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2015 News
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - USA 1 Hour Championship MA

The USA 1 Hour Walk returns to New England again in 2015, and will be held in Gloucester MA high school on the New Balance Track, Newell Stadium. The race will also serve as the New England association championship.

Schedule:

Note the change of schedule. The Men's and Women's events will be combined. The One Hour Race Walk will start at 9:00 AM.

  • 7:30 AM Registration and late entry
  • 8:30 AM Men’s 1 Hour (all divisions)
  • 9:45 AM Women’s 1 Hour (all divisions)
  • 10:45 AM Novice/Youth mile and instructional clinic
  • 9:00 AM Men & Women’s 1 Hour (all gender / divisions)
  • 10:00 AM Novice/Youth mile and instructional clinic

Awards:

  • Prize money to the top 3 male and female finishers who are eligible to represent the USA in international competition at the senior level.
  • USATF Medals to the top 6 Open athletes and top 3 Junior athletes in the Championship
  • Awards to the first 3 athletes in each masters age group, starting at 40-44 category
  • Awards to the first 3 overall male and female competitors in the Novice / Youth Mile Race.

Registration Form, Entry Status and USATF National web page.

Printable entry form.

2015 New England RW schedule

- The monthly series will begin in May, sites to be determined

The 2015 Grand Prix Series

The USATF-NE Race Walking Grand Prix is scored on age-graded performances with the best 4 performances totaled for scoring.
All scorers must be USATF members in the New England, Maine, or Connecticut associations (NE states).
Series information and scoring

2014 News
December 13, USATF NE Indoor 1 Mile Championship, M.I.T., Cambridge MA

We were fortunate to again have the opportunity to end our year and begin our indoor season with a 1 mile race at MIT's Johnson Athletic Center. Formally serving as the USATF New England indoor championship, the event is our first named race - The Tom Knatt 1 Mile Walk. Long a supporter and promoter of walking in this area, Tom is a strong proponent of the indoor 1 mile, among his favorite race distances.
RESULTS

August 10, USA 1 Hour Championship MA

ENTRY/INFORMATION
The New England association hosts the USA 1 Hour Race Walk Championship at Newell Stadium, Gloucester MA. The event also serves as the USATF New England Championhip race.
A clinic and an all-comers race are part of the festivities. Here are a few notes on the upcoming meet.

Schedule of events

The 2014 Grand Prix Series

The USATF-NE Racewalking Grand Prix is scored on age-graded performances with the best 4 performances totaled for scoring.
All scorers must be USATF members in the New England, Maine, or Connecticut associations (NE states).
Series information and scoring
2014 Top placings: Men (4 events) Points:
Robert Keating 337.75
Edward O’Rourke III 328.69
Spencer Dunn 308.28 (ME)
Stephen Peckiconis 298.46
Larry Epstein 293.76
Charlie Mansbach 284.82
Clyde Wilder 281.45

Women (4 events) Points:
Maryanne Daniel 333.51 (CT)
Holly Lindoe 290.24
Valentina Vaitones 272.47

2014 Monthly races and clinic series:

NEWalker Series - Second Sunday of the month from April through September. Two locations

2013 News

August 4, USA vs Canada Junior Race Walk Match, East Boston MA

RESULTS

The New England association hosts the 25th annual USA vs Canada match at East Boston Park. An all-comers 3K, youth/novice 2K, and clinic are part of the festivities. Here are a few notes on the upcoming Meet.

Schedule of events

Juniors are athletes fourteen (14) years of age or older and will not become twenty (20) in 2013. US and Canadian Junior teams consist of 3 to 6 scoring athletes per country. The US team was selected from the finish order of the 2013 USATF Junior Nationals 10,000m walks held at Drake University Track in Des Moines IA in June.
Other junior non-team members may compete if they meet time standards for 5 km (girls) 10 km (boys)

Youth age 15 and under may compete in the 2 km race walk scheduled for 10:15 AM. All-comers may compete in the 3 km race walk also scheduled for 10:15 AM.

