ME News as of 5/19/2022

Six members from the New England 65 Plus Runners Club ran in a new race Sunday May 15. The Boots and Brews 5K in Freeport Maine had almost 300 finishers.

It is a challenging course but 2 beers to be selected from 4 local breweries awaited our finish.

For a 1st time race it was 1st class put on by the Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce and excellently timed by Back Forty Events .

There were over 300 registered and age groups to 70. We mentioned to the race officials why the club promotes the older age groups and low and behold at awards an eighty was recognized with an award. The organization and volunteers had the course and all aspects of the race and after party well covered with friendliness and enthusiasm.

It is a race that should be attended.

Club members attending were Bill Vickerson, Joan Tremberth, Margaritt Mc Nulty, Yuen Chun, Zeke Zucker and Jerry LeVasseur. Margartt and Jerry placed 1st in their age groups and Yuen and Joan were 2nd.

Photos at

Boots and Brews by Ledgehill Photography | Flickr

Boots and Brews and NSG 4X100 | Flickr

ME News as of 5/10/2022

The Portland Sea Dogs Mothers Day 5K is back after 2 years off due to Covid.

Howard Spear, the race director, received the Club's Race Director of the Year award a

few years ago, because he puts on quality races with 5 year age groups to 90, as well

as giving the race proceeds to local charities. Howard was away in Italy, but his

talented crew put on a first class race, with 1,300 registered runners and 1,084

finishers. The only disappointment was that age groups only went to 80, while there

were two Club 85-year-olds running. If Howard were present, we believe he would have

added an 85+ division.

Club age group winners were Polly Kenniston, Bob Randall, Joan Tremberth, Sue

Dubois, Zeke Zucker and Tom Lubas. Others placing in their age groups were Donna

Sarasin, Margaritt McNulty, Bob MacKinnon, Denis Dubois, Bob McGuire, Charlie

Farrington and Jerry LeVasseur. This was an excellent 65+ Club turnout for the Maine

Flag Race. A number of Club members are missing from the photo, as there had to be

a least 20 in attendance. A kids race was included, and at the big race finish every

woman was given a pink carnation. (Zeke just can't resist: "no white sports coats were

seen\")

The race starts on the street in front of the Sea Dogs stadium, and ends coming in at

center field and running down beside the 3rd base line, finishing at home plate. Sliding

into home was not allowed. This is a race that shouldn't be missed. We suggest that in

the future all Club members gather for a group photo at the Club tent 15 minutes before

the race start.

We'd be remiss if we forgot to praise those Club members that choose not to run, but

contribute their talents to ensure a fun and quality event. Ron Pelton is the excellent

announcer, in addition to being the R.D. of the famous Pat's Pizza Clam Festival 5-Miler.

Steve Moland is a superb announcer at numerous races, including Run for the Derby

and the Peaks Island 5-Miler. David Colby Young started Maine Running Photos,

providing photos and results for school meets and local races. Don Penta is an integral

part of Maine Running Photos, adding hundreds of shots for runners to see. David is

pictured getting the Runner-of-the-Year from the Maine Senior Games coordinator Jo

Dill. Don is pictured with his wife Carol, who helps at many races. Allyn Ginest

provides coverage of many meets via MRP photos and his own facebook site. Allyn

and David will soon become Club members. Allyn is on the right end of the large group

pre-race photos. We also want to thank the many other unsung Club members who

volunteer at races, for without their dedicated support the majority of the races simply

wouldn't happen. If we missed any of the hard-working Club members or any significant

information about the Sea Dogs race, please let us know.

Photos can be found at

https://www.flickr.com/photos/photosbyjerry/albums/72177720298752422

Maine Running Photos

ME News as of 5/9/2022

The Maine contingent of the New England 65 Plus RC again won the club team award with Bill Vickerson, Jerry LeVasseur, Bob MacKinnon and Yuen Chun. Bill and Jerry also won their Age Group at the Dash for the Derby 5K on May 7th in Portland , Maine.

