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An Cu Liath "Home Alone" 3 Miler

Worcester, MA, July 20, 2009

Come starve with us next week!!

An C Liath Irish Pub

AKA "The Grey Hound"
11 Kelley Square
Worcester, Massachusetts 01610


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Let me start with this weeks happy birthday.  Seems a week doesn't pass where we can't find a reason to eat cake. This one was a double whammy. Ken Deary celebrated his 57th and on the very same day went into retirement (also known as the first step toward becoming worm food). I'll be damned if the old fella couldn't have used a shot of oxygen at the finish line but he did manage to survive long enough to have some chocolate cake with the rest of the gang. It was pointed out however that said cake appeared to have spent some quality time in a sundrenched automobile. Anyway, happy birthday Ken and enjoy your retirement! I'm sure the pigeons in Elm park will be well fed now.


Don't forget to head out to Holden Sunday evening for the 46th running of the Fred S Warren 5.5 mile Road Race Spectacular. That's right folks, 5 and a half miles of rolling hills. Bull****! It's five and a half miles of hills, no rolling, just hills. Steep, lung burning, ass busting hills. If this sounds good to you, and why wouldn't it, be across the street from Friendly's at 6 pm to register and be ready to run at 6:30. Just be aware there will be border patrol agents at the Worcester line to be sure to stop any unsavory types from slipping into town. You've been warned.


Breaking news.....Tragedy narrowly averted at Kelley Sq Pub....  Seems there are pitfalls to "potluck" type post race festivities. One being food provided by people who's living conditions are merely a step above that of a stray feline who's digs are a dumpster beside route 290. Another being nobody feels like cooking on a particular Monday night.  The latter happened this week. Just as the rationing of the one bag of barbecue potato chips on hand was about to begin Ken Hutton of the Highland City Striders jumped into action. Ole' Kenny marched right into Kelley Sq Pizza and demanded our runners be fed. And fed we were and by golly just in time. Nothing worse than a bunch of sweaty runners, except of course for sweaty, hungry runners. Now I don't like to just throw around terms like "hero", oh no. But I can't think of another term befitting of Ken, and the Highland City Striders tonight. We salute you!


Of course the real problem this week was more likely the fact that neither Cyndy, Sue, Tracy, nor Heather were available to take care of us leaving us to fend for ourselves. You might say we're what the French call "Les Incompetent".


As it turns out the pizza may have been an underhanded ploy to indebt us the the HCS running club. It seems our pals are producing the "First Annual Running With Wolves 10K Road Race Under a Full Moon" (yeah that should fit on a t-shirt) in a couple of weeks. I guess as a gesture of gratitude a bunch of us, and you reading this, could head over to Marlborough Massachusetts on Wednesday August 5th for a 6:00 pm start. Post race party is at the Prospector East Saloon on Lincoln St in Marlborough.  Whether or not the race itself will be fun I can't say but I can guarantee the post race time will be kick ass. The HCSers are a friendly bunch and they KNOW how to have a good time. I've seen it with my own eyes. I haven't slept since.

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Finally, I'd like to leave you with a few words of wisdom spoken tonight by a Kelley Sq Homeless Drunkard




Amen to that my brother... Amen to that.




PS- Cyndy, Sue, Heather and Tracy, please don't leave us home alone again!




1 18:39 Thaddeus Bell Worcester
2 18:54 Ken Stafford Auburn CMS
3 19:31 Ken Hutton Marlborough HCS
4 20:20 Rick Stemple Marlborough HCS
5 21:35 John Colucci Pittsfield
6 21:45 Al Barrera Worcester CMS
7 21:46 Seamus Shanley & Kasey Shrewsbury CMS
8 22:04 Dave Krom Worcester CMS
9 22:05 Scott Stevens Holden CMS
10 22:50 Chuck Hanko Marlborough HCS
11 22:50 Lynne Hanko Marlborough HCS
12 23:43 Scott Schaeffer-Duffy Worcester
13 24:06 Chris Anderson Marlborough HCS
14 24:09 Amy Paquette West Boylston NMC/CMS
15 24:09 Kevin Fallon West Boylston NMC/CMS
16 24:53 Josee Tremblay Auburn CMS
17 25:01 Joe Carpenter Rochdale CMS
18 25:01 Eddie Sanborn Worcester GEN
19 25:18 Liz Masterjohn Hudson HCS
20 25:18 Sandee Fillios Marlborough HCS
21 25:46 Mike Keating Worcester CMS
22 26:20 Ken Deary Dudley CMS
23 26:41 Claire Schaeffer-Duffy Worcester
24 27:49 Jesus Barrera Worcester CMS
25 28:00 Otto Lies Holden CMS
26 28:00 Dani Leary Shrewsbury
27 28:20 Richard Hunt Auburn CMS
28 29:40 Stu Thurston Boylston CMS
29 42:49 John Pajer Leicester CMS
30 42:49 Karen Pajer Leicester CMS
31 Karen Berni-Giarusso Worcester CMS
32 Marta Carlson Paxton CMS
33 Gretchen MacDougall Marlborough HCS
34 Jack Goolsky Worcester CMS

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