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(Submitted October 15, 2017 08:02:37 by c pierce)

Hello to one and all in gacville. I am still looking for parking and shuttle help on race day. I do have a few names from those that already responded but more help is needed. Please contact me at bigloser1011@aol.com if you can help. It will be appreciated.


(Submitted October 13, 2017 13:51:41 by marty)

Seeing as there is not a Sunday run I plan to go to Ravenswood. Hope to see some of you there.


(Submitted October 13, 2017 13:50:43 by marty)

Good Luck to all you Bourbon Chasers!!


(Submitted October 11, 2017 19:21:21 by coach)

Layce glad you got this posted . 24 of us going to run in Kentucky this weekend ,so will not be there . I will be in touch with you next week.


(Submitted October 9, 2017 17:17:03 by k.alves@hotmail.com)

Next Sunday Team Gloucester will hold its annual 4 mile trail race in Ravenswood Park. This year we are donating all the proceeds to help my mother, Linda Claveau, buy some adaptive exercise equipment. As most of you know, she became paralyzed this past June and life has become incredibly difficulty for her. I know next weekend is a busy racing weekend, but please come on out if you can. As always, we will have great treats and raffles after the race.


(Submitted October 9, 2017 17:05:49 by Layce Alves)

Next Sunday Team Gloucester will hold its annual trail race in Ravenswood Park. This year we are donating all the proceeds to help my mother, Linda (Fitzpatrick) Claveau, buy some adaptive exercise equipment. As most of you know, she became paralyzed this past June and life has become incredibly difficulty for her. I know next weekend is a busy racing weekend, but please come out and support my mom if you can. As always, we will have great treats and raffles after the race. https://www.runreg.com/7364


(Submitted October 7, 2017 17:15:07 by coach)

sunday run 9:10 georgetown woods cleveland forrest off rt. 97 bring a bourbon tude.


(Submitted October 6, 2017 20:00:30 by Andy)

I can help with parking


(Submitted October 6, 2017 16:05:06 by Kitty)

i favor December-


(Submitted October 5, 2017 09:49:34 by coach)

Thank You Marty. Congrats to Ray Mount. Relay meeting at store 7:30 after rail trail run. Bring $ if you need to pay.


(Submitted October 5, 2017 01:26:58 by Marty S)

My code debugging is as slow as my running is now... BUT I finally figured it out! Bulletin board is back in business!!!


(Submitted October 4, 2017 14:39:28 by Vicki)

GAC Xmas party December or January???????


(Submitted October 1, 2017 07:34:22 by c pierce)

Thank you Garry.


(Submitted September 30, 2017 19:24:46 by Garry)

I'll be there to help park CP


(Submitted September 30, 2017 16:12:52 by marty)

Gilly will be away but there will be a Sunday run meeting at the fishing bridge at 9:10 for 1.5 hours


(Submitted September 25, 2017 20:28:19 by c pierce)

Thank you Chuck.


(Submitted September 25, 2017 13:13:20 by Chuck Schultz)

I will help with the parking as I did before


(Submitted September 25, 2017 09:37:51 by c pierce)

Hello to one and all in gacville. I am searching high and low for parking volunteers for stone cat. Race day is Saturday 11 4. Please e mail me if you can help. I’m also looking for 3 persons that can help shuttle runners from the mile lane lot back to the school before the race. Thanks.


(Submitted September 23, 2017 12:48:52 by coach)

Sunday run from fishing bridge at 910 into Bradley single track to the Big Hill in the corner (Vineyard Hill) and then off to other places.... 2 hours


(Submitted September 17, 2017 19:02:27 by kitty)

Linda my heart breaks. We miss you. Every day I pray that you will be back with us on those trails that you love. I speak for everyone.


