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Breaking News!!

8/12/17

New Record at the Sharon Sprint Trathalon.

Check out the results!

Congratulations to Jan Prenaveau on completing her first Tri!

8/5/17

The rain stopped. There was no lightning. The race did start on time and there was the thundering steps of runners who love to run, laugh, and have fun... Hats-off to Cairo (the dog). Eleven years in a row!

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Congratulations to Jon-Paul Mandelburg and Hannah Sullivan; The 2017 Connecticut Trail 7-Mile State Champions! Nice run by the Mohegan Striders Men's team. They edged The Manchester Running Company team by a very close 8 minutes and 16 seconds.

18th Annual People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run, Barkhamsted, CT- Today's results!

8/3/17

The pre-registration list for People's.

Course map

7/31/17

This Saturday is the 18th Annual People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run at the Matheis Grove pavilion in Barkhamsted, CT. The course is in great shape and it should be a fun event with some of the top trail runners not only from the state, but from the region. The hills seem a lot smaller this year. The event is part of the New England Grand Tree Series and part of the USA Track and Field of Connecticut's Trail Grand Prix. The run is open to everyone. Race-day registration opens at 8:00 AM, the run starts at 9:00 AM, and the run registration fee is $10.00. Take a look at the course map. All the miles are marked and there is an unmanned water station at the 4-Mile mark. There is USATF-CT team prize money as well as a $20 cash bonus for a new course record, and age froup awards. Please bring some food, beverages, and/or utensils to share with the group at the post run party. I'll see you there!

7/16/17

The Canaan 5-Mile Road Race drew a large turnout and the old guys did pretty good!

Today's Results!

6/24/17

The Westfield 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon!

Today's Results!

6/17/17

6/11/17

Beat the Heat! The run along the shores of Candlewood Lake at 9:00 AM was the place to be; in the 11th Annual Strides to Cure Diabetes 5-Mille Road Race, in Brookfield, CT.

Today's Results!

6/10/17

It is a gorgeous day! The Dash and Bash 5K from Waterbury, CT.

Today's results!

6/4/17

A weekend for the young....

What a Duck! 13-Year Old sets Course Record! The 3rd Annual Rubber Duck 5K from Naugatuck, CT.

Today's Results!

6/3/17

The 4th Annual Heels and Wheels 5K drew a respectable crowd to run along the Naugatuck river in Harwinton. The race is intended to raise awareness about Connecticut's trail system. Today is National Trail day! The course is the only certified 5K in Harwinton and it's relatively easy. 11-Year Old Sets New Course Record!

Today's Results!

 

5/29/17

The 39th Annual Norfolk 5-Mile Classic Road Race.

Today's Results!

5/28/17

The 16th Annual Race Around the Lake drew a large crowd for the holiday weekend. The 3.5-Mile run around West Hill Pond at Brodie Park in New Hartford is a classic with some very good local talent.

 

Today's Race!

5/21/17

The Shine On 5k at Lewis Mills High School in Burlington had a nice turnout on a nice day!

Today's Results!

5/20/17

The Barkhamsted PTO River Run 5K!

Today's Results!

5/13/17

Runners here at the ESPN 5k Fitness Run & 2.5K Walk are ready to race before the storm hits.

Today's Results!

5/7/17

The rain stopped, the clouds parted, and the sun did shine on the Thrill in the Hills Duathlon.

Roxanne Stepnowski

 

Today's Results!

4/30/17

Phillips and Rudiwski take the We Care 5K!

4/29/17

Hoof it for Haiti

Today's Results!

4/22/17

The American Heart Association held its 3rd Annual Fairfield County 5K Heart Run and Walk at Sherwood Island State Park on a certified 5K course and USATF sanctioned race.

Today's Results!

4/9/17

What a gorgeous day for a run over the Hudson River!

Today's Results!

4/5/17

This Sunday is the Hand-in-Hand 5K run over the Hudson River Walkway. The course is flat, USATF certified, fast, and the view is spectacular! Check out the Race Application page for this race and for several more races coming up over the next few weeks.

4/2/17

For those of you who suffered through April Fool's Day; the snow, freezing rain, and ice have left. Today , the sun is shining, the temperature has moderated, and it's a beautiful spring day. Perfect for a run! The 2nd Annual Chris Corbett 5K has a fantastic turnout!

Today's Race Results!

3/22/17

There are some great races coming up! You can download the race registration form and mail in your entry, or you can register on-line. Check out the Race Application page.

3/3/17

photo courtesy of; Jorge Criollo

This American Bald Eagle was circling over the start of the 33rd Annual Lake Waramaug Polar Bear Run. Many thanks to EMT Criollo and to the many volunteers that helped to make this a great event. see you next year!

2/26/17

Asher Brandt had an outstanding run today around the lake. Alyssa Cole was the first female and 3rd overall. Check out the results!

2/25/17

It looks like we're in for good weather tomorrow at the 33rd Annual Polar Bear Run.

There are 250 T-Shirts to be handed out to the first 250 people who show up to pre registration.

View the Pre-registration List.

Parking is very limited. The ground may be soft. Please car pool. Please get there early. Thank you.

2/22/17

The 33rd Annual Polar Bear 7.6-Mile Run around Lake Waramaug is this Sunday. The weather looks like it's going to be good and the course conditions should be clean and fast. Please get there early and try to commute. Parking is very limited. You can register on-line until Friday. Check out the on-line registration or download the race application.

2/19/17

Great day for the Danbury Big Chili 5k

Today's results!

1/11/17

The 33rd Annual Polar Bear Run is scheduled to run the 7.6-Mile loop, counter clockwise, around Lake Waramaug in New Preston, CT on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM. This is a mostly flat and fast course that starts and finishes in front of the Lake Waramaug Country Club. Pre-registration is now open. You can download the race registration form or register on-line.

1/7/17

Norfolk Results!

1/5/17

The Norfolk Pub 10-Miler is on schedule for this Saturday. There is an early start at 10:30 for those runners who plan to run 100 minutes or more. The standard start is 11:00 AM. Runners will need to be identified in the computer by heat A or heat B. When you collect your number at the registration area, be sure to identify which start time you plan on running. Take a look at the pre-registration list.

There is race-day registration that opens at 9:00 AM. Please park at the Town Hall.

1/3/17

On-Line Registration for the Norfolk Pub 10-Mile ends 1/4 at 1:30 AM!

The Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race will offer an early start for those runners who plan on running 100 minutes or more.
The Competitive start is at 11:00 AM.
The early start is at 10:30 AM.
Those runners who choose to run in the early start shall have a minimum time of 100 minutes and must declare their start time upon pick-up of their bib number.
The estimated time for awards will be 1:00 PM

1/1/17

Happy New Year!

It's a beautiful day for a run. Gordy's First Race has bright sunshine and moderate tempertures. A New Record!

Zablocki breaks a record from 1994!

54-Year Old Zolty rings the bell! Glass tops women in Milton Resolution 5-Miler!

Today's Race Results!

12/18/16

The 18th Annual Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race is scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2016.

On-Line Registration is available.

12/16/16 10:00 AM EST

The 18th Annual Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race postponed to Saturday, January 7, 2017

I just received word from the Town of Norfolk that, due to the impending snow storm, Norfolk is predicted to receive in excess of 5 inches of snow. The town will have trucks on the roads in an effort to keep the roads clear and safe and to that effect, runners should not be on the roads. The timing of the storm currently looks like it is synchronized to have maximum effect in the morning and through early afternoon.

The race will start at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Race-day registration will open at 9:00 AM. The early start will be at 10:30 (please note the Early Start Rules below).

Please pass on this notice to fellow runners.

I apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see all of you on the 7th. Thank you.

12/15/16

The weather and course conditions for Norfolk, CT are being monitored.

Currently, the race is on schedule.

Stay tuned for updates.

12/9/16

It is interesting to see the formidable Dave Dunham's name move to the bottom of the list and wonder if Jeff Niedeck's Master record will hold for another year. There is Open, Master and Grand Master prize money. Will a woman ever break 60 minutes at Norfolk? Claudia Camargo (Nero) dominated from 2004 to 2007 and Shannon McHale's masters record seems pretty safe...

Top Fifteen Times for Men in Norfolk Pub 10-Miler (CT00003DR). Greystone offers $100.00 for a new course record and $50.00 for a new Master's record!

1. Chris Zablocki 23, 53:09, 5:19's, 1st in 2011

2. Chris Zablocki 24, 53:35, 5:22's, 1st in 2012

3. William Sanders 24, 53:54, 5:24's, 2nd in 2011

4. Chad Johnson 26, 54:40, 5:28's, 1st in 2001

5. Peter Oviatt 32, 55:38, 5:34's, 2nd in 2001

6. Marc Robaczynski 37, 55:58, 5:36's, 3rd in 2011

7. Kevin Curley 26, 56:21, 5:39's, 1st in 2006

8. Eric Blake 24, 56:37, 5:40's, 1st in 2003

9. Eric Blake 26, 56:54, 5:42's, 1st in 2005

10. Brian Nelson 31, 57:16, 5:44's, 4th in 2011

11. Jon French 24, 57:24, 5:45's, 1st in 2007

12. Zack Schwartz 21, 57:42, 5:47's, 1st in 2009

13. Brian Nelson 30, 57:44, 5:47's, 1st in 2010

14. Joseph LeMay 38, 57:47, 5:47's, 1st in 2004

15. Dave Dunham 36, 57:57, 5:48's, 1st in 2000

16. Jeff Niedeck 45, 58:24, 5:51's, 2nd in 2009 (Master's Record)

Top Fifteen Times for Women in Norfolk Pub 10-Miler (CT00003DR). Greystone offers $100.00 for a new course record and $50.00 for a new Master's record!

There was no shift in the men's top 15 in 2015; however, there were several changes for the women. Melissa Stellato became only the second woman to break 65 minutes. Who will be the first woman to break 60? Could Stellato crack the Camargo top 4? Annmarie Tuxbury is new to the list. Tuxbury is young. Talented, youthful inexperience on the Norfolk 10 will measure strength, stamina, speed, guts, and intelligence.

1. Claudia Camargo 35, 1:00:33, 6:04's, 3rd in 2006

2. Claudia Camargo 36, 1:01:58, 6:12's, 4th in 2007

3. Claudia Camargo 33, 1:03:51, 6:24's, 5th in 2004

4. Claudia Camargo 34, 1:04:46, 6:29's, 4th in 2005

5. Melissa Stellato 33 1:04:55, 6:30's, 8th in 2015

6. Shannon Mchale 40, 1:05:07, 6:31's, 18th in 2011 (Master's Record)

7. Melissa Stellato 32, 1:05:32, 6:34's, 7th in 2014

8. Bess Ritter 24, 1:06:32, 6:40's in 2011

9. Melissa Stellato 31, 1:06:59, 6:42's, 10th in 2013

10. Donna Kay-Ness 50, 1:07:31, 6:46's in 2013

11. Annemarie Tuxbury 21, 1:07:49, 6:47's, 13th in 2015

12. Brittany Heninger 23, 1:08:23, 6:51's in 2011

13. Liz Fagan 28, 1:09:06, 6:55's in 2003

14. Kate Lapinski 41, 1:09:17, 6:56's in 2006

15. Brittany Heninger 21, 1:09:44, 6:59's in 2009

Saturday, December 17, is the big day! On-Line Registration is still open and you can register at the race!

Parking , registration, the start, and finish are located at the Town Hall on Maple Ave. Race-Day registration closes at 10:45 AM. Gun time is 11:00 AM. Current USATF mebership is required for cash awards. Awards (must be present to win) will take place at The Wood creek Bar and Grill at approximately 1:05 PM. See you there!

 

12/3/16

Th 34th Annual Litchfield Jingle Bell 5K with Santa!

Today's Results!

11/28/16

Year-End Races and 1/1/17!

The Litchfield Jingle Bell 5K is Saturday 12/3 at 11:00 AM. This race draws about 300 runners in a runner friendly town with holiday costumes, fun, and fast times on a certified course. Download the race application. There is race-day registration!

The 18th Annual Norfolk Pub 10-mile Road Race on Saturday 12/17 at 11:00 AM. This race draws about 300 runners in a runner friendly town. The course is certified. It's a challenging race with plenty of spectacular scenic vistas. Prize money for overalls. PEZ awards in 5-year age groups. The party at the Woodcreek Bar and Grill is a lot of fun! Take advantage of the on-line registration price or download the race application.

The Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race will offer an early start for those runners who plan on running 100 minutes or more.
The Competitive start is at 11:00 AM.
The early start is at 10:30 AM.
Those runners who choose to run in the early start shall have a minimum time of 100 minutes and must declare their start time upon pick-up of their bib number.
The estimated time for awards will be 1:00 PM

New Year's Day has plenty of races.
The Milton Resolution 5-Mile Run will be timed with the BibTag chip system this year. This is a challenging 5-Miler run on some very pretty back roads in one of the country burroughs of Litchfield.

The Brookfield 4-Miler is a great race with nearly 400 runners.

Westfield Massachusetts offers a certified 5K or a certified 10K.

11/24/16

Happy Thanksgiving!

The WMAC puts on a great 5K Turkey Trot at a low, low, price! The crowds turnout and the party begins in Adams, MA!

Today's Race Results!

11/20/16

Wind and snow. The 42nd Annual Fischang Ciccetti 5K and 5-Mile draw good crowd and great runners.

Today's race Results!

11/13/16

Women's record falls at Age Before Beauty Cross-Country 5K!

Today's Race Results!

11/12/16

The Sacred Heart High School Veteran's Day 5K

Today's results!

11/5/16

It was a great Saturday for fall racing in The Constitution State.

The Forman School hosts a top notch HVAL Cross-Country Championship. Runaways take top honors. Grimes is only a junior. A tie breaker for the boys' second step on the podium. Wilder can run. Four (4) points for first in the girls!

Solid runners at The Falls. Longo preps for Fischang. Zolty making a solid recovery after some time off recovery from the effects of living la vita local. The Ed McGuire Memorial Cannonball Run 5K in Falls Village, CT. The cannon blast. The crowd jumps. The start down main street.

Douaihy record falls at the Run Like a Deer 5K in Barkhamsted, CT. Several runners competed in the Deer and then the Falls.

Today's Race Results!

10/25/16

On-Line Registration is available for Age Before Beauty Cross-Country 5K

On-Line Registration is available for the 18th Annual Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race.

10/22/16

CIA 5K - Today's Results!

10/16/16

Walk in their Footsteps-Race for Awareness 5K, Waterbury, CT! Today's Results!

Run for the Cove! Today's Results!

10/8/16

It's a perfect day at Sherwood Island State Park. The American Heart Association has its 2nd Annual Hear Walk and 5K Run!

Today's Results!

10/5/16

Results are posted!

10/2/16

K-9's lead the way at the 4th Annual Run Stanley Cross-Country 5K!

10/1/16

Veillette cruises!

Results for the 11th Annual Bob Veillette Memorial 5K are posted!

34-Years around the lake. When it started, there weren't that many races. There were a lot more 10K's back then; today, 10K's are rare. The 35th should be a douzy!

9/28/16
Subject: Just 3 days until the 2016 Bob Veillette 5K Road Race and Walk
Good evening!

We are just three days away from the 11th annual Bob Veillette 5K Road Race and Walk – the race starts at Library Park in downtown Waterbury at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, and registration opens at 7 a.m.

Today is the last day to register online and save $5. Click here to register online.

To add the race to your personal calendar, just click on the iCal attached to this email.

Can’t participate this year, but still want to help Bob? Please consider giving a donation through our new Bob 5K Go Fund Me site or by mailing a check made out to “Locked In 5K Road Race” to Race Director Dave Krechevsky, 14 Clearview Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492.

All donations – no matter how small – are gratefully accepted.

As you know, all funds raised by this event go toward ongoing medical expenses for stroke survivor Bob Veillette, expenses that amount to thousands of dollars each month, so we hope to see you at Library Park Oct. 1!

Alison Skratt
Publicity and Sponsorship Coordinator
Bob Veillette 5K Road Race and Walk


P.S. You are receiving this e-mail because you have participated in this event in the past. If you would like to get off this distribution list, please contact me at bobveillette5K@gmail.com.

9/25/16

The first weekend of Fall offers fantastic weather and great races!

The 3rd Annual Pies and Pints 5K Ta-Ta Trot!

The 3rd Annual Norfolk Land Trust Trail Race 5K and 10K!

Today's Results

9/24/16

What a gorgeous day for a run in Litchfield. The Litchfield Volunteer Fire Department 5K had a great day!

Today's Results

9/23/16

If you are looking for a fairly flat, fast, certified 5K, then Litchfield has your race race. Tomorrow at 11:00 AM is the Litchfield Volunteer Fire Departments 4th Annual Fall 5K Run. Start, finish, and registration is located at the Plumb Hill playing fields. Come on out and show support for the Fire Fighters of Litchfield. The weather is going to be perfect for a personal best! View Race Registration form/info.

9/17/16

Deep River!

Dad's Matter Too!

Today's Results!

9/10/16

Vesci and Mah go one-one! Results for the Thalberg 5K, from Southington, are posted!

9/7/16

Come join us this Saturday at Thalberg Elementary School for the 2nd annual Family Walk/Run 5k. Race starts at 8:30 am and includes a 1 mile fun run for kids. 145 Dunham Rd, Southington. Race Parking at Southington High School 720 Pleasant St, shuttle buses available. Additional info

8/27/16

Today's Sullivan Race Results!

8/26/16

Looks like a great crowd for the 28th Annual Sullivan 5K Run-Walk. The Race starts tomorrow with the Diaper Derby at 8:30, the Kids Fun Run, the 5K Walk at 9:10AM and the 5K Run at 9:30 AM.

Check out the Pre-registration list!

8/25/16

Don’t miss your chance to take part in this year’s 6th Annual “Run for Your Knives” 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, October 22—an exciting part of the Alumni Homecoming festivities. Even if running isn’t your thing, walking the course with its views of the beautiful Hudson River and meandering path through the Hyde Park campus is a must-have experience!

8/7/16

POCO Fest!

Today's Race Results!

8/6/16

Another great turnout for the People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run. It was the CCSU Head Coach for Track and Field,Cross-Country, the world record holder for the tread mill marathon, former winner of Mount Washington, and an all-star competitor for the USATF Internatioanl Mountain Racing Tean, Eric Blake with the victory.

JDK took the women's Team Competition and TBD took the Men's! The picnic and comaraderie were awesome! Thank you...

Results for the 17th Annual People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run are posted!

8/5/16

Tomorrow is the 17th Annual People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run. There is team prize money for the first men's and women's team of 3, scored by time. You do not have to belong to any club or organization. You do have to declare your team before the race. Check out the pre-registration list.

8/2/16

This Saturday is the 17th Annual People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run. The race starts and finishes at the Matheis Grove Pavilion on East River Rd. in Barkhamsted, CT. Race-Day registration opens at 8:00 AM and the race goes off at 9:00 AM. This is a New England Grand Tree event. The race is open to everyone. If you would like to win money, then run for a Team. There is male(3) and female(3) open team prize money. Teams do not have to be part of the USATF, but they must declare their team members before the race. There is also a pot-luck picnic after the race. Bring some food and/or beverage to share. I'll get the grill going, you get your run on. See you there!

7/30/16

It's a great day to run one of the classics! Connecticut's third oldest race; The New Milford 8-Mile Road Race! There is also a 5K. Temperatures have moderated a bit with a start time temp around 75 degrees.

Today's Race Results...

7/19/16

Some Fantastic, Dog Days of Summer, Races on the Horizon:

Saturday, July 30th is the 49th Annual New Milford Road Race. This is a classic 8-Miler and a 5K with individual prize money. The Town of New Milford turns out to celebrate this annual event with some of the top runners in the country. Download the app or register on-line.

Saturday, August 6th is The People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run at Matheis Grove in Barkhamsted. Part of the New England Grand Tree series, this annual trail run includes top runners from all over New England. Entry fee is very affordable. Download the Race Registration form.

Sunday, August 7th is the POCO 5K Cross-Country race in North Branford. Celebrating the annual Potato and Corn Festival, this race is one of the largest cross-country races in Connecticut.The race is part of the North Branford Potato and Corn Festival - celebrating 15 years.
The 5k Cross Country Race is in its 8th year. Challenging Course is over rolling terrain through fields,
woods and over a stream. Also a 1 Mile Kids Run - 12 and under and a 5k XC Fitness Walk.
Race shirt, snacks and awards are included. Download the app or register on line.

7/17/16

Today's Race Results

7/15/16

The turnout for the Canaan 5-Miler looks good! Check out the pre-registration list...

6/27/16

A WYLD time was had by all.

Results for the Annual WYLD 3.4-Mile Mud Run from Camp Wa Wa Segowea are posted!

6/20/16

Happy Summer Solstice!

This Saturday, test your agility, strength, and stamina at the WYLD Mud Run in Southfield, Massachusetts. Southfield is located just across the line from Norfolk, Connecticut. Camp Wa Wa Segowea is easily accessible from route 272 and about 10 minutes from downtown Norfolk. This is the 6th year for the event that draws competitors from all over the region. It's a great race, set in a great location. See you there! Register on-line or download an application.

6/18/16

Colebrook has a Jewell of a race.

Today's Race Results!

6/11/16

The Great Dash and Bash 5K, presented by the Waterbury YMCA.

Today's Race Results!

6/5/16

Brookfield Results are coming...

6/4/16

Happy National Trail Day!

The Wheels and Heels 5K, in Harwinton, is run to raise funds and help support the Trail System along the Naugatuck River. The course is flat, fast, and USATF Certified.

Today's Race Results!

5/31/16

BROOKFIELD LIONS – JDRF
STRIDES TO CURE DIABETES 5-MILER
JUNE 5, 2016 (9:00 A.M.)

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Brookfield Lions Club has needed to relocate the annual Strides to Cure Diabetes 5-Miler to Brookfield High School, 45 Long Meadow Hill Road, Brookfield, CT 06804.
All other details pertaining to the Strides are the same. The race will commence at 9:00 a.m.; race day registration opens at 8:00 a.m.; the cost is $25.00 per person.
We apologize for this inconvenience, but look forward to your joining us on a new 5-mile course as described below.

5-MILER COURSE:
Starts in front of Brookfield High School on Long Meadow Hill Road (Auditorium Entrance); proceeds north on Long Meadow Hill Road; turns right on Signal Hill Road; turns left on Hidden Brook Road; turns right on Cove Road; turns left on Hopbrook Road; turns right on Kimberly Drive; turns left on Riverford Road; turns right on Long Meadow Hill Road; turns left on Ironworks Hill Road; turns left on Farview Road; turns left on Hillandale Road; turns right on Long Meadow Hill Road; turns left into Student Parking Lot (furthest North entrance); finishes on access road in front of Brookfield High School (Auditorium Entrance).

5/30/16

Happy Memorial Day!

A great day in Norfolk!

Today's Race Results!

The Race application for The 17th Annual People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run is posted.

5/29/16

The Norfolk 5-Miler is on at noon, Memorial Day. Tough runners, run tough courses under difficult weather conditions, and do well. Run one of the oldest races in Connecticut and compare your performance against some of the best runners in New England and New York. See you there.

The Vermont City Marathon shut down at noon today.

The Bloomfield Road Race, schedulled for Memorial Day, has been cancelled due to possible weather complications.

It's Hot!

The runners were smokin at the 15th Annual Race Around the Lake in New Hartford.

Today's Race Results!

5/28/16

The YMCA of Naugatuck presents: The 2nd Annual Rubber Duck 5K

Today's Race Results!

5/22/16

Brookfield Parkinson's 2-Mile Walk and 3-Mile Run!

Today's Race Results!

5/19/16

UTC Aerospace!

Today's Race Results!

5/15/16

Shine On!

Today's Race Results!

5/8/16

Happy Mother's Day!

Today's Race Results!

5/7/15

Rain, Rain, Go Away.

Come Again Some Other Day!

Today's race results!

5/1/16

Happy May Day!

It was a battle between two young guns that went back and forth over the last 600 meters. In the end, one second separated the two. Results for the 21st Annual Edmund Ganem Memorial 5K Road Race from Terryville are posted!

4/30/16

Cool temperatures in the upper 40's. The rain has stopped. The wind is calm and the sun is shining. It's a great morning for a race! The 6th Annual Hoof it for Haiti 5K in Southbury is a fantastic event for a great cause.

Today's Race Results

4/24/16

Clear blue skies, cool, dry temperatures in the mid 40's with an occasional breeze. Ideal racing conditions for the We Care 5K in Brookfield.

Today's Race Results

4/23/16

The rain stopped. The clouds looked threatening and the wind made for good kite flying. The runners were not deterred from the 1st Annual Run for the Farm 5K in Sherman.

Today's Race Results

4/10/16

Sunshine, dry, cool temperatures, great races!

Race Results

4/3/16

Spring is here! Despite several inches of heavy wet snow, the races took place, and the runners ran. In Waterbury , it was the premier of the Chris Corbett 5K with nearly 600 finishers. In Westfield, it was the Oleksak Lumber Westfield 5K, 10K, and Half-Marathon. Both event drew smaller crowds due to the inclement weather; however, the roads were clear and the racers had some pretty decent times, despite cooler temperatures and very strong winds. The port-a-let at mile two blew over!

Check out the race results.

4/2/16

The Westfield Half-Marathon, 5K, 10K starts at 11:00 AM tomorrow, April 3, 2016. From Middletown, CT, take i91 North to Westfield, MA. Race day registration closes at 10:30 AM. Come early!

Westfield 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon Race Website.

3/4/16

Get your training in now, because the month of April is filled with some great races! Check out the Race Application page.

2/28/16

Leap Year is tomorrow!

James McKidy and David Hunt ran together for the firs two miles. Over the third mile, Hunt began to tighten up as he realized that 5:26 and 5:26 is just too fast for his current level of training. McKirdy is six weeks into his training and he continued to press. There was a steady wind from every direction around Lake Waramaug but the sun was shining and the temperature made it feel like an early April run in spring-time. Samantha Glass is not running for a college team and has forgone NCAA elligibility. She was fourth overall, a couple minutes behind 53-year old, Jim Zoldy!

Results for the 32nd Annual Polar Bear 7.8-Mile Run are posted. Thanks to Wallie Jahn and his tireless efforts to establish this deep winter race. And thank you to Dave Dunleavy for picking up the mantle. See you next year for the 33rd Annual Polar Bear Run!

2/27/16

The cell reception at the Polar Bear Run is poor. I will attempt to post results to this website while the race is in progress. Be sure to hit refresh each time you check in to see the most current results. These are the pre-registrations! The weather looks like it's going to be fantastic to run steady, competitive splits, for 7.6-miles!

2/24/16

Check out the Race Application Page. Don't forget to hit refresh...

Polar Bear Run 7.6-Miles around Lake Waramaug is this Sunday. The race starts at 11:00 AM. Get there early. Parking is limited and it's a hike from the registration area to the start line. This is a great race with a fast course. In 2015 this was the USATF/Connecticut Cup Championship! See you there!

2/22/16

Mario Longo has been a quality racer for the past decade. As he made the turn into the final 200 meter stretch, he started to follow the pace vehicle of the course and almost lost the lead. It just goes to show that mistakes can happen to the best of runners. A good rule of thumb for the beginner racers is to always practice the finish. Incorporate the finsh as part up your prerace warmup. Be sure about that final mile and your kick to the finish will be all the more stronger. Longo set a new course record!

The women's race was just as dramatic as the men's. Sarah Schecter was able to hold off a hard charging Julianna Carney. Schecter set a new course record! Many thank to the Dabury Westerners. There was a record turnout for the 4th Annual Big Chili 5K in Danbury, CT. A great rae with some pretty good chili...Final Results are posted!

2/21/16

This is a test set-up page for race-day results. Results will be posted shortly after the top 10 finishers, 25, 50, 100, 150, 200.... You will be able to look up your results from your smart phone while the race is still active by clicking the "Most Recent" link below. Please note that these real time results are considered preliminary until they are marked as final (usually within 24 hours; pending protests, typo corrections, eligibility, and rules violations).

Results from the 4th Annual Big Chili 5K. Most recent.

2/19/16

The Big Chili 5K is going to warm you up! The race is this Sunday at 10:00 AM at the Danbury Sports Dome. There is race-day registration from 8:30 to 9:30. Come on down and run the chill off. Check out the pre registration list.

1/21/16

Great races on deck for February. Check out the race application page.

Contact: Paul Schaffer Release date: January 14, 2016
Cell phone: 203-241-4655
Email: paul@danburywesterners.com


DANBURY WESTERNERS ANNOUNCE 4th ANNUAL BIG CHILI 5K

DANBURY, CT (January 14): The Danbury Westerners are pleased to announce that the 4th Annual Danbury Westerners Big Chili 5K is set for Sunday, February 21 at 10:00AM at the Danbury Sports Dome.

The race is part of the Chili Winter Warm Up which is a family festival and chili cook-off also held at the Danbury Sports Dome on Sunday, April 3 at 1:00PM. The course is fast and flat, leaving from the Danbury Sports Dome, rolling into Bethel and back to the Dome.

Runners will be treated with refreshments in the Dome following the race including a hot bowl of chili. Age group awards will be presented in seven different categories and t-shirts will be awarded to the first 150 registrants.

There will also be two free Kids Runs inside the Dome starting at 9:15AM. Children ages 5-8 will run one lap, and children ages 9-12 will complete two laps. There is no entry fee, and all registered children will receive a free sports pack (while supplies last).

Paul Schaffer, President of the Danbury Westerners and a participant in each of the prior three Big Chili 5k road races said, “This is a great event where families can enjoy a nice run on a relatively flat course, and then warm up inside the Sports Dome with some chili. We are grateful for all of the runners who participate each year, and for our sponsors who help us with this event.”

Major sponsors include Fairfield County Bank, Berkshire Broadcasting, Durkins Awnings and New Balance of Bethel. Presenting sponsors are the Danbury Westerners and the Danbury Sports Dome.

For additional information and registration for the Big Chili 5k, please visit www.hitekrecing.com or call (203) 788-3408.

For registration for the Kids Run, please email mike@danburrywesterners.com with the name, age and sex of the child, and contact information for the parent.

About Danbury Westerners
The Danbury Westerners compete in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, the premiere summer league for college athletes to play competitive, wooden-bat baseball in the New England region. The mission of the Danbury Westerners is to provide summer professional development baseball entertainment in the Greater Danbury CT and NY area to enhance social and economic development and add value to the quality of summer living and vacationing throughout the region. Funded in part by Major League Baseball, in 2016 the Danbury Westerners will be celebrating 22 years in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. To date 20 former Danbury Westerners have made the Major Leagues, and over 50 former Westerners were playing professional baseball in 2015.

1/10/16

The rain did not dampen the spirits. So far, everyone has kept their New Year's resolution. Bruce Christenson and Alyssa Cole have set the standards. This is a brand new course that is a certified 4-Miler. It has some hills and some very pretty country roads. Thank you to the Town of Morris, the White memorial Foundation, and many thanks to the 169'ers. Results for the Premier of the Morris Marsh Point 4-Miler are posted!

1/9/16

The race in Morris is on!

1/6/16

The weather predictions indicate possible rain with temperatures in the mid 40's. The race will start at 11:00 AM. There is race-day registration. Registration and Number pick up opens at 9:00 AM. Get there early to park and get your number. Parking, registration, restrooms, the finish area, and the awards will take place under the pavilion on Morris Town Beach Rd. Please be respectful of the residents, follow the directions from our volunteers, and get there early. Results will be posted quickly and awards are scheduled to start at 11:50 AM ........Look up your number on the Preregistration List! (updated 1/9 at 19:46)

1/5/16

Just five more days until the Morris Marsh Point 4-Miler. The extended weather forecast looks favorable and the course conditions are good. The course has been measured and certified by the United States Track and Field for an exact distance of 4-Miles. Take a look at the course map! I will post the preregistration list tomorrow. The turnout is fantastic and we will be timing with the chip. Stay tuned...

1/1/16

Happy New Year!

The Brookfield Lions Club puts on a great series of races throughout the year. This is the 29th year for the Annual New Year's Day Brookfield Lions Run for Sight 4-Miler. Once again, the defending champion was successfully in the men's race and the women's race. William Sanders took 30 seconds off from his time in 2015. He's getting closer to a very formidable course record set by Houssine Siba in 1994. There aren't that many long term course records out there. Sara Belles was 3 seconds slower this year. Belles did finish 7th overall in 2016 and 12th overall in 2015. That's a great way to start the New Year! Results are posted.

A great way to run in the new year! The 8th Annual Gordon Bates "First Race" in Westfield, Massachusetts. Michael Shea and Lisa Anderson took the 5K. Mark Robasco was all alone in just over 6 minutes a mile. Vanessa Diana was nearly 4 minutes ahead as she cruised to the New Year. Results are posted!

 

12/19/15

There was a record turnout at the 17th Annual Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race.

Despite temperatures returning to normal, the crowds came out to Norfolk to test their fitness against 10-Miles of hills, country roads, and bone chilling wind. This was a fairly mild Norfolk, as weather goes, and the course was in great condition. The Brookfield Track Team got a great distance workout and the women race was fantastic. There were several times for the women that earned the "Top Fifteen" list of all-time.

Melissa Stellato defended her title and took over two minutes off from her time in 2014. Her time today puts her in the top 5 women's time for the Norfolk Pub 10-Mile. Claudia Camargo has the first 4...Annemarie Tuxbury moved into the 11th spot for all-time while Sara Belles is 16th of all-time. Outstanding! There were some great times in the older divisions with 60-year old, Steve Scott running 1:12:39 and 53-Year old, Jim Zoldy running 1:04:38. Jim has had several excellent races at Norfolk over the years. It was great to see everyone. Thank you to all the runners, the spectators, volunteers, and the Town of Norfolk. Results are posted!

Great day for the Norfolk Pub 10-Miler. Small dusting of snow. Some wind. Temperature around 28 degrees. Some sun. Race-day registration opens at 9:00 AM. Race starts at 11:00 AM. Get your run on!

12/18/15

It looks like the weather conditions will be good for Norfolk. Mostly sunny, dry (possible snow flurry), calm (occasional breeze), and temperatures from the teens to the mid 30's.

The pre registrations for Norfolk are in; take a look at the list! Parking/Registration/Start/Finish is at the Town Hall.

12/17/15

Just a few hours left to pre register on-line for the Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race. On-line registration closes at 1:00 AM on Friday. I will be posting the pre registration list on this web site Friday. There will be race-day registration from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM. The early start for runners planning on running 1:50:00 or slower is at 10:30 AM.

12/12/15

It is interesting to see the formidable Dave Dunham's name move to the bottom of the list and wonder if Jeff Niedeck's Master record will hold for another year. There is Open, Master and Grand Master prize money. Will a woman ever break 60 minutes at Norfolk? Claudia Camargo (Nero) dominated from 2004 to 2007 and Shannon McHale's masters record seems pretty safe...

Top Fifteen Times for Men in Norfolk Pub 10-Miler (CT00003DR). Greystone offers $100.00 for a new course record and $50.00 for a new Master's record!

1. Chris Zablocki 23, 53:09, 5:19's, 1st in 2011

2. Chris Zablocki 24, 53:35, 5:22's, 1st in 2012

3. William Sanders 24, 53:54, 5:24's, 2nd in 2011

4. Chad Johnson 26, 54:40, 5:28's, 1st in 2001

5. Peter Oviatt 32, 55:38, 5:34's, 2nd in 2001

6. Marc Robaczynski 37, 55:58, 5:36's, 3rd in 2011

7. Kevin Curley 26, 56:21, 5:39's, 1st in 2006

8. Eric Blake 24, 56:37, 5:40's, 1st in 2003

9. Eric Blake 26, 56:54, 5:42's, 1st in 2005

10. Brian Nelson 31, 57:16, 5:44's, 4th in 2011

11. Jon French 24, 57:24, 5:45's, 1st in 2007

12. Zack Schwartz 21, 57:42, 5:47's, 1st in 2009

13. Brian Nelson 30, 57:44, 5:47's, 1st in 2010

14. Joseph LeMay 38, 57:47, 5:47's, 1st in 2004

15. Dave Dunham 36, 57:57, 5:48's, 1st in 2000

16. Jeff Niedeck 45, 58:24, 5:51's, 2nd in 2009 (Master's Record)

Top Fifteen Times for Women in Norfolk Pub 10-Miler (CT00003DR). Greystone offers $100.00 for a new course record and $50.00 for a new Master's record!

1. Claudia Camargo 35, 1:00:33, 6:04's, 3rd in 2006

2. Claudia Camargo 36, 1:01:58, 6:12's, 4th in 2007

3. Claudia Camargo 33, 1:03:51, 6:24's, 5th in 2004

4. Claudia Camargo 34, 1:04:46, 6:29's, 4th in 2005

5. Shannon Mchale 40, 1:05:07, 6:31's, 18th in 2011 (Master's Record)

6. Melissa Stellato 32, 1:05:32, 6:34's, 7th in 2014

7. Bess Ritter 24, 1:06:32, 6:40's in 2011

8. Melissa Stellato 31, 1:06:59, 6:42's, 10th in 2013

9. Donna Kay-Ness 50, 1:07:31, 6:46's in 2013

10. Brittany Heninger 23, 1:08:23, 6:51's in 2011

11. Liz Fagan 28, 1:09:06, 6:55's in 2003

12. Kate Lapinski 41, 1:09:17, 6:56's in 2006

13. Brittany Heninger 21, 1:09:44, 6:59's in 2009

14. Brittany Heninger 22, 1:10:00, 7:00's in 2010

15. Brittany Heninger 26, 1:10:02, 7:01's, 17th in 2014

Saturday, December 19, is the big day! On-Line Registration is still open and you can register at the race!

Parking , registration, the start, and finish are located at the Town Hall on Maple Ave. Race-Day registration closes at 10:45 AM. Gun time is 11:00 AM. Current USATF mebership is required for cash awards. Awards (must be present to win) will take place at The Wood creek Bar and Grill at approximately 1:15 PM. See you there!

12/11/15

Yes, there will be a wave start at the Norfolk Pub 10-Mile. For those runners who plan on running 1:50:00 or more, you may start in the first wave at 10:30, Runners in the first wave are not elligible for overall awards and awards in age-groups below 60 years old. The competitive wave starts at 11:00 AM. All runners in the first wave must check in with the starter to verify their start time. See Course Map. Stay tuned.

12/8/15

Are you ready for the "Toughest Ten Miler in New England"? The Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race is Saturday, December 19th at 11:00 AM. Check out the race page.

12/5/15

A great crowd turned out for the 33rd Annual Jingle Bell Run 5K in Litchfield, CT. Brendan LeClair went thru 1-Mile in 5:05 and thru the 2-Mile in 10:43. It was 18-year old LeClair for the win but 14-year-old, Josh Mangini was hot on his sleigh. For the women, it was Brittany Heninger with a new course record. Heninger went thru the 1-Mile in 5:48 and the 2-Mile in 11:44. Conor Courtney was the first Litchfield male and Sherri Odell, the first Litchfield female. They both took home a christmas tree. The overall winners took home a gallon of local maple syrup. Many thanks to the runners, the sponsors, the organizers, and the retired spectators from the local retirement home that lined the finish stretch with bells and whistels! Results are posted.

12/2/15

The weather for this Saturday is predicted to be ideal for the 33rd Annual Jingle Bell Run 5K in Litchfield, CT. The race starts at 11:00 AM and is chip timed. There is race-day registration starting at 9:30 AM at the intermediate school on Plum Hill Road. The course is flat and very fast! There are nine different age divisions as well as three additional divisions for costumes... Go Santa!

11/29/15

The final race in the USATF/CT 2015 Cross-Country Grand Prix was well attended. The 4th Annual Huffing Off Stuffing Cross-Country 5K in Newington had fast times on a fast course and a great crowd to help and support the Lupus Foundation of America. William Sanders lead his men's open team from Sound Runner to victory.

Sanders shattered his old course record from 2014. And Brittany Heninger won her fifth consecutive race. Heninger swept all five of the USATF-Connecticut 2015 Cross-Country Grand Prix races. That's the first time anyone has ever accomplished such a feat in USATF-Connecticut history!

The team scores from today's race are as follows: Men's Open; 1st Sound Runner, 2nd Woodbridge-Brookfield, Men's Master; 1st Milford Road Runners, 2nd Woodbridge-Brookfield, 3rd Hartford Track Club, Women's Open; 1st Milford Road Runners, 2nd Woodbridge-Brookfield, Women's Master; 1st Woodbridge-brookfield. Congratulations to all the runners and many thanks to the Lupus Foundation of America, the organizers, sponsors, and spectators. Results are posted!

Pictured below are the winners of each of the 5 races in the USATF/CT XC GP: Heninger won all 5 women's races, Stoliker won the Crothers 5K and the HTC 8K, Sanders won the Sunny Brook 5k and the Huffing Off Stuffing 5K, and Rosenberg won the Age Before Beauty 5K. Stoliker, Sanders, and Rosenberg all run for a USATF/CT Team called Sound Runner. The USATF is happy to help sponsor the Sound Runner Racing Team to travel to San Francisco this December 12th to compete and represent Connecticut in the USATF National Championship for Cross-Country Teams. Go get 'em guys!

11/26/15

It was Steve Dowsett and Jacquelyn Pierce making it to the table first. Results for the Western Massachusetts Athletic Club's Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race from Adams, Mass. are posted! Happy Thanksgiving!

11/22/15

Great turnouts in both the 5K and the 5-Mile. New Course records for the 5K and 5-Mile. Demetre Carrot was all alone as he shattered the old record of 19:37 set by Bill Ferrare in 2014.

William Sanders, Chris FitzSimons, and Nicholas Migani, all run for a USA Track & Field Connecticut Club called Sound Runner. All three finished under the old course record of 25:38 set by Abebe Dagne in 2013.

Results for the 41st Annual Fischang-Cicchetti Memorial 5-Mile and 5K Road Race from Waterbury, CT are posted!

11/18/15

Big races this weekend. Race #4 in the USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix is Saturday: The Hartford Track Club's Cross-Country Challenge 8K at the MDC Reservoir in West Hartford.

On Sunday it's the 41st Annual Fischang-Cicchetti Memorial Race in Waterbury. This is one of the oldest races in Connecticut and they offer the traditional 5-Miler along with a 5K. The race starts at 9:00 AM in front of the YMCA in downtown Waterbury.

The post race festivities continue just up the road from the Waterbury Y at a restaurant called Redzepis. Redzeppis is located directly across from the police station with ample parking at 234 East Main Street. Doors open at 11:00 AM. The first 50 runners, and their guests, can turn in their bib number for a free beer!

11/15/15

A record turnout and a record run. Cross-Country reigns supreme in Litchfield and Sound Runner rules the roost. There was a fairly tight group through the first mile in 5:20.

Chris Rosenberg (#5) managed to seperate himself by two miles.

Rosenberg sets new record as he leads Sound Runner to an Open Men's Team victory. Meanwhile, Brittany Heninger ran 5:55's to lead the Milford Road Runners to a Women's Open Team victory.

This was a hotly contested cross-country meet for the USA Track & Field Connecticut Cross-Country Grand Prix. The 3rd race out of 5 to determine the State Champions. In the Men's Open, Sound Runner took first (16 points), Woodbridge Running Company second (51 points), Hartford Track Club third (76 points), and Milford Road Runners fourth (79 points). The Men's Masters had Woodbridge (13), Hartford (16), and Milford (17). One place can mean one point, and the difference from first to last... The Women's Open had Milford (10) beating Woodbridge (12), and in the Masters it was Woodbridge uncontested. Results for the 10th Annual Age Before Beauty Cross-Country 5K are posted!

Race #4 in the USATF/CT XC Grand Prix is next Saturday 11/21; The Hartford Track Club's Cross-Country Challenge 8K at the MDC Reservoir in West Hartford at 10:00 AM. Get your race on!

11/14/15

The kids took on the adaults today in Bloomfield. It was Melissa Stellato on a lean for the win over Adam Haywood. Results for the Warhawk Warior 5K and Kids Fun Run are posted.

New Record for Men. New Record for Women. Ryan Acey was easing up as he came to the finish in 16:30, beating Mario Longo's 17:12 set in 2014. The 43 year-old Longo finished second to the 20-year old Acey, in 17:25. Nice run. For the women; the top three females were all under the old mark set by Kateri Danay in 2013. Madeleine Marecki went 6:07, 6:14, and 6:04 on her mile splits to set a new women's record. Odell is on a hot streak. Results for the Sacred Heart High School Veterans' Day 5K Dash are posted!

11/11/15

Great race line-up for the weekend. Saturday the Warhawk Warrior 5K at 10:00 AM at the Bloomfield High School. Toward the other end of the state is the Veteran's Day 5K Dash at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart High School in Waterbury.

On Sunday, Cross-Country is the course du jour. The Age Before Beauty XC 5K kicks off a full day of races at White Memorial in Litchfield. ABB goes off at 9:00 AM and is open to everyone; followed by. the USATF/CT Junior Olympic Association Championships.

11/8/15

Fast Times in Thomaston...

A record number of registrations. A record number of finishers. The winner, Brian Famigletti ran the second fastest time on the course. Brandon LeClair ran the third fastest time on the course and finished 2nd. Brittany Heninger set an age-group record last year. She defended her title this year, set another age-group record, and ran the second fastest time on the course for women. Awesome! Congratulations to all the runners and walkers. Results for the 14th Annual Diane Burr memorial 5K Flag Run/Walk are posted!

