Organizers of the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon today announced they've postponed the three-event competition until Aug. 20-21. Read more.
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Upset that most of the Boston Marathon is actually outside Boston, Dorchester group starts race that stays almost entirely within city limits
WGBH reports the Pioneers Run Club, will hold a marathon of its own tomorrow - starting and finishing at Malcolm X Park in Roxbury along a route that stays completely in Boston.
The BBC reports that the Chinese Athletic Association (CAA) has banned three runners from competing in any future races after claiming they cheated during last Monday's Boston Marathon. One runner was accused of giving his/her bib to another runner while the two others allegedly used faked race results in order to qualify for this year's race. Read more.
Team Brookline has 42 runners, 4 charitable causes…
and advice from its own mental health expert.
Everyone who ran in, attended, watched, supported the Marathon last year keenly felt the effects of the day and what followed. For many of us, those feelings will come flooding back this year on April 21. But runners training for this year’s Boston Marathon are deep into that experience already.
That’s why Team Brookline is drawing on the expertise of a special coach this year: a mental health expert who will talk with the Team as part of its training regimen.
Some local Boston running groups are getting together to remember those that were hurt or lost their lives in yesterday's tragedy. The Kier Byrnes Freedom Runners have weekly Tuesday night runs from Courtside Karaoke in Cambridge. They decided to gather and raise money for the victims and their families, and to show that Boston is a strong city, and will keep running.
Donations will be taken to give to the Boston Marathon Relief fund, Courtside will also donate a portion of the nights profits.
Especially if you're a runner, as Dawn found out during a recent race, when a volunteer at the 6.5-mile mark gave her a Popsicle stick covered with what looked like gelatin:
... "Thanks!" I said with an equally friendly smile, and I put the entire wad of stuff in my mouth.
...at which point the entire table of volunteers began to scream. "no no NO! You don't EAT THAT!!!!" Because in fact what I had just put in my mouth was something called "Biofreeze." ...
Mother's Day, May 13th 9AM
Pine Banks Park, Sylvan St Melrose, MA 02176
3.5 Mile road race for Women organized by the Melrose Running Club.
Fast becoming a Melrose tradition, approximately 400 women gather each year for this family event honoring mothers and children. Kids races kick the day off, followed by the main event, a 3.5 mile run/walk which winds through the scenic and peaceful Swains Pond section of the city. The race finishes up with children handing out flowers, a bounty of baked goods and coffee, music, massages, and awards.
When: Begins Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 7:00 PM
& meets every Tuesday for 10 weeks!
Where: Melrose Knights of Columbus, 23 West Foster
Street, Melrose, MA.
Goal: To run continuously for 30 minutes at a comfortable pace!
* Desire to learn how to run!
* Able to walk for a duration of 30 minutes!
* Good physical health (consult with your physician before beginning this exercise program)!
Cost: $30.00 includes a ONE year individual
membership in the Melrose Running Club!
($40 for a family membership)
Is Food Fuel or Fattening?
Melrose Running Club
Presents an evening with
Nancy Clark, MS, RD
Internationally Known Sports Nutritionist
April 5th, 7 PM
Memorial Hall, 590 Main St.
We all want a healthy lifestyle, but our food choices often prevent us from reaching that goal. Join us on April
5th when Sports Nutritionist Nancy Clark will explain how we can still enjoy food while it fuels our body.
Whether you're a couch potato, a casual walker, or a marathon runner, you wonâ€™t want to miss Nancy's dynamic and
Christine cheers her sister on during yesterday's Boston Half Marathon:
... Afterwards over lunch I asked Sharon how she managed to look so fresh and upbeat at the end of her 13 mile journey. She said that her goal was to stay tuned in physically and mentally during the race; to listen to what her instincts and body were telling her and to move through the course at a pace where she felt energized yet comfortable. ...
I'm learning to like these New England holidays.
Jonelle runs the BAA Half-Marathon and posts some of the things she overheard:
... "You said there weren't any hills! I hate you right now!" (Another woman to her male running partner. And it wasn't in a joking tone of voice. It was in more of a "I'm going to break up with you at around Mile 10 because I feel like I can't trust you anymore" tone of voice.) ...