(Submitted September 17, 2017 11:07:02 by Linda)

I miss you so much GAC. Each Sunday I think of the runs from start to finish. My heart aches and feels like there is a great weight on it. I don’t remember ever having such pain and longing. I see every tree every trail coupled with mud and beaver dams as flashes in my mind. I hope to recover soon. All my love to you. Linda


(Submitted September 16, 2017 14:50:52 by coach)

sunday run from Fishing bridge at 910 to the bridges through Marinis - out and back 2 hours


(Submitted September 9, 2017 14:50:52 by coach)

sunday run from store 900 rail trail toward Hood pond GO MARATHONERS at Beantown 26.2


(Submitted September 4, 2017 11:28:56 by Roy)

I just wanted to let you know that my Dad passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 1, 2017. My dad chose to be cremated so there will not be a funeral. However, I will be hosting a gathering for family and friends to memorialize his life. It will be held on Saturday, September 9 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Douglass Funeral Home at 25 Sanborn Street in Reading, MA. Please see their web site for further information. Thank you again for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. www.johnbdouglassfuneralhome.com Roy Van Buren III 41 Nashua Street Woburn, MA 01801-4506 roy@vanburen.com


(Submitted September 3, 2017 04:19:51 by Joe H)

Stone Cat perennial Barbara Sorrell stormed thru the 1900 deep field at The CCC 100k at UTMB in Chamonix France Friday to capture 2nd in age group and win 100 euros!


(Submitted September 2, 2017 19:28:42 by coach)

sorry no plans for sunday run martha and I are taking Emma to school. Roger will lead a group out of Marini farm at 730 or you could meet at the fishing bridge at 900. see some of you at cape ann mon. at 800 for long or short run.


(Submitted August 26, 2017 17:42:15 by Marty)

The run Sunday - back to Georgetown Rowley State Forest. Park on Rowley Road (off 97) past Cleaveland State Forest. 9:10 at the trail head.


(Submitted August 19, 2017 19:46:15 by Aimee)

I'm moving next Saturday and if anyone could help for a couple hours it would be much appreciated. If you can help please give me a call and I can tell you the address. Thanks!


(Submitted August 19, 2017 18:36:15 by Marty)

Meet at Bald Hill Main Gate 9:10 for the Sunday run - to the Nike site and back


(Submitted August 19, 2017 11:59:15 by Marty)

On Tuesday August 22 I am planning to drive up and meet Ray Mount (who is through-hiking the AT) at North Woodstock and hiking up to Greenleaf Hut on Franconia Ridge and then hiking back down to my car - Ray is spending the night at Greenleaf and continuing on to Galehead Wednesday. I think the total distance is 14.5 miles - maybe 15. I expect it will take 8 to 9 hours depending on weather speed etc. But then what do I know? :) I am leaving Ipswich around 5 AM Tuesday morning planning to meet Ray at the Notch Hostel in North Woodstock at 730 for an 8 AM start at the Liberty Springs trailhead. Then maybe eat dinner in North Woodstock or some other place along the way planning to be home by 9 PM. If you are interested in joining Ray and me, please let me know. martin.t.sullivan@gmail.com


(Submitted August 11, 2017 21:46:15 by Marty in the Sierras)

Run this Sunday at tre Fishing Bridge at 9:10


(Submitted August 5, 2017 18:36:15 by Marty)

Run from the store at 9 sunday


(Submitted July 28, 2017 14:40:22 by coach)

This Sunday we will meet at the Fishing Bridge at 9:10 heading into Bradley for points to the East! Also Fat Ass will be Saturday January 6 2018. Save the date!


(Submitted July 28, 2017 14:40:22 by marty)

Saturday July 29 at 8 AM is the annual Asbury Grove Duathlon - 2.5 mile run, 9.5 mile bike, 2.5 mile run. $10 and you get a pancake breakfast afterwards. Who's with me?


(Submitted July 22, 2017 18:40:22 by coach)

We will be running the same place as last week. Park on Rowley Road in Boxford off 97 past Cleaveland Farm State Forest and we will head towards Georgetown. See ya!


(Submitted July 14, 2017 18:32:22 by coach)

There will be a sunday run rowley road off Rt.97 Bay circuit toward Georgetown I will be back from Vermont 4 am.


(Submitted July 14, 2017 15:46:28 by MARTY)

Follow the Vermont runners real-time here... .https://ultrasignup.com/live/live.htm?dtid=27507


(Submitted July 12, 2017 09:09:28 by c pierce)

Good luck to all the gacer's in Vermont this weekend! Kick some butt.


(Submitted July 11, 2017 06:40:17 by coach)

CP where have you been? I am going to Vermont but leaving Bill's around 1 or 2 with Kev S. so I can open store at 7. Should be some kind of run.