11/7/15

The heat and humidity let up and the runners let out. A great turnout for the run and walk in Falls Village. With 10-year old Tyler Schumacher hot on his tracks, Ryan Goyen didn't dare look back. Goyen pushed a hard finihing kick to capture the victory at the 15th Ed McGuire memorial Cannonball Run 5K. 12-year old Josh Schumacher finished third. In the women's race, it was Sherri Odell finishing fifth overall and taking home the title. Results are posted!

The Northwestern Regional High School presented the "Run Like A Deer" 5K along the Farmington River in Pleasant Valley this morning. Well attended, it was 15-year old, Connor Spencer defeating the 25-year old, Ryan Goyen. Goyen made up for the loss a couple hours later in Falls Village (see above). There were several runners that took on the Barkhamsted/Falls Village double. Congratulations to Christina Gubetta on winning the women's race. Results are posted!

11/1/15

A fantastic turnout for the 14th Annual Sunny Brook Cross-Country 5K. This was race number 2 in the 5 race USATF/Connecticut XC Grand Prix. This was also race number 4 of 4 in the Northwest Y/Greystone Grand Prix. William Sanders continued his winning ways, as did, Brittany Heninger. They both lead their teams to victory: Sound Runner Racing and the Milford Road Runners, respectively. Sound Runner took the top 4 spots while 52-year old, Jim Harron in 5th, and 55-year old, Peter Lofink finished in 6th place, to vault the Woodbridge Running Company-Brookfield into second place for the men's open team catergory, just ahead of the Hartford Track Club. Lofink is having an outstanding season. Champions were also crowned in the Northwest Y/Greystone Grand Prix. The four races include; the WYLD Mud Run in June, the Canaan 5-Miler in July, the Highland Lake 10K in October, and the Sunny Brook XC 5K in November. Across the four races it was Chris Morse, Alec Brochu, and Annalisa Paltauf, as having consistant top performances. Congratulations to all the runners and many thanks to the Northwest Y, the volunteers, sponsors, spectators, and friends who helped to make this race, and the series, a success. Results are posted.

 

10/27/15

This Sunday is race #2 in the USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix. The Sunny Brook 5K XC starts at 11:00 AM and is sure to draw some of the top cross-country runners from around the state. The race is open to everyone and the course is in great shape. Download the race application.

The United States Track and Field- Connecticut Association announces the 2015 Cross-Country Grand Prix
These races are open to everyone; however, USATF/CT Eligibility Rules apply for prize money.
Each Race has Team Prize Money for: 1st and 2nd Open Men (5 score by place, an additional 2 will displace), 1st and 2nd Open Women (3 score plus 2 displace), 1st Master Men (3/2), and 1st Master Women (3/2).
The Connecticut Team and Individual Champions for m/f Open and Master will be determined based on overall performance. The teams will earn points based on appearance and performance against the other attending teams for each race. Scores will be posted during the season. The tie-break is determined at the Huffing Off Stuffing 5K in Newington.Each team must provide: participants name as it appears on the USATF membership roster, age, and overall finish place in the race. Send the scoring roster within 24 hours of the event; including the displacement runners, via email to: wgraustein@snet.net Master runners may score for both open and master teams.The nearly $3,000.00 in prize money will be determined based on compliance, attendance, participation, and performance.


2015 USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix
9/26/15 Sat. 9:00 AM, Stanley Quarter Park, New Britain, 7th Annual Ray Crothers Memorial 5K


11/1/15 Sun. 11:00 AM, Sunny Brook State Park, Torrington, 14th Annual Sunny Brook XC 5K


11/15/15 Sun. 9:00 AM, White Memorial, Litchfield, 10th Annual Age Before Beauty XC 5K
11/21/15 Sat. 10:00 AM, MDC Reservoir, West Hartford, HTC Cross-Country Challenge 8K
11/29/15 Sun. 11:30 AM, Middle School, Newington, 4th Annual Huffing Off Stuffing XC 5K

10/25/15

The skies were clear in the afternoon. The roads were dry and a new course record was set in downtown Waterbury. The St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury puts on a tremendous event to raise much needed funds in order to help people. Ryan O'Connor didn't need any help as he opened up the first mile in 5:24. It took him almost the entire first mile to reel in the 15-year old speedster, Demetre Carnot. This is O'Connor's 4th overall victory in his short, 2-year, running career. Congratulations to all the runners, walkers, spectators, volunteers, and organizers. Thank you to all, and especially the sponsors. We appreciate your support. Results are posted!

The rain let up and the runners set out. Sherwood Island State park is the home of the September 11th Memorial here in Connecticut. It's a beautiful park with scenic views of Long Island and the sound. The wind was a challenge in spots. The rain wasn't much of a factor other than it made some of the sections along the course slick with fallen leaves. Alvaor Sanchez Lopez lead the entire race follwed by Carlos Sanchez Lopez in second place. It was tracey Doucette (just a few place behind Jim Doucette) in 9th place overall for the women's victory. Results for the 2015 Fairfield County American Heart Association Hear Walk and 5K Run are posted!

10/18/15

Despite the State of Connecticut's first freeze of the Fall, hundreds of runners showed for the 18th Annual Run for the Cove 5K. The Cove is an organization that acts to serve grieving children and traumatized kids and teens. They put on a great race on a beutiful course for a noble cause. It was a youngster from Hamminkeln , DE, Sascha Hubbert, that took top honors. While local girl, Courtney Carroll put down a solid time to take the women's race. Congratulations to all the runners, walkers, spectators, family, and friends. Results are posted!

10/17/15

A spectacular autumn day in the mountain hamlet of Cornwall, CT. There were dogs of all shapes and sizes, people of all shapes and sizes, and all for a good cause; to help The Little Guild.

There were celebrities, dignitaries, purebreds, and top notch competitors from around the region. The Run & Wag has got the swag. Trophies, treats, ribbons, medals, hand made pottery, crowns, and cash!

It was Will Sanders from Wethersfield who took an easy day for the win. It was Brittany Heninger with Katie Greystone (German Short Haired Pointer) who lead the Team category. Heninger was urged on by Katie, who really wanted to catch Sanders. The Group passed through the first mile in 5:21. Sanders set a new course record.

Heninger set a new female record while she was being pressed by Sarah Ports and Bailey.

It was an awesome day. An awesome race! Thank you to the title sponsor, Bunny Williams, and to all the sponsors, volunteers, organizers, runners, spectators, Town of Cornwall, and to all the four legged friends. Results for the 2ns Annual Connecticut Doggie Cup Run and Wag 5K are posted!

good girl Katie

10/15/15

Fall is at its best! Our colors are at peak now and the events are aplenty - come celebrate fall with us this weekend!!

Cornwall: This Saturday, October 17th, The Little Guild of St. Francis will be hosting the “Run & Wag 5K”. The 5K race is open to humans running or walking with or without dogs, and there will also be a kids’ one mile fun run at 10:30AM. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Guild in their efforts to save, rescue, and shelter animals in need. Registration is still open and can be found online at http://littleguild.org/runandwag5k/ or you can register the day of the event. The event will be catered by Freund's Farm Market and is open to all event participants. There will be a puppy tent, photo booth, plus many pet related vendors along with the event’s main sponsors. Join local celebs Mark Dixon, Bunny Williams and Richard Schlesinger and support this wonderful cause!

10/4/15

The weather was perfect for a cross-country race. Stanley Park in Westfield, Massachusetts, is famous for cross-country. There was a great crowd and some great times from people and puppies. Yes, there was a K9 division; and they were very happy. Chas Hodgdon took top honors for the overall, while Matt Pomeroy, 4th overall, was first in the K9 division with his happy dog, Cooper, leading the way. Apryl Sabdosa took the women's title in 5th place overall. The Western Mass Distance Project took the team title. Results for the 3rd Annual RUN STANLEY Cross-Country 5K are posted. Don't forget to check out the 2nd Annual Run and Wag 5K on 10/17.

10/3/15

Rain did not dampen spirits. There was an enthusiastic crowd for the 33rd Annual Highland Lake 10K. With the exception of one young gun, it was the Grand Masters that ruled the roost. John Minervino comes through with a quality run on a raw day. Everyone should deduct 3 minutes from their time today. The cold wet wind is not ideal for a personal best... Annalisa Paltauf was all smiles as she took the women's race. Results are posted.

 

10/2/15

This Saturday is the Highland Lake 10K at 9:00 AM. 10K road races have become rare. At one time, they were the most popular road race distance in America. Check out the road race calendar and you'll be hard pressed to find a 10K. The 10K distance, for me, was my final race before a marathon. After months of training and long runs, the 10K race would help get me race sharp. It's a long enough distance to work on pacing, tempo, strategy, and tactics. It's a short enoiugh distance to be fully recovered for the folloing weekend. Come run the Highland Lake 10K. This is our 33rd year on a classic, certified course. This year's race will be run in memory of Julian Nichols. Julian passed away a few weeks ago. He was an accomplished runner, teacher, coach, husband, and friend. He taught and coached for decades at Oliver Wolcot Tech in Torrington and the Gilbert School in Winsted. Julian was instrumental in the founding and organization of the Highland Lake 10K Road Race. His love of running will always be remembered.

9/27/15

Groomed trails. A beautiful day. Great friends. A fun race on the trails of Barbour Wood. The Norfolk Land Trust would like all of us to become more aware of the land of which they care. Come and enjoy the meadows, the forest, the hils, and trails. What better way, than to host a trail race. Course monitors were at every turn and the competition was top notch. Rocco Botto has been on a tear for the past three years. Today, Botto had his hands full as Casey Smith was able to gain a 3 second space, and the victory. Hats off to Norfolk local, Oriana Guindon, for the women's victory. Results for the 2nd Annual Norfolk Trail Race 5K are posted.

Cool mornings bring great races!. A Fantstic turnout for the 2nd Annual Pies & Pints 5K Ta-Ta Trot. It was Pat Dennen breaking the race record and establishing the new course record. Dorie Perugini takes the women's race. Results are posted.

9/26/15

 

Bright sunshine greeted the runners on the fairgrounds. The sun warmed what was a cool autumn morning and brought forth a great day for a race. Joseph Sayles sailed his way to victory over the fairly flat course in Northampton. Selena Proctor wasn't that far behind her husband , as she took the women's race. Results for the 4th Annual Hospice Meadows Run 5K are posted!

9/25/15

Tomorrow is opening day for the 2015 USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix!

Follow up Saturday's race with a great cross-country run in Norfolk on Sunday...

The United States Track and Field- Connecticut Association announces the 2015 Cross-Country Grand Prix
These races are open to everyone; however, USATF/CT Eligibility Rules apply for prize money.
Each Race has Team Prize Money for: 1st and 2nd Open Men (5 score by place, an additional 2 will displace), 1st and 2nd Open Women (3 score plus 2 displace), 1st Master Men (3/2), and 1st Master Women (3/2).
The Connecticut Team and Individual Champions for m/f Open and Master will be determined based on overall performance. The teams will earn points based on appearance and performance against the other attending teams for each race. Scores will be posted during the season. The tie-break is determined at the Huffing Off Stuffing 5K in Newington.Each team must provide: participants name as it appears on the USATF membership roster, age, and overall finish place in the race. Send the scoring roster within 24 hours of the event; including the displacement runners, via email to: wgraustein@snet.net Master runners may score for both open and master teams.The nearly $3,000.00 in prize money will be determined based on compliance, attendance, participation, and performance.


2015 USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix
9/26/15 Sat. 9:00 AM, Stanley Quarter Park, New Britain, 7th Annual Ray Crothers Memorial 5K
11/1/15 Sun. 11:00 AM, Sunny Brook State Park, Torrington, 14th Annual Sunny Brook XC 5K
11/15/15 Sun. 9:00 AM, White Memorial, Litchfield, 10th Annual Age Before Beauty XC 5K
11/21/15 Sat. 10:00 AM, MDC Reservoir, West Hartford, HTC Cross-Country Challenge 8K
11/29/15 Sun. 11:30 AM, Middle School, Newington, 4th Annual Huffing Off Stuffing XC 5K


Dear Race Enthusiast;
Races on the RRGP are selected for a two-year term.
If you have a race, or know of a race, that might be interested in participating in the 2016/2017 RRGP, please have them contact Will Graustein on or before October 15, 2015.
Selected races will receive a two-year contract, they must be sanctioned by the USATF, the course must certified by the USATF, and the opening bid is $2,000 for the 2-year commitment. 100% of the bid along with an even larger contribution from the USATF/CT will go to team prize money for each race.
Any interested race should email : wgraustein@snet.net and identify the race name, the race distance, the location, the time, and the dates for 2016 and 2017.
The due date for solicitations is Thursday, October 15, 2015 by midnight.
The solicitations will be reviewed and open for discussion at the LDR Road Race Grand Prix Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM. All interested parties are invited to attend. Location to be announced.
The selection for the 2016/2017 USTAF/CT RRGP will be made at a later date.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you.
Peter Hawley, Masters LDR Chair
Will Graustein, Open LDR Chair

9/19/15

The fog lifted and then there was a race. A great crowd for the 21st Annual Deep River Parks and Recreation 1-Mile and 5K. With 600 meters to go, Darren Walden (last year's winner and course recod holder) was just ahead of 41-year old, Michael Cassineri. The two runners shifted positions twice befor the final 100 meters. Cassineri was lifted by the crowd and hung tough for the vicory.

Heater Bradley was all smiles as she costed for the win. Results are posted.

In Waterbury, Dads Matter Too. Michael Bhatt lead his team from Region 5 to a strong victory while Graziella Loesche took the women's victory. Results for the Dads Matter Too 5K are posted!

9/12/15

Results for the 10th Annual Bob Veillette 5K Road Race in Waterbury, CT are posted!

Results for the 5th Annual Run for your Knives 5K, from Hyde Park, NY are posted!

8/24/15

Check out all the new race applications and on-line registrations on the Greystone Race Application page.
Only 54 days until The 2nd Annual Run and Wag - The Bunny Williams Connecticut Doggie Cup!
Will Kareem Mabrouk be back with Abe, his energetic yellow lab to vie for the title? or; will the all elusive mountain runner Eric Morse and his super fast Highland Terrier Murdock be back again to break a new course record? Might us see Letitia Garcia-Trip and Swiper her lab mix take the crown again? All these questions and more will be answered on race day so register today.The pageantry, the drama, when the Connecticut Doggie Cup is on the line!

8/22/15

It was rainy and it was hot. Humidity was 100%. I thought that might keep numbers down, but the runners on the Island love to run in any weather. The 5K race walk is one othe most competitive race walks in New England. For years, Marston Clough and Jill Zamarro have been battling each other down to the wire. They have been first and second in this race since 2007. Marston began winning this race in 2004. He was never really challenged until Jill started in 2007. 2007 was the largest margin of time seperating the two: 39 seconds. Since 2008 the seperation between first and second has been one (1) second or less six out of seven years! Jill has taken the victory three times: 2009 (less than 1 second), 2010 by 14 seconds, and 2011 by one (1) second. This year was no exception. Clough held off a charging Zamarro to capture victory by 1 second! A great rivalry for a great race. Their statistics are truly fun to study. Results for the 27th Annual Sullivan 5K Walk and Run are posted.

8/9/15

There's Cross-Country in the air...

The kids are catching the fever.

Trevor Holzer succesfully defended his title; just missing his course record by three sceonds. Kristina Ponzio overtook Avery Kendall with an all-out sprint to the finish. Results for the Tator Tot 1-Mile XC Fun Run from the Potato Festival are posted!

In the 5k, it was Zachary Williams defending his title and taking his own course record down. Ryan Brennon was also under the old mark. Very often, a good runner needs another good runner in order to break a record. There were a lot of good runners here in North Branford. This was a record year on an absolutely beautiful cross-country course. Race Director, Floyd Parness did an fantastic job setting up and monitoring the 5K and 1-Mile cross-country courses. This race is a strong candidate for the 2016 USATF-Connecticut Cross-Country Grand Prix! Kaleigh Roberts defended her title and took her own women's record down by 17 seconds. Congratulations to all the runners, the 169'ers, and thank you to the many volunteers, spectators, sponsors, and friends of running. Results for the 7th Annual POCO Fest 5K Cross-Country Race are posted!

 

8/8/15

Great weather, great course, great people, a fun time. 16-Year Old, Connpr Croke was a ll alone in the home stretch as he took the course record down eleven seconds. It was a day for the kids. 17-Year Old, Sara Tarascio was a minute ahead of master, Rachel Crean. Results for the 4th Annual Crohn's & Colitis 5K from Watertown, CT are posted!

8/1/15

The weather was perfect and the trail conditions ideal for the 16th Annual People's Forest 7-Mile Trail run. There was a record turnout for this State of Connecticut USATF Championship event. Marc Robaczynski has the open record of 43:16 set in 2011. This year Robaczynski returned as a Master and he may be a little older, but he was fast enough to set a new Master's record. Mark Hixson's record of 48:34 set in 2006 fell by nearly three minutes!

It was Martha Santandreu taking the women's victory in a hard fought battle with team mate, Brittany Heninger. Congratulations to Marc Robaczynski and Martha Santandreu: USATF-Connecticut Trail State Champions! This was also the team championship. Santandreu, Heninger, and Kate Lapinski lead the Milford Road Runners over the Woodbridge-Brookfield team of Rudinski, Fagan, and Fox. In the men's competition, it was the team of Brian Nelson, Joseph Hallisey, and Mathew Maynes from the the Manchester Running Company taking the title over the Hartford Track Ckub team of; Robaczynski, Cowles, and Molson. Congratulations to the Milford Road Runners and the Manchester Running Company; 2015 USATF-Connecticut Trail Champions! For their efforts, the first place team wins $90 and the second place teams take home $75. Well done!

Cairo has been a steady competitor in this event for eight years! Way-to-go Cairo! thank you to all the competitors and spectators. The post race food and party was great. Results are posted.

7/31/15

The Connecticut Trail Championship is tomorrow! The course is in great shape and the weather looks like it's going to be perfect. The People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run starts and finishes at Matheis Grove, People's Forest, in Barkhamsted. Race day registration opens at 8:00AM. The race starts at 9:00. Bring some food to share with the group afterwards. There's usually a lot of great home made items. See you there!

7/25/15

The weather was fairly reasonable for this perennial event. The third oldest race in Connecticut, the 48th Annual New Milford 8-Mile Road Race and the 13th Annual Fair Days 5K, had a great turnout and some notable performances. Kevin Bourghan and Morgan Meaney took the 5K honors. Mengistu Nebsi of New York and Annmarie Tuxbury from New Hartford took top billing in the 8-Miler.

Thank you to the New Milford Parks and Recreation Department, the sponsors, volunteers, spectators, and runners. Results are posted!

7/19/15

It was overcast, calm, and the temperature was fairly low at 71 degrees. The humidity was oppressive. Brandon LeClair took it out from the beginning. None went with him and he never looked back. Alyssa Cole made the trek up from Woodbury and she lead the women by a wide margin. Tip of the hat to John Minervino with a strong third place finish at 51 years of age. The kids race was a hoot.

Many Thanks to the sponsors, organizers, spectators, volunteers, and runners. Results for the Canaan Road Race are posted!

7/18/15

Beat the heat. The Canaan 5-Mile Road Race starts at 9:00 AM tomorrow at the Lawrence Field Pavilion. Well-marked, certified course with 3 water tables, and prompt, accurate results. See you there!

7/8/15
Ready, Set, Run in The Norfolk Land Trust's Second Annual Trail Race
One of the Norfolk Land Trust's (NLT) greatest assets is its beautiful trails, open to the public and accessible to all. Our goal has always been to encourage more people to enjoy our extensive and diverse walks.
This goal was underscored by the publication of NLT's new trail guide last year which features updated trails maps and new hikes from recently acquired property, such as Pine Mountain. It also offers detailed information not only about the trails, but also about the flora and fauna a hiker will see. The guide, which was the culmination of work by land trust volunteers spearheaded by Susannah Wood, is available at Town Hall.
Last summer's scavenger hunt kicked off NLT's program to encourage people to use the trails, especially families. Families joined in the fun scouring Barbour Woods to photograph natural "treasures" and even taking time out for a selfie with our leader, Libby Borden. At the end of the hunt, each child went home with a book about nature. Our winter adventure for families was truly an adventure--a ski or snowshoe through deep snow and in bitter cold temperatures for the reward of hot chocolate and s'mores at the remote Dennis Hill Gazebo. We also had a spring bird walk and participated in the Connecticut Forest and Parks Association's trails days with a public hike up Pine Mountain.
The centerpiece of our efforts was the first annual 5k trail race in last October, with 25 participants running the Barbour Woods' trails. The trail race, with very little promotion, was a success. Roger Johnson of Norfolk took top honors for the men and Mary Bazzano Reeve, also of Norfolk, was the first woman to cross the finish line. The day was cool and damp, but runners found the woods beautiful in the fall.
We hope to build on that success this year when the trails in Barbour Woods will come alive with even more runners in our second annual 5K trail race on Sept. 27 at noon. The trail route will be the same as last year. This year's race will be officially timed by Greystone Timing and will feature a post-race celebration and awards ceremony at Infinity Hall with every runner receiving a bowl of chili. The Trail Race sub-committee, led by Kate Johnson, is hard at work hammering out details and looking for sponsors for this event.
The Barbour Woods race offers a challenging course, with scenic views, bridge crossings, open fields and some steep inclines. Part of the race traverses the old railroad bed where the last freight train travelled in 1938.
The Norfolk Land Trust has plans for the annual trail race to become a larger and more extensive event: races of varying length, highlighting the land trust's most picturesquetrails including Pine Mountain, Billings Trail and Haystack Mountain; a tower-to-tower event (Dennis Hill to Haystack); a half marathon on NLT trails; and possibly a marathon someday that will encompass other trails in towns. The Land Trust's goal is for the trail race to become an integral part of the community's annual happenings.
Of course, the trails are not magically maintained. It takes a lot of work to keep them clear of fallen trees and debris. We've scheduled three trail work days annually, with the next two in July and September. Watch for more details to volunteer.

Print out an app and mail it in, or register on line.

6/27/15

A hidden gem. Just ten minutes from downtown Norfolk, CT is the town of New Marlborough, MA. New Marlborough is separated into 5 hamlets: New Marlborough Center, Clayton, Mill River, Hartsville, and Southfield. Not too far off route 272, tucked up in the Berkshire foothills is a YMCA Camp named Wa WA Segowea in the section of Southfield. This is the ideal setting for a 7K trail run around a mountain pond with 38 different types of obstacles to conquer. It was Alex Hill that lead the way along with Paula Brunetto for the women. The team competition was strong: Wellness Squad took first place, Crossfit Torrington was second, and Muddy Buddies third. Congratulations to all the runners and many thanks to the sponsors, the organizers, and the spectators. Results for the 4th Annual WYLD Obstacle Run are posted.

6/20/15

Jeffrey Schuman, 58, from Salisbury , Vermont, made it look easy. Results are posted.

Results are posted for the 5th Annual Jewell 5K Trail-Road Run/Walk.

 

6/19/15

Tomorrow is the Sharon Sprint Triathlon. The race starts at 8:00 AM at the Sharon Town Beach located at 242 Mudge Pond Rd. in Sharon. The swim is .5-miles, bike is 12.1-miles, and the run is 4.1-miles. It's going to be great weather tomorrow morning and you can't find a more affordable ($55) triathlon in New England. Check it out!

6/7/15

The weather was perfect: cool, dry, and calm. Last year's champion, and perrenial favorite, William Sanders was looking for his 6th victory in a row! Instead, he would have to settle for what appears to be the third fastest time on the 10K course. Sanders shaved off 49 seconds from last year and his effort managed to prod Chris Zablocki to a new course record!

Zablocki took down one of the toughest records for a 10K set by Sergio Ribeiro in 2003. It also took twelve years for the women's record to fall. Last year's champion, Sara Belles took 52 seconds off of her time from 2014 and broke Alison Kane's time from 2003! Fantastic!!! Results for the 9th Annual Strides to Cure Diabetes 10K, presented by the Brookfield Lions Club, are posted.

6/6/15

There was a good turnout for the 2nd Annual Wheels & Heels 5K. The local boy makes good. Joe Schippani ran steady splits on the flat, certified, course to establish the course record. There was a slight increase in registrations from last year and as the word gets out, I believe this race will be very popular. The course was about 130 meters long in 2014. This has potential for sub 15 minutes. Sierra Thibault didn't have time to ease up while Caitlin Rossi was hot on her tail. An outstanding run by 70-year old, Bob Ward for 5th place overall!. Results are posted.

6/2/15

This Saturday, June 6th, is the Wheels and Heels 5K Road Race in Harwinton, CT. There are only 4 measured and certified courses in Harwinton: The Harwinton 10K, the Hoe Down 10K, the Firecracker Mile, and the Wheels and Heels 5K(CT14036JHP). This 5K runs along the bank of the Naugatuck River on Valley Road in the Campville section of Harwinton. It's fairly straight out and back and fairly track flat. Chip timing with Gun and Net Times. The race starts at 1:00 PM in recognition and support for Connecticut's Parks and Hiking Trails Day. It's a great layout and the easiest 5K in Litchfield County...Check out the race application.

5/31/15

Premier events are always fun. The Falls Village Day Care Center 5K in May was no exception. It opened with a 1.5-Mile Kids Fun Run and managed to avoid the threat of serious thunderstorms. It was a 9 Year-old that lead the way.

This was Tyler Schumacher's first official victory. He was a little disappointed that he didn't break 20 minutes, but the glory that comes with a win will soon was the disappointment away. Something tells me that we haven't seen the last of Tyler.

Congratulation to Hilda Heck; taking the women's victory. Congratulations to all the runners and walkers and many thanks to the sponsors, the spectators, the volunteers, and the organizers. Results are posted!

5/30/15

Top four all under 18 minutes. Ryan Dacey returns to defend his title and his record. Karim Mabrouk had other plans.

Mabrouk sets new record while Nicole Demers takes the women's victory just a few seconds shy of a new record. Getting a little warm out there. Results for the Dash & Bash 5K are posted!

5/28/15

A fine turnout for this annual staple. The race was moved up a month in an effort to avoid the heat...Nathan Haggerty was cool and comfortable and so was Maura Burns. Congratulations to all the runners and walkers, Thank you to the sponsors, volunteers and race organizers. Results for the UTC Aerospace Systems 5K Run/2K Walk for the United Way are posted!

5/25/15

Happy Memorial Day!

The Norfolk 5-Miler saw a respectable turnout under rising humidity. The weather in Norfolk has been worse. It was unfortunate to see a runner collapse with yards of the finish. Reports are that he is doing well. Scott Shaw did well. Last year's champion, Brandon LeClair battled through the early miles, but Shaw was able to gradually pull away and establish a new record.

Results for the 37th Annual Memorial Day 5-Mile Road Race at Norfolk, Connecticut, are posted!

It was a good turnout in Bloomfield early this morning for the Bloomfield Leisure Services Memorial Day 5K. There was a slight mishap as the first three runners mistakenly took a shorter route. At the time they did have a respectable lead. Many thanks to the people of Bloomfield, and to the Mayor, who started the race. Results are posted!

5/24/15

Another fantastic turnout on this Memorial Day weekend. In 2014, Tyson Deloy finished 2nd. Deloy was not to be denied in 2015. He had his hands full with Joshua Adams and Bruce Christenson only a few seconds behind. For Adams, the last time he finished 2nd here was in 2010. Since then he has won this race three times. A great race from Kate Paddon. The 53 year-old lead all the women with an 11th place overall finish. Congratulations to all the runners, and thank you to the many spectators that lined the course, the volunteers, organizers, and sponsors. Results for the 14th Annual Race Around the Lake 3.5 Mile Run Around West Hill Pond are posted!

5/23/15

Not only did Oliver win, he broke the record by 1:21! It was a beautiful morning for a run in the country. The Runners and Walkers in Support of Education 5K had a record turnout. Congratulations to all the runners, and thank you to the many volunteers, spectators, organizers, and sponsors. Results are posted!

5/17/15

Rising temperatures didn't keep the runners from rising to the top. The top two masters, Patrick McCue and Kenneth Berardi battled all the way to the last quarter mile. McCue was able to pull ahead for the win with 52 year-old, olympic trials marathoner, Mary-Lynn Currier finishing in third place overall! It looks like Currier has made a full recovery after running a fine performance for the 2015 Boston Marathon.

Results for the 5th Annual Shine On 5K are posted!

5/16/15

The rains stopped, the air was clean, the sun started to shine, and the runners ran. This was a first year event put on as an eagle scout project. Race Director, Dylan Shiland did a fantastic job as a first-time race director. Shiland worked hard to make the race a success and to raise funds for Matthew's Hearts of Hope. Joe Beatty established the course record while Deirder Fitzpatrick finished third overall, just ahead of Elena Ariola, to establish the women's/ female masters record. Congratulations to all the participants. Results for the Dylan Shiland & Matthew's Hearts of Hope 5K are posted!

5/13/15

This Saturday is the Eagle Scout & Matthew's Hearts of Hope 5K in Sherman. The race starts at 9:30 and features a scenic course around the village. Check it out.

5/11/15

Pick your poison. There's a bunch of new race registration forms located on our Race Application page!

5/9/15

A fine turnout on a damp and misty morning. The ESPN crew know how to host an event. Scott Rodilitz made it look easy as he smashed the record set by James McGovern in 2013. Many thanks to Mike, Shannon, all the volunteers, the spectators, runners, and ESPN. Results for the 4th Annual ESPN 5K Run/Walk are posted.

Opening ceremonies at the 7th Annual Barkhamsted River Run 5K are as much fun as the race. Hats off to 25-year old, Anthony Douaihy as he coasted to victory over 52-year old, Ken Clark. 47- Year-old, Kathleen Shaw finished third overall with a great race. Results for the 7th Annual Barkhamsted River Run 5K are posted.

5/3/15

Another great day for running. For years, The Terryville Road Race has been a staple in road racing. For a few years, the race was held at the Terryville Fairgrounds, where it was a State Championship. The current location, Lake Winfield, offers a picturesque setting and great views of the runners as they finsh from around the lake.

Defending Champion, C.J. Fusco, ran slightly faster this year, despite a slightly longer course.

Thank you to the sponosr, the spectators, the volunteers, the runners, and the Rotary Club of Terryville. Results for the 20th Annual Edmund Ganem Memorial 5K Road Race are posted!

5/2/15

What a gorgeous morning for a classic 5-mile road race... Amos Sang had nearly a 100 meter lead after 400 meters. He never let up. Sang set a new course record on a certified course. He broke a record that I thought would stand for several more years. William Sanders had set the course record in 2011 with a 24:59; breaking Marc Robaczynski's 2001 time of 25:37. Sang shatters and take home the dough!

Thank you to all the supporters of this fine event. The Sharon Day Care Center appreciates your help. The results for the 30th Annual Sharon Classic 5-Mile Road Race are posted.

 

4/25/15

A fine turnout on a chilly morning in April. It warmed up quickly and Joe Mummert was only 2 seconds off the course record! A great run and walk. Many thanks to the multitude of volunteers, the organizers, sponsors, spectators, runners, and walkers. Results for the 5th Annual Hoof it for Hait-Southbury 5K Run and Walk are posted.

4/21/15

Learn how to run!
at a three-week Running Technique Clinic sponsored by the
Hill County Trail Runners Club
Calling runners of all levels, speeds and experiences!
Join Running Technique Specialist and physical therapist James O'Brien for a three week clinic where you will learn proper running form, injury prevention, effective warm ups/cool downs, and much more!
When: Monday, May 4: 5:30-7:00pm
Monday, May 11: 5:30-7:00pm
Monday, May 18: 5:30-7:00pm
Where: Tennis Courts at Botelle Field, Norfolk
Cost: $45 for all three classes
For more information, contact James O'Brien at
properrunningform@gmail.com
Register online at
bit.ly/runclinic2015
Maximum of 15 registrants, so register as soon as possible!

4/12/15

What a gorgeous day to run across the Hudson river... The 10th Annual Hand in Hand 5K has a newly certified course and the records were established. Joe Tinelli finished strong whil Rachel Sleeter finished in 3rd place overall, establishing a women's record that should stand for a few years!

Many thanks to all the sponsors, the volunteers, the organizers, the spectators, and runners. Proceeds go to help the Maple Brook School and I know the kids really appreciate your support. Results are posted.

4/11/15

A great turnout for this first-year event. Rocco Botto had a great year in 2014. He's picking up right where he left off. The Cullerton sister battle to the very end.

Results for the 1st Annual Mountaineer 5K are posted!

 

3/29/15

Ideal weather brought out some very fine performances at the Westfield Half and 5K. Amos Sang ran the second fastest time for the Half. He set the record for the new course last year with a 1:09:09. Adam Bulewich, 38 from Windsor, CT finished in third for the second year in a row. Melissa Stellato missed the course record by 29 seconds. She finished 5th overall.

Congratulations to all the runners on a great race. Many thanks to the cheering spectators and to the vibrant group from UConn. Thank you to the sponsors, the short wave radio crew, the Westfield Police Department, and the organizers. Results are posted!

3/26/15

Several new race applications are available. Don't forget to hit refresh...

3/22/15

This Sunday, March 29, 2015, is the Westfield Half-Marathon and 5K. It's a classic New England course, USATF Certified, with scenic country roads, some hills, and plenty of fun. This race has been around for at least a dozen years and the organizers know what they're doing. It's a quality event at a reasonable price.

Check out the Race Application Page for new additions and information on upcoming races...

3/1/15

Despite the postponement from last Sunday and the snow storm during today's race, there was a great turnout and some very fast times at the 31st Annual Polar Bear 7.6-Mile Run Around Lake Waramaug.

Will Sanders has won this race several years in a row and this year he was succesful in leading his USATF/CT Club, the Sound Runner Racing team to a Connecticut Cup Championship. After running a tough marathon a few weeks ago, and with the snow covered roads, Sanders opened the first two miles with a cautious 5:50/5:50, then he started to race...

Congratulations to Marie Davenport in leading her women's team, Sound Runner Racing, to the USATF Connecticut Cup Championship! Sound Runner Racing completed a great double and the preliminary results from today's USATF/CT 5K Championship in New Haven indicate that the Sound Runner Racing Team took the Open Mens and the Open Women's title. An amazing Double-Double!! Results for the 31st Annual Polar Bear Run are posted.

Emerson DaSilva and Bonnie Pope take the Big "Chili". Results for the 3rd Annual Big Chili 5K from Danbury are posted.

 

2/26/15

The preregistration list for the 31st Annual Polar Bear 7.6-Mile Race Around Lake Wauramaug is available. View List.

2/25/15

Several races are running this weekend. Sunday is the day. The Polar Bear 7.6 Mile Run starts at 11:00 AM. Registration opens at 9:00 AM. I inspected the course yesterday. The roads are clear, but narrow, due to the snow banks and there are some frost heaves. Parking is limited. Please try to comute with fellow runners.

The 3rd Annual Big Chili 5K kicks off at 10:00 AM on Sunday. I inspected the course yesterday. It's fairly flat and fast as the start and finish are located at the Danbury Sports Dome and the course loops into the edged of Bethel. Plenty of parking and registration opens at 8:30 AM.

Watch out for slick spots and have fun!

2/20/15

The Polar Bear Run, scheduled for this Sunday, February 22, 2015, has been postponed due to predicted bad weather. The new race date is now Sunday, March 1, 2015. Same time, same place, new date.

2/19/15

A large variety of race applications are now available for download and/or on-line registration from the Greystone Race Application Page.

1/1/15

Happy New Year!

Record turnout for the 7th Annual Gordy's First Race 5K and 10K: results are posted.

Running off of an USATF/Connecticut 2014 Cross-Country MVP season, Sanders tunes up for Boston, and perhaps a title defense of the Polar Bear in February: the 2015 USATF Connecticut Cup Championship.

Congratulations to Sara Belles for victory in the women's rae and a top 7-overall finish! Results for the 28th Annual New Year's Day Brookfield Lions Run for Sight 4-Miler are posted.

12/20/14

Record turnout on a rather balmy day at the "Ice Box of Connecticut".

 

12/18/14

It looks like the weather is going to be ideal for the Norfolk Pub 10-Miler. The turnout should be fantastic. We are in need of volunteers for parking, water tables, and the finish line. If you are interested, please let us know at the registration table inside the town hall, or send an email to info@greystoneracing.net . Thanks!

12/17/14

Less than 72 hours to the start of the Norfolk Pub 10-Miler!

Parking is limited. Please park up at the Town Hall. Race-day registration opens at 9:00 AM.

Those competitors that predict a finish time of 1:50 or more may participate in an early start at 10:30 AM.

12/16/14

The preregistration list for the Norfolk Pub 10-Miler is posted!.

12/15/15

With the Norfolk Pub 10-Miler just a few days away, I've posted an expose about the course. Check out the course preview.

12/11/14

It is interesting to see the formidable Dave Dunham's name move to the bottom of the list and wonder if Jeff Niedeck's Master record will hold for another year. There is Open, Master and Grand Master prize money. Will a woman ever break 60 minutes at Norfolk? Claudia Camargo (Nero) dominated from 2004 to 2007 and Shannon McHale's masters record seems pretty safe...

Top Fifteen Times for Men in Norfolk Pub 10-Miler (CT00003DR). Greystone offers $100.00 for a new course record and $50.00 for a new Master's record!

1. Chris Zablocki 23, 53:09, 5:19's, 1st in 2011

2. Chris Zablocki 24, 53:35, 5:22's, 1st in 2012

3. William Sanders 24, 53:54, 5:24's, 2nd in 2011

4. Chad Johnson 26, 54:40, 5:28's, 1st in 2001

5. Peter Oviatt 32, 55:38, 5:34's, 2nd in 2001

6. Marc Robaczynski 37, 55:58, 5:36's, 3rd in 2011

7. Kevin Curley 26, 56:21, 5:39's, 1st in 2006

8. Eric Blake 24, 56:37, 5:40's, 1st in 2003

9. Eric Blake 26, 56:54, 5:42's, 1st in 2005

10. Brian Nelson 31, 57:16, 5:44's, 4th in 2011

11. Jon French 24, 57:24, 5:45's, 1st in 2007

12. Zack Schwartz 21, 57:42, 5:47's, 1st in 2009

13. Brian Nelson 30, 57:44, 5:47's, 1st in 2010

14. Joseph LeMay 38, 57:47, 5:47's, 1st in 2004

15. Dave Dunham 36, 57:57, 5:48's, 1st in 2000

16. Jeff Niedeck 45, 58:24, 5:51's, 2nd in 2009 (Master's Record)

Top Fifteen Times for Women in Norfolk Pub 10-Miler (CT00003DR). Greystone offers $100.00 for a new course record and $50.00 for a new Master's record!

1. Claudia Camargo 35, 1:00:33, 6:04's, 3rd in 2006

2. Claudia Camargo 36, 1:01:58, 6:12's, 4th in 2007

3. Claudia Camargo 33, 1:03:51, 6:24's, 5th in 2004

4. Claudia Camargo 34, 1:04:46, 6:29's, 4th in 2005

5. Shannon Mchale 40, 1:05:07, 6:31's, 18th in 2011 (Master's Record)

6. Bess Ritter 24, 1:06:32, 6:40's in 2011

7. Melissa Stellato 31, 1:06:59, 6:42's, 10th in 2013

8. Donna Kay-Ness 50, 1:07:31, 6:46's in 2013

9. Brittany Heninger 23, 1:08:23, 6:51's in 2011

10. Liz Fagan 28, 1:09:06, 6:55's in 2003

11. Kate Lapinski 41, 1:09:17, 6:56's in 2006

12. Brittany Heninger 21, 1:09:44, 6:59's in 2009

13. Brittany Heninger 22, 1:10:00, 7:00's in 2010

14. Beth Krasemann 38, 1:10:08, 7:01's in 2011

15. Beth Krasemann 37, 1:10:22, 7:03's in 2010

Saturday, December 20, is the big day! You can register at the race!

Parking , registration, the start, and finish are located at the Town Hall on Maple Ave. Race-Day registration closes at 10:45 AM. Gun time is 11:00 AM. Current USATF mebership is required for cash awards. Awards (must be present to win) will take place at The Wood creek Bar and Grill at approximately 1:00 PM. See you there!

12/10/14

Tens days to the Norfolk Pub 10-Miler! Four days left to take advantage of the preregistration price discount...

This year the 2014 Norfolk Pub 10-Miler will offer an optional early start for those competitors that predict a finish time of 1 hour 50 minutes or more. The early start will be at 10:30 AM. Awards will take place at the pub, promtly at 1:00 PM.

The race application for the 31st Annual Polar Bear Run is posted. The 2015 Polar Bear has been selected as the USATF Connecticut Cup Championship!

12/6/14

Rain didn't dampen these spirits! After several years, Litchfield Parks and Rec decided to change the course for the Jingle Bell Run. It was a good move. The new course is flat and fast and everyone seemed to like it. The leaders passed the 2-Mile in 10:50 on a wet, chilly, day. The new course has potential for sub 16 minutes and on a warmer, dry day, I would expect an inordinate number of personal records.

For Pieger, this was another solid victory in a great 2014 season. Many thanks to the organizers, the volunteers, sponsors, runners, and the guy pushing the reindeer head...Don't worry kids; it wasn't a real reindeer head. Results for the 32nd Annual Litchfield Jingle Bell Run 5K are posted. See you at the Norfolk Pub 10-Miler!

12/3/14

This Saturday is the Litchfield Jingle Bell 5K. This year features a new course and a new start time. The race starts at 11:00 AM. Registration opens at 9:00 AM at the intermediate school on Plumb Hill Rd. The start is on Constitution Rd and the new course avoids all the hills. The new course is flat and fast! There is still time to preregister at Litchfield Parks and Rec, and there is race-day registration. Don't forget the holiday costume division...See you there!

11/30/14

A little blood, a little mud: Cross-Country. It was a record crowd for the grand finale of the 2014 USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix. Teams were charged up and the runners raced. This Newington course is a great course for spectator viewing and for the runners racing. It's a change from the woods to the field. The Lupus Foundation of Connecticut did a fantastic job in course marking, course monitoring, and crowd control.

A rare appearance from the roadster, Sanders as he leads his team, Sound Runner, to a resounding victory.

Sound Runner fielded a women's team, and they did not disappoint. Results from the 3rd Annual Huffing Off Stuffing Cross-Country 5K are posted.

11/26/14

Happy Thanksgiving!

Despite the 12 inches of newly fallen snow, it was a national field of runners at the Western Massachusetts Athletic Club's annual event. Four Berkshire boys take the top spots. The top three finishers passed the first, and the fastest, mile in 4:55.

It was a Connecticut girl taking top honors in the women's race.

Thank you to all the races we have timed and to all the runners who printed neatly in 2014. Results for the WMAC Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race from Adams, Massachusetts are posted!

11/23/14

Christina Wickson runs a great double! Yesterday, Wickson competed in the Hartford Track Club's Cross-Country Challenge 8K at the MDC Reservoir in West Hartford. The race was the 3rd of the USATF-Connecticut's Cross-Country Grand Prix Series. The fourth, and final race is Sunday, November 30th in Newington. Not only was Wickson the first USATF/CT Female, but she was the first overall female and she lead her women's team, Woodbridge-Brookfield, to victory...

After yesterday's win, Wickson follows up with a faster time and a very impressive win in Waterbury today! Wickson is this weekend's MVP. Congratulations Christina (photo courtesy of David Reik).

It's the beginning of the Holidays!

Another great race! Downtown Waterbury. Ideal weather conditions. Fast times. A lot of smiles!

5K winners..

The 5-Mile winner!

Results for the 40th Annual Fischang-Cicchetti Memorial 5K/5-Mile Road Race are posted! Thank you to all the runners, the cow-bell spectators, the YMCA of Waterbury, and to veryone for making this great event happen 40 years in a row.

11/16/14

The crowd was so big at the Age Before Beauty, I could barely fit them in... What a great day for a cross-country race! There was a record turnout of runners and a record turnout of teams. The competition was strong and the times were very fast. Despite the front runners adding length to the course, they almost broke the course record.

The men's race was won by one second. The women's race was won by two seconds.

Chris Rosenbrg lead his team, Sound Runner, to a first place victory in the Men's Open competition. They're taking home $150.

Brittany Heninger lead the entire race, until the last 300 meters. Through 1 mile in 6:04, up the hill and through the second mile in 12:38, Carlota Corbella edged Heninger by two seconds and set a new course record! The old record 18:19, was held by Meredith Remigino from 2013. Open team results are posted. Master results will be posted soon along with a whole bunch of photos. Thank you to Dave Driscoll, White Memorial, Katie Pratt, Bob Gemske, John Keilty, Pete Hawley, Brittany Heninger, and the many runners who helped to make this a great event. Results for the 9th Annual Age Before Beauty Cross-Country 5K are posted!

11/13/14

This Sunday is the 2nd race in the 2014 USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix: The 9th Annual Age Before Beauty 5K XC, at the White Memorial Conservation Area in Litchfield. Registration opens at 8:00 AM and the race starts at 9:00 AM.

Will the World Mountain Contender, Mt. Washington Champion, World record holder for the treadmill marathon, 2013 ABB Champion, and course record holder, Eric Blake return to defend his title? Can the Woodbridge Running Company from Brookfield earn enough points to defend their 2013 Team Champion title? The Hartford Track Club, Mohegan Striders, Milford Road Runnes, Sound Runner, Manchester Running Company, Housatonic Road Runners, Fleet Feet Sports of Hartford, and a few other teams might have something to say. Take a look at the preregistration list. This is the first race of the day and it runs the Junior Olympic 5K course. The race is open to everyone.

