Results

If you are looking for information about prior Leatherman’s Loop results you have come to the right place.

If you are looking for who has run the most Loops, check here.

Scroll down to see top finishers and link to complete results for each year. Click on the year (left hand column) to view the complete results for that year’s Loop.

We’ve also put together a complete listing of all finishers of The Loop (alphabetically) as a bit of an experiment.

Year   Men's Winner      Time      Women's Winner    Time   #Finishers
----   --------------    ----      --------------    ----   ----------
1987   Joe Stanley Jr.   38:17     Cindy Davis       45:49       96
1988   Mark MacIntyre    35:16*    Cindy Davis       42:51*     141
1989   Guy Heathers      37:22     Cindy Davis       43:05      309
1990   Andy Moffatt      36:04     Emie Barnes       47:31      288
1991   Andy Moffatt      37:23     Paula Kelly       51:54      454
1992   L. J. Briggs      37:17     Jan Vermilye      46:27      330
1993   Dave Dunham       36:51**   Dee Dee Forte     56:49      399
1994   Scott Roberts     38:44     Kerry Arsenault   47:11      450
1995   Tom Church        39:00     Gillian Beschlass 45:38      495
1996   David Litoff      38:51     Kerry Arsenault   44:50**    461
1997   David Litoff      40:02     Kerry Arsenault   45:50      469
1998   Tom Church        39:56     Kerry Arsenault   46:24      512
1999   Jesse Tisch       39:18     Lori Jorgensen    48:24      553
2000   Gerry Sullivan    40:06     Beth Chernalis    48:48      686
2001   Gerry Sullivan    39:01     Leslie Krichko    47:31      725
2002   Rob Caracciolo    39:23     Ellen Kvinta      50:09      665
2003   Mark Clifford     39:15     Maria Calidonna   52:02      800
2004   Tommy Nohilly     38:33*!*  Erica Merrill     50:14      743
2005   Tommy Nohilly     38:54     Kerry Arsenault   46:57*!*   760
2006   Tommy Nohilly     39:53     Monika Schnee     50:23      801
2007   Stephen Santore   40:08***  Kerry Arsenault   49:27***   880
2008   Tommy Nohilly     39:01     Kristin Simonsen  48:02      842
2009   Tommy Nohilly     41:07     Kerry Arsenault   51:11      958
2010   Tommy Nohilly     39:05     Margaret Butler   46:06**** 1000
2011   Tommy Nohilly     38:40     Ann Macdonald     48:49     1144
2012   Matthew Byrne     36:10**** Ann Macdonald     47:38     1195
2013   Tommy Nohilly     38:36*#*  Laura Coogan      46:29*#*  1226
2014   Tommy Nohilly     40:55     Laura Kline          46:06  1236

* Short Course Record
** 1993-1999 Course Record
! 2000-2008 Course Record
*** Long Course (detour around splashdown – 2007) Record
**** 2010-2012 Course Record (added Sullivan’s Surprise)
# Current Course Record (Some re-routing after Hurricane Sandy)

For the 28 years the Leatherman’s Loop has been run, there have been several slightly different course lengths. We had one “detour” course used for one year (2007) due to heavy rains. We added a surprise additional water crossing starting in 2010.

imageThe initial course, a slightly shorter course, was run from 1987-1992.  In 1993, the course was changed close to its current layout. The new course replaced the “log crossing” with the first river crossing when the log that served as an ad-hoc bridge tumbled into the river and was swept away (not during the Loop, thankfully).  The new course also bypassed “The Pit” which is a sand hill just before the water stop. A rare plant species was identified near the base of the pit sand climb and the park officials and loop organizers deemed it prudent to let the plant grow in peace at the time.

After 1993 the course start was switched from the meadow parking lot to the current start a quarter mile west into the meadow, lengthening the course. This also allows the start crowd to thin out before heading into the woods.

One year, 2007, the Splashdown (second stream crossing) was rerouted over dry land making it a one water crossing loop again for one year. The river had such a high water level due to days of rain prior to the Loop that the currents were thought too dangerous to cross at that point. This one-year-only change added approximately ~0.2miles to the course in 2007.

In 2008 the course was restored to its proper length. In 2010 a bonus water crossing was introduced: “Sullivan’s Surprise” is just before the water stop and just under the halfway mark of the course.

In 2013 the course had to be re-routed in several places due to damage from Hurricane Sandy in Fall 2012. The new course was slightly shorter (~100 yards) but went up and over a hill that the course had previously gone around, adding a tough new hill towards the beginning of the course.

Tommy Nohilly has finished first in eight of the last 10 Loops he has entered, coming in second those two other times. Matthew Byrne set the most recent course record (36:10) in 2012 on the driest course in 26 years. Kerry Arsenault has finished first in seven Loops, starting in 1994. She just missed a eighth in 2010, coming second after Margaret Butler. Kerry also holds three different course records for three different course variations (44:50 in 1994 is her quickest time) for the women’s division.

Mark McIntyre (35:17) and Cindy Davis (42:51) hold the short course (1987-1992) record when the log crossing was in place, the course started from the Meadow parking lot, and the course was shorter. Mountain runner Dave Dunham holds the course record (36:51) for the medium length course run 1993-1999.

Other multiple Loop winners include Andy Moffatt (2), Tom Church (2), David Litoff (2), and Gerry Sullivan (2).  Cindy Davis and Ann MacDonald are the only other women to win multiple Loops.  Cindy won the first three Loops held (1987-1989). Ann won back to back in 2011 and 2012. Laura Coogan won her first Loop in 2013 and is already talking about returning to defend in 2014.

