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Fred Brown Handicap 5K

Lowell, MA, August 7, 2007

[Female Results | Male Results | 2007 Age Group Rankings | 2007 Female Age Group Rankings | 2007 Male Age Group Rankings | All Time Age Group Rankings | All Time Female PR Rankings | All Time Male PR Rankings | Female Handicap Results | Male Handicap Results ]

Overall Results

Good Times 5K Summer Series Race #6

Photos courtesy of Jim Rhoades
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Handicap winners in the male division from left to right Alex Macina, Brian Weilbrenner and Tom Springford.
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Fred may be gone, but his ideas live on

 

There was a nice crowd in attendance to honor the legendary Fred Brown. Having organized more than 4000 races during his lifetime, Brown, who passed away in 1992, was the founder of the North Medford Club and founder of the Lake Winnipesaukee Relay that is now named in his honor.

Overall men's leader Benjamin Ndaya
photo Jim Rhoades

Many of the sport's amenities enjoyed today did not exist when Fred was pioneering the sport. It was a simpler time before the existance of GPS devices, iPods, chip timing, age group awards and the Internet. A typical Fred Brown event would have a course that was most likely measured with a car odometer, had few if any mile markers, a water stop if you were lucky, race results that took hours to compile, and recycled awards that Fred dug out of his car's trunk. It may have been a simpler time, but it was also a good time.

The first Fred Brown race I ran was at Shed Park in Lowell in the early seventies. It was a handicap race. The way it worked was the slowest runner, based on previous races, left the starting line first. Fred would then send off the other runners based on their handicap time. For example, over a five mile course a 7-minute per mile runner would get a 5-minute head start over a 6-minute per mile runner. Theoretically if the race handicapper did his job well, everyone would finish at approximately the same time. Of course it never turn out that way, but it did make the race interesting and fun.

At the Good Times Series we've taken Fred's handicap event and put a technological twist to it. Handicap times were calculated using each runner's best series' time and then deducting the best time run on the course this season. So if you're a male and your best time was 20:00 we deducted 15:18 (best male time run this season) from your time to calculate a handicap time of 4:42. This handicap time was then deducted from your finishing time. The same was done for all women runners base on the best women's time run this season. The Good Times super computers then did all the intricate calculations to determine the results. Got it?

Benjamin Ndaya continued his dominance by winning his sixth consecutive series' race. Framingham's Camille Murphy won the women's division in an outstanding 19:30. This moved Camille into the number two spot behind Kara Haas in the all-time PR rankings list. She will be competing on the Framingham HS cross country team this fall.

In our handicap race our top three males were Tom Springford (Dracut), Alex Macina (Nashua) and Brian Weilbrenner (Dunstable). Our top three female handicap finishers were Maureen Bouzan (Lowell), Elizabeth Hauck (Framingham) and Diana Collins (Tyngsboro). Our top three women did not receive their awards due to a senior moment by the race director, we'll make sure this is fixed next week.

Speaking of next week, we will be having our Classic T-Shirt 5K. So dig into your closet and dust of that favorite t-shirt and show it to the world. We'll have special awards for oldest shirt, most unusual shirt, shirt from a race the furthest away and a few other categories. We'll also have standard age division awards and our weekly raffle. And, as always, "We can't promise you will run a fast time, but we do guarantee you will have a Good Time!"

For more race information, see Good Times 5K Summer Series.

