B.A.A. Running Club With High Places at B.A.A. 10K

23 JUN 2014
B.A.A. Running Club With High Places at B.A.A. 10K

B.A.A. Running Club was well represented with several high places among the top finishers in the 4th annual B.A.A. 10K on Sunday. B.A.A. High Performance athlete, Jen Rhines, led the way with an 8th place finish in 33:45 followed by Heather Cappello in 10th place in 34:26 to round out the Top Ten for the women. Heather’s performance is no surprise considering her strong showing in spring National Championship races including the Gate River Run 15K in March and the River Bank Run 25K in May. 

For the second consecutive year, Dan Harper missed the top ten by one spot claiming the 11th place position in 31 flat. He was the first of a three B.A.A. athletes to place in the Top 20 with team mates Brendan Prindiville and David Bedoya finishing 19th and 20th overall running 32:22 and 32:23 respectively.  Chris Magill also turned in a fine performance placing 25th overall and winning the Men’s Masters with a 32:54. Other notable performances included Mimi Fallon who placed 1st in the 45-49 age category and 21st overall for the women with a time of 39:01 and Jonathan Baker who ran 33:46 placing 29th overall and 3rd in a very competitive 30-34 age group category. 

The weather turned out to be the best in the four year history of the B.A.A. 10K with temps in the mid 60’s at the start and sunny and 70’s for the finish on a perfect summer weekend.

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The club’s summer racing season will be heating up soon with the Sugar Bowl 5K and Marathon Sports 5 Miler coming up in mid-July. Club members who want to run either or both races can register by emailing Michael McGrane at mmcgrane@baa.org.

  • Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5K, South Boston, Thursday July 17th, entry deadline July 9th
  • Marathon Sports 5 Miler, Weston, Thursday, July 24th, entry deadline July 16th
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.