My Annual Appeal – Harpoon 5-Miler

13. May 2020 News 0
Friends, Once a year I ask for your help. Usually, I get to compete with multiple Boston Marathon fundraisers, fresh spring fever, and baseball season. It's hard to keep your attention sometimes!   But this year is different in many ways. The global pandemic has seen most races canceled or postponed. Baseball is a memory. ...

BRC Run – 05/02 – 0645 – April Showers Bring…

01. May 2020 News 0
May allergens. Some of you know what I’m talking about. It’s that time of year, when all the pent-up energy hidden away in the cold of winter is released from the plants all at once in an overabundance of exuberant joy. (Think the first night the bars are open after the scary pandemic) Sure, the ...

BRC Run – 04/18 – 0645 – Patriots’ Day

17. April 2020 News 0
It’s Here! Every runner’s favorite holiday has come. Apparently it, too, is essential. But the big race has been postponed. A possible snowstorm tonight may leave some slush. The ‘Rona is out there trying to kill me. What is a runner to do? Sulk about the house? Sit in the living room and cry? No! ...

Addendum: BRC Run – 04/11 – 0645 – Entering Boring

10. April 2020 News 0
  Special Upcoming Activities I COMPLETELY forgot to mention that we have at least 2 marathon opportunities for those of you who have been training. On Saturday, April 18th, Speedy Pete will be running his marathon from the Common, which he described as a kind of cloverleaf. On Monday, April 20th, Johnny G will be ...

BRC Run – 04/11 – 0645 – Entering Boring

10. April 2020 News 0
Entering Boring? Never! Let’s keep it going. This week, I really had nothing. No ideas, no clever words (pretend as if those ever come from me) and once again, obviously, no route. Thank goodness for online community.   Paul ’76 ‘Merica suggested it might be fun to tell people to go run and take pictures ...

BRC Run – 04/04 – 0645 – Monumental Disruption

03. April 2020 News 0
Recap and reconnect Thanks for everyone who played last weekend and congratulations to our winners. Glad you could make it. Separately. We will have more contests in the future, so keep your heads up.   For all of the readership who have responded over the last several weeks, I thank you. Your words of encouragement ...

BRC Run – 03/28 – 0645 – Essential

28. March 2020 Uncategorized 0
Alright! We have a winner for contest #3! The first full set of border pictures sent to me was from Dave Barbato, John Gorman, Speedy Petey, and Rusty Bilodeau. It was also the only set of border pictures sent to me. Some of their excellent pictures are included. I got hit with a size limit, ...

BRC Run – 03/28 – 0645 – Essential

27. March 2020 News 0
What is Essential? Everyone has been talking about what “essential” means in this age. Some businesses are forced to close if they aren’t deemed necessary to keep society going. Some of us are thrown out into the world at great risk to keep the engine at least idling, until the machine can roar back to ...