Thursday, February 25, 2010

USATF NE's women 1500 video

I was only able to film the women's 1500m from the 2010 USATF NE's at Havard.

Filiming started when the gun went off. There was such a long delay to the event that I was caught off guard when it did start.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Mayall shares his musical "leftovers"

Earlier today, NBB's own omega wolf Mark Mayall shared his five song selections on 101.7 WFNX's "Leftover Lunch." Each Friday a listener-submitted list of classic alternative tunes is chosen and that listener introduces their songs on-air. Mayall's selections:

Fugazi "Waiting Room"
Berlin "Metro"
U2 "Out of Control"
David Bowie "Changes"
Depeche Mode "Enjoy the Silence"

For having his songs chosen, Mayall received a pair of tickets to...House of Pain, appearing March 20th at the Worcester Palladium.

On a related note, if you or anyone you know of would be interested in purchasing two tickets to see House of Pain on March 20th at the Worcester Palladium, please contact Mark at your earliest convenience.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Ice Dancing? Alpine skiing? Admit it: the real reason you watch the Olympics is for the marquee sport of CURLING! In honor of Vancouver 2010, I'm proposing an NBB outing to Broomstones, the curling club in nearby Wayland. Normally the club is closed to the public, so their Olympic Open House on March 7th is our chance!

The details:
- $10 each (so affordable!)
- 1.5 hours, give or take
- group slots available every 20 minutes between 1pm & 4:40pm

More info:

Who's in?!?

p.s. As the photo above proves, there is definite potential for a costume contest here.

National Pancake Day 2/23

National Pancake Day at IHOP this year is on Tuesday 2/23. We happen to have practice that night.
Per tradition, we'll make our way to the Brighton IHOP after our workout and feast on a free shortstack of pancakes (and make a small donation to support local children's hospitals).

In past years, there have been discussions of a pancake relay race. Is it going to happen this year? Can we recruit Karina to lead us in this? Can we please get a video camera to record this?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Attn Marathoners: American Cancer Society charity opportunity

This is an FYI opportunity:

Training for a marathon, triathlon, cycling race, or other endurance event is a huge commitment. Make it mean more by joining the American Cancer Society DetermiNation endurance event program. ACS will provide the support and training to help you achieve your personal victory. And you’ll have the extra strength you need to endure miles and months of training because you’ll know you’re helping save lives. With every step you take and every mile you conquer, you’ll be helping create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Several races across New England have become part of the DetermiNation endurance event program, allowing athletes to turn their participation into a chance to make a difference in the fight against cancer. Athletes who choose to join the DetermiNation program commit to a fundraising minimum (much lower than other charities), and in return, enjoy many benefits that DetermiNation has to offer: training tips from experts, an exclusive DetermiNation racing shirt, a personal Web site, race-day amentities, and the knowledge that they are helping to save lives.

Here are some of the upcoming events:

Sunday, February 28 - Hyannis Marathon, Half Marathon 7 10K
Monday, April 19 - Boston Marathon (qualified runners only)
Sunday, May 2 - Cox Sports Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
Sunday May 30 - Boston’s Run to Remember (Half Marathon & 5 Miler)
Sunday, May 30 -Key Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay

To learn more or register online, please visit their website:

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Women's Indoor 1000m American Record still stand

NBB's Jen Lincoln's indoor 1000m record was barely at risk at the Boston Indoor Games last night. The meet was held at Reggie Lewis in Boston, where many NBBrs attended to spectate the evening's amazing performances.

Anna (Willard) Pierce and Erin Donohue made no real attempts to follow the pace rabbit, who ran 600m at the perfect American record breaking pace. Oh so sad, as we cheered to make sure that our own team member's record still stands.

The best race of the evening took place with the men's 5000m. Bernard Lagat ran a great race to break Galen Rupp's previous indoor American record by 7 seconds, finishing in 13:11. After the pace rabbits stepped off at an AR pace, Lagat led much of the middle mile, where the pace slowed slightly to make for an exciting negative last mile split where Rupp attempted to take the lead with 1000m to go. Lagat made it seemily easy by changing gears in the final laps and blasting away a great last 200m to win. Congrats to the new American record holder.

In unrelated track news but relevant to the NBBrs night out. The DJ at An Tua Nua's destroyed a perfectly good party by playing some rather lame music during the last 45 minutes of the evening. I consider him to dead to me while I still try to send an evil stare his way, wherever he is now.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

What do the President, a squealing pig and kung fu have in common?

On President's Day, a group of NBB'rs are planning on going to the Squealing Pig for dinner and old kung fu movies.

Amber can provide additional details (time, etc) but it sounds like a good time will be had.

Monday, February 1, 2010

BIG fun

Boston Indoor Games (BIG) is this Saturday. I hope you've purchased your tickets, as a whole night of track fun is in store. There are NBB'rs in Sections 10, 17 and possibly others.

As tradition, NBB spectators will celebrate post-BIG. I'd like to get reservations in. If you can RSVP, it'll help with the headcount. We're thinking Game On or Boston Beerworks in Fenway. Alternative suggestions are welcome.

Even if you're not watching the meet, you're welcome to join us afterwards. The last event is at 8p, so we'll aim to meet at 9:15p.