June Race Report

The month of June started out with one of Brian McNeiece’s 5K races in the Desert. Thank you to Brian for organizing this unusual and fun event.  Following the Desert 5K, The Katie DeCubellis Road Race was well attended by the club. 17 of the 27 members who ran, placed in their age group. Great job runners! On the 21st, the NRA tradition of running the Mt. Washington Road Race continued, with 9 club members running to the summit, and Joe Behl placing 3rd in his age group! Way to go Joe! Thank you to Jim Sullivan for handling the registration and thank to all who helped with the logistics. It was a group effort! Good luck to everyone training for this month’s Blessing of the Fleet 10 Mile Road Race and remember to mark your calendars for the Run4Kerri on Sunday August 3rd.  http://www.run4kerri.com/
Happy running!
Nicole Rattay
NRA Secretary 
Summary of Race Results including NRA Friendlies
MA – Jun 1: Provincetown 10K 
2/34   ELIZABETH MARCHETTI   45:17  7:18
CT – Jun 7: Pawcatuck Lions 5K
Jeffrey Vuono             1 50-59               19:28.0 6:17/M
Stephen Schonning    5 50-59               22:04.0 7:07/M

RI – Jun 8: Katie DeCubellis 5k Road Race
2   17:45  5:44    1 40-49    2 M      Brian McNeiece
      6   19:39  6:20    1 50-59    6 M      Peter Barbera
10   20:07  6:29    1 60-69   10 M    Vincent Hey
11   20:12  6:31    3 50-59   11 M    Dave Tetreault
14   20:24  6:35    6 50-59   14 M    Tim Coffey
19   21:03  6:47    3 30-39    4 F       Sadie Gillett Madison
21   21:18  6:52    2 40-49    6 F       Laurie Feit-Melnick
22   21:32  6:57    1 12-14   16 M     Ryan Coffey
24   21:37  6:58    4 30-39    7 F       Nicole Rattay
29   22:03  7:07    9 50-59   21 M     Ken Abrams
30   22:15  7:11    2 50-59    9 F       Amy Rice Kingston
31   22:17  7:11    1 60-69   10 F      Mary Camire
37   22:58  7:25    3 12-14   26 M     Flynn Sullivan
38   23:02  7:26   11 50-59   27 M    Jim Sullivan
42   23:12  7:29    6 30-39   13 F      Joyce Lin
46   23:25  7:33    2 60-69   15 F      Terri Martland
48   23:32  7:35   14 50-59   33 M    Tim Kobylenski
51   23:47  7:40    2 60-69   35 M     Ray Isacco Ports
61   24:37  7:56    4 60-69   42 M     Jim Cotter
86   27:05  8:44    2 09-11   55 M     Adam Melnick
93   27:44  8:57    6 60-69   60 M     Ken Straight
197 37:54 12:14     2 01-8    103 M   Luke Williams
198   37:55 12:14   13 40-49   94 F    Lisa Garzilli
210  40:55 13:12     3  01-8    108 M  Dante San Antonio
211  40:57 13:13     15 40-49 102F    Michelle San Antonio
242 48:44 15:43     3  70-98   121M  Tom Nanthaniel
243   48:45 15:44    20 40-49  121F   Melissa Nathaniel
CT – Jun 8: Litchfield Hills Road Race
68/160  M5059 1:06:25  9:22 Tim Kobylenski
MA – Jun 8: 10th Annual Father Bullock 5k
FRED ZULEGER, III     0:37:15    12:01
CT – Jun 13: Niantic Bay 10K
Jeffrey Vuono    1 50-54               39:56.0 6:26/M
RI – Jun 14: 49th Annual Gaspee Days 5K
5     5/5      M-OPEN     KEVIN O’NEIL            16:37.8   5:22   16:38.2
30    5/167  M4049        BRIAN SWEENOR     18:46.6   6:04   18:46.6
33    5/5      F-OPEN      KAELA O’NEIL           18:54.5   6:06   18:54.6
387   30/81  M5059        TIM KOBYLENSKI      26:12.4  8:28   26:12.4
913   5/14    M7099        FRED ZULEGER  III    32:03.7 10:21   32:05.0
RI – Jun 14: Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 8th Annual 5k
41    RAY ISACCO                           4 60-99               22:47.3     7:20/M
42    TERRI MARTLAND                 1 60-99               22:50.0      7:21/M
MA – Jun 21: 18th Marion Village 5K Road Race
Fred Zuleger III        33:34 10:48
RI – Jun 21: Blackstone Valley Prep 5K
Dan Hartnett              20:59.44
RI – Jun 21: Jog for Julie & Dana Farber
Brayman, Andrea      36:43.96
NH – Jun 21: 54th Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race
Paul Letoile                 M4549  12/98   1:29:39 11:48
Nicole Rattay              F3539   6/48    1:37:07 12:47
Aroline Hanson           F3034  16/53    1:39:29 13:06
Ryan Blazejewski        M3539  35/77   1:47:00 14:05
David Tetreault            M5054  43/91   1:47:10 14:06
James Sullivan            M5054  50/91   1:52:08 14:46
Patrice French             F5054   9/48     1:54:15 15:02
Gene French               M5054  80/91    2:11:33 17:19
Joseph Behl                M7074   3/10     2:12:54 17:30
RI – Jun 22: Blackstone Valley Prep 5K
Dan Hartnett              20:59.44
RI – Jun 25: Colt State Park 5K
RICH FALVO                 24:26  7:53

