Saturday, November 26, 2011

Manchester Road Race


The Manchester Road Race is a 4.75 mile race run on Thanksgiving morning.  There are 15,000 registered runners and many more who run without registering. 

Among the runners were 23 members of my neighbor Jack's family.  You have met Jack before, here and here.  Jack -- at the bottom right -- is 80 years old.  He ran the race again this year, as he always does.  Five of his ten children ran, along with assorted spouses and grandchildren.

I left town before they came back from the race, so I don't know how they did.  But, it is a very athletic family.  I'll bet they all ran well.

15 comments:

brattcat said...

what a beautiful family.

Kate said...

Ten children!? He needs energy to keep up with them and apparently he is very successful. Love their matching t-shirts and the faces of the youngsters!

Leif Hagen said...

Hey Jack - thanks for showing us Jack again! What a great family photo and wonderful inter-generational family activity!
Go Jack go!

Luis Gomez said...

Great picture!

Regina K said...

Wonderful family tradition. Memories and commitments like this really building families.

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful and amazing family! Good for them! Great shot for the day, Jack! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Sharon said...

A very athletic and handsome family, I'd say! I'm sure they did a good job!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

That's awesome that he's still running at 80 and his family too... lovely group shot!

T. Becque said...

Way to go Jack, 80 and running! This is a good way to start the Thanksgiving day (not so much guilt later on) :)

RedPat said...

This Jack is an example to us all! Glad to see him again.

Dianne said...

How inspiring! and your neighbour certainly dosen't look 80 years.
I'm sure they all enjoyed their Thanksgiving dinner after the race.

joo said...

So lovely!
Have a great Sunday:)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Sounds like a fun family tradition.

Randy said...

You can miss a group wearing that color. Great shot.

SRQ said...

23 entrants from one family?! Very cool. I hope they won at least one age category.