New member, Mike Williams, tells us about his day:
The Irish and Irish wannabes came out strong for the Ras 5K. Having been to Southie festivities a couple years ago, I was impressed to see such a green showing north of the Charles. The runners, spectators and volunteers enjoyed beautiful weather -- 50s and sunny. I arrived just before the race start and joined the BTT volunteer effort in the post-finish line chute. We had a large group of BTT-clad volunteers passing out medals, claiming timing chips, and packing up barricades. Several BTTers crossed the line and immediately jumped into volunteer mode -- making me feel a little lazy in my jeans and dry sweatshirt. Grace and Dave ran a smooth operation. The only problem was a shortage of medals for the slower finishers. This was disappointing for a couple reasons: 1) it was a cool medal, doubling as a bottle opener; and 2) those folks seemed to seek the "finish" recognition perhaps more than the earlier ones. All in all, a great day.