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2012 Newport Christmas 10k Run

Christmas 10k Run
Newport, RI – December 9, 2012
Race Report by Patrick Quinn
Race Photos by Scott Mason
Group Photo by Bob Jackman
2011 Race Report

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If you haven’t had a chance to look at this year’s Christmas 10K Race Results, it was another successful year for TNT.

For the Individual Awards, Martin Tighe, Dave Schaad, and John Brennan took  1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively in the 50-59 age group.  Bob Jackman and Alan Bernier were 3rd and 5th in the Men’s Open age group and Jackie Jackman was 3rd in the Women’s Open age group.

In the Team Competition the Turtles were aiming to win their 10th title in 13 years.  There was a healthy competition this year against the Westerly Track & Athletic Club.  The WTAC came ready to do battle and put up a good fight that saw 2 WTAC runners finish directly in front of TNT senior ace Martin Tighe.  In the end the TNT A team was able to retain their title winning by 1:16 over the WTAC.  The TNT B and C teams took 3rd and 4th teams respectively.

Runners enjoyed unusually warm temps near 50 degrees with minimal wind so the conditions were near perfect for a great time.

We also had two new members running this year which was Andrew Goodale and myself.

Andrew went out with the intention of running 7:30s and he ended up running 7:00 min miles.

I also had high expectations. I’ve been pretty good at estimating my race predictions lately and this race was no exception. My “A” goal was to break 40 with 40:30 and 41:00 being my backup goals.

This is only second time I’ve raced this distance and the first time was at last year’s Christmas 10K in which I ran a 43:32 which coincidently was Andrew’s exact time this year. I knew running the Tuesday Course with the faster members and training from A Better Pace prepared me well so I was confident I could nail this goal. I had every intention of running progressive as part of my sub 40 plan but after some personal deliberation at the race start, I would go for even splits. I felt very comfortable running the first 4 miles. Just after completing 3 miles, I caught up to two runners, one of which was JB who gave me some needed inspiration telling me I owned the road and to be a metronome. This helped a lot and I was able to maintain and get into a nice groove. I slipped during the 5th mile but I was able to get back onto pace for the 6th mile. Somewhere, I believe after the 5th mile, I could hear Jackie behind me. I knew it was her because I heard her patented slight cough. I didn’t turn around I just kept working. I felt myself fading but I was able to kick it into another gear and as I approached the last hill before the finish at Rogers High School, I felt relieved the end was near. I passed another runner going up the hill and then for good measure, I saw another runner ahead of me that I would try to pass. As I approached that runner near the shoot, I turned my head to the left and looked at Bob and he said, “You got it”. I looked up at the time and it read 39:50. I crossed the finish line with that runner at the same time of 39:53 but I was given 26th place and he got 27th. I think Alan Bernier was right when he told me I should have waited to cross the finish line before throwing up the fist pump. Rookie mistake. I was thrilled with a big PR of over 3 minutes. Splits: 6:25, 6:25, 6:23, 6:27, 6:32, 6:25 and 6:11 for the last 0.2

After the race and a cool down run, we all headed into the cafeteria for some post- race food and beverages. The food highlight was the Allie’s donuts. I think Bob ate a whole box.

TNT really cleaned house with the awards in the form of beer of course. Even non-TNT winners and Scott Mason who didn’t run (he was shooting pictures) got beer.

From there, Myself, Scott Mason (Thanks Scott for the first beer), Bob Jackman, Jackie Jackman, Alan Bernier, Andrew Goodale enjoyed some great food and beer at Yesterday’s in Newport.

We will be sure to represent well next year for the 30th edition of the Newport Christmas 10K

TNT Results

TNT A – 1st Place Team – 1:44:52

1. Bob Jackman – #4 Overall #3 Division – 33:49
2. Alan Bernier – #7 Overall #5 Division – 34:42
3. Martin Tighe – #14 Overall #1 Division – 36:21

TNT B – 3rd Place Team – 1:56:12

1. Bob Corsi – #17 Overall #11 Division – 37:20
2. Dave Schaad – #22 Overall #2 Division – 38:59
3. Patrick Quinn – #26 Overall #14 Division – 39:53

TNT C – 4th Place Team – 2:05:38

1. John Brennan – #33 Overall #3 Division – 40:39
2. Joe Reddy – #38 Overall #5 Division – 41:27
3. Andrew Goodale – #69 Overall #26 Division – 43:32

Jackie Jackman – #28 Overall #3 Division – 40:01
Marisol Ficaro – #323 Overall #23 Division – 58:24

Tuesday Night Turtles Top Gansett Marathon Registration List

Top Seeds

Both Bob and Jacki Jackman have registered for the 2012 Gansett Marathon and have each taken over the #1 seed position in both the male and female division, as of 12/23/2012.  It should also be noted that Dave Principe is currently seeded # 3.

