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(Submitted May 23, 2013 10:58:59 by Kev S)
Ok, Saturday @ 8:00am, Doyon School once again. A group of us are planning to run Bay Circuit to the small parking lot just beyond the Georgetown highway overpass & back. Planning on ~26+ miles. If we run short, we'll add in Willowdale on the way back. All welcome for the entire, or a portion, of the run.
(Submitted May 19, 2013 14:55:00 by vicki)
way to go Kevin!!! Congrats
(Submitted May 19, 2013 08:47:19 by Kelly)
Kevin Claire is just about to finish Cruel Jewel 100. It has a 48 hour cut off and he is expecting a 42:30. Congratulations Kevin!!
(Submitted May 18, 2013 17:30:32 by coach)
Sunday run Bald Hill main gate bay circuit out - back to meet up with other runners, maybe, 3hours 9:10
(Submitted May 17, 2013 17:46:15 by joe hayes)
Maine chapter of the GAC will again be hosting the western states 100 commemorative 6hr on sat june 29th at mount agamenicus in York, me. We`ll go from 7am thru 1pm on 3 mile trail loop.fat ass style. info contact craig Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org. please come
(Submitted May 17, 2013 07:52:45 by Herb)
Saturday 8:00 a.m. sharp, Stone Cat loop from Doyon, 12.5 miles. Might be a slow pace, unless someone fast, that knows the course, shows up.
(Submitted May 15, 2013 13:09:21 by Mike)
Thanks everyone for another great GAC Mother's Day race - one of my fave events every year. Episode 10 is available and as promised we have an interview with host of Talk Ultra Ian Corless, MA native and Marathon des Sables finisher Liz Byron, discussions of registration lotteries, race reports for the Wapack and Back Trail Races, and another segment of Mike's Bytes. Thanks!!!!!! http://dflultrarunning.com/
(Submitted May 13, 2013 08:43:12 by Vicki and Amy)
Once again, with overwhelming hearts filled with gratitude, love and friendship we thank you, each and all of you, weather you ran, vounteered, spectated, donated, walked, or even just thought about us today! Even with a iffy weather start we ended with sunshine and a close to record year of donations and six hour finishers. Congratulations to all the finishers and personal records accomplished! This day can not happen with out Gilly, and the G.A.C, club members who so willingly give their time to us for this day. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! XOXOXOX
(Submitted May 13, 2013 06:44:40 by coach)
Great day at Bradley yest. Thank You all. Congrats to Jon and Jason at Maine coast yest.
(Submitted May 11, 2013 20:06:14 by Lori)
congrats to all who finished the not-so-annual Fishing Bridge 50k today. A big "Ooorah" to Paula for being the only one sporting the team colors. See you all at Bradley tomorrow morning. Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies out there.
(Submitted May 10, 2013 22:02:20 by Garry)
I can help Vicki. I'll see you at the store at 2pm. If that changes, please shoot me a reply on FB. Thanks! Frizz
(Submitted May 10, 2013 19:03:37 by Vicki)
Need to change time for bringing supplies to 2pm!! Help needed! Can you post if you can help;(
(Submitted May 10, 2013 11:02:30 by Vicki and Amy)
Looking for help Saturday with vans or trucks to bring supplies over to Bradley Palmer, we are going to try and get course marked today. Thinking around noon or 1pm.
(Submitted May 6, 2013 21:24:05 by Vicki and Amy)
Mothers Day apps can be downloaded from this website or apps are at store and will also be at registration on race day! Looking forward to another successful, fun day, any baked goods or ultra snacks are welcome! We could use some help if anyone needs ultra service time, on Saturday bringing supplies over to the park and Sunday returning them to store, also course markings and removal!
(Submitted May 6, 2013 11:03:50 by Lori)
Looks like there was high heat and fire danger on one of the trail sections at Miwok so they needed to cut it to a 60k.
(Submitted May 5, 2013 21:12:22 by Peter C)
Does anyone know what happened at Miwok this weekend? It seems that the race was shortened for some reason.
(Submitted May 5, 2013 17:38:07 by Roy)
Can someone add some information and post applications for the Mother's Day Race to the web site ?
(Submitted May 4, 2013 18:38:54 by Herb)
(Submitted May 4, 2013 16:34:14 by coach)
Nice running in Maine today, Mt. A, folks. Sunday run leave boy scout park 9:10 out-back toward bald hill 3hours. We will be on some of the BUG RUN COARSE !!!!
(Submitted May 3, 2013 22:08:34 by Vicki)
Mothers Day Six Hour Run/Walk starts at 9 at Bradley Palmer in Topsfield!
(Submitted May 3, 2013 08:15:10 by Linda f)
What time is the Mother's Day race?
(Submitted May 2, 2013 16:48:30 by Tom Barry)
Hi All - In order to support the Woolfendens on their road to recovery after the Marathon bombings, Wicked Running Club has mobilized to have community members cook dinners that can be frozen and simply reheated by the family. Contact me if you are interested in participating and I can get you the contact information. TB
(Submitted April 29, 2013 15:25:06 by Josh Katzman)
Hello GACers! This is Josh Katzman, RD for the TARC 100. I was talking to Gilly this weekend and he thought I should post here to see if anyone was interested in volunteering. It's 30 hours, so we'll need a lot of people, at a lot of times. Email me at email@example.com with any questions. Thanks everyone.
(Submitted April 28, 2013 18:57:25 by Linda F)
Running Big Sur Trail Marathon...birthday gift from my three daughters!!
(Submitted April 28, 2013 07:12:29 by Paul F.)
I assume that all dogs in Willowdale & Bradley will be On Leash this morning?
(Submitted April 27, 2013 21:46:10 by coach)
Herb thanks for thinking of me all went well for GAC. I think you will hear some stories tomorrow. Hope to see you folks in Bradley, Luke and I will be walking.
(Submitted April 27, 2013 20:45:13 by Herb)
No updates on the Spring Fling? Tried to call you coach,but you weren't accepting calls. Hope all did well.
