GLRR was approached to help promote this local race.
My name is Rick A. Barry, I’m the Director of Operations at Trinity EMS Inc. Following the bombings at the Boston Marathon several of Trinity’s employees approached me with the idea to do a 5K road race to benefit the bombing victims from the Greater Lowell area.
We have scheduled the race for June 23rd, 10:00am. Race day registration is at 8:30am at the Lowell Elks Club on Old Ferry Road in Lowell. $25 registration includes T-shirt, if registered by June 16.
I’m reaching out to you to ask that you pass the link below on to members of your running club and anyone else that you think may be interested.
Thank you for your consideration.
Link to Lightbox Registration
We all know this course very well. This is a mostly flat course along the scenic Merrimack River. Course runs from Old Ferry Road to Varnum Ave, to the Pawtucket Blvd along the Merrimack River, back up to Old Ferry Road. Water stops on the course.
Come show your support for this inaugural race and the victims of the marathon bombings.
The 1989 GLRR men’s team captured 1st place at the Mt Washington Road Race. In that race, Dave Dunham out sprinted Bob Hodge to win by 1 second. Pictured left to right are GLRR Hall of Famer Art Demers, Steve Peterson, GLRR HOFers Tom Carroll, Dave Dunham and Bob Hodge.
Come to our June club meeting and hear legendary runners and GLRR Hall of Fame members Bob Hodge and Dave Dunham. They are considered by many the two greatest runners ever to come out of the Merrimack Valley. Both Bob and Dave have had spectacular running careers that have brought them around the World and in the 1980’s and 1990’s they help lead GLRR to national fame. This is a night you won’t want to miss. Join us June 24 at the Princeton Station in Chelmsford. The meeting will kickoff at 7:30 PM.
AOW James Deluca at New Bedford HM
By EJ Hrynowski
Why would anyone blog about a marathon goal, announcing it to the world? Especially when it’s a true stretch goal? Because it creates accountability, and motivation.
But to achieve a true stretch marathon goal, a lot of things have to go perfectly (and you have to wind up with the right raceday conditions). Sometimes the universe doesn’t get the message. Sometimes real life intrudes. Sometimes you struggle with injury. So sometimes, you have to let your ambitious goal go, and shift to Plan B.
But sometimes Plan B gets you a 3:02:46, good for 8th overall and 3rd in the 25-29 AG. Not to mention a personal best by 14:44. That’s right, a monstrous PR of 14 minutes and 44 seconds (assuming my meager math skills haven’t failed me once again). So sometimes it’s OK to dream big, and let your reach exceed your grasp.
For shooting for the moon and landing in the stars, James DeLuca is the AOW for week ending May 12th. Please join me in congratulating him on his great effort and result at the Maine Coast Marathon.
Photo of James at New Bedford Half Marathon on March 17th courtesy of Thomas Cole of Somerville Road Runners
Well not playing baseball, but our ladies team leader did outclass the entire women’s field at the Run to First Base charity run on May 4th. There was a delay in posting this – while we verified she was in fact the winner – proof being it’s her up on the center field jumbo-tron (how many of you have been on the jumbo?). Apparently some guy race with his wife or girlfriends’ number (don’t ya just hate that? I sure do!). So the results posted on-line are just a bit off. Alas since her employer (BAE) paid for her charity entry, she’s not in her customary GLRR singlet, but we won’t hold that against her. Congrats Liane.