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BURSTING from the start line! Runners at the Feaster Five in Andover, MA.

Runners at the Feaster Five in Andover, MA

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How many stars do YOU see? Runners at the Feaster Five in Andover, MA.

Runners at the Feaster Five in Andover, MA

A FLOOD of color as 11,000 runners fill the streets! At the Feaster Five in Andover, MA.

Runners at the Feaster Five in Andover, MA

Andover Country Club X-C Race

The Andover Country Club Cross-Country (XC) race is buoyant romp across the fairways of an exclusive private country club–which has generously thrown open its doors to allow us onto its manicured fairways…and, after the race, into the large function room of its clubhouse.

We run with joy, and eat with gusto.

Thanks, Andover Country Club! And thanks, Andover Striders!

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 Here to see the HD video!

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.

Andover Country Club XC Race

The Andover Country Club Cross-Country (XC) race is bouyant romp across the fairways of an exclusive private country club–which has generously thrown open its doors to allow us onto its manicured fairways…and, after the race, into the large function room of its clubhouse.

We run with joy, and eat with gusto!

Thanks, Andover Country Club! Thanks, Andover Striders!

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 in 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 © 2010 by Ken Skier. All rights reserved.

Feaster Five

Thanksgiving is a special day–not just because of the turkey and family gatherings, but because it gives runners a choice of more road races than any other day of the year. Every small town has its own beloved Turkey Trot…but in New England, none is bigger than the Feaster Five. This 5K and 5 mile race in Andover, Mass. draws over 10,000 runners!

It’s cold this morning, but that doesn’t deter the hearty runners, who come from every town in the Merrimack Valley to flood Andover’s main street, and then flow like a river through the sleepy town.

Come! Run with me now…

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







(Rick and Dick Hoyt, of Team Hoyt pass me midway into the race.)

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 it in Full-Screen as a 720P HD video, 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 © 2010 by Ken Skier. All rights reserved.