(Submitted April 26, 2013 12:04:16 by Herb)
Scott Homan, and I, are doing a Sunday run from Doyon school, starting at 8:00 a.m. Running Stone Cat, to fishing bridge, running Fat Ass loop, then back on Stone Cat, to Doyon. 17/18 miles.
(Submitted April 26, 2013 08:13:34 by Garry)
The Sunday run mentioned sounds good to me...good luck Sunday coach!
(Submitted April 26, 2013 06:23:00 by coach)
Sunday run plans are talked about doing a Stonecat loop with an Fat A-- loop. If interested post here.
(Submitted April 22, 2013 19:07:59 by coach)
Track starts tues. night at Masco 6:45 for warm-up mile or 2mile run from srore at 6:30.
(Submitted April 21, 2013 19:15:18 by Mary)
Tomorrow night, April 22nd, at 6:30 New England Running Company will be hosting a 3ish mile run, NOT A RACE, leaving from the store and running down 1A into Wenham. If you wish to make a donation at that time you can...all donations will be going to The Woolfenden Family Fund. Wear blue and yellow and let's stand proud!!!
(Submitted April 20, 2013 15:47:53 by marty)
Stone Cat Organizational Meeting Thursday April 25 8 PM - "Sous-sol de Jacques" Sounds classier than Jimmy's Basement. After the run. See you there.
(Submitted April 20, 2013 14:42:53 by coach)
So much to post sunday run from store 8:30 Rail trail to Bay Circuit out - back water then out - back Hoods pond in on Rail trail 3:30- 4:00 hours. Chris Susan finished Zion. Go to Flotrack watch Abbey set another P.R. in5000 15:11 WHAT. Martha and I signed up for Big Sur Sept. 28th Lets Party.
(Submitted April 19, 2013 12:00:52 by Joelle)
Lets all pray for all the vitims especially the ones still critcally injured. My sister-in-laws brother is one of them in Mass General. His name is Mark and he was with his buddies from Stoneham watching one of their friends run the marathon. They were standing in back of the 8 yr old boy. Mark and his friends have lost limbs and have other injuries. Its a tough time.
(Submitted April 18, 2013 20:52:26 by marty)
I just discovered tonight that two of the injured were the husband and 3 year old son of Amber Woolfenden who runs with Wicked in Salem and she has run Stone Cat the last two years - she runs with Mary Bruno. Amber got a Boston club number for her work with Wicked - her first Boston. According the the NY Times her son was just released but her husband is one of the people still in critical condition. Thought you should know if you did not....
(Submitted April 18, 2013 14:59:37 by Coach)
Bradley trail work has canceled. Thank You Paul F, Pierccee, and Double r Garry, for offering your time.
(Submitted April 17, 2013 12:50:13 by kitty)
Yes, lets get a huge group to go to Boston (26.2)get a huge bus, make it a luxury bus!
(Submitted April 17, 2013 10:26:07 by Garry (w/2Rs))
I'm around if you still need help on Saturday morning coach. I'll get the details from you tomorrow night.
(Submitted April 16, 2013 22:54:25 by c pierce)
I am in. I'll do it. We should do it as a group no doubt.
(Submitted April 16, 2013 22:42:45 by coach)
Looking for some volunteers sat. morn. 2hours trail stuff for Bradley 9-11 let me know if able.
(Submitted April 16, 2013 21:54:37 by Kitty)
Yes, Vicki, I was thinking the same thing! Lets do it!
(Submitted April 16, 2013 14:07:12 by Vicki)
A GAC challenge that we ALL run Boston next year.......feeling like it would be the right thing to do. Something to think about. Thankful for all the calls , texts and hugs, right back at you all. xoxooxox
(Submitted April 16, 2013 10:53:45 by c pierce)
Good news from all. Johnny O and Matt G., awesome to hear all is good with you and yours especially since you were all so close.
(Submitted April 16, 2013 09:05:23 by Johnny O)
thank you all so very much for your concern. I was doing a double Boston today. My wife and my son were running the last mile with me. We were 200 yards from the finish line when the bombs went off. We thought it was a cannon after the first one. It was horrific. Everyone running. We are home safe now. Liam was so terrified. Thank you again.
(Submitted April 16, 2013 07:13:51 by Matt)
I was just coming up on Boylston St at mile 26 and my family was one block from the explosions on the same side of the street. I was on the phone with Linda at the time. We were all at least able to meet up quickly and we are all OK...
(Submitted April 15, 2013 22:24:08 by coach)
All of the club runners are o.k. the stories don't seem real. Congrats to all.
(Submitted April 15, 2013 20:52:32 by good gary)
Coach, Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was there today and special prayers to those who were injured.
(Submitted April 15, 2013 20:18:45 by good gary )
Gilly, I am writing to see if everyone is Ok after today's horrible incident at the Marathon. Let me know - thanks! Good luck to you and all of the runners who made it home safely. Happy Trails. See you VT 100
(Submitted April 15, 2013 19:19:25 by Roy)
Garry Frizzell was in the finishing area having cross the finish line just a couple of minutes before the explosion. I was somewhere around mile 22 - 23. Lets pray nobody we know was injured.
(Submitted April 15, 2013 18:30:53 by c pierce)
Did all gacers make it home safely?
(Submitted April 15, 2013 17:13:05 by Gary Richmond)
The BAA Marathon experiences stick with you, no matter how many years or miles separate. I always try to make my run on Patriots Day during the marathon and reimagine the course and reinstall memories. I could never imagine this. Prayers to all.
(Submitted April 15, 2013 14:22:39 by Herb)
And all others that ran today.
(Submitted April 15, 2013 14:17:06 by Herb)
Congrats Tom & Tom!
(Submitted April 13, 2013 10:23:39 by Coach)
Run from store sunday 8:30 4hours roads to sanctuary through yard bradley pingree appleton patton ECT.I will put water out . Good luck today to 31 milers and Monday to roads whores.
(Submitted April 12, 2013 11:16:10 by Coach)
Open seats on bus, the bus will leave at 6:15 15.00 one-way Be Cool.
