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Hard Shell #3 and some other stuff.

Hard Shell Race # 3 is in the books!  More Turtles were in North Scituate than I expected and it was nice to see.  Also in attendance was MORE SNOW!  It was pretty much snowing all morning in North Scituate, which was a welcome change from the rain that some of us saw when we headed out the door on race morning.

This year’s race course was changed twice prior to race day.  It was originally slated to be different than the previous 7 versions of the race, no longer going over the causeway on Route 14, from what I was told, it seems this will be a permanent change.  However, the course that they were going to use was also not used, there was a lot of remaining snow on the fire road heading out towards the reservoir, so a new course that consisted of all paved roads was to be used.

It seemed that many Turtles had different agendas for race day.  Some have been recovering from injury, some wanted to just get in a steady effort, some were racing the following day and some were just there to get some miles in.  No matter the reason, there were 10 Turtles on the line, which brings the total number of Turtles that have raced at least once in the Hard Shell Series to 19, or about a third of the current membership, that’s not too shabby.

As for the race….well things were going well until about 1/2 mile in.  The leaders, which included myself, Dave Principe and a chatty fellow, whom actually won the Run with the Beavers 5 Miler last year.  We were moving along nicely, about to make the first right hand turn, following the police vehicle, when a volunteer screamed at us to go straight, we were pretty sure this was incorrect and we asked the lady 3 times, but she insisted it was correct and evidently there were signs that also said the 15k was supposed to go straight.

So right away we were all screwed up, fortunately the cop came back around and got in front of us, eventually getting us back on course, although about 1k short of where we should have been.  The rest of the run was made up of some up hills and some down hills.  I gapped Dave a bit on an up hill around 5 miles, but he came flying back by me on a cranking downhill around 6.5 miles…I felt like I was being chased by the dinosaur in Jurassic Park 3, the one that ate the satellite phone, you could hear the phone before you saw the beast.  Well the phone in this case was Dave’s GPS watch and the beast was Dave.  He went flying by me like a mad man and gapped me pretty good.  After the downhill there was a slight up hill where I was able to catch back up and gap Dave again and then hold onto that lead until the end.  The course ended up being between 8.7 and 8.8 miles.  The results had a pace shown for a 10 miles, which was amusing…there were also some people missing from the results.  But in the end, every Turtle that toed the line, won a prize!  So you could say it was a successful day!

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Run The Reservoir 15K 8.8ish Miler
North Scituate, RI, March 28, 2015
5th ROBERT CORSI 55:42
12th DAVE SCHAAD 1:00:45
18th JACKIE JACKMAN 1:02:59
21st ANDREW GOODALE 1:08:20
25th JOHN PEABODY 1:09:00

2015 Series-Res

2015 Series-After 3

Next up on the Hard Shell Series calendar is the Doyle’s Emerald Necklace 5 Miler on April 12th.  This is a race not to be missed.  It is a fast 5 Miler through Franklin Park with the best after party around.  Check out some of Scott’s photos from prior year’s if you are on the fence.  Sign up HERE! Today!

Check out some other recent results.

Horse Hill Snowshoe Race
Merrimack, NH, February 7, 2015
23rd 48:51 Issy Nielson (2nd Female)

Belleville Pond 10k Trail Race
North Kingstown, RI, February 7, 2015
2nd Robert Jackman 44:20:00 (7:09)
13th Dennis Welch 51:55 (8:22)
19th Robert Corsi 54:18:00 (8:45)
26th Dan Northup 57:20 (9:15)
27th Patrick Quinn 57:28:00 (9:16)
46th John Peabody 1:06:56 (10:48)
49th Jackie Jackman 1:08:02 (10:58)
65th George Ross 1:16:43 (12:22)

Five College Realtors 10 Miler
Amherst, MA, February 22, 2015
20th BRONSON VENABLE 55:27.7 5:33/M
199TH STEVEN MCDANIEL 1:09:13.6 6:57/M

Kingman Farm Moonlight Snowshoe
Madbury, NH, February 28, 2015
25th 46:27 Issy Nielson

38th Annual New Bedford Half Marathon
New Bedford, MA, March 15, 2015
75th BRONSON VENABLE 1:15:38 5:47
152nd ROBERT JACKMAN 1:19:54 6:06
328th STEVEN MCDANIEL 1:28:14 6:44
414th JACKIE JACKMAN 1:32:14 7:03

Brrr-lingame 5 & 10 Mile Trail Races
Charlestown, RI, March 29, 2015
5th Robert Jackman 1:12:04
16th John Peabody 1:36:57

Eastern States 20 Miler
Maine to Mass, March 29, 2015
47th 2:21:39 7:05 Lindsay Amherst
279th 2:57:48 8:53 Rachel Flaksman

As usual, if I missed a result…send it to me!

Hard Shell # 2 Review & More

The 2nd race in the 2015 TNT Hard Shell Series was this past Sunday was once again down in Narragansett. Under beautiful blue skies, we had 15 Turtles toe the line, some of which did not race the first race in the series, so only in the second race we are seeing battles shape up.
Check out TNT results below and also the FULL RESULTS HERE!

