A dozen Manchester Running Company Club members took to the streets of Boston on Monday, April 18th for the 120th running of the Boston Marathon.
It was a bright sunny day with temperatures approaching 70 degrees, and perhaps even a little toastier on the sun-soaked streets but the MRC squad was trained a ready to go. Ryan Miller was the first club runner to cross the finish in his first Boston Marathon, running 2:56:12. Miller had a great first half and held on for a very solid second half of the race to stay under 3 hours in every marathon he has completed.
Brian Nelson checked off his 14th consecutive Boston Marathon, running nearly identical first and second halves of the race. Brian went through the half in 1:29:36 and followed that with a 1:29:09 second half to finish in 2:58:36 for his 14th straight sub-3 hour Boston. Shizhong Yang ran Boston for the second time and clocked a 3:04:04.
The first MRC females across the line were Tracy Deeter in 3:10:25 and Amanda Rossolimo in 3:10:36, Rossolimo was also the first master’s runner for MRC and 26th in her age group; Deeter was the 6th female from CT to cross the stripe.
Surresh Jatti of Glastonbury was the first MRC men’s master to finish, with a time of 3:13:05 while Joe Hallisey was the first grand master in 3:17:29. Alison Caruso was next for MRC in 3:39:25, followed by Nicky Leblanc (3:52:48), Amira Lerario (3:53:55) and Spencer Lau was 4:45:04. Nick Ferron started the race and looked great through 15k, but illness forced him to step off the roads and save himself for the Middletown Half on April 24th.
Congratulations to all the club runners who ran!