(Submitted April 11, 2013 22:44:08 by Bob Najar / Rich Collins)
Still accepting entries to the Big A 50K trail race in the Mt. Agamenticus Conservation District in York, ME on Sat 5/4. Entry fee is a minimum $10 tax-deductible donation to the Conservation District. Event details at: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bw4uOM2t8Y66a2VGQW1EQmFpcVU/edit?usp=sharing
(Submitted April 6, 2013 22:12:21 by Norm)
Must be spring, Melanie's finished another Umstead 50. Way to go girl!
(Submitted April 6, 2013 21:56:20 by Herb)
Damn, I almost didn't check. Would have shown up at 9, and gone right back home.
(Submitted April 6, 2013 12:27:04 by Coach)
Sunday run from store Rail Trail to park to willowdale single tracks to bradley maybe appleton ? Leave 8:35 4 hours I will put water out at 1/2 way spot.
(Submitted March 29, 2013 06:32:49 by coach)
Easter Sunday run from store 8:30 rail trail toward park then 2 out- backs on Bay Circuit total 3hours.
(Submitted March 28, 2013 08:57:32 by Cheryl)
Sunday April 7th at 2pm, come show your creative side at the Canvas Roadshow at Alfalfa Farms Winery! A Canvas Roadshow artist will lead us all step-by-step to paint your personal interpretation of the famous red barn in Rockport. Plus, a wine tasting of Alfalfa Farms own's fine vintages. Sign up on The Canvas Roadshow's website. See you there!
(Submitted March 27, 2013 09:48:11 by marty)
From the mailbag: Sacred Heart School 5K race and 1 Mile walk fundraiser in Bradford Sat April 6 9:30 AM walk 10 AM 5K. At Sacred Heart School near Bradford Common. Post reg at 8:30 AM The Facebook link is: http://www.facebook.com/events/462678603785572/ Register online at https://g2racereg.webconnex.com/hawk5K2013 For more information call Agnes Hayes (978) 372- 5451 or http://www.sacredheartsbradford.org
(Submitted March 26, 2013 21:09:45 by SloMo)
Not sure if this works but if it does, a lot of great pictures of GAC folks from the 6-hour. Cut & Paste the entire link. http://scottmasonphotography.smugmug.com/Running20 13/TARC-Spring-Thaw-Classic-6
(Submitted March 26, 2013 14:56:47 by Vicki)
Is there a Sunday run (Easter)? Saturday?
(Submitted March 23, 2013 19:27:01 by Herb)
Pardon my stutter.
(Submitted March 23, 2013 19:26:03 by Herb)
Oh boy, that gives me a lot of outs :)
(Submitted March 23, 2013 19:25:54 by Herb)
Oh boy, that gives me a lot of outs :)
(Submitted March 23, 2013 11:20:49 by Coach)
Sunday run from fishing bridge double out + back meet at 9:10 stay out 3+hours. Good luck 6hour folks.
(Submitted March 20, 2013 21:49:32 by marty)
Happy Spring. Piercey you can run in only two layers now.
(Submitted March 16, 2013 14:24:01 by coach)
Sunday run,leave Bradley big parking lot 9:10 over to fishing bridge into willowdale hit single tracks righthand side of park then left side up to 2:45-3:00. Icey may need screws?
(Submitted March 9, 2013 14:47:59 by coach)
Sunday run leave store 9:00 Howlett street to perkins to trails of sanctuary to Bradley through snow should be tough 2+hours.
(Submitted March 8, 2013 21:19:01 by Kelly)
Awesome job Abbey! Gave us goosebumps!
(Submitted March 6, 2013 10:38:32 by Eric & Donna)
NCAA Indoor Nationals Fri/Sat(3/8-9). Abbey running 5K Fri night at 8:55 PM EST and 3K Sat night at 8:40 PM EST. Live coverage on ESPN3.com. Enjoy!
(Submitted March 2, 2013 15:35:30 by coach)
Sunday run meet at outhouse9:10 park in big lot.2 1/2 hours trails over to appleton some roads sould be wet ,not sure how some of those trails are,nice easy recovery run.
(Submitted March 1, 2013 06:57:26 by Curious)
What time Friday night?
(Submitted February 28, 2013 15:01:34 by c pierce)
Who wants to run Friday afternoon? I am doing a 10k loop from the fishing bridge starting at 2:00. Post if you can make it. I can run at 3:00 also if that is better.
(Submitted February 28, 2013 06:54:01 by coach)
Gent's night Friday.
(Submitted February 27, 2013 14:14:52 by working your game)
Big Fella, still spots available: http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=18881
(Submitted February 23, 2013 13:34:52 by coach)
Sunday run 9:10 at outhouse,over to willowdale to Bay circuit stay on jeep trails that are packed well, stay out for 2hours or more .
(Submitted February 17, 2013 08:22:24 by Herb)
I like that idea coach. Congratulations Gary, and Abbey!
(Submitted February 17, 2013 07:55:47 by Coach)
Herb maybe 1 is enough, Gary Alexander set new coarse record in 24hr bike race in Florida, 336miles in wind, crash in race but not hurt bad. Jim Jean DJ crewed. Other news Abbey 5th in NY mile 4:30:03 new P.R.
(Submitted February 17, 2013 07:16:21 by Herb)
Can't wait for Fat Ass loops.
(Submitted February 16, 2013 20:59:59 by Music Lover)
What kind of band is Birds of Prey? They sound like a folk group. Is it a traditional 45-60 minute set?
(Submitted February 16, 2013 16:24:18 by coach)
Sunday run meet at outhouse ,park in big lot, 9:10 2 loops Fat Ass or whatever trails are the best 2 1/2 hours bird show at 1:00.
(Submitted February 14, 2013 05:57:51 by Paul F.)
I for one would love to see Coach take one of the birds on the run with him. The creature could perch on his shoulder. Coach could choose to rest the raptor (or owl) on his forearm. Few men are powerful enough to run with a bird of that size. Maybe Conan at his peak? Possibly Macho Man Randy Savage (RIP)?
(Submitted February 13, 2013 14:01:57 by coach)
check out wingmasters website Jim Parks.
(Submitted February 12, 2013 12:49:13 by coach)
Birds of prey will show at 1:00 on sunday, the show will take about 45 mins. All welcome.
