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21st Annual GMAA Kaynor's Sap Run

6.0 miles
April 9, 2000
Westford, VT

The spring blizzard of 2000 was the toughest competitor at this year's Sap Run. 16 runners managed to keep their cars on the unplowed roads to get to the race, and ran 6.0 miles through heavy snow and winds. 10" of heavy, wet snow was everywhere. Luckily the sugarhouse was large enough to fit all the volunteers and racers for the refreshments after the race. The bonus was that everyone went home with a well deserved survival prize! Many runners and volunteers did not make it past snowy hills and the incredible auto-gobbling mud sinkholes strategically hidden beneath the new snow on Old Stage Road in Westford.  Runners complained that the vehicle tracks led them into bad footing, and it was even worse in open areas where the drifts filled in the tracks. Chapin and Donna Kaynor, race directors, offer condolences to those who could not make it.   In spite of the conditions, we had a quality race thanks to volunteers Hadley Kaynor and Vandy Kaynor and the hearty souls who managed to show up.

Some special mentions :  Eric Ashley ran over from Milton and around the moose on Rogers Road to cheer his brother on. Chip Langmaid, John Valentine and Vandy Kaynor all came far from the east and south (where there was much less snow!).

Race Directors: Chapin and Donna Kaynor
Race conditions:  Heavy snow prior to, during, and after the race (14.3" reported at the Burlington airport), along with a 30 mph wind from the Northwest and muddy roads that were heavily rutted and not plowed.

Let's hope for sunshine and 50 degrees for next year!


WOMEN:
30 - 39
1.        Jennifer Cardinal                        Essex Junction                           F      64:14       
2.        Beth Lane                                Westford                                 F      68:44       
3.        Nicole Wells                             Fairfax                                  F      71:38       

50 - 59
1.        Perky Maddocks                           Westford                                 F      77:06       

MEN:
14 - 19
1.        Damien Bolduc                            Georgia                                  M      48:53       

30 - 39
1.        Chip Langmaid                            St. Johnsbury                            M      41:05       
2.        Kevin Allen                              Winooski                                 M      44:49       
3.        Tom Lane                                 Westford                                 M      45:38       
4.        Tom Cardinal                             Essex Junction                           M      51:50       

40 - 49
1.        Vandy Kaynor                             Amherst, MA                              M      45:00       
2.        Stuart Ashley                            Westford                                 M      49:44       
3.        Mark Seaman                              Jericho                                  M      53:32       
4.        Dave Fields                              Underhill                                M      76:27       

50 - 59
1.        John Valentine                           Roxbury                                  M      46:39       
2.        John Duncan                              Williston                                M      51:32       
3.        Mike Armstrong                           Essex Junction                           M      76:25       

1.        Chip Langmaid                            St. Johnsbury                            M      41:05       
2.        Kevin Allen                              Winooski                                 M      44:49       
3.        Vandy Kaynor                             Amherst, MA                              M      45:00       
4.        Tom Lane                                 Westford                                 M      45:38       
5.        John Valentine                           Roxbury                                  M      46:39       
6.        Damien Bolduc                            Georgia                                  M      48:53       
7.        Stuart Ashley                            Westford                                 M      49:44       
8.        John Duncan                              Williston                                M      51:32       
9.        Tom Cardinal                             Essex Junction                           M      51:50       
10.       Mark Seaman                              Jericho                                  M      53:32       
11.       Jennifer Cardinal                        Essex Junction                           F      64:14       
12.       Beth Lane                                Westford                                 F      68:44       
13.       Nicole Wells                             Fairfax                                  F      71:38       
14.       Mike Armstrong                           Essex Junction                           M      76:25       
15.       Dave Fields                              Underhill                                M      76:27       
16.       Perky Maddocks                           Westford                                 F      77:06