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June…Turtles racing strong.

Northmen Challenge 5k
North Smithfield, RI, June 1, 2013
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2nd DAVE SCHAAD  20:05  6:28

Provincetown 10K
Provincetown, MA, June 2, 2013
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4th – LAWRENCE WALKER    41:47  6:44

Iron Horse Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
Simsbury, CT, June 2, 2013
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192nd – Rachel Flaksman    1:54:32  8:45

3rd Annual Reviver Challenge
Cumberland, RI, June 8, 2013
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4th??  Robert Corsi – 18:26.80

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Martin Tighe @ Gaspee Days (Scott Mason Photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

48th Gaspee Days 5K
Cranston / Warwick, RI, June 8, 2013
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4th   DAVID PRINCIPE JR    16:26.6  5:19
10th   DAVID PRINCIPE SR    17:25.5  5:38
14th   MARTIN TIGHE         17:57.1  5:48
29th   DAVE SCHAAD          19:19.5  6:15
30th   KEN KIREJCZYK        19:21.4  6:15
39th   PATRICK QUINN        19:48.8  6:24
63rd   ISSY NIELSON         20:30.3  6:37
106th   PIETER SNOEREN       21:31.8  6:57
468th   JUSTIN COSTA         27:19.2  8:49
519th   DUDLEY HARKINS       27:51.3  9:00
832nd   KEVIN MAGUIRE        31:53.9 10:18

Level Renner Story

Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation 5K Road Race & Walk
Narragansett, RI, June 9, 2013
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66th   23:24  7:33 GEORGE Ross
199th   31:56 10:18 Kevin Maguire

Hollis Fast 5K (Downhill)
Hollis, NH, June 13, 2013
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104th MARTIN TIGHE   16:26.2  5:19

53rd Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race
Pinkham Notch, Gorham, NH, June 15, 2013
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285th Scott Mason     1:41:21 13:21
693rd Mark Mitsmenn   2:00:20 15:50

Joe Viger’s Mount Washington Shots

TARC 100/50 Miler – Thor’s Level Renner Story
Weston, MA, June 14 and beyond…
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Hillary Peabody (NAT) fought through the grueling mud to outpace her father John Peabody 28 hours 34 mins to 29 hour 17 mins.
Thor Kirlies was pulled from the course at 95.5….yes that’s what I said 95.5 miles.
Lawrence Walker signed up for the 50 miler…and even started it. He was a smart man and called it quits.
This was a first year race out on by the Trail Animals Running Club…it had great potential and went off well…however mother nature did not cooperate dumping lots of rain leading up to the race leaving the course a muddy mess with knee, even hip deep mud and water. Congrats to those who went out there and gave it a go!

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Start of the Will Speck 5k

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10th Annual Will Speck Memorial 5k Race
Cranston, RI, June 16, 2013
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1st   DAVID PRINCIPE JR     16:52  5:26
5th   DAVID PRINCIPE SR     17:57  5:47
7th   ROBERT CORSI          18:18  5:54
12th  DAVE SCHAAD           19:10  6:11
17th  KEN KIREJCZYK         19:28  6:16
25th  PATRICK QUINN         20:23  6:34

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Mark Howard working hard at the Will Speck finish line

 

 

3/31/12 to 4/16/12 Results

 

Bob Jackman and Dave Principe @ Gansett

Run the Reservoir 15k and 5k
North Scituate, RI, March 31, 2012
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1st – Dave Schaad – 19:23

Jamestown Bridge 10K Road Race
North Kingstown, RI, April 7, 2012
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8th – Robert Corsi – 39:18.09
578th – Pali Frazier – 1:06:05.71

Great Bay Half Marathon / 5K
Newmarket, NH, April 7, 2012
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88th – LAWRENCE WALKER – 1:33:47.4
East Bridgewater High School Parents Viking Sports 5k
E Bridgewater, MA, April 7, 2012
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2nd – 18:34 – Dave Schaad

Bunny Hop 5K
Warwick, RI, April 14, 2012
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10th – DAVE SCHAAD – 18:56.0 – 6:05/M

Merrimack River 10 mile Trail Race – 21st annual
Andover, MA April 14, 2012
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11th – Justin Costa – 1:06:10
80th – Joseph Reddy – 1:26:55

2012 Gansett Marathon
Narragansett, RI, April 14, 2012
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3rd – David Principe – 2:42:11

Nutrition Fuels Fitness 5k (RIDA 5k)
Warwick, RI, April 15, 2012
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3rd – ALAN BERNIER         16:45 – 5:24
5th – MARTIN TIGHE               17:16 – 5:34
11th – Dave Schaad          19:09 – 6:10
17th – Daniel Sevigny             20:26 – 6:35
28th – George Ross                21:51 – 7:02

