Tuesday, January 30, 2007

6th Annual Great Pond Mountain Winter Run & Snowshoe Race

6th Annual Great Pond Mountain Winter Run & Snowshoe Race
Sunday January 28, 2007.
Craigbrook Fish Hatchery Trails
East Orland, Maine.
Temp. 19 degrees clear/ sunny.
Surface- 3 to 4 inches hard packed snow

1 Mile Trail Run / Snowshoe Race

1. 18:40 #62 Andy Tyne, 55M, Bucksport, ME.
2. 22:51 #64 Jennifer Noonan, 33F, Bucksport, ME.
3. 25:55 #63 Ed Raymaker, 100M, Ellsworth, ME.
4.34:12 #68 Gunilla Kettis, 60F, Castine, ME.
5.34:15 #69 Par Kettis, 60M,Castine, ME.
6. 39:35 #66 Jennifer Riefler 30F, Bucksport, ME.
7. 39:40 #67 Patrick Reed, 30M, Bucksport, ME.
8. 39:41 #65 Jake Maier, 57M, Bucksport, ME.
9. NT. Part. Christine McDermitt,
10. NT. Part. Karen Keeney, 60F, Hulls Cove, ME.
11. 11:00 # 61 Peter Keeney, 40M, Bar Harbor, ME.

Thank you to all the volunteers and land trust members who helped out with this event. Course measured by GPS.

Peter Keeney, Race Director.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

MTC Roaster Runners

01 27 2007 

It was cold today!


Photos are by D C Young & D Penta

Jan 13, 2007 MTC Officers Meet to Plan

The Maine Track Club Wins the RRCA Club/Event E-Newsletter

NewsRun named best e-newsletter

For the second year in a row, the Maine Track Club newsletter has received a national award from the Road Runners Club of America. NewsRun was ineligible for the regular newsletter category after being chosen as the best Small/Medium Club Newsletter in 2005, but outgoing NewsRun editor Sandy Walton collected a brand new award -- the inaugural Electronic Newsletter Award. The award will be presented at the 50th annual RRCA national convention, to be held March 21-25 in Chicago.

Visit the RRCA Web site for a complete list of award winners.

RRCA AWARDS Club/Event E-Newsletter:
New for 2006, this award recognizes use of technology in communicating with members. It is open to any size club or event. The e-newsletter can be emailed to members or clearly posted on a website and should be in PDF or HTML format. The e-newsletter should look like a newsletter and not simply be a page on a club website. When printed, it should look like a newsletter suitable for mailing. For an example, review the RRCA e-magazine, FOOTNOTES.

I wanted to let everyone know that I just received in the mail the following letter from Road Runners Club of America !


January 24, 2007

Dear Sandy Walton of the Maine Track Club,

Congratulations! You’ve been selected for the RRCA E-Newsletter Award. Each year we are thrilled to see the nominations of those who give back to the sport of running through their time and talent.  We are pleased to recognize you as the National Award Winner for the RRCA E-Newsletter Award, given to recognize the outstanding club e-newsletter of the year. We look forward to presenting the award to you at the RRCA Annual Banquet, Saturday, March 24th in Chicago, IL. You will have the opportunity to thank attendees, please keep your remarks to one to two minutes. 

To facilitate your travel, we will reimburse you up to $400 and provide a ticket to the Awards Banquet. [She goes on to give info about the convention and discounts associated with the convention.]

This year the RRCA’s convention is celebrating its 50th gathering and promises to be a wonderful experience as we come together to celebrate the continued growth of grassroots running. I would encourage you to register for the entire convention, attend the seminars, participate in the early morning runs and the 28th Annual LaSalle Bank Shamrock Shuffle 8K on Sunday morning, bid at the auctions, and enjoy all the festivities. We look forward to seeing you and honoring your accomplishments at the Awards Banquet Saturday evening. It is through individuals like yourself that the grassroots running continues to grow.

Congratulations and we look forward to seeing you March 21-25th in Chicago, IL. 


Jean Knaack

Executive Director

(N.B.  This is great news for Sandy Walton.  Congrats to her and all the members of the Maine Track Club.  If you are not already a member of the Maine Track club perhaps you should ask how you might join today?  You just do not know what you are missing.)


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Sunday, January 28, 2007. 6th Annual Great Pond Mountain Trail/Snowshoe

PLEASE CALL or E-mail to make sure they are still holding the event!