Joe Stanley won the first Leatherman’s Loop in 1987, beating a field of 98 starters.  Joe has run in every Leatherman’s Loop since the beginning including 2011. Our other 25-timer, Rick Hubbell finished the loop in 2011, wearing Bib #25, along side of Joe. Both Joe and Rick ran again in 2012. Joe ran his 27th Loop in 2013 but Rick was unable to attend.

Fun Fact: If we followed the tradition of several sports and named the winner’s award after the first place finishers in the first race we would have the Davis Cup for the Women’s division and the Stanley Cup for the mens! We hear those names are taken though, oh well.

The oldest runner to complete the Leatherman’s Loop was Don MacKenzie at 81 years old in 2003. Don is a former Olympian and occasionally comes back to the Loop to cheer the runners on. The youngest runner we know about was Orion Cummings who was 7 years and 8 months old when he completed his first Loop in 2009. He has run in every Loop since then.

In 2013 Margaret Puccio ran the Loop at age 7 years and 10 months and is the youngest girl to run the course and second youngest ever.

Searchable results are here for the following years: 2013, 2012, 20112010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, and 1987.

Images of the original source materials – the posterboard results – are available for these years: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, and 1989. Thanks to Mel Cowgill for his transcribing labors!

View the originals on posterboard that Mel worked off of to type in the results.

Contact us with any corrections.


Below are some expanded stats on each year’s race.

On the right are columns for number of finishers, the time of the runner at the top quartile break, the number of the runner at the top quartile break, and the time of the 100th runner through the finish line.

Each of these additional stats gives you an idea of the relative difficulty of the race that year based on the conditions and the number of runners.

For example, in 2002 and 2006 it was raining heavily before and during the Loop which drove down the attendance.  In 2008 the conditions were relatively dry and the course was faster.  In 2009 it was 80 degrees at the start and warmed up during the race.

In 2012 the conditions were the driest ever run – mud flats were fast and water was low. No moisture on the course made for 4 runners breaking the previous record for the course and the fastest time for the Loop since it was a slightly shorter course prior to 1993.

Loop                                                              Total   Top quarter Top quarter     100th
Year   Men's Winner      Time     Women's Winner    Time      Finishers          Time       place  Finisher
----   ------------      ----     --------------    ----      ---------          ----       -----  --------
1987   Joe Stanley Jr.   38:17    Cindy Davis       45:49             96        47:17           24      n/a
1988   Mark MacIntyre    35:16*   Cindy Davis       42:51*           141        46:31           35    56:15
1989   Guy Heathers      37:22    Cindy Davis       43:05            309        49:18           78    54:03
1990   Andy Moffatt      36:04    Emie Barnes       47:31            288        48:46           72    51:32
1991   Andy Moffatt      37:23    Paula Kelly       51:54            454        53:30          114    52:24
1992   L. J. Briggs      37:17    Jan Vermilye      46:27            330        50:39           82    51:59
1993   Dave Dunham       36:51    Dee Dee Forte     56:49            399        53:18          100    53:18
1994   Scott Roberts     38:44    Kerry Arsenault   47:11            450        53:17          112    52:25
1995   Tom Church        39:00    Gillian Beschlass 45:38            495        53:00          124    51:06
1996   David Litoff      38:51    Kerry Arsenault   44:50**          461        52:28          115    51:52
1997   David Litoff      40:02    Kerry Arsenault   45:50            469        54:07          117    53:05
1998   Tom Church        39:56    Kerry Arsenault   46:20            512        53:38          128    52:08
1999   Jesse Tisch       39:18    Lori Jorgensen    48:24            553        52:59          138    50:40
2000   Gerry Sullivan    40:06    Beth Chernalis    48:48            686        55:47          172    51:53
2001   Gerry Sullivan    39:01    Leslie Krichko    47:31            725        58:20          181    54:03
2002   Rob Caracciolo    39:23    Ellen Kvinta      50:09            665        57:35          166    52:55
2003   Mark Clifford     39:15    Maria Calidonna   52:02            800        58:08          200    53:42
2004   Tommy Nohilly     38:33*!* Erica Merrill     50:14            743        56:49          186    53:00
2005   Tommy Nohilly     38:54    Kerry Arsenault   46:57            760        57:27          190    53:21
2006   Tommy Nohilly     39:53    Monika Schnee     50:23            801      1:02:21          200    56:17
2007   Stephen Santore   40:08*** Kerry Arsenault   49:27***         880      1:02:40          220    56:16
2008   Tommy Nohilly     39:01    Kristin Simonsen  48:02            842        58:51          210    53:07
2009   Tommy Nohilly     41:07    Kerry Arsenault   51:11            958      1:03:41          240    56:47
2010   Tommy Nohilly     39:05    Margaret Butler   46:06           1000      1:02:51          250    54:48
2011   Tommy Nohilly     38:40     Ann Macdonald    48:49           1144      1:01:40          286    53:40
2012   Matthew Byrne     36:10**** Ann Macdonald    47:38           1195        58:52          299    51:45
2013   Tommy Nohilly     38:36     Laura Coogan     46:29           1226      1:00:03          307    52:28

2014 Tommy Nohilly 40:45 Laura Kline 46:06 1236 1:02:02 310 53:47
View this information as a graph below:

1987-2013 Loop Finishing Times

1987-2013 Loop Finishing Times