Running Shop Fitchburg MA

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Dicks Sporting Goods #186
(978) 537-4081
56 Orchard Hill Park Dr Leominster
Leominster, MA
 
Happy Trailz
(978) 486-3573
244 Great Road
Littleton, MA
 
The Sports Authority #164
(603) 891-1174
213 Daniel Webster Hwy Nashua
Nashua, NH
 
Runner''S Alley
(603) 598-1500
4 Coliseum Avenue, Unit 2
Nashua, NH
 
Phatty Kayaks
(603) 673-1711
8 Berry Court
Milford, NH
 
Mountainside Ski/Sports
(978) 464-2300
499 Mountain Rd
Princeton, MA
 
New England Backpacker Inc
(508) 853-9407
6 E Mountain St
Worcester, MA
 
Ems
(978) 263-4151
145 Great Rd Space #10 Brookside Shops
Acton, MA
 
New England Backpacker
(508) 853-9407
6 E. Mountain St.
Worcester, MA
 
Eastern Mountain Sports
(978) 263-4151
145 Great Road
Acton, MA
 

Brooks Green Silence $100

Brooks Green Silence $100
The Green Silence is Brooks’ first new racing shoe in a decade.  

The shoe demonstrates that performance and sustainability are compatible; many of the components are made from recycled plastics and the shoe is built with water-based adhesives and uses soy-based inks. The new midsole geometry provides flexibility and cushioning, with just enough outersole for traction and durability. The upper is open mesh with a nicely cushioned tongue that opens only on the lateral side in order to provide extra medial support. The shoes have a unique appearance, as the contrasting red and yellow colors are transposed, so the shoes aren’t identical, and the midsole of the right is red, while the left is yellow. The curved shape favors the higher-arched feet, however the roomy forefoot may allow enough wiggle room for lowerarched feet to find an acceptable fit.

  • Sizes: men 4–12,13,14 (unisex)
  • Weight: 8.0 oz. (men’s 11)
  • Shape: semi-curved to curved
  • Fit: snug heel, wide forefoot For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics
  • Range: efficient runners - up to a marathon; heavy strikers - up to 20K or just beyond
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Newton Gravitas=Gravity $175

Newton Gravitas=Gravity $175
Newton’s neutral trainer Gravitas=Gravity (Gravitas is Latin for gravity) has reached the second round, with some improvements. The upper continues with the same stretchy airmesh as before, but has altered the overlays to provide the saddle-like support with a bit more open forefoot.  

The midsole features a denser foam throughout, both for durability and improved responsiveness. The heel has been slightly reshaped to aid in transition—yes, you’re expected to land on your midfoot or forefoot, but it takes some getting used to—as does the aforementioned reshaped heel. The outersole has a tougher rubber compound on the actuator lugs, blown rubber beneath the toes, and carbon rubber in the heel. Bottom line? The shoe has been upgraded, adding value to a well-designed, high-end shoe.

NEUTRAL PERFORMANCE

Sizes: Men 6.5–13,14; Women 5–12

Weight: 11.2 oz. (men’s 11); 8.9 oz. (women’s 8)

Shape: semi-curved

Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, EVA Strobel board

For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics

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Vasque Transistor FS $100

Vasque Transistor FS $100
Here Vasque takes a different approach to construction and improves performance in the process. Using a new, better-fitting last that’s contoured to represent the bottom of your feet (most other lasts are fairly flat-bottomed), the construction merges the Strobel board and innersole for the first time in a trail shoe.  

Vasque’s Foot Sync uses its Integrated Custom Footbed over a Flux Foam Strobel board (similar to other EVA boards) to allow the midsole and upper to fit together a bit better. Since the fit elements are distributed between both the upper and the midsole, rather than all in the upper as in most shoes, the shoes fit a bit differently. Generally, medium- to high-arched feet will be best served here, but since it has good volume, it can accommodate a foot that’s bit on the fuller side, as well. A hollow space under heel gives the ride both a more responsive and stable feel. The tread has a grippy traction, the large zigzag lugs flexing well with the sole. For its performance, fit, and innovation, the Transistor FS earned our Best Trail Shoe award.