(Submitted February 11, 2013 17:59:41 by Coach)
Sunday after run we will host Jim Parks [kelly's brother] with Birds of Pray, in basement or upstairs. Stay tuned.
(Submitted February 10, 2013 06:41:47 by curious minds)
I say lets head for the trails
(Submitted February 9, 2013 21:56:43 by coach)
Sunday run , unsure what to do tomorrow. Meet at store 8:50, make some choice.
(Submitted February 9, 2013 18:18:51 by Mike)
does anyone know if the parking area near the bridge on Ipswich Rd is plowed out?
(Submitted February 9, 2013 08:58:48 by Roy)
Not the official Sunday morning run. However, speaking from experience, the Skyline Trail in the Middlesex Fells is "The Best Trail I've Ever Been On" after two feet of snow. The snow covers all the rocks and roots. As a result, you can safely be quite aggressive on the many hills. I'll be running a loop around 8:30 - 9:00 am. Feel free to join me.
(Submitted February 9, 2013 07:39:25 by coach)
Pawly, 7am my driveway clear I have a buisness to open. Happy shoveling.
(Submitted February 9, 2013 07:17:23 by Paul F.)
I would think that a TNFGC member and an aspiring 2013 Good Citizen Nominee would rather spend Sunday shoveling the rail trail or my driveway?
(Submitted February 8, 2013 21:17:18 by coach)
I think a nice hike ,power hike up some hills post holing in the snow would be great, could you call it a run? not really. But you will raise your heart rate and build up a thirst. stay tuned.
(Submitted February 8, 2013 18:35:00 by michael g)
all hills on the trail
(Submitted February 8, 2013 15:35:36 by curious minds)
What is the run for sunday
(Submitted February 7, 2013 12:42:24 by Bill Hartford)
Was just wondering if the Sunday trail run is still on.. I think a romp around the park through the snow sounds nice right about now!!!
(Submitted February 6, 2013 12:46:19 by Tom O)
yes it is,hows everything
(Submitted February 6, 2013 07:49:21 by c pierce)
Tommy O, is that really you?
(Submitted February 6, 2013 07:24:12 by Tom O)
Well that wont happen they dont even let Piercey drive the cars at work
(Submitted February 6, 2013 07:12:32 by Paul F.)
It is on! Lots of flab at the TNFGC last night. Aside from TB, there is a copious amount of weight loss potential at GAC. I look forward to the pizza party in 4 weeks (we will even invite out two 'honor system' participants). Mark can still enter (travel exemption). Ed is welcome, too. We will just adjust the window of weight loss in a fashion determined by The Jedi High Council (Coach, Herbie, And Coach again). Piercey is not invited without a double entry fee and a chance to drive his work car with the lights on on 114 during mall rush hours.
(Submitted February 3, 2013 12:56:28 by Tom B #1)
Good Citizenship Question of the Day (QOTD) DId anyone offer Kelly their soup before hers had been delivered?!
(Submitted February 3, 2013 10:46:21 by The Home Owner)
And I must say...... They did a fantastic job on the garage ! They are welcome here anytime, lord knows we have lots of repairs ! Thank god for the men of the G.A.C. !!
(Submitted February 3, 2013 10:31:50 by curious minds)
How many miles did you all run today?
(Submitted February 3, 2013 08:56:58 by Weather Watcher)
Has anyone called the store to find out what the weather is like? Is the barametric pressure going to impact our run? Wind chill?
(Submitted February 3, 2013 08:52:48 by Curious)
What day is the Sunday run on, Coach?
(Submitted February 3, 2013 07:42:38 by Paul F.)
From the 2013 Good Citizenship File: Coach and Randy fixed Kelly's garage. A spring had snapped. Fortunately, Construction Head Jim and Lead Contractor Randy were able to fix the issue -- on time and under budget.
(Submitted February 3, 2013 07:32:51 by Paul F.)
Where is the run today, Coach?
(Submitted February 3, 2013 06:43:30 by coach)
sunday post below.
(Submitted February 2, 2013 19:27:54 by Soup Nazi)
No sock soup for you!
(Submitted February 2, 2013 18:41:09 by marty)
Bull Run Run entry is open until Feb 8 - there will be a lottery. Who needs a hat?
(Submitted February 2, 2013 13:39:49 by Just wondering)
Who says being vegan is so attractive? Have you seen some of the crap Roy eats?
(Submitted February 2, 2013 13:35:18 by Vegan Lover)
4 bridges @Marini's which is exactly the number of field goals made in the Super Bowl. Ravens 3 Bears 9. Can we sponsor a fat guy/girl in the contest and is it still $1000 buy in? Vegans should be given a 5% bonus for living such a healthy and attractive life style, but should run in the back of the pack on long runs. Self explainatory...have you hugged a Vegan today?
(Submitted February 2, 2013 11:32:21 by Jimmy the greek)
49 er's 34. Balt 20.
(Submitted February 2, 2013 09:22:19 by Paul F.)
How many bridges at Marini? I think the Ravens beat the Niners 3-2 in a shootout. I'll be asleep by the half. I predict Mike Morton will win Rocky Racoon 100 with a 10:45:32, giving us all hope that Low T shouldn't stop us. I further predict that the groundhog in PA will rescind his prediction of an early Spring ... TB ... These dots are for you!
(Submitted February 2, 2013 06:53:55 by coach)
Good Morning Gac. sunday run from outhouse 9:10 out -back toward Prospect hill on Bay Circuit over bridges by Marini Farm 2hrs 40mins. Ravens21_49ers 17
(Submitted January 30, 2013 15:31:53 by Paul F,)
Tuesday Night Fat Guy/Gal Club Official Weigh In ... Prize to the guy/gal who sheds the most weight (as a % of starting body weight). Thin folks should consult their physicians. Fat guys, you know the drill. Vegans welcome. [NOTE: Weight loss is an inherently dangerous activity. Running is also dangerous. I would advise against both.]
(Submitted January 27, 2013 18:09:11 by coach)
Congrats Kevin,100 miles, tough/ conditions, You sure know how to get it done . Keep Rolling Kev.
(Submitted January 27, 2013 15:54:00 by Kelly)
Kevin Claire 29:30!! Nice finish!!
