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April 2014
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Category: Open MeetingGLRR Club Meeting

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March 31, 2014 7:30 pm

Monthly Club Meeting; socializing, race updates, club news, raffles, drinks and appetizers. New members and lurkers welcomed and encouraged.
Frequently we have guest speakers (check the main page for updates and news).
Meeting starts at 7:30 PM at the Princeton Station, 147 Princeton St., Chelmsford, MA.


Princeton Station
147 Princeton Street
North Chelmsford MA 01863

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Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs

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April 5, 2014 8:00 am

These runs are on from April 1st through December 31st. During January and February we do the Fudgical 5K series on Saturdays morning in Tewksbury. During March we train for the Boston Marathon on the Boston course.

For more information: CLICK
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GLRR Office
116 Merrimack Street
Lowell MA 01852

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Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs

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April 12, 2014 8:00 am

These runs are on from April 1st through December 31st. During January and February we do the Fudgical 5K series on Saturdays morning in Tewksbury. During March we train for the Boston Marathon on the Boston course.

For more information: CLICK
HERE


GLRR Office
116 Merrimack Street
Lowell MA 01852

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Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs

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April 19, 2014 8:00 am

These runs are on from April 1st through December 31st. During January and February we do the Fudgical 5K series on Saturdays morning in Tewksbury. During March we train for the Boston Marathon on the Boston course.

For more information: CLICK
HERE


GLRR Office
116 Merrimack Street
Lowell MA 01852
http://www.glrr.net/running/group-runs/

Category: Open MeetingAnnual Hall fo Fame and Awards Dinner

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April 19, 2014 6:00 pm

Adults $10, kids 16 and under $5

RSVP to hof@glrr.net with number attending by April 8th required.

Schedule of Events
6:00 - 7:00 Drinks (cash bar) & Social
7:00 - 7:45 Dinner*/Year in Review
8:00 - 8:20 Scholarship Awards
8:30 - ??? GLRR Awards & HOF Awards
after Annual Picture and Raffle (good stuff - well some good stuff)

*Dinner consists of Chicken Broccoli Penne, Meatballs, Assorted Sandwiches, Fresh Fruit Tray, Tossed Salad, Coffee and Tea



Princeton Station
N Chelmsford MA 01863

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Category: RaceBoston Marathon

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April 21, 2014 N/A

Ride the famous GLRR Boston Bus
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Category: Board/Planning MeetingGLRR Board Meeting

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April 22, 2014 7:30 pm

The monthly board meeting of GLRR Officers. Discussions include upcoming events, membership totals, budgetary items, and general day to day operation of the running club.
These meetings are open to all club members. Email president@glrr.net, vice_president@glrr.net or secretary@glrr.net for more information.


GLRR Offices
114 Merrimack St.
Lowell MA

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Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs

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April 26, 2014 8:00 am

These runs are on from April 1st through December 31st. During January and February we do the Fudgical 5K series on Saturdays morning in Tewksbury. During March we train for the Boston Marathon on the Boston course.

For more information: CLICK
HERE


GLRR Office
116 Merrimack Street
Lowell MA 01852
http://www.glrr.net/running/group-runs/

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Category: Open MeetingGLRR Club Meeting

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April 28, 2014 7:30 pm

Monthly Club Meeting; socializing, race updates, club news, raffles, drinks and appetizers. New members and lurkers welcomed and encouraged.
Frequently we have guest speakers (check the main page for updates and news).
Meeting starts at 7:30 PM at the Princeton Station, 147 Princeton St., Chelmsford, MA.


Princeton Station
147 Princeton Street
North Chelmsford MA 01863

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Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs

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May 3, 2014 8:00 am

These runs are on from April 1st through December 31st. During January and February we do the Fudgical 5K series on Saturdays morning in Tewksbury. During March we train for the Boston Marathon on the Boston course.

