Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Northeast Delta Dental Race to the Top of Vermont

6th series, race #1 of 5

Congratulations to Jake Brown and Kelsey Dickinson on their wins! Once again we luck’d out with the weather. Arriving at 7:15 it was sunny and 61 degrees. By race time the skies were still sunny and didn’t start turning overcast until after the race. It was 77 at 12:15 when we got to the BBQ and awards venue. Just before the awards ended it started to rain and raffle drawing moved inside.

I had asked RD Greg Maino if he’d hand out the awards for top 3 men n women in the 5th series? He did me one better n told me he’d will fit us into the awards ceremony! However, I did not expect he would hand the mike over to me to make the announcements! Yikes!!!
I was proud n thrilled to present awards to Sau-Mei n Kevin for winning the 5th series n Karen n Jeff for finishing 2nd! Unfortunately, Bob n Emer weren’t able to be here this time.
As I have been receiving several requests n questions about joining the series, I’m going to hold off on most of the usual update stat’s. Until after Greylock, I’ll just include points n standings for RTTTOVT, which is also standings in the 6th Northeast Uphill Mountain Series. If you are truly interested in joining, please let me know ASAP! Contact me @,  thanks!!!
Welcome to new members Jackie Shakar, Barry Follett, Jim & Peggy Hoburg, Stacy Dutch and Michelle Ladonne!
Next up is Greylock next Sunday, Sept 2nd starting @ 8:30am   See you there!!! 😊
Pictures from the races are below the standings. Finishing pictures will be at the end and are thanks to Granite State Race Services!

