Wednesday, September 28, 2011

October, 2011: Some big 'uns coming up

Okay, just getting organized for a few October races. I was out in New Mexico at a newspaper confab the past week, and got in a couple of runs in the cool, dry morning air of Albuquerque. Then, this past Monday, I arrived back in New Hampshire at 8:30 p.m. to find it humid and 80 degrees. I tell ya.

But fall is here and I'm sure things will be cooling down for the next batch o'races. The first (on Saturday, Oct. 1) is a big one: a half-marathon that will take me through three new towns. It's part of the Bristol-headquartered New Hampshire Marathon that's run each year on the first weekend of October. There's also a 5K in nearby Sanbornton that could bring the day's total to four. We'll see how I feel on either of these.

Then, on Saturday, Oct. 8, there's a cool-sounding race among the wind turbines up in the tiny hill town of Lempster, and on Sunday, Oct. 23 there's a loooooong (15 mile!) trail race on an abandoned rail bed in Brookline. The same day also brings a much tamer 5K in Laconia, a place I still need as well, but which always has races going on.

Also on Sunday, Oct. 23, there's a 10-miler in Concord sponsored by the Grappone Co., a local auto dealership in our area. Not sure if I'll do this or the Brookline one or the race in Laconia. But there's more info on the Granite State 10 online. Check it out!

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