11/9/14

A record turnout on a fantastic Autumn day! My assistant and I did a detailed preview of the course. The first mile has the largest of two hills. It's fairly steep, winds around some neighborhood roads while continually climbing for about 1/2 mile. At 3/4 the course drops slightly as it passes the backside of the starting/registration area and then starts to climb. The second hill, at about 1.25 miles, isn't as steep or as long as the first. At 1.6 miles the course opens out to a long highway stretch of fast, gradual downhill, past the 2-mile mark and bottoms out onto Main street at about 2.3 miles. The third mile is the screamer. Downhill to flat should compensate for the two climbs as the fastest mile. 17-year old, Trevor Daigle, from Thomaston, took advantage of the last mile, as did my assistant, Brittany Heninger. Without any warm-up, Heninger set a new women's age-group record while Daigle coasted to victory.

Thank you to the organizers, the sponsors, spectators, and runners. This race is on the verge of exploding and becoming a regional classic. Results for the 13th Annual Diane Burr Memorial 5K Flag Run/Walk are posted!

11/7/14

This Sunday is the 13th Annual Dianne Burr Memorial 5K Flag Run/Walk in Thomaston, CT at 2:15 PM. There is race-day registration that opens around 12:30 and closes at 2:00 PM. This is a highly spirited event with flags on display from all over the United States of America and the Territories. Get there early for parking near the Police Station, and stay there for the awards and a slice of pizza.

11/3/14

The world famous Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race application is available on the Applications Page.

Yesterday was the first race in the USATF/CT 2014 Cross-Country Grand Prix. There were several teams represented for the men's open and masters. The women's open and masters was one by an unchallenged Woodbridge Running Company(WRC)-Brookfield. Congratulations to the women of WRC-Brookfield; you've won $180 and you currently reside in first place for the overall champion standings. The men's races were very competitive and very exciting. In the Open competition, Sound Runner went 1,2,4, 10, and 12th for 29 points, WRC-Brook field was second with 73 points, the Litchfield Track Club had an unofficial score of 79 points, and the Mohegan Striders had 84 points. The top 2 open teams win money: Sound Runner $150, WRC-Brookfield $100. Sound Runner has 4 points, WRC-Brook 3, and Mohegan Striders 2 points toward the 2014 Open Champion standings.

The Masters race was very close. WRC-Brookfield was 1,3,5 for 9 points and Mohegan Striders 2,4,6 = 12 points. Money is awarded to the first place Master Men and Women. The defending 2013 Open and Masters Champions, the WRC-Brookfield walks away with $90. WRC-Brookfield has 2 points to the year-end Master's Champion while Mohegan Striders has 1 point.

Note; Many of these teams have individuals who have been selected to compete as the All-Star Team Connecticut at the USATF/NE Championship this Sunday at Franklin Park, Boston, MA. As such, the teams will each receive 1/2 point toward their teams Connecticut Champion standings.

If you would like to be considered for the Franklin Park XC CT All Star Team, send me an email asap. On-Line reg closes on the 5th.

The next event on the USATF/CT 2014 XC Grand Prix is the Age Before Beauty 5K XC at White Memorial in Litchfield. It is the same day as the Junior Olympics and it is the very first race of the day on the JO 5K course. The kids do provide great motivation all along the course and especially the great field finish stretch. Mail in your ABB application asap. The race is open to everyone!

11/2/14

Opening Day for the 2014 USATF/CT Cross-Country season! Despite the threat of snow and ice, a huge crowd turned out to run the lucky 13th Annual Sunny Brook Cross-Country 5K. There were several teams and the men's open and masters competition was fantastic. Preliminary team scores are posted. Sound Runner had a solid open team with William Sanders (still recovering from the Hartford Marathon) leading the way.

The Woodbridge Running Company from Brookfield took the Open and Masters women team competiton. The Mohegan Striders, WRCBrookfield Men, and Litchfield Track Club all had tremendous performances under severe windy conditions. Many thanks to the Northwest Y, the sponsors, volunteers, spectators, and the cross-country runners! Results are posted.

11/1/14

There was a fantastic turnout in an effort to beat the rain and run a pr! Mario Long has been selected to represent the State of Connecticut on November 9, 2014 at the USATF New England Cross-Country Championships. Longo set a new course record today. He broke the 42-yearold, Jeffrey Townsend's record. Interesting to note; Longo will be racing on the same Master's Team as Townsend. Team Connecticut should do fairly well..

Just a reminder, don't be fiddling with your watch until you have completely cleared the finish line mats. That type of activity slows the runner down and in cross-country, it could cost several places. Another Master, Debra Robinson, from Watertown, took the women's race. Congratulations to all the runners and thank you to the spectators, sponsors, organizers, and the City of Waterbury for a well run event. Results for the 2nd Annual Sacred Heart High School Veteran's Day 5K Dash are posted!

Falls Village managed to escape the rain as runners toured the newly revised 5K course and found the flatness agreeable. 17-Year old, Brandon LeClair, from Goshen (orange shorts), put together a great bookend. Winning the Memorial Day 5-Miler in Norfolk and, nearly 6 months later, winning the Culligan Cannonball.

He might have broken 17 minutes if he had run straight to the finish. Congratulations to Cheyenne Schumacher for her victory in the women's race. thank you to the Volunteer Fire Department of Falls Village, the many sponsors, volunteers, organizers, spectators, and runners. Results for the 14th Annual Culligan Cannonball Run 5K are posted.

10/26/14

A blustery October day with hints of November. The St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury puts on a great event with over 300 walkers! It was 14-year old, Mateo Tiul, from Litchfield, for the win and 16-yearold, Alexander Perugini, from Watertown, for the runner up. Seven of the top ten were young guns. Athena Petersen took the women's race. Thank you for all the support given to the Mission. Thank you to the sponsors, the organizers, volunteers, spectators, runners, and walkers. Results are posted.

10/25/14

The Culinary Institute of America offers a great incentive to perform well...

Chilly temperatures and a shroud of fog enveloped the record crowd for the 4th Annual Run for Your Knives Homecoming 5K. The event is presented by the Culinary Institute of America and it offered nearly $33,000.00 in scholarships to not just the best runners, but to the volunteers and organizers that made this event happen. The scholarships were awarded immediately following the race comprised of Students and Alumni. There were a few guests and I believe that the 2015 event may allow for an even bigger crowd. The three loop course tours the 100 acre campus in Hyde Park and offers breathtaking views of the Hudson.

Many thanks to the organizers, the sponsors, the spectators, returning alumni, and student runners! Results are posted!

10/24/14

The United States Track and Field- Connecticut Association announces the 2014 Cross-Country Grand Prix

These races are open to everyone; however, USATF/CT Eligibility Rules apply for prize money.

Each Race has Team Prize Money for: 1st and 2nd Open Men (5 score by place, an additional 2 will displace), 1st and 2nd Open Women (3 score plus 2 displace), 1st Master Men (3/2), and 1st Master Women (3/2).

The Connecticut Team and Individual Champions for m/f Open and Master will be determined based on overall performance. The teams will earn points based on appearance and performance against the other attending teams for each race. Scores will be posted during the season. The tie-break is determined at the Huffing Off Stuffing 5K in Newington.
Each team must provide: participants name as it appears on the USATF membership roster, age, and overall finish place in the race. Send the scoring roster within 24 hours of the event; including the displacement runners, via email to: wgraustein@snet.net
Master runners may score for both open and master teams.
The $2,100 in prize money will be determined based on compliance, attendance, participation, and performance..

Following is the 2014 USATF/CT XC schedule:
11/2/14 Sunny Brook 5k, Torrington, CT

*11/9/14 New England XC Championships, Franklin Park, MA
11/16/14 Age Before Beauty 5k, Litchfield, CT
11/22/14 Hartford Track Club 8k, West Hartford, CT
11/30/14 Huffing Off Stuffing 5k, Newington, CT

*Note: As a participant on the Connecticut All-Star Team, each participating Club will receive 1/2 point toward their year-end championship score.

Race applications for Age Before Beauty 5K XC, Fischang-Chiccetti 5Mile/5K, and Huffing off Stuffing 5K XC are available from our Applications page.

10/19/14

A great turnout at Hammonasset Beach State Park. It was windy and cold but Josh Cashman and Laura Pieger didn't mind. Thank you to the many volunteers, sponsors, organizers, spectators and runners. Results for the 17th Annual Run for the Cove 5K are posted.

 

10/18/14

The pageantry. The spectacle. One couldn't help but giggle!

The turnout was amazing for this first year event. Noted celebrities from around the nation. Top runners from near and far.

This was The Bunny Williams Connecticut Doggie Cup Run & Wag 5K to help the Little Guild of Cornwall. There were dogs, and people, of all shapes and sizes.

Eric Morse, from Berlin, VT, is one of the top runners in the country. He's run for several National Teams in Mountain and Trail competitions around the world.

This was Murdock's 20th race for 2014!

Joseph Virgilio was top solo male. Jenny McLain was top solo female.

Many thanks to Bunny Williams, Richard Schlesinger, Cara Sundland, Dennis House, Mark Dixon, the many voulunteers, sponsors, organizers, spectators, runners, and dogs. The entire event was very entertaining. The foliage was pretty good too...

Results are posted!

10/17/14

There is a great turnout for the Run and Wag 5K in Cornwall tomorrow. Take a look at the preregistration list! Among the 5 team divisions, we have teams in every category.

10/14/14

The Run and Wag 5K has people divisions and team divisions (Toy, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large). Here are just a couple of the teams:

The foliage should be peak!

10/12/14


Run and Wag 5k - The Bunny Williams Connecticut Doggie Cup
October 18th, 2014
Cornwall, CT


Connecticut Doggie Cup Champion Bowls made by local artist Iris Hermann. The top team finishers will win the bowl and be crowned as the fastest Dog/Human team in Connecticut This is one of the first races of it's kind in the state and it will be a fast and flat 5k through one of the most scenic vistas in the state during peak foliage season. There is also a $100 cash prize to be awarded to the fastest male/female solo runners so serious runners should also apply.All proceeds will benefit the Little Guild of St. Francis, for the welfare of animals.
Please visit the race site for more info:
http://www.littleguild.org/runandwag5k/

10/5/14

Tom Keefe, Brandon Williams, 18-yearold, Brandon Driver, and 53-year old, Art Reilly ran down main street in front of a large crowd of onlookers gathering for the parade. The crowd was all along the parade route, which just happened to be much of the race route. The sun was shining. The trees were on fire and so were the runners. Keefe cruised, Reilly was well under 6's, and the crowd cheered. This race, the venue, the crowds, the course, it's made for a couple thousand runners. Mark your calendar for the 27th Annual. You won't be disappointed. The results for Greylock Federal Credit Union's presentation of the 26th Annual 5K Road Race at the North Adams Fall Foliage Parade are posted!

10/4/14

The rain didn't dampen the spirits as runners turnout for the 32nd Annual Highland Lake 10K. Edmund Milly ran a strong race with Jeremy Muratore close behind. The rain was minimal during the race and the conditions were actually pretty good. Laura Pieger finished 6th overall and took the women's race. Many thanks to the volunteers, sponsors, spectators, and runners! Results are posted.

10/1/14

Riley Rising and Meghan Gimes were all alone from the first mile. They lead their teams to victory. Congratulations to Chase Collegiate and to all the runners who competed under damp conditions at the HVAL Cross-Country Invitational held at the Forman School in Litchfield, CT. Results are posted.

9/30/14

This Saturday is the 32nd Annual Highland Lake 10K near the boat launch on Highland Lake in Winsted, CT. The race starts at 9:00 AM. It's not only one of the oldest races in Connecticut, it's also one of only a few remaining 10K certified courses. There is race-day registration from 7:30 to 8:45 AM. See you there!

9/28/14

Jim O'Rourke gives us the thumbs up as nearly 900 runners took to the roads of Middlebury in the 1st Annual Pies & Pints 5K Ta-Ta Trot! It was a great day for a run and Pies & Pints was a great place to be. Chris Scannell established the course record and Aimee Salemi set the women's record. Results are posted!

9/27/14

Just a few slots left for the Pies & Pints 5K Ta-Ta Trot 2014. View Preregistration list...

9/23/14

This Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM is the Pies & Pints 5K Ta-Ta Trot 2014. On-line registration is full. The last few slots may be available to those who turn in their paper registration to Pies & Pints by noon on Saturday. The race closes at 1000 and less than 100 slots remain. There may not be any race day registration. Register now... Pies & Pints, One Store Road, Middlebury, CT. Stay tuned for the preregistration list!

9/21/14

The 2nd Annual Dads Matter Too 5K managed to avoid the early morning showers and the mid morning rise in heat and humidity. It was a great turnout at Library Park in Waterbury. Results are posted!

9/20/14

Ideal racing conditions for the 20th Annual. Last year's record setter was back. Darren Walden took 20 seconds off of last year's time with a new course record of 16:12! Marcy Withington took the women's race. Many thanks to the volunteers, organizers, spectators, and runners. Results for the 20th Annual Deep River Parks and Recreation 5K and 1-Mile races are posted.

9/14/14

A bright , sunny day, brought out a happy group of participants and spectators. It was Brandon Carpe for the win and Christine Granger took the women's race. Congratulations and welcome back to school! Results for the 1st Annual "Run Back to School" Latimer Lane 5K are posted.

9/6/14

It was hot and it was humid. The weather didn't deter this group of hearty runners. It was Tony Perugini for the win. Olivia Barnett took the women's race with a new women's record. Marge DeMarrais set a new Master/Grand Master record. Some people run really well in the heat... Results for the 9th Annual Bob Veillette 5K Road Race from Waterbury, CT, are posted.

8/26/14


The Bunny Williams Connecticut Doggie Cup ~ Run and Wag 5K
October 18th, 2014 in beautiful Cornwall, Connecticut.

Be crowned by top celebrities ~ world known designer Bunny Williams and Richard Schlesinger of CBS 48 hours!


Dog/Human teams will have the opportunity to win a custom made CT Doggie Cup and $100, or.... run solo and win $100 cash prize, gift certificates, medals and more.
This is a professionally timed race, with the option to jog, walk or scamper, with or without your dog. If you don't own a dog but would love to walk with one - no problem, The Little Guild will be happy to loan you one of our shelter dogs for the event (and they would love to attend!). Email runandwag@gmail.com for details.
There will also be a Kids 1 mile race.


We invite you to send a photo of your team by emailing to runandwag@gmail.com for posting on Greystone Racing and Little Guild's website, as well as Facebook and social media. By sending in a photo you grant permission for us to post on social media, websites, etc.
For more information on the event and to register, go to http://www.littleguild.org/runandwag5k/.


Thanks--
Denise Cohn
Executive Director
The Little Guild of Saint Francis
285 Sharon Goshen Turnpike
West Cornwall, CT 06796
860-672-6346 phone
860-672-0213 fax
littleguild.director@gmail.com
www.littleguild.org

8/25/14

Once again the Martha's Vineyard Hospital produced a fantastic event that offered several kids' fun runs, a competitive race walk, and a 5K run on a certified course. Many thanks to the race benefactor and fellow athlete, #1 Dr. Louis Sullivan. His dedication to this event draws friends from all over the world enabling the race to generate funds for a state-of-the-art hospital. Thank you. The race of the day came, as it often has in the past, from the 5K race walk between Jill Zamarro and Marston Clough. Over the years, Clough and Zamarro rarely finish more than a second apart. Results for the 26th Annual Sullivan 5K Walk and Run are posted.

8/16/14

A perfect morning for a run. Race Director, John Corbo, and the Waterbury YMCA did a fantastic job in organizing the 3rd Annual Crohn's & Colitis 5K. It was a race for the youngsters. Twenty-four year -old, Jimmy Rogers finished just ahead of fifteen year-old, Connor Croke. Seventeen year-old, Stephanie Kiley took the women's victory. Congratulations to all the runners, walker, spectators, and thank you to the organizers, sponsors, and many volunteers. The results for the 3rd Annual Crohn's & Colitis are posted.

8/15/14


There may be additions.

8/9/14

Check out the updates on the Race Application page.

8/3/14

It's been a busy weekend. Today, the rain stopped and the Potato and Corn Festival of North Branford (Northford) held the 6th Annual Cross-Country extravaganza. Congratulations to Floyd Parness (Race Director), all the runners, volunteers, sponsors, and spectators. Results fro the 6th Annual PoCo Fest 5K Cross-Country and the 1-Mile Cross-Country are posted.

On Saturday, the 15th Annual People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Race was held. This was a Trail State Championship as well as part of the New England Grand Tree Series. The Shenipsit Striders claimed victory for the women's team and the Mohegan Striders are the 2014 USATF-Connecticut Men's State Champions. Congratulations to all the runners who competed under wet conditions. I'm not sure if there wasn't a single runner who fell at least once... Results for the 15th Annual People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run are posted.

7/29/14

This Saturday is the 15th Annual People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run. The race starts and finishes at the Matheis Grove Pavilion on East River Rd. in Barkhamsted, CT. Race-Day registration opens at 8:00 AM and the race goes off at 9:00 AM. This is a New England Grand Tree event. This the USATF Connecticut Trail Championship. The race is open to everyone and the current pre registration list is available for your review. If you would like to win money, then run for an USATF/CT Team. There is male(3) and female(3) open and master team prize money. There is also a pot-luck picnic after the race. I'll get the grill going, you get your run on. See you there!

7/26/14

Ideal weather conditions meant a great turnout for Connecticut's third oldest road race.

In the Fair Days 5K, it was William Sanders successfully defending his title and Nina Zweig with an impressive victory.

The traditional 8-Mile course had to be modified this year due to road work. The course was shortened to about 7.1-Miles and the pace column for the results has been adjusted accordingly. William Sanders went through the first mile in 5:00 along with the top three runners in the 8-Mile race. It was Abiyot Endale taking the men's race and Alice Kamunya (5th overall) the women's victor.

Congratulations to all the runners, and thank you to the many sponsors, spectators, volunteers, and the Town of New Milford for a great event. Results for the 47th Annual New Milford Road Race and the 12th Annual Fair Days 5K are posted.

7/20/14

The defending champion, Jim Zoldy, returned to face Richard Messine from Nassau , New York. The twenty-five year old, Messine took it out and pressed the fifty-two year old, Zoldy into submission. Anna Blair came up from Falls Village to show the women how it's done. The 1-Mile kids race had Madeline Fife for the outright win! Congratulations to all the runners and thank you to the Northwest Y, the sponsors, volunteers, and spectators. The Canaan Railroad Days 5-Mile and 1-Mile results are posted.

7/12/14

What a great day for a race in the country! Cornwall is country, and the Pharma Cares "Run the Valley 5K" had a spectacular turnout. The race committee of : Janet Carlson, Johan Winsser, Terry Burke, and Rocco Botto, put a great deal of time and effort into making this event a winner. Burke managed the kids 1-Mile. He also ran in the 5K along with Winsser and Botto.

Don't kid yourself; there's pressure when you wear the number one in a race. Botto stayed relaxed in second place through the first half of the race. He moved into first place at the half-way point. With a mile to go, de la Binjere moved past Botto and into first.

At the final turn onto main street, with about 250 meters to go, Botto surged past Binjere. Binjere pressed as Botto looked back several times to measure the narrow gap. It was a great race to the finish! Many thanks to the Town of Cornwall, the 169's, the many volunteers, sponsors, spectators, and runners. Results are posted.

7/11/14

The pre registration list for the Pharma Cares Run the Valley 5K in Cornwall is posted. This is a first-year event with a fantastic course and a large number of preregistrations. View the list. Get there early. Parking is limited.

7/6/14

This Saturday, July 12th. Race-Day registration opens at 8:00 AM. You can register on-line. You can download an application.

The PharmaCares “Run the Valley” 5k is the first official road race in scenic Cornwall, CT.  The race kicks off across from the Cornwall Town Hall on the Village Green on Pine Street at 9:30 a.m. with a 1-mile Kids Fun Run, then the 5k Run/Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.  The proceeds from the race benefit PharmaCares, a non-profit helping U.S. Veterans and those in need gain access to affordable health insurance, medicines and care.   The online registration is at www.active.com or go to www.pharmacares.org/5k to print out the form.  Be sure to check out our “Race and Stay” guide - we have charming inns, restaurants, shopping and hiking and fun galore, so plan to run, stay and play nearby!

Thanks!!!

Janet

Janet Carlson
Executive Director

PharmaCares
Contact Information
860 672 0043 x111
janet.carlson@pharmacares.org
www.pharmacares.org

Despite what conceptions you may have of Cornwall being exceptionally hilly; the 5K race course is fairly flat and should produce fast times. The timing and results will be from Greystone and we will be using the disposable BibTag to record a "Gun Time" and a "Net Time". Cornwall is a secluded town, very pretty; a classic New England Portrait. Give yourself some time to get there and spend some time to walk The Green, visit the Library, see the local sites, meditate on the scenery, and enjoy the race! I'll post a preregistration list soon.

7/5/14

There was a hearty group of runners for the Annual Race Around Lake Wonoscopomuc for Independence Day. The rain was light and the temperatures had moderated from a week of high heat and humidity. This race is over 40-years old and the course record was set in 1978 by Steve Belter. There aren't that many thirty-six year old records for Connecticut road races. Eamon Dempsey was pretty relaxed during his warm-up. He told me that he was going to take a stab at the record. Most records are set while there exists a battle for first place. I told Eamon it would be tough without the competitive pressure. The race started and Dempsey sprinted from the line. A youngster attempted to stay with Dempsey through the first mile while the rest of us struggled upward to the intersection above the scenic grounds of the prep-school. George Kiefer is this race's longtime race director. A stopwatch, pencil and paper, and some friendly volunteers. The race is free and the finish line is always filled with laughter, smiling faces, and the memories of races past. Results for the Lake Wonoscopomuc 8K are posted!

6/30/14

This Friday, July 4th, is the annual Lakeville 8K. This is a free race around Lake Wononscopomuc. The race starts at 8:00 AM from the town beach. Through the years there have been several notable celebrities, mixed with local runners, celebrating our nation's independence. This is one of the oldest races in Connecticut. The course record is 26:58 set by Steve Belter in 1978. It's a pretty course and you can't beat the price!

6/27/14

Edward Martinez took the lead early and ran steady through the first mile in 5:55. He held that pace in front of the record field to capture the 2014 Title. The women's race was hotly contested from start to finish. Alexandra Kenny, Rachel Bijur, and Terri-Lynn Gidius ran together for the entire race. The race banter was minimal but they encouraged each other to hang tough. Kenny had a strong finishing kick for the women's victory. Results for the UTC Aerospace Systems 5K Run/Walk for the United Way are posted.

6/22/14

A great turnout. A great race. Tyler Raymond was all alone. Kaitlin Sulek lead the women. The Schumacher family was impressive. Many thanks to the people of Harwinton. The results for the 7th Annual Harwinton 3.3-Mile Road Race are posted.

6/21/14

Happy Summer Solstice!

Arthur Boyko , 48, from Poughkeepsie, lead the pack out of the water. Denise Connolly and Susan Leigh battled for the women. Craig Hills moved from 4th to first during the bike while Susan Leigh took control for the women. The Sharon Parks and Recreation Department do a top notch job in providing one of the best triathlons in Connecticut. An intimate venue with bucolic views and friendly people. The results for the 6th Annual Sharon Parks & Rec. Sprint Triathlon are posted!

6/16/14

This Saturday is the Sharon Sprint Triathlon located at 242 Mudge Pond Road. This is a very pretty setting with an intimate atmosphere. For the beginner, this is a great event to sharpen your skills. For the expert, there is plenty of room to move. It's a bargain! Start time is 8:00 AM. Download the application.

The Thursday night, Whites Woods Cross-Country Summer Race Seines is back. A great variety of distances on 100% cross-country terrain. Find out more info.

6/15/14

Happy Fathers' Day!

The sun was out, the runners ran, and the day was good. Congratulations to Derek Destafano (#23) and to Erin Wylie; victorious! Many thanks to Katie, Tim, and Howie. Results for the 2nd Annual Hewitt Run for a Cause 5K are posted.

6/14/14

The word is out! The Camp Jewell 5K Trail Race has exploded in its 4th year! A record turn out enjoyed fantastic weather in the hills of Colebrook, CT. The mist lifted and the runners ran. The Schumacher family is a team unto itself. 14-year old, Gavin Woodward, took to the woods, and left the others behind. He was a minute shy of the course record. Something tells me that Woodward may take the time down...Meanwhile, Marge DeMarias is back. After a 90 day setback with the achilles, DeMarais was cautious and victorious over the terrain of Jewell. This is a great race, complete with friendly geese, lamas, draft horses, bucolic views, and the effervescence of the staff and campers. Results for the 4th Annual Jewell 5K Trail Race are posted.

6/13/14

Pat Dennen was all by his lonesome as he toured this very spectator friendly course from Meadowview Park in Middlebury. A fantastic start running under a huge flag a a great finish with a view of the runners for nearly the last half-mile.

It was neck and neck to the finish for the women.

Results for the 4th Annual Flag Day 5K from Middlebury, CT are posted!

6/8/14

It was a warm day. The Strides to Cure Diabetes is traditionally held from Cadigan Park in Brookfield and has been a 5-Miler. This year, the race was held on the old 10K course from the Brookfield High School. Some people liked the old, some the new. I suggested that the Brookfield Lions Club alternate odd years for the 5 and even years for the 10...

William Sanders returned to defend his title. Sanders opened with a 5:01, 5:01, 5:08, and began to feel the heat at 4 miles with a 5:53. He had every reason to ease up as he is coming off a 2:30 VT City Marathon from two weeks ago.

Rose Willey, from Brookfield, ran a fantastic race to take the women's title. Sara Belles, a perennial winner, was close behind. Results are posted!

6/7/14

It was a battle to the finish line. 50-year old, John Minervino pulled up lame with about 150 meters to go. 46-year old, Bruce Christensen saw an opportunity and started to kick with 200 meters to the finish. Minervino hobbled along as Christensen closed the gap. Results for the 1st Annual Wheels and Heels 5K Road Race are posted!

The temperatures started to get a little steamy in Waterbury.

The Waterbury Dash and Bash 5K presented by the Waterbury Teachers Association and the School Administrators of Waterbury, drew a large crowd for this first year event. Ryan Acey held a comfortable lead while Colleen Rykowski had her hands full with Danielle White hot on her heels. Results are posted.

6/6/14

Race applications for the New Milford 8-Miler and 5K are posted.

Race application for the People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run is posted. The People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run is an USATF/Connecticut Trail State Championship for Teams and individuals. There is team prize money. The race is open to everyone!

Following the Heels and Wheels 5K race in Harwinton, there will be a picnic/BBQ for runners and friends at the Harwinton Rod and Gun Club. This new race offers a very flat and very fast out-and-back 5K course in the Campville section of Harwinton along the Naugatuck River.

6/1/14

It was a spectacular day in Northampton, Massachusetts. The Walk/Run to Remember 5K benefits The Garden: A center for grieving children and teens. Spirits were high and the masters women ruled the day. Melissa Mattison finished with a strong kick as Hanna Wattendorf took her to the wire. Results for the 15th Annual "A Walk/Run to Remember 5K " are posted.

5/28/14

What a great weekend we just had for racing. There is more in store. There are several new kids on the block: Wheels and Heels 5K in Harwinton, Middlebury 5K, and the Pharmacares Run the Valley 5K in Cornwall. You can find applications or register on line for these races, plus a whole bunch more; go to our Race Application Page.

5/26/14

36 years ago Rod Perkins, his wife, and about 40 of his their closest friends got together and ran the first Norfolk 5-Miler. Still going strong, Norfolkk has survived the test of time. It's a classic. Results are posted.

The Mayor of Bloomfield always starts the Memorial Day 5K! Results are posted.

5/25/14

Great weather and a great turnout for this annual evet. Peter Bakker was all alone and so was Tracy Dickey. Results for the Race Around the Lake from New Hartford, CT are posted.

5/24/14

Ideal weather conditions for running. Former champion, Jeff Duda returned with a new record and Barbara Barnes hammered the womens race. This is a picturesque course over the back-country roads of North Stonington with a great set-up at the fairgrounds. There were several childrens races and a 5K run just for girls! Results for the 9th Annual Runners & Walkers in Support of Education 5K are posted!

5/18/14

A 21-year old from Breckenridge Colorado took top honors! Christopher Boylon had a sizeable lead on to the track. He eased up a bit towards the finish. Meanwhile, Kaitlin Sulek finished strong to take the women's race. It was ideal weather conditions for this fun annual event. The 1-Mile fun run and the 1/4-Mile Dolphin Dash were fantastic! Results for the 4th Annual Shine On 5K are posted.

5/17/14

Tucker Prenoveau took the lead early and never looked back. His younger sister, Kenyon Prenoveau did the same. There was a great group of runners and, for the beginners, this was a perfect race to test your ability on a relatively easy cross-country course. Hats off to the teams of Daley & Daley and Bachman & Bachman. The family fun day festivities were awesome! Results for the 1st Annual Run for the Orphans 2-Mile Cross-Country are posted!

5/10/14

The rain stopped. The clouds dispersed. The temperature rose. A great turnout at the ESPN world headquarters in Bristol, CT. The results for the ESPN 5K are posted.

5/4/14

Strong winds were the order of the day. A hearty crowd ran the challenging course around the hills of Terryville. Many thanks to the Rotary Club of Terryville. It was C.J. Fusco taking the win along the shores of Lake Winfield. Results for the 19th Annual Edmund Ganem Memorial 5K Road Race are posted!

5/3/14

There was a large turnout for the 29th Annual Sharon Classic 5-Mile Road Race. Former champion, Eamon Dempsey held off former champion, Joe LeMay for the victory. Sara Belles lead the way for the women. Results are posted.

4/26/14

April Showers bring May flowers... Joe Mummert successfully defended his title while Aimee Salemi had her hands full at the wire against 11-year old, Faith Kulis. Results for the 4th Annual Hoof it for Haiti 5K from Southbury, CT are posted!

4/12/14

A great shroud of grey enveloped the 150 foot high walkway across the Hudson River. The wind was calm and the temperature was 39 degrees during registration. The sun started to break through the fog and the temperature started to climb. By 10:00 AM the sun shone brightly and the runners ran with great enthusiasm. It was a Master taking the victory! Results for the 9th Annual Hand in Hand 5K are posted.

 

3/30/14

The rain was cold but it didn't dampen anyone's spirits. New records were established in the certified 5K and the certified half-marathon. Congratulations to all the runners who competed under typical New England racing conditions for March 30! Happy Spring. Thank you to all the organizers, the sponsors and the many volunteers who made everyone feel warm in the 39 degree rain...Results for the Westfield Half-Marathon and 5K are posted.

3/17/14

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Updated race applications.

3/4/14

Check out the Applications page for an upcoming race application and/or a link for on-line registration. Check back for additions.

2/25/14

It was a busy weekend. Congratulations to the 2014 USATF Connecticut Cup Men's Champion- Manchester Running Company (two in-a-row) and to the Women's Champion - the Housatonic Road Runners(their first)! The USATF of Connecticut held its annual Connecticut Cup Championship Race at the Colchester Half-Marathon this year. Teams from around the state took on the challenging course and battled for the $500/$300 first place prize money, the individual trophies, and a spot to have their team's name engraved on the Cup. Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2015 race selection...

The USATF/CT Road Race Grand Prix picks up again with the WPLR 5K in New Haven on March 2nd.

The Race registration form for the Westfield Half-Marathon is available on our Race Application page.

2/23/14

Race director, Dave Dunleavy is pretty happy. Despite the huge amount of snow and the logistical nightmare of parking, a record turnout showed up for the 30th Running of the Polar Bear. Wallie Jahn is looking down with an effervescent smile.

For the third year in a row, William Sanders has taken the race out early and never let up. Sanders did the course a second time as a cool down around 7 minute pace. He is in great shape for his preparation for the Vermont City Marathon this May.

Heather Fraticelli was in good company as the boys track team from Danbury showed up. They ran up front with great encouragement and it payed off. Congratulations to all the runners in this show case event. Thank you to the many volunteers, sponsors, and spectators. Results are posted!

1/9/14

The Connecticut Association of the United States of America Track and Field (USATF) has announced the 2014 Road Race Grand Prix and the Connecticut Cup Championship. The Road Race Grand Prix consists of 8 races:

1/26/14 Sunday at 9:30 AM, Winter Wonderland 5-Miler in Milford

3/2/14 Sunday at 9:00 AM, WPLR Shamrock & Roll 5K in New Haven

4/6/14 Sunday at 10:20 AM, Greater Danbury Half-Marathon

5/24/14 Saturday at 9:00 AM, Delaney Dash 4-Miler in Old Saybrook

6/14/14 Saturday at 8:00 AM, Spring Street Mile in Manchester

8/3/14 Sunday at 8:00 AM, Sea Legs Shuffle 10-Miler in Guilford

8/24/14 Sunday at 8:30 AM, Old Wethersfield 10K in Wethersfield

*9/1/14 Monday at 8:40 AM, The New Haven Road Race 20K National Championship

*Note: In 2014 there is a one week gap between the 10K and 20K. In 2015 there is a two week gap.

The Connecticut Cup Championship consists of one race with the winner take-all; including, team cash, team trophies for each scoring USATF/CT member, and the wining team's name engraved on the perpetual "Connecticut Cup"!

2/22/14 Saturday at 10:00 AM, The Colchester Half-Marathon

1/1/14

Happy New Year!

Chilly temperatures didn't seem to cool anyone's jets. The 6th Annual Gordon Bates "First Race" 5K and 10K had some great performances.

It was down to the wire for the women in the 5K.

That's right! Second overall for Paredes in the 10K. Results from Westfield, MA are posted.

It was a great turnout for the 27th Annual New Year's Day Brookfield Lions Run for Sight 4-Miler. Once again in 2014, William Sanders has picked up right where he left off in 2013: winning! Results from Brookfield are posted.

12/28/13

Well it took a guy from Oklahoma to do it and he did it! A new course record for the Danbury First Night 5K Run into the New Year. Thank you to the runners, the spectators, the volunteers, sponsors, and organizers. Results are posted.

12/26/13

Congratulations to the 2013 USATF/CT Mens Open Team Champions: The Hartford Track Club.

Congratulations to the 2013 USATF/CT Mens Master Team Champions: The Woodbridge Running Company-Brookfield.

Congratulations to the 2013 USATF/CT Mens Grand Master Team Champions: The Woodbridge Running Company-Brookfield.

The race application for The 2014 Polar Bear Run is available.

The race application for the Oleksak 5K/Half-Marathon is available.

Norfolk Pub photos have been posted. There are more to come.

12/22/13

On a Saturday before Christmas the runners came out, the roads of Norfolk they all did run about. Elves at the tables, candy canes down the chute, they made for the Pub, libations made everyone look cute. The kids took the trophies, the pros took the loot. Many thanks to all!

Joe LeMay is not hesitant to take on the challenges. He has run under 60 at Norfolk at least 4-times with a victory in 2004. Wearing bib #1 ain't easy!

Jim Zoldy bettered his 2012 time by 19 seconds with a new Grand Master record. The performance of Bill Borla at 60 in 2000 comes to mind.

It's not easy to make the list. Melissa had her hands full. The woman very close behind her not only wanted to make the list, but set a new record as well!

8th on the "List".

Results for the 15th Annual Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race are posted. I will post bunches of photos between now and the New Year.

This Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM is the 1st Night Danbury 5K. You can register on line or race-day at the Danbury Arena. Active.com

12/20/13

The Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM. The course is in great shape. It's a little muddy on the gravel road between .7 to 1.7 and again on the way in from 8.3 to 9.3. Please park at the Town Hall. There is also parking on the Green in front of the church. Try to avoid parking in front of the post office or the convenience store near the pub.

For a complete list of preregistrations in alphabetical order with assigned bib number: click HERE.

Has anyone completed all 14 prior races? What has been the warmest race? What has been the coldest race? Does anyone recall running behind the town sanding truck as the gun went off and the runners attempted the ascent up Lovers Lane?

12/17/13

It is interesting to see the formidable Dave Dunham's name move to the bottom of the list and wonder if Jeff Niedeck's Master record will hold for another year. There is Master and Grand Master prize money. Will a woman ever break 60 minutes at Norfolk? Claudia Camargo (Nero) dominated from 2004 to 2007 and Shannon McHale's masters record seems pretty safe...

Top Fifteen Times for Men in Norfolk Pub 10-Miler (CT00003DR). Greystone offers $100.00 for a new course record.

1. Chris Zablocki 23, 53:09, 5:19's, 1st in 2011

2. Chris Zablocki 24, 53:35, 5:22's, 1st in 2012

3. William Sanders 24, 53:54, 5:24's, 2nd in 2011

4. Chad Johnson 26, 54:40, 5:28's, 1st in 2001

5. Peter Oviatt 32, 55:38, 5:34's, 2nd in 2001

6. Marc Robaczynski 37, 55:58, 5:36's, 3rd in 2011

7. Kevin Curley 26, 56:21, 5:39's, 1st in 2006

8. Eric Blake 24, 56:37, 5:40's, 1st in 2003

9. Eric Blake 26, 56:54, 5:42's, 1st in 2005

10. Brian Nelson 31, 57:16, 5:44's, 4th in 2011

11. Jon French 24, 57:24, 5:45's, 1st in 2007

12. Zack Schwartz 21, 57:42, 5:47's, 1st in 2009

13. Brian Nelson 30, 57:44, 5:47's, 1st in 2010

14. Joseph LeMay 38, 57:47, 5:47's, 1st in 2004

15. Dave Dunham 36, 57:57, 5:48's, 1st in 2000

16. Jeff Niedeck 45, 58:24, 5:51's, 2nd in 2009 (Master's Record)

Top Fifteen Times for Women in Norfolk Pub 10-Miler (CT00003DR). Greystone offers $100.00 for a new course record.

1. Claudia Camargo 35, 1:00:33, 6:04's, 3rd in 2006

2. Claudia Camargo 36, 1:01:58, 6:12's, 4th in 2007

3. Claudia Camargo 33, 1:03:51, 6:24's, 5th in 2004

4. Claudia Camargo 34, 1:04:46, 6:29's, 4th in 2005

5. Shannon Mchale 40, 1:05:07, 6:31's, 18th in 2011 (Master's Record)

6. Bess Ritter 24, 1:06:32, 6:40's in 2011

7. Brittany Heninger 23, 1:08:23, 6:51's in 2011

8. Liz Fagan 28, 1:09:06, 6:55's in 2003

9. Kate Lapinski 41, 1:09:17, 6:56's in 2006

10. Brittany Heninger 21, 1:09:44, 6:59's in 2009

11. Brittany Heninger 22, 1:10:00, 7:00's in 2010

12. Beth Krasemann 38, 1:10:08, 7:01's in 2011

13. Beth Krasemann 37, 1:10:22, 7:03's in 2010

14. Beth Krasemann 36, 1:11:22, 7:09's in 2009

15. Molly Gerster 35 , 1:12:55, 7:18's in 2012

This Saturday is the big day! You can register at the race!

Parking , registration, the start, and finish are located at the Town Hall on Maple Ave. Race-Day registration closes at 10:45 AM. Gun time is 11:00 AM. Current USATF mebership is required for cash awards. Awards (must be present to win) will take place at The Wood creek Bar and Grill at approximately 1:30 PM. See you there!

12/7/13

It was a Christmas Festival of runners for the 31st Annual Jingle Bell Run 5K in Litchfield, CT. Dominic Gillen from New Preston lead the cavalcade of stars with Rocco Botto in hot pursuit. Botto has had an exceptional 2013 running season. It was the Grinch that Stole the Women's race. The Brittany Heninger battled Sara Belles for top honors. Results are posted! See you at Norfolk!!!

12/1/13

The State Championship Title was on the line. One point separated the top two teams as the Hartford Track Club and the Woodbridge Running Company-Brookfield raced head-to-head. One point separated the score today between HTC and WRBrookfield. Peter Lofink lead the way as 12-year old Josh Magnini lead the first two miles. It was a husband and wife affair. Alene Lofink took the women's title. The conditions were perfect and the turnout for this second year event was spectacular. Many thanks to the race organizer; The Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter. The results for the fourth and final race in the 2013 USATF/Connecticut Cross-Country Grand Prix; Huffing Off Stuffing, are posted.

11/28/13

Happy Thanksgiving!

A great crowd turned out for the Annual Western Massachusetts Athletic Club's Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race in downtown Adams, Mass. The great Greylock stood witness to everyone's performance. Joshua Lerch had a runaway and on the women's side, Jacquelyn Pierce was only eleven seconds off of her 2011 course record. Enjoy your dinner. The results for the WMAC Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race are posted.

11/27/13

The USATF/Connecticut Cross-Country Grand Prix has one race left: Sunday, December 1, 2013 at the John Wallace Middle School in Newington at 11:30. This is the Huffing Off Stuffing 5K to benefit the Lupus Foundation. The Huffing Off Stuffing is the 4th race in the XC Grand Prix and is the tie breaker. The last race was the HTC 8K where the Woodbridge Running-Brookfield Team claimed victory over the Hartford Track Club. After 3 races, the Hartford Track Club leads the Woodbridge Running -Brookfield by one point in the Master and Grand Master competitions. If Woodbridge were to beat Hartford on Sunday, they would claim the 2013 State of Connecticut Cross Country Championship...

Updates to Fishcang results.

11/24/13

Bring on the wind! The 39th Annual Fischang-Cicchetti Memorial 5K and 5-Mile results are posted.

11/19/13

The USA Track & Field of Connecticut Cross-Country Grand Prix has two races left for 2013: The Hartford Track Club Cross-Country Challenge 8K on Saturday, November 23 at the MDC Reservoir in West Hartford, and the Huffing Off Stuffing Cross-Country 5K at the Newington High School on Sunday, December 1st. There is a great deal of team money up for grabs for Men and Women in Open, Master, and Grand Master catergories. the standings after two events are:

Race.........................Master Men.................................Grandmaster Men.........

Sunny Brook 5K .....1st Hartford Track Club ...............1st Hartford Track Club

Age Before Beauty 5K ....1st Hartford Track Club(10)....1st Hartford Track Club(10)

2nd Woodbridge Running-Brookfield (11)....2nd Woodbridge Running-Brookfield(11)

The Hartford Track Club Master and Grandmaster Men have 3 points. The Woodbridge Running-Brookfield Master and Grandmaster Men have 1 point. The tie breaking race is Newington. The Age Before Beauty race was very close. The teams were seperated by 1 point in the scoring by finish place. Who will be the Connecticut Champion?

The race app for Gordy's First Race 5K/10K is available for download.

11/17/13

This is ideal cross-country weather. The runners who gathered for the first race of the day in Litchfield showed the kids that running is something fun for everyone. The young gun from Texas, Marco Quaroni wasn't bashful. He lead for the first half of the race through the White Memorial Conservation Area. Former Mount Washington Champion, world record holder for the marathon on a tread mill, and coach for Central Connecticut, Eric Blake took over. Quaroni didn't let up as he pressed Blake to a new course record. On the women's side it was another Hotchkiss student, Anna Balderston who took out the race. Former race champion and record holder, Meredith Remigino, took control around the two mile mark. Like the men's race, Balderston pressed Remigino all the way to the finish. Remigino takes the victory with a new course record. Thank you to all the runners and spectators with horns and cowbells! Results for the 8th Annual Age Before Beauty Cross-Country 5K are posted.

I'll post a whole bunch of photos on the Photo Gallery Page.

11/10/13

Rich Klauber was all by himself. Klauber handily set a new course record on a cold, raw, damp day. Sabrina Olsen lead the entire way and despite a slight fade near the end, she held off Rachel Morelli and Martha Santandreu for the victory. Congratulations to all the walkers, runners, volunteers, spectators, and organizers for a fantastic event. Results for the 12th Annual Diane Burr memorial 5K Flag Run/Walk are posted.

11/9/13

Forty-one year old, Jeffrey Townsend had about a 100 meter lead with about 200 meters of gradual uphill to the finish. The seventeen year old, Joseph Spagnolo, from Sacred Heart High School ran out of room. Townsend take the victory by 1 second! Meanwhile, fifteen year old, Kateri Danay continued her winning ways by taking the women's race and dominating the Waterbury metro area. Results for the 1st Annual Sacred Heart High School Veterans Day 5K Dash are posted.

11/3/13

John Pirla lead from start to finish. Cheryl Cunningham was top female. The Hartford Track Club won the Team competition. The milers showed the old guys how it's done. The humans took the line and started on "Run for your lives". The Zombies took the line and started on "Dinner". Results from the 12th Annual Sunny Brook Cross-Country 5K are posted!

11/2/13

Are you ready for the Zombie Run?

Last year, Eamon Dempsey was first and Rocco Botto was second. Dempsey had set the course record in 2008 with a 16:18. This year, Botto shaved 29 seconds from his time in 2012 to take first place with Dempsey finishing second. Note: Dempsey was pushing a baby stroller. Danielle Morse, from Falls Village, captured the women's title. Congratulations to all the runners and walkers. Results from the 13th Annual Culligan Cannonball 5K Run are posted.

10/30/13

The Race Application for the Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race is available.

The Race Application for the Brookfield 4-Miler is available.

This Saturday is the Falls Village 5K and this Sunday is the Sunny Brook 5K XC.

10/27/13

A fine Autumn day. The Saint Vincent DePaul Mission put on a great event from Library Park in Waterbury. A three mile walk through the Mission's various locations among downtown Waterbury as well as a certified 5K. It was Kevin Curly pushing a baby stroller for the win. Kateri Danay took the women's race. Results for the St. Vincent DePaul Mission's Race for Awareness 5K are posted.