Super 5k
Narragansett, RI, February 1, 2015
2nd 16:17 5:15 – David Principe Jr
7th 17:22 5:36 – Robert Jackman
8th 17:23 5:36 – David Principe
13th 18:04 5:50 – Martin Tighe
20th 18:30 5:58 – Robert Corsi
22nd 18:59 6:07 – Ken Kirejczyk
25th 19:24 6:15 – Brad Highcove
31st 19:52 6:25 – Steven McDaniel
32nd 20:08 6:30 – Patrick Quinn
34th 20:22 6:34 – Justin Allen
35th 20:23 6:35 – Dave Schaad
36th 20:26 6:35 – Daniel Sevigny
63rd 22:14 7:10 – George Ross
81st 23:33 7:36 – John Peabody
146th 28:42 9:15 – Jodi Hall

Dave Schaad & Justin Allen
Ken Kirejczyk

Here is the TNT chatter about the race.

Mike Clark has had his “issues” getting to races with a reasonable amount of time to spare. At the Resolution Beach & Trail 5k, he showed about around 8 mins before the race, 8 mins is now an ongoing joke with poor Mike. The next race Mike was signed up for was a mile indoor track race in Providence. We were called out onto the track and they were putting us in position when I see Mike walking out from the crowd onto the track, only to slightly delay the start to the race…but he made it. This past weekend at the Super 5k, Mikes “luck” ran out. The 12pm race start, caught up with him and he wasn’t able to get to the race. Here is what he shared with me when I asked for some “race thoughts”
I don’t have any thoughts on the course, but I did think that 30 bucks was too much for a 5k. My brain hurts when I try to comprehend it. I probably would have run anyway, but when I punched it into my GPS it literally said I would get there at 11:53, and you know my cutoff is 8 minutes before the race, so it seems my procrastination caught up to me.

Here are some thoughts from people that actually ran the race!

Dave Principe:

I do not run 5k’s too often and my last Road 5k was over a year and a half ago, so I was not expecting too much out of this race. I wanted to get in a hard effort and was hoping to be in the mid to low 17 min range if the weather cooperated and I felt good. The weather was surprisingly good and I ran in just my Turtle Singlet (naturally!!), shorts and a thin pair of gloves. It was warm enough that I ended up taking the gloves off half way through the race too. As we lined up on the starting line I figured I would try and run 5:30 pace for the first mile and see what happens. My training has been going well and we needed the points for the team too so it seemed like a good plan. The first mile along the sea wall was a little windy, but it is basically flat. I ran with the group I thought I belonged with and hit the first mile in 5:30 on the nose, so mission accomplished!! At that point in the race you had just started the uphill by the tower and are heading to the turnaround point. I thought I was moving pretty well and as I rounded the cones for the turnaround and could see who was behind me. I expected this mile to be a little slower than mile 1, as it was uphill, into the wind and also had the hair pin turn around. I went through the 2 mile in 5:52, which I was not happy about at all. I do not know if I just lost focus or what, but I really thought it should have been faster!! At that point there were a couple of Westerly Guy’s around me, so I had to forget about the time and worry about not getting beat by either of them to help with the team points. There was one WTAC guy right in front of me (Tommy) and one WTAC guy just behind me (Johnny), so it was going to be a battle for that last mile. I bore down and passed Tommy shortly after we rounded the corner back onto the main road. That was the last I saw of him. Then shortly after that Johnny quickly surged and passed me. Johnny has a quick turnover and his feet slap the ground so I could hear him and I knew he was coming. I let him get around me and then I immediately responded, retook my spot and gap him. I got maybe 5 yards in front of him, but I could still hear those feet slapping the ground behind me and I knew he was going to keep coming at me. However, my attention quickly turned toward the runners just in front of me. I could see young Sammy Toolin in front of me and also Bob Jackman just ahead of him. I tried to close the gap as much as I could for the next ¼ mile, but I was really just trying to hold off Johnny. Sammy passed Bob and kept his pace going to the finish and I could tell he was out of my reach, but as I drew closer to the Towers Bob was coming back to me. I caught up to him a little before we got to the Towers and we ran stride for stride for 200m or so. Bob and I have been training and racing together for about 13 years and I do not get too many chances to beat him, so as soon as I could see he was struggling I pushed the pace!! Hey what are friends for!! We were stride for stride at the 3 mile marker and my split for that mile was 5:29 so I rebounded from a slow 2nd mile but there was still .1 to go. We rounded the last corner and I got slightly in front of Bob, but there was still a lot of ground left. I probably went a little too soon, but it felt right at that time. As we got close to the finish line Bob surged and got in front of me and that was how we finished. I have not had to push that hard at the finish of a race in a long time, so that was pretty cool even though he beat me. I ended up running a 17:23 and was 8th overall, so it was right about where I thought I would be. I was first Master and beat some good WTAC guys, so all in all it was a good race. We just missed out on the Team Win, even with me bringing the heavy hitter (DJ for 2nd place overall as a tempo run), but it was still a good was to spend the afternoon. Great Turtle turnout was well!!

