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This Week's Schedule

Sunday, January 15

Long Run (Various Distances)
St. Ignatius (BC)
8:00 am

HHS 15K


Marathoners should check

the Members Only Section
for their long run schedule.

Wednesday, January 18

Coached Track Workout
Babson Indoor Track
6:00 pm

Please check
the Members Only Section
for workout details.

Saturday, January 21

Trail Run

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Sunday, January 22

Long Run (Various Distances)
St. Ignatius (BC)
8:00 am

Marathoners should check
the Members Only Section
for their long run schedule.
     

Important Dates

January 15: 7th Annual HHS 15K
January 29: 43rd Annual Stew Chase 15K
February 19: OFTM Foxboro
February 26: Annual Run from Hopkinton

2016 HHS Race Series

2017 USATF-NE Grand Prix Race Schedule

2017 USATF-NE Mountain Running Circuit

What's New?

Mount Washington Road Race 2016

Annual Run from Hopkinton 2016

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Announcements

  • NEW! Weekly training schedules for the 2017 Boston Marathon are now available on the Members Only page.

  • NEW! 2016-2017 Winter Track Workouts will begin at Babson on Wednesday, November 2. The weekly schedule is detailed below. All workouts will run from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (except those specifically noted with an * which will begin at 6:00 pm).

       November: Wed 2, 9, 16, 30
                       Tues *22
       December: Wed 14, *21, *28
                       Tues 6
       January: Wed *4, *18
                    Tues *10, 24
       February: Wed 22
                     Thurs 2, 9, 16
       March: Wed 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
       April: Wed 5

Poets' Corner

From the Firehouse along Comm Ave
Our footsteps we were countin’,
Then fueled up and ready
We scooted up Heartbreak Mountain.

J. Devine, 2011

Heartbreak Hill

The most famous hill in all of running is almost certainly “Heartbreak Hill”, between miles 20 and 21 of the Boston Marathon course.

In 1936, while running the last of the four Newton hills, defending champion Johnny Kelley finally caught the leader, Ellison “Tarzan” Brown. As he passed him, Kelley gave him a gentle pat on the shoulder, figuring that Brown would quickly fade.  Instead, Brown, motivated by this bold move, immediately regained the lead and went on to win.

The late Boston Globe sportswriter Jerry Nason coined the term “Heartbreak Hill” in the next day’s issue when he described Kelley’s bitter defeat ("breaking Kelley's heart").

Every Patriots Day since 1936, Heartbreak Hill on Commonwealth Avenue in Newton has become a focal point for many of Boston's most vocal and knowledgeable marathon spectators ---- particularly those eager to witness the drama (and agony) as runners strive to conquer the most challenging section of this historic course.



Last Updated on Friday, January 13, 2017