It wasn't as exciting as the Derby but the 4 feeling energized went on to run with the 1300 plus registered runners for the Sea Dogs Mothers Day 5K the next day.

ME News as of 3/11/2022

At the Irish Road Rover 5K in Portland on March 6 the team was second beaten by a younger Maine Track Club team. Carol Weeks and Zeke Zucker won their age groups. Linda Davis, Harry White and Jerry LeVasseur were 2nd in their age groups.

Photo Carol, Harry, Linda, Jerry and Zeke

There were 340 finishers on a fun hilly course with a little light rain.

ME News as of 1/20/2022

At the Jimmy The Greek 4 mile race Sunday a number of 65 Plus members competed. The team ended up 2nd to a younger Sabattus Club with both clubs receiving awards so it could be said that NE 65 won the older team award and Sabattus the younger.

Joan Tremberth, Bob Kennedy and Jerry LeVasseur won their age groups.

Bob's wife Anne would have won the race walking division if there was one.

In photo by Allyn Genest, soon to be a member, Anne Broussard, Anne's husband Bob Kennedy,Margaritt Mcnulty, JoanTremberth.

Other photo by member Don Penta:: Bill Reilly,Margaritt Mcnulty,Jerry LeVasseur, Bob Kennedy, Joan Tremberth, Mike Nixon and Bob MacKinnon

Photos are at Jimmy the Greek 4 mile | Flickr

ME News as of 12/14/2021

Several NE 65 Plus members did well in the Maine Track Club Grand Prix.

Races Both virtual and livel were carried over from 2020 with 6 races

included for 2021, There were virtual races in addition to the livel races.

For the virtual races all runners received 15 points toward overall standings and 10

for age group. Race distances ran from 2.5K to 50 miles

Joan Tremberth,Pat Bucklley, MIKe Nixon and Jerry LeVasseur won their age groups.

There were 30 or more runners in the age groups except 80 + where there were 6 men and 2 women. Other club members or soon to be members placing in age groups

were Linda Davis 3rd, Carol Weeks 7th, Polly Kenniston 2nd, Vince Quintana 2nd,,

Phil Pierce 4th, Zeke Zucker 6th and Bill Reilly 7th. In the top 10 overall were Jerry

LeVasseur 2nd, M[ke Nixon, 6th and Vince Quintana 7th.

Trail Monster Running puts on a series of trail races at Bradbury Mountain of 6,9 and 12 miles. Runners that complete all 3 get a " Bad Ass Hoodie ". Several NE 65 Plus

members earned the Hoodie: Margaritt McNulty, Linda Davis, Martin Donlon, Ron Peltion, Mike Nixon, Zeke Zucker and Jerry LeVasseur. Bob Dunfey missed the 1st race but did the more difficult ones.

There was no snowshoe series this year.

Picture of Zeke with his Hoodie.

ME News as of 11/23/2021

At the Maine Track Club Turkey Trot 5K several club members earned age group medals. Many more participated.

In December I plan to write a review of the year. If anyone would like to contribute please send it to me. ardjer80@gmail.com


In photos Rebecca Tracy, Marla Keefe, Jerry LeVasseur, Joan Tremberth

Single photos ars Phil Pierce , Bill Reilly Mike Nixon and Margaritt McNulty

Large photo is of members, future members and friends

Photos are at https://www.flickr.com/photos/photosbyjerry/albums/72157720175381912

Jerry

ME News as of 11/14/2021

Kick Out Mesothelioma 5-Miler

In Memory of John W. Griffin (1941-2003)

November 14, 2021

Several NE 65+ members ran this race

Rebecca Tracy, Bill Vickerson won theia age group and Bob Payne and Jerry LeVasseur tied for 1st in the 80 age group.

