The famed Boston Marathon takes place this coming Monday, April 17. Four members of the BLT Runners – Nancy Alexander, Pat Bradley, Heather Lee Callaghan, and Marg Organ – will race in the 2017 edition of this event.
For Nancy and Marg this will be their first crack at Boston. Both are new marathoners and qualified for the first time in 2016. Nancy posted qualifying times in her first two marathons: Johnny Miles held in New Glasgow in June and Cape Breton Fiddlers held in Sydney in September. Marg was the same, posting qualifying times in her first two marathons both in 2016: Bluenose in May then Moncton in October.
Heather and Pat are experienced marathon runners not only having completed multiple marathons but also having raced Boston before. This will be Heather’s 5th time running Boston and will be her 15th marathon. She qualified at last year’s race but bettered her qualifying time with a personal best in Chicago last October. Pat also qualified for to run in this year’s race at last year’s race. He also ran the Boston Marathon in 2015.
You can follow their progress on Monday by downloading the Boston Marathon Mobile app and entering the bib numbers of the runners you would like to track. Bib numbers for participating members are: