Next weekend will be filled with racing: Jamie's Run 5K in Wethersfield and NYC Marathon, both on 11/7. Good luck to everyone in their events.
Looking ahead, several members of the group are planning to run the 8K XC challenge in West Hartford on 11/20 and in a break from the Manchester tradition, the Malibu Fitness 5K @ 7 (yes that's 7 am) in Farmington on Thanksgiving Day.
The Brickyarders are also tentatively planning The Hogsback Re-Do Half Marathon Challenge for the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. We can run early, to make time for family events but it will be a good way to run off your T-day overindulgences. Highlights for the event will include Lani's Homemade PR Gel at designated aide stations - sure to boost your time. One never knows, but there is the potential of a moose sighting as well. Possible award categories to include:
**Do-Over Champs M/F: Runners with the Biggest time discrepancies between September and November Events
**Fastest Smart Runners M/F: open only to those who wisely skipped the September event
**The Achilles Awards: Several subdivisions in this one for runners with pulled hamstrings, piraformis problems, sciatica, hairline fractures, joint pains, allergies and asthma, and mysterious undiagnosed ailments
**Open to suggestions for other categories
Warning: anyone who runs slower than their original Hogsback time in September will have to proceed to the finish line, and re-run the entire course in reverse while running backwards!