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An Cù Liath Irish Pub "Stop or I'll Shoot" Run

Worcester, MA, June 25, 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
Race web site
Route Map: 
How many races have you run that feature interruptions from a high speed pursuit?  Well our 26 runners can count at least one now.  A sweet Cadillac tailed by two dozen  Worcester, Shrewsbury, and The Mass State police's finest criss-crossed the Kelley Sq neighborhood tonight resulting in more than the usual excitement you get at a weekly road race. As far as I know only one runner was almost picked off by a shortcut seeking, sidewalk driving Statie.  Now people are saying that the driver of the Caddie in question may actually have been our Honorable Governor. It's no secret that he has a penchant for fine automobiles.  There is also speculation that riding shotgun was none other than Worcester's former Mayor and our current Lieutenant Governor, Tim Murray.  Perhaps Tim was showing the boss around some of the old haunts that dot the Canal District. They certainly covered a lot of ground in a short period of time and I think there were even shouts of "City Square...City'll see Konnie, you'll see"   wailing from the car as they tooled around the rotary at Washington Sq.  Look I'm not saying it was them but I'm not saying it wasn't either.  Whatever the case, the driving chops these guys displayed make Thelma and Louise look like a couple of tricycle riding schoolgirls.
If this is more fun than you think you can handle check out the opposite of excitement in the form of Rutland, Massachusetts.  That's right it is the annual Rutland 4th of July celebration. It's that time of year again when the cows are herded back to the barn and the hay is swept of the streets of Rutland only to be replaced by sweaty runners.  This Sunday evening the 26th Annual Dr. Rockwood Thayer Rutland Road Race takes place at 5:30 pm in the Center of town.  It does not get any more New Englandy than this 3.8 mile small town tradition in the geographic center of the Commonwealth.  Not much more to say other than Jack Goolsky will be there.......what more do you want?  Mix up a batch of Country Time Lemonade and go out and support the local running community and if you run, make sure you keep a little in the tank for the big hill at the end. ss
Oh our race tonight?  Hot as hell and we ate chicken wings and drank cold beer. 
Signup now for the upcoming Canal Diggers 5Km 
3.5 Mile results:
1.       Sean Duncan                       Gardner              19:35         CMS
2.       Adam Parslow                     West Boylston      22:41         CMS
3.       Michael Weinberg               Worcester            22:44        CMS
4.       Ernesto Soto                       Worcester           23:32         CMS
5.       Sarah Joyce                        Worcester           24:08          CMS
6.       Seamus Shanley                  Shrewsbury          25:03         CMS
7.       Brian McCarthy                    Worcester          25:24
8.       George Cunha                     Douglass             26:56          TVFR
9.       Scott Stevens                      Holden               26:58          SSAC
10.     Jeffrey Grupposo                 Webster             28:24
11.     Ol' Jack Goolsky                  Rutland               28:24.1        CMS
12.     Francis Real                        Worcester          29:09           CMS
13.     Ken Deary                           Dudley                29:16           CMS
14.     Brad Clark                           Worcester          29:20
15.     Joe Carpenter                      Rochdale            29:34           RRR
16.     Art French                           Shrewsbury        26:53            CMS
17.     Sean Carrol                          Holden              30:22
18.     Tracy Flynn                          Shrewsbury        31:12           CMS
19.     Stu Thurston                        Boylston             32:51           CMS
20.     Marta Carlson                      Paxton               33:17           CMS
21.     Bill Krauss                            Worcester          33:49           CMS
22.     Cyndy Curley                        Sterling              34:17           CMS
U Take the High Road I'll take the low road variety course:
  John Hendrick                        Berlin                   25:04             CMS
  Amanda Whittemore              Leicester              34:30              SSAC
  Jim Whittemore                     Leicester              34:30             SSAC
  Paul Curley                             Sterling                23:50             
CMS= Central Mass Striders
SSAC= Somerville Striders Athletic Club
TVFR= Tri Valley Front Runners