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14 OCT 2014

Perfect fall racing conditions greeted runners at Franklin Park on Sunday, October 12th for the 14th B.A.A. Half Marathon. With the temperatures in the low 50’s and the sun shining, twenty-one B.A.A. running club members toes the line and competed in the half marathon with several personal bests and notable race performances recorded.

08 OCT 2014

With the fall racing season here, we’re pleased to announce that the new B.A.A. running club racing uniform has arrived. The roll-out for distribution of uniforms will be for those club members racing upcoming team priority events this Fall. For those not racing this Fall or not competing in team priority races, uniforms will distributed upon club membership renewal in November.

15 SEP 2014

Heather Cappello was the lone women’s leader at the Lone Gull 10K in Gloucester on Sunday, September 14th. Leading from the gun, Heather set a new course record in 34:45 and won the USATF-NE Grand Prix 10K title.

05 SEP 2014

The 37th New Haven 20K once again hosted the men’s and women’s USA National Championships. Always on Labor Day, the weather for the 20K race can show the first hint of cooler and dryer autumn days ahead or the last hot and humid dog days of summer.

18 AUG 2014

The B.A.A.’s High Performance Team placed high at the 42nd running of the Falmouth Road Race under sunny skies and warmer than forecasted race conditions. Katie Matthews led a trio of B.A.A. women with a top ten finish placing 9th overall (4th US) in 37:51 followed by 2003 Falmouth Road Race Champion Jen Rhines in 11th overall (6th US) in 38:12. Jen is still comfortable at the top of the podium in her new uniform and age category winning the women’s Masters division easily. New teammate, Elaina Balouris in her debut race as a Unicorn, finished 13th overall (8th US) in 38:27.

04 AUG 2014

David Bedoya and Laura Brustolon led the way for the B.A.A. running club at the Thursday evening classic Marathon Sports 5 Mile Road Race.

04 AUG 2014

Caroline Bjune received a USATF First Timer Grant to compete in the Masters Outdoor National Track & Field Championships.

23 JUL 2014

B.A.A. Running Club was well represented at the summer classic Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5K on Thursday, July 17th. With temperatures in the low 70’s and a break in the humidity, the B.A.A. club team heated up the roads with a pair of first place finishes and winning several age group awards. Andreas Heilmann was the man to beat as the returning champion and winner of the last four Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5Ks, but a “fifth-peat” was not in the cards for Andreas this summer.

14 JUL 2014

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B.A.A. Moment 4

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.