Jaworski has written 12 posts for Essex Running Club

Trailing Ahead: Five Spring Trail Races

After too many months of minimal mileage, I’ve restarted running and racing, but with short distances at reduced paces. This spring, I took on five trail races—two I’d run more than once before, and three brand-new to me. —Chris Jaworski Leatherman’s Loop 10K … 1:15:46 Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, NY, April 26 My more »

Running Free at Leatherman’s Loop

Recap of Leatherman’s Loop 10K Trail Race, Cross River, NY, April 21, 2013 Photos by David Finck & Loop photographers. Click images for larger views. The Leatherman’s Loop is an experience that each year reconnects runners with one another and Mother Earth. It leaves me rejuvenated, whole again. It’s a homecoming, a celebration of spring, more »

My First Running of the Boston Marathon: A Psychologist’s Reflection

By Kimberly McGuire The morning of April 15, 2013 starts off quietly as I prepare my runner’s drop bag, gels, etc. I find my way to Boston Commons and wait on line 45 minutes to take a one-hour bus ride to Hopkinton, where the internationally renowned marathon starts. I hang out, rest, prepare, take photos, more »

Febapple Frozen Fifty at South Mountain Reservation

Recap of Febapple Frozen Fifty trail races (10M, 20M, 50K), South Mountain Reservation, Maplewood, NJ, February 23, 2013 10M: Rob Gerin … 1:44:34 … 17/94 20M: Laura Gelman … 3:28:29 … 21/65 & 2nd woman!* 20M: Ryen LoPresti … 3:29:49 … 25/65 20M: Pia LoPresti … 4:09:01 … 34/65 50K: Chris Jaworski … 6:53:42 … more »

Finger-Laking Fun

  Recap of Finger Lakes Fifties (50M, 50K, 25K), Finger Lakes National Forest, Hector, NY, June 30, 2012 50K: Chris Jaworski … 7:25:41 Clang, clang. Clang-clang, clang-clang. Hey, wha—? What’s that racket? I’m trying to sleep here! Hmm … is that a … yes, a cowbell. Ah, must be time to get up. Immediately my more »

Only One Hill

                      . Recap of Mount Washington Road Race (7.6 M), Pinkham Notch, near Gorham, NH, June 16, 2012 Randy Miller … 1:43:26 Chris Jaworski … 1:50:17 I don’t know if it was the good company, the altitude, the fresh air, the scent of pine trees, more »

Rob Gerin’s Second North Face DC 50K, This One With Mud

Recap of North Face Endurance Challenge (50K), Washington, DC, June 2, 2012 Rob Gerin (2nd AG) … 6:13:42 On Friday, the day before the race, Lisa and I drove down to Sterling, Virginia. The drive was nice until we hit some powerful thunderstorms. Weather reports spoke of tornados touching down in the area. But we more »

ERC Ultrarunners Grin ’n’ Bear Mountain

  Recaps of North Face Endurance Challenge (50K, 50M), Bear Mountain, NY, May 5, 2012 50K Kimberly McGuire (1st ultra & trail race!) … 6:54:24 Jane Whipple (2nd in age group!) … 6:57:19 Laura Gelman … 7:26:06 50M Glenn Trimboli (1st 50M!) … 12:10:03 Stephen Sundown (1st 50M!) … 12:10:03 Chris Jaworski … 13:23:35 * more »

The Mayapple 50K: Keeping It Simple

Mayapple Fatass 50K runners and, far left, volunteer Barry Lass. Photograph by Zsuzsanna Carlson. Recap of Mayapple Fatass 50K, South Mountain Reservation, Millburn, May 19, 2012 Chris Jaworski (3rd of 3 overall!) … 7:10 When runner Zsuzsanna Carlson heard that this year’s Mayapple Trail Runs had been canceled, she decided to put on an informal more »

Rock’em-Sock’em Bloomfield Ultramarathon

Photograph by Tony Bonanno Recap of Traprock 50K, Penwood State Park, Bloomfield, CT, April 14, 2012 Chris Jaworski (3rd AG) … 6:49:07 A trail race right here in Bloomfield, the heart of ERC country? Sign me up! Oh? What? Bloomfield, Connecticut? Just north of Hartford? Alrighty then. My day would involve about five hours of more »

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