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2014 Manchester Road Race

Today, I ran in my 25th Manchester Road Race. It was the 78th edition of the race. I’ve always “raced” the event, but today was different. I’m recovering (sort of) from injuries (plantar fasciitis, stress fracture, and fractured scapula), so it was a bit of a different experience.

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I jogged the 4.748 mile loop with my son and my brother-in-law, Tommy. Debbie ran on her own. It was a bit of an odd Thanksgiving Day road race with the circumstances, but it all worked out in the end.

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I’m learning to just enjoy the vibe and am less focused on speed, pace, or results. I got to see the race in an entirely different way and I probably won’t be sore, which is an added bonus.

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I’m no fan of crowds, but I survived the crush of human beings as we marched through Manchester. It was great to see so many friends, including many Shenipsit Striders.

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I love the race and its history. I wrote about that earlier this month. I think that of my 25 finishes, 20 have now been in a row. Interestingly after approaching and running the race differently this year, I’m OK if I ever have to skip. It isn’t an obsession. It isn’t a streak. It’s fun, but it’s just a race.

Final Results: 2014 Connecticut Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series

It was a great year for the Connecticut trail running community. Some of our best individual trail running races joined forces to form the Connecticut Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series. Debbie and I envisioned this year’s ago, and with the help of others, it became a reality. The New England Grand Tree Trail Running Series will always be the standard-bearer for trail running in New England and we view the CT series as a compliment to that long running series. A handful of the races are in both series.

The Grand Tree was the series to run, long before this current trail running boom cluttered the calendar with other events in the region. The growth of the sport is fantastic, but it has been problematic for many of the long time/old school trail races in New England. The surge in ultrarunning has also left many of the mid-distance races in the dust, as participation levels at some events have dropped dramatically. Overall participation in the Grand Tree Series has risen at the individual level, but the number of people doing multiple races (you need to run six to qualify for the series standings) has dropped. People want to go short or long and not as often in between.

The Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series has various distances.

DATE RACE DISTANCE WEBSITE
4/6 Bimbler’s Bash 10k www.mrbimble.com/WordPress/bash
4/19 Traprock 50k/17k www.traprock50.com
5/18 Soapstone Mt. Trail Races 24k/6k www.shenipsitstriders.org
6/22 Southern Nipmuck 22.7k www.shenipsitstriders.org
7/27 Soapstone Assault 8.9k www.shenipsitstriders.org
8/2 People’s Forest 12.1k www.greystoneracing.net
9/6 Run for the Woods 10k/5k www.ctwoodlands.org/runforthewoods2014
9/14 Trails for a Cure/Cockaponsett 12.9k www.snerro.com
10/5 NipMuck Trail Marathon 42.5k www.shenipsitstriders.org
10/19 Bimbler’s Bluff 50k www.mrbimble.com/WordPress/bluff

I had designs on running all of the races, but after doing Bimbler’s Bash, Traprock, and Soapstone, my running stopped because of this nagging left foot stress fracture/plantar fasciitis injury that has hobbled me for months. Half way through Soapstone, I knew something was seriously wrong. For the rest of the year, I’ve had to watch from the sidelines, take photos, and root for the other runners.

I’m pumped for the 2015 series, though it is doubtful that I will run any. This could be a long layoff from running for me. My last truly extended break was 1991 to 1999. Hopefully this hiatus isn’t as long.

1,032 individual runners competed in at least one race – 382 Female and 950 Male. The overall men’s title went to Ted Cowles (who ran every race), and the woman’s title went to Kehr Davis, who won the four events that she entered. Kudos to them.

The Shenipsit Striders have been very generous to the Connecticut Forest & Park Association, frequently contributing proceeds from Soapstone and NipMuck. Many people don’t realize that CFPA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. CFPA is not a state agency. If it wasn’t for CFPA, their volunteers, and donors; more than 825 miles of Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails may not exist. CFPA’s advocacy is legendary and whether you support CFPA or some other local trails .org, you should keep these trail maintainers in your thoughts. Our parks and trails depend on them. Debbie and I are longtime supporters of CFPA, I am on the Board of Directors, and we always felt that a trail series would help raise awareness and funds for our cherished trails.