Place Name                Sex Age Hometown     St Div/Tot  Time       Pace  Pts  Total 
===== =================== === === =============== ======== =======    ===== ==== ===== 
   1 BENJAMIN NDAYA      M    31 LOWELL MA         1/19   15:14.1*    4:55 1000  6000 
   2 JOSH ANDREWS        M    18 CHELMSFORD MA     1/17   15:41.1*PR  5:03  971   971 
   3 MARK MAYALL         M    35 MAYNARD MA        2/19   16:09.6 PR  5:13  942  5408 
   4 JEREMIAH KORANJA    M    15 LOWELL MA         2/17   17:36.4 PR  5:41  865   865 
   5 JUSTIN LOMBARDI     M    24 LOWELL MA         1/11   17:37.0 PR  5:41  864   864 
   6 STEPHEN GENDRON     M    19 LOWELL MA         3/17   17:45.5 PR  5:43  857  1686 
   7 JOE DONNELLY        M    39 DRACUT MA         3/19   17:51.2     5:45  853  5157 
   8 TOM SPRINGFORD      M    17 DRACUT MA         4/17   17:54.3 PR  5:46  850  1646 
   9 NORMAN CHARETTE     M    18 LOWELL MA         5/17   18:01.6     5:49 1000  1000 
  10 ROBERT SMITH        M    34 N ANDOVER MA      4/19   19:04.8     6:09  798  3913 
  11 PETER WOJTAS        M    52 GREENVILLE NH     1/9    19:15.3     6:12  791   791 
  12 ALEX DOSSIN         M    16 CHELMSFORD MA     6/17   19:24.4     6:15  785   785 
  13 DAN WOODWARD        M    19 CHELMSFORD MA     7/17   19:29.2     6:17  781   781 
  14 CAMILLE MURPHY      F    16 FRAMINGHAM MA     1/2    19:30.4*PR  6:17  924  1924 
  15 BILL ROZEN          M    37 LOWELL MA         5/19   19:49.1     6:23  768  2319 
  16 MICHAEL GENDRON     M    14 LOWELL MA         8/17   20:02.8 PR  6:28  759  1505 
  17 DAVID MICHAUD       M    37 BILLERICA MA      6/19   20:08.6     6:29  756   756 
  18 BRIAN WEILBRENNER   M    44 DUNSTABLE MA      1/8    20:12.2     6:31  754  1484 
  19 DON GATTON          M    57 NASHUA NH         2/9    20:17.6     6:32  750  4558 
  20 KEN GOODIN          M    52 LOWELL MA         3/9    20:37.2     6:39  738  3732 
  21 JAY BOOTH           M    26 TYNGSBORO MA      2/11   20:57.1     6:45  727   727 
  22 KEVIN THOMPSON      M    14 DUNSTABLE MA      9/17   21:04.8     6:48  722  2172 
  23 ALEX MACINA         M    32 NASHUA NH         7/19   21:05.2 PR  6:48  722  1410 
  24 LINDA QUIMBY        F    39 MIDDLETON MA      1/12   21:06.5     6:48  854  5810 
  25 CHRISTIE FOX        F    29 METHUEN MA        1/14   21:09.3     6:49  852  5724 
  26 DAN DORAZIO         M    60 BILLERICA MA      1/8    21:12.2     6:50  718  2160 
  27 JEFF STROBEL        M    47 NASHUA NH         2/8    21:17.2     6:52  715  1416 
  28 JONATHAN MORRIS     M    38 METHUEN MA        8/19   21:18.0     6:52  715  4355 
  29 DREW KISSINGER      M    38 LOWELL MA         9/19   21:24.0     6:54  711  1416 
  30 MELANIE HIRE        F    45 DRACUT MA         1/7    21:26.6     6:55  840  1840 
  31 BRIAN CAMERANO      M    15 BILLERICA MA     10/17   21:30.5     6:56  708   708 
  32 RICHARD BROWN       M    53 SALISBURY MA      4/9    21:34.8     6:57  705  4320 
  33 BARRY BRODETTE      M    50 N ANDOVER MA      5/9    21:35.3 PR  6:57  705  3506 
  34 EJ HRYNOWSKI        M    44 ARLINGTON MA      3/8    21:43.4     7:00  701  4269 
  35 JAMES RINDO         M    15 LOWELL MA        11/17   21:47.3 PR  7:01  699  1399 
  36 MICHAEL SHEEHAN     M    39 LOWELL MA        10/19   21:53.5     7:03  695  2904 
  37 NICK MULLEN         M    15 LOWELL MA        12/17   21:57.2 PR  7:04  694  2099 
