Tuesday, April 17, 2012
We found completion times for 74 runners—two of which finished at the head of the pack.
A Charlestown runner finished with the 15th-best time of any woman in Monday’s Boston Marathon. Hilary K. Dionne, a 26-year-old Charlestown resident, finished the race in two hours and 51 minutes, making her the 15th fastest woman on the course and the 11th-fastest in her age group. Dionne finished behind just 256 other runners, shortly ahead of another Charlestown resident, 43-year-old Jonathan May. May finished the race on two hours and 53 minutes, making him the 285th-fastest runner overall and the 30th in his age group. In total, the Boston Athletic Association web site displays finishing times for 74 Charlestown runners who completed the 26.2-mile course despite temperatures that approached 90 degrees. The site had shown a total of 77…
Monday, April 16, 2012
Families and friends of athletes from around the world descend on Boston for the marathon, and plenty of them brought signs to cheer their runner on.
Plenty of folks were on hand to pour Gatorade, and race staff packed lunches for runners.
Not everyone was dressed for maximum velocity at the Boston Marathon.
With temps rising to 85 degrees, runners did whatever they could to shake off the heat and keep on going.
Chris Troyanos, medical coordinator for the Boston Athletic Association, explains what he and his crew have done to ramp up for the day's heat.
Two more Charlestown runners in today's event.
Not long ago, we asked for Charlestown residents to send in their stories about running today's Boston Marathon. We also asked for photos of the runners. In most cases, we received photos, but we had two entries for which we didn't get pictures. They follow below: Name: Sean Nyhan Age:44 Story:This is my first time running Boston, which I am super excited about! I am running on behalf of the Charlestown Lacrosse and Learning Center. It has also been a great experience to help train the other runners for CLLC and members of the Boys and Girls Club marathon team. We have put in the long hours and miles and are ready for Monday. Name: Kevin Kelley Age: 42 Story: 4th marathon; 1st Boston Marathon; Bib 4350; Wave 1/ Corral 5; Hoping to break 3 …
Libraries and schools are closed, but you can still expect mail delivery.
From the Boston Globe: Retail stores: Open at owner’s discretion. Liquor stores: Open. Supermarkets: Open. Convenience stores: Open. Taverns, bars: Open. Banks: Open at bank’s discretion; most open. Stock market: Open. Municipal and state offices: Closed. Federal offices: Open. Libraries: Closed. Schools: Closed. Mail: Post offices open; regular delivery schedule. Parking meters: Will not be in effect, but all other traffic rules apply. From MBTA.com: The Red, Blue, Orange, Green, and Mattapan Line will operate on its regular weekday schedule with extra service before and after the marathon. Copley Station will be closed all day. Customers attending the Boston Marathon will have access to the Green Line at Hynes Convention Center or …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Road closures, T schedule, parking, maps and more.
From which T stops are closed, to parking, to the race schedule and map of the finish line, we've got you covered. TRACKING RUNNERS RACE DAY SCHEDULE THE MBTA ROAD CLOSURES Fri, April 13 - Tue, April 17 Sat, April 14 - Tue, April 17 Sat, April 14 to Sun, April 15 Sun, April 15, 8 a.m - 9 a.m. Sun, April 15, 7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Sun, April 15, 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Mon, April 16 - Boston Streets around Copley Square will close at 6 AM, streets inside Massachusetts Avenue will close at 9:30 AM and streets outside of Massachusetts Avenue will close at 10 AM. PARKING RESTRICTIONS On-street parking in Boston’s Back Bay is extremely limited during race week. There are a number of parking garages in the area; however, public transportation is …
Best places to refuel while watching the Boston Marathon.
CITYSIDE RESTAURANT & BAR Where: 1960 Beacon St, Cleveland Circle Mile Marker: 22 Why: Help those drunken BC kids cheer on the runners post-Heartbreak hill from Cityside’s second level patio. Cityside opens at 9 a.m. and seats the patio first come, first serve, so plan accordingly. The first runners should arrive around 11:30 a.m. AMERICAN CRAFT Where: 1700 Beacon St, Washington Square Mile Marker: 23 Why: Opening at 10:30 a.m., American Craft gives patrons a great view of the race from its picnic table-laden patio. There's also over 30 craft beers on tap, allowing you to justify your usual Marathon Monday binge as an educational beer tasting. ATHAN’S BAKERY Where: 1621 Beacon St, Washington Square Mile Marker: 23 Why: If you've got …