For more information: CLICK
HERE


GLRR Office
116 Merrimack Street
Lowell MA 01852
http://www.glrr.net/running/group-runs/

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Upcoming Events

  • April 19, 2014Saturday Morning Training Runs
    8:00 am, Group Runs
  • April 19, 2014 – Annual Hall fo Fame and Awards Dinner
    6:00 pm, Open Meeting
  • April 21, 2014 – Boston Marathon
    N/A, Race
  • April 22, 2014 – GLRR Board Meeting
    7:30 pm, Board/Planning Meeting
No events scheduled today

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2014 GLRR Hall of Fame, Awards and Reunion Night

2014 GLRR Hall of Fame, Awards and Reunion Night

Saturday April 19th, 2014 – 6PM
Princeton Station
117 Princeton St, North Chelmsford MA

Please RSVP to Glenn by Saturday April 12th so we can get a headcount for dinner

2013-HOF

This year is the year of the women!!!  We have four great and well deserving inductees: Patty Foltz, Diane Geehan, Kara Molloy-Haas and Liane Pancoast.  It should be an awesome night and it would be a shame if you missed it.

As usual – the evening includes the year in review slideshow, scholarships to five worthy local graduating seniors, our 2013 club awards and the hall of fame induction.

Plus the raffle at the end of the night – with some really good prizes – so stick around for that. Right before the raffle we ask that everyone gather for our annual club picture.

To help defray some of the cost – we will be charging a small fee at the door. The fee will be $10 for adults and $5 for kids 16 and under.

Schedule of Events
6:00 – 7:00 Drinks (cash bar) & Social
7:00 – 7:45 Dinner*/Year in Review
8:00 – 8:20 Scholarship Awards
8:30 – ??? GLRR Awards & HOF Award
after Annual Picture and Raffle (good stuff – well some good stuff)

*Dinner consists of Chicken Broccoli Penne, Meatballs, Assorted Sandwiches, Fresh Fruit Tray, Tossed Salad, Coffee and Tea

Soggy Chickens at An Ras Mor

Mother Nature decided to mess with us a little more before she let March go.  We all awoke to pouring rain – so we knew it would be a wet An Ras Mor 5K.  Although soggy – the weather was pretty close to ideal for running (but for standing around drinking fuzzy logic beer – not so much).

Ryan Gough

The young (and not so young) men of GLRR found the conditions to their liking.  The Men’s Open team ran to sixth place – led once again by Ryan Gough in 15:25 (good for 11th overall and 3rd 30-39).  Next to the line was our home town man – Steve Gendron in 15:53.  Andrew Downey continued to amaze – this time with a 16:06.  Matt Theodoros was our fourth man in 16:30 and scoring from “the old, but not that old” division was the forever young Mark Reeder in 16:34 (good for another Reeder first in the 50-59 division).

Our Masters Men, thanks to Mark scoring down to them, pulled out a fourth place finish.  Following Mark were Mike Girouard (17:02), Kevin Carnabucci (17:45), Shawn Conway (17:47) and Chris Hancock (17:54).  Well done!

In the Senior division, with Mark leading the way, we had EJ Hrynowski in 18:03 and then a man even more ageless than Mark – Mr Vet: Bill Dixon who ran a head shaking 18:23 (taking the 60-69 division by more than a minute).  Rounding out the Senior team was Dave Penn who crossed in 20:52 and a new face (a neighbor of mine) Dan Ahern in 21:02.  All in all the Senior Men powered to their third straight second place finish.

In the old man Veteran division, we are so lucky to have the best Veteran in the country!  So with Bill leading the way, plus Chip Man (21:03) and Glenn Stewart (21:06), the green team cruised to their third straight win over their rivals at CSU to remain atop the USATF standings.  So with 3 of 7 contests behind us the Green Vets hold a 3 point Grand Prix lead.  Hmmm…  will I be forced to run the marathon?

 

Candice Gagnon

On the ladies side – they were a bit under-manned (no pun intended).  So with a small, soggy, but very determined squad, the ladies gave it their best.  At the Open level they were led by Candice Gagnon in 19:36.  Next in was Katie Gessler (20:21), Sue Donovan (scoring down from Masters in 22:21), Sarah Moseley (23:13) and Allyson Casey (23:44).  The ladies placed ninth.

In the Masters division, Sue was supported by our senior ladies Liane Pancoast (23:44) and Mary Casey-Gorman (24:26) to place seventh.  Liane and Mary were supported by our lady veteran Patty Foltz in 24:32 to take fifth for the Senior team.

Next up is the Rib Fest 5 Miler on Father’s Day June 15 at the Anheuser-Busch complex in Merrimack, NH.  To have the club pay your entry to the race you need to sign up using our web request form by May 15.

[pictures courtesy of Tomas Cole via Flickr]

The Green Thunders Into New Bedford

The Green Team flooded New Bedford with 72 runners.  It was the largest USATF team at the Half Marathon.  And it showed in the results as we had runners throughout the results – front to back.

