Another trail race season is over, congratulations to everyone who honored the trails
and chipmunks by running in the woods. This year, 1438 runners participated in the 20 races of the series,
262 ran at least two races, and 17 officially completed the series by running at least six races.
Thanks to all of you runners, and thanks to the race directors, clubs, and volunteers who make the
races of the series possible.
Note should be made of Tim Van Orden, overall male winner with an average of 97% based on
just six races, and at age 50! Top female runner Carolyn Wisnowski also won in just six races
(thus no spares to offset a bad day) with 72%. Top Stoneheads were Ted Cowles with 944 points in 14 races,
and Katya Divari with 510 points in 9 races. In the last six years, Ted has averaged 16 and Katya 10 races
per season, which may inspire the more desk-bound of us a bit.
Check out the
Dion Snowshoe Series
as the snowshoe season approaches, and for the 2019 Grand Tree series, check here after
Runners who completed the series with six or more races are invited to
join an email list whose members will choose which races to ask to be in the 2019 series, and to make decisions
about the series. Suggestions and comments from all runners and race directors are also welcome and will be considered.
You know best what the series is and what it should be. Please email
to take part.
Race photos and trail running guidebook Photos for Peaked Mt, Monroe, and many trail and road races at
Ben Kimball Photography Ben's Trail Running Western Massachusetts is available in bookstores and online.
Wednesday night fun runs...
Thru the chilly season,
fun runs start at 5:30pm from the PNA at 13 Victory Street in Adams,
and on Fridays at 5:30pm we run/walk from Russell Field where the bike path meets Fisk St. in Adams
WMAC Xmas Party Saturday December 15th - please RSVP by December 10th! This year's
will take place at the PNA at 13 Victory St Adams MA.
Appetizers will be available at 6pm, a buffet follows at 7pm, and a band will play until 11pm.
Cost is $15 per person for WMAC members and their guests. Please mail your
check to WMAC, PO Box 356, Adams MA 01220.
Hope to see you there!
Fatass 50K Race info - no entry fee
9am December 29th, American Legion, North Adams, MA
All area runners are invited, run as little as one loop or the whole thing.
If you are running fewer than 31 miles, you can start anytime and keep
some of the 50Kers company.
Hang out in the friendly confines of the American Legion after you
conquer your personal distance.
Sawmill River 10K Not a WMAC race, but a nice one in case the Fatass is too much or too little... race info 10am, 1/1/2019, New Year's Day
Montague Center, MA
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