2013 Monthly races and clinic series:

NEWalker Series - Second Sunday of the month from April through September. Two locations

2012 News

2012 USA 1 Hour Race Walk Championship
Oct 9 USA National 1 Hour, Bentley University, Waltham MA

2012 Monthly races and clinic series:

NEWalker Series - Second Sunday of the month from April through September. Two locations
2012 GP results
2011 GP results
2010 GP results
2009 GP results
2008 GP results
2007 GP results
2006 GP results
2005 GP results
2004 GP results
2003 GP results
2002 GP results
2001 GP results

2011 News

The USATF-NE Racewalking Grand Prix is scored on age-graded performances, the best 4 performances totaled for scoring. All scorers must be USATF members in the New England, Maine, or Connecticut associations (NE states).

The 2011 Series

2011 Monthly races and clinic series:

NEWalker Series - Second or Third Sunday of the month from April through September. Two locations

2010 News

2010 USATF-New England Racewalk Grand Prix - FINAL STANDINGS
Best 4 scores

MEN                 24-Jan 21-Feb 28-Mar 18-Apr 16-May  6-Jun  13-Jun 10-Jul 11-Oct  7-Nov   USA     Total
                      GBTC  NECh Masters Clam   Ports.  USA 10 NE Out  BSG   USA     Conn   Natl  (best 4)
                       3K    3K     3K     5M     5K     10K    3K     3K    1Hour   10K
Bob Keating                        89.38                83.62  89.57  86.00  85.86                  350.81
Tom Knatt             75.72 76.49  77.33         75.27  73.00         76.05                         305.59
Stephen Peckiconis    72.23 75.16  76.50                       75.39  73.12                         300.17
Brian Savilonis                           74.24  71.74         74.20  76.20                         296.38
Larry Epstein         69.96 73.32  70.85  69.92                75.39  73.12                         292.68
Charlie Mansbach            69.50  70.14  69.98  70.02                       70.94                  281.08
Bill Harriman                      69.21  70.74  73.44         74.66  56.08                         274.92
Barry Fowler          67.12               67.30         65.06                66.44  64.69           265.92
Jay Diener                         74.39  70.47                              72.85                  217.71
Matt Forgues          78.18 81.85                                                                   160.03
Evan Vincent          77.34                                                  76.02                  153.36
Rich McElvery               69.60                                     72.67                         142.27
Kiyoshi Imoi                                     62.08                74.69                         136.77
Mike Kazmierczak                          72.91                                                      72.91
Gus Davis                          69.24                                                             69.24
Joe Light                          68.80                                                             68.80
Mark Zullo                                67.78                                                      67.78
Ed O'Rourke                                                                  67.09                   67.09
John Finan                                66.90                                                      66.90
Stephen Mayroy                                   58.55                                               58.55
Justin Loy                  53.81                                                                    53.81
Dylan Gregor                                                          48.20                          48.20

WOMEN
                    24-Jan 21-Feb 28-Mar 18-Apr 16-May  6-Jun 13-Jun  10-Jul 11-Oct  7-Nov   USA     Total
                      GBTC  NECh  Master Clam    Ports  USA 10 NE Out  BSG   USA     Conn   Natl  (best 4)
                       3K    3K     3K     5M     5K     10K    3K     3K    1Hour   10K
Maryanne Daniel                    72.68  77.34                83.33                       85.13    318.48
Abby Dunn             76.2  77.38                                            72.75                  226.33
Nicole Court-Menendez 69.46 72.49                                            69.19                  211.14
Katie Flanders        63.59 64.20                                            68.93                  196.72
Lauren Forgues        80.33                                                  78.15                  158.48
Jenny Thuotte         75.51 76.20                                                                   151.71
Pat Godfrey                                                    70.90  71.25                         142.15
Courtney Williams     67.13 69.59                                                                   136.72
Ginger Armstrong                                                                    67.10  66.18    133.28
Joanne Harriman                           65.83                       64.40                         130.23
Holly Wenninger                                                65.19  63.81                         129.00
Maureen Rogers                            57.30                       59.41                         116.71
Lorrie Wilkes                             53.30  55.38                                              108.68
Dot Zullo                                 71.29                                                      71.29
Ann Percival                                                                        70.87            70.87
Annie Schide                                                                 70.86                   70.86
Abigail Lochala       64.51                                                                          64.51
Chelsea Loy                 63.51                                                                    63.51
Susan Copp-Silva                                 61.46                                               61.46
Esther Romeo          48.37                                                                          48.37
Nadja Reid            44.00                                                                          44.00

