Three Records, Three Predicted Times
The Harriers weekly tour around Forest Park returned to the 10K
course where, inspired by the Christmas sounds of Kenny G emanating
from the Picknelly homestead at the one kilometer mark, three new
age records were set.
Towse duplicated last week’s feat by slicing over two minutes off
Doug Blanchard’s record for 65 year old men, from the 46:49
standard Doug set over 12 years ago to an eye opening 44:20. Not to
be outdone, Doug raced around the picturesque park in 55:00 flat, a
full four and a half minutes faster then the 77 year old veteran ran
just two weeks ago.
Langevin added her name to the record books as the 18 year old
Wilbraham Harrier toppled the 44:34 mark set by Kathy Holt fifteen
years ago, (Christina was only 3 at the time) with a fine 43:05
Rivera raced to his second consecutive Snowstorm Classic victory in
34:27, out running Paul Fratini (35:21) and Mike LeMay (36:24),
after which Dr. Mike proudly introduced the newest member of his
family to his Harrier teammates. Master honors went to GSHer Celio
Hernandez (37:31) while newly minted senior Tim Brown made the most
of his new age category with a first place 42:34 clocking.
Carolyn Webber won the women’s title as well as master’s honors
with an impressive 41:37, with Christina second and Kristina DePeau
third in 43:34.
for the first time in the 23 year history of the Snowstorm Classics,
all three predicted time winners ran exactly the time they had
predicted, ie., Tom Whelan ran 44:00, William O’Neill ran 46:00,
and Dave Martula ran 48:02. There ain’t nothin easy to win anymore.