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Ryan Gough

Up front for us was Ryan Gough, who once again showed why he is one of the top runners  in New England.  He ran finished in 1:10:20 good for 17th overall and third in the 20-29 division.  And this was despite having to stop at mile 4 to re-tie a shoe.  Next in was Andrew Downey who proved that Jones was no fluke with a 1:13:22 on Sunday.  The parade of awesome newcomers continued with Daniel Button finishing as our third man in 1:15:30.  Bash Zaganjori was right there with Daniel, finishing just one tick back and Justin Patronick seems to have put is injuries of 2013 behind him as he was only 11 ticks behind Bash.  The placed our Open Men in an impressive seventh.

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Lauren Liuzzo

On the ladies side of the ledger – Lauren Liuzzo went well under 7 minute miles to finish in 1:26:11 (though I hear was tad disappointed – having wanted a 1:24).  Supporting Lauren were the ageless one – Trish Bourne (in her first GP race as Senior – she took 2nd in the 50-59 division) and Melissa Scott.  Trish crossed the finish line in 1:30:01 and 1:29:30 net time.  Melissa, perhaps worried about her knee injury, started waayy back from the start line.  It took her almost two minutes to reach the start line, so her 1:30:49 put her behind Trish, but faster in net time – 1:29:08.  So all three ladies exceeded that magic 7 minute pace!!  It was good for seventh for the Women’s Open.

[A note to all runners – GP team scoring is based on Gun Time!  It didn’t cost the ladies, but it can.]

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Carmen Liron-Espana

Needless to say Trish’s run helped power our women’s Masters and Seniors teams.  At the Masters level it was Trish followed by Kristen Allen who powered right by me to finish in 1:36:58.  Next over the line was Carmen Liron-Espana in 1:40:11.  Carmen gets the toughest in New Bedford.  She was running with Bethany Knoettner when at 11 miles a spill took Carmen to the pavement and left her bleed profusely from her chin.  With the spectators aghast, she leaped back to her feet to carry the Lady Masters to fifth.  She later went to the ER for two stiches.  Now that is one tough chick!

Liane Pancoast is so happy to have Trish as a Senior.  Liane continues her journey to Boston with a 1:41:50 and was followed by Lynn Graham in 1:46:08.  This placed the Lady Seniors in a strong second place.

Back with the old guys – EJ Hrynowski again led the Masters and the Seniors with a 1:19:36.  Mike Girouard was again right there with EJ, finishing just four ticks back.  Mike’s buddy Shawn Conway was not far back in 1:21:07.  Then we had the current old man of the Senior team – 57 year old Dave Oliver.  But age doesn’t seem to be factor for Dave – he just keeps truckin’ – this time to 1:21:45.  Right behind Dave was Ken Cain (coming off his Fudgcicle championship) in 1:22:19.  That placed the Men’s Masters in sixth.

As at Jones, with strong Seniors scoring down to the Masters team meant the Seniors team would be very strong.  But interestingly the Seniors were strongly supported by our top Vets to place the Men’s Seniors third!  EJ and Dave were supported by Senior Jim Garcia in 1:22:43.  The fourth and fifth team scorers were Tom Peters in 1:31:55 and Chip Mann in 1:32:20 – both of whom are 61.

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Tom Peters

So if the Seniors were third – where did that place the Veterans team??  First place of course.  Tom and Chip went 2nd and 4th overall in the 60+ division, so they didn’t need much help – just a warm body.  And they got one in Glenn Stewart who finished in 1:38:16.  It was the second straight victory for the Men’s Veterans, who after two races lead CSU by two GP points.

Boston Training Runs March 15, 22 and 29

BT GroupWe are now entering our third week of Boston Training Runs.  Starting this week the runs are from Hopkinton to Boston College (22 miles).  These are point to point runs – you can not just show up expecting to run.

YOU MUST EMAIL ME BY THURSDAY to be included.

Also because these runs are point to point, you cannot drive yourself.  We meet at Drum Hill.  We drive you to Hopkinton.  We provide water stops.  And we you pick up at BC and bring you back to Drum Hill.

If you fail to email me by the Thursday before the run – we may not be able to accommodate you.

You can read all the details of the runs here.  We will be doing this run March 15, 22 and 29.

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