Sunday, February 4, 2018


42nd Mt Greylock Road Race
   5th series, race #2

Congratulations to Brandon Newbould and Christin Doneski on their wins! Also to Berkshire Running Center and all the amazing volunteers especially under such demanding conditions! I was able to get race pictures from Berkshire Running Center’s picture's…thank you!!!

Prospect is up next and I’ve been waiting(good excuse) for it to be listed so I could include it. So here’s the link… https://www.active.com/lake-george-ny/running/distance-running-races/29th-prospect-mountain-road-race-9-am-2018?int= 

Congratulations to Kevin, Meg, Jeff, Donna, Josh, Sau-Mei, Cris, Darrel, Walter & Dennis who earned by-passes into this years Mount Washington race! If any of you HAVE NOT received your’s yet please let me know ASAP!

Unfortunately(?) I missed the race and so asked for your thoughts of the race. Thanks to Walt, Kevin, Jeff, Bob & Elaine for sending along write-ups! 
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The typical weather concerns for a Labor Day Weekend race are how hot and sunny it might be or in rare cases could there be a thunderstorm. This year however, Mt Greylock set a new standard for mountain racing "fun". It was pouring rain with temperature in the 50s before the start but conditions improved to the point where there was only some light rain as the gun sounded at 8:30. The first few miles on the steeper sections of the course were fine but, somewhere around mile 3 to 4 depending on how fast one was running things changed considerably for the worse. Strong 20 to 30 mile/hour winds and driving rain with temperature on the low 40s were in force for the less protected sections of the course from mile 5 to the finish line . All of the volunteers deserve a huge "thank you" for being out and doing such a good job in that weather. Not much of the usual post-race finish line exchange of race stories took place, with a spot in front of the fire in the Bascom Lodge seeming to be where people wanted to be.       Walter
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Once again thanks for organizing this series.  As far as my race went, I was pleased with my race overall given the nasty conditions we all faced. The only saving grace we got that day was at least we weren't at mount Washington as that would have probably been close to unrunnable. First "bad"weather day I've experienced in 2 years at these mountain races so overall not much to complain about. Thanks again, Kevin
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I hope somebody got some pics, and that they came out. Tough day for scenery. Cold rain, low visibility, especially at the summit. No socializing, mostly people scrapping for a ride down, a challenge in the weather. Anyway, hope Meg found somebody. Keep in touch. Jeff
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It was 44 degrees at the top, raining hard with a solid wind (wind chill ???) and we were soaking wet by the time we got there. Not much camera action I suspect or hot dog weather.
You missed a lovely day. Bob
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Running up a mountain in inclement weather is always an adventure and Greylock proved to be no exception. Most of the runners did not appear too disturbed by the heavy rain just before the start. Was I the only one who took this as a bad omen? There was an air of restless anticipation as the runners congregated at the start to begin the 8 mile ascent. The first 5 miles were a steady uphill with just a light rain falling. Runners were attired in everything from trash bags, waterproof gear to shorts and short sleeve shirts to shirtless - brrr. Didn't they know the temperature was in the 40's?? Why was everyone so happy? For many runners it was their final race for "GOAT" status through the mountain series. For some of us it was our second race in the Uphill series. Wow! As Fred would say, " 40% there!" Conditions changed drastically for the last mile and a half. The wind and the rain increased in intensity with every turned corner and the fog rolled in to make visibility difficult. Luckily there were some flatter sections so one could accelerate to keep warm. I began to feel the elements sapping my strength even though I wore a waterproof jacket, gloves and my trusty wool socks. The thought of a toasty warm car, dry clothing and some nourishment spurred me to the finish. At the top, the drenched and elated runners were rewarded with a warm lodge, comraderie, and a sense of accomplishment for conquering the mountain! Elaine

