Sunday, July 31, 2016

Northeast Delta Dental 56th Mount Washington Road Race

3rd series, race #5 - final race of the 3rd series - info on the 4th series is at the very bottom of this post, after the pictures.

This years race had great weather! It was sunny with almost no wind! When we arrived about 8 am it was 50 degrees, gradually warming with a high of about 80 degrees in the afternoon.
Joe Gray and Kim Dobson continued their recent dominance in the 56th running of the Northeast Delta Dental Road Race winning this year's race. Joe's winning time was 58:17 and Kim's was 1:09:34, finishing 10th overall.

Jeff Gould was our 1st finisher in 1:24:52, followed by Len Hall in 1:32:36, Bob Mulvaney in 1:34:27, Donna Smyth in 1:42:39, myself in 2:00:40 and Walter Kuklinski in 2:07:48.

Here are the stat's for the 3rd series, please let me know if you find any errors.

Series points and standings for Mount Washington: (1153 finishers)
1)             Joe Gray                              100.00
84)           Jeff Gould                             68.68
153)         Len Hall                                 62.94
172)         Bob Mulvaney                         61.71
279)         Donna Smyth                          56.78
632)         Fred Ross III                           48.30
749)         Walter Kuklinski                     45.61

Points for best 4 races:
1)          Jeff                        324.26
2)          Len                        309.04
3)          Bob                        286.81
4)          Donna                    280.91
5)          Fred                      236.04
6)          Walter                   235.89
7)          John(3)                 190.97
8)          Dennis(2)              115.21
9)          Laurel(2)              104.60

Current streak:
1)          Fred                  16
2)          Walter               10
3)          Donna                 7
4)          Jeff n Len           5
5)          Bob                     4

Total all time finishes:
1)          Fred                           16
2)          Laurel                        14
3)          Donna                        11
4)          Walter                       10
5)          Jeff n Len                   5
6)          Bob                             4
7)          John n Dick Hoch        3

Total all time Series Points:
1)               Fred                        852.60
2)               Donna                     722.36
3)               Laurel                     678.77
4)               Walter                     563.38
5)               Jeff                         392.94
6)               Len                         371.98
7)               Bob                         286.81
8)               John                       190.97
9)               Dick Hoch               121.67
10)            Dennis                     115.21

Following are pictures from the race.

Runners being called up to the start

Tom Raffio talks with eventual winner Joe Gray

The journey begins!

What a line! And lots more following!

Amazing 95 year young George Etzweiler!

Go George!

Leaders are already in the woods!

Huge thanks to all the aide station workers n all the volunteers!

Walter looking good!

Old Halfway House aide station

4 mile mark

Looking back at Mt Adams n Madison

Tom Raffio running well!

5 mile turn with the summit lookin faaar away!

Great head gear on this aide station worker!

Great picture by Dragon Fly Aerials!

Yours truly thanks to Auto Road Staff!

Fantastic weather n views!

Dave Dunham taking my pix as I get one of him, just past 6 miles.

Looking back on Mt Clay.

The Cow Pasture is a great sight!

Looking back to the Cow Pasture.

The Summit is a Great sight!!!

Gianna Lindsay took this great picture!

Approaching the Headwall

Finish line n Andy doing his usual great job announcing!

Walters pix thanks to Gianna!

Walter finishing!

Thanks to Kim, Shannon n Simon for posing with me!

And Joe!!!

Bob Woodworth, Suzy West, Donna n I on Top!

Great post race meal!!!

Top 5 Men n Women with Tom.

4th Northeast Uphill Mountain Series 2016 - 2017

    The series will be made up of 5 races that are all uphill on roads, listed at the bottom of this post. It’s up to you to enter each race.

(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.)


·         Lottery by-pass to the Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race  (Requirements below)

·         Great camaraderie with others of similar interests, not to mention the pleasure of running up beautiful mountains!    

·         Support for fellow runners that will represent the USA at the World Championship by helping defer THEIR OWN personal costs to compete!

·         Support for the great work performed by the World Famous Mount Washington Observatory!

·         Custom certificates for each runner that attains “Mountain Goat” status by completing all the races.

·          Men’s & Women’s overall winners will 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 – thanks to my local running club, the Red Clover Rovers, for supporting this!

Requirements to join the series:

 Send a tax-deductible check for $10 ($15 if you don't join before the 1st race) 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

Lottery by-pass:

       You must complete all five races. Up to 30 runners will be able to earn a lottery by-pass into the 2018 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 all the races, the next person qualifies for a lottery by-pass, 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. A HUGE thank you to the Mount Washington Auto Road for their support!!!      

       Visit their website at

Tracking results:

        After you complete each race, email your time to  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.


   Race to the Top of Vermont, August 28th, Stowe, VT

   Mount Greylock Road Race, Sept 4th, North Adams, MA

   Prospect Mountain Road Race, April 29th, Lake George, NY

   Ascutney Mountain Run, June, Windsor, Vt

   Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race

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