December 22, Meadow Parking Lot

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This Sunday, December 22 at 8:00 a.m, meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Meadow Parking lot when we run the Meadow, Michigan, to Museum Loop. We’ll head south from the meadow over Fox Hill to Michigan Road. Depending on the trail conditions, we can decide whether to make the run a 5-mile or 6.15-mile loop. We’re expecting some warmer temperatures before Sunday so we’ll see how much of the snow melts off before Sunday. Download PDF map ››

Hope to see you out there this Sunday.

Lee Willett

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A Special Thank You to All

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Thank you so much for making this possible. Eamonn ran tough and brought home a medal for the team. 16th out of 329 runners for all-American status.  We could not have done it without your support and great spirit behind him. Thank you so much!

—Gerry

 

 

A Note from Gerry and Eamonn

Dear Sunday running group,

I really appreciate all the donations that you gave and I will do the best that I can for that. I really enjoy running with the group. While I am in Texas I will be thinking of you guys and the training you guys have helped me with by inviting me to the runs on Sunday morning.

— Eamonn Pre Sullivan

The Sunday family,

I have been searching for ways to express my gratitude and appreciation for what you guys have done.  You have brought a new appreciation of running and friendship that I never expected.  This group is something special, not despite of, but rather because of the different perspectives and personalities of the group.

Seeing how supportive everyone is of each other is the greatest gift of the group.  And being a recipient of that support is an honor and humbling at the same time.  But it goes beyond the practical support of the donations.  Your acceptance and support of Eamonn is simply a joy to see.  From the first step, Eamonn was treated as one of the group.  He has often commented how much he loves running with the group.  One observation he had was how we can bust each other’s chops and no one gets upset or bothered. (F@$& you Mark Vincent).  I hope that this note can convey how truly touched and grateful I am.  Without the help and powerful spirit of the Sunday Runners, Eamonn’s journey would not have been possible.

I wish I could personally reach out to everyone.  With that not being possible, I will simply say, thank you. Thank you for the generosity, the spirit everyone brings, and the wonderment at how so many smart people have so much trouble reading maps.

Peace
Gerry

December 15, Mountain Lakes Park

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This Sunday, December 15 at 8:00 a.m, meet at Mountain Lakes Park (201 Hawley Road, North Salem, NY) when we try out some new trails on what I’m calling the Outer OS loop. Mark Vincent has found an extention of the OS trail in the park which opens up areas of the park that we’ve never run before. We’ll also pass through the Yurt Village, around Spruce lake and up the Red trail which will be new for most of you. Meet at the trailhead to Lookout Point and if the snow doesn’t melt by then, be ready for a wintery run.

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Saturday, December 14, at 10:00 a.m. For those who are interested in a Saturday run, Tony Godino and Dave Cope will be running the trails of the Westchester Wilderness/Zofnass Family Preserve on the Pound Ridge/Greenwich border on Saturday. Meet at the main entrance on Upper Shad Road a quarter mile from Long Ridge Road (see Google map).

Next week we’ll be back at he Reservation—just not sure where.

Hope to see you out there this weekend.

Lee Willett

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December 8, Michigan Road Lot

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This Sunday, December 8 at 8:00 a.m, meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Michigan Road Lot when we run a new course called the Blue Moon Trail. While it’s new to us, this is the revival of a course that Tony and Dave Cope created many years ago (although Dave denies any knowledge of being involved). We now have a map of the course with an optional 3.5 mile loop for those who don’t want to do the full course which involves some bushwhacking below lookout point and an “abandoned” trail west of there. We’ll be running the course against the arrows this time and starting off through the marsh below Michigan Road then climbing up to the Overlook. If nothing else, just show up on Sunday and follow Tony. See map ›› | Download PDF ››

A Special Note from Tony Godino to the Group

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Eamonn Sullivan

Some of you may already know that Eamonn Sullivan has qualified for and will be competing in the USATF Cross Country Junior Olympics in San Antonio Texas on December the 14th. He recently finished 2nd in an association meet qualifier and 5th in the regional qualifier. When I looked at the regional results I couldn’t help but notice that the four boys ahead of him and most of those behind him were all associated with a club while Eamonn ran “unattached”. Let’s fix that and give him (and Gerry) some support. As of today, I have $400 pledged from “anonymous” sources. If some of you would like to contribute it would be wonderful. A personal note of encouragement with your contribution would be extra special. I will be running with the group on the 8th to collect. If you can’t be there on the 8th but would still like to help out just e-mail me at acgodino@verizon.net and I will get back to you with specifics.

Best to all of you,
Tony (El Co Padre)

Hope to see you out there.

