coming up at Paddy’s on Oct. 17,
trail of tears
maillot jeaune in Newton?
we figured it best to break it down by
the Pub Series’ third stop along
the taps we’re still going at 2 pm. This year, Shipyard Brewer extraordinaire
Alan Pugsley allowed
10-one-sixth kegs in one hour five minutes.
70+ Pub leader Bob Hillman was crossing the finish line.
was part of theimpromptu Narragansett ‘Prius Party’ in the back lot before
& Bob & others moved on to the traditional 2nd floor outdoor landing,
post-race repast at
crossed the finish line last year, there were 1700 entrants with 1,430
scrimmage was in full flight in Portland. Not to overlook Maine superstar Pat
Pub Series with TJ Unger sucking pond water
managing to stay ahead of chief rival and HFC teammate Lee Danforth.
in, Danforth was in a finish-line sprint right behind
LeBlanc, one that he appeared to win (looking from the rear
vantage). Both runners were given the same time in the official chip-timed
results with LeBlanc getting the nod. A phone call with the timing company a
day later revealed the ‘chip’ had recorded LeBlanc 3/100ths of a second ahead
of Danforth, leaving Lee a point behind TJ going into Paddy’s.
Eileen Cakorous ran like a champion while hubby
but still good enough to retain 3rd overall with
solid in 4th. With a stellar run, Whirlaway’s Jim Quadros has made it
interesting for the final $ spot as he pulled to within 3-points
split the first 5K in 17:50 so negative splits weren’t
winning 37:09 put herover 2-minutes ahead of everybody.
a perfect 250 points. If she wins Paddy’s, she’ll be the first
yr. history of the Pub Series to have swept all 6 races. Other than a
Fleming or a collegiate speedster showing up (which could happen), it looks
like a lock.
Sowa, Meaghan Scearbo and Marge Bellisle (Yes, I’m a Senior runner) are all
in their ability to laser onto each other while vying for the 5th ($) slot.
Annalisa was one place ahead of Amy at Might Meehan, Amy was one place ahead of
Annalisa at Trail to Ale and is just 2-points back heading into Paddy’s.
by 6-pts with Terry McNatt solid in the silver
the top 5 Open so, with a great run (winning the Masters division in 34:18),
John Noland jumps past Mcdara Nash and Jim Quadros into the top spot with 31
points. Mcdara and Jim (tied at 27) will duke it out for the runner-up position
and they can all thank Greg Picklesimer who missed his 2nd race.
Series, 40+ leader Andrea Leonard was vulnerable, but it
very strong contingent of Maine Masters turned off the Pub spigot and no one
scored a point.
winner Tarpy and Pardi are running the ING Hartford Marathon as part of the
NER/Hartford “New England’s Finest” program.)
same. Sue McNatt is solid in second and Julie Vona is 3-points ahead of CSU’s
unit with 3-weeks left until Paddy’s. With former leader Paul Hammond coming up
Hammond coming in) vaulted into 1st
the same day as Paddy’s, prompting him to remark, pre-race, “Fallon’s got it.”
coming into the Trail, an appearance by Fallon at Paddy’s (and a Hammond
strained/pulled Hammy Club at 4M on the Trail and walked it in.
The wreckage after the Trail: 1.
Spinney, 35 ÛÓ 2. Hammond, 29 ÛÓ 3. Fallon, 26.
could win this by either winning the Senior division at Paddys (37 pts.) or
50+ winner, Fallon is now mathematically out of 1st, but if Hammond is walking
Hammond and Fallon are both dragging
who earned 5 pts. at the Trail for a total of 20, either wins or places 2nd 50+ to clinch the bronze.
is the one division where no one will be
leader’s singlet) at Paddy’s.
here?” This is standard fare for Marge
talent, Marge ran 41:58 to stay ahead of younger
Annalisa Pawlosky – but she had to defer to 58 year-old Martin, who regularly
Charles Gross, Kathryn dropped by to lay down a 6:28 pace (40:09) to place 7th
division (39 points of a possible 40) but will finish among the top 5 Open.
in the catbird’s seat with a 1-point margin (23-22)
Portland. Behind this duo, there is a 3-way tie for 3rd between Pub stalwarts
by the boards, you’d think mighty Duke Hutchinson would have this locked up;
McDonald. Running on homestate turf,
thus Duke’s 2-point lead coming in vanished.
but he’s just too quick, I can’t catch him,” lamented the Dukester. The Dash
for Cash resumes
how it plays out between the lead duo.
speedster Janet Kelly has this wrapped up, lock, stock & barrel. Three-time
the fray, but after Mighty Meehan the writing
but it would have been a fait
stinkin’ Mainers) dominated her division at Trail to Ale, winning by almost
Charlene Gabriault picked up another
MEN’S SUPER VETS
his second race, perennial 70+
stay an extra night to take in the Portland shops and pubs.
will nonetheless nail down second, while 2009 NER Pub Series “Rookie of the
Hammond at the finish of this year’s
race day will be a step up from last year’s
through 70+, drop by the NER tent at Paddy’s to pick
tradition we started several years ago after watching all the jersey
designations at the Tour de France.
(special attraction: Christine Bradley is running Bay State but said she’d