Wingfoot Express, May 1998

Twenty-four Years & Still Running

The Wingfoot Express

Newsletter of the Greater Boston Track Club
May 1998

Table of contents:


5 km Championship Summary: Rain and wind

GBTC open women team 3rd. GBTC open men team 4th

Top woman GBTC’s Joanna Veltri, 3rd

Veltri and 2 teams earned prize money!

Women made the news and the money this weekends. The big news came in the rain and wind in Manchester, New Hampshire in the New England 5 km championships when Joanna Veltri led her GBTC team to third place and into the prize money. Last year the GBTC women placed an impoverished 7th in the 5 km championship held in September in Lowell.

The team won $75. In taking third Veltri won $75 for herself. Veltri finished a minute sooner than her 23rd place last year. Jennifer Rapaport took 9th as she had last year. But the rest of our scoring five are all new. Dara Zall fresh off her Patriots day win in Lexington dipped under 19 minutes on a day when wind slowed everyone’s time. Recent UPenn grad Caitlin Riley took 25th among the women and recent Wellesley College grad Jennifer Liu took 48th. (note the relative youth of our runners.) This result is excellent and reaps great thank yous and congratulations.

Right from the start, the men quickly became receding red dots. They did their share of charging. Our top four men finished within 12 seconds! The men did not quite match the women but improved upon their 6th place of last year with a 4th and $50. Congratulations to all. A great day for the GBTC.

See detailed results on page 10


GBTC Men Place 3rd in USATF-NE Grand Prix Half Marathon

Tom Derderian

March 15, 1998
Half Marathon,
USATF Championship Grand Prix, Melrose, MA

GBTC open men runners placed 3rd compared to 5th last year. New record course record was set. The old record of 1:13:22 was set by Dean Kimball in 1997. Four GBTC men broke the old course record!!! 33 official GBTC finishers! What a day for GBTC!!

On a very tough course GBTC racers really showed their stuff.. No doubt this was a tough course. Only one GBTC runner actually set a PR. Susan Richards ran 1:38:59 vs 1:41:18 run in the flat Bay State course last October. Tom Cotter ran only 7 sec slower and GBTC team learder Jesse Darley ran 28 sec slower. Jim Pawlicki ran 52 seconds slower and Arnold Seto ran 60 slower then their personal bests.

But an exciting race. The top five finished in the same minute. Our open men’s team trained hard for this. Everyone ran well. Dave Allen proved to be a pleasant surprise.

Top three in the Grand Prix. GBTC is on a roll! The team won $175. The beat Whirlaway by a mere 35 seconds. That is 7 seconds per man or about a half second per man per mile! Awesome! (Your old coach stood at the top of the last hill yelling, “Every second counts!) Congratulations to everyone from our first runner to our last finisher and thank you.

See detailed results on page 6.

In the semi concurrent 5 km GBTC runners Jennifer Rapaport placed 3rd in a fine 18:15 with young Addy Azrack in 5th in 18:40.


Forty GBTCers Toe the Line for the 102nd BAA Marathon

GBTC had a wonderful showing for the 102nd running of the BAA marathon. 40 members lined up in Hopkinton for the noon run to Boston.

GBTC men`s team scorred 7th place out of 73 teams entered. GBTC women placed 18th out of atotal of 33 teams. The highest scoring GBTC individual was Jesse Darling who placed 47th!

Congratulations to all who finished!!!

See results and related stories on page 4 and 8.


From The President

Gary Snyder

I MISSED IT, the Boston Marathon that is, unfortunately I was called out of town on Marathon Monday and missed all the activity. Fortunately, a full description of GBTC’s participation, with photographs was immediately available on e-mail. Congratulations to all runners, volunteers and the rooting section at mile 19.

It was very exciting to be at Niketown for the finish of the training run co-sponsored by GBTC and Nike. This was another HIGH QUALITY event, everything was first class and the Q and A session afterward in the store lobby was especially beneficial for first time marathoners. The flag red GBTC Club Banner, hanging in the Niketown lobby, was quite a sight. Although some members have concerns about our relationship with Nike; it seems in balance at this time.

If you were at the workout on April 28th you saw the 25th Anniversary Logo designed by Moulay Essakalli proudly displayed on new GBTC T- shirts. Thanks to Mike Turmala for making it happen quickly and inexpensively. The shirts are priced to sell.. so see Mike to place your order. On the subject of clothing, Coach Tom has ordered an emergency supply of GBTC racing singlets, see him if you need one; meanwhile, the Board is working on a permanent solution.

September 12, 1998… Memorize this date..Write it down..Mark you calendar… The Greater Boston Track Club will gather at the Mt. Auburn Club in Watertown to celebrate it’s 25th Anniversary. Much, much more to follow.

Betty Bourret has decided to step down as editor of the Wingfoot after this issue. Thank you for providing members with an excellent publication these past two years. Under your direction Wingfoot has become an indispensable source of club and track information for all members to enjoy. Great job Betty.

The publisher’s position is a great opportunity for a new member to contribute to the club. If you would like to help, please call me. The position also tallies-up big time points for volunteering; the single most important factor in selecting recipients of BAA Courtesy numbers for the 1999 Marathon.

Recently, the Board has been concerned with membership and although there are many creative ideas we can’t seem to bring it all together. The club needs a comprehensive plan to ensure a continuous infusion of new members; not a plan for a one-time membership drive. If you can do this for the club please step forward and let’s get on with it.

June 3rd is the date of the GBTC Relays, see you on the track.


GBTC Board Meetings

The next GBTC Board of Directors meeting will be held on Thursday, May 21st at 7:00 p.m. Board meetings are open to all GBTC members. If you are interested in attending, please call Gary Snyder at 617-796-6301.


Club happenings

Track Workouts

As of April 7, GBTC track workouts will be held on Tuesdays at 7 pm on the MIT outdoor track. There is no charge for the outdoor track.

Wingfoot Editor

Betty Bourret is retiring as the Wingfoot Express editor/publisher. This is an extremely important and very rewarding position. Anyone intrested in being the new editor/publisher should call Gary Snyder at 617-796-6301.

1998 USATF-NE Grand Prix Road Race Series


5-2-98 CHIPS Challenge 5K Manchester, N.H.
6-13-98 Market Square Day 10K Portsmouth, NH
7-28-98 Newburyport 10M Newburyport, MA
9-7-98 Around Cape Ann 25K Gloucester, MA
10-4-98 Ro-Jacks 8K Attleboro, MA
10-25-98 Cape Cod Marathon Falmouth, MA

You must have a valid USATF card to represent GBTC in these races.

