GLRR Calendar

July 2014
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Category: Open MeetingGLRR Club Meeting

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June 30, 2014 7:30 pm

Monthly Club Meeting; socializing, race updates, club news, raffles, drinks and appetizers. New members and lurkers welcomed and encouraged.
Frequently we have guest speakers (check the main page for updates and news).
Meeting starts at 7:30 PM at the Princeton Station, 147 Princeton St., Chelmsford, MA.


Princeton Station
147 Princeton Street
North Chelmsford MA 01863

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Category: GeneralSpring Track

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July 3, 2014 6:30 pm

Spring Track

Thursday's at 6:30PM in Chelmsford - see the Spring Track page


Chelmsford High School
Richardson Rd
N Chelmsford Massachusetts 01863

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Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs

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July 5, 2014 8:00 am

These runs are on from April 1st through December 31st. During January and February we do the Fudgical 5K series on Saturdays morning in Tewksbury. During March we train for the Boston Marathon on the Boston course.

For more information: CLICK
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GLRR Office
116 Merrimack Street
Lowell MA 01852

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Category: GeneralSpring Track

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July 10, 2014 6:30 pm

Spring Track

Thursday's at 6:30PM in Chelmsford - see the Spring Track page


Chelmsford High School
Richardson Rd
N Chelmsford Massachusetts 01863

Category: RaceBerna's Great Legs for Women 5K

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July 10, 2014 7:00 pm

2nd longest running women's only race in the country


Reilly School
115 Douglas Rd.
Lowell MA 01852

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Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs

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July 12, 2014 8:00 am

These runs are on from April 1st through December 31st. During January and February we do the Fudgical 5K series on Saturdays morning in Tewksbury. During March we train for the Boston Marathon on the Boston course.

For more information: CLICK
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GLRR Office
116 Merrimack Street
Lowell MA 01852

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Category: GeneralSpring Track

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July 17, 2014 6:30 pm

Spring Track

Thursday's at 6:30PM in Chelmsford - see the Spring Track page


Chelmsford High School
Richardson Rd
N Chelmsford Massachusetts 01863

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Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs

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July 19, 2014 8:00 am

These runs are on from April 1st through December 31st. During January and February we do the Fudgical 5K series on Saturdays morning in Tewksbury. During March we train for the Boston Marathon on the Boston course.

For more information: CLICK
HERE


GLRR Office
116 Merrimack Street
Lowell MA 01852

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Category: Board/Planning MeetingGLRR Board Meeting

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July 21, 2014 7:30 pm

The monthly board meeting of GLRR Officers. Discussions include upcoming events, membership totals, budgetary items, and general day to day operation of the running club.
These meetings are open to all club members. Email president@glrr.net, vice_president@glrr.net or secretary@glrr.net for more information.


GLRR Offices
114 Merrimack St.
Lowell MA

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Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs

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July 26, 2014 8:00 am

These runs are on from April 1st through December 31st. During January and February we do the Fudgical 5K series on Saturdays morning in Tewksbury. During March we train for the Boston Marathon on the Boston course.

For more information: CLICK
HERE


GLRR Office
116 Merrimack Street
Lowell MA 01852
http://www.glrr.net/running/group-runs/

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Category: Open MeetingGLRR Club Meeting

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July 28, 2014 7:30 pm

Monthly Club Meeting; socializing, race updates, club news, raffles, drinks and appetizers. New members and lurkers welcomed and encouraged.
Frequently we have guest speakers (check the main page for updates and news).
Meeting starts at 7:30 PM at the Princeton Station, 147 Princeton St., Chelmsford, MA.


Princeton Station
147 Princeton Street
North Chelmsford MA 01863

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Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs

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August 2, 2014 8:00 am

These runs are on from April 1st through December 31st. During January and February we do the Fudgical 5K series on Saturdays morning in Tewksbury. During March we train for the Boston Marathon on the Boston course.

For more information: CLICK
HERE


GLRR Office
116 Merrimack Street
Lowell MA 01852
http://www.glrr.net/running/group-runs/

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Upcoming Events

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GLRR Family Outing Group Runs

Hi everyone!!!