10/20/13

A spectacular day greeted runners at Hammonasset Beach State Park. It was a record turnout and the competition was strong in an effort to take home "The Cup". The 16th Annual Run for the Cove 5K was the 2013 USATF Connecticut Cup Championship. The Me ns' race had Chris Rosenberg leading his team EKG while the Manchester Running Company took the next four spots. The Manchester Running Company is the 2013 Men's Connecticut Cup Champion. EKG had been the CT Cup Champion two years in a row. The Hartford Track Club women had been the CT Cup Champion two years in a row, but in 2013, The Housatonic Road Runners and the Wood bridge Running Company went head-to-head. The Woodbridge Running Company is the 2013 Women's Connecticut Cup Champion. This is a great race for a great cause. thank you to all the participants, the spectators, sponsors, volunteers, and organizers. Results for the 16th Annual Run for the Cove 5K are posted.

10/12/13

Tyler Tanasi and Becky Lease were the winners in this up and coming fall classic. Congratulations to all the runners and walkers. Thank you to the sponsors, spectators, and organizers. the results for the 2ns Annual Run for Freedom are posted.

This year's Connecticut Cup is the Run for the Cove 5K at Hammonassett State Park on Sunday, October 20, 2013.
Teams must submit a written declaration to Will Graustein prior to the race. The team can have as many members on the declaration as they want. The members must be current USATF/CT members affiliated with that specific club.
Top 5 men score and top 3 women score by time.
Winner takes all prize money is $500 and $300 respectively. Plus the scoring team members each receive an engraved miniature version of the CT Cup.
The full scale CT Cups (men's and women's) will have the winning teams engraved for both the men and women.
The CT Cup will be on display at the Run for the Cove 5K.

The race application for the 31st Annual Litchfield Jingle Bell 5K is available.

10/6/13

A damp day didn't dampen the spirits. It's time for a parade. The 5K runners lead the festivities through the heart of downtown at the base of Massachusetts highest peak, Mount Greylock. The foliage is peak and the runners, spectators, parade enthusiasts, and leaf peepers were on full display. Fantastic! Results from the 25th Annual 5K Road Race at the North Adams Fall Foliage Parade are posted.

For a real taste of the crowds and the types of emotional support that fuels the adrenaline for your final kick: North Adams.

10/5/13

Ideal running conditions for a classic 10K Road Race around Highland Lake in Winsted. The Oakville master, Billy Barone, was on fire. 55-year old, Peter Hohmeister teaches the kids how a 10K is done. Former USATF Junior Olympic National competitor, Kristen Hassig still has what it takes. A great turnout with fantastic runners, spectators, volunteers, and sponsors. The results for the 31st Annual Highland Lake 10K are posted. Thank you.

9/28/13

You couldn't ask for better weather.

Muhamet Ajazi and Anthony Douaihy (both shirtless) were neck and neck as they approached the gate on to the track. With 1/4-mile to go, Ajazi pressed and captured a new course record.

Congratulations to Michaela Clary for an outstanding women's victory. And everyone's bon vivant; Brent Hawkins, at 60, beat everyone 38 years and older. Results for the 3rd Annual Litchfield Fire Department's Fall 5K Road Race are posted.

9/26/13

This Saturday is the Litchfield Volunteer Fire Departments 5K. Registration opens at the Plumb Hill Track at 9:30 AM and the race starts at 11:00. This is a USATF Certified 5K course with a grand finish on the Plumb Hill Track. See you there!

The race application for Age Before Beauty 5K Cross-Country on 11/17 is available.

9/21/13

Ideal running conditions and a great crowd made for a great time. Darren Walden (in the tuxedo) lead from start to finish and set a new personal best. Danielle Castellano showed the women how it's done. Results for the 19th Annual Deep River Parks and Recreation 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Run are posted.

9/14/13

It was a perfect morning for a race. A perfect day for the inaugural St. Bernard's Annual Run for Education 5K Run/Walk in Enfield, CT. Congratulations to race champions Mark Barile and Deanna Capp. Results are posted,

9/8/13

Results for the 8th Annual Bob Veillette 5K Road Race are posted.

8/28/13

The race application for the Deep River 5K on 9/21 is posted.

The race app. for the Race for Awareness 5K in Waterbury on 10/27 is posted.

8/26/13

Results from the 25th Annual Sullivan 5K Run/Walk at Martha's Vineyard are posted.

All the photos from the People's Forest Connecticut State Trail Championship are posted.

8/3/13

Dave Merkt and Stanislav Trufanov had a fairly relaxed run. Merkt is the 2013 USATF Connecticut Trail State Champion. Meanwhile, Alex Jospe just returned from the Orienteering World Championship in Europe. She traveled down from Newton, Mass. and captured the women's race. Lauren Ross was second and earns the title as the USATF Connecticut Trail State Champion. Congratulations to all the runners and many thanks for the outstanding food for the post race cellebration. Results for the 14th Annual People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run and Connecticut Trail State Championship are posted. Race photos will be posted during the week.

7/27/13

Saturday, August 3rd is the People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run in Barkhamsted.

A great turnout for one of Connecticut's oldest races. Results for the 46th Annual New Milford 8-Mile Road Race and the 5K are posted.

7/26/13

There is a great turnout for preregistration for the New Milford 8-Miler and 5K races tomorrow. Click here to see the alpha list of registrants.

The races start promptly at 9:00 AM. There is race-day registration from 7:30 to 8:30 AM. Get there early.

7/21/13

It was 51 year-old, Jim Zoldy from start to finish. Zoldy opened with a 5:39 and found himself running up front and all alone. Meanwhile the 30 year-old, Rocco Botto opened with a 6:00 and stayed just about that distance from Zoldy all the way to the finish. Colleen Beirne took the women's race handily. The kids super mile was won by a lean. Results for the Canaan 5-Mile and 1-Mile Kids Race are posted.

7/20/13

The weather prognosticators say that today is the last day of an oppressive heat wave. At Nystrom's Pond in Thomaston, the temperature was 80 degrees at 8:00 AM. The humidity was difficult. I bet if you asked most of the athletes, they would have preferred to make it an ultra swim and skip the bike/run... Mike Hains came out of the water first and put in a solid performance despite a wrong turn on the bike. James Sullivan was the overall winner behind Team Abbott. Michelle Lynch was the first woman and she also finished behind a team in the relay competition. The results for the 4th Annual Thomaston Sprint Triathlon are posted.

7/19/13

The Connecticut running community has lost a good man. Wallie Jahn passed away last night. He had been suffering with a serious illness over the past few years. Wallie was a very good runner, a very good race director, and a very good person. We will miss you Wallie.

6/29/13

It was hot and WYLD at the 2nd Annual WYLD Mud Run, presented by the Northwest Y and held at Minetto State Park in Torrington. Alexander Lorenc, 32, from Harwinton, took over the lead in the first wave around 2.1 miles into the race. Through mud, over climbing walls, around the ropes; aside from the heat and humidity, there were 28 obstacles to conquer over the 3.5 mile course. Kathryn Francis, 18, from Bethlehem, had no trouble in leading the women to victory. It was The Mudsliders taking the Team category. Congratulations to all the runners and thank you to the many spectators who lined the course with great exuberance. Thank you to the organizers and many volunteers that worked countless hours to set up a great course and make this event an adventure spectacle. Results for the 2nd Annual WYLD Mud Run are posted!

6/23/13

It was getting warm at the start but that didn't seem to bother 18-year old, Chris Faber (any relation to Sue?). Faber cracked the 20 minute barrier over the 3.4 mile course and looked like he had a lot left in the tank. 19-Year old, Ellie Alger, from Harwinton, lead the women with a very respectable time. Thank you to my hometown, to the many volunteers, the sponsors, spectators, runners, and race director, Jerry Biancucci. Results for the 6th Annual Harwinton 5K are posted.

6/22/13

A fine turnout on the second day of summer. Alex Kowalsky had a 57 second lead out of the water. Christine Hu was 4th with a 1:25 lead in the women's race. Kowalsky extended his lead after the bike to 3:40 and the 14-year old Hu dropped down to 4th woman. Tracey Dickey took a 59 second lead after the bike for the women. In the end it was Kowalsky and Dickey. This is a great triathlon tucked away on the shores of Mudge Pond in Sharon, CT. Results for the 5th Annual Sharon Parks & Rec. Sprint Triathlon are posted. Thank you to the Sharon Parks & Rec., the sponsors, athletes, spectators, and wonderful volunteers.

6/20/13

It was a gorgeous late morning and UTC, the Machinist Union Local 743, and the United Way got together for a very festive 5K run or 2K Walk with food and music. Thomas Geer paced 6 minutes per mile and Iris Shiroma lead the women. Congratulations and thank you for the help. Results for the UTC Aerospace 5K Run/2K walk from Windsor Locks are posted.

6/18/13

This year's Connecticut Cup is the Run for the Cove 5K at Hammonassett State Park on Sunday, October 20, 2013.
Teams must submit a written declaration to Will Graustein prior to the race. The team can have as many members on the declaration as they want. The members must be current USATF/CT members affiliated with that specific club.
Top 5 men score and top 3 women score by time.
Winner takes all prize money is $500 and $300 respectively. Plus the scoring team members each receive an engraved miniature version of the CT Cup.
The full scale CT Cups (men's and women's) will have the winning teams engraved for both the men and women.
The CT Cup will be on display at the Run for the Cove 5K.

The United States of America Track and Field, USATF-Connecticut Association holds all types of races for all types of abilities, young and old. You may not be the fastest kid on the block, but you just may be the fastest in your age-group. The Connecticut Association is honored to have some of the fastest 70, 80, and 90 year olds in the country. www.usatf-ct.org gets you all the local (association) info.

There are two races left on the 2013 USATF/CT Road Race Grand Prix: The Guilford 10-Miler in August and The New Haven 20K on Labor day.

The USATF-Connecticut Trail Championship is the People's Forest 7-Miler in Barkhamsted on August 3, 2013-Check out the Race Application Page.

The USATF also offers the 2013 USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix where you can win prize money for being on an Open Team (16+/men and 14+/women), a Master's Team (40 and over), and/or a Grand Master's Team(50 and over). The first Race in the USATF/CT XC Grand Prix is in Torrington, CT: The Sunny Brook 5K on 11/3/13.

There's a lot of USATF/CT money events between now and November! Once you join the USATF/CT and join a local Club affiliate, the next step is to show up on race day, finish the race, and see if you scored some cash...or advanced to the Regional/National Championship...Good luck. Good run.

6/16/13

A great first-year event. Kaelan Hayes was a good minute in control and established a respectable course record. Elizabeth Fengler set a very respectable women's mark. Thanks to all the runners, spectators, sponsors, volunteers, and organizers. Results for the 1st Annual Hewitt Run for a Cause 5K are posted.

6/15/13

It was a spectacular day for a trail/road run through the countryside of Colebrook, CT. Jack burke, 21, from Colebrook, took full advantage of the weather. It was a heated battle for 3rd as the 50-year old, Jim Rollins was edged at the line by another 21-year old , Luke Hodgson from England. Meanwhile, Julia Zetye made quick work of the women's race. This is a great race to help out the kids. Results for the 3rd Annual Camp Jewell 5K from Colebrook, CT are posted.

6/12/13

Glen Heistand from Monticello, Illinois and Christopher Bender, from Jacksonville, Florida, battled down the home stretch across the Founders Bridge. It was Heistand for the victory on a beautiful late spring morning in downtown Hartford. Christine Worley, from Washington, DC took the women's race. Thank you to the AFSPM, the runners, volunteers, sponsor, Riverfront Recapture, the City of Hartford, East Hartford, and the MDC for a great race. Results for the ASFPM 2013 Conference 5K are posted.

6/9/13

Third win in a row. Yesterday William Sanders ran the Cranston, RI 5K in 14:45. He was a little tired today so the chance of his breaking the 2011 course record of 25:01 was slim. Sanders had no trouble defending his title. He has earned a well deserved rest day. Meanwhile, in the women's race, Sara Belles had no trouble winning her third consecutive race. The results for the 7th Annual Strides to Cure Diabetes 5-Miler from Brookfield, are posted.

6/8/13

The first Annual Claudia's Race for the Kids 5K, in Bristol, had been threatened by Sub-Tropical Cyclone Andrea. The skies cleared, the sun shined, and the runners turned out. A great premier event. Results are posted.

6/5/13

The New Milford Road Race application is available for download on the Race Application page. You can also register on-line for the race from the Race Application page.

5/28/13

The 35th Annual Norfolk 5-Mile results are posted.

5/27/13

Happy Memorial Day!

Jeremy Mulder and Ariana Bass celebrate the victory. Results from the Memorial Day 3-Mile Road Race from Bloomfield are posted.

5/26/13

Josh Adams defends his title and Courtney Marum rules the women. It was a record turnout at Brodie Park in New Hartford. The results for the 12th Annual Race Around the Lake are posted!

5/25/13

The rain didn't dampen their spirits and the cold temperatures couldn't keep 48-year old, Jeff Walker, from Westerly, RI, from putting down a hot time. Karen Dobley showed the women how it's done. The results for the Runners and Walkers in Support of Education 5K from North Stonington, are posted!

5/19/13

2nd Year = record attendance, despite the rain. Results for the 2nd Annual Julia's 5K Run/Walk from Sherman, CT are posted.

5/12/13

Results from the Barkhamsted 5K are posted.

5/11/13

A record turnout on the campus of the World Headquarters for ESPN. A new Men's record. A new Women's record! The results for the 3rd Annual ESPN 5K Run/Walk are posted.

5/6/13

The race application for the 14th Annual People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run is posted on the Race Application page. People's Forest has been selected as part of the New England Grand Tree Series and the USATF/CT State Championship. There is team prize money for open men and women teams of 3- USATF/CT eligibility rules apply.

5/5/13

It was a record turnout at this Litchfield gem. Alison Magistrali lead the women from start to finish.

Results for Waterbury and Litchfield are posted!

Lucas Meyer was all alone with a superlative victory at the Children's Community School 5K in Waterbury.

Caryn Stellmach takes the women's victory in Waterbury.

 

5/4/13


The Sharon Classic Race Committee was happy to welcome elite runners Abdelhadi El Mouaziz, (Kent Pumpkin Run course record holder) and Askale Merachi to the 28th annual Sharon Classic on Saturday May 4th. Both runners had high expectations for winning the race and setting new records; however, El Mouaziz came up a little short on setting a new record. He did win the race with a time of 25:05. Merachi placed 3rd overall and won the women's division, setting a new course record of 28:28. The course record wasn't the only record broken: the Sharon Classic set a new high for participation, increasing the number of runners by about 40%. It was a gorgeous day and perfect for the race and all the other activities on the Sharon Green! Results for the 28th Annual Sharon Classic 5-Mile Road Race are posted.

A fantastic record turnout for the 42nd Annual Granby Road Race. This year, in addition to the featured 10K race, there was a new 5K. You couldn't ask for a better day. The new race, with BibTag timing, was a tremendous success. Thank you to the Farmington Valley YMCA, the sponsors, volunteers, spectators, and runners. Hats off to 92-Year Old Bill Tribou for a great run in the 5K. Results are posted!

4/27/13

A record turnout for a race on a spectacular spring morning. Joe Mummert came all the way from New Freedom, PA to capture the men's honors and 14-year old, Sara Tarascio set a new women's record. The results for the 3rd Annual Hoof it for Haiti-Southbury 5K are posted.

4/21/13

Results from the 15th Annual Rotary Club Daffodil Festival 5K in Meriden, CT, are posted.

Results from the Hand-in-Hand 5K and 5-Miler in Highland/Poughkeepsie, NY, are posted.

3/30/13

The turnout for the first year of this event was excellent. The turnout for the second year was even better. Of course the weather may have something to do with it, but good organization, a pretty course, and motivated, sponsors, spectators, and runners make the difference!

Trying to break the number on the clock. Don't be disappointed; something tells me that the course is a little long.

The fourteen year-old from Southbury finished third overall and looked like she was just warming-up. the results for the 2nd Annual 3.1 Miles of Memories in Terryville, CT are posted.

3/24/13

Benjamin Mears and Brian Nelson were all alone at the head of the half as they passed the first mile in 5:30.They pushed each other the entire 13.1 and it was Mears with a very respectable victory.

Meanwhile Kara Ryczek had a great race and finished 4th overall!

In the 5K, it was Ben Doiron with a 3-minute victory and Naomi Tetherly lead the women.

A fantastic event with great music, food, volunteers, sponsors, organizers, spectators, and runners. The Results for the 20th Annual Oleksak Lumber Spring Half-Marathon and 5K are posted.

3/20/13

Happy Spring!

Check out our Race Application page. You can download the app, print it out, and mail it in; or you can register on-line.

So far, we have over 500 preregistrations for this Sunday's race: The Oleksak Spring Half-Marathon and 5K!

3/12/13

Some good races are coming up: March 24th is The Oleksak Spring Half-Marathon and 5K. The race starts at 11:00 at the Westfield, MA Boys and Girls Club. This race has grown to become a great event. Both the 5K and the Half will be timed by Greystone using the BibTag.

On Saturday, March 30th we have The 2nd Annual 3.1 Miles of Memories starting at 10:30 AM from Terryville High School.

The race app for "Just Two Guys Charity 5K Race" on Saturday April 6, starting at 9:00 AM at Winding Trails is posted.

3/3/13

William Sanders defends his title and Master's runner, Rebecca Stephenson takes the women's title. Results for the 29th Annual Polar Bear Run from New Preston, CT are posted. Thank you to all the runners, the spectators, volunteers, and race Director, Dave Dunleavy for a great event.

 

2/23/13

Government Authorities have advised that we shall not be allowed to assemble.

The Lake Waramaug Polar Bear Run has been postponed.

The Lake Waramaug Polar Bear Run is now scheduled for Sunday, March 3, 2013. On-line registration has been extended to midnight Thursday. We currently have 225 preregistered. Take advantage of the on-line registration extension and the extra week to prepare.

2/21/13

The Lake Waramaug Polar Bear Run is scheduled for this Sunday, February 24, 2013. Registration is scheduled to open at 9:30 and the race is predicted to start promptly at 11:00 AM. Greystone's Weather Central is keenly aware of the impending cloud of doom that may stretch its icy winter fingers across the Lake Waramaug region. Safety is primary. We will be posting updates about the event over the next 56 hours. If there is a postponement; the snow date is scheduled for the next following Sunday, March 3, 2013 (same time and place).

We will have a final decision on the race vs weather on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at approximately 1:00 PM. Currently we have 200 preregistrations. Stay tuned.

1/10/13

The race application for the Lake Waramaug Polar Bear Run is posted. You can download the app or register on-line.

1/7/13

The 29th Annual Polar Bear Run 7.6-Miler around Lake Waramaug in New Preston, CT is scheduled for Sunday, February 24th. There will be on-line registration. As soon as I have the app and the link, I will post them on this website. The race will be timed using the chip. The race starts promptly at 11:00 AM. Get there early. Registration closes at 10:30 AM.

Race applications for: 3.1 Miles of Memories, North Stonington 5K, and Hoof it for Haiti are posted on the Race Application page. You can print them out and mail them in.

1/3/13

Like the Oleksak Half-Marathon/5K in the Spring, the Gordon Bates "First Run" has grown. This is a great way to ring in the new year and fulfill a resolution on the very first day. Nationally ranked master, Mark Hixson was just loosening up from the National Championship, as he did a little speed work on the 5K course. Results are posted.

12/31/12

Zack Schwartz was confident about the race-day conditions and he hammered the race from the gun. Schwartz took down the record and will be having a very happy New Year. Caroline Murray finished 5th overall and captured the women's title but was a bit off of Kristin Wenstrom's record of 17:27. This is a great way to end the year especially with the Mayor of Danbury presenting the awards. Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, spectators, and runners. Congratulations to first-time race director, Stacey Olszewski. The results for the Danbury First Night 5K Run into the New Year are posted!

12/16/12

The weather was ideal and the course was in great shape. It was a fantastic turnout for a great race in the northwest hills of Connecticut. In 2011 there were all sorts of records set. Last year's winner returned. Chris Zablocki immediately took control as the gun sounded. Zablocki broke a ten-year record in 2011 with an incredible 53:09 performance. In 2012, Zablocki was just as determined to take his record even lower.

Zablocki passed through mile one in 5:00 and by the two mile mark he had established nearly a 200 meter lead. Last year Zablocki was fortunate to have a shadow. In 2011, William Sanders also smashed the course record and in so doing, pushed Zablocki to a stellar time. This year, Zablocki was all alone, and as he approached the final 400 meter straight to the finish, the crowd of cheering spectators could see from the time on the clock that it was going to be close.

Meanwhile, Molly Gerster took control of the women's race at the start. Gerster was relaxed and comfortable. Her only challenge came from the 10-Mile course around Dolittle Lake and down Lovers Lane to the finish.

Gerster's husband gives a high five. Sunday is Molly's day off and he gets to go on his long run back in Norwalk. Molly loves the hills and says that she'll be back next year. We look forward to seeing Molly and everyone else at The Norfolk Pub. Many thanks to the Hockomock Swamp Rats. They came from all over New England and, judging from the post race celebration, they weren't disappointed. The results for the 14th Annual Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race are posted.

12/12/12

Top Fifteen Times for Men in Norfolk Pub 10-Miler (CT00003DR). Greystone offers $100.00 for a new course record.

1. Chris Zablocki 23, 53:09, 5:19's, 1st in 2011

2. William Sanders 24, 53:54, 5:24's, 2nd in 2011

3. Chad Johnson 26, 54:40, 5:28's, 1st in 2001

4. Peter Oviatt 32, 55:38, 5:34's, 2nd in 2001

5. Marc Robaczynski 37, 55:58, 5:36's, 3rd in 2011

6. Kevin Curley 26, 56:21, 5:39's, 1st in 2006

7. Eric Blake 24, 56:37, 5:40's, 1st in 2003

8. Eric Blake 26, 56:54, 5:42's, 1st in 2005

9. Brian Nelson 31, 57:16, 5:44's, 4th in 2011

10. Jon French 24, 57:24, 5:45's, 1st in 2007

11. Zack Schwartz 21, 57:42, 5:47's, 1st in 2009

12. Brian Nelson 30, 57:44, 5:47's, 1st in 2010

13. Joseph LeMay 38, 57:47, 5:47's, 1st in 2004

14. Dave Dunham 36, 57:57, 5:48's, 1st in 2000

15. Jeff Niedeck 45, 58:24, 5:51's, 2nd in 2009 (Master's Record)

Top Fifteen Times for Women in Norfolk Pub 10-Miler (CT00003DR). Greystone offers $100.00 for a new course record.

1. Claudia Camargo 35, 1:00:33, 6:04's, 3rd in 2006

2. Claudia Camargo 36, 1:01:58, 6:12's, 4th in 2007

3. Claudia Camargo 33, 1:03:51, 6:24's, 5th in 2004

4. Claudia Camargo 34, 1:04:46, 6:29's, 4th in 2005

5. Shannon Mchale 40, 1:05:07, 6:31's, 18th in 2011 (Master's Record)

6. Bess Ritter 24, 1:06:32, 6:40's in 2011

7. Brittany Heninger 23, 1:08:23, 6:51's in 2011

8. Liz Fagan 28, 1:09:06, 6:55's in 2003

9. Kate Lapinski 41, 1:09:17, 6:56's in 2006

10. Brittany Heninger 21, 1:09:44, 6:59's in 2009

11. Brittany Heninger 22, 1:10:00, 7:00's in 2010

12. Beth Krasemann 38, 1:10:08, 7:01's in 2011

13. Beth Krasemann 37, 1:10:22, 7:03's in 2010

14. Beth Krasemann 36, 1:11:22, 7:09's in 2009

15. Molly Vreeland 36, 1:13:00, 7:18's in 2006

This Saturday is the big day! You can still register on line.

Parking , registration, the start, and finish are located at the Town Hall on Maple Ave. Race-Day registration closes at 10:45 AM. Gun time is 11:00 AM. Awards (must be present to win) will take place at The Wood creek Bar and Grill at approximately 1:30 PM. See you there!

12/7/12

Congratulations to EKG. They are the 2012 Connecticut Cup Men's Champion.

Congratulations to The Hartford Track Club. They are the 2012 Connecticut Cup Women's Champion.

The race application for the Meriden Rotary Club Daffodil Festival 5K Road Race is posted.

You can register on line for the Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race.

12/3/12

The 2012 USATF-Connecticut Cross-Country Grand Prix has concluded. Congratulations to the following teams:

Open Men's Team Champion is EKG, earning $300 and the title!

Open Women's Team Champion is Housatinc Road Runners, earning $240!

Master Men's Team Champion is Hartford Track Club, earning $270!

Master Women's Team Champion is Housatonic, earning $240!

Grand Master Men's Team Champion is Hartford Track Club, earning $270!

Thank you to all the races that participated in the 2012 XCGP: Sunny Brook, Age Before Beauty, The 8K Challenge, and Cow Chip. See you in the Fall of 2013.

12/1/12

A record turnout for the 30th Annual Litchfield Jingle Bell Run. The snow flurries and 20 degree temperatures brought more people out to this annual tradition. A group of 5 runners passed the first mile in 5:24. It was Cullen McHale and Sara Tarascco for the wins.

Results are posted!

11/27/12

This Sunday is the 35th Annual Glastonbury Santa's Run 3.5-miler. The Santa's Run has been chosen by the USA Track and Field/ Connecticut Association as the 2012 Connecticut Cup. the USATF/CT will award $500 to the first place men's team of five and $300 to the first place women's team of three. Each scoring member will recive a custom engraved trophy and each winning team will have their name engraved on the Connecticut Cup. Teams must declare in advance of the race. If you are a USATF/CT Club and you have a team that would like to compete for the money and the glory, please email me the team members' names. You can declare as many people as you would like. They must be current USATF/CT members. Teams declaring after the race will not be elligible.

The 14th Annual Norfolk Pub 10 Mile Road Race, Saturday, 12/15 @ 11:00 AM register on line.

11/25/12

Women take first and second in the 1st Annual Huffing for Stuffing Thanksgiving 5K XC in Newington, CT. The Lupus Foundationof America put on a great event with oustanding volunteers, spectators, runners, and an exceptional cross-country course. Megan Thomas Melly took the race out hard and built about a 50 meter lead through the first half of the course. Claire Smith never gave up. She didn't panic. With about a mile to go, Smith made her move and pressed to the finish.

"Girls Rule!" Can you recall the last time women went 1st and 2nd in an open race? The results are posted.

11/22/12

Happy Thanksgiving!

The crowds turned out in record numbers to participate in the Western Massachusetts Athletic Club's Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race. The race is well managed, inexpensive, fairly fast, and amidst breathtaking vies of the highest peak in Massachusetts. People from all over the country were taking in a moment of Thanksgiving with an athletic endeavor amongst young and old, family and friends, beginner to expert. The socializing was fantastic! The 24-year old, from Newburyport, Steve Dowsett successfully defended his title and shaved some time off of last year. Jackie Lemme took first for the open women. Congratulations to all the runners, the spectators, the sponsors, the volunteers, and the WMAC for a great event. Thank you. Results are posted.

11/20/12

Sunday's race:

Come join the Lupus Foundation of America for their first 5k race! The Huffing for Stuffing Thanksgiving Run is a professionally timed 5k race located right in Newington, CT! The race will begin behind the John P. Wallace Middle School and wind through the Newington Dog Park. At the end of the race, there will be prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers for both men and women as well as post-run snacks and drinks! Registration for the day will begin at 10 a.m. and the race will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. It will be chilly so don' forget to dress warmly! We will be providing you with handwarmers to help cut through the crispÊautumn air.
Come out and support the Lupus Foundation of America's mission to finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support and services to all people affected by lupus. Online registration will be closing Wednesday November 21 so hurry and register today! We will be excepting same day registration at the event as well! Hope to see you there! Visit www.lupusct.org to register and read more about the event as well as learn about lupus!
Thank you!
Amanda Leclair

Saturday's Race:

There is one race left in the 2012 USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix: The Cow Chip 3 Miler in Trumbull on Saturday.

The following are team standings after 3 races:

Team............Sunny Brook..Age Before Beauty..HTC 8K......Cow Chip.. Total

Men

Open EKG...............0....................1......................2.....................tbd.......... 3

Open HTC...............0....................0......................1.....................tbd...........1

Master HTC............1....................1.......................1....................tbd............3

GM HTC.................1....................1.......................1....................tbd............3

Women

Open Housatonic.....1...................1.......................0.....................tbd...........2

Open HTC...............0...................2........................0....................tbd...........2

Master Housatonic..........1.................1....................0..................tbd...............2

Master HTC....................0.........................2......................0...........tbd............2

As far as I can tell; EKG has a commanding lead in the Men's Open Division, and The Hartford Track Club is in control for the Men's Master and Grand Master Divisions. The real decisions have yet to be made for the Women. It's a tie for Open, Master, and Grand Master Divisions. Any wagers?

11/18/12

A great turnout for a great race hosted by the Greater Waterbury YMCA. There is a slight incline in the first mile. The middle miles are flat. The final mile is a slight downhill to a screaming finish in the heart of downtown Waterbury. 16-year old, Seamus Rafferty was neck and neck with 15-year old, William Ducham and 50-year-old Jim Zoldy with a mile to go. Rafferty turned on the jets to edge Ducham by 4 seconds at the 5-Mile finish line. Results from the 38th Annual Fischang-Cicchetti Memorial Race are posted!

11/11/12

Cullen McHale was all alone up front. Record attendance on a perfect day for racing. The results for the 11th Annual Diane Burr Memorial 5K Flag Run/Walk are posted.

Stephen Pretak took no prisoners. Pretak lead his team, EKG, to an open men's victory. Meredith Remigino repeated, and this time she was representing the Hartford Track Club women. I have a bunch of photos that I'll post in the gallery within the next few days. Results for the second race in the USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix; The 7th Annual Age Before Beauty Cross-Country 5K are posted.

11/10/12

Mike Norris wasted no time in building a sizable lead over second place finisher, Chris Sorensen. The 34-year old Norris, showed the 53-year old Sorensen, that youth isn't always wasted on the young. Sorensen had won this course in June. He had set a grand master's record. He can thank Norris for helping him shave 50 seconds from that time.

Meanwhile, the women's race was hotly contested between Lisa Chase and Marua McDonald. In June, Sidney Letendre set a grand-master/master record. Chase probably trains with Letendre, since they are both from Florence, MA. Chase tied Letendre's Master's record.

Results for the 1st Annual Building a Healthy Community 5K are posted.

11/9/12

Waterbury, Connecticut, November 18, 2012 - Join the Y for this classic pre-Thanksgiving race on Sunday, November 18, 2012.  The 38th annual Fischang-Cicchetti race will be held rain or shine at 9:00 a.m. in front of the Waterbury YMCA, 136 West Main Street, Waterbury, Connecticut. The unique course is a moderate 5 mile course with a fast finish. It begins in front of the Y, proceeds through historic downtown, then out East Main Street past the Brass Mill Center Shopping Mall into Hamilton Park and loops back down East Main Street to finish on the Green.
            The race, sponsored by Wesson Energy, Inc., American Savings Foundation and the Greater Waterbury YMCA is held annually in memory of Al Fischang and Janice R. Cicchetti. Al and Janice were two Waterbury residents who were active supporters of the race in its early years and who were both victims of cancer. Race proceeds are donated to the YMCA Youth Scholarship Fund. 
 
 
Angie Matthis
Community Impact Specialist
203.754.9622 ext 107
amatthis@waterburyymca.org
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11/6/12

The first race of the 4-race USATF/Connecticut Cross-Country Grand Prix kicked off on Sunday.

The final race in the Greystone/Northwest YMCA Grand Prix series finished up on Sunday.

Last year John Pirla finished third with a time of 19:59. This year, Pirla shaved off the time and captured the title at Sunny Brook!

This was the first time at Sunny Brook for Meredith Remigino. A fantastic premier!

Jeffery Townsend was second overall and the first USATF/CT Male. Cheryl Cunningham was the second female overall and the first USATF/CT Female. With the Age-Grade handicap system, Cunningham's performance put her in first place in the age-grading.

In the team categories: the Hartford Track Club Men took the Masters and Grand Masters divisions winning team prize money. The Housatonic Women took home the money for Open and Masters divisions.

After all the age-grading and handicapping was calculated, it was determined that 60-year old, Paul Atkinson from Norfolk, CT was the winner of the Greystone/Northwest YMCA Grand Prix. Congratulations to all the competitors and a hearty, thank you, to the Northwest YMCA for all their support.

This Sunday is the second race in the USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix: The Age Before Beauty 5K at 9:00 AM in Litchfield. Download the race app. There is prize money for Men and Women in Open, Master, and Grand Master teams.

11/3/12

Course record holder, Eamon Dempsey, opened with a 5:27 first mile, a 5:27 second mile, and finished with an average pace of 5:26 per mile.

Margaret Banker has won here before. Now she has a baby and she let her husband push the stroller. Results for the 12th Annual Ed McGuire memorial Culligan Cannonball Run 5K from Falls Village, CT, are posted.

Lechner, whose photo is further down the page, shaved some serious time off of his performance from a month ago.

Grimes was also a repeat winner. the results for the HVAL Cross-Country Championship held at the Forman School in Litchfield, CT are posted.

10/29/12

With one race to go; here are the top eleven so far in the Greystone/Northwest Y Grand Prix:

Pl. Name........................Age ....Canaan....Highland Lake....Sunny Brook..Total

1.. Paul Atkinson .........60....... 8..............8..........................tbd................16

2.. James Boeding..........20.......10.............0..........................tbd................10

3.. Peter Hohmeister.......55.......0..............10........................tbd.................10

4.. Terry Musselman.......55.......9...............0..........................tbd................9

5.. Billy Barone..............47.......0................9..........................tbd................9

6.. Marc Rebillard..........56.......7...............0...........................tbd................7

7.. Kevin Goehring.........50.......0...............7...........................tbd................7

8.. Richard Messineo......23.......6...............0...........................tbd................6

9.. Niki Dezzani..............36.......0...............6...........................tbd................6

10. Rocco Botto.............29........5...............0..........................tbd.................5

11. Jeffery Molson.........50........0...............5..........................tbd.................5

There are another forty participants with 4 points or less.

The race app for the 38th Annual Fischang Cicchetti 5-Miler is posted.

Stay tuned for an update on the Greystone/Northwest Y Grand Prix standings. The final race in the 3-race series is this Sunday. The Sunny Brook 5K cross-country is the final race for the G/NwY GP and it's the first race in the USATF/CT Cross-Country series. There is big prize money for USATF/CT teams.

The age-grade for Highland Lake is posted.

You can register on-line for the Norfolk Pub 10-Miler

10/28/12

Results are posted!!! Big time records!!!

Yes, the Kent 5-Mile Pumpkin Run is on!

10/19/12

The race applications for: The 12th Annual Falls Village 5K on 11/3/12, The 30th Annual Jingle Bell 5K in Litchfield on 12/1/12, and the Brookfield 4-Miler on 1/1/13, are all posted in the Race Application section.

10/14/12

A very respectable turnout under gail-force winds. The 15th Annual Run for the Cove 5K has been measured and certified by the USATF. The runners are dazzled by ocean views, an estuary, and a course that is flat.

David Tommaso took out the race with a steady effort to the half-way point.

Kerry Arsenault, Tommaso, and second place finisher, Nicholas Kennedy, all ran within a 20 meter group as they came to the half-way point. Tommaso put the hammer down to take the victory and set the course record. Arsenault battled with Kennedy and finished third overall with a new women' open and master course record. A great event with several kids runs and a well attended walk. The results are posted.

10/13/12

David Ricciuti took the lead from the start and established the course record for the innaugural Run for Freedom 3.3-Miler at Rockwell Park in Bristol, CT.

Desiree Davis finished 5th overall and captured the women's title. Results are posted.

10/6/12

A fantastic foliage run around Highland Lake in Winsted, Connecticut. The results are posted!

10/3/12

The Forman School is located in Litchfield, CT. Surrounded by fields, streams, 18th century estates, hills, and foliage. The campus offers a fantastic course with a killer hill..

Kendrick Lechner had a handful of runners with him at the half-way point going into "the hill". Lechner was all alone at the top of the hill and he took it to the finish.

Once again, the hill separated the wheat from the chaff. Grimes looked like she could take on the hill one more time for luck after she finished. The results for the HVAL Cross-Country Invitational are posted. See you at the Championship on November 3rd. The hill will be much smaller by that time.

9/30/12

John Minervino took out the race from the cow bell.

The 1600 meter loop offers; a water crossing, open field, gravel road, grass trail, apple orchard, at least 2 short climbs, deciduous trail, foliage, cider, and stadium seating.

Formal seating capacity in the cider barn is seventy.

Janet Campbell is the Race Director. Butch & Mary Foster own Old Orchard Farm.

Mary Foster cooked up some fresh; warm apple crisp. While Butch Foster drove the lead-vehicle over the course. Spectators can position themselves easily on the course with multiple views of the participants over a single loop.

The race does have potential for being selected to the USATF/Connecticut Cross-Country Grand Prix. The Cider barn has a great sound stage and Butch does play his own material. From blues on the harmonica to Candy Mountain on the guitar, the entertainment and the sport were great!

He is Eighty-One! Should we do two separate races: by GENDER or by AGE? Tell me what you think about this very spectator friendly venue as a USATF/CT XCGP candidate. I think the races should be limited in size in order to avoid congestion, follow the integrity of the course, and promote the charm and character of the venue. This was a fun event.

Thank you to our hosts, the event director, the volunteers, spectators, runners, and Colt. The results are posted for The 5K Apple Farm Frolic held in East Lyme, CT. Race Director, Jan Campbell has another cross-country race in Greenwich, CT scheduled for Sunday, October 7, 2012. I will try to post some info on the 3:00 PM race time.

9/29/12

Thirteen year-old, Michael Wasserstein (#36) was pressed by 14 year-old Dylan Geissinger (#14), but Wasserstein held on for a solid victory. Jacqueline Borges lead the women with a 59 second victory over 12 year-old, Sarah Woodward. A great turnout under threatening skies. Congratulations to the multi event organizers, and thank you to the many runners, cyclists, walkers, spectators, sponsors and volunteers. The results for the Go The Distance for Scholars 5K Run are posted.

9/22/12

Kyle Halloran wasn't bashfull. He took it right out and sset the course record.

Alise Wright had her hands full as Allie Riley pushed Wright to a course record as a master.

The bag pipes went wild!

Results are posted.

9/19/12

Posted race applications: Age Before Beauty 5K; race #2 in USATF/CT XCGP 11/11 9:00

9/18/12

Posted race applications: The Highland Lake 10K, Saturday, October 6 at 9:00 AM

The 36th Annual Kent Pumpkin Run 5-miler, Sunday, October 28 at noon.

The Sunny Brook 5K; race #1 in th 4-race USATF/CT XC Grand Prix, 11/4 at 11:00

The WMAC Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day 5K, Adams, MA 11/22 at 9:30 AM

9/15/12

It was a picture perfect day for a cross-country race. Coach Mike Owens has established a great invitational entirely run on the campus of Manhattanville College.

Katherine Henri lead the Purchase women to a third place finish.

Roberts Wesleyan dominated the women's scoring 2,3,4,5,6,and (7).

For the men, it was Matthew Hussey taking first and leading the way for the Roberts Wesleyan team; 1,3,4,6,8, and (10).

The results for the Valiant Cross-Country Invitational at Manhattanville College are posted. More photos will be posted in the Photo Gallery.

9/9/12

After a four year hiatus, the Shoreline Biathlon is back. Under ideal racing conditions, Jeff Walker (#27) took out the 5-Mile run and gained a significant lead.

Walker was able to hold the lead through the first 8-mile loop of the 16-mile bike, but fifty-two year old, Bob Lane (#16) had closed the gap. Meanwhile, Michelle SanAntonio had a strong first place position (6th overall) at the end of the 5-mile run.

SanAntoni dropped to seventh overall after the first 8-mile loop of the bike. She was able to hold on and take the women's victory while Bob Lane moved from third in the run, to second after the first bike loop. Bob Lan overtook Jeff Walker for the victory. Great race! Thank you to the Town of Westerly, the many sponsors, volunteers, spectators, and runners. The Chariho-Westerly Animal Rescue League appreciates your support. Results are posted.

9/7/12

A first-year event in East Lyme draws record crowds to benefit the Jeffrey Bourgeois Family Fund. Sponsored by the Town of East Lyme, the course start and finish was located at McCook Point Park. Wearing a Torrington High School singlet, Pete Kaines was a alone as he toured the scenic ocean course in 17:49. Amanda Fouquette finished sixth overall and established the women's mark in 22:02. A great event with a flat and scenic course. Thank you to the Town of East Lyme, the Parks and Recreation Department, the many sponsors, volunteers, spectators, and runners. Results for Jeffrey's Rainbow 5K run/walk are posted.

8/25/12

A spilt second in a shifting battle for the Vineyard race walk. Fantastic attendance, great weather, and a great event. Thank you to all the sponsors, the volunteers, the spectators, runners, and organizers. The results for the 24th Annual Sullivan 5K Run/Walk for Martha's Vineyard Hospital are posted.

8/10/12

All the photos from the 13th Annual People's Forest 7-Mile Trail 2012 State Championship are posted in the Photo Gallery.

8/4/12

Congratulations to Brett Stoeffler and Kate Lapinski: USA Track and Field of Connecticut, 2012 Trail State Champions!

8/2/12

Saturday, August 4th is the State of Connecticut Trail Race Championship. The 13th Annual Peoples Forest 7-Mile Trail Run starts at 9:00 AM from Matheis Grove Pavilion on East River Road in Barkhamsted. There is USATF/CT team prize money as well as money for a new course record.

Top 10 Times of All Time at The People’s Forest 7-Miler

1. 43:16 Marc Robaczynski 36 1st in 2011.....1. 56:41 Carolyn Stocker 17 1st in 2010
2.
43:48 Marc Robaczynski 35 1st 2010.........2. 57:01 Abby Mahoney 31 1st in 2009
3. 44:32 Marc Robaczynski 33 1st 2008.........3. 57:30 Abby Mahoney 31 2nd in 2010

4. 45:19 Marc Robaczynski 32 1st 2007 ........4. 58:21 Abby Woods 29 1st 2007
5. 45:36 Marc Robaczynski 34 1st 2009.........5. 58:26 Debbie Livingston 35 3rd 2010

6. 48:00 Ben Nephew 31 1st 2006 .............6. 58:31 Debbie Livingston 30 1st 2005

7. 48:26 Ben Nephew 33 2nd 2008 ..............7. 59:02 Debbie Livingston 36 1st in 2011

8. *48:34 Mark Hixson 41 2nd 2006 .......8. *1:00:20 Cheryl Cunningham 49 2nd 2007
9. 48:45 Ben Nephew 32 2nd 2007 .............9. 1:00:32 Abby Woods 28 1st 2006
10. 49:02 Gregory Hammett 27 1st 2005...10. 1:00:56 Courtney Robaczynski 4th 2010

*master's record

There is race-day registration.

7/29/12

TJ Graham (#413)took control from the start. Julia Gilloran (#181) was in third overall for the entire race. Both Graham and Gilloran never looked back as they won the 3rd Annual Tog Jog Wellness Day 3.4 Mile Run at East Haven High School. Results are posted.

7/22/12

James Boeding, from Millerton, NY, was the only runner to break 12:00 through two miles. James picked up the pace and won the Canaan 5-Mile Road Race handily. Tara Desjardins was in complete control as she took the women's race. Cazden Brenner and Emmalyn Brenner took top honors in the 1-Mile Road Race. A very good turnout and a well run event. Thank you to all the sponsors, the runners, the spectators, the volunteers, and the Northwest Y. Results for the Canaan 5-Mile and 1-Mile Road Races are posted.

7/20/12

The Northwest Y and Greystone Electronics are once again sponsoring a 3-Race Grand Prix series. The Canaan 5-Miler is race number one. Canaan is this Sunday at 9:00 AM. Race number two is The Highland Lake 10K, and race number three is The Sunnybrook Cross-Country 5K.

Saturday, August 4th is the People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run. This race features a pot luck picnic after the race at the Matheis Grove Pavilion at People's Forest in Barkhamsted. The race has been designated as part of the New England Grand Tree Series. The race has also been designated as the USATF/CT Trail Championship. There is prize money for USATF/CT Open and Master's Teams of three Men/Women. Will the local boy, Marc Robacznski, take on runners from around the region and successfully defend his title as the Champion From Connecticut? Preregistration is $7.00 for the next 8 days...

Thank you to the Kent Pumpkin Run for selecting Greystone as your chip timer. See you in October.

Every few year's there is an infestation. A confligration of Rats from all over New England, New York, the world. Meet and celebrate with the Hockomock Swamp Rats at the 14th Annual Norfolk Pub 10-Miler. Start your taining NOW!

7/14/12

30-year old, David Giampietro had a big lead coming out of the water and going into the run. It was the relay team of Jim Abbott that caught Giampietro on the run and took the victory. Laura O'Brien was second overall out of the water. She dropped a little in the bike as Katrina Niez surged, but O'Brien brought it on in the run to capture the women's honors. This is a great triathlon with seasoned volunteers, top notch organizers, and a reasonable entry fee. Congratulations to all the athletes, the spectators, sponsors, organizers, and volunteers. Well done. Results for the 3rd Annual Thomaston Sprint Triathlon are posted.

6/30/12

A wyld race in the heat of summer. Results are posted....

6/24/12

Dean Bhatt (#68) and his older brother, Michael Bhatt (#67) passed through the first mile in 5:43. Shortly after the mile, Dean gradually gained a few meters and held the lead for a 12 second victory over Michael. It was Ellie Quin-Alger outlasting Melinda Noel for the women's title. Results for the 5th Annual Harwinton 5K (3.5 Miles) are posted.

