Season 38 kicked-off
under pleasant December skies with first timer Chris Pelliccia
winning the overall in his first go at it. The unattached 32 year-old took top
honors in a respectable time of 18:42 and joins the SnowStorm Classic (SSC)
all-time winners list (aka Hall Of Fame) with 144 others.
Western Mass Distance Project’s and all-time SSC Female win leader Dawn Roberts notches her 47th win at 22:18 in just her 108th race. That gives Dawn an incredible ‘Kill Percentage’ of 45.3%!. This sounds like a great new stat for the website to me…
77 years young Harrier Lyn Walker established a new mark in an impressive 25:41. That would score a 91.04% on the 2015 WMA tables! For those not familiar with age grading this mark is considered world class meaning a time that would be competitive with the best in her peer group at international competitions or roughly on par with an open male runner 5k time around 14:15.
In the unofficial team competition, Empire One Running Club, lead by Matthew Killian, posted a convincing win over host club Greater Springfield Harriers. EORC top five runners posted an average time of 20:34 to GSH's 21:44
Thanks to all our volunteers: Peter Fratini, Craig Balderston, Brian Goddu, Jim Gurzenski, Peter Vangsness, Neal Lamberton, Doug Geurtin, Mary Guertin, Ken Clark, Peter Stasz, Iwona Boruch and Race Director Art Roberts. Apologies if I forget anyone...
38th Annual Snowstorm Classic Race# 480, Week 3 of 13 - 5km Saturday December 16, 2017 Forest Park, Springfield, MA USATF Course Certifciations: 5km #MA12049JK, 10km #MA12048JK - Hosted by Greater Springfield Harriers http://www.harriers.org/SnowStorm/index.html firstname.lastname@example.org Place Name Bib# Div/Tot Div Ag Club Time Pace Points ===== ========================= ==== ======== ===== == ============================== ======= ===== ====== 1 Bryan Dec 655 1/07 M0119 19 17:10 5:32 1000 2 James Kopcsay 1016 1/23 M2039 34 18:15 5:53 940 3 Jason Beaver 83 2/07 M0119 16 EMPIRE ONE RUNNING CLUB 18:35 5:59 923 4 Chris Pelliccia 325 2/23 M2039 32 18:57 6:06 905