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(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 it's going to be Hot. SORRY


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

Easter morning run, must run at 8:15 , can't 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.


(Submitted November 3, 2016 08:14:04 by stonecat fan)

ALMOST RACE DAY PEOPLE!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!!!!


(Submitted November 1, 2016 18:02:30 by marty)

We will be loading the aid stations for the race Thursday Nov 3 at 7 PM. Many hands lighten the load. Thanks!


(Submitted October 30, 2016 08:14:31 by marty)

Fred, 50 starts at 615, marathon at 630 sunrise 723. Yes you will need a light. See you Saturday


(Submitted October 29, 2016 18:45:04 by Coach)

Sunday run at fishing bridge meet at 9:10 single tracks to pe--- rock trail. SEE YA.


(Submitted October 25, 2016 20:17:19 by Fred Ross)

OK, so...daylight savings begins Sunday. Guessing the races, 50, begins @ 6 so will need headlamp? I no I should no this but...


(Submitted October 22, 2016 16:09:19 by Coach)

Sunday run from fishing bridge 9:10 single tracks toward Pingree / Appleton. 1 1/2- 2hours.


(Submitted October 22, 2016 00:07:04 by c pierce)

Alright, now I'm begging! Anyone out there that really thrives on getting up early and loves helping to park cars on race day, have I got a job for you. Please bring a friend because I need 2 of you. Let me know if you can help. Would it help if I say I'll buy coffee?


(Submitted October 19, 2016 14:11:38 by dr shemp)

This Saturday- my friends band is playing at the Kosciuszko Club the 22nd. Great dance music, silly Halloween costumes, and cheap drinks! 5 peatfield st, Ipswich ma


(Submitted October 19, 2016 14:08:21 by dr shemp)

This Saturday, the 22nd my friends band is playing at the Kosciusko Club 5 Peatfield st Ipswich - great dance music, stupid Halloween costumes and cheap yes cheap drinks...


(Submitted October 17, 2016 07:02:13 by c pierce)

Hello again. I'm still looking for 2 more persons for parking help on race day. Please let me know if you can help. Thank you, over and out.


(Submitted October 15, 2016 15:30:19 by Coach)

Sunday trail run Bald Hill main gate 9:10 1 1/2 BE THERE.


(Submitted October 12, 2016 13:30:14 by marty)

Hey Fred. We will be doing the 12.5 mile loop on Saturday at 8 AM. Somebody may be going out for more but not me! Tell Donna I will see her Saturday. Cheers


(Submitted October 12, 2016 12:26:03 by Fred Ross)

Donna may be coming over for your training run this Saturday. Guessing it will be on the 12.5 mile loop? Also, she may want to do more. Anyone going for more? Thanks!


(Submitted October 12, 2016 11:00:39 by c pierce)

Hello to all. I have 6 persons total helping with parking so far. I need 2 more brave souls to assist. Who's it going to be?????????


(Submitted October 8, 2016 17:41:34 by Coach)

Sunday run 9:10 meet on Rt.97 at Hood pond head toward Georgetown, stay out 1 1/2- 2hours


(Submitted October 8, 2016 17:33:11 by c pierce)

What is our run tomorrow?


(Submitted October 4, 2016 13:49:57 by chuck schultz)

I can't think of anything better than watching sunrise with C Pierce at stonecat. I will be there to help park


(Submitted October 4, 2016 06:40:38 by Coach)

Sorry no run Thurs. going to see Grand Funk at Fair.


(Submitted October 3, 2016 15:23:37 by c pierce)

Hear ye , hear ye!! It is time to recruit some parking help for the stonecat again. If you are able to help with parking on race day please let me know. I need a total of 9 or 10 people for coverage at the school and at the lot on mile lane. Who's with me? Fitzy yd, Chuck Schultz, house??.........


(Submitted October 1, 2016 20:11:57 by Coach)

sunday run bradley palmer state park big lot or outhouse 9:10 out for 1 1/2 headed toward willowdale.


(Submitted September 29, 2016 17:57:32 by CP&MS)

Hello all, it's that time of year! If you volunteered in the past for the Stone Cat race, please let the respective captains know if you will or will not be attending this year,or pass along to Marty and I that info. We're just checking in on who is around. Much appreciated!


(Submitted September 24, 2016 20:40:48 by Kevin S)

I know I said I would post a run last week but my daughter's running her 1st 5K tomorrow and I'm planning on supporting her. Sorry for the late notice. Hope all non-Keene runners will find a place to run... Good luck to all the marathoners tomorrow. And half-marathoners.


(Submitted September 23, 2016 21:48:34 by Vicki)

Have a blast showing your GAC colors at Clarence!! Happy running!


(Submitted September 23, 2016 20:17:40 by Coach)

Keenerunners The start is real cold in morn. hat and gloves will help.


(Submitted September 20, 2016 16:51:30 by RepentantRunner)

Is there still a run at the store on Tuesday nights?


(Submitted September 17, 2016 16:38:53 by Coach)

sunday run 9:10 Bald Hill 1 1/2 hours rain or shine, good luck Pisgah runners.


(Submitted September 15, 2016 09:50:01 by Fred Ross)

This Sunday, Sept 18th will have the Pisgah Mountain Trail Races happening in Chesterfield, NH. Hope to see some of you there :) http://pisgahmtntrailraces.blogspot.com/


(Submitted September 14, 2016 14:52:21 by darlene)

Sail out of summer on the Beauport Princess in Gloucester Thursday 9/22 6:30-9:30 Boat leaves promptly at 7 Rum Tasting - Music - Lawn Games on the deck Should be a fun night…feel free to spread the word...Everyone gets a welcome cup of rum punch!! (Dave & I will be dressing up as pirates!) Here’s the link to get your tickets ($35): http://northofboston.org/store/index.php? main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=78


(Submitted September 10, 2016 15:50:27 by Coach)

sunday run 9:10 fishing bridge bradley to big hill in corner of park, compost piles pingree return 1 1/2- 2hours.


(Submitted September 6, 2016 08:57:10 by Coach)

Yest. in Glousta, Who won girls master title? Very proud of all you Cape runners.


(Submitted September 4, 2016 06:36:13 by Coach)

Iron, I got lucky with 1:54 you were ahead of me WOW what happened.


(Submitted September 3, 2016 19:00:10 by IRON)

Coach,did we(you and I)run Cape Ann under 2hrs back in the day?


(Submitted September 3, 2016 17:08:50 by Aimee)

Eggs tomorrow if anyone needs them!


(Submitted September 3, 2016 13:48:29 by Coach)

sunday run from split rail fence 9:10 1;30- 2hours willowdale, good luck to Cape Ann runners.I always loved that race.


(Submitted August 31, 2016 11:58:10 by marty)

Tom, there will be a few practice runs mid September through mid October. Dates and times to be confirmed by next week. Stay tuned to the website Thanks!


(Submitted August 30, 2016 06:24:24 by Coach)

Last track night.


(Submitted August 28, 2016 15:04:32 by tom)

Hello all. i've signed up for the stonecat 50 this november. I was told there would be rehersal runs on the course, if so when and where. I look forward to meeting you all at the race. Thanks


(Submitted August 27, 2016 07:26:27 by Coach)

Hey Cop, come to the store in the morning, we can ride together and meet others at 9:10. Sunday run from Rt. 97near Hood pond , out - back toward Georgetown visit the new bridge 2 hours.


(Submitted August 27, 2016 07:17:33 by c pierce)

What is the run for tomorrow???


(Submitted August 21, 2016 00:59:03 by c pierce)

Is there a run today?????


