Sunday, November 25, 2012

NETT Goes to Hill and Back

Several members of the extended NETT family took part in the To Hill and Back trail run on Friday after Thanksgiving.

Kristin took the overall women's race in a time of 33:37 over the rugged four mile course while her better half Andy was a couple minutes in front of her, seventh overall and fourth in his age group . And the applette doesn't fall far from the tree, as their 10-year old daughter Bridget took second in the 21 and under category while her grandad was only about 40 seconds behind. Crikies what a fit family!

There was a non-Hall out there representing the Mini Ponies. Chris Smith took fourth overall in his backyard run.

Congrats to all.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

All Hail the Turkey King and Queen

NETT took to the streets of Lexington on Thanksgiving and came away with a newly crowned Turkey King and Queen, and did a pretty good job of filling out the King's court as well, all for a great cause (besides offsetting the day's anticipated caloric intake).

Eric Vandendries and his daughter, 13-year-old Gabrielle took the overall men's and "women's" titles in the Steven T. Hill Stroke Foundation 5K, and won the honor of being crowned Turkey King and Turkey Queen for the day.

And NETT members really swept the ranks of the results. While official results aren't really available (it's that low-key of a race), NETT men took the top 4 spots and women several of the top spots. The list of NETTers running included:

Eric V
Crazy Dave
Frank KJ
Noah M-M

(How many NETTers can you spot in this pic?

And special thanks to our specators Doris (team photographer) and Martin.
It was the second year in a row that NETT has claimed the Turkey King crown. Last year, it was Frank KJ that was crowned as the fowl monarch.

The race funds all went to a very worthy cause. The family of stroke victim Steven Hill started the foundation to help with Steven's care after he suffered a stroke at age 33 in 2009. We had the honor of meeting Steven and his family at the race and they personally thanked NETT for showing up in force to support their cause.
To read more about the foundation and Steven's story, vist this site:
Life is like a monkey sometimes...sometimes you just gotta bring the bananas!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

An NETT Wedding and a Brunch Run Brings New Faces

Well the big news in NETTland this week was Chris and Adrienne's wedding Friday night. It was a great event and we're very fortunate to count both Adrienne and Chris as members and friends. Congrats! Of course it was a rare chance to catch a few Mini Ponies without mud or sweat on them.

Sunday was back to our normal schedule of runnning and eating. Frank and Tina hosted one of their beloved brunch runs, with some new faces (and tails!) coming out to meet the NETT gang. As always, it was a family affair--parents, kids, grandparents, kids not yet arrived, family pets, you name it, they were there! Thanks as always for hosting, F&T.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Bob Stones the Cat and the Wang-KJs Battle the Battlegreen

As usual, there were some strong results from NETT runners this weekend on the trails and roads.

First off, big congrats to Bob Segal who finished his second trail marathon in about a month at the Stone Cat Trail Marathon. Here's his report:

"I left it all out on the course today and ran 4:41 at Stone Cat. I was shocked that I ran that fast after doing NipMuck in 5:51. I even beat a guy in my age group who has beaten me in every single other race in the North Shore trail series." Bob's secret to success? Protein! "At 2 hours, I drank a container of chocolate protein mix (21 grams of protein) that I added to my fuel belt. It seemed to help. I went out in 2:18 (with an extra mile) and came back in 2:23."

Congrats Bob. Best of luck in the end-of-series scoring! (See the North Shore Trail Series scoring here).

On Sunday, with some unexpected free time on their hands, the Wang-Kjaersgaards (Tina, Frank, and Emma) tackled the Genesis Battlegreen races. Tina, clearly razor sharp this weekend, took second overall in the 10K in 44:07. Wowsers!

Meanwhile Frank and Emma teamed up to take 12th overall in the 5K and third in the 40-49 age group in 20:05. (Emmma is clearly spent from pulling the load while her dad enjoyed the ride!)