Points and standings for Race to the Top of Vermont: (386 finishers)
1)        Jake Brown           (26M)  34:34    100.00
36)     Josh Curtis             (43M)  47:37      72.59
52)     Jeff Gould              (53M)  49:42       69.55
55)     Kevin Cavanaugh (49M)  50:31       68.43
77)     Jackie Shakar        (59F)   53:57       64.07   1st 50-59F
87)     Karen Encarnacion(53F)  54:54       62.96   2nd 50-59F
102)   Donna Smyth         (58F)    56:24        61.29
108)   Darrel Lasell         (60M)    56.57        60.70
116)   Cris Cote               (55M)    57:58        59.63
125)   Fred Ross III        (72M)    58:49       58.77   2nd 70-79M
135)   Don Slovenkai       (62M)    59:57       57.66
138)   Sau-Mei Leugh      (52F)  1:00:34      57.07
156)   Stacy Dutch           (47F)   1:02:48      55.04
182)   Barry Follett         (50M)   1:05:13     53.00
210)   Jim Hoburg         (71M)    1:09:02    50.07   3rd 70-79M
229)   Michelle Ladonne (31F)    1:10:59     48.70
236)   Elaine Dill            (70F)     1:11:31    48.33   2nd 70-79F
291)   Walter Kuklinski (69M)    1:16:19    45.29
362)   Peggy Hoburg     (70F)     1:34:11     36.70   3rd 70-79F
Here are your finish pictures thanks to Granite State Race Services!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race
5th series, race #5 of 5
Congratulations to Cesare Maestri and Kim Dobson on their wins! Another awesome day on the Rockpile!!! Sunny with blue skies and great views! With a bit of a “breeze” 😊 Truly a fitting end to the 5th Northeast Uphill Mountain Series!!!
I’d like to congratulate  Kevin & Sau-Mei for winning the 5th series!!! Also, Kevin, Jeff, Bob, Sau-Mei, Karen, Darrel, Cris, Don, Dennis, Emer, Paullette and Walter for achieving Mountain Goat status and a lottery by-pass into the 2019 Mount Washington Road Race!!!
The 6th series starts Sunday, August 26th with the Race to the Top of Vermont…hope to see you there!!! 😊  It will be followed by the Mt Greylock Road Race on Sunday, Sept 2nd     
     The 6th series will consist of the same 5 races (Mansfield, Greylock, Prospect, Ascutney n Washington) but now you must do only 4 to qualify for a lottery by-pass! Other than that, everything else remains the same. (Mount Washington  will count, if you get in. In order to meet series requirements, you must enter the lottery as an individual. If you don’t get in email me your notice of not getting in and you will  still be considered  a “Mountain Goat” towards a lottery by-pass, if you complete the other races.) Each “Mountain Goat” will also  receive a custom certificate…suitable for framing!
Lottery by-pass:
       You must complete at least 4 races. Up to 30 runners will be able to earn a lottery by-pass into the 2020 Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race. If fewer than 30 runners join the series, all will have a chance. If more, the first 30 to join will be eligible to receive a by-pass, after the first 30, additional members will be put on waiting list.  To clarify, if one of the first 30 runners to sign-up doesn’t complete the requirements, the next person who  qualifies for a lottery by-pass moves up, etc. Placement of your entry into the series will be determined by the date and time your sign-up email is received by me. Send an email to to let me know “the checks are in the mail” and you wish to join. After you complete each race, email your time to me. Times will be as listed in the official results, so if you disagree with your time you must straighten it out with the RD.  I will calculate and keep track of points, etc.
Requirements to join the series:
 Send a tax-deductible check for $15 made out to America Trail Running Association (ATRA), PO Box 9454, Colorado Springs, CO 80932
 Please indicate “neuhms - team support” on your check memo line
        Send a tax-deductible check for $15 made out to Mount Washington Observatory, PO Box 2310, North Conway, NH 03860          
Please indicate “Northeast Uphill Mountain Series” on your check memo line
Tremendous thanks to the Mount Washington Auto Road for the lottery by-passes! If your going to be in their area, please be sure to check and see what’s going on!   
Thanks to my local club, the Red Clover Rovers for providing prize money, an added bonus!!! Men’s & Women’s overall winners will each receive $75 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place, based on total points from your best 4 races (which is how everyone will be scored).  Whoever wins the race gets 100 points; everyone else’s points will be calculated by dividing the winner’s time by your own. Example: winner’s time is 1 hour, yours is 2 hours. Your points would be 50.00
Please let anyone else know about the series that you think might be interested n see you on the 26th in Stowe n 2nd @ Greylock!!!
Pictures from the race follow the stats. Thanks to folks that provided some of them! If you get more in the future, please send them to me n thanks!!! Any ?’s let me know.

Points and standings for Mt Washington Road Race: (1112 finishers)
1)            Cesare Maestri   (24M)            1:00:53     100.00
74)        Kevin Cavanaugh   (49M)       1:27:29       69.59
109)      Jeff Gould   (53M)                    1:31:28       66.56
137)      Josh Curtis   (43M)                   1:33:53       64.85
167)      Bob Mulvaney   (65M)            1:35:39       63.65
262)      Meg Paugh   (33F)                    1:42:13       59.56
287)      Donna Smyth   (58F)                1:44:00       58.54
364)      Fred Ross III   (71M)                 1:48:28       56.13
396)      Sau-Mei Leung   (52F)              1:50:09       55.27
417)      Karen Encarnaction   (52F)      1:51:11       54.76
421)      Don Slovenkai   (62M)              1:51:40       54.52
493)      Cris Cote   (55M)                        1:54:29       53.18
502)      Darrel Lasell   (60M)                  1:54:53       53.00
751)      Emer O’Donoghue   (56F)         2:09:40       46.95
901)      Dennis Gilyard   (67M)              2:20:41       43.28
926)      Paulette Slovenkai   (58F)        2:22:56        42.60
997)      Walter Kuklinski   (69M)          2:31:23        40.22