(Submitted August 20, 2016 17:08:39 by Dan Healey )

Wayne and I are going to run the Cape Ann course tomorrow, meeting at O'Malley at 9.


(Submitted August 15, 2016 06:47:30 by Coach)

Tues. morn . open house to watch to Abbey 8am, race should start at 8:30 2 heats. Bagels Muffins Coffee.


(Submitted August 13, 2016 15:55:47 by Coach)

Sunday run, Gloucester 15 miler. Meet at 9:00 at O'Malley School. I'm running for an hour or so and then will drive the course to give aid or pick up runners if needed.


(Submitted August 6, 2016 13:45:36 by Coach)

Talked to Dan, he and Matt G. might go to cape ann. Sunday run at main gate Bald Hill, 9:10 2 hours , jump in pond 1/2 way bugs might be out hat would help. Cape Ann next week for sure.


(Submitted August 5, 2016 16:32:30 by Dan Healey )

Is anyone interested in running the Cape Ann course this Sunday at either 8 or 9 a.m.? Text or call me 978-500- 57 Chevy colt 45


(Submitted August 3, 2016 13:20:59 by Linda)

If anyone finds a red baseball cap with Pineland Farms on it, please let me know. I think I put it down somewhere on last Sunday's run. (my favorite cap ):


(Submitted July 30, 2016 13:53:48 by Coach)

Hey COP from Peabody refresh you BROWSER.... Sunday run from Rt.1 SITGTW / Sarahs. 9:10 stay out 1 1/2.


(Submitted July 28, 2016 07:27:05 by marty)

Stone Cat 50 is almost full. There are 24 spots left. If you know of any procrastinators out there...tell them to sign up now. Once it is full it is full, no exceptions. Marathon was full a long time ago. Thanks


(Submitted July 23, 2016 20:27:48 by c pierce)

Is this a running club or not???? R we running tomorrow or not?


(Submitted July 23, 2016 20:06:45 by Coach)

sundayrun from fishing bridge 9:10 trails to dirt road toward Appleton , this is Bug dependent 1 1/2 into open fields if our friends are visiting.


(Submitted July 23, 2016 18:56:54 by c pierce)

Run tomorrow? ????


(Submitted July 16, 2016 20:28:12 by Dan Healey)

Sunday morning run this week starting at the O'Malley school in Glosta! We will be starting at 9:30 and running out about 5 or 6 miles and back. So far Matt Gilligan and I are definite.


(Submitted July 15, 2016 14:03:46 by marty)

Good luck to all the 100 Km and 100 Milers in Vermont tomorrow - we will see you at Bill's!


(Submitted July 9, 2016 17:06:29 by Coach)

Sunday run 9:10 split rail fence near fishing bridge 1 1/2 willowdale stuff, I don't think bugs will be bad.


(Submitted July 7, 2016 07:30:41 by Kitty)

For anyone not on my email list Sandy's 60th celebration at my house 13 B Hyde St. Danvers. 7pm Friday (8th) night!


(Submitted July 6, 2016 20:49:00 by Coach)

Thurs. night runners and anyone else, no run at store you are welcome to our house ,I want to watch Abbey in 5k ,it starts at 7:15 . I will have your fav. scotch,wine beer and snacks.


(Submitted July 2, 2016 16:22:52 by Coach)

sunday run 9:10 park on Rt. 97 near Hood pond.[ this is where we cross 97 from rail trail and park.] take single track toward Rt. 1 out-back then toward pond out-back maybe swim if hot enough. 1 1/2 recovrey for most.


(Submitted June 28, 2016 19:47:37 by marty)

Reminder - Stone Cat registration opened tonight at 7 PM EDT and it is a FIRST COME-FIRST SERVED. If you want in register NOW. Within 45 minutes, we already have the 50 1/3 filled and the marathon half-filled...


(Submitted June 24, 2016 13:45:39 by Vicki)

Hope all the Catamount runners and Foreplayers have a great weekend!! Want to mention I have a hotel room in Queechie for Friday night July 15th if any runner, pacer, or volunteer wants it, it's only Friday 135.00 email me blaisatrail@gmail.com


(Submitted June 24, 2016 10:03:31 by Coach)

sorry no sunday run this week.


(Submitted June 20, 2016 10:42:52 by Rich Collins)

Sorry, typo in that email address - should read kaisercollins@gmail.com


(Submitted June 20, 2016 10:40:42 by Rich Collins)

Hi. I will be standing in for Joe Hayes at the Western States Commemorative 6 Hour Run at Mt. Agamenticus. Start time is 7:00AM at the parking lot at the base of Mt. A. 3 mile loop with one hill. Just show up and bring something to share if you like. There is water fountain at the top of the mountain. Questions, email me at kaiser.collins@gmail.com.


(Submitted June 19, 2016 07:50:30 by Linda)

We have room for one more person if you are running Catamount. It is an apartment in Stowe.


(Submitted June 18, 2016 19:16:53 by Coach)

Sunday run from store 2 hours Rail trail toward hoods or willowdale Our choice, start at 9:10


(Submitted June 16, 2016 07:43:40 by Kitty)

Sandy is turning the big 6 0 ! Come celebrate Friday July 8th at Sea Level in Salem.


(Submitted June 11, 2016 17:48:07 by Coach)

Sorry must run early 8:40 main gate at bald hill, out-back bay circuit, 20 mins. out-back, then single track 1:45 +.


(Submitted June 10, 2016 17:01:42 by Roy)

Memorial Services for Leanne's Dad http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx? n=patrick-r-sorrento&pid=180282791&fhid=20821


(Submitted June 4, 2016 16:38:49 by Coach)

Sunday run from split rail fence 9:10 single tracks toward SITGTW and Sarahs.


(Submitted June 4, 2016 08:56:31 by Chuck Schultz)

I have Rhubarb for anyone who wants some.


(Submitted May 28, 2016 20:55:36 by Coach)

sunday run 9:10 from Rt.1 1 1/2 toward hood pond.


(Submitted May 21, 2016 13:12:51 by Coach)

sunday run from fishing bridge9:10 stay out 2 hours single tracks right side of park then towards Sarah's.


(Submitted May 19, 2016 22:25:53 by Kitty)

omg so i have to bring my ipad to the track June 28th or stay home. usually i've quit track by then anyway! (not this year!)


(Submitted May 17, 2016 11:25:20 by marty)

Stone Cat Registration will be first-come first- served this year and will open at 7 PM EDT on Tuesday June 28. Link off the home page....


(Submitted May 14, 2016 22:17:23 by Coach)

sorry late night Big parking lot at Bradley 2 hours trails 9:10


(Submitted May 7, 2016 18:28:34 by Linda)

I found spoons and some cups. All set!


(Submitted May 7, 2016 18:04:23 by Linda)

I am making baked beans and cornbread for tomorrow. Do we have spoons and bowls or something to serve it in?


(Submitted May 7, 2016 06:37:40 by Chuck Schultz)

Vicki, give me a call or text about helping you bring items to Bradley palmer at 1


(Submitted May 6, 2016 14:58:33 by Vicki and Amy)

If anyone would be so gracious as to help lug gear over to the park tomorrow, Saturday at 1 oclock and or help with marking the course it would be greatly appreciated, and as always any help with the finish line and aid station is awesome!


(Submitted April 30, 2016 17:22:04 by Coach)

How about another trip to Pingree meet at Bradley big parking lot. 9:10 run for 2ish hours.


(Submitted April 26, 2016 12:34:00 by Beep beep!!!)