Joe Behl, 3rd in age group at Mt. Washington.

 

 

Narry Runners at the 54th Mount Washington Road Race, Saturday 21 June 2014. Here pictured prior to the start of the 7.8 mile hill climb are Left to Right, David Tetrault, Murray Norcross, Aroline, and Terry Delaney. Also participating, but not in the photo, Jim Sullican Joe Behl, Ryan Blazyouski, Paul L’toile, and Nicole Rattay.

Some of the NRA team at Mt. Washington

Some of the NRA team at Mt. Washington

Desert 5K

Just a couple of pictures from Brian’s Desert 5K. Here are a few of the runners before the start.

Four Desert 5K participants (pre fun)

Four Desert 5K participants (pre fun)

The following photo shows Brian giving pre-race instructions. Thanks to Brian for setting up the course, which was easy to follow.

Pre-race instructions

Pre-race instructions

Here’s a runner crossing the finish line, which is encountered just after a hard hill.

The finish line

The finish line

Finally, here are three runners who have just finished the race.

Catching their breath

Catching their breath

May Race Report

The month of May supplied us with beautiful running weather. Our biggest turnout, as a club, was the Matty’s 5K Run on Memorial Day, May 26th.  Kaela O’Neil,  placed 1st female overall with a time of 19:02. A blistering 6:08 pace per mile. Great job Kaela!  In the age groups results, Keven O’Neil, Diane Senecal, Peter Barbera, Vinny Hey, and Mary Camire all placed 1st, while Tim Coffey took 2nd. From our 2nd Generation Team, Ryan Coffey ran a super fast time of  20:31 (6:37/M). Way to go Ryan! Check out the results below. These guys rocked it!
At the Cox Marathon Jeff Vuono was 2nd in his age group, running 3:07:53. This is less than a month after he ran 3:03 at the Boston Marathon. Wow, very impressive Jeff!!  Jeff also placed 2nd at the Narrow River 10K, 6 days later. Speaking of the Narrow River 10K, congratulations to Terri Martland for placing 1st in her age group. Great job Terri!
Patrice and Gene French ran the Wachusett Moutain 10K Race on May 24th, in preparation for Mt. Washington on June 21st. This should be good training for their run up the mountain. See more about this race here. Wachusett Mountain
Happy running,
Nicole Rattay

NRA Secretary


Summary of Race Results including NRA Friendlies

RI – May 3: Chieftain Challenge 5K 
2/31  Alison Cleary     23:21  7:32
RI – May 4: Cox Marathon
Jeffrey Vuono       3:07:53  7:10   2/107 M5059
Austin Becker       3:16:03  7:29
James Sullivan      3:47:41  8:42
David Heskett      3:53:29  8:55
Michael Scott       4:08:38  9:29
RI- May 4: Cox Half Marathon
Michelle San Antonio   1:44:01  7:56
Lisa Garzilli                 1:53:29   8:40
Jim Cotter                    1:57:31  8:58
RI – May 10: Shad Bloom 10K
Susan Russell      1:05:37.0 10:35/M
RI – May 10: Narrow River 10K
Jeff Vuono         40:13      6:29   (2nd overall)
Terri Martland    49:20      7:57   (1st in age group)
Steve Wright       49:59     8:04
David Heskett    50:05     8:05
Ray Isacco          50:45     8:11
Mike Scott         66:42     10:45
NH – May 11: Pack Monadnock 10-Mile Race
Rick Cota              1:41:44
RI- May 16 SNA 5K By The Bay
Vinny Hey      19:31   6:17   (3rd place male)
Steve Wright  22:15   7:09   (2nd place in age group)
VT – May 17: Allen Avery Raptor Run 5 Miler
Michelle Powers    1:20:56    16:12
MA – May 24: Wachusett Mountain race
Patrice French       57:05
Gene French         1:13:46
RI – May 26: Matty’s Run 5k Run & 1.5 Walk
Keven O’Neil                16:30.0       5:19/M   1 40-49
Kaela O’Neil                 19:02.0       6:08/M   1 Top Fin
Diane Senecal              19:06.0       6:10/M   1 40-49
Peter Barbera              19:16.0        6:13/M   1 50-59
Vincent Hey                 19:38.0       6:20/M   1 60-99
Timothy Coffey            19:50.0       6:24/M   2 50-59
Dan Hartnett                20:12.0       6:31/M
Ryan Coffey                 20:31.0       6:37/M
David Tetreault             20:30 (?)
Laurie Feit Melnick      20:37.0        6:39/M
Mary Camire                21:40.0        6:59/M   1 60-99
Fred Zuleger III           33:04.0        10:40/M
Lisa and Michelle - Cox Half Marathon on May 4, 2014