(Submitted July 9, 2017 08:17:20 by cpierce)

Will be back next sunday coach if there is a run.


(Submitted July 8, 2017 20:02:39 by coach)

Sunday run in Georgetown Rowley State Forest Boxford on King George off 97 Bay Circuit toward 95 single track call store 978-887-5921 if needed. Piercey come enjoy the single track!


(Submitted July 7, 2017 08:10:08 by marty)

Almost working. You can post BUT the new hosting service is mangling non-alphabetic character. Some encoding issue on the server I can't figure out. I will get to the bottom of it.


(Submitted July 1, 2017 8:30:17 by Marty)

HAPPY CANADA DAY! Fishing bridge Sunday July 2 at 9:10 for a two hour run to Appleton and back. Track will not be held on the 4th. Track will be on Thursday again - Thursday July 6! Have a safe and great 4th!


(Submitted June 24, 2017 12:20:17 by Coachs Boy)

Sunday trail run 2 hours - Bald Hill main gate - out and back on Bay Circuit. Fitzy bring water.


(Submitted June 17, 2017 16:27:17 by Coach)

Sunday trail run 2 hours - same place as last week. Meet on Rowley Road in Boxford off 97 - turn in at Cleaveland State Forest sign before the 95 and park where Bay Circuit crosses over. We will head out towards Georgetown on Bay Circuit and explore the single tracks.


(Submitted June 12, 2017 8:00:17 by Marty)

The usual suspects will be circling the 3 mile loop on MT Aggie in York, ME 7AM-1PM WS100 Day Saturday June 24.


(Submitted June 12, 2017 7:52:17 by Marty)

Hike to Mt Carrigain Sunday June 18. Meet at store at 6 AM. Count on being gone for 12 hours.


(Submitted June 10, 2017 18:09:17 by Coach)

Sunday trail run 2 hours meet on Rowley Road in Boxford off 97 - turn in at Cleaveland State Forest sign before the 95 and park where Bay Circuit crosses over. We will head out towards Georgetown on Bay Circuit and explore the single tracks.


(Submitted May 20, 2017 17:32:17 by Coach)

Sunday trail run 2 hours meet at Rt. 1 head into Willowdale go to Sarahs and toward big E.


(Submitted May 6, 2017 16:59:08 by Coach)

Congrats Lori, Susan, Sarah, 50k maryland Congrats Rebecca, Sheila, 7 sisters. Sunday run fishing bridge 9:10 stay out 2hours some of mothers day coarse then toward Appleton.


(Submitted May 6, 2017 06:43:55 by Coach)

Good Luck to the Maryland runners.


(Submitted April 29, 2017 16:07:19 by Coach)

Sunday run from Boy Scout Park 9:10 out 1 hour back 59mins. toward Bald Hill.


(Submitted April 24, 2017 06:32:19 by Coach)

Track Tues. night 6:45 rain or shine .Congrats TARC runners.


(Submitted April 22, 2017 14:41:44 by Coach)

Sunday run from Rt.1 9:10 toward Hood Pond use some trails we got lost on Thurs. Hope our club runners did well at TARC.


(Submitted April 17, 2017 06:35:26 by Coach)

Good luck Boston runners,drink more water and walk more its going to be Hot. SORRY


(Submitted April 15, 2017 15:50:22 by Coach)

Easter morning run, must run at 8:15 , cant be late for lunch at 12:00. Hope others plan to be with family to enjoy the holiday. Start at fishing bridge .Stay out about 1 hour toward Marini"s to car trail and hill in Stonecat loop.


(Submitted April 11, 2017 22:26:29 by marty)

Over Par Ladies Golf League. League Plays at New Meadows Golf Club. Any of your running club members, or their wives play golf and want to join a League? We're not a closed Society! Inviting Ladies to become members. Informational Coffee a week from Thursday, 4/20/17 at 10 AM in the New Meadows Club House on Wildes Road Topsfield. Contact Priscilla at 978 887 8048 for more info.


(Submitted April 9, 2017 18:45:49 by Coach)

Ticks are year-round more when it starts to warm up just took one from todays run.