Hotline for Members

Please note that in addition to using the club’s hotline for new member recruiting, it will also be used as a means of updating members on special notices such as long run schedules, upcoming Grand Prix events, changes in practice location , special events (Members’ night at the Thirsty Ear Pub), and other club business.

The GBTC Hotline is 617-499-4844.

Lake Winnipesaukee Relays

We need a co-ordinator to organize the GBTC teams for the Lake Winnie relays. The date for this year’s race is Saturday, September 19th. We are also looking for volunteers to organize the events for this fun-filled and festive weekend in New Hampshire. Be an active part of the fun! Call Gary Snyder @ 617-796-6301.

City Runs

Not interested in track work outs? Training for a marathon? Then join the City Run group that runs from the MIT outdoor track every Tuesday night.

The City Run is offered as an alternative for those members not interested in doing a track workout but still desiring the fellowship of the club. Runs are on the river and through Boston, usually taking 45-65 minutes (moderate pace) and cover 6-8 miles. Afterwards we socialize with pizza and beer at the Thirsty Ear pub.

If you’re interested, meet at the MIT outdoor track at 6:45-7:00 pm. If you have any questions call Susan Richards at (617) 437-6557.

Members Night

The second Tuesday of the month is Members Night. New and old members are encouraged to come and work out at the MIT track or take a run around the river, then join your fellow runners at the Thirsty Ear for pizza and beer for a mere $3.00.

GBTC merchandise will be for sale and board members will be available to hear your much needed input on the club. If you are a new member use this night as an opportunity tomeet other club members and introduce yourself to the coaches. For veteran members use this night to introduce a friend to the club or re-new old friendships.

If you can only come to the track or to a city run, one night a month make it MEMBERS NIGHT!

Volunteers Needed

Seeking volunteers for epilepsy fun run 5k to be held on Sunday, May 17 at 9:00 am This event is hosted by GBTC and is a good source of funds for the club. We need people to help as course marshalls, as well as finish and start line volunteers. Get a cool t-shirt and help a good cause. Most of the participants are actual epilepsy patients. 8:30am until 10:30am, Sunday, May 17. Please email or call 617-242- 3446 if you can help.

Karl Hoyt


Welcome New Members


Bill Nilson Cambridge, MA MM
Alyssa Duffy Charlestown, MA FO
Hector Perez Boston, MA MO
Michael Leding III Brookline, Ma MO
Hilary Clark Jamaica Plain, MA FO
Caitlin Riley Arlington, MA FO
Greg MacGowan Newton, MA MO
Jenny Liu Wellesley, MA FO
Julie Fraser Newton, MA FO
Jeff Rockwood Haverhill, MA MO
Ronald F. Glennon Quincy, MA MO
John Wilson Boston, MA MO
Suzanne Muckler Boston, MA FO
Susan Paige Lincoln, MA FO
Adam Burke Boston, MA MO
John Wilson Boston, MA MM


Race Results

GBTC at James Joyce



303 0:44:54 7:15 188 01-39 278 M 2367 Mark Tuttle Arlington,MA
318 0:45:10 7:17 25 01-39 29 F 654 Rachel Sears Boston,MA
379 0:46:18 7:28 76 40-49 337 M 1406 Richard Jones Billerica,MA
414 0:46:50 7:33 7 40-49 48 F 212 Judy Romvos Billerica,MA
880 0:51:44 8:21 47 50-59 706 M 1484 Robert Ward Brookline,MA

GBTC at 1998 Boston Marathon


47 Jesse Darley 2:29:50
154 William Cockerell 2:39:46, London, England
176 Tom Cotter 2:40:55
224 Jim Reardon 2:42:37
260 Jim Pawlicki 2:44:27
339 David Allen 2:47:12
594 Arnold Seto 2:53:33
Bruce Bond 3:01:44
Bill Newsham 3:03:22
Jim O’Leary 3:05:10
Doug Burdi 3:06:18
Tom Guerrini 3:06:53
Belinda Crago 3:17:22
Steve Welles 3:18:38, Aberdeen Washington
Mark Hickman 3:20:01
Mike Wayatt 3:20:22
Payal Parekh 3:30:33
Sandeep Patell 3:24:21
Bill Nilson 3:25:08
Rob Giddings 3:28:56
Susan Richards 3:39:24
Bob Huntley 3:43:49
Rebecca Padera 3:55:21
Erin Cullinane 3:56:26
Dung Nguyen 3:57:25
Joyce Dendy 3:57.26
Alyssa Duffy 4:08:58
Sean Mullen 4:11:06
Hugh Jessup 4:30
Clare McMannus 3:45

Les Pawson 5 miler

Lincoln, RI. Very pretty park.



Martha’s Vineyard 20 Miler

On Feb 23 on Martha’s Vineyard, 26 year old Belinda Crago of the Greater Boston Track club placed 2nd in the new 20 mile race held there. She placed 50th overall in a field of 300 with a time of 2:32:52.

Nantucket Half Marathon

On March 7th, with a time of 1:37:28, GBTC’s Belinda Crago won her age group and placed second in the women’s division in the Nantucket half marathon.

Stu’s 30K

March 8

At Stu’s 30 K on March 8th in Boylston, MA, the Greater Boston Track Club had the following athletes represent the club. 723 runners finished the hilly course.


39 Michael Urquiola 2:03:45
98 Mark Hickman 2:10:39
103 Mike Wyatt 2:11:20
344 Michelle Parks 2:30:54
474 Rob Giddings 2:41:52
509 Judy Romvos 2:43:52
541 Richard Jones 2:47:09
634 Hubert Jessup 3:04:20
647 Stephannie Alfonso 3:05:52
648 Lisa Frank 3:07:15

Charbo’s 5 Miler

March 22, 1998
South Boston


Men: 18th 29:34 Christopher Hussey
62nd 34:02 Sean Mullen
Women: 35:02 Claire McManus 5th female, first masters

Attleboro Race for Humanity 5K


Bill Newsham, 16:41, 1st

Doyle’s 5 Miler

At the Doyle’s run on 4/5/98 Chris Hussey placed 7th with 5:17 miles running 26:24 for 5 miles. Clare McMannus won the women’s masters witn 31:34 and Carmon Danforth ran 35:46 and Rachael Sears ran 35:57.

Eagle Brook Saloon 5 Mile

Norfolk,Ma 11am

Bill Newsham, 27:58, 6th

Fresh Pond Racers

March 28: At Fresh Pond new GBTC recruit Caitlin Riley won the women’s 2.5 in 15:22 and Jon Ives ran 14:59.

April 4th: Deon Barrett ran 12:31 for 2.5 miles-5 minute miles. Jim Reardon ran 13:10, Jay Ouellette ran 13:15, and Jon Ives ran 14:42.

