Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Maria, Maria

Here's a photo of Maria Carrara. (I had to pay off TMZ to prevent them from posting before me).

Congrats again to the proud new parents!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

It's a girl!

The Carrara's welcomed baby girl Maria Martin Carrara sometime last night.

Maria is 7lbs 9oz. Both mother and daughter are doing well. And the father is excited to watch Maria's first Patriots game with her.

Congrats to the new parents!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

XC Club Nationals videos

Watch closely; you may recognize the team that introduces the women's race!

The men's race:

Thanks to Running Network TV for capturing the highlights of NBB's trip to Kentucky!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

XC Denouement

It's the morning of USATF Club Cross Country Nationals. A season's worth of cross country grit and prep comes to this final event to show who'll come out on top.

Most of the NBB team arrived Thursday evening and the remainder on Friday.
We previewed the course yesterday and found a good and challenging cross country course. The first half mile is on a bumpy uphill grass field. The rest of the course is a roller coaster of winding loops. The course is wide open with little wind coverage but good for keeping an eye on the competition. The multiple loop (two for women, three for men) will provide for good spectating of the battles to take place.

At race time the weather will be 40*F, partly sunny and winds at 7mph from the SE.
The women's 6k 12:45p start and men's 10k 1:30p start will be full of anticipation.

The women have their goals set high. There are three to five teams that come between what NBB women have wanted for four years. The win.
This is the third year that the NBB men have a scoring team. With every team, the men look to show their continued improvement. The chase for spots is on.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Place Your Bets!

With the newest NBB member set to make his/her debut soon, it's time for you to place your bets.  Post your answers to the following questions - winner gets bragging rights, loser gets diaper duty!

- Will "Peanut" Carrara be a future member of the men's or women's team? 
- Will Peanut false start or will everyone be waiting around on the starting line while he/she does a few more strides?  (In other words, what day will Peanut join us?  Due date is December 19, I believe!)
- Will Peanut qualify for the Clydesdale division?  Or will he/she need to head for seconds in the post-race buffet?  (Weight?)
- Will Peanut be a high jumper or will he/she trip over the steeple barriers?  (How tall?)

Stay tuned for more Peanut updates in the coming weeks!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Boycott Portsmouth?

Here's a delightful article from the Globe about a runner who's been banned from running in Portsmouth, NH.

I'd probably be in jail with this guy, if I was in his situations. I plan to boycott Portsmouth :)

What are your thoughts?

On a side note, here's the latest caption contest. It's an oldy, but a good one.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Turkey trots

If you are running in a Turkey Trot, send me the results and I can post them.

From Slattery's to the Tri-Gob and your local Maine island isolation race, good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!

Chiba Ekiden

According to Kevin:
Jenn's race is at 11PM tonight. (1PM Monday in Chiba. )

If you're interested, there's a blog Japan Running News, which has instructions on how to watch the race live.

Jenn is the anchor which puts her in the 12:30AM range.

Good luck and have fun, Jenn!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Club XC Nationals

As of yesterday, we are officially one month out from Club XC Nationals. This year it is held in Lexington, KY.

Our season will cap off with a great team event and some good old fashioned bonding during post-race fun. My version includes a pint of ice cream, a half case of beer and *maybe* dancing. Laura may get us some free pasta, hopefully there won't be any code 803s and no one with frostbite. By the way, what happens at Club Nats stays at Club Nats.

We are beginning to work out our travel plans. I've advanced booked 8 two-bed rooms at a hotel just one mile from the Convention Center. The hotel happens to have an onsite Waffle House. I'll set my alarm to make sure we get there by 3am.

As for flight plans, the options are to leave Thursday day, Thursday night (after work) or Friday day:
Cincinnatti [CVG]
- non-stop available
- $50 cheaper
- total flight time: 2.5 hours
- 90 minute drive to Lexington
Lexington [LEX]
- minimum 1-stop
- price closer to $300
- total flight time w/ connection: ~4-7 hours
- 15 minute drive to hotel

Flying back to BOS, it's best to get an afternoon to early evening flight.

I have some flight numbers and itineraries ready. I can book for up to 6 people. So if I have 5 other people committed, I can book a group and rent our van.

My inclinations are to fly from BOS into CVG, Thursday 5p (Delta 1131). And fly out Sunday 5p (Delta 5964). The prices have already inched up $10.

Post here for your feedback.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Battle Rd Location

The Battle Rd practice location has been added to the NBB map.

