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NMC Summer Series
Merrimac 7 Mile Handicap

Merrimac, MA, August 20, 2002

7 Mile Handicap Race

NORTH MEDFORD CLUB
MERRIMAC  7 MILE HANDICAP
MERRIMAC, MASS.
AUGUST 20,2002

This is a handicap event.  The runners are asked to "handicap" themselves by estimating 
the time they think it will take them to run the 7 mile course.  Then they are sent off 
from the starting line according to their estimates.  The clock is started assuming a 
70:00 minute run, so the handicap time listed is the amount of time the clock has been 
running before the runner leaves the starting line.  Most runners wait until the clock 
has run for the "handicap" amount of time before they leave the start.  Some of the 
runners leave the start at the same time the clock is started and they do not have a 
handicap at all.  Still others, leave BEFORE the clock has started and they time 
themselves (are you confused yet?)  The runners who crossed the finish line in 1st, 
2nd, 3rd and 5th places all left the start before the official clock was started.  They
handicapped and timed themselves.    
Place    Total      Handicap    Net	Name    		Age	Club	Town                     
  1          			94:06  	Louise Rossetti         81    	NMC  	Saugus
  2           	      		95:17   Russ Syrjala            55    	NMC  	Athol
  3                           117:40   John Robertson         	77    	NMC  	Lynn
  4    64:27         14:00     50:27   Jim Colburn             53              Merrimac
  5    69:29              	99:29   Tom McDonough       	76    	NMC  	Nahant 
  6    65:41         17:30     48:11   Rick Hersey             51   	NMC   	Medfield
  7    66:34          3:30     63:04   John McDonough      	40    	NMC   	Lynnfield
  8    67:41         14:00     53:41   Paul Poisson            51    	NMC 	Hudson,NH
  9    67:53         24:30     43:23   John Webber            	45    	W/C  	Amesbury
 10   68:33          10:30     58:03   Chet Fortier            69     	NMC  	Seabrook
 11   69:09          10:30     58:39   David Duval             54     	NMC   	Fitchburg
 12   69:09          24:30     44:39   Jeff Gould              37  	NMC 	Westminster
 13   69:45           3.30     66:15   Ken Robichaud        	49     	NMC 	Leominster
 14   70:14          14:00     56:14   Peter Dennechuk     	51     	NMC   	Westford
 15   70:32          24:30     46:02   Jim Cocozella          	49     	W/C   	Amesbury
 16   70:34          19:15     51:19   Bruce Campbell       	44    	BAA    	Peabody
 17   70:38           0:00	70:38	Marge Gladwin         	48    	NMC   	Westford
 18   70:47          14:45     56:02   Doreen Lewis           	38    	NMC   	Worcester
 19   70:49          15:45     55:04   Judy Romvos           	51    	NMC    	Billerica
 20   71:34          15:45     55:49   Richard Jones          	44    	NMC    	Billerica
 21   73:02           7:00     66:02   Dan Coffey              69    	NMC    	Beverly
 22   76:52           3:30     73:22   Julian Siegal           74    	NMC    	Lexington

RACE DIRECTOR:  Marge Gladwin
Volunteers:   Judy Tibbetts,  Royce Sawyer, Julie Christo, Phil McGaw,
                   and Louise Rossetti