July 2013 Newsletter

Helping Out Around the Club

Itching to do something with the running club, but not sure where to start? Or maybe you had not given it much thought, but would be amenable to being persuaded into helping out around the club? Either way, we just wanted to mention some of the possibilities that are open for club members.

While the Board and Officers are elected positions, there are several committees that are open to anyone who is willing to commit some time. The areas they cover range from the more social aspects of running in the Upper Valley to the more racing focused side of the house, so there should be something that might catch your eye. And if there is a need you see for something to be getting done that is not currently happening, you can always start another committee.

We keep a relatively updated list of committees on the club web site, at uppervalleyrunningclub.org/blog/about/committees/. Memberships change over time, but the list can give you an idea of what is currently being done by whom.

The Social Committee is in charge of most of the fun events bringing us together as a club. These include the annual banquet, the monthly pub nights, and runs such as the Jingle Bell Run through Hanover. Obviously, there is a lot of work that needs to get done to keep this many events successfully ongoing. This committee tends to meet monthly, and non-members are welcome to attend. Watch for emails announcing the next meeting.

The Race Committee takes care of two aspects of club racing. First, members help to manage the one local race (hopefully soon to be plural) that we put on, the Foliage Five in Thetford in the fall. The race is directed by Paul Coats on behalf of the club, with support from committee members. Second, the committee tries to recruit members to run in the various series in which the club participates, such as the NH Grand Prix, the Upper Valley Running Series, and the New England Grand Prix.

The Apparel and Gear Committee, which is mainly Nancy Dunbar and Paul Coats, has done a great job of outfitting the club in all our wonderful gear. From the club singlets to the warmer Ibix outerwear, they have focused on getting the club image in front of people through what we wear to race and practice.

The Sponsorship Committee has been exploring what options there are for financial and other support of the club, beyond the annual fees and donations we receive. And the Newsletter Committee tries to get this monthly document out the door in a somewhat timely fashion.

As you can see, there is a lot of activity being done. If any of these areas strikes your fancy, your help is more than welcome. We encourage you to consider jumping in and spreading the work load among more hands.

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Great path to run on. Short and sweet. Can you tell me where this is? (Credit: Lori Bliss Hill)

Great path to run on. Short and sweet. Can you tell me where this is? (Credit: Lori Bliss Hill)

Runner Profile — James Burnett

Town: Canaan, NH.

Why do you run? To stay fit and healthy and, hopefully, live longer! I have high cholesterol, a genetic problem, and, because of that, I watch my diet. Since in my 30’s I have slowly migrated to a vegan diet. I stopped drinking 4 years ago. The goal was to be as healthy and fit as possible. I became convinced that a plant-based diet makes the most sense. All the evidence is there.

Recent memorable moment while running? A recent memorable moment was running the Hollis Fast 5K. It was a downhill point-to-point race, so it was very fast. My goal was to run under 20 minutes. I finished in 19:23. It felt great to run fast!

Favorite race distance? Can I have 2? Marathon and the mile. Marathon because it’s based on the historic run of Pheidippides. It’s an arbitrary distance and it’s a special distance. When I started running, my goal was to run a marathon and qualify for the Boston Marathon. Regarding the mile, when I was a kid, Jim Ryun was running the mile and setting records. He was running in under 4 minutes per mile. The idea of running under 4 minutes is magical to me.

I am running because? I run now to keep improving. I set goals and go after them. I like that there are age group categories because it means I can compete against my peers. I have gotten to know the guys in my AG and it’s fun push each other and laugh about it afterward.

James Burnett cruising along. (Credit: Marathon Photo)

James Burnett cruising along. (Credit: Marathon Photo)

Most memorable race? Well, it’s got to be the 2013 Boston Marathon for a number of reasons. My son, Joe, was in the process of moving back to the United States after having lived in China for 12 years. We both qualified for the 2013 race, so it was like a coming-home celebration for the whole family. Joe planned to run much faster than me, so we agreed that he would come back to the turn on Hereford St. to watch me finish. I turned the corner and there he was. That was a thrill for me, to see his smiling face. Ten minutes later the bombs went off. My concern was that Joe was still in the area of the finish line. We had planned to meet in the parking garage. It turned out that he was fine. He had a good race and I ran the pace I wanted to. Boston 2013 will remain etched in our memories for sure.

I have really had two competitive running careers, one was in my early thirties and now, in my 60s, I am an age group runner. In order qualify to run Boston in 1981 at the age of 31, I had to run a sub-2:50 marathon qualifier. I ran a 2:45 marathon PR in the Green Mountain Marathon in Vermont in 1980 to qualify. The amazing thing about that race was that I was so well prepared for the race that when I finished I felt like I could have just kept running. I recovered quickly and one week later I ran a 10K PR of 34:30. Boy did that feel good.

Joe and my wife, Kris, were at the finish line for the 2:45 PR. Thirty-three years later Joe ran a new family PR of 2:44. This was a nice link between those two running careers for me.

Training partners? My training partner is now the Upper Valley Running Club. I joined 2 years ago after meeting Courtney Marshall. He was instrumental in getting me to join. We all miss Courtney so much.

Cross training activities? First of all, cross training is the secret to longevity in running for me. I can’t run everyday or my knees hurt. In the summer I ride a bike, in the winter I use an elliptical machine. I am a forester so I am hiking in the woods all the time too. I run 4X’s a week: 2 quality workouts and either a race or a long run on the weekend. I do some form of exercise everyday, sometimes twice a day. I have a spreadsheet to keep track of my miles.

Favorite local running route? The loop around Canaan Street Lake, very hilly and 4.6 miles around.

Favorite post-run treat? After a daily morning run, it’s my homemade bread toasted with a banana on top.

Favorite post RACE treat? Chocolate chip cookies! Definitely.

Strangest place ever run? It would have to be in China. I ran the Beijing Marathon with Joe on his son’s first birthday in 2011. It was an amazing race starting in Tiananmen Square and running past the huge portrait of Chairman Mao at the entrance to the Forbidden City. 30,000 runners. Running is huge in China.

Ever run in a costume? Yes. One summer seven or eight years ago a bunch of family members and I ran the Blue Moon Race, in Putney, Vermont. We all dressed up as super heroes. We didn’t win first prize but we should have. It was a cool race, it started at midnight. The race was very hilly and there were candles in paper bags all along the route, which was eerie. We all came back and went to Denny’s at 4am. We have been threatening to do that race again.

Hot or cold weather runner? Hot. Having trained a lot in Florida I really don’t like being cold. It’s all a question of having the right gear, however. The body just appreciates the warmth. Those winter races when its 15 degrees and the wind is blowing, it takes the body along time to get loose.

Morning or evening runner? Definitely morning. The earlier the better.

What is your motivation? To be healthy. You gotta keep moving.

