has always been the trademark of the Merrimack Valley. Whether it
is textiles, computers or road races the Valley has always been
on the leading edge of change.
Eight years ago the Bobby Bell took an innovative step in becoming
the first major road race in the Valley to use a gender grading
scoring system. This year the innovations continue as all women
will have their finishing times multiplied by a factor of 0.88.
did it work out?
Last year Haverhill's own Pat Fullerton led the way from start
to finiish with a time of 25:49. The first women, TARA SORAGHAN,
finished first among the women. Her real time of 35:25 and an adjusted
time of 29:03 were good enough for placing 3rd overall.
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