Greater Philly TC ran age-graded track and throws extravaganzas

Kevin Forde

Chuck Shields of the Greater Philadelphia Track Club has sent results for a demanding “track pentathlon.” Races were run in this order: 3000, 800, 200, 1500 and 400. Winners were determined by the Age-Graded Tables. Chuck writes: “This competition was held Sunday, August 15, at Gwynedd Mercy Academy in Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania. . . . We were very fortunate with the weather. Skies were gray and overcast. Temps never hit 80 degrees. The event was a combined effort by Philadelphia Athletic Charities and Greater Philadelphia Track Club. After scratches, there were 36 runners and 20 throwers in this inaugural event.” A throws triathlon contested at the same time consisted of javelin, shot put and discus. In the track pent, “each athlete received about 35 minutes recovery after each event,” Chuck writes. “Kevin Forde won the pentathlon and has an entry (or two) about the day on his blog.” Here’s his blog report. Check out results for the track pentathlon here and the the throws event here. Nice work by everyone involved!

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August 22, 2010

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  1. peter taylor - August 22, 2010

    Congratulations to Kevin Forde and Lorraine Jasper for finishing 1-2 in the track pentathlon. This was an annual event when I was heavily involved with the Phila. Masters back in the day. The only difference I can see is that we allowed 30 minutes between events rather than the 35 mentioned here. Of course, it would be hard to be exact.

    Notice the order of the events in the track pentathlon: Consecutive events always have a considerable difference in distance (the closest diffential is 600 meters in going from the 800 to the 200). I know I favored having the 400 go last, but I am not sure whether that was a joint decision or whether I made that decision on my own as president of Phila. Masters at the time.

  2. Terry Parks - August 22, 2010

    Very nice work Kevin Forde.

  3. chuckxc - August 22, 2010

    Kevin’s other blog entry gives a pretty good feel for how the pentathlon went down. Here is the link:

  4. Tony Plaster - August 22, 2010

    I have always thought that Lorraine was the toughest guy in Philly.
    (Irish football superstar Kevin Forde just there on a lengthy visit.)
    Shout OUT to Russ Patton….. Hard work all day , on your way back.

    Seriously, I am in awe of the times from everyone involved.

  5. Terry Ballou - August 22, 2010

    Yes, Lorraine, outstanding job. You are always a tough competitor. Way to show the young ones how to do it! And congrats to you as well, Kevin. Well done!

  6. tOnY yOuNg - August 24, 2010

    Congrats to Kevin and all of the other participants in your Pentathlon. We (CNW) do an informal one each year in one of our weekly All Comers series. In the past this includes: Shot Put, Discus, LJ, TJ (funny to watch), HJ, Javelin, then Jogger’s Mile, Mile, 100, 800, 400, 5k. It is all about saving your energy over a two-&-half hour time. The beers are so good that night!!

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