Monday, May 13, 2013
Make sure your favorite sports teams are highlighted on Wellesley Patch this season!
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Wellesley and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Wellesley Patch. News about any team – from youth t-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more – it’s all welcome. Here's are six ways you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Wellesley Police Department Runners Club annual Officer Savage 5K was held last weekend.
The Wellesley Police Department Runners Club held its annual Officer Savage 5K Road Race and Fun Run on Sunday, May 5. The race started and finished at Babson College, and a kids 'fun run' was held for children 10 and under. Seth McClennen, 41, of Wellesley was the top overall male finisher, with a time of 17:07. For the women, Molly Karp, 31, of Natick, was the top finisher, completing the course in 21:05. To see the complete list of finishers, and rankings by age, visit this Wellesley police page.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Wellesley College students came out to support Boston Marathon's runners with signs and screams.
Yesterday, through the @Wellesley and @WellesleyNews's social media, the college announced they would hold a vigil today, April 17, at 12:30 p.m. Just a few hours earlier, the same social media was talking about one of the College's marathon traditions: The Scream Tunnel. Wellesley College has been doing this for years. The Scream Tunnel is an ongoing tradition which, according to our Wellesley College Patch Blog may be as old as the marathon itself. It is a quarter-mile stretch, where students come out to support runners with signs and screams. Patch Blogger Krista Perry, wrote about her Marathon experience yesterday. Despite stomach pains at about mile 10, it was the Scream Tunnel that pushed her forward: Then…Wellesley College. …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Following the Boston Marathon explosion yesterday, please let us know if you have heard from Wellesley's runners.
Dozens of people were injured by two explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line yesterday. Needless to say, there are a lot of worried people out there. We want to hear from you that people are alright. If nothing else, tell your family that you're safe with Red Cross site, or use the Google People Finder. However, please let us know when you hear from people: leave a comment below or on our post yesterday, we would like to hear that you, your family, and your friends are all okay. Tom and Kristen Donahue, who we profiled last week, were both running and told Patch they were both home and safe, and that their thoughts were with the families affected by the explosion. Below is a list of runners from Wellesley who were on the course…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Reports and pictures from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
As Boston's Marathoners run through Wellesley and Newton, we'd like to see your photos of the runners in town.
The 117th Boston Marathon will bring thousands of runners from Hopkinton to Boston, via Wellesley on Monday, April 15, 2013. The route will pass through Wellesley from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wellesley College tells us they will do the Scream Tunnel again this year, although runners will be passing through town for much of the day. As the course winds through town, if you are going out to watch, bring your phone or your camera with you. Snap a couple of photos and upload them here. Check back here after the marathon to see what your neighbors upload.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Meet a Wellesley man running for Newton's Hospice of the Good Shepherd.
A few weeks ago, Wellesley Patch asked for profiles from folks running the Boston Marathon. Runner name: Stephen Campbell Age (or age group): 58 yrs old Profession: Investment Advisor Marathon experience: Third Boston Marathon Reason for running: Run for fitness and to raise money for an awesome charity: Hospice of the Good Shepherd! Qualified runner or charity bib?: Charity Bib Bib number: #25124 The 117th Boston Marathon will bring thousands of runners from Hopkinton to Boston, via Wellesley on Monday, April 15, 2013. The route will pass through Wellesley from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Two from Wellesley running in memory of a friend, for the first time since 1998.
A few weeks ago, Wellesley Patch asked for profiles from folks running the Boston Marathon. We start with a two-for-one: a Wellesley couple running in memory of a friend: Runner name: Kristin Donahue & Tom Donahue Age (or age group): 43 & 42 Profession: at-home & investment banker Marathon experience: last marathon was 15 years ago, Boston 1998 Reason for running: to honor the memory of our friend, Glen and to support the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation Training tip: At this point take care of yourself and try to stay injury free. Qualified runner or charity bib?: Charity www.glendohertyfoundation.org Bib number: 23612 & 23613 Photo: Tom, Kristin & Glen at our wedding in 1998 Kristin Donahue wrote Patch with a little more information …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Road race in memory of Hanna Randolph coming to Elm Bank on Mother's Day. Patch caught up with the new race manager for more.
The Wellesley 1 Miler Race in memory of Hannah Randolph is back, and it's under new management. New race director Dave Hannon told Patch that they took the event over, and have started from scratch. Like last year, the race begins on Mother’s Day morning, and runners will still gather in honor of a Wellesley High School freshman who lost her life in a skiing accident last year. However, this year's Wellesley 1 Miler for Hannah Randolph will start off at a new location: Elm Bank. The location is more significant to the Randolph family, as it is where Hannah learned to ride her bike, and where she played soccer. Last year, the race ran through downtown Wellesley. Hannon commented that while the location was great, it had some …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Patch is looking for Wellesley residents running in the Boston Marathon to feature in runner profiles.
It's less than one month away. The 117th Boston Marathon will bring thousands of runners from Hopkinton to Boston, via Wellesley on Monday, April 15, 2013. Are you one of those runners? Patch will feature profiles of Wellesley residents who are participating in this year's Boston Marathon. We're hoping to tell your neighbors and fellow runners about all the hard work you've done to get to this historic day. Interested in a Wellesley Patch runner profile? Fill in the form above, or email Editor Grahame.Turner@patch.com with the following information: We'll be featuring short profiles, or "baseball cards", for as many runners as we can. Those runners will also be a part of our live blog on Marathon Monday, where we'll track local runners' …