Running Stats

Putting the Hammer Down In the 2009 Grafton Road Race

 MARATHON DATE LOCATION TIME COMMENTS
Richmond Newspapers 8-Oct-78 Richmond, Virginia 2:59:55 Boston qualifying time was 3:00 hours so I made it with 5 seconds to spare!
Marine Corps Marathon 5-Nov-78 Washington, DC 2:55:00 I didn’t realize I had farther to run when I first spotted the Iwo Jima Memorial
Virginia Beach Marathon 17-Mar-79 Virginia Beach, Virginia 2:47:28 Unexpectedly emotional finish on the boardwalk!
Boston Marathon 16-Apr-79 Boston, Massachusetts 2:48:35 Just an amazing trip.  Drove up from Langley Air Force Base in Virginia in a Fiat 128!
Rockford Marathon 4-Jul-80 Rockford, Illinois 2:45:27 The first of an impressive string of Rockford finishes!
Iowa City Marathon 2-Nov-80 Iowa City, Iowa 2:40:51 Out and back through the farms.  This was an amazingly flat course.
America’s Marathon 27-Sep-81 Chicago, Illinois 2:33:41 This was definitely a breakthrough marathon for me!
Rockford Marathon 4-Jul-82 Rockford, Illinois 2:39:34
Chicago Marathon 27-Sep-82 Chicago, Illinois 2:40:25
Milwaukee Marathon 10-Oct-82 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2:45:59
Boston Marathon 18-Apr-83 Boston, Massachusetts 2:38:44 This is my Boston Marathon PR!
Chicago Marathon 16-Oct-83 Chicago, Illinois 2:33:55 This was my second 2:33 marathon on this course!
Rockford Marathon 13-Nov-83 Rockford, Illinois 2:33:13 This was my third 2:33 and my all-time marathon PR!
St. Louis Marathon 4-Dec-83 St. Louis, Missouri 2:40:34 I didn’t plan to run this marathon.  I had to have my running shoes sent to me.
Twin Cities Marathon 30-Sep-84 Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN 2:40:34
Grandma’s Marathon Jun-85 Duluth, Minnesota 2:39:58
Grandma’s Marathon Jun-86 Duluth, Minnesota 2:44:51
Twin Cities Marathon Oct-87 Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN 2:40:40
Twin Cities Marathon 2-Oct-88 Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN 2:54:58
Twin Cities Marathon 8-Oct-89 Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN 2:58:40
Chicago Marathon 28-Oct-80 Chicago, Illinois 2:40:06 This was the new Chicago marathon course!
Boston Marathon 15-Apr-91 Boston, Massachusetts 2:51:05
First Tennessee Marathon 1-Dec-91 Memphis, Tennessee 2:51:35
Rocket City Marathon 14-Dec-91 Huntsville, Alabama 2:50:55
Ocean State Marathon 10-Nov-96 Narragansett, RI 3:06:51 I decided to run this marathon while attending the pasta party the night before with Mark Lorden
Boston Marathon 21-Apr-97 Boston, Massachusetts 3:06:03 I ran with an injured right knee and shouldn’t have.
Portland Marathon 3-Oct-04 Portland, Maine 3:16:54 Finished 14th  out of 96 in my age group.
Hartford Marathon 11-Oct-08 Hartford, Connecticut 3:31:23 Finished 28th out of 144 in my age group.
Boston Marathon 20-Apr-09 Boston, Massachusetts 3:23:23
Providence Marathon 3-May-09 Providence, Rhode Island 3:20:38 Finished 3rd out of 73 in my age group.
Phoenix Rock n’ Roll Marathon 16-Jan-11 Phoenix, Arizona 3:27:47
Half-Marathon DATE LOCATION TIME COMMENTS
Colonial Relays Half-Marathon 18-Apr-79 Williamsburg, Virginia 1:17:26
