Week 8 – Half Way to October Races

Thanks Lois, Liz, Jessie, and Elaine for helping the runners get through their miles.

As we move into week 8, those of you running a fall marathon or half are now halfway through the training program. We celebrate that with an 18 mile run for the marathoners and a 9 mile run for the half marathoners!

Starting from Brueggers, this week we’ll head up Main Street, bear right onto Green Street, and turn right onto the LynnFells Parkway. Follow that all the way up to Breakheart’s Saugus Entrance. There you will find water stop 1.

Run around the outer loop of Breakheart and return to the Saugus side’s parking lot for water stop 2.

Head back along the LynnFells Parkway towards Melrose. Running short, keep heading back to Green Street where you’ll take a left  and run onto Main Street back to Brueggers. Running long, your run on the LynnFells will be shorter, as you turn right at the corner of Main Street in Saugus and continue running as it turns into Farm Street and heads to Wakefield High School where water stop 3 will be.

After that water stop you’ll continue on Farm Street to the end and turn right onto Water Street. Cross over and take a quick left onto Montrose Ave. Run the full length of Montrose to Rte 129, Salem Street in Wakefield. Turn left onto Salem Street and, as you move along make your way to the right side of the road. Salem will hit a fork, where Salem goes left and Lowell goes right, you want to bear right onto Lowell Street, which will take you up to the north end of Lake Quannapowitt. Turn left into the Comverse parking lot and look for water stop 4.

After that water stop continue through the Comverse parking lot to North Ave. Turn left onto North Ave and run up to the softball field and take a left on Church Street. This will take you to a church, where you want to turn right onto Common Street, along Wakefield Common. Common Street will run you into Main Street. Continue running on Main to Nick’s Pizza for water stop 5.

After that water stop all you have to do is run along Main Street back into Melrose to finish up your 18 miler!

Ok, that’s a lot of water stops. The good news is I’m home this weekend. The bad news is my car is in the shop. I’m looking for quite a bit of water stop help. I’ll supply the supplies, but I’ll need a few drivers to keep the runners hydrated. One car will be water stop 1/2, another car will be water stop 3. The first car can then move to the Comverse parking lot for water stop 4, and the other car can move from water stop 2 to Nick’s pizza for water stop 5. The timing for all this gets kind of tight so if a third car is available that would be great. So at least 2 volunteers would be helpful, 3 would be awesome.

Ok, Who’s in? Who’s helping? ROLL CALL!

32 Responses to “Week 8 – Half Way to October Races”

  1. Lois says:

    I’ll be a waterstop!

  2. Regina Curran says:

    In for the short please Jim, thank you

  3. Paul Locke says:

    In for the short, with Lynda, Duncan (likely) and Cameron (possibly). Our last chance to run together before the BAA half!

  4. Alicia Furbush says:

    Short please. Thanks Jim!

  5. Lauren Cossette says:

    In for the full but I might start a little early so I can end at my house and beat some of the heat. Thanks!

  6. Lauren Cossette says:

    Also I can leave a car at Nicks if someone else can cover WS #2. Would that help?

  7. Donna says:

    I am in for the short. Thank you!

  8. Denise Judware says:

    In for the full.

  9. Courtney says:

    IFTH thanks Jim and water stop helpers!

  10. Courtney says:

    Also Jim – you can drive my car if you want. Let me know and I’ll drive to brueggers instead of my usual sleep-crawl.

  11. JUDY DOLAN says:

    Mike in for the 1/2 Audrey H and I doing 1/2 but leaving a little early due to heat. Thanks Jim and all the tireless helpers!

  12. Kristen Dorsky says:

    In for the half

  13. Dan Slattery says:

    In for the half 🙂

  14. Krissy says:

    In for the full. Thank you!!

  15. Jessi says:

    I’ll be starting a little early and cutting a little short. See you tomorrow!!

  16. Glen Josephson says:

    In for the full.

  17. Matt Sazama says:

    Hi Jim, I can do water stop 1 & 2 at the entrance to Breakheart. I’m not quite ready for a full 9 miles so I can pick up a few miles running a couple loops of the park (or as many as I’m capable of).

  18. Gail says:

    I’m running at least half. Maybe more. Not sure

  19. Audrey H says:

    In for the half. Thank you!

  20. Amanda says:

    In for the long!! Thanks jim…you daaa best!!!

  21. Jackie Ecker says:

    In for the half. Thanks!

  22. Matt Kerton says:

    In for the full

  23. Kathi Rossi-Roh says:

    Ok so where should I be when? you want me to be at Bruegger’s at 8? I have to leave at 10:30, not sure if that’s a problem….?

  24. Brian Walfield says:

    I can cover #3 if that helps.let me know if that will help

  25. Jim says:

    Ok, here’s my plan:

    I’m going to borrow Courtney’s car.
    Lois is going to cover water stop 1/2.
    Brian Walfield will park at Wakefield High School.
    I’ll go over to water stop 4.
    Lois would head over to Nick’s after everyone comes through water stop 1/2 and park at water stop 5 at Nicks.
    Sound like a plan?
    Thanks everyone who volunteered.

  26. Mary O'Connell says:

    Thuy and I are in for half. Thank you!

  27. Don K says:

    In for the full

  28. Jessica Crispin says:

    In for the half. Thanks

  29. Rowena Hakkaoui says:

    IFTH, please. Thanks!

  30. Tanya OHara says:

    In for the half.

  31. Ashley DeAcetis says:

    IFTF Jim!

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