NMC Summer Newsletter Now Available

Hot off the press, the NMC late summer newsletter is now available. Our editors have been working overtime for this!!

Updates!!!

Race Results have been posted for Fresh Pond and for Lynn Woods. I have added pictures for both the Donnelly Tavern Race and the Lynn Woods Race.

Please join us next Tuesday the 10th for the inaugural Temple 10K hosted by Jim Fay. Race starts at 6:30, and directions are on Summer Series schedule. I hear there may be a re-match of the Fitchburg boys vs the Templeton boys!!!

Our Lynn Woods race went off without a hitch- it was so smooth even our Race Director John Robertson was able to do the race. 23 Started, 23 finished- and nobody left any skin or blood behind!!! Once you reached the top at the fire tower- you were rewarded with a nice view of the Boston Skyline!!!

Upcoming Summer Series Races...

Join NMC at Westford Academy in Westford Mass Thursday 7/15. Walkers start at 6:15 and Runners at 6:30. This is a 3.6 mile course- and is located off Patten Rd.

Next Tuesday the 20th we invade Donnelly's Tavern on Summer Street in Lunenburg for the Summer edition of them Lunenburg Hills(5 Miles worth)- it is a GREAT downhill finish!!!

Burbank 5 Mile Trail...

Twas a hot steamy night atop Nurse Hill!! The scent in the air was thick with a combination of much bug spray and the impending rain. The runners were coming- the runners were coming. The North Medford Running Club was coming to invade the Trails!

We all know Burbank is outpatient only now, and some say the woods have been haunted since! The Trails knew the runners were here- and it was their time.

One body went down 100 yards in, two more went down a half mile in...all told 15 went down at least once- and some multiple times. The blood, the sweat, the skin, and the tears that was left behind told the tale- the trails fought back! Was it the walking rocks, or was it the wandering trees? Was it the tall grass grabbing our ankles- or the linbs bending to slap us aside? Sounds like a pretty routine trail race to me.

I say Stay Tuned!!! There will be a rematch Sunday September the 12th starting from Saima Park at 10AM.

Results have been posted to the Results Page

A Huge thank you to all the volunteers... the Water stop boys, the 2 wheeled sweep team, the timers, the markers, and the heralded NMC Trail clearing crew.



Additional photos here- and courtesy Paul McDermott
http://picasaweb.google.com/mcdermott.paul11/NorthMedford5MiTrailRace#

Burbank 5 Mile Race 7/13/10

The next stop on the NMC Summer Series Tour is at Burbank Hospital!!! Go to top of hill and take right and pass the Emergency Room. Race will be in the old Helicopter Landing Pad beginning at 6:30.

Much of the technical stuff has been removed from the old 7 Mile course and condensed down. There are still some rocky stretches beginning at the 3/4 Mile, again up around the Overlook dam, and finally just after the 4 Mile mark.

It promises to be a hot one- bring plenty of Bug Juice- you WILL need it!!
Google Map of course!

Full Size- go here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/117286734472111067985/NMCCourses#

Congrats to the newest Number 1 Rat!!!

Congratulations to our own Jimmy Impescia on his performance over the last year running the Hockomock Rat Series. On June 27 up in Montpelier Vermont- Jim was crowned the #1 Rat for the 2009-2010(and final) Rat Series.


Photos- Courtesy of Paul McDermott

For those who don't know what this entails- it is a series of 20 mandatory races(including back to back Marathons)- and 5 to 7 Optional Races. Other NMC members who ran part or all of the series include-
Paul McDermott, Larry Morris, Bob Sullivan, Peter Orni, Ray Boutotte, Ted Ridout, Dan Dodson, Jeff Gould, Jim Gaffney, Jim Fay, and Jim McDermott.

Additional Photos here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/mcdermott.paul11/LastTripOfTheRats#

Summer Series Updates!!!

Attendance at the Summer Series continues to be strong- even in the heat we've had lately.

Many thanks to the Highland City Striders and Central Mass Striders for attending our Whitney 5K race in Hudson... 54 runners in a 98 degree night!!!

Our Ron and Tom Boone 10K had to be re-routed and shortened, when an accident on Clark St closed the road 10 minutes before the start of the race.

Results have been posted for Whitney 5K, Boone 4 Miler, and even the Phillipston Fire 5.5 Mile race held back in June

Pictures have been posted in Photos for 2010 Mt Washington, and the Boone race in Gardner.

NMC Mt Washington Wrap-Up

The 50th Annual Mt Washington Road Race was held this past Saturday June 19th- on an extremely hot sunny day. The day was one of those few that you can see clear skies the entire way.

As a club- we did very well- but our 50 yr old Senior Womens Team took First Place Honors WAHOO!!! As a result of that- the top 3 Women in that division get to by-pass next years lottery. Big hands for Carolyn Finch, Deb Wallgren, and Sandy Superchi.

Big thanks- and Congrats to the volunteers- with the heat and sun- the Fluid Stations were hoppin'.

A link to pictures will be posted soon
Please read the attached from Ken Parker

06/19/10 - Mt Washington 2010

Summer Series Update

Results from the Greyhound Pub Mr Bean Memorial & Boxford State Forest races have been posted in Results section.

Please join North Medford Club this coming Tuesday 6/22 for the Lake Dennison 4 miler. Take Rt 2 West to Exit 20(Baldwinville Rd)- right off the ramp and follow to end. Take Right on Rt 202 until a left a Lake Dennison Recreation area. Race begins from the Beach at 6:30 PM.

Kickoff of Summer Series- Bob Hersey 5 Mile

On June 1st- NMC kicked off its Summer Series of Races for 2010 with the Bob Hersey Memorial 5 Miler. Thunder and Lightning kept the crowd thin, but that meant for Food for the rest of us!!!

Winner for the Men was Brian Allen @ 30:16, and first for Women was Heidi Bixby-Handy @ 39:09. Full Results have been posted in the Results heading.

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