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Merrimack River 10 mile all-time results

Andover, MA, April 13, 2009

River stats

by dd

Run the Rivah!
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Many pictures are available from this years race, check out the links below.

River - Rose W = http://s153.photobucket.com/albums/s209/davedunham/2009%20River%20-%20Rose/

River - Trail Pixie = http://picasaweb.google.com/ETrespas/18thAnnualMerrimackRiverTrailRace2009?feat=directlink#

River - Denise U = http://s153.photobucket.com/albums/s209/davedunham/2009%20River%20-%20Rose/2009%20River%20Denise/

River (800 pics) from Double-J = http://doublejrunning.smugmug.com/gallery/7867816_3yMSw#P-1-15

300 pictures by Jamie Doucett: http://www.jamiedoucett.smugmug.com/gallery/7868029_uyNjx#510083156_jL94J

Video by dd @ 1/4 mile in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-al7RaphpYk

18th annual Merrimack River 10 mile trail race – All time stats

Facts: Tom Speidel continued his streak; he is the only runner to compete all 18 races. Grey Wolves trail running specialist and chili chef Scott Spence has the second most finishes with 16. Dan Holmes, John Park, Chris Harrison and Thomas Park joined the “hundred mile club” each finishing their 10th Rivah. Ben Nephew has the second longest active streak of finishes with 12 and Dan Holmes is third with ten.

Ten runners finished under 1:05, the third most ever (the record is 14 under 1:05). There were four 40+ runners under 1:05 which ties the record from 2006. Ben Nephew leads all runners with an amazing 11 times under 1:05, co-director Dave Dunham has eight and master’s course record holder Dan Verrington has seven. Chris Mahoney’s winning time was the 6th fastest time. He trails only Dunham and course record holder Paul Low.

Abby Mahoney took the women’s victory in the 14th fastest women’s time. Vivian Wehner ran the 9th fastest women’s under 20 time and Amber Cullen took the 10th fastest in the F20-29. Lisa Mikkelsen set a new course record in the 40+ running 1:37 under Susan Kenny’s mark that stood for a decade. Lisa Doucett ran the second fastest 50+ time trailing Karol Kane’s course record by 36 seconds. Linda Usher set a course record by nearly 10 minutes, breaking Jean Barry’s record from 2007. On the men’s side Dan Verrington ran the 3rd fastest 40+ time and Dave Quintal ran the 6th fastest. Quintal trails only Verrington and Kevin Retelle. Dan has five of the top seven master’s times. Matt Curran ran the 2nd fastest 50+ time behind his course record from last year. Marshall Randolph took the 2nd fastest time in the 60-69 trailing John Pelton’s CR. John Parker ran his 6th time under 1:50 for 60+ which ties him with Richard Busa for the most. Tony Federer missed the 70+ CR by 10 seconds, running the second fastest ever.

Single age records were set by Vivain Wehner (17), Lisa Mikkelsen (43), Dawn Heinrich (47), Lisa Doucett (53), and Linda Usher (60). Doucett has the most women’s single age records with five.

Elijah Bucher (14), John Blouin (20), Dan Verrington (46), Matthew Curran (51), Marshall Randolph (60), John Parker (69), Tony Federer (70), and Richard Busa (79) all set single-age records. Busa has an amazing eight single age records, Verrington and Curran each have five.




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