Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Ascutney Mountain Run

4th series, race #4

Robin Allen-Burke, what about this ball of energy, git-r-done, take charge Woman! She, along with Team AMP’ers, saved this wonderful race from passing! We, your fellow runners, heap loads of praise upon you!!! Everyone all together now, three cheers for Robin! Hip, hip, hurrah! Hip, hip, hurrah! Hip, hip, hurrah!!! OK, that’s enough…don’t want her head to not fit through the doorway 😊

Robin tells me the folks working at the State Park also went over n above helping out, thank you so much!!! Northeast Delta Dental lent a hand as the Primary Sponsor, with many other businesses and others helping out…a true Team effort! With 51 runners signed up ahead of time n about 25 more on race day I hope you came close to breaking even!?
It was reeeaaally great that Greg Maino was able to come down, donate to the race’s prizes n set up a tent at the finish for runners interested to learn more about the Race to the Top of Vermont. It will be the 1st race in the 5th Series held on Sunday, August 22nd…a Great Race!!! Check it out http://www.rtttovt.com/
I competed in the USATF National Mountain Running Championships @ Cranmore Mountain last weekend n my right leg developed sciatica! My running wasn’t pretty n didn’t know how this day would go, other than I’d be lucky to get up the hill! Talked with Robin n timers n agreed I’d go up on my own, give them my time n take pictures. Oh boy!
And what a glorious day it was! Not overly hot with the 9am start n views forever up above! Whatayathik AMP’ers…if ya loved it jump for joy…er, Robin 😊


Through Ascutney, there are 11 of use that have done all 4 races and on track for a 2018 lottery by-pass, congratulations! From the information I have, please correct me if I’m wrong, Meg, Darrel n Cris failed to get into Washington through the lottery but the rest of us are in…please confirm in an email to me @ mtnrunr@comcast.net Thank you!
Here are the current stat's for the 4th series, please let me know if you find any errors, thanks again!
Series points and standings for the Ascutney Mountain Run: (70 finishers)
       1)     Drew Best(35M)               (30:44)    100.00
8)     Kevin Cavanaugh(48M)   (38:22)      80.10
10)   Jeff Gould(52M)                (40:04)      76.71
11)   Joshua Curtis(42M)          (40:53)      75.17
16)   Bob Mulvaney(63M)        (42:41)      72.00
21)   Donna Smyth(57F)            (44:58)      68.35
25)   Sau-Mei Leung(51F)         (45:49)      67.08
26)   Meg Paugh(32F)                (46:24)      66.24
34)   Fred Ross III(70M)             (48:39)      63.17
41)   Cris Cote(54M)                   (50:03)      61.41
49)   Darrel Lasell(59M)            (54:45)      56.13
55)   Dennis Gilyard(66M)        (58:50)      52.24
56)   Walter Kuklinski(68M)     (59:07)      51.99

Current 4th series standings:
1)         Kevin                           337.20 
2)         Jeff                             329.39
3)         Josh                            327.60
4)         Meg                            290.70
5)         Donna                        286.63
6)         Sau-Mei                     275.55
7)         Cris                             272.48
8)         Fred                           265.20
9)         Darrel                       229.45
10)     Dennis                      228.18
11)     Bob                           222.26
12)     Walter                      222.12
13)     Len                            153.70
14)     Paul                          128.06
15)     Jill                             110.17
16)     Elaine                        109.04

Current Streak:
1)         Fred                                              20
2)         Walter                                          14
3)         Donna                                           11
4)         Jeff                                                   9
5)         Dennis, Kevin, Josh, Sau-Mei,
  Darrel, Cris & Meg                         4
     12)      Bob                                                  1

All time finishes:
1)         Fred                                              20
2)         Donna                                          15
3)         Walter & Laurel                         14
4)          Jeff                                                 9
5)         Bob & Len                                      7
6)         Dennis                                            5
7)         Kevin, Josh, Sau-Mei,
   Darrel, Cris & Meg                       4
8)         Dick Hoch & John Kowalski       3
9)         Paul, Jill & Elaine                         2