( fill in the blank) I run therefore I _______am Free! ________.

What is your favorite race? The Covered Bridges Half Marathon. I think that’s a great course, beautiful run, right size. I love running along rivers. That stretch along the Ottauquechee is really cool.

What is your diet like? Vegan.

People to mention? Courtney! I met him at a Saturday run at Omer & Bob’s. We ran together and chatted. We just began a conversation, and the conversation never ended. I ran a 30K race with him. We drove 2 hours to a race in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. We chatted all the way up and all the way back. We are the same age and he’s the first person I ever met who liked to go to races as much as I do. It was all about strapping the number on, toeing the line, getting the job done.

Courtney introduced me to the social aspect of running. He knew everybody. He was always congratulating me on my times – we ran in the same age group. Nobody ran more races than he did.

What else should the club know about you? Just how grateful I am that Nancy and Geoff Dunbar, Paul Coats, Kim Sheffield, Steve Andrews and a few others started the Upper Valley Running Club. It’s interesting to me that “outsiders” started the club. It’s common for natives to do their own thing, run on their own. I am so glad the club was started. I’ve met so many people and enjoy the social aspect. UVRC has been a Godsend for me.

Jimmy’s Vegan Runner’s Bread Recipe

Ingredients for Jim's Runner's Bread. (Credit: Jim Burnett)

Ingredients for Jim’s Runner’s Bread. (Credit: Jim Burnett)

Dry ingredients:

  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • cinnamon to taste, lots
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup craisins
  • 1 cup your favorite granola
  • ½ +/- cup of any or all of the following
    • crushed walnuts or pecans
    • flax seed
    • steel cut oats
    • oat bran
    • buckwheat groats
    • pumpkin seeds
    • sunflower seeds
    • sesame seeds

Stir up all dry ingredients.

Liquid ingredients:

  • 1 cup water, heated, stir in 1 tablespoon dry yeast
  • stir in 1 tablespoon of sea salt after the yeast bubbles a bit
  • add maple syrup to taste
  • add 1 cup soy milk
  • add 1 cup soy yogurt, stir it all up

Mix liquid ingredients into dry ingredients.

Add ww flour as needed and knead into a large mass.

Remove kneading paddle from automatic bread cooker and place mass in cooker. Bake for 5 hours in automatic bread cooker.

June 20th Board Meeting Highlights — Rebecca Stanfield McCown

  • Prizes have been selected for the age group and series finishers for the Upper Valley Race Series. The age group prizes will be handed out at Pub Night the Tuesday after the last race, Lebanon’s Red, White and Blue 10k.
  • Volunteers are needed for the Red, White, and Blue 10K. Contact Paul Coats if you are interested.
  • Planning is beginning for the Foliage 5, volunteers and planners will be needed so contact Paul Coats if you are interested.
  • There will be a van pool to the next New Hampshire Grand Prix race on July 21st, Nate’s Run. Look for an email about 2 weeks before the race with details.
  • All-comers Track Meets…They’re back! Participants and volunteers will be needed on July 16th and August 13th. Track meets require a lot of volunteers from set-up to timers. You can even volunteer for one event and then participate in another.

The next Board Meeting is tentatively scheduled for July 17th time and location TBD.

Upper Valley Running Series Update — Jim Burnett

The UVRS Running Series standings following Shaker Seven Road Race:

F 0-19  MAUREEN MORAN            WEST LEBANON NH
F 20-29 LAURA   HAGLEY           LEBANON NH
F 30-39 REBECCA STANFIELD MCCOWN LEBANON NH
F 40-49 NANCY   DUNBAR           HANOVER NH
F 50-59 SANDRA  RHOADES          WHITE RIVER JUNCTION VT
F 60-69 ELIZABETH GONNERMAN      HANOVER NH
F 70+   FAY     BARDEN           NEWBURY NH

M 0-19  JOSHUA  FONTAINE         LEBANON NH
M 20-29 MATT    ALEXANDER        LEBANON NH
M 30-39 JEREMY  HUCKINS          WEST LEBANON NH
M 40-49 JOSEPH  JONES            LEBANON NH
M 50-59 KENNETH STONE            QUECHEE VT
M 60-69 TOM     OZAHOWSKI        THETFORD VT
M 70+   BOB     KATZ             GRANTHAM NH

The next and final race is the Red White and Blue 6.2, in Lebanon NH,  on July 4th.

Volunteers Needed – Paul Coats

When I was 16 I remember cruising through East Bumble, Georgia with a few of my friends in this clunker of a car. Along the way we got a flat tire, so my buddy pulled over in this sandy driveway to change the tire. He was a good friend, but kind of an idiot by the way. So he pulls out the jack, puts it in the sand, and starts lifting the car. Turns out he didn’t even have a spare, but that’s beside the point. You know where I’m going with this… as the car goes up, the jack sinks into the soft sand, and down came Humpty Dumpty. The moral of the story? You gotta have a firm foundation! Or have smarter friends…

Firm foundations are certainly necessary for your running – whether you are just starting to build that foundation or if you are trying to capitalize on it with racing.

The same is true for race management, and VOLUNTEERS make up that foundation. VOLUNTEERS are essential for any race to be successful. Without volunteers, runners don’t get their correct bib #, wander off course, go without water, have no idea about their time, and receive no encouragement along the way. These things stress out Race Directors.

So this Race Director, Paul Coats, is humbly asking for you or somebody you know to consider volunteering for the Red, White, & Blue 6.2 race on July 4. If you want to be a runner in the event, please register to run. But if you would rather not race, then give me a shout and I’ll make sure you get to have some fun too. Your help will keep us from sinking in quick sand!

Check out the race at: www.LebRecRuns.com.

Inspire Active Living Speaker Series – Kim Sheffield

Once again, UVRC is working with Team Amp and the Howe Library to present a series of inspirational speakers of interest to the running community. The goal is to present “a summer series of talks by talented athletes living in our region”. More information on the series is available at the Team Amp site: www.teamamp.org/content/2013-summer-speaker-series.

The first talk in the series will be on July 24th at 7PM in the Howe Library. David O’Meara will be speaking on “Body Protection”. David is a world renowned coach, speaker, author, and a competitive athlete. He has developed an exercise program that provides competitive athletes with strength/endurance, speed/explosion and flexibility.

Running of the Bells (and Parade), July 4, Hanover, NH – Bill Young

Katie Aman in the Bell Costume.

Katie Aman in the Bell Costume.

Volunteers Needed

The Running of the Bells race for children will be managed by the Club for Hanover’s Parks and Recreation. 11:45 to 12:15, July 4th, Dartmouth Green, immediately following the sack races, sponge relay, water balloon toss, and egg toss.

The Race lasts 49 seconds or long enough for the Dartmouth Baker Library bells to ring 12 times. “Chariots of Fire” will play as the kids race to beat the bells. See the 2012 photo of super fast pace setter Katie Aman, daughter of Dave and Pam.

