Friday, December 12, 2008

Charlies Surplus 10 Miler 1981

Hey there everyone, time for some more vintage running photos. Charlies Surplus was a great 10 mile race that attracted very high caliber fields back in the day. The course was hi-lighted by Tower Hill, which came at about 6 miles if memory serves me right, but i could be wrong. It did tend to break open the race if it was close. I don't really remember alot about this race except for the fact that i had the cover shot on Frontrunner Magazine with the photo at right with Bob Hodge and Geoff Smith. If you click on the text below, it should enlarge so that you can read the original story of the race that was in the June 1981 issue of Frontrunner Magazine, written by Don Drewniak of the Central Mass Striders. See more pictures at www.scottmasonphoto.com/gallery/6813634






5 comments:

day-v done 'em said...

Great pic of Hodgie and Smith! I don't believe half of what Drewniak wrote and none of what he said :-)

I just happened to be talking about Patti Catalano this morning. I was telling the story about the 1982 Peabody Lechemere 10km and how Patti was jumping for joy when she won a microwave oven (in the days before prize money).

Scott Mason said...

AHH, the good old days.

You could get a trophy at any Fred Brown race by paying extra on your entry fee.

s p running said...

Love the picture of you with your camera and the glow-necklace... hope you are doing well

Scott Mason said...

Thanks, nothing like summertime parties :)

Morrissey said...

Great pics. I ran my best 10 miler at Charlie's - 56:20 in 1984. Last month I had the opportunity to run "Tower" aka Bancroft Hill (named for George Bancroft of Worcester - founder of the US Naval Academy). It was an exhilarating climb, remembering all the GBTC guys and allstars of the New England running scene who tore up the Worcester hills in the old days. Thanks for the reminder Scott.