Group Runs

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Winter Weekend Group Hosted Runs

WINTER WEEKEND GROUP HOSTED RUNS Runs continue and conclude in February.  ALL ABILITIES AND PACES WELCOMED! We will try to find a pace and distance for you. If you’re a new member, runner, or walker, we look out for you.  RSVP’s are requested for all runs.  Sunday January 26th: Manhattan Half Marathon.  Please contact Mick Close more »

Ten Hill Challenge

Essex Running Club Ten Hill Challenge at Fleet Feet Montclair Thanks to Mick and Catherine for hosting another wonderful Summer Series run starting at Fleet Feet. We enjoyed the morning and 10 hills with fantastic company and look forward to seeing everyone at the third Summer Series. Stay tuned!  

A few words spoken before the Boston Sympathy run by Ann de Jong, RN, PhD

When I heard that there were 15 or so runners from Montclair area at the Marathon in Boston I wanted to offer something from what I know about trauma. Even if you were not directly hurt by the bombings you have had the rug pulled out in a brutal way on what should have been more »

Boston Marathon

The Essex Running Club extends its deepest sympathies to all those who were affected by Monday’s events. Those who lost their lives and were injured are in our thoughts and prayers. To quote what was eloquently said by the BAA (Boston Athletic Association), the hosts of the marathon; “It is a sad day for the more »

Final Grove recap from inside the Pharmacy

It was like old times today at the pharmacy: there were Dr. Bob and Chip Bearden and Howie and Judy Brown and John Thornton and Andy Fried. Mick Close was there. Desmond Duncker too. So was Special K, Mike Kalthoff. It was like any recent Sunday at the pharmacy, too: there were Tom Eaton and more »

Life and Times at Grove

Life and Times at Grove The Sunday morning Grove runs with Larry Hollander began in the 1980s. They persisted, mile after mile, with Larry opening Grove Pharmacy week after week,  month after month, year after year, until Dec. 16, 2012. That’s the day Larry told the Grovers that he was selling the store. In the more »

Winter Weekend Hosted Runs – Only a few more left!

Saturday, January 26, 9:00AM, Barbara Zirl Sunday, February 3, 9:00AM, Gina Imperato and Tracy Keller, SUPER BOWL RUN Sunday, February 10, 7:00AM (NOT 9AM) Fleet Feet Prediction Run, Fleet Feet, Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Saturday February 16, 8:00am, Nutley Yanticaw Park Run (Boy’s Park)  Park Drive & Centre Street, meet by the flagpole.  Contact Don Manfira more »


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One of the great traditions of our club are weekly club group runs.  Our group runs go from a member’s home on a Saturday or Sunday morning at 9:00.  (We do not schedule more than one run during a weekend.)  Members map out a 3-6 mile course to run and provide a light breakfast.  We more »

2012 Ten Hill Challenge

Congratulations to everyone who completed the Ten Hill Challenge through Montclair, Verona, Essex Fells and Cedar Grove. Hope to see everyone for the 9/11 Memorial Run on Sun, Sept 9.

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