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.