2014 Bradley Award: Aly Millett

Aly Millett receives 2014 Bradley Award

Aly Millett

The Greater Boston Track Club is pleased to announce that Aly Millett is the 2014 recipient of the annual Margaret Bradley award. Aly Millett graduated from the University of Vermont in 2010 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. She currently works as a sales representative for Merit Medical Endotek. While she is a middle-distance runner at heart, her favorite races include the mile and the half marathon.   When asked to share her history of running, Aly said, “I started running in middle school to join my older brother on the cross-country team. My competitiveness came out in my first race, when I sprinted in front of all the other 12-year-old girls in hopes that they wouldn’t be close enough to catch me (one girl did, and we continued to have one-on-one races all through middle school and high school). After graduating from Half Moon Bay High School, in California, I moved across the country to study mechanical engineering and run cross-country and track at the University of Vermont. This was the first time I had run indoor track, and it quickly became my favorite season. I focused on mid-distance track throughout my college career, but running outside in the piercing cold winters of Vermont is what made me a real New England runner. I now work as a sales representative for a medical device company. I drive around New England every day, and I always remember to pack my running clothes and shoes so I can get in my run in a new place before heading home. I’ve been on a team for as long as I can remember, and since joining GBTC, the void that comes with being an unattached runner has gone away! I have PR’d in the 3K, 5K, and 10K since joining the club and have added the half marathon and marathon to the list. It’s amazing what can happen when you think your days of competitive running are behind you.”

Coach Tom Derderian says, “Aly had wanted to move to Boston to join GBTC ever since she saw team members at an indoor meet while she was in college. I guess the team was well-behaved that day.” When asked to share how she feels about being this year’s Margaret Bradley Award recipient, Aly said, ” To be given this award in honor of such an amazing young woman is inspiring and makes me want to be a better runner!”   At the GBTC Annual Holiday party, the Margaret Bradley Award Committee will announce the race in which Aly has chosen to compete.

Aly’s personal best times

800m       2:11 (indoor 2010)

1000m     2:51 (indoor 2010)

Mile        4:50 (indoor 2010)

3000m     9:52 (indoor 2012)   5000m     17:11 (outdoor 2012)

10,000m   35:47 (Tufts 10k 2012)

Half Marathon    1:21:04 (Run to Remember 2013)

Marathon            3:07:54 (Lehigh valley marathon)