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JF

2688 Posts

Posted - November 17 2012 :  18:41:34  Show Profile
Let the hype begin. Can Pollow win another one? Any new shooters in the field? Will Mike Selig compile the town rankings yet another year?

I went to get my bib for the Troy Turkey Trot---the place was packed, the hysteria is in full swing.



XXIV

born to jog

98 Posts

Posted - November 18 2012 :  14:13:58  Show Profile
1st: Dennis Pollow - Always very fit and seems to find a way to win every year

2nd: Chris Walters - Sick at Bob Ivory but in great shape and is looking to lock up the Buffalo ROY award

3rd: Jake Krolick - Has been training at altitude and just put down a 31:04 10k on the D2 nationals course for a time trial. Very fit!

4th: Myself (Seth Yernye) - 15:02, 15:00, 15:19, 15:16 (last 4 5ks) As long as my achilles holds up I think I can hang in there and make a run for top 5.

5th: Mike Thielman or Vasilis Kariolis - Both a very fit but Vasilis is coming off of a solid marathon so I'd have to give the edge to Mike
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JF

2688 Posts

Posted - November 18 2012 :  17:16:30  Show Profile
Come on Seth----pick yourself to win. I do admire the guts to pick yourself to be 4th----I'll be rooting for you.



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JF

2688 Posts

Posted - November 18 2012 :  17:18:04  Show Profile
Just to incite (again), the Albany area added another Turkey Trot in the area, another 5K. We now have Troy, Schenectady, Cohoes, Clifton Park, Bethlehem and Saratoga, and I might have missed one.

I still think the WNY would and could support another local trot

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mcgoo

374 Posts

Posted - November 19 2012 :  12:01:41  Show Profile
Buffalo's TT could expand to 15,000-20,000-25,000 runners easily. It's not the race course or logisitics forcing the cap. It's the post-race venue(s), which are too small to handle the entered runners (14,000), the estimated bandits (~500-1,000) and the 1-3 spectators that come with each of those participants (~25,000-40,000 depending on the year, the weather, etc.) and meet them after at the post-race venue(s).
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autisticfather

319 Posts

Posted - November 21 2012 :  08:16:23  Show Profile
Another race sometime on Thanksgiving weekend would be nice. Are all those races by you JF starting at the exact same time ?
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NSWC

95 Posts

Posted - November 21 2012 :  09:12:07  Show Profile
Another turkey trot is such a horrible idea it isn't even worth discussing.

If someone is going to bother to get up and run a race on thanksgiving, they are going to want to do the real one. I doubt many serious runners got locked out of the real trot because they planned on running it well in advance. Casual runners are either going to just bandit or go out and get drunk the night before and skip running.

Just because albany/associated dumps decide to do something dumb doesn't mean Buffalo should.

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mcgoo

374 Posts

Posted - November 21 2012 :  13:29:28  Show Profile
HaHa I can feel JF's computer keyboard smoking as I read NSWC's post! Can't wait for his reply.

As many people may recall, there was a Saturday after Thanksgiving road race at the Broadway Market for many years, discontinued many years ago. It was a 5K some years, a 2 Mile race some years. It was a fun little event. I want to say I recall it drawing close to 1,000 runners. Many high school and college runners ran both, as a good way to end their cross country seasons.

This area can definitely support more than one Turkey Trot. However, scheduling a second one on Thanksgiving Day at or near the same time as the real TT, is folly. IMO.
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Mike Selig

124 Posts

Posted - November 21 2012 :  16:17:20  Show Profile
town rankings will be compiled.
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IMacedog

175 Posts

Posted - November 23 2012 :  10:47:14  Show Profile
It is was it is. It's not broke so don't fix it. There isn't two Boston Marathons. There isn't two Boilermakers.

Jeff Tracy
Jeff@Score-This.com
http://score-this.com
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JF

2688 Posts

Posted - November 23 2012 :  12:24:14  Show Profile
I just threw it out again as an annual rite of passage, will do so next year as well. Macedog is right, there is only one Buffalo Turkey Trot, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for a Niagara Falls Turkey Trot or a Hamburg Turkey Trot or a Lancaster Trot.

In Albany, there were five trots and the big one, Troy drew a record number. At one time, Troy was the only option. Now, even with serious competition, they still increase their numbers.


Just some food for thought.



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RunnerXC

233 Posts

Posted - November 23 2012 :  16:55:04  Show Profile
I just had an interesting thought...Should the Turkey Trot expand the awards to say top 5, 10 in each age group? They did pull in several more tens of thousands of dollars...thoughts?
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Bob K.

564 Posts

Posted - November 23 2012 :  22:31:27  Show Profile
I like that idea. Kind of like how Subaru does it. Gives a schlep like me a decent chance at placing.
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millar1987

143 Posts

Posted - November 24 2012 :  11:22:11  Show Profile
It sure would be nice to have a separate "front of the pack" area on the starting line. It would only have to be the area between the two timing mats. Maybe those people in contention for age group awards or have run below 30 minutes in the previous year? It's the same way they do it in Pittsburgh at the Great Race 10K or the Around the Bay start.

It can be very frustrating to get stuck behind the flabby oompa loompas who shouldn't be in the front rows.
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RunnerXC

233 Posts

Posted - November 24 2012 :  12:48:52  Show Profile
I know I was toward the front of the line and there were a group of kids, probably no more than 12 years old right up front. The guy ib charge of the line, politely told them to move back so they wouldn't get run over (no pun intended). I don't see why people tend to flock to the front when they might run 45-60 mins! There are signs that designate where people should start based on their time per mile. I would hate for some young kid or older person get trampled because they wanted to be up front. PLEASE line-up based on your ability.
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jhauser42

57 Posts

Posted - November 24 2012 :  17:40:34  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by RunnerXC

I know I was toward the front of the line and there were a group of kids, probably no more than 12 years old right up front. The guy ib charge of the line, politely told them to move back so they wouldn't get run over (no pun intended). I don't see why people tend to flock to the front when they might run 45-60 mins! There are signs that designate where people should start based on their time per mile. I would hate for some young kid or older person get trampled because they wanted to be up front. PLEASE line-up based on your ability.



Unfortunately, the people that do that will not be reading this board.
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IMacedog

175 Posts

Posted - November 25 2012 :  20:35:07  Show Profile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgDk2i16IDQ&list=UU2rVLGc11jH5D2-XoVZM92Q&index=1&feature=plcp

Jeff Tracy
Jeff@Score-This.com
http://score-this.com
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