Monday, November 2, 2015

Volunteering at the #NYRR #TCSNYCMARATHON TCS New York City Marathon November 1st 2015.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut volunteering at the New York Road Runners (NYRR) #NYRR #TCSNYCMARATHON TCS New York City Marathon November 1st 2015. This marks my 5th year volunteering for the TCS New York City Marathon doing Amateur Radio Ham Radio Emergency Communications for the event. This year marks the first year working at mile 23 as past years working at mile 24 but were short of ham radio operators at mile 23 and for mile captain of mile 24 was in changed to mile captain 23 this year.


Volunteering at the #NYRR #TCSNYCMARATHON TCS New York City Marathon November 1st 2015 . The above Professional photo taken by Robert Eilets — at TCS NYC Marathon Mile 23. Thank You





Photos from other years volunteering at mile 24




Tearing my achilles in 2013 had achilles surgery on my right foot and still in recovery mode with this. Prior to surgery July 2014. Since my surgery in which there is one or two permanent stitches.This has been a difficult time for me for these past couple of years as I used to run about 8 and or 9 miles 5 days a week.

I had torn my achilles in 2013 in training for the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon. Finally after seeing a different doctor I had surgery on my right achilles July 2014. Since my surgery in which there is one or two permanent stitches.



The different stages of cast I had on my right achilles starting in 2013 with just a hard cast (red) to and airiest (mid photo) to finally having surgery in 2014 (different type of cast on last photo)















Being a former Ironman distance triathlete and marathon to ultra-marathon runner of 50km to the unfortunately tearing my achilles in 2013 and having to cancel me competing in the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon. @Marine_Marathon 

#MarineCorpsMarathon I was going for my 5th  Marine Corps Marathon.




 So now giving back to the sport of marathon with volunteering at the TCS NYC Marathon. I love to run and to meet and make new friends. Please see article that was written about me in 2001. 

My parents Chris and Frances where the ones that got me involved in sports 
( swimming, cycling, and running ) at a very young age and have been supported on this and have help out by driving me to events and so I can volunteer. Thank you mom and dad.


Volunteering for the 38th Annual Ridgefield Pamby Motors Half Marathon, Sunday October 5, 2014, Wolfpit Running Club

A two pictures.



The KR1COM Amateur Radio Ham Radio Group had provided race communications for the 38th Annual Ridgefield Pamby Motors Half Marathon as we had volunteers from our fellow neighbors from the Danbury group KX1EOC

I was apart of this as a volunteer and also provided direction for the race runners in two locations on the race route. As unable to run in the race this year due to recovery of achilles surgery that took place on July 17th 2014.

I had started running in events before living in Paris, France and while living in Paris, France. Schlumberger moved the family to Paris, France in 1984-1986 as after then worked out of Etudes ET Productions Schlumberger 26, Rue De La Cavee-B.P. 202 92140 Clamart, France. Here is where I have some of that competitive running pictures from then to now.

Marathon International De Paris Marathon De Paris Paris Marathon 1986







This is what the start of the Mairie De Paris  Marathon de Paris Marathon de Paris, Paris, France. Depart 1986 Look Liked
C'est ce que le début de la Mairie de Paris Marathon de Paris 1986 Départ Regardez aimé


Memories of the Marathon de Paris 1986
Souvenirs du Marathon de Paris 1986





Thomas Kimball WA8UNS Pre Marathon de Paris International Marathon de Paris 1986 with the Proselec Delacquis Demenagements ClamartFrance Running Club which I think was apart of Etudes et Productions Schlumberger 92140 Clamart France

Thomas Kimball WA8UNS Pre Marathon de Paris Marathon International de Paris 1986 avec le Proselec Delacquis Demenagements Clamart, France Running Club qui je pense était en dehors des Etudes et Productions Schlumberger 92140 Clamart France



Marathon de Paris Marathon de Paris, Paris, France. Dimanche 4 Mai 1986
Marathon de Paris Marathon de Paris, Paris, France. Diplome
The Paris International Marathon (French: Marathon International de Paris) Dimanche 4 Mai 1986
Le Marathon International de Paris (français: Marathon International de Paris) Dimanche 4 Mai 1986
About Paris Marathon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Marathon International De Paris Marathon De Paris Paris Marathon 1986


LES 20 KM DE PARIS ARRIVEE 1985



Les 20 Kilometres de Paris 1985 



20 Kilometres de Paris 1985
13 Octobre 1985


20 Kilometers de Paris A.S.C. Air Perrier Adidas La Hutte Inter Sport La Poste RTL



Paris Versailles Dimanche 27 Octobre 1985 10 eme Paris Versailles



10 eme Paris Versailles SNCF 



A newspaper article on the Wolfpit Running Club  Wolfpitters run in close-knit circle April 7th 1992 Thomas Q Kimball in the center with the Brooks T-Shirt


WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut  Member of the Wolfpit Running Club my father was also a member of the Wolfpit Running Club going back to the early 1980’s

Ridgefield Pamby Half Marathon - Wolfpit Running Club





WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball Ridgefield, Connecticut United States Ridgefield Pamby Half Marathon - Wolfpit Running Club 1989



Ridgefield Pamby Motors Half Marathon - Wolfpit Running Club





Ridgefield Pamby Motors Half Marathon - Wolfpit Running Club 1994



Ridgefield Pamby Half Marathon - Wolfpit Running Club 2007


Ridgefield Pamby Motors Half Marathon 2007

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33rd ANNUAL Ridgefield Pamby Motors Half Marathon 2009

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Ridgefield Pamby Motors Half Marathon, 2011


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Ridgefield Pamby Motors Half Marathon, 2006

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Ridgefield Pamby Motors Half Marathon, 2005 


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Ridgefield Pamby Motors Half Marathon, 2004


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Ridgefield Pamby Half Marathon 2000

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Ridgefield Pamby Half Marathon 1999




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Charl Matteus was at the Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug UltraMarathon Ultra-Marathon in 1998 what a year as article mentions the weather we had. 

