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.