Perfect night for a fast track workout!!!


(Submitted April 26, 2016 12:28:59 by Marty)

First night of winter track! Can't wait


(Submitted April 26, 2016 06:34:22 by Coach)

Could be rain and cold BUT, track starts at 6:45.


(Submitted April 24, 2016 06:23:05 by Coach)

Sorry to hear Wayne's Mom passed. wake at Campbells Beverly Mon. 4-8.


(Submitted April 23, 2016 17:02:23 by Coach)

Sunday run 9:10 fishing bridge 2hours toward big hill in corner maybe Pingree.


(Submitted April 19, 2016 08:48:15 by Rich Collins)

A reminder that the Big A 50K is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th at 7:30AM. Please register before race day if possible. http://www.biga50k.com/ Thanks. Rich


(Submitted April 17, 2016 05:38:13 by Aimee)

If anyone one wants eggs today after the run, let me know ahead of time please!


(Submitted April 16, 2016 15:29:26 by Coach)

Good luck at Traprock. Good luck at Boston.Sunday run from Rt. 1 hood pond side 1st then willowdale side. leave at 9:10 for 2hour romp. seeya.


(Submitted April 15, 2016 08:29:27 by Chuck Schultz)

Last week at the cape cod trail run in falmouth, Lily won her age group and 2 raffle prizes. Luck is always a plus.


(Submitted April 12, 2016 06:51:47 by Coach)

Sorry no run Thurs. night, will be in Beverly at Buddy Guy show.


(Submitted April 10, 2016 08:10:23 by Aimee)

Eggs after the run today!


(Submitted April 9, 2016 16:33:22 by Coach)

Sunday run, 9:10, two and half hours. Out and back headed for new bridge, not Everett. Park on route 97 near hoods pond entrance.


(Submitted April 9, 2016 11:12:36 by Norm)

Belated congratulations to Melanie for finishing yet another Umstead 50 last weekend


(Submitted April 2, 2016 15:46:00 by Coach)

Sunday run from main gate Bald hill 9:10 2 1/2 rain or snow.


(Submitted March 31, 2016 06:46:25 by Coach)

Friday will be at Ronnie Earl show, there is not a Gent's night planned.


(Submitted March 26, 2016 07:16:07 by Coach)

Happy Easter, Sunday run from Rt.1 1hour, SITGTW, Sarahs 9:10.


(Submitted March 19, 2016 15:59:23 by Coach)

Sunday Run from fishing bridge F.A. past swim pool we will go left to corner of park Big hill to Recycle depot roads to Pingree XC coarse then to Hamilton woods return some how. 9:10 stay out 2 1/2 Next Sunday 1 hour run.


(Submitted March 12, 2016 17:27:43 by Coach)

1st. Turn you clock ahead. 2nd Marty's send off Well Done. Lastly Sunday run now 2 1/2 hours by request Appleton leave from fishing bridge 9:10 out to Rt.1a across to Biolabs maybe tour from Jean. SEEYA.


(Submitted March 9, 2016 19:11:09 by coach)

Car pool to service Sat. morn. meet at store 9:30, might be difficult; there is a lunch put on by family after the service, some may want to go and some may not, will be decided at store in morning who rides with who.


(Submitted March 9, 2016 17:34:38 by info)

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass in celebration of Marty's life on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. Ignatius Church on the Boston College campus, 28 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.


(Submitted March 6, 2016 07:34:45 by Aimee)

Eggs after the run today. Not too many so let me know if you want me to hold some for you!


(Submitted March 5, 2016 07:23:10 by Coach)

Sunday run from fishing bridge 9:10 out - back 5 bridge run toward VFW 2 hours. Kitty Ronnie at Rockport I think it's sold out.


(Submitted March 4, 2016 18:17:13 by Kitty)

where is Ronnie playing April 1st?


(Submitted March 3, 2016 14:18:32 by marty)

back to the drawing board...Cope pick another night...or have Ronnie Earl play in the basement instead


(Submitted March 2, 2016 19:37:14 by Coach)

April 1st no-go ticks for Ronnie Earl.


(Submitted March 2, 2016 16:07:48 by Gentleman Jim)

April 1 proposed date for Gentlemen's Night


(Submitted February 27, 2016 19:57:27 by Coach)

Sunday run from Rt.1 2hours bay circuit towards Hood pond leave at 9:10 SEEYA


(Submitted February 24, 2016 12:49:26 by Coach)

Sorry to say Marty's notice in todays salem news.


(Submitted February 20, 2016 21:40:39 by Aimee)

Eggs tomorrow if anyone needs some!


(Submitted February 20, 2016 16:31:27 by Dumb&Happy)

Gilly, thanks for posting the start time for for 9:10 run. Now I can make my plans.


(Submitted February 20, 2016 13:30:26 by coach)

Sunday run from Boxford center Run toward georgetown Bay Circuit 9:10 trails + roads 1 1/2.


(Submitted February 19, 2016 13:07:46 by Coach)

No services for Marty till maybe March.


(Submitted February 18, 2016 16:39:07 by coach)

A confusing time, we lost our good friend Marty McMahon, when I spoke to Marty,s brother Jim we had a difficult time talking. Marty had possibly been choking some, but worked into heavy vomiting losing a lot of blood possibly from an ulcer. Forget some of what I said earlier or you what you heard. No plans are in place yet but Campbells in Beverly. I will post as soon as I know.


(Submitted February 18, 2016 13:37:47 by HAPPA)

Marty, Marty, Marty. You beat us to the great finish line of life. Your smile and constant respect for all of us will always be appreciated. You are exactly what a friend and GAC Members is meant to be.


(Submitted February 13, 2016 17:43:00 by Coach)

sunday run from fishing bridge 9:10 trails 1 hour more if not to cold .Dress in wind proof gear double mitts and cream on face vaseline works good.


(Submitted February 6, 2016 15:24:25 by Coach)

Sunday run from store 8:35 rail trail to park and more 1 1/2 hours must be at salem state C.A.L. swim meet last of Emm's swim season. Don't think yaks are needed but gaiters are good.


(Submitted February 3, 2016 18:53:46 by Coach)

sorry no run thurs. night Emma has swim meet.


(Submitted February 2, 2016 09:15:24 by Coach)

thanks dano for the u-tube video COOL


(Submitted January 30, 2016 15:46:42 by c)

Sunday run Boy Scout Park 9:10 single tracks we haven't used for a long time . 1 1/2_- 2hours .


(Submitted January 23, 2016 19:32:49 by Aimee)

I'm bringing eggs down after the run if anyone is interested!


(Submitted January 23, 2016 14:26:52 by Coach)

sunday run from fishing bridge 9:10 right side of willowdale with ski hill 1 1/2- 2hours


(Submitted January 18, 2016 20:34:34 by Kitty)

going to miss Buddy guy -will be on vacation in April. wow he's in Beverly, just like the good old days! Blues in Beverly!


(Submitted January 18, 2016 19:36:49 by Coach)

I have the address in my log.


(Submitted January 18, 2016 17:13:41 by coach)

just got buddy guy ticks online Beverly april 14


(Submitted January 16, 2016 20:25:10 by Coach)

Sunday run, from out house, 9:10 on request headed for appleton, an hour and half.


