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 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.