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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

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

3/17 to 3/25/2012 Tuesday Night Turtles Race Results

Dave Principe @ the NB 1/2

1st Mick Morgan’s St Pat’s Day 5k
Walpole, MA, March 17, 2012
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6th – 20:17 – 6:33 – Dave Schaad

Shamrock Shuffle 5K
North Kingstown, RI, March 17, 2012
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? –  JOHN BRENNAN – 19:53.3 – 6:24/M

New Bedford Half Marathon
New Bedford, MA, March 18, 2012
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36th – ALAN BERNIER      1:12:24
73rd – MARTIN TIGHE       1:15:22
104th – DAVID PRINCIPE   1:17:45

Quincy 1/2 Marathon & 5K Road Race
Quincy, MA, March 18, 2012
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85th – Lawrence Walker     1:30:39.0

Nayatt 5K
Barrington, RI, March 24, 2012
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11th – DAVE SCHAAD – 18:55 – 6:05/M

17th Annual Eastern States 20 Miler
Salisbury, MA, March 25, 2012
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46th – 2:22:25 – 7:07 – Lawrence Walker
73rd – 2:31:09 – 7:33 – Patrick Quinn

Quonset 10 Mile
North Kingstown, RI, March 25, 2012
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9th – JOHN BRENNAN – 1:06:17 – 6:38

Quonset 5k
North Kingstown, RI, March 25, 2012
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2nd – Dave Schaad – 19:31 – 6:17
6th – GEORGE ROSS – 21:17 – 6:52

New Jersey Ultra Festival 50 Miler
Augusta, NJ, March 24, 2012
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3rd – Issy Nielson- 7:48:29 (1st Woman)

Photo by Scott Mason

2012 – Super 5k Results

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.

Full Results

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

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