(Submitted January 11, 2016 13:26:45 by marty)

Garry Harrington is promoting the film Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco, which he is bringing to the Regent Theatre in Arlington on the night of Tuesday, Jan. 19 as part of the 2016 nationwide tour... "If you have read the book 'Born to Run' then you know who Caballo Blanco was -- and still is, in the minds of many. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the life of Micah True. Tickets are available online at www.imathlete.com/events/runfree for $12 and they will be $15 at the door the night of the show. This event is sponsored by the Trail Animals Running Club (TARC). Some of the proceeds from this event will go back to benefit the Tarahumara in Copper Canyon."


(Submitted January 9, 2016 17:30:25 by Coach)

Sunday run from Rt 1 ,screws spikes yaks,9:10, 1 1/2,SITGTW - Sarah's rain or shine.


(Submitted January 7, 2016 13:12:12 by marty)

New England Running Company notice - To celebrate the launch of New Balance's new shoe, the Leadville 1210 v3, we will be gathering for a release party to have some Leadville-inspired entertainment! For this exciting new shoe, we will be raffling off a free entry into the race that this shoe is named after, the 2016 Leadville Trail 100 Mile Run!! (Must be present to win) You don't need to be an aspiring ultramarathonner to join in on the fun. We are hosting the Senior Product Manager for the New Balance Global Trail line and Minimus collection, Brendan Murray, as well as one of his designers, who wil give us insight into how they made this new shoe to withstand the task of running 100 miles. We also plan to test out some New Balance shoes and watch a some Leadville 100 trail running videos. That, and have some good food and drinks. See you then! For the full information, follow the link: http://www.nerunningco.com/event/new-balance- leadville-1210v3-release-party/? instance_id=1530016 What: Launch Party for the Leadville 1210v3 & LEADVILLE 100 RAFFLE!!!! Where: New England Running Company. 43 Enon Street, Beverly, MA When: Monday, January 18th @ 6:30 PM Why: Why not? Get a chance to win an entry to the 2016 LEADVILLE TRAIL 100 MILE RUN!!! We are asking that if you plan on attending please RSVP no later than Friday, January 15th. Please email RSVP's to wes@nerunningco.com


(Submitted January 3, 2016 19:32:51 by Brian Walfield)

Thanks for another great race!!!I look foward to this every year.


(Submitted January 2, 2016 15:19:17 by Greg L)

Another awesome FA event.. Just the fact that it does exist is a huge benefit to local runners. Thanks to Roger , Roger and all the other GAC volunteers for braving the elements, setting up a great packed Aid station and creating such a Fun atmosphere !!!


(Submitted January 2, 2016 14:09:35 by Coach)

congrats to Roger Roger Mark for another F.A. race.Sunday run from fishing bridge 9:10 run race coarse and pick the ribbons.


(Submitted December 31, 2015 09:13:09 by Coach)

New Year's Day run is on at the store 9:30 a.m. Old Fashion10 for the overachievers and plenty of places to make it shorter for the rest of us. Happy New Year.


(Submitted December 30, 2015 07:40:06 by sandy)

Is there a New Years Day run?


(Submitted December 26, 2015 16:50:11 by Coach)

Sunday run from fishing bridge, 10 past 9 F.A. course, Roger, Phitzy, and I will hang some ribbons for next week event.


(Submitted December 19, 2015 16:52:55 by Coach)

Sunday run from store 9:10 rail trail pye brook park over to hill trail 1 1/2 hours.


(Submitted December 18, 2015 15:14:49 by Aimee)

I'll have lots of eggs Sunday, anyone want to bring bacon????


(Submitted December 15, 2015 08:07:44 by Coach)

Special run Thursday, meet at store 6:30.


(Submitted December 12, 2015 13:28:17 by Coach)

Sunday run meet at Rt. 1go across street toward Hood pond use the trails we used tues. and thurs. 1 1/2 meet 9;10 Great Party Thanx Vicki Doctor Jon and Roy.


(Submitted December 12, 2015 11:50:36 by Aimee)

I will have eggs tomorrow after the run. Bring a carton!


(Submitted December 9, 2015 08:08:06 by Coach)

Party at VFW fri. 7:00 Linda e-mail Vicki.


(Submitted December 7, 2015 11:02:45 by Linda)

I can help setting up for the holiday party if needed. Let me know lafitzpatrick1951@gmail.com


(Submitted December 3, 2015 14:04:16 by c pierce)

To all those,not running mill cities this Sunday, there is still a run. Meet at the store at 9 or Boy Scout park at 9:10. 1:45 give or take.


(Submitted November 30, 2015 19:25:22 by marty)

Of course the party will be in the basement.


(Submitted November 30, 2015 19:24:41 by marty)

Reminder...Stone Cat Volunteer Party Tuesday December 1 starting at 700 - food served at 730. There will be a short trail run returning at 730. Thanks!


(Submitted November 30, 2015 19:10:57 by Coach)

Newbe sorry teams are full but come run sometime give me a call gilly 978-887-5921


(Submitted November 30, 2015 10:22:00 by newbee)

Mill cities relay


(Submitted November 28, 2015 17:00:48 by Coach)

Sunday run at 9:10, meet at route 1, single tracks for hour and half.


(Submitted November 28, 2015 14:10:14 by Aimee)

I will have a dozen eggs from our free-range chickens tomorrow at the store after the run $4/dz or $2/half doz. You must bring a carton! I'm all out!


(Submitted November 28, 2015 07:17:51 by Julie)

A late thank you to GAC for putting on such a great race. Stonecat was my first trail marathon and I'm afraid I am HOOKED!! I met so many great, like-minded, folks that day and heard about the GAC runs. Is anyone welcome to just "show up"? I would love others to run trails with...much more fun and maybe I wouldn't get lost so much! :)


(Submitted November 25, 2015 20:35:20 by Coach)

Thankgiving run at store 7:30 hope you can make it.


(Submitted November 23, 2015 16:54:28 by hap)

May peace be with you.


(Submitted November 21, 2015 21:48:46 by Coach)

Hope my other post comes though trails 9:10 fishing bridge


(Submitted November 21, 2015 18:39:06 by David Moser)

Hi Gil - I was so sorry to hear the news of your Dad's passing. Amelia and I just had a really nice visit with him and Polly after Stone Cat. He certainly had an amazing life. Please know that you're in our thoughts. - David Moser


(Submitted November 21, 2015 16:39:21 by Coach)

I am mourning my Dad today. My Dad tricked us yesterday, he came to the store as usual had his lunch and went home as usual.Later in the day breathing began to be tough.Dad passed away at Beverly Hosp. about 8:00 last night. I will be at the fishing bridge Sun. 9:00 for trail run and fresh air.


(Submitted November 14, 2015 17:06:23 by Coach)

sunday run from Boy Scout Park 9:10 1 1/2 to 2 hours out + back bay circuit. Congrats to all DNF,S or DNS,S at NO- GUTS.


(Submitted November 10, 2015 11:08:00 by marty)

More lost and found? The custodian at the school said they found a set of keys with a Honda key and a tag for O'Reilly Autobody in Watertown MA. martin.t.sullivan@gmail.com


(Submitted November 10, 2015 09:03:08 by marty)

Did anybody lose a green Ipod mini shuffle on the course? A runner found one and turned it in. email if its yours martin.t.sullivan@gmail.com


(Submitted November 9, 2015 07:55:20 by Jim Wilkinson)

Thanks for putting on an awesome race! I thoroughly enjoyed my first trail marathon, despite the pain! Will there be the ability to exchange shirts and vests? Both of my larges are too big for me and I'd like to go down to a medium if possible. Thanks, Jim


(Submitted November 8, 2015 06:04:29 by GJ)

Another great day in the woods yesterday . Thanks to GAC for putting on this event . Special thanks to all the volunteers! Could not happen without you .


