CANCELLED: Sunday, February 17 'Down the Hatch' Long Run

15 FEB 2013
CANCELLED: Sunday, February 17 'Down the Hatch' Long Run
Due to the current road conditions and the potential for additional snowfall on Saturday into Sunday, the group long run scheduled for Sunday, February 17th, has been cancelled. Although training is important, common sense and safety outweigh the need to get out there on the roads as a group. We appreciate your understanding, as the safety of club members is our primary concern.

The next B.A.A. Running Club event will be the Amherst 10 Miler in Amherst, MA on Sunday, February 24, 2013. If you wish to compete in this race, please email swalmsley@baa.org by Tuesday, February 19th.

The next group long run will be a 'Down the Hatch' Run on Sunday, March 10th. The club will also be participating in the New Bedford Half Marathon on Sunday, March 17th. For details and entry deadlines for the upcoming events, go to the Events Calendar on the website and click on the corresponding date.

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.