Race Pace

Miles : Hours Minutes Seconds Pace :

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Monroe Pi Day 5K

72Laurie Von Schmidt182F40+27:30.258:5227:34.518:52
73Lee Bradley210M40+27:30.828:5227:34.748:52

Mike ran a short one in Roxbury and then showed up and beat Lee at Monroe. Hmmm. The weather was better than forecast. Lee nursed his right calf throughout the race and crossed with Laurie von Schmidt. She got him by a full 0.57 seconds. Course was a tad short. A few hills.

The registration area and the awards area were plastered with pi posters done by the kids. The money raised will go into the Kathy Kuhl Memorial Fund. Kathy was a math teacher at Masuk High School.

Photos by Linda Bradley

We all received "dog tags" with her name, the number pi out to a respectable number of decimal places and the name and date of the race. The T shirt had a very cool Pi Guy and Pi Gal (see above) design by Hayley McClure. Bob Dacey gave Lee his shirt (Lee signed up race day (no shirt)). The divisions in the race included 40+ for men and women. Hmmm. Lee chatted with the RD Mary Ahlers who did a great job with the pie eating contest, prize raffle and awards. This was the first race they'd ever done and they were looking for feedback.

 The 169 Society was well represented. What a great influence on racing this group is having.

Brian Walker, 169 Society. He lives in Monroe.

Mike Taricani

Lee, Laurie von Schmidt 

Posters, Texters and ...

 The great Pie Eating Contest which started at, of course, 3:14

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Collinsville and Bolton

Lani and Lea did an outstanding job designing, marking, timing, and photographing the new 7 mile out and back Collinsville HTC Winter Series 7 mile run. Kelsey Cabral made his annual appearance! Rich Fargo came in first. We learned from him that he runs and has run for about 40 years 60 miles per week. He runs to work and back home. 4 miles each way. Thru the woods. Barbara ran about 5 and hung out with Linda. Wanda and Michelle did this one and Bolton. Lee pulled a right calf muscle at the tail end while dukin' it out w/ Michelle and decided not to run Bolton.

Bolton had about 300 runners. RD Dani Kennedy said during the awards that just a few years ago the race attracted fewer than 40 people or so. Lee took lots of pictures. Karen Prado and Michelle Bosco crossed together ... sooo good that Karen was able to run it. The race started w/ an awesome snow squall!

 Adam Osmond (2nd of 3 races run this day!)

 Shannon Bowen Kievman

 Wanda Hodsen

 Michael Taricani

Karen Prado

 Lori Riley

Michelle Bosco

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Double Trouble: Collinsville 7 miler @ 10, Bolton 5 miler @ 1

I know at least three crazies who'll be running two races this Sunday. That would be Ms Wanda Hodsen and Ms Michelle Bosco. I am the third. Karen Prado'll be at Bolton. Adam Fleisher will be at Bolton. He wrote to me the other day ...

"There are 2 hills. At least that is what I have been told. (My first time running Bolton). The second hill is the one that gets everyone. Most people think there is one hill and they tackle this hill and leave very little energy for the second one. Hopefully this is helpful...Again this is what I was told."

The Collinsville race is a 7 miler, out and back. Lani Ralston is the RD. Plenty of time to scoot over to Bolton and run the 5 miler. Kathy Manizza is the RD. I have never run Bolton but know there has been a regular training run on the course for the last couple of months.

Here's Lani's write-up on the new Collinsville course.

Sunday, March 8, 10 AM, Collinsville Winter Run, 7 miles, Lani Ralston, laniralston@msn.com, 860 392-8063, Lea Crown, leacrown@gmail.com

This challenging out and back run starts from the former Collins Company Axe and Machete factory parking, winds along a hilly loop past the historic district of town, along the river, and into Avon before the turnaround. Collinsville Rails To Trails Parking Lot, Route 179 (Main Street). From Farmington take Route 4 West through Unionville, straight onto Route 179, right at stop sign, across bridge to factory on right. From Winsted take Route 44 East, right onto Route 179 South, straight at traffic light, right at stop sign, left after kayak store to factory.

Lee Bradley

Monday, March 2, 2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Colchester 2015

Another awesome Colchester is on the books. Adam, Tracy, Lee, Lea, Lani ran it. Wanda, Michelle, Michael Lo Presti, Theresa Conneely, Vanessa Russo, Karen Prado, Andy Zyrek, Bekkie Wright and many many other friends were there. RD Rick Konon did his usual fantastic job, appearing at least twice to side-five the oncoming runners. 

The air was cold. The surface was pretty icy on the dirt roads.

Karen fast walked the entire race, babying an injury. Laurie von Schmidt, Birthday girl, early started and when Lee went back to run her in he only had to go about 500 yards. Major accomplishment for both girls.

 Karen took the above.

Tray and Lee hung together for about the first 10 miles but she finished about 5 minutes ahead of him. Lani was a couple of minutes in front of Lee. Adam and Lee traded places a few times (they're good at that!). Lea, and Michael finished a few minutes over 2 hours. 

The food was prepared by the Bacon Academy students and was just plain awesome.

The 169ers were well represented. 

Here's what Linda took:

Lani, Lisa Kugelman, Mike, Lee, Adam, Lea, Miguel Castro

Andy Zyrek






Queen Tray

Vanessa, Mike, Lee, Queen Tray

Andy and Karen

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.