One of the lynchpin running clubs in the Massachusetts/New Hampshire region is the Central Mass. Striders (CMS).
Why do I call them a “lynchpin” running club? Because they hold together the greater running community that stretches from Boston and the New Hampshire seacoast on the east…to Rhode Island in the south, the White Mountains in the North, and the Berkshires in the West.
Their excellent stewardship of the Mt. Wachusett Race and the Dam Trail Race have pulled together mountain runners and trail runners from throughout New England…and their weekly 5K at the An Cu Liath Pub in Worcester is a local gem.
I can’t run tonight (due to a double whammy of plantar fasciitis and tendinitis, both in the same beleagered foot)–but that won’t keep me away! Tonight the Central Mass Striders have invited my running club (the Mystic Runners) to join them, and I will cheer and take photos at the An Cu Liath 5K.
Come! Join me at the An Cu Liath 5K…
All right! Let’s get to the good stuff–an HD video that puts you right in the middle of this race. Go ahead! Click the ‘Play’ button below. (And be sure to view the video in Full-Screen, so you’ll see the photos in panoramic, high-resolution.)
Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it? What could be improved?
(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)
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