April 11th: GBTC runners impressed Fresh Pond racers. Jesse Darley ran 12:03 for second place, followed by Jim Pawlicki in 12:36 in the 2.5 mi. run. New member Jen Liu, recent Wellesley College grad, placed second for the women.

April 25th: Jennifer Rapaport wins the Fresh Pond 2.5 race in 14:37!

May 2: GBTCs Sara Smith of Cambridge won the Fresh Pond five miler in 37:17 and

Greater Boston’s Joanna Veltri Wins!

Merrimack River Trail 10M Run
Andover, MA
March 28, 1998
Results courtesy of the Central Mass Striders.
Other Information and Race Story and photo of Veltri see coolrunnin g New member Jenny Liu, recent Wellesley College grad ran well as did old GBTC member Cynthia Hastings in a record field of 270 over a tough course.


1 1:01:44 Terry McNatt 00-39M Needham MA CSU
8 1:06:06 Jim Reardon 00-39M Somerville MA GBTC
22 1:12:00 Joanna Veltri 00-39F Cambridge MA GBTC
56 1:19:33 Chris Faddis 00-39M Boxford MA GBTC
76 1:21:53 Jack Burke 00-39M Boston MA GBTC
87 1:23:40 Jenny Liu 00-39F Wellesley MA GBTC
98 1:25:17 Karl Hoyt 40-49M Charleston MA GBTC
144 1:33:36 Cynthia Hastings 40-49F Winthrop MA GBTC

Other races

4/27/98: Alex Caracuzzo tops the club performance list this weeked with his 4th place in the Quincy 5 km in 18:14.

4/27/98: Mark Tuttle and Rachel Sears rambled in the Joyce run to 44:54 and 45:10. Rachel said she kept Mark’s tall, red shirt in sight and it helped.

5/2/98: Alex Caracuzzo took 4th in a Brighton 5 km in 18:07.

5/2/98: Four GBTC men traveled to an afternoon track meet in the sun at the Northeastern Track at Dedham and ran as follows: Ben Pease, 1:57.45; Jeff Rockwood, 1:58.84; Kevin Russell, 1:59.37; Eric Sherry, 2:04.18,.

Half Marathon Results


1 1/355 MIKE NAHOM 30 M NEW MILFORD CT 1:07:00 5:07 CMS
2 1/182 RUSTY SNOW 28 M WATERTOWN MA 1:07:10 5:08 CMS
3 2/355 CRAIG FRAM 39 M PLAISTOW NH 1:07:43* 5:10 CMS
4 3/355 MICK O’BRIEN 37 M DURHAM NH 1:07:46* 5:11
5 2/182 JESSE DARLEY 25 M SOMERVILLE MA 1:07:54 5:11 GBTC
19 7/182 JAMES PAWLICKI 23 M BEVERLY MA 1:11:40 5:28 GBTC
20 8/182 ARNOLD SETO 22 M CAMBRIDGE MA 1:12:08 5:31 GBTC
27 15/355 DAVID ALLEN 30 M WALTHAM MA 1:12:48 5:34 GBTC
37 21/355 HECTOR PEREZ 37 M BOSTON MA 1:13:41 5:38 GBTC
42 15/182 JAMES REARDON 29 M SOMERVILLE MA 1:14:06 5:40 GBTC
53 26/355 THOMAS COTTER 36 M CAMBRIDGE MA 1:15:04 5:44 GBTC
75 1/170 F MARY LYNNE CURRIER 33 F PLYMOUTH MA 1:17:49 5:57 GLRR
109 28/182 TOM GUERRINI 24 M E. BOSTON MA 1:20:18 6:08 GBTC
129 55/355 JIM O’LEARY 30 M WELLESLEY MA 1:22:40 6:19 GBTC
131 31/182 BRIAN BEAULIEU 23 M LYNN MA 1:22:46 6:19 GBTC
157 65/355 DOUG BURDI 35 M Earth 1:24:29 6:27 GBTC
195 59/304 BRUCE BOND 46 M BEDFORD MA 1:26:57 6:38 GBTC
243 51/182 SANDEEP PATEL 29 M SOMERVILLE MA 1:29:16 6:49 GBTC
253 53/182 ALEX CARACUZZO 28 M Pluto 1:29:54 6:52 GBTC
315 105/355 ROB GIDDINGS 32 M MILTON MA 1:32:52 7:06 GBTC
413 11/103 CLAIRE MCMANUS 41 F JAMAICA PLAIN MA 1:35:57 7:20 GBTC
Payel Parekh*
497 25/170 SUSAN RICHARDS 38 F BOSTON MA 1:38:59 7:33 GBTC
558 151/304 BOB HUNTLEY 48 M NASHUA NH 1:40:53 7:42 GBTC
591 35/170 CARMEN DANFORTH 36 F JAMAICA PLAIN MA 1:41:39 7:46 GBTC
643 30/164 REBECCA PADERA 29 F ARLINGTON MA 1:43:18 7:53 GBTC
644 46/170 KAREN CROUNSE 33 F BRIGHTON MA 1:43:18 7:53 GBTC
674 50/170 JOYCE DENDY 32 F WATERTOWN MA 1:44:24 7:58 GBTC
677 35/164 DUNG NGUYEN 28 F BROOKLINE MA 1:44:27 7:58 GBTC
708 54/170 KERRY O’DONOVAN 36 F BELMONT MA 1:45:19 8:02 GBTC
716 22/103 JEAN SMITH 46 F NEWTONVILLE MA 1:45:28 8:03 GBTC
805 229/355 MARK TUTTLE 36 M ARLINGTON MA 1:47:58 8:15 GBTC
1120 13/33 DOTTY FINE 53 F BOSTON MA 1:58:25 9:02 GBTC
1131 121/164 STEFANIE ALFONSO 23 F CAMBRIDGE MA 1:58:55 9:05 GBTC
1132 107/170 LISA FRANK 31 F BOSTON MA 1:58:57 9:05 GBTC
1134 108/170 LAURIE HICKMAN 30 F BOSTON MA 1:59:00 9:05 GBTC
1162 104/122 HUBERT JESSUP 51 M NEWTON MA 2:00:19 9:11 GBTC
1287 322/355 MICHAEL OLIVO 37 M BURLINGTON MA 2:06:25 9:39 GBTC
1470 169/170 JANE FIORDALISI 31 F BOSTON MA 2:33:08 11:41 GBTC

*Payel Parekh finished around here but her name did not appear in the official results. don’t know why

