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Some Turtle Wins to Start Off April

TNT started the month of April off with a bang!  Dave Schaad and Bob Corsi picked up some wins on 4/5/14 and Mike Clark picked up the W on 4/6/14, he was followed by Dave Schaad, getting 2nd the day after his win in Cranston!  Of course there were a lot of other great results as well from 5k to 50 Miles…and Patrick Quinn took 5th or 6th place in the Iggy’s Doughboy Run/Eat Fest!  Check out some of Scott Mason’s Photos from the Big River Trail Races and the Doyle’s Emerald Necklace 5 Miler!

Woodridge Elementary School 5k
Cranston, RI, April 5, 2014
1st 20:14 6:32 Dave Schaad

Big River Half Marathon Trail Race
West Greenwich, RI, April 5, 2014
2nd – Robert Jackman – 1:27:50 (6:42)
33rd – John Peabody – 2:14:53 (10:18)

Big River 10k Trail Race
West Greenwich, RI, April 5, 2014
1st – Robert Corsi – 41:58 (6:46)

Dr T’s Kids 5K
Warwick, RI, April 6, 2014
1st 19:47 6:23 Michael Clark
2nd 20:01 6:27 Dave Schaad

WCC Half Marathon, Relay, and 7K
Whitinsville, MA, April 6, 2014
4th BRAD HIGHCOVE 1:32:06.0 7:02/M
25th LAWRENCE WALKER 1:44:12.2 7:57/M

3rd Annual Bunny Hop 5k & 1k Fun Run
East Greenwich, RI, April 12, 2014
14th DAVE SCHAAD 19:52.1 6:23/M

Bull Run Run 50 Miler
Clifton, VA, April 12, 2014
127th – John Peabody – 10:41:50

Doyles Emerald Necklace 5 Miler
Jamaica Plain, MA, April 13, 2014
11th – Robert Jackman – 27:51 (5:34)
38th – Warren Angell – 30:48 (6:09)
39th – Thor Kirleis – 30:49 (6:09)
122nd – Jacquelyn Jackman – 34:26 (6:53)

11th Annual Nutrition Fuels Fitness 5k
Warwick, RI, April 13, 2014
3rd 17:23 (5:36)   Daniel Hawkins
13th 20:15 (6:32)   Dave Schaad

Upcoming Races…
4/21/14 – Boston Marathon
5/3/14 – Cox Providence Rhode Races
5/11/14 – The Quahog Mile
5/24/14 to 5/25/14 – Pineland Farm Trail Festival

2013 – September Results

September was a busy month in Turtledom, there were at least 18 different Turtles found in the race results.  Again keep in mind that these results are only results that are on Coolrunning, so if you ran in a race in September and aren’t listed here, please send me an email at rjackman11 at gmail.com.

This month Turtles ran in a variety of races.  There were 5ks, trail race, marathons, ultra-marathons, high school cross country race, canoe race and everything in between.

Some results that I know of that are not listed below are DJ Principe’s first High School Cross Country races.  He ran the freshman race at the injury fund in Burrillville and won by about a minute and a half, setting a new course record by around 30 secs.  DJ also ran his first dual meet and won that as well…I am sure he will keep on rolling well though out the season.

There are many races in the near future for many Turtles.  Marathon season is upon us, the Grog & Dog Jog is 10/13/13, the final NE Pub Series Race is 10/20/13 and the road race calendar for Rhode Island is jam-packed with October races!

What are you planning for the Fall?

PS…Wilson Kipsang broke the marathon World Record yesterday in Berlin…he ran 2:03:23.  Wilson did not pay his Turtle dues this year, but I thought I would mention it anyway.

Labor Day Memorial 5k Run & Walk
West Warwick, RI, September 2, 2013
2nd 16:30 5:19 Bronson Venable

38th Run Around the Block
Block Island, RI, September 7, 2013
12th Lawrence Walker – 1:05:11.0 7:01/M

Perspectives Corporation 5K
Warwick, RI, September 8, 2013
2nd Bronson Venable 16:02.77

FIRMman 70.3
Narragansett, RI, September 8, 2013
208th – George Ross – Swim- TT1- Bike – TT2- Run -Total
St Augustine 5K
Providence, RI, September 14, 2013
6th DAVID PRINCIPE, JR. 17:46 5:44
12th DAVID PRINCIPE 17:51 5:46
28th ISSY NIELSON 21:12 6:51

