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Groton Town Forest Trail Races

W. Groton, MA, October 26, 2003

Race Summary

by Paul Funch, RD

The day was warm and drizzly great for running. The course markings kept everyone on course this year (a new course record!). Runners came from all 6 New England states plus New York and New Jersey. A field of 114 runners ran the 9.5 mile course. Keith Schmitt of Durham, NH was the first runner to cross the finish line in 1:03:40 and Becky Flowers of Leominster, MA was the first female to finish in 1:12:01, setting a new record for her age group (20-29). Danielle Stapleton of South Easton, MA also set the record for her age group (15-19), 1:34:40. For the men, Ron Blenkhorn of Maynard, MA set a new 50-59 age group record of 1:13:54. The 3.4 mile race had 77 runners, led by Michael Collins of Groton, MA in a time of 0:22:25, and Colleen Cummings of Longmeadow, MA for the women in a time of 0:27:29, beating her age group (30-39) record that she set in 2000 (28:55). Jaki Lewis of Derry, NH set her age group (15-19) record of 0:29:57.

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