Week 7 – Back to the Pond

Despite the snow, over 40 people showed up to get in their long training run, much to the dismay of local residents. Their concern for why someone would go running in this weather is loudly displayed from people that would go driving in this weather or would go stand in their driveway in this weather. To all of them I have one thing to say: if you’d shovel your sidewalks we wouldn’t have to be running in the street!

This is a refresher week from last week’s long, hilly, snowy run.

This week takes us back to the sight of the infamous Rob vs the Snowplow Driver incident of 2015. We’ll leave Brueggers at 8AM on Sunday and head north on Main Street to Franklin Street, as we did last week. We’ll turn left on Franklin and run into Stoneham, like we did last week. Unlike last week you’ll run all the way to Main Street in Stoneham Center and turn left there. Run up to Friendly’s (or maybe what used to be Friendly’s?) and I’ll be waiting there with a water stop.

After the water stop, if you’re running the half route, turn left at the lights and head past the Zoo, along the front side of Spot Pond, turning left on Pond Street down to Grimsby’s. Turn left onto the LynnFells Parkway, run up past Melrose High School, right on Melrose and right on Main to finish up with 7+ miles at Brueggers.

Longer route runners will run continue straight on Main Street Rt 28 along the backside of Spot Pond. Turn left at Elm and head up to the rotary at Highland Ave. Unlike last week you’ll turn right on Highland Ave and continue along Highland looking for a water stop near the traffic circle at the Fellsway East. After the water stop turn left on the Fellsway East, travel through the hills to Grimsby’s and turn left there, up Pond Street back to Spot Pond. Turn right at the pond and head past the Stone Zoo,  back to Friendly’s for the final water stop.

After this stop continue down Main Street back to Franklin. Turn right on Franklin, right on Main, and finish up at Brueggers for 14+ miles.

I believe a combination of Hank, Tom, and I will be out making sure you’re adequately hydrated.

See you Sunday! Roll Call! Who’s in?

36 Responses to “Week 7 – Back to the Pond”

  1. Courtney says:

    I would like to say Rob has matured since the infamous Rob vs the Snowplow Driver incident of 2015, where he grabbed..himself.. at the angriest man ever. But no…. no change in maturity.

    That being said, I’ll be there for the, hopefully incident-free, full.

  2. Judith Dolan says:

    Mike and I will be in for the 1/2

  3. Liz says:

    In for the half

  4. Matt Kerton says:


  5. Michele DeAngelo says:

    In for whatever I can handle on Sunday..
    Thanks Jim????

  6. Regina Curran says:

    Hi Jim

    Julie and I are in for the half please. Thank you

  7. Donna Leggiero says:

    I am in for the half. Thank you!

  8. Ali Hawes says:

    I’m in for the full– or more (if I get lost again)! 🙂

  9. Lauren Cossette says:

    In for something in between! Also someone needs to fill me in on this incident that I missed out on. 😀

  10. Plow Me! says:


  11. Mike McLaughlin says:

    In for the full. Thanks

  12. Paul C says:

    I’m in for the Full. Thanks!

  13. Christina DiCalogero says:

    Jess and I are in for the half. Thank you!

  14. Jen Bresnahan says:

    Me, Jen Dodge and Bethany M are in for the full. Thanks!!

  15. Glen says:

    In for the full. Thanks!

  16. Jeff Rushton says:

    IFTF… thanks

  17. Lee Romprey says:

    I was there for Rob v Plow driver part 1and was driving through Stoneham just the other day reminiscing about it with Judi. Sadly I will have to miss part deux. Give em hell Rob !!!

  18. Audrey H says:

    In for the half…thank you!

  19. Alicia Furbush says:

    Angel and I are in the the half and maybe a little bit more. Thanks, Jim!

  20. Mary O'Connell says:

    Full please!!

  21. Judi Chiavetta says:

    Full for me! Thanks all 🙂

  22. Katrina Berube says:

    In for the half, thanks!

  23. Andy Brown says:


  24. Matt Sazama says:


  25. Jessi says:

    Iftf can’t wait!

  26. Rowena Hakkaoui says:

    IFTF, Thanks!

  27. Jackie Ecker says:

    IFTH. Thanks!

  28. Don Keren says:

    In for the full, thanks to Jim and a combination of Tom and Hank!

  29. Maryanne Martin says:

    Half for me…thanks Jim!

  30. I’m in for the half route. Thanks for the water stops!

  31. carleen melkonian says:

    in for half

  32. Johan Keller says:

    I’m in for the full.

  33. Noah rodman says:


  34. Amy Giuliano says:

    In for the half. Thank you!

  35. Jose viveiros says:

    Also in for the full. Thanks

  36. Heather Lane says:

    Full please. Thank you!

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