8th Annual Super 5k
February 5, 2012 – Narragansett, RI
A beautiful February day down in Narrangansett marked the 8th Annual Super 5k organized by the Narragansett Running Association. The Tuesday Night Turtles had enough males in attendance to field a team and pick up 2nd place behind the Westerly Track Club and our lone Turtle female picked up 2nd overall in that category. There were 365 finishers this year up from 326 in 2011.
10th – Martin Tighe – 17:35 (1st 50-59)
12th – Chris Jasparro – 17:53 (2nd 40-49)
23rd – Dave Schaad – 18:51 (2nd 50-59)
33rd – Scott Mason – 19:41
34th – Issy Nielson – 19:45 (2nd Woman)
77th – Pieter Snoeren – 21:45
102nd – George Ross – 22:44
This past weekend saw the first snow shoe race of the season in North Conway, NH, and Turtles Chris Jasparro and Scott Mason (pictured) placed 5th and 9th overall respectively.
The race was part of the Granite State Snowshoe Series
Scott wrote a comprehensive race review on his blog ….check it out!
Photo by Gianina Lindsey
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