1978 Races

  


Scott Graham, Mark Duggan, George Reed, Bob, Ken Graham


Bob at Furman, SC (Oct. 14)

Gurnet Beach Classic (Aug. 5)

Scott Graham, Greg Myer,
Dick Mahoney, Hodge, George Reed
of GBTC.  Seattle XC Championship.
(Nov. 25)


Back: Kirk Pfrangle, Bob, Ken Graham, Mark Duggan
Front row: Scott Graham, George Reed

Note that I have no memory of the cross-country races I ran on October 14th and November 5th other than showing up, competing, finishing somewhere in the muck, getting drunk, and going home. I don't recall my times or places.

At the XC Nationals on November 25, the entire field was directed the wrong way, prompting stinging comments by Alberto Salazar in the following week's Sports Illustrated article. For my part, I was disappointed with my effort.

I didn't race in January, February or December, though I did run a marathon on Dec. 10 in 2:47 as a training effort.

An interesting account of the 1978 Diet Pepsi 10K from Bill Rodger's site. (See Sept. 23 below.)

New:  Article on Aug. 5th Gurnet Classic 6 Mile Beach Run

1978 Races

Mar. 18 - Holyoke 8.4M - 42:14 (6th)

Apr. 2 - Cohasset 6.5M - 31:36 (1st)

Apr. 9 - 2M track, Boston University - 9:17 (1st)

Apr.15 - 5K track, UMASS Relays - 14:26 (2nd)

Apr. 22 - 3M track, BC Relays - 13:47 (3rd)

Apr. 27 - 10k track, Penn Relays - 28:58.6 (8th)

May 14 - Worcester "Charlie's" 10M - 49:15 (3rd)

May 19 - 10k track, Tom Black Meet (TN) - 29:26.7 (3rd)

May 28 - Nantucket 10K - 29:32 (1st)

June 4 - Mile track, New England Champs - 4:18 (5th)

June 10 - 10k track, Nationals, UCLA - 29:40 (place unknown)

June 18 - Mt. Washington 7.6M - 64:13 (1st)

July 4 - Peachtree 10K - 30:11 (10th)

July 16 - Bourne 12.8M - 66:10 (1st)

Aug. 5 - 6M Beach Run, Duxbury - 30:39 (tied for 1st w/ A. Salazar)

Aug. 13 - Chelmsford 7.7M - 37:16 (2nd; 1st - B. Bickford 37:12, 3rd - Buckley 37:48)

Aug. 20 - Falmouth 7.1M - 32:56 (8th)

Results:
1. Rodgers 32:03
2. Roche 32:21
3. Virgin 32:35
4. Slack 32:40
5. Fredericks 32:46
6. Tuwei 32:49
7. Bickford 32:53
8. Hodge 32:56
9. Meyer 33:01
10. Salazar 33:04

Sept. 16 - Nike Club Challenge 15K, MN - 44:19 (2nd)

Sept. 23 - National Purchase 10K, NY - 28:58 (4th)
1. Rodgers 28:36
2. Thomas 28:36
3. Slack 28:55

Oct. 1 - 8M Road Race 38:21 Freedom Trail Boston - 38:21 (tied for 4th)
1. Rodgers/Thomas
3. Fredericks
4. Hodge/Meyer

Oct. 14 - 6M XC race, Furman, SC - NT

Nov. 5 - 10K XC race, New England Champs at Boylston
1. Greg Myer 29:43
2. Bob Hodge 30:47
3. Bob Hensley 30:57
4. Scott Gragam 31:35
6. Paul Oparowski 31:48
7. Fred Doyle 31:55
8. Tim Donovan 32:02
10. Ed Norris 32:21
11. Gary Wallace 32:27
28. Brad Hurst 33:57



Nov. 25 - 10K XC National Championship, Seattle - 30:24 (14th).
1. G. Meyer 29:35
2. A. Salazar 29:36
3. C. Virgin 29:56
4. D. Clary 30:03
5. W. Waigwa 30:05
6. C. Cuzzort 30:05
7. D. Murphy 30:07
8. G. Arbogast 30:07
9. 9. T. Wysocki 30:10
10. B. Donakowski 30:15
11. D. Dillon 30:18
12. L. Lawson 30:22
13. 13. M. Anderson 30:24
14. Me
15. P. Butler 30:25

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