The Striders philanthropy has inspired others, including Steve Nelson and Kevin Hutt, Race Directors of the Traprock 50K to bestow their generosity on CFPA. Plans are in place to reprise the series next year. Debbie, Jerry Turk, and the other Race Directors (who also deserve a ton of credit) are working on the schedule. Each individual race relies on their own volunteers. Many come from the running clubs that promote these events. Thanks to Dominic Wilson who calculated all the scores and CFPA’s Marty Gosselin for keeping the website up to date. Oh, one last shout out to Christopher Moore from Connecticut Outdoor Guide who shot photos at many of the races.

We will find a good way to honor Ted, Kehr, and some of our other participants. In the meantime, check out the results.

Click here for the 2014 Men’s Results

Click here for the 2014 Women’s Results

Manchester Road Race History Exhibit at Dehn Gallery

Yesterday, Debbie, the kids and I checked out the new exhibit, “Thanksgiving in Manchester: A History of the Manchester Road Race,” at the Manchester Community College Dehn Gallery on Main Street. We were downtown to run some errands, and it was a short walk to the gallery, which is within feet of the finish line.

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According to the news release that tipped us off, “The exhibit was commissioned by the Manchester Road Race Committee and was designed by Manchester native Harrison ‘Whitey’ Jenkins, owner of ‘Jenkins Design.’ Artifacts related to the race have been loaned by the Manchester Historical Society and provided by other donors.”

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The release says, “Among the artifacts that will be on display are medals and trophies won by Joe McCluskey, an Olympic bronze medalist from Manchester who won the race four times; the gym uniform worn by Julia Chase Brand when she toppled the gender barrier at the road race in 1961; and a racing singlet that belonged to Dr. Charlie Robbins, a two-time champion who ran here 56 times and often competed barefoot. The exhibit will also feature a video slide show of race photographs taken by retired Hartford Courant photographer John Long, who covered the road race for 35 years, and who has served as the event’s official photographer since 2006.”

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We roamed around the gallery for some time, soaking in the glory of this great race. Manchester has been a Thanksgiving fixture for me. This year will be the 78th running, and my 25th time competing. Due to injury, I haven’t run a step since early June, so it is likely that I’ll jog, shuffle, or walk the 4.748 mile course. I’ve written many times about the race and its great history.

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It was fitting that the only other person in the gallery with us was our Bolton neighbor, Dani Kennedy. She had just wrapped up a run, presumably on the course. Dani is part of the race committee, the track & field coach at Bolton High School, a fellow member of the Shenipsit Striders and Silk City Striders, race director of the Bolton Summer XC Series, and a champion for everything running related in our community.

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I could have lingered all morning, and I may return before the exhibit is packed up on November 29th. Hopefully, this exhibit comes back in the future and becomes a tradition of its own as the race approaches 80 years old.

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Litchfield Hills Trip

This weekend, Debbie and I traveled to the Litchfield Hills in northwestern Connecticut for a one night trip. My parents were kind enough to look after our kids so that we could spend some time together. We used to get there more often, but it had been a while since we were out that way. We were married in Litchfield back in 2001, so that part of the state is meaningful to us, especially in our favorite month of October.

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We stayed at the Interlaken Inn in Lakeville, which is almost in the northwest corner of the state. Salisbury, which is just north and borders Massachusetts, and Lakeville, both border New York. Yesterday, we visited Hillrock Estate Distillery in Ancram, New York. It was a short drive from Lakeville.

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Last night, we had dinner at Serevan in Amenia, New York. It was an excellent meal. This morning, we did a 43 mile loop on our bicycles. We had crazy New England weather today with a mix of clouds, sun, rain, and wind. Changeable is the best way to describe what we experienced. It was raw. The temperature peaked in the low 50’s Fahrenheit, and it was damp. The loop was gorgeous. We started in Lakeville and went north into Salisbury.

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We stopped briefly at the Salisbury Winter Sports Association ski jump, when we came across the signs. We asked a walker for directions and she pointed us towards Satre Hill which is a little ways from Route 41, the main street. We found the hill and it was a thrill. I can’t wait to return with the kids when the snow flies. I first read about the jump a few years ago in a Yankee Magazine storyI was intrigued then and was very happy to see the hill with my own eyes.

