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This Week's Schedule

Sunday, September 25

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

JIMMY FUND WALK

Marathoners should check

the Members Only Section
for their long run schedule.

Tuesday, September 27

Coached Track Workout
Needham DeFazio Field
6:00 pm

Please check
the Members Only Section
for workout details.

Thursday, September 29

Coached Off-Track Workout
Meet at ???
6:00 pm

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the Members Only Section
for workout details.

Saturday, October 1

Trail Run

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Sunday, October 2

Long Run (Various Distances)
St. Ignatius (BC)
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

September 25: Jimmy Fund Walk
October 9: BAA Half Marathon
November 2: Babson Indoor Track Workouts Begin

2016 HHS Race Series

2016 USATF-NE Grand Prix Race Schedule

2016 USATF-NE Mountain Running Circuit

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Announcements

  • NEW! 2016-2017 Winter Track Workouts will begin at Babson on Wednesday, November 2. The weekly schedule is detailed below. All workouts will run from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (except those specifically noted with an * which will begin at 6:00 pm).

       November: Wed 2, 9, 16, 30
                       Tues 22
       December: Wed 14, *21, *28
                       Tues 6
       January: Wed *4, *18
                    Tues *10, 24
       February: Wed 22
                     Thurs 2, 9, 16
       March: Wed 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
       April: Wed 5

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, September 24, 2016