Category Archives: Race Reports

The Old Man and the Hills – Part 3 of 3

“[I felt]…glad as anyone can who feels afraid, and as afraid as anyone can who feels glad.” – C.S. Lewis

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The Old Man and the Hills – Part 1 of 3

About six weeks ago, when the track season was still in full swing and summer still seemed far off, I agreed to fill one of the spots on a team planning to compete at the Ragnar Trail Relay at Northfield … Continue reading

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Sharing a Beer and a Race with Old Friends

On Sunday morning after a week of cold, wet, dreary weather, the sun staged a triumphant return to Boston, blazing in a cloudless April sky. I imagined the sun laughing at us, “Did you ever doubt me?” The first gorgeous … Continue reading

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Race Report: An Ras Mor 5K

Running Log – Sunday, March 26 Summary: Ran ‘An Ras Mor’ 5K Race in Cambridge in 20:16 (1K splits from watch: 4:03, 4:02, 4:01, 4:07, 3:59) Total mileage: ~6M, including warmup and cooldown Shoes: Nike Luna Glides Weather: Partly cloudy, … Continue reading

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Ramble On, Thou Aged Runners

On Sunday morning, on a gorgeous spring day of bright sun and an emerald blush of new leaves on ancient trees, a crowd of two hundred aged runners took to the streets of Dedham, Massachusetts to race in the venerable … Continue reading

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Race Report: 2016 An Ras Mor 5K

The USATF New England Grand Prix Series got underway Sunday, as a thousand runners descended on the neighborhood between Central Square and MIT in Cambridge for the 9:30 a.m. start of the An Ras Mor 5k. In 2015, An Ras … Continue reading

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The 1983 Bostonfest Marathon

Last Friday, October 30th, was my son Loren’s 29th birthday. He was born just a few minutes before midnight, which meant that he just missed being born on Halloween. It’s true that by arriving on the 30th, he avoided having … Continue reading

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