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2019 Manchester Road Race

“This is Thanksgiving in Manchester!”

That’s the same refrain that I’ve heard Race Director Jim Balcome proclaim 30 times since 1985 when I ran my first Manchester Road Race at the age of 13. This was the 83rd edition and his 43rd as RD. This year was also my 25th in a row since I returned to the race in 1995 after a four year layoff.



Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and the MRR has played an integral part in making that so. I love milestones and 30 years of doing anything is a substantial one. I’m proud of my consistency and the fact that I’m literally and figuratively running strong at 47 years-old. I’m not unique in having a long streak. Amby Burfoot did his 57th MRR today. Todd Brown did his 43rd. Janit Romayko has done more than 50, and so have many others.



Even more special is that Shepard did his 7th and Dahlia did her 4th. Who knows if the kids will maintain a streak, but the fact that we do this event as a family makes the day even better. Debbie doesn’t keep track of records like this, but she has probably done it close to 20 times.


I haven’t run fast in several years as I’ve been shadowing Shepard in recent MRR’s. This year he was ready to run on his own and push himself. I got the green light to give it my all. Debbie ran with Dahlia. Both kids smashed their personal bests. Shepard really wanted to win the 13 and under age group as he was 3rd last year. He figured that breaking 31 minutes would put him in range of the AG win. He did 30:13, exceeding his own expectations, but three boys went faster and he ended up 4th, the harshest position to finish in when the awards go three deep.



He took it fine, which was impressive to witness. For a moment he was bummed out, but then I saw that fire that burns inside of him was stoked even more. He is a goal setter, and has amazing self-motivation. I know where he gets that from. The balance and understanding comes from his Mom, so I would say that the blend of character that he exhibits is a winning combination. He was very happy with his performance and as long as he can stay positive and keep progressing, he his wonderful endurance sports career will continue to develop. The most important thing is that he continues to have fun.


Dahlia is our little tiger. She knocked 12 minutes off of last year’s time and pushed hard to achieve that result. Debbie says she ran the entire 4.748 mile distance which is remarkable since she occasionally stops (in protest) during races and says she can’t take another step. Today she took quite a few steps (she has small legs!), and in a field of 12,000 or so runners, it was wise that she kept moving.


Unlike last year’s frigid temperature, this year was much more seasonable. It was around 42 degrees Fahrenheit at the 10:00 A.M. start but it was windy and raw. The breeze was a stiff one and hit me hard in the face as a head/cross-wind around the 4-mile mark. My worst suffering came between miles 3.5 and 4.5. This has always been my toughest section and this year, I was just “meh” on that section of the course. I had a fast first mile, ran the hill fairly well, and then started to lose ground on the group in front of me as we descended Porter Street. Brett Stoeffler was up ahead and he was a good gauge. I kept him in view for a long time. He was only 10 seconds up, but I failed to close the gap and eventually his lead was extended as he held his pace and I slowed a bit.


I was stuck without anyone to draft off of and my cadence slowed in the last part of the race. After making the turn on to Main Street, I was able to rally a little and on the last little rise I pushed myself to hit my highest heart rate of the race. I could see the clock ticking up. For a moment I thought I could break 28 minutes which was my goal. However, I’ve run the race enough times and knowing what kind of kick was left in my legs, the mental math told me that it wasn’t going to work out. I let out a little groan and pressed on. It was going to be close.


Alas, I crossed the line with a net time of 28:01. Two ticks fewer and my time would have looked 10 times faster. Regardless, the time was good enough for 3rd in the 45-49 age group which was my second goal. I wanted to crack the top three. This was my first age group podium in 30 years at the MRR. I was 4th in 1989 and 2016, and 5th in 2013, so I know how Shepard is feeling having just missed out in the past.


We saw so many friends and that is another reason why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and probably one of my favorite days of the year. I can’t list them all. There were so many fist bumps, high fives, and hugs. Willi Friedrich, our longtime Shenipsit Striders club-mate, did his 50th MRR. He had a whole crew with him to honor the occasion.


My mother-in-law Barbara came to watch and she was a good sport looking after our backpack full of warm clothes and gear. My parents Lynn and Stan were at the start/finish and they got to see Shepard and me cross the line.


