It Was a Good Night for the B.A.A. at the 2012 Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5k

20 JUL 2012
It Was a Good Night for the B.A.A. at the 2012 Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5k
Temperatures were in the high 70s with a cool ocean breeze as runners took off to the sounds of the Black-Eyed Peas proclaiming that tonight would be a good night. And, after a week of training in the heat and humidity, the B.A.A. athletes took advantage of the ideal conditions and, when the final results were posted, it had been a good night for the club.

Andreas Heilman notched his third win at the event. With the race being contested over 5k this year instead of the usual five miles, he also has the distinction of being the new course record holder. Luke Dodge took the early lead, but was eventually caught by Heilman and finished third overall. Also placing in the top ten was Matt Herman who took sixth overall.

In the women's race, Lindsay Willard finished in the runner-up spot with a sub-18 minute performance and just twelve seconds behind the leader. Kristin Murphy who has recently resumed racing after the birth of her daughter this past winter, placed third overall.

It was also a good night for the B.A.A. in the age group divisions with many club members taking home some hardware. Age group winners included Kirstin Rudd (20-24), Amanda Walsh (25-29), and Willard (30-34). For the men, there were seven Unicorn on top of the podium: Luke Dodge (20-24), Ben Schersten (30-34), Matthew Herman (35-39), David Consigli (45-49), Patrick Stumbras (55-59), Dennis Herman (65-69), and Bill Riley.

Others placing in their age group were Samantha Noonan, (3rd,25-29), Stephen Steinbergher (runner-up, 30-34), Brian Murphy and Michael McGrane (2nd & 3rd, 40-44), and Bernie O'Reilly (runner-up, 45-49).

The next race for the club will be the Carver 5 Mile in Carver, MA on Saturday, July 28th. The race is the fifth in the 2012 USATF New England Grand Prix Series.

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B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.