Patrick Quinn:
Weather wise, I don’t think conditions could have been better for a race near the ocean. The roads were clear of snow and air was relatively calm.
We had good participation and many turtles won awards which was cool. I thought my performance was OK. I said before the race low 20s which is how I did. I did feel a bit faster than what I ran but with over 18 miles for the day, I was happy. Looking forward to Run the Reservoir!

Jodi Super5k
Jodi Hall

Jodi Hall:
Beautiful day and views… Pros and cons of an out and back course; Pro – you get to see other turtles and runners you know and you know what to expect on the way back. Con – you see runners that you used to beat or at least keep up with in races and realize how much you have to up your training. Finishing the race I saw Scott with his camera and Capn’ Ken got me to pick up at the end which was a good and happy thing. After race at the Mews: Good food, good beer, good people.
Looking forward to the March race!

Steve McDaniel:
Having not raced in nearly 2 months, this race was a rust buster and a test of how my training has been going over the winter. It turned out to be a good day to race – not too cold and the wind pretty calm.
There were a lot of people talking at the starting line, so I didn’t hear a warning that the race was about to start. Suddenly, the horn goes off and I hadn’t reset my watch. I had to run the first mile by feel and by looking for familiar faces to guestimate my pace.
On this day, I handled the hill very well. Not too slow and too much lost time and not too fast where I’m gassed. After the turnaround point and just before the right hand turn, a car had pulled out onto the road in front of me and then was stopped at the intersection. I had to run around the car to make the turn. So much for running the tangents!
The downhill got the final mile off to a good start. The trip back down Ocean Road seemed to take forever, but I was able to hold on to my pace. I turned for the finish and was excited when I saw the clock. As I crossed the line, I muttered “Yeah, PR!” under my breath probably more loudly than I intended. A 4 second PR is a great way to start the year!

Check out the Hard Shell Standings! We have a bunch of time before race # 3, the Run the Reservoir 15k in North Scituate, RI. Time to get your miles in!

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2015 Series

While a bunch of Turtles were down in Narragansett, Issy Nielson took a ride north and strapped on some Dion 121s and ended up being the first Turtle to race on the snowshoes this year. Well, that went pretty well for her, as she was the first woman to cross the line at the Beaver Brook Showshoe Race in Hollis, NH! She also made the Level Renner Instagram Feed…

Beaver Brook Snowshoe Race (2.8ish miles)
Hollis, NH, February 1, 2015
16th 24:50 Issy Nielson (1st Woman)

Check out some other recent past results!

Eagle Brook Saloon 5K
Norfolk, MA, January 1, 2015
1st Brad Highcove 19:57.34

Hangover Classic 5 Miler
Bristol, RI, January 1, 2015
9th MICHAEL CLARK 31:37 6:20
11th KEN KIREJCZYK 31:54 6:23
12th LINDSAY AMHESRT 32:05 6:25 (1st Woman)
18th PATRICK QUINN 33:41 6:45
21st DAVE SCHAAD 33:57 6:48

4th Annual East Coast Championship Open Mile
Providence, RI, January 17, 2015
4th Robert Jackman 4:55.65
7th Michael Clark 5:12.58

20th Annual Boston Prep 16 Miler
Derry, NH, January 25, 2015
28th Lindsay Amherst 1:48:23 6:47
29th Warren Angell 1:48:33 6:48

Some upcoming races!
The 3rd race in the South County 4th Season Trail Race Series is this Saturday, 2/7/15, you can pre-register until Friday night and there is day of registration. We plan on having another big TNT presence, come out and test your skills running in the snow!

Saturday 2/14/15 Mark Howard and myself will be in Raleigh, NC taking a crack at the infamous Krispy Kreme Challenge…we have trained hard and are ready to test out our skills!

Other local races you may see Turtles at…
2/14/15 – Martha’s Vineyard 20 Miler
2/15/15 – Austin Marathon
2/22/15 – Hyannis 1/2 Marathon
2/22/15 – Five College Realtors 10 Miler
3/8/15 – Ocean’s Run 1/2 Marathon
3/15/15 – New Bedford 1/2 Marathon

Hardshell Race #1 in the Books

Sunday marked the first race in the 2015 TNT Hard Shell Race Series.  It was also the 2nd race in the South County 4th Season Trail Race Series.

We were lucky to have amazingly fast conditions for the race.  The sand was hard and the wind was light, we couldn’t ask for better.  What did this mean for the racers?  FAST TIMES.  All around runners were destroying their own personal course records.  We had a pretty good turn out for the first Hard Shell Race, with 15 Turtles toeing the line.


George Ross had this to say:

Running on the Scarborough Beach and up and around Black Point in January…am I mad? I said to myself. I am so glad that I did not listen to the dangerous neighborhood known as my mind.

Many will think that the reason I ran this race was:

1) To toughen myself up during the Triathlon off-season
2) Because it is the first race in the 2015 Turtle Race series
3) My Personal commitment to do all the 4th Season Race Series including the Big River 1/2 marathon Trail Race

It was none of the above, where else do you run through a derelict house in the middle of a race…that was freakin’ cool.

