Saturday, April 13, 2019

28th Annual Merrimack River Trail race - results

Place Time Name Age Gen Town State Club
1 1:01:33 Tim VanOrden 50 M Bennington VT CMS
2 1:03:07 Patrick Rich 42 M SouthHamilton MA CMS
3 1:04:15 Michael Peyron 43 M Boston MA
4 1:04:42 Theodore Egster 28 M Bristol RI AlpineSwift
5 1:08:09 Galen August 28 M Medford MA DavisSquareRunners
6 1:08:24 David Long 45 M Beverly MA Wicked-TeamGlostah!
7 1:10:04 Matt Curran 61 M Gloucester MA TeamGloucester
8 1:10:11 Jim Boule' 51 M Campton NH AcidoticRacing
9 1:11:01 Ari Ofsevit 34 M Cambridge MA CSU
10 1:11:22 Jeff Waiker 53 M Falmouth ME Dirigo
11 1:11:48 John PaquetIII 24 M Woburn MA GLRR
12 1:13:16 Matt Aponte 30 M Somerville MA
13 1:14:24 Steve Holt 36 M EastBoston MA
14 1:14:28 Richard Moran 34 M Somerville MA AlpineSwift
15 1:14:54 Peter Gillis 45 M Manchester NH
16 1:16:32 Haas Kara 48 F Chelmsford MA
17 1:16:59 Kevin Tilton 37 M Conway NH CMS
18 1:17:11 Kevin Littman 47 M Manchester NH TeamGloucester
19 1:18:01 Alex Jospe 35 F Newton MA CSU
20 1:18:14 Athena EysterMoran 30 F Somerville MA AlpineSwifts
21 1:19:10 Gregg Norris 52 M Rockport MA TeamGloucester
22 1:19:17 Heather Rich 39 F S.Hamilton MA CMS
23 1:19:28 Mark Carlson 51 M Acton MA
24 1:19:39 Andy Illidge 52 M Winchester MA
25 1:20:36 Rick Chalmers 57 M SouthPortland ME Dirigo
26 1:21:03 Chris Conz 42 M Somerville MA
27 1:21:11 Scott Spence 54 M Groton MA GreyWolves
28 1:21:43 Lilly Voke 19 F NorthAndover MA UmassOutingClub
29 1:21:44 Kenneth Harper 38 M Andover MA
30 1:22:16 Doug Deangelis 52 M Newbury MA TeamGloucester
31 1:22:55 Brian Arsenault 53 M Hudson NH GCS
32 1:23:04 Fernando Salcido 47 M Somerville MA DavisSquareRunners
33 1:24:13 Charles Hanson 57 M Ayer MA
34 1:24:44 Gary Jewett 52 M Beverly MA TeamGlostah!
35 1:25:13 Breanna Glasgow 31 F Westford MA
36 1:25:33 Bryan Schnittjer 39 M Boston MA
37 1:25:54 Maegan Chaggaris 44 F Ipswich MA
38 1:27:06 Dennis Peterson 27 M Burlington MA
39 1:27:23 Amy Rinaldo 32 F Medford MA DavisSquareRunners
40 1:27:36 John Joyce 63 M Framingham MA GFRC
41 1:27:56 Stephen Whittey 62 M Gloucester MA TeamGlostah!
42 1:28:26 John Mulroy 63 M Reading MA MysticRunners
43 1:29:05 Tim Whelsky 45 M Rockport MA TeamGloucester
44 1:29:21 Hal Rogers 39 M Salem NH
45 1:29:25 TJ Poole 39 M Medford MA DavisSquareRunners
46 1:29:32 David Hager 56 M Newfields NH
47 1:29:55 Eric Bowden 49 M Lynn MA
48 1:30:05 John Wigglesworth 65 M Ipswich MA TeamGlostah!
49 1:30:17 Bob Gillis 64 M Gloucester MA TeamGlostah!
50 1:30:44 Matthias Nehring 38 M Bedford MA
51 1:31:56 Robert Parent 62 M Litchfield NH
52 1:32:15 Tim Rothfuss 49 M WestLebanon NH
53 1:32:21 Lisa Doucett 63 F Andover MA CSU
54 1:32:35 Elizabeth Tardugno 39 F Concord NH
55 1:32:51 Ann Welch 38 F Medford MA DavisSquareRunners
56 1:33:33 Eric German 44 M NewIpswich NH
57 1:34:01 Richard Georato 51 M Brentwood NH
58 1:35:09 John Hollister 52 M Cambridge MA