(Submitted January 27, 2013 11:49:11 by A Fan)
Kevin Claire 12 miles to go!! 20 degrees and Cold!!!!! Way to go Kevin!!
(Submitted January 26, 2013 13:48:21 by coach)
Sunday run check earlier post. Glad to see some fun on GAC site again.Good luck Kev. dito Abbey in Seattle, and 16mile road whore's.
(Submitted January 26, 2013 09:11:12 by Herb)
Iguess Paul will never run in shorts. Can't wait to see you in tights, in July,on the track.
(Submitted January 26, 2013 08:29:46 by Paul F.)
May hit 20 for K-Claire at Beast of Burden Winter Edition. That is downright balmy. 8 is the projected low. He told me that they had "less than a foot" of fresh snow yesterday. Is that supposed to be a good thing? Good luck, Kevin! Again, great traning for TBR13 ... TB ... I do it here, too ...
(Submitted January 26, 2013 07:46:07 by c pierce)
I was out in shorts this week too. Of course they were under a pair of tights.
(Submitted January 26, 2013 07:36:45 by Paul F. )
Coach, I will train in shorts at 12 degrees the day that Roy eats meat and Herbie gets married.
(Submitted January 26, 2013 06:53:38 by coach)
Paul ,I think if you really are running this morning, YOU should run in shorts . Herb was out in shorts this week. Look out BUG RUN.
(Submitted January 25, 2013 18:48:11 by Paul F.)
I plan on running from Gil's tomorrow (Saturday) at 9:32 am ... 8.5 minute pace ... for about 1:15 or 1:30 ... roads. Tights. Gloves. Jeff Lane shirt.
(Submitted January 25, 2013 13:36:44 by coach)
Early post for sunday run , run from store out Rail Trail to Pye Brook Park cross Rt.97 behind Matts onto Bay Circuit toward Willowdale. We will up the time to 2hrs/30mins.
(Submitted January 19, 2013 12:56:31 by Coach)
Sunday run from Boxford center. We will run Bay Circuit out back toward Georgetown,2hrs 20mins.run start at 9:10 need a ride come to store.
(Submitted January 14, 2013 07:37:46 by Michelle)
Peak snowshoe marathon March 2nd use the code PEAK and get $25 off registration. A wonderful race and for a nice place to stay and make it a weekedn of outdoor fun you can try the newly renovated Trailside Inn in Killington only 6 miles from start at Amee Farm in Pittsfield. I stayed there this weekend while I was training and it is really nice. It has bunk accomdations for groups and breakfast is included at a very reasonable price. It is family friendly with a huge gameroom and fireplaced living room filled with games and a television.
(Submitted January 12, 2013 10:56:24 by Coach)
Sunday run from boy scout park out back 2hours on bay circuit leave 9:10 if you need aride come to store 9:00 we will run toward bald hill.
(Submitted January 11, 2013 15:36:37 by Linda)
Yikes, I will be mighty cold!
(Submitted January 9, 2013 08:54:09 by Shameless)
Linda, what happens at the FatAss stays at the FatAss. If your luck holds, at Mother's Day you might end up pantless!
(Submitted January 8, 2013 17:10:22 by Dave B)
Very good experience at the GAC 50K, you guys have this running stuff down. Thanks for making it so easy for the rest of us to enjoy!
(Submitted January 8, 2013 16:06:52 by Jay)
Thank you to all those who made the 50K happen. Great event, and worth the trip!
(Submitted January 7, 2013 20:39:05 by Linda)
Are there any Fat Ass t-shirts left? This was my first 50k and I ended up shirtless.
(Submitted January 7, 2013 08:07:17 by coach)
Thank You Bill, but the credit goes to Roger , Roger , and Mark B. they are the ones that are there , 7am till 5pm when everything is put away.
(Submitted January 5, 2013 20:08:11 by Bill Hartford)
Just want to say thanks to Gill and the rest of the GAC for putting on another fantastic Fat Ass race today.. I and all of my friends had a blast!!! You guys rock.. Happy new year and I look forward to some running with you all this coming year!!!
(Submitted January 5, 2013 13:53:09 by Tom, Vicki and Amy)
Martell family, class act Fat Ass THANK YOU all!
(Submitted January 2, 2013 09:03:12 by Phitzy)
Get the stink out. This product works great. Nikwax Base Wash Deodorizing cleaner and conditioner for synthetic technical underwear and wicking clothing. It's available at EMS, REI and other outdoor gear shops as well as Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/awlfvxm
(Submitted January 1, 2013 10:38:26 by Emily Trespas)
GAC folks! Only 25 spots remain in the Spring Thaw 6 Hour. Thanks to those GAcers who already signed up, too. http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=18255
(Submitted November 9, 2012 11:24:21 by mg)
rock on what a job, very inspirational seeing wash on the trail walking with the cane, thats glory at its best....michael g
(Submitted November 8, 2012 10:18:12 by RD's)
We would like to thank all of the volunteers for a hard work they put in as usual, we had a lot of postive feedback via email. There is only a couple of items to wrap up to close #12, and we are looking forward to that. We had a few left over shirts and we wanted to make sure all get one. If you have not received one, let us know via email, we are both traveling this week. We have a list but we want to make sure we did not miss anyone. Great job again to all, it could not be done without your help!
(Submitted November 6, 2012 06:45:56 by coach)
Good Job RD'S #12 in the books. another note Holiday party Dec. 14th Fri. Special Run Dec. 18th.
(Submitted November 5, 2012 13:48:47 by c pierce)
I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I had a blast on race day. The pilsner was pretty damn good too. There is no way to beat the quality of runners and volunteers at our race.
(Submitted November 5, 2012 08:25:19 by Rich)
Another great Stonecat. You guys are awesome. Unfortunately, the sambuca and advil weren't enough to keep me in for the full 50 miles. I dropped a black Adidas hat and red Black Diamond headlamp with Al Cat. Does someone have it? Rich Collins - firstname.lastname@example.org
(Submitted November 4, 2012 20:12:23 by Kathleen Karpe)
To Marty & all GAC volunteers: Thanks so much for another great race! Your effort and commitment to making this race one of the best are really appreciated!
