Common Fence Point proved yet again to be a gem in the
rough, from the pre-race prizes (thanks New Balance and WIN) to the extensive
raffle, the top shelf Founders IPA and some fine weather served up for a second
We met the women from the Finish For A Guinness race that
takes place in nearby Warren, RI (Marge Bellisle’s township) on Labor Day this
year, so if anyone wants to check out the 6th edition, it’s sounding pretty
Next Pub Series race is Tavern to Tavern and RD Paul Vincent Clark was on hand.
There’ll be a raffle there for those with perfect attendance in the Pub Series
with City Sport gift certificates handed out.
Even though 2-months have passed since the previous Pub stop
at Evan’s Run, both men and women’s races played out the same ÛÓ HFC’s TJ Unger stuck with SRR’s Jacob Barnett for a few miles before
young Jacob jetted aheadÛ¢and no one was close to GBTC’s Sara Donahue as the 2008 US Olympic Marathon trialist placed 12th
out of 317 finishers at a 5:49 pace.
Unfortunately, RI’s Jackie
Jackman couldn’t defend her runner-up position on home turf due to a blood
clot in her lung. Jackie’s back running but not racing, so much travelled Sarah Phillips holds the second rung by
a scant point over the B.A.A.’s Ginger
Holly Madden, who
placed as 2nd woman, is top Master, as is Greg
Picklesimer, keeping to a diet of 15-20 miles per week during the summer
heat waves but seemingly unaffected. Greg’s 27:04 showing also places him 3rd
overall in the standings.
William Pine of
FitzWilliam, NH, took advantage of CSUer Gordon
MacFarland’s absence to claim the top 60+ spot while Greater Lowell’s Mark Reeder ain’t giving up nuthin’ at
50+ (considering he placed 5th overall here). The see-saw battle between femme
fatale Seniors Marge Bellisle and Liane Pancoast swung Marge’s way to put
her 2-points ahead of Liane in the Overall scoring and two points behind in the
Riley won the 70+ div. once again but has missed a race and with Dave Pember always steady the math
doesn’t look so good. Bill is now 3-points back with 2-races left and needs a
70+ runner to come between him and DaveÛ¢but who’s that going to be?
Kudos to Jan
Holmquist, 69, who ran 7:43 pace with a cast on her broken wrist (that’s