The club won the club team award for the twelfth time

RUNNING CLUB Team Results

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1. NEW ENGLAND 65 PLUS

41:47 1:21:35 1:21:35 1:32:13 = 4:57:10

BOB MACKINNON, JERRY LEVASSEUR, BOB PAYNE, REBECCA TRACY

Photo of team

Bob Payne,Rebecca Tracy,Bill Vickerson,Bob Mac Kinnon,

Jerry LeVasseur

Members at race

Allyn Genest is on Jerry's right. Allen took photos at the race




ME News as of 10/25/2021

The NE 65+ won the club team division at the Fair Election 5K I believe this 8 0r 9 wins this year


Phil and Joan won their age groups. In the past few weeks Phil ran Boston and the following weekend was on the National Champion XC 80 team. Good job by all today. Welcome to the 80's Phil.


RUNNING CLUB TEAM

1ST PLACE NEW ENGLAND 65 PLUS

5 BOB MACKINNON 67 M YARMOUTH ME New England 65 Plus 25:56 8:21

12 PHIL PIERCE 80 M FALMOUTH ME NEW ENGLAND 65 PLUS 31:15 10:04

13 JOAN TREMBERTH 76 F SCARBOROUGH ME New England 65 Plus 31:57 10:17

22 JERRY LEVASSEUR 83 M BRUNSWICK ME New England 65 Plus 53:31 17:14


ME News as of 8/29/2021

At the Almost Halfway to St. Patrick's day 5k the NE 65 Plus RC won the team club category.

Bob Randall coming back from knee surgery won the 80 age group with a PB.

Bob MacKinnon won the 60 age group and possible new member Ralph

Carmona won the 70 age group.

Photo by Jerry

Bob Randall, Marla keefe, Ralph Camona, Bob Mac Kinnon and John Gibbons

ME News as of 8/10/2021

Blue Lobster 4 Mile in Kennebunk. Me 8/8/21


MALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 69

1 22 BOB MACKINNON 67 32:25

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 69

1 16 ERIN CHALAT 60 28:46

MALE AGE GROUP: 70 - 79

1 24 RICHARD BISSONNETTE 73 32:58

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 70 - 79

1 32 CAROL WEEKS 72 35:45

MALE AGE GROUP: 80 - 99

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 80 - 99


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RUNNING CLUB Team Results

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1. NEW ENGLAND 65 PLUS

32:25 51:27 59:03 59:27 = 3:22:22

BOB MACKINNON, JOHN GIBBONS, ALLYN GENEST, BILL VICKERSON

Club members winning age groups were Bob MacKinnon and Carol Weeks

There was no photo due to club members Bob and Bill out helping

an injured runner.


There was also the Brad Breaker 9 mile trail race attended by a number of club members the same day.

In photo Margaritt McNulty, Martin Donlon, Zeke Zucker, Michael Millet, Jerry LeVasseur, Mike Nixon, Linda Davis and Bob Dunfey

Age group winners were Linda, Martin and Jerry

Soon to join the club is age group winner Bargara Buck age 64.

Bob Dunfey is the director of the upcoming Maine Half and Marathon .

If you have not run it you are missing an excellent race in all aspects.

Photo also of the oldest male 83 and youngest Ian Britt age 13 in the

race. Ian won the 19 and under division.

ME News as of 8/1/2021

Photo of the club members at the Peak's Island Maine 5 mile race

7/21/2021

Randalls Run for the Gym has been named Maine Banner RACE FOR 2021 .

Saturday September 4th 2021.

We encourage all Maine NE65+ runners to sign up and support this race.

ME News As Of 7/13/2021 By Jerry LeVasseur

There were 2 races attended by club members on Sunday 7/11

The club won the club team award at the Windham Center 5K

with Bob MacKinnon, Marla Keefe and Bob Randall winning their age

groups.

The group photo honors the late Bill Morgan with the missing person. Bill

would have won his age group.

Photo Mike Nixon, Spirit of Bill Morgan,Rebecca Tracy, Marla Keefe, Bob

MacKinnon, Bob Randall, Margaritt McNulty

The other race was the 1st in the Bradbury trail series with Jerry LeVasseur

winning the 80 and soon to be a new member Martin Donlon winning the 70.

Zeke Zucker was 2nd 70.

ME News As Of 6/20/2021 By Jerry LeVasseur

Another club team win at the Raccoon Run 5K. I think that's 7 this year.