Total all time series points:
1)         Fred                                     1,117.80
2)         Donna                                 1,008.99
3)         Walter                                    785.50
4)         Jeff                                          722.33
5)         Laurel                                     678.77
6)         Len                                          525.68
7)         Bob                                         509.07
8)         Dennis                                   343.39
9)         Kevin                                     337.20
10)     Josh                                       327.60
11)     Meg                                      290.70
12)     Sau-Mei                               275.55
13)     Cris                                       272.48
14)     Darrel                                  229.45
15)     John Kowalski                   190.97
16)     Paul                                     128.06
17)     Dick Hoch                          121.67
18)     Jill                                        110.17
19)     Elaine                                  109.04
Following are a few pictures from the race. Next up is the 5th n final race of the 4th series…the Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race on June 17th in Gorham, NH. If you get any pictures there, please send them to me for possibly using in updates. Thanks!
Jeff, Josh & Kevin looking forward to doing "battle"

Sau-Mei warming up :)

Aide station crew awaiting the runners, thanks sooo much for your help!

Wanting to take runners pictures, Robin n timers let me start early n time myself

Clock at 28:51, awaiting the first runner.

Drew Best about to win in 30:44

Kevin is our 1st finisher in 38:22

Jamie Woolsey about to win in 38:49

Jeff coming on strong!
Josh digging deep!
Donna with a few hundred yards to go

Bob looking good about to win the 60-69 age group!

Kevin & Jeff cooling off under the tent with Suzy West N Leslie O'Dell

Donna "flying" to the finish!

Meg with a couple hundred yards to go.

Sau-Mei striding towards the finish!

Meg did great, still recovering from her Boston qualifier @ Vt City!

Cris bringing it home!

Cris glad to be done.

Darrel always looks like he's enjoying himself, way to go!

Dennis and Walter about to crest the final incline!

Finish line dead ahead!

Walter looking great!

Robin presents Meg with 2nd place award in 30-39 AG

Josh receives his award

Kevin gets 3rd in a tough 40-49 group

Sau-Mei is excited with her 3rd place in 50-59 AG!

Jeff gets 2nd in 50-59

Donna is 2nd in 50-59 AG

Bob won the 60-69 AG, way to go Bob!

Gathered all of our members still present for a great group pix in front of Greg's nice RTTTOVT setup, thanks Greg!!!

All for now, see you Saturday, June 17th for our final race! Be great if(somehow) we could get another group picture!?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


28th Prospect Mountain Road race

4th series, race #3

First I’d like to thank the Adirondack Runners, race directors Christine Cifone-Clohosey and Jill Peterson as well as all the wonderful volunteers n helpers for another great event! Neat race article out of a local paper.

The course follows the paved Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway on the East side of the mountain from the junction of U.S. Route 9 and New York State Route 9N concurrency traveling 5.67 miles to the 2,030’ summit, rising 1,601’ vertical feet.