  • PERFORMANCE TRAIL
  • Sizes: men 8–12,13,14; women 5–11
  • Weight: 11.8 oz. (men’s 11); 9.9 oz. (women’s 8)
  • Shape: semi-curved
  • Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, Flux Foam Strobel board
  • For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics
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Boston Marathon
April
Boston, MA
info@baa.org
www.baa.org/
After experiencing the spirit and majesty of the Olympic Marathon, B.A.A. member and inaugural US Olympic Team Manager John Graham was inspired to organize and conduct a marathon in the Boston area. With the assistance of Boston businessman Herbert H. Holton, various routes were considered, before a measured distance of 24.5 miles from Metcalf's Mill in Ashland to the Irvington Oval in Boston was eventually selected. On April 19, 1897, John J. McDermott of New York, emerged from a 15-member starting field and captured the first B.A.A. Marathon in 2:55:10, and, in the process, forever secured his name in sports history.The 1896 Olympic marathon distance of 24.8 miles was based on the distance run, according to famous Greek legend, in which the Greek foot-soldier Pheidippides was sent from the plains of Marathon to Athens with the news of the astounding victory over a superior Persian army. Exhausted as he approached the leaders of the City of Athens, he staggered and gasped, "Rejoice! We Conquer!" and then collapsed.The marathon distance was later changed as a result of the 1908 Olympic Games in London. That year, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandria wanted the marathon race to begin at Windsor Castle outside the city so that the Royal family could view the start. The distance between the castle and the Olympic Stadium in London proved to be 26 miles. Organizers added extra yards to the finish around a track, 385 to be exact, so the runners would finish in front of the king and queen's royal box. Every Olympic marathon run since the 1908 Games has been a distance of 26 miles, 385 yards.
Fat Ass Marathon
January
Topsfield, MA
gacman@verizon.net
http://gaconline.net/
Bay State Marathon
October
Lowell, MA
Glrrmc@aol.com
http://www.baystatemarathon.com
Dunkin' Donuts Cape Cod Marathon
October
Falmouth, MA
marathon@cape.com
http://www.capecodmarathon.com
The Cape Cod Marathon takes its participants on a twenty-six mile loop around the town, beginning in the historic Falmouth Village Green, past the picturesque Falmouth Inner Harbor, along the breathtaking Nantucket Sound vistas of Falmouth Heights and Menauhant, across Green Pond and through the rustic wooded areas of Davisville and past Falmouth's legendary Cranberry bogs in Hatchville. The race then turns west towards the Buzzards Bay villages of West Falmouth and Sippiwissett and south through the internationally famous scientific community of Woods Hole.
Walter Childs Memorial Race of Champions Marathon
May
West Springfield, MA
fastfeetinc@comcast.net
http://www.harriers.org/marathon
The Greater Springfield Harriers, Inc., is an athletic club focused on the specific sports of track and field, cross country, long distance running (particularly roadraces), and race walking. Founded in 1978, the club is incorporated as a notfor profit organization in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is based in the Greater Springfield, Massachusetts area. The Harriers have several hundredactive members, male and female, of all ages and abilities. Membership is open to all upon the payment of annual dues.
Hyannis Marathon
February
Hyannis, MA
BAEvents@aol.com
http://www.hyannismarathon.com
The course is extremely picturesque & historical along Craigville Beach, Kalus Beach, historic Hyannis Harbor, Lewis Bay, John F. Kennedy Memorial, Kennedy Family Compound, Officer Michael Aselton Memorial Park, and the charming Cape Cod villages of Hyannisport & Centerville. The course is paved and mostly flat and gentle with a few rolling areas ideal for a late winter/early spring PR. The Hyannis Marathon is a two loop course. The Hyannis Half Marathon is a one loop course and the 10Km course is a loop course that runs along the Half Marathon course. The 10Km course is not USATF certified but is fairly accurate by wheel and very fast. The course is not closed to traffic however the traffic is very light on most of the courses. The Course is well monitored by police and volunteers.
Memorial Day Marathon
May
Lenox, MA
info@memorialdaymarathon.com
http://www.memorialdaymarathon.com/
The 2nd Annual Memorial Day Marathon Weekend will take place on May 28-29, 2011 with the start and finish at the iconic Tanglewood Music Center in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Come experience The Berkshires, a true slice of Americana featuring the quaint towns, beautiful views, and friendly people depicted in Norman Rockwell's art and James Taylor's music, as we celebrate running - a true American pastime - on the national holiday honoring our fallen soldiers.The weekend will feature The Memorial Day Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, The Berkshires 10K & 5K races and a Pre Race Expo at Tanglewood. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
Somerville Road Runners Around the Lake Marathon
July
Wakefield, MA
24hour@srr.org
http://www.srr.org
Welcome to the website of the Somerville Road Runners, a motley crew that works hard, but doesn't let that get in the way of having a good time, too. Our club organizes several events a year and we welcome new members of all abilities. Read on to find out what we've been up to lately.
Curly's Trail Marathon
September
Pittsfield, MA
http://www.berkshiresports.org
This year we are adding a shorter race - 5k (just a tad longer according to my latest GPS track) all on trails! Half marathon course slightly changed from last year - got rid of the portion of ATV trail and added in a downhill and uphill. Starting from the Lulu Cascade area, runners will run in a counter clock-wise direction. Both races start at 9:30. 5Kers with run with the Half marathoners and before the "real climbing" starts they will finish. The half marathoners will continue up the mountain. Aid stations are located at approximately 3, 6, and 11. You can expect pretzels, crackers, cookies, candy, powerbars, hammergel, bananas, water and HEED at the stations.