—Lee Willett

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Holiday Party December 7

Sunday Runners/Come inside to play

Our Sunday Runners outside in the reservation
Push aside all thoughts of procrastination
The camaraderie is great and good times abound
We often get lost, but are somewhere around

If you have been with us there amidst the trees
Consider this your invitation, do come please
On Dec 7th at 6 pm we are heading inside
We’re going to party, come along for the ride

Bring some food, bring some wine
It all sounds fine –maybe sublime
Or bring some beer
And your holiday good cheer.

Bring two or three silly gifts too –
Wrap them please. whoo hoo.
Send us a note so we know you’ll be there,
And what food or drink you will happily share

That would be great
And it’s not too long to wait
We’re ready to CELEBRATE.

* * *

Bring your family and kids and come celebrate the holiday season with the Sunday Runs group. Bring something to nosh and share, $10 to cover costs, and a couple wrapped “silly” gifts that we’ll be opening during the party. Location to be announced soon. RSVP to info@sundayruns and let us know what you’re bringing at PerfectPotluck.com.

We hope to see you there!

Barry Fagan, Karen Haitoff, Eleanor Hershey, Mark Vincent, Lee Willett

December 1, Lewisboro Town Park

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This Sunday, December 1 at 8:00 a.m, meet at the Lewisboro Town Park upper parking lot (see map) when we shed some pounds and run a perennial favorite—the Fat Ass Run. Seven miles of trail running is the perfect antidote to the tryptophan-laden butterball from Thanksgiving dinner. The fresh air will wake you up, you’ll feel reinvigorated, plus, as an added bonus, you’ll work up an appetite to help you finish those leftovers still cluttering up your fridge. For those who don’t want to do the full seven miles, a three-mile course is also an option. Now there’s no excuse not to come out. Download PDF map ››

Friday, November 29, 8:30 a.m.
If anyone is interested in a post-Thanksgiving, black Friday run, I’m going to try out the Mianus River Gorge in Bedford. I’ve been told that out and back is no farther than 5 miles but I’ve been wanting to try it out before it closes December 1. I’ll be at the parking lot marked on the map at 8:30 a.m.
Directions ››
Downloadable Tail Map ››
Google map embedded after the jump.

Hope to see you out there.

Lee Willett

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November 24, Meadow Parking Lot

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On Sunday, November 24 at 8:00 a.m., meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Meadow Parking Lot when we run the Meadow to Overlook loop. We’ll start from the Meadow lot and run the course in reverse so we’ll be passing the Trailside Museum near the end of the run. We should have a beautiful view from the Overlook, weather permitting.

Next week we’ll be meeting at the Lewisboro Town Park when we run the Fat Ass Run and let me know if you’re interested in a Friday morning run. It’s always great to get out the day after Thanksgiving.

Hope to see you out there this Sunday.

Lee Willett

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November 17, Leonard Park

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7.7 Miles

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10 Miles

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13.1 Miles

This Sunday, November 17 at 8:00 a.m., meet at the gazebo at Leonard Park in Mt. Kisco (see map) when we tackle some different trails. We’ll start in Leonard park, go through Marsh Sanctuary, Merestead, and Butler Sanctuary. Runners will have a choice of distances.

5 Mile Run: Take the course through Marsh and Merestead to the Butler loop.
7.7 Mile Run: Follow the Butler loop which adds 2.7 to the run for a total of 7.7 miles.
10 Mile Run: Cross the road to Westmoreland Sanctuary for a short loop.
13.1 Mile Run (approx): Anyone interested in going farther can try the Leonard Park to Westmoreland Greenbelt Half Marathon  which adds the perimeter course of Westmoreland.

Saturday, November 16, 8:00 a.m.
If you’re interested in an additional run this weekend, meet at Mountain Lakes Park (201 Hawley Road, North Salem, NY) at the trailhead to Lookout Point and run the Sarah Bishop Bushwhack course. Instead of starting at the race start, though, we’ll be starting from the Kids’ Start on the map  and completing the 10K course from there. Should be a lot of fun. And if you can’t make it in the morning, Mark Vincent will be running the course at 2:30 on Saturday as well so you have another chance for a great run.

There you have it—two days, three runs, and a host of great options through six different parks this weekend. Hope to see you out there.

Lee Willett

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November 10, Michigan Road Lot

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This Sunday, November 10 at 8:00 a.m., meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Michigan Road lot when we follow the Michigan to Kimberly Bridge course. Michigan Road is our traditional starting point for runs in the southern portion of the reservation but this time we’ll run North from the lot to the Meadow, follow some of the Leatherman’s Loop course trail to Kimberly Bridge, then “up” the blue trail and return by way of yellow. There might be a little bit of an incline at mile one and another at mile four so don’t hate your run director—hate the hill. PDF of the trail is available here ››

Next week we’ll change up the scenery a bit and meet at Leonard Park to run the Leonard to Butler course.

Hope to see you out there.

Lee Willett

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