NOTE: MRM 2019 party! Save the date

The Monadnock Regional Milers year end party will be on Sunday November 10th in Keene, NH! The party will be in the middle of the day on Sunday but exact time and address will be shared in next week. The MRM club will be grilling and supplying soft drinks but you bring something you love to eat and share. We will be celebrating the 2019 MAGP and giving awards to the top MAGP champions especially our two iron runners: Rachel Lakin and returning champion Tena Goen.

Come join us in Keene to celebrate the 2019 season. We will be reflecting on all the 2019 races and celebrate the MAGP champions.

MAGP 2019 final results

The MAGP 2019 series completed with the Friends of the Poor 5k in New Ipswich. Although all participants are champions for helping these races be successful, there are two true Iron Runners that are the true 2019 champions: Tena Goen and Rachel Lakin had perfect scores by completing all 13 MAGP races in 2019.

Tena Goen is a returning champion as she was one of the 4 Iron first place winners from last years 2018 MAGP. Top 5 scores (eight runners) were in descending order:

Rachel Lakin 13
Tena Goen 13
Marj Klar 11
Michele Siegmann 10
Ross Ramey 10
Lisa Ramey 9
James Mormando 8
Sean Radcliffe 8

Congratulations to all.

Super Iron runners

Tena Goen and Rachel Lakin were tied co-champions of the MAGP 2019 series completing all 13 races. But they also trained for and completed in the Clarence Demar marathons! Rachel completed the full Demar 26.2 mile marathon. Tena completed the half marathon and was greeted at the end of the race by her grandchildren.

These two super iron runners could not be stopped this year!

MAGP 2019, One race left!

There is only one, last race in the MAGP series of 2019: FRIENDS OF THE POOR 5K, MAGP RACE#13.

This race is all on streets (mostly paved roads) in neighborhoods of New Ipswich. Historically, the have great food and prizes including a raffle prizes. Don’t miss this fun, local 5K that supports a great cause.

Congratulations to the 2019 MAGP leaders. This year we have 2 runners who have run in every race.

Rachel Lakin 12
Tena Goen 12
Marj Klar 11
Michele Siegmann 10
Ross Ramey 10
Lisa Ramey 9
James Mormando 8

Below is a link are the total results of MAGP 2019 with one race left

MAGP 2019, 3 races left

There are only 3 races left in the 2019 MAGP series! Run for the Pines, 5k at the Cathedral in the Pines, Rindge, HoFall 5K Run/Walk trail race in Milford and ending with Friends of the Poor 5K in New Ipswich. I have started interviewing some of the race directors of the MAGP races in effort to have our members better understand these races. This newsletter includes interview with Mad Dash race administrator Dana Whitehouse and Run for the Pines administrator Elizabeth Halper. Hopefully, this will encourage more local runners to discover these unique races.

Updated website for Wednesday night and weekend training

There have been many people asking about the Wednesday training workouts. People who are interested in starting running hear about the Wednesday night training workouts but the website didn’t have a simple to access page that described the workouts. Mike Smith explains the Wednesday night training runs very well in a interview we had with Coach Smith on the topic last year. I combined that with our more relaxed weekend training runs on a single page. You can get to this page from the MRM homepage (at the top).

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