Race Weekend 2018!

October 24th, 2018

Due to some scheduling changes, we have a great race weekend coming up.

On Saturday we have The Melrose YMCA Spooky Sprint at 8:30.

Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for 17 years and under.

This is a big costume race and the kids really love it. Rain is in the forecast so you may want to come dressed as an alligator or a trash bag!

I don’t think it will be as bad as Marathon Monday, but dress the kiddos appropriately.

There is race day registration and on Friday, October 26th from 2pm-7pm there is bib pickup and registration at the Melrose  YMCA.

Wear your purple or at least a club hat. Let’s see how big of a group photo we can get.

On Sunday, October 28th at 8:00 AM we have The Howling Wolf Half and 6K at the Stone Zoo. Registration is still open and they need more volunteers.  The Half is $85 and the 6K is $35.

Volunteers get two beer tickets and admission to the after race party. Volunteers also get a free winter running hat and free race entry to Miss Santa 5K on the Esplanade Dec 8th!!

All of that in addition to that warm feeling in your heart from being a volunteer.

All proceeds benefit The Stone Zoo and your race registration includes FREE admission to the zoo!

Team Melrose Running Club has 31 people signed up including a few volunteers! Way to go!

We definitely need a team photo so wear your purple! This may be our largest race group so far this year. Maybe the Spooky Sprint will have a larger group? Run both races and find out.

Send me an email or DM with any questions.

See you this weekend,

Andy

 

2018 Racing Series Update July

July 18th, 2018

I’ve been away for a while, so I thought it was time for an update.

June Races

We had 29 runners at the Melrose Firefighter’s 5K on June 17th and 4 MRC runners at the Lahey Health 5K on June 23rd.

Thuy Dang, Stephanie Lawson, Melrose Racing SeriesI may drop the Lahey race from next year’s schedule as it doesn’t seem to be very popular with the club. They had 1075 runners but we only had four run.

The Melrose Fire Fighter’s had 341 runners and Melrose Running Club had 29 runners and the 2nd largest team!  Our team also came in 2nd in the over-all team time results, just 1:09 minutes behind Team Kay  Family.

Charlotte Tysall was the 2nd place female over all  with a time of  20:45!

Mike Sikkema was the 5th male over all and 1st in his age group.

Lisa Tysall won her age group!

Diarmuid Cahill came in 2nd in his age group and many other runners finished in the top 10 for their age group.

Jennifer Tinney 5 Miler and 5K

Melrose had six runners journey to Boxford for this small-town race. Stephanie Lawson ran the 5K and the following ran the 5 Miler:

Jennifer Tinney July 4th Races, Melrose Racing SeriesCynthia Berger

Greg Berger

Regina Curran

Thuy Dang

Mary O’Connell

I didn’t see any age group wins or over-all wins for these races.

The Standings So Far

With six races to go, here are the current standings for the top group of runners:

Thuy Dang has run all 8 races

Sheph Lawson and Mary O’Connell have run 7 races

Durm, Charlotte and Andy have run 4 races.

Thuy, Steph and Mary still have a shot at the jacket. The rest of us are running just for the fun of it, as always!

Upcoming Races

Cure SMA 5K

August 25th at 8:30 AM Lower Common, Wakefield, MA

Join team Melrose Running Club. Entry is $35 and there are NO FEES! Fundraising is suggested but not required. Just enter $100 into the amount field. The Race Director told me that they will not bill you for the difference, but would be thrilled if you raised a bunch of money.

Maybe the club can do a raffle basket or a 50/50 drawing? Anyone have ideas?

September 22nd is the BCBS Island Run 5K and 5 Miler. The boat leaves at 9:00AM and proper ID is required.

$50 includes your race, lunch, 21+ beverages and round-trip ride to Spectacle Island. A deal that can’t be beat!

Hallmark Health still has nothing on their we site. The Howling Wolf Half moved to October 28th so we will have two races in October and don’t need a 3rd. May have to drop Hallmark if I don’t hear from them.

We do need a November race though. Give me some ideas!

And we wind up the year with the Bill Rodgers Jingle Bell Run in Somerville. No date yet but I’ll keep you posted.

Andy