Entries from August 2018

169 Towns #76 Newtown

August 21st, 2018 · Comments Off on 169 Towns #76 Newtown

This was an interesting one: as I drove up to park, I came across a car in a ditch, with a police car directing drivers around it. By the time the race started, it became clear that the removal of the car, which had been driven off the road early in the morning by a […]

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Tags: New Haven · Running

169 Towns #75: Shelton

August 19th, 2018 · Comments Off on 169 Towns #75: Shelton

This race was a little different in a few ways—first, it was part of a nationally-organized event, and the registration table took credit cards, which almost never happens. And second, it was an evening run, the first one of those I’ve done in a long time. My body didn’t quite feel up for it, but […]

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Tags: New Haven · Running

169 Towns #74: Clinton

August 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on 169 Towns #74: Clinton

This race wins the award, so far, for most complicated and well-organized offsite parking scheme. I parked my car in a school parking lot and was driven to the race start, in another school parking lot, by school bus. I was the only passenger on the bus when I rode over, so I got the […]

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Tags: New Haven · Running

169 Towns #73: Oxford

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on 169 Towns #73: Oxford

I’ve run races in most nearby towns, but a few still remain, and it’s nice to be able to travel just up the way a bit to knock one out. Oxford is one of them, and I was excited to run a race put on by Black Hog, the great brewery somewhat incongruously located in […]

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169 Towns #72: Andover

August 5th, 2018 · Comments Off on 169 Towns #72: Andover

I don’t think I’d heard of Andover before deciding (last night) to run here—yet another town I associated with Massachusetts, rather than Connecticut. It’s been raining off and on for the past week, a little every day, and it rained on the way to the race. Things cleared up once I got into Andover, and […]

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Tags: New Haven · Running