Week 7 – Old Melrose Half

Last week we ventured out to Winchester for the first time this season, with new sights and new hills to experience. This week we return to a route we ran a few weeks ago with a little twist.

This week’s route will take up up Main St, turning on to Melrose St and down the LynnFells Parkway in front of Melrose High School. This is where the Law Enforcement Memorial Half Marathon began. The race started back in the late 1990s, moved over to Wakefield a few years later, and eventually became the Run to Remember in Boston.

We’ll pass the start from the knoll and make our way to Tremont St. If you’re running the short route go straight along the LynnFells, long routers turn left down Tremont, left on Lake, left on West Emerson, left back on Main St, left on Melrose and back out the LynnFells. Yes this race started with a small circle. Back on the LynnFells you’ll be trailing the short route runners along the LynnFells, past Grimsby’s, along the Fellsway East to the Highland Ave rotary. Turn right onto Highland Ave and head up to the water stop.

After the water stop the short route runners will go to the right of the Flynn Run rotary along the front side of the pond, turn down Pond St past Grimsby’s and take West Wyoming back to Main St, and hang a left to get to Brueggers. Long route runners will head left at the Flynn Rink rotary and run Elm St (this week you get to go down that big hill) and circle Spot Pond clockwise. Look for a water stop at Straw Point along the way, and then make your way back to the water stop by the rotary.

After the water stop turn left on East Boarder Road and then another left on to the Fellsway East. This week when you get to Grimsby’s keep going straight like the race did, along the LynnFells to the high school. Back in the day we would end the half marathon with a loop around a track for all to watch your last quarter mile of a grueling race. The track is no longer there, so instead you’ll head back to Melrose St, cut up to Main and head back to Breuggers and a little snack.

This will be the second time you run this route, this time with a few extra miles. After all this training it won’t feel as hard as the first time.

Water Stops, Janice Meckstroth and I have got them cover!

Who’s in? ROLL CALL!

17 Responses to “Week 7 – Old Melrose Half”

  1. Sue Clough says:

    I’m in! Going to do some easy extra miles starting from Breuggers at 7 and start with the rest of the gang at 8. Water stop to water stop …

  2. Sue Worrall says:

    I’m with Sue–hoping for some dry breezes

  3. Erin Lynch says:

    I am in for the full. See you all tomorrow.

  4. Dorota Bulik says:

    In for the full 🙂

  5. Lois Parker Carmona says:

    in for the full. and supersize it as well.

  6. Christina Antico says:

    I’m in. May start a few minutes early, but i’ll be there!

  7. Paul Locke says:

    I’m in for the full.

  8. Maryanne Martin says:

    See you for the half : )

  9. Judy Dolan says:

    Mike and I are in for the half

  10. Gail Severt says:

    I will be there as well. Not sure how far I will go.

  11. Joanne Piper says:

    Will be joining in at the first Highland water stop.

  12. Carol Carstensen says:

    I’m in for the full. See you tomorrow.

  13. Lisa Hentschel says:

    I hope to be there and do the half……

  14. Joe Winslow says:

    In for the full

  15. Diana Mirabello says:

    in for the full

  16. Gillian Petrozziello says:

    I’m in for the half.

  17. Andy says:

    In for the full.

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