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Boston Training Long Runs

2017 Boston training run #7 “Up the River” from Jim Bailey’s! March 12th, 20 miles in single digit temps with a sub-zero wind chill!

Eight, or nine, 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.

All WCRC members welcome – even if you’re not running Boston.

Eight dates – every other week through winter. Note; we have a “bonus” run scheduled on March 19th which would normally be an off weekend. The Run to the Beach 30K, an annual informal run from North Andover, MA to the Winner’s Circle in Salisbury, MA. Run the distance or pick your own distance by jumping in/out at any point.



Dates and recommended distances for Boston build-up:

Date Miles
Host(s) Location Contact
December 18 at 12:00 p.m. 10-12 Thank you Mike McCormick / WCRC! Winner’s Circle Sports Bar, 211 Elm Street, Salisbury MA
December 31 9:00 a.m. 12-14 Thank you Brian and Jodi Short!  Byfield, MA
January 15 at 9:00 a.m. 14-16 Thank you Betsy and Mike! West Newbury, MA
January 29 at 9:00 a.m. 14-18 Thanks Bob Kennedy! Durham, NH
February 19 at 9:00 a.m. 16-18 Thanks Jerry Duford! Winner’s Circle Sports Bar, 211 Elm Street, Salisbury MA
February 26 at 9:00 a.m. 16-18 Thanks Matt and Shannon! Newburyport, MA
March 12 at 9:00 a.m. 18-20 Thanks Jim! Amesbury, MA
March 19 at 10:00 a.m.  30K (18.6) WCRC Bonus(!!!) training run Run to the Beach. North Andover to Salisbury
March 25 at 10:00 a.m.  20-22  Thanks Jerry! Winner’s Circle Sports Bar, 211 Elm Street, Salisbury MA

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. Contact info will be posted prior to each run.

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.


The eighth and final training tun will take place this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. from the Winner’s Circle. Rumor has it the run will head southwest into West Newbury and pick up Middle Street for the ultimate ultimate! A good old out and back, the goal being 11 miles out, with no choice other than 11 miles back!

We will try to post a course map here prior to the run.