Thursday, July 05, 2007

July 4th race roundup

NETT divided up on July 4th to hit at least three races in the area.

The biggest contingent of MiniPonies gathered out at the Great Harvard 4th of July 5 Miler. Paul Miller led the charge taking 7th place in 28:13 (Note: Paul did NOT wear his Union Jack shirt in the 4th of July race).
Young John Kinnee was 17th overall in 29:43, just two spots in front of Jerry De Zutter, who cracked the top 20 in 30:27. Also putting in a solid race at Harvard was Toledo Joe Hardin, clocking a 31:47, while Big Leo Fahey ran 43:20 and Extra Irish Dave Burney put in a 46:33 effort.

Another major NETT contingent took to the roads at the Chelmsford, Mass. John Carson 2 miler, a hometown favorite for many NETT members. NETT stalwart Ben Winther teamed up with our pal Ryan Hunt to clock out 11:39 together—great to see the teamwork. And the Chamberas family--Anthony, Bridget and Thomas Chamberas--teamed up with Cindy Winther, running together to finish in 22:22 (if you look real close in this pic you can see Anthony pushing Thomas and Bridgie's tucked in back in the pink shirt--always so stylish). And Big Ben’s dad Ted was just a few clicks back as well--get that guy a singlet!!.

Out in Southbridge (wherever the hell that is) Dave Mingori represented well, clocking a 28:27 in the 58th Leonide J Lemire 4.9 Mile Road Race. Love to see that NETT floating in the CMS sea in the results. Nice work as always Dave.

Early reports from the Concord, Mass. race are that a timing clusterf-k caused everyone to pay their $20 entry fee but receive no results. Dima F and Karen Ringheiser swear they were there and ran it, though. We''ll take their words for it.

Paul Young took on a challenging 5-miler at the Sons of Italy race in Lawrence to finish 4th overall in 30:44 (when Patrick Moulton runs 27:35, you know it's a tough course!).

And down in Duxbury, Crazy Dave suffered through another near-PW clocking a 23:30 at the Duxbury Road Race, getting passed mid-way by a guy pushing a babyjogger--although he's been "practicing" for that moment in workouts for a couple weeks now thanks to Paul and Alex!

I’m SURE we missed a few others out there, so shoot me an email and give your race reports and results to share. Misery loves company and admitting it is the first step to recovery.

(Photos courtesy of See his site for more pics of the Harvard and John Carson races!)

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