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WMAC Fat Ass 50 Race Results

North Adams MA, December 31 2005

The Western Mass. Athletic Club’s annual Fat 50 Fun Run was held on December 31. It was run on a 5.5 mile loop in the center of North Adams. Runners could choose to just run one loop or finish 5.5 of them to complete the 50K distance. There were 23 starters in the event.

The forecast of snow kept the numbers of entrants low compared to previous years.

Western Mass.Athletic Club member, Bob Dion, established an early lead and held on to finish the 50k (31 mile) distance in a time of 3 hours and 55 minutes. This was the 10th victory for Dion in the 20 year history of the event.

Roberts, winner of the Main Track Club 50 Mile Race this past October, completed the distance in 4 hours and 23 minutes.

Other finishers for various distances are as follows:

Finishers in the 50K

Place Name Age Town Time
1 Bob Dion 50 Readsboro, VT 3:55
2 Seth Roberts 54 Springfield, MA 4:23
3 Dick Hoch 65 Fishers Island, NY 6:27
4 Andy Cable 40 Shelton, CT 6.48

20 Mile Finisher:

Jan Rancatti

14.5 mile Finishers:

Jim Preite
Ken Swiatek
Paul McKeever
Ed Saharczewski
Scott Bradley

11 mile Finishers:

Denise Dion
Eric White

8.5 miles or less:

Darlene McCarthy
Brian McCarthy
Justin McCarthy
Ellen Mach
Poncho Mach
Juergen Reher
John Aldrich
Joe Gwodz
Tom Kaegi
Claudine Preite
Chase Preite

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