Once again, HORST Engineering sponsored Veteran’s Row. It’s been awesome to be associated with the event on a deeper level and to contribute to the success. The race helps out so many causes. Several HORST colleagues ran the race and I’m sure we will have a lot to talk about next week when we return to work. Last week, I attended the annual Press Conference and last night, Debbie, the kids and I were at the Spaghetti Dinner. The kids got to meet many of the elite runners and collected a bunch of autographs including last year’s winner (and course record holder) Edward Cheserek (who finished 2nd today), and Edna Kiplagat who won today. Edna is an amazing runner and one of the best of all-time. She is a two time marathon world champion and has wins at the Boston, New York, and London marathons on her palmares. She is also an Olympian.

Her Wikipedia profile includes this wonderful info:

Kiplagat is a police woman in Iten, Kenya. “I am one of the role models in my town and country,” says Kiplagat. “I have mentored girls in school and I have empowered women to form community associations. I also support less fortunate kids to pay their school fees.” [19]

Kiplagat and her husband have five children – two of her own, two adopted from her sister who died of breast cancer in 2003, and one adopted from a neighbor who died in childbirth in 2013. Her children Wendy, 9, and Carlos, 13, were at the finish line and award ceremony for her victory in the 121st annual Boston Marathon.[23]

She started the Edna Kiplagat Foundation to raise awareness of breast cancer.[24] Kiplagat also volunteers to create awareness for garbage management toward keeping a clean environment.[19]

That’s awesome.

Manchester Road Race 2019 Veterans' Row graphic

My legs will be wrecked from this effort. The asphalt and downhill pounding always do a number on my quads. I just don’t do enough running to condition my legs to take a beating like this. It’s back to bike racing this weekend with the Secret Squirrel Cyclocross and then the Bishop’s Orchard Cyclocross. I’m excited about my fitness in 2019, and am only feeling residual back pain from my August bicycle crash. I’m  really just excited about being so strong for so long. I’ve broken 28 minutes on 11 separate occasions so this wasn’t close to my fastest MRR, but I’m happy. Next year it will likely be Debbie’s turn to run hard and see how fast she can go. I will probably run with Dahlia for a few years and then see about running fast again when I turn 50.

Race Results

2019 KMC Cross Fest

Shepard and I returned to the downsized KMC Cross Fest at Thompson Motor Speedway. KMC intentionally shrunk the scope and scale of the event after several years as a multi-day UCI event. This year, it was a one-day (non-UCI) race and part of the CT Series of CX. 293 racers showed up which isn’t bad given that the location is in the rural Quiet Corner of Connecticut. There was a race in New York that drew another 253 riders, so the northeast region had two options for a late-November Saturday event.



The course was quite different from the last time I did it, but I still had fun. The motorsports track makes it a unique venue. There was a lot of wide-open riding. I would describe it as a “roadie” course. That made singlespeed tough. Only eight of us lined up for the SS class. We started two minutes behind the Elite Men.


Shepard did the Junior 12-14 year old race with his CCAP Team HORST Junior Squad teammates Alexandra, Boden, Lars, and Owen. Ethan did the 9-12 year old race. Sean and Cole did the Junior 15-16 years old race. Sean also did the Men’s 3/4 race along with Brett. We were well-represented in the Masters races with Rich and Art in the 40+ race. Wade and Tom did the 50+ race. Dave and Keith did the 60+ race.



Saturday races are always tough for me. I was a little worn out after a long week, but it helped that I had all day to get warm. My race started at 2:47 P.M. Shepard’s race was earlier in the day at 9:47 A.M. so we had some hanging around and cheering to do in between the events.



With only eight riders, there was nowhere to hide. I was with the front three riders halfway through the first lap, but they came to an abrupt halt on one of the tricky off-camber sections and I slammed into the back of Anthony Vecca. That resulted in a big endo where I went over the handlebars. By the time I got up and sorted, they had a 10 second gap and were gone. I ended up with two other riders but eventually distanced them and spent the rest of the race in “no man’s land” coming across the line in 4th place.