(Submitted November 6, 2015 06:57:47 by marty)

Final Stone Cat plea :) We could also always use more hands tearing down and loading up the finish line/finish aid and then unloading all the vehicles back at the store Saturday starting at 6 PM until about 8 PM. Thanks!


(Submitted November 6, 2015 04:34:05 by marty)

Norm Sheppard's father Norm Sr. passed away on Tuesday. Visiting hours will be Sunday November 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Morris Funeral Home, 45 North Main Street. Ipswich relatives and friends are respectfully invited. More details on Salem News website.


(Submitted November 5, 2015 18:01:02 by Linda)

I am available for an mcr leg.


(Submitted November 4, 2015 21:15:06 by Peter C)

Hello All, I know we are all focused on the Stone Cat Trail Races this Saturday, but it is also time again to start putting together our teams for the Mill Cities Relay. This year’s MCR takes place on Sunday Dec 6, starting in Nashua, NH and traveling 27 miles to finish line and a great post- race party at the Claddagh Pub in Lawrence. The cost is $100 for 5 person teams or $60 for 3 person teams (only if you are old). Teams can be entered and managed directly from the MCR web site www.millcities.com using the password mcr. Teams need to designate a captain who will collect the entrance fees and forward it to me. Registration is open now. As in previous years, we are responsible for staffing the finish line. I would like to have 5 or 6 volunteers willing to work from around 9:30 until noon or so. This really is a unique race. Unlike the multitude of road races open to the general public, this is an invitational. In order to be on a team, you need to be a member of one of the 20 running clubs that make up the Mill Cities Alliance. It also serves as an end-of-season celebration and the post-race party is a lot of fun. For the last several years, we have fielded 4 or 5 teams. It would be great if we could get a couple more this year.


(Submitted November 4, 2015 13:39:07 by marty)

Just a reminder that we could use a couple more volunteers to help out at aid stations anytime on Saturday. Even one or two hours is a big help. Looks like a great day to hang out and watch a race! Thanks


(Submitted November 4, 2015 07:48:43 by Marty the slightly younger and less wise)

Loading the aid stations tomorrow Thursday November 5 at store at 630 PM - no run. All welcome.


(Submitted November 3, 2015 22:50:12 by Marty the elder)

In case anyone missed it Gilly's 100th is documented on cool running - good stuff http://www.coolrunning.com/results/15/ma/Oct25_Gillys_1_set1.shtml


(Submitted November 1, 2015 12:59:36 by marty)

Linda - go to Freddie's. They will need you there. Thanks Marty


(Submitted October 31, 2015 19:58:13 by coach)

sunday run from the fishing bridge 9:10 in bradley F.A. coarse plus more 1 1/2 max.


(Submitted October 31, 2015 17:31:35 by Linda)

I told Cheryl I was available for Freddy's. But I can go where I am most needed. (just say the word)


(Submitted October 31, 2015 12:28:26 by marty)

We are still in need of a few volunteers to work the finish line aid station at the Stone Cat next Saturday. Any amount of time helpful. We need folks from 7 AM until 7 PM. Thanks.


(Submitted October 27, 2015 22:28:24 by Leo and Di Jones)

We are saddened to report that Di's Dad (Jack King) passed away Saturday, October 24th. He was 88 and very much loved by family and many friends. Jack will be greatly missed, and will remain forever in our hearts. Visiting hours will be from 4-7 P.M. Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home, 811 Lafayette Road (Route 1),Hampton, NH. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 A.M. Friday, October 30, 2015 at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, 289 Lafayette Road, Hampton. Burial will follow in the High Street Cemetery, Hampton. Reception to follow in the church hall; all are invited to attend. Website: http://www.remickgendron.com/obituaries/John-King- 18/#!/TributeWall


(Submitted October 26, 2015 02:11:07 by coach)

Now 2am can't sleep whata day, all of you are incredible, never be able to Thank You enough for this day, I mean yesterday wait, what day is it. Time to go back to bed.


(Submitted October 25, 2015 11:14:15 by Lori)

11:10 through the final aid station at the FB. 5 miles to the finish.


(Submitted October 25, 2015 09:39:56 by Lori)

Through the car aid station at 9:35. 15 miles in. Looking strong.


(Submitted October 25, 2015 08:03:04 by Lori)

7:55 through the FB second time. 8 miles done. Starting Stonecat loop.


(Submitted October 25, 2015 07:40:47 by c pierce)

Very late post here. Is anyone running from the vow today? If so, what time?


(Submitted October 25, 2015 07:18:08 by Lori)

7:15 at 5 miles. Through FB, heading into Mother's Day loop.


(Submitted October 25, 2015 00:10:11 by c pierce)

What time oh great randino?


(Submitted October 25, 2015 00:09:16 by c pierce)

4:30 at the school choir boy would be good.


(Submitted October 24, 2015 13:56:49 by Randy)

I will be hosting an aid station at the fishing bridge tomorrow, and will post updates here.


(Submitted October 24, 2015 13:41:10 by Choir Boy)

Piercy, if you still need help with parking, I can be there as early as needed (just won't go to sleep after my shift). Let me know.


(Submitted October 22, 2015 06:29:06 by coach)

For those of you going long sunday, I can have a drop bag at 5- 8+20 for you, get it to me before 1:00 on Sat.


(Submitted October 20, 2015 14:14:21 by c pierce)

Kevin, that will be a huge help. Thanks. See you at the school.


(Submitted October 19, 2015 20:38:14 by Kevin S)

Piercy, here's is what I'll commit to. I'll be there ~4:45am. Will help to at least ~5:45am. If you've got a handle on it, the I'm off to Fast Freddy's to help Cheryl & Paula. If you're in trouble, we'll figure something out...


(Submitted October 19, 2015 18:33:59 by Linda)

Can you save me one...a size small or med. I will pay you on Sunday. Linda F.


(Submitted October 19, 2015 14:55:05 by Dr Shemp)

I have a few very nice long sleeve tech shirts honoring Jimmy’s 100th Marathon run. I will bring what is left over to the gathering after his run this Sunday . I have both male and female styles - selling for $20.00. Dr. Shemp


(Submitted October 17, 2015 17:51:18 by coach)

Sunday run post below, details for marathon run. 6am start from Rowley V.F.W. 5 mile bay circuit run to aid, at fishing bridge, into Bradley for 3 miles mothers day loop, back at same aid station, into Willow dale for a Stonecat loop (old course), 1 water stop in loop, back to fishing bridge aid, and then bay circuit back to V.F.W. Approx. times: fishing bridge-7:15am, after mothers day loop 8am, after Stonecat loop back at aid 11am, and then head for the V.F.W. for 12-12:30pm. Bring appetite to party ordered lots of food from Supinos, don't forget your dancing shoes.


(Submitted October 17, 2015 07:16:46 by coach)

sunday run from Rowley VFW 9:00 out back to fishing bridge. Sorry about starting place but must do for me to put some ribbons out and check time to bridge for others to run next week. Also look over possible finish line area, and parking.


(Submitted October 10, 2015 20:04:47 by coach)

sunday from store 8:30 same as last week but go to Appleton out for 4+ I put water out.


(Submitted October 10, 2015 14:10:02 by coach)

sunday run from store 8:30 start same as last week through Bradley over to Appleton water on Winthrop street stay out 4 1/2 18-20 back same way.


(Submitted October 6, 2015 10:11:03 by YD)

Piercy, checking my schedule. Will likely be there for Stone Cat Parking duty.


