Bob Eckerson, President, presiding

* Treasurer’s report – expenses discussed, reviewed and accepted by all present.

* Boston Marathon – Monday, April 16, 2012. Room at Lenox hotel secured for runners, family and friends. Showers for runners will be available after race. Room at Lenox is being held under name Weinberger.

* Bill Masterson compiled list of marathon runners who will be participating in this year’s Boston Marathon run and mentioned all of those who will be participating.

* The Town of Chatham will be celebrating it’s 300th year anniversary. More discussion on how to promote the Chatham Harbor Run. Plan is to speak with the race director, Larry Belliveau, about expanding race this year.

* Joe Weinberger is starting for 2012 his beginners running club.

* A new Youth Run will be held this Patriot’s Day at Hathaway’s Pond in Barnstable which is being hosted by the Rec. Dept.

* Mary Duchesney discussed the Relay for Life run which will be held on June 15th and 16th this year. Still available for sign up. Team raised $650 so far. Cancer survivors dinner will be held on Friday evening. Also luminaria and tee-shirts will be available. Anyone interested in joining needs to raise $100 in order to get a tee-shirt.

* Elections held this evening – Dwight Pfundstein was elected as a Board Member. Larry Cole was elected as President; Howard Tansey was elected as Vice President; Adam Ross was re-elected as Treasurer and Mary Ellen Ross was re-elected as Secretary.

* Guest speaker for this evening….Candy Angle, Pro-Triathlete who discussed triathlon training and sports nutrition

* Next CCAC monthly meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Dennis Senior Center.




APRIL 24, 2012


Giles Gregory


Peter Hirschberg


Keith Mansfield


Ken Gullicksen


Nathan Killeen


Ryan Killeen


Rob O'Day


Tom Slade


Gail Spencer


Kelly Facteau


Charlie Kymer


Bob Kennedy


David Glidden


Paul Jensen


Jerry Adams


Kate Bartleman


Grace Hull


Steve Chase


Patricia Halsted


Diane Metcalfe


Jimmy Manchester


Bient Tartamella


Bob Laundry




*Season  Best   ** Personal Course Record   CR Course Record


Runners meet Tuesdays rain or shine at 5:15 PM at the corner of

Beach & Easton streets for a 5:30 PM start 5K (3.1 miles) run over

a mostly flat course with one hill and some moderate grades. Runners

of all ability from beginners to veterans are welcome. There are no

entry fees. For information call (508) 228-0206. Course records: Steve

O'Brien 15:42; Jamie Lower 18:16. Course measurement: Dr. Bob

Kennedy, USATF # MA11039JK.


The Nantucket Triathlon Club's 2nd Nantucket Daffodil 5K is next Sunday April 29th at 9AM Codfish Park. You can register at:


On one of the warmest Patriot’s Days in 116 years, ALL CCAC team members finished, many under very difficult conditions of pain and discomfort. Temps ranged from 69 degrees at the start, to the high 80s when these folks finished. The course was sunny and dry and HOT.
Despite the weather, there were many accomplishments worth noting, a few of which I will point out here, in no particular order, except that I am biased in favor of the older runners 🙂 Bob Eckerson battled knee pain in both knees. Pete Stringer finished 18th M70-74. Larry Cole finished 21st M75-79, at age 78. Patrick Clark set a great example for the students of the high school where he is the principal. Hilary Green raised a bunch of money for the American Red Cross; she is the new Executive Director of the Cape Cod Chapter of the Red Cross. Janet Kelly finished 13th F60-64. Heidi Russell finished 65th F50-54. Steve Sullivan battled hip pain big-time. I’m sure there are more back stories that I am not aware of, but these are a few that I heard about.
Congratulations to each of you; you persevered under really tough conditions and made CCAC very proud. [Individual Results]


CCAC Men’s Open Team, 13:43:57, 58th out of 59 teams.

20855, 61, Bob Eckerson; 5:23:31.
21198, 65, Harold Robinson; 5:23:09.
21242, 70, Pete Stringer; 4:46:20*
22749, 78, Larry Cole; 6:23:31.
22889, 36, Chris Crema; 4:14:11.*
25920, 39, Patrick Clark; 4:43:26.*

CCAC Men’s Masters Team, 12:29:15, 63rd out of 68 teams.

9907, 59, Steve Sullivan; 5:05:38.
15556, 56, Tim Grace; 4:12:50.*
15741, 55, Richard Houston; 4:08:18.*
19491, 61, Ken Lemerise; 4:08:07.*
22683, 49, Scott Woelfel; 6:16:57.
23642, 47, Howard Tansey; 4:16:16.
25562, 48, Chris Malone; 5:11:53.

CCAC Women’s Open Team, 15:34:22, 51st out of 51 teams.

21913, 52, Hilary Greene; 5:49:47.*
23656, 63, Cheryl Ferguson; 5:19:12.*
23659, 34, Nicole Spencer; 6:28:56.
25631, 54, Cindy Mesmer; 4:25:23.*

CCAC Women’s Masters Team, 12:52:42, 27th out of 37 teams.

