Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Perseverance Personified: Marshall and Bob go 1-3 at Houghton's Pond Trail Race

Huge congrats to two of NETT's most senior members for overcoming injury issues and successfully returning to trail racing. 

Marshall and Bob took 1st and 3rd in their age group at the Houghton's Pond trail race this weekend, both having worked their butts off in the past months (and more, in Marshall's case) to rehab and recover from nagging injuries. Here's Bob's report:

"On a cool, clear perfect day to run in Milton, the NETT masters division was well represented in the 6.2 mile trail race with Marshall Randolph running a blistering pace to finish first in his age group and 31 overall. Bob Segal completed the NETT sandwich around Segey Borisov by finishing third in the age group. Stephen Peckiconis ran a fine race himself and was kind enough to take this photo of the top three 60-69 finishers."

Whether it's training, charity work, racing or injury recovery, these two guys lead by example and NETT is lucky to count them among our members. 

Full results here:http://www.coolrunning.com/results/15/ma/Oct4_Hought_set2.shtml 

Thursday, October 01, 2015

NETT takes overall, age group wins at Bird Park 4 Mile Trail Race

Congrats to Young Patrick and Bobblehead Bob for their performances this weekend. Here's Bob's report:

"\Pat and I decided independently to sneak in a quick 4 miler Saturday down in Walpole. I think we were both surprised to see each other there.

It was described as a trail race but it was really more of a cross-country race, similar in terrain to Elm Bank, with a mixture of mostly flat grass, dirt trail, and pavement. I told Pat he was my favorite to win the race, and he did! He got a real nice plaque for winning overall and he was first in his age group as well.

Full results posted here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

NETT Wings Team Cracks Top 10 at Reach the Beach

Breaking news: NETT's Wings Team finished in 10th place -- OVERALL -- at the Reach the Beach Relay this weekend. Not in their division. Not for a mixed team -- 10th place out of 500 teams, total. Full results are here: http://www.rtbrelay.com/liveresults/index.html and a more detailed report is on the way as well as a full set of photos. After we get some sleep. A lot of sleep,

Sunday, September 13, 2015

NETT Masters Kick Off the XC Season at GBTC XC Festival (Video)

Four of NETT's more "seasoned" male runners kicked off the XC season by running the Greater Boston Track Club XC Festival. Rather than try to describe the scene, we've put together this fine video that describes the day well. Enjoy!

Thanks to GBTC for putting on a great team-focused event. Racers ranged from age 5 to 80 and that's REALLY what it's all about, right?

Full results are posted here.

Monday, September 07, 2015

The Young NETTers Take to the Trails

Here's a report from NETT's unofficial trail race reporter, Bob Segal:

On last Sunday (Young) Patrick and Zack represented NETT well at the Greenbelt's Beverly Commons Trail Race, Beverly, MA. Patrick came in second overall (and first in his age group) in a close duel with the eventual winner. Zack twisted his ankle in the first quarter mile but soldiered on and still finished in the top 25. Both guys ran tough races and showed a lot of mettle.

The weather was perfect and the race well run by the Greenbelt folks.

Thanks for the report Bob and congrats to Patrick and Zack!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NETT Hosts Another Successful Wellesley One for Hannah's Fund

Congrats and kudos to all the members of New England Track & Trail who helped organize a wildly successful race on Sunday.

The race at Elm Bank Reservation drew more than 300 registrants ranging from super speedy racers to toddlers and grandparents doing their first race. And that's exactly how we like it.

For results and photos you can check out the race web site here:

All of the funds raised go to the Hannah Randolph Memorial Fund, which provides scholarships to students who share Hannah's passion for athletics, the arts, academics, and generally making the world a better place.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

NETT volunteers, preps for Boston Marathon

It is a busy weekend for the NETT mini ponies and it's going to get busier!

On Friday night the group gathered for its annual pre-Boston Marathon dinner. It was fun time to get together and plow down massive amounts of food!
On Saturday morning a few of the Mini Ponies headed into the Marathon expo to pick up their bib numbers and ... low and behold the NETT magnetism brought them all together (despite the fact that they hadn't come together. Weird right??)

And later Saturday, they headed over to Cradles to Crayons for the annual Hannah Randolph Volunteer Day. Each year NETT members volunteer for a worthy cause to continue Hannah's legacy and try to make the world a better place. NETT crews cleaned shoes, inspected t-shirts, and packed up clothes for needy kids in the Boston area. Special thanks to Amanda for organizing the volunteer day and to all the NETT members who participated.

Now there's just one more stop on this busy weekend, right?