Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Usually after a Boston Marathon, we look to see how local runners did. Yesterday was of course different — we all just wanted to make sure they and their families were okay.
In a normal year, the day after the Boston Marathon you'd see Marblehead Patch reporting on how various local runners did. Who was fastest? Who was the youngest Header to finish this year? The oldest? Instead, one question prevailed: Are the runners and their families okay? By checking social media, especially the indispensable Facebook page All Marblehead, we're able to report the safety of many runners and spectators from Marblehead. The highest-profile local runner in yesterday's race was of course Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan. She finished an impressive fourth. She later sent a message that she was okay. Other runners and their families we've heard are safe via All Marblehead include Lori Sherf, Jennie Sheridan, Amanda Velutto …
The outpouring of concern was palpable.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Shalane Flanagan, a former Marblehead High School star, finished an impressive fourth among a field of the world's elite runners.
Shalene Flanagan didn't quite win the whole thing, but the Marblehead native has a prestigious fourth-place finish in the Boston Marathon to add to her long list of accomplishments. Flanagan ran the 26.2 mile course in 2 hours, 27 minutes and eight seconds, according to the Boston Athletic Association Web site. She spoke to the Boston Globe shortly after crossing the finish line. The Globe said she thanked her parents and called her result "a really big moment." Before the race, Flanagan told Runners World a win would have been a career-capping achievement. Flanagan has set U.S. records in the 5000 and 10,000 meters. In the attached video, taken by fellow Marblehead High graduate Rob Rosen, Flanagan moves through Natick with the elite …
Jennie Sheridan has turned an almost unimaginable series of family tragedies into a passion for running and raising money to cure cancer.
Every person who runs the Boston Marathon has some kind of motivation. For Marblehead's Jennie Sheridan, it's the drive to make something positive out of an almost unimaginable series of family tragedies. In the space of three years, she lost two sisters and a brother to cancer. Last year the Globe did a moving video in which Sheridan told her story. Today's Marathon will be Sheridan's fifth run as part of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge. She has already passed her fundraising goal for this year of $28,000 but you can make further donations at this page. "The Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Cancer researchers receive 100 percent of the gifts made and the program funds some of the brightest and most cutting-edge basic cancer …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Marblehead native and Olympic runner will be taking on the Boston Marathon for the first time.
Shalene Flanagan has run marathons in other cities and won Olympic medals across the world. But, on Monday, she's going for something that she's wanted for years: first place at the Boston Marathon. But Flanagan is just happy to be running in the 117th Boston Marathon as it is something she's dreamed about since a child, according to an article on Runners World. “If I were to win, it would be my career,” says Flanagan, who has set U.S. records in the 5000 and 10,000. “To me it would define what I’ve done – everything else would be really nice. This would be the focal point. If you were to ask me what I really want in the remaining years of my career, it’s a win in Boston.
" Read the full ariticle on Runners World.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Two athletes from Marblehead High School will be among the 100 football players chosen to play in the annual Shringers Football Classic.
Two Marblehead athletes will be playing in the Shriners Football Classic this year on June 15 at Gillette Stadium. The event, on its 34th year, raises funds for the Shriners Hospitals for Children and, to date, has raised over $1 million. The game features 100 athletes from 69 high schools across the state, and will be a competition of high school athletes from North of Boston against those from South of Boston. Both playing for the north team, number 55 Tyler Bates, 220 pounds 6' 1 '', and number 12 Ian Maag, 190 pounds, 6 feet, 10 inches, were the two Marblehead High School students chosen to play in the classic. General Admission tickets are $15 and can be purchased through the Aleppo Shriners (978-657-4202 ext. 20), at the Gillette …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Here are photos of the winning squad and the story of their amazing undefeated run, as posted by Derek Norcross.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Bruins National Anthem singer Rene Rancourt will be featured at the kick-off.
The Marblehead Dugout Club will be throwing their second annual season opener kick-off on March 23 and this year they'll be featuring Bruins National Anthem singer Rene Rancourt, known for his signature fist pump that starts off every Bruins game. The kick-off will be held at The Gerry 5, located at 210 Beacon St., at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. The night will include appetizers, desserts, a cash bar, a DJ, a Silent & Live Auction, Raffles and much more. To find out more or to order tickets contact Jo Koopman (508) 641-8554, firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Hall (781) 631-7221, email@example.com. The Marblehead Dugout Club was formed to support and fundraise for the Marblehead High School baseball program. Check out the Marblehead Dugout Club …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
While this may not be Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan's first marathon, her debut in the Boston Marathon is coming this April following a storied running career.
Runner and Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan won medals for her hometown high school, Marblehead HS, her college and her country. Now, for the first time, she's planning taking a shot at the Boston Marathon, according to an article on WBZ.com. Flangan said that this is a childhood dream of hers. “I’ve dreamed of this moment, toeing the line in Hopkinton since I was a little girl,” said Flanagan. “I watched the Boston Marathon religiously.” Flanagan won national cross country titles for the University of North Carolina in 2002 and 2003, won a bronze medal in the Bejiing Olympic Games and placed second in the 2010 New York Marathon. Read the full article on WBZ.com. [Editor's note: An error in the name of Flanagan's university has been …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Marblehead All Sports Foundation is looking for local sponsors and has raised a third of the $1.3 million needed for a new, more durable Piper Field.
The Marblehead All Sports Foundation received permission from the School Committee this week to begin phase two of the design work on the new artificial turf field at Piper Field. The foundation has raised the funds, about $50,000, that are being paid to Huntress Associates, an Andover sports field and landscape architectural firm, to design the new field. "So you are asking us to allow you to spend your own money," said committee member Richard Nohelty. "That's about right," said foundation board member Steve Maxwell. The foundation also got the School Committee's tentative blessing to begin asking local banks and businesses if they would be willing to commit to long-term agreements to fund the field construction in exchange for naming …