MA
422 Robert Thomas  M5559  21/76   1:47:39 14:10    55 M Charlton MA
612 Walter Kuklinski  M6569 13/34   1:58:45 15:38   66 M Princeton MA

MALE OPEN TEAM RESULTS
1.  TEAM COLORADO                          
          1:00:59 1:03:15 1:03:55 1:04:02 1:05:25 = 5:17:36
         Andy Wacker, Zach Miller, Peter Maksimow, Simon Gutierrez, Rickey
         Gates                         
2.  CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                  
          1:11:35 1:12:08 1:12:19 1:12:20 1:12:55 (1:13:56) (1:14:31) = 6:01:17
         Dave Dunham, Kevin Tilton, Francis Burdett, Erik Vandendries, Todd
         Callaghan, Sam Wood, Matthew Veiga
3.  CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB                 
4.  ACIDOTIC RACING                        
5.  TEAM GLOUCESTER                        

MALE MASTERS TEAM RESULTS
1.  CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                  
          1:11:35 1:12:19 1:12:20 1:12:55 1:20:28 (1:20:51) (1:31:02) = 6:09:37
         Dave Dunham, Francis Burdett, Erik Vandendries, Todd Callaghan, Dan
         Verrington, Ernest Brake, John Pajer
2.  TEAM GLOUCESTER                        
3.  GATE CITY STRIDERS                     
4.  WINNER'S CIRCLE RUNNING CLUB           
5.  NORTH MEDFORD CLUB                     

MALE SENIORS TEAM RESULTS
1.  CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                  
          1:11:35 1:12:19 1:12:20 1:20:28 1:20:51 (1:31:02) (1:31:31) = 6:17:33 *New 50+ team record
         Dave Dunham, Francis Burdett, Erik Vandendries, Dan Verrington, Ernest
         Brake, John Pajer, Paul Bazanchuk
2.  TEAM GLOUCESTER                        
3.  GATE CITY STRIDERS                     
4.  WINNER'S CIRCLE RUNNING CLUB    

5.  NORTH MEDFORD CLUB                      

Monday, June 15, 2015

CMS rolls at the Hollis Fast 5K

The Central Mass Striders headed up to Hollis for the USATF New England 5K Road Race Championship on a fast downhill course. The open team was led by Dan Vassallo who placed 2nd overall and a time of 14:17. The open team placed 5th out of 20 teams. The masters team placed 1st out of 15 teams and was led by Greg Putnam with a time of 15:22. He was the top 40+ runner of the day. The Senior team tied for 3rd with GLRR (will get the edge with the 6th runners time). The team was led by Dave Dunham (16:30). CMS results below along with team order.

HOLLIS FAST 5K
Hollis, NH, June 11, 2015
2   2/3    M-OPEN  DAN VASSALLO          30 14:17.5  14:18            
12  3/43   M3034   SCOTT LESLIE            33 14:53.8   14:56   
28  1/102  M4549   GREG PUTNAM           45 15:22.2  15:23   
34  2/82   M4044   ALAN BERNIER           40 15:34.8   15:38                       
55  15/36   M2529   SAM WOOD              28 16:01.4  16:04   
57  6/102  M4549   JOE SHAIRS              47 16:11.8   16:12   
64  8/82   M4044   JAMES PAWLICKI       40 16:21.0  16:22   
70  9/82   M4044   ARTHUR BESSE           42 16:24.0   16:29              
72  5/100  M5054   DAVE DUNHAM        51 16:30.2  16:32   
83  10/82   M4044   NICK TAORMINA      42 16:39.6   16:45                              
90   6/100  M5054 DANIEL VERRINGTON 52 16:47.7 16:49   
131 14/100  M5054   JOHN GILLIS        51 17:23.3  17:28   
172 19/100  M5054   PHILIP SAVOY          52 18:05.2 18:09   
198  7/54   M5559   JOHN GRIEGO            57 18:23.2   18:30   
257  28/102  M4549   DAVID CATARIUS  46 19:23.7  19:24   
313  35/100  M5054   DAVID LAPIERRE   51 20:19.1  20:20   
383  40/102  M4549 WILLIAM GONSORCIK 48 21:13.5  21:21   
449  25/54   M5559   FRANK RUGGIERO    56 22:03.3  22:17   

MALE OPEN TEAM RESULTS
1.  GREATER BOSTON TRACK CLUB    
2.  WHIRLAWAY RACING TEAM         
3.  TEAM RUN                      
4.  BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION   
5.  CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS         
            14:18   14:56   15:23   15:38   16:04 (  16:12) (  16:22) = 1:16:19
         DAN VASSALLO 30 M, SCOTT LESLIE 33 M, GREG PUTNAM 45 M, ALAN BERNIER
         40 M, SAM WOOD 28 M, JOE SHAIRS 47 M, JAMES PAWLICKI 40 M

MALE MASTERS TEAM RESULTS
1.  CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS         
            15:23   15:38   16:12   16:22   16:29 (  16:32) (  16:45) = 1:20:04
         GREG PUTNAM 45 M, ALAN BERNIER 40 M, JOE SHAIRS 47 M, JAMES PAWLICKI
         40 M, ARTHUR BESSE 42 M, DAVE DUNHAM 51 M, NICK TAORMINA 42 M
2.  BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION   
3.  WHIRLAWAY RACING TEAM         
4.  Green Mountain Athletic Association
5.  DIRIGO RUNNING CLUB           

