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Wanna Race Our FOB- 53 Year Old Lindle Willnow?

Remember the movie The Color Of Money where Tom Cruise hustles his way through the pool circuit?

Well I think we just may have landed the perfect horse to bet on- our boy Lindle.

Unassuming, old, not particularly in any type of ectomorph runners body shape and the absolute perfect man to back with odds against these young hot shot runners.

So we’ll just trot out our Horse Lindle, take odds against the youngsters and clean up when he kicks their butt all over the place!  Winking smile

Our boy Lindle laid an absolute beat down, finishing 12th out of 218 runners at age 53!!!

To me that was a seriously impressive feet.  Almost as impressive as TJ finishing and winning a whole 2 and a half minutes before the second place finisher.

But the story in this post isn’t about TJ’s extraordinary race as a 34 year old in the prime of his life.  It’s about 53 year old Lindle Willnow and how he showed that you don’t have to be a 20 or 30 year old elite physical specimen to compete, you just gotta get out there and do it!

Congratulations Lindle, from all your GMG buddies we are seriously proud of you!

 

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Today- The First Annual Rocky Neck 5K!!!!

Rocky Neck 5k: Run for the Arts

Rocky Neck 5k

Introducing the 1st Annual Rocky Neck 5K Road Race/Walk benefiting Rocky Neck Art ColonyCultural Center Building Fund.  The course starts on Rocky Neck Causeway, proceeds to Gloucester’s scenic Back Shore and returns to the newly reopened The Studio Restaurant on Rocky Neck. Winners will be recognized and all race participants will be treated to a free celebratory lunch overlooking picturesque Smith Cove. Open to all ages.

The first annual Rocky Neck 5K run/walk road race will begin at exactly 10 a.m. on Sunday morning, June 8, 2014. The Start line for the race will be positioned under the banner on the Rocky Neck Avenue causeway, adjacent to the public parking lot. The finish line will be in front of The Studio Restaurant, at 49 Rocky Neck Avenue.

Tickets are $25 until May 31st, then $35 afterwards. Your ticket includes admission to the race, a buffet ticket to The Studio Restaurant after the race and a t-shirt for early registrants. Awards will be awarded to the top male & female in each of the folowing categories:

  • 12 years old & under
  • 13 – 19 years old
  • 20-35 years old
  • 36-59 years old
  • 60 years & older

The Race Course

View the whole Rocky Neck 5k course here.

Parking Options:

There are 300 parking spaces potentially available to race participants within one mile of the Rocky Neck 5K Start. Free curbside parking is available to race participants along East Main Street leading into the Rocky Neck area, and, on Rocky Neck, along Rocky Neck Avenue andWonson Street.

In addition, the following lots will be available for participants to park free for the duration of the event:  11-13 Rocky Neck Avenue – Public Lot; 31 Rocky Neck Avenue – Former Bickford’s Marina Lot; 81 Rocky Neck Avenue – Gloucester Marine Railways Lot; 20 Wonson Street – Rosenfeld Lot.

Additional offsite parking will also be available to race participants as follows:

Municipal Parking Lots
Harbor Parking Lot (near Gloucester House Restaurant)
Manuel F. Lewis Parking Lot
St. Peter’s Square (Town Landing Parking Lot)
Fitz Hugh Lane Lot (Roger’s St next to TD Bank)
Downtown Gloucester, MA  01930

Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle will operate in a loop between 8:40 and 9:40 on the morning of the race, picking up passengers from Downtown Gloucester and depositing them at The Studio Restaurant dock on Rocky Neck for a $5 per person RT fare. Return passage from Rocky Neck to Downtown via the Water Shuttle will be available throughout the day of the race. From The Studio, proceed left onto Rocky Neck Ave. Start line will be 300 yds. ahead.