Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's time to play......Guess this NBBer!


In a shamelessly undisguised attempt to revive the NBB Blog, it's time to institute a new game: Guess this NBBer! Depending on how many photos we can collect, it's bound to be an irregular and irreverent game. Not to mention highly embarrassing.

So.....can you name the finely dressed young man pictured here? Prizes will not be awarded, but who are you kidding - NBB is about competing and having fun, and this game is decidedly right up that alley. The catch is that in order to keep the game going, you have to submit a childhood photo of your own. (Anonymous emails from fake accounts will be accepted from those too embarrassed to own their fashion "don'ts".)

Bonus points for middle school photos and anything involving braces, a mullet or shoulder pads!

Best of luck..... (Click "Comments" to guess!)

Monday, May 16, 2011

NB Boston Top Performances and Personal Bests at 1st Twilight Meet

The New Balance Boston Twilight Series proved to be very successful with a great turnout and great performances overall.  While the meet itself was highlighted by the podium finishers in the 1500 and 800 (Featured Event), there were some specific performances by NB Boston members that should also be noted.

Top NBB Performances from TM 1

Caitlin Malloy - Doubling with a 4:37.38 in the 1500, followed by a 2:18.09 in the 800
Ali Chase - 2:14.25 in the 800 which we believe is an outdoor PR
Laura Kennedy - Set a new PR in the 1500 with a 4:39.15
Erin Archard - Just missed her season best from Brown, staying consistent in the 1500 with a 4:39.94
Diana Davis - Strong race finishing 4th in the 5K and with a big PR of 17:17.10
Joanna Murphy - Running her first outdoor race for NBB, set a new PR of 17:52.82 in the 5K

Steve Stewart - Mixing it up in the Featured Event and running a new PR in the 800 of 1:55.86
Paul Rupprecht - Just missing his PR in the 1500, but fastest time in a few years with 3:51.43
Andrea Sorgato - On the eve of his 30th Birthday, moved down in distance to run with the "young guys" and hung in there running 3:52.72
Colin Lyons - Just missed his PR in the 800 with a strong 1:57.06 to win the 2nd section
Brendan Collins - Battling with Lyons in the 800, made it a close finish to run 1:57.35
Keith Drake - Fresh on the roster with NB gear just out of the box, runs a 15:07.80 as a nice opener

Congratulations to everyone that competed and get ready for more action next week at NBB Twilight #2 as we head up to the University of Massachusetts in Lowell.

Twilight Meet #1 Complete Results

Meet Coverage on Flotrack

Friday, April 29, 2011

Sneak peak

New Balance Boston will be sporting some new colors soon. While the current blue kit has become quite recognizable around the New England running scene, it's time to give the competition something new to focus on. The new kit may see some limited action beforehand, but expect to see the new colors rolled out proudly for the first of the NB Boston Twilight meets on May 14th.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Davis's Famed Runners' Cookies

The Runners' Cookies were a huge hit at the gathering hosted by Diana Davis during the Brown Invitational. The weather was cold and windy but Davis's own cookie recipe was warm and inviting.

Here is the recipe:

Runner Cookies

This recipe copyright 2002, 2004 by Diana Davis

2 cups unsweetened applesauce
2+1/2 cups packed brown sugar
4 egg whites
2 tsp. vanilla
2+1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
*1/4 cup ground flax seed
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnoman
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
6 cups old-fashioned oats

2 cups raisins
2 cups chocolate chips

* Purchase flax seeds in the bulk natural foods section of the grocery store and grind them in a coffee-bean grinder.
If you put in whole unground flax seeds, they will pass through your system undigested, without conferring their health benefits upon you.
If you don't have wheat germ or flax seed, use 3 cups of flour instead of 2-1/2.
Blend (a) in mixer.

Combine (b) in separate bowl and then add to mixer.

Add (c) to mixer or stir in by hand.

Alternative Directions: Turn the mixer on and dump everything in. That works, too.

