Weve listed it as the New England Walkers 5K. Ken Mattsson prefers to call it the USATF-New England Developmental 5K Racewalk series. Bill Harriman simply refers to it as the Danehy Park race. By any name, its one of the most popular regular events on our calendar, and it resumes on Sunday, March 12.
These low-key 5-kilometer races, held at 9:30 a.m. on the second Sunday of every month from March through October in Danehy Park in Cambridge, MA, offer good competition and coaching. The races are judged but no one is disqualified semicolon the judges instead offer encouragement and useful advice. We hope to see you there on March 12, as a walker or as a volunteer judge. For more information, contact Bill Harriman at 978-640-9676 (before 9:30 p.m.).
Our other major event of the month is the National Masters Indoor 3K Championship at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 26 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. To avoid a late fee, you must submit your application by March 6. For further information, contact the New England Track and Field Office at 617-566-7600.
Kathy and Ken Hayden 3.7ish-miler -- D.W. Field Park, Brockton, MA, Feb. 21. A successful Year 25 of our Presidents Day tradition. Again, we found the gates locked to vehicular traffic, which meant: a.) We had to park a healthy distance away, b.) Racers had to either climb over or go around two swing gates on the course, and c.) Free of danger, the emboldened resident ducks and geese spread themselves over the entire road as our course passed the water edge, forcing us to navigate around them, too. But the weather was nice, the course was impeccably plowed after the snowstorm of two days before, and our usual strong turnout gave us a good start to the outdoor season.
|1.||Brian Savilonis (49) Greene RI||31:05|
|2.||Stan Sosnowski (49) W. Kingston RI||31:27|
|3.||Joe Light (52) Westerly RI||31:43|
|4.||Bill Harriman (52) Tewskbury MA||33:32|
|5.||Steve Vaitones (44) Waltham MA||33:49|
|6.||Paul Schell (62) Malden MA||37:05|
|7.||Charlie Mansbach (55) Newton MA||37:13|
|8.||Justin Kuo (45) Brookline MA||39:15|
|9.||Tom Knatt (59) Concord MA||40:07|
|10.||Steve McAvoy (48) Everett MA||43:13|
|11.||Jim Brown (51) Dover MA||43:39|
|12.||Tom McDonough (75) Nahant MA||47:38|
|13.||Luciano Spinoso (32) Boston MA||56:07|
|14.||John Robinson (74) Lynn MA||52:57|
|1.||Annie Montgomery (52) Concord MA||38:22|
|2.||Mary Flanagan (40) Marshfield MA||38:40|
|3.||Pamela Hoss Brookline MA||40:08|
|4.||Sheila Danahey (48) Mystic CT||42:27|
|5.||Suzanne Brown (49) Raynham MA||42:55|
|6.||Michelle McDonough (34) Boston MA||56:07|
|7.||Andrea Ganno (32) Boston MA||64:27|