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We didn’t linger long and continued north on 41 into Massachusetts. We crossed the Appalachian Trail for the first of several times during the day. We stopped at the Undermountain Road trailhead when we spotted multiple Springfield College vehicles in the parking lot. It looked like the Outing Club was on the trail. Debbie got nostalgic because she had taken the Springfield Outing Club on that trail several times when she led the group in the mid-1990’s.

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In Massachusetts, we headed west towards Mount Washington State Forest. We had a fair amount of climbing as we crossed the AT again on our way to the other side of the ridge. When we headed south, the road turned to dirt. We were happy to have good tires for those conditions. The road was packed and smooth for a while, but then when we got on to East Street headed up land over Mount Riga, it was very rocky all the way back down in to Salisbury.

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The foliage was fantastic. The views were spectacular. We saw so many lovely farms and houses. The northern Litchfield Hills and southern Berkshires are a beautiful part of southern New England. The descent into Salisbury was pretty sketchy. On the rough road, an Allen bolt worked loose and my rear rack was vibrating badly. Debbie had trouble with her brakes because the pads are a bit worn. We made it down alive and I was happy to get through the ride unscathed. My shoulder is feeling better and the rough road was a good test. I still haven’t ridden off-road. I plan to stick to smoother surfaces until I’m fully recovered from my fractured scapula.

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It was an awesome ride. We didn’t go fast at all. We took in the sites. We got to spend time outside together. After we washed up, we drove over to the New York side of the border and had lunch at The Millerton Shop of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. Lunch was excellent. I’ve always been a Harney fan because they are members of 1% For The Planet, just like Thread Rolling Inc.

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We took Rt. 44 most of the way home and got to sightsee a bit more. We made a quick stop at a farm stand in Canton on the drive back to Bolton and put a wrap on the weekend by cleaning a bit around the house before the kids arrived back and chaos ensued. This trip is a reminder that Debbie and I have to do more of these getaways together.

2014 LEGO Family 5K Road Race & Children’s Fun Run

Yesterday we did the LEGO Family 5K Road Race & Children’s Fun Run for the first time. This was the fourth year for the Enfield, Connecticut based LEGO Group’s run, but the first time for the Livingston’s. We were tipped off by several friends that this was a well run event with some really neat swag. “We” meant that Debbie and our son did the 5K and our daughter (and son) did the one mile kid’s race.

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We are definitely fans of LEGO and the LEGO brand. When our son first started collecting them when he was three or four years old, I connected with my mother and we pulled out my 35-40 year old LEGO sets that had been kept in great condition in my parents’ attic. It is so cool to build your own LEGO with your kids. Now, they have a ton of their own LEGO and if all goes to plan, they can build their LEGO and my LEGO in 35 years with their own kids.

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The LEGO Group is a fantastic family business based in Denmark and LEGO Systems, Inc. in Enfield is the base of their North and South American operations. This video offers a pretty good history of LEGO. It has been watched a few times in our household. We appreciate family business in a big way.

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Well, the race was really well done. We got to the sold out race early and there was still a line for packet pick up. 467 runners finished the 5K and there were hundreds of children in the un-timed one mile and 1/4 mile races. This truly was a fun run with runners of all types out there doing something healthy on a Saturday morning. The race was held on the flat roads near the headquarters and finished right in front of the building.

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The building was open and the company cafeteria was selling food. Many of the volunteers were LEGO employees. It was neat to go into the building and see the space. It was very nice. It looks like a really cool place to work. I know that jobs at LEGO are coveted. They have their own child care facility on-site and the company store (which was open to runners after the race) is a great benefit.

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Master Builders displayed many of their unique creations on the lawn in front of the building. Several LEGO play areas were set up and there was even two giant bounce houses. This was very family focused. There were tents with a handful of other company’s (including Fleet-Feet) displaying their running related items. The race benefited a number of area charities including Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters. The race brought in some excellent sponsorship, but it was clear that the sponsorship of LEGO led the way.

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At packet pick-up, each runner got their number and then was directed to a second pick-area where they received a wonderful LEGO gift. This year’s gift was very generous. Each registered 5K runner got a large yellow bag with a large LEGO kit. We were blown away by the value of our two kits. We got the Star Wars Red Five X-wing Starfighter and the LEGO Movie MetalBeard’s Sea Cow. We made a pact that we will build these as a family.