(Submitted October 5, 2015 19:29:18 by Kevin S)

Piercy, I can't tell you if I'll be there yet because the rumor is the course is running backwards this year and I want to make sure Paula & Cheryl are all set first at Fast Freddies. Otherwise, I'm there for you. will let you know soon...


(Submitted October 5, 2015 19:22:42 by c pierce)

If anyone can help with parking on race day please let me know. We need at least 2 people in the mile lane lot and 5 or 6 at the school itself. As of yet I have had no response so parking could be a huge mess. Phitzy, yd, anybody?


(Submitted October 3, 2015 14:42:56 by coach)

sunday run from store 8:30, 18-19ish roads up howlet under Rt.1 to sanctuary through yard Bradley fishing bridge into Wiillowdale hook onto stonecat runners stay with them for a time and back same way 4 hours.


(Submitted October 2, 2015 00:47:18 by c pierce)

Early call for stone cat parking help. Please let me know if you are available to help. Yd, as always we could use your expertise in helping get the cars parked at the school. Phitzy, you too.


(Submitted September 29, 2015 12:46:36 by coach)

sunday 8:30 from store again.


(Submitted September 26, 2015 14:53:31 by coach)

sunday run from store 8:30 rail trail park bay circuit hoods georgetown boxford center boy scout park bald hill in on roads UGH , I will put water out.


(Submitted September 25, 2015 06:27:59 by coach)

8:30 start sunday from store 18ish miles


(Submitted September 23, 2015 14:05:15 by marty)

Congratulations Judge! http://www.mass.gov/courts/news-pubs/sjc/trial-court-chief-justice-carey-appoints-honorable-sullivan-housing-court-chief-justice.html


(Submitted September 19, 2015 17:27:42 by coach)

sunday run from fishing bridge 9:10 out -back bay circuit to VFW water at cars back out to make 3 1/2 hours.


(Submitted September 12, 2015 17:39:23 by coach)

Dave Bunker will be at the fishing bridge at 9:00 for 3 hour run sunday he has the coarse.


(Submitted September 12, 2015 07:13:43 by coach)

Revised hike plan for Fred, will take Kinsman Ridge Trail from same lot as Tram, leave at 10:00 book time is 2 hours rain or shine .


(Submitted September 9, 2015 22:27:20 by Coach)

Hike for Fred: this Sunday, 9/13. Meet at the top of Canon Mt at 12:30 - 1:00. Plan on leaving Topsfield at 7:15, 2.5 hour drive to Canon and will take High Canon Trail from Lafayette Place ( base of the mountain) Book time sais 2.5 hour hike. Tram riders, the gondola leaves every 15 minutes. We can meet at the base to start the climb at 9:45 a.m. Short hike at the summit for privacy; come with your Freddie stories to share for his memorial.


(Submitted August 26, 2015 22:50:28 by coach)

Proud to be able to watch Abbey run in THE WORLDS. WOW. 1st year as a Pro. we're so lucky to follow your running career.This world run is one of many of your big races in years to come. Rest, lace up and get back out there.


(Submitted July 12, 2015 19:18:37 by Kev S)

Al, you set the bar high for a lot of folks over the years, be proud... Still trying to accomplish a fraction of what you did... Enjoy the rest of your stay ..


(Submitted July 12, 2015 00:00:55 by c pierce)

Al cat still rocks!!!!!!!


(Submitted July 11, 2015 22:54:35 by Norm)

Sadly, Al's run ended at 65 miles, when he arrived two minutes past the cutoff. Sense of humor still intact after 30+ hours on his feet, Al chided the aid station captain who cut his bracelet for not having any beer to drink!


(Submitted July 11, 2015 12:09:16 by Norm)

Martha paced Al into Ouray with 4 mins to spare, Jim heading out with him.


(Submitted July 10, 2015 21:47:42 by Norm)

Jim reports that Al was through Sherman, 28.8 miles, at 11:17 into the race. He and Martha will see him at Grouse Gulch, 42 miles, close to midnight local time.


(Submitted July 10, 2015 13:02:05 by marty)

Hard Rock start video - Nice shot of Al bringing up the rear! Go Al! https://youtu.be/u12Kj7x-NJ8


(Submitted July 3, 2015 15:45:43 by Roy)

Thank you for sharing the link to Abbie's race. What an amazing race with so many very talented runners and so many lead changes. We are all very proud of Abbie and can't wait to see her in the World Championship. Please keep us posted. If anyone has not seen that video of her championship, see it. It's very riveting.


(Submitted June 29, 2015 15:28:58 by Eric & Donna)

Congrats, Roy! For anyone who missed Abbey's race and is interested in watching it, click here or copy & paste into your browser: http://www.usatf.tv/gprofile.php?mgroup_id=45365&do=videos&video_id=150537


(Submitted June 28, 2015 16:23:32 by Norm)

Nice job, Roy!


(Submitted June 28, 2015 15:53:01 by coach)

2 great runners raced to their finish lines at the same time ,you both met your goals. Congrats to Abbey and Roy.


(Submitted June 28, 2015 08:53:29 by Eric & Donna)

Abbey Dags running the 5K this afternoon at US Champs in Eugene. Race time is 1:20 PM EST and live coverage can be had on the web at: http://live.usatf.tv/liveusaout2015.html Go Abbey!!!


(Submitted June 25, 2015 23:42:39 by marty the elder)

great picture marty - rip a legend


(Submitted June 20, 2015 22:06:14 by coach)

Congrats Lori on a over seas finish 25th 21:ish.


(Submitted March 25, 2015 13:46:38 by Linda)

Another fun fact about the snowshoeing, is we all stay together as a pack vs trail running with faster and slower groups breaking away. It is nice getting to know those speedy runners better.


(Submitted March 24, 2015 23:22:44 by marty)

And fun it was Chuck!


(Submitted March 24, 2015 10:20:29 by Chuck Schultz)

Sunday's snow shoeing was one of the best adventures with the GAC. The trek over hill and frozen swamps made Willowdale different and exciting. Getting lost in the forest is always fun but finding hills to climb that we cannot get to when all is not frozen is exciting. The cold does not matter having fun with everyone. The Sunday runs always start with a crowd that quickly thins out but these weeks in the woods are wonderful.I now know I am never lost as I am in the middle of where ever I am.


(Submitted February 8, 2015 18:06:13 by Leo & Di)

Always ready to lend a hand, with a smile and a good word for everyone. A great friend, a mentor, an inspiration. God Speed and God bless Freddie!!! We love you.


(Submitted February 8, 2015 10:17:28 by Mel)

How I loved Freddie Messina. Was priveleged to spend a w/e with him in Vermont (I think it was 2001) in his outback driving around, while we supported Ray Mount in the 100 miler. He shared lots of childhood stories, and actually teared up with some of them. One of the best things he taught me was to say "and that's okay" at the end of any sentence when you were being critical of yourself....kind of like a self forgiveness thing..giving yourself permission to be way less than perfect, instead of beating yourself up over stuff you just couldn't do. For example...you are overwhelmed on a particular day and you say "I didn't make it to the gym today because I spent the afternoon helping my 85 year old mother and then had to run errands and then it was already 8 pm and I had a headache... (then you add while you are going down that guilt trail )..""and THAT'S OKAY." I will never forget that he taught me that, and I still use it all the time. It really lightens up your heart.


(Submitted February 8, 2015 00:08:07 by coach)

Our great friend Fred passed at 9:45 R.I.P.


(Submitted February 7, 2015 17:48:24 by coach)

Fred is now resting at The Kaplan House Liberty street Danvers. Martha and I visited but he is sleep.