Sunday, January 28, 2007. 6th Annual Great Pond Mountain Trail/Snowshoe event, East Orland. 1:00PM


6th Annual Great Pond Mountain
Sunday, January 28th
Event at 1:00 P.M. starting time.
Location: Great Pond Mountain, Craigbrook National Fish Hatchery Hatchery Rd., East Orland, Maine.
Course: Mostly trail and jeep roads with some short climbs and descents.
Distance: aprox. 2.2 miles dependent on snow cover.
Start Time: 1:00 P.M.
Registration: 12:00 Noon on the day of the event.
Entry fee: 5$ or larger donation to Great Pond Mountain Conservation Land Trust.
Make checks payable to: Great Pond Mountain Conservation Land Trust.
Race Director: Peter Keeney tel. 207-288-3909 pktrldrt@midmaine.com
Prizes: None.
Make-up dates: same time on 2/10 or 2/17 if necessary..
Age groups: From 10&under and each to 70&up for both Male and Female.
Mile Splits, Water stops at start, finish and 2 miles.


Clip and return

2007 Maine Snowshoe Series

Great Pond Mountain Snowshoe Race

In consideration of this entry being accepted, I for myself, my heirs and assigns, hereby waive and release any rights and claims I may have against sponsors and officials of the 2007 Maine Snowshoe Series and each series event. I also attest that I am physically fit and trained for this event. If I had had a heart aliment or heart attack I have included a physicians note stapled to the waiver.

Name: Age: Male or Female:

Address: e-Mail: Phone #:

Signature:LParent or guardian if under18:

Make checks payable to: Great Pond Mountain Conservation Land Trust mail to Peter Keeney 50 Ledgelawn Avenue Apt. 3. Bar Harbor, Maine 04609.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

2nd MECTA Indoor Track Meet at USM in Gorham, Maine

Photos by David Colby Young of the City of Portland MECTA Team & the Maine Track Club.

These photo were taken with my "old" Sony camera. My Z710 Kodak camera was left in Buxton, Maine for a few hours to settle questions of the results of  a race held there at 8:00 am the same day.


Complete reaults of MECTA meets can be found at the MECTA web site soon



Don Penta's Photos of the MTC Banquet 2007

Don Penta's view of the 2007 MTC Banguet  held at Keeley's in Westbrook, Maine on 20 Jan 2007.


Please also see photos by David Colby Young posted @




Saturday, January 20, 2007

Maine Track Club Banquet 2007

Photos were taken by David Colby Young of the Maine Track Club on 20 Jan 2007.

Don Penta of the Maine Track Club also took a number of photos with his film camera which will be posted soon.


MTC Handicap 5K run at Buxton, Maine

See Results


Or the the video of the finish of the Hanidcap race!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4BIovHMyKQ   (Courtesy of Betty & David Young)

More photos have been added by Don Penta 1-27-07


Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Thaw 4.6 miler at Belgrade

These photos were taken with my Sony camera by Eric Seastead



January 13. Central Maine Striders's THE THAW 4.5 Miler, Belgrade

*See more reports like this on the Eden A. web site.

This has to be the 1st road race in Maine for 2007. If you did not do it and/or have never done a 4.5 mile race Please join us next year and you might even did a new PR!

As there are not many 4.5 road race around these days you should be able to gain a PR on this course.

CMS The Thaw at Belgrade 4.5 Miler

Photos by DCY. .   01-13-07

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Maine USATF INdoor Meet 25 Feb 2007 at Orono

MAINE USATF 2007 Youth / Open / Masters Indoor Championship Meet

Sanctioned by Maine USA Track and Field

DATE: Sunday, February 25, 2007

Memorial Gymnasium – University of Maine, Orono, Me.  Meet Start Time 11:00 a.m.   Meet Check-in Opens at 10:00am 



Meet Registration Fee: Pre-Entry  $15.00  *** Late Entry Fee: $20.00

START of POST ENTRY FEE -  12:00am  02/23/2007

*** ENTRY FEES must be paid in American Funds ONLY ***

Meet Information: Dave Watson -  488 Old Bath Rd.  Brunswick, Me. 04011 Tele: (207) 443-6703  wdwatson@suscom-maine.net

Mail entry to:          Diane Fournier, 10 High Street, Bath, Me.  04530             Tele: (207) 443-3678

Make Checks Payable to:  Maine USATF  (***American Funds only***) 

Awards in each event:  Medals to the top 3 finishers in the OPEN/ Masters – 5 year age Divisions, Ribbons to the top finishers (1-3) for the Youth Division.  All age divisions must provide your own approved indoor field implements.                       