(Submitted November 4, 2012 17:32:10 by David McDermott)
Thanks for another Stonecat. Many of us look forward to this event every year, and have never been disappointed. (Maybe in my own performance, but not in anything about how the GAC puts on this wonderful race) You guys are the best!
(Submitted November 4, 2012 12:57:49 by Tara Deeble)
To the amazing GAC crew...another year, another great time! Thank you to all for the great aid stations, the fun/supportive spirit of all of the volunteers and an incredible, well organized event! The jury is still out on the clown costumes - lol!!! Great job everyone!
(Submitted November 4, 2012 08:29:35 by Matt)
Hey look, someone is running in the wrong direction! Hello to all the people I saw yesterday. On the run home I dubbed your race 'The seemingly infinite loop of crazy'... and that sounds like something I'd like to join in. I hope you all enjoyed Stone Cat, and maybe I'll see you next year.
(Submitted November 3, 2012 19:35:52 by Jay Curry)
This was my 10th year running Stone Cat and you guys still do an amazing job!! Thanks again to everyone who put this event together!
(Submitted September 17, 2012 14:20:46 by Peter C.)
It is with deep sadness that I report the death of a friend and well-known local runner. Jim Logan passed away yesterday at the age of 65. Jim was a friend of our club, and he had run Stone Cat several times. He was a self-described 'plodding runner' who nonetheless, at 65 years old and around 200 lbs, could still knock out a 5:30 marathon, like he did earlier this year at Hyannis. He had become a regular at Lynn Woods and Pineland Farms, in addition to competing in triathlons and swimming events. As recently as 2 weeks ago he ran the Cape Ann 25K. This weekend he ran the ECTA race on Saturday and passed away while volunteering at the Nahant 30K on Sunday. He leaves behind his wonderful wife Deb, also a runner and triathlete, and two grown sons. Jim was a true ambassador for our sport, and the Salem running community is much diminished by this sudden loss.
(Submitted May 14, 2012 00:04:25 by Vicki and Amy)
Again WOW, THANK YOU, for another (18th) incredibly awesome Mothers Day Run/Walk, from start to finish it was just a beautiful thing to see, awesome runners and vollunteers, it is a heartwarming day to see the comradarie and the devotion given to this event year after year! So weather you walked, ran, vollunteered, or just thought about us all today a heartfelt Thank You! Extra special thanks to Aid Station Captain Cheryl Mulvey and Finish Line Captain Peter Copelas and many many others who gave your effort and time to us today! Congratulations to all runners and walkers!
(Submitted January 10, 2012 14:39:27 by donkey)
Thanks to all involved for a great run on Saturday. Great weather, great course, great volunteers!
(Submitted January 9, 2012 11:44:42 by Susan F)
Great job Roger Sr., Roger, Jr., and everyone! The folks at Beverly Bootstraps and Riverhouse shelter in Beverly were so appreciative of the donations of food left over from Saturday. It was an unexpected Monday morning windfall for them. Thanks everyone!
(Submitted January 8, 2012 20:57:19 by Roy)
Roger Sr., Roger Jr., Timmy, Iron and all the volunteers yesterday. Thank you once again for putting on such a fun event. I've had many runners that I know who ran with us for the first time yesterday. They are still talking about what a great time they had and how friendly the volunteers and ultra running community is. Thank you again.
(Submitted January 8, 2012 08:13:37 by Scott)
Roger thanks for putting on a great race.
(Submitted January 8, 2012 07:15:43 by Paul F.)
Fantastic job yesterday with all your work on the Fat Ass, Roger Sr., Roger Jr., Mark B., Timmy and all of the volunteers! Awesome time. Awesome weather. Awesome start to a season!
(Submitted January 2, 2012 21:31:00 by Sarah)
The Basement: 42�38'23"N; 70�57'5"W SITGTW
(Submitted November 12, 2011 16:16:29 by amy)
I just wanted to thank all of the GAC members for a great day last Saturday-I know I am a little late- especially those at AL's who convinced a cold and sad girl eat and to keep going! I even got company on my way out and someone to run the last 8 miles with!! You are all Amazing!! Thank you!!!
(Submitted November 8, 2011 08:23:40 by Melanie)
The photographers should be up soon. Check the race website for a link: https://sites.google.com/site/stonecattrailraces/updates
(Submitted November 7, 2011 22:39:44 by Jim)
Thanks for a great race. Ill never forget my first marathon. Aid stations were dream like on how well stocked and well run they were. Course couldn't have been marked any clearer, and the camaraderie out there was really great. When/where do pics go up? Saw a few photographers out there, looked like pros?
(Submitted November 7, 2011 06:58:22 by Tara Deeble)
Thank you to all of the wonderful GAC members who made my first 50 miler such an amazing experience. From the awesome aid stations, smiling faces, encouraging words, power sock/fuel crew team, yummy pumpkin pie to the unbelievable organization of the whole day...I am most grateful! I feel so lucky to know this wonderful group - you are all the best! There is no place else I would have rather done my first 50! What a great day!!!!
(Submitted November 7, 2011 06:45:42 by Greg)
Awesome job saturday to everyone and the aid stations rock thanks again!!!!
(Submitted November 6, 2011 20:25:01 by Rob MacD)
Many thanks to the G.A.C. crew for a memorable experience. First 50 Miler for me, and there was definitely not a better place to do it. Not enough can be said for everyone's encouragement and support out there on the course and at the start-finish, kept me moving forward through the low points. Special props to Fortin's special soup; definitely saved my ass on loop 3! You guys are the best, and when carnage on my feet heals a little I'll make sure to stop by the store more often. Staying Thirsty!
(Submitted November 6, 2011 11:36:07 by Mike Saporito)
I had such a great time yesterday running Stonecat thanks to Marty, Gil and all of the GAC volunteers who make this race what it is - the best!
(Submitted November 6, 2011 10:52:12 by Luc)
Thanks again to Marty and all the GAC volunteers. Great event across the board. C u at the Fat Ass in January.
(Submitted November 6, 2011 09:36:16 by Jen)
Thank you to the RD's & all the volunteers for a fabulous day!
