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Turtles at Boston

If you didn’t hear, the Boston Marathon happened yesterday.  Both the men’s and women’s races had some interesting battles take place.  In the women’s race, Shalane Flanagan set the pace early and led the women through 19 miles only to be overtaken with the defending champion Rita Jeptoo taking the win in course record time (2:18:57).  Shalane held on for over a 3 minute PR to finish 7th (2:22:02).  On the men’s side, what was dubbed the “Fastest Boston field ever” let Meb go after 15k.  Meb only had the 15th fastest PR going into Boston, but built up enough of a gap, that he was able to hold on for USA’s first win since Greg Meyer in 1983, he had to set a PR to do it (2:08:37).  There is some talk that the other Americans tried to “help” Meb, by using some Tour de France tactics and not leading the Africans in the chase.  Either way, Meb put it out there and came out on top!

Martin Boston
Martin Tighe in the blue and yellow “RLW” singlet.

How did the Turtles do?  See below!

403rd – Martin Tighe – 2:41:38 (1st in the 55-59 Age Group…on HIS BIRTHDAY!)
4995th – Lindsay Amherst – 3:13:48
6377th – David Principe – 3:19:39
8112th – Thor Kirleis – 3:26:06

Dave P Boston
David Principe

Check out some Scott Mason Photos

Catching Up – February

A lot of racing has happened since the last post…I will try to re-cap some of that here.  If you ran a race, or did anything else really cool…or stupid, let me know and I will update this post!

February 3rd – The Great Stew Chase 15k – Full Results

9th Martin Tighe – 57:31
33rd – Jay Newton – 1:04:27
56th – Gina Newton – 1:07:24

The 9th Annual Super 5k was also held on 2/3/13.  Dave Schaad ran 18:58.  Full Results

After the Super 5k we had a Blizzard, then Mike Galoob made us run the fourth race in the South County 4th Season Trail Race Series on 2/10/13.  This race was supposed to be a 10 mile Trail race, instead it was a 2-5+ mile race on the snow…well..IN the snow.  Some people ran in snow shoes, some in shoes, some in socks…yes socks and one crazy did the race on skis!  The “long” course was about 5 miles and it was hell.  Mike dubbed these races the Brrr-lingame Snowy Sufferfest.  I would agree with that name.  I did not have any fun…and suffered quite a bit.  I did however take home some Girl Scout cookies for my efforts.  The Turtles were represented by John Peabody, Jackie Jackman, Joe Reddy, Scott Mason, George Ross and Bob Jackman (me).  I believe we went to the Mews after this race…Full Results

February 16th…Turtles were back on the snow shoes, this time in the dark at the Kingman Farm Moonlight Snowshoe Race in Madbury , NH.  This is the most fun you can have on snow shoes!  The Turtles had another strong showing.  TNT women Jackie Jackman and Issy Nielson went 2-3 overall in the woman’s division and this was Issy’s first race on the shoes.

In the Men’s race I was fortunate enough to grab the silver medal behind the unstoppable Jim Johnson.  It was nice to get second at Kingman farm, as I have had some bad luck here before…in 2009 I was running in 2nd place with Double J at about 2 miles into the race and was taken out by a dog!  This knocked me down and undid my snow shoe…I ended up 5th after having to get myself together and get my equipment back in order!

Dave Principe finished in 5th (2nd Master) beating DJ Principe for the first time in a long time!  DJ was 6th, 17 seconds back.

Chris Jasparro was 17th, Scott Mason 22nd, John Peabody 32nd and Mark Howard was 49th.  This was also Mark’s first time in snow shoes…and he did very well for someone whom pretty much never runs.  We left Madbury and headed to the Portsmouth Brewpub…  Full Results  Race Video

2/23/13 – Tony Wild climbed some stairs at the ALA Fight for Air Climb in Providence – Full Results

2/24/13 – Martin Tighe ran the DH Jones Group 10 Miler in Amherst, MA in 1:01:59 Full Results – Scott Mason’s Photos

A March re-cap will come soon.  Again, please let me know if I missed anything.  I am just going off of memory of what people may have done, I am sure there were other results!


SUPER 5K, Narragansett, February 5th, 2012.

Starts at 10:30am at the Village Inn Hotel, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

$25 for adults and $12 for youth (18 and under).

T-Shirts: T-shirts to first 300 registrants.

Awards: First/second/third place man and woman: $100/$50/$25 cash. Top three male/female in the following age categories: 13 and under, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. No duplicate awards.

The Course: USATF certified. Fast out and back course along the Narragansett sea wall. Very scenic.


A traditional cross-country style scoring system will be used, which uses place instead of time. Only runners on eligible teams will be counted in the scoring. To qualify as eligible, male teams must have at least five (5) members and female teams must have at least three (3) members.

First eligible-team finisher scores one point; second finisher, two points; third finisher, three points, and so on. On male teams, the top five (5) finishers score. On female teams the top three (3) finishers score. The score is determined by totaling the points of the scoring runners, thus the team with the lower point total is the winner. Although the non-scoring eligible-team runners do not score points, their places, if better than those of any of the opposing eligible-team runners, may serve to increase the team score of the opponents.

Non-team runners and runners on non-eligible teams do not affect the scoring.

Tie Breaker 1: Total time of scoring runners.
Tie Breaker 2: Time of first team finisher.

Post-registered runners may participate in team competition. A representative from each team will provide the race director with a team roster during the registration period. Please find roster forms at the registration table. No adjustments can be made after the registration period. Any questions should be addressed to the race director, and the race director has authority on all matters pertaining to the team competition.

4th Annual Nooseneck 18K, Dec 26th


Last year’s Nooseneck 18k was curtailed to a 5 mile race due to the seriously nasty blizzard that befell Rhode Island on the 26th of December, and boy was it blizzard conditions, but the four Turtles…


  • Bob Jackman
  • Dave Principe
  • John Peabody
  • Myself (Sir George)

…who attended this race refused to run the shortened race and we all ran, with a bunch of other crazies, in the white-out conditions. It was an incredible run and is easily in my lifetime top 10 runs.

This year’s race is again on the day after Christmas. The is a great event put on by Mike Tammaro of the Narragansett Running Association, check out the information flier.

I, for one, will be there.