Race, Walk and Roll for Parkinson Disease 5K
E Greenwich, RI, September 14, 2013
3rd KEN KIREJCZYK 19:11 6:12
5th DAVE SCHAAD 19:23 6:16

S Boston, MA, September 15, 2013
20th Gina Newton 21:57.0 7:05/M

Lone Gull 10K USATF Grand Prix Race
Gloucester, MA, September 15, 2013
80th Martin Tighe 35:58 5:48 36:01 5:48
658th Marisol Ficaro 56:54 9:10 57:19 9:14

Pisgah Mountain Trail Race: Story by Patrick Quinn
I wanted to cap off the summer racing season with something a bit different this year and I was due for a destination race. With marathon training on hold for the fall, Ive been putting emphasis on my trail running since June racing a 14 miler in CT. (Nipmuck South) and a 10 miler (Run with the Beavers). Also, Ive been getting into Big River quite a bit. I was able to line up the weekend of September 15 to venture to New Hampshire’s largest state park, Pisgah State Park. Its located in the southwest corner of the state in Chesterfield near Keene State. There were two flavors 23K and 50K. I went with the 23K of course since my mileage is in the mid 40s and has been consistent but not alot of long runs. It was an early morning leaving at 515am with Bob and Jackie. Long ride of 2.5 hours but it was relaxing making note of all the local culture. The weather couldnt have been better, low 40s and bright clear skies. We got there nice an early so no stressing about lines to get bib or go to the bathroom. John Peabody showed up too, for the 50k he reminded me I wasnt running an ultra, lol. After getting settled, Bob and I did just an EZ 1 mile to show me the finish chute area and a stop sign before the last turn. With such great weather conditions, my confidence rose since I was stressing a bit about the 2000 feet net elevation gain. As we lined up, I can remember not really feeling as pumped as I thought I would be. The RD gave us his spiel on the course. It was a wet in sections due to the 5 inches of rain on the previous Thursday but here’s what got my attention: Watch out for bees? What? not bears or other creatures, nope bees. In parallel with that announcement, my caffeine gel kicked in and I was ready! The first almost 2 miles were on roads. It was fast but made sure not to go all out. As we entered, the trail I felt great. The weather helped breathing alot. For the first 6 miles, I ran with a group of 3. I was stronger on the ups than the downs because it was very wet I was a bit cautious. The highlight early on was near 5 miles a runner not too far ahead was yelling some kind of “e” word. As I listened intently, yup he was yelling bees! They were coming up from the ground! As I ran over their “hive”? They were bouncing all over my calves and then I felt the searing of the stingers. The adrenaline was flowing now and we were not too far from one of the courses biggest climbs at 6.5 miles. It was tough but I didn’t die. It was cool getting up to the rocky section of Mt. Pisgah. I felt good knowing I was conquering my first mountain race. It wasn’t until 10 miles that I felt tired, so I went with another gel and soon after I progressed faster each mile as the elevation was mostly down from 11 on. What I was most proud of was when I exited the trail back on the roads with about a mile left, I never died BUT there was one hill left around 13.5. I broke thru that and saw the stop sign Bob showed me and while I was relieved I still felt strong and pulled up a fast finish into the chute. I was satisfied with my effort coming in at 2:00:27, 18th place. Bob did great too coming in at 1:45:38, 4th place. After trading Pisgah “War” Stories” with Bob, Jonny Hammett, and Mike Wade. We headed off to the Gardner Ale House for a hearty lunch and a couple of brews.

2013 Pisgah Mountain Trail Race, 23k
Chesterfield, NH, September 15, 2013
4th Robert Jackman – 1:45:38 – 7:24
18th Patrick Quinn – 2:00:27 – 8:27

2013 Pisgah Mountain Trail Race, 50k
Chesterfield, NH, September 15, 2013
66th John Peabody – 6:55:20 – 13:24

Run Back To School 5k Race
Rehoboth, MA, September 15, 2013
1st Venable, Bronson 18:32.61
17th Hamilton, Bob 26:55.30

Racing to Register 5K
North Reading, MA, September 15, 2013
3rd Thor Kirleis 20:36 6:38

Surftown 1/2 Marathon & 5K
Westerly, RI, September 15, 2013
343rd RACHEL FLAKSMAN 1:48:28.98

Foxboro, MA, September 21, 2013
4th Dave Schaad 18:25.28 5:56

VERT – Big Bad Wolf 5 Mile Trail Race
Ipswich, MA, September 21, 2013
7th 32:49 32:49 6:34 Thor Kirleis