The drive to and from the race was nice. This part of the state is a great place to ride. Debbie and I were out there in August when we did a loop that included a lovely section of the Air Line Trail. It will be interesting to see what happens to KMC in 2020. There was talk that they were looking for a new venue, but that didn’t material for 2019. I have some small complaints about the race. One is the $5 parking fee that goes directly to the venue. I don’t mind paying a fee, like we did at Look Park, but they are  a nonprofit with a great mission. The cost seems high when you consider that adults paid $36 to race plus the Bikereg fees. The Club Row team tent fee was $75 plus the Bikereg fee, which was also stiff. For that amount of money the parking should have been included.


Richard Fries and the race committee described this as a “reset” year. Like I said, we still had fun and the event was low key and despite the small complaints, the production of this mostly grassroots race was appreciated.


Race Results

2019 West Hill Shop Cyclocross

It’s hard to believe that I hadn’t been to the West Hill Shop Cyclocross since 2015. This was the 29th annual race in Putney, Vermont and it was my 13th time doing it. It’s one of my absolute favorite all time events and I was trilled to spend the day with Shepard. Most of our Team HORST Sports and CCAP Team HORST Junior Squad teammates were at Supercross Cup in New York. After several years attending that event, we decided to skip. We heard the rest of the team had a blast, though we were happy for a day trip and we were happy to visit Vermont.



It was a long and cold day. We left the house at 6:15 A.M. and didn’t get home until 6:30 P.M. after making the drive north. The challenge is that when Shepard races the Cub Juniors and I race the Singlespeed, they are usually the first race of the day and the last race of the day. When we arrived, it was 20 degrees Fahrenheit and that isn’t the most fun temperature to ride in. By the early afternoon, the mercury had climbed into the mid-30’s but then by the time the singlespeed race started at 3:15 P.M., the sun was already low in the sky and the temperature was falling again.



What made today special was that Shepard did the two-lap (15 minute) junior race and then he joined me for the multiple lap (five or six? over 45 minutes) Zanconato Singlespeed Cyclocross Series race. The last race was the largest field of the day because it was also combined with the Men’s Category 3/4 race.



It was great to some old friends. Craig Damaschi drove up from Connecticut. He and I went to East Catholic High School together and raced on the cross-country team. We were teammates on the 1989 State Championship squad that I wrote about a few weeks ago. When I met Craig in 1986, I had already started mountain biking, but he was my introduction to road cycling, which led to bicycle racing and eventually cyclocross. He was steeped in European cycling tradition. His Italian heritage was a huge factor. He had stacks of old Winning magazines and was a Velo News subscriber too. He and I spent hours riding and talking about riding. It’s great to see him back on a bike and pushing hard in cyclocross.


Everything about this race is classic New England grassroots cross. The bike shop itself is a big part of what makes the race (or any event held there) special. The shop has lots of character. The entire town of Putney is neat and we love it there. We are members of the Putney Co-Op and that is where Shepard and I enjoyed lunch. It was only a short ride up the street from the bike shop.



On the way back to the race venue, we stopped at another awesome local business, the Green Mountain Spinnery,  which is adjacent to the bike shop. He was wondering what was inside, so I said, “It’s open, let’s go take a look.” We have been there several times, but he didn’t remember because the last time was 10 years ago. For many years, Debbie and I went on the post-Thanksgiving Putney Craft Tour which often featured the spinnery. We haven’t gone in 10 years, but I wrote about the 2009 version. The spinnery hasn’t changed at all and he was thrilled when we were offered an impromptu tour. The old equipment is fascinating.IMG_5559IMG_5561

I left him to hang out at the bike shop and I went for a substantial warmup. I took the freshly paved Westminster Road out to the town line and back. It’s normally beautiful and on this late fall day it was lovely. The long warmup helped and I had a good race. My start was fantastic as I was in 4th for the first 1/4 lap, but I blew a turn on a very slick corner and drove my left knee into the ground. I recovered and only lost three spots, but that forced me to chase. It was unfortunate but that sketchy corner caught more than one rider off guard.


I eventually settled into a group of three that was battling for 5th place. Anthony Vecca, Henry Lord, and I traded places throughout the race. Anthony had 10 seconds on us at one point but Henry put in a surge and I stuck with him. We eventually closed in on AV, and I thought I was the strongest going into the last lap. On the lower section of the course (which was different from when I last did it–I liked it, especially the numerous twists and turns) I pushed to the front and we fought hard on the double run-up.