Points and standings after Mt Washington Road Race:
1)                Jeff                     375.96    
2)                Sau-Mei             327.89   
3)                Kevin                  322.46    
4)                Darrel                 299.17
5)                Bob                     283.58
6)                Dennis                264.97
7)                Karen                  264.59
8)                Cris                      244.95
9)                Don                     241.87
10)                        Fred                    226.12
11)                        Josh                    225.26
12)                        Emer                   216.25
13)                        Paulette             204.60
14)                        Meg                     201.96
15)                        Walter                198.20
16)                        Donna                 197.09
17)                        Elaine                  106.27

Points and standings for best 4 races & money winners:
1)                Kevin                322.46       1st male        $75
2)                Jeff                    309.40       2nd male        $50
3)                Bob                   283.58       3rd male         $25
4)                Sau-Mei           272.62       1st female      $75
5)                Karen               264.59        2nd female     $50
6)                Darrel               246.17
7)                Cris                    244.95
8)                Don                   241.87
9)                Fred                  226.12
10)                        Josh                  225.26 (3)
11)                        Dennis             221.69
12)                        Emer               216.25        3rd female     $25
13)                        Paulette          204.60
14)                        Meg                 201.96 (3)
15)                        Walter            198.20
16)                        Donna             197.09 (3)
17)                        Elaine              106.27 (2)

Current Streak:
1)           Jeff                                      15
2)           Dennis & Sau-Mei            10
3)           Darrel                                    9
4)           Cris                                         4
5)           Donna & Fred                      3
6)           Kevin, Bob, Don, Emer,      2
      Paulette & Walter

All time finishes:
1)                Fred                                            25
2)                Walter & Donna                       20
3)                Jeff                                               15
4)                Laurel Shortell                           14
5)                Bob                                               12
6)                Dennis                                          11
7)                Sau-Mei                                       10
8)                Darrel & Kevin                              9
9)                Josh & Len Hall                             8
10)                        Cris & Meg                                     7
11)                        Elaine, Emer, Don & Paulette    4
12)                        Dick Hoch & John Kowalski        3
13)                        Paul Jones & Jill Larson               2

Total all time series points:
1)                Fred                             1,397.75
2)                Donna                         1,263.04
3)                Jeff                               1, 164.02
4)               Walter                         1,024.13
5)                Bob                                    854.37
6)                Kevin                                 727.30
7)                Laurel Shortell                678.77
8)                Sau-Mei                            658.60
9)                Dennis                               648.51
10)                        Josh                                   612.87
11)                        Len Hall                             586.10
12)                        Darrel                                528.62
13)                        Meg                                   492.66
14)                        Cris                                    452.18
15)                        Don                                   241.87
16)                        Elaine                                215.31
17)                        Paulette                           204.60
18)                        John Kowalski                 190.97
19)                        Paul Jones                        128.06
20)                        Dick Hoch                         121.67
21)                        Jill Larson                         110.17

3 great 60+, Len, Keith n Bob

Donna with CSU teammates Lisa n Suzy

Walter awaits the start with John Cederholm & another runner

Meg looking forward to her 1st race up the mountain

It's about to get REAL!!!

What a beautiful, amazing n awesome place!!!

Cesare finishes strong!

Kim victorious once more!

Kevin looking great on the headwall!

Jeff getting it done!

I was more than thilled and surprised with my race!

Sau-Mei brings it home!

Post race happiness with Sau-Mei n Karen :) 

Emer always has the greatest smile!!!

Cris & Darrel also great smiles!

Top of the WORLD!!! :)

Amazing views n parking job!!!

George!!! Truly amazing n tuff Guy!!!

Darrel n Cris watch on as the Donna's chat

Jeff shows off an added bonus! GSRS are the BEST!!!

So Ladies...what did you think of the race??? :)

I was truly honor'd when Andy announced me as being the 1st member of the "300 Mile Club"! So awesome that everyone that is dedicated enough has the chance to become a member! Hopefully one day I might get inducted into the Mount Washington Hall of Fame!?!?!?

Kim n I say good bye for now n hope to see you again for the 2019 Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race!!!