Results update from Jeff

Hey you guys,

Just in time to inspire you to greatness at the Adamant 20-miler, here is another Race Results Round Up.

See below for results from:
Mutt Strutt
Mystic Half Marathon
Shipyard Maine Coast Marathon
Pocono Run for the Red Marathon
Stowe Triathlon
Road to the Pogue
Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race
Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini Marathon
Adamant 20-Miler & Relay
Pump It Up 5-Miler
Ammonoosuc Amble
Onward…

Jeff

Mutt Strutt

The 20th annual Mutt Strutt was held Sunday, May 16 at Little River State Park in Waterbury. This 3-mile event for dogs and their well-behaved people benefits the Central Vermont Humane Society. There were 22 human finishers. The weather was a little soggy but the showers were light and scattered. Thanks to race director Brittany Lafirira along with able assistant Jamie Shanley and all the other volunteers.

In a six-peat performance, the overall winners were Eric Morse and Murdock in 17:45. Mack Gardner-Morse and Ginger finished 3rd overall for the 3rd year in a row. CVR members captured 6 out of the top 8 places including Nick Managan and Louie in 5th, Andy Shuford in 6th, yours truly in 7th and Tom Shanley and Sam in 8th. (I was 7th overall which was good for only 5th in the M 50-59 division. This age group is just no fun whatsoever!)

The start and finish line was marked with several long sticks placed across the road. At least it was marked until one of the participants ran off with the start line in his mouth. Bad Sam!

I didn’t make them stand back to back but it appears to me that young Tom may be as tall as dad Jamie.

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This was the first time I have ever run the Mutt Strutt but not my first time at the event. This was the first CVR event that I ever volunteered for way back in 2010. Donna Smyers was race director at the time. I recall that Andy Shuford and I gave Michael Chernick a ride to the event and helped him set up the cartoony dog signs on various roads leading to the state park. This was where I met Jen Miller-Arsenault. She had just run Boston Marathon and was helping out at the finish line. And I met Dot Helling who was running the race with the late great Smoochie. I seem to recall that Smoochie had run every edition of the race although I wonder if that is mathematically possible.


Mystic Half Marathon

The Mystic Half Marathon was held Sunday, May 15 in Mystic, CT. There were 1,079 finishers.

CVR had a good day. Megan Valentine ran 1:28:27 for 14th overall, 3rd female and 1st F 35-39. Donna Smyers ran 1:40:34 for 15th female overall and 1st F 55-59. John Valentine ran 1:46:30 for 2nd M 65-69.

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Shipyard Maine Coast Marathon

The Shipyard Maine Coast Marathon was held Sunday, May 15 in Biddeford, ME. There were 874 finishers.

Norm Robinson of Nashville, TN finished in 4:36:03. (If that name sounds vaguely familiar, Norm is someone you used to know.) Tim Noonan ran 4:36:52. If it seems like this is Tim’s second marathon in 15 days, that’s because it was. I assume that Tim was running with Norm rather than embarking on some sort of Newtonesque marathon binge.

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Pocono Run for the Red Marathon

The Pocono Run for the Red Marathon was held Sunday, May 15 in E Shroudsburg, PA. There were 559 finishers. Phyllis Arsenault-Berry TN ran 4:10:20 for 5th F 55-59.

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Stowe Triathlon

The Stowe Triathlon was held Sunday, May 15 at The Swimming Hole in Stowe. There were 52 finishers. Beth Daut was 2nd F 50-59.

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Road to the Pogue

The 10th annual Road to the Pogue 6.4-mile race was held Saturday, May 14 on the carriage trails of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park in Woodstock. There were 391 finishers. Dara Torre and Kelly Collar ran. (Where was Gary Kessler?)

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Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race

The 33rd annual Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race was held Thursday, May 12 in Montpelier. There were 2,765 finishers in the 5k run. There were another 1,466 finishers in the timed walk.

Thorin Markison was the fastest CVR member with a net time of 17:33 and a gun time of 17:32 in 9th overall. (Don’t ask me how Thorin ran a faster gun time than net time. I am relying on the posted results!)

Not-a-club-member Leah Frost of Glover won the female race in between winning the Adamant 20-miler a few days before and racing a marathon in Maine a couple of days after Corporate Cup.

