Mayor’s Cup XC 2013

Alyse Rocco in a final sprint in the Mayor Cup 5km Championship.  Photo by GreaterSnap

Alyse Rocco in a final sprint in the Mayor Cup 5km Championship. Photo by GreaterSnap


GBTC men 4th, women 5th,

Today in Boston’s Franklin Park the Mayor’s Cup came back to a newly refurbished course after a year away. Oddly the men’s race took a new twist. Just before the 5 km the leaders turned left instead of right to run up Bear Cage Hill too early. BAA’s Brian Harvey running in about 12th place knew the right way to go and took the lead with the rest of the field following. This would have ruined the race but it seems all the runners new they should run up Bear Cage Hill only twice in the 8 km race. So the next time around the runners who had the lead but had run the hill once took the hill, but the runners behind them did not so it seemed the race corrected itself not (seriously) altering the results with everyone running the same distance but with loops in a different order.

4. GREATER BOSTON TC 15 29 32 40 45 (46) (54) = 161 Brennan Bonner, Brian McNamara, Jonathan Charlesworth, Ryan Irwin, Anthony Gonsalves, Rob Espinosa, Caleb Evanter

5. GREATER BOSTON TC 21 30 36 45 46 (47) (48) = 178 Kerri Leonhardt, Alyse Rocco, Aly Millett, Elizabeth Ryan, Medena Knespl, Meghan Sommerkamp, Megan Bisceglia

Full Results
Photos of the entire men’s race at 1km here.

About Tom Derderian

Coach Greater Boston Track Club Senior Writer New England Runner Magazine
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