Lisa and Michelle – Cox Half Marathon on May 4, 2014

April Race Report

Congratulations to NRA member Elise Hedglen , who ran the Big Sur marathon on Apr 27th. Elise had some successful training races along the way. On April 5th she ran the Big River Half Marathon, the last in the trail series, where she came in first and was age group champion for the series. Great job Elise!

Mike and Amy Grzybowski  finished the Gettysburg Marathon together in 3:58:18. Great job Mike and Amy!

Congratulations to Andrea Brayman on her performance at the Jamestown Bridge 10K. Andrea placed 1st in her age group running 45:08:16 (7:16 min per mile) Way to go Andrea!

The Narragansett Running Association Ladies Team placed 1st at the 11th Annual Nutrition Fuels Fitness 5K. The team was represented by Melissa Nathaniel, Rebecca Allen, and Tracy Smith. Congratulations Ladies! Racing kudos to Peter Barbera for placing 1st in his age group.

After training in frigid conditions all winter, the seasonable spring weather was a  challenge to the runners of this years Boston Marathon. Some notable performances were by Gordon Fletcher,  Jeff Vuono, Dave Tetreault, Vinny Hey, and Bridgette McPhilips.  See results below. Thank you to Dave T, Peter Barbera, and others who dealt with the increase security of this years race and were able to get runners to and from the race with minimal inconvenience.

Just a week later, the NRA  had a strong showing for the Rhode Island State Police 5K - take a look at the results below. How many folks ran the Boston Marathon and the RISP 5K?

Most Races: Fred Zuleger ran 7 races for the month of April! (That we know of).

Keep it up everyone. See you on the roads soon! If i missed anyone please let me know. Thank you.

Summary of Race Results including NRA Friendlies
RI – Apr 5: Crazy Coyote Chase 5K
Fred Zuleger III     34:01   10:59/M

RI – Apr 5: Big River Half Marathon & 10k Trail Races
 John Gadrow         2:12:53   10:09/M
 Elise Hedglen        2:14:26   10:16/M
 John Peabody         2:14:53   10:18/M
 Michael Scott        2:37:17   12:00/M

MA – Apr 5: 34th Annual Boston Tune-Up 15K
 Rick Cota Wakefield    1:10:05 0:07:31

RI – Apr 6: Jamestown Bridge 5K & 10K
 Andrea Brayman       45:08.16        7:16/M            
 Fred Zuleger III        1:18:32.52     12:39/M         

MA – Apr 6: 20th Annual Officer Thomas J. Giunta Memorial 5k Road Race
  Fred Zuleger III        38:03.0     12:16

RI – Apr 12: Rocky Hill River Run 5K
  Keven O’Neil            16:59.29  5:29/M
Mary D’Arcy              22:19:69  7:12/M

RI – Apr 12: 3rd Annual Bunny Hop 5k & 1k Fun Run
  Fred Zuleger          32:25.3     10:25/M

RI – Apr 13: WTAC Clamdigger 5K & 5-Mi
  Jeffrey Vuono                  31:50.0      6:22/M
  Rick Cota                        36:07.0      7:13/M
  Elizabeth Marchetti         36:20.0      7:16/M
  Joe Behl                          41:27.0      8:17/M

RI – Apr 13: 11th Annual Nutrition Fuels Fitness 5k
  Peter Barbera          
  19:26                 6:16 /M                  
  Rebecca Allen          
22:26                7:14  /M                   
  Tracy Smith             
23:38                7:37 / M                                              
  Melissa Nathaniel    
23:59                7:44 / M             
  Fred Zuleger  
           32:29                10:29 /M                            