6/23/12

What a race. Ian Findlay came out of the water with a 21 second lead over his next competitor; a relay team. Christelle Labat lead the women about 2 minutes behind Findlay and a little over a minute ahead of James Kelly. Kelly was in 7th place.

Findlay managed to extend his lead on the bike to 2:30 while Labat dropped to 11th overall. Labat was only 7 seconds ahead of the next woman, Jennifer Sullivan. James Kelly had climbed up to second place overall. At the end of the race the 59-year old, Kelly had mounted a tremendous charge and overtook 43-year-old Findlay with less than a mile to go in the four mile run. Jennifer Sullivan established a solid lead on the women and never looked back. Congratulations to all the athletes, the spectators, sponsors, volunteers, and organizers for a great event. The results for the 4th Annual Sharon Parks and Rec. Triathlon are posted.

6/19/12

The race application for the 13th Annual People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run is posted. Once again the People's Forest plays host to the New England Grand Tree Series and the USATF Connecticut Trail Championship.

This Saturday is the Sharon Triathlon. This is a great sprint event located at Mudge Pond and organized by the Sharon Parks and Rec.

This Sunday is the 5th Annual Harwinton 5K (3.5 Miles).

6/16/12

What a day to run a race in the country! The lamas agree; fantastic conditions!

Camp Jewell is located in Colebrook, CT. The scenery is beautiful and the course is challenging. This year saw a 75% increase in finishers and they were not disappointed.

Manuel Keiderling and Julia Zetye lead the parade.

Next year's date is set for June 15th. For more photos check out http://photos.tomengphotography.com/2012_jewel_5k

6/10/12

Last year, William Sanders crushed the certified 5-Mile course record. Sanders raced a hard 14:58 5k yesterday in Rhode Island, so he took it easy today. He successfully defended his title with 5:17's. Sara Belles won the race last year and this year was only 13 seconds off of her time. Belles was all smiles as she successfully defended her title. The big news might be the pressure that wearing bib #1 might bring. 51-year old, Peter Lofink wore bib #1 and finished second overall in a sub six minute time of 29:49. That is very good for a Grand Master. Another fantastic event presented by the Brookfield Lions Club. The results are posted!

6/7/12

In casual conversation before the race, Glen Sitler admitted to making the very common mistake of going out too fast and then struggling over the second half of the race. Well, Glen went out all by himself at about 6:00 pace through 1.25 miles. Obviously the second half of the race was slower, but this time Glen would not be denied.

Terri-Lynn Gidius and perennial favorite, Steve Worthington, stayed neck and neck until the final 100 meters. For Worthington, it was a worthy cause as Terri-Lynn happened to be running on his team from Hamilton Sundstrand; Team Operations. It was Team Operations taking home the coveted engraved glass vase.

Congratulations to all the runners and walkers. Thank you to the sponsors, the support from Machinist Union Local 743, and the extremely valuable volunteers. Results are posted.

6/3/12

Records were broken. Attendance was excellent. The weather could not have been better. Thank you to all the sponsors, the organizers, the volunteers, spectators, runners, and walkers. This race goes deep into a multitude of age-groups. First place earned a YMCA membership although; there is some question about receiving assistance over the finish!

She has been in races all over New England, and then some. Sidney Letendre took third place overall and it was no fluke. Over the decades, she is a proven commodity. She is very good! Good enough to break the Master's and Grand Master's record.

5/29/12

The results from the Norfolk 5-Miler are posted. Thank you to Ken Gankofski and Prime Time for providing the results. The times were slow: a testament to the weather at "The Ice Box of Connecticut".

5/28/12

Happy Memorial Day!

The Mayor starts the race in this traditional Memorial Day event. Emerson Dang knew the course and took out the race. The leaders quickly strung out as Dang never looked back. It was Arianna Bass leading the women. Results are posted!

5/27/12

Joshua Adams has been taking it easy since his latest Boston Marathon. He may have been taking it easy, but with his title on the line, the defending champion took it just easy enough to win... Meghan Forgione made the trek from Southbury to start her Memorial Day celebration with a solid victory. Results for the 11th Annual Race Around the Lake are posted.

Thank you to the many sponsors, volunteers, spectators, runners, and Friends of Brodie Park.

5/20/12

Hot time Over the Hudson!

It was David Osterhoudt (#301) that took out the first mile in 6:00. He ran a conservative effort under rising temperatures and won a smart race. Christopher Regan stayed on Osterhoudt's shoulder through the first 3-miles. 62-year old, Bob Hermesch was third.

In the women's race, it was Courtney Loertscher in sixth overall. The master, Sue Klein was second while the grandmaster, Wendy Mauro was third. 83 year-old, Anneliese Monniere did pretty well.

This is an absolutely breathtaking view with the longest foot bridge in the world (1.25 miles) starting around the .25 mile mark at 212 feet above the Hudson River. Great race by Saint Francis Hospital and the Maplebrook School. The results for the 2nd Annual Hand in Hand 5-Mile Run/Walk Over the Hudson.

5/15/12

The results from the Barkhamsted 5K are posted.

The Race Application for the Hand in Hand 5-Miler is available on the Race Application page. This is a first year event with a spectacuylar course that takes the runners over the Foot Bridge from Higland to Poughkeepsie. At one time, the bridge was considered an engineering marvel. The views are breath taking as you run over the Hudson River. This event has the potential to reach thousands of runners. Get in from the start. The race is this Sunday, May 20th at 10:30 AM.

5/13/12

Happy Mother's Day!

Grand Master wins Brookfield. Peter Lofink has been a perrenial favorite and today was his day.

And a happy mother's day to the Master, Odete Braga.

Results for the 16th Annual Brookfield Mother's Day 5K are posted.

5/12/12

It was another banner year for the ESPN 5K and a new record! Andrew Rottier (#764) lead the way over the two loop course. While Becky Snelson (#766) was the women's winner. Congratulations to all the sponsors, the volunteers, organizers, ESPN, and the runners. Great event! Results are posted for the 2nd Annual ESPN 5K.

5/6/12

What a weekend for runing!

photo courtesy of Martin Connor

The Litchfield Junior Women's Club has established the race for women in Litchfield County. The 3rd Annual Girls Just Wanna Run/Walk 5K has grown every year. This year the course was certified and the runners showed up for a fantastic tour along the north shore of Bantam Lake. Margaret Alexson, 40 from Norfolk, established the course record and was all smiles with a strong finish. The Junior Women's Club has excellent organization, sponsor, and volunteers. I would expect this event to be even bigger and better in 2013. Results are posted.

The 17th Annual Edmund Ganem Memorial 5K Road Race had a respectable showing. For the second year in a row, Tyler Raymond lowered the course record. Thank you to all the sponsors, the organizers, the volunteers, spectators, and runners for a great race. results are posted.

5/5/12

Joe Lemay (#34) opened up with a 5:19 first mile and never looked back. Although Joe has never won this race he has been a perrenial contender and he knew what to expect. Jim Zoldy (#98) has moved into a new age-group and finished third overall. He was first Grand Master. Daniel Lennox was second overall.Christie Choma lead the women. Congratulations and thank you to all the sponsors, race organizers, spectators, and runners. Results for the 27th Annual Sharon Classic 5-Mile Road Race are posted.

Joe Corcoran lead the way on the 41st race for Granby. Ken Clark was surprised when the two runners in front of him took a wrong turn with 300 meters to go. The runners corrected themselves but not before Clark established a 3 second margin for second place overall. Results for the 41st Annual Granby Road Race 10K are posted.

5/3/12

The Race Application for the WYLD Mud Run 5K in Torrington on June 30th is posted.

The race application for the Brookfield 5-Miler in June is posted.

The race application for the Camp Jewell 5K trail run in June is posted.

The race application for the Westerly Duathlon in September is posted.

This Saturday is the Granby 10K and the Sharon 5-Miler.

This Sunday is the Terryville 5K and the Girls Just Wanna Run 5K in Litchfield.

4/28/12

14-year old, Henry Domnarski (#3) took it out from the gun. He went unchallenged in the premier edition of the 1st Annual Ware Indians Grand Slam 5K Run/Walk. While Domnarski established the course record, the first female passed through the first mile in 6:54. 44-year old, Kelly Joyce maintained a steady pace while battling 15-year old, Max Heaton. Heaton pulled away in the last 400 meters but Joyce set the womens record with a steady 6:54 pace. The course is completely closed to traffic as it circles the picturesque Grenville Park. Thank you to the volunteers, the sponsors, spectators, runners, and walkers. Results are posted.

4/22/12

To win the race, first you have to show up to the race. Despite the weathermen's dire predictions, there was a fine and hardy group of runners at the 14th Annual Meriden Rotary Club Daffodil Festival 5K Road Race.

Matthew Cross laed from start to finish while Gretchen Tencza captured the women's race. Results are posted.

4/14/12

The Whites Woods Summer Cross-Country Series will be starting in June. This is a great way to get into race shape and enjoy the trails. Check out the Race Application page for more info.

4/1/12

It was another record turnout for the Oleksak Lumber Spring Half-Marathon and 5K. The weather conditions were ideal and the number of participants were at all-time highs in each event. Kent Lemme, 45 from North Adams, set a new course record in the 5K.

Brian Nelson lead the half with some course maneuvering from Nick Cooper. It was Jackie Evans taking home the women's half.

Results for the Oleksak Lumber Spring Half-Marthon and 5K are posted.

3/24/12

An outstanding turnout for the first year of 3.1 Miles of Memories in Terryville, CT. Darrin Rees took it out hard and was undaunted by the hills. It was fantastic weather for the women's winner; Benita Hunter. Thank you to race director, Kristi Hey, all the volunteers, the sponsors, organizers, and runners. Results are posted.

For additional photos of the 3.1 Miles of Memories, check out: www.jmachtphotography.com

2/26/12

A fantastic turnout for a fantastic race around Lake Waramaug and through the towns of New Preston, Warren, Morris, and Kent. Wallie Jahn has put together a great ensemble of seasoned runners to assist in directing the 28th Annual Polar Bear Run. It was an all-star cast of great runners, young, and old. William Sanders had planned on taking it fairly easy in preparation for an upcoming Half. He found himself in the lead and in the groove. Sanders just missed Elijah Kitur's 1998 course record. Claudia Camargo came to race. She took the women's title and was within a couple minutes of Anne Hird's 1983 course record. All-in-all, just about everyone had a personal best! Congratulation to the runners, the volunteers, the spectators, and the race organizers. Thank you for a classic road race. Results are posted.

2/20/12

Happy Presidents' Day!

This Sunday is the Polar Bear Run. 7.6-Miles around Lake Waramaug. Registration, start, and finish are located at the Waramaug Contry Club in New Preston, CT. The race starts at 11:00 AM. Registration closes as 10:30 AM. To review the preregistration list as of today, please click here.

1/29/12

The 28th Annual Polar Bear Run is scheduled for Sunday, February 26th at 11:00 AM sharp.

The course is 7.6-miles around Lake Waramaug. It will be a great time!

Registration, Start, Finish, are located at the Lake Waramaug Country Club.

Greystone Electronics will be timing the event utilizing the disposable Bibtag.

Race-Day Registration closes at 10:30 AM. Download the race app.

For more information go to www.roadntracksports.com

1/25/12

The United States of America Track and Field Connecticut Association announces the USATF/CT 2012 Road Race Grand Prix. There are eight races selected and designated as the Connecticut State Championships for Men and Women in Open, Master, Grand-Master, and Senior categories:

January 29, 2012- The Winter Wonderland 5-Miler, Milford

March 4, 2012- The WPLR Shamrock and Roll 5K (3.1-Miles), New Haven

April 1, 2012- The Danbury Half-Marathon (13.1-miles)

May 26, 2012-The Delany Dash 4-Miler, Old Saybrook

June 3, 2012- The Iron Horse 10K (6.21-Miles), Simsbury

June 17, 2012- The Branford 5-Miler

August 5, 2012- The Sound Runner Sea Legs Shuffle 10-Miler, Guilford

September 3, 2012- The New Haven 20K (12.4-miles)

All of these races are USATF Sanctioned events. they follow the USATF (which is the governing body for road races in the USA) rules of competition. All of these courses are measured and the distances have been certifed by the USATF. The races are open to everyone. You do not need to be a member of the USATF/CT; however, all USATF/CT members are elligible for prize money as well as hte title of State Champion. To find out more about the USATF, go to www.usatf-ct.org

The results for the HTC People's Forest 8.5/17-Miler are posted.

1/1/12

Happy New Year!

Spring-like conditions brought outstanding racing conditions as Mike Morris

and Natalie Shea

lead the way in the Westfield 5K. Steven Folsom

and Amy Lane

showed us how to win the 10K. Results for the 4th Annual Gordon Bates "First Race" 5K/10K/ from Westfield, Massachusetts are posted.

It was William Sanders and Claudia Camargo taking home the gold at the 25th Annual Brookfield Lions/James O'Brien Run for Sight 4-Miler. Results are posted.

12/31/11

Runners ring in the New Year from the Danbury 5K! Results for 2011-2012 5K Run into the New Year are posted.

12/26/11

The photos from the Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race are complete.

12/21/11

More Norfolk Pub 10-Mile photos are posted.

12/20/11

Some photos from the Norfolk Pub 10-Miler have been posted on the Photo Gallery page.

12/17/11

Balmy temperatures and snow flurries were the scene in "The Ice Box of Connecticut".

The EKG Men win The 2011 USATF Connecticut Cup in just over eight minutes ahead of The New Haven Road Runners, The Hartford Track Club, and The Mohegan Striders.

The Hartford Track Club Women win The 2011 USATF Connecticut Cup.

The ten year-old record of 54:40 set by Chad Johnson was shattered today by Chris Zablocki. Zablocki lead from start to finish with William Sanders dogging him for the entire race. Sanders was also under the old mark.

Bess Ritter took the women's race out strong and battled hard against Olympic Marathon Trials hopeful, Shannon McHale. McHale prevailed while 2010 champion, Brittany Heninger finished third.

Results for the 13th Annual Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race are posted. Photos should be up soon.

12/16/11

Below is the preregistration list for the Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race. Please note that the USATF/CT Club is also listed for the $800 team Connecticut Cup.

ALPHABETIC LIST

The 13th Annual Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race (CT00003DR)
Saturday, December 17, 2011 @ 11:00 AM
Awards at the Wood Creek Bar & Grill, 3 Station Place, Norfolk, Connecticut @ 1:20 PM
Timing by Greystone Electronics (860) 485-1991 www.GreystoneRacing.Net
NO. NAME ...................................CLUB .............NO. NAME .......................CLUB
===== =================== ========== ===== ======================
35 Carla Angevine .....................................................3 Brittany Heninger
21 Paul Atkinson .......................................................34 David Isabelle
24 April Barthuly .......................................................23 Diane Jakobsen
16 Andrew Barton ...........................HTC .................13 Jeff Jakobsen
44 Mark Bonitatebus ..................................................45 David Keating
30 Rocco Botto .........................................................54 Lori Kelley
28 Lee Bradley ..........................................................42 Keefe Kirshen
1 Adam Bulewich ...........................Hitek ...................9 Chaz Koch .....................EKG
11 Chris Cain ..............................Mohegan...............15 Rick Konon ....................HTC
50 Rosanne Carroll ...................................................41 Thomas Ksiazkiewicz
57 Roy Cavanaugh ....................................................27 Mary Ann Landry
22 Ginny Chambers ...................................................8 John Longo..................... EKG
12 Ken Clark .................................HTC ..................20 Catherine Lyons .............HTC
18 Ted Cowles ..............................HTC ..................48 John McCleary
19 Cheryl Cunningham ...................HTC ...................4 Chris McCormack ...........EKG
49 David Czarneski ..................................................51 Kimberly Munn
6 Nicholas Dalidowitz ....................EKG ..................32 Stephen O'Donnell
26 Christopher Dicorpo ............................................14 Bess Ritter ...................New Haven
38 Susan DiCorpo .....................................................2 Marc Robaczynski
10 Brad Dion ................................EKG ...................53 Renee Sanders
5 Jesse Efron .................................EKG ..................46 Jennie Scott
56 Crystal Erazo .......................................................37 Steve Scott
31 Julian Espinosa .....................................................40 Jeffrey Sobon
29 Renat Fatkulin ......................................................55 Daniel Sonstrom
25 Leonard Gelonese ................................................36 Laura St. Onge
43 Heather Geyer .....................................................58 Matt Stellmach
39 Lisa Gottberg .......................................................33 Patrick Stiegman
47 Tammy Grella .......................................................59 Brent Stratton ...............HTC
60 Peter Hawley ............................HTC ..................52 Deborah Williams
17 Tim Hawley ..............................HTC ...................7 Chris Zablocki .................EKG

Number of records: 60
12/16/2011 6:08AM

It looks like the Hartford Track Club Men will be taking on the team of EKG for a winner takes all run to the finish. There is still no complete women's team.

Race day registration opens at 9:00 AM at the Town Hall. It looks like ideal Norfolk conditions. Please park at the Town Hall.

12/15/11

This Saturday, The Connecticut Cup comes to Norfolk, CT. The Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race starts at 11:00 AM. The Start, Finish, Registration, and Parking are all located at the Norfolk Town Hall on Maple Ave. Teams will be competing to have their name engraved on The Cup while the winning team members will each be receiving a smaller version of The Cup (seen above, in the center). The winning men's team of 5 finishers will take home $500.00. The winning women's team of 3 finishers will receive $300.00. USATF/CT rules of eligibility apply to The Connecticut Cup. In addition, Greystone will be awarding $50.00 to the first man and woman, $30.00 to the first 40+ man and woman, and $20.00 to the first 50+ man and woman. Greystone will also award another $100.00 for a new men's course record and $100.00 for a new women's course record. USATF rules of eligibility apply to all cash awards. The race is open to everyone and top 3 men/ women overall plus 1st place in each Age-Group will receive the traditional PEZ. Workout and enjoy "New England's Toughest Ten Mile Road Race".

12/10/11

Top Fifteen Times for Men in Norfolk Pub 10-Miler (CT00003DR). Greystone offers $100.00 for a new course record.

1. Chad Johnson 26, 54:40, 5:28's, 1st in 2001

2. Peter Oviatt 32, 55:38, 5:34's, 2nd in 2001

3. Kevin Curley 26, 56:21, 5:39's, 1st in 2006

4. Eric Blake 24, 56:37, 5:40's, 1st in 2003

5. Eric Blake 26, 56:54, 5:42's, 1st in 2005

6. Jon French 24, 57:24, 5:45's, 1st in 2007

7. Zack Schwartz 21, 57:42, 5:47's, 1st in 2009

8. Brian Nelson 30, 57:44, 5:47's, 1st in 2010

9. Joseph LeMay 38, 57:47, 5:47's, 1st in 2004

10. Dave Dunham 36, 57:57, 5:48's, 1st in 2000

11. Jeff Niedeck 45, 58:24, 5:51's, 2nd in 2009 (Master's Record)

12. Keiron Tumbleton 44, 58:36, 5:52's, 3rd in 2009

13. Jeff Niedeck 46, 58:47, 5:53's, 2nd in 2010

14. Joseph LeMay 37, 58:53, 5:54's, 2nd in 2003

15. Jeff Niedeck 42, 59:13, 5:56's, 2nd in 2006

Top Fifteen Times for Women in Norfolk Pub 10-Miler (CT00003DR). Greystone offers $100.00 for a new course record.

1. Claudia Camargo 35, 1:00:33, 6:04's, 3rd in 2006

2. Claudia Camargo 36, 1:01:58, 6:12's, 4th in 2007

3. Claudia Camargo 33, 1:03:51, 6:24's, 5th in 2004

4. Claudia Camargo 34, 1:04:46, 6:29's, 4th in 2005

5. Liz Fagan 28, 1:09:06, 6:55's in 2003

6. Kate Lapinski 41, 1:09:17, 6:56's in 2006 (Master's Record)

7. Brittany Heninger 21, 1:09:44, 6:59's in 2009

8. Brittany Heninger 22, 1:10:00, 7:00's in 2010

9. Beth Krasemann 37, 1:10:22, 7:03's in 2010

10. Beth Krasemann 36, 1:11:22, 7:09's in 2009

11. Molly Vreeland 36, 1:13:00, 7:18's in 2006

12. Kimberly Battipaglia 36, 1:13:34, 7:22's in 2007

13. Cheryl Cunningham 48, 1:13:57, 7:24's in 2006

14. Amanda Hill 39, 1:14:19, 7:26's in 2010

15. Brittany Heninger 20, 1:15:04, 7:31's in 2008

12/8/11

Terryville has a new race. Be the first to set the record or just check it out. 3.1 Miles of Memories. Download the race app.

Hats off to Quinton Hoey, 16-from Watertown, and 13-year old, Sara Tarascio from Southbury. To the victors! Jingle the bells!

11/20/11

Could your running club use an extra $800.00?

The Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race scheduled for Saturday, December 17th at 11:00 AM is offering $Prize money. Lots of prize money. In addition to the $100.00 for a new course record, $50.00 for the first male and female, $30.00 for the first 40+ male and female, and $20.00 to the first 50+ male and female, the USATF/CT has put up $500.00 to the first men's team of 5 and $300.00 to the first women's team of 3. That's $100 per team member. If you set a new course record and run on the winning team, you are walking away with $250.00. USATF/CT eligibility rules apply. You must be a current USATF/CT member. Teams must be current USATF/CT registered clubs.

After the money comes the awards. Each member on the winning team will receive a trophy. The trophy is similar to the larger "Connecticut Cup". There is a men's Connecticut Cup. There is a women's Connecticut Cup. Each year the Cups are engraved with the race and the winning teams. Be part of the legacy. Run the Connecticut Cup. Run the Norfolk Pub. The first beer is on me!

Download the 13th Annual Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race application.

The USATF/CT has selected the 2012/2013 Road Race Grand prix. we are waiting for each race's confirmation before a formal annoucement; however, since the first race in the Road Race Grand Prix is scheduled early, the Winter Wonderland 5-Miler in Miflord on January 29, 2012 is formerly announced. Start training now for a family friendly fun time 5-miler.

11/15/11

The Hartford Track Club's Cross-Country Challenge 8K scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2011 has been cancelled.

11/14/11

The race application for the Brookfield 4-Miler on New Year's Day is available for download on our Race Application page.

11/13/11

The 10th Annual Diane Burr memorial 5K Flag Run/Walk had a solid turnout with a tight two-man race to the finish. Results are posted.

Mark Hixson was all by his lonesome. Meredith Remigino defends her title. The Hartford Track Club dominates Connecticut Cross-Country. Results from the 6th Age Before Beauty Cross-Country 5K are posted. Photos will be posted soon.

11/9/11

Sunday, 11/13/11, 9:00 AM: the fourth race in the USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix-Age Before Beauty Cross-Country 5K at White memorial in Litchfield. It is the first race of about 16 races for a day at the Junior Olympics. Age Before Beauty is open to everyone! USATF/CT teams can win prize money.

The Age-Grade results for Sunny Brook are posted on the race results page. Sunny Brook was the third and final race in the Greystone Grand Prix. Each race was scored using the age-grade system for points. The total scores are posted below:

.....................The Greystone Grand Prix

Timing and Results by Greystone Electronics (860)485-1991 www.greystoneracing.net
Place ...........Name ..................Age -S -Canaan --Highland --Sunny--Appearance Pts ---Total GP Pts
===== ================ === = ======= ======== ====== ========= ==========
1 ---------Robert Deming ---------55-- M ---10--------- 8-----------9-----------3--------------30
2 ---------Ken Clark ---------------49 --M ----9---------- 9 ----------5-----------3-------------26
3 ---------Paul Atkinson -----------59-- M ---6---------- 7 ----------1-----------3 --------------17
4 ---------Jeff Niedeck -------------46-- M ---12 --------0 -----------0-----------0-------------12
4 ---------Jim Zoldy ----------------49 --M---- 0 --------12 ----------0 ----------0--------------12

4---------Steve Palmer-------------49--M-----0----------0-----------12-----------0-------------12
7 ---------James Boeding ---------19 --M ----0 --------10 ----------0-----------0--------------- 10
7 ---------Margaret Alexson-------41 --F------ 5 -------1-----------1----------- 3-------------- 10

7---------George Buchanan--------53--M------0---------0-----------10-----------0--------------10
10--------- Joshua Adams ----------37 --M ----8 --------0 ----------0 ------------0-------------- 8

10--------Josh Mangini-------------9--M-------0---------0----------8-------------0----------------8
12 ---------Brian Flecher -----------19 --M ---7 --------0----------0------------ 0---------------- 7

12--------Ray Wise--------------56--M--------0----------0---------7-----------0------------------7
14 --------Greg Gorowski --------39 --M ----0-------- 6 ---------0-----------0 -------------------6

14--------John Pirla-------------15--M--------0----------0----------6------------0-----------------6

14------- Shadow Pereira ---------12 --M -----1 --------1 ---------1----------3------------------- 6
14------- Dawn Prince------------- 46-- F -----1 --------1----------1---------- 3------------------ 6
18 --------John McKenna --------47 --M -----0-------- 5 ----------0----------0------------------- 5
19-------- Johnathan Hall ---------15 --M -----4 --------0----------0----------- 0----------------- 4
19 -------Alec Brochu -------------19 --M -----0-------- 4---------0---------- 0 ------------------4
19--------Ethan Realander---------14--M------0---------0---------4-----------0-------------------4
22 -------Daniel Desjardins -------45 --M -----3-------- 0 ---------0----------0--------------------3
22 -------Gerald LaMere ----------51 --M -----0 --------3 --------0-----------0------------------ 3

22-------Keith Realander----------46--M------0---------0---------3-----------0-------------------3
25 -------Theodore Cowles -------52 --M---- 2 --------0----------0---------- 0 -------------------2
25 -------Gene Moore -------------66-- M -----0-------- 2 --------0-----------0 ------------------2

25--------Chris Mangini------------12--M------0--------0----------2-----------0--------------2

-------186 runners tied at 1 point

11/6/11

Here comes the storm!

Ten years at Sunny Brook. Steve Palmer, 49 from Watertown and Margaret Alexson show the kids how it's done. Results are posted.

Age Before Beauty is next! See you Sunday at White Memorial, 9:00 AM, Litchfield!

11/5/11

The results for the Falls Village 5K are posted. Congratulations to Ethan Gasta from South Windsor and Marge DeMarrais from Sharon.

Tomorrow is the Sunny Brook XC 5K. Starts at 11:00. Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour tonight.

Next Sunday is the Age Before Beauty XC 5K in Litchfield at 9:00 AM. Dianne Burr 5K is at 2:00 PM.

11/4/11

The Falls Village 5K is scheduled for Saturday, November 5th at Noon. Get out of the house and get your run on.

The Sunny Brook Cross-Country 5K is scheduled for Sunday, November 6th at 11:00 AM. Be prepared to run a cross-country race.

10/27/11

Photos from the Waterbury City League Cross-Country Championshhip are posted.

10/25/11

Results from the Waterbury City League Cross-Country Championship are posted.

10/24/11

Congratulations to Mark Hixson; finishing 6th overall at the United States Masters Cross-Country National Championship at Fairport, New York. Outstanding! Certainly a great nomination for Connecticut's Cross-Country Runner of the year...


.....................The Greystone Grand Prix
Standings after two races. The third, and final race, is 11/6 at Sunny Brook.

Timing by Greystone Electronics (860)485-1991 www.greystoneracing.net
Place ...........Name ..................Age -S -Canaan --Highland --Appearance Pts ---Total GP Pts
===== ================ === = ======= ======= ============= ==========
1 ---------Robert Deming ---------55-- M ---10------- 8----------- 2 ----------------------20
1 ---------Ken Clark ---------------49 --M ----9-------- 9 -----------2 ----------------------20
3 ---------Paul Atkinson -----------59-- M ---6-------- 7 -----------2 ----------------------15
4 ---------Jeff Niedeck -------------46-- M ---12 -------0 -----------0---------------------- 12
4 ---------Jim Zoldy ----------------49 --M---- 0 -------12 ----------0 ----------------------12
6 ---------James Boeding ---------19 --M -----0 -------10 ----------0---------------------- 10
7 ---------Margaret Alexson-------41 --F------ 5 -------1----------- 2---------------------- 8
7--------- Joshua Adams ----------37 --M -----8 --------0 -----------0---------------------- 8
9 ---------Brian Flecher -----------19 --M -----7 --------0----------- 0---------------------- 7
10 --------Greg Gorowski --------39 --M -----0-------- 6 -----------0 ----------------------6
11 --------John McKenna --------47 --M -----0-------- 5 -----------0---------------------- 5
12-------- Johnathan Hall ---------15 --M -----4 --------0----------- 0---------------------- 4
12 -------Alec Brochu -------------19 --M -----0-------- 4----------- 0 ----------------------4
12------- Shadow Pereira ---------12 --M -----1 --------1 -----------2---------------------- 4
12------- Dawn Prince------------- 46-- F -----1 --------1------------ 2---------------------- 4
16 -------Daniel Desjardins -------45 --M -----3-------- 0 -----------0---------------------- 3
16 -------Gerald LaMere ----------51 --M -----0 --------3 -----------0---------------------- 3
18 -------Theodore Cowles -------52 --M----- 2 --------0----------- 0 ----------------------2
18 -------Gene Moore -------------66-- M -----0-------- 2 -----------0 ----------------------2
20 -------86 runners tied at 1 point

The race application for the HTC 8K Cross-Country Challenge is available.

10/21/11

This Sunday is the Bimbler's Bluff 50K Trail Race in Guilford, CT. This is the Connecticut Ultra-Trail Championship for 2011. There is team prize money for USATF/CT Teams.

NVL Cross-Country Championship results are posted.

The race application for the Age Before Beauty 5K Cross-Country Championship on Sunday, November 13th in Litchfield is available.

The race application for the Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race is available.

10/19/11

The Naugatuck Valley League High School Cross-Country Championship has been postponed to Thursday, October 20, 2011. First race: Girls JV at 3:15 PM.

10/17/11

A reminder to all coaches. The team Varsity and JV rosters are due (via email) today for the NVL XC Championship. Varsity runners are wearing the chip. There is no such thing as race-day registration.

Results for the 1st Annual Stray Cat Strut ar e posted.

Results for the Save Walton Pond 5K Fun Run are posted.

Results for the Save Walton Pond 5-Mile USATF/CT State Championship are posted. Mark Hixson and Sara Belles lead the way, while the Hartford Track Club takes home a substantail amount of team prize money. the Next race for the USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix is the Sunny Brook 5K in Torrington on Sunday, November 6th at 11:00 AM. ......Download an app.

The results for the NATPRO 5-Mile XC Obstacle Run are posted. Chris Chisholm is out in front and the Team Flabby Boys take the win.

10/15/11

Good Luck to all the Hartford marathoners.

Tomorrow is the second race in the USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix: The Winding Trails 5 Mile XC at 10:00 AM, Farmington, CT.

The 1st Annual Stray Cat Strutt 5K at Light House Point in New Haven is Sunday at 9:00 AM.

The Highland Lake 10K age grade results are posted.

The Falls Village 5K race app is available.

10/11/11

The United States Track & Field- Connecticut Association (USATF/CT) provides a number of events for athletes all around Connecticut. The USATF/CT Road Race Grand Prix is a series of races at various distances held all around (supposedly) the State of Connecticut. The Road Race Grand Prix runs on a two-year cycle. The USATF/CT Long Distance Running (LDR) Road Race Grand Prix Committee will be selecting races for the next two-year cycle. These races are designated as the State of Connecticut's Only Official Championship for that particular distance. Each race offers individual competiton and team competition. In 2012 and 2013, both the team and indivual competitions will offer prize money. Teams are scored at each race and awarded money for Men and Women in team age groups for Open, Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+), and Seniors (60+). The top 10 individual men and women are scored at each race and the year-end total top three men and women are awarded prize money. These USATF/CT races raise the profile of the event through media value, proper rules and officiating, greater competiton, state-wide, regional and national exposure.

Do you have a race that you would like to be on the USATF/CT Road Race Grand Prix for 2012 and 2013? Contact LDR Open Chair- Will Graustein at wgraustein@snet.net. The closing date for consideration is November 1st.

10/3/11

Get out ahead of the crowd. Race #2 of the USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix series is scheduled for Sunday October 16, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Winding Trails in Farmington, CT. This is a 5-Mile XC race within the Winding Trail Complex. Pre-register now and save some money (www.windingtrails.org) The USATF/CT will recognize top individuals in their age-group as well as award team prize money to the top two: Men and Women Open and Master teams. these races are open to everyone; however, you must be a current USATF/CT member to recognized and ond on a current USATF/CT Club in order to compete as a team. Race #1 was held this past Saturday at Vie for the Kids 3.3 Miler in Simsbury. The winning team was the Hartford Track Club Masters with $50.00. Top individual Cross-Country performer in the State of Connecticut for week #1 is Mark Hixson, 46 years-old from Simsbury. Good job Mark!

10/1/11

A great turnout among the waters of Highland Lake. Zoldy and Alexson win back-to-back weekends.

Jim Zoldy wins with a new PR.

Margaret Alexson on her way to a full recovery from the Hogs Back Half-Marathon a week earlier.

Results for the 28th Annual Highland Lake 10K are posted. Stay tuned for Age Grade results and an update on the Greystone Grand Prix.

9/30/11

Results are posted!

Watertown!Thomaston!

9/27/11

Saturday is one of Connecticut's oldest races; The Highland Lake 10K. This is race number two in the Greystone/Northwest Y Grand Prix. The results are age-graded and the standings were immediately posted after the Canaan 5-Miler in July. Review standings. The Grand Prix is wide open. Run the 10K on Saturday and see how you stack up against the local competition. Download an app. See you there!

9/24/11

The rain stopped. The runners blossomed. The humidity took its toll. Get ready for snow...

The neon dude wearing the shades is ready. The girl next to him seems ready. The guy in the shades is Jim Zoldy: winner and course record holder of the Litchfield Fire Department's Fall 5K. That's Marge DeMarais next to Jim. Marge is still recovering from a slight illness. She's recovered enough to win and establish the women's mark. Congratulations to all the runners, the organizers, the volunteers, the spectators, and the sponsors for an outstanding first-year event. Results are posted.

A record setting field for the 11th Annual Hogs Back Half-Marathon. Hats off to Linda and Lee Bradley for directing this year's event. Thank you to the Hartford Track Club for supporting the Hogs Back. Close, but no cigar. Marc Robaczynski was only 33 seconds off of Steve Herrera's 2007 course record. Steve had better conditions and Marc is still recovering from his birthday party. Results are posted.

9/19/11

The course record holder was just a little slower this year...of course, he is a little older. Mark Hixson battles it out with Duncan Gerity. 59-year old, Bob McCusker runs 6's and finishes just behind last year's winner, David Poirot. Erin Faraco lead all the women on a spectacular late summer morning. Results for the 8th Annual 5K Classic are posted.

9/15/11

The United State Track and Field in Connecticut has announced the 2011 Cross-Country Grand Prix:

Saturday 10/1/11 The Vie for the Kids 6K XC at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury

Sunday 10/16/11 The Walton Pond 5-Mile XC at Winding Trails in Farmington

Sunday 11/6/11 The Sunny Brook 5K XC at Sunny Brook State Park in Torrington

Sunday 11/13/11 The Age Before Beauty 5K XC at White Memorial in Litchfield

Saturday 11/19/11 The Hartford Track Club XC Challenge 8K at the MDC in West Hartford.

That's five (5) races during the peak of Cross-Country Season. All the races are open to everyone. In order to win prize money, you must be a member of the USATF/CT and belong to a USATF/CT accredited club. There is prize money for teams at every race. Each race will score teams for Open Men (5 score and an additional 2 will displace), Open Women (3/2), Master Men (3/2), and Master Women (3/2). This series is designated as the State of Connecticut's only Cross-Country Championship. Teams are scored over the entire series with Team and Individual Champions announced at the end. In the event of a tie, the HTC 8K shall be the tie-breaker. This is the 12th year for the USATF/CT XC Grand Prix. It's competitive, a great social event, and fun. See you there!

On Sunday, October 23, 2011 the Bimbler's Bluff 50K will play host to the USATF/CT as the State of Connecticut's Ultra-Trail Championship. The USATF/CT will offer team prize money to the first place Men (team of 3) and first place Women (team of 3). Teams must be current USATF/CT members from an accredited USATF/CT Club. You must preregister for this event. There is no race-day registration. Check out mrbimble.com for more details.

9/10/11

It was 44-year old, Joe Lemay teaching 22-year old, Brendan Rickert a lesson.

Sara Belles kicking it in with the first 60-year old, Steve Johnson.

Results for the YMCA's 2nd Annual Run for the Chihldren 10K from Danbury, CT are posted.

9/9/11

Just a heads up...

Registration for the 2012 Boston Marathon opens on Monday, September 12, 2011.

8/27/11

Despite the threat from hurrican Irene, the walkers and runners turned out to help support Martha's Vinyard Hospital. The results for the 24th Annual Sullivan 5K Walk /Run for Martha's Vineyard Hospital are posted.

8/18/11

8/6/11

1-Mile in 6:45, 2-Mile in 6:33, 3-Mile in 7:57, 4-Mile in 5:24, 5-Mile in 6:21, 6-Mile in 5:29, and 7-Mile in 4:45! A new course record in the USATF/CT Trail Championship. He is the only person to break 48 minutes on this course. He has the five fastest times. The only reason the 5-Mile split was slow was because of a bear and her cub. Congratulations to Marc Robaczynski- 2011 USATF/CT Trail Champion. She held the course record and was State Champion back in 2005. She took the lead and never looked back. Congratulations to Debbie Livingston- 2011 USATF/CT Trail Champion.

In the team competion, it was the Hartford Track Club taking home the prize money and the title for Trail Champions. Hats off to Cairo, the 4 year- 9 month old Rat Terrier for completing her fifth People's. Cairo is the State Trail Champion. Thank you to Peter Hawley, Brittany Heninger, the State of Connecticut, The Grand Tree Series, the USATF/CT, and the many runners with their support crews for an outstanding event. Results for the 12th Annual People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Championship are posted. Photos should be up soon.

8/4/11

Saturday, August 6th is the State of Connecticut Trail Race Championship. The 12th Annual Peoples Forest 7-Mile Trail Run starts at 9:00 AM from Matheis Grove Pavilion on East River Road in Barkhamsted. There is USATF/CT team prize money as well as money for a new course record.

Top 10 Times of All Time at The People’s Forest 7-Miler

1. 43:48 Marc Robaczynski 35 1st 2010..................1. 56:41 Carolyn Stocker 17 1st in 2010
2. 44:32 Marc Robaczynski 33 1st 2008..................2. 57:01 Abby Mahoney 31 1st in 2009
3. 45:19 Marc Robaczynski 32 1st 2007 .................3. 57:30 Abby Mahoney 31 2nd in 2010

4. 45:36 Marc Robaczynski 34 1st 2009 .................4. 58:21 Abby Woods 29 1st 2007
5. 48:00 Ben Nephew 31 1st 2006 ...........................5. 58:26 Debbie Livingston 35 3rd 2010

6. 48:26 Ben Nephew 33 2nd 2008 ......................... 6. 58:31 Debbie Livingston 30 1st 2005

7. 48:34 Mark Hixson 41 2nd 2006 ........................7. 1:00:20 Cheryl Cunningham 49 2nd 2007
8. 48:45 Ben Nephew 32 2nd 2007 .........................8. 1:00:32 Abby Woods 28 1st 2006
9. 49:02 Gregory Hammett 27 1st 2005..................9. 1:00:56 Courtney Robaczynski 4th 2010
10. 49:24 Brian Rusleck 30 2nd 2009 ....................10.1:00:58 Caitlin Cunningham 18 2nd 2005

This is a great event for a $10.00 race-day registration. Check out the race app. Note; parking is $9.00 for Connecticut residents and $15.00 for out of state residents. It's a pot luck post race party , so bring something to share with the group. There will be a grill. Race starts at 9:00 AM.

7/31/11

The White's Woods Summer Cross-Country Series week number 4 results are posted along with the most current revision of the Top Ten Performances.

Kelsey Paier takes the mile while Spencer Rogers moved his baby carriage faster than anyone else in the 3.4 Mile Run. Results for the 2nd Annual East Haven Tog Jog Wellness Day 3.4 Mile Run and 1 Mile Walk are posted.

7/23/11

Coming out of the water, defending champion, Joshua Sklanka was in second place by only 5 seconds. Jeromie Schumacher was just over two minutes behind; in 5th. The first female out of the water was Ursula Nickerson; just over two minutes ahead of Pam Morrow. The 15K bike ride sorted everyone out while Schumacher and Morrow took control. Results for the 2nd Annual Thomaston Sprint Triathlon are posted.

7/22/11

Jeff Niedeck leads the Grand Prix...

The first race in the 2011 Northwest Connecticut Grand Prix Race Series was the Canaan 5-Miler last Sunday. In addition to regular race results with overall and age-group awards, each race is then adjusted to handicap age and gender. This is called Age-Grading. You can view the Age-Graded results and see if you moved up or down based on your performance percentage. First place gets 12 points, second gets 10 points, third through tenth descend from 9 to 1 point. Everyone who completed the race and performed to at least 50% of their potential is given a point. There will be additional points for completing 2 of 3 and 3 of 3 races (attendance points). Although 19 year-old James Boeding won the race, he finished second to 46 year-old Jeff Niedeck in the Age-Grading. Boeding needed to run a faster time in an effort to exceed Niedeck's percentage performance. Time matters. Check out the Canaan Age-Grade Results.

The next race in the series is the Highland Lake 10K. It is anybody's Grand Prix to win. I don't think Niedeck has ever done the Sunny Brook XC. Attendance points will be a factor.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                            July 22, 2011


          RUNNERS BEAT THE HEAT IN SUMMER SERIES WEEK #3


      At 6:30 pm on Thursday night, the temperature was 92 degrees, the sun was hot, and the deer flies buzzing. Disregarding all these obstacles, hardy runners lined up, 14 for the 2k, 16 for the 3k, 8 for the 4k and an incredible 39 for the 5k run!

      Sean Labbe, 12, of Riverton took no notice of the conditions, posting a course record 8:29 over the 2k course. Brittany Heninger, 22, Bristol, continued her advance up the top ten lists, this time in the 5k, where her time of 18:35 was the third best ever. Katie Bobinski, 17, Torrington, took back her 2k course record with a swift 10:14.

Thanks to Dave Driscol for the Litchfield Track Club and as our host for the White's Woods Summer Cross-Country Series every Thursday night in Litchfield. Results for weeks 1, 2, and 3 are posted.

7/16/11

Results for the White's Woods Summer XC Series from Litchfield weeks 1 and 2 are posted along with the top ten performance lists for each distance (2K, 3K, 4K, and 5K) as of 7/15/11.

Results for the Night of Miles from Litchfield are posted.

The Canaan 5-miler is tomorrow at 9:00 AM. This is race number 1 in a 3-race series scored using age-grading.

The Thomaston Triathlon is next Saturday!

Parking for the People's Forest has increased to $9.00 for in state and $15.00 for out of state. Car pool, get there early, elect a different politician.

7/4/11

Happy Independence Day!

Brittany Heninger sets the women's race record and wins the race overall. Results for the Lake Wonoscopomuc 4.8 Mile Annual Independence Day Run from Lakeville, CT are posted.

The Canaan 5-Mile Road Race is coming up on Sunday, July 17th. Check out the Race Application for details. Take advantage of the preregistration benefits.

6/26/11

A day for Racing.

John Rosenberger battled to the very end with Matthew Scully. Rosenberger missed the 2009 course record set by Michael Rafferty by only 2 seconds and Scully wasn't that far behind. Cheryl Cunningham had a solid victory on her way to the daily double. Record turnout for a great cause. Results for The Miles for Melanie 5K at Lake Compounce, Bristol, CT, are posted.

It's actually 3.4-Miles; although, it is not certified. It is a classic course with plenty of tough hills, bucolic views, and a fast stadium-like start/finish line. Michael Walsh (#200) established the new course record. Walsh cruised the first mile in a 5:36. Ries Krok wasn't that far behind, as you can see him in the back of Walsh's finish picture. Kara Leonard was first female while the winner of Compounce, Cheryl Cunningham took the grandmaster women. Thank you to the many volunteers, the sponsors, organizers, spectators, the Town of Harwinton, and the runners. Results for the 4th Annual Harwinton 5K+ Road Race are posted.

6/25/11

Austin Baldour captured the 2011 Title for the 3rd Annual Derby Dash 5K. Baldour shatters George Buchanan's course record from 2010 (of course George is 35 years older). It was a day for the kids as Valerie Hiller took the women's title. Many thanks to the sponsors, the volunteers, the spectators, The St. Mary-St. Michael School, and the runners. Results for the 3rd Annual Derby Dash 5K are posted.

Peter Daly set all records; Swim, Bike, and Run in 2009. His records are still safe as a damp day in 2011 kept most of the times subdued. Despite having a severe case of Lime Disease, Tom Filippini was first out of the water. However, Tom was just the first leg of a relay team. It was Franceso Lopez, from New Haven, that took control on the bike and never looked back. Dylan Sweeny was three minutes back at the start of the run. He closed to within 30 seconds, but either Sweeny ran out of room or Lopez could here the foot steps. Results for the 3rd Annual Sharon Sprint Triathlon are posted. Hats off to the Sharon Parks & Rec. and Race Director Matt Mette for organizing an outstanding event.