 

Bob and Dave train together so it should be quite the race…no quarter will be asked, nor given!

About the Gansett Marathon

Race date: Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Gansett Marathon, the only marathon in the USA, outside of the Olympic marathon Trials, where qualification is the ONLY means of entry

2011 Newport Christmas 10K Run

 

Alan Bernier taking the win.

12/11/11 – Christmas Run Newport, RI  Full Results

It was a chilly start at the 28th Annual Christmas Run this year, but with sunny skies and minimal wind, it made for perfect conditions throughout the course, especially on Ocean Drive.  The only obstacle on course was the large ice patch that covered the entire width of the road about a quarter mile into the race.

This year’s race attracted 460 runners in the 10k, up from the 380 at the 2010 event and 442 in the 2009 event.

Turtle’s have a long history at the Christmas Run, winning 8 out of the last 11 Men’s Team Titles from 2000 – 2010.  This race does not have any cash prizes, usually runner’s choose from a random mix of items that are layed upon the floor in the Rogers High School cafetaria, but the team prizes have traditionally been cases of beer, hence the Turtle’s actually organizing themselves to enter a team and win!

Taking in the views...

This year we were just as successful, winning the Men’s Team Title for the 9th time in 12 years, we also added the Women’s Team Title to that this year.  In the individual race, Alan Bernier ran away with the win in 32:32, far ahead of teammate Bob Jackman who finished second in 35:02.  Other finishers were:

12th – Dave Schaad – 38:00
16th – Bob Corsi – 38:20
21st – Ken Kirejczyk – 38:43
30th – John Brennan – 39:40
37th – Jake Schieffelin – 40:31
39th – Jackie Jackman – 40:39
48th – Issy Nielson – 41:28
55th – Joe Reddy – 41:59
136th – Stephanie Hevenor – 47:24

After the race some of the runners and our loyal spectators, Scott Mason, Tony Wild, and Chris Jasparro, headed over to Yesterday’s for some lunch and a beer.  It was a good day!

Back Row: Jackie, Issy, Chris, Tony, Alan. Front Row Bob J, Bob C.

Photos by Scott Mason

 

Read the Oct/Nov Tuesday Night Turtles’ Newsletter

Read the Tuesday Night Turtles’ Oct/Nov Newsletter, featuring

  • TNT Women’s Team Record Breaking Performance At The JFK 50
  • Rhode Island 6-Hour Ultra
  • Jackie Jackman Coming Out Of Her Shell
  • The NRA vs TNT Showdown At Quonset: The 5K In The Dark
  • Beervana
  • TNT Beer Of The Month
  • Stats And Results

Click to Read the Newsletter

Turtles Triumph at the JFK 50 miler and set course record

The Turtle foursome who ran the JFK 50 miler today all performed exceptionally well with Bob Jackman placing 23rd overall and 8th in division

23 Robert Jackman 29 8/74 M WARWICK RI 21:22 2:23:35 5:45:48 6:55:08 8:19

The all female team of Karen Benway (4th female overall) , Jackie Jackman (7th female overall) and Issy Nielson (20th female overall) won not only the team award but SMASHED the course record by  2:23:19. The old record was 25:11:16 and the Tuesday Night Turtle team raised the bar to  22:47:57.

29 Karen Benway 39 2/86 F WARWICK RI 22:15 2:28:48 6:00:49 7:07:35 8:34
39 Jacquelyn Jackman 33 4/86 F WARWICK RI 22:17 2:37:46 6:10:11 7:19:53 8:48
122 Issy Nielson 29 5/33 F WARWICK RI 23:00 2:48:19 6:55:58 8:20:29 10:01

CONGRATULATIONS to each and everyone one of these Ultra Turtles

 

Four Turtles will toe-the-line at the 2011 JFK 50 miler

At 7am on Saturday November 19th 4 Turtles…

* All female ‘Tuesday Night Turtle Team’ of Karen Benway, Jackie Jackman and Issy Nielson

* Bob Jackman

will start the THE 49thANNUAL JOHN F. KENNEDY 50 MILE ULTRA in Washington County, Maryland

Have a great race!

If you would like to learn more, please visit the race web site  http://www.jfk50mile.org/