Sunday, May 5, 2013
Runners were asked to voluntarily donate $5 during the Highland Hash Spring Fun Run. Every cent counts and helps a Boston Marathon victim.
The Parkway Running Club raised $318 for the One Fund Boston through this past Thursday's Highland Hash Spring Fun Run. "@AmigosBurritos. $318 raised for @OneFundBoston. #HighlandHash pic.twitter.com/N9o9xTtYRt" tweeted West Roxbury Main Streets. Runners were asked to donate $5 to One Fund Boston, which is going directly helping the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The runs are free for anyone, and et each Fun Run, participants meet at the venue where they can choose from either a 2.5-mile or 5-mile route. Thursday's started at Blanchard's in West Roxbury, and ends back at the venue with light appetizers and locally-brewed craft beer for 90 minutes following the run. Every runner (who wanted one) received a pint of the featured …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The run starts at Blanchard's at 6:30 p.m. and you'll get a pint of beer from Blue Hills Brewery and food from Los Amigos Burritos.
Parkway Running Club is asking all runners of Thursday's Highland Hash Spring Fun Run to make a voluntary $5 suggested donation to go to One Fund Boston. The runs are actually free for anyone with Thursday's starting at Blanchard's in West Roxbury at 6:30 p.m. At each Fun Run, participants meet at the venue where they can choose from either a 2.5-mile or 5-mile route. Each route ends back at the venue with light appetizers and locally-brewed craft beer for 90 minutes following the run. Every runner gets a pint of the featured beer - from Blue Hills Brewery in Canton - at the finish, compliments of West Roxbury Main Streets, and Parkway Running Club is generously providing the food at the event from Los Amigos. "Since the runs are free …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Keith Shields said Parkway Running Club members used social media to make sure that everyone was safe and accounted for.
Parkway Running Club's Keith Shields, of Roslindale, was asked to share his thoughts, experiences, and where he was during the 2013 Boston Marathon explosion. All Parkway Running Club members are safe. Below is Shields' response, and this is a Q&A with him before this year's marathon: I did finish the marathon. I was in the first wave that left at 10 a.m. so I crossed the finishline around 1:15 p.m. I was home in the shower at 2:50 p.m. when the explosions happened. I got out of the shower and a friend had called telling me to turn on the TV, and an explosion had occured at the Boston Marathon. That friend had been standing very close to where the second bomb exploded, thankfully, he left after he cheered me on and wasn't close when it …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Roslindale's Keith Shields reminisces about running marathons in Philly, Boise, Tulsa, and of course, Boston.
Parkway Running Club's Keith Shields, of Roslindale, is running the Boston Marathon for his 15th consecutive year! He talked about his DNA, the Scream Tunnel in Wellesley, and his love for running with Patch. Patch: Why are you running the 2013 Boston Marathon? Shields: I'm running the Boston Marathon because the Marathon has become a part of who I am, it's become a part of my DNA. I love training for it, I love the camaraderie with Parkway Running Club friends, who also run every year. I love the prestige of the race. The Boston Marathon weekend is one of, if not my favorite weekends of the year. Patch: How many times have you run the Boston Marathon, and what was your fastest time? Do you have a set time you'd like to make this year…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Connolly runs with the memorial card of Father Dan Kennedy, who passed away five years ago, and was a Parkway Running Club member.
Parkway Running Club's Colleen Connolly, of West Roxbury, is running the 2013 Boston Marathon and answered questions about training, what she thinks about while running and chicken parmesan. Patch: What made you want to run in the 2013 Boston Marathon? Connolly: Running the Boston Marathon has always been a dream. I remember watching the runners cross the finish line on Boylston Street as a teenager and thinking it would be really cool to run the marathon someday. I ran the Chicago Marathon in October 2012 and decided I would try running Boston. I am very excited and nervous, but mostly excited. Patch: How and where did you train? Do you have any superstitions, or particular things you needed? Connolly: I trained …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The West Roxbury YMCA is one of the area’s leading non-profit organizationis. In 2012, the branch provided over $800,000 in financial assistance to those who came to the Y for help.
Monday, February 11
To the Editor: The West Roxbury YMCA thanks the Parkway Running Club for their generous donation to the West Roxbury YMCA’s Annual Fund. The funds were raised, by through the annual Walter’s Run, a 5K road race held in honor of Walter Burgess. The funds were presented to chair person of the YMCA Board, Jim Hennigan and vice-chairperson Mary Mulvey-Jacobson by Louis Falcone, Cindy Gillian and Erin Dunne of the Parkway Running club. The YMCA partners with the Parkway Running Club each year to accommodate Walter’s Run participants before and after the race. All of the funds donated will go into the Y’s annual fund, which is used to provide financial assistance and supports programs such as Live Strong and our autism programs. The Y’s Annual…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Start 2013 off with a Parkway Running Club 3- or 5-mile route.
If one of your goals for 2013 is to exercise more, the Parkway Running Club's Jon Connor Resolution Run on January 1 is the perfect event for you. Parkway Running Club's motto is "Nobody runs alone!" and it's a great way to get running in 2013 - with friends and new friends. The event is free for everyone and the run starts at 9:30 a.m. The run starts at the West Roxbury YMCA and runners have a choice of either a 3-or 5-mile route at a friendly pace. Breakfast snacks and coffee will be served afterwards back at the YMCA. "If you choose to join or renew a membership with the Parkway Running Club, it’ll be the best 'first check' of a New Year you’ve ever written. Seriously," said Rachel Forsyth-Tuerck of the Parkway Running Club. While …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Three Parkway Running Club members quickly jumped into action and saved an unknown man's life at a downtown 10K road race.
While working at a water stop during the Boston Athletic Association 10K road race on Sunday, three Parkway Running Club members saved a man's life. "There were about 20 Parkway Running Club (PRC) members volunteering at the water stop to hand out water to the runners; there were about 5000 runners in the race. At one point during the race, a runner ran up to the water stop and collapsed right in front of the PRC members giving out water," said Jim Sweeney, president of the PRC. Three volunteers - Jill Hallisey, Reyna Lounsbury and Karen May - immediately jumped into action and found the man had no pulse, and began administering CPR. "I am a nurse practitioner as is Reyna, and Karen is a PT so he fell in just the right spot! I just did…
Monday, June 4, 2012
Roslindale's Ed Colvin, 19, took first place after finishing second the previous three years.
"It's about time," remarked Ed Colvin, only 19 years old, after winning the 19th Annual Corrib Classic 5K Race on Sunday. While most runners were happy to get out on the course, Colvin had a mission to win, after finishing second, the previous three years. The Catholic Memorial alum came streaking down Lagrange Street with a 100-yard lead on the next runner to finish. "It was tough. I led most of it," said Colvin, who ran for Brandeis University as a freshman. After Colvin the rest of the more than 2,500 runners crossed the finish line and headed onto Billings Field to catch up with old friend, family, and enjoy a pony ride or two. After finishing, Allison MacDougall joined her husband Steve, and two kids, Ella, 6, and Sam, 4, who had …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
No, they didn't win, but they ran the 2012 Boston Marathon! Congratulations!
The Parkway Running Club had 35 members run Monday's Boston Marathon. The Club met at the West Roxbury YMCA at 6:30 a.m. and headed to the starting line in Hopkinton. Club members who were not running the marathon volunteered at a water stop in Cleveland Circle in Brookline. West Roxbury resident Paul Treseler took these photos.