Race Pace

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Countdown LW

Countdown ...

Tray's doing the 50 mile. Mike's doing the 100k.

Countdown Till Lake Waramaug Ultras!     (Lake Waramaug Ultras are on April 24, 2016)




Sunday, April 10, 2016

Salem, Rocky Hill, Meriden

Mike and Lee ran Salem and Brent ran Rocky Hill, both 5ks, on Saturday. Lea ran the Walk for Warmth 5k in Meriden

Lee, Melanie Gabel

The Amigos and RD Rick Konon (Lee, Karen, Mary, Bob)

53 Michael Taricani Burlington CT 722
 62 M 5 60-69 26:20.0 8:29/M 0.6165

Adam Osmond, Karen Laverdiere (pink shirt) and Mary Sharkey (#697)

I have no picture of Brent in his Cora J. Belden Library 5k but here is his time:
36 Brent Stratton 50M M5059
Middletown CT 25:49 8:18 7/13 156

Here's a photo of Lea at the start line in Meriden's Walk for Warmth 5k.

Lea writes ...

25:50 in today's Walk For Warmth 5k in Meriden, 8:19 pace. Slower than what I wanted, but hey, Not too bad for the first 5k of the year. That's me in the blue Hogsback shirt to the left (Next to one of our city councilors in the yellow)

Saturday, April 2, 2016

1/4 Marathon, Lyme



Our very own Ms Lea Crown, RD of HTC's 1/4 marathon, at work. Thank you Mike Taricani for the pic. Mike ran it.

From the raincoats etc. it looks like it was a wet one. Lee ran in Lyme where it rained hard, especially at the awards which, unfortunately, got messed up. Hilde Heck put on a great race.

Note: The races in Middletown and Glastonbury were postponed due to the predicted high winds / snow.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Bradley 10k and Sprague

Brent, Mike and Lee ran races today.

10k at Bradley. Brent and Mike were close at the finish.

Brent writes ...

Quite cold at 830am in Windsor Locks. Very flat course, many turns, windy today. 53:15. Mike T. was not very far behind me. Also saw Sam Lewbal.

Lee ran Sprague. 1 mile and 3 mile.

1st in 1 mile. 8+ minute pace. 2nd in 3 mile. 9- minute pace. Met Bo and Lindsay. 

Lindsay's kinda hidden. She's behind 127. This is Bo's 1st race.

Sunday, March 13, 2016


Mike and Lee ran Bolton this morning. I think Mike did some trail work before the 5 miler.

Full results at


Pretty tough hill at the end. Lee placed third in his division. Bob Ward and Larry Chaves took 1st and 2nd. About 350 runners. A couple got married in the building before the race. It was a beautiful thing.

Dani Kennedy puts on a fantastic race.

Saturday, February 27, 2016


Mike and Lee ran Colchester this morning. Perfect weather. 

179 388 Michael Taricani 255 M 62 17 M6069 2:08:18.9 9:48

73 366 Lee Bradley 242 M 73 1 M70+ 2:05:31.2 9:36
 Linda took some pix.

The Start



Andy, David, Karen and Michelle


Gladys, Flo








Sharon, Mena 


Sharon, Mena


Mike, Sharon



 Karen Prado, Wanda Hodsen, Michael LoPresti, David Pelletier, Michelle Bosco, Andy Zyrek ran. Most of them are running Hyannis full. Tomorrow.

 Amby Burfoot ran. Lee chatted with him a bit before the race.

 Todd Brown did a 1:39.

Lee got a free entry to a half on April 30th. The Willimantic Classic. Charlie Olbrias presented it. Big surprise. Charlie ran the race today. 1:52. He's a timer guy. Didn't know he ran!

Let's see. Oh yeah. Andy Zyrek's bib was 173. Rick Konon was kind enough to give Lee a bib that reflected his age. The good news is 173 is prime.  

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Taricani Crushes Bradley


Some are sayin' it's a sea change. Michael Taricani passed Lee Bradley on the final ascent in the Beat the Yeti 5K in Columbia, CT and Bradley was unable to make up the difference. Well done Mr. Mike.

Lee's time was 25:51 (8:32 pace).  Not sure what Mike's was but it was quicker.

Nice out and back. Karen Prado and Lee ran the course before the race. She ran the course with the Yeti (Bruce Christensen) after the race. She placed 2nd. Won handmade mittens. Did 22 and low change. A 169 love fest for sure.

Colchester. 7 days.