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Boston Laura and Louise

Postby judi » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:18 pm

There they go again!!! Boreal girls on the run....
Our intrepid Laura and Louise are running the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16....despite what the weather may throw at them!

Best of luck, Laura and Louise!

PS I went back and added Louise's name after the run. was over..I didn't know she was going.
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Re: Boston Laura

Postby Stephanie » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:14 pm

Good luck Laura!!! Keep warm because I think it'll be difficult to stay dry!
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Re: Boston Laura

Postby Aldo » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:09 pm

In bocca al lupo!
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Re: Boston Laura

Postby spyro » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:31 pm

In bocca al lupo!

This means there's a wolf on the lawn bowling court!

So be careful and know that we're thinking about you all day tomorrow.
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Re: Boston Laura

Postby paul » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:27 pm

Yam yam!
Nice guys aren't even in the race
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Re: Boston Laura

Postby Randall » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:32 am

Good luck!

Live tracking is available if you download the BAA app.:
http://www.baa.org/races/boston-maratho ... e-app.aspx
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Re: Boston Laura

Postby david » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:40 am

Oh my apparently it is currently windy and rainy.
Here are the bib numbers:

Laura 24855
Louise 10665
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Re: Boston Laura

Postby judi » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:33 pm

Canada's Krista Duchene came third in the women's division......16 seconds behind 2nd place.

Way to go, Krista!!!!
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Re: Boston Laura

Postby BrianP » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:42 pm

And well done Laura.
I see you've finished.
Congratulations!!!
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Re: Boston Laura and Louise

Postby judi » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:08 pm

Laura 5:20:57
Louise (no results, so far)

And our breakfast buddy, Susan Magher 4:36:35


My hat goes off to anyone who battled through the wind and rain and finished!!!! You are awesome!!!!
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Re: Boston Laura and Louise

Postby Aldo » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:21 pm

On an e-mail exchange just two days ago, Louise told me that she developed a sciatic problem in the past month and, even though she is in Boston, she will not be running it.

So Laura is the only one of Boreal that conquered that cold monsoon (and as pointed out above, so did Susan). Congratulations to both. Must have felt colder that the Everest Marathon to Laura.
She seems to attract major rain events wherever she goes. Remember hurricane Sandy in New York?

Taped the race and watched it twice. Brutal conditions but exciting race for both men and women, with some lead changes in the Newton Hills and afterwards.

The commentators made fun of the guy that took a sizeable lead in the first few kilometers, (a Japanese runner), going out at under the 3 minute pace, saying that he did it just to be seen on television and then adding that, at about 5 or 10 K, "somebody will hand him a piano to carry".

Well, here is a picture of him at the finish line,
(he was not carrying a piano)

https://www.iaaf.org/news/report/boston ... n-kawauchi

Those commentators will now have to eat words for supper.
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Re: Boston Laura and Louise

Postby laura » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:13 am

Eh boy...
No marathon is easy, but this one was particularly grueling!

I hardly ever stop at porta potties.
Today, I had to.
And after I finished putting the toilet paper on the seat, I realized there was NO wind and NO rain in there.
I stayed for quite a bit...
:P :oops: :P
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Re: Boston Laura and Louise

Postby PatrickL » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:12 am

Congratulations Laura, I was thinking of you while watching part of the race on TV. It must have been a really hard one. We're proud of you!
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Re: Boston Laura and Louise

Postby spyro » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:32 am

Terrible conditions. Everyone who participated this year deserves a special medal. Cornwall will be a breeze — with some luck, a westerly one — for you.
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Re: Boston Laura and Louise

Postby Marilyn Huot » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:53 am

Congratulations Laura, you are amazing. Marilyn
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