Monday, May 13, 2013
The week encouraging bike-based activities is May 11-19.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation along with several other public and private entities have banded together to tell you to get out of your cars and onto your bikes this week. May 11 to 19 is Bay State Bike Week, a week unique to Massachusetts which celebrates all things bicycle. Winchester residents are encourage to bike to work. There are bike-based events going on around the Bay State this week, and several in the Boston area. The Bay State Bike Week website has provided a searchable calendar to find dates, locations and times for events closest to you. What would a statewide bike week be without a little friendly competition? The MassCommute Bicycle Challenge will award those who log the most miles by bicycle. Other local …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Freedom Run is a Memorial Day 5K.
Patch wants to see your favorite Winchester sports teams in action!
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 Winchester 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 Winchester 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 how 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 other …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The Boston Red Sox would play a doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, one day removed from a citywide manhunt that shut Boston down entirely.
A man reached out from the stream of people making the trek from Kenmore Station to Fenway Park Saturday morning to shake the hand of a military police officer standing guard. “God bless you,” he said meaningfully. The Boston Red Sox would play a doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals beginning at 1 p.m. The second game was supposed to be played Friday night, but was postponed while the city was in lockdown mode as a manhunt for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings ensued. Boston rejoiced after that suspect, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, was taken into custody in Watertown before 9 p.m. Friday. As Kenmore Square awoke Saturday morning there was a feeling of calm amid significantly heightened security. Boston University students …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A complete list of the 27 Winchester runners and their 2013 Boston Marathon results
Before the tragic events that unfolded Monday afternoon at the 2013 Boston Marathon, some Winchester runners were able to finish the race. A pair of explosives detonated shortly before 3 p.m. Monday, killing three people and injuring up to 125 near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. Here is a complete list of the 27 Winchester runners and their 2013 Boston Marathon results: BIB [Editor's note: Information from the Boston Athletic Association website was used in this report.]
Monday, April 15, 2013
We'll post any additional updates we receive about the dozens of Winchester residents that were participating in the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday prior to the tragic explosions that brought the annual event to a halt.
Updated at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday Ten of 27 Winchester runners are reportedly safe. In an email to Winchester Patch, Winchster resident Pam Wood, she wrote "(I) heard from our neighbor Frank Fantasia that he crossed the finish line 2-3 minutes before the explosion, and saw them both." Meanwhile, in another email to Winchester Patch, reader Sarah Norton stated that runner Mark Herlihy is safe. "Spoke to his wife Theresa Johnson Herlihy by cell right after the attack (Monday)," wrote Norton. "He never finished, and she, her elementary school aged daughters and his mother were delayed getting to the sidelines to watch him cross the finish line as they struggled to find parking, so thankfully no one was in the immediate area when the blasts …
See who is running the 2013 Boston Marathon from Winchester.
Winchester resident Kristen Pywell Bray will be participating in the Boston Marathon less than a week after losing her brother, Andrew David Pywell, who had a rare brain tumor disease.
[Editor's note: The following information derived from a submission by Katherine Waters-Clark.] They say train hard, stay healthy, carbo-load, hydrate and visualize. They say be prepared, but be ready just in case something goes wrong. They say the first time you run the Boston Marathon will be the most painful experience of your life. No problem for runner #24420, Winchester's own Kristen Pywell Bray. Despite excruciating leg injuries, a full-time pre-school job and a busy life with her husband Jeff and two kids Julianna and Kyle, Kristen quietly kept training, fighting, and never quitting. So just what--or who--inspired this 43-year old athlete? None other than her 36-year old baby brother, Andrew David Pywell. In 2008, then 31-year old …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
There are 27 Winchester residents participating in the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday, according to the Boston Athletic Association.
Wondering who is running the 2013 Boston Marathon from Winchester? If so, check out the list of 27 Winchester residents participating in the marathon, according to the Boston Athletic Association website. BIB
Friday, April 12, 2013
Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation (GDMF) takes on the Boston Marathon on Patriots' Day.