RI – Apr 19: Rotary Run for Reading
   Fred Zuleger            
   32:57 10:38/M            

RI- April 21: Boston Marathon  
Gordon Fletcher                      3:01:13        6:55/M
Jeff Vuono                               3:03:21         7:00/M
Dave Tetreault
                      3:17:30    7:32/M
Vinny Hey                        3:19:16     7:37/M
John Gadrow                   3:24:04     7:47/M
Bridgett McPhillips         3:24:24     7:48/M
Andrea Brayman            3:32:13      8:06/M
Ron J. Longolucco,        3:33:51      8:10/M
Peter Barbera                 3:34:48      8:12/M
Christopher Spaight       3:38:08     8:20/M
Claire Gadrow                3:42:15     8:29/M
Laurie Feit-Melnick       3:42:47     8:30/M
Mary D’Arcy                  3:45:11     8:36/M
Michelle San Antonio    3:53:36     8:55/M
Tammy Mcneiece,         3:57: 53    9:05/M
Brian Mcneiece,             3:57:53     9:05/M
Peter Rumsy                   3 :59:27     9:08/M
Pat Ferrigno                  
4:05:26      9:22/M
Lisa Garzilli                  
4:09:23       9:31/M
Deb Lysik
                  5:12:42      9:39/M    
Wendy Constanza          4:30:53      10:20/M
 Frank A Pazienza
        4:57:20      11:21/M
Amanda DeMagistris    5:17:47       12:08 /M

RI – Apr 27: Rhode Island State Police “5K Foot Pursuit”
  Keven O’Neil             16:55.9    5:27/M
  Peter Barbera            19:36.4    6:19/M
  Chris Shardlow         19:59.3    6:27/M
  Rick Cota                  21:05.3    6:48/M
  David Tetreault         21:13.8    6:50/M
  Ken Abrams              21:20.3    6:53/M
  Mary Camire              21:32.3   6:56/M
  Claire Gadrow            21:32.8   6:57/M
  Amy Rice                   22:05.8   7:07/M
  Stephen Schonning    23:05.9   7:27/M
  Rich Falvo                  23:39.9   7:37/M
  Laurie Feit-Melnick    23:41.6   7:38/M
  Diane Senecal            23:41.6   7:38/M
  Adam Melnick           23:41.8    7:38/M
  Melissa Nathaniel      23:55.0    7:42/M
  Diane Adams             24:42.0    7:57/M
   Jim Cotter                25:55.4     8:21/M
   Fred Zuleger III        31:14.4    10:04/M

Gansett Does Boston

Thank you Murray, for the following:

On Saturday April 19, 2014, in keeping with the Narragansett Running Association’s mission to give back to our running community, NRA members, Terri Martland, Ray Issaco, and Murray Norcross, volunteered at the Boston Athletic Association’s 5K Race, that kicks off the Boston Marathon weekend. Over 10,000 runners turned out for the BAA 5 K that started on Charles Street near the Boston Common, over nearby streets, Beacon, Arlington, and Commonwealth Ave, ending back on Charles Street after taking the runners down Boylston Street and over the heralded BAA Marathon Finish Line near Copley Plaza. Terri, Ray, and Murray were assigned to the T shirt station where they distributed over 10,000 race shirts to the finishers. The weather was cool to start but Sunny. A near perfect 5K race day. A television crew from CBS News invited Terri, Ray, and Murray up to the CBS News Morning Show for a visit to their booth after learning that they had traveled up from Rhode Island to help out at the race. The nationally televised “CBS This Morning News” broadcast with Charlie Rose will come live from their outdoor news room set up on Boston Common. In the photo attached, Terri, Ray, and Murray are sitting in the news anchor chairs with a spectacular view of Boston’s Back Bay area that includes the John Hancock Tower, The Prudential Tower, and The Boston Public Gardens. CBS News will be covering the 118th Boston Marathon from this special news set on Monday April 21, 2014 beginning at 0700 am on local CBS affiliate Channel 12, WPRI in Providence.

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Thursdays from Camire’s

Today’s Thursday run is the last from Camire’s before moving back to the beach for the summer. Thanks to Murray for supplying the following two photos. The first shows the runners assembled in front of Camire’s before a recent Thursday run, and the next shows some of those people running down the bike path.

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March Race Report

Party bus on the way to the New Bedford Half Marathon. Diane Sencal, Chris Spaight, Dave Tetreault, Nicole Rattay, Mary Camire, Vinny Hey, and Laurie Feit-Melnick.

