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WCRC heading to “The Mountain”

WCRC runners and volunteers post-race 2013

The 2015 Mt. Washington Road Race will be held on Saturday June 20, on the Mt. Washington auto road. This year, the Winner’s Circle Running Club is sending a group of 40 runners to “the Mountain” for a challenging run followed by a great post-race cookout. This is a lottery controlled event, so if you were not selected in the March lottery you can not run this year.

However, WCRC also staffs the first water stop on the mountain. Being first, the WCRC stop is a good one for volunteers: it is very busy (no hanging out needed) but for a relatively compact period of time since the runners are not yet fully spread out over the Mt. This is a great way to see the race and enjoy the post-race cookout/party at the base of the mountain.

If you would prefer to see the race from the summit, you can help out as a volunteer driver. Cars are sent to the top prior to the race in order to provide transportation to the runners headed back down after the finish. Often, WCRC has runners willing to send their cars to the top (in order to ensure rides back down) but with no one to drive them up. Note that generally you only have to drive up the Mt (the easy direction). The owner of the car will drive it back down (the hard direction). If you’d like to drive someone’s car to the top and watch the race finish from the summit, the easiest thing to do is to contact directly any WCRC member you know who is running and volunteer to drive their car or give them a ride down. Note that race rules only allow one person per car (the driver) on the way up prior to the race. Each car must bring at least 3 runners back down.

If you would like to be a WCRC volunteer at the Mt., contact Doug Zechel at doug@smilinwideatryeharbor.com.

WCRC Monthly Meeting Recap

junenmeeting winners

The WCRC June Club meeting was preceded by the annual Fuguowee race. Four teams competed for the coveted Fuguowee trophy a.k.a Circle Bucks. In a hotly (literally) contested race, team orange, Craig Lampert, Jodi Short, Matt Valli, Scott Walsh and Dan Maguire bested the competition. For Scott the victory was especially sweet after setting the Fuguowee record for futility with a 13 mile, 2 plus hour lost effort two years ago. Great team effort!

After destroying the competition at the WCRC beverage mile, PR-ing at the Polletta Race and helping his team to victory at the Fuguouwee Race, Craig Lampert is hands down this month’s athlete of the month! Congrats Craig!

World Marathoner Curt Lintvedt won the month’s t-shirt contest in the farthest away category with his Alaskan Midnight Marathon race shirt!

She may be fast, but when it comes to direction Maryann Macneil proved at the Fugouwee that she has none! Maryann finished dead last and ran farther than anyone else, adding more than a mile to the shortest possible distance. Next time try swimming across Tuxbury Pond – it may be quicker!