To get 2011 off to a great start, please join fellow CSUers, families, and friends for a worthy cause, a long-time CSU tradition, and a fun-filled morning.
What: Greater Boston Food Bank (sorting, inspecting, and packaging food)
Where: 70 South Bay Avenue, Boston
617-427-5200, or http://www.gbfb.org/aboutUs/Directions.cfm
When: Saturday, January 8, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
(please arrive by 9:15 am to sign in and for “training” — the best part!)
Who: Anyone! Limited to 20 volunteers
(Restrictions: age 15 and up; no open-toed shoes/sandals)
What Else: Optional lunch at Mike’s City Diner, 1714 Washington Street, afterward, since all that food makes ya hungry!
Please RSVP to Gail Breslow, firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-926-5149, so we have an accurate count. I know a couple of folks have already RSVPed at the Recognition Party, but it would help to hear from you again!
posted by gbreslow in Events on December 13, 2010
Long-time CSU member Martin Duffy of Belmont passed away on November 29, 2010, following an illness with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Rusty Stieff, loving father of Brianna Duffy and Katie Duffy. A lifelong runner, Martin completed 40 consecutive Boston Marathons, ran in the Philadelphia and New York Marathons and completed a personal best time of 2:37.11 in the Ocean State Marathon. After earning an MBA from Wharton, Martin was an economist and consultant at Data Resources Inc. before founding his own firm, The Perseus Group.
He was proud of his contributions as adjunct faculty at Emmanuel College and Suffolk University and within the town of Belmont, serving as both town meeting member and beloved soccer coach for many years. Martin’s inclusive nature and his ability to interact with people in many circles on a wide range of topics allowed him to touch the lives of many. He was a friend, mentor, confidante, coach, teacher and role model all rolled into one. As one friend wrote, “His friendship was genuine and his smile was a reflection of his heart.” His contributions, substantive character and life-loving spirit will be remembered and missed. He brought out the best in many of us.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Foundation for Belmont Education P. O. Box 518 Belmont, MA. 02478 or to Holy Union Sisters c/o Sister Barbara Kirkman P.O. Box 410 Milton, MA 02186.
posted by gbreslow in Stories on December 13, 2010
Long-time Cambridge Sports Union member and Newton resident Catherine Farrell was inducted into the CSU Hall of Fame on Saturday, December 4, at our annual Recognition Party.
A member of CSU since 1974, Catherine has been a tremendous asset to the running community, in addition to an active and competitive contributor to CSU. This past year has been a stand-out year: Most notably, she won this year’s women’s 60+ division of the USATF New England Grand Prix series, beating out competitors as much as five years younger. In fact, she has come in first or second in the Grand Prix series ever since turning 60 in 2005. Catherine also came in second in the 60+ division in the New England Runner Pub Series this year, and was first in her division three times previously. Catherine has run the Boston Marathon thirteen times, and 12 other marathons, with a Personal Best of 3:00:47, which she has decided is “close enough!” She is a loyal volunteer presence at CSU’s Thursday evening Fresh Pond races in the summer and helps the Club out in a myriad of ways.
Teammates and competitors alike note that – no matter what the conditions or challenges of the day — Catherine always shows up ready to race, determined to do her best. She is an inspiration to us all!
Catherine joins prior-year inductees Larry and Sara Mae Berman (co-founders of CSU) and 1984 Olympic marathoner Eleonora Mendonca in the CSU Hall of Fame, as well as Duke Hutchinson, Pat Robinson, Henry Finch, Lisa Doucett, Sumner Brown, and Diane McLaughlin.