Don’t miss out on PIE!

elm bank for home page jpegRegistration for the GBTC XC festival at DCR Elm Bank Park is now open!
Don’t miss out on the first NE XC Grand Prix event of the season: sign up here

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Two GBTC under American Record!

Seldom has been run an all-women's hour run on the track. 
At Manning Field in Lynn, MA on 8/11/14, USATF-NE organized a race 
where five women broke the old record. 
Two from GBTC were among them. 
3    Nicole Casey      GBTC  9.551 miles 15370 meters    
5    Aly Millett       GBTC  9.404 miles 15133 meters
Team Work in the hour run record assault.  Aly Millett and Nicole Casey.  photo by GreaterSnap

Team Work in the hour run record assault. Aly Millett and Nicole Casey. photo by GreaterSnap

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Chris Blondin win USATF-NE road master mile

In Newburyport, MA three GBTC runners race in the first ever USATF-NE road mile championships as part of the celebratory Yankee Homecoming week High Street mile.  Chris Blondin won the master championship with a 4:27.8. full results: http://www.coolrunning.com/results/14/ma/Aug3_HighSt_set4.shtml

Patrick Joy, Chris Blondin, and Bill Newsham race for GBTC in USATF-NE road mile championship. photo by GreaterSnap

Patrick Joy, Chris Blondin, and Bill Newsham race for GBTC in USATF-NE road mile championship. photo by GreaterSnap

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Millett and Carlone take charge at Yankee Homecoming

Aly Millett along with Liz Ryan and Nellie Triedman gave the 23 other clubs a run for their money in this week’s Yankee Homecoming 10 miler. Their winning team averaged 1:04:23 for the 10 mile course nearly two minutes ahead of the second place Whirlaway team.

On the Men’s side, Mike Carlone and his hearty crew of Walsh, Evanter, Ragazzinni, and Metzger battled a close race with the Whilaway harriers and took home the third place trophy with an average time of 55:48. Results Here

David Barr, Anthony Walsh, and John Madison after the race (photo by Roger Perham)

David Barr, Anthony Walsh, and John Madison after the race (photo by Roger Perham)

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GBTC wins men and women USATF-NE champs (again)

Airborne Carlone and Ragazzini. Photo by AndySnap Chalmers

Airborne Carlone and Ragazzini. Photo by AndySnap Chalmers

The guy and gals of GBTC took the win on both sides yesterday at the USATF-NE Club Outdoor Championships at Regis College. Several individual titles were won by the team in the day as well as top USATF-NE Club finishers, who all earned top points for the team.

The overall individual champions on the men’s side were Craig Bennett (100m, 400m), Steven Vazquez (HJ), Terrence Young (TJ), and Nate Hunter (SP). For the women, Muriel Schwinn (200m, LJ) Alex Tanner (800m), Kerri Leonhardt (5000m), and Stacey Connor (SP). USATF-NE president and our very own coach Tom Derderian had the privileges of draping the medals around their necks.

Enjoy a playlist of mid distance and distance event coverage courtesy of Mike Giberti:

Also, here’s a really cool segment of Mike Carlone and Jeff Ragazzini perfectly in-sync over the water barrier in the men’s steeple.

results: http://www.coolrunning.com/results/14/ma/Jun29_USATFN_set1.shtml    

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Powlen 2nd at Track Nationals!

Congrats to Bryan Powlen, on an amazing performance at the USATF Track National Championships in Sacramento California yesterday. Bryan crushed the competition with a throw of 61.05m, earning him second place! Great work Bryan!

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Corporate Challenge

Mike Carlone and his megaphone photo by Andy Chalmers

Mike Carlone and his megaphone
photo by Andy Chalmers

Mike Carlone and his megaphone were all that stood to control 10,000 competitive corporate runners on Charles Street next to Boston Common. GBTC runners came to help conduct the race and earn some money for the club. Forty-three club members each earned $30 for the club coffers. This fact delighted club treasurer, Caleb Evanter, who ably organized the showing.  Many other club members ran for their employers but were hard to pick out in the careening rainbows of company uniforms.  We think former club president, Sara Donahue, won the women’s race.

 

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Women 2nd, Men 5th at RibFest

The GBTC road racers represented well in Merrimack this past Sunday at the RibFest 5 Miler. The highlight of the day was the women’s 2nd place team finish in what was the 4th installment of the USATF-NE Grand Prix. Kerri Leonhardt led the way with an impressive 29’08”, good for 4th overall female. Aly Millett and Victoria Barnaby weren’t far back from Kerri coming through in 29’52” and 30’20” respectively. Nellie Triedman and Taylor Krajewski rounded out the scoring team for the women.

The men also had a solid showing, placing 5th on the day. Fitchburg State grad student Chris Kibler was the first man in red to cross the line with a 25’20” time. Chris placed 7th overall amongst the field. David Metzger, Mike Carlone, newcomer Eric Ouelette, and Adrian MacDonald were the rest of the men’s scorers.

Enjoy some video coverage of the race thanks to Mike Giberti:

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A Weekend of PR’s!

The past few days have been quite the show for GBTC trackletes. Thursday evening at the Adrian Martinez Classic in Concord, MA, a few club members toed the line against some big name athletes. Alex Engel ran against Brooks Beast stars Cas Loxsom, Riley Masters, and Mark Wieczorek along with other national class professional athletes. Engel placed 9th in the high performance 800m section with a time of 1:50.73.

Mike Carlone raced in the B section of the high performance mile for a 4:19.69 while Chris Blondin took home the victory in the Master’s Mile heat with a 4:44.19.

GBTC also showed their colors at the final New Balance Boston Twilight Meet yesterday evening. Just two days after his 1:50 800m, Alex Engel dusted the field in the 400m to win in 48.49. Recent All-American Chris Kibler put on a solid show in the featured 5000m event to place 6th in 14:57.16 while Andy Chalmers and Adrian MacDonald ran sub 16s in the blazing heat with 15:30.03 and 15:57.52. Liz Ryan also ran well in that co-ed 5k, throwing down an 18:31.94. Mike Carlone won the 2nd heat of the 800m in a personal record 1:59.46 to follow up his Martinez Mile performance. GBTC will be back in action next weekend at the Ribfest 5 Mile USATF-NE Road Championships.

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Twilight #2 Schwinn in 100 meter win, Kibler 2nd 10,000 Champ

GBTC sprinter Muriel Schwinn won the 100 meters and placed second in the 200m. Chris Kibler placed second in the New England USATF Championionship 10,000 meters in a personal best of 31:07 and Adrian Macdonald hot off his 2:30 marathon win in Gettysburg, MD ran his personal best of 32:44.

Muriel Schwinn flying for the win. Photo by GreaterSnap

Muriel Schwinn flying for the win. Photo by GreaterSnap

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