Women’s Open Team

  • 11. GREATER BOSTON 1:35:57 1:38:59 1:40:40 (1:41:39) (1:43:18) (1:43:18) (1:44:24) = 4:55:36

Women’s Masters Team

  • 9. GREATER BOSTON 1:35:57 1:45:28 1:58:25 = 5:19:50

Men’s Open Team

  • 1. CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS 1:07:00 1:07:10 1:07:43 1:08:34 1:08:48 (1:13:27) (1:13:51) = 5:39:15
  • 2. GREATER LOWELL 1:08:04 1:09:21 1:10:45 1:12:25 1:12:46 (1:12:56) (1:13:41) = 5:53:21
  • 3. GREATER BOSTON 1:07:54 1:11:40 1:12:08 1:12:48 1:13:41 (1:14:06) (1:15:04) = 5:58:11
  • 4. WHIRLAWAY RACING TEAM 1:09:56 1:10:56 1:12:12 1:12:50 1:12:52 (1:13:07) (1:13:18) = 5:58:46
  • 5. BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOC 1:08:15 1:10:05 1:12:42 1:14:15 1:14:49 (1:15:49) (1:16:45) = 6:00:06
  • 6. BOSTON RUNNING CLUB 1:09:08 1:12:35 1:13:02 1:15:18 1:17:41 (1:18:42) (1:18:50) = 6:07:44

Great Day at Bridgewater

Tom Derderian

Bridgewater State College, 4/11/98

Once again Kevin Russell dazzled athletes and spectators with his ubiquitous presence in the sprints. Every time you looked up there was Kevin in his brilliant old Greater Boston shirt at the front of a charge of sprinters. 100 meters 11.02, 200 meters 22.45, anchor in the GBTC winning 4X100 relay with a 45.01 and a second place to the Harvard team in the 4X400 where the GBTC team ran 3:34.85. With the prelims and the semis in the 100, Kevin ran 6 races! Awesome!

4X100 team: Eric Sherry, Mike Leding, Kofi Aidoo, Kevin Russell=45.01

4X400 team: Jeff Rockwood, Mike Leding, Eric Sherry, Kevin Russell=3:34.85

In the 200 meters our sprinters Mike Leding a recent Union College grad and a Quincy banker ran 24:21. Kofi Asante Aidoo a recent RPI grad and former foe of Leding ran 25.53. Jeff Rockwood is from Haverhill and has been out of high school for a couple of years will be attending Salem State College in the fall. Until then he is GBTC. Jeff led our relay team with a 49-50 sec 400, actually faster than Kevin’s anchor leg of 51. Mike Leding ran 52.83 in the open 400.

In the men’s 1500 big Bill Newsham led Ben Pease, Jeff Rockwood, and Eric Sherry. Bill ran about 4:10 however results were not posted by name when we left. We should get them about mid-week.

In the 5000 GBTC’s 37 year old Mexican wizard Hector Perez ran away from the College kids to win the 1500 in 15:51. Young Jay Ouellette ran his fastest steeple chase placing 4th in 10:46.29. The steeplechase is 3000 meters over 28 jumps. Each barrier is 3 feet high and 13 feet long and weighs about 200 pound. They will not tip over like hurdles. Each lap has a water jump, a similar barrier followed by 12 feet of water that is over two feet at its deepest end near the barrier. Ouellette exhibited impeccable style. Later for practice he ran the 400 meter intermediate hurdles-one lap, 10 hurdles in lanes.

GBTC Women Impress Fans

Joanna Veltri, Harvard grad, took great joy in taking the lead from a Harvard woman in the 3000 meters. Passing the mile in 5:18 Veltri looked at ease. But in the last laps she could not hold off BAA runner Terri-Ann McGettrick. Veltri ran 10:12.5 In her debut for the club Caitlin Riley ran well for a woman who has not raced on the track for several years and undergone a foot operation. Riley a recent Penn grad and former teammate of John Blouin, ran 10:57.7 for 4th place just behind BAA’s Amber Duncan.

In the women’s 1500 30 something Jennifer Rapaport decided to make her presence felt in the race and blasted off with a bunch of Harvard girls each more than 10 years her junior. Passing the 400 in an enthusiastic 70 seconds Rapaport felt the weight of a Steinway piano on her back. By 800 meters in 2:29 the piano began to play itself. By 1200 meters Rapaport buckled. In the last 300 meters 18 year-old Stanford bound GBTC runner Adeline Azrack nailed the old lady. Addy ran her personal best of 4:50.83.

Club track performance list additions

1500 meters

  • John Blouin, 4:14.50, Tufts, 3/28/98
  • Ben Pease, 4:27.81, Tufts, 3/28/98
  • Tom Derderian, 4:34.60, Brandeis, 1/5/98
  • Tom Derderian, 4:52.00, Tufts, 3/28/98

5,000 meters

  • Jesse Darley, 14:41.42, Valentine-BU, 2/14/98
  • Jesse Darley, 14:58.35, Terrier Classic, BU, 1/31/98
  • Jim Pawlicki, 15:48.31, Terrier Classic, BU, 1/31/98
  • Jim Reardon, 15:48.62, USA T&F-NEChps, Brown 2/8/98
  • Jim Reardon, 16:03.45, Terrier Classic, BU, 1/31/98
  • Jay Ouellette, 17:31.97, Tufts, 3/28/98

National Masters Championships

Reggie Lewis Track, Boston
March 27-29, 1998

Steve Keyes, age 37 second 7.27
Gary Snyder age 54, 8.42
Mile Andy Rogovin, 40, 4:33.95
Long Jump Steve Keyes, 21’05.25
200 Sandy Miller 50, 34.32
Gary Snyder 28.11

Boston Marathon

  • We had 40 GBTC runners!
    • Bill Newsham
    • Bill Nilson
    • Frank Monkiewicz
    • Debbie Brendemuehl
    • David Allen
    • Bruce Bond
    • Doug Burdi
    • Tom Cotter
    • Jesse Darley
    • Tom Guerini
    • Mark Hickman
    • Bob Huntley
    • Hugh Jessup
    • Sean Mullan
    • Jim O’Leary
    • Jim Pawlicki
    • Sandeep Patel
    • Jim Reardon
    • Arnold Seto
    • Garret Tingle
    • Bill Turner
    • Mike Urquiola
    • Sherm Wallen
    • Steve Wells
    • Mike Wyatt
    • Stefanie Alfonso
    • Betty Bourret
    • Belinda Crago
    • Karen Crounse
    • Erin Cullinane
    • Joyce Dendy
    • Alyssa Duffy
    • Jane Fiordalisi
    • Lisa Frank
    • Rachel Loughran
    • Clair McMannus
    • Dung Nguyen
    • Becky Padera
    • Payal Parekh
    • Susan Richards

    — Sandy Miller

  • Channel 5 had wonderful, clear pictures of Jessy Darley crossing the finish line and Jim Reardon approaching the finish line. Channel 7 had a good picture of Arnold Seto approaching the finish, and Channel 4 had a good picture of him walking around after the finish. I think I saw Jim O’Leary on Channel 5. I saw three other GBTC singlets (including one shot near the Hoyt father-son team), but couldn’t see the faces. Good job. Talk about club visibility.Kerry O’Donovan and I ran a five miler in Lexington in 35:08 and 35:17. Kerry says she saw Dara Zall there. After the race, I dashed home to sit on the couch with a good Spanish wine to watch the rest of you run. Just call me Porthos.

