Category Archives: Fudgecicle Series

Fudgecicle 5K (1-16-2010)

(c) 2010 by Ken Skier.   All rights reserved.  
 

The Fudgecicle 5K is a no-frills 5K that draws runners from North and West of Boston every Saturday morning in January and February.   The course is flat.   Usuallly the world is in a deep freeze…but today is mild, with temps pleasantly in the 20’s. 



30 seconds into the race...


(I took this photo, and the others below, while running.



With everyone else asleep...the road is ours!



First turn...and the fast runners are pulling ahead.



Look closely.   Her feet don't touch the ground!



Ahh.   Is there any better way to start a Saturday Morning?


Before you move on to the HD video, please vote on your favorite photo!

 

 

All right!   Let’s get to the good stuff–an HD video that gives you a first-person experience of running this race.   Go ahead!   Click the ‘Play’ button below…
 

 

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 there next week.)
 

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Fudgecicle 5K (1-9-2010)

(c) 2010 by Ken Skier.   All rights reserved.  
 

Every Saturday morning in January and February a few dozen hard-core runners converge in Tewksbury, MA for a no-frills 5K.   The course is flat.   The air burns your throat when you breathe.   The world is frozen, and we fly through it like birds. 



90 seconds into the race...


(I took this photo, and the others below, while running.



Snow on the landscape but the roads are dry.



Fast women!



Now, if you could only smell the wood smoke...



Happy runners approach the finish line.


Before you move on to the HD video, please vote on your favorite photo!

 

 

All right!   Let’s get to the good stuff–an HD video that gives you a first-person experience of running this race.   Go ahead!   Click the ‘Play’ button below…
 

 

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.)

 

Join the conversation!   Please comment below:
 

Fudgecicle 5K

Race #9 in the Fudgcicle 5K Series)

Temps in the 30’s and bright sun make this a perfect day for the final Fudgcicle 5K of 2009!

My injury has defied all attempts to rein it in, and I can barely hobble.  But I won’t miss this final race in the Fudgecicle 5K series, so I’m here to cheer and take pictures.

The runners all look terrific!


Some of them see me and wave, cheering for me as I take their pictures and cheer them on.


After the last runner passes me here, I drive to the finish line to cheer for them there.



Go, Maureen!


Go-o-o-o, Diane!

If you click on the “Play” button in the center of the photo below, you can view my slideshow, and see what I see at the Fudgcicle 5K.  (Go ahead…  Press the button!  Join me at this Fudgecicle 5K!)

The Slideshow:

Fudgecicle 5K

Race #8 in the Fudgcicle 5K Series)

At race time (8:00 AM), temp is 25 degrees…just about ideal for a late winter race.  I still can’t run because of an injury…but I’m here to cheer and take photos of the runners.


They wave back when they see me and hear me cheer.


After the last runner passes me here, I drive to the finish line to cheer for them there.



Go, Jen!


Go-o-o-o, Dave!

If you click on the “Play” button in the center of the photo below, you can view my slideshow, and see what I see at the Fudgcicle 5K.  (Go ahead…  Press the button!  Join me at this Fudgecicle 5K!)

The Slideshow:

Fudgecicle 5K

Race #7 in the Fudgcicle 5K Series)

At race time (8:00 AM), temp is in the mid-20s, with bright sun and just a little wind.  Ideal for running!

Alas, I won’t be running today.  I pulled a muscle in my…ahhh….butt, and can barely walk.  But I love the race and the runners so I couldn’t stay home.

It took a lot of slow, painful steps, but I managed to get out into my driveway and into my car…and now I’m in Tewksbury so I can take pictures and cheer for the runners in the Fudgecicle 5K.


They wave back, surprised that I’m not running with them.


After the last runner passes me here, I drive to the finish line to cheer for them there.



Go, Jessica!


Go-o-o-o, Rita!

If you click on the “Play” button in the center of the photo below, you can view my slideshow, and see what I see at the Fudgcicle 5K.  (Go ahead…  Press the button!  Run …err, cheer..with Ken!)

The Slideshow:

Fudgecicle 5K

Race #6 in the Fudgcicle 5K Series)

Temp is just 6 degrees at race time, but we’ve had so many cold days in this Fudgecicle series that it’s no big deal.  Behind those face masks, everyone’s smiling.  Another great day for a race!


Bob (the race director) starts us promptly at 8:00 AM, and we take off–


I’m taking these pictures as I run.


(Yes, I take these photos as I run. I don’t stop or slow down.  After all, I’m in a race!) 

At the finish line, of course, I do stop…and take pictures of the other finishers.


If you click on the “Play” button in the center of the photo below, you can view my slideshow, and see what I see as I run the Fudgcicle 5K.  (Go ahead…  Press the button!  Run with Ken!)

The Slideshow:

Fudgecicle 5K

Race #5 in the Fudgcicle 5K Series)

This is a great little race, on a flat course in Tewksbury, MA.


I’m taking these pictures as I run…


(Yes, I’m taking these photos as I run.  I don’t stop or slow down.  After all, I’m in a race!) 


The course is beautiful under a blanket of white snow…


At the finish line, of course, I do stop…and take pictures of the other finishers.

If you click on the “Play” button in the center of the photo below, you can view my slideshow, and see what I see as I run the fifth Fudgecicle 5K of 2009.  (Go ahead…  Press the button!  Run with Ken!)

The Slideshow: