Thursday, October 28, 2010

2010 new york ultrarunning grand prix: final standings

the final standings for the 2010 new york ultrarunning grand prix series were posted yesterday. phil mccarthy, with 4,000 points out of a possible 4,000 over 4 scored races, was the overall winner! jodi kartes heino, with a perfect 3000 points out of a possible 3,000 over 3 race, was the top woman finisher. this year the series consisted of 7 races that kicked off with the caumsett park 50k in march and just ended with the long island 6 hour run two weeks ago.

this year i ran 5 of the 7 races and finished in 5th place overall, with 2230 points - and won my age group with 380 points out of a possible 400. while i equalled my 5th place finish from 2009, my point total was almost 300 points less than the 2515 i accumulated in the 2009 races. in a similar vein, i repeated my age group win for the series, but it was 20 points shy of my 400 points in 2009. that said, i'm still pleased with the results :D

the grand prix series is one of the best kept ultrarunning secrets in the tri-state area. not only are the races low-key and (relatively) inexpensive - but each one is practically a family reunion considering all the familiar faces that participate year after year. for this good fortune we have to thank richie, our fearless b.u.s. leader - and all the volunteers who help put together the events!

1 comment:

Phil McCarthy said...

Congrats on your 5th place, Frank! You're right, it is a great series of races. All the RD's and volunteers really do great work.