Monday, September 08, 2008

NETT takes to the trails at Wrentham, Fitchburg and Carlisle

Well it was a busy weekend out on the trails for the Mini Ponies, with NETT Men going 1-2 at both the Wrentham Forest Challenge and the NMC Overlook 7 Mile trail race in Fitchburg while the ladies mucked it up at the Run Like a Girl 8K.

In Fitchburg Sunday, it was Dave Mingori topping the results list a mere 9 seconds in front of Young John Kinnee for the win in 45:31. Dave reports: "It was a VERY wet with some rock ledge sections on a descent around mile 5 that were downright dangerous. I actually walked around a couple of them. 2 stream crossings that were calf deep. Real nice trails that I'd like to go back and explore more. John and I ran together for the first couple miles when I pulled away and gapped him by probably 30-40 seconds. He hung very tough, got a 2nd wind and began closing, forcing me to really push that last hill."

At the Wrentham Forest Challenge 20K Trail Race on Saturday, it was Crazy Dave and Chris Smith working together to finish 1-2 flying the NETT flag all the way. (Results not available yet). The course was well marked and a bit more rugged than expected which equated to a lot of fun running. It was so fun, in fact, that Marshall Randolph decided to run nearly an extra mile out there.

Rather than go cherry picking like the rest of us, Mr. Young took on the well stacked Run to Fall 5K XC Race up in NH, finishing 16th in 18:28.

Not to be outdone, the NETT Ponyettes showed up in force at Jennifer Shultis' Montrail Run Like a Girl 8K trail race in Carlisle. I'm sure I'll miss someone, but Karen Ringheiser was fifth overall in 37:51, Chrissy Durden 29th, Deb Robertson 31st. Congrats to the ladies on these fine performances and congrats to Jennifer for pulling off a great race in its first year.

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