Runners’ Corner column: A peek behind the virtual Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Race curtain

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****Sometimes I feel like Norm from the classic 1980s TV show “Cheers,” but the place where everyone knows my name isn’t a bar, it’s the Off-Season Sports & Physical Therapy facility in North Andover, Massachusetts.You just don’t run as many miles as I have without spending a fair amount of… … Read More


Runners’ Corner column: On your mark, get set … no go

History was made of sorts, but not in a good way, when the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) announced last week that the 2020 running of the Boston Marathon will not take place, because of the coronavirus scare.The Patriots’ Day tradition was originally postponed until Sept. 14, but the governing body was forced to cancel it… … Read More


Runners’ Corner column: Running away from COVID-19

“You’re not going to believe this; I went for a run today!”My neighbor, Andrew, lives in the house right behind mine, and we are separated by a fence tall enough for us to see each other eye to eye. It is the classic example of good fences make good neighbors. He’s a good guy with… … Read More


Runners’ Corner column: Some helpful hints, while running through a pandemic

“Who’s running with us tomorrow?”For years, that used to be the most common question that came at the end of one of my training runs. We had a morning crew we called “The Knuckleheads.” We met every weekday morning at 5:45 a.m. for our laugh-filled runs, where we would tell tales of past races, and… … Read More


Runners’ Corner column: Loneliness of the 2020 marathon runner

Plan A, Plan B, Plan C, Plan D.That’s the mantra of Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray. Having already faced nearly every possible crisis in the event management business, Dave knows you need to have a back-up plan to your back-up plan in order to have something lined up for nearly every contingency. Yes, nearly… … Read More


Runners’ Corner column: Staying in the game, even after surgery

From my early days as a high school athlete, I have always vowed and believed that I would remain an athlete throughout my entire life. As a high school and college athlete, it was an easy commitment to accept. Then, in my after-college days, I was fortunate to discover the world of road running.Running has… … Read More