Category Archives: Seacoast Race

Great Island 5K

Here are photos I took while running the 2009 Great Island 5K in New Castle, NH.


The course was scenic, well-marked and well-supported, as you can see from the pictures in the slideshow below.

I ran with a camera, and took pictures as I ran. (Yes, I took photos as I ran. I didn’t stop or slow down. After all, I was in a race!) If you click on the “Play” button in the center of the photo below, you can view my slideshow, and get a first-person experience of the 2009 Great Island 5K in New Castle, NH:

Lone Gull 10K

Here are photos I took while running the 2009 Gull 10K in Gloucester, MA.

The course is one of the most scenic of any race I have run…taking us out and back along the ocean, where almost every step gave us great views of incoming breakers and bright blue sky.

After the race we all enjoyed a great breakfast provided by the race organizers (eggs, bacon, sausage, bagels, juice, and coffee!)

I ran with a camera, and took pictures as I ran. (Yes, I took photos as I ran. I didn’t stop or slow down. After all, I was in a race!) If you click on the “Play” button in the center of the photo below, you can view my slideshow, and get a first-person experience of the 2009 Lone Gull 10K in Gloucester, MA:

Lobsterman Triathlon

Here are photos I took while competing in the 2009 Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport, Maine.

This Olympic-distance Tri starts with an open-water swim of 1.5K (just under one mile)…followed by a 25-mile bike ride…and finishes with a 10K run. I swam.

In each of the past four years I completed at least one Olympic-distance Tri as an individual competitor, but this year fellow Mystic Runners Jeff Mader and Bob Lane joined me so we could enter Lobsterman as a relay team.   I swam, Jeff rode his bike, and Bob ran.

I had heard that Lobsterman is one of the most beautiful Triathlons in the country…but that did not prepare me for the exquisite course and the perfect day.  Apparently it rained last year and the year before, but we were lucky. On this day the water, the sky, even the air…sparkled.

After the race we enjoyed what is absolutely the finest food I have ever been served post-race:

(Now you know why it’s called “Lobsterman”…!)

I took pictures and have now selected the best and put them together into a slideshow. If you click on the “Play” button in the center of the photo below, you can view my slideshow, and get a taste of the 2009 Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport, Maine:

Wild Fish 1 & 2-mile Swim

Here are photos I took at the 2009 Wild Fish 1 & 2-mile Swim in Salem, MA.

If you click on the “Play” button in the center of the photo below, you can view my slideshow, and get a taste of the 2009 Wild Fish 1 & 2-mile Swim in Salem, MA:

Witch City Triathlon

Here are photos I took at the 2009 Witch City Triathlon in Salem, MA.

This Sprint-distance triathlon consists of a 1/2-mile Open Water Swim, a 12-mile bike leg, and a 5K run. Fellow Mystic Runners Jeff Mader and Bob Lane joined me so we could compete as a relay team.

I swam…                                  Jeff rode his bike….                           …and Bob ran.

If you click on the “Play” button in the center of the photo below, you can view my slideshow, and get a taste of the 2009 Witch City Triathlon in Salem, MA:

Yankee Homecoming 10-Miler

Here are photos I took while running the 2009 Yankee Homecoming 10-Miler in Newburyport, MA.

As it is every year, this race was a steam bath. Temps near ninety, and humidity that made the air like a wet carpet. But the crowd support was fantastic, with people cheering, hosing us down, and high-fiving us as we ran by.

I ran with a camera, and took pictures as I ran. (Yes, I took photos as I ran. I didn’t stop or slow down. After all, I was in a race!) If you click on the “Play” button in the center of the photo below, you can view my slideshow, and get a first-person experience of the 2009 Yankee Homecoming 10-Miler in Newburyport, MA:

Seacoast Seven

Here are photos I took while running the 2009 Seacoast Seven in Gloucester, MA.

I ran with a camera, and took pictures as I ran. (Yes, I took photos as I ran. I didn’t stop or slow down. After all, I was in a race!) If you click on the “Play” button in the center of the photo below, you can view my slideshow, and get a first-person experience of the2009 Seacoast Seven in Gloucester, MA: