Nakri and I headed over to the Dory Run 5K in Swampscott. This has been a Memorial Day fixture on the North Shore for years. The temperatures were much cooler than Saturday. A light rain was coming down but seemed to be a non issue for the race as it lightened up. I got on the start after a 2 mile warm up, getting instruction from Dan Vassallo to beat the guy in the red hat. The red hat was ahead of me from the gun. I moved up from 6th place 400m into the race up to 3rd after the mile where the hills start. Krissy was road side taking photos at 1.8 miles where I just passed the red hat. Mile 2 split was coming from Race Director Gary Freedman, in 11:20. I held on to the 2nd place with a lap around the track into the finish. I was first place for 40+ and the time was 17:50 (5:45/ mile pace). I turned around to the red hat who ran 18:08 and introduced myself. He was 8th grader, Sean Kay who is already off to a good start for racing. Kat, Dan, Nakri (5th in 18:41 and a PR) and I ran the course for a cool down. We hung out for the awards where I had a nice talk with WF Newhall from Marblehead. The former winner thanked me for the support of the race. Below are a few pictures of the Dory Run Cup and historical male and female winners. Who do you recognize?
|James "Jim" Green (3rd place Boston Marathon 1960), WF Newhall, and 2016 Dory Run 5K race winner Dan Vassallo|