18952, 50, Heidi Russell; 3:58:54.*
20415, 52, Sue Shanley; 4:48:32.
20452, 62, Janet Kelly; 4:17:45.*
20490, 45, Mary Duchesney; 4:59:03.
20833, 58, Jane Lovelette; 5:50:02.
23678, 51, Rachel Young; 4:36:03.*
* denotes scoring member, one of the top 3 times on the team.

Certain other Cape Codders deserve recognition:

2:49:47 Tom Deeg, 212th overall, out of 22,000 finishers.
3:00:16 Justin Deeg, 400th overall.
4:07:29 Bill Lord, 18th M65-69.
7:14:28 Kevin Petrovek, 38th consecutive Boston, one of 46 people who have completed 25 or more consecutive Boston Marathons.

{contributed by Bill Masterson}


foot-printDoing Boston? Send us your bib number and we’ll add it to our list and post finishing times when they’re available. Tracking somebody at Boston? Visit the list of all Cape Cod starters, find their bib number and follow them on-line. And good luck to all who are tackling the beast!

foot-printMore Boston – the club has the usual hotel room at the Lenox for after the marathon. Ask at the desk for either Joe Weinberger’s room or the Cape Cod Athletic Club. Come on up for a shower, some post-run recovery, and tales of woe and triumph! Many more CCAC members and friends will be working the marathon so wave at Cathy Lohse and her MMA recruits in Food, Geof Newton in Gatorade Recovery, Rich Havens who will be frantically racing back and forth through the finish system, Mark and Susan Snyder on the big lifeguard chairs, and all the club members along the route!

foot-print… and more Boston – Kevin Petrovek’s bus leaves at 7:00AM on Marathon Monday. We hear that there are still a few seats available so call Kevin at Hanlon’s Shoes at 508.775.8877 if you’d like to take the easiest path to the starting line.

foot-print No Boston? Gene Cormier invites you to the Robert Stone Memorial Road Race on Saturday and if you’re in the mood for something a little longer, how about the inaugural Cape Cod Half Marathon in Hyannis on Sunday?

foot-print The CCAC 2012 Relay for Life team is coming along nicely and more runners are invited. Contact Mary Duchesney for more information and remember that the more people that sign up for the team, the shorter the runs! [More Info]


… and not to be forgotten, the election returns have been processed and counted with the following results. We welcome Larry Cole and Howard Tansey to the positions of president and vice president respectively; the treasurer and secretary duo of Adam Ross and Mary Ellen Ross return for another year of service; and Dwight Pfundstein will be replacing Larry Cole on the Board of Directors. Congratulations to all!


Notable performances from some CCAC club members who traveled around the world.  Results are listed in reverse chronological order.

Ft. Lauderdale Turkey Trot
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, November 22, 2012

26 James McCully 12 20:22 20:17 6:34
48 Katie McCully 47 21:11 21:06 6:49

Honda Grand Prix 5K
St. Petersburg, FL, March 23, 2012

  42    22:05  Bill Riley                  75   St. Petersburg             44    7:07

Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K 
Tampa, FL, March 13, 2012

WilliamRileySaint Petersburg FL M 75 TO 79 75 M 01:10:20 01:10:22 274 221 1 85.6%

10th Suncoast Classic 5K
St. Petersburg, FL, February 25, 2012

32  1004 William Riley             M  75 St. Petersburg        FL   21:33  6:56

St. Petersburg Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon
St. Petersburg, FL, February 12, 2012

6William RileySaint Petersburg, FL 01:38:16

Ballycotton 10
Ballycotton, County Cork, Ireland, February 4, 2012

2442  Bill Masterson    Cape Cod AC         6 M70  3656    01:45:44

Trever Miller Mob 5K
Treasure Island, FL, February 4, 2012

1520Bill Riley M 75 – 21:26 06:53

St. Pete Beach Classic Half Marathon
St. Petersburg, FL, January 15, 2012

  18 William Riley           M75 Centerville MA     1:38:52  1:38:50    7:33    23:55    47:25  1:10:32  2121


APRIL 10, 2012

Giles Gregory


Franco Bonfini


Ken Gullicksen


Keith Aliza & Owen


Rob O’day


A McKenna-Foster


Tom Slade


Gail Spencer


Maebh Brown


Jamie Ranney


Eleanor Antonietti


Jared Smith


Geoff Smith


Jerry Adams


Ettore Bonfini


Steve Chase


Jimmy Manchester


Bob Laundry


*Season  Best   ** Personal Course Record   CR Course Record

Runners meet Tuesdays rain or shine at 5:15 PM at the corner of

Beach & Easton streets for a 5:30 PM start 5K (3.1 miles) run over

a mostly flat course with one hill and some moderate grades. Runners

of all ability from beginners to veterans are welcome. There are no

entry fees. For information call (508) 228-0206. Course records: Steve

O’Brien 15:42; Jamie Lower 18:16. Course certification by Dr. Bob

Kennedy, USATF # MA11039JK.



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