Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ascutney Mountain Run - Series race 6

This past Sunday saw a great group of runners competing. The temperature was in the high 50’s when folks started to arrive and reached the 70’s and sunny which seemed very warm, for what we were used to. RD Raina White sent the runners off @ 9 am.

Christin Doneski (43) won the women’s race in 35:10.  Second was Kerri Lyons (25) in 37:15, and third was Ashley Krause (36) 38:17. Cathy Pearce (51) won 50-59 age-group in a new record time of 39:32. Margaret Hedstrom (60) won her age group in 55:39.
In the men’s race, Eric Blake (35) easily won in 27:57, breaking his own course record of 28:16 set in 2010! Second place went to Drew Best (32) in 30:59 and third was Brandon Newbold (32) in 31:05.  Todd Callaghan (44) won 40-49 in 31:59. Dave Dunham (50) won 50-59 in a new record time of 32:09. Len Hall (61) won 60-69 in 40:10. Peter Orni (71) won 70+ in 53:51.
Laurel Shortel and I completed this 6th race with only the “One Hill” to go to complete the first year of the series.
The overall points leader is Laurel with 288.24 points, as she has done every race!  The series counts the 4 best races.  I lead Laurel 215.46 to 205.49.
We are the only two runners, this year, that can attain “Mountain Goat” status by completing the last race of the series…The Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race, thus earning lottery by-passes for the 2015 race!
Races for 2nd Northeast Uphill Mountain Series 2014 -2015
Hackers Hill Climb in Casco, ME on August 9th  9am
The North Face Race to the Top of Vermont on August 24th   9 am
Greylock Road Race on Sept 1st
Whiteface Uphill Footrace on Sept 13th
Ascutney Mountain Run – this year on June 8th  9 am
Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race as the final race of the 2nd series this year June 21st

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