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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.


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