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Schedule

Sunday, April 20
      Long Run (Various Distances)
     St. Ignatius (BC)
     8:00 am

Marathoners should check
the Members Only Section
for their long run schedule.
 

Monday, April 21

PATRIOTS DAY


Tuesday, April 22
     Coached Track Workout
     Wellesley HS Track

     
6:00 pm

Please check
the Members Only Section
for workout details.
 

Saturday, April 26
     
Trail Run
     Cutler Park (Needham)
     7:00 am

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Sunday, April 27
     Long Run (Various Distances)
     Newton Center
     8:00 am

Marathoners should check
the Members Only Section
for their long run schedule.
 

GOOD LUCK
MARATHONERS!



What's New?

Important Dates

April 21, 2014: 118th Boston Marathon

2014 HHS Race Series

2014 USATF-NE Grand Prix Race Schedule

2014 USATF-NE Mountain Running Circuit

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Announcements

  • 2014 Boston Marathon training schedules are available for access from the Members Only page.

  • Our schedule for Babson track workouts is as follows:

        November: 6, 13, 19, 26
        December: 5, 11, 19, 26
        January: 2*, 9*, 16*, 23, 30

        February: 6, 13, 20, 27
        March: 5, 12, 19*, 26
        April: 2, 9

    These dates are subject to occasional change.

    Most track workouts are from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Workouts on dates annotated with an * are from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Poets' Corner

From the Firehouse along Comm Ave
Our footsteps we were countin’,
Then fueled up and ready
We scooted up Heartbreak Mountain.

J. Devine, 2011

Heartbreak Hill

The most famous hill in all of running is almost certainly “Heartbreak Hill”, between miles 20 and 21 of the Boston Marathon course.

In 1936, while running the last of the four Newton hills, defending champion Johnny Kelley finally caught the leader, Ellison “Tarzan” Brown. As he passed him, Kelley gave him a gentle pat on the shoulder, figuring that Brown would quickly fade.  Instead, Brown, motivated by this bold move, immediately regained the lead and went on to win.

The late Boston Globe sportswriter Jerry Nason coined the term “Heartbreak Hill” in the next day’s issue when he described Kelley’s bitter defeat ("breaking Kelley's heart").

Every Patriots Day since 1936, Heartbreak Hill on Commonwealth Avenue in Newton has become a focal point for many of Boston's most vocal and knowledgeable marathon spectators ---- particularly those eager to witness the drama (and agony) as runners strive to conquer the most challenging section of this historic course.



Last Updated on Sunday, April 20, 2014