See you on Saturday.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Race photos and results

The NEs results have finally been posted.

Also, Dan has uploaded the photos he took at Tufts 10k, Mayor's Cup, and yesterday's NE's races onto our team photo site.

If you would like to have your Athlete Bio page updated with one of the photos, send me the link of the photo from our photo website. You don't need to download it and email it back to me. I only need the link.

Great job yesterday!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Battle of the New England clubs

... for cross country that is.

This Sunday is the 2009 USATF New England Cross Country Championships.

Both the men and women are vying for wins against fellow club teams BAA, GBTC and others. The biggest contender against NBB for the title is BAA.

Both NBB men and women were able to hold off BAA at Mayor's Cup with very close results. The competition will be fierce and we'll be ready.

Let the mud fly.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Costume Contest

Saturday is Halloween and what better way to celebrate than to have a Costume Contest at practice.

I will not be able to attend but photos will be posted and will be judged. I'll bring the (to-be-determined) prize to practice on Tuesday.

So, show up to practice in a costume. Extra points if you can wear the costume to do the workout in, and do the workout well (big Coke can costume equals funny, but not easy to run in).

Have fun and tell me all about it here!

Monday, October 26, 2009

The ladies of New Balance Boston, second-place team at Mayor's Cup 2009. A little grainy, but best I could do with a camera phone.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Website skills?

Former NBBer Adam Stuhlfaut is opening a running specialty store in Plymouth this winter. He's looking for someone who can design a website for his new business and is willing to provide compensation for your help!  Ideally the website will:
a) allow him to edit and update the website in a relatively easy fashion
b) be able to link to Facebook and Twitter.

If you're interested in the gig, please contact Adam at:  stulfad-at-yahoo.com

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Large NBB roster for Mayor's cup

On Sunday at Mayor's Cup, NBB numbers will be large and strong. With participants in the Franklin 5k, the women's and men's races, we'll be sure to see lots of orange and grey/yellow.

Saturday's forecasted rain will likely leave the course a sloppy mess for Sunday. And some of us like it just that way.

Following in post-race tradition, we'll meet for a breakfast with beer at Doyle's Cafe (3484 Washington St. Jamaica Plain).

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tufts photos

I've gathered up photos from Ted Tyler and Jim Rhoades and placed them on our photo site

Please credit the photos if you are reusing them.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Push-Up Power!

Resident NBB Push-Up Champion Karina Johnson shows the boys how it's done...

Challengers are welcome! Report your results by hitting the "Comments" button, but be forewarned: proof will be required at practice, according to the "Phil Mainwaring unicycle rule" established in spring 2009.

Thanks to FloTrack for highlighting Karina's push-up prowess!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Women descend on Boston

On Monday, the Annual Tufts 10k will take place in Boston. The women's running event has a lot of history and shows the strength and pride in women's fitness. Spectacular races have been mixed with amazing stories of the women that have participated and the friends and family that have supported them.

This year, the New Balance Boston women's team will defend their title.
2008 (2 teams) - 1st Place, 7th Place
2007 (2 teams) - 2nd Place, 7th Place
2006 - 1st Place

Friday, October 2, 2009

2016 Olympics: Rio!

Chicago was a candidate city for the 2016 Olympics. As an athlete and a US resident, what are your thoughts?

Should the Olympics have gone to another city (Chicago, Tokyo, Madrid)?

Leave your comments...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Website update

The NBB website is back in functioning form. The calendar and practice location maps are available via the link.

The athlete biography pages are being updated periodically as the information comes in from the athletes.

Thank you for your patience.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

nbboston.com technical difficulties

We are experiencing technical difficulties with our website www.nbboston.com.
Our website is still accessible from this link.

Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve the issue.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Saturday practice at Franklin Park

A new map location has been added for Saturday's practice location - Franklin Park.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fresh Pond Run Pool

For Saturday's Fresh Pond workout, I'm going to leave my place a bit after 9a to pick up Archard then Karina for a run pool warmup.

Let me know if you'd like to join and which location you'll start at. There is plenty of street parking at my location and Karina's.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

NBB women stomp Downtown 5k

(The NBB announcements page is having issues. The weekend race results will be announced when possible.)

Great job to Rebecca for finishing 2nd at the Downtown Providence 5k. Results showed a pretty tight finish for the top three spots.

The NBB women's team won the USATF standings. Congrats to Rebecca, Jenn, Archard and Karina.

There is a Flotrak interview of Rebecca.

