More About Dr. Gaughan

Dr. Gaughan is a competitive runner and has been one for over 40 years. He was the former team captain of the three time national champion Millrose Racing Team of the 1980s (5K, 15K and 20K).  In his forties he was diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis where the cartilage in one hip totally wore out leaving bone grinding on bone. All the specialists he consulted told him he would never run again. Eventually, about 10 years ago, he had a totally hip replacement. Again he was warned never to run again and to be happy going for a walk and riding a bike.

Several years ago Dr. Gaughan returned to running with a self-developed training program that tries to accomplish more on relatively lower running mileage and combines running with other forms of cross training such as hard spinning and weight training. He tries to run intensively when he does run while seeking to eliminate the “junk miles.” He also has to do much specific muscle and flexibility work to deal with the problem of trying to run on two physically very different hips, hips that do not work in combination like two natural hips.

This work has paid off and Dr. Gaughan has again become a competitive runner. He finishes in the top overall in many local races and regularly comes in first in his age group. In 2008 Dr. Gaughan finished 3rd in The National Masters 5K Age Group Championship in Syracuse, New York.

Select 2010 Results:

1st Place: New Jersey 5K Masters Championship Pine Beach, New Jersey

1st Place: New Jersey 8K Masters Championship Glen Ridge, New Jersey

1st Place: New Jersey 10K Masters Championship Madison, New Jersey

1st Place: New Jersey Road Runners Club 5K State Championship in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Select 2011 Results:

1st Place: New Jersey 5K Masters Championship Glen Ridge, New Jersey

1st Place: New Jersey 8K Masters Championship Glen Ridge, New Jersey

1st Place: New Jersey 10K Masters Championship Madison, New Jersey

Select 2012 Results:

1st Place: New Jersey 8K Masters Championship Glen Ridge, New Jersey

1st Place: New Jersey 10K Masters Championship Madison, New Jersey

Select 2013 Results:

1st Place: New Jersey 8K Masters Championship Madison, New Jersey

Select 2015 Results:

1st Place: National Team Championship: Shore AC Dedham, Massachusetts

1st Place: New Jersey State 10 K Masters Championships

Select 2016 Results:

1st Place: New Jersey State 10K Masters Championships

5th Overall in a Field of 2,500 RunnersMiami Children’s Hospital 5K

Select 2017 Results:

1st Place: Southeast (13 states) Masters RRC 5K Championship

1st Place: Florida State 5K Masters Championship