Monday, June 02, 2008

Corrib Pub 5K gets high marks, high finishes from NETT

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood of West Roxbury on Sunday at NETT members gathered to run the Corrib Pub 5K and assemble at Dave and Doris' for the post-race cookout and social festivities. UPDATE: We even made the West Roxbury Newspaper's BLOG.

First the race. As is becoming the norm these days, the Coyotettes completely showed up us menfolk by putting two women in the top 6 places in this race of more than 1600 people. Let me repeat that: Two women in the top six women (both of which ran 25K trail race last weekend!) Impressive. Mary Smith got the turnover rolling to crank out a sub-21 effort, good for 3rd woman overall and tops in her age group. And not far behind was Adrienne Cyrulik who also rebounded from the Pineland Farms race extremely well to lay down a 21:17 good for 6th place (note: results have her as 7th, but we counted--she was 6th dammit--one of those two ladies in front of her in the results doesn't really exist, trust me).

Excellent job ladies!

On the men's side, Crazy Dave didn't quite rebound from Pineland Farms quite as successfully putting in a 17:15 good for 9th overall. Dave Mingori, who has spent every free waking moment for the past three months skiing down various parts of the Presidential Range, cracked the top 20 with a 17:50, good for 5th master.

As promised, the post-race festivities were the real draw at this one, though. After we watched the awards ceremony, where Mary represented us proudly, it was back to the house for some burgers, beeaahs and socializing. It was great to see NETT faces old and new mixing together.

The NETT awards were handed out to the following folks in attendance (and some not):

Multisporter of the Year: Jerry the Tick De Zutter
Performance of the Year: Leo Fahey (Blue Hills trail race)
Workout of the Year: Alex Miller (6x1000m @ 3:15 avg on the Bentley track and not even breathing hard!)
Recruiter of the Year: Tina Wang for her last-minute heroics at Wayland XC among others.
Relay Leg of the Year: Nicholas for his swim leg on the Wang Dynasty Team at the Sudbury Triathlon.
Best Recipe: Oona Chamberas' Cinnamon Eggs!
Team Performance of the Year: Andover XC Race (Mens and Women's Champions). Honorable mention: Lynn Woods (three complete teams) and Mt. Hood Melrose.
Most Sorely Missed: Dmitry Drozdov.

Note: All photos courtesy of Frank KJ Productions

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