Week 2 – Finally on a Sunday

Last week we ran on Saturday to avoid running the morning after the MRC Winter Party. The bad news was there wasn’t a Winter Party due to snow, but the good news is we ran on a dry, safe, snow free course instead of in 6 inches of snow on Sunday. Saturday was cold but we avoided snow, and big thanks go out to Hank Murphy for standing in the cold to keep everyone hydrated at the water stops. We had about 40 runners training together up and through the forest of Breakheart.

This week we run on Sunday out through the Fells and around Spot Pond. The run will leave Brueggers at 8AM heading towards West Wyoming. Take a right on West Wyoming and run to the first set of lights at Grimsby’s where you turn left. Continue through the hills of the Fellsway East, through a set of lights and turning right onto Highland Ave at the traffic circle. Continue to the end of Highland Ave finding a water stop on the left.

After the water stop, if you’re running long head left at the rotary by Flynn Rink, running half head to the right. The shorter route will run along the front side of Spot Pond and turn right on to Pond Street, back to Grimsby’s. Turn left at Grimsby’s onto the LynnFells Parkway past Melrose High School, turning right on Melrose Street and right on Main Street finishing your 7 miles at Brueggers

The longer route will run a loop of Breakheart Spot Pond. The left at the rotary will put you on Elm Street where you’ll run to the end of Elm and turn right on to the Fellsway West. Follow this under I93 then over I93 and turn into the Straw Point parking lot (if you make it to Friendly’s you missed your turn). There will likely be a small water stop in the parking lot. Follow through the parking lot turning right to follow the pond, past the Stone Zoo and over to the Flynn Rink. Cross the rotary back over to Highland Ave and get another drink at the first water stop again.

After the water stop continue on Highland, turning left onto East Border Road. Follow this to the first set of lights, turning left on to the Fellsway East, going back through the hills. At Grimsby’s continue going straight onto the LynnFells Parkway, past Melrose High School, turning right on Melrose Street and right on Main Street finishing your 12.5 miles at Brueggers.

Water stops, I think Hank and I will take care of you once again.

Roll call, Who’s in?!

38 Responses to “Week 2 – Finally on a Sunday”

  1. Dan Slattery says:

    In for the full 🙂

  2. Jen Bresnahan says:

    Me and Jen Dodge are in. Mileage is a game day decision, but we will be there!

  3. Matt Kerton says:

    Hi Jim – did spot pond change its name? Paragraph 4 – “The longer route will run a loop of Breakheart.” 😉 In for the full..

  4. Marian says:

    Marian and Kelly are in for the full

  5. Brian Walfield says:

    In for the full. Thank you,thank you, thank you!!!

  6. Jon Root says:

    In for the full. First time out as I just joined the club 2 weeks ago. Looking forward to it. Thanks!

  7. Mark Rosenblum says:

    In for the half.

  8. Lauren Cossette says:

    In for all if it!

  9. Tom Gorman says:

    In for the full

  10. Kelly Furbush says:

    Alicia and I will be running Sunday. I am going to do long run and try to convince Alicia to do the same!

  11. Mike McLaughlin says:

    In for the full. Thanks

  12. Lois says:

    I’m in!

  13. Mary O'Connell says:

    Thuy and I are in for full. GO PATS!

  14. Regina Curran says:

    Hi Jim

    Julie and I are in for the short please!

    Thanks Jim

  15. Audrey H says:

    Donna and I are in for the half. Thank You!

  16. Heather Lane says:

    IFTF please. Thank you, Jim.

  17. Ashley DeAcetis says:

    IFTF Jim! Thank you!

  18. Paul C says:

    I’m in for the full. Thanks!

  19. Jessica Crispin says:

    Christina and I are in for the short run. Thank you.

  20. andy nagelin says:



    Thank you!

  21. Katrina Berube says:

    In for the full, thanks!

  22. Jessi says:


  23. Judy Dolan says:

    Mike and I in for the half!

  24. Jackie Ecker says:

    IFTH. Thanks!

  25. Krissy Nowell says:

    IFTF Thank you!

  26. Maryanne Martin says:

    IFTH. Thanks Jim!

  27. Michele DeAngelo says:

    thank you Jim and Hank!!

  28. Gail says:

    I am in for the full.

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  31. Don Keren says:

    In for the full, thanks Jim.!

  32. Thuy Dang says:

    IFTF plz. Ty!

  33. Cynthia Berger says:

    I’m in for something

    I’m in for something

  34. Sue worrall says:


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  37. Lynda Field says:

    IFTH Linda G joining me

  38. Audie Bridges says:

    Hopefully long.

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