(Submitted November 6, 2011 09:28:26 by Mike)
Awesome race. Aid stations were great and the volunteers were even better. Thanks for making my fist 50 mile run a great one.
(Submitted November 6, 2011 08:52:10 by Mike )
Wow, another great job. The volunteer participation was fantastic. I visited Al Cats after the marathon and watched the 50 milers on their last lap. One young women, who is a great ultra runner, was having a bad day because of some non ultra muscles. She started crying at the aid station from either the oasis of cheering supportive workers or her own frustration because things just weren't going well. One of the women aid workers quickly changed in into her running clothes and ran with her toward the finish. I'm sure she finished. Impressive, but typically GAC
(Submitted November 5, 2011 19:39:18 by jim robinson)
Thanks so much for a class event! You guys always do an awesome job,,,, and the perks (jacket), make it a very special day. BTW,,, Good job on ordering perfect weather! Jim Robinson
(Submitted November 5, 2011 19:33:30 by kathleen karpe)
Thanks so much for a great StoneCat today. As usual, the aid stations were outstanding and the arrows/signs were definitely a big help. We ALWAYS love this race - so special. Happy birthday Andy Welzel!
(Submitted January 9, 2011 22:38:40 by Roy)
Thank you to all the volunteers who made yesterday's Fat Ass 50K possible. Special thanks goes to Roger Sr., Roger Jr. Chris, Amy and Iron for being out there all day from when the first runners arrived until the last finishers finished. You are the best. Another wonderful Fat Ass 50K is in the books.
(Submitted January 9, 2011 10:31:14 by Rob MacD.)
Thanks to Roger for yet another fantastic Fat Ass, and especially to all the volunteers for their time and support. I was having a pretty hard time out there yesterday, but the support from all in the GAC crew was more than enough to push through it. Raising my glass!
(Submitted January 8, 2011 20:27:34 by Coach)
Once again Roger put on a 1st class event,today was a good day to be outand may have had more starters and finishers.Hats off to those who helped Roger, we could not have such a great Fat Ass with out you. Thanks Again.Gilly
(Submitted November 12, 2010 07:47:42 by Coach)
Stonecat has gone to sleep for another year,a few notes.The race went real well this year because of You-The GAC.All the work everyone did made it a great event for our guests.We have shirts and coats at the store for you if you hav'nt got them yet.Two more things the runner who left the prize at Alcats,that was not cool.The Bandit we had for the 1st time[who laughed at me when I told him not to go under the finish line] and he did,you are not welcome back.Thanks Again to all of you for another great Stonetcat. GILLY
(Submitted November 9, 2010 03:01:15 by Kevin Mullen)
To me, StoneCat allows me to experience yugen. �It is like an autumn evening under a colorless expanse of silent sky. Somehow, as if for some reason that we should be able to recall, tears well uncontrollably.�
(Submitted November 8, 2010 22:39:35 by Jacqueline Choi)
This was my first 50 miler and first major trail race and because you folks did such a great job, definitely not my last. There were so many things I loved about this race: (1) The early start - I never knew running in the dark with a horde of people could be so much fun! (2) The race volunteers were top notch. (3) So were the aid stations. I ended up ditching my racepack after the first loop because it was clearly unnecessary. I know you folks said that the stations would be well stocked, but I had no idea that they would be *that* well stocked! (4) The course itself was really fun! There were some rocky points for me, a trail newbie, but now I'm determined to get better :). I really liked the loop structure, especially in the last lap since I knew what to expect, so it wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been. (5) The Tunnel of Love - I would run that race today to experience it again ;). (6) Oh, and the finisher's fleece! How cool is that??! Special thanks go out to: (1) The lovely aid station people @ Fast Fred's Cafe and Al's Cat's Lounge - I still can't believe you stayed until the very last finisher went by (that would be me =P). You have no idea how much I looked forward to those grilled cheese sandwiches dipped in tomato soup. (2) Bike Volunteers, Randy and Chris for providing much needed additional light to a girl who mistakenly thought her one headlamp was good enough for her and her pacer boyfriend :/. (3) The Tunnel of Love folks - that was an awesome way to finish a race! (4) And I'm probably forgetting some people, but I'll probably remember them in the middle of the night, after I've already posted this and it's too late :/ This post is becoming way longer than I thought it would be . . . I'll sign off with another hearty thank you and I hope to see you all again next year! :)
(Submitted November 8, 2010 12:51:27 by jim robinson)
Great job, as always with the Stonecat! A quality event, great organization, great course! I, as well as many others I'm sure, will return!! Thanks, Jim R
(Submitted November 8, 2010 12:03:37 by Thor)
This, right here, is just *one* example of how well organized and heartfelt the Stone Cat 50 went: To the dude raking leaves, you are forever my hero, my friend, and the guy I will always and forever buy a beer whenever we are out together. I don't know who you are, but I will remember you, and our scattered conversation over several laps, and how you made running 50 miles far easier than it would have otherwise been. You then told me, "No, nothing about 50 miles is easy. It's the least I can do." So I offer, if you ever bump into a guy named 'Thor', introduce yourself, and your first Stone Cat or Ipswich is on me. Forever. Dude, you so rock. Thank you, and thank you even more equally to all of GAC and the volunteers. What a joy that was. --Thor
(Submitted November 8, 2010 11:50:04 by Greg Watson)
Thank you GAC for putting on an outstanding race Saturday. This was my first 50 and I was blown away by the organization and attention to detail. The course was marked beautifully and the aid station volunteers were amazing. Special thanks to the leaf raking guy, who made the going a little easier in the late stages of the race. I have entered a ton of races & this is by far my current favorite. Thanks again for an awesome day.
(Submitted November 8, 2010 11:49:37 by Greg Watson)
Thank you GAC for putting on an outstanding race Saturday. This was my first 50 and I was blown away by the organization and attention to detail. The course was marked beautifully and the aid station volunteers were amazing. Special thanks to the leaf raking guy, who made the going a little easier in the late stages of the race. I have entered a ton of races & this is by far my current favorite. Thanks again for an awesome day.