  38 GARY SEE            M    60 SALEM NH          2/8    22:06.9 PR  7:08  688  3414 
  39 STEVE KANARACUS     M    62 LOWELL MA         3/8    22:14.4     7:10  685  2773 
  40 RICHARD BRESLIN     M    50 LOWELL MA         6/9    22:20.7 PR  7:12  681  2667 
  41 JOHN RHEAUME        M    25 HAVERHILL MA      3/11   22:29.0     7:15  677  4000 
  42 MARK CORBETT        M    52 PELHAM NH         7/9    22:31.3     7:15  676  4059 
  43 GEORGE BISSON       M    71 HOOKSETT NH       1/1    22:35.8     7:17  674  4062 
  44 MELISSA MERROW      F    28 WALTHAM MA        2/14   22:37.8     7:18  796  4407 
  45 DAVE LABRODE        M    50 HAVERHILL MA      8/9    22:43.8     7:19  670  4085 
  46 SUSAN MASLOWSKI     F    55 NASHUA NH         1/5    22:45.4     7:20  792  2366 
  47 LYNN ROURKE         F    33 LOWELL MA         2/12   22:53.1     7:22  787   787 
  48 JILL LOHMEIER       F    40 WESTFORD MA       2/7    22:55.2     7:23  786   786 
  49 PETER CHHOY         M    17 LOWELL MA        13/17   23:10.6     7:28  657   657 
  50 GREG MORRIS         M    34 METHUEN MA       11/19   23:14.7 PR  7:29  655  2967 
  51 SUE DONOVAN         F    39 LOWELL MA         3/12   23:24.6     7:33  770  4239 
  52 KEVIN SULLIVAN      M    23 BILLERICA MA      4/11   23:28.3     7:34  649   649 
  53 GREGORY MERCIER     M    25 TYNGSBORO MA      5/11   23:28.8     7:34  648   648 
  54 JESSICA COSTA       F    38 CHELMSFORD MA     4/12   23:31.2     7:35  766  4949 
  55 LEAH HILL           F    28 LAWRENCE MA       3/14   23:31.5     7:35  766  5101 
  56 ROBERT THERRIEN     M    32 CHELMSFORD MA    12/19   23:32.9     7:35  646  1912 
  57 CHRISTINA NIKITOPOU F    34 LOWELL MA         5/12   23:33.5     7:35  765   765 
  58 JIM BATTS           M    65 ANDOVER MA        4/8    23:34.2     7:36  646  3858 
  59 PETER DENNECHUK     M    55 WESTFORD MA       9/9    23:39.7     7:37  643  1936 
  60 TRENTON HOYT        M    21 WILMINGTON MA     6/11   23:43.6     7:39  642  3914 
  61 NICHOLAS BETTS      M    16 DRACUT MA        14/17   23:59.6 PR  7:44  634   634 
  62 MICHAEL THOMPSON    M    45 DUNSTABLE MA      4/8    24:07.6     7:46  631  2532 
  63 JOHN MCDERMOTT      M    31 LOWELL MA        13/19   24:08.5     7:47  631  1324 
  64 RANDY LEACH         M    37 CHELMSFORD MA    14/19   24:17.8     7:50  627  3712 
  65 STACEY ASCONE       F    33 MERRIMACK NH      6/12   24:45.7 PR  7:59  727  4880 
  66 ERIN DONOVAN        F    12 LOWELL MA         2/2    24:50.9     8:00  725  1597 
  67 JONATHAN MACKENZIE  M    68 CHELMSFORD MA     5/8    24:59.0 PR  8:03  609  2979 
  68 DEBBIE CORBETT      F    50 PELHAM NH         2/5    25:05.6 PR  8:05  718  3927 
  69 ALLISON LACOSTE     F    29 WESTFORD MA       4/14   25:06.4     8:05  717  3812 
  70 CARLENE ISHAM       F    26 CLINTON MA        5/14   25:11.5     8:07  715   715 
  71 EDWARD PAIGE        M    27 BILLERICA MA      7/11   25:18.6 PR  8:09  601  1796 
  72 JOHN VOLPE          M    22 CHELMSFORD MA     8/11   25:22.1     8:10  600  1179 
  73 DERECK HAYES        M    25 BILLERICA MA      9/11   25:23.2 PR  8:11  600  1781 
  74 KERRY GALLAGHER     F    22 LOWELL MA         6/14   25:34.0 PR  8:14  705  3816 
  75 MIKAELA BOYLE       F    22 LOWELL MA         7/14   25:34.6     8:14  704  4751 
  76 SARAH DENNECHUK     F    30 WESTFORD MA       7/12   25:41.3     8:17  701  4806 
