There will be a special BPR New Year's Day 5K Friday January 1, 2016 10 AM start. Hope to see you there! Bob.

Looking for those Grand Prix results? Check them out on the Scoring page and send corrections to


May your runs be merry and bright!

… and fast!



And on Christmas Day, we have a few Boston Marathon waivers to award to deserving club members. If you didn’t meet your qualifying time, you can still represent the club at the 2016 Boston Marathon. Fill out this application and return it to or Cathy Lohse on or before December 27th. Waivers will be awarded on Sunday the 27th and applications are due to the BAA by the 15th of January or you pay an additional $100. You’re responsible for submitting the application and waiver to the BAA, paying the application fees, training adequately, and getting yourself to the start and finish lines.

BAA Waiver – 2016


Chatham Health & Swim Club has announced that they’ll once again be hosting Greg Johnson’s Winter Swim Clinic on Tuesday evenings at 5:30pm beginning January 5th. Limited to 10 swimmers per session, the cost is $90 for the entire 6-week clinic ($60 for CHSC members) or $20 per night ($15 for CHSC members). Contact Chatham Health & Swim Club to register and for more information.


All the race results, scoring and standings in an embedded spreadsheet for you to browse, slice and dice. Use the arrows at the bottom to scroll through the tabs that are hidden to the right. Click on the icon of the screens in the lower right to view the spreadsheet in full screen mode.


Contributed by Cape Mermaid Katie McCully (GP +5)

Growing up a competitive swimmer, it’s no coincidence that I love the water. I love swimming in pools, ponds and in lakes. I love catching waves at the beach and I especially like taking bubble baths to soothe my mind, body and soul. Swimming has been good to me, and it’s been good for my running. Swimming tones the body, improves cardiovascular health and even lengthens the muscles. Thank goodness, I’m not ready to shrink yet! Swimming also increases upper body strength which many runners seem to lack. Another benefit is learning how to pace better. Swimming forces you to hold a consistent pace due to the nature of rhythmic breathing. How many runners do you know that start off too fast? Swimming is for everyone, young and old alike, the very slow to the very fast. And by the way, the more you swim, the better you will get.

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