by Ryan Goebel
On October 9th, runners and volunteers gathered at Waterville's Quarry Road Recreation Area for the 3rd annual Central Maine Striders Fall Classic 10k road race. Beautiful fall colors graced the trees and frost covered the ground as runners checked in for the race on this cool Sunday morning.
Before the start of the race, it appeared that the men's race had the potential for a speedy battle between Bar Harbor's Judson Cake, former Thomas College runner Harrison Mosher, and Messalonskee High runner Pierce Coughlin, with Striders Drew McCormick and Ron Peck hoping to stick with the pack. For the women's race, Strider Heather Cable looked to be the favorite amongst the open runners, but the Master's Women division looked to be tight with one-third of all runners falling into this category.
In the end, Harrison Mosher took the crown with a time of 36:27, besting JudsonCake by 31 seconds. However, Cake did earn the prize for the top Men's Master runner. Heather Cable did indeed nab the overall woman's spot with a time of 42:18, nearly seven minutes ahead of the next fastest woman. Strider Katherine Collins grabbed the award for the fastest Women's Master runner, with a time of 49:38.
Thank you to all of the runners, volunteers, and sponsors who made our inaugural Central Maine Striders Fall Classic 10k a success!
Our only live LOCAL race was held successfully on Saturday, August 22, 2020.
Race results can be found by clicking here.
Congrats to overall winner Elijah Caret (M, 19) with a time of 16:59,8.
Top female finisher was Strider Cecilia Morin (21) with a time of 20:56,2.
Oldest female finisher was Paula Sawyer, and oldest male finisher was Ron Paquette.
All race photos shown here are courtesy of David Colby Young and Maine Running Photos. To see more, go to Maine Running Photos or Flickr.
Congratulations to all of the Striders who ran in the Doc & Mardie 5k:
The Morins were the family that walked away with the most rocks this year. Brian Morin won the 50-59 Male age group and Cecilia Morin won the 20-29 Female age group (and 2nd Woman overall).
January Thaw Road Race - January 26, 2020 - 4.5 miles - Belgrade, Maine
Congratulations to all the runners who came out to the 40th running of the January Thaw 4.5-Mile Road Race on January 27.
Ron Peck (27:28) and Pamela Lattin (33:17) were the top male and female finishers, receiving $50 gift certificates from New Balance.
Full race results are as follows:
1.Ron Peck 43 27:28
2. Pamela Lattin* 44 33:17
3. Kris Dubois 42 33:17
4. Anne Charles* 43 33:35
5. J.C. Rhodes 48 33:45
6. Richard Bissett 45 34:43
7. Jacob Brugger 35 34:50
8. Gena Bosshart * 35 34:55
9. Eycee Pheet* 47 35:13
10. Julie Millard* 55 36:00
11. Bradley Yarbough 30 37:00
12. Jared McGouldrick 36 38:41
13. Tammy Moulton* 54 39:20
14. Amy Gagne* 35 39:52
15. Alyss Brugger* 30 39:58
16. Paul Miles 66 41:20
17. Maureen Sproul* 62 41:54
18. Amy Stabins* 50 42:45
19. Kate Cooley* 40 42:56
20. Lloyd Harmon 78 43:40
21. Martha Nadeau* 41 47:36
22. David Benn 73 49:06
23. Gi Reed* 54 53:23
24. Jim Moore 75 62:48
Congratulations to Scott Harrison and Tiana Thomas, the overall winners of the 2018 Quarry Road Summer Race Series!
The overall and female and male age group winners were determined by the total of each runner's best 3K, 5K, and 8K race times over the summer trail race series. Thanks to everyone who came out to run each Tuesday night on the trails of the Quarry Road Recreation Area in Waterville!
Thanks also to series sponsors New Balance (Series Sponsor), Inland Hospital (Kids Fun Run Sponsor), and Trailspace (Finish Line Sponsor), and to weekly sponsors The End Zone, Selah Tea Cafe, and The Proper Pig.
Proceeds from the Quarry Road Summer Race Series go to support the Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA of Greater Waterville.
Full 2018 Quarry Road Series Results
Congratulations to Jeff Jones (24:36) of Chelsea and Gabby Schreffler (30:10) of Bethel, winners of the 39th annual, 4.5-mile January Thaw Road Race held on January 21, 2018, in Belgrade. As the top male and female runners they each received $50 gift certificates from New Balance.
There also was a post-race raffle for all runners with movie passes to local movie theaters, $20 gift certificates from local businesses like the Korner Store and Deli in Oakland, and gift certificates from local lumberyards.
A big thank-you to everyone who helped with the race and special thanks to race co-directors Geoff Hill, Ron Paquette, and Gene Roy. Gene was unable to attend this year's January Thaw due to illness, but Central Maine Striders sent Gene the "Get Well" message above and its best wishes.
Also, special thanks to David Colby Young of Maine Running Photos who comes every year regardless of the weather to take pictures of the race and runners. All photos here are courtesy of and credited to David and Maine Running Photos.
January Thaw Race Coverage:
39th Annual January Thaw Road Race Results
January 21, 2018
Place Runner Time Age Hometown
1. Jeff Jones 24:36 47 Chelsea
2. Matt Sawyer 25:06 44 Eliot
3. Philip Gagnon 28:43 33 Oakland
4. Jack Babin 29:21 16 Athens
5. Casey Gallant 29:32 15 Augusta
6. Gabby Schreffler (F) 30:10 24 Bethel
7. Dusty Rhodes 31:12 47 Farmington
8. Sarah Reynolds (F) 32:22 38 Farmington
9. Steve Rollins 33:30 56 Bath
10. Harold Shaw 34:34 60 Sidney
11. Ron Peck 34:37 42 Waterville
12. Sandy Shoulder (F) 35:13 45 Farmington
13. Danielle Gagnon (F) 35:51 33 Oakland
14. Robin LeBlond (F) 36:04 43 Sidney
15. Susan Brooks (F) 37:46 58 Benton
16. Tammy Moulton (F) 39:46 53 Athens
17. Jeffrey Preble 40:04 64 Gardiner
18. Ryan Gallant 42:33 44 Augusta
19. Bob Brosius 43:22 65 Winthrop
20. Phil Pierce 43:54 76 Falmouth
21. Heather Linkletter (F) 44:08 38 Athens
22. David Stanhope 45:53 54 Exeter
23. George Reichert 46:11 65 Bowdoinham
24. David Benn 46:36 72 Waterville
25. Katie Reed (F) 47:01 33 Farmington
26. Joe Phelan 47:58 53 Hallowell
27. Barb Brosius (F) 51:02 65 Winthrop
Congratulations to Chris Cote and Vanessa Holman, the overall winners of the 2017 Quarry Road Summer Race Series!
Overall and female and male age group winners were determined by the total of each runner's best 3K, 5K, and 8K race times over the summer trail race series. Thanks to everyone who came out to run!
Thanks also to series sponsors New Balance (Lead Sponsor), Inland Hospital (Fun Run Sponsor), and Trailspace (Start & Finish Line Sponsor), and to weekly sponsors The End Zone, Selah Tea Cafe, Downtown Smoothie, and Big G's Deli.
Full 2017 Quarry Road Series Results