Pack Monadnock 10 miler – 3rd in age!

Today was the third in the USATF New England Mountain running series – the Pack Monadnock 10 miler.  Pouring rain most of the way on our trip up to NH — the rain was coming down at the start with everyone huddling in the school…. but then it stopped for most of the race – amazing….
This race is not for the weekend mountain runner as the 10 miles are mostly UPHILL.  The tshirt from this race proudly says “GOT HILLS?” on the back — and just when you think you have run the last hill, another one is around the corner.  It is mostly paved with some dirt roads and has some really great views in Wilton and Peterborough, NH.  The finish is up to Miller State Park Pack Monadnock and is very steep paved uphill climb.  There is one or two spots you can walk big strides and as long I am am ahead of the guy trying to run I think it is OK to walk.  🙂  I started off running 7 min miles – trying to stay up with the “fast girls” — Team Inov-8 Gina & Abby are leading the way and had these great racing flats that I just had to order….  today was my first race with them on and I LOVE THEM!  Yay!  A great fast shoe, that mentally gets you there — can’t wait to actually run with them in the trail next race.

This is the second Pack Monadnock for me so I have to compare times.  I forgot my Forerunner 405, so I can only post the official time from the race.  We went to breakfast at Nonni’s and took the scenic drive home past the Quabbin through Ware….  now home to see that they were so fast in getting the results up – I can be psyched to see I am holding my place in the series!

Pack Monadnock 10 miler Results!
88th overall
3rd in age group
12th woman – (21 secs behind number 11 and less than 4 min behind the first place girl in my age Suzy West) 

4th NH Grand Prix - Age Graded Females - because I am a White Mountain Miler.  I lived
in NH for 8 years and have been a part of this club for a while, but interesting that I 
the only MA athlete in the group.   
88   3/32   F4049 Nancy Cook            45 F Belchertown     MA 
Team: White Mtn Milers   1:24:29  8:27 min/mile


2010 Mountain Circuit Schedule


05/22 Northfield Mountain Northfield, MA 10.3 km New England Trail Championships – 3rd in age – 11th woman
05/29Wachusett Mountain Princeton, MA 4.3 Miles – 3rd in age – 11th woman
06/06 Pack Monadnock Wilton to Temple, NH 10 Miles – 3rd in age – 12th woman
Still to come!
06/27 Cranmore Hill Climb North Conway, NH 12 km New England Mountain Championships
07/04 Loon Mountain Race Lincoln, NH 5.7 Miles
07/11 Ascutney Mt. Challenge Windsor, VT 3.8 Miles

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Nancy Peck Cook is a trainer and speaker who has presented in front of large and small audiences for the past 25 years.  Her work as an executive and volunteer trainer for the American Cancer Society during the growth of the signature activity Relay For Life trained professionals to be more confident and successful in their roles. 

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