TVFR 15K Boston Tune-Up
Upton, MA, March 31, 2001
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91 1:14:07 7:58 Peter Wallan 50-59 Sharon 40 HSR
128 1:27:08 9:20 Ken Casson 50-59 Yarmouthport 100 CCAC

Charbo’s Run Men’s 5 Mile Results
Dorchester, MA, March 25, 2001
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  76   33:06  6:37    3 50-59   76 M  5668 Richard Connor              East Sandwich,MA                                                  
324   38:37  7:43   19 50-59  314 M  5793 Tom Scott                   Pembroke,MA                                                       
443   40:01  8:00   90 40-49  430 M  2880 Gerald Carey                Dennisport,MA                                                     
666   42:10  8:26   47 50-59  647 M  5773 Dick Doran                  Penbroke,MA                                                       
872   43:48  8:46  396 30-39  845 M  5466 Edward Conlin               Brewster,MA        L                                             
1568   48:46  9:45  746 30-39 1525 M  5118 Richard Johnson             Rowley,MA                                                        
1935   51:50 10:22   21 60-69 1886 M  3788 Wes Chadbourne              Plympton,MA                                                      
2481   63:20 12:40  167 50-59 2419 M  1432 Dennis Hanlon               E Sandwich,MA                                                    

Eastern States 20-Miler
Salisbury, MA, March 25, 2001
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  81 BAKER DUSTIN        29 M FITCBURG        MA 2:24:22  7:13
543 JANE LOVELETTE      47 F YARMOUTHPORT    MA 3:54:48 11:44
544 JANET RADZIEWICZ    39 F SOUTH YARMOUTH  MA 3:54:48 11:44

USA National Masters Indoor T&F Championships 3/23-25
Reggie Lewis Track, Boston, MA, March 25, 2001
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   8 Larry Decker                  M61 Guilderland, NY           2:38.84     2:05.81  80.87%                   
   9 Kevin Petrovek                M50 Hyannis, MA              11:01.62     9:47.72  76.39%                  

61st Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K
S Boston, MA, March 18, 2001
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104   24:11  7:48    4 40-49   20 F   304 Kathleen Richards           Boston,MA                                                        

61st Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K
S Boston, MA, March 18, 2001
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20    24:11  7:48    4 40-49   20 F   304 Kathleen Richards           Boston,MA                                                        

Leprechan kids, walk and 4 mile run
Nantucket, MA, March 18, 2001
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23   31:34  7:54    4 40-49    7 F   323 Sharyn Greenleaf                                                                          

New Bedford Half Marathon
New Bedford, MA, March 18, 2001
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  84 William A. Riley  M 64 1:26:50  6:38   1/23   M6064  766 Marston Mi MA
  92 Richard J. Connor M 55 1:27:28  6:41   2/63   M5559  586 E. Sandwic MA
194 JOHN MARTIN       M 48 1:32:54  7:06  28/142  M4549 1113 HYANNIS    MA
251 BOB ECKERSON      M 50 1:36:20  7:21  16/109  M5054 1240 Yarmouthpo MA
336 Thomas F. Nally   M 51 1:40:18  7:39  27/109  M5054  664 S. Dennis  MA
355 STEVE RYAN        M 51 1:41:06  7:43  30/109  M5054 1229 BREWSTER   MA
407 LEISA MARKS       F 43 1:42:49  7:51  13/72   F4044 1228 MARSTON MI MA
442 GEORGE JOHNSON    M 55 1:44:03  7:57  16/63   M5559 1305 MANOMET    MA
464 KATE NAPLES       F 33 1:44:52  8:00  13/76   F3034 1235 E SANDWICH MA
508 GERALD CAREY      M 44 1:46:52  8:10  85/166  M4044 1141 DENNIS POR MA
537 BRIAN KELLY       M 58 1:47:41  8:13  19/63   M5559 1164 SANDWICH   MA
542 Steve Loesch      M 45 1:47:57  8:15  78/142  M4549  166 E. Sandwic MA
562 Patricia A. Nally F 50 1:48:23  8:17   1/21   F5054  663 S. Dennis  MA
593 Janet Jordan      F 51 1:48:57  8:19   2/21   F5054  280 Sandwich   MA
734 GEORGE GRAEBER    M 58 1:54:05  8:43  33/63   M5559 1102 MANSFIELD  CT
883 DICK DORAN        M 51 1:58:53  9:05  76/109  M5054 1089 PEMBROKE   MA
1134 JOANNE CORSANO    F 46 2:11:04 10:00  21/32   F4549 1112 BUZZARDS B MA
1200 ELLEN GUTERMUTH   F 38 2:17:26 10:29  76/86   F3539 1333 CENTERVILL MA
1299 Joseph F. Shea    M 70 2:44:55 12:35   9/11   M7099  585 Sagamore B MA