Kunsan Half-Marathon Sep-79 Kunsan Air Base, South Korea 1:12:12
Corn Festival Half-Marathon 28-Sep-80 Morris, Illinois 1:14:07
Harvest Hustle Half-Marathon 12-Sep-82 Cary-Grove, Illinois 1:19:00 This was an unbelievably hilly course!
Johnny Kelly Half-Marathon 7-Sep-92 Hyannis, Massachusetts 1:20:40
New Bedford Half-Marathon 16-Mar-97 New Bedford, Massachusetts 1:20:50
Law Enforcement Half-Marthon 14-Mar-04 Wakefield, Massachusetts 1:31:38
Boston Run To Remember 24-May-09 Boston, Massachusetts 1:27:54
Boston Run To Remember 30-May-10 Boston, Massachusetts 1:35:30 Finished 7th out of 214 in my age group.
ING Hartford Half-Marathon 9-Oct-10 Hartford, Connecticut 1:32:27 Finished 9th out of 207 in my age group.
Ten Miles DATE LOCATION TIME COMMENTS
Catfish Days 27-Jul-80 Wilmington, Illinois 56:06:00
Wilmington 10 Miler 26-Jul-81 Wilmington, Illinois 56:55:00
Coal City Centennial 10 Miler 16-Aug-81 Coal City, Illinois 56:28:37
Valley Fox Trot 10 Miler 31-May-82 Elgin, Illinois 54:49:50
Valley Fox Trot 10 Miler 30-May-83 Elgin, Illinois 55:29:00
Newburyport 10 Miler 3-Aug-88 Newburyport, Massachusetts 1:03:03 This was an evening race and it was unbelievably hot!
10,000 Meters (10K) DATE LOCATION TIME COMMENTS
Spring Thing 10,000 Meters 20-May-79 Newport News, Virginia 35:06:00
Casemate Classic 10K 1-Jun-79 Ft. Monroe, Virginia 34:31:00
Old Canals Day 10K 16-Jun-79 Lockport, Illinois 37:41:00
Old Canals Day 10K 21-Jun-80 Lockport, Illinois 34:37:00
Carbon Hill 10,000 22-Jun-80 Carbon Hill, Illinois 34:51:00
Ogelsby 10,000 28-Jun-80 Joliet, Illinois 34:58:00
Olympian Classic 10K 20-Jul-80 Joliet, Illinois 34:20:00
Seneca 10,000 10-Aug-80 Seneca, Illinois 34:10:01
Rockdale 10,000 24-Aug-80 Rockdale, Illinois 34:52:00
Chanahon 10,000 7-Sep-80 Chanahon, Illinois 33:28:52 I won this race.  It was the only race my mom wasn’t able to attend all summer!
Shorweood 10,000 21-Sep-80 Shorewood, Illinois 34:23:00
Governor’s 10,000 5-Oct-80 Kankakee, Illinois 33:28:00
Gordies Run 12-Apr-81 Joliet, Illinois 35:10:00
Heritage Bank 10K 14-Jun-81 Crest Hill, Illinois 36:10:00
Carbon Hill 10,000 21-Jun-81 Carbon Hill, Illinois 34:23:15
Joliet Days 10,000 12-Jul-81 Joliet, Illinois 34:27:00
Northbrook 10,000 9-Aug-81 Northbrook, Illinois 34:37:84
Poplar Creek 10,000 30-Aug-81 Hoffman Estates, Illinois 34:38:71
Rockdale 10,000 7-Sep-81 Rockdale, Illinois 34:44:00
Shorweood 10,000 13-Sep-81 Shorewood, Illinois 34:12:00
Rosemont Horizon 10,000 26-Nov-81 Rosemont, Illinois 32:25:19
Rockdale Ramblin Run 5-Sep-82 Rockdale, Illinois 34:54:00
Rockdale Ramblin Run 5-Sep-83 Rockdale, Illinois 34:10:00
Dundee Tenathon 10-Sep-83 Dundee, Illinois 33:55:00
McHenry 10,000 1-Jul-84 McHenry, Illinois 33:32:96
Rockdale Ramblin Run 3-Sep-84 Rockdale, Illinois 34:09:00
Run In The Sun 10K 9-Sep-84 Dundee, Illinois 34:12:00 I won this race!
Get In Gear 10K 27-Apr-85 St. Paul, Minnesota 33:26:00
Winsted Legion Days 10K 11-Aug-85 Winsted, Minnesota 33:27:00
Wild Rose 10,000 16-Jul-88 35:16:00
Pickering Wharf 10K 5-Aug-88 Salem, Massachusetts 36:18:00 This was an evening race and was unbelievably humid!
