Entries Tagged as 'New Haven'

169 Towns #68: Mansfield

June 9th, 2018 · No Comments

I’m never quite sure how these town designations work; I showed up for this race in Mansfield, but as I pulled into the high school parking lot, right next to the University of Connecticut, Storrs, it seemed to me that I was in Storrs. I figured if it was listed on the club site, it […]

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169 Towns #67: Norfolk

May 29th, 2018 · No Comments

I’d been to Norfolk for work before, and knew it was a beautiful little town up in the northwest corner of the state. The race was obviously a big event for the town, and it had a great feel, a nice sense of community around it. It was a really nice course, on the challenging […]

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169 Towns #66: Stafford

May 21st, 2018 · No Comments

It had been awhile since I’d had a chance to do a trail race, and with perfect weather—cool with a nice mist in the air—this was a great opportunity to get back into it. With all of the announcements about the markings on the course, I was worred this might be another poorly marked fiasco, […]

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169 Towns #65: Old Saybrook

May 7th, 2018 · No Comments

With the long-awaited turn to nice weather, it was time to get back out with Grace and do another 5K. The course was pretty flat, and we did a good combination of walking and running. This time around, though, there was more wondering aloud and bargaining about how long the race was, how long it […]

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169 Towns #64: Waterford

April 8th, 2018 · No Comments

I’m at the point (about a third of the way through the towns) where I’m sometimes not completely certain whether I’ve run a race in any given town. If you’d told me I’d run in Waterford before, I’d probably believed you, but apparently I hadn’t. 40° is about my lower limit for shorts and t-shirt, […]

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169 Towns #63: Litchfield

February 18th, 2018 · No Comments

It had been two months to the day since I’d run a race, and while a 5 miler wasn’t perhaps the best way to come back from some time off, it fit into the schedule. My time off had been due a combination of the busy holiday season and weather-related lack of races, and also […]

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169 Towns #62: Fairfield

December 17th, 2017 · No Comments

I arrived at the Scandinavian Club just a few minutes before the start, with just enough time to register, drop off my donated toy, head back to my car to drop my wallet and keys, and run back to the starting line. I can tell you there is not a lot of parking down in […]

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169 Towns #61: Killingly

December 10th, 2017 · No Comments

Killingly may not technically be the farthest away as the crow flies, but it’s close when it comes to how long it takes to actually get there, a combination of sheer distance and also removal from either I-84 or I-395. It was about an hour and a half to get out to this corner of […]

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169 Towns #60: Weston

October 29th, 2017 · No Comments

This was not the greatest day for a race, but I’ve been pretty lucky over the year, so I didn’t mind. It was a rainy day, and I misjudged when and where the 5K would start, not realizing the half marathon would start a good five minutes before our race. We all stood around waiting […]

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169 Towns #59: Portland

October 14th, 2017 · No Comments

It didn’t turn out to have too much of a zombie element to it, but I really enjoyed the setting of this race, which ran in part along the old Portland Brownstone Quarries, a National Historic Landmark. The course passed the quarries and then meandered through a few neighborhoods before ending up back at the […]

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169 Towns #58: Seymour

October 7th, 2017 · No Comments

While my dad ended up injuring himself before the race, meaning we didn’t have three generations of runners represented, I was happy to have the chance to run with Grace again, in her second 5K. She did great, though the course was tougher than the previous race we ran together, and the hills took their […]

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169 Towns #57: Warren

September 30th, 2017 · No Comments

A nice race in the woods in Litchfield County, with cider and cider doughnuts to cap it off. I felt pretty good, especially as I was able to pass and hold off some locals who seemed like they might be in my age group, where I managed to come in third. The race was pretty […]

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169 Towns #56: Lisbon

September 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

After hopping onto 395, it was only about ten minutes from Bozrah to Lisbon, where I pulled into the parking lot of the Lisbon Fall Festival with 15 minutes to spare before the start. I found the registration table, got a number, dashed back to my car to drop my wallet, and got in the […]

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169 Towns #55: Bozrah

September 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

Connecticut’s towns have some great names, and it seems to me Bozrah is right up there near the top. Bozrah is noted as an elusive town according to the club, so I was happy to be able to knock this one out. It was a nice little town run, starting and finishing at the fire […]

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169 Towns #54: Newington

September 16th, 2017 · No Comments

This was a small race, a nice little town course around a park and a loop through a quiet neighborhood, finishing around a pond in the park. I felt pretty good, and as the race went on, I kept some fellow runners in my sights. I passed four guys I could tell were older than […]

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