(Submitted April 8, 2017 21:36:47 by Coach)

Sharon if your not going down meet us at the fishing bridge at 9:10 for a trail run Roy is going to join us.


(Submitted April 8, 2017 21:24:39 by Norm S)

I'll be there, Sharon, and will keep my eyes out for her.


(Submitted April 8, 2017 06:34:29 by Sharon Yu)

Hi, any GACers running the 50K in Falmouth tomorrow? If so, please watch for my daughter Michele Gorham who is running her first 50K. Thanks!


(Submitted April 6, 2017 17:57:44 by marty)

late cancellation - sorry I will not be at FB tonight at 645 - need to get some work done for meeting at State Police tomorrow - you are on your own.


(Submitted April 6, 2017 05:11:49 by marty)

6:45 at the fishing bridge tonight - store will be closed so come to fishing bridge first. It's just a little rain Piercey. Come on now.


(Submitted April 3, 2017 16:46:11 by coach)

No run at store Thurs. but run at fishing bridge 6:45 Marty will set coarse.


(Submitted April 2, 2017 20:23:47 by Norm)

There may be snow in the air, but you know spring is here when Melanie Haber finishes yet another Umstead 50. Congrats, Mel!


(Submitted April 1, 2017 21:04:19 by marty)

Piercey... I ran in Willowdale this afternoon and it was beautiful. I followed a lone runner's footsteps who had two dogs with him. $5 says Jerry K. Will I see you tomorrow? Your Canadian friend. Oh and in case you all are oblivious - the Barkley is on right now. 24 out on loop 2. Maybe 6 will start loop 3.


(Submitted April 1, 2017 13:49:35 by Coach)

Do you have Gore-tex socks or saved wonder bread bags that your Mother used to put over your socks before you put your boos on? Tomorrow should be Fitzy I mean Fifty soooo shorts will be OK but your feet will get wet when we meet at Rt. 1 at 9:10 for a great trail run towards Hood pond.


(Submitted March 25, 2017 22:41:35 by c pierce)

Any run tomorrow????


(Submitted March 25, 2017 20:54:52 by Coach)

Sunday run from fishing bridge 9:10 run trails 1 1/2 have fun.


(Submitted March 21, 2017 17:29:23 by coach)

Mike your dad was a great guy .Norm ran with us and North Shore Striders, we met your dad over at Lynn woods.I remember your Dad running Vermont City marathon in 1989 the 1st one they put on. I think he was under 3:40 good running.Gilly


(Submitted March 20, 2017 15:33:14 by Mike)

Ran across this page while looking for races my father ran. My father was Norman Beaudet and if I remember right, ran with GAC for many years in the 80s (maybe into the 90s). He was from Lynn, and I don't know how he met the group, but I do know he had the GAC shirt and I think would run with you guys on Sundays. Thanks for giving my dad many years of happiness


(Submitted March 18, 2017 15:30:28 by Coach)

sunday run from store 9:10 Use rail trail toward hood pond out-back stay out 1 1/2 no spikes or yaks needed.


(Submitted March 11, 2017 13:51:09 by Coach)

Sunday run at Bald Hill main gate 9:10 try and stay in thick forest as a wind shelter stay out 1 1/2. Dress warm . Turn your clocks ahead 1 hour.


(Submitted March 4, 2017 23:06:35 by Ray)

Tomorrow morning I begin my long awaited hike on the Appalachian Trail, Springer Mountain Georgia to Mt. Katahdin Maine. I just attended the "kick off" where we held seminars on helpful tips and learned proper trail etiquette. We learned that 1/4 of the 3000 expected to start the hike will finish. Part of me wonders why I am here, while another part is curious to see what I will experience and learn as I try to survive the 2200 miles of rugged mountain terrain. I'd rather not be doing this alone, but then again I guess that's to be part of the experience. So I am inviting you to join me in spirit by following my blog, write comments, and sign up for email progress reports. Access blog at "raymountpsychologist.com" Thanks for your support, Ray "Mount-N-Music" Mount


(Submitted March 4, 2017 15:46:20 by Coach)

Sunday run from Rt. 1 meet at 9:10 into willowdale SITGTW Sarah's Big E. stay out for 1 1/2. Come to store if you don't know where start is.


