Week 5 – Change of Plans

I’m back… just in time for snow to come and screw up the route. This week was supposed to be a return to Breakheart, but when Winter Storm Lexi decided she wanted to travel a little farther north than originally planned a change of plans was required. Unless you want to traipse through about 8 inches of snow on the Breakheart Hills, we’ll move the route over to Spot Pond. Hopefully that gets cleaned up a little. Look at the route for week 2 for this week’s run.

We’ll leave the Knights of Columbus promptly at 8AM. With the snow try to run single file, stay close to the edge of the road, run towards oncoming traffic when possible, and be aware that when the sun is behind you that means its in the eyes of the cars approaching you. Don’t assume you’re seen. Be safe. Start the run by head south on Main Street passing Dunkin Donuts and turning right at the next set of lights onto West Wyoming Ave. Follow W Wyoming all the way to Grimsby’s and turn left on to the Fellsway East.  Run the hills and find your way to the traffic circle at Highland Ave. Turn right onto Highland and come find me on Highland for a water stop.

After the water stop, if you’re running short stay to the right at the rotary at the end of Highland and run Woodland on the front side of Spot Pond to Pond Street where you turn right. This week your run should be around 6 miles, so when you get to Grimsby’s keep going straight back along W Wyoming to Main. Turn left on Main Street and finish up back at the Knights.

If you’re going long, go left at the rotary at the end of Highland onto Elm Street. Follow that to the end, go right onto the Fellsway West, Rte 28. Follow that as you go  under I93, then over I93. Turn right into the Straw Point parking lot. If I get a volunteer there will be a little water stop there. If I don’t get a volunteer, grab so snow and hydrate on that. The parking lot will bring you out onto New South Street which will turn into Pond Street as you pass the Stone Zoo, then it will turn into Woodland as you pass the pond. Keep following straight through the various street names until you find the rotary at Highland again. I’ll be on the other side with the water stop.

After the final water stop, run along Highland taking your first left on East Border Road. Run to the first set of lights and turn left on the Fellsway East. A few hills will take you to Grimsby’s, continue straight onto the LynnFells Parkway. That’ll take past Melrose High School, where you’ll turn right on Melrose Street, and another quick right onto Main Street. Follow that through downtown Melrose and back to the Knights of Columbus.

Any questions? No? Ok, then its time for the roll call. Who’s in for this weeks run?

26 Responses to “Week 5 – Change of Plans”

  1. Krissy says:

    IFTF. Thank you so much!!

  2. Freddi Pare says:

    in for the long run with Krissy.

  3. Ashley DeAcetis says:

    IFTF with the two amazing ladies above me!!

  4. Regina Curran says:

    Hi Jim. Welcome back! Julie and I are in for the short please! Thank you.

  5. Dan Slattery says:

    In for the long 🙂

  6. Denise Judware says:

    I can help with the water stop. I owe it to the club. I can grab supplies and then head off, leave my car and do a little run. Let me know what works, Jim.

  7. Tom Gorman says:

    In for the full

  8. Casey Stratford says:

    In for the short. Welcome back Jim!

  9. Lois says:

    In for something (refuse to commit). Glad to have you back, Jim!

  10. Judi Chiavetta says:

    IFTF-Yay Jim!

  11. Erin Fopiano says:

    Peter and I are in for the half. Welcome back!

  12. Glen Josephson says:

    In for the long run.

  13. Kristen D says:

    In for the full

  14. Michele DeAngelo says:

    Welcome back Jim.. So nice to see you Tuesday night.. Not able to return to SLR… Hopefully soon.. Have s great run all… Be safe????????

  15. Jessi says:

    Iftf!!! Welcome back Jim!!! Missed you!!!

  16. Don K says:

    In for the full. Welcome back, Jim

  17. Donny Cranley says:

    welcome back…..in for the half

  18. Ed Bradford says:

    In for the full

  19. Lauren Cossette says:

    Wekcome back, Jim! IFTF

  20. Jessica Crispin says:

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

  21. Audrey Paradis says:

    In for the full!! Welcome back Jim!!

  22. Kristen says:

    In for the full!

  23. Matt Sazama says:

    In for the full.

  24. sheree says:

    Full. Thank you

  25. Bill Riley says:


  26. Jim Carson says:

    Thanks Denise. Yes, come to the first water stop and I’ll send you off with supplies for the Straw Point stop.

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