Volunteer Roles

Getting ready for the Running of the Bells.

Getting ready for the Running of the Bells.

#4 Volunteers — 10 AM to Noon — Parade

Bell Costume Wearer (probably Katie). 3 Patriotically Dressed Sign Carriers — UVRC Banner plus Running of the Bells sign. Excellent for family members too.

#2 to 8 Volunteers. 11:45 to 12:45 — Give Cow Bells to Racers. Line up the Racers. Start the Race. Make Noise and Cheer. Please bring your own loud cow bells or other noise makers (pans with spoons etc.).

**Horn player — We would welcome a horn player to trumpet out Call to the Post, Lone Ranger or similar race music.

Please email or Call:
William.W.Young@dartmouth.edu
643 2224

A Big Thank You to Bill Young

Thanks to Bill Young for his generous contribution of a new UVRC banner! Some of you may have noticed at some of the last races. Makes a great contribution to our presence at events.

The new UVRC banner in action.

The new UVRC banner in action.

 

Fiddlehead 5 Returns – Kim Sheffield

fiddlehead_five_logoRunners, have you heard about the Fiddlehead 5k’s?

These low key 5k races are held at Storrs Pond, in Hanover on five Thursdays this summer, at 5:30pm. The course is on trails throughout Storrs Pond, primarily shaded, rolling hills, some single track trail too. I’ve re-measured the course so it is exactly a 5k. Come try it out!  Registration is $5; students/kids are free.

The dates of the races are:

  1. July 18th (trail)
  2. July 25th (trail)
  3. August 1st (on the road- starts at Storrs Pond, up Wheelock Hill, down Reservoir, finish at Storrs Pond)
  4. August 8th (trail)
  5. August 15th (trail)

If you’re interested in timing the race / calling out finish times and handing out place cards – we’d love your help. It’s a great way to spend your summer evening….racing, volunteering, then jumping in the Pond!

Email me if you’re interested in timing or helping out. (We’d need you 5:15- 6:15pm.)

See you out there!

“Bars and Stars” July Pub Night – Greg Seidel

Tuesday July 9th, Salt Hill Pub in Lebanon, Galway Room, 6:30pm

Come celebrate the Fourth of July at our favorite “Bar” – The Salt Hill Pub in Lebanon, – with your favorite running “Stars” – the leaders of the Upper Valley Running Series.   Paul Coats will host an awards ceremony for this fantastic series, which wraps up on July 4th with the Red White & Blue 6.2 in Lebanon at 10:30 am.  We are excited about the series and look forward to promoting it more and growing participation. In an effort to finish well and make sure series points are tabulated accurately, we are going to have UVRS awards on Tuesday, July 9 at the Galway Room in Salt hill Pub, Lebanon. This will be at 7pm immediately after the regular Tuesday Night Track Workout (TNT). Hope you can join us!

All-Comer Meets – Paul Coats

I coach Middle School Track and Field and see parents in the stands all the time, looking on, cheering the kids, and behind that approving smile saying “I could do that”. Now’s your chance!

Lebanon Recreation and Parks is hosting All-Comer Meets again this summer.

  • Tuesday, July 16
  • Tuesday, August 13.

Both at Lebanon High Track, and both begin at 6pm.

The cost is free, and we are happy to accept donations of a couple bucks to help us purchase ribbons.

Events include: 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 1600m, 3200m, hurdles, shot, discus, long jump, high jump, triple jump. We may offer relays if we have enough people (which would be way cool).

All-Comers means ANY AGE! Kids, tweens, teens, adults, seniors – we love ya! Come run, throw, jump – VOLUNTEER!!

Registration happens at the meets.

Canaan Police Benevolent Association Run From the Law 5K / 3K Walk, August 4, 2013, 11:00AM

The Canaan Police Benevolent Association was created by the Police Officers of the Canaan Police Department. The CPBA is a non-profit group that is funded by donations and fundraisers conducted by the Canaan Police Officers and our community members. The CPBA funds charities, local community programs, scholarships and provides essential safety equipment for the officers.

Some of the CPBA projects include; local community programs, yearly high school scholarships for graduating seniors of the Mascoma School District, child ID and fingerprint kits, suicide prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, line of duty death donations to surviving family members, as well as assists in funding of essential safety equipment for Canaan Police Officers.

On August 4, 2013 the CPBA will be hosting a 5K-Run from the Law Run / 3K Walk that will weave through the beautiful Cardigan Mountain School campus and historic Canaan Street. The proceeds will go towards funding the CPBA so that we can continue to support the community programs, and allow us to take a more active role in supporting more programs in need.

Registration available at www.CanaanPolice.com.

Race Reports

Racing the Mountains – Ellie Ferguson

They’ll be coming over the mountain when they come. They’ll be coming over the mountain when they come… Or was that over hill, over dale… or over the river and through the woods… What the heck IS she talking about???!!! 2 weekends in a row, the Mountain Series was on the move. First up was Wachusetts Mountain in Massachusetts… a repeat visit for Winter Wild participants. This time no snow and mostly on the road with only a little through the woods.. And we got to go DOWN the up road. No snow… left that in NH and Vermont, just a little cool.

The next weekend was about as different as you could get. The Fell race at Bretton Woods is as off-road as you can get, up and down the ski slopes, and up and down again…and again… and in the 80s to boot… While not a ‘true’ Fell race in the sense there was a marked course, it sure was a Fell race by most accounts… Just about from the start people were making their own way through the checkpoints, using whatever trail they chose – a real free for all. Definitely one of the most interesting races I’ve run and, trail dawg that I am, much more fun than up and down a paved road. While some folks chose to bail out after the first ascent and descent (no disgrace there), everyone who finished the course is already a Mountain Goat in my book… No having to complete all 6 races in the series necessary. This one course makes you a mountain goat, especially on a very hot day.

Hollis Fast 5K, Hollis, NH, June 13, 2013 – James Burnett

George Sheehan and Jack Daniels are right, of course, but I didn’t think about that until after the race. Prickly rain drops, ticky-tacky footsteps and gangling elbows consumed my mind in the heavy evening air as we racers converged to make the fishhook turn and begin the friendly gradual descent to the finish line 5 kilometers away – ah the joy of speed, speed, speed.

Despite being devoted Upper Valley Running Club (UVRC) members, Geoff Dunbar and I were running for the Gate City Striders team, because UVRC didn’t field a team to compete in the NEGP, at least not this year. This being the third race of the series that culminates with the Manchester City Marathon in November, I was hoping to hold my age group standing of third place or maybe even move up a notch and, and, and…break 20 minutes for 5K for the first time in decades. Geoff was up ahead looking to break 18 minutes and fellow UVRC runner Matt Alexander was up toward the front too. Geoff and I drove down to the race together and were pleasantly surprised too see Michael Cryans at the registration table when we arrived. Mike is a top-notch regional racer, who won the individual competition (AG 60-64) in the New England Grand Prix Series last year. This was his first NEGP race of the year, as he had decided to just dabble in a few this year. Dabble or not, he was in my AG and I had never beat him to the finish line before. I would find out later that he was 10 seconds behind me when I looked at my watch at the one-mile marker, 6:10.