    Mark Tuttle

    The slow plodder next to the Hoyts at 25.5 was me. BN

  • Marathon StoryHello Fellow Runners,

    I thought I would share a small piece of my marathon story…First and foremost, I would like to thank all of you who were not running for your encouragement along the route. It really helped. It was great hearing people call out my name or GBTC. I was hoping to run a 3:25. I was pretty much on pace until those pesky Newton Hills. I lost easily three minutes on those hills (My heartbreak mile wasa 9:20!!!). I regained my pace for most of the last 5 miles, but it was not enough. I finished with a time of 3:30.32. I was a bit dissapointed, but am happy to be able to say I finished Boston!! Congrats to the rest of you that ran. I know now why Boston is such a tough course!!!

    Payal 🙂

  • I’m putting this in type so I wont have to talk about it. My training leading up to the race seemed adequate based on my performance at Stu’s and Foxboro 10 miler. The morning of the race I felt a bit nauseous, I thought it was just nerves. I hydrated fully but couldn’t eat much. I started the race with Doug Burdi as we were both planing on running 7:00 pace. I knew something was wrong when I started hurting around mile 3-4! The pace was easy about 7:00. I hoped I would start feeling better so I maintained my pace, which should have felt so easy as to be laughable. I still felt nauseous, and couldn’t get much water down. At the 10k mark I had a pretty good idea I wasn’t going to finish. By mile 8-9 I had slowed to a 7:15 pace, mile 9-10 I had slowed to a 9:00 mile. I was a complete mess, and started to walk after only 10 miles. I walked to an aid station at mile 12, by which time I had hypothermia and was shivering uncontrollably. They warmed me up and eventually took me to the medical tent, I felt like I had the flu. The med tent found my temp. had risen from 100 to 102 in the 15 minutes I had been there. Which prompted them to pump 2 liters of IV fluids into me, I felt much better, with the exception of my wounded pride.This was without a doubt the most disapointing and humiliating running experience of my life. I am still trying to figure out what went wrong, was it my training, diet, nerves, illness, or lack of will.

    – Michael “please don’t ask about my marathon” Urquiola

  • GBTC-ERS:I want to echo the thanks to all the fans and spectators – it was just brilliant to see the Club at 19 miles – I was waiting for it. Since I had done no training for this I had no plan other than to finish uninjured. I ran and walked at every water station (each mile mark approx) and have absolutely no stiffness the day after. I almost feel i didn’t run one. So the walk breaks really worked in that regard. I finished strong (second half was 12 min faster than first half) and my time was 3h48m26s So if you want to do it as training run and recover ultra fast, it worked well for me to walk 30-60sec at every mile up to 18-19miles (Jeff Galloway’s program) and then just run right in Thats just in case any of you are out there that can’t resist doing it but didn’t put the training in fo it (or even if you did and not too worried about time)

    -Claire McManus

  • lost valuables…Has anyone seen my quadriceps? I seem to have left them somewhere along the course. I think Russ might have actually seen them fall off from where he was watching. Thanks to all the GBTC people who were out there cheering everyone on.

    -Mike Wyatt

  • completed and yet to begin…hey all,

    a nice impersonal email at zero hour to shed a little light on this week’s strangeness.

    Yesterday I made my way, on foot, from Hopkinton to Boston. I was a Beanathon virgin so the festival was thrilling. Chills lifted me high as I shared water with Ben a new friend and imagined I was passing a cup to a Salazar or a DeMar.

    My race was unspectacular. I died less badly than last fall’s fiasco. Check out the website for details. I won’t bore you.

    As I type i am wiping my feet on the doormat of a global flight. Singapore Air on the way to the gentle slopes of Nepal(everest base camp) i am off on a journey to lug a bunch of technology that will then be lugged up the mt.

    some will monitor the physiology of the climbers.

    some will collect weather data from the summit and beam it back for a year.

    anyway, wont bore you with that either.

    keep an eye on me though:

    daily updates to

    it should be groovy

    so i bid you good month

    and i will show off pics on my return may 25 by the way

    keep the tracks the roads the beds and the stoves warm for me

    oh, i didnt mention i have yet to sleep since the ‘thon. bad idea to race that beast then spend the night in the machine shop. am i doing the mit whining shtuff again?


    ah well. until then.

    jcd (jesse darley)

15th Annual CHIPs Challenge – 1998 USATF-NE 5K Championship

May 2, 1998
5k (USATF Certified) Manchester, NH


21 21/224 HECTOR PEREZ 37 M BOSTON MA GBTC 15:49 5:06
27 27/224 JOHN BLOUIN 23 M WEST NEWTON MA GBTC 15:57 5:08
28 28/224 DEON BARRETT 24 M CANTON MA GBTC 15:57 5:08
35 33/224 ARNOLD SETO 22 M CAMBRIDGE MA GBTC 16:02 5:10
59 48/224 JAMES PAWLICKI 23 M BEVERLY MA GBTC 16:34 5:20
76 55/224 ADRIEN GRISE 24 M ARLINGTON MA GBTC 17:03 5:29
77 56/224 BILL NEWSHAM 33 M MILLIS MA GBTC 17:03 5:30
99 29/154 TOM DERDERIAN 49 M WINTHROP MA GBTC 17:36 5:40
110 2/24 JAY OUELLETTE 19 M GROVELAND MA GBTC 17:50 5:45
111 3/159 JOANNA VELTRI 23 F CAMBRIDGE MA GBTC 17:50 5:45
129 79/224 BRIAN BEAULIEU 23 M LYNN MA GBTC 18:07 5:50
183 21/159 DARA ZALL 27 F BOSTON MA GBTC 18:57 6:06
200 25/159 CAITLIN RILEY 24 F ARLINGTON MA GBTC 19:12 6:11
210 62/154 BRUCE BOND 46 M BEDFORD MA GBTC 19:18 6:13
231 104/224 JONATHAN IVES 28 M ARLINGTON MA GBTC 19:40 6:20
326 48/159 JENNY LIU 23 F CAMBRIDGE MA GBTC 21:05 6:48
335 134/224 MARK TUTTLE 36 M ARLINGTON MA GBTC 21:10 6:49
431 69/159 RACHEL SEARS 27 F JAMAICA PLAIN MA GBTC 22:39 7:18
485 22/62 JEAN SMITH 46 F NEWTONVILLE MA GBTC 23:41 7:38
541 24/62 SANDY MILLER 49 F WATERTOWN MA GBTC 24:40 7:57