As we approached the final few turns, I sprinted past them to take the lead figuring it was my best shot to get to the finish line ahead of them. I didn’t think anyone could come by me on the fast final straight, but AV did and I was bummed. After we crossed the line and I cursed, he said, “You deserved that.” I wasn’t quite sure what he was referring too as we were racing cleanly, but then I figured it was “payback” from the 2018 West Rock Superprestige MTB Final (also singlespeed) when I beat him by mere seconds in a last lap surge. I think that demoralized him, so I guess he is right. He got me back today.



Shepard rode well. It was his longest ever CX race and also the first time he raced twice in a day. Racing with the adults is going to make him faster. He said that he was good for three laps and then he bonked. Yesterday, he was outside in the cold with Boy Scouts Troop 25. They had an 8-mile hike. Today was another long day, so we have to make sure he recovers and stays healthy. After the race, I let him go into the shop where the wood stove was cranking. They also had a barrel fire going on the outside and it was a popular spot. While he warmed up, I packed the trailer and the van as the sun set. It was another great cyclocross weekend.


Race Results (will be posted when online)

2019 Northampton International Cyclocross

The Livingston’s had a fantastic weekend in the Massachusetts at the 29th Northampton International Cyclocross. I’ve done 16 of them, including the last five years in a row. The Pioneer Valley has a lot of great culture and Look Park in Florence is a perfect place for a cross race.



Team HORST Sports and the Team HORST Junior Squad had a strong presence at this weekend’s competition. We had a nice spot on Club Row made it a family affair. From the Masters squad, we had a great team of riders:

  • Dave Geissert
  • Keith Enderle
  • Wade Summers
  • John Meyerle
  • Arthur Roti
  • Andris Skulte
  • Brett Chenail
  • Rich Frisbie
  • And me!

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From the Junior squad, we also had a strong turnout:

  • Alexandra Miller-Davey
  • Sean Rourke
  • Boden Chenail
  • Lars Roti
  • Owen Lezon
  • Ethan Lezon
  • Shepard Livingston

Arlen Zane Wenzel and Erik Emanuele were a bit help on Saturday. They came up on Day 1 to support the team. We also had strong support from the family of our racers. With Club Row, the food trucks, the expo, and a great park–NoHo CX is a spectator friendly event.



Debbie, the kids, and I stayed over on Saturday night at the Hampton Inn in Hadley. The Miller/Davey Family and Lezon Family joined us for dinner at Paul & Elizabeth’s in downtown Northampton. We enjoyed dessert at Herrell’s where they have some nice vegan ice cream options.


My Day 1 race was a certified disaster, but I hung in their and finished. I hit the deck no less than three times including one spectacular last lap crash when I hooked my handlebars on a course stake. That sent me to the ground in a heap. I bounced back. I was super-strong, but was all over my bike and made a lot of costly mistakes. I was battling for 13th and ended up 19th off the back of the small group that I was with the entire race. It was frustrating because I squandered an opportunity for a nice top 15 result in a competitive field. The course was greasy and I was just “off.”



Today was a bit better and the combo Masters 40+/15-16 year-old field felt faster, but I was down in 22nd spot. I had a shot at 19th again, but just didn’t have the legs on the last lap when repeated attacks from my “new” rival Miles Mattern (age 13) finally broke me. He was hopping the barriers and railing every technical turn which forced me to chase him repeatedly. All of those big efforts to close the gaps that he was opening finally did me in. It wasn’t even his first race of the day! He won the Cub Juniors 9-14 year-old race earlier in the day (he won it on Saturday too). Even worse is a few guys snuck in between us in the last 1/4 lap. I could say I was frustrated again, but alas I rode better today and was actually happy with the result. Remember the name “Miles Mattern’ because you will read or hear it again.

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Unlike prior years, the 17-18 year -old boys started two minutes in front of us. The 40’s were combined with the younger juniors (ages 15 and 16), but they are nearly as fast. Frank O’Reilly Jr. won both days and he is only 14 years old. The young kids can really race.


Speaking of young kids, Shepard did well. He did the shortish (only two laps) 9-14 Cub Juniors races both days and finished 13th on Saturday and 10th today. He was happy with how he raced and had a ton of fun hanging out with his friends at Look Park. It really is a fine venue.