I love to run fast, but with age my emphasis has switched to “running another day” at a slower pace. But, but, but…after a year of weekly speed work sessions with UVRC, with ample portions of therapeutic cross-training sprinkled in (thank you elliptical machine), I have…shhhh, let me whisper in your ear…quietly and in a totally unassuming way, discovered a rejuvenating elixir for bringing speed and joyful running back from the dead. As George Sheehan knows and is happy to divulge in his newly reissued book, Running and Being: The Total Experience, discover the runner within you and run with joy you had when you played as a child. Recently I have rediscovered and redefined speed and joy by taking short quick steps – tick, tick, tick. In his book, Daniels’ Running Formula, Second Edition, Jack Daniels suggests you take 180 steps per minute or more. “Imagine you are running over a field of raw eggs and you don’t want to break any of them,” he goes on to say. Espousing his theory of short, light, quick steps, I monitor my footsteps with a foot sensor. I have found that not only do I run faster as I quicken my cadence, but the impact on my somewhat arthritic knees is eased and, as a result, they have been feeling much better lately. Checking my data after the race I found that I had averaged 198 steps per minute, tick, tick, tick indeed.

At the one-mile marker, I spot GCS AG teammate Trevor Ward among the jostle of pumping arms and bobbing shoulders ahead. Trevor always starts fast and sometimes I catch him and sometimes I don’t. I look at the tilt of his head for clues. If his head is level, he is cruising, if his head is tilting back, he is sucking wind. At this point his head is level, so I cast out an invisible fishing line to hitch a ride in his wake. Even halfway through the race there are clusters of runners less than a footstep away and at every quarter. I dream of being in a tight pack on the back stretch of a track race and keep my cadence smart and smooth. My hand lightly on the wheel, I let my feet go, tick, tick, tick. The second mile is 6:15 and my goal of sub-20 minutes is within reach. My excitement grows, my heart beats faster and the joy of speed is summoned anew…zoom.

Purposefully, I close on Trevor then accelerate by him, urging him on as I go by and he returns the favor – teammates, friends, competitors we lean to the finish. The third mile has a flat section – I hold on, then a dip down toward the sharp right-hand to the finish – I pour it on. This is the point in the race when I allow my face to reveal the glorious pain within – features twisted, veins and tendons popping, I let it all out. Mile three is another 6:15 and for the last tenth of a mile I ramp it up to sub-6:00 mpm pace…zoom. Joy is running 19:23.

I see Geoff’s giddy face soon after crossing the finish line. His time of 16:55 explains all. Casually he mentions that he saw Mike finish right behind me. Like Trevor, Mike is a friend and competitor. At Skip’s Run on Father’s Day a few weeks later, Mike reassumed his place at the top of the age group, but, I had my day in Hollis and I did manage to hold 3rd place in NEGP AG 60-64 standings, one point out of 2nd. Next race in series is the Cranberry 5-Miler on Cape Cod July 27th.

After many handshakes and congratulations all around with fellow GCS teammates and other friends milling around the finish shoot, Geoff, Mike and I jog back to the registration area. There are mounds of cookies on long tables inside. Geoff likes white chocolate with macadamia nuts, I prefer chocolate chunk. We wait a long time for the results, knowing a 2-hour drive home in the dark lies ahead. And then the astounding results are revealed. Both the men’s and women’s winners (Tim Ritchie, 13:48, Erica Jesseman, 15:31) ran one second off the New Hampshire state 5K record and Matt (16:14), Geoff (16:55), Mike (19:33) and I (19:23) placed well down the list in the middle of our age groups. No matter. Speed is a relative measure. We ran fast on our speedometers and the joy that comes with speed can never be taken away. Yes, George and Jack you are so right. Quick feet are joyful feet – tick, tick, tick…zoom.

Reflections on the 2013 Mt. Washington Road Race – Compiled by Nancy Dunbar

Ellie Ferguson.

Ellie Ferguson.

Ellie Ferguson

Only 1 hill…7.6 miles of hill, but only one hill. Several of the UVRC participated in the 53rd edition of the Mount Washington Road Race, including myself. It’s been a while for me with this race, and getting up the Rockpile in general, and it became clear that I need to revisit it more often. Having hiked up via trail, driven up, taken the cog railway and run up in the past, you’d think I know better than to go again. Wrong. Maybe old age has set in. Never mind I have visual reminders almost daily what I was looking at, getting a view of Mount Washington to and from work when it’s clear.

Saturday June 15 dawned cool but clear and a little early for some of us, having helped out with parking at number pick up the night before. Looking up at the summit from across the street is always a thrill. Clear visibility greeted us all morning. Good weather…except for the 80 mile an hour wind gusts above tree line…. Sounding familiar to anybody????

I will only speak for myself about the trip up… the older I get, the slower I go, but it was quite fun looking at the trail of runners (???) trekking up the hill, and further up the switchbacks. While I was a slowbie, it occurred to me, before the finish line no less and certainly after, it wasn’t nearly as bad/hard as I seem to remember…Go figure… but lots of good company… I had a firefighter in full gear near me most of the way up with a wonderful sense of humor. By mile 3 folks around us were slowing down … as he said ‘the wheels started coming off’… I think his gear slowed him down, even with an empty oxygen tank the incline above tree line slowed him up.

Being a slowbie, you get more of a chance to enjoy the scenery. The headwall of Tuck still had snow, one turn above mile 5 looking off into blue sky, looking DOWN at Wildcat….the last .1 mile straight up…..And the oxymoron at the top and the drive down. When you look up from the bottom you know you are going to climb up to the top and the observatory, but it is almost surreal when you are at the top looking down and thinking ‘I climbed up that road??? Really???’ Yet you know you did, but it doesn’t seem possible.

I would like to thank all of our ‘support team’, drivers, volunteers, cheerleaders, fellow runners… Couldn’t do it without you…at least it would be a lot less fun… And wicked crazy stupid fun it was… I hadn’t even gotten to the finish line yet before I was saying ‘I am SO doing this next year’… Do I hear Mountain Goat????

Alex Ramsey.

Alex Ramsey.