I  hope you are coming to the GLRR Family Outing this Sunday – July 27th.  And I hope you’ll be able to participate in one (or more?) of the group runs we have planned. There are three courses to choose from.  They all can be modified to fit your needs.

  1. The Lowell High School Cross Country Course
  2. A downtown five miler
  3. A nine plus melted Fudgcicle special

The Lowell High School Cross Country Course

This is the shortest, but hardest of the runs.  You follow the course (white XC arrows on the ground) around Shedd and over Fort Hill.  It’s only about 3 miles (not even really) – but that first hill will get your attention!

Here is a course map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/480672250

A downtown five miler

This goes from Shedd out to Boylston and then takes Lawrence Rd to downtown.  In downtown there are nice views of the canals and the Concord River near Middlesex College, the Lowell Auditorium and Saints Hospital.  The return is on E Merrimack and Wentworth Ave.  Some hills – but not bad.

Here is a course map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/480791512

I will try to mark the turns with orange chalk paint before Sunday (try – as in I can’t promise it)

A nine plus melted Fudgcicle special

This is a run from Shedd out the Fudgcicle course.  The full run is just over nine miles.  It’s an out and back, with a loop around the (melting) Fudgcicle Course at the far end.  Because it’s out and back – you can always do this one and just run as much or as little as you need. But the feature of this one is to try the Fudgcicle course when the temp is about 10 times higher than we normally experience :-)

Here is a course map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/480802328

For those unfamiliar with the famous Fudgcicle Course – I’ll try to mark that too.

Lastly!!!

Don’t forget to RSVP – so Pat, Trina and Mike know how much food/drink to get!

And remember – leave your beer/wine at home (our permit allows us to serve – but not bring our own).  This is however a BYOC (bring your own chair) event.

Fall Cross Country Info

Greater Lowell RR comrades –
 
Yes, it’s not too early to begin thinking about the best running season of all, Cross Country! . . . USATF-NE has just published the Grand Prix series for 2014 and we share it here:http://www.usatfne.org/cross/
 
·         Sunday, Sept. 7 — GBTC Invitational (Elm Bank, Wellesley MA)
·         Saturday, Oct 4 — Western Mass Dist. Proj. XC Festival (Stanley Park, Westfield MA)
·         Sunday, Oct. 26 — Mayor’s Cup (Franklin Park/Doyle’s Cafe, Boston)
·         Sunday, Nov. 9 — New England Championships (Franklin Park/Doyle’s Cafe, Boston)
·         Sunday, Nov. 30 – Warrior Run (Larz Anderson Park, Brookline MA)
plus:
·         Saturday, Dec. 13 – USA Club XC Championships (Bethlelem PA)
 
Note that the Thomas Chamberas 6K is not a GP race this year, but it’s a wonderful race on a beautiful, challenging course, conveniently located at Great Brook State park in Carlisle.  The date is Aug. 23 and several of us plan to run it.  (http://thomasxc.wordpress.com/)
 
Participation is open to all, and there is individual and age-group team competition.  GLRR will cover entry for some races but not all (TBD).  The club hopes to be well-represented at Nationals this year, and traditionally offers a generous support package for those who go.  To qualify you only need to have run in two of the previous GP races (one of which must be the New England Championship meet).
 
Cross country is sort of a blend of trail and road racing, with the challenging beauty of trails with the stretch-it-out racing of roads – in short, the best that running has to offer.  If you’ve never tried it, you simply must; if you haven’t done XC since high school or college, it’s time to jump in again.
 
Start planning now and we’ll furnish further details (e.g. how to enter – it’s not quite the same as GLRR entries for road GP races) a little later on.
 
John
(617) 325-1376

26×1 Marathon Relay

By Howard Hersey

Nice and shiny 3rd place trophy.

A great day for Greater Lowell down at Tufts for the 26×1 Relay! After holding a strong 2nd position of the 17 teams competing, our A Team was narrowly shut out of a 2nd place finish, by just 1:20, to our new rivals, the hip and upstart November Project team from Cambridge. Remarkably and competing for the first time, their lead runner smashed the 4:30 Meet Record by 4 seconds! As a peace offering, the November Project then gave us their 27th reserve runner who then laid down a 5:40 mile for our C Team with no warmup… Tough competition, but many great GLRR performances for the day!

