Congrats to NRA’s Byron M, who ran this year’s Marine Corps Marathon in a time of 3:34.
Just a quick post to show some of the NRA participants who ran some or all of the Triple Crown Half-Marathon series. Debbie got 3rd for her age group, Teresa 9th, Lisa 5th, Michelle 1st. Congratulations!
Thanks Joyce for this great picture from summer 2013, during which there was an active group of NRA folks who participated in the weekly weekend runs in Newport and Jamestown.
It’s back for a 6th consecutive year. Here’s a man who ran the first–our own VP Ric T:
And here’s a link to the 2013 info:
The Fall version of the 2013 Gansett Marathon was canceled due to low registration numbers. The runners who had registered (nine of them) were issued refunds, but they were invited to run the course on 10/26 for an official time–including bibs, finisher’s patch, button, shirt, etc. Four runners participated and you can find the results by following this link:
Special thanks to Rick C., Ryan B., Paul L., and Vinny H. for showing up to help with course support. Ryan and Paul paced the winner for the first 16 miles, then Ryan switched to the bike. Vinny paced the second- and third-place duo for the first 16 miles, after which race director’s car guided them. Rick, on his bike, paced the fourth runner for the whole race. Thanks also to the runners and their family/friends who supported them. It was a perfect day and, as usual, the Gansett Marathon received rave reviews from its participants.
The following photo shows the overall winner (center) and the second and third runners.
The future of the Gansett Marathon will be discussed at our next board meeting.
There are now two NRA members who have completed and placed very highly in a Hockomock Swamp Rat’s once-every-three-years “Grand Pr*cks Series” (GPS). The GPS is a year-long series of classic, challenging New England Races that takes a participant to all corners of New England (and sometimes beyond). There are 20+ races in all, from 5K to marathon. Come out this Thursday (8/22/13) to meet Rick (and his very understanding wife) and hear about this great accomplishment.
These are from the 2013 NRA winter party, which occurred at the Bike Stop Cafe in Narragansett. Murray, Ann, and the Newport crew really spiced things up by organizing and executing a great raffle.
Plenty of people showed up and the food and drink (BYOB) was great.
Congratulations to Murray Norcross [Captain, USN], and his wife Ann, on his upcoming retirement from the U.S. Navy. It won’t be official until October, but many of our members attended the retirement ceremony, which took place on Friday 8/2 at the Naval War College in Newport, RI. Murray “stood the watch,” through war and peace, for 26 years as a Naval physician. The ceremony was beautiful and moving, and those of us who attended learned that Murray is more remarkable and honorable than any of us knew. “Captian, the watch stands relieved. Relieved by those you have led, guided, and trained. Captain, you stand relieved, we have the watch!” (Photo by George Ross)
Going through a massive backlog of photos here. This one was mailed to us in January (yes, 1/13) by Mark F. and it shows his wife Shira taking part in a New Year’s Day trail half marathon. Shira took 3rd overall for the women, first in her age group, and, as you can see, sported the NRA colors.
The Narragansett Running Association expresses its deepest sympathies to the victims of yesterday’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon. Our thoughts are with everyone who was affected, including the Boston Marathon organizers and all first responders. We know that the Boston Marathon–the greatest of all marathons–will continue its tradition of excellence and our members will continue to support it as both participants and spectators. All proceeds of the 2013 Gansett marathon will be used to support the victims and their families.