Caroline Troise has prevailed over the field of 100+ runners who scored for the House and participated in the 2017 Club Challenge series. It came down to the frigid Hangover Classic on New Year’s Day, but Dr. Troise won her age group and scored enough age-graded RMHP points to clamber over Dan “I have something better to do than race 5 miles along the ocean in <10 degree weather” McCarthy and into the hotly contested winner’s circle. Caroline and Dan are also joined by Rose Sedgwick, Dietrich Neumann, Peter Sedgwick, Mark Schwager, and Russell Carey in securing coveted 2018 Club Challenge T-Shirts for completing seven or more of the year’s events. Congratulations, all.
ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
This year we are reviving the RMHP-RC CHALLENGE. The list below includes an assortment of 5k – 1/2 marathon local races. Club members who compete in 7 or more races will receive a commemorative shirt and be eligible for other awards based on the following point system:
Your individual finish time will be graded on a scale (www.howardgrubb.co.uk/athletics/wmalookup06.html) that takes into account age and gender. In each race the top finisher among our club runners will receive 15 points, second 12 points, third 10 points, fourth 9 points, fifth 8 points, etc. All finishers, regardless of time, will receive at least 1 point.
Example – if the first RMHP-RC runner is a 60-year-old female who runs 27:00 minutes, and the next club finisher is a 70-year-old male who runs 28:00 minutes, his graded time of 20:49 places him ahead of her graded time of 21:30. He would receive 15 points; she would receive 12 points.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE, you must email our scorer (Matt Jankowich) with your race time within 48-hours of finishing your race: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt will adjust your time based on age and gender and update the scoring throughout the year. This will be a fun way to compare our club performances.
Are you up for the challenge?
4/23 Blackstone Valley 5k Pawtucket
4/29 Breeze Against Wheeze 5k Providence
5/21 Girls on the Run 5k Bristol (director is club member Jackie O’Hara)
5/28 Narragansett Bay 1/2 Narragansett
6/4 Race Against the Odds 5k Providence (director is club member John Mackintosh)
6/18 Will Speck 5k Cranston (RMHP fundraiser)
7/4 Arnold Mills 4 mile Cumberland
7/28 Blessing of the Fleet 10 miles Narragansett
8/6 Run 4 Kerri 4 mile Wakefield
8/13 Bobby Doyle 5 mile Narragansett
9/3 Finish for a Guinness 5k Warren (club men only score)
9/17 CVS Downtown 5k Providence
9/23 Ocean State Trail Run 5k Warwick
10/8 RMHP Women’s Classic 5k Providence (club women only score)
10/29 Ocean State Rhode Races 5k Narragansett
10/29 Ocean State Rhode Races 1/2 Narragansett
11/5 Colt State Park 5k Bristol
11/25 Trot Off Your Turkey 5k Barrington
12/3 Downtown Jingle 5k Providence
12/10 Christmas 10k Newport
1/1/2018 Colt State Park Hangover Classic 5 mile run
21 races – 13 5k’s, 2 4miles, 2 5miles, 1 10k, 1 10 miles, 2 1/2 marathons
5 are in Providence, 5 in Narragansett, 11 in nine other RI communities