## Merrimac Handicap 7 Miler

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**NMC Winter Series**

**Merrimac MA**

**February 20, 2000**

**This was a handicap event. Each runner was asked to estimate or predict the**

**time it would take them to complete the race. Based on this estimate, each**

**was given a head start of an according proportion. This meant that the**

**fastest runners (assuming an honest estimate) left the starting line last.**

**Then they would be in a position to have to catch the rest of the field.**

**Therefore, if all runners gave an accurate prediction of their pace, they**

**would all be nearing the finish line at approximately the same time. The**

**runners are listed in the order that they actually crossed the finish line.**

**The times listed are the actual times that each runner took to complete the**

**race. It is debatable as to who the actual winners were. Four runners were**

**less than a minute from their predicted times: Joe Gurczak(16 seconds), Mike**

**McCormick(26seconds), John Webber(30 seconds), and Jim Imprescia (58 seconds)**
1. | Brad Trull | Boxford MA | 25 | 50:52 | - |

2. | John Robertson | Lynn MA | 74 | 94:26 | NMC |

3. | Sandy Imprescia | Leominster MA | 56 | 80:31 | NMC |

4. | Jodi-Lyn Couture | Fitchburg MA | 40 | 49:13 | NMC |

5. | Loren Siebert | Pepperell MA | 36 | 46:12 | NMC |

6. | Dave Rosania | Rye NH | 45 | 47:43 | - |

7. | Ken Parker | Fitchburg MA | 44 | 53:00 | NMC |

8. | Alan Couture | Fitchburg MA | 44 | 54:58 | NMC |

9. | Deb Spencer | Fitchburg MA | 39 | 53:07 | NMC |

10. | Louise Rosetti | Saugus MA | 78 | 97:00 | NMC |

11. | Joe Gurczak | Newburyport MA | 32 | 42:16 | - |

12. | Mike McCormick | Newburyport MA | 41 | 42:26 | - |

13. | John Webber | Amesbury MA | 42 | 46:00 | - |

14. | Jim Imprescia | Leominster MA | 51 | 44:43 | NMC |

15. | Julian Siegal | Lexington MA | 71 | 70:30 | NMC |

16. | Charlie Hebert | Southborough MA | 35 | 46:50 | - |

17. | Bill Haskell | Sterling MA | 51 | 62:57 | NMC |

18. | Ray Boutotte | Pepperell MA | 54 | 57:51 | NMC |

19. | Roger Perham | Hamilton MA | 52 | 50:07 | NMC |

20. | Jim Gaffeny | Leominster MA | 48 | 57:36 | NMC |

21. | Bob Aucoin | Seabrook NH | 58 | 74:12 | NMC (Race Walked) |

22. | Ken Robichaud | Brookline NH | 47 | 72:00 | NMC |

23. | Tom McDonough | Nahant MA | 75 | 80:20 | NMC |

24. | Ken Taylor | W. Newbury MA | 56 | 99:11 | NMC |

25. | Marge Gladwin | Westford MA | 46 | 67:26 | NMC |