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CMS 52-Week 5K Series Race #51

Worcester, MA, December 20, 2008


‘Twas the race before Christmas and despite all the snow
Seven racers lined up for "Runner, Set, GO!"
Against the clock in direction and speed 
John Donovan won first by taking the lead
Andrew Salmon was second; he got a bit lost.
He turned up his nose at nippy Jack Frost
For the female open Kate Sharry would win
In 25:17 with a smile and a grin
Linda Usher, first senior, was in the top 10
Beating a whopping 33% of the men!
Bob Pacetti, 1st male 50-59
From Fitchburg he hailed-- 35:13 was his time.
Tabitha and Amy rounded out the rest
In ankle deep snow-- running is truly a test!
Thank you volunteers and Runners alike
Happy Holidays to all and to all a Good Night!
			    2008 CMS 52-Week 5K Series Race #51	
				  Worcester State College	
					Worcester, MA		
Results Courtesy of Roxanne Robert and Central Mass Striders
PLACE TIME NAME CATEGORY CITY CLUB 1 19:36 John Donovan -1mo- M20-39 Worcester Why Me 2 21:55* Andrew Salmon M20-39 Millbury Q2 Systems 3 25:17 Kate Sharry -1fmo F20-39 Paxton CMS 4 25:33 Amy Paquette F20-39 Worcester CMS/NMC 5 26:12 Linda Usher -1fs- F50-59 Upton CMS 6 29:54 Tabitha Lumpkins F20-39 Shrewsbury CMS 7 35:13 Bob Pacetti -1ms- M50-59 Fitchburg CMS/NMC * Wrong turn lengthened course Volunteers: Bob Barry, Tracy Flynn, Roxanne Robert, Kevin Fallon AntiClockwise, Snowy, Blustery, bad footing. Temps in the teens.