The Northampton International Cyclocross used to be one of the biggest races in New England, but it has shrunk in size and stature which is sad. With the loss of the Gran Prix of Gloucester from the race calendar, it still is the biggest race in the region (648 racers yesterday and 605 racers today), but is proof that cross participation is down. I did check and the NoHo participation numbers are generally comparable to the last five years, so I should be careful to comment without actually studying the data. The feeling is that there were less people, but I could be wrong. In New England, there used to be several big races per year, but like Gloucester’s loss in 2019, we lost the Providence Cyclocross Festival several years ago, which means that two of the big three events are now defunct.



I wasn’t sure how I would feel after a double race weekend, but it’s Sunday night and I’m pleased with how things turned out. We had a lot of bicycles to wash, clothes to clean, and gear to unpack, but it was worth it.


My father Stanley came up to watch this afternoon. He helped us pack all the gear at the park and then joined us for lunch at Pulse Cafe in Hadley, which is an awesome plant-based restaurant and farm store. We had a great brunch and even packed dessert which I’ll use to “refuel” after this weekend’s big effort.



Race Results (Day 1)

Race Results (Day 2)

2019 Connecticut Middle School State XC Championship

Yesterday’s Connecticut Middle School State XC Championship was the culmination of another great season for the Bolton Center School Boy’s and Girl’s XC teams. This was Debbie’s second year as coach. She and her assistant, Donald Rowe, make a great team. They have molded these girls and boys into athletes in every sense of the word.


Debbie weaves overall health into their training so they don’t just run. This approach includes nutrition, sleep, body work, and mindfulness. She uses many of the same techniques that have allowed her to run strong for more than 20 years.


On Friday night, for the second year, the Doyle Family hosted a “pasta dinner” which we hope becomes an annual tradition. On Saturday, we spent the day at Wickham Park in Manchester, which is the the best XC running venue…period. I was also at the park on Friday afternoon for the CIAC High School State XC Championship. I brought Shepard and we watched some awesome running.


After a week of rain, the course was damp, but not too muddy. There were spots where you had to be careful, but it was a faster track than last year. Even still, more than 10 kids lost their shoes (yep) yesterday even after being warned to “tie them tighter.”


Tiarnan Doyle had a huge improvement over 2018 and he was our standout individual runner finishing 10th overall. He deserve mention for his improvement and his strength. Hopefully he sticks with running and competes in high school next year.

Our teams didn’t have as good overall finishes as last year, but we lost some strong 8th graders to graduation. I see both the boys and girls getting stronger in the coming years, especially as Debbie builds an even better youth running culture in our town.

Race Results

2019 Belltown Cross

We returned to the Belltown Cross today, though it was at a new venue in East Haddam, Connecticut. I thought that the fairgrounds on Quarry Road were much better than the RV park course of the past.


Team HORST Sports had a huge turnout. We were represented in so many categories:

  • Junior Boys 9-12
  • Junior Girls 13-14
  • Junior Boys 13-14
  • Junior Boys 15-18
  • Masters Men 40+
  • Masters Men 50+
  • Masters Men 60+
  • Category Men 3/4
  • Singlespeed



I think the Fat Bike race may have been the only one we were missing from! That’s OK because between the crazy (and in costume) Laurel Bicycle Club and hosts Stage 1 Cycling Club, they had it covered.



We spent the better part of this fall day at the race and it was really nice. Cyclocross is a very family friendly sport and a fairgrounds (even without the fair) is a good venue even for those just spectating. It was cold early in the morning, and then some bright sun warmed things up, but by noon, it had clouded up and cooled off again. Just as we were packing up around 4:30 P.M., it started to rain. Thankfully we got all the racing in before we got wet.


The Stage 1 Cycling Club/Airline Cycles crew did a fantastic job. They know how to put on a good event. The prizes were excellent, with many coming from donors. The DJ played excellent music. The podium was unique. The race had a fun vibe that people enjoy.


