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This Week's Schedule

Sunday, April 23

Long Run (Various Distances)
Newton Center
8:00 am

Marathoners should check

the Members Only Section
for their long run schedule.

Tuesday, April 25

Coached Track Workout
Wellesley HS Track
6:30 pm

Please check
the Members Only Section
for workout details.

Thursday, April 27

Coached Track Workout
Wellesley HS Track
6:30 pm

Please check
the Members Only Section
for workout details.

Saturday, April 29

Trail Run

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Sunday, April 30

Long Run (Various Distances)
St. Ignatius (BC)
8:00 am

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

Important Dates

June 17: Mount Washington Road Race

2017 HHS Race Series

2017 USATF-NE Grand Prix Race Schedule

2017 USATF-NE Mountain Running Circuit

What's New?

Mount Washington Road Race 2016

Annual Run from Hopkinton 2016

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Announcements

  • NEW! Outdoor workouts will begin on April 11.  During April coached workouts will be held at the Wellesley High School track at 6:30 pm on the following dates:
          Tuesday, April 11
          Tuesday, April 18
          Thursday, April 20
          Tuesday, April 25
          Thursday, April 27

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 Saturday, April 22, 2017