Badger State Games 25-Jun-89 Madison, Wisconsin 35:58:00 I finished 17th overall!
Chileda Classic 10K 2-Jul-89 Lacrosse, Wisonsin 35:28:00
Central Life Special Olympics 29-Sep-90 33:53:00 I finished 2nd overall!
Optimist Run 7-Dec-91 Madison, Wisconsin 36:17:00
Freezeroo 10K 8-Feb-91 Madison, Wisconsin 34:01:00
Various Distances DATE LOCATION TIME COMMENTS
Jogging Jamboree 19-Nov-79 Langley Air Force Base, Virginia 17:24 This was the very first race that I ever raced in.  I had the number 3 written on an index card in magic marker!
Gosnold’s Park 3.7 miler 26-Aug-79 Langley Air Force Base, Virginia N/A
Virginia Beach 5 Miler 6-Jan-79 Virginia Beach, Virginia 27:18:00
Black History Week 3 Miler 15-Feb-79 Langley Air Force Base, Virginia 16:41
PTC Winter Championships 11-Mar-79 Hampton, Virginia 30:28:00 The distance of this race was 5.5 miles.
Yorktown Victory Run 26-May-79 Yorktown, Virginia N/A The distance of this race was 8 miles.
Kunsan 6 Miler 16-Sep-79 Kunsan Air Base, South Korea 32:40:79 The following 3 races comprised the Korean Military Running Championships.  I won all three races.  In addition, I set a half-
Osan 3 Miler 28-Sep-79 Osan Air Base, South Korea 16:31 marathon PR when I won the Kunsan Air Base Half-Marathon in 1:12:12!
Kunsan 6 Miler 30-Sep-79 Kunsan Air Base, South Korea 35:00:00
Kunsan 2.9 Miler 4-Nov-79 Kunsan Air Base, South Korea 14:38
Kunsan 6 Miler 11-Nov-79 Kunsan Air Base, South Korea 33:59:00
Kunsan 3 Miler 18-Nov-79 Kunsan Air Base, South Korea 16:05
Kunsan 3 Miler 25-Nov-79 Kunsan Air Base, South Korea N/A
Japan 4 Miler Walk-A-Thon 16-Mar-80 Okinawa, Japan 42:00:00 I had never competed in a walking race before.  I found it extremely difficult and my hips hurt immensely afterwards.
Japan 4.35 miles 16-Mar-80 Okinawa, Japan 26:43:85
WLS Run For The Zoo 1-Jun-80 Chicago, Illinois 51:20:00 The distance of this race was 8.9 miles.
5 Mile Prediction Run 11-Jan-81 Joliet, Illinois 28:13:00 Watches were prohibited from being worn during this race.
Frosty 5 Miler 25-Jan-81 Chanahon, Illinois 27:06:00
Naperville YMCA Halloween 4 miler 31-Oct-81 Naperville, Illinois 21:08 This race was run at night and their were lighted pumpkins lining the finish line!
BIX 7 Miler 30-Jul-83 Davenport, Iowa 39:44:00 I ran this race in 5:40 pace.
Crains Challenge 12K 24-Jul-83 Itasca, Illinois 40:55:00
Alzheimers Disease 5K 6-Nov-83 Chicago, Illinois 16:05 New Balance sponsored this race and I was a tech. rep. for them in the midwest.
Carol Stream 5K 4-Jul-84 Carol Stream, Illinois 17:04 I ran this race in 5:30 pace.
St. Charles Lite Beer 8K 7-Jul-84 St. Charles, Illinois 26:38:00
BIX 7 Miler 28-Jul-84 Davenport, Iowa 39:22:00
Bush Lake 4 Miler 22-Nov-84 Bloomington, Minnesota 22:12
Minneapple River Run Jul-85 Minneapolis, Minnesota 29:26:00
Valentine’s Day 5K 15-Feb-86 17:12
St. Patrick’s Day 5 Miler 16-Mar-86 27:04:00
IRSA 5K Mar-87 Dallas, Texas 16:59
YMCA 4 Miler 20-Sep-92 Wakefield, Massachusetts 22:16
Alamo 5 Miler 10-Apr-93 28:56:00 I ran this race in 5:45 pace.
Breakheart 6K 1-May-93 21:26 I ran 5:46 on an incredibly hilly course.
