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Wednesday, June 23, 2021
"For the first third of his preliminary race at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials, Sean McGorty ran comfortably, keeping pace near the front of a heap of 14 runners. He had started running the 3,000-meter steeplechase — a middle-distance event that requires competitors to hurdle high, hard barriers, sometimes over 2½-feet-deep pits of water — in May, but already he had achieved the qualifying standard.McGorty, a Fairfax native and Chantilly High graduate, entered Oregon’s Hayward Field hopeful to reach the Tokyo Olympics. To secure his place in the final, he would need to finish in the top five. Everything was going to plan one kilometer in, until it wasn’t. A runner stepped on the back of McGorty’s right foot, ripping down the heel of his shoe.“I got a flat tire,” McGorty said."
|Sean McGorty finished ninth in his preliminary heat of the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Ore. (Steph Chambers/Getty Images)|
Sunday, December 27, 2020
From the New York Times: "With Each Run, a City Shaken by Racism Is ‘Finding the Greater Good’"
Over the last 15 years, the route Jones crafted has come to host the most racially diverse running group in the city. In creating the ProlyFyck Run Crew — named for the Nipsey Hussle “Victory Lap” lyrics, ‘I’m prolific/ so gifted /I’m the type/ that’s gon’ go get it,’ — Jones has helped build community amid one still reckoning with the racial trauma of August 2017, when white supremacists held violent rallies in Charlottesville.
This year, as people across the nation protested acts of police brutality and racial injustice in response to the killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd, who are Black, the run crew has grown, with up to 75 runners on some mornings.
“After all the social unrest this year, this community has been looking for ways to connect,” said Wes Bellamy, a Black former Charlottesville City Council member and a ProlyFyck co-founder. “We are a city that believes in the power of working with each other, of rallying together and finding the greater good.”
Monday, December 7, 2020
For the runners among us: Did you see the results of the half marathon in Valencia, Spain? A new world record, and three other runners beat the previous mark in the same race. Fast!
Oh, and the US woman winner missed setting a record by 1 second. Fast!
"The results in the men's half marathon were remarkable, with four men breaking the world record. "
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|half marathon record broken by multiple runners|
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Great work to athletes who competed in the Virtual Knights of Columbus 4xMile❗️ It’s not easy to run solo. Way to focus and continue to work hard🙌🏽 @BayStateRun pic.twitter.com/mgV3utcsvI— FHS Boys XC+TF (@FHSPanthersTF) April 12, 2020
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|FHS athletes competed in Virtual running contest|
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Saturday, July 14, 2018
This friendly USAT Sanctioned Sprint triathlon is designed to work for both beginners as well as advanced triathletes.
Great park venue, with all proceeds benefiting the Reach Out to Youth and Families Campaign at the Hockomock Area YMCA. The race will have you enjoying picturesque New England landscapes through quaint Wrentham Center. Bike and run provide moderate hills. The grass transition area is centrally located and easily accessed; each participant will enjoy roomy and secure transition space. This USA Triathlon sanctioned event is limited to 400 registered athletes. We are also proud to be the first paratriathlete-friendly USAT event in New England beginning in 2013 and continuing to this day.
Participants can expect a high-quality race at an affordable price. If space is available, registration will begin at 6:00 AM day of event - Sunday, 7/22. This year the after-race party will be at UNO Pizzeria and Grill in Wrentham located in the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets.
Register online and find more information at https://www.hockymca.org/triathlon. Online registration will close on July 20th at noon. Day of registration will begin at 6:00 AM on Sunday, July 22nd.
All proceeds will benefit the Hockomock Area YMCA’s Reach Out for Youth & Families Annual Campaign which is the primary vehicle in subsidizing confidential scholarship assistance and subsidized programs for youth, individuals and families to have a YMCA experience regardless of ability to pay. Funds raised provide confidential scholarship assistance, giving Y experiences including summer camp, child care and teen programs to local children and families in need.
|bike action at the 2017 triathlon|
Clinics will also be offered for all registered triathletes on Wednesday, July 11 at 5:30 PM and Saturday, July 14th at 8:00 AM. The clinics will feature an open water stroke clinic, followed by a transition area training and ending with the opportunity to bike the course. Each clinic is $20 per participant. Clinic pre-registration is required by calling 508-695-7001.
