Friday, March 21, 2008

what to do with race t-shirts?




What to do with all those sentimental race t-shirts? RossCommonQuilts in Boston made 2 t-shirt quilts for me (one is pictured on left).I simply packed up 42 t-shirts and picked a border. Sent my check for $300 and viola -they sent back a quilt. I keep it on my son's upper bunk bed. On the right are 2 defunct races -the Fred LeBow Halloween run (Central Park, 1982) and the Greenwich Point Perspective (March, 1992).Also on the right is my NYCM 1983, '84 and '87 shirt. I will post my other t-shirt quit later! Oh, on top is another defunct race, the Seaside Heights Red Dog beer marathon , 1996! (I won it) -also (upper right -neon green and pink)is the 1992 Westport Minute Man 5 miler -that was the first big race I ever won in CT (29:59!).

5 comments:

Just_because_today said...

that is why some races don't give you shirts (except an Under Armor if yu win!)

AnthonyP said...

That is really cool.

CTmarathoner said...

amen -I do not need another cotton shirt in this lifetime!

CTmarathoner said...

oh, Myriam --a purple 'warwick marathon' shirt is on that quilt -that was a marathon near you -ran it in a blinding snowstorm (1996?) -the race went through the fields of Warwick, NY -it was held simulteanously with NYCM!for 3-4 years. a bit of race history.

rundangerously said...

yikes - another thing i have to save up some $$ to get!!

those are some classic vintage race shirts!! what history to curl up in!!