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At the finish of the kids fun runs, each child got to pick from one of four kits. Our son chose the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Baxter Robot Rampage, and our daughter chose the LEGO Friends Heartlake Flying Club. There was a tasteful notice in each gift bag that stated:

The LEGO Race planning committee would like to thank you for joining us today. It is truly a pleasure seeing so many runners and families come out for this event. 

We hope you enjoy your gift bag. Each year, our planning committee works hard to secure product samples for this event. This year proved to be pretty amazing. The product we secure, however, varies from year to year. It’s very likely that next year, will not be as substantial. 

Additionally, we are not able to ensure that everyone will receive the same set in terms of monetary value but we trust that what you did receive was a nice addition to a great day. 

As far as the Livingston’s are concerned, we got some very nice gifts that far exceeded the cost of entry fees. The 5K was $35 pre-registration (only) for each runner and the children’s fun run was free. That is expensive for a 5K, but when you look at what we got, it was a bargain. We had a little family meeting afterwards to explain to our kids that this was a very special event and the proceeds went to a good cause that helps other kids who might not have as the same two-parent household and opportunity.

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Thank you LEGO, and we appreciate the appropriate disclaimer. I bet this race sells out every time they hold it in the future, regardless of the value of the gifts. Hopefully it continues to raise money for good causes. It was a nice notice that pointed out that LEGO’s business is cranking. The LEGO movie was a great success and it appears that product is flying off the shelves of stores and distribution centers worldwide.

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Now, there actually was a race and the runners ran hard! The men’s race was won by our family friend, Henry Domnarski, from Palmer, Massachusetts, who is a very fast up and coming high school runner. This kid is fast! He had a huge gap, and crossed the line in 17:25. I would love to give him a run for the money (or LEGO), but he is getting faster. Regardless, I want to do this race next year! Henry is the son of my longtime Horst Engineering Cycling Team mate, Matthew Domnarski, so he has good genes. He was followed by Morgan Anderstrom and Carl Mills.

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The women’s race was won by Jennifer McHale in 19:36, and she was fourth overall! Debbie was second place and Brielle Curtis was third. This wasn’t the fastest field of 5K runners, but these were still fast runs for a local race. Debbie isn’t typically a 5K runner and certainly not a road runner, but she was rewarded for her speed workout with a very nice plaque. It is a unique award that is one of the coolest she has received.

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I think the only glitch was that no one could hear the start of the race. I was taking photos and I could barely hear the announcer 500 feet behind me, so I instructed the runners to “Go.” There was a hesitation, but then one or two trusted me and the pack started moving. Our son had a very good race, pushed hard, and set a personal best. He is growing up and getting stronger, but the most important thing is that he enjoys the activity. What could be more fun than the combination of LEGO and running?

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The kids races were chaotic, as you would expect, but there were a lot of smiles. After the races, people lingered for a long time. We saw several of our Shenipsit Striders friends. They had the awards ceremony and then a series of raffles that included some amazing LEGO prizes. We didn’t win (the Death Star was our goal!), but we were happy to donate additional funds to the cause. We left this event smiling and grateful.

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Debbie and the kids grabbed some lunch on the way home. I rode my bicycle from Enfield to work in East Hartford. I took many beautiful farm roads through Somers, Ellington, East Windsor, and South Windsor. The foliage is peak.

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What a great way to start the weekend!

Race Results

2014 Monroe Dunbar Brook Trail Race

Yesterday, we returned to the Monroe Dunbar Brook Trail Race after a one year absence. Since 2000, we have been to this race more than 10 times. It’s one of our favorite New England Grand Tree Trail Running Series races and is part of the WMAC’s Trilogy.

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The other two races in the Trilogy are Greylock and Savoy, though I recently learned that 2014 was the final year for Savoy. Participation has dwindled. The turnout at Monroe was good, but much lighter than years past. The traditional mid-distance races just don’t draw the numbers anymore as more and more runners flock to the ultra distance and to new racing formats.

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Oddly, next month, more than 10,000 people will jam Fenway Park for a 3 mile Spartan Race, and pay dearly. If you registered back in February, it was $75. If you register the week of the race, it is double that number at $150. The kids race is $25 pre-reg. They are making a big deal that spectators are FREE at this race if they sign up in advance, but the spectator fee at a typical Spartan Race is $20 pre-reg. Imagine that, the spectators have to sign up in advance to save $5. I just find that to be ridiculous. Of course I’m making judgments here, but it just seems so silly.

