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Weekly Schedule

Sunday, October 4
     Long Run (Various Distances)
     St. Ignatius (BC)
     7:00 am

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

Tuesday, October 6
     Coached Outdoor Track Workout
     WHS Track

     6:00 pm (warm up at 5:45)

Please check
the Members Only Section
for workout details.

Thursday, October 8
     Coached Outdoor Track Workout
     WHS Track

6:00 pm (warm up at 5:45)

Please check
the Members Only Section
for workout details.

Saturday, October 10
Trail Run
     Cutler Park (Needham)
     7:00 am

Click here for more details.

Sunday, October 11
     Long Run (Various Distances)
     Newton Center
     7:00 am


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

What's New?

Congratulations to Spencer, Errol, and Adrian
who ran and completed
the Comrades Marathon in South Africa
on May 31st.

Photo courtesy of Mike Skrzypczak

Important Dates

October 11: BAA Half Marathon
October 11: Wayland XC Youth & Open
October 18: Bay State Marathon
October 18: All Comers XC (Franklin Park)
October 25:  Mayors Cup (Franklin Park)
November 8: USATF/NE XC Champs (Franklin Park)

2015 HHS Race Series

2015 USATF-NE Grand Prix Race Schedule

2015 USATF-NE Mountain Running Circuit


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  • NEW! Winter indoor workouts at the Babson track will begin this year on Wednesday, November 4.  All workouts will be from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

    The following schedule is preliminary and subject to change:
      November:  Wed 4, 11, 18
                        Tues 24
      December:  Wed 9, 16, 23, 30
                        Thurs 3
      January:  Wed 13, 27
                    Thurs 7, 21
      February:  Wed 10, 24
                      Thurs 4, 18
      March: Wed 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
      April:  Wed 6

  • Fall marathon training schedules are available in the Members Only Section.  Schedules are oriented toward our target marathon for this fall, the Bay State Marathon on October 18th.

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, October 02, 2015