Week 5 – Hills of Breakheart

I trust you all had a great run last weekend in my absence. Thank you Courtney for keeping things going, out and around Horn Pond. This week we head to the east, into Saugus for some hill training in Breakheart. The run will start from Brueggers promptly at 8AM and head up Main Street, bearing right on to Green Street, and a right onto the LynnFells Parkway. Follow the parkway into Saugus until you reach the Saugus entrance of Breakheart. Turn left into the parking lot and look for a water stop car.

After the water stop, if you’re running short, turn around and go back the way ¬†you came to finish up your run. If you’re running long, run a loop around Breakheart, entering on your right, bearing right at the pond following the outer loop of Breakheart. You’ll eventually wind up back in the parking lot for another stop at the water stop car. After that stop head back the way you came to finish up your run.

Didn’t quite get this right. You’ll be going to Breakheart but in the Wakefield side. S0… go up Main St to Green St right onto the LynnFells Parkway. At the set of lights turn left on Main Street in Saugus. Follow this onto Farm Street in Wakefield. Stop at Wakefield High School for a water stop.

Head up the hill into Breakheart and do a full lap counter clockwise around Breakheart. When you hit the lake go right to get back to the Wakefield side. Come back down the hill and back to the water stop.

From there go right on Farm, left on Water, left on Main and back Main Street to Melrose til you get to Brueggers.

Running short? Follow the crowd out to Main Street in Saugus. Loop back along Howard Street. When you get back to the LynnFells Parkway follow it across Main Street, past Melrose High School up to Grimsby’s. Turn left there and go back West Wyoming, left on Main Street and on to Brueggers.

An alternate short loop is drive over to the plaza at the corner of the LynnFells and Main Street in Saugus. Hop in there and run up to Wakefield High, around Breakheart, and back to your car.

AJ, I will use your help for a bonus water stop. Thanks.

I’ll handle the stop. Who’s in? ROLL CALL!

Thanks Paul for catching my mistake!

35 Responses to “Week 5 – Hills of Breakheart”

  1. Regina Curran says:

    In the for the short please Jim, thank you

  2. Glen Josephson says:

    I’m in for the full run.

  3. Judy Dolan says:

    Mike and I will be there for 1/2 Thank You Looking forward to the cooler temps!

  4. Kristen D says:

    I plan to be there for the half… Or may meet at Breakheart and just run some hills

  5. Lauren Cossette says:

    In for the full!

  6. Dorota says:

    Be there for all hills

  7. Jeanne Bousseau says:

    In for the Half. Thanks!

  8. Courtney says:

    IFTF and some snugglesssss

  9. I’m so happy to finally make it to a SLR! I will be running the half route. thanks, Jim!

  10. Cynthia Berger says:

    I’m in for the full

  11. Rob says:


  12. Joe Winslow says:


  13. Donna says:

    I am in for the half. Thank you.

  14. Matt K says:

    IFTF +

  15. Joanne Piper says:

    I’m in for the half. Welcome back Jim!

  16. Paul Locke says:

    Lynda Field & I are in for some stretch which may or may not include hills.

  17. Paul Locke says:

    Jim, your written description is a little different from the map for Week 5. If we join you guys in progress, on which route should I expect you?

  18. Gail Severt says:

    I am in for the full.

  19. Jessi says:


  20. Jim says:

    Fixed the route… sorry, I was selling you all short!

  21. Jackie Ecker says:

    In for the half! See you tomorrow morning.

  22. Jessica Crispin says:

    In for the half. Thanks ????

  23. Jen D. says:

    I’m in for the full. Thank you!

  24. Jason Doucette says:


  25. Audrey H says:

    In for the half thanks!

  26. Tanya OHara says:

    My husband, Ken, and I are new members and are in for the full! I’ll be the caboose!

  27. Lois says:


    … from afar (the lovely roads and hills of Maine).

  28. Mary O'Connell says:

    In for half. Thank you!!

  29. Julie Galvin says:

    In for the short – thanks!

  30. Brian Walfield says:

    IFTF,Thanks Jim!

  31. Matt Sazama says:

    IFTH, thanks!

  32. Krissy says:

    IFTF. Thank you!

  33. Gillian Petrozziello says:

    Yay, I can finally make to a SLR!!! I’m INTH!

  34. Casey Stratford says:

    Sorry for late response, full please!

  35. Kathi says:

    Jim – What do you need for water stops for this? I might be able to help if I know where, when and for how long…..

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