We had a number of awesome runs for the day. Once that stood out for me was Veteran John Barbour stepping up in reserve for an A team runner and booking a 5:35, the fastest age group time in his class by over half a minute… he totally rocked it. Many other age group wins, including Liane Pancoast (6:31), Andrew Downey (4:40), Ryan Gough (4:43), John Barbour (5:35), and Jon Mackenzie (8:36.)

Special thanks to all the great volunteer efforts, including Andrew Downey, Frank Georges, and Lee Fox for serving as Team Captains. Jim Stonach, Frank Georges (again), Liane Pancoast, Jeff Maistrosky, Dennis PriceJack Flynn, and Maureen Griffin did an a great job timing us all day. Jim captured some great pics, and Scott Casper hauled the popup, banner and more down to the field and back. Im sure I’m missing more of you but thank you all!!

GLRR three teams strong!

We will now be returning the newly refurbished 3rd place Championship trophy to Lowell for the coming year, and will have it on display for all of you to appreciate Monday 6/30 at our club meeting. Claire Cloutier, you did a great job refurbing it and thanks again!

Hope you all join us again for the 26×1 relay next year!

Full results @ http://www.srr.org/events/club-challenge-marathon-relay/docs/2014_26x1_results.txt.

June Event Reminders

26×1 Mile Club Relay Challenge

This coming Saturday, June 21st, 8:00am start

Please join us by signing up now at www.racemenu.com/26×1, click “join a relay team”, register on Race Menu (if you haven’t already) and join the Greater Lowell Road Runners Do it!  You’ll have a ball.

After you sign up please send an email to Howard Hersey, our coordinator at howard0829@gmail.com, he’ll get the teams organized.  We have roughly two and half teams now, so if you’re on the fence, come on do it!!!  Sign up!!!

Additional details on the race can be found here:

http://www.srr.org/events/club-challenge-marathon-relay/

Please contact Howard with any questions! Thanks.

 

Greater Lowell Night at Try the Tri

A week from Wednesday, June 25th, 6:30 start

The Try the Tri series is sponsored by our friends at TriFury, and directed by our very own Claire Cloutier.  The race itself is an introductory distance (what we call a small “sprint” distance), it’s a ¼-mile swim a 9-mile bike ride and a 2-mile run (always in that order).

The swim is monitored by boat and kayaks and there is plenty of support for beginner swimmers.  The bike ride is a double loop of 4.5 miles, so you’re never too far away from the beach, and the run is a nice and easy 1-mile out, 1-mile back.

If you have been on the fence about trying a multi-sport event, now’s your chance to give it a go.

 

And our most important reminder

Our June meeting, guest speaker and sneaker/shoe collection.

Monday, June 30th, 7:30 at Princeton Station, North Chelmsford

We need everyone’s support and participation, even if you can’t be there.  Our guest speaker will be the founder of Rerun Shoes, Michael Aronson.  Along with the speaker we’ll have a shoe collection (sneakers and dress shoes).  You can check out Rerun Shoes on Facebook or on the web at www.rerunshoes.com

It’s important you understand he cannot take shoes or sneakers that no one would want or wear.  They cannot have rips or holes and can’t have any paint or other indelible marks on them.  They should be a pair that can be easily cleaned.  We’ll be collecting running shoes, dress shoes and sport sandals.  Sorry no flip-flops and no heels.   They have to have at least 50% of the sole left to them.  So, I know everyone has a pair in their closet that they tried, and for whatever reason did not like.  Let’s see if we can reach 100 pairs collected for Rerun shoes.  So that means if you can’t make it to the meeting get your sneakers and dress shoes to someone that is going.  This is a great cause.

 

 

Other reminders for the summer…

Berna’s Great Legs, Thursday, July 10th.

Women come out to run.  Boys get out there to volunteer!

 

GLRR Family Summer Outing.  Sunday, July 27th,

Shed Park Pavilion. More to come on this