Bangers Blog: September 22, 2016

Hi Bangers!
Fall racing is upon us!! Last weekend, Jeremy Shaw ran his first FIFTY MILER on a crazy mountain course with 12,500 feet of gain!  1,000 vertical feet translates to about 30 minutes of nonstop uphill running and you're wiped out at the top. Now try to imagine doing that 12.5 times in a row while covering 50 miles...
Kevin Koncilja flew through the Air Force Marathon in Ohio!
Another big weekend coming up this weekend:
-Kerry Phelan will be making her marathon debut at the Clarence Demar Marathon in Keene, New Hampshire  
-Greg Niforos takes on the Adirondack Marathon in upstate New York
-Bobby McDonough runs a half in Dublin, Ireland
-Finally, Bangers 5K Race Director Extraordinaire Jon Marcus, in what can only be described as a really really really good couple of weekends of running, will be running the Berlin Marathon in Germany!
Good luck everyone!! 
Add your name to the list (for marathons, half marathons, and ultras) so we can celebrate your achievements! (And submit your results too)
Bangers 5K:
83 Bangers at one race is a new record!  Our previous biggest group ever at a race was 54 Bangers at the 26x1 relay this year.
Several PR's have been reported so far.  Submit your result at!!  Congrats to Maggie Ginn, Em Grover, Mark Hagopian, Mark Zagata, Ryan Wexler, Greg Niforos, Leandra Mansur, Wendy Recine, and Daniel Hitchcock on their PRs!  Also congrts to Mariah Bundy and Deena Altschwager on their first ever 5K's! 
32 humans and 2 dogs got their name on the Grand Prix list for the first time in 2016 this week, bringing us to 134 participants so far this year!  (For reference, we had 91 total last year.) Congrats to: 
Laura Huselton
Kate Mroz
Dan Costa
Agoston Petz
Bethany Crowe
Kathleen Vale
Sami Rifai
Greg Bertoni
Dan Shevenell
Trevor Evans
Blair Sheets
Lexi Panepinto
Ali Lynch
Kaitlyn Direnzo
Arra Derderian
Pat Sweeney
Greg Jarbeau
Peter Leblanc
Danny Arias
Natalie Schils
Kiley Bunce
Anna Speth
Ainsley Wolfe
Sara Thomas
Jennifer Clegg
Kyle Dooley
Lauren Rosenfeld
Meaghan O'Connor
Kelly Muskopf
James Ciancia
Mike Devens
Chris Jenkins

You can see the full set of standings and upcoming races at
Volunteer Opportunity: We can still use a few more people volunteering at our water stop for the B.A.A. Half Marathon on Sunday, October 9th! Here is the FB event for more info and instructions on how to sign up:
Finally, long run Saturdays are continuing! This weekend's run will start at 7:30 AM (not 7!!!) in Oak Square. Routes and details will be posted in the FB event:

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