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Catching Up…August and September!

Where has the time gone? Summer is gone and Fall is here! The weather is getting cooler, so race times should be getting faster. Check out what Turtles were up to in August and September!



USATF 15K New England Championship
South Burlington, VT, August 31, 2014
43rd – Alan Bernier – 53:15
78th – Martin Tighe – 56:47

6th Annual Finish for a Guinness
Warren, RI, August 31, 2014
7th LINDSAY AMHERST 19:14 (1st Place Female)

PAWSOX 5K Road Race & Walk
Pawtucket, RI, August 30, 2014
13th Ken Kirejczyk 19:05.0 6:09/M
16th Steven McDaniel 19:56.0 6:26/M
17th Dave Schaad 20:12.0 6:31/M

Yo Raymond 5K Race
Cumberland, RI, August 23, 2014
8th Lindsay Amherst 19:26.94 (1st Place Female)
14th Dave Schaad 20:06.11
21st Tarsha Cicerone 21:12.90 (2nd Place Female)

Rhode Island Injury Fund XC Carnival 5000 Meter Ray Tracey Race
Burrillville, RI, September 6, 2014
1st David Principe Jr 15:27.51 (Meet Course Record)

Rhode Island Injury Fund XC Carnival 4100 Meter Freshmen Race
Burrillville, RI, September 6, 2014
99th Liam McKenzie 18:23.35

Providence Firefighters
Providence, RI, September 12, 2014
6th BRAD HIGHCOVE 19:25 6:16

Race, Walk and Roll for Parkinson Disease
E Greenwich, RI, September 13, 2014
6th DAVE SCHAAD 20:11 6:31
17th PATRICK MEACHAM 23:03 7:26

Exeter, RI, September 13, 2014
6th-Robert Corsi-47:41
9th-Justin Allen-49:25

Eighth Annual Lonegull 10K
Gloucester, MA, September 14, 2014
62nd Alan Bernier 34:13 5:31
112th Martin Tighe 36:19 5:51
835th Marisol Ficaro 58:22 9:24

Pisgah Mountain Trail Race 23k
Chesterfield, NH, September 21, 2014
24th Patrick Quinn 2:02:12 8:34

8th Annual Ocean State Cross Country Invitational
Warwick, RI, September 27, 2014
7th Dave Schaad 21:22.32

21st Annual VERMONT 50 Miler
Brownsville, VT, September 28, 2014
60th 9:37:11 11:33 Warren Angell (First 50 Miler)

Mist to Mews Canoe & Kayak Race
Wakefield, RI, September 28, 2014
17th 1:20:51 11:33 Amy Rice (NAT) / George Ross COED KAYAK

Nahant 30K
Nahant, MA, September 28, 2014
6th Martin Tighe 1:56:55 6:17

Some June 2014 Results

Check out what some Turtles have been up to over the last month or so. I am sure there are a bunch of results missing. If you ran a race and your results are not below, let me know. July results coming soon.

Fit Revolution Hornet Hustle 5K
North Reading, MA, June 22, 2014
14th Thor Kirleis 20:02 6:27

Nipmuck South Trail Run
Mansfield, CT, June 22, 2014
8th – Warren Angell – 1:53:30 (8:03)
15th – Patrick Quinn – 2:03:58 (8:48)

Blackstone Valley Prep 5K
Cumberland, RI, June 22, 2014
4th Robert Corsi 18:27.97
10th Andrew Goodale 19:59.57
12th Dave Schaad 20:20.07
14th Robert Klingensmith 20:33.53
31st Patrick Meacham 23:29.11

Rail Trail Half Marathon
Augusta, ME, June 22, 2014
10th LINDSAY AMHERST 1:26:15 6:36 (1st Female)

Run Like a Maverick 5k Road Race
Walpole, MA, June 28, 2014
8th DAVE SCHAAD 20:44.1 6:40/M

November Race Results

Some November race results. A good mix of racing happened in the month of November. We had results in cross-country, trail, and road races ranging from 5k to over 50k. One more month in 2013…who will be racing in December?

18th Genesis Battlegreen Run
Lexington, MA, November 3, 2013
16th   Michael A Clark       42:07  6:47

Manchester City Marathon/Half Marathon/Marathon Relay
Manchester, NH, November 3, 2013
13th     Martin Tighe            2:46:26  6:21

USATF New England Cross Country Championships
Franklin Park, Boston, MA, November 10, 2013
36th Martin Tighe 29:39.42

Colt State Park Half Marathon
Bristol, RI, November 10, 2013
27th STEVEN MCDANIEL 1:33:16.0

Li’l Rhody Runaround 8-Mi Trails
Charlestown, RI, November 17, 2013
8th    Robert Jackman                   49:29      6:11/M
14th    Justin Costa                    51:08      6:24/M
22nd    Daniel Hawkins                  53:15      6:39/M
105th    Scott Mason                  1:03:42    7:58/M

The Stephen Marra 5K
East Greenwich, RI, November 3, 2013
1st   Bronson Venable     15:39  5:03
3rd   Daniel Hawkins      17:50  5:45
8th   Dave Schaad         19:01  6:07

RI State Cross Country Championship
North Scituate, RI, November 3, 2013
4th – DJ Principe – 15:56

New England Cross Country Championship
Manchester, NH, November 9, 2013
9th – DJ Principe – 15:46 (1st Place Team)

RI 6 Hour Ultramarathon & Relay
Warwick, RI, November 10, 2013
16th – 35.113 Miles – 5:36:43.3 – ISSY NIELSON
19th – 35.113 Miles – 5:48:53.5 – JAKE SCHIEFFELIN

4th -Tuesday Night Turtles –  5:57:40.4 6:58/M 51.319 Miles
-Mark Howard
-Dan Sevigny
-Larry Walker
-Tony Wild
-Joe Reddy
-Andrew Goodale
Some RI 6 Hour Photos!  Find more HERE
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14th Annual “Gear N Beer” 5K
Wakefield, RI, November 24, 2013
19th 17:52 17:51 5:45 Martin Tighe
20th 17:53 17:53 5:46 Daniel Hawkins
54th 19:55 19:54 6:25 Dave Schaad

14th Annual BHSAA Thanksgiving 5k Race/Walk
Braintree, MA, November 28, 2013
2nd ALAN BERNIER 17:41 5:42

Gobble Wobble 5K
Attleboro, MA, November 28, 2013
4th Martin Tighe 18:46.37

North Reading Turkey Trot
North Reading, MA, November 28, 2013
10th THOR KIRLEIS 19:00.0 6:07/M

Pie Run
Middletown, RI, November 28, 2013
22nd Robert Corsi 30:49.0 6:10/M
47th Dave Schaad 33:10.0 6:38/M
74th DAN SEVIGNY 34:22.0 6:52/M

Trott Off Your Turkey
Barrington, RI, November 30, 2013
19th 18:19 5:55 Daniel Hawkins
33rd 19:14 6:12 Joseph Reddy
40th 19:28 6:17 Dave Schaad

North Central Trail Marathon
Sparks, MD, November 30, 2013
36th – 3:16:13 – ISSY NIELSON

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!