2010 Monthly races and clinic series:

NEWalker Series - Second Sunday of the month from April through September.

2009 News

2009 Grand Prix series:

The USATF-NE Racewalking Grand Prix is scored on age-graded performances, the best 4 performances totaled for scoring.
All scorers must be USATF members in the New England, Maine, or Connecticut associations (NE states).

MEN
                     19-Ja22 -Feb 22-Mar 19-Apr 30-May 21-Jun 11-Jul 19-Jul 11-Oct Various   Total
                      GBTC   NE Ch Master Clamdig USA   NE Out  BSG  NEMast  USA     USA   (best 4)
                       3K    3K     5M     5M     10K     3K     5K    5K   1Hour
Bob Keating                 87.9   87.61         84.58  87.24                                347.33
Stephen Peckiconis    73.46 74.84  75.39                73.25  75.71  74.91                  300.85
Charlie Mansbach            70.21         69.79  69.97  69.15                                279.12
Barry Fowler          59.5         68.64  59.53  60.31                64.4                   252.88
Tom Knatt                   73.36                       73.17  73.8                          220.33
Larry Epstein         71.58                71                  69.19                         211.77
Gus Davis                          68.72  66.07                       65.69                  200.48
Brian Savilonis                           75.36                71.53                         146.89
Rich McElvery                                           73.25  69.67                         142.92
Bill Harriman                                           71.93  69.39                         141.32
Theron Kissinger                                 76.33                                        76.33
Evan Vincent          75.2                                                                    75.2
Mark Zullo                                75.05                                               75.05
Tyler Campbell              74.83                                                             74.83
Emmett Schmarsow                                               74.69                          74.69
Charles Swerdlow      70.18                                                                   70.18
Jay Diener                                68.94                                               68.94
Hugh O'Neil                                                    56.16                          56.16
John Henry Fitzgerald                                                   ?             ?           ?

WOMEN
                     19-Ja22 -Feb 22-Mar 19-Apr 30-May 21-Jun 11-Jul 19-Jul 11-Oct Various   Total
                      GBTC   NE Ch Master Clamdig USA   NE Out  BSG  NEMast  USA     USA   (best 4)
                       3K    3K     5M     5M     10K     3K     5K    5K   1Hour
Pat Godfrey                                             69.61  69.61  70.9                   210.12
Ginger Armstrong                   68.2   65.05  65.95                                       199.2
Joanne Dow                  94.42                                                   95.03    189.45
Maryanne Daniel                    83.74  78.53                                              162.27
Abby Dunn             75.66 77.65                                                            153.31
Dot Zullo                                 71.06                       70.81                  141.87
Maureen Rogers                            57.3                 59.41                         116.71
Christie Bernier      73.35                                                                   73.35
Nicole Court-Menendez 73.34 74.22                                                             73.34
Ann Percival                              69.27                                               69.27
Lois Broussard                            61.7                                                61.7
Jean Tenan                                61.68                                               61.68
Ann Broussard                             56.7                                                 56.7

Wildcard races: Dow- USA Indoor;  Fitzgerald - Jr Olympic National

Larry Epstein's 15 Minutes in Stoneham video.

Aired in March 2009, the cable news video features New England Walker member Larry Epstein in the 2009 GBTC 3000 meter race walk and 2008 Bay State Games 3000 meter, with comments from Bill Harriman and Tom Eastler.

