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April 10, 2019

K2J Fitness runners will be back in Hopkinton for the 2019 Boston Marathon.

 Here is a little K2J  Fitness Boston History.

We start 16 years ago, pre-K2J Fitness but these were all K2J runners they just did not know it yet!

Boston 2003

Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot was the men's winner in 2:10:11. The women's winner was Svetlana Zakharova in 2:25:20. The race star...

March 12, 2019

A few tips, collected over the last 15 years on running the Boston Marathon

The 2018 race guide is posted here

PRE-RACE

The Expo

The expo is big. This year's expo is in the usual location the John B. Hynes Convention Centre , 900 Boylston. It's just up the street from the finish line and can be reached by subway on the Green line from Hynes or Copley Stat...

October 4, 2017

When I turned sixty-five I qualified for the Boston Marathon. That was also the year I retired from teaching at St Thomas University and was invited to teach for a few months at the University of Wenzhou in southern China. Training over there was an interesting experience! 

Running on the roads or sidewalks was usually out of the question. Maybe because of popul...

May 15, 2017

Boston 2 Big Sur race report – Its all James’ fault

A few months ago, over a beer, after a workout, James pointed out that this year the Boston Marathon  and the Big Sur Marathon are 13 days apart rather than 6. He suggested that based on that and the fact that we were running Boston anyway we should enter the lottery for Boston 2 Big Sur. Two marathons on two c...

April 28, 2017

With 27 runners in the Marathon, 12 in the 5K and some friends and family we had quite the troop in Boston this year.

Race weekend officially started with the 5K on Saturday morning. The start time was moved to 9:30 this year which allowed everyone to get a little more sleep. Ian Govan took his traditional spot volunteering as a T-shirt guy. The rest of the non-...

July 5, 2016

A race report from the K2J down under division!

A quick race report for you from this side of the globe. I ran the Gold Coast marathon on Sunday, my second time up there. The course has the reputation as Australia’s fastest marathon and the only course in Aus with sub 2.10 male finishing times. It's flat and fast with very few turns.

The race started at 7.20am an...

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