Upton, MA March 31, 2007 — GBTC’s Emily Raymond wanted a low-key race to “tune-up” for the Boston Marathon. She planned to run marathon pace of 6:21 for the first 10 km then run faster for the last 5 km. But moments after the starting shout a wire of a runner, lavishly tattooed and with a snappy pony tail, Trisha Stavinoha of the Army stationed at Natick labs made a race of it. Raymond abandoned her plan and a real race began. The tattoos covered the Army runner’s shoulders and back. She had run for the Army team in the Boulder, CO nationals and trained on a treadmill in an altitude chamber in preparation. Emily wore her hair bound in her trademark colored elastics while she hid behind turquoise rimmed sunglasses. The Blackstone River Valley farms had never seen such a sight. Raymond eked out the win on this sun-blazed, crisp early spring day on a quite hilly course.
11(overall) Emily Raymond 25 Greater Boston 56:28:00 6:03
18 Trisha Stavinoha 30 ARMY 57:31:00 6:10