MALE SENIORS TEAM RESULTS
1.  WHIRLAWAY RACING TEAM         
2.  Green Mountain Athletic Association
3.  CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS         
            16:32   16:49   17:28   18:09   18:30 (  20:20) (  22:17) = 1:27:28
         DAVE DUNHAM 51 M, DANIEL VERRINGTON 52 M, JOHN GILLIS 51 M, PHILIP
         SAVOY 52 M, JOHN GRIEGO 57 M, DAVID LAPIERRE 51 M, FRANK RUGGIERO 56 M
3.  GREATER LOWELL ROAD RUNNERS   

5.  Greater Springfield Harriers  

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Vermont City Marathon

Scott Leslie finished 5th overall at the Vermont City Marathon
photo by KrissyK
The CMS men’s racing embarked on Burlington, VT for the USATF New England Grand Prix. Sunny skies and temperatures in the high 50’s awaited at the start. Three USATF members score for the team per age group. CMS was led by Scott Leslie who finished 5th overall. Scott ran a time of 2:28:42. Scott also won the 30-34 age group. Masters (40+) Joe Shairs and James Pawlicki scored down helping the open team place 3rd overall behind GMAA and GBTC and just ahead of Team Run.  Joe ran 2:46:31 and finished 1st in the 45-49 age group. The Masters team (40+) placed 3rd behind GMAA and BAA and ahead of 4th place Gate City Striders. Dan Verrington (50+) scored down into the masters as the 3rd scoring runner. He also led the Senior team (50+) with a time of 2:59:12. Dave Dunham and Philip Savoy Jr, who set a marathon personal best, scored out the Senior team. They finished behind GMAA and 16 seconds ahead of the BAA. GMAA (Green Mountain Athletic Association) swept the men’s open, masters, and senior team scoring.
Marathon Championships.

Full results here and CMS men listed below.


27th People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Marathon Relay
USATF New England 2015 Grand Prix Marathon
May 24, 2015     Marathon (USATF Certified VT11006RF)      Burlington, VT
OVERALL RESULTS IN GUN TIME ORDER

5   1/197  M3034   2:28:42  5:41 2:28:43  Scott Leslie     33 M CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
29  1/185  M4549   2:46:31  6:22 2:46:35  Joe Shairs      47 M CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
46   7/193  M4044   2:52:19  6:35 2:52:23  James Pawlicki 40 M CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
88   5/147  M5054   2:59:12  6:51 2:59:17  Dan Verrington 52 M CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
164   6/147  M5054   3:09:14  7:14 3:09:25  Dave Dunham 51 M CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
190   8/147  M5054   3:12:50  7:22 3:12:56  Philip Savoy Jr  52 M CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
245  31/193  M4044   3:18:51  7:36 3:19:14  Arthur Besse    42 M CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
326   9/91   M5559   3:25:36  7:51 3:25:47  John Griego       57 M CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
365  18/147  M5054   3:27:34  7:55 3:27:53  David Lapierre 51 M CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
447  49/168  M2529   3:30:52  8:03 3:32:05  Patrick Chviruk 29 M CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
508  28/147  M5054   3:36:40  8:16 3:37:11  Stephen Laska   53 M CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
685  75/185  M4549   3:45:07  8:36 3:46:48 William Gonsorcik 48 M CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
766  86/205  M3539   3:48:22  8:43 3:51:01  Bill Look    38 M 1354 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS

MALE OPEN TEAM RESULTS
1. 7:36:16 GREEN MOUNTAIN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION     (2:32:06)
2. 7:42:15 GREATER BOSTON TRACK CLUB               (2:34:05)
3. 8:07:41 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                   (2:42:34)
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  1  2:28:43  Scott Leslie           
  2  2:46:35  Joe Shairs             
  3  2:52:23  James Pawlicki         
  4 (2:59:17) Dan Verrington         
  5 (3:09:25) Dave Dunham            
  6 (3:12:56) Philip Savoy Jr        
  7 (3:19:14) Arthur Besse

MALE MASTERS 40+ TEAM RESULTS
1. 8:31:01 GREEN MOUNTAIN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION     (2:50:21)
2. 8:35:45 BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION             (2:51:55)
3. 8:38:15 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                   (2:52:45)
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  1  2:46:35  Joe Shairs             
  2  2:52:23  James Pawlicki         
  3  2:59:17  Dan Verrington         
  4 (3:09:25) Dave Dunham            
  5 (3:12:56) Philip Savoy Jr        
  6 (3:19:14) Arthur Besse           
  7 (3:25:47) John Griego    

MALE SENIORS 50+ TEAM RESULTS
1. 8:32:28 GREEN MOUNTAIN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION     (2:50:50)
2. 9:21:38 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                   (3:07:13)
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  1  2:59:17  Dan Verrington         
  2  3:09:25  Dave Dunham            
  3  3:12:56  Philip Savoy Jr        
  4 (3:25:47) John Griego            
  5 (3:27:53) David Lapierre         
  6 (3:37:11) Stephen Laska    
3. 9:22:26 BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION             (3:07:29)

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