Hard Shell Race # 4 & Some Other Results

The 4th Race in the TNT Hard Shell Series has come and gone. We had great weather for racing and even better weather for hanging out and having a few beers. With 4 races now completed in the series, we are starting to have some battles within the standings as more and more people have been toeing the line. We have had well over a third of the total membership get out there and race! Not too bad considering the weather we had to work with for the first 3 month of the year.

Check out the standings below!

TNT Doyles

19th Annual Doyle’s Emerald Necklace Road Race
Jamaica Plains, MA, April 12, 2015
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11th Robert Jackman 28:09.0 5:38/M
18th David Principe 28:44.0 5:45/M
72nd Steven McDaniel 32:43.0 6:33/M
79th Andrew Goodale 33:15.0 6:39/M
82nd Jacquelyn Jackman 33:19.0 6:40/M
83rd Jake Schieffelin 33:32.0 6:42/M
93rd Dave Schaad 33:53.0 6:47/M

April HS

Over HS 4

Next up on the schedule….I decided to really switch things up. It is a shot in the dark to get members out to this one, but it looks like an interesting test. The May race in the series will be Conquer the Hill in Smithfield, RI on May 16th at 9am. Check out the race INFORMATION!

Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half Marathon
Middletown, CT, April 12, 2015
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153rd – Rachel Flaksman – 1:48:39

Rachel had this to say about the race…
The Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half Marathon, Middletown, CT can best be described as somewhat like Nooseneck on a relatively warm and sunny day but without the hill that you cannot take a vehicle up, and with a nice downhill finish. I signed up for the Half on a whim, not fully realizing that there were plenty more uphill climbs beside the start and around 7 miles (elevation map anyone?). While I don’t remember much of the hills in specific detail, I can say that they were relentless for about the first 8 miles and then again somewhere between 9 and 9.5 miles. The first hill was about a .3 mile climb, a little steeper than Warwick Neck Avenue. From there, the next several hills were (or so it seemed) between .25 -.4 miles in length, with a few that were shorter and steeper. The “big hill” was an opportunity for me to try powering up instead of running and it paid off as I was later on able to pick off several persons who ran past me on the hill. Towards the end there was a section of dirt/gravel which was a nice change.

On the logistics side, the race started on time and the police and volunteer support to assist with traffic was very good. There is a little Garmin drift, but there were plenty of clocks on the course.

This Half was the most challenging half-marathon I have run. I was not as prepared as I should have been and time management went out the window around mile 7. If anyone plans on this event in the future, I recommend hitting the Nooseneck course at least once before this race. It is definitely a course for hill lovers!

Woodridge Wizards 5k Road Race &1k Fun Run
Cranston, MA, April 4, 2015
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2nd 20:47 6:42 Dave Schaad

Bunny Hop 5K/1K
Warwick, RI, April 11, 2015
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16th DAVE SCHAAD 20:35.9 6:37/M
27th AIDAN MEACHAM 22:39.3 7:17/M
31st PATRICK MEACHAM 22:51.7 7:21/M

Bunny Hop 5K/1K
Warwick, RI, April 11, 2015
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16th DAVE SCHAAD 20:35.9 6:37/M
27th AIDAN MEACHAM 22:39.3 7:17/M
31st PATRICK MEACHAM 22:51.7 7:21/M

Quonset Point Half Marathon (Long Course, RD put finish in the wrong spot)
Kingstown, RI, April 12, 2015
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4th Lindsay Amherst 1:26:46.5 6:38 (1st Place Woman)