Top Finishes For B.A.A. Runners at the 2012 Falmouth Road Race

14 AUG 2012
Top Finishes For B.A.A. Runners at the 2012 Falmouth Road Race
A longtime staple on the New England running calendar, the Falmouth Road Race once again attracted top international and local talent on Sunday, August 12, 2012 in Falmouth, MA. Some 10,600 runners took to the Cape Cod roads for the summer classic. In spite of the fact that the heavy rains ceased prior to the start, runners still had to contend with difficult racing conditions, competing in oppressive humidity. Still, several B.A.A. athletes ran strong races, placing at the top of the deep and talented field.

Brian Harvey fresh off of his recent win at the USATF New England 5 Mile Championships, was the top B.A.A. finisher in 24th place followed by Eric Ashe in 26th place overall. Peter Gilmore and Justin Lutz were the next two across the line for the club in 31st and 32nd place respectively.

The women boasted four finishers in the top thirty with Jeannette Faber leading the charge in 15th place overall. Also cracking the top 25 was Brett Ely in 23rd place. Brielle Chabot and Mariko Neveu were just 10 seconds apart in 26th and 27th place. In the Master's Division, Mimi Fallon took fifth place. Just a week earlier, Fallon won her age division at the Beach to Beacon 10k in Cape Elizabeth, ME. Colman Hatton also headed back to his hometown to compete in the Beach to Beacon with the Maine native and Bowdoin College grad taking 18th overall.

With the wrap-up of the so-called "summer races", club members are now looking ahead to Labor Day weekend where several B.A.A. athletes will be competing the the New Haven 20k. The race will be contested in New Haven, CT on Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd and will once again serve as host for the USATF Men's & Women's 20k Championship.
Click here for complete results of the Falmouth Road Race.

Click here for complete results of the Beach to Beacon 10k.

B.A.A. Moment 2

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.