Highland City Strider Update (2/16/14)

Good morning Striders,


Please join me in welcoming Ted & Eileen Blizzard of Marlborough as our newest Highland City Striders!


Congratulations to Eric Hoffman who ran a 25:08 5K last week in Acton at the Bill Rodgers Valentines 5K.  Great job Eric!


Hyannis.    Only one week to go and Team HCS is ready to go!  And as we all run our Hyannis races, we will remember our friend John Tanner, who was always such a big part of this day   Good luck to all of our runnahs!

Charity Opportunity.  Many of you know Sharon Foster, who leads our Wednesday night speed work sessions at Hudson High.  Sharon is running the Boston Marathon this year with Team in Training to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).   As a 10+ year leukemia survivor, Sharon is running to raise critical funds for research and treatment to help other have the same great outcome she has.  If you are interested in contributing you can donation online at http://pages.teamintraining.org/ma/boston14/sgf726; if you would prefer to contribute via check; checks can be made payable to LLS and mailed to her at 15 Falls Brook Road, Hudson, MA 01749.  Thank you in advance for your kind generosity.


SAVE THE DATE.  The HCS Annual Meeting will be on Wednesday, March 12th in the evening – details to follow, but the evening will feature a couple of presentations – one on nutrition and then a demonstration of yoga moves & techniques beneficial to runners. 


Introducing the Spirit of Hudson 6K Road Race – Saturday, June 7th in conjunction with Hudson Community Fest.  We are currently in the process of putting the road race planning team together.  Please consider sharing your talents and help us make this year’s race the best one yet.  If you are interested, please send a note back.  We will be having the first meeting during the first week of March.  The pay is lousy and the 401K is really a 101K, but other than that………Thanks!


From our inbox this week – for those of you who are going to be running in the Boston Marathon:


name: Alexandra Grace

email: agrace@wmct-tv.com


subject: WMCT story

This is Alexandra Grace from WMCT-TV.  I wanted to reach out to you with a story idea to see if you could help connect with me the right person.  I'd like to do a story on a Marlborough runner who is participating in this year's Boston Marathon.  I'm particularly interested in speaking with someone who will run Boston for the first time.  Is there anyone who comes to mind who you think would be interested in speaking with me?  Thank you so much for your help!


Have a great week of running




Stuff coming up – so many choices


A link to upcoming races – www.funonfoot.com/bosevents and also www.coolrunning.com and alsowww.cnsrun.org and finally www.northmedfordclub.org


Every Monday Night

Grey Hound Pub Monday Nite Run
Worcester, MA 6:30PM Grey Hound Pub, 139 Water St

(Free, Self Timed through scenic Canal District. Open to all levels)

Contact: Cyndy Curley (Grey Hound Pub). 1-508-754-1600 Email


February 23, 2014 (Sunday)

34th Hyannis Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Team Relay   (HCS Camaraderie Event)

Hyannis, MA 10:00AM Resort & Conference Center of Hyannis, 35 Scudder Avenue
Contact: B.A. Event Promotions. 1-617-625-2140 Email


March 1, 2014 (Saturday)

The 4th Annual Black Cat 10 & 20 Miler
Salem, MA 9:00AM Bentley School, 25 Memorial Drive

(A perfect training race for you marathoners. Scenic route, awards, tech shirts.

Contact: Ashley Steeves (BNS EVENT MANAGEMENT). 1-978-836-0271 Email


Tour de Patrick details visit: www.tourdepatrick.com 


1. IRISH 5K, March 1, 2014 Pawtucket, RI 



2. ST. PAT'S 5K, March 8, 2014 Providence, RI 



3. CELTIC 5K, March 9, 2014 Worcester, MA 



All entrants will receive a race t-shirt, but the early entrants will receive the long sleeve technical shirts shown below. See each shirt below for limits


March 2, 2014 (Sunday)

35th Annual Stu’s 30K Road Race
Clinton, MA 11:00AM  (Around the Wachusett reservoir.

Register Online - Mail Application


March 16, 2014 (Sunday)

Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 5Km
Somerville, MA 11:00AM Davis Square, Elm Street (The Race of Ireland & U.S.A.)
Contact: Somerville Striders Athletic Club. 1-617-625-2140.   (HCS Camaraderie Event)


March 17, 2014 (Monday)

HCS Annual St Patrick’s Day 3.17 Mile Fun Run.  Starts & ends at Finnegan’s Pub at 5:30

Faith and begorra - who knows when we will finish????  (HCS Camaraderie Event)


 May 4, 2014 (Sunday)

12th Annual Westborough Spring Festival 5K Road Race – Westborough High School – 9AM

90 West Main Street (Route 30), Westborough, MA.  On-line registration at www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2122362

Only $15 bucks for pre-registered runners.


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Mary Desautels February 17, 2014 at 10:02 AM
I really appreciate seeing old time pictures and reading the history of my town. Thank you.


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