Lone Gull 10K Race Report 2018

Lone Gull 10K Race Report
2018 CRC Race Series #12
September 30, 2018
Weather: Sunny and 60F

Last weekend CRC traveled to Gloucester for the 10k competition of the USATF

Grand Prix.  The picturesque course resembled a travel brochure for the New England coast.  While rolling hills had us thinking, “only 58 feet above sea level?” at the halfway point, the big downhill at mile five (and Jason Stewart’s cheering) helped us finish strong.  The result was many PRs and big improvement in team scoring compared to last year!
Featuring a couple ladies racing for CRC for the first time (Kristen Glennie and Velina Chavarro) the women finished 9th out of 21 teams. Kristen, Cassie Short, Brittany Saia, Karyn Benson, and Steph Habura (PR) combined for a time of 3:41:21 — an improvement over CRC’s time from last year by 23 minutes! Other notable performances on the women’s side include Chloe Andersen’s PR which she had tried to break multiple time since moving from St. Louis, and Sarah Soltau’s PR (with the encouragement of her pacer, Kun Song) the day after a 15 mile long run.
With a combined time of 3:04:25, the CRC men ran about 19 minutes faster than last year. PRs from the top three finishers: Kyle Coffee, Wesley Mather, Brian Boudreau, and solid performances from Tyler Silverman and Greg Saia earned CRC a 15th place finish (out of 25 teams). However, the big improvements extended beyond CRC’s top five: Tom Salvon’s strong finish resulted in a new PR, and Hans Gould lowered his Lone Gull time last year by seven minutes.
Other notable efforts include:
* Brittany and Greg Saia followed up their first evening with an overnight babysitter with an early morning 10k.
* Peter Barzdines ran his longest road race (that wasn’t a hike up Mt. Washington) in a couple years.
* Nursing an Achilles injury Brendan Peltier started out slowly, but yelled out words of encouragement as he passed over half of the CRC field.
* After not appearing in the results, Wes had the officials check a redundant timing system to confirm that he had actually run the race.
Congrats to all who raced and good luck in the upcoming fall races!
Place  # Name                     Age  AGrp. Club                          City                 St.  Time     Pace
 70  149 Kyle Coffee              27 M M2029 CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB        Somerville           MA   34:22.9  5:32 
 75  460 Wesley Mather            26 M M2029 CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB        Brighton             MA   34:31.1  5:34  
135   74 Brian Boudreau           29 M M2029 CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB        Somerville           MA   36:53.7  5:57 
179  669 Tyler Silverman          32 M M3039 CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB        Quincy               MA   39:10.9  6:19
191  639 Greg Saia                35 M M3039 CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB        Quincy               MA   39:26.4  6:21 
242  565 Brendan Peltier          25 M M2029 CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB        Salem                MA   41:45.4  6:44
245  281 Kristen Glennie          22 F F2029 CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB        Roxbury              MA   42:03.1  6:47
258  666 Cassie Short             26 F F2029 CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB        Brighton             MA   42:55.8  6:55
287  638 Brittany Saia            30 F F3039 CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB        Quincy               MA   44:02.3  7:06
298  642 Tom Salvon               26 M M2029 CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB        Somerville           MA   44:35.4  7:11
302   51 Karyn Benson             34 F F3039 CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB        Boston               MA   44:38.2  7:11
352  303 Steph Habura             28 F F2029 CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB        Somerville           MA   47:42.4  7:41
379   18 Chloe Andersen           26 F F2029 CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB        Somerville           MA   48:43.6  7:51
437  745 Velina Chavarro          35 F F3039 CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB        Brighton             MA   51:29.1  8:18
443  288 Hans Gould               40 M M4049 CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB        Somerville           MA   51:49.5  8:21
457  680 Sarah Soltau             33 F F3039 CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB        Watertown            MA   52:40.0  8:29
627   41 Peter Barzdines          66 M M6069 CAMBRIDGE RUNNING CLUB        Watertown            MA 1:00:10.0  9:41

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