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This Week's Schedule

Sunday, July 31

Long Run (Various Distances)
Newton Center
7:00 am

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

Tuesday, August 2

Coached Track Workout
Newton North HS Track
6:30 pm

Please check
the Members Only Section
for workout details.

Thursday, August 4

Coached Off-Track Workout
Meet at WHS Parking Lot
6:30 pm

Please check
the Members Only Section
for workout details.

Saturday, August 6

Trail Run

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Sunday, August 7

Long Run (Various Distances)
Newton Center
7:00 am


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

What's New?

Mount Washington Road Race 2016

Annual Run from Hopkinton 2016

(click on either photo for a full-sized version)

Important Dates

August 2: Newburyport 10 Miler/5K
August 9: Banana Split Relays (NNHS)
August 21: Falmouth Road Race

2016 HHS Race Series

2016 USATF-NE Grand Prix Race Schedule

2016 USATF-NE Mountain Running Circuit

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Announcements

  • NEW! Due to construction work on the Wellesley HS track this summer, our Tuesday evening track workouts will be held at the following alternate locations:

      May: Newton North HS
      June: Needham DeFazio Field
      July & August: Newton North HS
      September: Needham DeFazio Field
      October: to be determined

    For the Newton North HS track, park in the Elm St. lot.  Road to the parking lot is at 457 Walnut St.

    Needham DeFazio Field is off of Rte. 135 (Dedham St.) approximately 1 mile south of Needham Center.

    Thursday workouts will continue to meet at the Wellesley HS parking lot (off of  State, Smith & Clifford Sts.).

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 Friday, July 29, 2016