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An Cù Liath Irish Pub City Run

Worcester, MA, July 30, 2007

Overall results

by Scott

An Cù Liath Irish Pub City Run

An Cù Liath Irish Pub
11 Kelley Square
Worcester, Massachusetts 01610

Hosted by the
Somerville Striders Athletic Club
Pretty low key night at the Greyhound, if you consider police chases low key that is.  That's right another Monday Night chase through the calamity that is Kelley Square. The reality is there really never is a low key night at our run. Loads of people out on the street, mostly cheering us on, usually with a look of confusion, as well as lots of traffic to run through. All part of the urban landscape that makes running in the city a good time.
It was a battle of the Kevins tonight with Hardiman and Morrisey going head to head. Not since the epic battle between Rita Jeptoo and Jelena Prokopcuka in '06 at Boston can I remember such true grit. This was an eye of the tiger type moment and Hardiman, still reeling from his crushing defeat at this past weekends "Worcester Pub Run", lost by a step. To quote the group of youngsters that heckled myself and a couple other guys as we ran past I offer these word of encouragement... "Pick it up Ladies" !!
Running icon Stu Thurston took a tumble before the race courtesy of some of Worcester's fine sidewalks.  As tough runners are wont to do Stu brushed himself off, and slightly battered and bruised, hit the road to run with the rest of the gang.  I'll make the apology for the crappy sidewalks even though I have nothing to do with their state of disrepair, but in fairness I will point out that I had to dodge a dead raccoon at mile 5 at this years "Stus 30K"  so I'm calling it even.   SS
3.5 Mile results:
1.   Mike Weinberg                           Worcester                  24:07        GC/CMS/NMC
2.   Ken Hutton                                 Marlboro                    24:16        HCS
3.   Sarah Joyce                                Worcester                  24:56        CMS
4.   Ernesto Soto                               Worcester                 24:56         CMS
5.   Kevin Morrisey                            Worcester                 24:28
6.   Kevin Hardiman                          Worcester                 24:29
7.   Jack Goolsky                               Rutland                    27:12          CMS
8.   Ken Deary                                   Dudley                      28:28          CMS
9.   Eddie Sanborn                             Worcester                28:29
10. Scott Stevens                              Holden                     29:12          SSAC
11. Art French                                   Shrewsbury               29:33         CMS
12. Tracy Flynn                                 Shrewsbury               30:20          CMS
13. Susan Leo-Johnson                      Worcester                 31:45
14. Marta Carlson                             Paxton                      32:58         CMS
15. Cyndy Curley                               Sterling                     33:28         CMS/NMC
16. Stu Thurston                               Boylston                    34:55         CMS
people who do it on their terms:
1.   Dave Krom                                      Worcester             34:24   CMS    4.6 mi
2.   John Hendrick                                 Berlin                    24:04   CMS   2.3 mi
3.   Ed Shindle                                       Holden                  7:10     GC   1.15mi
SSAC= Somerville Striders Athletic Club
CMS= Central Mass Striders
HCS= Highland City Striders
GC= Genesis Club

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