3rd Annual Back on Track 5k
Narragansett, RI, September 22, 2013
11th Issy Nielson 21:20

Tavern to Tavern 3 Miler (was supposed to be 5k)
Cambridge, MA, September 22, 2013
15th Robert Jackman – 16:55 – 5:38
67th Jacquelyn Jackman – 20:11 – 6:43

CVS Caremark Downtown 5K
Providence, RI, September 22, 2013
37th BRONSON VENABLE 15:41.0 5:03/M
93rd ROBERT CORSI 17:38.8 5:40/M
135th KEN KIREJCZYK 19:20.2 6:13/M

Society of St. Vincent DePal Friends of the Poor 5 Mile Run
Bristol, RI, September 28, 2013
3rd Ken Kirejczyk 31:55.11

Jack Kerouac 5k
Lowell, MA, September 29, 2013
39th RACHEL FLAKSMAN 22:18.9 7:11

Nahant 30K USATF-NE Grand Prix Race
Nahant, MA, September 29, 2013
29th Martin Tighe 1:54:23 6:09

Clarence DeMar Marathon
Keene, NH, September 29, 2013
32nd 3:14:42 7:26 Thor Kirleis

Mist to Mews Canoe/Kayak Race
Wakefield, RI, September 29, 2013
12th 1:16:30 10:56 Robert Corsi / Amy Corsi

11th Annual “In Step With Autism” LONG? 5K Run
Bristol, RI, September 29, 2013
3rd Michael Clark – 22:47

2013 – Blessing of the Fleet

Blessing of the Fleet 10 Miler
July 26, 2013
Narragansett, RI
Story by David Principe
Photo by Scott Mason
Full Results

The Blessing of the Fleet is one of those races that (at least for me) you love to hate!! The temperature on a Friday night in late July down in Narragansett is typically uncooperative to say the least and getting out of work early on a Friday to race is a very odd feeling. The entire experience is very different from your normal local weekend race in my opinion. My opportunities to run the race have typically been few and far between for the last several years, as I have either been out-of-town with DJ at the Junior Olympics, on vacation or injured. This year DJ was not doing Junior Olympics, there was no family vacation planned and I was not injured. I had no built-in excuses to not do the race. Plus 10 miles is one of my favorite race distances and I had not done one in a while, so I was actually looking forward to it this year. I took half a day out of work so I would have plenty of time to get to the race early and avoid the masses of people showing up at the last-minute. However, as I was walking in the door to the house from work, the screen door did not open up all the way and closed abruptly on my Achilles Tendon / Upper Heal. The bottom corner of the metal door ripped a nice triangle-shaped flap of flesh into my left heel where the back of a running shoe would rub!! Needless to say, I thought my race was over before I even left the house!! I calmed myself down and cleaned the wound up as best as I could. I did not believe it needed stitches so I put two butterfly band aids on it to hold the flap in place and then taped it up with some athletic tape for some added security and headed to Narragansett.

In the weeks leading up to the race, I had set a goal of breaking an hour and was not about to change that since my heel was feeling okay and the weather was shaping up to be perfect. I did a 2 mile warm up and then toed the line. I saw many of the usual suspects and was trying to size up the field for Masters competition, but in the end all I really wanted was a good consistent run under 60 minutes. The race started on time and I ran at a good pace for the first mile. I expected to be a bit under pace as the first mile has some downhill and is always fast, but when I went through the mile in 5:36 I immediately thought this is a little too fast for me. The 2nd mile has a lot more gradual uphill than the first mile, so I knew the pace would correct itself if I relaxed a little. I settled in and ran a 6:00 flat for that mile and felt great, so now it was time to start racing. I was running just behind Glen Guillemette and a couple of others in a small pack, so I put in a little burst and got in the pack. As a group we pushed the pace and started tracking down and passing other runners. The pack consisted of 4 of us and we all stayed together exchanging the lead here and there until the 6 mile marker. At that point Glen broke away and one of the other guy’s went with him. The other guy and I held our pace and did not (or could not) follow them. I had been clicking off 5:55’s for the last few miles and it felt good, so I did not want to tempt fate at just over half way. The other guy and I ran together for another half mile and then he too pulled away from me just before the 7 mile marker on Kinney Ave. I looked at my watch and I saw that I was at 41:07 through 7 miles, so I was thrilled. I was way under pace and thought that now I had a great shot at sub 59 minutes!! I immediately started doing the math in my head and realized that all I needed was to maintain 5:57 / 5:58 pace and I would have it. So that became the focus for the remaining 3 miles. I stayed in pursuit ran a 5:55 for mile 8, which has some uphill back to the school. I was pretty confident that I could hold that pace for the next two miles which were faster miles. I ran a 5:46 for mile 9 and was closing in on two of the guys who had pulled away from me earlier. I could also see another runner from the Ronald McDonald House falling back to me as well. I started pushing pretty hard and I finally caught back up to Glen somewhere around 9.75 miles on the long straight away to the finish line.

