Big news coming from the USATF-NE via this release today:
Congratulations to Kim Thalmann Nedeau, of Leverett, MA,who competes for acidotic RACING being named USA Track & Field New England (USATF-NE)‘s Athlete of the Month for April 2016.
On April 9, Kim won the 25th edition of the Merrimack River Trail Race in Andover, MA in a new women’s course record of 1:05:08. The 10 mile out-and-back race served as the USATF – New England Trail Championship. Nedeau knocked 24 seconds off the record formerly held by Kasie Enman, a national class competitor in mountain, trail and road racing. Kim ran to the front by the one mile mark of the Merrimack River race and steadily lengthened her lead to a 1:31 margin at the finish. At age 36, Kim also set the sub-masters (35-39) course record. Kim’s stretch goal for 2016 is to qualify for the World Mountain Running Championships to be held in Bulgaria in September. The USATF Mountain Running Championships at Loon Mountain, NH on July 3rd will serve as the sole qualifying race for the U.S. world team.