I knew going into this race, due to my of my training schedule, that it would not be a great race and I did not disappoint. My performance aside, I thought this was a fantastic race which thoroughly deserved the high turnout of 170 finishers


Patrick Quinn added…

A large bale of Turtles enjoyed near perfect conditions as you could expect from winter at this year’s Resolution 5K. This is the most unique trail race probably in the Northeast combining beach, trail, and road all in a 5K distance. How many trail races have an abandoned roofless house to slow you down. Its usually wet like a bathhouse but it was an icehouse this year. For me, it was my 3rd consecutive year and it was the coldest year yet but with minimal wind and firm sand, the course was fast even with the ice patches. Strange that it was the coldest temp but with little wind you could feel the warmth of the sun. No need to huddle in like penguins before the start like previous years. It was also noted that the out and back from start line back to start line seemed less rocky this year so racers got out even faster. I went with the lightest trail shoe I have ever raced in (Brooks Pure Grit) and it made for a good choice. This was my fastest year among other Turtles. I believe everyone was happy with their efforts this year. Almost as important as the race, is the post race food and beer. Mews Tavern had some delicious selections. This year’s Resolution 5K will be hard to top.

AND…from Jodi Hall

I ran the race because…
I needed reminding how much I love to race…and how much being a Turtle is totally awesome!

The cool things about this race for me were…
First trail race for me.
Running on the beach.
Hearing my son, Zac cheer me on. He has been doing so for at least 16 years so it was really cool to hear a “Go Mom” out on the beach.
Splashing in water
Scenic views…and I managed to stay upright on the trails (Jake’s pre-instructions to me)
The cool thing George said about running through the old house.
Warm up and cool down run to think pre-race and post race thoughts.
It was a beautiful day and it left a smile on my face all day.

I look forward to more racing this year I am using the hardshell races to motivate to get back to real training and improving my times…and to see everyone.

Say No to WTAC! Photo by Mike Crutchley

Here is how the Turtles made out.

Resolution 5k Beach & Trail Race
Narragansett , RI, January 11, 2015
3rd Robert Jackman 17:14 5:34
8th David Principe 18:14 5:53
14th Robert Corsi 19:11 6:11
16th Michael Clark 19:24 6:15
17th Lindsay Amherst 19:52 6:25
20th Patrick Quinn 20:14 6:32
26th David Blessington 20:41 6:40
30th Justin Allen 20:54 6:45
32nd Dave Schaad 21:08 6:49
39th Dan Sevigny 21:29 6:56
51st Jackie Jackman 21:58 7:05
64th Jonpaul Guinn 23:18 7:31
66th George Ross 23:27 7:34
73rd John Peabody 24:16 7:50
125th Jodi Hall 29:02 9:22

Check out Scott Mason’s Photos

And finally…here is how the scoring went for the Hardshell Series! Click images to view larger.
2015 Race 1

2015 Overall

Next up…Race # 2…Super 5k on 2/1/15 in Narragansett, RI

Turtles do Christmas and the Old Mountain Trail 5k

The end of the year is near and that means two things…the Annual Turtle Christmas Party and the start of the South County 4th Season Trail Race Series.

This year’s Christmas Party was a big success thanks to Pieter Snoeren and his wife Michelle. We had a great turnout, lots of food, beer, spirits and espresso was to be had. I have shared some photos that were taken with phones throughout the night below!

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Two days later on 12/21/14, the first day of winter, we had 14 Turtles toe the line at the Old Mountain 5k Trail Race. Overall it seems like the Turtles were happy with their results, many people ran the course faster than 2 years ago and some were just off, on the somewhat slower course.

Here are what some Turtles had to say about their races…

David Principe – The race went pretty well. I have been training harder as of late and was looking for a good race, but I was not going to alter my training schedule or resting up for this one. The course is very scenic and has a lot of twists and turns, so the times do not reflect the effort. The first part of the course is narrow and has small bridges/walk ways and a lot of small roots. You needed to get out quick and not get trapped behind anyone or you would be out of it before it really started!! There were over 100 people signed up this year, so a good start was even more important. I got out well and tried to keep people I knew were slower than me from getting to the woods before me. For the most part I was able to do that, but I did get trapped behind a couple of HS kids who went out hard and eventually were falling back. I do not like the section along the rock wall as it was a bit more dangerous than I like to tackle. I almost went down on a wet rock in that section, but was lucky to catch myself from falling. As the race progressed, I was looking for opportunities to pass the 2 HS kids, but I was not real familiar with the course even though I did run this race 2 years ago. Most of the course is all single track, so after a while of waiting I ended up just asking the kids to let me by and they did. One of them actually apologized as I went by. I said no problem and proceeded on. At that point I was thinking that I probably waited way too long and allowed Jeff Walker to hang behind me too long and not create any separation. Either way Jeff and I had both passed the 2 HS kids and were working our way to the next runner in a URI jacket. He was coming back to us and we caught up to him in a minute or so after passing the youngsters. However, there was no good spot that I felt comfortable with to make a move and pass him. I did not feel comfortable to just ask him to move and kept surging and then having to back off when I could not get by. When we went down the Rock Stairs we were in order (URI, Me Jeff) and were literally on each other’s heals. Then as soon as we were starting the downhill stretch back to the parking area, Jeff all of a sudden blew by me and the kid in the URI jacket. Jeff made a beautiful move at the perfect time and got in front of both of us. I tried to do the same, but the course started twisting and turning and I could not get by. The URI kid was struggling a bit and he held me back just enough for Jeff to get real a good gap. I ended up passing him in the trail just after we went by the parking lot on the uphill and before we came out of the woods to the downhill back to the open field. I unloaded as best I could on the downhill to catch back up to Jeff, but he was still a good amount ahead. I was trying to make up some time on the pavement too and was pushing hard just before heading up the grass embankment to the fence corner and was closing in on Jeff. I was hoping to maybe have a shot to nip Jeff at or before the line, but knew it would be difficult. As I went up the embankment, I rolled my ankle slightly and sort of grunted loudly, which alerted Jeff to my presence. Meanwhile the Youngster in the URI jacket was coming on strong too and we were all sprinting on the grass area to the finish. Jeff got there before us and the URI kid nipped me just before the line!! Oh well, it is what it is!! Jeff told me later that if he had not heard me that close behind him at the fence, that it may have been closer. I told him that if the Kid from URI was not coming on so strong I would not have gotten as close as I did. He forced me to get out of my comfort zone, but I could not hold him off. Either way, I was still pleased to have had the opportunity to “race” with someone the entire way. The week before I ran the Newport 10k and was alone for pretty much the entire race. That was a good race too, but it was nice to engage other runners instead of just pacing off the watch. I ended up running about 15 seconds faster than I did 2 years ago, but the effort felt much harder! Afterwards the other finishers concurred that the course was definitely slower due to the soft mushy ground this year. After we went on a cool down and got sort of lost, but it was good for me as I wanted a few extra miles since it was a Sunday. All in all a good way to spend the morning. Looking forward to the next race of the series.