6/23/11

The Whites Woods Summer Cross-Country Series is back. Thursday, July 7th is the first night. Distance include 2K, 3K, 4K, and 5K. The races are held on the same USATF/CT Junior Olympic courses for our JO Association Championship. For more info, check out the Application Page.

The race application for the 12th Annual People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run is available. This year's People's Forest is the State of Connecticut's Trail Championship with prize money going to the first USATF/CT Men's team of three and the USATF/CT Women's team of three. The race is also featured as part of the prestigious, New England Grand Tree Series. Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 6th! Check out the application.

6/18/11

Neal Hulstein (#58) was patient. I had introduced Michael Keenan (#98) as the prerace favorite to the rest of the runners. The 16-year old stayed behind the 38-year old until the final half mile. Sorry Mike. Camp Jewell is an undiscovered gem in the hills of Colebrook, CT. This was the first year for this race and it has the makings for becoming a spectacular event. Plenty of parking. restrooms, volunteers, post race food, and a great course around the 500 plus acres of Camp Jewell. The results for the 1st Annual Jewell 5K Trail Run/Walk are posted.

Is that Neal Hulstein (Mike is just behind)? That is definitely his younger sister, Jennifer Hulstein!

6/15/11

Wolfgang Gossman is going to be a Senior in High School this Fall. He showed everyone how it's done at the 6th Annual Solstice Sprint 5K presented by the Hartford Track Club. It was record attendance for the solstice event and every runner made a sincere effort to emphasize the "sprint" part of the race while thunder loomed. Congratulations to all the runners, the Hartford Track Club, the volunteeres, sponsors, and the MDC for a great event. Results are posted.

6/12/11

After setting a new course record last month in Sharon, William Sanders was back at it again in Brookfield. Sanders lead from start to finish. He probably would have broken 5's if he hadn't raced yesterday. Sara Belles reclaimed her title. Even though Brookfield was hit hard by last week's thunderstorms, a hardy group turned out despite the downed trees and existing power outages. Results from the 5th Annual Strides to Cure Diabetes 5-Mile Road Race in Brookfield, CT are posted.

6/5/11

A picture perfect day for a 5K road race. Seventeen year old, Matthew Tinsley, from Sterling, Mass. took full advantage of the racing conditions. His Uncle stood at the finish line waiting expectantly as he told me that Matthew had predicted a win. Results from the 12th Annual "A Walk/Run to Remember" 5K from Northampton, Massachusetts are posted.

5/31/11

Josh Adams and Tracy Dickey lead the way for the Memorial Day weekend with victories at the 10th Annual Race Around the Lake at West Hill Pond in New Hartford, CT. Results are posted.

5/26/11

It was Brian Tierney who crossed the finish line first, but it was Kenneth Noll (# 18) that won the race. Tierney power walked the 2K while Noll power ran the 5K. Noll took out the race with a solid 6:00 first mile. His subsequent miles were significantly faster. Elizabeth Hobaica lead the women. The results for the Hamilton Sundstrand & Machinist Union Local 743 5K Run/Walk for the United Way are posted.

5/22/11

Forty-five kids finished in the 1-Mile fun run. Fifty people finished the 5K walk. Two-hundred-sixty nine finished the 5K run. Outstanding for a first year event. It was thirty-eight year old, Sean Cahill who lead the way just ahead of seventeen year old, Tyler Lyon. Stephanie Deccy went unchallenged as she won the women's race. Burlington Parks and Rec, along with the consult of Sharon McHale, put on a great event with loads of races and fun for all ages. The results for the 1st Annual Shine on 5K Run/Walk in Memory of Karen DuCotey benefiting the Lewis S. Mills Scholarship Fund are posted.

5/19/11

The Northwest Y and Greystone Racing are proud to announce "The 2011 Northwest Connecticut Grand Prix Race Series". The series kicks off with the Canaan 5-Mile Road Race on Sunday, July 17th. Canaan will feature chip timing, clocks located at various splits, fluid replacement tables, and a plethera of refreshments and awards. The second race in the series is the Highland Lake 10K on Saturday, October 1st. The third and final race in the series is the Sunny Brook 5K XC in Torrington on Sunday, November 6th. The overall series will be scored using the World Association of Veteran Athletes (WAVA) Age-grading. That means that your age and gender will provide a handicapped adjustment to your overall finish. If a 65 year old woman runs a really good race and finishes around 35th place, Age-Grading adjustment may mean that she actually finished 1st overall. Scoring will be kept across all three races with bonus points being awarded to runners who compete in two races as well as all three races. Grand Prix Awards will take place at the final race of the series and updates on the standings will be posted here following each race. The applications for Canaan, Highland Lake, and Sunny Brook are available.

5/14/11

Two laps around the campus of the world famous ESPN Headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. Joslyn Dalton was relaxed and comfortable on her way to establishing the course record in 6 minute miles. This was a great first year event. The results for the ESPN 5K Run/Walk are posted with Gun Times and Net Times.

5/11/11

The Race Application for the Race Around the Lake 3.5 Miler in New Hartford is posted.

The Race Application for the HTC's Summer Solstice Sprint 5K in West Hartford is posted.

5/8/11

Happy Mother's Day!

Jeromie Schumacher celebrated Mother's Day with a solid victory. Fifty-year Old, Peter Lofink was well under 6 minutes a mile. Sara Belles continued her winning streak. Results from the 15th Annual Brookfield Mother's Day 5K are posted.

5/7/11

To go or not to go. When a runner takes off from the start, gains a 100 meter lead at the mile in 4:47, a lot of runners think that the rabbit will die and that they will be able to real him in on the next mile. Passing through two miles in 9:50 really didn't enable the rest of the group to real him in; well, maybe on the next mile... Marc Robaczynski (naked guy) set the course record in 2001 with a 25:37. He did not go out with the rabbit. It took twenty-six years to break 25:00. Robaczynski was there to defend his title, but second place was the best he could do. The race and the record went to William Sanders (#174) from Wethersfield. Claudia (Camargo) Nero successfully defended her title despite a minor case of platar fasciatis. Results from the 26th Annual Sharon Classic 5-Mile Road Race are posted.

Results from the Barkhamsted River Run 5K are posted.

5/1/11

Sara Belles made no bones about it. From the gun, she took it out hard. The defending champion, Cassie Maximenko wasn't going to just roll over and die. Belles and Maximenko had a race. Neck and neck through the half way point. Belles was able to inch away in the second half, and in so doing, set a new course record. Maximenko was also under her mark from a year ago. Aletha Abbott had a great run as she set a new Grand Master's record. The first year of the race was 2010 and there were 206 finishers. This year there were 403 finishers. The word is out. This is a great race, with a fast course, great entertainment, a reasonable price, top notch organization, friendly volunteers, and very happy runners. The results for the 2nd Annual Girls Just Wanna Run/Walk 5K are posted!

After running the Granby 10K yesterday with his dad, Tyler Raymond tore up the Terryville 5K. Raymond set the course record last year and this year he was prepared to defend his title. Nine-year old, Jeremy Mangini mixed it up with the big guns and Marianne Sklarsky cruised to the women's victory. Results for the 16th Annual Edmund Ganem Memorial 5K Road Race sponsored by the Rotary Club of Terryville are posted. Thank you to the sponsors, the volunteers, spectators and the fantastic turnout of runners.

4/30/11

Mile one in 5:12. Mile two in 5:38 (there was an uphill and "I took a wrong turn"). Still recovering from the 2:31 at Boston, Marc Robaczynski was in fine form coming into the finish for Connecticut's 3rd oldest road race. "Did you guys change the course from 15 years ago?" Just a little. Figure the wrong turn only cost about 10 to 12 seconds. This was a new time of day for the Granby Road Race; typically at 1:00 PM. The new time is a great improvement and the runners had fantastic conditions in taking on the 10K+ course. Congratulations to Sara Smiarowski on winning the women's race. Results for the 40th Annual Granby Road Race are posted.

Terryville 5K is tomorrow at 11:00 AM at Lake Winfield.

4/19/11

behind Kastor (1 in 2:19:36,2,4)and Benoit (3 in 2:21:21)...Davila ran 2:22:38. Her previous best was 2:25:20. Goucher also pr'd for 4th place overall.

The Application for the 40th Granby 10K Road Race on 4/30 is posted.

The Application for the 26th Sharon Classic 5-Mile Road Race on 5/7 is posted.

The Application for the Brookfield 5-Miler on 6/12 is posted.

The Application for the Westerly Duathlon on 9/18 is posted.

On May 1st look for the Terryville 5K Road Race and the Litchfield Girls Just Wanna Run 5K. These are two great races with plenty of activities at a great price.

She was a true embassador for running and an iconic World Champion, London Champion, and nine-time New York Champion. I, along with many people around the world, will miss Grete Waitz.

4/17/11

Fifteen year old, Zach Anderson gave his all; including, his breakfast, for the win! Fourteen year old, Sabrina Rautter had a very strong finish in 11th place overall. It was a day for the kids; although, fifty-one year old, Ronald Mueller kept it under 6 minute per mile pace to finish a respectable 3rd amoung all the Daffodills. Results for the 12th Annual Meriden Rotary Club Daffodill Festival 5K Road Race are posted.

4/10/11

It was Calvin Swomley who established the course record for the 1st Annual JoAnne McCormick Memorial 5K. Hard charging, Marge DeMarais was 2nd at only 3 seconds back. Outstanding! Four hundred registrations in a warm show of memory and support for the much loved school nurse, Joanne McCormick. Thank you. Results are posted.

4/3/11

Thomas O'Grady took out the first mile in 6:10. He had never run the course before, except the Westfield College 10K piece. He did know that there were some early hills. He averaged 5:40 per mile for the 13.1mile certified Oleksak Lumber Spring Half-Marathon. "Just a tune-up at marathon pace." O'Grady was kept honest by Messer Andy and the first master, Robert Landry faired pretty well under very windy conditions. Hats off to Amy Lane who battled with Beth Krasemann. Results from the Oleksak Lumber Spring Half-Marathon and 5K are posted. Photos will be posted soon. Great race with a record turnout!

1/18/11

Litchfield Jingle Bell 5K photos are complete.

People's Forest Winter Fun Run results have been updated.

1/17/11

Photos from Age Before Beauty are complete.

Photos from the Thomaston 5K are complete.

Results from the HTC's Peaple's Forest Winter Fun Run are posted.

1/7/11

Milton 5-Mile race results are posted.

Photos from Sunny Brook 5kXC are posted (40).

Photos from HTC 8K XC are posted.

1/1/11

Happy New Year!

A battle to the finish in the 5K. New Records in the 5K and 10K. The results for the 3rd Annual Gordon Bates First Race 5K and 10K from Westfield, Massachusetts are posted.

Geoff Nelson was all alone for New Years. Sara Belles continues her winning ways. Results for the 24th Annual Brookfield Lions/James O'Brien Run for Sight 4-Miler are posted.

12/18/10

Brian Nelson (#98) was pumped. He, and perenial favorite, Jeff Niedeck battled neck and neck. They crested the hill and passed the two mile mark in 12:30. Nelson never let up and gradually pulled away. Niedeck missed his master's course record by about 20 seconds. It was ideal running conditions and there were many hard fought races. Beth Krasemann and Brittany Heninger were side by side at the two mile mark. Heninger pressed on the downhill and maintaned a twenty second advantage for the remaining 8-miles. She succesfully defended her title. The post race cellebration at the Wood Creek Bar & Grill was great. Thank you to the Pub, the Town of Norfolk, the volunteers, and the runners. Results are posted. I took about 73 photos. I will try to post them as soon as possible.

12/4/10

A great turnout on a gusty day. Thomas Woermer, from Watertown lead everyone; including Rudolph, across the finish for the 28th Annual Litchfield Jingle Bell 5K. Results are posted.

11/28/10

After careful review of the 8K Cross-Country results, the following are team scores:

Open Men: First-Hartford Track Club (Chisholm, Stoeffler, Thramann, Clark, Wise (Renzullo, Molson) = 27 points, $75

Open Men: Second-Housatonic ( Cox, Keenan, Tiroletto, Williams, Leiper) = 44 points, $40

Open Men: Third- Milford (Santillo, Connors, Beals, Jenci, Miller, (Gerwein, Meshell)) = 55 points, $15

Open Women: First-Hartford Track Club ( Heninger, Lyons, Ralston (Hebert, Schultz) = 12 points, $60

Open Women: Second-Hitek ( Belles, Mainiero, Romano (Williamson, Scannell) = 13 points, $30

Open Women: Third-Housatonic (Hiten, Keenan, Olive) = 24 points, $15

Master Men: First- Hartford Track Club (Chisholm, Stoeffler, Thramann (Clark, Wise)) = 8 points, $50

Master Men: Second- Hitek (MacDougal, Hornak, Schaivone (Bradley)) = 20 points, $30

Master Men: Third- Mohegan Striders (Overturf, Hedding, Root ) = 31 points, $15

Master Men: Fourth- Milford (Miller, Gerwein, Meshell ) = 33 points

Master Women: First- Hartford Track Club ( Lyons, Hebert, Schultz ) =10 points, $50

Master Women: Second - Hitek ( Mainiero, Romano, Williamson ) = 11 points, $20

Final Club Standings and 2010 Open/Master Connecticut Cross-Country Runners of the year will be posted soon.

11/20/10

Spencer Sass takes two out of three. Chris Chisholm and Allison Hiten have a perfect score. Preliminary team results for the Open Men show HTC 27, Housatonic 44, and Milford Road Runners with 55. For the Open Women: HTC 12, Hitek 13, and Housatonic with 24. I'll have a more detailed review of the teams in a couple days. It was a fantastic finale for the USATF Connecticut Cross-Country Grand Prix with several teams competing well. The results for the 11th Annual Hartford Track club 8K Cross-Country Challenge are posted. Thank you to all the participants, the volunteers, sponsors, and friends of Cross-Country!

11/17/10

Photos from the NVL XC Championship are complete.

Photos from the Kent 5-Miler are complete.

Photos from the Falls Village 5K are complete.

The Race application for the Brookfield 4-Miler on New Year's day is available.

This Saturday is the HTC Cross-Country Challenge 8K at the MDC Reservoir in West Hartford. The race starts at 10:00 AM and is the final race in the USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix. It's open to everyone. It could be a deciding race for many Open and Masters teams from Connecticut as well as who will earn top honors in the individual categories.Check it out.

11/15/10

A record turnout for The Diane Burr memorial 5K Flag Run/Walk in Thomaston!

The team results for Age Before Beauty are shown below:

Open Men: First-Hartford Track Club (Robaczynski, Chisholm, Thramann, Clark, Wise,(Cowles))=21 points, $75

Open Men: Second-Housatonic (Cox, Keenan, Tiroletto, Williams, Leiper) = 35 points, $25

Open Women: First - Hitek ( Belles, Romano, Scannell) = 12 points, $60

Open Women: Second- Hartford Track Club ( Lyons, Ralston, Schultz) = 16 points, $25

Open Women: Third - Housatonic ( Hiten, Keenan, Valin) = 17 points

Master Men: First - Hartford Track Club ( Chisholm, Thramann, Clark) = 6 points, $50

Master Women: First - Housatonic ( Hiten, Valin, Olive) = 6 points, $50

The Club Standing after two races:

.................Men...............Sunny, Age, Total....................Women............Sunny, Age, Total

Open...Hartford Track Club..2, 2, = 4...............................Hitek.....................2, 3, = 5

...........Litchfield Track Club..1, 0, = 1..............................Housatonic............1, 1, = 2

...........Housatonic..................0, 1 , = 1 .........................Hartford Track Club. 0, 2, = 2

Master..Hartford Track Club...1, 1, = 2.............................Housatonic.............. 1, 1, = 2

The next race in the Connecticut Cross-Country Grand Prix is the HTC 8K Cross-Country Challenge on Saturday, 11/20. This is the final race in the 2010 USATF-Connecticut Cross-Country Grand Prix and it will act as a tie breaker. There's a little bit more money too!

11/14/10

Diane Burr memorial 5K Flag Run/Walk results from Thomaston, CT are posted.

Give me a chance to catch my breath. I've got photos, some history, some commentary, and an idea; coming up.

It was a great day: a great day for running, racing, and having fun. Geoff Nelson had fun. Supported by his athletes, the New Fairfield Coach took off at the start of the first race at Litchfield. The course was fast. There were loads of walkers inspecting the JO courses as Nelson covered the 5K course ahead of the 2010 Open Runner of the Year, Marc Robaczyski. At 36 years of age, Robaczyski is prime, but at 25-years of age, Nelson was red hot. He set a new course record! Guess who's at third. Chris Chisholm is 48-years old and he covered the course in a modest 16:12. I had to dig a little, but in 2009, Athletes Foot/New Balance (now Hitek) brought in an 18-year old woman from Wilton, CT, named Phonex Chumba (Phonex not Phoenix). Chumba set a new women's record of 18:32. Today a forty-one year old mother with two boys, running later in the morning, set a new women's course record. Meredith Remigino took on last week's Sunny Brook champ Sara Belles. Belles shaved 3 minutes off last week's Sunny Brook time. The team competition was stellar. Housatonic, Hartford, Mohegan, Hitek, Team America (-Yeah), Milford, Litchfield, S W sports... Team results will be posted within a day or two. A great turn out: a great day. Thank you.

Age Before Beauty Cross-Country 5K results from Litchfield are posted!

11/9/10

The Sunny Brook XC 5K was the first race in the USATF Cross-Country Grand Prix. There were several Clubs that competed; including, The Hartford Track Club, Hitek, The Litchfield Track Club, The Mohegan Striders, and The Housatonic Road Runners. The following are the scores:

Open Men: First- Hartford Track Club (Chisholm, Thramann, Clark, Wise, Renzullo,(Cowles))= 20 points

Open Men: Second- Litchfield Track Club (Morrow, C.Mangini, Palmer, J.Mangini, Woodward) = 38 points

Open Women: First- Hitek (Belles, Romano, Scannell) = 8 points

Open Women: Second- Housatonic (Hiten, Valin, Olive) = 13 points

Master Men: First- Hartford Track Club (Chisholm, Thramann. Clark) = 6 points

Master Women: First- Housatonic (Hiten, Valin, Olive) = 6points

The Club Standings after one race:

...................Men..............................................Cash.....................Women............Cash............

Open...........Hartford Track Club .....2 Points.....$75....................Hitek......2 Points.............$60

...................Litchfield Track Club.....1 Point......$25.....................Housatonic.....1 Point.......$25

Master.......Hartford Track Club......1 Point......$50.......................Housatonic......1 Point......$50

The next race on the Connecticut Cross-Country Grand Prix is the Age Before Beauty 5K 11/14.

Photos from the Granby 5K, The Waterbury City League Cross-Country Championship, The NVL Cross-Country Invitational, and the Highland Lake 10K are complete. Check 'em out...

11/7/10

A record turnout. Course records fall. Teams score points and win money. Outstanding! The results for the 9th Annual Sunny Brook Cross-Country 5K are posted. This was race #1 in the USATF-Connecticut State Championship Cross-Country Grand Prix.

Spencer Sass (#126) battled hard with Chris Chisholm (#104). The twenty-seven year age difference may have played a factor...Sara Belles went unchallenged and successfully defended her title. Race #2 in the USATF/CT XCGP is the Age Before Beauty 5K in Litchfield next Sunday, 11/14/10 at 9:30 AM. The Housatonic Road Runners, HiTek (Formerly Athletes Foot-New Balance-HiTek-Athletic Atic), The Litchfield Track Club, The Mohegan Striders, and The Hartford Track Club all performed well. Way Hedding is a bright light from Mohegan (I've always enjoyed his Tie-Dye Collection), as is Alison Hiten (rallying the women) from Housatonic, Sara Belles and the Romanos from HiTek, and so many other faces that I have seen year after year at Sunny Brook. Thank you. I'll post an update on the Team scoring soon as well as the final outcome to the Greystone/Norwest Y Grand Prix Series.

11/6/10

The HTC 8K XC race app is up.

The Litchfield Jingle Bell 5K app is up.

The Norfolk Pub 10 Mile app is up. View the Application/Race Registration Page.

Eamon Dempsey (#209), four seconds off his course record. Jeff Niedeck (#207), ten seconds off his Masters record. Marge DeMarrais (#205) was a few seconds from the women's course record as she set a new Master's record en route to victory! Five-year old, Tyler Schumacher runs a 29:56... Results from the 10th Annual Ed McGuire Memorial Culligan Cannonball Run 5K are posted.

11/2/10

This Saturday is the Falls Village 5K. Check out the application.

Sunday is the Sunny Brook Cross-Country 5K. This the the third race in the Northwest Y/Greystone Grand Prix Series. Scroll down to learn more about the series and the current individual standings.

The Sunny Brook XC 5K in Torrington, CT is the first race in the United States Track and Field-Connecticut Association 2010 Cross-Country Grand Prix. There are three XC races in the USATF/CT 2010 XCGP: Sunny Brook on 11/7, Age Before Beauty XC 5K in Litchfield on 11/14, and the HTC XC 8K at the MDC Reservoir in West Hartford on Saturday, 11/20. Prize money is awarded to USATF/CT Clubs. The Clubs must be current and the runners competing for those clubs must be current USATF/CT members. Open men require 5 members to field a team. An additional 2 members may be used for each team as displacements (5/2). Open women require 3/2 members. Master Men (40+ years of age) require 3/2 members. Master Women require 3/2 members. Teams are scored by place. The series scores each race based on the number of teams for each division. The team that scores 1st place is awarded 1 point for every team that they competed against. If there is only one team in a particular division and that team completed the race, they are awared first place and 1 point. If there are three teams; first place is 3 points, second place is 2 points, and 3rd place is 1 point. The points are totaled up between the three races. The 8K acts as a tie breaker. Teams are designated as the 2010 State of Connecticut Cross-Country Champions.

10/31/10

Happy Halloween!

A tight group passed through the two-mile mark in 10:02. It was Mathew Kiplagat who separated himself from an all-star field. Meanwhile, the 2010 women's champion from the Litchfield Hills Road Race was on a mission. Morlicka Mejdoub (from Morocco) cam within 2-seconds of a new women's course record. Anne Curi Preisig set a new women's masters record and stayed just slightly ahead of 13-year old, Jackson Morrow. Jackson set a new age-group record. It was a record setting crowd; doubled over last year. Outstanding!!! Results for the 34th Annual 5-Mile Kent Pumpkin Run are posted.

Pumpkin head ran the entire race with a 20-pound pumpkin on his head. He took a very competitive age-group award!!! That's him, in the back.

10/20/10

For the NVL Invitational, Megan Bobinski beat Caitlyn Forte with a time of 19:30 to 19:52 respectively. That was two and a half weeks ago. Today they ran the same course for the Naugatuck Valley League High School Cross-Country Championship. The times were better and the roles were reversed. Forte lead her Wolcott team to victory. Muad Hrezi won the boys race while Tom Woermer finished second. Woermer lead the Watertown team to victory. Watertown went 2, 3,4, 5 (from 16:05 to 16:19), 14 (at 17:02). That's a tight grouping and they should be a strong contender in the Connecticut State Class Championship. Watch out for Danbury and Northwest Catholic to take it all. Results are posted.

Congratulations to Caitlyn Forte: 2010 Naugatuck Valley League High School XC Champion!

Congratulations to Muad Hrezi: 2010 Naugatuck Valley League High School XC Champion!

10/14/10

Greystone Electronics LLC and the Northwest Y have established a 3-race Grand Prix Series in the Northwest Corner for 2010. The first race in the Series was the revived Canaan 5-Miler in July. The second race was the classic Highland Lake 10K in Winsted, held the first Saturday in October. The third, and final, race is the Sunny Brook 5K Cross-Country in Torrington on Sunday, November 7th. The individual age-graded scoring for the first two races follows:

Canaan 5-Mile ....................................................Highland Lake 10K..........................

Plc..Name................Age.......Time..........Pts...........Plc..Name...................Age......Time...... Pts.

1....Sheri Piers..........39F.......25:35.........10............1....Jeff Niedeck...........46M....32:05........10

2...Jeff Niedeck.........46M.....25:49.........9..............2....Jim Zoldy..............48M....33:37.........9

3...Shannon McHale..39F....26:31..........8..............3....Geoffrey Howe.......49M....34:47.........8

4...David McHale......49M....29:09..........7..............4...Jon Mathiews..........53M...35:01.........7

5...Jackson Morrow..12M...30:03...........6..............5...Ken Clark..............48M.....36:21........6

6...Kevin Woodin.....31M...30:09............5..............6...Jackson Morrow...12M......37:23.......5

7...James Boeding....18M....30:26...........4...............7...James Drimmond...47M....38:25.......4

8...Ben Arland..........20M....30:27...........3..............8....Jeffrey Molson......48M......39:23......3

9...Ken Clark...........47M.....30:35............2.............9....Dan Dumais..........49M......39:30......2

10... 51 runners tied with 1 point each.....................10...73 runners tied with 1 point each.

Overall standings for the 2010 Greystone/Northwest Y Grand Prix after two races with the 2-Race Bonus points (10):

1st. Jeff Niedeck: Canaan 9 pts, Highland 10 pts, Bonus 10 pts........................29 points

2nd. Jackson Morrow: ....6 pts...............5 pts.................10 pts........................21 points

3rd. Ken Clark:...............2 pts................6 pts................10 pts.........................18 points

4th. Martin Connor:........1 pt.................1 pt..................10 pts........................12 points

4th. Margaret Alexson.....1 pt.................1 pt...................10 pts........................12 points

6th. Sheri Piers................10 pts..............0 pts.................0 pts..........................10 points

7th. Jim Zoldy.................0 pts................9 pts.................0 pts............................9 points

8th. Shannon McHale......8 pts................0 pts.................0 pts............................8 points

8th. Geoffrey Howe..........0 pts................8 pts................0 pts............................8 points

10th. David McHale.........7 pts................0 pts................0 pts.............................7 points

10th. Jon Mathiews..........0 pts...............7 pts.................0 pts.............................7 points

There is still time to make a statement. Run the Sunny Brook 5K XC on Sunday, November 7th, score some age-grade points, score the 2-race bonus points, get a chance at earning recognition and possibly winning an award. Sex and age don't matter; how well you do for your sex and age based upon international standards enables a reasonable handicap for all runners.

10/6/10

Photos from the Connecticut 2010 Trail Championship are complete.

Photos from the Martha's Vineyard 5K are complete.

The Race application for the Dianne Burr Memorial 5K in Thomaston is available.

The Race application for the Age Before Beauty 5K XC in Litchfield is available.

10/2/10

Jeff Niedeck (#186) had never run this race. Jim Zoldy (guy in black with orange shades) did it once, ten years ago. Niedeck took out the first mile, which is fairly hilly, in 5:28. Zoldy tried to hang on at 5:49. It was a stellar turn out with many notables and some new kids running some very fast times. Thank you to the Northwest Y, to all the sponsors, volunteers, spectators, and runners. Results for the 27th Annual Highland Lake 10K Road Race are posted.

10/1/10

Results from the Naugatuck Valley League High School Cross-Country Invitational are posted.

9/26/10

Despite the warm temperatures, a good crowd turns out for the 10th Annual Hogs Back Haf-Marathon. How many times has Joshua Adams won? Results are posted.

Get ready for the Highland Lake 10K; this Saturday at 10:00 AM!!!

9/24/10

The girls' race had the defending champion, Megan Bobinski, leading from start to finish. A solid effort on a warm autumn day. Bobinski lead Holy Cross to a strong victory over Kennedy. Holy Cross had their top five girls finish in the top nine positions. The boys' race was very exciting. A group of five runners passed the mid point in a tight bunch. With less than a mile to go, Dan Creem (Holy Cross) moved into the lead, stayed relaxed, and showed a solid kick for the victory over Charlie Harris ( Wilby), Bhanuka Mahabamunge (Crosby), and Ezequiel Rodriguez (Crosby). The team competion was tight: Holy Cross scored 42 points, Crosby 43 points and Wilby 50 points. The NVL Invitational is next Friday at Veteran's Park in Watertown. These Schools, along with a few others, will step to the line in another Cross-Country battle. Results from the Waterbury City League High School Cross-Country Championship are posted.

9/19/10

It was a four man race to the last turn, then a hill, 85 meters, and complete separation. A record turnout for a great event. The results for the 7th Annual 5K Classic at the Farmington Valley YMCA of Granby, CT are posted. Photos to come.

9/15/10

Photos from Canaan are posted.

The race application for the Litchfield XC 5K Challenge 10/16/10 is available.

The application for the Kent 5-Mile Pumpkin Run 10/31/10 is available.

Cross-Country Coaches are reminded to email me their Rosters at least 3-5 days prior to the meet.

This Sunday is the Granby 5K Classic!

8/28/10

Results are posted for the 22nd Annual Sullivan 5K Run/Walk to benefit Martha's Vineyard Hospital. Photos should be up over the week. Great event!

8/20/10

The wake for Bob Marum will be held this Sunday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Vincent's Funeral Home in Simsbury. The memorial service and funeral are scheduled for Monday, beginning at 11:00 AM at Vincen't Funeral Home in Simsbury.

From Lee Bradley:

Bob Marum has been a friend for many, many years. One of the friendliest guys you'll ever be lucky enough to know and, without a doubt, the most reliable member of our racing team; he was always there.

Bob Marum placed 3rd in age running the Torrington Road Race on August 8th, 2010.

Bob Marum running the Scottish Rite Freemasons 5K on July 24th, 2010.

Bob Marum running the Petit 5K on July 18th, 2010.

Bob Marum running the Branford Road Race on June 20th, 2010.

 

8/18/10

Bob Marum passed away early this morning. His daughter, Courtney Rabaczynski, sent me an email. She doesn't know all the details yet. When I hear anything, I'll post it asap.

We will miss you Bob. We will miss you.

8/6/10

Whites Woods Summer XC Results from Litchfield are posted.

The Falls Village Race Application is available.

Photos from the Sharon Triathlon are complete.

Photos from The Harwinton 5K are complete.

Marc Robaczynski won the USATF/CT Trail Championship on Saturday 7/31 with a course record and the on Sunday (the next day) he won the USATF/CT 10-Mile Road State Championship, Good job!

7/31/10

Marc Robaczynski is having a fantastic season. A 2:34 Boston, 4-Mile Road Race State Champion, Runner-up at Branford. He has become the quintessential runner. Today: he is the best runner in Connecticut and for the fourth year in a row, the Connecticut State Champion on the Trails.

Carolyn Stocker takes on the big guns and out duals 3-Time Champion, Abby Mahoney, and 2005 Champion, Debbie Livingston. She broke Mahoney's course record from 2009 and she's just a kid.

Debbie Livingston knows this course and has had consistent top performances; even while pregnant...She set the course record in 2005 with a 58:31. Five years later, she's even faster!

Results for the 11th Annual People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run are posted. Photos will be up over the next week. Congratulations to all the runners, spectators, and volunteers. Thank you.

7/29/10

This Saturday is the The People's Forest 7-Mile Trail Run. It's a pretty course with some scenic views of Barkhamsted, CT, NY, and MA. Start is 9:00 AM. Race-Day registration opens at 8:00 AM. Check out an application.

Results from the Whites Woods Summer XC Series week #4 are posted.

The race application for the Hogs Back Half-Marathon is posted.

The race application for the Granby Classic 5K is posted.

The race application for the Highland Lake 10K is posted.

The race application for the Sunny Brook 5K XC is posted.

7/27/10

Saturday, July 31st is the State of Connecticut Trail Race Championship. The 11th Annual Peoples Forest 7-Mile Trail Run starts at 9:00 AM from Matheis Grove Pavilion on East River Road in Barkhamsted. There is USATF/CT team prize money as well as money for a new course record.

Top 10 Times of All Time at The People’s Forest 7-Miler


1. 44:32 Marc Robaczynski 33 1st 2008..................1. 57:01 Abby Mahoney 31 1st in 2009
2. 45:19 Marc Robaczynski 32 1st 2007 .................2. 58:21 Abby Woods 29 1st 2007
3. 45:36 Marc Robaczynski 34 1st 2009 .................3. 58:31 Debbie Livingston 30 1st 2005

4. 48:00 Ben Nephew 31 1st 2006 ...........................4. 1:00:20 Cheryl Cunningham 49 2nd 2007
5. 48:26 Ben Nephew 33 2nd 2008 .........................5. 1:00:32 Abby Woods 28 1st 2006
6. 48:34 Mark Hixson 41 2nd 2006 ........................6. 1:00:58 Caitlin Cunningham 18 2nd 2005
7. 48:45 Ben Nephew 32 2nd 2007 .........................7. 1:01:12 Debbie Livingston 32 3rd 2007
8. 49:02 Gregory Hammett 27 1st 2005..................8. 1:01:23 Amy Lane 29 2nd 2009

9. 49:24 Brian Rusleck 30 2nd 2009 .......................9. 1:01:50 Windy Spillare 27 1st 2002
10. 49:30 Bill Thramann 40 1st 2001 .....................10. 1:02:05 Tracy Dickey 32 1st 2008

Download a race app.

7/25/10

Jeffrey Townsend (#291) and Spencer Rodgers (Half-naked guy #289) battled neck and neck over this three loop course. Rodgers was in the lead until the last lap, where Townsend made a hard surge with 400 meters to go. With just about 50 meters left, Townsend made a wrong turn. Rodgers eased up as Townsend caught his misstep and sprinted hard to get to the finish. Rodgers' sportsmanship was good to see. Townsend appreciated the gesture. For the spectators, both runners displayed a very exciting race. Congratulations! And congratulations to Katie Sylvain, who traveled all the way down from Hadley, Mass, to take the women's race. Thank you to all the runners, spectators, volunteers, and sponsors for a great event with plenty of expo tables and fine food...Results are posted for the Wellness Day 3.4 Mile Run and 1 Mile Run/Walk at East Haven High School.

7/24/10

A great event. Usually first year events have some minor glitches. Not Thomaston. This was a well organized and well run sprint triathlon. A fantastic venue, out in the country of Thomaston at Nystrom's pond. It was 21-year old, Joshua Sklanka from Watertown, who lead from start to finish! Susan Leigh took the lead on the bike and never looked back. Congratulations to all the competitors, and thank you, to the many volunteers, the race organizers, the spectators, sponsors, and the town of Thomaston. Excellent... Results are posted.

7/21/10

Photos from the HTC Solstice Sprint 5K are posted.

Photos from the Pittsfield Green Mile are posted.

Photos from the Lake Compounce 5K are posted.

7/18/10

It's back...

The young guns took it out hard. It was hot. It was humid. The old guy took control, was concerned for the kids health, and passed the mile in 5:14. Jeff Niedeck set a new Master's record on his way to victory at the Canaan 5-Mile Road Race. Jeff looked back a couple times during the race and was pretty nervous to see an elite female from Falmouth , Maine, gunning for the top spot. Sheri Piers was solid through the first mile in 5:20 and she has set the new women's record. Piers broke Kate Paddon's record of 29:54 set in 1998. Piers wasn't alone as Shannon McHale finished 5th overall, just over a minute back. It was great to see runners back in Canaan. Congratulations to all the 5-Mile walkers and all the runners who turned out for a hot summer classic. The Canaan 5-Miler is the first of three races designated as the North-West Connecticut Grand Prix. The Highland Lake 10K on 10/2 and the Sunny Brook 5K XC on 11/7 are also part of the 2010 NWCTGP. Thanks to the Northwest Y for putting on a great event. See you there. Results are posted. There will be a bunch of photos over the next few days.

Results from the Night of Miles #1 in Litchfield are posted.

7/12/10

July 30, 2006 was the last running of the Canaan 5-Miler...

This photo is July 31, 2005.

The half-naked guy in the red shorts is Richard Hunter. Hunter set the course record in 2005 with a time of 26:53. Next to Rich is Angela Brown (#31). Brown won the womens race in a time of 33:10 she also won in 2006 with a 32:13. The guy on the far right with the Litchfield Track Club singlet is Roger Mahieu (30:49). Mahieu was the second master behind Jeff Niedeck (28:09). Jeff is tucked in behind Richard Hunter. Second place overall went to Daniel Barry (#47) in 28:07. Dan won the race in 2006 with a time of 27:27. Next to Dan is Bob Davis (#2). Isabel Gottlieb (#23), Hilary Hamilton (#24), Pete Hawley is between Gottlieb and Hamilton with the black hat, Margaret Banker (#13), Chris Tripler with the shades next to Banker, the other half naked guy is Donny Gleason, and at the far left is Susan Auclair (#19). At 65 years of age, Bill Borla finished 5th overall in a time of 31:25.

In 2004, Bobby Dwyer won in 27:49. Angela Brown took 1st in 35:46. Liam Revel has the second fastest time at 26:58, while Kate Paddon has the women's record from 2000 with a 31:02. Back in 2002, after doing the course as a warm-up, I battled with Niedeck and was able to eek out a 30:56.

So where are they now? Can Brown continue to defend her streak of women's victories? Huneter has a lot of local course records, at 26 years of age, are his best years behind him? Can Borla still spank the youngsters? Has Dwyer fully recovered from a respectable Litchfield? Can Paddon run 5 miles? We'll find out on Sunday... THE CANAAN 5 MILE ROAD RACE Returns!

7/11/10

Brittany Henninger lead from start to finish at the Hartford Red Dress Run 5K yesterday. Temperatures were high and the humidity oppressive. Henninger passed the mile in 5:45 with about a 50 meter lead over Courtney Robaczynski. Two miles in 12:00 and Robaczynski had closed to within 20 meters. Henninger made the quick turn off Prospect, at the top of the last hill, and pressed her finishing kick into Elizabeth Park. Her time of 18:45 was slower than last year's 3rd place finish, but it was a different course. Congratulations to all the women who ran the Red Dress Run 5K!

Results for the Whites Woods Cross-Country Summer Series week #1 and week #2 are posted.

Get ready for the Canaan 5-Mile Road Race. It's back! Sunday, July 18th. Here's the race app.

7/8/10

Results from the Free 4th of July Lakeville 8K Road Race are posted.

The most current list of top ten times for the 3K, 4K, and 5K at the Whites Woods Cross-Country Summer Series in Litchfield are posted on the Applications page. These races are held every Thursday evening through the summer.

Get ready for the Connecticut Trail State Championship! Saturday, July 31, 2010. Take a look at the app.

6/27/10

The young guns took on the seasoned veterans at the 3rd Annual Harwinton Road Race.

It was 18 year old, Tyler Fredsall (#104) over 39 year old Chris Rau (#140), 17 year old Mitch Bernier over 48 year old Geoff Howe (#172), and 17 year old Dylan Kruppa (#28) over 42 year old Ken Berardi. In the women's race, Kara Leonard battled with Courtney Robaczynski (#121). The course was modified at the last minute. The distance was increased from 3.1 to 3.4 miles. Congratulations to everyone for a 3.4 Mile personal best! Race Director, Jerry Biancucci did a great job putting on a fun event and managing a decent time. Results are posted!

6/26/10

Fifty-Two year old, George Buchanan, takes the Derby Dash 5K record down by over a minute. Results for the 2nd Annual Derby Dash 5K and Fun Run are posted.

After the swim, Tyler Arnet was in 11th place and Tracy Dickey was in 33rd. After the Bike, Arnet was 2 minutes behind in 3rd place and Dickey was a minute behind in 18th place. At the end it was Arnett and Dickey! The 2nd Annual Sharon Parks and Rec. Triathlon was a great success. This is a beautiful setting on Mudge Pond in Sharon. The results are posted.

6/21/10

Results from the Lake Compounce 5K and 10K are posted.

Photos from the Northampton 5K are complete.

6/17/10

Results for the Green Mile Road Race from Pittsfield, Massachusetts are posted.

Results for the 5th Annual Solstice Sprint 5K presented by the Hartford Track Club are posted.

6/13/10

Results for the 4th Annual Strides to Cure Juvenile Diabetes 5 Mile Road Race presented by the Brookfield Lions Club are posted.

6/9/10

There's only one week left before the 2010 Solstice Sprint 5K.
Join us and race to celebrate the beginning of summer at the MDC Reservoir Complex in West Hartford. This is a rolling 5K course following the paved Red Trail around the MDC Reservoirs. It features a few climbs, beautiful views and a fast down hill finish.

Fees -- Pre-registration -- $16.00 for Hartford Track Club Members / $18.00 for non-members. $20 for everyone on race day

Timing - Electronic timing provided by Greystone Racing (www.greystoneracing.net)

Awards -- Hand made pottery awards (made by the race director) for top three overall and three deep in the following categories (male and female): 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+, Athena (women 150 lbs +) and Clydesdale (men 200 lbs +)

T-Shirts -- Custom designed color t-shirts for all participants who pre-register

All race proceeds benefit Camp Courant -- www.campcourant.com

Register on-line at active.com or mail in the attached application.

For more information check out www.hartfordtrackclub.org

The Race Application for the Hartford Track Club'c Summer Solstice 5K is posted.

6/7/10

Photos from the Bloomfield 3-Miler are posted.

Photos from the Hamilton Sundstrand 5K are posted.

6/6/10

A fantastic turnout for the 4th Annual Brookfield Parkinson's 3-Mile Run/2-Mile Walk. Brendan Rickert lead all-comers. Rickert, and second place finisher, Nick Fraticelli, both finished under the old course record set by Peter Lofink in 2009. Michael Therrien paced the women. Congratulations to all the runners, walkers, sponsors, volunteers, and organizers for a reat event. Results are posted.

Rain did not dampen the spirits for those who competed in the 11th Annual "A Walk/Run to Remember " 5K in Northampton, Massachusetts. Mike Morris and Carson Poe took it out and battled to the end. Allison Guerin turned in a fine performance for the women. A great event organized by the Hampshire Regional YMCA to benefit the center for grieving children and teens. Results are posted. Photos will be up soon.

6/3/10

Well after so many years, Josh Adams (course record holder #1) finally finished second. It took a relay team to beat him. Congratulations to all the runners and walkers at the Hamilton Sundstrand 5K run/wal for the United Way. Many thanks to the Machinist Union Local 743, the sponsors, volunteers, and race organizer Ed Kefor, for a great event. Results are posted. Photos will be up soon.

6/1/10

The photos from the Granby 10K are complete.

The photos from Lake Compounce 5K and 10K are complete.

The application for the Derby Dash is posted.

The Race application for the Branford Wellness Day is posted.

The race application for the People's Forest 7-Mile USATF/CT Trail Championshipp is posted.

Results from the Norfolk 5-Mile Road Race are posted.

5/31/10

Happy Memorial Day!

Results for the Bloomfield Memorial Day 3-Mile Road Race are posted. Photos will be posted soon.

5/30/10

Darrel Cook and 13-year old, Kaelin Baker, win the Dave Yurgaitis Memorial 5K at Lake Compounce in Bristol, CT. Geoff Nelson was all alone in the 10K. Seventeen year old, Lauren Dishinger wins the women's 10K. Congratulations to all the runners, volunteers, sponsors, and race organizers for an outstanding event. Results for the Dave Yurgaitis 5k and 10 from Lake Compounce are posted.

Two hundred-forty two runners took to the hills and forest around West Hill Pond in New Hartford, CT. A record field saw Marc Robaczyski was fresh off of his win at the 4-Mile State Championship from yesterday. Robaczyski didn't disapoint as he came within a few seconds of breaking his own course record. Courtney Robaczynski made the 3.5-Mile race a family affair as she took the victory for the women. Results from the 9th Annual Race Around the Lake are posted.

5/9/10

Happy Mother's Day!

Will Perry relaxed over the last mile or so. He won the 14th Annual Mother's Day 5K at Brookfield. Meanwhile, Sara Belles also took it easy as she cruised for the women's victory. For the third year in a row: record attendance! The results are posted. Happy Mother's Day.

Results from the Barkhamsted River Run 5K are posted.

5/3/10

The Race application for the Brookfield Strides to Cure Diabetes 5-Miler is posted.

The Race Application for the Harwinton 5K is posted.

Photos from The Litchfield Girls Just Wanna Run 5K are posted.

Photos from the Sharon 5-Miler are posted.

5/2/10

David Bridgewater won the Granby 10K in 2008 at 32:45, nearly breaking the 16-year old record of 32:09 set by Peter Pazik in 1992. In 2009, Bridgewater, again, won the Granby 10K in 33:37. Today, David Bridgewater ran through the first mile in 5:17 and immediately shut it down. Bridgewater cruised the remainder of the course and battled with the near 90 degree temperatures. It was a hard fought battle with the elements for what might have been. As she came off the road and on to the last 200 meter stretch in 3rd place overall, the would be first place woman began to loap. Her gate was staggered as she neared the 50 meter mark at 38 high. In an instant; she's down. Emergency response personnel moved swiftly to give aid. It was hot today. With little to no days of acclimation, mother nature will have an accounting, and even the most fit of athletes must respect the sudden change in climate. This is a classic race, a classic course, in a Town where the people recognize athletic feet's of accomplishment. The results for the 2nd oldest road race in Connecticut are posted.

5/1/10

The half-naked guy in the middle owns this race. He set the course record in 2001 with a 25:37. Marc Robaczynski has the following marks at Sharon: 1st in 2001 @ 25:37, 1st in 2002 @ 25:56, 1st in 2006 @ 26:05, 1st in 2007 @ 25:57, 2nd in 2008 @ 25:53, 1st in 2009 @ 26:39. Robaczynski ran a 26:07 twelve days after finishing the Boston Marathon in 2:34. This is a certified 5-Mile course with a fairly deep field of competitors. Joe LeMay has the master's record at 26:46, but Jeff Niedeck has continued to put himself in the running with a course best of 27:08 in 2007. Eamon Dempsey has also been consistent with several top 5 finishes and another 2nd place finish today! For the women, it was Claudia Nero finishing 4th overall and just a few seconds off of her 3rd place finish and course record time of 28:38 from 2009. This is a classic with professional organization, top notch volunteers, sponsors, and spectators. Congratulations to all the participants. The results from the 25th Annual Sharon Classic 5-Mile Road Race are posted.