There are way too many results for me to list all CVR finishers. I will highlight teams that finished within the top 10 in their respective divisions:
Tim Shea led We Used to Be Fast to a 7th place finish in the Male Corporate division for Sentinel Investments/National Life Group
Dan Voisin was 2nd man on the Rolling Stones for a 9th place finish in the Male Corporate division for Stone Environmental
Sandy Colvin led The Do Good Girls to a 3rd place finish in the Female Corporate division for National Life Group
Nick Managan was 2nd on the Plaid to the B-one for a 6th place finish in the Mixed Corporate division for Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Roy Belcher was 3rd man on the Burning Sensations for a 4th place finish in the Male State Government division for VT Department of Health
Leslie Welts was 2nd finisher on the DEC Femme Fatales for 1st place finish in Female State Government division for Agency of Natural Resources
Sarah London was 1st finisher on Shumrunners for 3rd place finish in Female State Government division for the Governor’s Office
Meredith Naughton was 2nd finisher on Track 250S for 9th place finish in Female State Government division for VT Natural Resources Council
Gavin Boyles and Rob McDougall led the Power of Attorneys to a 1st place finish in the Mixed State Government division for the VT Attorney General’s Office
Justin Kenney led Spongebob Slowpants to a 3rd place finish in the Mixed State Government division for Agency of Natural Resources
Jamie Shanley and Laura Medalie led the USGS H20 Racehorses to a 9th place finish in the Mixed State Government division for US Geological Survey. (Is USGS part of state government? Just asking…)
Richarda Ericson was 2nd finisher on Swimming Hole Herores for a 5th place finish in Mixed Nonprofit division for VT River Conservancy
Warning: I probably missed some folks!

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Team Results


Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini Marathon

The 40th annual Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini Marathon was held Saturday, May 7 in Indianapolis, IN. The half marathon race begins in downtown Indianapolis, runs out to the town of Speedway, completes one lap (2.5 miles!) of the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway and returns to downtown Indianapolis. There were 24,771 finishers.

Andy Shuford was the top Vermonter and finished 136 out of 876 in the M 55-59 division. I finished 313 out of 1,232 in the M 50-54 division. Meb Keflezighi started the race in last place with a goal of seeing how many runners he could pass. Meb ran 1:41:18 but did not catch me. Of course, I crossed the start line over an hour before he did so that helped my cause. This was the 18th year in a row that I have run this event. I don’t know whether to be proud or slightly embarrassed.

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Fun fact: The town of Speedway is an enclave, completely surrounded by the city of Indianapolis. Actress Joyce DeWitt from the tv show Three’s Company grew up in Speedway. Remember her? She was the one who was not Suzanne Somers.

Fun fact #2: This is an auspicious year in Indianapolis: the 40th Mini, the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 and the bicentennial of Indiana statehood.


Adamant 20-Miler and Relay

The 7th annual Adamant 20-miler and Relay were held Saturday, May 7 in Adamant (and various suburbs of Adamant). There were 41 individual finishers plus 5 relay teams. Donna has already reported out on some notable performances and age groups records.

Donna’s recap

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Pump it Up 5-miler

GMAA’s Pump It Up 5-miler was held Saturday, May 7 in Jericho. There were 76 finishers. Megan Valentine was race director and also had a couple of awesome CVR volunteers helping her out. In his historic return to racing, Charlie Windisch was 3rd M 60-69.

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Cleverly Hidden Contest

As noted above, yesterday was the first time I have ever run the Mutt Strutt. I have now run every current CVR event at least once with two notable exceptions. Name the two current CVR races I have never run and be entered into a drawing for a great prize. Get your entry in by noon on Friday. You can do actual research if you want but wild guesses are totally welcome.

Fine print:
One winning entry will be drawn from all entries correctly naming the two races.
If there are no entries correctly naming the two races, one winning entry will be drawn from all entries correctly naming one of the two races.
If there are no entries correctly naming any race, one winning entry will be draw from all entries submitted.
Limit one entry per person.


Ammonoosuc Amble

The 23rd Ammonoosuc Amble 5-mile race was held Saturday, April 23 in Bethlehem, NH. There were 101 finishers. I previously reported excellent performances by John Valentine and Bob Murphy. A couple of correspondents have informed me that I overlooked Dot Martin’s result. Dot was 3rd female overall and 1st F 50-59.

In my defense, I must note that Dot ran under the name of her French-Candian alter-ego Dot Moutin. When one of you runs under an assumed name, it may take me a little longer to find you. But hear me now: you can run–but you cannot hide. I will find you.

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