FEMALE OPEN TEAM RESULTS (12 women’s teams)

  • BOSTON RUNNING CLUB 17:37 17:54 18:08 18:17 18:49 ( 20:22) ( 21:18) = 1:30:45
  • CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS18:19 18:31 18:47 18:53 18:57 ( 21:03) ( 21:18) = 1:33:27
  • GREATER BOSTON 17:50 18:17 18:57 19:12 21:05 ( 22:39) ( 23:41) = 1:35:21
  • WHIRLAWAY RACING TEAM18:24 18:52 19:02 19:39 20:20 ( 20:21) ( 20:53) = 1:36:17
  • CAMBRIDGE SPORTS UNION18:43 19:53 20:05 20:26 20:32 ( 21:15) ( 21:17) = 1:39:39

MALE OPEN TEAM RESULTS (20 men’s teams)

  • CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS 14:58 15:07 15:10 15:20 15:26 ( 15:42) ( 15:49) = 1:16:01
  • BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOC 15:01 15:30 15:44 15:51 16:18 ( 16:19) ( 16:43) = 1:18:24
  • GREATER LOWELL 15:12 15:39 15:48 15:54 15:58 ( 16:04) ( 16:38) = 1:18:31
  • GREATER BOSTON 15:49 15:57 15:57 16:02 16:34 ( 17:03) ( 17:03) = 1:20:19
  • WHIRLAWAY RACING TEAM 15:58 16:07 16:10 16:15 16:16 ( 16:21) ( 16:28) = 1:20:46


Fluid Tips for Active People

Nancy Clark

When it comes to preventing dehydration, you have undoubtedly heard the nagging advice “Be sure to drink enough fluids!” But how much does adequate hydration really matter, you may wonder, especially if you’re working out for only an hour? The answer: a significant amount! In a study with cyclists who biked hard for 50 minutes and then sprinted as hard as they could for 10 minutes (similar to the end of many competitive basketball, soccer and cycling events), the cyclists performed 610 minutes when they drank enough water to match their sweat rate, and 12water; that is, when they consumed a sports drink. Given many athletic events are won or lost by 1 point or 1 second, a 6 to 12can give you the winning edge. Perhaps that information will inspire you to maintain better hydration during training and competition. The following tips can answer your questions and concerns about what, how much, and when should you drink.

  • The more calories you burn, the more fluids you need. The popular rule of thumb “drink 8 glasses of water per day” is appropriate for the person who expends about 2,000 calories per day. Exercisers need more fluids.
  • Copious urine – a significant volume of every urine 2 to 4 hours – signifies you have had enough to drink. The urine should be a pale yellow color, like lemonade – unless you take vitamins supplements, in which case the urine will be bright yellow. Dark colored urine that is concentrated with metabolic wastes indicates dehydration. Drink more fluids routinely throughout the day.
  • If you sweat a lot, you should pay careful attention to your fluid intake. Do not rely upon thirst alone to tell you how much to drink; your thirst mechanism may poorly reflect your actual fluid needs. Athletes tend to voluntarily replace only half their water losses.
  • To determine your sweat rate and guide your fluid intake, weigh yourself before and after you exercise. Weight changes reflect sweat losses. Given that one pound of lost sweat equals two cups of fluid, you should plan to replace the losses accordingly. For example , if you drop two pounds of sweat during an hour of exercise, you should target drinking two pounds (32 ounces) of fluids per hour in future bouts. This comes to 8 ounces every 15 minutes.
  • Throughout the day, be sure to routinely consume plenty of fluids. If necessary, carry a water bottle with you – especially if water is not readily available. At home, keep an inviting supply of water, juice or sports drinks in the refrigerator. If you enjoy the fluid, you’ll drink more.
  • Plain water is one source of water. Juice, lemonade, soft drinks, sports drinks, juicy fruits, vegetables, soups, yogurt, milk and other watery foods are other sources. Coffee or tea count less because caffeine’s diuretic effect may negate water intake if you are unaccustomed to caffeine.
  • Before exercise, tank up on 1 to 2 cups of water within fifteen minutes of working out. During exercise, drink about 6 to 8 ounces every 20 minutes. Water is a popular choice and is appropriate for casual exercise that lasts less than an hour. But for intense exercise, or for endurance exercise that lasts more than an hour, you should try to consume 120-240 carbohydrate-calories per hour along with the water. The energy from the carbohydrates enhances stamina and endurance.
  • Beverages that offer up to 80 calories per 8 ounces are absorbed more quickly than stronger solutions such as soft drinks or juices that offer about 100 calories/8 ounces. Some easily absorbed fluids include sports drinks, diluted juices, tea with honey, and diluted (defizzed) soft drinks.
  • Many athletes train with water (because it is readily available) but then choose a sports drink during competition.Unfortunately, some athletes discover the unfamiliar sports drink gives them an upset stomach. Be sure you have experimented during training with consuming several sports drink to learn which brands settle well.
  • Don’t worry about replacing sweat losses of sodium, potassium and other electrolytes; you are unlikely to deplete your body’s stores of these minerals except under extreme conditions such as >6 hours of an Ironman triathlon.
  • The main purpose of the sodium in sports drinks is to enhance water absorption and retention. If you are exercising under strenuous conditions that require rapid fluid replacement (such as a rugby game), your best bet is to choose a sports drink tha tcontains some sodium.
  • After exercise, choose carbohydrate-rich fluids such as juices that replace both water losses and muscle glycogen-and enhance recovery. Note: most commercial fluid replacers contain fewer carbohydrates than do juices. Hence, they may less effectively replace depleted glycogen stores unless you consume large quantities of them.
  • Beer is a popular postexercise “recovery fluid” but the alcohol in beer has a dehydrating effect that causes you to lose valuable fluids at a time you should be replacing them. If you intend to drink beer: 1) quench your thirst with 2 or 3 large glasses of water, 2) have something to eat so that you aren’t drinking on an empty stomach, and then 3) enjoy a beer or two in moderation.

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, nutritionist at Sports Medicine Brookline, designs personal food plans for active people. For a copy of her popular books Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook ($20) and The NYC Marathon Cookbook ($23), send a check to Sports Nutrition Materials, 830 Boylston, Brookline MA 02167.


