Eric Ashe Cruises to Victory at the Marathon Sports 5 Mile

13 JUL 2012
Eric Ashe Cruises to Victory at the Marathon Sports 5 Mile
After a one-year hiatus, the B.A.A. returned to the Marathon Sports 5 Mile in Weston, MA on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Despite temperatures in the mid-80s at the start, club members ran well, taking advantage of the low humidity and the shaded, tree-lined course to post some quick times.

Eric Ashe made an easy transition from the track back to the roads, winning the race handily in 24:50. Not far behind was Ian Nurse who recently moved back to the area and is again wearing the B.A.A. blue and yellow. Matthew Herman was the third B.A.A. member to crack the top ten with his eight-place finish. In the men's 50-59 age category, Pat Stumbras took top honors.

Lindsay Willard was the top B.A.A. woman, placing third overall in 29:41 and led four women in the top ten. Finishing in seventh and eight place respectively were Ginger Reiner and Kristin Murphy and Beth Coughlin finished tenth overall.

Next up on the racing calendar is the Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5k in South Boston on Thursday, July 19th.

RESULTS:

1. Eric Ashe 24:50
5. Ian Nurse 26:01
8. Matthew Herman 27:13
16. Ben Schersten 28:03
21. Kevin Hill 28:39
23. Anthony Crudale 28:44
35. Lindsay Willard 29:41
38. Patrick Stumbras 30:12
42. Bernie O'Reilly 30:45
52. Christopher Marshall 31:35
58. David Consigli 31:54
60. Ginger Reiner 31:56
69. Kristin Murphy 32:12
72. Dave Menard 32:23
73. Craig Macfarlane 32:29
83. Beth Coughlin 33:02
105. Sam Parkman 33:56
118. Christopher Ashe 34:24
121. Michael McKechnie 34:30
137. Jim Thompson 35:18
159. Dennis Herman 36:00
187. John Stuart 37:12
631. Phil Ryan 53:25
B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.