Points and standings for Mt Greylock Road Race: (183 finishers)
1)        Brandon Newbould       (35M)           55:25        100.00
     14)     Kevin Cavanaugh            (48M)        1:03:17          87.57
     24)     Josh Curtis                       (42M)        1:06:43          83.06
     38)     Jeff Gould                        (52M)        1:11:02          78.02
     43)     Bob Mulvaney                (64M)        1:12:10          76.79
     54)     Karen Encarnacion        (52F)          1:14:46          74.12
     56)     Meg Paugh                     (32F)          1:15:58          72.95
     69)     Sau-Mei Leung              (51F)          1:20:29          68.85
     89)     Don Slovenkai               (61M)        1:24:56          65.25
     90)     Cris Cote                        (54M)        1:24:56          65.25
     118)     Darrel Lasell               (59M)         1:32:25          59.96
     119)     Emer O’Donoghue     (55F)          1:32:36         59.85
     131)     Paulette Slovenkai     (57F)          1:37:23         56.91
     139)     Walter Kuklinski         (68M)        1:38:59         55.99
     140)     Dennis Gilyard            (66M)        1:39:01         55.97
     151)     Elaine Dill                     (69F)         1:42:43         53.95

Points and standings after Mt Greylock Road Race:
1)        Kevin Cavanaugh       82.49    +    87.57    =    170.06
2)      Josh Curtis                    77.35    +    83.06    =    160.41
3)      Jeff Gould                     73.06    +    78.02    =    151.08
4)      Bob Mulvaney             69.94    +    76.79    =    146.73
5)      Meg Paugh                  69.45    +    72.95    =    142.40
6)      Karen Encarnacion     67.01    +    74.12    =    141.13
7)      Sau-Mei Leung            64.59    +    68.85    =    133.44
8)      Don Slovenkai             61.34    +    65.25    =    126.59
9)      Darrel Lasell                56.59    +    59.96    =    116.55
10)  Emer O’Donoghue     54.62    +    59.85    =    114.47
11)  Paulette Slovenkai     52.69    +    56.91    =    109.60
12)  Walter Kuklinski         53.51    +    55.99    =    109.50
13)  Dennis Gilyard            51.05    +    55.97    =    107.02
14)  Elaine Dill                    52.32    +    53.95    =    106.27
15)  Cris Cote                     65.25    +      0.00     =      65.25
16)  Fred Ross III               37.12    +      0.00     =      37.12

Current Streak:
1)        Walter                                             17
2)        Jeff                                                   12
3)        Dennis, Kevin, Josh, Sau-Mei        7
4)        Darrel & Meg                                   6
5)        Bob                                                    4
6)        Karen, Emer, Don & Paulette        2

All time finishes:
1)         Fred                                               22
2)         Walter                                           17
3)         Donna                                            16
4)         Laurel Shortell                              14
5)         Jeff                                                  12
6)         Bob                                                 10
7)         Dennis & Len Hall                           8
8)         Kevin, Josh & Sau-Mei                   7
9)         Darrel & Meg                                  6
10)     Cris & Elaine                                    4
11)     Dick Hoch & John Kowalski           3
12)     Don, Paulette, Karen & Emer        2

Total all time series points:
1)           Fred                       1,208.75
2)           Donna                   1,065.95
3)           Jeff                            939.14
4)           Walter                      935.43
5)           Bob                           717.52
6)           Laurel Shortell        678.77
7)           Len Hall                    586.10
8)           Kevin                        574.90
9)           Josh                          548.02
10)       Dennis                     490.56
11)       Sau-Mei                  464.15
12)       Meg                         433.10
13)       Darrel                      346.00
14)       Cris                          272.48
15)       Elaine                      215.31
16)       John Kowalski       190.97
17)       Paul Jones              128.06
18)       Don                         126.59
19)       Dick Hoch              121.67
20)       Jill Larson              110.17
21)       Paulette                109.60
A few pictures below and let me know of any errors, thanks!

Darrel & Cris awaiting the start



Kevin on course

Josh on course

Jeff on course

Bob on course

Meg on course

Sau-Mei on course

Don enjoying the day

Cris on course

So nice to have Emer join the series!

