Loop 1991 Results

Part five in a multi-part “Loop Archive Results” series.  Click below to see photos of the eleven results boards from 1991.

1991 Loop Results, page 1 of 11 (click to see larger image)
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1991 Loop Results, page 2 of 11 (click to see larger image)
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1991 Loop Results, page 3 of 11 (click to see larger image)
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1991 Loop Results, page 4 of 11 (click to see larger image)
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1991 Loop Results, page 5 of 11 (click to see larger image)
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1991 Loop Results, page 6 of 11 (click to see larger image)
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1991 Loop Results, page 7 of 11 (click to see larger image)
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1991 Loop Results, page 8 of 11 (click to see larger image)
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1991 Loop Results, page 9 of 11 (click to see larger image)
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1991 Loop Results, page 10 of 11 (click to see larger image)
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1991 Loop Results, page 11 of 11 (click to see larger image)
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Loop 1990 Results

Part four in a multi-part “Loop Archive Results” series.  Click below to see photos of the six results boards from 1990.

1990 Loop Results, page 1 of 6 (click to see larger image)
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1990 Loop Results, page 2 of 6 (click to see larger image)
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1990 Loop Results, page 3 of 6 (click to see larger image)
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1990 Loop Results, page 4 of 6 (click to see larger image)
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1990 Loop Results, page 5 of 6 (click to see larger image)
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1990 Loop Results, page 6 of 6 (click to see larger image)
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Loop 1989 Results

Results from the 1989 Leatherman’s Loop, posted on the web for the first time ever!  Click ‘read more’ link below to see the seven boards with handwritten results. 

This is part 3 of a multi-part series posting the Leatherman’s Loop Results Archives.

1989 Loop Results, page 1 of 7 (click to see larger image)
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1989 Loop Results, page 2 of 7 (click to see larger image)
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1989 Loop Results, page 3 of 7 (click to see larger image)
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1989 Loop Results, page 4 of 7 (click to see larger image)
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1989 Loop Results, page 5 of 7 (click to see larger image)
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1989 Loop Results, page 6 of 7 (click to see larger image)
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1989 Loop Results, page 7 of 7 (click to see larger image)
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October Local Trail Runs

If anyone has other trail races in the NY/NJ/CT area that are not on these lists, send them (or post them in the comments below) in and we will add them here!

Some upcoming trail runs in the NY/NJ/CT area:
Oct 4 – Paine to Pain 1/2 Marathon Trail Race/New Rochelle NY – http://painetopain.com/
Oct 17 – Cockaponset 5 mile Forest Run/Chester, CT – cockaponset@yahoo.com
Oct 18 – Where The Pavement Ends* 5M/Bedford NY – http://thepavementends.org
Oct 18 – Billy Goat 5k/LaGrangeville, NY – http://www.mhrrc.org/MHRRCRacing/upcomingRaces.aspx
Oct 29 – Bimblers Bluff 50k/Guilford CT** – http://mrbimble.com/WordPress/bluff

* hosted by longtime loop supporter Geoffrey Morris
** hosted by the running club where 7 time Loop winner Kerry Arsenault and many other Loop runners hail from.

Loop 1988 Results

Part two in a multi-part “Loop Archive Results” series.  Click below to see photos of the three results boards from 1988.

1988 Loop Results, page 1 of 3 (click to see larger image)
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1988 Loop Results, page 2 of 3 (click to see larger image)
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1988 Loop Results, page 3 of 3 (click to see larger image)
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Leatherman’s Loop Donates Money to Help Restore Cemeteries

Earlier this month, the Leatherman Harriers donated some of the proceeds from the 2009 Loop to the Town Historian Offices of the Town of Bedford to assist in the restoration of historic cemeteries in Bedford.  The town has historic cemeteries throughout with new ones discovered (or rediscovered) each year.
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Photo of Sawyer Cummings (future Loop runner), Rob Cummings (Assistant Race Director), Tony Godino (Leatherman’s Loop race chairman emeritus), Mike Paletta (Leatherman’s Loop Race Director), Richard Farrell (Bedford Village Historic District Review Commission), and John Stockbridge (Bedford Town Historian).  Photographer: Kate Paletta.

