Grand Tree Trail Series
Dion Snowshoe Series
Nat'l Weather Service:
Snow Depth Map
The Sun and the Moon:
Rise and Set
Phase of Moon
"There’s no such thing as a bad carbohydrate."
- Don Kardong
Spring is here!
along with the start of the 2013 Grand Tree season,
under the guidance of Grand Tree Coordinator Fred Pilon.
Next race -
Soapstone Mountain Trail Races,
24K (GT distance) & 6K Sampler, 9am Sunday May 19th
Reddington Rock Riding Club (RRRC), Handel Road, Stafford Springs, CT
On deck -
Mount Greylock Trail Races
13.5 & 3 mi, 10am Sunday June 16th
Greylock Glen, Gould Road, Adams MA
Entry Form |
Wapack and Back GT Results
posted for the Wapack and Back Trail Races.
21.5 mi (GT distance) & 50 mi, held on Saturday, May 11th in Ashburnham MA.
2013 Grand Tree - Standings after Three Races
Alphabetical by Name Results
For runners with two or more finishes:
Total Points | Best 2,3,... Races so far
Manitou’s Revenge Ultramarathon,
50 mi, June 22nd, in the Catskills, starting in Windham, N.Y.
Aid station volunteers needed for a "grueling, gnarly, nasty course with approximately 12,000 ft. of climbing,
much of it rocky and precipitous." A good way to have fun in the woods or to check out some parts of the
course if you are looking to run it next year.
Contact RD Charlie Gadol.
for the informal trail training run/self-timed
Shenipsit Old School Trail
10K & Half-Marathon on Saturday, March 30th, in Vernon, CT.
and some photos,
- courtesy of Ron Starrett & Todd Hobson.
WMAC & Notes
Wednesday night fun runs...
From this Wednesday, April 17th on into October, fun runs start from the parking area next to
Hoosac Valley High School on Route 116 next to the Adams / Cheshire town line.
Runners of all abilities are welcome.
NE Distance Community 5K
May 19th in historic downtown Woonsocket. Proceeds benefit the NE Distance Athlete-in-residence
fellowship. NE Distance is “a New England based non-profit organization with a unique dual mission to promote
health and wellbeing among children in while providing support to post-collegiate athletes on a training path
to top-level competition”.
Summer Winery 5k Fun Trail Run Series
June 15th, Hilltop Orchard/Furnace Brook Winery, Richmond MA;
July 13th, Harvest Spirits Farm Distillery, Valatie NY;
August 24th, Goold Orchard/Brookview Station Winery, Castleton, NY;
November 9th, Notchview Reservation, Windsor, MA.
Youth Center Inc. & Adams Friends of Animals Trail Race
5K run and 1 mile walk, on the Ashuwilticook Rail Trail in Adams, MA, Saturday June 1st.
Domarski Farm in Ware MA has a trail 5K on June 8th and a
“Pattaquattic Heart Attack Teddy Roosevelt Challenge” trail-less 1.5 mile up and down hill run on June 15th.
A sad end to the day in Boston. With sympathy for those hurt by the bombs at the marathon, here's
hoping that the running community will rally, and next year's Boston will be strong.
An attack on runners is an attack on all of us. Running, like science, music, mathematics, art,
craftsmanship of any kind, spans all countries, races, religions, and politics. Running is part of
life itself, an ability evolved in the chemistry of life and the ecosystem of plants, microbes, and
animals, shared by any creature with legs: elephants, horses, deer, tigers, dogs, cats, mice, and mites.
Such is the unseen base upon which the Boston Marathon, as big as it is, is just a nub.
But that little nub is important to a lot of our folk and to Boston. So if you sometimes think about
maybe getting a qualifying time and running Boston, now is a good time to put on the running shoes and
get in some miles for the 2014 Boston.
Team Achilles - Boston Strong,
is a program specifically intended to help people injured in the Boston bombing
to participate in a Team Achilles – Boston Strong to compete in next year’s Boston.
The Achilles International Track Club exists to encourage people with disabilities to participate in long
distance running. They’d welcome donations, but also volunteers as guide runners and such.