"An Ras Mor" 4 Miles
Somerville, MA, March 17, 2001
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  201 EDWARD CONLIN               M3039   444 BREWSTER MA             32:24

Holyoke St. Patrick’s 10K Road Race
Holyoke, MA, March 17, 2001
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1117   FIELD, KATHLEEN                   054:14   
1235   MCCARTHY, ED                      055:07   

FTC Friday Night Five
Falmouth, MA, March 16, 2001
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  12 Joanne Corsano            Buzzards Bay         46  F     43:56
  16 Ellen Gutermuth           Centerville          37  F     49:50

Melrose Half Marathon
Melrose, MA, March 11, 2001
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  292  21/162  M5059 1:31:42   7:00 DUKE HUTCHINSON        53 M WATERTOWN MA             1758 CSU
  880 195/324  M4049 1:48:49   8:19 STEVE VAITONES         45 M WALTHAM MA               1130 SRR
1672  25/30   M6069 2:12:46  10:08 JOE CURLEY             62 M MARLBORO MA               399 TVF
1868   3/5    M7099 2:42:08  12:23 JOSEPH SHEA            70 M SAGAMORE BEACH MA         896 BAA

Raynham Knights of Columbus 5 Mile Charity Race
Raynham, MA, March 11, 2001
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   94 158 DORAN DICK          51 M PEMBROKE        MA          41:03  8:13 
  170 129 CHADBOURNE WES      67 M PLYMPTON        MA          51:24 10:17

Jerry Musco Memorial 5 Mile Road Race
Coventry, RI, March 10, 2001
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   61  64 JORDAN JANET        51 F SANDWICH        MA          39:45  7:57

Stu’s 30K
Clinton, MA, March 4, 2001
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  422 JOANNE CORSANO       415 F     F4049 BUZZARDS B MA 3:02:56  9:50

New England High School Championships
Reggie Lewis Track, Boston, MA, MA, March 2, 2001
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       14 Monahan, Colby            11 DENNIS-YARMOUTH HS MA     2:44.55    2 

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I’ve always been partial to the natural and physical sciences and thus, in high school, was drawn towards astronomy, a field which uniquely, I think, melds the sometimes chaotic natural world with the exquisitely refined computational and logical world.  It is one of the few disciplines which encompasses almost every aspect of human existence.  I came to believe over the course of my studies that if everyone in the world took just one introductory astronomy class over the course of their lives (the earlier the better), the world would be a much saner, “happier” place.  After you’ve seen yourself as a mote in space and time, a speck of expelled star-stuff on a non-descript planet around an uninteresting star in the outreaches of a run-of-the-mill galaxy existing for a nano-second out of infinity, fighting over parking spaces, strip malls, and artificial borders through a desert seems downright silly.

Our passions beget our truths.

I ran in high school but not until recently could I call myself a runner.  When you run every day heedless of the weather, show up for a race in the middle of a blizzard or hurricane, take several weeks off (and loathe every minute of it) to rehabilitate yet another injury, then you may call yourself a runner.  Once again I came to believe that if everyone were a runner, they would care more for themselves and their environment and in so doing, would come to care more about the well-being of those around them.  The crystalline moments under the stars and at the end of a completely exhausting long run would stand in sharp relief against a background of daily existence and enhance all future moments with a new perspective and clarity.  I strive to feed my body the fuel it deserves from natural rather than synthetic sources; I seek renewable forms of energy for myself and my household; I acknowledge my position in the chain of life.  If everyone were a runner …..

Lately as I struggled through my most recent injury with hours spent on the bike and in the pool, it became clear that it is within each of our passions that we find the truths with which we shape our world.  As I touched the worlds of the swimmer and the mountain biker, I glimpsed the truths which defined their realities and in so doing, became more sensitive to the forces that drive each of us.  We all have our passions whether they be in automobiles, insects, professional sports, religion, on-line chat rooms, or running.  These passions define our very being and the ways in which we perceive and interact with our world.  Through our passions we learn and grow; we create realities based on the layers of truths spawned from our passions.  Let us not forget these things when we work and play with others.

Know me then; now, I am a runner.

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