Alex Ramsey

After 7.6 miles and nearly 5000 ft of climbing at a 12% average grade to the highest peak in the Northeast (~6300 ft), I think I found a new favorite race! The thing about this race that really sets itself apart from most races (even other mountain races) is that the road truly never levels out even for a minute, ironically earning it the slogan of “Only One Hill.” And although you go into the race knowing it’s all uphill, all of your instinct and experience tells you that, surely, there will be some kind of flat up around this corner, only to be sorely disheartened. I had heard so many horror stories leading up the race – about the relentless incline, the wind above tree line, the effects of the altitude, the infamous 22% “wall” to the finish – that I think I was actually very much mentally prepared for the run, if not completely physically prepared. It certainly lived up to the hype in every way though, both in challenge and in reward.

At about 7.25 miles or so, you can see the general finishing area, although the brutal wall itself is hidden until the last second. You can see, hear, and smell the cog train at the top, beckoning you to give whatever you have left. I also remember being a bit light-headed and disoriented at this point, perhaps due to the elevation, but otherwise felt strangely fresh for the final push up the hill. Local mountain men with long beards and hiking sticks were chanting “Hup, hup, hup” and “stay strong, good boy” as I started up the “wall”, which really is laughably steep. I started charging up, and immediately my legs seized up on me, essentially saying “WOAH, I don’t think so big guy”. So I settled in for a more moderate push up the rest of the way, still passing 2 or 3 people who were reduced to a hike. And then, suddenly, it was over, and a race volunteer was wrapping me in a fleece blanket. All around a memorable experience, and one I’d like to come back to do again someday.

 

Lori Bliss Hill.

Lori Bliss Hill.

Lori Bliss Hill

My thoughts – I can’t believe it’s this difficult and I keep going back. : )

 

Kim Sheffield

Well Mt. Washington Gang,

Great job running today.

You were all so great, supportive, encouraging, fast, strong, determined…

Here is my summary of this trip. OK?

Eagle Mountain House.

Eagle Mountain House.

The hotel, Eagle Mountain House was an interesting experience. Beautiful old, huge hotel, looks like a small Mt. Washington Resort Hotel…

I stayed on floor G-4, which means Ground floor. I booked it with bringing my dogs in mind. But, they stayed home. So, it was kind of like the ‘bowels” of the hotel. I heard everything that was going on in this beautiful old hotel. The floor above me I heard a gal singing, “I love you Yeah, yeah, yeah, I love you yeah yeah yeah…”….I wonder who she was singing to…

I opened the window at 10pm for “fresh air” and I froze the entire night. Too cold to get out of bed to close the window.

No breakfast, it was offered too late, but I had a great cup of coffee at 6:15. I’ve learned to stay on the 3rd floor now and to bring my own food.

The run….well….let’s just say…Nancy has rose colored glasses on when she describes this race. Mike Gonnerman too. It is a beautiful view and the camaraderie is outstanding… Everything else is debatable. Mile 1, nice time; mile 2…OK….now mile 3, there’s a port o potty – I need to use it. After that….I slowed down incredibly. I stopped and smelled the flowers every 45 sec. I think. I forget, because my watch stopped at mile 4.

It was very warm, sweat dripping off me…but by mile 5, the 40mph winds (it felt like) cooled me down. The gloves and long sleeve UVRC green tee went on. While at mile 5, I remembered someone said to me, “turn and look at the view”… I did. WOW. I have never been to Mt. Washington, you see. So all of this was an ‘experience’ for me.

Mile 6, I found myself talking to some man I didn’t know. I just wanted this ‘race’ to end. “You know, this is my first race in my running career that I’ve ever walked”…He said…” this is my first time running this race and isn’t it beautiful..?” I didn’t respond. I started running again.

Kim Sheffield and Katie King.

Kim Sheffield and Katie King.

With 100 yards to go, I came around the curve….OMG….they want me to run up the side of a refrigerator! Of course, there were folks cheering for you – this is supposed to help you run up that refrigerator. I heard Betsy Gonnerman and Jim Burnett cheering me on; I looked over at them both with an “I want to die” look. I crossed the finish line and dry heaved about 7 times. The fleece blanket and view helped me feel a little better. I was really cold. Shivering cold. I sat in Mike and Betsy’s car and warmed up in no time.

The turkey dinner at the end of the race was awesome….well worth it. It was delicious.

Honestly, I am so glad I ran this race. I thank every one of you for your support. It was my first time up to Mt. Washington and it will truly be remembered.

I am totally humbled. Totally.

You are all super heroes in my mind. See you on the track. Nice and flat.

 

Bill Young.

Bill Young.

William Young

The Mt. Washington Auto Road Race had a warm UVRC family feeling: team black fly whacking with traffic control flags, team dinner at the Eagle Mountain House, team chilling and mountain admiring in the AM, and a joyful mountain-top-thank-god-we-are-done rendezvous with drivers and runners.

This is the first race in which everyone, hundreds of runners, as far as I could see was walking. The 12 degree slope stretching out of site at about the 6 mile post and the exhilarating head presented a perfect wall.

Best overheard Quote of the Day. The earlier finishers and drivers reported that an exhausted mature female runner turned the final corner, looked at the 22 degree “S” curve and loudly complained to the sky, wind, and world, “What the f—!”

 

Mike Gonnerman on traffic duty.

Mike Gonnerman on traffic duty.

Michael Gonnerman

PRE RACE. I had run the race several times, and knew the drill about volunteering, bypass numbers, club tents, getting cars to the top and runners back down, the lunch, etc. So, I contacted DMSE (Dave McGillivary Sports Enterprises, which provides race management services for MWRR, Beach to Beacon, Boston Marathon, et al) and offered to provide UVRC volunteers in exchange for lottery bypass tickets. We were given 5, and were asked to provide volunteers Friday afternoon.

REGISTRATION. Before registration opened in March, we sent out a general announcement about the race, and were almost overwhelmed by the response. 3 of us had run in 2012, but 16 said they wanted to run this year. Everyone who wanted to enter got a number, some by winning the lottery and some by using our bypass numbers. One runner, Nancy Dunbar, was automatically entered as she had won her division in 2012.

VOLUNTEERS ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON. Nine of us volunteered; Geoff Dunbar, Ellie Ferguson, Betsy and Mike Gonnerman, Troy Keith, Julie Paye, Alex Ramsey, and Bill and Sara Young. We all got volunteer t-shirts, parking flags (for directing drivers), and meal tickets for Saturday. We arrived at 3:00, and parked cars for runners picking up their numbers or attending the pasta dinner and awards ceremony that evening. DMSE had marked the parking area with paint, so we knew approximately where the cars were supposed to park. No problems reported, but some of the cars and pickup trucks were huge, much larger than the parking spaces. Anyway, we are now parking experts. One note – this year it was a little buggy, so next year be sure to wear long sleeve shirts, long pants, long socks and a hat, along with lots of bug spray.