Driving to the New Bedford Half Marathon. Diane Senecal, Chris Spaight,  Nicole Rattay, Mary Camire, Vinny Hey, and Laurie Feit-Melnick.

We had some very impressive performances the past few weeks leading up to Spring Marathons. With the winter coming to an end and the chilling weather behind us, a few NRA runners are in the final stretch to Boston, Cox Providence, Big Sur, and Gettysburg Marathon.

Brody Williams (age 11) ran a PR of at the Beat the Chill 5K. Make sure you congratulate this superstar the next time you see him! Congratulations to Diane Leith-Doucett for placing 3rd in her age group at Oceans Run Half Marathon. Way to go Diane! Diane ran a 1:35:20 which is a 7:17 pace. A BIG congratulations to Stephanie Canter who ran her first half marathon at the Oceans Run. Breaking two hours with a time of 1:51:37. Keep up the good work Stephanie! Despite the pouring rain, the NRA had a good showing at the Quonset 10 Miler. Paul Letoile placed 2nd overall, with a time of 1:08:48. Laurie Feit-Melnick took first place for the women and 3rd overall running a time of 1:12:18. Congratulations to Laurie and Paul, your hard work paid off!

The New Bedford Marathon went off without a hitch. A little windy at times but overall a nice day for running. Vinny Hey and Mary Camire placed first in their age group, while Diane Senecal took 2nd for the masters division. This race draws in some of the best runners in New England. Great work team!! The NRA welcomes back runner Glenn Anderson from his hiatus. Glenn ran the Pound the Pavement 5K on March 29th. Great to have you back Glenn!

Summary of Race Results including NRA Friendlies

Mar 1: Beat the Chill 5K
Rick Cota 23:30. 7:35/M
Lisa Garzilli 27:17 8:48/M
Brody Williams 27:16 8:48 /M
Fred Zuleger 33:19. 10:45/M
Luke Williams 45:25 14:39/M
Rob George 45:31. 14:41/M

Mar 9: Oceans Run Half Marathon & 5K
Diane Leith-Doucett 1:35:20 7:17
Peter Rumsey 1:38:47 7:33
Austin Becker 1:40:07 7:39
Rebecca Allen 1:41:12 7:44
Pat Ferrigno 1:42:11 7:48
George Ross 1:48:55 8:19
Michelle San Antonio 1:42:58 7:52
Melissa Nathaniel 1:49:36 8:22
Stephanie Canter 1:51:37 8:32
Diane Adams 1:54:36 8:45
David Heskett 1:54:36 8:45
Lisa Garzilli       1:54:57 8:47
Mary D’Arcy       1:54:57 8:47
Amy Grzybowski       1:55:22  8:49
Michael Grzybowski    1:55:22  8:49
Deborah Lysik         2:00:40 9:13

Mar 16: 37th Annual New Bedford Half Marathon
DIANE SENECAL 1:25:07 6:30
VINCENT HEY 1:27:35 6:41
AUSTIN BECKER 1:29:33 6:50
CHRIS SPAIGHT 1:30:05 6:53
NICOLE RATTAY 1:30:22 6:54
JOHN GADROW 1:33:50 7:10
LAURIE FEIT-MELNICK 1:34:31 7:13
MARY CAMIRE 1:38:04 7:29

Mar 22: Brrr-lingame 5 & 10 Mile Trail Races
John Gadrow 44:15 8:51
John Peabody 44:00 8:48
Elise Hedglen 53:57 10:47

Mar 29: Pound the Pavement 5k
Glenn Anderson 24:10.0 7:48/M
Adam Melnick 25:24.0 8:12/M
Laurie Melnick 25:28.0 8:13/M

Mar 29: Run The Reservoir 15K & 5K
CHRISTOPHER SHARDLOW 1:04:33 6:57
JIM COTTER 1:34:12 10:08
FRED ZULEGER III 1:54:25 12:19

Mar 30: Quonset Point 10 Miler and 5k
Paul Letoile 1:08:48 6:53
Laurie Feit-Melnick 1:12:18 7:14
Gordon Fletcher 1:12:19 7:14
Mary Camire 1:14:35 7:28
Rebecca Allen 1:16:42 7:41
Michelle San Antonio 1:20:03 8:01
Lisa Garzilli 1:24:07 8:25
Tammy McNeiece 1:25:56 8:36
David Heskett 1:30:37 9:04
Vincent Hey 1:30:38 9:04
Deborah Lysik 1:38:47 9:53
Fred Zuleger III 2:05:37 12:34