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By contrast, the 10.5 mile Monroe was $20 pre-reg and the 2 mile sampler was $12 pre-reg. Spectators were free and there was no cost to park. The post-race food was excellent. That is a simple, brilliant, and time-tested; but apparently dying, formula. I can’t help but think it is the novelty of obstacle course racing that is a big part of the draw. The irony is that a race like Monroe has so much natural beauty and obstacles of its own. We had a stunning day in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, with peak foliage and an incredibly blue sky. We have been to this race when it was raw, blustery, and cold. Yesterday, it was picturesque.

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I only hope that enough people go to these races so we can keep them going for a long time. I’m actually happy to have the woods to ourselves. Obstacle races are held at already ski resorts and similarly degraded venues for a reason. We wouldn’t want the impact of the organizers, racers, and spectators on fragile environment anyway. Well, I couldn’t help myself with a little commentary. A week after NipMuck and a day after Monroe, I’m feeling a little nostalgic for the Grand Tree and what it has meant to Debbie and me during the last 15 years.

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It was nice to see some old friends at Monroe, including the legendary Richard Busa. Dick Hoch was there too. Still, I miss some of the characters from past Monroe’s. Being in that grove along the Deerfield River brought back excellent memories. Debbie and I are part of the old guard now. Thankfully, there is an older guard than us!

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Debbie ran the 10.5 miler and had a blast. Several Shenipsit Striders joined us at the race. Our son ran the 2 miler and love it. Our daughter frolicked in the woods with me. I took some nice photos. Top honors in the 10.5 miler went to Greg Hammett (men) and Kehr Davis (women). Joe Melillo won the 2 miler. There were 91 finishers in the 10.5 miler, with another legend, Laura Clark, crossing the line to close out the 2014 race and cap the Trilogy for now.

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We lingered for a while after the race, enjoying the company of friends. WMAC post-race spreads are always a smorgasborg. Afterwards, we met up with Tom Schieffer (Debbie’s brother) and his friend, Heather. We visited the Hick’s Family Farm corn maze, and then had an early supper in Shelburne Falls at a fine vegan restaurant called Hearty Eats. If it wasn’t for the southbound holiday weekend traffic on I-91 that slowed our return home, it would have been a perfect day.

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Race Results

2014 NipMuck Trail Marathon

Today we celebrated the 31st NipMuck Trail Marathon with some fine New England fall weather. After yesterday’s deluge, the trails were soft, but today the sky was cloudless and a brilliant blue. After last year’s 30th anniversary monsoon, today’s weather was awesome.

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Our original plans had us headed to Providence for the KMC Cyclocross Festival, but I didn’t race, so we stuck around and joined our Shenipsit Strider friends at this New England Grand Tree Trail Running Series classic. NipMuck was also the 9th (of 10) races in the inaugural Connecticut Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series. The finale is at Bimbler’s Bluff 50K on 19 October. 2014_NipMuck Trail Marathon 68

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Debbie didn’t have NipMuck on her schedule, but with the change of plans, she decided to run, and had a fun day in the woods. The weather really was the story of the day. It was cool at the start (about 40 degrees Fahreneheit) and never really warmed up. NipMuck is wooded the entire way and the shade kept the leaf covered trail moist.

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There were some fine performances. The men’s winner was Samuel Jurek in 3:26:43 and the women’s winner was Kehr Davis in 3:52:43. She ran a fine time. Jurek was followed by Justin Bentley and Jonathan Hammett. Davis was followed by Stacia Broderick and Liz Sherman.

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The first Shenipsit Strider was Sean Greaney, who finished 6th in his virgin NipMuck. This has been a wonderful breakout season for Sean. NipMuck Dave Raczkowski had a fine run, improving on last year’s time by 59 minutes. The Shenipsit Striders had a great turnout and got awesome volunteer support from members of the Silk City Striders and Willimantic Athletic Club. 2014_NipMuck Trail Marathon 218

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Race Results

Christopher Moore from Connecticut Outdoor Guide will post photos here.


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