January 11, Michigan Road Lot

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Rob’s Recovery Run

On Sunday, January 11, at 8:00 a.m., meet at the Ward Pound Ridge reservation Michigan Road Lot when we run Rob’s Recovery Run—six miles of trails in the southern portion of the park that take us past the overlook, Leatherman’s Cave, Bear Rock Petroglyph, and Dancing Rock. Optional cutoff at intersection 34 will take a mile off the distance. Anyone looking to add some miles can arrive at 7:15 and run north to the Meadow and return via Schoolhouse Road in time for the group.
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Bear Mountain Easy Run/Hike

Sunday, January 11, at 8:45 a.m. For those interested in checking out Bear Mountain, the Trail and Ultra Runners Meetup is having a walk up/run down Bear Mountain. Meet at the Bear Mountain Skating Rink by 8:45am (seems like they start collecting parking fees starting at 9am) and spend at least 2 hours out on the trail. Remember to bring water/wind-proof jacket, it’s colder there than in the NYC area. We’ll hike up the mountain and jog down, easy pace (if you’re in shape).
Learn more here ››  |  Hard run on Saturday ››  |  See Google Map ››  |  Want to car pool?

Long Slow Distance

Saturday, January 10, 9:00 a.m. Anyone looking for some long slow distance? Meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Meadow Lot at 9:00 a.m. for up to 18 miles of LSD. No formal map for this run but runners will make approximate 6 mile loops back to the cars so if you’re not up for 18, you have options of 12 and 6 as well.

Blue Mountain MYX 5.5 Mile Loop

This Saturday, January 10, at 10:00 a.m., Eric Foxhall will lead runners on a run in his own backyard in Blue Mountain Reservation. Blue Mountain Reservation is a 1,538-acre park in the northwest section of Westchester County. It features miles of trails for mountain biking, strolling and nature study, and offers challenging hikes to the tops of two large peaks, Mt. Spitzenberg and Blue Mountain. The 5.5-ish mile loop will take you to the top of Blue Mountain and on some of the more challenging single track in the park. Meet at the parking lot indicated on the map at 10:00 a.m. for this unique run. See the map ››

Hope to see you out there this Weekend.

Lee Willett

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January 4, Westmoreland Preserve

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This Sunday, January 4, at 8:00 a.m., meet at Westmoreland Sanctuary on Chestnut Ridge Road in Mount Kisco when we run the 5.25 mile perimeter loop. This time, we run the course in a counterclockwise direction and return to the main lot. Those who want an extra challenge can do the Butler loop across the street after the run. That will add another 3+ miles to the run for a total of around 8.5. Those looking to start early can arrive at 7:15 and run the Spruce-Brookside-Veery loop (but bring a map—I won’t be there early this week). See the map ››

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Night Run

Friday, January 2, at 7:00 p.m., meet at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Michigan Road Lot (at the lean-to) for another night run. This time we’ll be headed into the Northern part of the park on the Michigan to Kimberly 6 mile loop. Those looking to do a shorter distance can follow the Brown trail from the meadow to Kimberly bridge for a run of 4.5 miles. We’ve reserved the lean-to and firewood, so bring a headlamp, some refreshments, snacks, some warm dry clothes, and plan to hang out for a while after the run. The cost of the rental is $100 which we’ll split among us. See the map ››

Hope to see you out there this weekend.

Lee Willett

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December 28, Meadow Lot

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This Sunday, December 28, at 8:00 a.m., meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Meadow parking lot when we run an old favorite—the Fire Tower Summit Run. This 6.2 mile run starts with a respectable uphill and seems to only go up from there. But don’t worry, there’s a fun downhill at mile 3 just past Raven Rocks and before the serious climb. By the time you reach mile 4, though, the worst is behind you and you can ease back and enjoy a long downhill to the finish. For everyone that came out last week for the “relatively flat” run, I saved the hills for you this week. As usual, those looking for a shorter run can find creative ways to reduce the mileage. And those looking to get a few extra miles in can meet early for a 7:15 a.m. start.

And remember to save the date of Friday, January 2, 7:00 p.m., for a night run in the reservation. We’re working on securing a lean-to for the evening and if it’s a clear night, we’ll have nearly a full moon to give us some extra light. I’ll post more details as they develop.

I hope to see you out there.

Lee Willett

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