Bob Corsi – I had a great race, felt really good despite hamstring problems for weeks. One thing about the start is if you didn’t go out at sub 60 for the first quarter, you got stuck behind slower runners, which was my case, but I eventually passed a few guys on the hill leading up to the boulder. I had a great finish, it is a great race and I had fun running the course 3 times!


Results…TNT Men’s Team was second, behind the WTAC, the Women’s Team pulled off the win, beating the WTAC Ladies! See FULL RESULTS!

Old Mountain 5k Trail Race
Wakefield, RI, December 21, 2014
3rd Robert Jackman 19:08 6:10
5th Bronson Venable 19:25 6:16
12th David Principe 20:09 6:30
17th Robert Corsi 21:01 6:47
33rd Patrick Quinn 22:56 7:24
40th Lindsay Amherst 23:33 7:36
48th Justin Allen 23:53 7:42
49th Jackie Jackman 23:55 7:43
57th Dan Sevigny 24:55 8:02
62nd Ben Keefe 25:28 8:13
67th Scott Mason 25:57 8:22
74th George Ross 26:26 8:32
81st John Peabody 27:14 8:47
113th Rachel Flaksman 30:10 9:44

Now for some other race results!

Newport 10k
Newport, RI, December 14, 2014
4th 34:55 5:38 Robert Jackman
6th 35:42 5:45 David Principe
15th 39:13 6:20 Lindsay Amherst
22nd 40:34 6:33 John Brennan
23rd 40:42 6:34 Jackie Jackman
28th 41:38 6:43 Dave Schaad

Cambridge 5k – Yulefest
Cambridge, MA, December 14, 2014
97th 20:19 6:33 Thor Kirleis

Stayed tuned for “EXCITING” 2015 Turtle News, coming soon!

October and Some November!

Over a dozen Turtles ran their shells off in October and what has happened already in November! A big shout out to DJ “The Perfect Hair” Principe for winning the Class A and State Championship titles! One of only four Sophomores in RI history to win the State Championship!

Resolution Beach & Trail 5k (4th Season Series Race)

Coming up on the calendar is the ever popular “Almost 10k”, Run for Hope 10k, Newport 10k….whatever it is called, in Newport on 12/14. The week after that the South Country 4th Season Trail Race Series gets under way in Wakefield, RI at Old Mountain Field. This series is a BIG TEAM EVENT! So be there….rumor has it RD Mike Galoob has worked something out with Whaler’s Brewing Company for after the race.

Check out the results!

Great American Cross Country Festival JV 5k
Cary, NC  October 4, 2014
47th – Liam McKenzie – 20:26

Great American Cross Country Festival New Balance ROC 5k
Cary, NC  October 4, 2014
7th – DJ Principe- 15:30

New Hampshire Marathon
Bristol, NH, October 4, 2014
16th 3:25:15 7:50 Lindsay Amherst (3rd Female)

Cambridge 5k – Oktoberfest
Cambridge, MA, October 5, 2014
89th 21:46 21:30 6:55 Thor Kirleis

Rome Boulevard 5 Miler
Attleboro, MA, October 5, 2014
2nd Martin Tighe 29:12.0 5:50/M
83rd Marisol Ficaro 48:47.0 9:45/M

NipMuck Trail Marathon
Ashford, CT, October 5, 2014
20th Patrick Quinn-4:31:57

NU Hartford Half Marathon
Hartford, CT, October 11, 2014
48th 1:21:04 6:12 5031 Martin Tighe

