Our final race of the 2010 was not unlike the first race of 2010--up Chalybes and with bitter cold wind. Jeff Sheldon was the big winner in 13:53 while Marge DeMarrais was first woman and sixth overall in 15:37. Despite running up and down the hill all year, it just doesn't get any easier. Though there was a small debate about ease of running Chalybes in cold vs hot weather. Discuss. Welcome back Eagle Scout Noah. We liked you better when you brought cookies. Good to see the Masopust Sisters back for another run in Roxbury and exciting to have Joseph in his debut (?) at the full distance. Predicting that the Danay family will be a force to be reckoned with! Mark says he's "sorry" for missing the final race and awards. Yeah, well, sorry won't mend our broken hearts or defrost our frozen fingers. And we imagine that Brian dressed and ran like a ninja so successfully that we didn't know he was there.
Following the race was the modestly anticipated year-end awards ceremony. As expected, Jeff Sheldon was the run away winner with 2,231 points in 2010. Congratulations, Jeff, on being the only person to amass more than 2,000 points and on doing it twice. "Thanks to everyone at Roxbury who showed up each week. I couldn't have achieved this milestone without beating all of you. Often." said Jeff. Three-peat women's champion, Mary Schafer said, "Can we hurry up? I'm freezing. You skinny runners make a lousy windblock." Massive thanks to Scott and Bob who make the race happen every week. We wouldn't be here without you! Congratulations to all award winners!
Men: Jeff Sheldon, Mark LoSacco, Chris Deming, Mike Abraham, Jeff Tindell, and Chuck Rocca
Women: Mary Schafer, Theresa Krebs, Cynthia Shaw, Lynnie Zuback, Deb Lemien, and Krystal Koenig
Rookie of the Year: Michelle Marcisz
Most Improved: Emily Davis
Bob Lewis Achievement Award: Amanda Deming
Sweatshirt awards: Sorry I do not have a complete list of sweatshirt award winners. Awards were allegedly based loosely on service, loosely on attendance, and evidently heavily on being male.
As you run out into the world away from Roxbury for these cold, dark months, please remember to run towards traffic and dress like a Day-Glo rainbow threw up all over you. For those of you who can't possibly make it to February 19 and the start of season 35 without doses of Chalybes, Ranney, or Squire, runners meet 8:30 every Saturday morning at the Roxbury Market regardless, and often in spite, of weather and holidays. Running route TBD weekly. Check the Facebook group for potential updates or just to keep in touch.
A final reminder that the Roxbury Marathon is next Saturday, December 11, 8:30 am. Registration starts at 7 am. If you have not yet volunteered to help out, please do. In particular, we need someone to keep the fire going during the race (forecast is 25-40, partly cloudy, ie: br!), additional volunteers at water stops, and volunteers at the finish line. And whether you or running or volunteering (but particularly if you are volunteering) please carpool to Roxbury and park away from Hurlburt Park. We anticipate a big crowd and thus a full lot. Ditto everything for the Roxbury Half Marathon on December 18. Please email Scott if you have questions.
And finally, Chris Norris wakes coffee up in the morning.
|Roxbury Race Series 2010 - Race #40 - December 4 - Up Chalybes|
|place||name||age||time||pace per mile|
|48||Lee Anne Zarger||56||26.49||11.10|
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