Distance runners recognized at Awards Banquet

Honors, good food, and good conversation were the order of the evening at the sixth annual USATF-NE Awards Banquet in Waltham MA on Saturday.

As part of the dinner, five awards for excellence in 2016 were presented. Brian Harvey (B.A.A.) and Christin Doneski (Whirlaway Racing Team) were honored as the Male and Female Runners of the Year, respectively.

Race of the Year went to the New Bedford Half Marathon, and John Mortimer (Millennium Running) was picked as Race Director of the Year.

Finally, The Heartbreakers were awarded Club of the Year honors for their rise on the New England scene and quality performance at USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Tallahassee, Florida.
The 2016 USATF-NE Road Race Grand Prix age division winners were presented attractive plaques, and feature speaker Olympian Abbey D'Agostino gave the audience an inspiring talk on her career and handling injuries.