About The Hockomock Area YMCA
Where Cause Meets Community. At the Hockomock Area YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. The Hockomock Area YMCA is an organization of men, women, and children sharing a commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility.
Our YMCA is committed to partnering and collaborating with others to create and deliver lasting personal and social change in the 15 communities we are privileged to serve. The Hockomock Area YMCA is a not-for-profit charitable cause-driven organization with facilities in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Franklin, and Mansfield. For more information visit hockymca.org.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
"Two Franklin runners are passing up this year’s Boston Marathon to travel to England a week later to run the Virgin Money London Marathon while raising money for multiple myeloma research.
The race is on April 22 in London, where Franklin residents Loriann Zajac and Josh Smith will make their way winding through the city with thousands of other runners from around the world. The duo will be running to support the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF).
Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer, specifically targeting plasma inside bone marrow. The mutated cells secrete abnormal and cancerous proteins that lead to tumors, kidney damage, and a decreased immune system.
Zajac was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in the early 2000s. Although considered incurable, the cancer is treatable. Zajac has been in remission for a few years now thanks to her treatment. Their goal is to raise $5,000 before the race.
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Monday, March 5, 2018
"Roger Bannister, the first runner to break the 4-minute barrier in the mile, has died. He was 88.
Bannister’s family said in a statement that he died peacefully on Saturday in Oxford, the English city where the runner cracked the feat many had thought humanly impossible on a windy afternoon in 1954.
Bannister, who went on to pursue a long and distinguished medical career, had been slowed by Parkinson’s disease in recent years.
He was “surrounded by his family who were as loved by him, as he was loved by them,” the family said in a statement announcing his death on Sunday. “He banked his treasure in the hearts of his friends.”Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
|On May 6, 1954, Britain's Roger Bannister hits the tape to become the first person to break the 4-minute mile in Oxford, England. His family said Sir Roger Bannister died peacefully in Oxford on March 3 at age 88. AP|
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Saturday, April 1, 2017
"Student Government has been working hard to plan a town wide event held for a great cause.
On May 13th, 2017 community members of all ages will gather to participate in a Color Run right here at FHS! Register here!
Registration will begin at 9 am and the actual run will begin at 10. There will be a gathering with a DJ after the race, just like an actual Color Run!
All proceeds will be going directly to Mr. K’s Scholarship Fund. Gift cards to Elizabeth’s Bagels will be given out to every 50th high school student to register. Even better, FHS students could win a FREE COOKIE COUPON. To win, simply gather your sports team or club members. Then, go head to head with the girls vs the boys group of your sport/club! (For example, girls lacrosse vs boys lacrosse; softball vs baseball)
How do I register my student group? (Read this)
On the day of the event there will be a check in for sports teams/club members, and the group with the highest participation will win the Free Cookie Coupon. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this! Join us for memory making fun while raising funds for a great cause."
|FHS to hold Color Run for Mr K's Scholarship Fund - May 13|
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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|9171||Nadeau, Janelle E||38||F||Franklin||MA||USA|
|5904||Williams, Samuel L.||30||M||Franklin||MA||USA|
|6819||O'Connor, Kevin J||39||M||Franklin||MA||USA|
|6364||Lesperance, John J||53||M||Franklin||MA||USA|
|28186||MacKay-Montville, Sarah A.||24||F||Franklin||MA||USA|
|26642||Lim, Christian M.||36||M||Franklin||MA||USA|
|30508||Ward, Scott C.||42||M||Franklin||MA||USA|
|30706||Ullrich, Blaire B.||30||F||Franklin||MA||USA|
|27072||Curran, John J.||50||M||Franklin||MA||USA|
|Boston Athletic Association|