Shape dough into patties on baking sheet. (They will not spread, so if you put little spheres in the oven, you'll get spherical little cookies.) Bake for 12-15 minutes at 375°. Makes 72 cookies. Note: I always make a double batch, so the quantities above are for a double batch.
You can also take a half batch of the above dough, press it into a 9 x 13 pan, and bake it for 25 minutes. If you cut it into 24 "granola bars," multiply each of the nutrition facts below by 1.5.

Nutrition Facts

Monday, April 4, 2011

NBB TM#1 Entries Open

The first meet of the New Balance Boston Twilight Series is now accepting pre-meet online entries.

Visit for more information.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Baby Green

Some pretty good guesses on the baby pool, I'd say. Paul was definitely the closest, so if there's a prize I suppose that makes him the winner.

Kiran Alexander "Andrea Sorgato" Green was born at 4pm on March 18th. He was 19.5" long and weighed in at a hulking 6.0 lbs.

He does have a VERY full head of hair, but I'm afraid it's not red...sorry, Amber.

Both mom and baby are doing extremely well. He's looking to make his track debut at the Twilight meets this spring, though we'll have to see how his fitness progresses before we decide on events. He can't wait to meet all of you.

Photos: Friday/Saturday, Sunday

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Daylight Savings starts

Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed tonight.

Friday, March 4, 2011

USATF Qualifying Standards

Now that the Indoor Championships are in the books, USATF has decided its time to post the outdoor standards.

2011 Outdoor Qualifying Standards

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Button hasn't popped but put your bets in anyway

Baby Boy Green is due March 26th but will he be early, on time or late?
Put your guesses in for delivery date, weight, and length.
Winner gets to clean the first diaper.
(Just kidding, unless you want to).

Monday, January 17, 2011

2011 NBB Twilight Series planning

The 2011 New Balance Boston Twilight Series dates have been announced.

Please visit for more information.

Monday, January 10, 2011

NB to plow Charles River paths

Just in time for the next big Boston snowstorm tomorrow, New Balance has announced that they will again sponsor the plowing of the Charles River pedestrian paths.

Here is the Boston Globe article from Jan 7, 2011:
NB Renews Partnership with DCR for Clear Running Paths This Winter

BOSTON, January 7, 2011 – New Balance has renewed a sponsorship agreement with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to ensure area runners, joggers and walkers have clear and safe running paths along the Charles River during the 2011 winter season. The partnership enters its second year less than four months before the Boston Marathon, and is designed to allow those seeking to get into shape, train for the Boston Marathon, or take a leisurely winter stroll, the option of doing so outside.

Under the agreement, New Balance, recognizing DCR’s commitment to outdoor enthusiasts, has pledged to provide funding to support snow removal efforts along the 17-plus mile Charles River path spanning from the Museum of Science area in Cambridge to the Galen Street Bridge in Watertown. Following DCR’s normal priorities, the snow removal will be performed by DCR within 24 hours of the completion of a storm. Because the route runs in close proximity to the river bank, there is limited salting and sanding that can be performed, so the DCR and New Balance urge runners to continue to use caution.

“New Balance is excited to once again support the DCR’s efforts to keep the Charles River clear for recreation,” said New Balance CEO Rob DeMartini. “With so many athletes training for the Boston Marathon, outdoor recreation is vital this time of year. Our goal is to continue to enable area fitness enthusiasts the option of working out safely along the Charles River."

New Balance will host events along the path during the winter where the company will showcase new products, offer winter running tips, provide giveaways, and interact with area athletes.

"We would like to thank New Balance for its continuing support of DCR's snow removal efforts along the Charles River,” said DCR’s Acting Commissioner Jack Murray. “With DCR’s budget about 10 percent less this fiscal year than last, we need to continue finding new ways to engage public, private, and nonprofit partners to help us provide healthy and safe outdoor recreation opportunities for Massachusetts residents and visitors. Together, we can give the hundreds of people who use the Charles River Reservation paths every day a better place to walk, run, and enjoy in every season.”

The New Balance sponsored clearing will begin with the next snowstorm. The partnership is part of an ongoing effort by New Balance to pilot innovative partnerships with active lifestyle brands and organizations that share a similar customer base.