Plus, the course was well-laid out and challenging. It was mostly flat and fast, but there were some cool turns and a neat section through dirt/sand pit area. There were several fun whoops and then a double run-up/ride-up depending on your power and skill. The race was mostly on grass with the exception of the dirt area and the long tarmac finishing stretch. There was even a “Disco Barn” complete with a disco ball and smoke. You had to ride right through it before taking the 90 degree left on to the finishing straight. The Team HORST Junior Squad had some nice results in the morning events with several top 10 finishes. Then the Masters team members crushed it, grabbing a few podium spots.


Shepard had to persevere again after a mechanical and bike change for the second week in a row. He had rough start, getting tangled in the course tape in the narrow first turn. then, his chain slipped off the front ring and got jammed between the ring and the chain guard. He ran to the pit an got on his mountain bike. He steadily worked his way back and finished 10th. He was unhappy, but yet pleased with his grit and the lessons learned. We will dial in his bike one of these weeks!


Dave Geissert was one our Masters stars, winning the 60+ race. Wade Summers cam close in the 50+ race, getting narrowly beat by Steve Sadler from the Stage 1 team. Rich Frisbie just missed the 40+ podium, finishing 4th.


I did the singlespeed race even though the event was NOT part of the Zank SSCX Series. We started with the Men Cat 1/2/3 race, so it was a bit longer than the recent races. I didn’t mind that, though with their two minute head start, the leader, Greg Gunsalus, caught me halfway through the last lap which meant my race got cut short by one lap. I still got in a good workout. I am taking next weekend off from racing as I have an Appalachian Mountain Club Board of Directors meeting to attend. I’ll be back at it at Cheshire CX, which is in the Zank series.


With 329 riders, the race was well attended for a grassroots event. My hope is that in 2020 we return to the fairgrounds.

Race Results

2019 Minuteman Cyclocross

Shepard and I returned to the Minuteman Cyclocross for the second year in a row. This Lancaster, Massachusetts event is held at the Bolton Fairgrounds. The Minuteman Road Club does an awesome job with this race and their other races, including the Midnight Ride of Cyclocross, which is also at the fairgrounds.


Shepard raced the Cub Juniors at 11:15 A.M. and I did the Zanconato Singlespeed Series race at 3:55 P.M., so we pretty much spent all day at the event. We left Bolton (Connecticut) at 8:00 A.M. and didn’t get home until 6:35 P.M. Back to back cross races can be tough. We did the Mansfield Hollow Cyclocross Race yesterday. Again, I noted in yesterday’s post that the weather was fantastic for cross. Thankfully, it was dry, sunny, and warm.


It was a little too warm today. By early afternoon, we were baking. It was only the 60’s (Farhenheit), but the sun was strong, making it unseasonably warm. New England was ablaze in color today and the traffic was a sign that there were a lot of leaf peepers out and about. Debbie said it was no different in the Berkshires, where she traveled with Dahlia to do the Monroe Dunbar Brook Trail Race.


Keith Enderle (who rode the 50+ event), Shepard, and I were the only representatives from Team HORST Sports. We flew the Connecticut flag. I did see some good friends, including Sal Ardagna, who I hadn’t seen in ages. It was so nice to catch up with him.


Shepard had a good race despite a mechanical issue and a crash. He lost 90 second fussing with his derailleur and then made a good decision to pit and change bikes. Despite the delays, he worked his way back through the field, and his consolation was third place. This was a good lesson in perseverance. He was very happy that he remained composed and didn’t quit when his drivetrain was all gummed up.


He thinks he tangled with another rider in the notorious wood chip section in the gazebo and might have brushed his rear mech against a fence causing it to jam up. Regardless, I give him credit for sticking with it. We discussed this and he was happy with the outcome.


I had my best cross race of the year, finishing 7th in a competitive field. I was stronger than yesterday, but not as strong as I was at the end of last season. By late afternoon, the course as blazing fast with the lines burned in. We were all limited by our single gear, but we hammered and it was fun. I rode cleanly other than a few scary moments at the telephone barrier when my left foot was late to come out of the pedal on one lap.


I avoided a crash and was able to recover. I had a few good battles with Eric Wyzga before pulling away. He and Henry Lord were chasing me hard on the last two laps, but I held them off. I wasn’t able to close on Herb Grignon and Niles Gagnon but I could see them just ahead. I would be happy if I felt as strong at every race like I did today.


Race Results

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