DMSE told me they were extremely happy with our volunteers (DMSE staff had done the parking on Friday last year when the volunteers did not show up) and want us back next year doing more for them (we are to tell them what additional help we can provide) in exchange for more bypass numbers. Remember, these volunteers got many of us our numbers this year and guaranteed UVRC will get numbers next year. Running this race is truly a team effort, with the volunteers being at the top of the list.

FRIDAY NIGHT. Several of us stayed at Eagle Mountain House in Jackson. We reserved a table for 10 at the hotel (my prior club had tried other local restaurants for the Friday night dinner, but they were disasters). This was terrific, with people still at the table well after 9:00.

SATURDAY MORNING. Clubs erect tents at the base to serve as a pre and post-race gathering place for their members. Lori Hill’s husband, Sean, was to bring and set up our tent. But, it was broken and spare parts were to arrive Friday morning. Thinking they might not make it, Sean purchased a back-up tent on Thursday. Naturally, the parts did not arrive and we used the replacement tent.

Sean was the first person in the parking lot on Saturday morning. At about 6:00 we set up our club’s tent and one other next to ours then attached the club sign. Looked great! Only one club had its tent up before ours. Our UVRC sign was on the back of the tent, so drivers could see it as they entered the base parking area.

Each of our summit drivers got their 3 tear-off tags from the runners they were bringing down, and left for the summit between 7:30 and 8:00. The drivers were Jim Burnett, Betsy Gonnerman, Sean Hill, Troy Keith and Sara Young.

Julie Paye on traffic duty.

Julie Paye on traffic duty.

One Friday volunteer, Julie Paye, did double duty and also helped DMSE with parking on Saturday morning. Things like this really put UVRC in a favorable light.

Thank you to all of the volunteers and drivers.

It was difficult to know what to wear. Weather was perfect at the start – about 50 and sunny. But, at the summit it was in the 30’s and then 40’s, with sustained winds of 50 mph. I wore long sleeves, and carried gloves, but some ran shirtless or in singlets. I was dressed perfectly for the last 3 miles, which are above the tree line, but too warm for the beginning for the race.

THE RACE. Just before the start, Dave McGillivary made a few comments. He noted that the race was being held on the 2 month anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. He said the bombing only strengthened runners’ resolve to run challenging courses, like the Boston Marathon and the 7+ uphill miles at Mount Washington. After playing the national anthem, Josh Nemzer, the DMSE lieutenant in charge of the MWRR, said “Remember, it’s only one hill!” The cannon fired and we were off.

There are a few spectators at the start and the 3 water stops. Other than that, it’s just you and the other runners. Until you get to the finish, where the race concludes with a nice little 22% incline of about 50-100 yards and there are lots of people screaming for you to get up the last bit. If you haven’t done the race before, it can be really daunting. Race announcer Andy Schachat usually announces your name as you cross the finish line; they put a medal around your neck and give you a blanket for warmth (much better than the silver sheets you get after most races).

It was really cold at the top, and most runners put on warmer clothes. One car had a tail gate party, with hors d’oeuvres and drinks, another had brought hot coffee. Good planning!

Mike Gonnerman and Nancy Dunbar celebrating afterward.

Mike Gonnerman and Nancy Dunbar celebrating afterward.

UVRC did very well:

  • Nancy Dunbar repeated as the first age-graded Filly
  • Mike Barton was 7th M35-39
  • Mike Gonnerman was 2nd M70-75
  • Male open team was 7th out of 20
  • Female open team was 10th out of 24
  • Female masters team was 9th out of 15.

POST RACE. Some runners run down after the race, but most are driven down. Autos are crammed head-first into 3 lots at the summit. The last car in is the first to back out and leave – so, it can take a while to get down.

Everyone gathered at the tent for an early Thanksgiving Day dinner (provided by Hart’s Turkey Farm), enjoyed the sun and then headed back to the real world.

Team UVRC at the club tent.

Team UVRC at the club tent.

Race Calendar

July 4 – Red White and Blue 6.2
Lebanon NH. 10K road race. UVRS #6. http://www.LebRecRuns.com

July 4 – 4 on the 4th
Canaan NH. 4M road race. http://www.canaannh.org/boards/recreation/index.html

July 6 – Wicked Wildcat Wander
Langdon NH. 5.8M trail race. WNHTRS #4. http://www.wnhtrs.com/

July 16 – Lebanon Recreation All-Comers Meet
Lebanon NH. Track meet at the High School Track at 6PM.

July 20 – Frenzy in the Forest
Sunapee NH. 5M trail race. WNHTRS #5. http://www.wnhtrs.com/

July 21 – Nate’s Race 5K
Hudson NH. 5K road race. NHGP #4. http://www.natesrace.com/index.html

August 4 – Canaan Police Benevolent Association 5K
Canaan NH. 5K road race. https://g2racereg.webconnex.com/canaan5k2013

August 10 – Sandown Old Home Days 5M
Sandown NH. 5M road race. NHGP #5. http://www.sandownroguerunners.com/main.php

August 10 – STOAKED
Hanover NH. 12.5K trail race. WNHTRS #6. http://www.wnhtrs.com/

August 13 – Lebanon Recreation All-Comers Meet
Lebanon NH. Track meet at the High School Track at 6PM.

September 2 – St Charles 5K
Portsmouth NH. 5K road race. NHGP #6. http://runningnuns.com/

September 2 – Norwich Labor Day Road Race
Norwich VT. 2.2M and 6.4M road races. http://norwich.vt.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/LaborDayRace.pdf

September 7 – Farnum Five.5
Lebanon NH. 5.5M trail race. WNHTRS #7. http://www.wnhtrs.com/

September 21 – Lost A Lot Trail Race
Lebanon NH. 7M trail race. WNHTRS #8. http://www.wnhtrs.com/

(Calendar compiled by Geoff Dunbar.)

Race Results

KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & Marathon Relay, Burlington, VT, May 26,
2013

2121 7/16 F6064   4:54:06  Patricia Piotrowski  60 F 2663 Norwich VT

Race to the Top of Bradford, Bradford, VT, June 1, 2013 (3.5 Mile)

4 MikeTegart 29 M White River Jct. 35:29

Henniker Lions Club 5K Eye Run, Henniker, NH, June 2, 2013

1 1/9 M3039 18:21 5:55 Jeremy Huckins 30 M 46 West Lebanon NH
New record.  Old record 18:28 BY Mark Hecox

Bretton Woods Fell Race presented by inov-8, Bretton Woods, NH, June 2, 2013

18.  Tristan Smith       19 M Marlow          NH     1:41:37 12:43
45.  Emily Wynes         34 F Lebanon         NH     1:53:30 14:12
67.  Jeremy Merritt      36 M Cornish         NH     2:07:07 15:54
107. Lori Bliss Hill     42 F Enfield         NH     2:32:38 19:05
114. Michael Gonnerman   70 M Hanover         NH     2:38:39 19:50
116. Ellie Ferguson      53 F N Haverhill     NH     2:42:39 20:20

