Thursday, May 14, 2020

Mountain series annual recaps - Updated


2019 USATF New England
Mountain Running Circuit

The USATF NE mountain series concluded at Waterville Valley which also hosted the USA mountain running championships and the selection race for the USA mountain running team.  The series was scored in a “best 6 of 8” format.  In all 216 men and 131 women took part in the series.  109 runners attained “Goat” status by completing 6 or more of the 8 races.  This entitles them to a lottery by-pass for the 2020 Mt Washington road race.

Champions were determined by totaling points earned with the best six counting. The points were determined based on the finisher's percent behind the winner (Example: the winner runs 1:00:00 and Runner-X runs 2:00:00. Runner-X gets 50 points). Women were scored based on the winning woman's time to give them equivalent scores to the men.

On the men’s Todd Callaghan (CMS) picked up his second consecutive title with 555.15 points.  Teammate Steve Brightman finished a heartbreaking .9 points behind for second place.  Steve did amass the most “totals points” with 716.59 over eight races which included a win at Mount Greylock.

On the women’s side Kassandra Marin (aR) picked up her second consecutive title as well with 591.93 points.  Kassandra was the top USATF finisher at Sleepy Hollow, Wachusett, Loon, and Greylock.  Freddi Tribak (TG) was the point total leader with 624.06 over 8 races, she also was tops in the 40-59 age group.

The team titles were scored using the point totals for five finishers scoring in the open category (men) and three scoring in the age groups and women’s open.  The Central Mass Striders (CMS) took home first place in the Men’s Open, Men’s 40+, and Men’s 50+ team categories.  Syracuse track club topped the Men’s 60+.  The Western Mass Distance Project women won in the open.  GLRR took the 40+, and acidotic Racing topped the 50+.  The 60+ was won by the Central Mass Striders.

Women
Open: Kassandra Marin, WRT, 591.93; 40+ Freddie Triback, TG, 478.81; 50+ Karen Encarnacion, WMDP, 484.08; 60+ Mary Sharkey, CMS 401.66; 60+ Elaine Dill, CMS, 360.48

Men
Open: Todd Callaghan, CMS, 555.15; 40+ Todd Callaghan, CMS, 555.15; 50+ Steve Brightman, CMS, 554.05 ; 60+ Todd Baum, Syracuse TC 438.50; 70+ Allan Bates, GMAA 409.72; 80+ Gary Reuter, aR, 298.00


2018 USATF New England
Mountain Running Circuit

Mountain series history - updated


Moutain series history


The USATF Mountain circuit was founded in 1996 as a way to get runners to enjoy the distinct aspects of various mountain races in New England.  The number of races and dates they have been held have changed on occasion and a few races have been added or removed over the years.  Scoring has always been based on the winner’s time, with the winner receiving 100 points and all others receiving points based on their percentage behind the winner’s time. 



Dave Dunham was involved with USATF since the late 80’s (when it was still known as TAC) working as an athlete’s rep. on the New England board.  After traveling to Europe for a couple of years to race in the mountains he began wondering why there wasn’t any real organization to the many mountain races in his own backyard.  Dave took it upon himself and approached the race directors and asked them to be part of a circuit, and so it began.  He was in charge of the series from 1996-2001.  From 2002 to 2005 Richard Bolt took control and from 2006 to present the circuit has be ably managed by Paul Kirsch.



The USATF New England circuit champions in the

Saturday, October 5, 2019

All time standings 1996-2019

Link to the all time standings:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10Rdw5Srzaz1BRikX6mZ4449rtrWfrhIZ/view?usp=sharing

Updated 2019 standings

Updated standings as of 10/04/19

https://drive.google.com/file/d/11JhLo-i9LuJgFP_3dqw16yjQ447hzvXX/view?usp=sharing

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Stats from the USATF NE mountain series - 1996-2019

Total
Year
Finishers
Goats
Avg fin
# Races
USATF fin
Women -USATF
Men - USATF
Percent - W
Average Age
Avg age m
Avg age w
Avg age Goats
1996
501
34
167
3
71
10
61
14.08%
1997
566
37
189
3
62
13
49
20.97%
1998
689
40
172
4
56
11
45
19.64%
1999
564
27
141
4
87
23
64
26.44%
2000
547
35
182
3
87
22
65
25.29%
2001
683
18
137
5
89
23
66
25.84%
2002
725
39
181
4
105
30
75
28.57%
2003
721
14
144
5
96
29
67
30.21%
2004
563
25
141
4
86
21
65
24.42%
2005
814
25
136
6
110
32
78
29.09%
2006
798
18
133
6
132
26
106
19.70%
2007
1279
61
213
6
205
44
161
21.46%
2008
1229
58
205
6
196
50
146
25.51%
2009
1459
100
243
6
237
66
171
27.85%
2010
1530
105
255
6
264
73
191
27.65%
2011
1350
99
225
6
216
55
161
25.46%
2012
1164
59
194
6
183
65
118
35.52%
45.2
48.7
38.9
50.8
2013
1371
77
229
6
228
65
163
28.51%
42.2
43.4
38.7
46.2
2014
1779
102
254
7
304
91
213
29.93%
44.5
44.7
41.5
46.1
2015
1668
110
209
8
255
85
170
33.33%
44.9
46.1
42.9
46.7
2016
1982
118
248
8
333
107
226
32.13%
44.3
45.6
41.9
48.9
2017
1851
149
264
7
307
110
197
35.83%
45.8
47.8
42.8
48.3
2018
2309
124
289
8
357
140
217
39.22%
46.8
48.5
44.2
49.2
2019
2590
106
324
8
344
128
216
37.21%
47.2
48.9
44.3
50.8
Total
28732
1580
4874
135
4410
1319
3091
29.91%
Red bold = Record