(Submitted February 7, 2015 12:06:14 by C pierce)

Freddie, you're the boss. Hang in there.


(Submitted February 6, 2015 21:06:58 by Kitty)

Freddie to you! for always teaching us to live life to the fullest! always moving, always motiating, Always learning, always laughing! Always appreciated your friendship with all of us!


(Submitted February 6, 2015 14:33:30 by coach)

Yesterday I had a visit with Freddy.Freddy is not well, he is in a lot of pain.Fred is to weak to answer , text, calls, ect.,but wants to Thank all of you. Fred would also like you to know he enjoyed all the fun times he had with you. He's sorry but not up to any visitors.I will post when I can.


(Submitted February 5, 2015 21:42:55 by D&D)

Sorry to hear of rough times FF. Thanks Marigold for being there. Thinking of you and better times. UDA Man Freddy!


(Submitted February 4, 2015 14:06:54 by marty)

Our good friend Fred Messina is going through a rough patch and is receiving care at home. He is not receiving visitors at the moment but feel free to send him kind words via email or text messages. Keep Freddie in your thoughts and prayers.


(Submitted January 4, 2015 23:38:00 by Roy)

Roger Jr., Roger, Sr., Mark and other wonderful volunteers. Thank you for your support on Saturday and for putting on such a wonderful event. You rock !!


(Submitted January 4, 2015 19:57:03 by Brian Walfield)

Thanks to everyone for such a great race!! I had such a good day!


(Submitted January 4, 2015 15:50:25 by coach)

Thank You ROG, Rog, and Mark for #16 F.A. Thanks for Rog Rog Phitzy for picking coarse. Thanks Susan Fortin for taking most all the food to Beverly Bootstraps. Good deal.


(Submitted January 4, 2015 10:15:03 by darlene)

Thanks Roger & Young Roger (and everyone else who helped) for another AWESOME fat ass!!! Great to see everyone....Happy New Year!


(Submitted December 27, 2014 10:34:31 by Tom O)

Merry Christmas Happy NewYear


(Submitted December 23, 2014 15:26:33 by c pierce)

To all out there in gacville, with all the crazy bs going on lately, please have a safe and awesome Christmas. Same goes for new years too. :)


(Submitted December 13, 2014 14:59:54 by coach)

Thank You Vicki for putting on a great party , Roy I vote for you next year, your music was so good. Kitty you would have stayed on the dance floor for hours. Sunday run 9:10 from Rt. 1 go to SITGTW and Sarah's,1-1 1/2hours.


(Submitted December 12, 2014 16:02:07 by iron)

Hi from Marco Island Fla.Al ,Marty and Iron.Sorry we missed the GAC party. Have fun and happy holidays.


(Submitted December 8, 2014 17:13:07 by coach)

Thank you club folks who worked the finish line Thank You Peter Cope for attending 3-4 meetings paying for and picking up our #,s I speak for AL DEL Myself running our 25th.


(Submitted December 6, 2014 17:01:03 by coach)

no sunday run will be at mill cites Congrats to Hardrock AL. and Western States Roy.


(Submitted November 28, 2014 22:26:20 by Johnny O)

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Congrats to all the Philly runners.


(Submitted November 28, 2014 15:07:04 by Vicki)

shout out to Stone Cat for volunteer party and to Coach for always saying yes for the basement!!! Food was delish, especially cannoli dip!!! Yum


(Submitted November 28, 2014 10:58:17 by old goat)

Happy Thanksgiving, and congratulations to Philly Marathon runners!


(Submitted November 24, 2014 16:41:31 by darlene)

GREAT picture on home page...congratulations everyone!!!


(Submitted November 14, 2014 08:01:41 by Herbie)

Thank you RDs Chris, and Marty. I love when I can do absolutely nothing, and still get something for it ��


(Submitted November 8, 2014 22:08:37 by coach)

Thank You all stonecat volunteers for a great day. Sunday walk from fishing bridge picking ribbons 9:10 stay out1 1/2.


(Submitted November 7, 2014 00:15:29 by chris & marty)

All Stone Cat volunteers. There will be a volunteers thank you party at the store Tuesday November 25 time depends on if we want to run that night. 730? 8? The race will provide food. Please spread the word to any and all volunteers whether they are club regulars or if their name is Herbie - that they are all welcome to come on down that night. And all non-GACers who helped out in some way are all welcome too. Thanks for another awesome Stone Cat in advance. Even the DJ hater is welcome but what did Great White ever do to you? Chris & Marty


(Submitted November 6, 2014 14:38:30 by YD)

Sneakers? Why do all you runners need sneakers? mine all smell. See you at Stone Cat. Dark and early.


(Submitted November 6, 2014 07:14:28 by Kitty)

hey roy I think that would be great-anyone have speakers?


(Submitted November 5, 2014 23:44:44 by Roy)

I have nearly 8,000 songs in my iPod and would gladly put together terrific dance music for the Christmas party if you would like. Someone would just need to bring speakers to plug it into. Let me know.


(Submitted November 5, 2014 06:33:51 by coach)

DJ hater I nominate you to be in charge of music, thanks for your help.


(Submitted November 3, 2014 16:05:19 by dj hater)

I myself don't know a DJ for the Christmas party but can someone please find someone who can play something danceable this year?????


(Submitted November 2, 2014 21:46:25 by Party Planner)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE ANNUAL XMAS PARTY SECOND FRIDAY IN DECEMBER, DECEMBER 12TH! Rowley VFW Hall, anyone know a good reasonably priced DJ let us know! or groovy idea's for music!


(Submitted October 27, 2014 06:23:35 by coach)

Congrats to all our distance runners this weekend .


(Submitted October 26, 2014 06:19:55 by c pierce)

Paul, I just don't know what to do. You're not there to give me any water. So, should I get my own? That could work but I'd much rather have others offer to get it for me.


(Submitted October 26, 2014 05:45:38 by Paul F.)

CPIERCE: Stay hydrated. You make me nervous with all those Crop Fit pics. No water. Ever. You are looking dangerously fit, but also dehydrated -- dangerously so.


(Submitted October 25, 2014 18:35:42 by cpierce)

Can I meet you guys somewhere?


(Submitted October 25, 2014 13:40:19 by coach)

Sunday run from store 8:30 same as last week with road start through yard Bradley -water- then over to Appleton and somehow back 4hours 8on 2off


(Submitted September 21, 2014 20:27:35 by denise oliver)

Congrats to my son David. Finished the Reebok Spartan race in Vermont tonight. What an animal!!


(Submitted September 7, 2014 17:53:58 by Roy)

Thank you. The weather was perfect. The mountains as you know are beautiful with the leaves starting to change colors. Knowing my GAC friends were pulling for me kept me going. Looking forward to hearing all the wonderful stories from our Run Rabbit Run group in another week.


(Submitted September 6, 2014 17:11:40 by coach)

Roy you are truly amazing.


(Submitted September 1, 2014 21:09:02 by Strugging)

Coach, please realize that some of us take an EXTRA long 3 hours to complete Wapack. Your 4:01 is well respected... you are still "da man"..


(Submitted August 21, 2014 22:58:15 by Gary R)

Brotha Pete, you were heroic long before your diagnosis. Love lasts beyond the stars


(Submitted August 21, 2014 15:07:31 by coach)

Sorry to hear about the passing of Peter D. Master D. visiting hours at Conte F home third street N.Andover sun.4-6 service mon. 10:00


(Submitted August 20, 2014 16:44:40 by Di)

Leo is doing really well!!! Having more tests tomorrow and I will update then. We are both forever grateful for the GAC's rapid response last night and for handling the situation perfectly!!!! You guys are angels in running shoes. Leo is in good spirits, and thank you for everyone's support and prayers. Di and Leo


(Submitted August 20, 2014 08:33:42 by coach)

Spoke to Diane 8AM Leo doing well, at Bev. Hosp.will have series of test today.


