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Schedule

Sunday, December 14
      Long Run (Various Distances)
     St. Ignatius (BC)
     8:00 am

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

HHS 10K
   

Wednesday, December 17
     Coached Track Workout
     Babson Indoor Track

     6:30
pm

Please check
the Members Only Section
for workout details.
 

Saturday, December 20
     
Trail Run
     Cutler Park (Needham)
     7:00 am

Click here for more details.

Sunday, December 21
     Long Run (Various Distances)
     Newton Center
     8:00 am

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

What's New?

Important Dates

Dec 1: 20 Weeks to Boston Marathon 2015
Dec 7: Annual Meeting & Holiday Party
Dec 11: 3rd Annual Marathon Sports Shopping Night
Dec 14: 4th Annual HHS 10K
Jan 11: 5th Annual HHS 15K

2014 HHS Race Series

2014 USATF-NE Grand Prix Race Schedule

2014 USATF-NE Mountain Running Circuit

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Announcements

  • NEW! 20-week training schedules for the 2015 Boston Marathon are now available on the Members Only page.

  • NEW! The 2014 Holiday Party and Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 7 at 6:00 pm at the Windsor Club in Waban.  Click here for the invitation.

  • NEW! Information about obtaining a number for the the 2015 Boston Marathon is now available via a link on the Members Only page.

  • Babson Indoor Track workout dates for the 2014-2015 winter season are as follows:
          November: Wed 5, 12, 19
                           Tues 25 @ 6:00 pm
          December: Wed 3, 17
                           Thur 11
                           Tues 23, 30
          January: Thur 8, 22, 29
                        Mon 12
          February: Thur 5, 26
                         Tues 10, 17
          March: Wed 4, 11, 18, 25
          April: Wed 1, 8

    All workouts are from 6:30 to 8:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

  • 2014 Fall marathon training schedules are available in the Members Only section.  All schedules are geared toward the club's target race, the Manchester Marathon in New Hampshire on November 2nd.

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 Thursday, December 18, 2014