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Monday, February 23, 2015

Five College Realtors 10 Miler in Amherst, MA

I think the Amherst, MA 10 miler was the only race that didn't get cancelled this weekend! Hyannis folks got $25 off the entry fee. So Wanda, Kevin, Claudia and Michael Lo Presti made it up. Lee placed 8th in age (ugh) with a 9 minute slower than last year's time (did 1:29). Sri and Patrick Pezzati ran well with 1:12+ and 1:11+. The road conditions were darn good; a bit mushy in spots. Here're Linda's pix

Kevin, Claudia, Lee, Michael Lo Presti, Wanda




Melissa Wu, Lee


Linda and Lee at the Amherst Brewing Company. Photo by Sri

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Winter of 2015

Both Hyannis (Feb 22) and Martha's Vineyard (Feb 14) got cancelled this year. Listening to the weather forecast this morning on the radio, this weekend looks cold, wet, snowy etc. etc. The Amherst, MA 10 miler is on Sunday (I hope). Although I've been a bit logy of late, yesterday's easy 6 was pleasanter than I expected. (Last sentence is an inside joke between me and Tray.) Heading out shortly to see if the 5 below (breezeway temp. early this morning) has gone up any. Will attempt 10.

The start line of Hyannis Marathon in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Harsh winter conditions have forced the cancellation of the Hyannis Marathon, which was set for February 22 and where about 4,500 runners were registered to race. The Hyannis decision comes after the Martha's Vineyard 20 Miler—a popular event for runners training for April's Boston Marathon—was canceled last week. The Martha's Vineyard event had been scheduled for February 14.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Cedar Hill 4 Miler


Results at http://www.coolrunning.com/bin/res_load/res_print.cgi?r=15/ct/Feb8_4Miler_set1.shtml

About 20 people made it to the Cedar Hill cemetery 4 miler this morning. This is a Hartford Track Club Winter Series race. It's two two mile loops and the road surface was very slippery. Mike and Lee and Kevin Mason raced it. Kevin placed 2nd. Lee fell shortly after reaching the top of the first loop but was unhurt.

A lot of 169ers made it. Bill Katz directed it and David Reik timed it (or, more accurately, collected the little slips of paper we filled out with our times).

Linda parked at one of the mausoleums and took pix of all the runners. Here's what she got.

Click the pix to see high-rez pix.

The Start!


Andrew, Kevin

Peter, Peter

Dan, Lee, Brian







Janit, Tom

Laurie, Stacy, Julie, Richard


Chester (ran extra)

Ellen (ran extra)

Bruce (did 4 loops)

Janit, Tom (and Bill)

Julie, Laurie

Jane, Linda

David, Jane

The RD sent these yesterday!

Janit and Tom

Laurie, Julie and Richard


Saturday, January 31, 2015

King of Pain

This is a 10 miler in Glastonbury. I'd heard of it and when my friend Amy Cicccarillo said she'd run it I decided to go. Wanda, Michelle and Adam made it. Met the winner (Mary Alex) at the Pot Luck after.

Managed a 9:30 pace. Hmmm. Here are some after race pix I took.

Kelly and Adam.

Wanda and Michelle

Bruce, Laurie, Amy

Joe and Bekkie

Mary-Alex Zichefoose, The Queen of Pain.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Milford Winter Wonderland 5 Miler

Lee ran in the Milford Winter Wonderland 5 mile this morning. 1st in 70s division. Mark Turkington and he were a second apart.

Linda took the pix.

169ers (those not seen in pic were on top of  the mountain in Meriden!)

The start. Joe Poliquin and Jo Marchetti are spotted.

Mark and Lee dukin' it out.

Karen Prado, Wanda Hodsen and Andy Zyrek in Platt Tech after the race.

Mark and Lee placed in the 70s

Bekkie Wright took this one.

Friday, January 23, 2015

The weekend

Well, the weather forecast for tomorrow morning looks baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. Hmmm. Not happy. Was going to suggest all who could make it show up at Reservoir 3 at 10:10 to join Lee, Amy Ciccarillo and other 169ers and a new fellow who's expressed interest in the Brickyarders (Casey Thomas). But, unless things change in the forecast, that ain't gonna happen.

On Sunday, Joe and Tray have plans to run from home to Hubbard Park, up the hill, down the hill and back home. A mere 22 or so. I think Lea's doing Castle Craig too. Mike's doing this one too. But he's *just* doing the 10k. He's going to try and beat the storm tomorrow and get some miles in. He's on his "who can run the most miles in January" mission.

On Sunday as well, Lee, Wanda, Michelle, Karen and Linda (not all in one car!) are heading South to run the 5 miler in Milford. Lee's on the HTC 60+ racing team so he'll try to place. Reupped USATFCT because you need to be a member to count in Grand Prix races.

Next Saturday, January 31, King of Pain 10 miler. Free. Glastonbury.

"This will be an informal, hand-timed, no-frills race: no entry fee, no T-shirts, no mile markers or screaming fans, just bragging rights and the satisfaction of conquering Glastonbury’s most demanding course."


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Milford Winter Wonderland and the HTC Winter Series

 This Sunday, January 25, is the Milford Road Runner's Winter Wonderland 5 Miler. Race starts at 9:30 AM. $15 pre-race, $20 day of. It's a USATFCT event so the field will be competitive. Wanda, Lee, Karen are in. You?

Application is at

The remaining Hartford Track Club Winter Series races are shown below.

Click the image below for a larger image. 

Lee is planning on running all of them. Of particular note is Lani's Collinsville Winter Run. A beautiful course, designed by Lani, awaits you. Come on out and support her, HTC and meet some new folks. This is the 2nd running. $2 donation.