(Submitted August 19, 2014 23:42:00 by coach)

Leo went down at track tonight. Our group was fantastic Congrats .Spoke to Leo personally he was doing great,will have every test there is and spend night , at Hosp. will update with news.


(Submitted August 6, 2014 11:32:39 by One of the Kitty Kat Dolls)

Hard to believe our very own Kitty Kat is turning 60! Come raise a glass and celebrate with her Thursday night August 28th after the run. Cake and refreshments will be served. Meow...


(Submitted July 28, 2014 21:56:02 by Norm)

Thanks to everyone who came to pay their respects to my mother today. Your friendship brightened an otherwise gloomy day.


(Submitted July 26, 2014 11:18:18 by coach)

Norm Sheppards Mom past Thurs morn.,Visiting hour Monday morn 8:30-9:30 Morris funeral home 45 north main street Ipswich church service at 10:00 54 Linebrook Our Lady Of Hope.


(Submitted July 17, 2014 17:47:12 by Moe)

As many of you know, Pete Devereaux is having a very tough time in his battle against breast cancer. Pete is an “old school” GAC runner, a boxer, a former Marine and one tough dude. Even more important, however, he is a loving dad, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend. This illness has been difficult not just physically and emotionally, but also financially for Pete and his family. A fund has been set up to help with living and funeral expenses. Please consider donating to the Peter C. Devereaux Fund. The account has been established at TD Bank: accnt #8251693955, routing #211370545. - Checks may be brought to any TD Bank branch. - Mail a check to TD Bank, 451 Andover Street, North Andover, MA 01845, Attn: Sunita Samtani - On line Bill Pay: Click on “Other Person” Please forward this to anyone you know who knows Pete. Thank you. Moe


(Submitted July 2, 2014 09:05:58 by Paul F.)

Many thanks to all for the kind words of support for the WS effort. I would have dropped two or thirty-three times if it weren't for my crew and pacers: Susan, Matt, Greg, Randy, Lori and Nicole. They were awesome. As critical, the support I get from you folks. Damn. Shout out to one James Hammond Gilford: Area Man, Prince of the Sport. Many thanks, Jim. My time was slow, but I grabbed a qualifier for 2015 WSER! Training starts up in six weeks. Beets and kale. Peace.


(Submitted June 14, 2014 11:02:59 by coach)

Congrats to Kris and Mark.


(Submitted June 9, 2014 16:54:14 by Roy)

Great job to Lori, Susan, Amy and all the TARC finishers. Still have several bottles of S-Caps for sale. $11/bottle of 100 caps. Those will sure come in handy for you Vermont 100M/100K runners. Will leave them in the basement Thursday.


(Submitted June 8, 2014 18:14:15 by coach)

Wow so proud of all of you finishers or not crew pacers or not at tarc Wow. gilly


(Submitted May 19, 2014 16:21:34 by Brian Walfield)

Thanks! I had a great day. Thanks to all that volunteered!

 


(Submitted May 13, 2014 06:40:10 by coach)

with a busy mothers day forgot to congrats to Abbey winning the 3000, 5000, +10,000 10,000 Wow.


(Submitted May 12, 2014 23:44:33 by Vicki and Amy)

A huge heartfelt thanks to each and every member of this club for all your hard work these past few weeks preparing for Sunday's huge success. Coach and Marty Sullivan for working so hard on charting our new course, for those blowers who cleared the course, those who marked the course, those who hauled gear over to the park, those who manned the aid station, those who worked registration, the finish line, those showed their support with cash or check or by running, baked goods, course breakdown, or just thinking of us!!You all rock! We LOVE you!


(Submitted May 12, 2014 21:00:43 by coach)

Thank You Matt D. for unmarking the coarse today.


(Submitted May 12, 2014 09:41:25 by Lois)

Did anyone find a fitbit one? I lost mine yesterday on the Mother's Day run/walk. It might have been near the porta-potties.


(Submitted May 12, 2014 07:56:27 by Lori)

Vicki, Amy, Gilly- Thanks for everything yesterday! You guys rock! Cheryl- Awesome aid station as always!! Best race of the year!!

 


(Submitted April 27, 2014 12:58:11 by Party throwers)

Thanks for such a great attendance and to the awesome band Loose Association for their talent last night! Bring on spring!! Congrats to all the Tarc runners who ran and still showed up!


(Submitted April 25, 2014 07:37:25 by Tom Bary)

A quick Thank You to all GACers who either donated to my "Long Run" campaign for Gateways Community Services or came out to cheer us along at Heartbreak or both! I really appreciate the true community of this club... especially while at mile 20+ of a marathon. Thanks again.


(Submitted March 15, 2014 16:04:48 by coach)

Congrats to Abbey and family again. No sunday run, will help or do short walk at M's 6hour.


(Submitted February 14, 2014 17:31:08 by Joe O'Leary)

Thanks Larry, I spoke to Steve about it so I'll grab them the next time I see him. And thanks again for the ride!


(Submitted February 11, 2014 21:01:06 by Mr Curious)

Larry, are you flying to Hollywood to return the glasses to Mr. Martin? And, tell me more about the "Smoker": is it in Colorado or Washington state? Count me in.. If I remember, I'll go. I bring the munchies...


(Submitted February 10, 2014 14:05:33 by the Captian)

good to see Kevin and Ed last Sunday...looking forward to Stiles this summer the back will not let me run so I swim Coach, will be at the smoker in March hope to see you


(Submitted February 10, 2014 13:57:31 by the Captian)

message received...have the glasses and will give them to Steve Martin if that is ok


(Submitted February 9, 2014 19:46:35 by Always Watching)

Larry, you were looking pretty cool in those Foster Grants this afternoon.


(Submitted February 9, 2014 16:14:47 by coach)

His name is Larry Godbout, retired fireman and Lynn resident. call 411 for # or I may have it at work . I won't be in till noon. Gilly 99788875921


(Submitted February 9, 2014 12:55:06 by Joe O'Leary)

Hey Gil's folks. I'm looking for a GAC member who I met today at the Great Stew Chase who was kind enough to give me a ride when I had to drop out of the race. His name was "Larry", he was 59, used to be a firefighter and was unable to run the race so he was out there at the halfway mark in his car. He is a longtime GAC member apparently. He told me his last name 3 times and I still can't remember it. Something like "Godbloch" -- that's not it but I know there was an "O" and "D" in it. Anyway, if anyone knows who I am talking about and could put him in touch with me or me in touch with him I would appreciate it. I left my sunglasses in his car! -Joe O'Leary Somerville Road Runners jmoleary@earthlink.net


(Submitted February 2, 2014 14:26:09 by Kitty)

Ah Memories! 1st time I ever went to the store to run with G.A.C. was super bowl Sunday around 1990. Alas, Gilly sent me to a race in newburyport instead. Well you see -it was a guys only party that day and party they did!


(Submitted January 12, 2014 09:24:46 by Brian Walfield)

Thanks! Had a great time at the race yesterday!


(Submitted January 11, 2014 18:52:57 by coach)

Congrats to all F.A. everyone another great day . Sun run fishing bridge I will walk and pick ribbons 9:10.