It’s projected to be a balmy spring day (perhaps with a passing April shower) for the first race in the NSS Grand Prix series this Saturday! The Third Annual Run for Ricey is to honor fallen Peabody Fire Fighter James Rice who tragically lost his life while fighting a house fire in his home town in 2011. All proceeds benefit the James Rice Memorial Fund. For more details and to pre-register, see the North Shore Timing website. As a reminder, you can only accumulate race points in the Grand Prix if you have paid your membership dues prior to running the race.
For most Striders training for the Boston Marathon, this past weekend marked the last 20+ mile training run. Some chose to join many other Boston runners on a rainy, wet, rainy Sunday to do the run on the route of the marathon.
Congratulations, team! You’ve earned a well-deserved taper. Take care, take it easy, and we’ll see you on Marathon Day!
The 2014 North Shore Striders Grand Prix schedule has been published! On the list, you’ll find a selection of old favorites and a few new additions, including a new distance – the Bay State Half Marathon this fall. The first Grand Prix race of the year is the Race for Ricey 5K on April 12th – we hope to see you there!
If you’d like some company on your runs, but can’t make it to any of the regularly scheduled NSS group runs, check out the new North Shore Striders “Run Board” to form your own group! Leave your name and contact information so other runners can get in touch with you, as well as some details about where and when you’d like to run. For the more visual among us, here is an example of what you’ll see when you go to the Board. This document is only made available to members who wish to participate, so please email Karen Batt to be granted access.
Congrats to Strider Ladies Mariellen Hayward, Tara Arnold, Rosie Kyes, and Annajean McMahon on running the New Bedford Half Marathon this weekend! Other Striders running in New Bedford, but not pictured here, were Sean Kay and Lanse Stover. All ran the half as part of their training for the Boston Marathon in less than 5 weeks!
Beverly Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is hosting a special evening that’s all about running and more! The free lecture will be held on Thursday, March 27 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly, MA. The Lecture Hall is located inside the main entrance of Beverly Hospital. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 888-253-0800.
Presentations from orthopedic surgeons and physical therapist on timely topics including common knee injuries for runners will take place. You will have the opportunity to meet Beverly Hospital’s Sports Medicine professionals and connect with other runners.
Presenters will include: Dr. John Boyle, Dr. Anthony Schepsis and Beth Ann Hayes, PT. Refreshment will be served.