Sunday, November 2, 2008

Ten Years After

Have you seen the latest issue of New England Runner? The cover shot was taken by yours truly. Thanks go out to Bob Fitzgerald for choosing to put it on the front of his magazine.

It was 10 years ago that i appeared on the New England Runner cover from the Les Pawson 5 Miler in Linclon, RI. Funny thing is, i wasn't even going to run that race. During the warmup, Bob Fitzgerald comes over to me and asks what i'm doing here. Seems that he knew that i was entered in the James Joyce Ramble the next day and would have gone head to head with John Barbour for the masters title, we were the two fastest 40+ runners in New England at the time and it would have been a nice showdown. I ended up running second at the Pawson race, 1st Master in 25.50 or something close to that. I never did end up racing against John before going through a number of injuries that kept me off the racing scene for years. I should have gone to the Ramble, but i was also training for a marathon at Vermont City and really wanted the long run on Sunday.


10 comments:

Jim Johnson said...

Awesome on both covers... First off, at only 31 I'd LOVE to run 25:50... Second, that new covershot is great...I'm gonna pick up that issue today.

Nice job and maybe see you this weekend?

- JJ

Scott Mason said...

Thanks Jim

I should be at Franklin Park on Sunday. Maybe Saturday for the High School races also.

scott

Jim Johnson said...

Awesome...

Right after the USATF-NE XC race, the NCAA Division 2 New England Regional XC Champs is running at Franklin... Go UML! :)

maryann said...

That was ten years ago? Seems like yesterday!You don't have any gray hair in that picture. That's a keeper.

Nice photo!

maryann said...

Great photo. Hey, you are pretty good at this stuff.

Tuesday Night Turtles said...
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Scott Mason said...

Thanks, Maryann
The gray hair was there, just wasn't that much then :)

You will make the blog one of these days, just a matter of which sport.

s p running said...

Yes, I immediately noticed the latest cover of NE Runner magazine when it arrived and wanted to let you know I am impressed!

Scott Mason said...

Thanks, Sarah!
I liked you story of the "warrior".
You might wan't to check out this link to a race i shot that he was in here in RI
www.scottmasonphoto.com/gallery/6087197_ELRZ9#P-1-15

It was the Ocean State XC Invitational

s p running said...

Thanks for the link to photo of "Warrior"... I just sent it to papa Judge