Entries from June 2017

169 Towns #47: Hebron

June 21st, 2017 · No Comments

Part of the Hartford Marathon family of races, this early morning trail run seemed like a good idea at the time. I had the choice of a 3.3 or 5.5 mile race, and chose the shorter, as I thought I’d give myself a break and also perhaps try for a second race later in the […]

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169 Towns #46: Norwalk

June 18th, 2017 · No Comments

This race in Norwalk was another example of one of those race series that has a strong local following, with most people there running this as part of a progressive distance six-race series over the course of the summer. It was a nice residential course, and I felt pretty good, but it’s always humbling how […]

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169 Towns #45: New Canaan

June 11th, 2017 · No Comments

169 towns, 169 different styles and sizes… This race had the organizational footprint of a small marathon. Uniformed staff directing traffic in the parking area, paperless registration, with eight staffers and laptops for race day registration (credit cards accepted), separate tents for each fundraising team, a giant breakfast area, a person in a Vineyard Vines […]

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169 Towns #44: Durham

June 4th, 2017 · No Comments

After Grace’s 5K last month, Lucy had really been looking forward to a fun run, and this race, which billed itself as a “Festival of Running,” fit the bill perfectly. I started off with the 5K, which was actually just three loops around the Durham fairgrounds, a little boring but pretty fast. Next up was […]

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