Joanne Dow (center) of Manchester NH takes the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Trials 20K race walk. Photo:Victah Sailer - PhotoRun.net
Joanne Dow (center) of Manchester NH wins the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Trials 20K race walk in Eugene, OR. She represented the US at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Theresa Vaill (L) finished second and Susan Armenta (R) took the bronze. Photo:Victah - PhotoRun.net

2008 News

2008 Grand Prix series:

The USATF-NE Racewalking Grand Prix is scored on age-graded performances, the best 4 performances totaled for scoring.
All scorers must be USATF members in the New England, Maine, or Connecticut associations (NE states).

2008 NE GRAND PRIX

Bob Keating and Maryanne Daniel repeat as GP champions. Points are awarded after age-grading the performance, and the best four races are totaled.

2008 USATF-New England Racewalk Grand Prix - FINAL

MEN
                      20-Jan  9-Feb 30-Mar 31-May 15-Jun 12-Jul 27-Jul 10-Aug 12-Oct Various   Total
                       GBTC   NE Ch MastersUSA 10 NE Out   BSG  NEMast USMast  USA     USA  (best 4)
                        3K     3K     5M     3K     3K     5K     5K     10K   1Hour In, CT
Bob Keating                          83.32  80.9   87.23  84.11                80.41           335.56
Tom Knatt              78.31  74.93  75.4          74.48  75.07                74.59           303.71
Larry Epstein          70.82  71.77  69.73         71.99  73.69  71.1          67.92           288.55
Stephen Peckiconis     69.51  70.8                 72.79  72.13  72.32                         288.04
Charlie Mansbach              70.39  69.8   69.18  69.86  70.28  69.23         70.97            281.5
Bill Harriman                 71.13  65.86                69.47  69.69         71.02           276.15
Theron Kissinger                            75.27                              80.08  77.18    232.53
Brian Savilonis                                           74.4   67.97  66.71                  209.08
Michael Kazmierczak           76.95                                                   84.07    161.02
Bob Ullman             78.71         79.03                                     75.25           157.74
Spencer Parrish                      66.4                        67.73                         134.13
Matthew Forgues        80.57                                                   73.81            80.57
Rich McElvery                        72.79                                     70.65            72.79
Jack Finan                                                       70.79                          70.79
Gus Davis                                                        67.19                          67.19

WOMEN
                      20-Jan  9-Feb 30-Mar 31-May 15-Jun 12-Jul 27-Jul 10-Aug 12-Oct Various   Total
                       GBTC   NE Ch MastersUSA 10  Neout   BSG  NEMast USMast  USA     USA  (best 4)
                        3K     3K     5M     3K     3K     5K     5K     10K   1Hour  Natls
Joanne Harriman               77.42  74.13                71.29  70.91         75.58  72.7     299.83
Ginger Armstrong                     68.65  65.7                 63.06  66.61  68.66           269.62
Lauren Fourges         77.65                77.75                                     81.76    237.16
Christie Bernier       72.56  75.26                                             69             216.82
Pat Godfrey                                               70.04  70.09         74.92           215.05
Tori Cooper            69.22  71.65         72.74                                              213.61
Nicole Court-Menendez  67.38  67.32                                            65.29           199.99
Joanne Dow             91.57                                                          93.66    185.23
Laurie Wilkes                 54.93  56.11                       55.07                         166.11
Maryanne Daniel                84                                78.3                           162.3
Marcia Gutsche-Rutledge              74.88                                                      74.88
Itzi Garcia                                                                    65.44            65.44
Abby Dunn                                                                      64.47            64.47
Shannon O'Donnell                                  64.13                                        64.13
Holly Wenninger                                           63.27                                 63.27

various:   Dow, Forgues - USA Indoor;  Kissinger, J.Harriman: CT 10K

2007 News

2006 HIGHLIGHTS

National 15K Race Walk Champion Curt Clausen.
National 15K Race Walk Champion Curt Clausen.
photo: G. Bridgman