Niketown/GBTC Training Run

Susan Richards

I just wanted to thank everyone who either participated in or volunteered at the Niketown-GBTC co-sponsored 10 mile training run this past Sunday.

Those who volunteered were very helpful and greatly appreciated. For those of you at Woodland, I know it was cold and raw and not the best day for standing outside but you all seemed to have smiles on and did a great job keeping things organized. Although I don’t believe the sweep vehicles had to rescue anyone, it was nice to have you out there and know that no one would be left behind. Even though we had no heat the water stop was still a nice boost along the way both for the cool drink and encouragement.

The finish crew was a welcome site and the towels warm and drying.

For those who ran I hope you enjoyed yourselves. I felt it was like running in a race except I didn’t really have to worry how fast I was going and could enjoy talking to the people around me. Sort of like a really big long run group. We picked up several new members too. We’ll do it again next year so make sure you give us feedback.

Finally I’d like to give a special thanks to my co-organizer Bruce Bond who’s extensive experience with race and event coordination really helped make putting this together go smoothly. Also, Megan Judge of Niketown who has truly befriended the GBTC and is excited about working with us in the future. Happy Running!


I think all of us who ran it would like to give Bruce and Susan a big round of applause for organizing a massive long run! In addition, the volunteers deserve our many thanks. payal 🙂


1998 Aconcagua Expedition

Frank Monkiewicz

The Frank Monkiewicz Mountaineering Adventures Continue

On February 11th, I arrived in Santiago, Chile along with three other men and two women to attempt the summit climb of Cerro Aconcagua. At 22,841ft., Aconcagua is the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere. It rises in the Andes above the high plains of Argentina to the east and the Pacific Ocean and Chile to the west. This last season, 2400 people attempted the climb. About 350 made the summit. Seventeen perished in storms.

We loaded our van and drove four hours north to Puenta Del Inca, Argentina-elavation 9000′ to begin our climb. Along the way, we passed Portillo, Chile- the ski area where the U.S. team practices. Arriving at Puenta, we put all our gear in large duffel bags and loaded them on to expedition mules for the 35 mile trek to base camp. The route we took was through the Vacas Valley. It is a seldom travelled way that winds through the mountains with spectacular views! On our first day, we saw two huge condors in the sky. These (almost extinct) vultures have wingspans up to ten feet. Aieeee…!

We made camps for the next three days in the valley with the mulas (mules) and the arerros (cowboys) who rode them. These guys actually slept under the stars on blankets,-move over John Wayne-this was the real deal.

During this part of the journey, in tee shirts and shorts, we periodically had to cross the Vacas River on the backs of the mulas, which was fun. On the third day and final trek to base camp, we saw along the flanks of the mountains large herds of huanacos (a cousin of the lama). They didn’t come close (they knew that the arerros would turn them into steaks for dinner…) At base camp- 13,500′ we set up the tents, slept and made a carry, via the Rellinchos Glacier to Camp 1 the next day. When we got back after the carry, it was still warm enough for an afternoon bath into the (partially frozen) glacial stream next to the camp……brrrrrr…! In and out quickly..!

Camp 2 @16,500′ and camp 3 @18,600′ proved to be much colder and windier. Time to melt snow for hot drinks and put on warmer gear. At night in camp 3, the wind made it hard too sleep. That, it turns out, was just a little taste of what was to come…. After a final carry to high camp-20,150′- we started to set up the tents… the wind was howling at 40-50 miles an hour…it took over an hour..and left us exhausted and cold with only enough energy to crawl inside them. That night the wind screamed and shook the #%&* out of the tents… and us. That was enough for two of the climbers. The following morning, they met another expedition at 19,000′ and descended. Our guide decided to give us a “rest day”….chuckle..chuckle.. Outside the snow was coming (down?) horizontally and the wind was deafening. We would be trying to sleep when from a far off distance the wind could be heard. The noise grew louder and louder until it really did sound like a freight train coming and then… booom..!! The tent would shake and flap and the poles would bend….(and these were high altitude expedition tents.) At one point in the night, I asked the guide if he thought the tents would blow away. He said he would let us know if we should put on our boots and down parkas and lean against the tent walls.. (as if we had anywhere to go if the tent blew apart).

The next morning we decided to try for the summit. At 6am without thebenefit of the sun, the ambient temperature was -35. The wind was at least 45-50 mph. It was very difficult to get going. My tent mate (a friend from Dallas who climbed Denali with me) decided to pass. He had walking pneumonia and his coughing wouldn’t stop. At 20,150′ your body will not heal. I realized that he had to go down the next day.

The guide, his girlfriend and I started for the summit. The sun came upbut so did the wind. As we reached a ridge right before the summit face, a crosswind hit the guides girlfriend from the back and then from the front at the same time. I watched it lift her two feet off the ground. She looked at us and headed back to high camp. The guide and I went on. An hour later we started to climb the infamous Canaleta but halfway up (400′ from thesummit) the 65mph winds and whiteout blizzard conditions forced us to abandon our try.

C’est la vie..

At high camp, we stayed in the tents for another night of roaring winds and snow. In the morning, we broke camp and hauled everything down to base camp @ 13,000′ on the opposite side of the mountain. Whew..!.. big heavy loads…

After a long sleep, we loaded up the mulas for the last time and walked out to the road….23 miles (with blisters) through the Horocones Valley.


goodbye Aconcagua…

it was hard..

but a lot of fun.


Club track performance list

Here’s how our club looks in these events since the start of the indoor track season.

1500 meters

  • Joanna Veltri, 4:47.70, Brandeis, 1/3/98
  • Adeline Azrack, 4:50.83, Bridgewater 4/11/98
  • Jennifer Rapaport, 5:01.95, Bridgewater 4/11/98

3,000 meters

  • Joanna Veltri, 10:09.13, Terrier Classic, 2/1/98
  • Joanna Veltri, 10:12.50, Bridgewater 4/11/98
  • Adeline Azrack, 10:30.18, Valentine-BU, 2/14/98
  • Adeline Azrack, 10:43, Terrier Classic, 2/1/98
  • Dara Zall, 10:54.65, GBTC, 1/18/98
  • Caitlin Riley, 10:56.70, Bridgewater 4/11/98

200 meters

  • Kevin Russell, 22.35, Harvard Invitational, 12/13/97
  • Kevin Russell, 22.45, Bridgewater 4/11/98
  • Kevin Russell, 22.8??Brandeis, 1/3/98
  • Michael Leding, 24.21, Bridgewater 4/11/98
  • Kofi Aidoo, 25.53, Bridgewater 4/11/98
  • Ted Bowen, 26.32, USA T&F-NEChps, Brown 2/8/98
  • Gary Snyder, 28.11, Masters Nationals, 3/28/98
  • Gary Snyder, 29.05, GBTC, 1/18/98