Manhattan XC Invitational Freshman 1.5 Mile
New York, October 10, 2014
50th – Liam McKenzie – 7:21

10k By the Bay
Warwick, RI, October 18, 2014
1st 18:33 5:59 Robert Corsi
4th 20:54 6:45 David Blessington

5k By the Bay
Warwick, RI, October 18, 2014
4th 39:18 6:20 Ken Kirejczyk

Brain Injury Association of RI 5K
Warwick, RI, October 19, 2014
3rd Dave Schaad 20:29.21

Blimblers Bluff 50K Trail Race
Guilford, CT, October 19, 2014
18th – Patrick Quinn 5:41:26

Fall River Half Marathon
Fall River, MA, October 19, 2014
4th LINDSAY AMHERST 1:28:40 6:47 (1st Female)

Ashworth Awards Baystate Marathon
Lowell, MA, October 19, 2014
133rd STEVEN MCDANIEL 3:10:26.9
488th ISSY NIELSON 3:37:04.7

Freshman State XC Championship 4k
Warwick, RI  October 21, 2014
81st – Liam McKenzie – 16:02

RI Class A XC Championship
N. Scituate, RI  October 25, 2014
1st – DJ Principe- 15:50

Mayor’s Cup XC 5k
Franklin Park, Boston, MA, October 26, 2014
20th 17:52 5:44 Robert Jackman
22nd 17:58 5:46 David Principe Sr
35th 18:31 5:57 Martin Tighe
89th 20:44 6:39 Chris Jasparro

Charlestown Police FOP 5K
Charlestown, RI, October 26, 2014
5th John Brennan 19:02
13th Issy Nielson 21:13 (3rd Female)

Stephen Marra 5k
East Greenwich, RI, November 2, 2014
7th 226 Dave Schaad 19:59.3 6:26

NYC Marathon
New York, NY, November 2, 2014
42742 – Terry Porter – 5:28:43

RI State XC Championship
N. Scituate, RI  November 2, 2014
1st – DJ Principe- 15:37

Gansett Half Marathon
Narragansett, RI, November 2, 2014
21st Jacquelyn Jackman 1:31:35.84
155th Stephanie Hevenor 1:52:00.86

Colt State Park Half Marathon & 5K
Bristol, RI, November 9, 2014
23rd Steven McDaniel 1:29:21.0 6:50

Performance 5K
East Providence, RI, November 9, 2014
8th JOHN BRENNAN 19:28.9 6:16/M
17th DAVE SCHAAD 20:21.1 6:33/M
29th TARSHA CICERONE 21:39.6 6:58/M

RI 6 Hour Ultramarathon
Warwick, RI, November 9, 2014
46th – JAKE SCHIEFFELIN – 27.0121 miles – 5:13:08
Thisis the 6th year in a row that Jake finished at least 10 laps of the RI 6 Hour, he is one of only two people to do so! Not bad for a guy that got hit by a car not too long ago…CONGRATS JAKE!

2014 Park View Veterans Day 5k Run
Cranston, RI, November 11, 2014
17th 20:14 6:32 Dan Sevigny
35th 22:17 7:11 Rachel Flaksman
60th 24:06 7:46 Bob Hamilton

St. Kevins 5K Turkey Trot
Warwick, RI, November 15, 2014
1st Corsi, Robert 18:25.78
2nd Highcove, Brad 19:23.93
3rd Schaad, Dave 20:09.90

Li’l Rhody Runaround 8-Mi Trail Run
Charlestown, RI, November 16, 2014
8th Robert Jackman 47:51.0 5:59/M
22nd Lindsay Amherst 54:53.0 6:52/M (1st Female)
28th Patrick Quinn 55:27.0 6:56/M
59th David Blessington 1:00:33.0 7:34/M
81th Scott Mason 1:04:01.0 8:00/M
118th Justin Allen 1:08:27.0 8:33/M
169th George Ross 1:14:19.0 9:17/M

Catching Up…August and September!

Where has the time gone? Summer is gone and Fall is here! The weather is getting cooler, so race times should be getting faster. Check out what Turtles were up to in August and September!



USATF 15K New England Championship
South Burlington, VT, August 31, 2014
43rd – Alan Bernier – 53:15
78th – Martin Tighe – 56:47

6th Annual Finish for a Guinness
Warren, RI, August 31, 2014
7th LINDSAY AMHERST 19:14 (1st Place Female)

PAWSOX 5K Road Race & Walk
Pawtucket, RI, August 30, 2014
13th Ken Kirejczyk 19:05.0 6:09/M
16th Steven McDaniel 19:56.0 6:26/M
17th Dave Schaad 20:12.0 6:31/M

Yo Raymond 5K Race
Cumberland, RI, August 23, 2014
8th Lindsay Amherst 19:26.94 (1st Place Female)
14th Dave Schaad 20:06.11
21st Tarsha Cicerone 21:12.90 (2nd Place Female)

Rhode Island Injury Fund XC Carnival 5000 Meter Ray Tracey Race
Burrillville, RI, September 6, 2014
1st David Principe Jr 15:27.51 (Meet Course Record)

Rhode Island Injury Fund XC Carnival 4100 Meter Freshmen Race
Burrillville, RI, September 6, 2014
99th Liam McKenzie 18:23.35

