Earlier this week, the SRR board and Khoury’s Committee learned that the owners of Khoury’s have declared bankruptcy and permanently closed. Since then, we have been making efforts to find an interim location for our famous Thursday Night Run. The Summer Steamer crew is also working on Plan B.
But never fear – as it has for 14 years of consecutive Thursdays – the SRR Thursday Night 4.13 Mile Run will go on! We invite you to join us in celebrating the end of an era on Thursday!
Irish Wake For Khoury’s
Thursday, February 26th
Casey’s Bar, two blocks closer to McGrath (on the other side of the street, at 171 Broadway)
posted by admin in Stories on February 26, 2009
All CSU members who want to run the Mt. Washington Road Race on Saturday, June 20, 2009 should go to http://www.mountwashingtonroadrace.com/lottery.shtml and follow the instructions for the entry lottery. This process will be open from March 1 through March 15.
After applicants are selected or rejected through the lottery (usually by early April), CSU will have a limited number of guaranteed entries available to current club members.
To qualify for one of these slots:
1 – You must have entered and been rejected by the Entry Lottery process.
2 – You must be a member in good standing with CSU – dues paid through 12/31/2009.
3 – You agree to recruit a volunteer for the race – this is how CSU qualifies to receive these waivered slots each year.
Preference will be given to those who have been actively involved in club activities (competition, volunteering, social and administrative participation).
These numbers are for your personal participation only and cannot be transferred to another runner.
posted by admin in Events on February 26, 2009
For the long run this Sunday we will start our run on Commonwealth Avenue in Newton which will give us several options for distances as well as a variety of routes. We will meet at the Auburndale Star Market supermarket parking lot, located on Comm Ave at the intersection of Lexington Street, by 8:45 for a 9:00 AM start.Â
posted by admin in Training on February 24, 2009
Are you running the New Bedford Half Marathon on Sunday, March 15th?
Just a reminder that if you are driving to the USATF New Bedford Half Marathon or if you need to be driven we want to start figuring out some car pools.
So that we can help connect those with rides to those needing rides, please email me the following information by Sunday, March 1st.
- Do you have a ride or do you need a ride?
- Where are you located?
- If you have a ride — how many runners can you take?
- If you need a ride — are you near a T station or landmark for easy/quick carpool pickup?
- Please let me know your best email address/cell phone (optional but helpful for car pooling).
Thanks so much — remember car pool is not only good for the environment but it is also a good way to meet more CSUers!!!
posted by admin in Stories on February 23, 2009
In keeping with my habit of stumbling into races while traveling for work I repeated the feat in Paris this past weekend. When I travel to the city I often stay on one of the ‘edges’ of the city close to the largest parks in town. I was out for a run to try and shake off my jet lag when I saw some people setting up barriers and painting marks on the pavement. In my broken French I managed to converse enough to discover that yes, there was a race (‘un course’) the following morning close by. Voila.
FoulÃ©es Charentonnaises has a kids run/6.3k and 15k now in its 25th year. That’s it for the history and background so far as I learned. While races here require a medical certification in order to run, in this case I was permitted to simply sign a waiver of liability, written on the spot by one of the race registrars, and I was in. I opted for the 6.3k due to time constraints.
The weather in late January in Paris is much like that of New York. About 5-10 deg on avg warmer than Boston and therefore much less likely to find snow on the ground. Indeed, for this run I enjoyed the benefit of full traction. Temps were around freezing at 10 am, light wind….not too bad for race conditions in winter. Paris in general is not hilly and the course was about as flat as they come. Were it not for a few hairpin turns in the park I would say it is as fast as one could imagine a course being. The first 1.5k run on city streets (excellent traffic control) and the rest is in the park on nicely paved paths. I represented CSU well enough to take the age group award which compensated for the fact that my performance wasn’t what I might have expected were I actually planning to run a race.
Ah, the post race meal. OK, it’s France, gotta be great right? Wrong. Orange wedges, some juice and water and painfully small tiny little pieces of (let them eat) cake! Needless to say I made sure I compensated for this oversight later in the day.
If you find yourself in Paris in late Jan I heartily recommend the race(s).