Monday, September 21, 2009

RTB Numbers for the running geeks

For the running geeks, here are the RTB numbers (times, splits, paces, average paces).

Individual results and summary:

Sunday, September 20, 2009

NBB RTB team good sports

Through the New Hampshire mountains' chilly air, we ran 207 miles from Cannon Mountain down to Hampton Beach. The New Balance Boston RTB team put up a good fight and stayed positive. However, we were no match for the Hello Kitty Athletic Club this year. The results tell the tale of how we ran with passion and the fun we had.

At the finish, the Kittys greeted us with good cheer, we shared some laughs and filled ourselves with chowder, grilled chicken and all the soda you can fit in.

The NBB team splits will be posted later. Thanks for another great RTB!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ready to wring the beach out of this relay

We are now six hours away from heading up north for the much anticipated Reach the Beach Relay.

This past week has been full of preparations, communications and excitement.

The two Justins are bringing their "furry, cuddly" nature. Ryan is confident in his runner status as being "committed, and popular . . . and very handsome to boot." Newcomers to RTB, Mark, Chris, and Nicole, are in for an adventure. Lara and Christine are itching to show the Kittys that they've got catnip and are not afraid to use it. Laura and Liz plan to double team the Kittys' "female" runners. Tom and I bring our experience and wise ways... of having a killer time.

Hills, Kittys, NH, Beach: Here we come!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Season Opener Fun

First, many thanks to the Carraras for again hosting the Annual NBB Season Opener. You've opened your home and filled our stomachs.

Although the rain kept everyone out of the pool, plenty of fun was still had. Football on the tv provided entertainment, and foosball and ping pong games provided us with fierce competition. Next year, we'll be sure to provide official rules to all participants. (Goalies do not score two points in foosball).

If you have photos from the event, please feel free to post them on our team photo website. An album has already been created for the event.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Update! Run Pool to Fresh Pond

For Saturday's practice at Fresh Pond, the actual tempo starts at 10a (previously I said 9a, my apologies for any confusion).

For those driving, you need to arrive early enough to park, warmup, stretch, "etc" - that's why we have a meet time of 9a. Also, note that the parking lots at Fresh Pond are for Cambridge Residents Only. There is parking across Fresh Pond Parkway, in local business parking lots (choose wisely).

There is a group warming up to Fresh Pond from Watertown. The local Watertown-ites (myself, Jeff C, Karina, Archard) are run pooling there. I'll pick up Archard, then JC and Karina along the way. Contact me if you'd like to join.

Also, don't forget to RSVP to the NBB Season Opener cookout that's occurring at 2p on Saturday! If you didn't get an evite, you're not invited. Just Kidding! Please let us know. The system was quirky and some invitations were lost.

See you then!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

RTB: T minus 10 days

...Let the festivities begin!

We are now 10 days away from the fabled Reach the Beach Relay. The NBB team, as well as the HKAC team, have been ramping up the preparations.

The start times and team bib numbers have been assigned. The first wave of relay teams start at 7:30a.

NBB will be toeing the line last at 4:00p on Friday September 18, along with Hello Kitty and a few other brave souls.

The Smack was laid and we're ready to roll.
207 miles. 12 runners. 2 vans.
This is Boston's New Balance.

9/8-9/20 Practice Schedule

Practice for the next two weeks is:

Tuesday, 9/8 6PM @ Cleveland Circle

Saturday, 9/12 9AM @ Fresh Pond, Cambridge

*(Fresh Pond location newly added to NBB Maps)

Tuesday, 9/15 6PM @ Cleveland Circle

Saturday, 9/19 9AM @ TBD

See you tonight!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Erin D: Happy B!

As a non-facebook user, I heard from a facebook user that it was Erin D's birthday yesterday.

Happy Birthday!

Monday, August 31, 2009

RTB: NBB ready to take HKAC to the vet and "put them down"

September 18 marks the day of the next Reach the Beach faceoff between NBB's RTB team and the Hello Kitty Athletic Club (HKAC).
In 2007, NBB lost by 32 minutes over a 24 hour race. In 2008, NBB won by 6 minutes - with a co-ed team against an all-male team.

A video-texting scrimmage was setup at New Balance World Headquarters in Brighton, MA. It was just a preview of the carnage to be expected on the relay race course.

Stay tuned for the link to the video coverage and evidence.

HKAC took photos of the event. (Visit HKAC)

2009 XC season begins

The first fall practice will be September 8, Tuesday at 6p. Tuesday night practices meet at Cleveland Circle.