Providence Firefighters
Providence, RI, September 12, 2014
6th BRAD HIGHCOVE 19:25 6:16

Race, Walk and Roll for Parkinson Disease
E Greenwich, RI, September 13, 2014
6th DAVE SCHAAD 20:11 6:31
17th PATRICK MEACHAM 23:03 7:26

Exeter, RI, September 13, 2014
6th-Robert Corsi-47:41
9th-Justin Allen-49:25

Eighth Annual Lonegull 10K
Gloucester, MA, September 14, 2014
62nd Alan Bernier 34:13 5:31
112th Martin Tighe 36:19 5:51
835th Marisol Ficaro 58:22 9:24

Pisgah Mountain Trail Race 23k
Chesterfield, NH, September 21, 2014
24th Patrick Quinn 2:02:12 8:34

8th Annual Ocean State Cross Country Invitational
Warwick, RI, September 27, 2014
7th Dave Schaad 21:22.32

21st Annual VERMONT 50 Miler
Brownsville, VT, September 28, 2014
60th 9:37:11 11:33 Warren Angell (First 50 Miler)

Mist to Mews Canoe & Kayak Race
Wakefield, RI, September 28, 2014
17th 1:20:51 11:33 Amy Rice (NAT) / George Ross COED KAYAK

Nahant 30K
Nahant, MA, September 28, 2014
6th Martin Tighe 1:56:55 6:17

August 2014 + Some Lost and Found Results

The first half+ of August has been pretty busy in Turtle racing land, at least 16 Turtles toed the line. I am sure there are some missing though. Here’s hoping that this cooler weather continues and fast times will follow!

Here are some long overdue results to be posted for Don Henderson whom now resides in Kansas. Don competed in back to back weekend 1/2 Ironmans in June. His running is a little off of what it used to be after getting hip resurfacing surgery (right hip metal implant) in Sept 2012, he had to take a year off from running/impact activities…but he has obviously been putting in some work on the bike! Great job Don!

Lawrence, KS  Half Ironman – 6/8/14
Swim (1.2 Mile) – 34:54 – (1:48/100M)
Transition 1 – 4:06
Bike (56 Miles) – 2:51:11 (19.51 MPH)
Transition 2 – 2:26
Run (13.1 Miles) – 2:11:24 (10:01/mile)
Total Time – 5:45:01
Overall Place – 516/1204
M 55-59 Place – 9/36

Boulder, CO  Half Ironman – 6/15/14
Swim (1.2 Mile) – 36:19 – (1:52/100M)
Transition 1 – 4:04
Bike (56 Miles) – 2:33:55 (21.83 MPH)
Transition 2 – 2:04
Run (13.1 Miles) – 2:00:20 (9:11/mile)
Total Time – 5:16:42
Overall Place – 305/1544
M 55-59 Place – 10/56

Craft Brew Race – Providence
Providence, RI, July 20, 2014
93rd – Jennifer Grogan McDermott – 20:41


Runaways Runaround 5k Road Race & Walk
North Attleboro, MA, August 3, 2014
2nd 19:20 6:14 Brad Highcove


Run 4 Kerri
Wakefield, RI, August 3, 2014
11th 13 David Principe Jr 21:12.37 5:19
22nd 440 Robert Jackman 22:55.60 5:44
26th 12 David Principe Sr 23:31.33 5:53
37th 245 Ken Kirejczyk 24:43.54 6:11
46th 231 Jackie Jackman 25:59.96 6:30
47th 374 Jake Schieffelin 26:08.30 6:33
48th 373 Dave Schaad 26:19.36 6:35
51st 315 Issy Nielson 26:39.09 6:40
95th 571 George Ross 29:11.26 7:18
129th 454 Scott Mason 30:57.30 7:45
200th 159 Rachel Flaksman 34:10.90 8:33

Bobby Doyle Race 2014

Bobby Doyle 5 Mile Summer Classic  Check out some Bobby Doyle 5 Miler Photos!
Narragansett, RI, August 10, 2014
39th David Principe Sr 30:06.0
46th David Principe Jr. 30:44.0
69th Ken Kirejczyk 31:44.0
85th Steven McDaniel 32:52.0
94th Brad Highcove 33:19.0
152nd Liam McKenzie 36:52.0
234th Rachel Flaksman 42:04.0


Memorial 5k
Johnston, RI, August 10, 2014
7th – Lindsay Amherst – 19:40 (2nd Female)


Level Renner 10K Check out some Level Renner 10k Photos!
Brockton, MA, August 17, 2014
12th ALAN BERNIER 35:15 5:40
25th ROBERT JACKMAN 37:55 6:06

Moose On The Loose 10 Mile Trail Race & Relay
Nashua, NH, August 17, 2014
6th – Issy Nielson 1:10:37 7:04 (1st Place Female)

Louisville Bar Association Ramble 5K
Louisville, KY, August 17, 2014
10th – Rachel Flaksman – 23:40 (3rd Place Female)

Narragansett Bay 1/2 Marathon
East Providence, RI, August 17, 2014
20th – Steve McDaniel – 1:29:17.6 (6:49)
29th – Jake Schieffelin – 1:32:13.4 (7:02)
Did anyone else run this race?

