Ridgefield

April 16, Meadow Lot

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This Sunday, April 16, at 8:00 a.m., meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Meadow Parking lot when we run a course that combines some serious hills with some wide-open trails to stretch your legs. The Meadow, Museum, Fire Tower, to Michigan run is 6 miles of awesome that will give you a combination of steep slopes and gentle hills (pretty much in that order). There are some unexpected turns on this course so you’ll want to keep a map handy so you’re sure to stay on-course. It’s easy to take a wrong turn, just sayin’. For those who want to get an early start on the day, arrive at 7:00 a.m. or 6:00 a.m. for even more miles.

On Saturday, April 15, at 6:00 a.m., meet at the Bennett’s Pond parking lot on Bennett’s Farm Road and run the point-to-point Ives Trail—an approximately 20 mile course with an elevation gain of 2,500 feet that stretches from Ridgefield through Danbury to Redding. I’m still working on the logistics so if you’re interested, please email me. See the map here ››

Meanwhile, enjoy last week’s picture. Kudos to Todd Henrich for tying the blue hill repeat record of 17 reps on Sunday. He’s not in the picture only because he was well on his way already. And an extra shout out to Joseph Cloidt who, when given a challenge, will not be outdone. On Monday, he successfully completed 23 repeats of Blue and is, unquestionably, now the king of the hill. It’s on Strava so it must be true.

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February 26, Bennett’s Pond

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This Sunday, February 26, at 8:00 a.m., meet at Bennett’s Pond on the Ridgefield/Danbury border when we run an epic 10.5 mile loop designed by Keith Realander. Meet at the parking lot on Bennett’s Farm Road (see Google map) prepared to run this clockwise loop which includes some of the same trails in the Pavement Ends race. Those looking for a 6.5-mile run can eliminate the Hemlock Hills loop. An out-and-back to the end of of the White trail will get you a scenic 5 mile run so there are options for making the run shorter. Anyone interested in getting an early start can arrive at 7:00 a.m.
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Hope to see you out there this weekend.

Lee Willett

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Thanks everyone for coming out on the snow/ice/slush. Great run in the Rez.

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February 12, Meadow Lot

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This Sunday, February 12, at 8:00 a.m., meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Meadow Lot when we run the RAVEN LUNATIC—all of the fun of the Raven Rocks Run but with snow and no trail markers! If you want to get an early start, arrive at 7:00 a.m. for a few extra miles. Those crazy enough can bring headlamps and start at 6:00 a.m. See the map page ››

Like hills? Need a break from all those flat trails? This is the run for you. On Saturday, February 11, at 7:00 a.m., meet at Ward Pound Ridge Kimberly Bridge lot for a special Blueathlon and run as many hill repeats up blue as time (and legs) permit. The course is .6 miles each way with an elevation gain of just over 400 feet—an average 13% grade. We’ll be starting at 7:00 a.m. (even in the snow) but show up when you can and run as many repeats as you want—it will be, you know, “fun!”

We’ll be at Bennett’s Pond next weekend. Hope to see you out there this weekend.

Lee Willett

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Thanks to everyone for coming out this past Sunday to the Looper Bowl, particularly the hardy folks that braved the water crossings. Nicely done.

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