Who noticed this (pix below) at the summit? It’s the remnants of the Prospect Mountain Cable Incline Railway, which was at one time the longest cable railroad in the world. It was built in 1895 to transport wealthy visitors to the Prospect Mountain House, a hotel previously only accessible by horse-drawn carriage. The hotel eventually burned down, but its fireplace is still visible today atop the mountain…very cool!
Weather on race day was really nice with temp’s in mid to high 60’s. There were 102 runners that completed the race.
We had a great time at this year’s race and “our runners” made a big impact! Meg was 2nd woman n won her age group, Kevin was 3rd man n won his AG, Jeff was 4th Man n won his AG, Donna was 5th woman n won her AG and I won my AG! I want to wish Jill Larson n Paul Jones the best of luck on their move to California, you will be missed!
Winning this year was 16 year old Brian Beyerbach in 43:21! Series runners in order of finish; Kevin(48M) was 3rd in 46:25, Jeff(52M) was 4th in 46:39, Josh(41M) was 5th in 47:26, Meg(32F) was 14th in 52:10, Sau-Mei(51F) was 18th in 54:37, Donna(57F) was 19th in 54:58, I(70M) was 25th in 57:00, Cris(54M) was 26th in 57:16, Dennis(66M) was 53rd in 1:05:42, Darrel(59M) was 67th in 1:11:57 and Walter(68M) was 73rd in 1:13:59. Congratulations to everyone, as Dave Dunham might say “You’re 60% Mountain Goat”!!!
We now have 11 runners that are on track to qualify for a 2018 lottery by-pass into the Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race! Congratulations n looking forward to seeing everyone @ Ascutney on June 10th! Please help pass the info about it, here’s the link n thanks!!!
Here are the current stat's for the 4th series, please let me know if you find any errors, thank you!
Series points and standings for the Prospect Mountain Road Race: (102 finishers)
1)       Brian Beyerbach(16M)     100.00
3)   Kevin Cavanaugh(48M)      93.39
     4)   Jeff Gould(52M)                   92.93
     5)   Josh Curtis(41M)                  91.39
   14)  Meg Paugh(32F)                    83.10
   18)  Sau-Mei Leung(51F)             79.37
   19)  Donna Smyth(57F)                78.87
   25)  Fred Ross III(70M)                 76.05
   26)  Cris Cote(54M)                       75.70
   53)  Dennis Gilyard(66M)             65.98
   67)  Darrel Lasell(59M)                 60.25
   73)  Walter Kuklinski(68M)          58.59
Current 4th series standings:
1)          Kevin                257.10
2)          Jeff                    252.68
3)          Josh                   252.43
4)          Meg                   224.46
5)          Donna               218.28
6)          Cris                    211.07
7)          Sau-Mei            208.47
8)          Fred                   202.03
9)          Dennis               175.94
10)        Darrel                173.32
11)        Walter               170.13
12)        Len                     153.70
13)        Bob                     150.26
14)        Paul                     128.06
15)        Jill                        110.17
16)        Elaine                  109.04

Current Streak:
1)             Fred                                     19
2)             Walter                                 13
3)             Donna                                  10
4)             Jeff                                          8
5)     Dennis, Kevin, Josh, Sau-Mei,
 Darrel, Cris n Meg                        3
All time finishes:
1)                    Fred                                                19
2)                    Donna n Laurel                             14
3)                    Walter                                            13
4)                    Jeff                                                     8
5)                    Len                                                     7
6)                    Bob                                                    6
7)                    Dennis                                               4
8)     Kevin, Josh, Sau-Mei, Darrel, Cris, Meg,
 Dick Hoch n John Kowalski                           3
    17)                 Paul, Jill n Elaine                             2
Total all time series points:
1)                     Fred                                      1,054.63                  
2)                     Donna                                     940.64
3)                     Walter                                     733.51
4)                     Laurel                                       678.77
5)                     Jeff                                            645.62
6)                     Len                                            525.68
7)                     Bob                                           437.07
8)                     Dennis                                      291.15
9)                     Kevin                                         257.10
10)                             Josh                                           252.43
11)                             Meg                                           224.46
12)                             Cris                                             211.07
13)                             Sau-Mei                                     208.47
14)                             John Kowalski                           190.97
15)                             Darrel                                         173.32
16)                             Paul                                             128.06
17)                             Dick Hoch                                   121.67
18)                             Jill                                                 110.17
19)                             Elaine                                          109.04
Following are a few pictures from the race. Next up is the Ascutney Mountain Run on June 10th in Windsor, VT. If you get any pictures there, please send them to me for possibly using in updates. Thanks!
Donna warming up.
Walter n Dennis talkin about it.

Sau-Mei n Josh awaiting the start.

Cris enjoyin the Beautiful summit area!

Dennis finishing strong!

Darrel has more FUN than anyone!

Next stop, the FINISH!!! :)

Walter about to finish with Lake George below.

Always great to see Laura Clark!

Another happy runner with parking lot. About 1/4 mile from here.

Meg defines Happiness!!! Congrat's Meg!

Kevin receives his award from RD Christine, Great event!!!

A few of our "Motley Crew" :) Summit above...see you @ Ascutney!!!