Common Fence Pint 5 Miler
Portsmouth, RI, August 17, 2014
3rd – Lindsay Amherst – 33:15 (6:39) 1st Place Female

Turtles in July

Well, July is gone. We started with a wet Fourth of July…but that did not keep us from enjoying the TNT Fourth of July Party, thanks to Andrew and Tina Goodale!

It appears we had around 16 Turtles toe the line in the month of July…thats pretty good! As usual, if I missed your result, please let me know!

47th Annual Lynnfield Athletic Association 4th of July Road Race
Lynnfield, MA, July 4, 2014
25th Thor Kirleis 21:14 6:51

Firecracker 4 Miler
Marblehead, MA, July 4, 2014
4th Martin Tighe 24:03 6:01
228th Marisol Ficaro 37:24 9:21

Mad Marathon & Mad Half
Waitsfield, VT, July 6, 2014
7th 3:12:22 7:21 Warren Angell

Start of the 2014 RTB Trail Race
Start of the 2014 RTB Trail Race

Run With Beavers 10 Mile Trail Race * TIMES ARE LIKELY SCREWED UP
Chepachet, RI, July 12, 2014
10th Warren Angell 1:12:47.97
23rd Patrick Quinn 1:31:09.80

Run With Beavers 5 Mile Trail Race
Chepachet, RI, July 12, 2014
4th Robert Corsi 39:00.40
6th Justin Allen 40:39.68

Check out some Run with the Beaver Photos!

43rd Annual “Summer Sizzler” 5.5 Mile Road Race
Cranston, RI, July 19, 2014
3rd 32:17 5:52 2 19-39 Daniel Hawkins
16th 38:30 7:00 2 19-39 Issy Nielson
22nd 39:22 7:09 5 19-39 Tarsha Cicerone

Vermont 100 Miler
Windsor, VT, July 19, 2014
186th – John Peabody – 27:37:16

SHEMCA 25th Annual Celebrate Summer 5k
S Kingston, RI, July 19, 2014
7th 20:39 6:40 Dave Schaad
19th 23:44 7:39 Patrick Meacham

43rd Annual Blessing of the Fleet 10 Mile Road Race & Walk
Narragansett, RI, July 25, 2014 – Check out some Blessing of the Fleet Photos!
92nd Steven McDaniel 1:06:19.0 6:38/M
103rd ken kirejczyk 1:07:12.0 6:43/M
175th Justin Allen 1:10:10.0 7:01/M
236th Warren Angell 1:12:26.0 7:15/M
252nd brad highcove 1:13:06.0 7:19/M
2284th john peabody 1:45:13.0 10:31/M

Upcoming Races!

8/17/14 – Level Renner 10k – Brockton, MA
8/24/14 – Brandon Motta Fund 5k – Bristol, RI
8/29/14 – 17th Annual Roger H. Schonning 5K and Kids Fun Run – Westerly, RI
8/31/14 – Finish for a Guinness 5k – Warren, RI

Check out information on our Tuesday Night and Sunday Morning Runs!

Some June 2014 Results

Check out what some Turtles have been up to over the last month or so. I am sure there are a bunch of results missing. If you ran a race and your results are not below, let me know. July results coming soon.

Fit Revolution Hornet Hustle 5K
North Reading, MA, June 22, 2014
14th Thor Kirleis 20:02 6:27

Nipmuck South Trail Run
Mansfield, CT, June 22, 2014
8th – Warren Angell – 1:53:30 (8:03)
15th – Patrick Quinn – 2:03:58 (8:48)

Blackstone Valley Prep 5K
Cumberland, RI, June 22, 2014
4th Robert Corsi 18:27.97
10th Andrew Goodale 19:59.57
12th Dave Schaad 20:20.07
14th Robert Klingensmith 20:33.53
31st Patrick Meacham 23:29.11

Rail Trail Half Marathon
Augusta, ME, June 22, 2014
10th LINDSAY AMHERST 1:26:15 6:36 (1st Female)

Run Like a Maverick 5k Road Race
Walpole, MA, June 28, 2014
8th DAVE SCHAAD 20:44.1 6:40/M

2014 Gaspee Days 5k Results

Gaspee Start 2014
2014 Gaspee Days 5k start!









So on Friday the 13th I did a post about some TNT stats at Gaspee Days.  Well, now the race has come and gone… How did the Turtles make out?

We had 10 Turtles in the race and had one 1st place age group winner and three 2nd place age group winners, along with some course PRs. The day was muggy and overcast with little wind and the race had a record amount of finishers with 1439. Check out the FULL RESULTS.

7th – Bob Jackman – 16:46
8th – Dan Hawkins – 16:59
20th – Bob Corsi – 18:09
24th – Brad Highcove – 18:32
42nd – Patrick Quinn – 19:29
48th – Mark D’Aiello – 19:38
62nd – Dave Schaad – 20:04
64th – Jackie Jackman – 20:06
75th – Issy Nielson – 20:39
190th – Dan Sevigny – 23:29

Dave S Gaspee-2014
Dave Schaad coming down the home stretch.











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