Loop 1987 Results

Recap of first Leatherman’s Loop in 1987.  First in a series of “The Loop Results Archive” posts.  Click below for full article including images and links to higher-resolution images.

Please comment below, especially with any stories or memories you have if you ran the first loop or were there to see it kicked off.  There are a lot of familiar names on these finishing lists!

1987 Loop Results, page 1 (click to see larger image)
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1987 Loop Results, page 2 (click to see larger image)
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Police Officer Gary Farley Memorial Run

We received a note from Lesli Hiller, friend of the Loop and 2nd place women’s finisher in 2009.  She is race director of the Police Officer Gary Farley Memorial Run 5k in Wantagh, Long Island.  The race is October 4th, 2009.  Officer Gary Farley was the last Nassau Police Officer killed in the line of duty and this race is a scholarship fundraiser for students seeking a Degree in Criminal Justice. 

Thanks Lesli for letting us know about this run.  We hope some folks can run and join the spirit of the Leatherman to this good cause!  Here is a link to download the race application form.

Bonus: here is a link to the photos that Lesli took in April 2009 while running the Loop and taking 2nd place in the women’s overall standings. 

Link to NYPD Running Club event information here: http://www.nypdrunningclub.com/event-234

Leatherman’s Loop Past Results Project

Prior to 2005 the Leatherman’s Loop results were tallied by hand by dedicated volunteers who insured the timing and finish order were recorded smoothly and quickly.  The end result of their toil was a collection of posterboards with that year’s loop results meticulously pasted in order and hand tallied to determine winners in multiple categories.  Tony and Judy Godino have kept these records of achievement for over 20 years and have released these one of a kind documents to me to photograph and post for the Loop website. 

imageThe first board from 1987 was actually on display at this years (and some other years) loops near the teepee.  Check here for a photo of where it all began.  

In 1987 there were 2 poster boards. Each year the Loop drew more runners and the number of posterboards went up.  Each board holds 50 finishers so the final race from 2004 has around 800 finishers which works out to around 16 boards.  Multiply an average of 8-10 boards per year by 18 years of the loop recorded and you get 150-180 boards (plus the assorted Blue Moon races held intermittently during the years).  See photo above left to see the 40 pound pile of paper.

The archive project can use your help.  I will be photographing the poster boards and putting them into photo galleries online.  These will be organized and posted into years.  Some folks have suggested using “crowdsourcing” to help transcribe the names, times, and results into a text format from the photo jpg format.  I am not sure how that will happen but for now I will photograph and post the boards in the coming weeks and months.  I will post a story here when I have a year done – not sure how long it will take.  Onward!  -Rob

UPDATE December 2010: Project is complete!  Check complete results page here for the whole results history.

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September and October Local Trail Runs

If anyone has other trail races in the NY/NJ/CT area that are not on these lists, send them (or post them in the comments below) in and we will add them here!

Some upcoming trail runs in the NY/NJ/CT area:

Sept 12 – Westchester Toughkids Triathalon (Ages 7-10, 11-14)/Croton-on-Hudson NY – http://www.westchestertoughman.com/Information/toughkidsrace.html
Sept 13 – Westchester Toughman Triathalon/Croton-on-Hudson NY – http://www.westchestertoughman.com/
Sept 13 – 14th Morris Mauler 5k – http://www.runnersmecca.com/
Oct 4 – Paine to Pain 1/2 Marathon Trail Race/New Rochelle NY – http://painetopain.com/
Oct 17 – Cockaponset 5 mile Forest Run/Chester, CT – cockaponset@yahoo.com
Oct 18 – Where The Pavement Ends 5M/Bedford NY – http://thepavementends.org
Oct 18 – Billy Goat 5k/LaGrangeville, NY – http://www.mhrrc.org/MHRRCRacing/upcomingRaces.aspx
Oct 29 – Bimblers Bluff 50k/Guilford CT – http://mrbimble.com/WordPress/bluff

Other trail runs can be found here: http://www.trailrunner.com/calendar/2009_calendar_by_state.htm

Here’s a long list of NJ-centric Trail Runs compiled by Chris Jaworski (thanks Chris!): http://www.essexrunning.com/trailruns.html