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@jmnaylor33

Wellesley Hills, MA Raving since 2023 Boston Marathon finisher, World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful/finisher Active 3 weeks, 3 days ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Boston Bulldogs

  • Rave race:

    Boston Marathon

  • Race that's calling my name:
  • I run because:

    It keeps me sane and on the straight and narrow.

My Races

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Future Races

Personal Bests (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Miami, FL 2004 3:46:18
16 Miler Derry, NH Jan 21, 2024 2:14:33
Half Marathon Boston, MA Nov 12, 2023 1:44:21
10K Holyoke, MA 2012 47:02
5K Boston, MA Nov 4, 2023 22:15

Future Races (8)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Simsbury, CT Jun 1, 2024
10K Boston, MA Jun 23, 2024
10 Miler Manchester, NH Aug 24, 2024
Half Marathon Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA Sep 15, 2024
Half Marathon Keene, NH Sep 29, 2024
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 13, 2024
10K Cape Elizabeth, ME TBD
5K Rockport, MA TBD

Past Races (22)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
5K Boston, MA May 19, 2024
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 15, 2024 4:01:52
5K Boston, MA Apr 13, 2024 23:54
16 Miler Derry, NH Jan 21, 2024 2:14:33
5K Wellesley, MA Nov 23, 2023 22:41
Half Marathon Boston, MA Nov 12, 2023 1:44:21
5K Boston, MA Nov 4, 2023 22:15
Half Marathon Lowell, MA Oct 15, 2023 1:46:31
10K East Providence, RI Sep 10, 2023 49:00
5K Boston, MA Aug 26, 2023 23:28
5K Napa, CA Jul 16, 2023 26:27
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 17, 2023 3:59:08
10K Holyoke, MA Mar 18, 2023 49:15
Half Marathon Celebration, FL Jan 29, 2023 1:59:02
5K Boston, MA Nov 5, 2022 26:46
10K Queens, NY Jun 16, 2018 59:24
Half Marathon New York, NY 2016 1:52:09
10K Holyoke, MA 2012 47:02
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 2011 4:08:07
Marathon San Francisco, CA 2005 3:54:37
Marathon Miami, FL 2004 3:46:18
Marathon Quebec City, Canada 1999 3:50:01

My Raves

Typical well run race with HUGE crowds this year. Unfortunately the heat was too much for my goal time although still ended up w/ a reasonable finish. Will be doing … MORE

Typical well run race with HUGE crowds this year. Unfortunately the heat was too much for my goal time although still ended up w/ a reasonable finish. Will be doing it again next year and hopefully sometime in the future as a qualifier.

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Well organized as usual, nice t-shirt, improved medal this year. Tons of port-o-potties to use before hand. A mix of fun run folks, serious runners and folks using this as … MORE

Well organized as usual, nice t-shirt, improved medal this year. Tons of port-o-potties to use before hand. A mix of fun run folks, serious runners and folks using this as a Shakeout for Boston (like me). Highly recommended – sign up for the Distance Medley and you get access to a tent with coffee, food, water and gatorade before and after.

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The Derry "Boston Prep" 16 miler is a very hilly, and, in 2024, very cold, real "tester" for runners training for Boston or just your garden variety masochist. The field … MORE

The Derry “Boston Prep” 16 miler is a very hilly, and, in 2024, very cold, real “tester” for runners training for Boston or just your garden variety masochist. The field is very fast/strong, albeit small. The race is well organized with the staging at a local school and a casual walk to the start line on a country road. The race is somewhat scenic through backroads outside Derry, NH with some killer hills at mile 4 and then miles 10-12.

Post-race the food and drink are o.k. although they went fast. I have been told the swag and food used to be better, but can’t independently judge that

All around, a fun time and a great “check in” for Boston prep.

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2600 + runners line up on Linden St in Wellesley for the Annual Turkey Trot. Quick moderately hilly course takes you through downtown Wellesley and through Wellesley College. Swag is … MORE

2600 + runners line up on Linden St in Wellesley for the Annual Turkey Trot. Quick moderately hilly course takes you through downtown Wellesley and through Wellesley College.

Swag is minimal – a t-shirt but you need to sign up early to make sure you get it

There is a kids’ fun run as well which is great for the 10 and under crowd

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The B.A.A. Half is the third race in the B.A.A. Distance Medley (5K/10K/Half). The race is on an out and back-ish course starting in Franklin Park in Boston, wending its … MORE

The B.A.A. Half is the third race in the B.A.A. Distance Medley (5K/10K/Half). The race is on an out and back-ish course starting in Franklin Park in Boston, wending its way along the Emerald Necklace of Olmstead Parks and back through Franklin Park, finishing after the zoo in White Stadium. Great race overall, a bit hilly, but manageable. Very well organized and run; great t-shirt and medal. A special medal is available for runners who finished all 3 distance medley races (and a special hospitality tent w/ dedicated port-o-potties is available for those who sign up for the Medley).