2005 HIGHLIGHTS

  • USATF East Region One Hour Race Walk Championship
    October 16, Bentley College, Waltham MA - Race Results
  • USA 15K Championship, Sunday, August 7, Watertown MA.
    Ben Shorey, Joanne Dow take gold. Race Info and Results
  • Christopher Stuart (NE Walkers/NH) 4th at National Junior Olympics (7/27)
  • Joanne Dow (NE Walkers, Manchester NH) PanAm Cup Trial Winner (4/5)

2004 HIGHLIGHTS

Chris Stuart (NE Walkers, Bedford NH) named to USA Youth RW Honor Roll for 2004

Mainers Carly Lochala and Adam Staier win East Region 1 Hour Championship, October 17 at Bentley College, Waltham MA. Click here for complete results.

Joanne Dow (Manchester NH) placed second at the US Olympic Trials on July 18. Because the US only had one athlete with the "A" standard - Joanne - they could only send one walker to Athens; that being winner Teresa Vaill, who has the required B entry standard.

On Sunday, June 13 in Lincoln RI, Olympian Curt Clausen won the USA 15K Racewalk Championship in the first USA National walk held in RI in 40 years. Teresa Vaill was both the women's open and masters winner, and established a masters 15K record, and a record for longest time between open championships - 20 years. RESULTS and details on the race are here

Joanne Dow takes the bronze at the 2003 PanAm 20K race walk
Joanne Dow (Manchester NH) takes the bronze medal at the 2003 Pan American Games 20K race walk

Results

The comprehensive site that compiles national results and includes current NE results is Ed Parrot's Results Site at www.inovo.com/racewalk/. That stopped in mid-2007. A new site is being developed.

Racewalking Clubs in the New England States

New England Walkers
New England Walkers is the most active USATF-NE racewalk club. They have hosted National championships - most frequently, the USA One Hour Racewalk Championship - for many years, and coordinate the USATF-NE racewalk Grand Prix.
While there is a competitive group within the NEW, many of the members enjoy walking for fitness and health. Visit the NEW site for the newsletter and archives, schedules, clinics and more.

Connecticut Racewalkers
The Connecticut Racewalkers is the largest racewalking club in Connnecticut, and members regularly cross the boarder into Mass. or Rhode Island.
Contact Maryanne Daniel.

Maine Racewalkers
The Maine Racewalkers has a piece of almost all racewalking activity in the state of Maine, including their successful high school program.
Contact Tom Eastler.

Resources

Ohio Race Walker - Sure, we're in the electronic age, but the longest running source (40+ years) and one of the most reliable sources for race walking information is the monthly Ohio Race Walker. Not slick, but full of results, discussion, rankings, and history (going back in 5 year increments). Subscription fee is less than any entry fee except the Danehy Park races. Publisher and past Olympian Jack Mortland will get you subscription info. ORW, 3184 Summit St, Columbus OH 43202.

USA Track & Field - Racewalking Committee
At the updated racewalking site for the national governing body for the sport, you'll find championships, history, and info on National committee activities

North American Racewalk Institute
Clearly the most detailed site around when it comes to general information nationwide, it also includes an illustrated "Racewalking 101" introduction to the event.
Check their Link List

Racewalk.com
This site has lots of national racewalk scene info as well as info for newcomers. You'll find results and schedules of national and international events, pictures and videos or racewalkers, records, plus a section for learning how to racewalk.

Dave McGovern's Racewalking Pages
Lots of good instructional material and resources on racewalking and related topics (including injuries). Dave conducts clinics across the country and makes it to New England regularly; check his schedule

Josef DellaGrotte CoreIntegration website
Basic non-competitive walking using Core Integration technique. It combines the best techniques and learnings from tai chi, yoga, from Feldenkrais principles to recent body science of the past 50 years- to enable better posture, a stronger core and greater overall health.

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