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Schedule

Sunday, March 22
     7:40 am

21st ANNUAL RUN
FROM
HOPKINTON

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

Wednesday, March 25
     Coached Track Workout
     Babson Indoor Track

     6:30
pm

Please check
the Members Only Section
for workout details.
 

Saturday, March 28
     
Trail Run
     Cutler Park (Needham)
     7:00 am

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Sunday, March 29
     Long Run (Various Distances)
     Newton Center
     8:00 am

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

What's New?

Important Dates

Mar 22: Annual Run from Hopkinton
April 20: 119th Boston Marathon

2014 HHS Race Series

2014 USATF-NE Grand Prix Race Schedule

2014 USATF-NE Mountain Running Circuit

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Announcements

  • 20-week training schedules for the 2015 Boston Marathon are available on the Members Only page.

  • Information about obtaining a number for the the 2015 Boston Marathon is available via a link on the Members Only page.

  • Babson Indoor Track workout dates for the 2014-2015 winter season are as follows:
          November: Wed 5, 12, 19
                           Tues 25 @ 6:00
          December: Wed 3, 17
                           Thur 11
                           Tues 23, 30
          January: Thur 8, 22, 29
                        Mon 12
          February: Thur 5, 26
                         Tues 10, 17
          March: Wed 4, 11, 18 @ 6:00, 25
          April: Wed 1, 8

    All workouts are from 6:30 to 8:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

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, March 27, 2015