All in all a very well run, scenic and fun race. Just wish it was a bit warmer!

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The Ryan Shaw Memorial 5K is a wonderful casual race along the Charles River in Boston put on by Ryan's family and his Northeastern University fraternity members to raise money … MORE

The Ryan Shaw Memorial 5K is a wonderful casual race along the Charles River in Boston put on by Ryan’s family and his Northeastern University fraternity members to raise money for charity in honor of Ryan who tragically passed away while in college. The race is high energy with lots of folks in their early to mid 20s, lots of folks with dogs and lots of walkers.

The route is along the Charles River and loops from Boston to Cambridge and back. It’s a lot of fun with a great t-shirt, beer and snacks afterwards and a post-race party at a local brewpub. 3 water stations along the way although you don’t need them for the easy route.

Great for families and people of all ages. Highly recommended.

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I ran the 1/2 which is two 6.5 mile loops. Overall a very good and easy race. Pros: Good swag, efficient bib pickup, lots of water and gatorade on the … MORE

I ran the 1/2 which is two 6.5 mile loops. Overall a very good and easy race. Pros: Good swag, efficient bib pickup, lots of water and gatorade on the course, great post-race food options. Cons: Parking is a nightmare, get there early or get dropped off, no GU or fuel on course, street is pretty pockmarked so watch out! Overall a lot of fund and a small town feel.

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The race production is pretty bare bones, but you can tell a lot of love goes into it. Unfortunately, this year's 10K/Half Marathon had a very unfortunate incident precede it … MORE

The race production is pretty bare bones, but you can tell a lot of love goes into it. Unfortunately, this year’s 10K/Half Marathon had a very unfortunate incident precede it – a fatality on the course the night before the race. The race director, Gary, must have had a traumatic morning setting up the course when a car flipped over and crashed right in front of him. Kudos to Gary for being able to keep his head straight and somehow have the race come off albeit with some course changes, in the middle of all of that trauma.

As for the course/race: Tough – hilly. Very humid. Basic swag. Don’t run it for an “event” feel. More a small town feel.

tl/dr: Race seems to be a labor of love. Rough circumstances this year. Would run again.

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Run is for Justin Turner's foundation. Lots of good vendors for a 5K (Dunkin Donuts and coffee, protein drinks, etc). Easy out and back on the Esplanade. Not too crowded. … MORE

Run is for Justin Turner’s foundation. Lots of good vendors for a 5K (Dunkin Donuts and coffee, protein drinks, etc). Easy out and back on the Esplanade. Not too crowded. Pet adoption tent was a bonus. High fives at finish from Turner and Wally!

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The 5K is part of the Half Marathon weekend and was well organized and a great race overall. The course takes you from downtown out of Sonoma through some lovely … MORE

The 5K is part of the Half Marathon weekend and was well organized and a great race overall. The course takes you from downtown out of Sonoma through some lovely countryside to a turnaround near a wine estate. Overall a fairly flat course with one hill at the halfway point.

The swag is good and the glass of rose at the end is not to be missed. Overall a very fun, chill and well produced race.

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It's a once in a lifetime kind of race. Everything about it is first class and the fan support is unreal. Difficult course as everyone knows, but if you plan … MORE

It’s a once in a lifetime kind of race. Everything about it is first class and the fan support is unreal. Difficult course as everyone knows, but if you plan on running the hills and hold yourself back until Wellesley you should be fine.

Nothing I can say that hasn’t been said by others. It’s an amazing experience.

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The Holyoke St. Patrick's Day 10K is an annual event occurring the day before one of the largest St. Patrick's Day parades in New England. The race itself winds its … MORE

The Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day 10K is an annual event occurring the day before one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in New England. The race itself winds its way from downtown Holyoke (with a helpful staggered start by estimated time) up through the city, past the community college to a very fast downhill finish where hundreds of screaming spectators urge you to the finish. There are fun, beer drinking, music playing fans all along the way. The city truly turns out for the event.

The race organization is top notch and the course is hilly and challenging, but with the last mile almost all downhill.

I have run this race a dozen times and it does not disappoint. The swag (only a t shirt, no medal) could be better, but otherwise it’s a fantastic race.

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Great swag - awesome fleece blanket. Awesome after race food and drink. Route is decent = first couple of miles through the quaint planned town of Celebration; some boring miles … MORE

Great swag – awesome fleece blanket. Awesome after race food and drink. Route is decent = first couple of miles through the quaint planned town of Celebration; some boring miles along a main road mid-way through, but some fans on the course help. Last several miles are very picturesque culminating in the finish downtown where there is lots of food and drink from local vendors. All in all a very well organized and fun race. Course is very flat and easy

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