The strong GBTC women’s team took second place by a mere 7 seconds in the third Grand Prix race of the season. The club is now three points out of first and two from second. In her last race for the club before moving to California Katie Famous placed 5th for the team.
GREATER BOSTON TRACK CLUB
16:53 16:56 17:44 18:06 18:13 = 1:27:52
ALY MILLETT 25 F, ALYSE ROCCO 23 F, MEGHAN LYNCH 27 F, ANNA NOVICK 24
F, Katie Famous 30 F
The men's team did not fare as well lacking many performers because they had to work late on this Thursday evening.
The GBTC women’s team on rainy cooldown. GreaterSnap was too busy racing to shoot the race itself.
Ryan Irwin leading the pack in his section of the 1500 where he ran 3:57…
photo by LesserSnap on iphone
Many great GBTC performances. Check the link and scroll. Two things to note, Adrian MacDonald’s club affiliation is listed merely as “Great” and while that may be true he is still a member of GBTC. Chris Kibler in the 5000 is listed as unattached but raced in the red. I would have supplied a photo but I neglected to charge my camera battery. Follow the links to see videos of the races and results: http://www.nbbtwilight.com/
Hope Rathnam aiming for a neat water landing to race to fifth place in the Steeplechase. Photo by GreaterSnap
Aly Millett took the win in the hot 3,000 meters defying the 90°F heat and the field. Victoria Barnaby took third in the cooling steeplechase. Ryan Irwin powered to a 3:57…1500. Much more in the results.
Next is Twilight #4 at Bentley again, Eastern Regionals at Icahn Stadium in NYC, New England Champs at Regis College on June 13 and back to Icahn for Club Nationals.
Read the May edition of The Wingfoot Express, our club newsletter, edited by Allison Lynch with stories by Sara O’Brien and Kevin Sheehan.
Twilight #2 Lowell, 1500, Ryan Irwin, sub 4.
Photo by GreaterSnap
Christy Gallagher took second in the women’s 800 with a season best of 2:15.91
Many more GBTC in the results. Good GBTC rep in women’s throws.
GBTC dominated the men’s 400m and sprinkled competitors in other events. See the full results.
l-r GBTC, Tom O’Connor, David Kennedy, Alex Engel, Christian Tirella photo by GreaterSnap
Liz Kelly is winding up medical school in New Orleans, LA but put on her GBTC singlet for a tribute to Boston filmed on the New Orleans news where cameras caught her in red.
Watch the video here.
From club member and communications wiz, Victoria Barnaby:
Tom [Derderian] made another radio show appearance this morning on The Sports Stamp on 1510 AM NBC Sports Radio. Tom spoke eloquently of the human spirit in the context of this week’s events.
In what should have been the most important news of the day on Monday, the GBTC Open Men’s and Open Women’s teams took 5th and 4th places respectively in the team competition at the Boston Marathon on a beautiful day for racing.
The women were lead by Anna Novick (2:56:23) who ran a PR of over five minutes while deftly bobbing and weaving through the masses that had had a head start, “I started in Wave 2, corral 2, and chased red bibs like they were prey. So proud to be GBTC.” Rounding out the scoring three were Hope Rathnam (3:00:54) and Deepti Anand Cole (3:07:06, 12 minute PR) followed closely behind by Brenda Greene (3:07:32) with a 4:11 PR of her own. Said Deepti, “This was the first time for me as a GBTCer running in a big race and the name carried me though the race. Every few minutes I heard “Go Greater Boston” or “Go GBTC” … where the latter one emphasized someone’s familiarity with the team and a sense of team spirit for me. I was so proud to be there running for the team.”
The Men’s team was lead by Sam Jurek (2:31:12, 3 minute PR), followed by Brian McNamara (2:32:46, 6 minute PR), and Anthony Walsh (2:36:06 bettering his previous best by nine and a half minutes).
Race photos taken by David Burgess are now available here.
The Greater Boston Track Club returns to action on the track this weekend at MIT and Fitchburg State.
To Our Running Community,
We first want to thank all those who expressed concern about the runners and supporters of the Greater Boston Track Club.
We are lucky in one sense that, as we know of today, no member or family member was impacted by the tragic events at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15th. However, we are greatly saddened by the deaths and injuries to our running community brethren who were so viciously attacked in the city that we love. Our team extends our condolences and sympathy to all those directly affected, and our hands and help are always there in case of need.
While we are confused by the events that occurred yesterday, we are clear on one thing: we will continue to cherish the sport we love in the city we love. We will be back running and contributing to the Boston Marathon next year in even stronger force. Our full support goes to the Boston Athletic Association as not only a fellow running club, but as a tremendous contributor to our sport in the region and globally. We fully expect them to come back even stronger in running events not only this year and in the Boston Marathon next year, but for many years to come.
The Greater Boston Track Club