(Submitted November 7, 2010 22:55:11 by Bill Mullen)
Thank you GAC. Stone Cat 2010 was a great experience. Thinking of and thanking all the GACers I can remember from Saturday - Marty, Gilly, Al, Fred, Roger, Moe, Cheryl, Paula, Jim, Jean, Dick, Dan, Kevin, Ed, Debbie, Peter
(Submitted November 7, 2010 22:09:28 by Woodrow Freese)
Thanks SO much for an AMAZING Stone Cat! G.A.C. put on a first-class event > safe, well organized, and fun! Marty - you and your entire team were nothing short of OUTSTANDING! Cheers - Woody
(Submitted November 7, 2010 21:09:24 by Lynne Demond)
This was my first 50. I just want to say that this race was exceptional. Everyone was wonderful. The volunteers are what got me through. Their personalized care and friendliness was outstanding. Its what got me through till the last mile. I also appreciated the trails being cleared on the last lap when I was in the woods alone with my headlamp, thanks Raking-Guy! Lori - my email is email@example.com - if you could send me the pic you took of me with the unsung hero - raking guy. Thanks to all of my saviors at Fast Freddies and Alley Cats for being there till the end :)
(Submitted November 7, 2010 19:56:02 by Emily)
Thank you GAC! Our day in the woods is possible by your months of preparation and very long SC weekend. The course was exceptionally well-marked this year, five star aid stations (love the dried apricots!), banjo good times and final finisher Tunnel of Love!
(Submitted November 7, 2010 16:12:01 by Rich Lewis)
A bigger than big thanks to all the GAC and support out on the trails, you all make the Stone Cat an unforgettable day.Way to go "That bunch of runners in Topsfield"
(Submitted November 7, 2010 16:01:52 by MikeF)
GACer's thank you so much. I can't believe the efforts of your volunteers on the trails, at the aid stations and the finish. Still can't believe one of yours took it on himself to rake the trails to make it safer for the runners
(Submitted November 7, 2010 05:01:58 by joe hayes)
thanks for great day. special kudos for outstanding trail markings
(Submitted November 6, 2010 15:42:40 by Luc Levensohn)
Another outstanding SC - you guys set the hospitality & schwag bar very high - no surprise that you sell out early - thank you for putting on such an excellent event.
(Submitted November 6, 2010 15:02:45 by Jay Curry)
Thanks again to the GAC for putting on another incredible Stone Cat! Loved having the first half hour or so running in the dark. I hear rumors that it may be a 50k next year!! Let's do it!
(Submitted November 3, 2010 18:47:54 by Fred )
Stonecat is almost here and I was looking at the photos I took at the aid station last year. It was nice to look at all the smiling faces! You can view them at: gallery.me.com/fredmessina
(Submitted July 7, 2010 09:00:04 by Wash)
Paula and I want to thank our GAC family for the great send-off last night. Paula and I owe you folks so very much.We already are beginning to miss you all.We love our GAC family.
(Submitted February 15, 2010 13:08:45 by kathleen Walsh)
Thank you for all of your support this past week! It has been difficult but the love and friendship from the GAC has been important to me! The flowers, notes, emails and calls made things seem a little easier! Thanks everyone!
(Submitted January 10, 2010 17:44:43 by Sean)
Thanks to all who made the Fat Ass possible. I have more respect for you ultra racers than ever before!
(Submitted January 9, 2010 17:39:39 by Tom )
Great time at the FAT ASS today. Thanks Roger.
(Submitted January 9, 2010 17:07:50 by coach)
Thank you Roger for another First Class Fat Ass.I was out for 2loops with Lois and had 2 get back 2 the store.I missed seeing alot of you runners.Happy New Year.Congrats to Sean newby 31 tough miles,first time over 20 miles.Sunday I will walk F.A.coarse picking flags, 9:15 at outhouse or 9:00 at store.
(Submitted November 13, 2009 09:15:50 by Dale Bob)
We had a great time at Stone Cat. The support was great and all I can say is BACON. Thanks to all of the support people that make this a great day for the runners.
(Submitted November 10, 2009 08:36:50 by Steph Cooper)
Thank you all for another awesome Stone Cat! It is always my favorite event of the year! The hospitality at Fast Freddy's, the finish line and Al Cat's was unbelievable, the course marking was perfect and the support from all the GACers along the way kept us going with smiles on our faces! Thank you all so much for making it a great day!
(Submitted November 9, 2009 14:28:24 by Jay Curry)
Thanks to the GAC and all of the volunteers for another great Stone Cat.
(Submitted November 9, 2009 10:52:51 by Krista)
Thanks GAC for another fantastic race---so nice to see old friends and acquaintances I'd lost touch with...beautiful day, awesome volunteers and food, beautiful well marked course...and the finisher's jackets are just great! THANK YOU!
(Submitted November 8, 2009 17:21:15 by Wsh)
I want to congratulate Coach. Marty and all the volunteers at the Stone Cat. I'm glad the race is in your more than capable hands. The race could not have been any better than it is now. I just hope that I get to run it some day soon. You aid station folks are the best in the sport.
(Submitted November 8, 2009 17:16:55 by Wash)
I want to thank everybody for making my birthday so special. I can't think of a better way to celebrate than at the Stone Cat with over 200 of my best friends.
(Submitted November 8, 2009 14:49:44 by kathleen karpe)
Hats off to the GAC for another awesome Stone Cat. The Aid Stations were the best, as usual. Andy Welzel was definitely looking down and smiling.
(Submitted November 7, 2009 20:40:12 by Ron)
Hey Gilly and crew - thanks for another wonderful race! The aid stations were loud, the course well marked, and after run food excellent as usual. The NE ultra community owes the GAC thanks for putting on so many great events. Ron
(Submitted September 24, 2009 13:45:33 by Wash)
I want to take this opportunity to ,again, thank everybody for the help during these two years. We wouldn't have made such great progress without your help. Thanks. It won't be long now until I am back running with you all. Life is good and getting better all the time. I
(Submitted September 23, 2009 20:22:09 by Coach)
Saw Washman today [looks great] Had to give him a hug . He is two years past that tough day in Willowdale. GO WASHMAN!!!!!