4/25/10

Cassie Maximenko, from Naugatuck took control of the race from the gun. Deidre Fitzpatrick lead the masters, and Wendy Simoncelli established the Grand Masters record at the 1st Annual Girls Just Wanna Run/Walk 5K in Litchfield. It was a great turnout on a rain soaked day. Thank you to all the runners, spectators, volunteers, sponsors, and organizers. This is a great event. Results are posted.

Tyler Ramond and James Rovinelli battled for top honors and a new course record at Terryville while Sarah Dyer fought off Veronica Blekis and Mary-Alex Zickefoos for the womens victory. Results from the 15th Annual Edmund Ganem Memorial 5K Road Race and 1-Mile Walk are posted. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Terryville, the many volunteers, sponsors, spectators, and athletes.

Photos from The Greater Hartford Quarter Marathon are posted.

Photos from the Meriden Daffodil Festival 5K are posted.

4/18/10

Skies cleared, the rain stopped, and a great crowd turned out for the 11th Annual Meriden Rotary Club Daffodil Festivel 5K Road Race. Michael Rafferty, from Plantsville, CT lead the race for the men. Amy Cipollone, from Southington, took the women's race. Results are posted. Photos will be up in a few days. Thank you to the Rotary Club, the volunteers, spectators, and all the runners for a fantastic Daffodil cellebration.

4/3/10

A record field for the Greater Hartford 1/4-Marathon. Race #2 in the USATF/CT Road Race Grand Prix saw record attendance and a strong, competitive field. Jeff Wadecki finished 8th here in 2008. That was the same year that David Wishart set the course record. Wadecki was gunning for a new record and he wasn't bashfull about taking the first mile in 5:13. By the half-way point, Wadecki had established nearly a one minute lead over the next runner. The hills, the heat, the humanity. The results for the 4th Annual Greater Hartford 1/4-Marathon presented by The Hartford Track Club are posted. Woodbridge women dominate the open team. The EKG kids run away with the men's open team title. Thank you to all the Clubs for showing that team competition is alive and well here in the Constitution State. Thank you to all the runners, the spectators, the many volunteers, sponsors, and the MDC. A great race!

4/1/10

The Greater Hartford 1/4-Marathon entries are closed. Please review the registration list to verify your name, age, and team. View List

The USATF/CT Trail Championship is scheduled for Saturday, July 31st at 9:00 AM at the Peopole's Forest in Barkhamsted. This is an idividual and Open Team Championship. There is prize money for men(3 person) and women(3 person) teams.

3/29/10

This Saturday's Greater Hartford 1/4-Marathon entries are closed. Any race-day entries must have a current USATF membership. You can join the USATF on line at www.usatf.org.

3/28/10

A record field for the Oleksak Spring 5K and Half-Marathon. A new course record in the 5K despite steady wind and chilly temperatures. Congratulations to everyone who participated in this great event. Photos are posted along with complete race results.

1/25/10

The USA Track and Field of Connecticut announces the 2010 Road Race Grand Prix:

USATF/CT 2010 Road Race Grand Prix:

1) Sunday, March 07, 2010..5k....WPLR ShamRock & Roll 5K........New Haven
2) Saturday, April 03, 2010..6.55mi..Greater Hartford 1/4 Marathon..West Hartford
3) Saturday, May 29, 2010....4mi.....Delaney Dash...........Old Saybrook
4) Sunday, June 20, 2010..5mi.....Branford Road Race..Branford
5) Sunday, August 01, 2010. 10mi. .SoundRunner Sea Legs 10 Miler .....Guilford
6) Monday, September 06, 2010..20k.Stratton Faxon New Haven Road Race
7) Sunday, September 26, 2010.HalfM..Niantic Bay Half Marathon....East Lyme
*Note: the USATF/CT Board of Directors may add an additional race. TBD

The above races are sanctioned by the USATF and they follow the USATF Rules of Competition. The Courses are accurately measured and the distances have been certified by the USATF.

Participants must be a current member of the USATF/CT and run for a current, USATF/CT registered Club to be eligible to score. There is no race-day USATF/CT registration. Register for the USATF/CT on line today!

1/18/10

Results from the Hartford Track Club's Peoples' Forest 8.5 and 17-Mile runs are posted. It was Marc Robaczynski who lead the way. Robaczynskii took it out fairly easy and passed through three miles at 18:00. As Robaczynski approached the half-way mark, he made an abrupt turn and took advantage of the brand new heated rest rooms located at Matheis Grove. Robaczynski was still in the lead as he departed for his second loop with a comfortable smile and negative splits... View the photo index. Congratulations to Beckie Wright, first female 17 Miler. Congratulations to Bill Thramann and Kate Lapinski, winners of the 8.5-Miler. Thramann, the race director, made it back in time to welcome all the finishers. Thanks to The David Reik Corporation for compiling the results, the history, and keeping the crowds orderly.

1/17/10

Photos from the Brookfield 4-Miler are complete.

Photos from the Westfield 5K/10K are complete.

Results and photos from the HTC's People's Forest 8.5/17 miler will be posted soon.

The Westfield Half-Marathon and 5K app is available for download.

1/2/10

Norfolk 10-Miler photos are complete.

1/1/10

Happy New Year!

Geoff Nelson, 24 from New Fairfield, CT ran 21:07 to cover the classic Brookfield 4-Mile course under runner friendly conditions today. Joe LeMay won this race in 2006 at the age of 39 and was second in 2007. Today, the forty-three year old, LeMay had his hands full in dealing with the youngsters. He was a very respectable 2nd. Daniel Lennox, 29, from Bedford, NY finished third with a 22:52. Meanwhile, Claudia Nero was only about 34 seconds from her time in 2008. Sara Belles had a fantastic 2009 season and appears to be solid. Her fitness recovery coming from a 2009 State of Connecticut Open Cross-Country Championship season should be respected. It's perfectly acceptable to have cellebrated recent race winnings during this joyous holiday season. Emmy Stocker is hot off some recent dough. Congratualtions on an outstanding turnout, and thank you to the volunteers, organizers, sponsors, and supporters of the sport of New Year's Resolutions. Results for the 23rd Annual Brookfield Lions/James O'Brien Run for Sight 4-Miler are posted!

Brandon Mulligan and Maura Burns crak in the shorty whileMatt DelMonte and Kelly Joyce go long. The Results for the Gordon Bates "First Race" from Westfield, Massachusetts are posted.

12/20/09

There's a few Norfolk photos posted. More tomorrow.

12/19/09

Family photo.

A record field. A new Masters record. Several runners gain spots on the all-time top twelve list. The kids reign as Zack Schwartz (#240), 21 from Newtown, took out the first mile in about 5:20 and never looked back, except to stop and take a break at the water table located at the 8-mile mark. Defending women's champion, Brittany Heninger (#2) ran conservatively for the first few miles. She maintained her lead and lowered her course pr from last year by nearly 5:30. Jeff Niedeck (#229), a former champion, lowered his 2006 Master's course record by nearly 50 seconds. The Hockomock Swamp Rat brought its Grand Pricks Series to Norfolk for the 4th time in twelve years. The Rats were pumped and all the spectators, volunteers, and runners had a great time. The founder, publisher, and chief coordinator of the Rat is Peter Wallan. Through the years, I've run several of the Rat Series and the group of runners, families, and friends that Peter has managed to bring together seem like a very large family to me. Thanks Peter. Your contribution to the sport of running goes far beyond just running. Good times. Thank you to everyone who made the Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race a great success. Results are posted. I took about 120 photos and I'll post them during the week.

12/18/09

The Norfolk 10-Mile Road Race course is in great shape. There is some hard pack and minor ice on the gravel hill on Lovers Lane from 1-mile to 1.75 miles and from 8.25 to 9-miles. There is also another minor patch of ice at the 2.8 mile mark. "Green lights all the way down the boulevard". The hills are much smaller this year. Please park up at the start/finish/registration area at the Town Hall. Do not park in front of the post office or the bank. Thank you.

12/17/09

Here's an updated list of preregistrations for the Norfolk Pub 10-Miler on Saturday. You can still register on race-day at the Norfolk Town Hall starting at 9:00 AM:

ALPHABETIC LIST

The 11th Annual Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race (CT0003DR)
Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 11:00 AM
Greenwoods Station Pub, 3 Station Place, Norfolk, Connecticut
Timing by Greystone Electronics (860)485-1991 www.greystoneracing.net
NO. NAME NO. NAME
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45 Tom Abbott 61 Rob Leder
50 Paul Atkinson 81 Kurt Lenser
5 Margaret Banker 65 Mark Leonard
46 Marc Blandin 13 Bob Lewis
9 Raymond Boutotte 40 Meghan Link
21 Lee Bradley 56 Stephen Lombardo
12 Bob Brady 93 David Martin
54 Peter Buhl 92 Gail Martin
39 Donald Burke 94 John Martino
20 Kelly Burns 100 Ben Mattheis
25 Ginny Chambers 85 Stacey McBreairty
62 Richard Chavez 3 Bob McColgan
69 Jessica Costa 171 Kelly McDermott
42 Ted Cowles 18 Paul McDermott
51 Susan DiCorpo 32 John McGourty
82 Ralph Dileone 80 Brenda Morris
75 Daniel Dodson 86 Kimberly Munn
96 Dick Doran 87 Jim Nugent
97 Mary Ellen Doran 31 Stephen O'Donnell
34 Ed Dowling 30 Jack OConnur
29 Stephen Dowling 38 Peter Orni
90 Walter Drag 4 Richard Paulsen
60 BJ Draper 7 Stephen Peckiconis
59 Toni Draper 17 Philip Pierce
63 Crystal Erazo 98 Ben Pilgrim
67 Rose Famiglietti 53 Alane Powell
16 Charlie Farrington 52 Jonathan Powell
36 Michael Ferrari 47 Keith Purrier
64 Tom Filippini 99 Michael Quinn
49 Cindy Fox 91 Nick Renzulli
48 Jim Garcia 78 Geraldo Ribeiro
88 Kathleen Gauthier 70 Dom Romano
73 Tom Giorgetti 71 Elaine Romano
23 Fred Gladu 76 Judy Romvos
26 Christine Granja 55 Karl Salvati
149 Kevin Guarnotta 27 Andrew Schneider
179 Thomas Stracqualursi
95 Anita Hadlock 28 Bob Sullivan
84 James Harmon 6 Chris Tripler
14 Claudia Hart 24 Keiron Tumbleton
79 Rachel Hart 8 Dave Tyler
83 Tim Hawley 66 Peter Vermilyea
72 Bruce Heim 22 Peter Wallan
10 James Imprescia 33 David Wessman
44 Diane Jakobsen 15 Charley Widmer
43 Jeff Jakobsen 74 Deborah Williams
68 Harold Jarvis 57 John Winch
37 Kate Johnson 77 George Wislo
11 David Keating 35 Marianne Withington
58 Brenda King 89 Lee Anne Zarger
41 Keefe Kirshen 19 Mark Zerbe

Number of records: 101
12/17/2009 3:04 PM
Decorate your tree!

Please! All parking is up at the Town Hall. They have cleared the grass lot next to the Town Hall, park there. Do not park in front of the post office or the bank. Park up at the start. Thank you.

I will inspect the course tomorrow afternoon and report the conditions on www.greystoneracing.net sometime on Friday evening. Stay tuned.

12/16/09

Top Twelve Times for Men in Norfolk Pub 10-Miler (CT00003DR)

1. Chad Johnson 26, 54:40, 5:28's, 1st in 2001

2. Peter Oviatt 32, 55:38, 5:34's, 2nd in 2001

3. Kevin Curley 26, 56:21, 5:39's, 1st in 2006

4. Eric Blake 24, 56:37, 5:40's, 1st in 2003

5. Eric Blake 26, 56:54, 5:42's, 1st in 2005

6. Jon French 24, 57:24, 5:45's, 1st in 2007

7. Joseph LeMay 38, 57:47, 5:47's, 1st in 2004

8. Dave Dunham 36, 57:57, 5:48's, 1st in 2000

9. Joseph LeMay 37, 58:53, 5:54's, 2nd in 2003

10. Jeff Niedeck 42, 59:13, 5:56's, 2nd in 2006 (Master's Record)

11. Joseph LeMay 39, 59:38, 5:58's, 2nd in 2005

12. Jeff Niedeck 43, 59:45, 5:59's, 2nd in 2007

Top Twelve Times for Women in Norfolk Pub 10-Miler (CT00003DR)

1. Claudia Camargo 35, 1:00:33, 6:04's, 3rd in 2006

2. Claudia Camargo 36, 1:01:58, 6:12's, 4th in 2007

3. Claudia Camargo 33, 1:03:51, 6:24's, 5th in 2004

4. Claudia Camargo 34, 1:04:46, 6:29's, 4th in 2005

5. Liz Fagan 28, 1:09:06, 6:55's in 2003

6. Kate Lapinski 41, 1:09:17, 6:56's in 2006 (Master's Record)

7. Molly Vreeland 36, 1:13:00, 7:18's in 2006

8. Kimberly Battipaglia 36, 1:13:34, 7:22's in 2007

9. Cheryl Cunningham 48, 1:13:57, 7:24's in 2006

10. Brittany Heninger 20, 1:15:04, 7:31's in 2008

11. Brigitte Boltz 43, 1:15:28, 7:33's in 2002

12. Lindsay Holmes 26, 1:16:01, 7:37's in 2006

12/14/09

The following is the preregistrations as of 12/14 for the 12/19/race in Norfolk, CT. There is race-day registration. Get there early and park at the Town Hall on Maple Street.

ALPHABETIC LIST

The 11th Annual Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race (CT00003DR)
Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 11:00 AM
Greenwoods Station Pub, 3 Station Place, Norfolk, Connecticut
Timing by Greystone Electronics (860)485-1991 www.greystoneracing.net
NO. NAME NO. NAME
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45 Tom Abbott 41 Keefe Kirshen
50 Paul Atkinson 61 Rob Leder
5 Margaret Banker 81 Kurt Lenser
46 Marc Blandin 65 Mark Leonard
9 Raymond Boutotte 13 Bob Lewis
21 Lee Bradley 40 Meghan Link
12 Bob Brady 56 Stephen Lombardo
54 Peter Buhl 39 Ben Mattheis (I'll change it to#100 in honor of your 100th in 2009)
20 Kelly Burns 85 Stacey McBreairty
25 Ginny Chambers 3 Bob McColgan
62 Richard Chavez 18 Paul McDermott
69 Jessica Costa 32 John McGourty
42 Ted Cowles 80 Brenda Morris
51 Susan DiCorpo 86 Kimberly Munn
82 Ralph Dileone 87 Jim Nugent
75 Daniel Dodson 31 Stephen O'Donnell
34 Ed Dowling 30 Jack OConnur
29 Stephen Dowling 38 Peter Orni
90 Walter Drag 4 Richard Paulsen
60 BJ Draper 7 Stephen Peckiconis
59 Toni Draper 17 Philip Pierce
63 Crystal Erazo 53 Alane Powell
67 Rose Famiglietti 52 Jonathan Powell
16 Charlie Farrington 47 Keith Purrier
36 Michael Ferrari 78 Geraldo Ribeiro
64 Tom Filippini 70 Dom Romano
49 Cindy Fox 71 Elaine Romano
48 Jim Garcia 76 Judy Romvos
88 Kathleen Gauthier 55 Karl Salvati
73 Tom Giorgetti 27 Andrew Schneider
23 Fred Gladu 28 Bob Sullivan
26 Christine Granja 6 Chris Tripler
84 James Harmon 24 Keiron Tumbleton
14 Claudia Hart 8 Dave Tyler
79 Rachel Hart 66 Peter Vermilyea
83 Tim Hawley 22 Peter Wallan
72 Bruce Heim 33 David Wessman
10 James Imprescia 15 Charley Widmer
44 Diane Jakobsen 74 Deborah Williams
43 Jeff Jakobsen 57 John Winch
68 Harold Jarvis 77 George Wislo
37 Kate Johnson 35 Marianne Withington
11 David Keating 89 Lee Anne Zarger
58 Brenda King 19 Mark Zerbe

Number of records: 88
12/14/2009 5:10PM

Take a look at the course map.

12/12/09

One week from today, runners from all over New England, New York, parts West, parts North, and parts South will converge on the "Ice Box of Connecticut". The gun goes off at 11:00 AM in front of the Town Hall. Scores of smiles, confidence, concerned looks, bewilderment, laughs, apprehension, and fear. The Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race is the best 10-Mile Road Race in Connecticut. It's the toughest 10-Mile Road Race in New England. Only physically fit runners should attempt to race this USATF Certified (CT00003DR) course. All others should start with a conservative approach. Check out a detailed layout and commentary of the course. I recomend that you when you do check out the "detailed layout and commentary" that you start by scrolling down to the dates of description starting around late November of 2004 and then scroll your way up to present day. I plan on posting the preregistration list for 2009 as well as the most current revision of the top ten Men's and Women's times of all time. You can register on Race Day. Check out the race application. There's prize money, age-group awards, the pub, and the people. Come on out and mix it up with the hoi palloi.

12/8/09

Congratulations to Jose Guzman: Connecticut's Open Men's 2009 Cross-Country Champion!

Guzman victorious at Sunny Brook. Third overall at Age Before Beauty and 3rd at the HTC Cross-Country Challenge. Guzman is 25 from Waterbury and he runs for the Mohegan Striders. Honorable mention to Brian Bor, 23 years old from Bridgeport running for Athletes Foot/New Balance.

Congratulations to Sara Belles: Connecticut's Open Women's 2009 Cross-Country Champion!

Belles victorious at Sunny Brook, 2nd at Age Before Beauty, and 2nd at the HTC Cross-Country Challenge. Belles is 28 from Brookfield and she runs for Athletes Foot/New Balance. Honorable mention to Beth Krasemann, 36, from Suffield, and Phoenix Chumba, 20, from Bridgeport.

Congratulations to Patrick Swift: Connecticut's Master Men's 2009 Cross-Country Champion!

Congratulations to Catherine Lyons: Connecticut's Master & Grand Master 2009 XC Champion!

Congratulations to George Buchanan: Connecticut's Grand Master Men's 2009 XC Champion!

Honorable mention to Mark Hixson, Elaine Romano, Bart Wasiolek, Chris Chisholm, and to all the runners who took part in a very successful 2009 USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix. Get ready for 2010!

Updated Framingham Thanksgiving Day results.

11/29/09

The scores from the HTC 8K Cross-Country race are in and the final race of the USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix was critical. For the Open Men: 1st=Athlets Foot/New Balance (AFNB) with 35 points, 2nd= The Mohegan Striders with 37 points, and 3rd= The Hartford Track Club (HTC) with 50 points. For the Open Women: 1st= AFNB with 8 points and 2nd= HTC with 13 points. For the Master Men: 1st= HTC with 11 points, 2nd= Mohegan with 14 points , and 3rd= AFNB with 26 points. For the Master Women: 1st = HTC.

With all the races having been scored the following teams are the 2009 Cross-Country State of Connecticut Champions:

Congratulations to Athletes Foot/ New Balance; 2009 Open Men Cross-Country Champions!

Congratulations to Athletes Foot/New Balance; 2009 Open Women Cross-Country Champions!

Congratulations to The Hartford Track Club: 2009 Master Men Cross-Country Champions!*

Congratulations to The Hartford Track Club: 2009 Master Women Cross-Country Champions!

*The Masters Men Champion was decided by a tie break between the Mohegan Striders and the HTC. The HTC finished ahead of Mohegan in the 8K.

I'll post the individual State of Connecticut Cross-Country Champions tomorrow.

11/28/09

The photos from Age Before Beauty 5K XC are complete.

The photos from the HTC 8K XC are complete.

The photos from the Framingham 5K are complete.

11/26/09

Happy Thanksgiving!

Twenty-nine year old, Marc LeBlance was patient as he took out the pace through 1-mile in 5:06. He lowered the pace and had a decisive win in the 15th Annual Turkey Classic 5K Road Race from Framingham, Massachusetts. Alexandra Krieg ran 5:55's for the women. It was a record turnout for a fantastic event. Results are posted.

11/21/09

It was Mark Hixson from the Hartford Track Club leading through the halfway point, followed closely by Jose Guzman from Mohegan Striders, and Anthony Gosalves from Pawtucket, RI. Hixson maintained the pressure and not only won the race, but set a new Masters record! Beth Krasemann took it out hard and never looked back. Sara Belles was able to close the gap slightly towards the end, but it was Krasemann with a solid victory for the women. Results from the 10th Annual Hartford Track Club 8K Cross-Country Challenge are posted.

11/16/09

Photos from Franklin Park are complete.

11/15/09

Bart Wasiolek set the course record for the Age Before Beauty 5K Cross-Country in 2007. Today, Bart was just 3 seconds off as he charged through the second half of the course. There was a fairly tight pack of seven runners through the first mile. Windmill Hill seperates the wheat from the chaff. Local standout, Spencer Sass, ran relaxed as the twenty year-old gave Wasiolek (41 yrs) all he could handle. Wasiolek broke Oscar Barreto's Masters Record. For the women, it was Phoenix Chumba running for the Athletes Fott/New Balance team on her way to a new course record. The team results were fantastic. The Master Men came down to an 11 to 11 point tie which was broken by the last scoring member closest to first. Members from The Mohegan Striders showed up ready for bear. Athletes Foot/ New Balance showed that they have the stuff. The Hartford Track Club, Litchfield Track Club, Housatonic Road Runners, South Windsor SG, and EKG all had members present. The results from the Age Before Beauty 5K XC in Litchfield are posted. They also include team scores for Open, Masters, Men, and Women. I took a whole bunch of pictures that I'll post during the week. Hats off to Dave Driscoll, John Keilty, Bill Neller, Bob Dwyer, Bill Mongovan, Jim Barber, and the entire staffs from the Litchfield Track Club and USATF/CT. The volunteers did a great job. Thank you.

11/10/09

This Sunday is the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Cross-Country Association Championships at White Memorial in Litchfield, CT. The first race of the day is the Age Before Beauty Cross-Country 5K. This race is open to everyone. It is also the second race in the USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix. Teams compete for prize money and individuals compete for year-end title of State of Connecticut Cross-Country Champion. Check out the race app for additional information.

The photos from the Thomaston 5K are complete.

11/9/09

The USATF/CT selects a number of races (7) to act as the State of Connecticut's Road Race Grand Prix (RRGP). Each race is considered a championship for that particular distance. The people who select these races are on the Long Distance Running (LDR) Road Race Grand Prix Committee. The Committee consists of 1 member from each of the USATF/CT Clubs who compete in the RRGP plus the Chairman for Masters LDR and the Chairman for Open LDR. The RRGP is on a two year cycle. This year several notices were published and several races, directors, timers, runners, etc, were contacted and asked to submit a bid to participate in the RRGP for 2010 and 2011. The races listed below were all of the races that responded to the LDR's request for bids.

Date 2010 .............................Lgth.........Race..................................................Town
Sunday, March 07, 2010.......5k.............WPLR ShamRock & Roll 5K............New Haven
Saturday, April 03, 2010.......6.55mi........Greater Hartford 1/4 Marathon.........West Hartford
Saturday, May 29, 2010........4mi............Delaney Dash....................................Old Saybrook
Saturday, May 29, 2010........5mi............Delaney Dash....................................Old Saybrook
Sunday, May 30, 2010..........10k............TriSport Media @ Lake Compounce...Bristol
Sunday, May 30, 2010...........5k.............TriSport Media @ Lake Compounce ..Bristol
Sunday, June 20, 2010..........10k.............TriSport Media @ Lake Compounce..Bristol
Sunday, June 20, 2010...........5k..............TriSport Media @ Lake Compounce...Bristol
Sunday, June 20, 2010...........5mi............Branford Road Race...............................Branford
Sunday, June 27, 2010...........HalfM........Stratton Faxon Fairfield Half Marathon....Fairfield
Sunday, July 04, 2010...........5k..............Courtney Independence Day 5000...........Milford
Sunday, August 01, 2010.......10mi..........SoundRunner Sea Legs 10 Miler.............Guilford
Sunday, August 01, 2010........5k............Walnut Beach Festival Ice Cream 5k........Milford
Monday, September 06, 2010..20k........Stratton Faxon New Haven Road Race....New Haven
Sunday, September 26, 2010....HalfM.....Niantic Bay Half Marathon......................East Lyme
Saturday, October 02, 2010.....4mi..........SoundRunner Stony Creek 4 Mile............Branford

The following people sit on the USATF/CT LDR Road Race Grand Prix Committee:

Will Graustein, Open Chair

Peter Hawley, Masters Chair

Alan McDougal, Athletes Foot/New Balance

Jon Kornacki, Mohegan Striders

Brent Stratton, Hartford Track Club

Bob Stephenson, Milford Road Runners

Chris Dickerson, Woodbridge Running Company

Brian Williams, Housatonic

Jesse Efron, EKG

If you see a race/s, from those listed above, that you like or don't like, please contact your club representative and communicate your desires before Tuesday, November 18th. Each of these races, along with membership, has had an opportunity to speak and present their case. On Tuesday, 11/18, the LDR RRGP Committee members will select the next 2-year cycle for the RRGP. Once the races have been selected, they will be provide a written contract. When the signed contract is returned along with a deposit, the races will then be formally anounced for the 2010/2011 RRGP.

Photos from the Falls Village 5K are complete.

11/8/09

Blake Fenwick (#277) was able to overtake a sizeable lead from Jonathan Lampron in the later half of the 8th Annual Diane Burr Memorial 5K Flag Run/Walk in Thomaston. Sabrina Olsen successfully defended her title. The results are posted and I have a whole bunch of photos I'll put up over the week. Thank you to the many sponsors, the volunteers, the town of Thomaston, the spectators, and runners. It was a great race on an Indian Summer day in November.

Edward M. Gorecki

GORECKI, Edward M.Edward M. Gorecki, 55, of Farmington , formerly of New Britain , died unexpectedly on Wednesday, (November 4, 2009). Born in New Britain , son of the late Myron and Sophie (Milewski) Gorecki, he graduated from E..C. Goodwin Technical School in 1973. Eddie was formerly employed by the Hospital of Central CT and was a member of Sacred Heart Church , New Britain . He was a daily runner and a member of the Hartford Track Club. He completed both the New York City Marathon and the Boston Marathon. His survivors include two sisters, Arlene T. Kopka and her husband James, and Cynthia Gorecki, both of New Britain . His funeral service will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m. at the Burritt Hill Funeral Home, 332 Burritt St. , New Britain , followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church .. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery , New Britain . Relatives and friends are invited to call Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Burritt Hill. To share a memory with his family, please visit us at www.burritthill.com.
Published in Hartford Courant on November 8, 2009

11/7/09

Jim Zoldy (#243) was third in 2008 with a 17:28. He was 2nd in 2007 with a 17:37. Today, despite a slow recovery from an injury, Jim was first! It was a spectacular day for racing and many runners set a personal best on the Falls Village 5K course. Margaret Banker (#208) successfully defended her women's title. The results from the Ed McGuire Memorial Culligan Cannonball 5K are posted. Photos will be up soon. Thank you to all the sponsors, the many volunteers, spectators, and runners. This is a great race!

11/6/09

11/5/09

Eddie Gorecki on 10/17/09 at the Salisbury 10K

Eddie Gorecki died yesterday at the age of 55. Eddie ran every race in the state of Connecticut. Every race director, every timer, and just about every runner knew him. Edd was a very fast runner in his day. There are not many runners here in Connecticut, nor New England for that matter, that have run a 32:00 10K. According to Ray Wise, Eddie had run in at least 251 races since 2004. I would often talk with Edd before a race. His conversations were as Dennis Barone described. He was soft spoken and would like to sneak up on me in a mummbly voice he'd say my name several times. He would always ask if I was running in the race. When I would say "no", he would look a little disappointed and reply with a, "huh"? I mostly time now, but Edd and I did have some great races together. He was a stalwart for the Hartford Track Club Men's teams. He typically scored in his division for decades and occasionally he would win. He worked hard and very often would have to leave the race venue before collecting his award in order to make it to work on time. I'm told he was recently laid off from work. Edd was a strong guy. He threw himself into running. His conversations always included a perpetual hamstring pull. He ran through the pain. He died doing what he loved. I'ld like to think that he knew that people liked him and that he has a world of friends. Because he had to get to work or another race, Eddie would always come up to me after the race and ask for his own personal copy of the results. I'm going to miss that. I'm going to miss Eddie. He was a good guy.

I'll post any funeral announcements as soon as I get them.

11/4/09

Photos from the 8th Annual Sunny Brook Cross-Country are complete. Check them out.

The results from the Sunny Brook USATF/CT Team competition are as follows: Men's Open 1st place to Mohegan Striders = 1 point, Men's Master 1st place to Hartford Track Club with a score of 10 to 11 over second place Mohegan. HTC Masters receives 2 points and Mohegan Masters receives 1 point.

The next race in the USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix is the 4th Annual Age Before Beauty 5K. The race is held at White Memorial in Litchfield, CT. The date is Sunday, November 15th at 9:30 AM. The Junior Olympics are being held at the same location starting at 10:30 AM. The course is the same course that the JO's will run in the afternoon. Coaches, parents, friends, family, everyone is welcome to run in this race. The kids are out along the course and they offer a great deal of encouragement to their fellow runners. Take a look at the race application.

This Saturday is the Ed McGuire memorial Culligan Cannonball Run 5K. The race starts and finishes on Main Street in downtown Falls Village, CT. The cannon goes off at high noon.

Sunday is the Dianne Burr 5K in Thomaston. The race starts and finishes near the back of the Police Station at 2:00 PM.

11/1/09

Jose Guzman (#143) was patient and waited until about 1-mile in before making his move. Guzman and Patrick swift went 1-2 as they lead the Mohegan Striders to a decisive victory over the Hartford Track Club in the Open Men's team competition. Hartford had perennial all-star, Chris Chisholm, testing the new spikes. The women were lead by Sara Belles from Brookfield. Belles took control early and never looked back. That's 12-year old Jackson Morrow (#161) running for the Litchfield Track Club. Jackson averaged 6:27's over the 3.1 Mile course in preparation for the USATF/CT Junior Olympics on 11/15. The Age Before Beauty XC 5K will precede the JO's at 9:30 AM. Results from the 8th Annual Sunny Brook Cross-Country 5K are posted. Many thanks to the Sponsors and Volunteers from the Northwest YMCA. They did an outstanding job in running this race in memory of John Ponte. Even the Mayor was there to lead the 5K-2Mile walkers! Special thanks to the Connecticut DEP. Sunny Brook is a great park and all the participants loved it,,,despite the hill... Photos will be up during the week.

10/30/09

Race #1, in a three race USATF/CT cross-country series to determine who the best teams and individuals are in the State of Connecticut, takes place on Sunday. In addition to teams winning prize money at each of these races, teams and individuals are also awarded points from each race to determine the 2009 Champion. In 2008 the Hartford Track Club battled the Mohegan Striders and came back from a deficit to win in a tie break in the final race of the season. It pays to show up at every one of these races. They're tough. They're challenging. They are fun. Cross-Country races are serious races; however, they are also more social. A lot of the runners know each other. You see the same familiar faces at each of the three races and there develops a sense of kinship. Despite the fact that the races are competitive, you don't have to be fast. Toe the line just like everybody else. Run your race. Take on the course, the elements, and time. At the end, there will always be a smiling face. A tired and smiling face. Don't be timid about talking to the winner. Ask him or her about their pace. How were they able to conquer the hill? Will they be at the next race? It doesn't matter if you aren't a member of the USATF. This Cross-Country series is open to everyone. Sunny Brook 5K 11/1........Age Before Beauty 5K 11/15........HTC XC Challenge 8K 11/21. So far I've got about 60 preregistered for Suuny Brook. Mohegan and HTC will be there.

10/27/09

The first race in the USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix is the Sunny Brook 5K. Sunny Brook (pictured above) is located off Newfield Rd. in Torrington. This is the 8th year that the race has been offered on the USATF/CT XC Grand Prix. The race is open to everyone and if you are a member of the USATF/CT, you can compete on a team and win team (open/masters) prize money. If you are not a member of the USATF/CT, or your membership has expired, you can join the United State Track & Field (USATF) Connecticut Association at the race and your membership will be good for the remainder of 2009 plus all of 2010! You get two months free. You don't have to be a member of anything if you just want to run this race. Proceeds go to benefit the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.

This year the course has been modified. The start/finish/registration used to be in the field pictured immediately below the dam. The new start/finish/registration is now located at the DEP parking lot off Newfield Rd. We've added port-a-lets, some post race snacks, and a very snazzy t-shirt. The 5K walk (with a 2-Mile option) starts at 10:30 AM. The 5K race starts at 11:00 AM. Race day registration opens at 9:00 AM. For more info, check out the Applications page.

Results from the Litchfield Cross-Country are posted.

10/26/09

It was Joe LeMay all the way while Eamon Dempsey wasn't that far behind. Claudia Camargo is now Claudia Nero. Nero was numero uno. Results from the 33rd Annual 5-Mile Kent Pumpkin Run are posted. Photos are complete.

Photos from the NVL XC Championship are complete.

10/24/09

Photos from the Salisbury 10K are complete.

Photos from the Hartland 5K are complete.

Tomorrow is the 33rd Annual Kent 5-Mile Pumpkin Run. Registration closes at 11:50 AM. The gun goes off at noon.

Congratulations to the UConn Women 3rd at the CCSU XC. Nice Run by Rich Klauber to take 2nd overall in the men's race.

10/21/09

Records were broken today!

Rosa Moriello lead from start to finish. Her only challenge, run. With today's performance she now has the top three times for this 3.02 mile course established in 2008. Rosa is also ranked fourth and seventh in fastest times for the old 2.65 mile course established in 2004.

Chris Bendtsen sat on ice for the first half. He lowered his course record set at the Invitational on 10/2/09. With today's performance he now has seven (7) of the top 17 all-time performances on this course established in 2004.

Naugatuck Boys take the NVL Championship over Wolcott, Watertown,and eight other schools from the Naugatuck Valley League. The Woodland Girls are currently undefeated and have been since 2007. Congratulations to all the Schools from the NVL. It has been, and will continue to be, an outstanding season for NVL Cross-Country. Results from the Championship are posted. Photos will be up soon.

The United States Track & Field / Connecticut Association (USATF/CT) will conduct its annual Cross-Country Grand Prix:

Sunday, November 1, 2009- The 8th Annual Sunny Brook 5K XC, Torrington, CT 11:00 AM

Sunday, November 15, 2009-4th Annual Age Before Beauty 5K XC, Litchfield, CT 9:30 AM

Saturday, November 21, 2009-10th Annual HTC XC Challenge 8K, W. Hartford, CT 10:00 AM

10/17/09

Jeff Neideck (#115) went through the first mile in 5:13. He quickly gained a 1.5 mile lead and finished the 10K near his 2007 course record time. This was a much cooler day and he was all by his lonesome. The results for the 5th Annual Salisbury Harvest Heart 10K Run are posted. Photos will be up during the week.

Torey Gundersen was second last year while the winning time was 19:48. Today, Gundersen ran 19:48 and finished 1st. The post race party and the awards are some of the best in New England. Results for the 5th Annual Hartland Harvest Run 5K Road Race are posted. Photos will be up during the week.

10/13/09

This Saturday is a fun double-header with the Salisbury 10K in the morning and the Hartland 5K in the afternoon. Salisbury features a fairly fast 10K course with spectacular foliage on back country roads. There are only a few minor to moderate hills and the history of times is fast. Hartland features a quick course with only one moderate hill. The times are fast, the awards are very tasty, and the post race pasta dinner is a great time. Check out the apps.

The long awaited Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race Application is available for download. This is considered to be the most challenging 10-Mile Road Race in New England.Download the App.

10/12/09

Photos (75) from the New England Cross-Country College Championship at Franklin Park in Boston on 10/10, are complete.

10/3/09

Dan Dumais (#129) took control early and relaxed as he cruised to victory. Jan Prenoveau (#111) worked hard all the way through the finish to lead the women. Thank you to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, PAC Group, the many volunteers, spectators, and runners who made the 26th Annual Highland Lake 10K Road Race and 400 Meter Children's Fun Run a great success. Results are posted.

10/2/09

Results from the Naugatuck Valley High School Cross-Country Invitational are posted. Photos will be posted over the next few days.

10/1/09

The 26th Annual Highland Lake 10K Road Race is scheduled for this Saturday at 10:00 AM. Registration opens at 8:30. This is an USATF Certified Course and a USATF Sanctioned Race. For additional information, check out the app.

Photos (all 78 of them) from the Hogs Back Half-Marathon are complete.

The race application for the Kent 5-mile Pumpkin Run is available for download.

9/28/09

The USATF/Connecticut Association is looking for road races that would like to be included as part of the State Championship Grand Prix series for 2010 and 2011. If you have a race, or know of someone who would be interested, please send me an email before November 1st, 2009.

The photos from the Waterbury City League High School Cross-Country Championships are complete.

The race results from the 6th Annual Run for Nancy's Kids 5K are posted.

The race application for the Culligan Cannonball 5k from Falls Village, CT, is available for download.

9/26/09

Ray Houle (#75) lead from the get go. Amanda Hill (#86) lead the women all the way and finished 5th overall. Results for the 9th Annual Hogs Back Half-Marathon are posted. There will be a whole bunch of photos posted during the week. Great race!

9/25/09

Megan Bobinski leads the Holy Cross Girls Varsity to victory while setting a course record.

Ryan Parker leads the Holy Cross Boys Varsity to victory while setting a new course record.

Results from the Waterbury City League High School Cross-Country Championships are posted. Photos will be posted over the next few days.

9/21/09

The race application is now available for the Age Before Beauty 5K Cross-Country scheduled for November 15th at 9:30 AM. The venue for ABB is the White Memorial Conservation Area in Litchfield, CT. This is the same date and same location as the USATF/CT JO XC Association Championships. You can also download information on the Junior Olympic Cross-Country Races scheduled for November 15th. Come watch the coaches, the parents, the friends, Open and Master USATF Teams, and some very competitive runners take on the JO 5K course at 9:30 AM. Stay and watch the kids run from 10:00 AM through 2:30 PM at distances of 3K, 4K, and 5K.

The Race application for Brookfield's Run for Sight 4-Miler at 11:00 AM on New Years Day is available for download.

The photos from the Granby YMCA 5K Classic are complete.

9/20/09

Results from the 6th Annual YMCA 5k Classic are posted. A new course record! Photos will be posted over the next few days.

9/17/09

The race application for the Salisbury Harvest Heart 10K on 10/17/09 is now available.

The race application for the HTC 8K Cross-Country Challenge in West Hartford on 11/21/09 is now available.

This Sunday, 9/20 is the Granby 5K at the YMCA at 9:00 AM.

Friday, 9/25 is the Waterbury City League High School Cross-Country Championship. Coaches are reminded to email info@greystoneracing.net with their roster no later than Wednesday, 9/23.

Next Saturday 9/26 is the Hogs Back Half-Marathon. Check out the Greystone Race Application page.

9/16/09

Photos from the Fairfield University Cross-Country Invitational are complete.

In case you missed it, the USTFCCCA (This is NOT the USATF) has posted it's Division 1 Cross-Country Rankings dated Monday, September 14, 2009. This, after several schools have already had several races, is deemed "Preseason". While reviewing the prognostications, I quickly went to the "Northeast Division" for the women. Providence and Syracuse are ranked 1-2. That's predictable. The rest of the teams, 3 through 15, have a long way to go in my opinion to be on the list. I think the coaches from 14th ranked Northeastern, and 12th ranked Yale, would be the first to acknowledge that they were recently beaten soundly by currently unranked UConn and that UConn should be on the list. My estimate is somewhere in the top 5 along with New Hampshire. Time will tell. Let me know what your opinion is and if it's clear, cogent, and concise, I might post it as food for thought. I would welcome the reasoning as to why Yale and Northeastern are ranked after losing to UConn. The ranking was compiled after those losses...It's probably just an honest mistake. There is one way to fix it!

9/13/09

Photos of the women's 5K XC at Fairfield are complete. I'll post the men's 5-Mile race, featuring George Buchanan, over the next few days.

Sunday, September 20th is the Granby YMCA 5K Road Race. I'll post the app as soon as I get it... This is a fairly fast 5K with a large digital clock at the 1-mile mark and another large digital clock at the finish. Check out last year's results from our Race Results page.

9/12/09

It's Here!!!

The United States Track & Field / Connecticut Association (USATF/CT) will conduct its annual Cross-Country Grand Prix:

Sunday, November 1, 2009- The 8th Annual Sunny Brook 5K XC, Torrington, CT 11:00 AM

Sunday, November 15, 2009-4th Annual Age Before Beauty 5K XC, Litchfield, CT 9:30 AM

Saturday, November 21, 2009-10th Annual HTC XC Challenge 8K, W. Hartford, CT 10:00 AM

note:The Sunny Brook App is available. Age Before Beauty will be coming soon. It's the same day and same venue as the USATF/CT Junior Olympic Cross Country (3K, 4K, 5K). The HTC XC Challenge will be posted soon.

Each XC Race, along with the USATF/CT, offers Team pri$e money to USATF/CT eligible teams. The teams consist of individuals who are members of the USATF/CT and they belong to an USATF/CT Club. Teams are scored by the place each member finishes. Not by time. The Open Men consists of 5 scoring athletes and up to 2 additional athlete displacements(5/2). The Open Women (3/2), Masters (40 years and up) Men and Masters Women (3/2 respectively). Masters runners may score for an Open team and a Masters team. Stay tuned for additional details.

George Buchanan is ready. At the GrandMaster age of 50, George toes the line in today's Fairfield University Cross-Country Invitational (photo above). Nearly half the college kids learned that they need to put in considerably more effort to keep George within their sight. I would say that all the colleges kids learned to respect your elders, especially when they agree to a 5-Mile Cross-Country Race! Way-to-Go George. Thank you to the Fairfield University and all the people who made the day fun, competitive, and entertaining.

I've got about 80 photos from today's Cross-Country Invitational at Fairfield University. I'll post them over the next several days.

9/7/09

Grass and leaves get sucked backwards as the Tsunami gains its strength...

Updated revisions for the Hogs Back Half and the Sunny Brook 5K XC apps.

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the New Haven Road Races yesterday!

The final race in the USATF/Connecticut 2009 Road Race Grand Prix is the Niantic Bay Half-Marathon on Sunday, September 27th.

9/6/09

Get ready. It's coming...

The complete set of results, from week 1 to week 8, of the Whites Woods Summer Cross-Country Series from Litchfield are posted.

Photos from the Bryant University Cross-Country Invitational are posted.

8/23/09

Results from the 21st Annual Sullivan 5K Run/Walk to benefir Martha's Vineyard Hospital are posted along with race photos.

The photos from the People's Forest 7-Mile Connecticut Trail State Championship are complete.

8/14/09

Race results from the White's Woods Litchfield Summer XC Series weeks #5 and #6 are posted.

The 26th Annual Highland Lake 10K Race Application is available.

The Sunny Brook 5K Cross-Country Race Application is available. This race is open to everyone and it is also part of the United States Track and Field-Connecticut Association's (USATF/CT) 2009 Cross-Country Grand Prix.

8/1/09

Results from the People's Forest 7-Mile Trail USATF/Connecticut Championship are posted. That's course record holder, and defending State Champion, Marc Robczyski (#1) up front and ready to defend his title. There was a new women's record set today as Abby Mahoney took home some extra cash. Great turnout, reat weather, tough course conditions after yesterday's deluge. There will be a whole bunch of photos posted during the week. Thank you to all the runners, the New England Grand Tree Series, the USATF/CT, the spectators, volunteers, and the State of Connecticut for such a spectacular event.

7/31/09

The People's Forest 7-Mile Trail USATF/Connecticut State Championship is ON! It's open to everyone and it starts at 9:00 AM tomorrow morning. Get info

7/30/09

This Saturday, August 1st is the USATF/CT Trail Championship. The 7-Mile Race will be held at People's Forest in Barkhamsted and will start at 9:00 AM. To review the preregistration list for this championship event, click here. There is USATF/CT team prize money and the race-day entry fee is $10.00

7/25/09

Results from the week #4 of the Whites Woods Summer Cross-Country Series from Litchfield are posted with a minor edit from me.

7/19/09

Saturday, August 1st is the State of Connecticut Trail Race Championship. The 10th Annual Peoples Forest 7-Mile Trail Run starts at 9:00 AM from Matheis Grove Pavillion on East River Road in Barkhamsted. There is USATF/CT team prize money as well as money for a new course record.

