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Diamond J - Mother's Day 5K (Read 300 times)


day after day sameness

    Scanned the results old style last night..read them in the paper....

     

    Looks like DiamondJ (Jeff) hammered it home in 5th overall in 16:32.  But in a dead heat for 4th, same time.


    Wow...that's flying.

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      Wow, great job, Jeff!!!  I didn't run it this year.  It looked crowded, but I guess that wasn't a problem for you!  Wink

        From what I can see of the finishing photos and the "gun-time" Diamond J should have been in 4th overall.  Gun time for the listed 4th place finisher is actually :00.94 seconds behind Jeff which is also corroborated by the photos at the finish!

         

         

        4  2444 Jon McGonagle   16:32  5:20   16:33 26    4/830  M   2/72   M2529  PORTLAND        ME 
        5  2216 Jeff Cole              16:32  5:20   16:32 32    5/830  M   1/95   M3034  BIDDEFORD       ME

         

         

        Diamond J approaching the finish:

        Diamond J starting to turn it up a notch:

        Diamond J with a finishing kick:

         

        And the finish - Diamond J puts a little distance between him and # 2444:

         

         

         

          I wanted to add that I wasn't there and I haven't talked to Daimond J yet so I don't know what the story is.  But it sure looks like he finished ahead of the listed #4 finisher unless he just stopped and the other guy walked in ahead of him.  That still doesn't explain the listed "Gun Time" differential.  And luckily it doesn't change his Age Group status so no harm done either way.

            Nice race, Jeff!

             


            Blaine Moore (MM#2867)

              Great job!

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              day after day sameness

                And for the Father's Day race, Jeff knocked another 8 seconds off and is listed at 16:24, for 7th position.

                 

                If I'm correct, this is from a guy who just started running fairly recently....geez, that's something.

                 

                Someday, I'm going to have to stop being such a wuss and run a 5K, but I'd be happy with 16:24 for my splits at mile 2.

                I've done my best to live the right way; I get up every morning and go to work each day...


                day after day sameness

                  From what I can see of the finishing photos and the "gun-time" Diamond J should have been in 4th overall.  Gun time for the listed 4th place finisher is actually :00.94 seconds behind Jeff which is also corroborated by the photos at the finish!

                   

                   

                  4  2444 Jon McGonagle   16:32  5:20   16:33 26    4/830  M   2/72   M2529  PORTLAND        ME 
                  5  2216 Jeff Cole              16:32  5:20   16:32 32    5/830  M   1/95   M3034  BIDDEFORD       ME

                   

                   And the finish - Diamond J puts a little distance between him and # 2444:

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Did anyone see this photo, or one very close it, was in this month's New England Runner?  The caption has the runners wrong, Jeff doesn't get credt for leading the pack in the photo, they have two guys flipped.

                  I've done my best to live the right way; I get up every morning and go to work each day...