Walter on course

Elaine on course

Walter finishes on the course that was shortened slightly to finish in the shelter of the trees instead of the open summit, good call!














Thursday, August 31, 2017


5th series – race #1

Remember, this is the first race of the 5 race series. So, if you’d like to possibly earn a lottery by-pass into the 2019 Mount Washington Race…your 20% there! Complete the 5 races and be one of the 1st 30 to sign up n yor there! Next up is the Mount Greylock Road Race, Sunday, September 3rd…here’s the link  http://berkshirerunningcenter-com.3dcartstores.com/Greylock-Road-Race_ep_57.html

We were blessed with another amazing weather day! Great turnout for this wonderful event with runners, hikers and cyclists!

Congratulations to Noah Hoffman and Kim Nedeau on their wins!

Thanks to race director Greg Maino, the helpers, volunteers, runners/hikers/cyclists and sponsors! Outstanding job!!! See you next year 😊
Series points and standings for Race to the Top of Vermont: (384 finishers)
     1)          Noah Hoffman (28M)                                 35:29.4
     15)     Kevin Cavanaugh (48M – 1st of 47)          43:01.5
     33)     Josh Curtis (42M – 7th of 47)                      45:53.0
     50)     Jeff Gould (52M – 8th of 56)                        48:34.7
     66)     Bob Mulvaney (64M – 3rd of 28)                 50:44.5
     68)     Meg Paugh (32F – 5th of 38)                         51:06.0
     116)   Sau-Mei Leung (51F – 4th of 38)                  54:56.7
     156)   Don Slovenkai (61M – 11th of 28)                61.34
     197)   Darrel Lasell (59M – 34th of 56)                1:02:43.0
     239)   Walter Kuklinski (68M – 20th of 28)         1:06:19.5
     245)   Paulette Slovenkai (57F – 16th of 38)       1:07:21.1
     248)   Elaine Dill (69F – 3rd of 12)                         1:07:50.3
     269)   Dennis Gilyard (66M – 23rd of 28)             1:09:31.5
     365)   Fred Ross III (71M – 10th of 11)                  1:35:36.5

Current Streak:

1)        Fred                                                       22

2)        Walter                                                   16

3)        Jeff                                                         11

4)        Dennis, Kevin, Josh & Sau-Mei            6

5)        Darrel & Meg                                         5

6)        Bob                                                          3

7)        Don & Paulette Slovenkai                     1 



All time finishes: 
     1)  Fred                                                        22
     2)   Donna & Walter                                  16
     4)   Laurel Shortell                                     14
     5)   Jeff                                                         11
     6)   Bob                                                           9
     7)   Len                                                           8   
     8)    Dennis                                                     7
     9)   Kevin, Josh & Sau-Mei                           6
     12)   Darrel & Meg                                         5
     14)   Cris                                                           4
     15)   Elaine, Dick Hock & John Kowalski    3
     18)   Paul Jones & Jill Larson                        2
     20)   Don & Paulette Slovenkai                      1  



Total all time series points:

1)           Fred                          1,208.75

2)           Donna                       1,065.95

3)           Walter                          879.44

4)           Jeff                                861.12

5)           Laurel Shortell            678.77

6)           Bob                               640.73

7)           Len                                586.10

8)           Kevin                             487.33

9)           Josh                                464.96

10)         Dennis                            434.59

11)         Sau-Mei                          395.30

12)         Meg                                 360.15

13)         Darrel                               286.04

14)         Cris                                    272.48

15)         John Kowalski                 190.97

16)         Elaine                                161.36

17)         Paul Jones                        128.06

18)         Dick Hoch                          121.67

19)         Jill Larson                           110.17



Following are some pictures from the race. I'm not going to put captions on as I don't have time and want to post this and hit the hay. Tomorrow will be spent putting the finishing touches on the Green River Marathon...my 1st race that I went through the loooong process of laying it out and doing everything in order to get it certified!!! Only took about a month! Wish me luck!!! 😎