Saturday, May 16, 2009

USATF-NE 12k Road Championships - Bedford 12k

Somewhat of a slow and disappointing day personally, but not a total disaster. Team-wise I'm happy that the CMS Men's Open team placed a solid 3rd place overall (without my help) at the USATF-NE Grand Prix 12k Road Championships today in Bedford, NH (results). This was the first Grand Prix race that I didn't place (team-wise) in, but as long as my teammates are all running well, I can't complain. I do wish I 'raced' a little better and stayed with some guys I usually can run with, but just another off day I guess...as I try to climb back into shape.

The goal was to run 5:20 pace and crack 40 minutes. I ended up with 5:25s and 40:23. Not a total loss but not what I was expecting. Felt very sluggish from the get-go, ran a tad too fast for the first 2 miles, then got a cramp in the middle of my abdomen around mile 3 that lingered for about 2 miles. Didn't really pass anyone after about mile 2 and didn't really get passed by anyone either. A couple guys near the end out dueled me, including a GBTC guy who had stopped to walk (probably cramped up) and then started jogging just as I got up to him. As we hopped on the track for the last 300 meters, he motored by me.

In the end, 26th place is about right for me at a Grand Prix...but factor in that virtually no BAA big guns were here, and it changes the story a little bit...The good news is that I was CMS' 6th man at 26th place.  That's pretty solid considering we were missing a couple of guys that I've never beat.  Side note, Al Bernier had the race of his life today (well, not really, but still) as he placed 19th overall, having run only 8 miles all week, and having given up serious running like 3 or 4 years ago.

Splits - 12k (40:23 / 5:25 pace - 26th place out of 480)

Mile 1) 5:07
Mile 2) 5:16 (10:24)
Mile 3) 5:25 (15:50)
Mile 4) 5:30 (21:20)
Mile 5) 5:30 (26:50)
Mile 6) 5:28 (32:19)
Mile 7) 5:33 (37:53)
last .4) 2:28 (40:23)

Top 25 plus CMS Placement:

PlaceTimePaceNameAgeCity/StateTeam
137:505:05Joseph Koech           40Melrose MA              RUN   
238:045:07Dan Vassallo    24Wilmington MA   ADIDA 
338:115:08Nicholas Wheeler23Buxton ME       ADIDA 
438:195:09Justin Fyffe    29E. Dummerston VT CMS   
538:535:13Dan Smith       30Boston MA       GBTC  
639:005:14Justin Freeman  32New Hampton NH  RUN   
739:075:15Titus Mutinda   45Lowell MA       RUN   
839:085:15Nathan Krah     23Boston MA       ADIDA 
939:135:16Sean Livingston 40Barrington RI   WHIRL 
1039:155:16Alex Taylor     29Somerville MA   SRR   
1139:175:16Andrew Wommack  25Jamaica Plain MA GBTC  
1239:195:17Chris Mahoney   31Haverhill MA    WHIRL 
1339:345:19Matthew Haringa 25Brighton MA     GBTC  
1439:365:19Joe Hegarty     24Springfield MA  WHIRL 
1539:375:19Andy McCarron   26Keene NH        CMS   
1639:385:19Pat Ard         24Raymond NH      WHIRL 
1739:395:19Jimmy Butcher   23Cambridge MA    ADIDA 
1839:565:22Jon Healey      26Chelmsford MA   ADIDA 
1940:005:22Alan Bernier    34Newton MA       CMS   
2040:055:23Joe Shairs      41Peabody MA      CMS   
2140:075:23Jose Ortiz    20Methuen MA      WHIRL 
2240:115:24Kevin Tilton    27N.Conway NH     CMS   
2340:135:24Joe Navas       38N Eastham MA    WHIRL 
2440:185:25Daniel Mazzocco 25Cambridge MA    GBTC  
2540:215:25Tom Doody       47Pelham NH       GLRR  
2640:235:25Jim Johnson     32Salem NH        CMS  
3641:135:32Jim Pawlicki   34Beverly MA       CMS
3841:225:33Greg Ward      37West Boylston MA CMS
4641:455:36Dave Dunham    45Bradford MA      CMS
5042:155:40Larry Sayers   49Bellows Falls VT CMS
5342:315:43Kim Duclos     27Worchester MA    CMS
6643:345:51Tim Van Orden  41Bennington VT    CMS
8645:476:09Kevin McCusker 51Ashby MA         CMS
9546:196:13Kevin Connor   44Paxton MA        CMS
11047:066:19Barbara McManus41Worcester MA     CMS
12948:316:31Cheryl Cleary  35Dudley MA        CMS
14449:346:39Edward Coleman 46Auburn MA        CMS
14949:516:42David Krom     50Worcester MA     CMS
15750:256:46Amanda Learned 25Manchester CT    CMS
18052:067:00Shanna Hauver  39Holden MA        CMS
21154:047:15Sidney Letendre54Florence MA      CMS