59 1:35:22 Kendra McDowell 47 F Stow MA
60 1:35:35 Paul Comeau 57 M Plastow NH WinnersCircle
61 1:36:06 Lucinda Bliss 54 F Manchester NH
62 1:36:48 Stephen Galloway 56 M Framingham MA GFRC
63 1:37:27 Robert Hendrix 31 M ChestnutHill MA
64 1:37:29 Alejandra Ojeda 28 F 50StationsLanding MA
65 1:37:39 Leslie Friday 40 F Gloucester MA
66 1:37:39 Barnaby Prendergast 47 M Gloucester MA TeamGloucester
67 1:38:02 Brandon Mondejar 47 M Lawrence MA
68 1:38:22 Maureen Appleyard 50 F Essex MA TeamGlostah!
69 1:38:48 Harry Veal 55 M Framingham MA GFRC
70 1:40:01 Eric Jacobsen 47 M Hopkinton MA GFRC
71 1:40:27 Andrew Sarsfield 33 M Salem NH
72 1:40:58 Becky Majerson 33 F Lynnfield MA MysticRunners
73 1:41:37 Eric Mohan 49 M Pelham NH
74 1:41:52 Tom Mitchell 56 M Beverly MA TeamGlostah!
75 1:42:04 Randy Miller 48 M Chelmsford MA
76 1:42:25 Dan Balestrieri 39 M Billerica MA
77 1:43:01 Cheryl Asselin 52 F Hopkinton MA TVFR
78 1:43:17 Paul Selkirk 54 M NorthReading MA MysticRunners
79 1:43:23 Kathleen O'Connor 50 F Holden MA TVFR
80 1:44:32 Jessica Shay 18 F Andover MA
81 1:45:44 Michael Sheehan 50 M Lowell MA GLRR
82 1:46:21 Andrea Gustafson 17 F Merrimack NH GCS
83 1:46:23 Gary Gustafson 50 M Merrimack NH GCS
84 1:47:58 Dave Geary 53 M Gloucester MA TeamGloucester
85 1:49:27 Bob Gannon 50 M Salem NH
86 1:51:56 Lizz Ramirez 46 F Nashua NH
87 1:51:57 Heidi Camire 39 F Manchester NH
88 1:52:04 Pavan Panchapakeshan 39 M Andover MA
89 1:52:49 Andrew Szendey 59 M Andover MA MVS
90 1:52:49 Emily Schultz 23 F Lowell MA
91 1:52:54 Lana Popova 53 F Andover MA
92 1:52:56 Brian Gallagher 69 M Rochester NH AcidoticRacing
93 1:55:17 Diane Mullet 54 F Longmont CO
94 1:55:19 Laura Doran 36 F Longmont CO
95 1:55:37 Thomas Parker 58 M Nashua NH
96 1:55:44 David Sorrells 59 M Harvard MA
97 1:55:46 Rachel Crawford 37 F Lowell MA GLRR
98 1:56:49 Ivonne GarfiasToledo 46 F Erie CO
99 1:57:06 Jeff Hattem 68 M Natick MA GFRC/TVFR
100 1:57:26 David Olson 52 M Beverly MA TeamGloucester
101 1:58:05 Susan Ekstrum 37 F Methuen MA
102 1:58:20 Judy Tasker 46 F Melrose MA LynnWoodsRunningCrew
103 2:01:36 Kathleen Furlani 70 F BroadBrook CT ShenipsitStriders
104 2:02:18 James Wismer 57 M Ipswich MA
105 2:03:05 Chris Harrison 65 M Boston MA LStreet
106 2:04:06 Yuen Chun 61 F NewYork NY
107 2:05:19 David Achenbach 61 M Natick MA GFRC
108 2:06:00 Anita Avery 30 F Lowell MA
109 2:07:33 Rahul Raina 42 M Acton MA
110 2:12:06 Wendy Russell 54 F Driggs ID
111 2:12:22 Sam Brelsfoard 42 M Stoneham MA
112 2:12:59 MaryLou White 63 F Bolton CT
113 2:16:01 Matt Sullivan 47 M Woburn MA
114 2:16:54 Matthew Sarsfield 31 M EastBoston MA
115 2:17:27 Robert Carter 57 M Westford MA
116 2:21:55 Angela King 39 F Peabody MA
117 2:23:03 Marc Sylvain 54 M Salem NH MVS
118 2:27:18 Tom Speidel 58 M NuttingLake MA
119 2:31:05 Christine Ragan 43 F Wrentham MA
120 2:31:07 Rebecca Collins 44 F Wrentham MA
121 2:31:07 Mary McDowell 50 F Stow MA