(Submitted February 25, 2017 17:40:49 by Coach)

Sunday run from big lot in Bradley over toward Pingree or Appleton. Good luck Martha + Paula.


(Submitted February 19, 2017 20:56:44 by Coach)

Relay Sold Out.


(Submitted February 18, 2017 18:16:57 by Concerned)

Hmmmm, Spikes, Yaks. Screws; are these the GAC gangs?


(Submitted February 18, 2017 16:54:15 by Coach)

I checked the trails at the fishing bridge, tomorrow at 9:10 we should have a primo run. Spikes ,Yaks,Screws will be O.K. but could get by without.


(Submitted February 17, 2017 12:22:16 by Coach)

Today I will have Something Nice ( sm) to remember our good friend J.Martin McMahan.


(Submitted February 11, 2017 15:32:12 by Coach)

Sunday snowshoe 9:10 bradley big lot, not sure there is enough snow but we'll try, we have extra snow shoe's let me know if you need them.


(Submitted February 10, 2017 16:29:32 by iron)

is that the 13/14on the relay coach?


(Submitted February 8, 2017 17:02:40 by coach)

Runner's of GAC we have hit the Bourbon Chase lottery, a 200 mile relay in Kentucky. The relay takes place Oct. 14-15, we have entered 2 teams (24) GACS. If you like to run and like bourbon and fun,be in touch with me.


(Submitted February 4, 2017 17:09:41 by Coach)

Sunday run from RT.1 head toward Hood pond at 9:10 run hill trail on way out , hit road take right and turn left into Bay circuit trail , turn back at 45 mins. Repeat hill trail on way back. Martha and I will be at Emma's last swim meet. GO PATS.


(Submitted January 31, 2017 10:15:08 by Vicki )

I'm planning on it🙈


(Submitted January 30, 2017 21:54:18 by marty)

Bull Run entry open Wednesday. Who wants to go? We are due for a return. I promise to sign up start AND finish.


(Submitted January 28, 2017 15:57:30 by Coach)

sunday run at fishing bridge 9:10 visit some old trails in willowdale stay out 1:30'ish.


(Submitted January 21, 2017 16:17:39 by Coach)

Bald Hill main gate 9:10 different trails then last week stay out 1:45


(Submitted January 21, 2017 07:39:58 by Coach)

Thank You Vicki for putting on the party.


(Submitted January 14, 2017 17:01:26 by Coach)

Sunday run from Boy Scout Park 9:10 toward Bald Hill stay out 1:45sh . Party Fri. R.Hill,I need your address. GO PATS.


(Submitted January 11, 2017 21:24:44 by Party Party)

Spread the word, old and new, invite friends! Holiday party bring a dish and 10$ Dance Drink Stand around, make it fun!!! Rowley VFW Hall 6:30-11.30 Friday January 20 DJ! Cash bar!


(Submitted January 8, 2017 09:56:28 by Roger jr)

I would like to say thank you to all the volunteers that help make the Fat Ass 50k what it is great job everyone!!!


(Submitted January 7, 2017 19:20:03 by Norm S)

Yes, thank you Roger & Roger, as well as the other volunteers, for being out there all day. The wood- grilled pizza was a real treat!


(Submitted January 7, 2017 15:24:07 by Ray C)

Thanks for putting on the Fat Ass again. Hope everyone has slid home safely.


(Submitted January 7, 2017 14:01:17 by Coach)

Great job at F.A. Thank You OLD +YOUNG ROGER, sunday run from big lot a outhouse 9:10, pick ribbons party in the new snow. Sorry Vicki not enough snow for S.S."s


(Submitted January 6, 2017 08:50:23 by Coach)

Holiday Party Fri. 20th.


(Submitted January 5, 2017 08:43:51 by Coach)

We will flag some of Fat Ass tonight.


(Submitted December 30, 2016 20:02:36 by Coach)

New Years Day Run at store 9:10 Sunday, roads same as past years. Your choice 10- 8- 7- 5,hope to see you


(Submitted December 30, 2016 06:22:12 by c pierce)

To everyone out there, please have a great but safe new years eve. Cause a little trouble, but not too much.


