Week 2 – Dress for Sox-cess Sunday

Last week we had a good group of 20 runners, most decked out in their club clothes for Singlet Saturday, run the first SLR of the season.

This week we’ll be heading out to Spot Pond for a 7/12 mile long run. I won’t be around this weekend as I head down to New York City for the first time in my life (yes, I’ve never been to the Big Apple) to watch a Sox-Yankees game with my son. I’ll leave you in the responsible hands of Lois and Tom. As the Red Sox start up the second half of the season, the theme for this week is Sox Sunday. Wear something Sox-y, Red Sox gear, baseball cap, red socks, or just put on some red and white in honor of the home team. If you follow another team, feel free to wear that teams clothing (and be mocked).

The route this week will leave Brueggers heading south towards Malden. Turn right onto West Wyoming and make your way to Grimsby’s. Turn left at the lights onto the Fellsway East. Roam over the hills down to a traffic circle at the intersection with Highland Ave. Turn right on Highland and follow it up towards Spot Pond, stopping at the water stop along the way.

If you’re running short head right at the Highland rotary onto Woodland Rd on the Melrose side of Spot Pond. Continue to Pond Street where you’ll take a right and head back down to Grimsby’s. ┬áTurn left and follow the LynnFells Parkway past Melrose High School to Melrose Street where you’ll turn right and right again onto Main Street. Follow Main back to Brueggers and you’re done.

Running long? Turn left at the Highland rotary onto Elm Street. Follow Elm to the end where you turn right onto Rte 28/Fellsway West. Continue up “slacker’s hill”, under I-93, over I-93, and over to the Straw Point parking lot at Spot Pond (just before the Friendly’s intersection). Look for a water stop in the parking lot, have a sip, and continue on along the pond past the Stone Zoo, all the way back to the Highland rotary. Run around the rotary and back to the water stop on Highland Ave.

From there you’ll continue a short way on Highland and take your first left on to East Border Road. Up that hill will bring you to a set of lights where you’ll turn left back on to the Fellsway East. Follow that past Grimsby’s onto the LynnFells Parkway. Go past Melrose High School, turn right on Melrose Street, and right on to Main Street. Main will bring you Brueggers where you’ll finish up.

One more thing, next week, July 24th, we’ll follow up the Sunday Long Run with a Winter SLR Barbecue at the Dorsky’s house. Bring some sides and some things for the grill and we’ll celebrate what was done in the winter/spring. This replaces the SLR Brunch that never really takes place. If you ran in the winter reply with #Dorskying to let us know you’re coming.

Ok, Roll Call! Who’s in?

23 Responses to “Week 2 – Dress for Sox-cess Sunday”

  1. derm cahill says:

    First time for me, I would like to attempt the 12 mile loop. see you at Breuggers

  2. Joe Winslow says:

    IFTH Thanks!

  3. Donny cranley says:

    In for half

  4. Denise Judware says:

    In for the half

  5. Marian says:

    Marian and Krissy are in for the full. See you then

  6. Ashley DeAcetis says:


  7. Matt Sazama says:

    In for the half + a few for 10 miles.

  8. Yvonne Liu-Constant says:

    In for the half. Thanks!

  9. Lee says:

    IFTF and will dress for Soxcess.

  10. Jessi says:


  11. Bill Riley says:

    IFTF thank you

  12. Jackie Ecker says:

    In for the half. Go Sox!

  13. Gail Severt says:

    IFTF. Thanks

  14. Judi Chiavetta says:


  15. Tanya OHara says:

    3 of us are in for the 1/2.

  16. Rowena Hakkaoui says:

    IFTF, thanks!

  17. andy nagelin says:

    I can do a water stop if you need me. Just looking to run a few miles.

  18. Lynne O'Mara says:

    I’m in for the full!

  19. Don Keren says:

    In for the full

  20. Matt Kerton says:

    In for the full. Thank you!

  21. Katie Sinnott says:

    INFT! Sweep the Yanks!

  22. Jeanne Boisseau says:

    Half for me tomorrow- thanks!

  23. Sheree says:

    I’m in not sure which distance yet

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