Covered Bridges Half Marathon, Pomfret to Quechee, VT, June 2, 2013

   2 M3039 1:18:50 Jotham Burnett           33 M Canaan NH
   3 M3039 1:21:19 Ben Schippers            31 M Brooklyn NY
   5 M2029 1:21:55 Benjamin Pangie          29 M Windsor VT
   8 M2029 1:22:48 Tamer Shabaneh           27 M Hanover NH
  10 M2029 1:24:30 Matt Alexander           26 M Lebanon NH
  23 M4549 1:31:29 Christopher Lang         48 M Norwich VT
  25 M2029 1:32:05 Alex Ramsey              27 M WRJ VT
  44 M3039 1:34:21 Michael Kokko            30 M Lebanon NH
  61 M3039 1:36:35 Paul Coats               39 M Lebanon NH
 123 F4549 1:43:10 Suzanna Smith-Horn       45 F S Strafford VT
 125 M6069 1:43:34 Jim Burnett              63 M Canaan NH
 164 F5559 1:46:36 Jill Kearney Niles       55 F Etna NH
 211 M5559 1:49:19 Jamie Hess               59 M Norwich VT
 239 F3039 1:50:22 Erin Hyser               37 F W Lebanon NH
 285 M6069 1:52:30 Michael Libuda           64 M Enfield NH
 293 F4044 1:52:22 Cindy Glueck             41 F Hanover NH
 313 F5054 1:53:03 Sandra Rhoades           50 F WRJ VT
 332 F3039 1:54:10 Hedda Burnett            31 F Brooklyn NY
 363 M4044 1:54:50 Travis Hodgdon           41 M Newport NH
 364 F3039 1:54:50 Rebecca Stanfield McCown 31 F Lebanon NH
 464 F5054 1:58:03 Ellen Lewis              54 F Enfield NH
 541 F4549 2:00:32 Cindy Edson              45 F Hanover NH
 596 F5559 2:01:26 Deborah Keane            57 F W Lebanon NH
 595 M4549 2:02:23 Joseph Jones             45 M Lebanon NH
 651 F6069 2:04:31 Elizabeth Gonnerman      68 F Hanover NH
 690 M4044 2:03:46 Matthew Aubrey           43 M WRJ VT
 638 F4549 2:01:52 Therese Linehan          46 F Strafford VT
 868 F4549 2:09:06 Sofia Hansen             45 F Hanover NH
 806 M5559 2:07:53 Richard Brittain         57 M WRJ VT
1018 M70+  2:15:11 Bob Katz                 75 M Grantham NH
1256 M6069 2:21:52 William Young            67 M Hanover NH
1702 M3039 2:39:11 Joseph Hayes             39 M Waltham MA
1881 F6069 2:54:46 Ginny Reed               64 F Fairlee VT

Windsor 5 & Dime 10K Trail Race, Windsor, VT, June 8, 2013
First event in Western NH Trail Run Series

  1 BURNETT JOE         49:12.8  1 M30-39 CANAAN NH
  4 SMITH TRISTAN       51:29.0  1 M15-19 MARLOW NH
 12 MARTEL PETER        55:14.0  2 M40-49 PLAINFIELD NH
 13 WONSAVAGE DORCAS    55:25.0  1 F40-49 HANOVER NH
 14 TEGART MIKE         55:27.5  1 M20-29 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION VT
 15 HARRIS PETER        56:04.2  3 M40-49 WEST LEBANON NH
 18 RICCI STEFAN        56:57.0  5 M40-49 WINDSOR VT
 19 MERRITT JEREMY      57:01.4  5 M30-39 CORNISH NH
 24 MITSON AMY          58:50.5  1 F30-39 LEBANON NH
 30 HALL LEN          1:01:19.6  3 M50-59 ENFIELD NH
 43 BURNETT JIM       1:04:23.8  3 M60-99 CANAAN NH
 45 RHOADES SANDRA    1:04:29.9  1 F50-59 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION VT
 57 YOUNG CHRISTOPHER 1:08:06.5 14 M30-39 SOUTH ROYALTON VT
 62 GLUECK CINDY      1:09:21.9  3 F40-49 HANOVER NH
 79 SMITH DAVID       1:15:42.5 13 M40-49 MARLOW NH
 95 LEVERET SUSAN     1:26:41.1  8 F50-59 EAST THETFORD VT
106 FERGUSON ELLIE    1:44:05.1  9 F50-59 N HAVERHILL NH

Ascutney Mountain, Windsor, VT, June 9, 2013

 26   39:15 MIKE TEGART       29 WRJ VT         M20 M 655 76.18
 27   39:16 TRISTAN SMITH     19 MARLOW NH      M19 M 606 76.15
 42   41:21 PETER MARTEL      40 PLAINFIELD NH  M40 M 559 72.31
125   52:54 MICHAEL GONNERMAN 70 HANOVER NH     M70 M 523 56.52
145   56:41 DAVID SMITH       49 MARLOW NH      M40 M 659 52.75
151   58:01 LORI BLISS HILL   43 ENFIELD NH     F40 F 531 64.09
166 1:02:03 ELLIE FERGUSON    53 N Haverhill NH F50 F 513 59.92

Hollis Fast 5K, Hollis, NH, June 13, 2013

 90 MATT ALEXANDER 26 M  1782   16:14.0  LEBANON, NH
130 GEOFF DUNBAR   42 M  1140   16:54.9  HANOVER, NH
311 JIM BURNETT    63 M    15   19:23.3  CANAAN, NH

Good Shepherd 5k, Brooklyn, NY, June 15, 2013

4/167 Tim Smith M5059 1/14 18:59

Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race, Gorham, NH, June 15, 2013

  27 Mike Barton              1:12:21  9:32   511 39 M WRJ VT
 107 Mike Tegart              1:26:49 11:26   830 29 M WRJ VT
 139 Len Hall                 1:29:56 11:50   126 59 M Enfield NH
 148 Alex Ramsey              1:31:05 12:00   828 27 M WRJ VT
 158 Luke Webster             1:32:14 12:09   505 32 M Hanover NH
 230 Amos Esty                1:37:57 12:54   430 36 M Lebanon NH
 244 Jared Fortier            1:38:56 13:01   507 33 M Grantham NH
 280 Nancy Dunbar             1:41:00 13:18   W41 41 F Hanover NH
 328 Suzanna Smith-Horn       1:43:20 13:36  W367 45 F S Strafford VT
 459 Amy Mitson               1:49:40 14:26  W390 38 F Lebanon NH
 491 Kim Sheffield            1:51:16 14:39  W331 47 F Woodstock VT
 494 Rebecca Stanfield McCown 1:51:22 14:40  W235 31 F Lebanon NH
 499 Katie King               1:51:33 14:41  W221 30 F Lebanon NH
 540 David Callender          1:53:14 14:54   789 35 M W Lebanon NH
 650 Michael Gonnerman        1:58:45 15:38    71 70 M Hanover NH
 669 Troy Keith               1:59:40 15:45   699 28 M W Lebanon NH
 755 William Young            2:03:38 16:16   264 67 M Hanover NH
 842 Lori Bliss Hill          2:09:04 16:59  W389 42 F Enfield NH
1029 Ellie Ferguson           2:30:47 19:51  W372 53 F N Haverhill NH

