The Greater Boston Track Club (GBTC) is a friendly and competitive team with approximately 200 members. We compete at the national, regional, and local levels in cross country, track and field, and trail running. GBTC provides a team-oriented, structured training environment for athletes of many abilities who train for everything from jumps and throws to sprints, road races, cross country, and marathons. Members train for several specific competitions throughout the year, and financial support is provided to compete at some major events. We sponsor athletes based on a system of performance standards, and the club is a designated USATF Elite Development Club.
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Category Archives: Marathon
Coach Tom Derderian is well known in the world of track, cross country and road running. His running accomplishments include running in the Olympic trials in both 1972 and 1976, numerous New England road championships, and a 2:19:04 Boston Marathon in … Continue reading
For a guy who played lacrosse at Lexington High and Oberlin College, just finishing a marathon would be a success story. Yet, Rob Bond’s story is much more interesting. He’s not willing to do anything half-heartedly. So when Rob started running … Continue reading
Even for someone who spent half of the last year training and racing in the Panama sun, Patriots’ Day was not ideal for marathoning. Yet, that didn’t stop GBTC’s top female performer, Liz Ryan, from giving it her all on … Continue reading
Neel Tarneja led the GBTC team to third place in the NYC Marathon with his 2:30:25 and placed in 45th over all and 9th American. Anthony Walsh, Irishman living in Boston, ran 2:39.15 for 89th; and Xaviour Walker, New Zealander living … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Stemming from yesterday’s attack at about 2:50 PM, the club has been collecting check-ins via its facebook page, from members and alumni who were attending yesterday’s Boston Marathon. If you are looking for someone, please check there or contact the … Continue reading
GBTC Vice-President Matt Haringa sez: In celebration of the Greater Boston Track Club’s 40th Anniversary, vintage replica shirts are being made available to the general public. You may order them at the club store, here. Shipping is available for an … Continue reading
Coach and author Tom Derderian talked with Scott Simon on this morning’s episode of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday. The episode and transcript are available here. And the episode is embedded below.