Entries Tagged as 'New Haven'

169 Towns #81: Salem

October 1st, 2018 · Comments Off on 169 Towns #81: Salem

This was a bit of a last-minute decision, and I arrived at the site with just a few minutes to spare. The race took place on a farm, with horses around, and a bit of a hike between parking and the start. It as mostly meadow-running, with one mile of the race a pure trail […]

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169 Towns #80: Enfield

September 23rd, 2018 · Comments Off on 169 Towns #80: Enfield

> The LEGO 5K at the company’s US headquarters in Enfield is notorious for selling out very quickly, because it’s also known for having some of the best race swag around, if you’re into toys featuring DC Comics and Ninjago characters. I knew I wanted to do it once, and it finally worked out this […]

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169 Towns #79: Colchester

September 21st, 2018 · Comments Off on 169 Towns #79: Colchester

A nice little race in Colchester, up the coast and inland. It featured a flat course that quickly got out into farm country, past what looked like tobacco barns, perhaps? I pressed the whole time, and came in 8th, finally managing to win my age group. I was pretty beat at the end, and the […]

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169 Towns #78: Suffield

September 10th, 2018 · Comments Off on 169 Towns #78: Suffield

This race took me up north of Hartford, past the Bradley airport terminal, past the airport runways, and the air museum. All of the sudden, things got quiet, and I came into Suffield, a nice little town, and to its high school. Farm country. Hilly. The 10K runners left a half hour before on a […]

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169 Towns #77: Stamford

September 5th, 2018 · Comments Off on 169 Towns #77: Stamford

At this point, I’ve take taken care of nearly everything between New Haven in the New York line, but Stamford and Greenwich, my old stomping grounds, remain. Today’s Labor Day race, at the JCC of Stamford, was very well attended and obviously a big community event. It was a warm day; I’d have preferred it […]

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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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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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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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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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169 Towns #71: West Haven

July 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on 169 Towns #71: West Haven

The whole family came out for this one, and Grace joined me on the course for the 5K. We had a good time, and she did a great job, taking just a few short walk breaks along the course, and really giving it her all. We used every technique in the book—”run to that fence, […]

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169 Towns #70: Redding

June 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on 169 Towns #70: Redding

Redding isn’t that far from here, but my maps app took me what seemed like a fairly out-of-the way route to get there, along lots of great little roads with no other cars. After a half hour of this, all of a sudden I turned a corner and there was a police car, a line […]

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169 Towns #69: Glastonbury

June 25th, 2018 · Comments Off on 169 Towns #69: Glastonbury

I’d always wanted to visit Glastonbury, but was more interested in the festival in Somerset, rather than a town south of Hartford. Nevertheless, I head here, parked along a narrow country road, and found the race start in a little park. The course took us along small town streets, in a sort of loop, with […]

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169 Towns #68: Mansfield

June 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on 169 Towns #68: Mansfield

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 · Comments Off on 169 Towns #67: Norfolk

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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