Lynn Woods Relay

Bonnie&PattiCongrats to everyone who ran (and/or cheered) the 2014 Lynn Woods Relay, and especially to those who set new PRs for pizza eating! Grand Prix results have been updated. Please check your score and email me if you believe there are any errors. Following is a race report with thanks to Mike Pelletier:

Complete results are available at but here is a complete report of how we did as a club. The short summary is “Fantastic!” Read more

An Old New England Favorite From Many Perspectives

DSC_0677We asked for a few (or many) words to describe Tuesday night’s 55th running of the Yankee Homecoming 5k/10m in Newburyport. Here are the terrific responses (can you see a theme?). Additionally, the Grand Prix results have been updated (we’re still awaiting the final results of the Weiner Run 10K). Please check your score and email me if you note any errors.

Molly: I’m happy to write one but it will focus more on my desperate search for porta potties and creepy male runners than the actual race. If you want a true race report, I’m not the best one to do it. :)

Linda: Newburyport has to be one of the best running cities EVER! Folks lined the streets for the 5K and 10 miler and set up their own water stops for us and had hoses out to offer a cooling-off spray.  We’re talking at least 30  formal and informal water stations over 10 miles! The 10 miler is one of my favorite races – and I did pretty well, despite feeling oh-so-warm.  I’m just not a warm weather person!  Read more

In Memorium: Louise Rossetti

On Monday, June 30th, a long-time member of the North Shore Striders, Louise Rossetti passed away – just a couple of weeks after the 21st successful running of the Louise Rossetti 5K.

For those wishing to attend services, the wake is Monday, July 7th from 2-4PM and 6-9PM at the Bisbee/Portcella Funeral Home 549 Lincoln Ave. The funeral will be a 10:30AM mass on Tuesday the 8th at Blessed Sacrament. A touching obituary honoring Louise’s long and full life, as well as directions to the services can be found on the Bisbee/Portacella website.

Jill Page, the race’s director, wishes to thank the Striders so much for all of their help with the Louise Rossetti 5k, and adds that it was a blessing that Louise was able to attend. This race honors the memory Louise’s sweet daughter Suzanne, and recognizes a remarkable mother – Louise.

NERC 10 Mile Recap

sloth2Sunday, June 22nd was the first New England Running Company 10 Mile Road Race which is not only a very long race title but also the third race in the eight race New England Running Company Road Race Series.

See the NERC 10 Mile Road Race post for a race review and bonus musings on sloth ecstasy, banana hunting, unified club fashion, The Substance Ale, and a possible sighting of Voltron.*

*Likely not Voltron.

What a Difference a Year Makes!

By Michael Pelletier

After being the top-ranked Super Veteran team in USATF/NE for 2013, the NSS 70+ men reassembled the team last Sunday to compete for the 2014 New England 5-Mile Championship.

In 2013 on a very humid July day, Joe Giannone, George Geis, Mike Pelletier, and Armand Claveau were the first Super Veteran team in the Carver Cranberry 5-Miler, last year’s USATF/NE Championship.

In 2014 in Merrimack, NH, the temperature and the humidity were significantly lower, but the four Striders were each a year older and to increase the odds against a repeat performance, the Gate City Striders had found two 70-year-olds, new young guns in the division. Read more

Let’s Party with the Mystic Runners!

The Mystic Runners have invited the North Shore Striders to join them in a 5K race around Lake Wakefield on Wednesday, July 16th. The race will begin at the Clarion Hotel (formerly the Lord Wakefield) on North Avenue. The start times are:

5:30-6:45 – Registration
6:45 – Opening Remarks and Race Start