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 Contact Us page).

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

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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

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