  77 SCOTT CASPER        M    39 N CHELMSFORD MA  15/19   25:45.0     8:18  591  3575 
  78 LINDA MCCARTHY      F    43 DRACUT MA         3/7    25:45.8     8:18  699  4769 
  79 ALLY MASLOWSKI      F    25 BILLERICA MA      8/14   26:01.8     8:23  692  3298 
  80 BRIAN P MARTIN      M    34 LOWELL MA        16/19   26:05.5     8:24  583  2653 
  81 ANDREW WHITNEY      M    12 LOWELL MA        15/17   26:11.8     8:26  581  1197 
  82 ERIN FINN           F    36 PEPPERELL MA      8/12   26:20.3 PR  8:29  684  3037 
  83 MICHAEL COUTURE     M    12 LOWELL MA        16/17   26:23.5     8:30  577  2327 
  84 PATRICK SHERIDAN    M    46 LOWELL MA         5/8    26:24.7     8:31  576  1144 
  85 KATHLEEN GRAZIANO   F    49 WILMINGTON MA     4/7    26:28.0     8:32  681  4577 
  86 LISA DALEY          F    28 LOWELL MA         9/14   26:54.1     8:40  670  3001 
  87 ELIZABETH HAUCK     F    22 FRAMINGHAM MA    10/14   27:01.4 PR  8:42  667  1338 
  88 MIKE GRIFFIN        M    35 PITTSFIELD MA    17/19   27:02.6     8:43  563  1154 
  89 CONNOR CASAVAN      M    35 BILLERICA MA     18/19   27:16.7 PR  8:47  558  2087 
  90 RICH KENNEY         M    47 ATKINSON NH       6/8    27:17.8     8:48  558  3429 
  91 KERRY GERTZ         F    30 HAMILTON MA       9/12   27:23.5     8:49  658   658 
  92 JUDY GALLAGHER      F    50 TEWKSBURY MA      3/5    27:45.1     8:56  649  4454 
  93 MARK ROBERTS        M    44 LOWELL MA         7/8    28:46.2     9:16  529   529 
  94 LYNDA MERRILL       F    51 N CHELMSFORD MA   4/5    29:03.9     9:22  620  4157 
  95 BETHANY LINSTAD     F    39 LITTLETON MA     10/12   29:05.1     9:22  619  1313 
  96 MICHAEL BALLERINI   M    44 CHELMSFORD MA     8/8    29:09.3     9:24  522  3057 
  97 KATE GENDRON        F    44 LOWELL MA         5/7    29:19.9     9:27  614   614 
  98 MATT FARMER         M    23 LOWELL MA        10/11   29:40.3     9:34  513  1180 
  99 GEOFF OSMUN         M    21 LOWELL MA        11/11   29:44.5 PR  9:35  512  1018 
 100 ELIZABETH WALDMAN   F    60 TEWKSBURY MA      1/1    29:47.5     9:36  605  4487 
 101 DIANA COLLINS       F    24 TYNGSBORO MA     11/14   29:59.4 PR  9:40  601  2471 
 102 KERRI DESCHAINE     F    28 CHELMSFORD MA    12/14   30:00.8     9:40  600  4187 
 103 PAUL DILORENZO      M    33 HAVERHILL MA     19/19   30:01.4     9:40  507  1935 
 104 KAREN MIRANDA       F    24 LOWELL MA        13/14   30:02.6 PR  9:41  600  2503 
 105 ROSA TEJADA         F    48 DERRY NH          6/7    30:04.1     9:41  599  3262 
 106 RICH WALDMAN        M    64 TEWKSBURY MA      6/8    30:16.8     9:45  503  3152 
 107 TRACEY CORREIA      F    28 METHUEN MA       14/14   30:49.1 PR  9:56  584  1231 
 108 NIKHIL DIXIT        M    13 DUNSTABLE MA     17/17   31:09.8 PR 10:02  488  1470 
 109 COLLEEN LYONS       F    51 NASHUA NH         5/5    31:22.8 PR 10:06  574  3754 
 110 BONNIE GRENIER      F    39 DRACUT MA        11/12   32:21.5    10:25  557  2603 
 111 BILL LOEHFELM       M    62 LOWELL MA         7/8    32:28.2    10:28  469  1481 
 112 JACK KELLEHER       M    63 TEWKSBURY MA      8/8    33:58.6    10:57  448  2255 
 113 MAUREEN BOUZAN      F    36 LOWELL MA        12/12   38:37.0 PR 12:26  466  1382 
 114 ANDREA SHELTON      F    40 LOWELL MA         7/7    43:23.0    13:58  415  2381 
Asterisk (*) indicates a new Good Times age group record





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