The next practice will be September 12, Saturday, at 9a. Location to be announced.

Maps of our practice locations

A few new faces will be joining us, as we look forward to the new XC season. Welcome to the team!

Let it begin!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Run for Meatballs

Next Tuesday night will be another group run meeting at Bentley @6p (granted there isn't a soccer scrimmage that forces us to relocate).

We'll run, and do drills and/or workout. Afterwards, I'll be hosting dinner with the possible change in menu to meatballs and pasta (if any dietary considerations, please let me know).

If you think you'll be joining for dinner, please stake your claim on some meatballs.

(If there are any menu, location, time changes, they'll be announced here.)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Follow up burger night

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

We're going to continue with Run for Burgers. Jeff Caron is hosting tomorrow (contact him if you need directions to his place).

Protocol: Meet at Bentley at 6p tomorrow. Do a run, drills and/or workout. Head to Jeff's. Eat burgers. Drink BYO-beer (or liquid of your choice).

RSVP so we can account for food. Hope you can join.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tuesday Group Run

Just letting NBB know that I'll be at Bentley on Tuesday 9/18 to do the warmup with the women who are still working out. I believe Jeff Caron will be there too to do the warmup with the men who are still working out.

Then, for those who were at Bentley, we're doing burger night back at my place afterwards.

So if you're interested in joining our group run and having some burgers afterwards, meet at Bentley promptly at 6p.

Let me know who to expect for dinner so I can buy enough food. Also, let me know if you have dietary restrictions (vegetarian, etc).

Happy running,

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wanted: Women

... to fill our NBB Reach the Beach Relay team. The running event is September 18-19 and we still need one to two women to fill our roster.

For any NBB women or any prospective women looking to join NBB, this is a great way to get to know NBB in a way you never thought possible (ooh-la-la).

All kidding aside, this is a great running event that consists of a 200 mile road relay over 24 hours, run by 12 people (6 men, 6 women) doing 36 different legs, where each person runs 3 tempo legs totaling an average of 16 miles. Starting in the White Mountains of NH, we make our way in 2 vans of 6 people to Hampton Beach, where we strip and jump into the ocean (ok, only some people strip. Alright, fine, only I do).

New Balance (the race sponsor) is providing a FREE race entry (over $1000) and each member gets a spiffy NB tech jacket and a pair of NB trainers. They are also organizing our hotel stay, van rentals, and pre-race dinner and breakfast (which we're responsible for paying but is a small fee compared to what is provided us).

Please let me know if you're interested (contact via the nbboston.com Contact Us page).

P.S. Sorry men, we've already got a full roster of you. Maybe next year.

Caption Contest

Give us your best caption for this (remember to stay within the Acceptable Use Policy - don't make me censor you!):

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Falmouth Road Race

Falmouth is this weekend on Sunday. A few NBB members are racing. Roland Lavallee, Rebecca Donaghue, Mike Maceiko, Dan Green and Yvonne Green will be there. A soon-to-be NBB member, Nicole Marou, will also be racing.

Anyone else?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Your thoughts on the new website

Let us know what you think of the new website.

Hate it, love it? Have ideas of your own to add?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lincoln run?

Ryan, Christy, Dan and I are going to the Thursday Lincoln run tonight. Anyone else going?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Beach to Beacon Roster

New Balance Boston will be sending a "team" to represent at the Beach to Beacon 10k in Cape Elizabeth, ME taking place this weekend.

There is no official club team scoring but NBB has been putting in a strong showing over the last few years.

The roster this weekend consists of:

Jeff Caron
Art Gilkes
Ari Zamir

Brandee Boice
Rebecca Donaghue
Erin Dromgoole
Laura Kennedy
Caitlin Malloy

Good luck and have a great time!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Summer Races?

Fellow NBB'rs:
Besides Beach to Beacon and Falmouth Road Race, are there other races that you are doing?

Let me know and I can post the event on the NBB calendar and the results on our website.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Eballs not shouting?

News arrived that Eballs is having her tonsils removed on Friday. She'll be out for two weeks with doctor's orders of no strenuous activities.

Does that also mean that no vile words will be spoken by her for two whole weeks!?!?

Best wishes with your upcoming surgery :p

Friday, July 10, 2009

New Website!

The NBB website has been relaunched with a new look. Check it out at http://www.nbboston.com/!

