Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bentley warmup loop under water

Who's ready for Thursday and Saturday Bentley practice? This is on our warmup loop. Looks like I'll need to bring goggles and get some cross training in.
Here's the article that this photo came from.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Day 2 @Raleigh Relays

Joan Bohlke wins the the women's 1500m in a time of 4:24.65, nearly two seconds ahead of the rest of the field!
Jill Kerr finished within a tight group of 4:35 women, at her NBB debut outdoor race.

Great job!

NBB Day 1 @Raleigh Relays


Andrea Sorgato and Roland Lavallee competed in the 5k yesterday at the Raleigh Relays. Both finished top ten in what seems like a very solid field.

Great job and good luck to the women today!

Dromgoole @Standford

Erin Dromgoole competed in the 5k yesterday at the Stanford Invite. It looked like a tight race with Erin finishing at 16:43.36 and 8, 9, 10 finishers within a second ahead of her and 12, 13 close behind her.

Great job! (btw, remember to stretch before your flight back!)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fairwell Reggie...

... well, for now. Tuesday March 30 is our last indoor practice. And just in time for this morning's snow! Have faith though, yesterday was in the 60s, so the typical New England weather is doing its thing.

In order to give Reggie a proper sendoff (and also Jeff Boyd who is heading out to California soon), we are doing a Take Two on the Border Kong event.

After Tuesday's practice, we'll head to Border Cafe and the Hong Kong in Harvard Square for food, drinks and to reminisce how nice it was to be away from the elements. Then we can drink to the misery of the first few outdoor practices that will likely be in some kind of raw, windy snow storm!

Let me know if you'll be joining for a reservation head count at Border Cafe :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Outdoor track travelling

The outdoor track season begins with various NBB members boarding flights to race at the Standford Invite (Erin Dromgoole) and Raleigh Relays (Andrea Sorgato, Roland Lavallee, Joan Bolhke, Jill Kerr).

Have a safe flight and good luck!

Monday, March 22, 2010

GLRR sponsoring 5k, benefitting Tewksbury HS

Greater Lowell Road Runners is sponsoring a 5k race and a kids' 1 mile fun run.

Tewksbury Run a Pleasant Mile 5k race and 1 mile kid’s fun run is to benefit the Tewksbury Memorial High School Scholarship fund. The race takes place Sunday April 25th at TMHS. There are prizes for top three age group winners. Fees: $15 pre register-$20 race day and $10 for students.

Race information and registration form can be found at

Friday, March 19, 2010

Female Fit Testers Wanted

New Balance is looking for some female fit testers to try on some shoes and give feedback. Must be women's size 7 or 8.

- Must be willing to drive to Lawrence and have flexible schedule (24 hr notice for testers)
- Must sign confidentiality agreement
- Likely 2 to 5 shoes per test
- $20/hr for testing

For more info, contact Matt LaFleur (

Border Kong

New game? No, these are the activities scheduled for next Thursday night (3/25).

Jeff Boyd wanted to announce going out to Harvard Square's Border Cafe and the Hong Kong after Thursday night's practice.

Even if you're not working out, please join us afterwards.

Border Cafe is at 32 Church St Cambridge. Hong Kong is at 1238 Mass Ave Cambridge.

Who's in? (A prelim headcount will help with reservations at Border Cafe).

Friday, March 12, 2010

Daylight Savings Reminder

Turn your clocks ahead an hour on Saturday night before going to bed. It's that time of year again where we lose an hour of sleep, but get more daylight at the end of the day.

For those racing on Sunday, take extra care to not sleep in and good luck. Enjoy the bright sunny beach day.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Celtics tickets

Anyone interested in a pair of Celtics tickets to tonight's game against the Grizzlies? The tickets are in section 314 and are going for $70 for the pair. They are not in my hands but a friend of a friend.
Email me directly if you are interested.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Post-season fun

NBB was seen in various locations enjoying their downtime after an indoor season of racing.

Some were spotted at Broomstones, trying out the Olympic sport of curling. Here are Erin's photos.

Others were in the Bahamas soaking in some sun. Here are my photos and videos.