Pub Series Awards Night with alternative facts: We go walking into Doyle’s after the Mayor’s Cup on Sunday, Oct. 21 and our main man, Gerry Jr., isn’t there but we’ll forge ahead and make reservations for Pub Series Award night earlier than ever anyway. We’re told that no one is flying out to Spokane, WA, for Club XC Nat’ls on Thursday, Dec. 6 so we’re ready to book that date when we hear a rumor that Paul Hammond might be flying out, so we book for Wed. Dec. 5 just for Paul, same as last year when seemingly everybody was flying out for Club Nat’ls on Thursday, and no doubt next year when the Nat’ls are back in Lehigh, PA. (Photo: Kid Kramer with the BAA’s Phil Royer at Paddy’s, photo by FitzFoto/NERunner
Pub Series Awards Night without alternative facts: We go walking into Doyle’s after the Mayor’s Cup on Sunday, Oct. 21 and our main man, Gerry Jr., isn’t there but we’ll forge ahead and make reservations for Pub Series Award night earlier than ever anyway. Word is that no one is flying out to Spokane, WA, for Club XC Nat’ls except maybe Paul Hammond, and maybe not so much for Club Natl’s but to visit his son in Seattle. Spokane is over 4-hrs. from Seattle so we figure even Hammond isn’t going to Nationals. (Photo right, Pub Series stalwart George Russo, photo by MickFoto/NERunner)
So we’ll take Thursday, Dec. 6…but it’s booked…and so is Tue, Wed, Friday…and the following week, all booked. Highly unusual and we’ll have to check in with Jerry for insight on Doyle’s burgeoning Christmas Party popularity, but the good news is that an “iffy” group booked for Wed., Dec. 5 was phoned and it was discovered that they’d already emailed to cancel…SO…for everyone who has done 5 or 6 races, that’s the date. More to come in our enewsletter. (Photo left: Vet supreme Marge Bellisle of Warren, RI. Photo by MickFoto/NERunner)
If you’ve done 6 races and haven’t given Michelle a jacket size yet send it in pronto to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(photos: Super Senior Greg Picklesimer with HFC’s Mark McDermott & 2017 Pub Series champion Shawn Wallace back to pushing the baby buggy at Paddy’s. Photos by MickFoto/NERunner)
Back-to-back race weekends back-to-back, with the Nov/Dec issue going to the printer on Friday, leaves us late with this (sorry!) and hence we’ll spare you the usual race rundown. Congrats to all who completed the Series including the fair weather finale at Paddy’s. We’ll see you Dec. 5 if not before! Men’s Final Standings & Women’s Final Standings.