Week 10 – In Like A Lion

After a successful 10 and 20 mile week, with many runners improvising distances in between, this week we’ll be stepping back the miles and recovering as we rebuild up over the next few weeks. Mother nature has once again saved you from the hills of Breakheart, dropping snow as well as trees all over the area. So this week’s route will have some changes. The crowd is expected to be light with the Black Cat 10 miler and 20 miler happening today.

The Route

Start-1 – We’ll be running up Main Street, past Ell Pond, all the way in to the Wakefield, stopping at Nick’s Pizza for a water stop.

Half-2 – Will continue up Main Street through Wakefield Center, bearing left onto Common Street, turning right on Church at Lake Quannapowitt, and then turning left at the traffic lights at North Ave. This will bring you back to the water stop at Nicks.

Half-Finish – Run back down Main Street to Brueggers to finish up your 8 mile run.

Full-2 – Run up to Lake Quannapowitt by taking Main Street through Wakefield Center, staying to the right of the lake. Turn left on Lake Quannapowitt Parkway through the parking lot to a left on North Ave and take North Ave straight back to Nicks for another water stop.

Full-3 – Next we’ll run along Nahant over to Wakefield High School. Since Breakheart is snowed in, we’ll turn left on to Farm Street, left on Water Street and left back on Main Street in Wakefield Center. Return to Nick’s Pizza for another water stop.

Full-4 – Return to Melrose along Main Street, passing Brueggers, passing Marathon Sports, and look for a water stop on the left in the parking lot at Montvale Tire.

Full-Finish – Continue on Main Street up past Pine Banks Park. Enter in to Malden, turning left on Forest Street. Forest will take you over to Lebanon Street. Run on Lebanon taking a left on East Foster. When you get to Main Street you’ll take a right to finish at Brueggers for about 16.5 miles.

Water Stops – I’ll be gone this week, so Lois Parker Carmona will lead the way this week. With the change in route there will be two stops, one at Nick’s you’ll see several times, and one at Montvale Tire for the Full runners. Thank you Lois and your band of water stop helpers!

Roll Call! – Who’s in?

20 Responses to “Week 10 – In Like A Lion”

  1. Ashley DeAcetis says:

    See you tomorrow!

  2. Andy Nagelin says:


  3. Joe Terranova says:

    In for more than half/less than full. ThanksJim/Lois

  4. “Come At Me Bro” Manatee says:

    In for the full. Thanks 🙂

  5. Jessi says:


  6. Michael McLaughlin says:

    In for the fullish thanks.

  7. Audrey Recupero says:

    In for the full

  8. Cynthia Berger says:

    In for something

  9. Christina DiCalogero says:

    Jess and I are in for the full. Thanks.

  10. Lee says:

    IFTF. TYJC !

  11. Lee says:

    Remember to set your clocks ahead all.

  12. Matt K says:

    IFTF. Thanks!

  13. Judith Dolan says:

    I will be in for part of the short

  14. Amy Giuliano says:

    In for the full. Melissa will join. Thank you!

  15. Rachel says:

    In for the full… thank you!!

  16. Don Keren says:

    In for the full, thanks

  17. Rowena Hakkaoui says:

    IFTH Thanks Lois.

  18. Amanda says:

    Fullll please!!!

  19. Maryanne Martin says:

    In for the half…ty!

  20. Heather says:

    Half please.

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