Stu’s 30K 9-Mar-97 Clinton, Massachusetts 1:58:44 This was one of the most difficult races that I’ve ever run.  It had a particularly challenging hill at the finish line.
Whitin 5 Miler Novermber 22, 2001 Whitinsville, Massachusetts 31:38:00 I ran this race in 6:20 pace.  This was also my first race in nearly 4 years.
Ric Buxton Memorial 5 K 2-Dec-01 West Boylston, Massachusetts 19:41
Grafton Gazebo 5 Miler 4-May-02 Grafton, Massachusetts 32:09:00
Charlton 5 Miler 2-Sep-02 Charlton, Massachusetts 33:03:00 This was also one of the most challenging (i.e., hilly) courses that I’ve ever run.
Ronny’s Run 4 Miler 23-Aug-03 Worcester, Massachusetts 25:27:00 I ran this race in 6:22 pace and finished 13th overall.
Heroes 5K 4-Apr-04 Lowell, Massachusetts 19:09 I ran this race in 6:10 pace.
Ronny’s Run 4 Miler 28-Aug-04 Worcester, Massachusetts 25:00:00 I ran this race in 6:15 pace and finished 7th overall.
Sweetcorn Festival 5K 4-Sep-04 Columbus, Ohio 19:00 I ran 6:07 pace and finished 23rd overall.  I didn’t even place in my age group.  This was the first race my dad ever saw!
Marathon Sports 5 Miler Jul-05 Wellesley, Massachusetts 33:44:00 I ran 6:45 pace on a very hot and humid evening.
Grafton Gazebo 5 Miler 5-May-07 Grafton, Massachusetts 33:58:00 I ran this race in 6:45 pace.
Grafton Gazebo 5 Miler 3-May-08 Grafton, Massachusetts 33:50:00
Marathon Sports 5 Miler 17-Jul-08 Wellesley, Massachusetts 33:18:00 I ran this race in 6:45 pace.
Whitin 5 Miler 27-Nov-08 Whitinsville, Massachusetts 32:28:00 I ran this race in 6:29 pace.
Grafton Gazebo 5 Miler 2-May-09 Grafton, Massachusetts 32:04:00 I ran this race in 6:25 pace.
Whitin 5 Miler 26-Nov-09 Whitinsville, Massachusetts 32:05:00 I ran this race in 6:25 pace
Grafton Gazebo 5 Miler 1-May-10 Grafton, Massachusetts 34:13:00
Ultramarathons DATE LOCATION TIME COMMENTS
Border To Border 17-Aug-87 Minnesota 9:43:12 This was a 200 mile bike relay with Mark Lorden
Border To Border 18-Aug-87 Minnesota 10:20:39 This was a 215 mile bike relay with Mark Lorden
Border To Border 19-Aug-87 Minnesota 5:03:44 This was a 50 mile run relay with Mark Lorden
Border To Border 20-Aug-87 Minnesota 10:02:30 This was a 50 mile team canoe race with 12 portages.  It wasn’t pretty :-)
Edmund Fitzgerald 100K 22-Oct-89 Duluth, Minnesota 8:41:47 This was the National Championships for 100K and I finished 5th overall.  I happened to be in Duluth and decided to run.
F.A.N.S. 24 Hour Run 30-Jun-90 Minneapolis, Minnesota 16 hours I only completed 73.4 miles before I had to take a nap.  When I awoke the race was over.  I won’t make that
Ice Age Trail 50 Miler 18-May-91 Kettle Morraine, Wisconsin 7:06:36 This was my first ultra trail race.
F.A.N.S. 24 Hour Run 30-Jun-91 Minneapolis, Minnesota 24 hours I covered 107.3 miles in this race!
Comments
  1. Alana B. says:

    This is amazing! :) Such inspiration for a new marathon runner!

    • Hello Alana,

      I’m glad that I can be a source of inspiration. I’m also grateful that I’m able to help others achieve their running and life goals. Running has been such an integral part of my life.

      Your Coach,

      Rick

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