The athlete bio pages need photos (working on that) but if there is any content that needs to be updated please let us know. (ie. new PRs, etc). This form can be used.

On another note, good luck to Ari Zamir and Justin Lutz at Icahn tonight!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Summer Begins

The sun came out over the weekend for Independence Day. Thankfully and finally, the summer 'season' is in full swing.

In Eugene, OR last weekend, NBB athletes Dave Juliano (men's 1500m), Jenn Donovan (women's 3km Steeplechase), Rebecca Donaghue (women's 5km) and Jen Hegarty (women's master's 1500m final) competed at the USATF Outdoor Championships. Results and Photos are available.

On the Fourth, Roland Lavallee and Mario Fraioli raced at Arnold Mills 4mi road race in Cumberland, RI. They finished first and second, respectively. Great job! (Results)

This weekend at Icahn Stadium, Justin Lutz will compete in the men's 1500m at USATF Outdoor Club National Championships. Good luck!

The NBB Reach the Beach relay team is almost complete. After our twelfth runner is found and has signed up, we'll announce the roster here. We look forward to the fun of defending our title with a co-ed team.

The NBBoston.com website is currently unavailable and under construction as we make updates. Please be patient as we work on this.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rain and Wind for USATF NEs

New Balance Boston placed 2nd for both the men's and women's team rankings at the 2009 USATF Outdoor New England's Championships held on June 21 at MIT's track facility.

The race was held on a gray, misty day where winds from the Charles were a difficult challenge on the finish straight of the track.

Even still, hard efforts were laid down. Laura Kennedy ran a strong start in the 5km, fighting the conditions by the end. Cailtin Malloy ran a 2:17.08 in the women's 800m, with a possible infection of the "dreaded" H1N1 (swine) flu. Yvonne Green and Jen Hegarty competed in the 1500m.

On the men's side, the 800m race had Tim Kaijala, Philip Mainwaring and Chris McCann, finishing 2nd, 4th and 5th respectively. Roland Lavallee, Jeff Paterno, Ari Zamir and Tony Orth competed in the 1500m. The exciting race of the day was the men's 3k Steeplchase where Ryan Carrara came out of a long time steeple retirement to rabbit Justin Lutz. No injuries were incurred and Justin won the event.

Despite the weather, the team support was strong and much appreciated.

Race Results

Check back for race results of the upcoming USATF Outdoor Nationals Championships.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Brad summits Mt. Washington

NBB member Brad Klinedinst climbed 4727 feet over 7.6 miles to finish 29th in the Mt. Washington Road Race. Benefitting from a near-perfect day at the "home of the world's worst weather," Brad quickly left spitting rain and temps in the 50s behind him at the base of the mountain. Averaging 9:44 per mile (fewer than 35 of the 600+ finishers averaged under 10:00 per mile), Brad ran through the cloud layer to emerge at the summit, where he was welcomed by sun, temps in the high 60s, and an appreciative crowd. Congratulations to Brad on his 3rd climb to the top!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Juliano, Donovan Qualify for Nationals!

The third and final meet of the New Balance Boston Twilight Series was a testament to what the series is all about. The atmosphere was electric with attempts at qualifying standards in many events. Personal bests were taken down and standards were conquered.

The meet volunteers, the athletes and the available pacers made it all happen. Friends and family gave their support, while the athletes gave a show by putting it all out there.

Here's the recap.

Catherine Regan started the meet with an amazing, gutsy race in the women's 800m. Her hard efforts gave her a time of 2:10.10, clipping on the heels of Jennifer Metz. The men's and women's 400m were blazing with winning times of 47.38 and 57.34, respectively.

The women's 1500m seeded heat was filled with talent as New Balance Boston's Rebecca Donaghue ran a smart and fast race, winning in a sub-USATF 'A' Qualifying time of 4:13.78. Maureen McCandless (Team NB) and Delilah DiCrescenzo also ran under the qualifying standard.

The men's 800m had three men who finished under the USATF Qualifying Standard, with the winner at 1:46.47, nearly a full two seconds under the standard.

The large men's 5000m field had great performances, with Roland Lavallee make a hard run at the win, coming in second and a great 8 second PR, finishing in 14:15.51.

Laura Kennedy paced the women's 5000m race, where Molly Huddle ran a comfortable and strong win in a time of 15:53.91, coming in under the USATF 'B' Standard.

Tim Kaijala (NBB) and Gered Burns came back from their 800m races to help pace four men under the 1500m USATF Standard of 3:45.00. NBB's Dave Juliano finished second for an amazing 3:43.18.