USATF Registration is waived for High School and College Competitors, (Meet Registration is not waived), for all other participants, current USATF membership is required.  2007 USATF Membership will be available at meet (Youth -$14, Adult - $25).



USM Relays Girls 1600 Sprint Medley Heat 5

USM Relays Sprint Heat 2 of 7 & 3 of 7

Sunday, January 7, 2007

USM Relays Hurdles

USM Relays Boys Mile

additions added

USM Relays 30 Dec 2006

Sprint Medley Relays at USM

USM Relays 30 Dec 2006

The photos here were taken by Don Penta of the Maine Track Club.

These photos were all taken with a digital camera. As the lighting was not that great in the USM gym at Gorham, Maine some of the photos were not up to the high standards one would get with a film camera.

Sorry to say some of the photos have not been posted as they were not worth the time to edit them. SOme of the images which have been posted might be substardard but we posted some any way.  We will work on this problem in the future in hopes we may service you better.

Thank you for reading this Photo blog. If you are not already a member of a Maine Running club please ask me how you might join one. If you are already a member of a running club please ask a friend to join who is not already a member. Running & race walking is strong in Maine but we can always use a few more members so we can make it better.  Please say hello at the races when you see me.

Have a happy New Year!


Saturday, January 6, 2007

Abby Iselborn wins mile race at USM Relays

Abby Isleborn wins again!

USM New Year's Relays HS Mile Race


Girls 1 Mile Run
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
  1 Iselborn, A                  McAuley                5:06.62    10 
  2 Jesseman, E                  Scarborough            5:20.06     8 
  3 Mack, A                      Nya                    5:31.75     6 
  4 Pagano, K                    Bonny Eagle            5:32.48     4 
  5 Lemay, M                     TA                     5:33.51     2 
  6 Wilkinson, R                 Gorham                 5:36.13     1 

Maine Track Club goes to Dartmouth RElays



Susan Wiemer, Jerry LeVasseur & David Colby Young of the Maine Track Club do well at The Dartmouth Relays.


Wednesday, January 3, 2007

EPIC SPORTS 5k FINALE Race Dec 31, 2006 at 3:00 PM

EPIC SPORTS 5k FINALE Race Dec 31, 2006 at 3:00 PM :

If you are looking for the Epic 5K photos they are archived in 2006



All proceeds benefit

Aroostook Musterds Scholarship Fund

First race in the Aroostook Musterds County Challenge Series


Date:  Feb 3,2006                        Time: 10:45 AM Walk;  11:00 AM Run

Place: Millar Civic Center, Community Park, Houlton, ME

Contact:  Brent Bailey 207-532-9059 or Larry Tonzi 207-532-7548 or ltonzi@yahoo.com  Send app. To: L. Tonzi 10 Lincoln St., Houlton, ME 04730

Registration:  From 9:30-10:35 in the Millar Civic Center’s Large function room (upstairs overlooking the skating rink). $9 ($11 Canadian). T-shirt to the first 50 registered participants. Donations to Scholarship fund are accepted.

MTC members only to be held 1-20-2007

Handicap Fun Run 5k - Morning of the Banquet Sat 1/20 8:00

(Please note that this is a MTC members only race.  The cost for a family membership is $25. So why not ask about joining today?  It might not be too late to join the MTC. Please call Cathy Burnie

or e-mail cburnie@maine.rr.com if you are interested in the MTC Hanicap Run as well as the Annual Banquet.

The annual MTC Handicap run will take place on 1/20/07 @ 8:00 at the Buglaow on the corner of Rt 22 and Broadturn Rd in Buxton (Scarborough/Buxton line actually).  What is a Handicap Run?  We take your watch, you predict your 5k time and we start the clock backwards.  You take off at your predicted time.  The runner closest to their prediction - Wins.  If everybody predicted correctly - everybody finishes together!  We have had winners finish within seconds of their predicted time.  It's always fun and we will have bagels, coffee, doughnuts and other snacks.  Come on out and give it a shot!

Monday, January 1, 2007