Sunday, January 27, 2008

Strong showing from NETT at the Boston Prep 16-Miler in Derry

NETT had another great showing at the very competitive Boston Prep 16-Miler in Derry, NH this weekend. Conditions were not great, according to reports from the field, with some slush, snow and ice in spots, so not a year for PRs on the course. On the men's side, Paul Miller put in another great race at Derry, finishing 5th overall in 1:37 and tops in the 30-39 age group. Frank White, a perrenial at Derry, cracked the top 20 finishers with a 1:44. Ben Speiss was out there again this year (1:50) and Dima Feinhaus put in a solid sub-2 performance for top 75 placing.

On the ladies' side, Karen Ringheiser finished third master in 2:01, while Tina Wang (accompanied by Frank KJ) was a very solid 2:09. Jennifer Shultis ran as well, but seems confused as to what her time was. I guess without night vision goggles and climbing gear, a race is somewhat confusing to her.

(Frank and Dima talk strategy before the start).

I may have missed someone out there in the results--let me know. Great results by all out there in sub-optimal conditions. Congrats.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Men make good on XC bet

Well, don't ever let it be said the NETT are welchers. While it was a couple months overdue, the NETT finally made good on their bet with the women's team to make breakfast after the women won the Assault on Mt. Hood XC race and the men were second in their category.

Tina and Frank were nice enough to host our Sunday run and breakfast. After a nice hour long jaunt in the cold, the men got to work in the kitchen while the women waited patiently for their spoils.

After a short wait the women were treated to a feast of French toast, hash browns, bagels, coffee, and Anthony's world famous Greek Cinnamon Scrambled Eggs...Mmmmm

To top it off, Tina moderated the first-ever Mini-Pony Roundtable where we discussed in detail important issues such as Garth Brooks' annoyance level, naked racing, CAD software and killer rabbits.

All in all it was a great day and we look forward to many more.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Dan Koeppel writes the book on...BANANA

The Boston Globe has a story today highlighting a new book out by Dan Koeppel called "Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World."

The Globe writes that "In Banana, Koeppel, a longtime outdoors and adventure writer, weaves a multifaceted story about how the fruit's unique nature has allowed it to become a worldwide food staple and a geopolitical force that has both shaped and toppled nations."

Now five points to anyone who knows why I posted this on our site. (And no, Banana3's not allowed to respond).Exactly.