Photo Jerry LeVasseur,Rebecca Tracy, Marla Keefe, Bob MacKinnon,

Billy Morgan and Mike Nixon

Marla, Bob, Billy and Jerry also won their age group.

ME News As Of 6/18/2021 By Jerry LeVasseur

At the Thursday evening Gorham 4 Miler the New England 65 Running Club had 5

members and continued winning the club team category.

Photo Bob Mac Kinnon, Marla Keefe, Rebecca Tracy, Bill Vickerson and

Jerry LeVasseur.


Marla and Jerry continued to win their age groups. Bob, who usually wins his age group, was beaten by a very good 64 year old Floyd Lavery who will soon become a member of the club.

For the race Sunday we did not have a full team so I sent out an email.

Three more registered to give us more than a full team. What a great group of runners.

ME News As Of 6/14/2021 By Jerry LeVasseur

Team Club NE 65 Plus won again. This time at the Luv to Run 5k in Portland Maine.

We are gaining members with Arlene Hansom interested in joining.

There were 5 members at the race as shown in the photo.

Bob MacKinnon, Marla Keefe, Billy Morgan, Rebecca Tracy and Jerry LeVasseur.

The club won $50 which was donated to the race cause, a high school scholarship.

Tony has races Thursday night in Gorham and back again in Portland. We hope to have a team at each.

ME News As Of 6/07/2021 By Jerry LeVasseur

NE 65 Plus Runners Club won another Club Team First Place at the Maine Running Hall of Fame 5K in Memory of Julius Marzul.

Photo of team Bob MacKinnon, Maria Keefe, Bob Payne Jerry LeVasseur.

Photo of the 3 - 80 participants that are members of the Maine Running Hall of Fame :

Jerry LeVasseur, Bob Payne, Ron Paquette and wife DonnaJean Pohlman. Both Ron and DonnaJean will join the club.

ME News As Of 5/31/2021 By Jerry LeVasseur

Trail Festival at Pineland Farms

The photo below is of the 4 members that did the 5K by Ted Britt

Rebecca Tracey, Bill Morgan, Mike Nixon and Jerry LeVasseur.

It was put on by a new race director Back40Events

The race was well marked and manned by volunteers.

There was a band, a food truck and hamburgers for the early registrants.

The course is challenging but fun.

Generally for a race that does not spell out age groups I email the race director.

I registered late and when I got to pick up my number I found that the oldest age group was 60 plus. I explained to the race director that there should be 70 and 80 age groups. He said he was told this by others and would have the age groups next year.


Bob Kennedy would have won the 70 in the 50k and Bill Morgan in the 70 and Jerry in the 80's in the 5K.


The finishing medals were very nice.

ME News as of 5/3/2021

The club team won the club team award at the Dash to the Derby 5K in Portland Maine

There were 9 club members registered 5 of which were members of the Club Hall of Fame and 3 members of the Maine Running Hall of Fame. Polly Kenniston was not there. Another member Steve Moland did the announcing. He does an excellent job.


We had enough for 2 teams but 2 members had signed to run for the Maine Track Club.

They will not do that again. It was a windy day but a fun day for all

In front are Bob MacKinnon, Jerry LeVasseur and Steve Moland

In back are Bill Reilly Billy Morgan Zeke Zucker Rececca Tracy Bill Yickerson and Mike brooks

Scoring team photo are Bill V Jerry Zeke Bob M and Rebecca

ME News as of 4/23/2021

We would like to congratulate Zeke Zuker and Jerry LeVassuer for their achievements in the StepsToWELL-Being 2021 National Senior Games Individual Challenge. Both Zeke and Jerry contributed more than 1,000,000 steps towards an overall total of 46,223,689 steps.

Below is a message that they received from the National Senior Games acknowledging their efforts:

"On behalf of the National Senior Games Association (NSGA), Own Your Own Health, and Louisiana Governor’s Council of Physical Fitness and Sports, thank you for participating in the StepsToWELL-Being 2021 National Senior Games Individual Challenge. This is the first Challenge where we simultaneously hosted individual and team Challenges. We ended the winter/spring edition of NSGA’s Individual Step Challenge with a total of 46 million, 223 thousand, 689 steps completed.