Top 10 Times of All Time at The People’s Forest 7-Miler


1. 44:32 Marc Robaczynski 33 1st 2008 .................1. 58:21 Abby Woods 29 1st 2007
2. 45:19 Marc Robaczynski 32 1st 2007 .................2. 58:31 Debbie Livingston 30 1st 2005
3. 48:00 Ben Nephew 31 1st 2006 ...........................3. 1:00:20 Cheryl Cunningham 49 2nd 2007
4. 48:26 Ben Nephew 33 2nd 2008 ..........................4. 1:00:32 Abby Woods 28 1st 2006
5. 48:34 Mark Hixson 41 2nd 2006 .........................5. 1:00:58 Caitlin Cunningham 18 2nd 2005
6. 48:45 Ben Nephew 32 2nd 2007 ..........................6. 1:01:12 Debbie Livingston 32 3rd 2007
7. 49:02 Gregory Hammett 27 1st 2005 ..................7. 1:01:50 Windy Spillare 27 1st 2002
8. 49:30 Bill Thramann 40 1st 2001 ........................8. 1:02:05 Tracy Dickey 32 1st 2008
9. 49:37 Tom Buckley 41 2nd 2001 ........................9. 1:02:25 Cheryl Cunningham 48 2nd 2006
10. 49:45 Aaron Flamino 30 2nd 2005 ...................10. 1:03:45 Cheryl Cunningham 47 3rd 2005

You can check out Marc Robaczynski's record setting splits from last year's event by reviewing the Announcements page. Download a race app.

7/18/09

WHITES WOODS SUMMER SERIES CROSS-COUNTRY History of top times:

TOP TEN TIMES: 3K Summer Series
Male Course Record: 9:21, Mike Hall, New Milford ‘07

Mike Hall, New Milford (9:21) ‘07
Dan Lane, Goshen (9:31) ‘08
Bob Davenport, Litchfield (9:42) ‘04
Mike Owens, Goshen, (9:44) ‘04
Steve Pretak, Torrington (9:49) ‘04
Peter Kanieg, Medford, Mass. (9:53) ‘06
Dan Berry, Sheffield, Mass. (9:59) ‘04
Spencer Sass, Litchfield (10:03) ‘05
Jeromie Schumacher, Morris (10:05) ‘08
Robert F. Dwyer, Jr., Winsted (10:07) ‘09


Female Course Record: 11:01, Kelly Wallace, South Windsor, ‘03

Madeline Marecki, Morris (11:11) ‘04
Emily Mallick, Torrington (11:18) ‘05
Andrea Szarkowicz, Watertown (11:38) ‘05
Jill Snopkowski, Torrington (12:00) ‘04
Hannah Bourne, Litchfield (12:15) ‘05
Megan Bobinski, Torrington (12:16) ‘08
Katie Pratt, Bantam (12:20) ‘05
Emmy Sass, Litchfield (12:48) ‘04
Sabrina Olsen, Thomaston (12:57) ‘06
Erin Gibbons, Southbury (13:00) ‘08


TOP 10 TIMES: 4K Summer Series
Male Course Record: 14:08, Rich Klauber, Thomaston, ‘06

Rich Klauber, Thomaston (14:08) ‘06
Josh Olsen, Thomaston (14:20) ‘06
Tim Olsen, Thomaston (15:04) ‘06
Kyle Courtney, Litchfield (15:11) ‘06
Eric Normandin, Thomaston (15:41) ‘06
Roy Lapointe, Thomaston, (15:47) ‘06
Jeromie Schumacher, Morris (15:52) ‘07
Dan Lane, Goshen (15:59) ‘06
Jackson Morrow, Harwinton (16:03) ‘09
Greg Lush, Thomaston (16:06) ‘07

Female Course Record: 15:36, Heather Burns, Woodbury, ‘01

Anna Shields, Harwinton (16:35) ‘06
Andrea Szarkowicz,Watertown (17:58) ‘07
Megan Bobinski, Torrington (18:04) ‘09
Olivia Nordland, Bantam (18:08) ‘09
Sabrina Olsen, Thomaston (18:08) ‘07
Katie Pratt, Bantam (18:48) ‘06
Sara Peterson Litchfield (19:16) ‘08
Melanie Marecki, Morris (19:22) ‘06
Carol Morenz, Thomaston (19:37) ‘06
Anna Willis, Torrington (20:31) ‘08


TOP 10 TIMES: 5K Summer Series
Male Course Record: 15:14.64, Richard Klauber, Thomaston, ‘08

Richard Klauber, Thomaston (15:14.64) ‘08
Jeremy Schmid, Litchfield (15:59) ‘09
Wyatt Golding, Bantam (16:04) ‘08
Josh Olsen, Thomaston, (16:05) ‘09
Dan Lane, Goshen, (16:40) ‘08
Jeromie Schumacher (16:43) ‘08
Bob Davenport, Litchfield (16:43) ‘07
Kyle Courtney,Litchfield (16:57) ‘07
Michal Dichter, Litchfield (17:07) ‘08
Eric Normandin,Thomaston (17:07) ‘07

Female Course Record: 17:57, Madeleine Marecki, New Canaan ‘08

1. Madeleine Marecki, New Canaan (17:57) ‘08
Annmarie Tuxbury, New Hartford (18:38) ‘09
Sabrina Olsen, Thomaston (19:09) ‘09
Brittany Heninger, Bristol (19:26) ‘09
Andrea Szarkowicz, Watertown (20:40) ‘09
Katie Pratt, Bantam (20:53)’07
Chloe Bourne,Litchfield (21:16.85) ‘07
Megan Bobinski, Torrington (21:26) ‘09
Paige Davenport, Litchfield (21:39) ‘07
Carol Morenz, Thomaston (21:49) ‘06

The results for week #3 of the Whites Woods Cross-Country Series from Litchfield are posted.

7/15/09

The photos from the Litchfield Night of Miles are complete. Several female records fell.

Three age-group records were broken, and one tied, in the first of two summer series mile run events at the Litchfield Plumb Hill 8-lane track on Tuesday night, July 14th.

Annmarie Tuxbury, New Hartford, shattered her own record of a year ago (5:45) with a 5:18 clocking. In the 16-18 male division, Jeremy Schmid of Litchfield equalled the record of Rich Klauber's, set in 2007 with a 4:32.

Brittany Heninger, Bristol, in 5:21, broke the 2007 record of 5:40 in the 19-19 age geoup. The final record to fall was in the female 40-49 as Sharon's Marge DeMarrais took over a minute off last years mark of 6:51 with a smashing 5:41 clocking.

Complete results are posted.

7/11/09

Photos from the Milford Independence Day 5K are complete.

7/10/09

Results from the Whites Woods Summer Cross-Country Series week #2 from Litchfield are posted. Several females have moved up in the top ten list of 5K fastest times.

The race application for the 21st Annual Martha's Vineyard Hospital 5K is available.

7/9/09

The Team results for the USATF/CT Road Race Grand Prix 5K State Championship at Milford from the 4th of July are posted.

7/7/09

Photos from the Sharon Sprint Triathlon are complete.

Photos from the Harwinton 5K are complete.

The race info for the Litchfield Night of Miles scheduled for Tuesday, July 14 at 6:00 PM, is available on the Race Application Page.

The Hogs Back Half-Marathon race application is available.

I have a bunch of photos from the Milford 5K that will be posted in a couple days.

7/3/09

USATF/CT Road Race Grand Prix Team Standings after three Races:

..................................................1/4 Mara ..10K ...5 Mile
Club ...............Sx Dvn .......Pts .......Pts .......Pts....... Pts
Hartford ...........m Opn ......26 ........9 ..........9 ...........8
Housatonic .......m Opn ......23 ........8 ..........8 ...........7
Mohegan ..........m Opn ......23 ........6 .........11 ..........6
EKGrace .........m Opn ......22 ........11 ......................11
AthFtNewBal ..m Opn .......20 ........5 ..........6 ............9
WdbrgMlfd .....m Opn .......19 .........7 .........7 ............5

Hartford ...........m 40+ ........33 ......11 ........11 .........11
Housatonic ........m 40+ .......27 .......9 ..........9 ..........9
WdbrgMlfd .......m 40+ ........21 ......8 ..........6 ..........7
Mohegan ..........m 40+ ........21 .......7 ..........8 ..........6
AthFtNewBal ....m 40+ .......21 .......6 ..........7 ..........8

Housatonic ........m 50+ ........33 .....11 .........11 ........11
Hartford ............m 50+ .......27 .......9 ..........9 ...........9
AthFtNewBal ....m 50+ ........23 ......8 ..........7 ..........8
WdbrgMlfd ........m 50+ .......21 ......6 ...........8 ..........7
Mohegan ............m 50+ .......19 ......7 ...........6 .........6

AthFtNewBal .....m 60+ .......28 ......9 ...........11 ........8
WdbrgMlfd ........m 60+ .......22 ......11 ......................11
Mohegan ............m 60+ ......17 .......8 .........................9

Woodbridge .......f Opn ......29 ........9 ...........9 .........11
AthFtNewBal..... f Opn .......28 .......8 ..........11 .........9
Hartford .............f Opn ........27 .......11 ........8 ..........8

AthFtNewBal ......f 40+ .......31 .......9 ..........11 ..........11
Woodbridge .......f 40+ ........29 .......11 ........9 ............9
Hartford ..............f 40+ ........24 .......8 ..........8 ...........8

Woodbridge ........f 50+ .......33 .......11 .........11 ........11
Hartford ..............f 50+ .......27 .........9 ...........9 ..........9

Results from Week # 1 of the Whites Woods Cross-Country Summer Series in Litchfield are posted.

7/2/09

The Photos from the Lake Compounce 5K and 10K are complete.

6/28/09

It was Richard Klauber all the way at the 2nd Annual Harwinton 5K. A record crowd took on a challenging course and proved the victor. Jerry Biancucci (2nd in his age-group) is the race director. He's assembled a fine group of sponsors, volunteers, spectators, and runners. All for a good cause: to help raise funds for the Harwinton Sports Complex in the memory of his son Nick. thank you to all involved. The results from the 2nd Annual Harwinton 5K are posted. A couple photos soon.

6/27/09

Peter Doly established a swim record, a bike record, and an overall course record. Meanwhile Amanda Braveman and Lisa Dunn battled neck and neck with Dunn pulling away over the 4-mile run. Braveman did establish Swim and Bike records. The results for the 1st Annual Sharon Sprint Triathlon from Mudge Pond are posted. Photos during the week.

6/26/09

The Sharon Triathlon is scheduled for 8:00 AM tomorrow morning.

Photos from the Derby Dash 5K are complete.

6/21/09

Happy Father's Day!

Michael Rafferty sets a new 5K Course record at Lake Compounce. Results from the Lake Compounce 5K and 10K races are posted. Look for photos during the week.

6/20/09

For a first year event; Race Director, Arthur Gerkens and the St. Mary-St. Michael school delivered more than promissed. A fantastic venue, a beautiful course along the Naugatuck River Greenway, great t-shirts, and a race-day increase in age-group categories for awards. That's Jay Wilson next to the Derby Duck (Jay is #18). Jay was second overall today. The duck might have interferred with Jay's start. Sara Zuba (#40 in the Hartford Track Club Singlet) lead the women and established the women's course record. A great race! Thank you to the sponsors, the many volunteers, the spectators, and the City of Derby for a fantastic event. Results for the 1st Annual Derby Dash 5K are posted. Photos will be up in a few days.

6/19/09

Photos from the Hartford Track Club's Solstice Sprint 5K are complete.

6/18/09

Photos from the Brookfield 5-Miler are complete.

6/17/09

Happy Summer!

Nathan Bussiere (#13) was all by himself as he passed through 2 miles in 10:49. Bussiere ran the third mile in 5:04 and set a new course record. Gareth Bye (HTC singlet/hand on watch) ran a strong race to finish first for the masters. Take a look at the little guy in yellow up front. That's 12 year-old, Trevor Chambers, who ran a 6:32 pace over a moderately challenging certified 5K course at the MDC Reservoir in West Hartford. Thanks to the Hartford Track Club and to the many sponsors, volunteers, spectators, and runners. And thank you to the MDC for allowing us the use of such a wonderful facility. Thank you to the Connecticut Race Walkers. They coverd the course in fine fashion with some very fast times from some international caliber race walkers. Hey that's David Reik (visor waiving with the Seiko) at the start. Reik is one of the authors for the USATF's Road Running Technical Council's manual on Course Certification. The Course Certfication Manual is used around the world as a bible on how to layout and measure a course to exacting standards. He has a wealth of knowledge and expertise on the entire sport of running especially in Connecticut where he has run several elite times. Results for the 4th Annual Solstice Sprint 5K are posted. Photos will be up in about a week.

6/15/09

The photos from the Brookfield Parkinson's 5K are complete.

The race application for the Derby Dash 5K is available.

The race application for the Harwinton 5K is available.

6/14/09

Joe McElhoney (#37) started out fairly easy with a 5:25 first mile. The twenty-three year-old from Beacon, NY had only one other runner hanging close as he passed through two miles with a 5:35. Forty-eight year-old, Peter Lofink (#46), fresh from his 5K victory a week ago, maintained contact with McElhoney as he put down a 5:20 for his third mile. Once he knew the competition and was all warmed up, McElhoney shifted gears in the fourth mile with a 5:15 and had a solid kick with a 5:07 final mile. Yes, McElhoney set a course/race record. That's Sara Belles (#21) in the front row. Belles proved that her strong showing at the Sharon 5-Miler about a month ago was no fluke. Belles finished 6th overall in today's race and established a new women's record. Congratulations to all the runners and walkers in today's event. Thank you to the sponsors, the volunteers, the people of Brookfield, the spectators, and the Brookfield Lions Club. This newly certified 5-Mile course is fast. This is a great course for anyone to target a 5-Mile personal best. The results for the 3rd Annual Strides to Cure Diabetes 5-Miler in Brookfield are posted. Photos will be up during the week.

6/12/09

Photos from Hamilton Sundstrand are complete.

The Race application for the 10th Annual People's Forest 7-Mile Trail race scheduled for Saturday, August 1st, is posted. The People's Forest Trail race is also on the New England Grand Tree Series and it's the USATF/CT State Championship for teams and individuals. Download an application.

6/7/09

Peter Lofink smashes course record. Lindsay Millar leads the women. Lori Tunmer and Diane Miller duke it out in the power walk. Results from the 3rd Annual Brookfield Parkinson's 3-Mile Run and 2-Mile Walk are posted. Photos in a few days.

6/4/09

2000; that's when Joe Anastasio won the race, since then, it's been Joshua Adams (#1), and Glen Sitler (#5) and Greg Quinn (#4) have been on Adams tail every year. For Adams, that's eight years in a row. It was Renee Anthony (#25) Leading the women. A great race for a great cause. Thank you to all the volunteers, the sponsors, the Machinist Union Local 743, Hamilton Sundstrand, the spectators, and the runners. Results for the Hamilton Sundstrand 5K Run for the United Way are posted. Photos will be up in a few days.

6/1/09

Results from the 1st Annual Race to Rescue 5K Cross-Country at Northwest Park in Windsor, CT , are posted.

5/31/09

The USATF/CT will hold the Connecticut State Championship Outdoor Track Meet at SCSU on Saturday, June 20th. The USATF/CT Junior Olympic Track Meet will be the same day at the same place...For more information click here

Freihoffer's 2K

Results from the Fisher House Running for Military Familes 2-Mile and 3-Mile races in Bristol, CT are posted.

5/28/09

The photos from the Brookfield Mother's Day 5K are complete.

The photos from the Beacon Falls 5K are complete.

The photos from the Lake Compounce 5K and 10K are complete.

5/25/09

Results from the 31st Annual Norfolk Memorial Day 5-Mile Road Race are posted. Thank you Ken at Prime Time.

Jeffrey Wadecki (in red)- 2009 State of Connecticut 10,000 meter Road Race Champion.

Maureen Terwilliger (469)- 2009 State of Connecticut 10,000 meter Road Race Champion. And a happy finish from Madison Yurgaitis in the 5K! Perhaps a future State Champion...

5/24/09

'03=Robaczynski, '04=Adams,'05=Adams,'06=Green,'07=Robaczynski(CR),'08=Adams, and '09=Robaczynski with Adams 2nd. The Results for the 8th Race Around the Lake 3.5 Mile Run Around West Hill Pond in New Hartford, are posted. Marc Robaczynski missed record by 2 seconds...

Kyle Sousa won the Lake Compounce 10K with a new course record while Jeffrey Wadecki was second, he was the first USATF/CT runner only seconds behind. Wadecki is the 2009 State of Connecticut 10K Road Champion! Maureen Terwilliger took it out hard and never looked back as the 41-year old master dominated the women to become the 2009 State of Connecticut Women's 10K Champion. Congratulations to all who ran the 10K State Championship and to all those who ran in the record setting pace of the 5K. Results from the Trisport Media Lake Compounce 5K and 10K are posted. Photos will be up in a few days. The USATF/CT appreciates your participation. I should have team results toward the beginning of next week. Thanks.

5/16/09

That's Tim Steistkal bending over with the red head band. Tim took it out and never looked back in the 1st Annual Beacon Falls 5K. The police did make some last minute safety adjustments that shortened the course to about 2.8 miles. The results identifies a pace per mile that is set to 2.8 rather than 3.1 miles. It was a great turnout and it sure seemed like everyone had a good time! Results are posted. I'll put some photos up during the week.

5/13/09

Race applications for several new races are posted along with the Haight to Run 5K XC results.

Photos from the Granby 10K are complete.

5/10/09

Happy Mother's Day!

Results for the 13th Annual Brookfield Mother's Day 5K are posted. Photos will be up during the week.

5/9/09

Results from the Barkhamsted River Run 5K are posted and the photos from Meriden and Sharon are complete.

5/3/09

David Bridgewater (249) successfully defended his 2008 title. Mark Hixson (269) fresh off a Simsbury win and the 2007 champion finished second. The real story was the fourth place finisher. Jessica Rice (Cailey,sp), who grew up in Granby, made the drive down from Cambridge, Mass. Rice races once a year; for fun. She had fun today as she broke Jane Houston's long standing record. Results for the 38th Annual Granby Road Race 10K are posted. Photos will be posted soon.

5/2/09

Marc Robaczynski finished second to Dan Barry last year. Barry nearly broke Robaczynski's course record. Barry didn't run this year. This year, Robaczynski (in black) took out the first mile in an easy 5:20 while Claudia Camargo ran on his shoulder. Robaczyski pulled away in the second mile with a 5:06 and coasted in for the victory. Camargo ran strong and established a new women's record. Not only did Camargo shatter the old record set by Martha Perkins in 2002, but the second woman in today's race, Malika Mejdoub, was also well under the old mark and not that far behind Camargo. Results for the 24th Annual Sharon Classic 5-Mile Road Race are posted. Photos will be posted soon.

4/26/09

By 800 meters, Brittany Heninger took control, passed the uphill mile in 6:00, continued to press and extend her lead to 100 meters through the 2-mile mark. The heat laid waste upon the clydes. From start to finish, it was Heninger while, Tyler Raymond closed in to finish a strong second. Results for the 14th Annual Edmund Ganem Memorial Rotary Club of Terryville 5K are posted.

4/19/09

The old guy, Ron Lombardi cranks, and the young gun, Megan Lehmann cruises at the 10th Annual Meriden Rotary Club Daffodill Festival 5K Road Race. Results are posted. Photos will be up during the week.

4/13/09

Photos from the HTC Greater Hartford 1/4-Marathon are complete. The USATF/CT Team results from the 1/4- Marathon are posted. Click Here!

4/5/09

It was sunny with a near freezing wind chill. That's Team Hoyt up front approaching their 1000th race. Results from the Oleksak Lumber Spring 5K and Half-Marathon are posted.

4/4/09

Results from the Hartford Track Club's Greater Hartford 1/4-Marathon USATF/CT State Championship are posted. Photos will be up soon along with preliminary team scoring.

Pretak wins and is the State of Connecticut 1/4-Marathon 2009 Open Men's Champion. Long-time-no see, Gardiner wins (NJ), while Heninger takes second place and earns the State of Connecticut 1/4-Marathon 2009 Open Women's Champion title. Preliminary indications show Team EKG winning the Open Men's Team Title and The Hartford Track Club taking the Open Women's Team Title. Stay tuned for updated results and additional photos. Thank you to the Hartford Track Club, the many volunteers, sponsors, spectators, and runners for making this a fantastic season opener for the USA Track and Field State of Connecticut Road Race Grand Prix!

2/23/09

The USA Track and Field of Connecticut has a Road Race Grand Prix. There are 7 races in 2009 that have been selected as the State Championship for that particular distance.

Saturday, April 4 ,2009: The Greater Hartford 1/4 Marathon

Sunday, May 24, 2009: Tri Sport Media Lake Compounce 10K

Sunday, June 21, 2009: Branford 5-Mile

Saturday, July 4, 2009: Milford 5K

Sunday, August 2, 2009: Guilford 10-Mile

Monday, September 7, 2009: New Haven 20K

Sunday, September 20, 2009: Niantic Bay Half-Marathon

Each race puts out at least $1,500.00 in prize money. Each race is sanctioned by the USATF and the race is run on a certifed course. Everyone can run in these races. Join the USATF/CT. Join a running club. Run for a team and support our local organization. www.usat-ct.org

1/9/09

Norfolk photos are complete.

1/7/09

The People's Forest 8.5/17 Mile run is scheduled as part of the HTC Winter Series on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 10:00 AM. This is a great run for $2.00. Start, finish, and registration are at Matheis Grove in Barkhamsted on East River Road.

There are more Norfolk photos posted. I'll post more shortly.

1/4/09

Despite the reschedule date, the snow, the wind, the ice, and cold, a hardcore group of tough runners took on the challenge of the 10th Annual Norfolk Pub 10-Miler. Brian Nelson (469) lead the charge up the ice covered hill through two miles in 13:00 with master runner, Mark Hixson right behind. At the six-mile mark, Hixson had taken the lead in 35:55 with Nelson seven seconds back. The winds of Loon Brook Mountain struck many a runner down. Hixson and Nelson through caution to the wind as they pushed the pace up and over the top and back down the ice covered ninth mile. Hixson held a strong pace up the last knife-edged escarpment and cruised the final third of a mile to victory, a candy cain, a beer, $50.00, and of course; the classic PEZ. In the women's race, Brittany Heninger paced through the two-mile mark just under 16:00. This was her first race over 10K and she managed the snow covered roads, the debilitating hills, and the challenging distance very well. Heninger took the victory and made the Women's Top Ten List of Fastest Times, while Cheryl Cunningham was closing for a new women's Grand Master Record. Congratulations to all the runners at Norfolk and thank you to all the volunteers. You made this a very fun event!

Some Norfolk photos are posted. there will be more during the week.

1/3/09

Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Results are posted.

1/2/09

The Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race will take place tomorrow, Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 11:00 AM. The start, finish, registration, and parking are located at the Norfolk Town Hall on Maple Street. Race day registration opens at 9:30 AM.

Congratulations to all who competed on a very chilly New Year's Day. Keep the streak alive!

Joseph Ekuom.

Sara Belles.

1/1/09

The Brookfield 4-Mile results are posted.

Happy New Year!

12/18/08

4:15 PM

The Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 3, 2009. Same time, same place.

Stay tuned for any further updates.

3:12 PM

Due to the predicted snow storm, The Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race scheduled for Saturday 12/20/08 at 11:00 AM has been postponed.

The Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race has been postponed.

12/15/08

The Norfolk Pub 10-Miler is this Saturday at 11:00 AM. Parking, registration, the start, and finish are all located at the Norfolk Town Hall on Maple Ave. Race Day Registration opens at 9:30 AM. To learn more about the course, click here.

Top Twelve Times for Men in Norfolk Pub 10-Miler (CT00003DR)

1. Chad Johnson 26, 54:40, 5:28's, 1st in 2001

2. Peter Oviatt 32, 55:38, 5:34's, 2nd in 2001

3. Kevin Curley 26, 56:21, 5:39's, 1st in 2006

4. Eric Blake 24, 56:37, 5:40's, 1st in 2003

5. Eric Blake 26, 56:54, 5:42's, 1st in 2005

6. Jon French 24, 57:24, 5:45's, 1st in 2007

7. Joseph LeMay 38, 57:47, 5:47's, 1st in 2004

8. Dave Dunham 36, 57:57, 5:48's, 1st in 2000

9. Joseph LeMay 37, 58:53, 5:54's, 2nd in 2003

10. Jeff Niedeck 42, 59:13, 5:56's, 2nd in 2006 (Master's Record)

11. Joseph LeMay 39, 59:38, 5:58's, 2nd in 2005

12. Jeff Niedeck 43, 59:45, 5:59's, 2nd in 2007

Top Twelve Times for Women in Norfolk Pub 10-Miler (CT00003DR)

1. Claudia Camargo 35, 1:00:33, 6:04's, 3rd in 2006

2. Claudia Camargo 36, 1:01:58, 6:12's, 4th in 2007

3. Claudia Camargo 33, 1:03:51, 6:24's, 5th in 2004

4. Claudia Camargo 34, 1:04:46, 6:29's, 4th in 2005

5. Liz Fagan 28, 1:09:06, 6:55's in 2003

6. Kate Lapinski 41, 1:09:17, 6:56's in 2006 (Master's Record)

7. Molly Vreeland 36, 1:13:00, 7:18's in 2006

8. Kimberly Battipaglia 36, 1:13:34, 7:22's in 2007

9. Cheryl Cunningham 48, 1:13:57, 7:24's in 2006

10. Brigitte Boltz 43, 1:15:28, 7:33's in 2002

11. Lindsay Holmes 26, 1:16:01, 7:37's in 2006

12. Naoemi Villafane 24, 1:16:36, 7:40's in 2001

I'll post the 2008 pre registration list in another couple days.

11/29/08

The photos from the HTC 8K XC in West hartford are complete.

The photos from the Framingham 5K are complete.

Next up. The Norfolk Pub 10-Miler!

11/27/08

A new course record with a record field at the 14th Annual Framingham Thanksgiving Day Classic 5K Road Race. Results are posted.

11/26/08

Happy Thanksgiving!

Congratulations to the Hartford Track Club Men's Open and Master's Cross-Country Teams. They are the 2008 State of Connecticut Cross-Country Team Champions. It was a hard fought competition that came down to the very last race, The HTC's 8K Cross-Country Challenge. The Hartford Track Club was first in the Men's Open with 26 points and The Mohegan Striders had 29 points. In the Masters competition, both Hartford and Mohegan tied with 12 points each. Athletes Feet/New Balance had 26 points. The tie break is decided by which team's last scoring member finished closer to first place. HTC's third man was 6th while Mohegan's third man was 7th.

For the overall 2008 Team Title, the 8K race was the tie breaking race. Both HTC and Mohegan tied in the overall year-end standing for Open and Masters team competition. Whoever finished closer to first as a team in the 8K would have the advantage.

There was no women 2008 Team Champion.

For the individual 2008 Cross-Country Outstanding Performances:

Open Women's Champion Title goes to Brittany Heninger from the Woodbridge Running Company

Open Men Champion Title goes to Patrick Swift from the Mohegan Striders

Master Women Champion Title goes to Elaine Romano from Athletes Foot/ New Balance

Master Men Champion Title goes to Patrick Swift from the Mohegan Striders

Grand Master Women Champion Title goes to Elaine Romano from Athletes Foot/ New Balance

Grand Master Men Champion Title goes to Peter Hawley from the Hartford Track Club

Congratulations to all the 2008 Team and Individual State of Connecticut Cross-Country Champions. Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2008 XCGP. I look forward to seeing you next year.

The award for Best Racing Shirt Collection goes to Way Hedding from the Mohegan Striders!

11/22/08

Sometimes you fall.a In Cross-Country, falling can happen at the most inopportune time. When you fall, get up, finish the race, and sometimes you will win... That's what happened to 43-year old Mark Hixson from Simsbury. Mark not only won, but he lead the Hartford Track Club Men to an Open and a Masters team victory.

For the women, Brittany Heninger took the lead early. Beth Kraseman took control just before the 2-mile mark and continued to pull away for a solid victory. Results for the 9th Annual Hartford Track Club 8K Cross-Country Challenge are posted. This was the third and final race in the USATF/CT XC Grand Prix. I will have team scores and a whole bunch of photos posted within a few days.

11/18/08

The USATF/CT Junior Olympic XC results are posted.

Photos from the Age Before Beauty 5k Cross-Country Race are posted. This was race #2 in the USATF/CT XC Grand Prix. In the Mens Open; Athlete Foot/ New Balance was 1st with 20 points, Hartford Track Club 2nd with 43 points, and the Mohegan Striders 3rd with 61 points. In the Men's Master competition; AFNB was 1st with 8 points, HTC 2nd with 16 points and Mohegan 3rd with 24 points. Hartford Track Club took 1st place in the Women's open and masters competition.

The third and final race in the USATF/Connecticut Cross-Country Grand Prix Series is this Saturday at 10:00 AM in West Hartford. Download an app. The race is open to everyone. After two races the series stands at:

Open Men

Mohegan Striders 1 + 1 = 2

Athletes Foot/New Balance 0 + 2 = 2

Hartford Track Club 0 + 1.5 = 1.5

Master Men

Mohegan 1 + 1 = 2

Athletes Foot/New Balance 0 + 2 = 2

Hartford Track Club 0 + 1.5 = 1.5

Open Women

Hartford Track Club 0 + 1 = 1

Master Women

Hartford Track Club 0 + 1 = 1

The 2008 USATF/CT Team Championship Title will be decided this Saturday at the Hartford Track Club's 8K Cross-Country Challange. The individual standings show Patrick Swift from the Mohegan Striders as the strong contender for both the Open and Master's 2008 Men's State Champion. While Brittany Heninger from the Woodbridge Running Company looks like a shoe in...for the Open 2008 Women's State Champion, defending master's champion, Cheryl Cunningham from the Hartford Track Club might have a shot at a repeat for 2008. The big question is, what shirt will Way Hedding be wearing for this Grand Finale?

11/16/08

Cross-Country Season is in full gear. There's one more USATF/CT XC Grand Prix event.

John Citrelli lead the race from start to finish. He missed the course record by 1 second. The Athletes Foot/New Balance Team edges the Hartford Track Club in both the open and masters men team competition. Despite running 3.5 miles, Brittany Henninger lead the women's race while the Hartford Track Club women took both open and masters team competitions.

Results for the 3rd Annual Age Before Beauty XC 5K are posted. Photos will be posted during the week.

11/13/08

THE Race Application is available for the NORFOLK PUB 10-MILE ROAD RACE!!!!

The photos from Thomaston are complete.

This Sunday 11/16 is the Age Before Beauty Cross-Country 5K at White Memorial in Litchfield. This is a great race and it preceeds the USATF/CT Junior Olympics. In fact, it actually is run on the same course as the JO's. This is a race open for any individual who wants to try a fairly easy cross-country course. The race also features the USATF/CT Open and Master's Team Competition. USATF/CT teams can win prize money! Run the race and then stick around to watch the kids. You can download an app from the Race Application page and you can register at the race.

Did you know that the use of a GPS device during a race is against the rules?

11/9/08

Brian Magna (#7), from Canton, lead through the first mile in 5:10 and never looked back. Twelve-year old, Sabrina Olsen (#3) lead the women with a stellar victory and a new women's record. Results for the 7th Annual Diane Burr Memorial 5K Flag Run/Walk are posted. More photos during the week.

11/3/08

The Photo Gallery has been updated and includes; The Hartland 5K, The Kent 5-Miler, Falls Village 5K, and the Sunny Brook 5K Cross-Country.

The Brookfield 4-Mile Race app is available.

11/2/08

Race #1 is complete in the 3-Race USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix. Leading the pack for the men is Stephen Gwizdak (#305) with a victory over perennial favorite, Patrick Swift. Leading the women in a close race was Brittany Heninger over Kathy Lundin. The Mohegan Striders won the open and masters team event. They are taking home the cash. It would appear that Mohegan is preparing to take on all-comers as the Number One Cross-Country Team in Connecticut for 2008. Results from the 7th Annual Sunny Brook Cross-Country 5K are posted.

The next race in the Connecticut Cross-Country Grand Prix is Age Before Beauty 5K at White Memorial in Litchfield on 11/16. Download app.

11/1/08

Eamon Dempsey (#183) and defending champion, Jeff Niedeck (#286), passed the first mile in 5:20. Niedeck broke his previous course record in 2007 with a time of 16:36. Dempsey and Niedeck ran neck-and-neck through the first half of the race. Dempsey gradually pulled away and set a new course record. Former champion and past record holder, Margaret Banker made the drive down from Beverly, Mass. to earn a narrow victory over Torrington local, Jackie Scoville. Results from the 8th Annual Ed McGuire Memorial Culligan Cannonball 5K Road Race are posted.

The Sunny Brook Cross-Country 5K is the first race in the USATF/CT XCGrand Prix. The races are open to everyone and they include USATF Team scoring. Check it out Sunday 11/2 at 11:00 AM at Sunny Brook State Park in Torrington. Download an app

10/26/08

Luke Meyer (#162) took it out in 4:59 and never looked back. Meyer breaks 13-year old record set by Simon Peter. 2006 Champion, Paul Mwangi, lost sight of Meyer within the first mile. Mwangi breaks 11-year old Master's record to take second place. Third place went to the 2007,05,03,02 Champion, Joe LeMay, who also ran under Dave Dunleavy's master's record. Results for the 32 Annual Kent 5-Mile Pumpkin Run are posted.

Thanks for the heads up... Mwangi broke the Masters's record set by LeMay in 2007 and LeMay was 1 second slower than last year.

10/25/08

Hartland 5K, Mikey's Place 5K from Wethersfield, Mum-A-Thon 2 and 5-Mile results are posted along with photos from the NVL High School Cross-Country Championship.

Various race apps available on the race app page.

10/25/08

Hartland 5K, Mikey's Place 5K from Wethersfield, Mum-A-Thon 2 and 5-Mile results are posted along with photos from the NVL High School Cross-Country Championship.

10/5/08

Twenty-five years. That's how long it took. Brittany Heninger takes first! Ed Drapp second and Molly Vreeland takes third!

Results for the 25th Annual Highland Lake 10K are posted.

10/4/08

The 4th Annual Salisbury Harvest Heart 10K Run results are posted. Guess who won...

9/27/08

Former Hog Champion, Josh Adams lead Jeffrey McDermott through 1-Mile in 5:30. McDermott took the lead at four and lead Adams by about 30 seconds through 5 in 29:30. Adams maintaned contact through 10 but McDermott had some gas left in the tank to pull out the victory. Meanwhile, the women played musical chairs through the first seven miles. It was the 2008 People's Forest Connecticut Trail State Champion, Tracey Dickey, who seperated herself from the rotation. Dickey held the victory as the 2007 Trail State Champion, Cheryl Cunningham, was pressing a final surge. Fred Hudak continues to have a superlative running season with a solid victory in the 60+ division. Great turnout for what turned out to be a fairly dry day. This was the first year for the Hartford Track Club as acting race director. Good job. Thank you to all the volunteers, Anola for the t-shirt design, Kelly for the home-made food, and HTC Race Director Paul Wai. I like the Hog Trophy! Results and photos are posted.

9/26/08

Ray LaPointe wins the NVL Cross-Country Invitational and leads Thomaston to another overwhelming team victory. Amanda Sumner lead from start to finish and established the course record for the girls varsity while her team, Bristol Eastern, battled hard against Portland. The Portland girls were victorious. Results are posted.

9/22/08

The race calendar is no longer a detailed page. For the most accurate calendar listing, go to the Race Application page. Hartland 5K, Kent Pumpkin Run, Highland Lake, and Falls Village have all been updated.

9/21/08

Last year's course record setter, set the pace today. Mark Hixson repeats and Jennifer Caley leads the women. Results for the 5th Annual Farmington Valley YMCA 5K Classic Road Race from Granby are posted.

9/20/08

The Waterbury City League High School Cross-Country Championship Results are posted.

Updates on Whites Woods week 8 and the 2nd Night of Miles.

The USATF/CT Cross-Country Grand Prix is as follows:

Race #1 Sunday, November 2, 2008, The Sunny Brook 5K XC (Torrington)

Race #2 Sunday, November 16, 2008, The Age Before Beauty 5k XC (Litchfield)

Race #3 Saturday, November 22, 2008, The Hartford Track Club's Cross-Country Challenge 8K

The series will score Male and Female teams in the Open(5m/3f) and Master (3m/3f) Divisions with Prize Money going to the top team in each division.

9/17/08

Results for the 18th Annual Shoreline Biathlon are rain shortened to the Shoreline 5-Miler.

8/24/08

Results for the 20th Annual Sullivan 5K Run and 5K Walk at Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, are posted.

8/15/08

Results are posted for the Litchfield XC week 7.

USATF/CT Team results from the Guilford 10-Miler.

Race of Relays
Litchfield Plumb Hill Track
Saturday, August, 16, 2008
10:00 a.m.

Age Groups: male, female, and co-ed!!!
-Mixed ages (members from various age groups)
-11-under
-12-15
-16-24
-25-over

Order of Events:
-4x800
-4x100
-Shot put (Best throws by 3 individuals added together)
-Distance Medley Relay - 1200M (3 laps) 400M (1 lap), 800M
(2 laps), 1600M (4 laps)
-Long jump (Best jumps by 3 individuals added together)
-Sprint Medley Relay (400M, 200M, 200M, 800M)
-4x1600
-4x400

Awards to top 3 teams in each age group/category

Entry Fee $5.00 per individual

Payable to: Litchfield Parks and Recreation

Contacts: Katie Pratt at 567-5978 or Ashley Langer at 567-0484 or Litchfield Parks and Recreation at 567-7569

www.litchfieldparksandrecreation.org

Relay batons and shot puts provided.

8/8/08

Congratulations to Tracy Dickey and Marc Robaczynski, both from New Hartford. They are the 2008 Connecticut State Champions for Trail Running.

Below are Robaczyski's State Record Splits from the People's Forest!

Hi Will-
Here's basically what I have from
yesterday:
6:43
6:48
8:13
12:10 (miles 4 & 5; I missed mile 4
mark)
5:45
5:00

So last 4 miles were about a minute slower than 1st
three. Thanks again for a nice event!
-marc

Thanks Marc.

The Final Results for the Sandy Beach Triathlon are posted.

8/4/08

Peoples Forest 7-Mile Connecticut Trail Championship results are posted.

Litchfield Cross-Country Results for week 6 are posted.

8/2/08

Preliminary results for the Sandy Beach Triathlon are posted. Expect updates within a couple days.

7/27/08

Results from the TriSport Media presentation of the Lake Compounce 5K and 10K are posted. More photos during the week.

7/26/08

Results from Litchfield XC week 5, are posted.

7/19/08

I wrote this a while ago. Wether you are a beginner, a once-in-a-while jogger, or a grizzled veteran; it still seems relevant today.


Coping with those bad days
10/21/2003

So you have done all the proper training, you've read all the right books, studied all the race archives, and put in the hours of dedication required to reach your target race goal.The big day arrives.No aches, no pains; you're rested and well prepared to take on the challenge.The gun goes off and shortly thereafter you realize that the race you've spent all this time targeting is quickly turning out to be a disaster.A spectacular masterpiece of lost time, shattered dreams, and a performance that leaves you in a great depression.

Just as every runner has his day, every runner will experience a bad day. Some runners experience the bad day more than others.And sometimes the bad day is just too overwhelming to shake off.Life isn't all candy and roses and learning how to cope with a bad race is strictly something that requires on the job training.There is no quick and easy answer in how to cope with the pain, anxiety, and disappointments that come with a bad race.

Establish an action plan.When you find yourself adrift in the throws of a tough performance, set some very short and specific goals (i.e. Run to the next telephone pole, walk to the next telephone pole, then run the next telephone pole).Once into your recovery plan, try a gradual expansion of the plan (i.e. walk one telephone pole leg then run the next two legs, then the next three, etc.).The point of this exercise is to not give up and to get your head back into the race.Unless faced with injury, finishing the race under such adverse conditions can become a bright spot in the aftermath.It's very painful getting a ride back to the finish.

Running is a fine line between composure and breakdown.Once the athlete is in good physical condition, running the race becomes nearly a ninety percent psychological effort.Every runner has his or her own way of coping with the anxiety prior to the race.Some runners are very talkative during their warm up period.Some runners become very quite and distant as they begin to focus on the task at hand.A certain level of confidence is mandatory.Many runners spend time in distress and doubt prior to the gun.For some of these runners, this has become their way of coping.Going into the race with less than great expectations is their way of relieving the tension and avoiding disappointment in a mediocre performance.

I believe that a runner that has made the effort, demonstrated a forward progression, and is clear and free of injury, should expect great things!When the great things don't materialize and the performance actually regresses, the athlete needs to try to take some positive thoughts away from the performance, no matter how bad it was.This is how the athlete can begin recovery.This is how you can break out of the depression.Take time (a half day for every bad mile).The grieving process takes time.It's perfectly normal to be down after a bad race.Try not to let it linger.Your friends will appreciate your depression and like you a lot better if you try to stay upbeat. Get yourself up and training again for a different distance, a new target race with adjusted goals, and remember that one bad race does not mean that you are a bad runner.This is how you become a veteran runner.This is how you succeed at life.

7/18/08

It was a busy week in Litchfield. The Night of Miles was Tuesday and the XC Series was Thursday. There were notable dignitaries at the Track; including, Rod Dixon, Carol McLatchie, and recent Running Hall of Fame inductee, Priscilla Welch. Rod made a special appearance at the Cross-Country race on Thursday.

Results from week 4 of the Whites Woods Summer Series Cross-Country are posted.

WHITES WOODS SUMMER SERIES CROSS-COUNTRY TOP TEN TIMES:

3K Summer Series
Male Course Record: 9:21, Mike Hall, New Milford ‘07

1. Mike Hall, New Milford (9:21) ‘07
2. Bob Davenport, Litchfield (9:42) ‘04
3. Mike Owens, Goshen, (9:44) ‘04
4. Steve Pretak, Torrington (9:49) ‘04
5. Peter Kanieg, Medford, Mass. (9:53) ‘06
6. Dan Berry, Sheffield, Mass. (9:59) ‘04
7. Spencer Sass, Litchfield (10:03) ‘05
8. Jeromie Schumacher, Morris (10:05) ‘08
9. Roger Mahieu, Colebrook (10:24) ‘05
10. Trevor Doyon, Bantam (10:28) ‘0

Female Course Record: 11:01, Kelly Wallace, South Windsor, ‘03

1. Madeline Marecki, Morris (11:11) ‘04
2. Emily Mallick, Torrington (11:18) ‘05
3. Andrea Szarkowicz, Watertown (11:38) ‘05
4. Jill Snopkowski, Torrington (12:00) ‘04
5. Hannah Bourne, Litchfield (12:15) ‘05
6. Megan Bobinski, Torrington (12:16) ‘08
7. Katie Pratt, Bantam (12:20) ‘05
8. Emmy Sass, Litchfield (12:48) ‘04
9. Sabrina Olsen, Thomaston (12:57) ‘06
10. Eibhlin McKenna, Litchfield (13:10) ‘06

TOP 10 TIMES: 4K Summer Series
Male Course Record: 14:08, Rich Klauber, Thomaston, ‘06

1. Rich Klauber, Thomaston (14:08) ‘06
2. Josh Olsen, Thomaston (14:20) ‘06
3. Tim Olsen, Thomaston (15:04) ‘06
4. Kyle Courtney, Litchfield (15:11) ‘06
5. Eric Normandin, Thomaston (15:41) ‘06
6. Roy Lapointe, Thomaston, (15:47) ‘06
7. Jeromie Schumacher, Morris (15:52) ‘07
8. Dan Lane, Goshen (15:59) ‘06
9. Greg Lush, Thomaston (16:06) ‘07
10. Rob Breakell, Goshen (16:16) ‘06


Female Course Record: 15:36, Heather Burns, Woodbury, ‘01

1. Anna Shields, Harwinton (16:35) ‘06
2. Andrea Szarkowicz,Watertown (17:58) ‘07
3. Sabrina Olsen, Thomaston (18:08) ‘07
4. Katie Pratt, Bantam (18:48) ‘06
5. Carol Morenz, Thomaston (19:37) ‘06
6. Melanie Marecki, Morris (19:22) ‘06
7. Hannah Bourne, Litchfield (20:46) ‘06
8. Sara Iannone, Northfield (21:09) ‘08
9. Lucy Aziz, Litchfield (21:12) ‘06
10. Madeline Funk, Litchfield (21:13) ‘06


TOP 10 TIMES: 5K Summer Series
Male Course Record: 15:14.64, Richard Klauber, Thomaston, ‘08

1. Richard Klauber, Thomaston (15:14.64) ‘08
2. Josh Olsen, Thomaston, (16:23) ‘07
3. Jeremy Schmid, Litchfield (16:24) ‘08
4. Dan Lane, Goshen, (16:40) ‘0
5. Bob Davenport, Litchfield (16:43) ‘07
6. Kyle Courtney,Litchfield (16:57) ‘07
7. Jeromie Schumacher, Morris (17:02 ‘08
8. Eric Normandin,Thomaston (17:07) ‘07
9. Gabe Olsen, Thomaston (17:16) ‘08
10. Justin Redente, Morris (17:25.07) ‘08
Tim Olsen, Thomaston (17:25.47) ‘08

Female Course Record: 18:05, Smita Gypta, Wallingford ‘03

1. Annmarie Tuxbury, New Hartford (20:29) ‘08
2. Katie Pratt, Bantam (20:53)’07
3. Sabrina Olsen, Thomaston (21:00)’-7
4. Chloe Bourne,Litchfield (21:16.85) ‘07
5. Paige Davenport, Litchfield (21:39) ‘07
6. Carol Morenz, Thomaston (21:49) ‘06
7. Eunice Bussom, Southbury (21:54) ‘07
8. Ashley Langer,Bantam (21:55) ‘07
9. Elizabeth Buttrick, Torrington (23:20) ‘07
10. Jodi Russo, Thomaston (23:56) ‘07

7/17/08

Results from the first 2008 Night of Miles at Litchfield are posted.

7/16/08

Results for the Litchfield Cross-Country Series (week 3) are posted.

The Hog's Back Half-Marathon Race Application is now available for a free download.

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