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Latest version of the application




Link is here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WftOcahoF2s_YzWZsYpOAOHOIZrY334m/view?usp=sharing

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Link to complete results and stats

Link below will take you to all stats and full results for the Merrimack River trail race (1992-present).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kRUqiRxwCXnRoh0cWwE4ix-E6VOlajqW/view?usp=sharing

Friday, November 30, 2018

2019 Application!



The application for the 2019 Merrimack River trail race is now available:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DQEe4-66RDEDjplzuiyeFJsvbd4E6xa7/view?usp=sharing

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

2017 Recap


The trail was in very good shape despite 6” of snow that fell exactly one week prior to the race.  Heavy rain (2 inches!) during the week removed the snow and the course drained well leaving a mostly mud-less trek.  The power-line trail, which isn’t a maintained trail, had a huge number of downed trees but RD Steve Peterson and volunteer Ed Sheldon did an admirable job clearing it out.  Word has it that the trail may be unpassable in the future due to construction on the power-line.  Time will tell.
 
Race day conditions were typical with temps in the low 40s and a steady wind of at least 10 mph.  The wind seemed to be mostly a cross-breeze which felt like a head-wind in BOTH directions!  Perhaps the rough weather the week before convinced people the trail would not be in good shape as the smallest field since 2005 showed up (152 finishers this year and 145 in 2005).  This was also the oldest average age (43.54) which topped the previous high of 43.0.  By comparison the average finisher’s age was 35.3 in 1992 and 36.7 in 1999.
 
Five women’s single age records and one Age Group record (60+) were set and seven men’s single age records and 3 Age group records were broken (under 19, 50, 70).  Perhaps the wind slowed things down?  For the women only five finished under 1:20 which is the least since 2014 (4).  Last year a record 15 broke 1:20.  For the men only five broke 1:05 which is the least since 2004.  Last year a record 23 ran under 1:05, typically about 10 runners come in under 1:05.
 
Jenn Brooks ran here 11th Rivah and ran her best time (by 3 seconds) getting her first win and the 11th fastest all-time women’s time.  She has finished every place in the top 8 except 7th with an 8th, 6th, 5th, 2-4th, 2-3rd, 3-2nd, and her 1st.  She also set the age 37 record breaking Pam Alexander’s 1:11:36 from 1992.
 
Lisa Doucett set the 60+ age group record (which is also the 13th fastest 50+ time) taking over 6 minutes off of Marcy Schwam’s 1:38:41 from 2016.  She also broke the single-age (61) record by 19 minutes.
 
Carol Comeau, Linda Usher, and Kathleen Furlani ran the 10th, 11th, and 12th all-time fastest 60+ times.  Usher also joined the exclusive “100 mile club” with her 10th Rivah finish.  Comeau has the women’s lead in “most finishes” with 13.
 
Brandon Newbould picked up his third win which ties him with Dave Dunham, Ben Nephew, and Kevin Tilton.  The only other multiple time winner is Paul Low with five.
 
Fred Ross III set a record in the 70+ age group taking over 3 minutes off of George Gilder’s 1:34:11 from 2012.  He also took 11 minutes off of Tony Federer’s single age (70) record of 1:41:35 from 2009.
 
Dave Dunham set the 50+ age group record running 28 seconds faster than Matt Curran’s 1:07:15 from 2008.  Ed Sheldon ran the all-time 6th fastest 50+ time.
 
Patrick Caron took nearly a minute off of Patrick Moulton’s 61:41 AGR for 19 and under set in 2000.
 
Tim Van Orden (40+) and Stephen Whittey (60+) ran the 4th fastest and 6th fastest all-time times in their respective age groups.
 
Tom Speidel continued his streak.  He has finished all (26) of the Merrimack River trail races.  Dave Geary finished his 15th consecutive and Scott Spence and Chris Harrison both finished their 12th consecutive.
 
Thirty-four runners have completed 10 or more Rivah’s (100 mile club).  Bob Gillis joined the exclusive “200 mile club” with his 20th finish this year.  The leaders include Speidel (26), Spence (24) and Paul Comeau (21).
 
All stats are included in the exhaustive spreadsheet (link below)
 
Enjoy!
 

2017 finish line pictures

Link to nearly 400 finish line pictures!  Thank you Rose Washak!

https://www.facebook.com/rosalita13/media_set?set=a.10209712628952302.1073741931.1227678328&type=3