Thomas Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield,CT at the Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug Ultra Marathon ultramarathon 50km 31.1 miles in 1997 at age 28 with a time of 5:38:27 About the hat and the Army PFU About me I am also a Army and Navy Brat as born July 1969 my father was a US Army Signal Corps Officer with the US Army Security Agency Support Group out of Ft Meade, Md. We had a TDY at Ft Hood, TX 69-70 for MASSTER US Mobile Army Sensor System Test Evaluation and Review SurveillanceTarget Acquisition and Night Observation STANO. Then back to Ft Meade for the National Security Agency NSA 70-71 as a Cryptanalysis . After that we moved to Miami, Fla for the ONR Office Of Naval Research 71-79. The work for ONR Office of Naval Research took my father to US Naval Facility NAVFAC Eleuthera and NAVFAC Bermuda. )



April 1998 Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug Ultramarathons weather cold and monsoonal rains and snow showers Charl Mattheus had joined us that year 1998. 


Autographed Card from Charl Mattheus 

Carte dédicacée de Charl Mattheus

Offical Results 1998 Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug Ultras 4-26/1998
My 2nd one 50km placed 14th out of 36 Age 28 time 5:04:10 Remember the weather conditions weather cold and monsoonal rains and snow showers 

Offical Results 2001  Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug Ultras  5:12:54 PLACE 12 TOM KIMBALL

2003 Lake Waramaug Results:

T.Kimball Age 33 Time 5:12:31 for 50km 




Thomas Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield,CT in the 2008 Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug Ultra Marathon ultramarathon my last one attended. 50km 31.1 miles 5:37:19

Jack Bristol's Lake Waramaug Ultras

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Thomas Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield,CT at 38th Annual Jersey Shore Half Marathon 2010 at  Gateway National Recreation Area- Sandy Hook, NJ  Sandy Hook Gateway National Park in  New Jersey.my favorite beach













38th Annual Jersey Shore Half Marathon 2010

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Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS from Ridgefield, Connecticut  United States running in the Stratton Faxon Danbury Half Marathon April 7th 2013Stratton Faxon Greater Danbury Road Race


Stratton Faxon Greater Danbury Road Race 2013
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I wanted to share some photos of 
“Newtown Police Union Team” running in the  Stratton Faxon Danbury Half Marathon or 5K.
Stratton Faxon Greater Danbury Road Race
April 7th 2013. This team is made up of police, fire and medical personnel from around the state. Proud to have been a member of this team. 



I wanted to share his experience at The Sandy Hook Run for the Families a HMF Events (Hartford Marathon Foundation) Hartford Connecticut Saturday - March 23, 2013.

Many Thanks to all those volunteers that help to make this event possible. It was a emotional start and event. And great to see those people that came togther for this event. 






Bib 7915 Overall 269th of 8,862 Male 196th of 3,128 M40-44 21st of 290 Male First Responder 15th of 92 Finished 00:23:28. Recently signed up for the Stratton Faxon Greater Danbury Road Race Half Marathon to help support the The Newtown Police Union  and to run with  The “Newtown Police Union Team” on April 7th 2013. A little soon for me doing a half marathon but should be able to handle it. 




Sandy Hook Run for the Families 2013

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Results from 2001 Dutchess County Classic Half Marathon  1:37:22 84 Thomas Kimball Age 32



Fairfield Half Marathon 587 Thomas Kimball Age 24 West Redding 1:41:00


 Fairfield Half Marathon 1997 1998 2001 2008

Stratton Faxon Fairfield Road Races 2008
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Fairfield Half Marathon And 5K 2001
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Fairfield Road Races - Half Marathon & 5K 1998
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Fairfield Road Races - Half Marathon 1997
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3Rd Annual Stratton Faxon Greater Danbury Half-Marathon 2007
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1997 Ridgefield Half Marathon  137 Thomas Kimball 1:35:50

1999 Ridgefield Half Marathon 121 Thomas Kimball 1:34:59

2000 24th Ridgefield Pamby Half Marathon 176 Thomas Kimball Age 31 Time 1:38:21

 Danbury-News-Times 10km Connecticut Classic 1988 675 Kimball Thomas 47:46
Danbury-News-Times 10km Connecticut Classic 1989 446 Kimball Thomas 45:40 




Putnam County Fall Classic Half Marathon October 1997 Place 61 Thomas Kimball Danbury Time 1:37:39




Boston Buildup XIII 10km January 6th 1991 Rowayton, CT
Just notice an old friend from Redding, CT listed a Mr. Tom Haughney ( Wolfpit Running Club Ridgefield, CT Members have the * before there name ) My time Tom Kimball 47:02


US NAVAL SUBASE MEMORIAL 10K ROAD RACE MAY 15, 2004
31720TOM KIMBALLM3442:52:00