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04-19-2021 Boston Marathon08-29-2020 Allen Mello NH 10 Miler 09-13-2020 Mighty Meehan 5K Run for Research 09-20-2020 Long Gull 10K09-27-2020 GBTC 5k XC Festival10-11-2020 Wayland XC Festival 5k10-18-2020 Paddy's Shillelagh Shuffle 3M 10-25-2020 Vermont City Marathon
HFC Wins at the SRR Virtual 26 x 1 Mile Relay
2020-06-18 - Congratulations to the HFC Striders for their first place at the Virtual 26x1 mile relay! HFC ran strong with a 2:19:34 finish vs 2nd place The Heartbreakers(2:20:08), 3rd place Somerville Road Runners(2:22:42), 4th place GBTC (2:23:47), etc. Great HFC participation with team #1 having 16 mens times ranging from 4:27 (TJ) to 5:27(6 sub 5), and 10 women's times ranging from 5:26(Nikki Nelson) to 6:18(with 8 at or below 6:00). We had 12 extra runners who also competed and ran their 1 virtual mile during the competition week for a total of 38 runners for awesome team participation! A Virtual craft beer celebration will be enjoyed by all!
HFC's Social Distance Series Is a Huge Success!
2020-06-16 - A big thank you to Steve Curley and Christine Howe for their creativity and countless hours in creating and organizing the first ever HFC Social Distance Series (SDS). The series ran for 7 weeks and included challenges ranging from virtual racing events such as a mile or 5k, most miles run in 24 hours, virtual relay team races(including a marathon team relay), running streaks, alphabet street runs, trivia contests, virtual hiking, virtual planking, virtual social hours, etc. Great motivation to run as well as staying connected socially as a club during the pandemic. Congratulations to George as top male winner who put in some crazy miles (twice) for his 24 hour challenge, and to top winner Rachel who competed strongly in every challenge! The series had 34 participants and some notable accomplishments including Colarado George running 50.02 miles in 24 hours, Nikki Nelson running 42 miles (in 24 hours) on her day off from work as a nurse during a health crisis, Nicole Hamilton-Egan running 3 personal bests, Keelin hitting mileage goals week in and out, and Tim Gavin the crazy neighbor in Barcelona running around his house during the pandemic stay-at-home order in Spain. Way to go HFC!!
HFC Quarterly Newsletter - Spring Edition 2020
HFC Senior and Masters Runners Among Nations Best
2020-02-17 - Midway through the 2020 indoor track season, three of HFC\'s masters and senior runners currently have indoor track times for their respective age groups among the top five in the United States, and also among world\'s best. According to the World Masters Rankings website current rankings in the 40-44 age category have T.J. Unger\'s mile time second in the U.S., his 3000 meter time first in the U.S., and his 400 meter time second in the U.S. In the 50-54 age group, Tim Hoff\'s 800 meter time ranks second in the U.S., while Jason Cakouros\' 800 time ranks fourth in the U.S. and his 3000 meter time second in the U.S. Mike Daniel\'s mile time is also in the top ten in the U.S., 40-44 age group; and Tim Hoff\'s mile time is fifteen in the U.S., 50-54 age group. Several of these times are also in the top times worldwide at the present time, and almost all age-grade between 85 and 90%. The World Masters Rankings website contains the most complete rankings of masters, seniors, and veteran runners available in the world. Quite an accomplishment for one local running club!
Great Night At The 2020 HFC Convention
2020-01-25 - HFC celebrated a great year of achievements for the team. Grand Prix winners, individual awards, great inspiring words from our coaches Ed Groden and Harvey Blonder, great raffles, great food and beer & wine, and great team mates! Lots of great photos too. See HFC Facebook and HFC Flickr.
HFC Quarterly Newsletter - Winter Edition 2020
Congratulations to HFC Senior Womenís Team
2019-12-15 - Congratulations to the HFC Senior Womenís Team on their 6th place finish at the USATF Club Nationals! Way to close a stellar season!
HFC Wraps Up Grand Prix At Norwood TT
2019-11-24 - HFC had a wet but successful day at the Norwood Turkey as it completes its final Grand Prix race for the season! Kudos to overall winner TJ Unger, Lee 4th, and Emily Larson 1st female, Lauren Tarvin 2nd female, plus Neri 14th, Jeff Cahill, Corky, Carmen, Brenda, Joe C , Steve Seaver, Mary, and Bruce. Age group wins for many plus team wins for both men and women!
HFC Wraps Up USATF-NE XC Series
2019-11-23 - HFC wrapped up the USATF-NE (@usatfne) XC Grand Prix this morning at Rachelís Run in Tyngsboro. Thank you to Chris Wargo for organizing a great series and to @greater_lowell_road_runners for organizing a great race for an even better cause. #XC
HFC Runs Great At USATF-NE XC Championhips
2019-11-13 - HFC was well represented at Franklin Park with 39 athletes across 3 races with some stand-out performances by our Striders against a very competitive field. Scott Wisnaskas (3rd), TJ Unger (5th) and Lee Danforth (11th) set the early tone racing the big dogs up front and placing the 40+ team second overall! Click here for race results.
HFC Wraps Up the NER Pub Series at Paddys
2019-10-21 - Great day for the Striders at Paddyís Pub 3 Miler with TJ, Christina, Jason, Mimi, Eileen, and Brenda placing and winning prizes! 19 Striders in the race and many more cheering!