DP Blessing
Dave around 8.5 miles

The other two runners were right in front of him and in true Glen G form, he told me to “go get those two guys”!! I passed Glen and started making my move to overtake them both. I passed the young kid first and he did not react. Then I pulled alongside the runner from the Ronald McDonald House and tried to get in front of him. He reacted immediately and we went stride for stride for about 20 meters. After a few strides, it was clear that I was spent and that I went for it too soon. He started to pull away from me, but the finish line was just up ahead. I was still hoping to keep my lead on the young kid, but I had nothing left for a sprint and he nipped me at the line! I do not think I have ever been so happy to get nipped at the line. For starters, he was in his 20’s and should be able to out kick this old fart and then I had run over a minute and a half faster than I anticipated. I ended up in 20th place and was 2nd Master with a finish time of 58:27. I broke my Master 10 mile PR by 6 seconds from 6 years earlier when I was 40 and I believe it was my second fastest 10 mile ever! The weather had a lot to do with the great times that people were running. It was about as good a night as you could ever expect for a Friday in late July and we probably won’t see a night like that again for 10 years!

Late July Race Results

32nd Little Compton 4.8 Mile Road Race
Little Compton, RI, July 14, 2012
26th KEN KIREJCZYK – 30:29  (6:22)
39th Jackie Jackman – 32:25  (6:46)


Celebrate Summer 5k
Wakefield, RI, July 14, 2012
4th  Dave Schaad – 19:11  (6:11)
16th  DAN SEVIGNY – 21:24  (6:54)


VERT – Sasquatch
Stoneham, MA, July 15, 2012
17th Thor Kirleis – 15:08 (6:27)


Blue Hills Blaster 1 Mile
Milton, MA, July 17, 2012
1st – MARTIN TIGHE – 7:09


41st St. Mary’s Feast Society 5.5 Mile Road Race
Cranston, RI, July 21, 2012
1st ALAN BERNIER  – 31:34  (5:45)
3rd DAVID PRINCIPE  – 32:08  (5:51)


Will Not Lay Down 2 Cancer 5K
Franklin, MA, July 21, 2012
9th DAVE SCHAAD – 19:10.1  6:11


Fishermen’s Tribute 5k Road Race and Walk
New Bedford, MA, July 22, 2012
7th ALAN BERNIER – 17:05 (5:30)


Ascutney Moutnain Run
Windsor, VT, July 22, 2012
13th  Martin Tighe – 35:26  (9:35)


Blessing of the Fleet 10 Mile Run & Walk
Narragansett, RI, July 27, 2012
116th    Issy Nielson – 1:09:15.0      6:56/M
455th    Kevin Lennon – 1:19:58.0      8:00/M
709th    John Peabody – 1:24:57.0      8:30/M
1056th    GEORGE ROSS – 1:29:49.0      8:59/M
1977th    Joseph Reddy – 1:43:10.0     10:19/M


Carver Cranberry Road Race
Carver, MA, July 28, 2012
47th ALAN BERNIER – 26:56.4 – (5:23)


Run with the Beavers 10 Mile Trail Race
Chepachet, RI, July 28, 2012
8th Robert Corsi – 1:17:39
11th Chris Jasparro – 1:21:15
14th Patrick Quinn – 1:24:26
15th Thor Kirleis – 1:25:14
22nd Lawrence Walker – 1:31:54
26th Jason Newton – 1:34:02
32nd Gina Newton – 1:39:31


Run with the Beavers 5 Mile Trail Race
Chepachet, RI, July 28, 2012
12th Ken Kirejczyk – 54:47


Yankee Homecoming 10 Mile & 5K
Newburyport, MA, July 31, 2012
23rd Alan Bernier – 56:57 (5:42)