400 meters

  • Kevin Russell, 48.36, GBTC, 4th, 1/18/98
  • Kevin Russell, 48.83, Commonwealth, 1/24/98
  • Kevin Russell, 49.64 USA T&F-NEChps, Brown 2/8/98
  • Eric Sherry, 52.74, open, Harvard Invitational, 12/13/97
  • Michael Leding, 52.83, Bridgewater 4/11/98
  • Adrien Grise, 53.73, Harvard Invitational, 12/13/97
  • Ted Bowen, 57.79, GBTC, 1/18/98
  • Ted Bowen, 57.95, Terrier Classic, BU, 1/31/98
  • Ted Bowen, 58.65, Brandeis, 1/3/98
  • Jim Reardon, 58.70, Brandeis, 1/3/98

1500 meters

  • Bill Newsham, 4:11.45, Bridgewater4/11/98
  • John Blouin, 4:14.50, Tufts, 3/28/98
  • Jeff Rockwood, 4:15.82, Bridgewater, 4/11/98
  • Ben Pease, 4:18.75, Bridgewater 4/11/98
  • Ben Pease, 4:18.78, Bridgewater, 4/11/98
  • Ben Pease, 4:27.81, Tufts, 3/28/98
  • Tom Derderian, 4:34.60, Brandeis, 1/5/98
  • Eric Sherry, 4:36.39, Bridgewater, 4/11/98
  • Tom Derderian, 4:52.00, Tufts, 3/28/98


Greater Boston Track Club Summer Track meet schedule

  • May 13th Wed Mini-meet at MIT at 6:30,
  • May 20th Wed Mini-Meet at MIT at 6:30
  • May 23rdSat Twilight Meet at Dedham 5:00
  • May 27th Wed Mini-meet at MIT at 6:30
  • May 30th Sat Twilight Meet at Dedham 5:30
  • June 3rd Wed GBTC relays
  • June 6th Sat Twilight Meet at Dedham 5:30
  • June 13th Sat Twilight Meet at Dedham 5:30
  • June 19th National Championships, New Orleans, LA
  • June 20 Bay State Games Central, Worcester
  • June 23 Bay State Games Metro MIT 5:30
  • June 27 Bay State Games Northeast at Lynnfield
  • June 30 Boston High Performance, East Boston,
  • Distance Medley Relay July 4 Brunswick, ME
  • July 7, Sherbrook, Quebec
  • July 10, McGill, Montreal
  • July 25 Bay State Games Final

Contact the GBTC coaches if you are interested in participating in any of these meets.


Personal notes

  • FYI and for newsletter
    Charlie Wallace 5K
    From: “Parison, James” <>For those of you at Greater Boston who may not make the Mt. Washington raceon June 20, 1998 at 9:30 am, we would like to invite you to Fitzwilliam, NH. The Charlie Wallace Memorial 5K (NEAC Certified #NH94003WN) is a family eventwith activities and prizes for all ages. I have included the race form &app. (cwrace98.pdf) which you may print, copy, post and/or distribute as yousee fit.

    Keep up the good work with the club.

    jim parison
    165 nh rt 119w
    fitzwilliam, nh
    (603)585-9559 (home)
    (508)766-6572 (work)

  • Hello, my name is Jay Ouellette, I’m 20 years old, I attend Salem State College (as a Geology major), and I have been running for about six years. I guess you could say I am a new member to the Greater Boston team. Athough I have actually been wearing the singlet in races for about three months, I have been running with the Salem State team that Tom also coaches. But now that school is ending I will be coming to the MIT workouts on Tuesday nights ( my first one will probably be May 12). I will be in Manchester for the 5k tomorrow, and though I have met some of you, I look forward to meeting the rest of the team. Following are my personal bests, to the best that I can remember:
    • 400m—–> 57. <— last time I ran this was in high school
    • 800m—–> 2:06.
    • Mile——> 4:46.
    • 3000m Steeple Chase –> 10:46. <– this is my race and I don’t plan on this being that high very long
    • 2 mile—-> 10:21.
    • 5k——-> 17:14
    • 5 miles—> 27:42
    • 10k——> 38:and some seconds <-I’ve run this once and it was about 95 degrees out
  • Great Lakes RelayAnyone up to the challange for a 258 mile road race (a relay race that is)? If you thought the Cabot Trail was tough, check this one out.

    Ten member teams will cover sandy roads and dunes, a river crossing, and hills that define hill running while experiencing the natural beauty of Michigan’s northern lower peninsula. The dates for this unique event are Friday July 17 through Sunday July 19,1998. Need more incentive? Plan to stay at Mike Turmala’s summer retreat on Lake Suprerior near Marquette following the race.

    Want to hear more? Call Mike @ 491-7285 or Dick Nickerson @ 965-3837.

    Only serious runners/adventurers need respond.

  • Subject: Boston Marathon 1998!Hi GBTC’ers,

    Terrific showing for the club in this year’s “Boston”. Julie, the boys and I were on vacation and missed it all but, were thinking of you. We also set-up the VCR to tape the marathon and it did not work for some reason. Would any of you be kind enough to maybe let us borrow a tape of the race if you have it.

    Secondly, if any of you are running Mt. Washington this year I do have a video of the entire race (1997) including interviews, post race awards, etc..

    Hope to see you soon,
    chris hussey


Publication information

The Wingfoot Express
a publication of Greater Boston Track Club

Editor in Chief and Publisher
Betty Bourret
Associate Editor
Karen Crounse

Board of Directors

  • Gary Snyder, President, (617) 536-6797,
  • Bruce Bond, Vice President, (617) 275-4982,
  • Sandy Miller, Clerk, (617) 923-0745,
  • Jim O’Brien, Treasurer, (617) 282-5537,
  • Betty Bourret, (781) 397-8553,
  • Doug Burdi, (617) 628-2190,
  • Tom Cotter, (617) 576-1167,
  • Karen Crounse, (617) 783-9231,
  • Moulay Essakalli, (617)576-6220,
  • Dotty Fine, (617) 247-3804,
  • Michelle Parks, (617) 787-8926,
  • Mike Urquiola, (617) 933-3924,

Event Directors

  • GBTC Invitational, Jim O’Brien, (617) 282-5537
  • GBTC Relays, Ron Spangler, (617) 720-2376
  • Heart and Sole 5K, Mike Turmala, (617) 491-7285


  • Tom Derderian, (617) 846-2902
  • Ron Glennon, (617) 479-2995

Director of Public Relations:

  • Susan Richards, (617) 437-6557

Club Hotline Number: (617) 499-4844

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