liking as the USATF-NE LDR’s chose at the 11th hour to piggyback their Grand
Prix Series onto the Pub Series without ever emailing or calling NER
This posed some problems, as in how do we go about the
scoring? In the previous 14 years displacement by non-Pub Series runners has
Looking at the previous year’s USATF-NE GP 5K there was the
very real possibility that no one from the Pub Series would score in the top
50. For a majority of Pubsters, but not all, it would be as if they hadn’t been
to the race (in terms of scoring). In fact, three men and seven women from the
Pub Series made it into the top 50ÛÓcertainly not your typical race.
In fairness to the majority, we decided that for this one
race we’d reverse direction, we wouldn’t allow displacement, and we gave the
timers a list of just Pub Series participants to score.
There were problems, missing names and transposed times, but
between checking both lists and getting heads-ups from participants, we think
we have a fairly clean result.
Check it out and make sure. Just about everyone still alive
in the Series scored in this one and the leaderboard looks like it does at the
beginning of the Series, not near the end.
made it this far. A flat, fast and certified 3-Miler (with sun) is just the
remedy. See you in Newton on the 14th.