Week 2 – Spot Pond

Last week we had over 25 people kick off a new training season together. In stark contrast to the winter that wouldn’t end, the summer session started off with a humid morning with a hot sun growing stronger as the miles went by. The half route team turned the corner with smiles while the full route team ran through a Wakefield HS Yard Sale/Water Stop equally as smiley. No smiles were as big as the sweaty grins displayed as the long runners passed Billy’s Roast Beef and spied a bonus water stop in the parking lot. All in all a successful kick off of the summer season. Let’s keep the spirit moving into Week 2.

This week we’ll head out West Wyoming Ave to the Fellsway East. Enjoy the hills as you  make your way to a left on Highland Ave. You’ll find a water stop as you approach Spot Pond. After the stop a left turn awaits the long runners while the half route runners continue along the eastern shores of Spot Pond to a right on Pond Street, a left on LynnFells Parkway, a right on Melrose Street and a final right on Main Street before you get back to Brueggers.

The long route runners will be running around Spot Pond. Elm Street will take you to a right on Main Street in Stoneham. You’ll go under I93, then over I93 before you reach the parking lot at Straw Point (right before Friendly’s). Cut through the parking lot and bear right and run along the Pond, past the Stone Zoo, and past the Flynn Rink where you’ll cut past the rotary back onto Highland Ave. Find the water stop again before finishing up your run.

After you leave the stop you’ll take a quick left on East Boarder Road up to a light. A left there will put you back on the Fellsway East. Continuing past Grimsby’s onto LynnFells Parkway will take you to a right on Melrose Street and another right on Main and back to Brueggers.

This week I can handle the water stop but we could use a helper to add a stop at Straw Point. Interested, post below.

Ok, Roll call. Who’s in?!

31 Responses to “Week 2 – Spot Pond”

  1. lisa ballew says:

    Hi Jim – I’m new to the club.. Looking forward to my first SLR with Melrose Running. I’m in for the 7.1. Thanks for organizing! Lisa Ballew

  2. Mark Rosenblum says:

    IFTH … may join in at the turn onto Highland if leaving from home, otherwise see you at Bruegger’s.

  3. Rose P says:

    I’m in for the 12.5. Unless instructed otherwise, I’ll show up at 7:45am! See you there

  4. Courtney says:

    I can leave an unlocked car at Straw Point if you’d like Jim- let me know and I’ll grab supplies Saturday! IFTF.

  5. Nedim says:

    also relatively new; for the full.

  6. Audrey H says:

    In for the half. Thx Jim!

  7. Matt K says:

    In for the full!

  8. Kristen says:

    In for the half!

  9. Lauren Cossette says:

    In for the full!

  10. Dan Slattery says:

    In for the full 🙂

  11. Elaine Scadding says:

    Hey there,
    I will be out to help with a waterstop, Let me know what time you will need me at Bruggers.

  12. Thuy Dang says:

    in for 1/2 plz. Ty!

  13. Glen Josephson says:

    I’m in for the long run.

  14. Bill Riley says:


  15. Amanda Di Re says:

    I’m in…gonna try to attemp the full

  16. Kristen Dorsky says:

    I’m hoping to jump in to go around spot pond with folks- we’ll see how the night goes

  17. Denise Judware says:

    In for the full. Thanks.

  18. Brian Walfield says:

    I’m thinking the full


    in for the half

  20. Jim Carson says:

    Ok, Things look good, a few new faces to the SLR and plenty of offers to help.

    I’ll take Elaine’s offer to help, Courtney can just concentrate on training for Iceland! Elaine, you can meet me at Brueggers at 8 or just meet me at Water Stop 1 at about 8:20. I’ll have supplies there and one of us can move over to Straw Point once the speedy people come through.

    Thanks all. See you in the morning.

  21. Joe Winslow says:


  22. Courtney says:

    Thanks Elaine and Jim! See you in the morning!

  23. Don K says:

    In for the full

  24. Jessi Marquardt says:

    In for the full!!

  25. Jessica Crispin says:

    In for the half. Thanks

  26. Jason Doucette says:

    IFTH. Thanks.

  27. Casey Stratford says:

    In for the full. Thanks!

  28. Paul Locke says:

    Duncan & I are both in for the full.

  29. Krissy says:

    Hoping to be in for the full. TY!!

  30. Ashley DeAcetis says:

    IFTF Jim! See you soon!

  31. Rowena Hakkaoui says:

    I can help with the water stop. Meet you at Brueggers.

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