Category Archives: Tewksbury

Fudgecicle 5K

The Fudgecicle 5K is held every Saturday morning in January and February, regardless of weather. No mere winter race, the Fudgecicle is a calling for the truly hard-core.

Under a weak sun faint enough to be flickering from a distant galaxy, the air warms to a bare two degrees…but it will take more than arctic cold to keep us indoors.

Come! Run with me now…



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










That was just a few snapshots, to give a you a taste. Now, come experience the entire race!

There are two ways to do this:

1) you can peruse a photo gallery on Facebook (tagging yourself and your friends)…

or…

2) you can immerse yourself in a full-screen HD video!

Photo Gallery on Facebook

You can view the entire race in a photo gallery on Facebook. (To tag yourself or your friends in these photos, first press “LIKE” on the the Run with Ken Facebook page. Then, as a fan of “Run with Ken,” you can tag yourself or your friends in these photos!)

Click on the image below to see the photo gallery:

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HD video

Want to experience this race at its best, in full-screen high-def?

Go ahead! Click the PLAY button below. (Just be sure to elect 720p HD video…and watch it in full-screen.)

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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Fudgecicle 5K

The Fudgecicle 5K, hosted by the Greater Lowell Road Runners is a staple of the winter running scene north of Boston. Every Saturday in January and February–even when the temps dip below zero–the Fudgecicle draws runners from far and wide to run a flat 5K course, where we share the great camaraderie of running through the cold.

Come! Run with me now…



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









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 Full-Screen in 720p HD, so you’ll see the race 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.)

210_x_10_transparent.gif © 2011 by Ken Skier. All rights reserved.

Run a Pleasant Mile 5K

Runners at the Run a Pleasant Mile 5K in Tewksbury, MA

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The “Run a Pleasant Mile” in Tewksbury follows the same course as the Fudgecicle 5K, a midwinter race for hardcore runners who don’t mind temps near zero.

I’ve run the Fudgecicle many times. But today I’m taken aback. I’ve never seen my Fudgecicle friends with bare arms…bare legs..and faces free of ski-masks!

Come! Run with me! This HD video puts you right in the middle of this race. (Be sure to view it 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.)

Runners at the Run a Pleasant Mile 5K in Tewksbury, MA

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Fudgecicle 5K (2-13-2010)

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Every Saturday morning in January and February, runners from north of Boston come to Tewksbury, MA for the Fudgecicle 5K.


You’re flyin’, man!

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


Lookin’ good, Steve!


Go, John!


Here comes Joe.


Go, Jessica!

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…

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 (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.)
 

Join the conversation!   Please comment below:
 

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:
 

Run a Pleasant Mile 5K

210_x_10_transparent.gif © 2010 by Ken Skier. All rights reserved.

The “Run a Pleasant Mile” in Tewksbury follows the same course as the Fudgecicle 5K, a midwinter race for hardcore runners who don’t mind temps near zero.

Today I’m taken aback. I’ve never seen my Fudgecicle friends with bare arms…bare legs..and faces free of ski-masks!

Come! Run with me! This HD video puts you right in the middle of this race. (Be sure to view it 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 the photos in this 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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Join the conversation! Please comment below: