October 10, 2007
An Ras Mor
Lisa, forgetting to wear green. : (
Holiday theme races focusing on St. Patrick's Day are popular, especially those finishing at a an Irish Pub. Somerville's "An Ras Mor" 5K is no exception, and on March 13, 2005 a small NRA contingent set off for Somerville with PR's and post-race beers in mind. Due to road construction the course was changed, and the official distance became "about 3.6 miles", which was not announced before the start. Many runners started their kick only to find the finish line about 1/2 mile further than expected. We still had fun anyway, and making the trip were Rich, Ellen, Lisa, and Mike. Here we have one-time-NRA-treasurer and proud-to-be-Irish Lisa Ryan smiling through the about 2.5 mile checkpoint. Lisa got 83'rd of 400 and ran about a 7:15 pace. Lisa's still with us and was last spotted at the sunrise run this morning.