HFC Hosts and Runs Wayland XC Festival
2019-10-13 - Great job by our race director Chris Wargo and his team of volunteers for a successful race. We had 326 youth racers who were all smiles as they approached the finish. And we had 160 men and women in the 5k. The menís and womenís team place 2nd. Lots of cash and prizes were given out to the runners. A great day and a great race! Click here for results.
HFC Quarterly Newsletter - Fall Edition
HFC At Brown Beer Invitational
2019-09-29 - We werenít able to catch the whole group but HFC made their way to Stanley Park in Westfield for the second installment of the @usatfne #XCGrandPrix. We tallied 3 falls and 3 age-group winners. Still awaiting team scoring but a solid day of racing all around.
Great Day for HFC At Lone Gull 10K
2019-09-22 - Great day for HFC at the Lone Gull 10K with a 1st place Men's Master's team and 2nd place Womenís Seniorís team! 26 striders ran in the race plus many more along the course cheering on the team!
HFC's First Annual Cornhole Tournament
2019-09-15 - HFC had a great time at the first annual cornhole tournament. Congratulations to this year's champions Lee and Jimmy Fallon!
HFC At the Coombs 5k
2019-09-15 - HFC Striders representing at the 19th Annual Jeff Coombs Memorial Road Race!
HFC Kicks Off XC Season at GBTC XC Festival
2019-09-08 - HFC Kicked off the XC season at the GBTC XC Festival at Great Brook Farm in Carlisle. A HUGE shoutout to TJ Unger who won the master's race and doubled to help out the Men's Open Team!
Bridge of Flowers
2019-08-10 - The peopleís champion and a contingent of HFC Striders tackled the Bridge of Flowers USATF-NE 8K Championship race.
HFC Striders At The High Street Mile
2019-08-04 - Strong showing at the High Street Mile today with TJ, Lee and Mary placing in their divisions and winning prize money!
Jason, Scott, Tim, Chris D, and Jeff Cahill ran strong races.
2019 HFC Handicap Mile & Founder's Day Cookout
2019-07-24 - A Great day at the HFC Handicap Mile with 32 runners plus timers and other volunteers. Steve Houde ran away with the win, and Eileen and Mike DiTocco finished closest to their seed time by 0.3 seconds.
Great job and many thanks to Tim Resker for hosting and cooking delicious food at the Founders Day Cookout that followed the race. A great time was had by all!
HFC Quarterly Newsletter - The Summer Edition
Wednesday Night Workouts At Xaverian HSUntil further notice, all organized club workouts are suspended.
Chowe and Curls Are Awesome!
2020-06-18 - A huge thank you to Steve Curley and Christine Howe for organizing and managing HFC's first ever Social Distance Series! It was a great 7 weeks filled with challenging and creative running goals and races, scavenger hunts, trivia, etc. It was a huge effort to manage and plan and organize on top of their day jobs and they did great in lifting us out of the cancellation of road races and organized workouts slump and motivated our running and club spirit and team work! Thank you!!
Congratulations to HFC's Newest Ultra-Marathoner!
2020-03-15 - Our own Amber Robbins (on the left) completed her first ultra-marathon: the Antelope canyon 55K!
Amber was 6th out of 22 in her age group and finished in the top third of women. I can't fathom what it's like to run an ultra let alone one in the canyons and desert (and during the end of times for the planet). See the promo video below for an idea of the conditions.
Tim Hoff Sets HFC Seniors 800M Record
2020-02-28 - Congratulations to Tim Hoff for setting a new HFC Senior Mens 800 meter indoor record at the BU Last Chance Meet in 2:16.88!
Emily Sets New 600M PR and HFC Record
2020-01-26 - Congratulations to Emily Larson on her speedy 600M PR and club record! She ran 1:54.61 at the GBTC Invitational and placed 3rd in her section!
TJ breaks Another HFC Masterís Record
2019-12-31 - TJ Unger cruising to another club record this past weekend at BU, running 8:58.11 at BU Mini-meet #3 at BU. This comes one week after lowering the club masters 400 record to 55.46! Congratulations!
Christina Campbell Sets HFC Road Mile Record
2019-11-22 - Congratulations to Christina Campbell for setting the HFC Open Women's Road Mile Record with a time of 5:31.7 at this summer's handicap mile in Norwood! No prior road mile records were posted but the archives were searched and kudos also goes out to Lily Corcoran (5:33.9) and Shea Newman(5:33.6) at the 2018 HFC handicap mile.
Mike Daniels Kicks Grass!
2019-11-15 - Special shout out to new guy Mike Daniels on a fantastic race. Mike finished 16th overall helping the masters' team solidify second place. Congrats Mike!
Kenny Crushes PR at Chicago Marathon
2019-10-13 - Congratulations to Kenny Rayner who ran an awesome 2:22:31 at Chicago and lowered his PR by 5 minutes! He was only 3:31 away from the B-Standard for the Olympic Trials. He will give that another shot in 2 months at the California International Marathon. Go get it!
True Team Players At NH 10 Miler
2019-08-25 - Big shout out to Matt Lynch, Jeff Cahill, and Bob Ruel for helping field a seniors team at the last minute and for running much faster than their goal times. True heroes! Congratulations to all who ran and represented the club!
Emily Sets New 800M PR and HFC Record
2019-08-04 - Congratulations to Emily Larson on her shiny 800M PR and club record! She ran 2:34.62 at the USATF New England Open & Masters Championship at The College of the Holy Cross adn placed 1st overall female!
5K Victory and PR for Pat Kelly!
2019-07-13 - Shout-out to Pat Kelly for a decisive victory at the Narragansett Running Festival 5k! He ran 16:53 and nearly took a minute off his PR! Congratulations!!