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Schedule

Sunday, July 6
      Long Run (Various Distances)
     St. Ignatius (BC)
     7:00 am

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

Tuesday, July 8
     Coached Track Workout
     Wellesley HS Track

     
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Please check
the Members Only Section
for workout details.
 

Thursday, July 10
     Coached Track Workout
     Wellesley HS Track

     
6:45 pm to 8:00 pm

Please check
the Members Only Section
for workout details.
 

Saturday, July 12
     
Trail Run
     Cutler Park (Needham)
     7:00 am

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Sunday, July 13
     Long Run (Various Distances)
     Newton Center
     7:00 am

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

What's New?

Important Dates

July 24, 2014: Marathon Sports 5-Miler
                  : Annual HHS Cookout

2014 HHS Race Series

2014 USATF-NE Grand Prix Race Schedule

2014 USATF-NE Mountain Running Circuit

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Announcements

  • NEW!  2014 Fall marathon training schedules are now 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.

  • The annual HHS Cookout will be held on on a future Sunday (to be determined) at Morses Pond in Wellesley.  The schedule:
       9:00-11:30: Club Run (var. distances)
       11:30-1:00: Cook & Eat
       1:00-3:00: Swim 

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 Wednesday, July 09, 2014