Eight runs of increasing distance will be held at 2 week intervals, spanning the Boston training timeframe. To make sure you don’t get bored, each run will be hosted by different WCRC members at different locations in the WCRC kingdom (MA, NH, ME). All WCRC members are invited to participate, whether or not you are running Boston. Shorter courses will also be designed for each session for those not interested in marathon distances.
If you are interested in hosting a run from your house, contact Mike McCormick at email@example.com for details. The chart below shows the open dates.
All WCRC members welcome – even if you’re not running Boston.
Eight dates – every other week through winter.
Dates and recommended distances for Boston build-up:
|December 21||10-12||Mike McCormick / WCRC||Winner’s Circle Sports Bar, 211 Elm Street, Salisbury MAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|January 5||12-14||Kathy McWilliams and Brian Amero||56 Merrimac Street, Amesbury, MAemail@example.com|
|January 19||14-16||Matt Cirinna and Abby Jackson||557 Tolend Road Dover NHfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|February 2||16-18||Bob Kennedy and Sinthy Kounlasa||18 Riverview Road, Durham, NHemail@example.com|
|February 15||16-18||Tricia Lavoie||3 Stacey Lane, Amesbury, MA firstname.lastname@example.org|
|March 2||18-20||Bruce and Lori Lander
||1 Cullen Bay Rd, Dover, NHemail@example.com|
|March 16||18-20||Run to the Beach 30k||North Andover to Salisbury, MAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|March 30||20-22||Vicki and Tom Miller||143 Durham Point Road, Durham, NHemail@example.com|
If you intend to participate on a specific date, please contact the host during the week before so that they can get a rough head count for planning purposes.
The pace will vary with ability. Runs set up for training, not racing. Hopefully we will have a good idea of who will be coming and intended paces so everyone has someone to run with the whole way.
Amazing. Its almost time to taper for Boston! The last WCRC Boston Training Long Run will be on Sunday, March 30 starting at 9:00AM. The longest mapped route is 21.2 miles, the shorter route is 11.9 miles (starting/ending from the house, rather than the road, both of these routes are about 0.2 miles longer than shown on the map). The longer route has an out-and-back section where you can reverse course at your desired distance. Both courses include much of the course of the Great Bay Half Marathon. Water stops will be located roughly every 4 miles.
Whether or not you are running Boston, you are welcome to show up and help celebrate the end of Boston training (a sure sign of spring … we can only hope).
NOTE THAT GIVEN THE CONDITION OF THE SNOW BANKS WHICH SHOW NO SIGN OF GOING AWAY, IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO PARK ALONG THE MILLER’S DRIVEWAY. You will need to park along Deer Meadow Road and then cut through our neighbor’s yard to get to our house (click here for a parking map). You can Google https://goo.gl/maps/LJUi0 to see roughly where to go to park, or put 3 Deer Meadow Road, Durham, NH into your GPS (that will get you close anyway). While you will need to cut through our neighbor’s yard, please don’t park in or block their driveway (or anyone else’s). Park on the right side as you come in, the opposite side from the driveways. This is a neighborhood road so the traffic isn’t heavy, but it is a 2 way road, so pull over as far as possible given the snow conditions.
The run will be hosted by Vicki and Tom Miller at 143 Durham Point Road, Durham, NH. Please RSVP to help us plan. RSVP to Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.