The final event of the night showed the crowd a world class performance and two women achieving the USATF Standard for the women's 3000m steeplechase. DiCrescenzo came back from her 1500m race to pace Japanese, Jamaican and Kenyan athletes. Shauneen Garrahan also returned from her 1500m race to set the pace for the US athletes. Under the twilight night, Minori Kayakari won the race in 9:55.27, and Kristen Anderson and Jenn Donovan (NBB) fought the clock to acquire the USATF 'A' Qualifying Standard.

Congratulations to all the athletes. Thank you all the volunteers, New Balance, New Balance Boston, family, friends, and supporters.

See you next year at the next New Balance Boston Twilight Series!

Meet #3 Results
Meet #3 Photos
Meet #3 Video Footage

Friday, June 12, 2009

Staged for Standards - NBB TM3

On Saturday June 13, the third New Balance Boston Twilight Meet will take place at Bentley Univeristy's track in Waltham, MA.

The last meet of the series is expected to culminate with many great performances with attempts at the Women's 3k Steeplechase World 'A' Qualifying Standard as well as the USA 'A' Qualifying Standard. The women's 1500m is also well stacked with talent.

The list of entrants are available at the meet website.

Day of meet entries will be available.

Come watch these amazing athletes test their strength and will. Against each other and against the clock.

Monday, June 8, 2009

NBB TM2 - Keeps on Getting Better

The New Balance Boston Twilight Meet #2 continues the success from the first meet of the series.

The meet, hosted by New Balance Boston at the Bentley University Track on Saturday June 6, 2009, had over 160 athletes compete with PRs and National (both USA and Canada) Qualifying Standard attempts abound.

Full results can be found at the meet website.

Flotrack videos are being posted as we speak and race photos (courtesy of NBB) are available.

Thank you again to all the volunteers that helped make this meet possible and thank you to the athletes for providing us with the excitement of your performances.

Leave a comment and tell us about your race experience!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Entries for NBB Twilight #2

The current entries lists are available for both the New Balance Boston Twilight Meet #2 and Meet #3.

Visit the Twilight Series website for the lists.

Online pre-registration for Meet #2 will be open until Thursday 6:00p EST. Be sure to sign up!

Monday, June 1, 2009

"A" Standard Attempts @ NBB Twilight #3

Mark your calendars for June 13th, the third New Balance Boston Twilight Meet.

The Women's 3000m Steeple has been added for attempts at both the World (9:40.00) and USATF National (10:12.00) 'A' Qualifiers.

The current field includes:
Minori Hayakari (Japan)
Kristin Anderson (Riadha/USA)
Lesley Higgins (NYAC/USA)
Irene Kimaiyo (Riadha/Kenya)
Mardrea Hyman (Jamaica)
Jenn Donovan (New Balance Boston/USA)
Laura Kennedy (New Balance Boston/USA)

Pace runners:
Delilah DiCrescenzo (target is World Championships "A" standard through the 2k)
Shauneen Garrahan (target is USA Outdoor Championships "A" standard through the 2k)

Reigster for the meet at http://www.nbbostontwilightseries.com/

Registration is currently open the NBB Twilight Meet #3.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

National Running Day

Whether you're aware or not, Wednesday June 3rd is the first annual National Running Day. Obviously, I would assume that all of you who are able will go for a run that day. If anyone is available, I would like to invite any of you who are interested to join our Wednesday group run here at NB. We're trying to make it a festive occasion here and would love to introduce the group (or at least some of the group) and its members as one of the ways NB stays active in the running community. For those interested in running careers, it might be a way to network with people from here to gain insight into how they got into what they're doing now. I believe there's some food and contests in the works, as well.

It will be a relaxed run, especially for you guys, probably in the 3-5 mile range. Would love to have anyone who's available there to answer questions about running, NBB, or whatever else people might be interested in. No need to make special trips in but if there are people who are local and would be interested in joining for a fun group recovery day, please let me know.


NBB Twilight Meet #1 Success

The first New Balance Boston Twilight Meet was a great success. The athletes provided amazing performances and races. The volunteers helped make it all happen.

There were many personal records, including Catherine Regan, Caitlin Malloy and Erin Archard in the 1500m, Laura Kennedy in the 5k, and Justin Lutz in the 5k. Catherine and Justin won their respective races.

Race Results have been posted.

Thank you to all that participated and to all that helped out.

Meet #2 and #3 online registration is currently open.