Six in the Stix Trail Run, Newport, NH, June 15, 2013

  7 SMITH TRISTAN      43:25.50 M15-19 MARLOW NH
  9 HARRIS PETER       44:39.10 M40-49 W LEBANON NH
 19 WONSAVAGE DORCAS   47:21.00 F40-49 HANOVER NH
 56 RHOADES SANDRA     54:49.00 F50-59 WRJ VT
 13 FROST ROB          45:51.90 M40-49 HANOVER NH
 18 COATS PAUL         46:54.20 M40-49 LEBANON NH
 20 MERRITT JEREMY     47:40.20 M30-39 CORNISH NH
 44 HICKS ADAM         52:12.50 M30-39 NEWPORT NH
 93 SMITH DAVID      1:00:52.90 M40-49 MARLOW NH
144 LEVERET SUSAN    1:14:36.80 F50-59 E THETFORD VT

Skip Matthews Memorial Father’s Day Run, Lebanon, NH, June 16, 2013

  3   3/3   MOPEN   22:01  5:31 Joe Burnett              33 M Canaan NH
  5   2/47  M3039   22:52  5:43 Gregory Hagley           35 M Lebanon NH
 11   3/47  M3039   23:17  5:50 Jeremy Huckins           30 M W Lebanon NH
 13   1/3   FOPEN   23:36  5:54 Laura Hagley             28 F Lebanon NH
 16   2/47  M4049   24:00  6:00 Rob Edson                49 M Hanover NH
 19                 24:22  6:06 Scott Stone                 M Lebanon NH
 21   3/47  M4049   24:33  6:09 Chris Lang               48 M Norwich VT
 24   6/47  M3039   25:51  6:28 Paul Coats               39 M Lebanon NH
 27   2/3   FOPEN   26:03  6:31 Cindy Edson              45 F Hanover NH
 33   3/3   FOPEN   26:28  6:37 Nancy Dunbar             41 F Hanover NH
 43   2/16  M6069   27:38  6:55 Jim Burnett              63 M Canaan NH
 47   9/47  M4049   27:56  6:59 Joseph Jones             45 M Lebanon NH
 49   2/40  M5059   28:02  7:01 David Sullivan           53 M Woodstock VT
 57   4/40  M5059   28:50  7:13 Jamie Hess               59 M Norwich VT
 77   4/52  F3039   30:10  7:33 Katie King               30 F Lebanon NH
 79   1/31  F5059   30:23  7:36 Sandra Rhoades           50 F WRJ VT
 80   1/34  F4049   30:30  7:38 Therese Linehan          46 F Strafford VT
 81   9/40  M5059   30:40  7:40 David Corriveau          56 M Lebanon NH
 87   2/31  F5059   30:51  7:43 Deborah Keane            57 F W Lebanon NH
 88  15/47  M4049   30:54  7:44 Matthew Aubrey           44 M WRJ VT
 92   4/31  F5059   31:06  7:47 Ellen Lewis              54 F Enfield NH
116   1/7   F6069   32:14  8:04 Elizabeth Gonnerman      68 F Hanover NH
129   5/16  M6069   33:17  8:20 William Young            67 M Hanover NH
175  14/52  F3039   35:06  8:47 Rebecca Stanfield McCown 31 F Lebanon NH
182   1/5   M7099   35:19  8:50 Michael Gonnerman        70 M Hanover NH
205   2/5   M7099   36:02  9:01 Bob Katz                 75 M Grantham NH
275  43/47  M3039   38:48  9:42 Joseph Hayes             39 M Waltham MA
287  16/34  F4049   39:20  9:50 Alice Andrews            48 F Hanover NH
352  24/31  F5059   43:45 10:57 Ellie Ferguson           53 F N Haverhill NH
374  46/47  M4049   45:32 11:23 Joseph Cheevers          45 M Lebanon NH
376  29/34  F4049   46:13 11:34 Elizabeth Jones          44 F Lebanon NH

BAA 10K, Boston, MA, June 23, 2013

  42 3/366 Gregory Hagley 35  M Lebanon NH  35:36   35:41

Shaker Seven Road Race, Enfield, NH, June 23, 2013

    4   3/14   M4049   44:50  6:25 Rob Edson             49 M Hanover NH
    5   4/14   M4049   45:10  6:28 Scott Stone           45 M Lebanon NH
    8   1/6    M3039   46:35  6:40 Mike Kokko            30 M Lebanon NH
   12   1/15   F4049   50:42  7:15 Cindy Edson           45 F Hanover NH
   13   6/14   M4049   51:16  7:20 Joseph Jones          45 M Lebanon NH
   15   2/9    M5059   51:40  7:23 David Sullivan        53 M Woodstock VT
   22   2/13   F3039   55:07  7:53 Rebecca Stanfie McCown31 F Lebanon NH
   25   3/13   F3039   55:55  8:00 Melissa Barber        33 F Lebanon NH
   29   8/14   M4049   56:27  8:04 Travis Hodgdon        41 M Newport NH
   31   2/8    M6069   56:43  8:07 Paul Gardent          66 M Etna NH
   32   9/14   M4049   57:56  8:17 Matthew Aubrey        44 M WRJ VT
   35   1/1    F6069   58:32  8:22 Elizabeth Gonnerman   68 F Hanover NH
   39   1/13   F5059   59:11  8:28 Ellen Lewis           54 F Enfield NH
   40   6/15   F4049   59:20  8:29 Lori Bliss Hill       42 F Enfield NH
   41   2/13   F5059   59:28  8:30 Deborah Keane         57 F W Lebanon NH
   45   4/8    M6069 1:01:38  8:49 Bill Young            67 M Hanover NH
   47   4/13   F5059 1:01:44  8:50 Janet St. Martin      51 F Lebanon NH
   54   1/3    M7099 1:03:14  9:02 Michael Gonnerman     70 M Hanover NH
   86  13/15   F4049 1:11:20 10:12 Alice Andrews         48 F Hanover NH
  101  14/14   M4049 1:25:27 12:13 Joseph Cheevers       45 M Lebanon NH

Bay of Fundy International Marathon, Lubec, ME, June 23rd, 2013

330 Janet Wallace Thetford Center VT F 49/73   F4049 5:10:45

(Results compiled by Jim Burnett.)

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