Week 5 – Saturday Slattery and Kerton Breakheart Run

Last Week – Big thanks to Liz and Cynthia for handling the Horn Pond run last week!

This week – To allow you to enjoy the MRC Summer Party to its fullest, we’ll be running Saturday morning. We’ll be heading in the opposite direction, reducing the mileage a bit, but adding a series of tough hills to keep strengthening your legs and your resolve to finish.

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(I’ll stick a map in here if/when I find a better internet connection)

The Start – The group will start from Brueggers at 8AM. Again, if you’d like to start early aim to hit the first water stop around 8:20. The group will head up Main Street to Ell Pond, crossing to the right to veer onto Green Street, and then turning right onto the LynnFells Parkway. Follow the parkway to your first set of lights at the corner of Main Street in Saugus, taking a left there. Half route runners will take a quick left onto Howard Street where they’ll find a little water stop. Long Runners continue straight on Main Street in Saugus until it becomes Farm Street in Wakefield, stopping for a water stop in the Wakefield High School parking lot.

Half Finish – The half route runners will return along Howard Street, turning left onto Green Street. At the lights at the LynnFells Parkway you’ll turn right and run the MRC summer route in the reverse direction: Lynnfells Parkway past Melrose High School, over to Grimsby’s and take a left onto West Wyoming and a left on Main Street to get back to Brueggers.

Full-2 Breakheart Loop – The longer route will take up past the Northeast Metro Tech Vocational School where you’ll find the Wakefield entrance to Breakheart. Run the Breakheart Outer Loop in the counter-clockwise direction. First making your way through some challenging hills. Drive your legs up the long steep hills and then stay controlled as you let gravity take you down the steep downhills and into the next hill. This section will take you over to the headquarters where you’ll go left to continue around to the Breakheart pond. Stay right there as it takes you back over to the Voc where you’ll pop out into the parking lot and back down to the water stop.

Full-Finish – To finish up you’ll run the same way back that you did in Week 1. Turn right onto Farm Street to the end, turning left at the T intersection onto Water Street. Continue into Wakefield Center, turning left onto Main Street. Follow Main Street back to Melrose Center, into Brueggers.

Alternate Half Route – An option for the half route runners is to carpool to the parking lot at the corner of Main St in Saugus and the LynnFells Parkway and jump in there for a loop around Breakheart before heading home back to your car.

Waterstops- Dan will host one stop and the Kertons will host the others. Thanks for the help!

Who’s in? – Roll Call!

13 Responses to “Week 5 – Saturday Slattery and Kerton Breakheart Run”

  1. Yvonne Liu-Constant says:

    In for the full with modification to get home in time, so I’ll only hit Wakefield High WS once going in. Thanks!

  2. Cynthia Berger says:

    In for the half

  3. Liz says:

    I’ll be bringing water, cups and the supply box and table to brueggers. dan will pick up the rest of the supplies.
    Running the half.

  4. Valerie Smith says:

    In for the half thank you!

  5. Judith Dolan says:

    Mike and I in for the half

  6. Bobby Taylor says:

    I’m in for the full, Kristi will be running the half + a mile or two

  7. Jackie Ecker says:

    In for the full thanks!

  8. Judi Chiavetta says:

    Full please 🙂 Thank you!!

  9. Andrea Twomey says:

    I’m in for the full. Thanks!

  10. JEP says:

    Ifth, for real this time!

  11. Marty says:

    In for the full this Slatterday.

  12. Diana mirabello says:

    In for the full

  13. Kate M. says:

    In for the full!

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