Boston Marathon
Boston, MA, April 16, 2012
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2711th -Pat Meacham – 3:27:27
3616th – Issy Nielson – 3:34:13
4059th – Karen Benway – 3:37:06
6501st – “Don Henderson” – 3:50:29

Karen Benway and Issy Nielson @ Boston

At last…the Granite State Snowshoe Series will kick-off this weekend

After the very mild winter with a dearth of snow it has been snowing in the Granite State over the past few days and this weekend’s race – The Whitaker Woods Snowshoe Scramble in North Conway –  is a go. I expect that a lot of Turtles have been staring at their racing snowshoes while praying to the snow Gods over the past few weeks but now they will cease praying and start preparing.

For race details visit http://www.mwvskitouring.org/SnowshoeScramble/index.html

Tuesday Night Turtle President, David Principe, leads the GSSS championship race for a wee while.

Photo by Scott Mason

Game on!

New Year’s Weekend Recap

This past weekend marked the end of 2011 and the begining of 2012.  We had Turtles toe the line on both sides of the New Year.

On December 31st Alan Bernier jumped on the indoor track at the 3rd Mini-Meet at Boston University.  Alan raced in the 3000 meters and finished with a time of 8:55.

On New Year’s Day multiple Turtles headed over to the Hangover Classic 5 Miler in Bristol, RI.  It was an unusually nice day in Bristol this year, which meant nice clear roads to run on.  In the end the Turtles took 10 out of the top 25 spots and won 4 age group awards and the 2nd overall women’s award.

After the race some of these runners and their adoring fans headed over to the Bristol Town Beach to “Take the Plunge”.  It was a nice way to bring in the New Year.

A little further north on New Year’s Day, Martin Tighe was testing out his speed at the Millennium Mile in Londonderry, NH.  Martin finished in a time of 4:47.

Photo by Scott Mason

Rhode Island 6 Hour Ultramarathon & Relay

The 2011 RI 6 Hour -  USATF-NE championship race – would be the 3rd annual race, and again we lucked out with fantastic weather.  November can be a crap-shoot but for the RI 6 Hour it has been nothing but pleasant.

Going into this year’s event we had our largest numbers yet with over 80 ultra runners and 25 teams signed up.  Unfortunately with injuries, family obligations, and just straight up no-shows there were only 59 ultra runners on the line, but all of the relay teams made the trip!

We were lucky enough to have back 2009 Champion Ben Nephew and 2010 Relay Champions acidotic RACING, and of course the 2009 Relay Champions the Tuesday Night Turtles!

On the men’s side the race played out how I had expected.  Ben Nephew wanted to run around 6:45 pace and stayed close to that (6:49s) through just under 4 hours.  He had a bit of a slow down over the last 2 hours but still managed to get in 50 miles in 5:56:59.  John Brown finished as 2nd male with 43.22 miles and Justin Kousky finished 3rd with 40.52 miles.  Our lone Turtle in the race was Jake Schieffelin, who has now completed all three RI 6 Hour races, this year he finished with 36.47 miles.

On the women’s side with the drop-out of the 2009 Champion Daniele Cherniak
the day before the race I did not know who would be battling for the top spot.  However it became pretty clear from the start that Michelle Gosselin was on a mission running mid 7 min pace  throughout the first half of the race.  In the end she finished 2nd overall in a new course record of 45.92 miles.  The 2nd place woman, Maddy Hribar, was not far behind equaling the distance of the previous course record which was held by TNT’s own Karen Benway with 43.22 miles.  3rd place female and 5th overall was Tina Dowling with 40.52 miles.

In the relay, pre-race favorites acidotic RACING stated they wanted to break the 60 mile mark and seemed ready to do so with the opening loop run in 5:10 pace by Judson Cake.  In the end they came up just short running 59.42 miles but still taking the victory by 2 laps over the Tuesday Night Turtles ‘A’ Team.  The Fuel Belt Elite Team finished in 3rd equalling the distance of TNT with 54.02 miles, but taking 12 mins longer to do it.  The Turtles had one more team in the race and they bettered their total from 2010 with 48.62 miles and a 6th place finish.

All in all the 2011 addition of the RI 6 Hour was a success.  I have had numerous emails from runners stating “I love the event” “It is my favorite ultra” and most of all “You have the best volunteers”.  So thank you volunteers, because without you nobody is happy!!

See you in 2012!

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