See you on June 6 and June 13!

In other racing news:
Ryan Carrara wins Wachusett Mountain Race 2nd year in a row. Brad Klinedinst and Dan Green also competed. Race results are not yet posted.

Justin Maloney came out of hiding and raced at Trav's Trail Run 5k in Newburyport, finishing 10th.

Mario Fraioli wins Baldi River Run 5 Miler in a time of 25:57.

Christy Carrara ran the Boston's Run to Remember half marathon (with Ryan) in 1:27:48.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Post Twilight Meet Dinner

Hi everyone,

As in years past, we gather for dinner after the meets.

We usually don't decide where until the meet has ended but I'm trying to provide a bit more organization. Ideally we stay local to Waltham - it's close to the track for quick access to food for hungry athletes and volunteers; parking is less difficult than going into the city; it is centrally located for those that do not live in the city.

Do people have suggestions? We've done John Brewers, Bertucci's (near the 128 rotary overpass), Watch City Brewery, Bison County BBQ & Brill. Margaritas tends to have a long wait. There's Pub 99 over by Brandeis, local bar/pubs: Skellig, Joe Sent Me, new places: Tacqueria Mexco (tiny place with low taco/burrito prices), Jake's Dixie Roadhouse, etc.

Please vote in the poll to the right.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

List of Entrants for NBB Twilight Meet #1

The initial list of entrants for the first New Balance Boston Twilight Meet has been posted.

List of Entrants

Check back daily as the list is updated.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Attempts for Outdoor Nationals Qualifiers at NB Boston Twilight Series

The 5000m events at the first New Balance Boston Twilight Meet on May 23rd will be full of excitement. Athletes are travelling to Waltham, MA in order to attempt USATF Outdoor National qualifying times.

The men must run 13:52.00 to qualify in the 5k. The women must meet at least the B Standard of 15:55.00 or auto-qualify with the A Standard of 15:50.00.

USATF Outdoor Qualifying Standards

Reminder that pre-entries are due by Thursday at 6p.m.
Visit the meet website for more details.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Weekend race results

After a two hour rain delay, Catherine Regan ran an impressive 2:09.96 in the women's 800m at the Georgia Tech Invitational. Tim Kaijala ran 1:51.13 in the men's 800m. Both finished 19th overall in their respective races.
Full Results

At Health Kidney 10k in NYC's Central Park, Roland Lavallee finished 20th overall among an elite field, in a time of 30:43.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Weekend's Races

Catherine Regan and Tim Kaijala are travelling to compete at the Georgia Tech Invitational, each racing in the 800m.

Roland Lavallee is competing in Healthy Kidney 10k in New York City's Central Park.

Good luck and run fast!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

NBB Twilight Series Advertisements

We're trying to get the word out on the New Balance Boston Twilight Series.
Check out:

Monday, May 11, 2009

Weekend race results

Oregon Twilight:
Jenn Donovan ran 10:38.53 in the women's 3k Steeple.
Justin Lutz ran 9:01.46 in the men's 3k Steeple.

Waiting for NYC QC results to be posted.

Any other results?

Friday, May 8, 2009

NBB Twilight Series Events Announced

Events for each meet have been announced.

May 23:
400m (W, M), 800m (W, M), 5000m (W, M), 1500m (W, M)

June 6:
200m (W, M), 3000m (W, M), 1500m (W, M), 800m (W, M), 3000m Steeple (W, M)

June 13:
400m (W, M), 800m (W, M), 5000m (W, M), 1500m (W, M)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

NBB photo shoot

The photos from the NBB photo shoot for New Balance is available at our team photo site.

Weekend's upcoming races

Jenn Donovan and Justin Lutz will be travelling to race on Saturday at the Oregon Twilight Meet hosted by the University of Oregon.

Chris McCann and Philip Mainwaring will be racing at the New Balance New York City Qualifying Challenge at Icahn Stadium on Saturday.

Karina Johnson will be racing in a Mother's Day 5k road race in CT on Sunday.

