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Boston Training Long Runs

WCRC Hosted Group Run 7, March 13, 2016 20 miles: Greenland- Newington and environs! Thanks Mark and Marion Connolly for hosting!

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.

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:

Date Dist Host(s) Location Contact
December 19 at 9:30 a.m. 10-12 Mike McCormick / WCRC Winner’s Circle Sports Bar, 211 Elm Street, Salisbury MA mamcc12@gmail.com
January 3 at 9:00 a.m. 12-14  Deb Johnson Georgetown, MA 01833
January 16 at 9:00 a.m. 14-16  Kim Coppinger Newburyport, MA 01950
January 31 at 9:00 a.m. 14-16  Rick (Yankee Runner) Bayko West Newbury, MA 01985
February 14 at 9:00 a.m. 16-18  Betsy Berkenbush West Newbury, MA 01985
February 28 at 9:00 a.m. 16-18  Jim Bailey Amesbury, MA 01913
March 13 18-20  Mark Connelly Greenland, NH
March 26 20-22  Janet Perkins-Howland  Durham, NH

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.

More information, including course maps, to be posted on this page before each training run.

The eighth and final run is scheduled for Saturday March 26 at 9:00 a.m. and will be hosted by Janet Perkins-Howland in Durham, NH.  Please email Janet to RSVP. The route will be marked and stocked with water on training day. Course maps are posted below, check back here for additional updates.

Course Maps for March 26th Run:

20.4 miles:  http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/1017146573/
17.4 miles:  http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/1017165391/
8.5 miles:    http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/1017171789/