(Submitted December 29, 2016 17:51:55 by A fat ass)

Fat Ass January 7th 2017


(Submitted December 29, 2016 09:21:20 by marty)

Great story... http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/sports/ed-whitlock-marathon-running.html


(Submitted December 28, 2016 19:59:02 by c pierce)

Sunday, what about sunday???????????????


(Submitted December 28, 2016 06:38:01 by Coach)

Sorry no run Thurs.


(Submitted December 23, 2016 07:14:01 by c pierce)

To all the humans out there in gacville, please have a merry Christmas and be safe!!!


(Submitted December 22, 2016 10:16:34 by c pierce)

Sad to report that Pete and Joe's dad passed away. The wake is Friday, 4-8 @ Conway cahill brodeur on lynn st, Peabody.


(Submitted December 17, 2016 20:07:17 by Coach)

Sunday run from big lot at Bradley 9:10.


(Submitted December 10, 2016 17:35:46 by Coach)

Sunday run 9:10 park on Rt. 97 near Hood pond run toward Rt.1 stay out 1 1/2. Be There.


(Submitted December 7, 2016 09:19:41 by Coach)

Dec. 15th special run in woods.


(Submitted December 5, 2016 06:38:21 by Coach)

So pleased to see 7 girls A.C. teams at relay.Thank you to Peter C. for attending the meetings and putting the finish line crew together.


(Submitted November 28, 2016 09:10:59 by Coach)

Sorry to hear Marty Sullivan's Dad has passed on.


(Submitted November 26, 2016 15:52:55 by Coach)

Sunday run from Rt.1 over beaver bridge toward Sarah's. Meet at 9:10 stay out 1 1/2.


(Submitted November 26, 2016 13:40:13 by Aimee)

We have one open spot for Mill Cities...if anyone is interested let me know!


(Submitted November 22, 2016 09:51:56 by c pierce)

To all the humans, you too Marty, in gacville. Have a great and safe thanksgiving. See you all sunday.


(Submitted November 21, 2016 20:16:34 by Xmas Party organizer )

Save the date!! Xmas Party Friday January 20!!!


(Submitted November 20, 2016 14:03:53 by running on a prayer)

Bring it Lori and Gilly. Team 1960 is ready! Mill cities here we come!


(Submitted November 20, 2016 06:22:56 by Coach)

TURKEY RUN on turkey day at store 7:30 7.5 road miles with 5 mile short cut option.


(Submitted November 19, 2016 19:32:35 by Blue Grass Challenge)

Lori, get 7 more ladies and a bottle of Bourbon. The men will meet you'all in Kentucky, in October... It'seems relay time....


(Submitted November 19, 2016 07:03:24 by Coach)

Sunday run from Bradley 9:10 , meet at big lot near outhouse stay out 1 1/2 head for Appleton per. Sheila.


(Submitted November 17, 2016 07:58:41 by Lori)

Tara, Lori, Susan, Leanne, Sarah are ready to take you on Jimmy Gil!!


(Submitted November 17, 2016 06:49:40 by Coach)

Rog martha gilly del + vicki are in How Can We Be Beat??


(Submitted November 14, 2016 06:26:21 by Coach)

This years holiday party will be held in Jan.


(Submitted November 12, 2016 18:07:34 by Peter C.)

It is time to start putting together teams for the Mill Cities Relay, to take place on Sunday, December 4th. Please check the GAC Running Plans Facebook site for more details. If you have questions about forming a team, feel free to call me (978-317-5454)


(Submitted November 12, 2016 13:47:14 by Coach)

Sunday run 9:10 park in a spot we never park, off RT. 97 in King George Drive at bay circuit trail,run some great single track in Box/Geo. stay out 1 1/2 or more . Call me or follow from store if not sure where.


(Submitted November 7, 2016 17:16:32 by bart)

Thanks for another great race Marty and the gang! Fantastic volunteers, great course. As long as I can run, I'll keep coming back.


(Submitted November 6, 2016 09:10:51 by Fred Ross)

Another fun time, mostly :), yesterday!!! Thanks so much to all you folks for volunteering your time and providing the most fun one could ever have playing in the woods for the day! Yor all Rock Stars!!!


(Submitted November 5, 2016 21:36:20 by Coach)

sunday run at fishing bridge 9:10 pick ribbons.