480 total finishers.

Men's Open Team Results:

1. ADIDAS N.E. 38:04 38:11 39:08 39:39 39:56 = 3:14:58
DAN VASSALLO, NICHOLAS WHEELER, NATHAN KRAH, JIMMY BUTCHER, JON HEALEY

2. WHIRLAWAY RACING TEAM 39:13 39:19 39:36 39:38 40:07 ( 40:13) ( 40:38) = 3:17:53
SEAN LIVINGSTON, CHRIS MAHONEY, JOE HEGARTY, PAT ARD, JOSE ORT, JOENAVAS, DAN PRINCIC

3.
CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS 38:19 39:37 40:00 40:05 40:11 ( 40:23) ( 41:13) = 3:18:12
JUSTIN FYFFE, ANDY MCCARRON, ALAN BERNIER, JOE SHAIRS, KEVIN TILTON,JIM JOHNSON, JIM PAWLICKI


...16 Teams.

Men's Masters Team Results:
1.
WHIRLAWAY RACING TEAM 39:13 40:53 41:09 41:24 42:12 ( 42:46) ( 42:58) = 3:24:51
SEAN LIVINGSTON, CRAIG FRAM, SCOTT ANDERSON, MIKE COONEY, MIKE PLATT,MARK GIBSON, DOUG MARTYN

2.
CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS 40:05 41:45 42:15 43:34 45:47 ( 46:19) ( 49:34) = 3:33:26
JOE SHAIRS, DAVE DUNHAM, LARRY SAYERS, TIM VAN ORDEN, KEVIN MCCUSKER,KEVIN CONNOR, EDWARD COLEMAN


...11 Teams.

Women's Open Team Results:
1.
CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS 42:31 47:06 48:31 ( 50:25) ( 52:06) ( 54:04) ( 55:27)= 2:18:08
KIM DUCLOS, BARBARA MCMANUS, CHERYL CLEARY, AMANDA LEARNED, SHANNAHAUVER, SIDNEY LETENDRE, CAROL HURLEY


...13 Teams.

Women's Masters Team Results:
1.
WHIRLAWAY RACING TEAM 46:35 49:36 50:35 ( 51:33) ( 57:45) = 2:26:46
CHRISSY ANDERSON, NANCY CORSARO, NADINE PALMER, LISA ZAPPALA, SUSANSTIRRAT

2.
GCS TRIAD 48:05 49:17 49:54 ( 51:59) ( 55:24) ( 58:30) ( 59:26)= 2:27:16
CATHY MERRA, KAREN LONG, KAREN PATTELENA, TAMMY GAFFEY, JANICE PLATT,LAURIE KOFSTAD, ANDREA PIERCE

3.
GOON SQUAD RUNNERS 47:46 53:03 54:10 = 2:34:59
HOLLY MADDEN, LINDA JENNINGS, SARAH PRESCOTT

4.
CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS 47:06 54:04 55:27 = 2:36:37
BARBARA MCMANUS, SIDNEY LETENDRE, CAROL HURLEY


...9 Teams.


Kristin took some nice pix that can be seen in the usual spot. Feel free to use any you like...

1 comment:

  1. Solid run JJ. Not every day will be a pr (but I think you did pr). Don't beat yourself up....leave that to me.

    Thanks for driving and not being to hard on me before and after the race.

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