Good luck!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Donaghue wins 10K at Stanford

(Photo courtesy of trackandfieldphoto.com)

Event 56 Women 10000 Meter Run Kim McDonald
Name Year School Finals
1 Rebecca Donaghue New Balance 33:08.97
2 Allison Grace Zap Fitness 33:38.21
3 Alissa McKaig Unattached 33:49.29
4 Zoila Gomez Strands 33:50.92
5 Aileen Conlon Nike Cptc 33:56.49
6 Lara Crofford Nebraska 34:07.20
7 Natalie Sherbak Virginia Tech 34:11.50
8 Jessica Minty Zap Fitness 34:16.64
9 Brittany Tinsley North Caroli 34:22.25
10 Christina Munoz Texas A&M 34:29.38
11 Tara Erdmann Loyola Marymount 34:29.41
12 Brooke Wells Unattached 34:34.30
13 Sifrash Ademe Portland 34:37.54
14 Nicky Archer New Mexico 34:40.50
15 Rachel Williams San Diego State 36:08.77
-- Allison Pye Rice DNF
-- Kaitlin Gregg Unattached DNF
-- Nicole Mericle Rice DNF
-- Nicole Feest Saucony DNF

Kennedy, Lutz battle tough race conditions

On Friday night at the Jesse Owens Track Meet hosted by Ohio State, Laura Kennedy finished 5th in 10:44.76 in the Women's 3k Steeplechase after a one hour delay of the race start. The field went out quickly as Kennedy held on, with 4th through 7th places separated by only 4 seconds.

The Men's 3k Steeplechase results were delayed in posting until the next day. Justin Lutz ran a new PR of 8:59.74, his first time under the difficult 9 minute barrier. Lutz finished 12th in his heat among a very talented field, and 13th overall.

Results link.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Kennedy, Lutz to compete at Jesse Owens Meet

Laura Kennedy and Justin Lutz are both competing in the 3k Steeple tonight at the Jesse Owens Meet hosted by Ohio State.

The meet website contains heat sheets, meet information and live results updates.

Their race results will be posted when available.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

NB Boston Twilight Series Announced

The New Balance Boston Twilight Series will be held on:
May 23
June 6
June 13

The meet website is: nbbostontwilightseries.com
(List of events are not yet official.)

See you there!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Weekend Race Results

Penn Relays - Tim Kaijala

Capital District Classic Meet - Erin Ballard, Joe Otto

Brown Invitational (men) - Chris McCann, Phillip Mainwaring, Roland Lavallee, Ari Zamir, Mario Fraioli

Brown Invitational (women) - Catherine Regan, Caitlin Malloy

James Joyce Ramble - Jeff Caron wins!, Jeff Paterno places 7th, Yvonne Green places 4th woman
(JJR Photos)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Brutus Hamilton Results

The track events at Brutus Hamilton Meet were well stacked with talent-abound.

Jenn Donovan ran the 5k at the Brutus Hamilton Meet in UCal.

Friday, April 24, 2009

FYI on Commenting

If you would like to comment on a post and do not have a Google account, you can comment with "Name/URL". Put your name (or nickname) in Name and the address of the team website in URL.

Happy Blogging and commenting.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

This weekend's upcoming races

Good luck to those racing this weekend!

Penn Relays: Justin Lutz, Tim Kaijala
Brutus Hamilton: Jenn Donovan
James Joyce Ramble: Yvonne Green, Jeff Paterno
Brown Invitational: Catherine Regan, Chris McCann, Phil Mainwaring, Roland Lavalee, Mario Fraioli, Ari Zamir

Let us know if anyone else is racing.

NBB teammates @ Boston Marathon

Husband and wife duo, Ryan and Christy Mae Carrara both started in their respective elite fields at the 113th Boston Marathon. Check out the Telegram and Gazette for their front page profile.

Newcomer to the NBB team, Liz Turner, also ran in Boston, running by her teammates at mile 22.5 with a giant grin, thoroughly enjoying the experience.

Results of their efforts:

Ryan Carrara
Finish Pace: 0:05:48
Official Time: 2:32:10
Overall Place: 65
Gender Place: 65
Division Place: 56

Christy M. Carrara
Finish Pace: 0:06:48
Official Time: 2:58:19
Overall Place: 1119
Gender Place: 54
Division Place: 45

Liz Turner
Finish Pace: 0:07:14
Official Time: 3:09:32
Overall Place: 2640
Gender Place: 159
Division Place: 136

Congratulations to them for competing in the Boston Marathon!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Welcome to the New Balance Boston blog

Hello fellow NBB'ers and fans.

This is your blog. It's only as good as what you bring to it.

Post your comments, questions and anecdotes here. Finished a race you want to celebrate or vent about? Have an upcoming race you'd like a bit of crowd support for? Suffered through a recent workout in a downpour? Think Justin Lutz is a spicy meatball?

Put it here and enjoy!