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An Cu Liath "Happy Birthday Marta" run

Worcester, MA, December 29, 2008

After a long night at The Grey Hound........

An C Liath Irish Pub
11 Kelley Square
Worcester, Massachusetts 01610


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Beeeautiful night for a run through the city. Not too cold, no snow and ice, just a nice night for a run.


Some people think road racing is a warm weather sport. Well some people are wrong.  Loads of races coming up with a wide variety of distances, here's a small sampling..


Dec 31, New years Eve    The Main St mile in Worcester. Advertised as "All down hill"  which is a big fat lie. But what the hell it's only a mile.


Jan 1, New Year's day   The Freezer Five  in Sterling.  The name says it all. New this year is a kids race before the main event.


Jan 18     The Frostbite 15K down in beautiful Raynham. Jim Dupont, New England's most Likeable Race director bills this as an invitational.  The truth is, if you pay the fee, you're invited.  Great course, good cause, and kick ass breakfast post race.


A little later in the season, March 1 to be specific  we have "Stu's 30K"  around the Wachusett reservoir.  18.6 miles of hills, wind, cold, it doesn't get any better!!!  This year is the 30th anniversary. Sign up now and run the race. Let's be honest Stu ain't gettin' any younger.  :)


And finally for the grand finale, especially for those training for Boston this spring, we have the Eastern States 20 miler a personal favorite of yours truly. 20 miles, three states, and if you are brave enough or stupid may be a better description, a dip in the chilly Atlantic to soothe the achy muscles and maybe send the ticker into shock.


Of course there are always the weekly races around the area. CMS runs a 5K Saturday mornings at Worcester State College. We have our Monday night run in Kelley Sq. If you are goin' west you could try the Snowstorm classics out in Springfield. And if you are headin' east there is the Monday night Bur'Run 5k in Davis Sq Somerville or on Thursday night you could hit Khourys State Spa for a free 4.13 mile run through lovely East Somerville and a cold beer.


There are many others to be found, some inadvertently overlooked, and some deliberately.  Anyway, there is plenty of racing to do, go out and do it.



See you Monday.



1 20:09 Greg Lafard Marlborough HCS
2 21:59 Dan Milton Hudson HCS
3 22:28 Jack Goolsky Rutland CMS
4 22:47 Amy Paquette Worcester CMS
5 22:54 Chuck Hanko Marlborough HCS
6 22:54 Lynne Hanko Marlborough HCS
7 22:58 Jeff Whittemore Fitchburg
8 23:28 Stephen Hebenstreit Dudley CMS
9 24:30 Tom Lynch Natick SSAC
10 24:55 Jim Whittemore Leicester SSAC
11 25:30 Tracy Flynn Shrewsbury CMS
12 26:22 Evelyn Dolan Fitchburg CMS
13 26:32 Stu Thurston Boylston CMS
14 26:36 Scott Stevens Holden CMS
15 27:36 Mike Keating Worcester CMS
16 30:34 Marta Carlson Paxton CMS
17 30:41 Steve O'Neil Worcester CMS
18 32:18 Tony Lucia Agawam EORC
19 Cyndy Curley Sterling CMS
20 Joe Carpenter Rochdale RRR
21 Aaron White Oxford
22 Dave Krom Worcester CMS
23 Fran Maple West Boylston CMS