The top eight individuals included L. Young, 2,633,489; T. Niemeyer, 1,669,086; E Borden, 1,166,236; G. Mixon, 1,125,198; P Cuino, 1,077,782; C. Zucker, 1,069,626; E. Curran, 1,051,419; and J. LeVasseur, 1,032,243 steps respectively."


Other News for the club

The National Masters T&F is in Ames Iowa at Iowa State University from July 22-25. We are putting together a NE 65 Plus club team to set the 80+ outdoor 4X400 and 4X800 national record. We need 4 but the more we have the more points the club will get. Let Jerry ardjer80@gmail.com know if you are interested.

ME News As of 04/14/2021

Organizers of some of Maine's larger races are optimistic they will be able to host events in 2021. Check out the article at the link below:

Runners will mask up as Maine road races go to great lengths to stay safe - Portland Press Herald

ME News As of 04/11/2021

NE 65 won another club team title at the Falmouth 4 miler.

Bob Mac Kinnon and Mike Brooks will be running for us in the future.

We welcome Bob and Rebecca Tracy who are relatively new members

MALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 69 1 18 BOB MACKINNON 66 31:09 2 31 PAUL CRAIG 68 37:14 FEMALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 69 1 51 CAROLE WISE 63 49:04 2 55 REBECCA TRACY 66 57:10 MALE AGE GROUP: 70 - 79 1 28 BOB MURRAY 72 36:23 2 58 BILLY MORGAN 76 1:15:00 FEMALE AGE GROUP: 70 - 79 1 54 MARCIA FELLER 73 51:58 MALE AGE GROUP: 80 - 99 1 57 JERRY LEVASSEUR 83 1:05:19

ME News As of 03/31/2021


2021 Virtual Irish Road Rover 5K

Portland, ME – March 1-18, 2021

Timing by Pine Tree Race Services

Asked to run on the course which was difficult


Club Team Results

1. NEW ENGLAND 65 PLUS

38:08 41:02 48:44 49:26 (1:02:56) = 2:57:20

RAM SATYAPRASAD, ROBERT RANDALL, BILL VICKERSON, JERRY LEVASSEUR,

BILLY MORGAN


MALE AGE GROUP: 75 – 79

1 60 HARRY WHITE 78 SCARBOROUGH ME 37:29

2 93 BILLY MORGAN 76 KENNEBUNK ME 1:02:56

ALTERNATE COURSE 1ST PLACE 75-79

53 DON ZILLMAN 76 SANTA FE NM 35:10

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 75 – 79

1 68 PENNY ARMSTRONG 75 SOUTH PORTLAND ME 40:00

MALE AGE GROUP: 80 – 99

1 62 RAM SATYAPRASAD 82 BURLINGTON MA 38:08

2 81 PAUL STEVENS 83 CAPE ELIZABETH ME 46:41

3 88 JERRY LEVASSEUR 83 BRUNSWICK ME 49:26

ALTERNATE COURSE 1ST PLACE 80-99

71 ROBERT RANDALL 83 SPRINGVALE ME 41:02

ME News As Of 02-25-2021

Congratulations to Jerry LeVasseur. Jerry has been named "Bowdoin Hero" by Bowdoin College in Maine for his work with the Cross Country and Track and Field teams. See article below.

ME News As Of 09-23-2020

Joan Tremberth asked Tony Myatt of Pine Tree Race Services ---- How to put on a successful virtual race.

See below for Tony's response:

When putting on virtual races especially if you are transforming a normal race to virtual keep everything as close to normal as possible. Ask people to do the regular course and give out regular prizes for overall and age group along with amenities. People will remember that you kept it close to normal and spread the word throughout the future so you get more people when regular races return.

Upcoming Maine Races:

Beach and Road 10K and Fair Election 5K underway through Oct 17 & 18th. https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/OldOrchardBeach/BeachandRoad10K https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Falmouth/FairElection5K