Bravo, Boston Marathoners!

Eight GRR members completed the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20 in tough conditions. Congratulations to all eight of you, and a big thanks to the club members who came along to support their club mates!

GRR finishers, in alpha order:

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Middletown Half Marathon Results

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Several club members ran in the Middletown Half Marathon on April 12. Congratulations to all!

Here are GRR finishers we have heard from with results:

Agnes Porell 1:50:01

Kevin Savage 2:10:15 (Pictured at left with friends.)

Margaret Pikora 2:22:18

Send us your results and we’ll add you to the list!

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Beginner Training Programs and Zoomerangs!

New runners and kids who love to run: April is YOUR month!

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Beginners Running Seminar with Paul Vella

Let’s get ready for the warm-weather running season together!

Dr. Paul Vella from the Glastonbury River Runners will host a general running seminar on April 23, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at “The Hearth,” 281 Western Blvd, Glastonbury, CT.

This program is for both new runners and those who may be a little rusty. Dr. Vella along …

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Congrats to Get-Fit-to-5K Grads

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Congratulations, Mitzi, Miles, Beth, Nancy and Leigh for completing the first GET FIT TO 5K session of the year. Great job finishing the Travel Insured International 5K on April 12!

PS. Leigh had perfect attendance!

This group was led by coach Ed and co-coach Deb. Way to go!



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A Successful Travel Insured 5K!

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The Travel Insured 5K, hosted by the Glastonbury River Runners on Sunday, April 12, was a success and raised thousands of dollars for the American Liver Foundation.

Check out the photos from the event on our Flickr page here.

And here are two thank yous from the organizers:

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Colchester Half Results


Congratulations to the many club members who ran the Colchester Half Marathon on Saturday, February 28. In addition to the two happy finishers pictured here (Lori Lowry and Steve Peck), you can look up other club members’ results at

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New GRR Sponsor Noodles & Company

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Welcome new GRR sponsor Noodles & Company!

Hartford Noodles, the Hartford area Noodles & Company franchise, announced today that its second location in Glastonbury, Conn., will open in late February 2015. Franchisee Robert Barton, who brought the first Five Guys Burgers and Fries to New England in 2005, opened New England’s first Noodles & Company in …

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Super Bowl Truffles


In anticipation of all the munching that goes along with Super Bowl-watching:

World-class marathoner Kara Goucher posted this recipe on her blog recently. These Peanut Butter Chocolate Bliss Truffles are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, have no added sugar, take 30 minutes to prepare, and reportedly are delicious.

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New Board Members


Congratulations to Mike Keenan, Rich Borbely, and Chris Love, the newly elected members of the Glastonbury River Runners Board of Directors. They were elected by the club membership at the GRR Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 25.

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Found: Bifocals

A club member recently found a pair of wire-rimmed bifocals on the path near the community fields at Riverfront Park. If you lost your glasses in that area, we don’t know if you can read this (!), but please contact us and we’ll connect you with the concerned finder of said specs.


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Happy 2015!


A good crowd of GRR members gathered at the fountain on New Year’s morning to greet 2015 with a run and a toast to another great year of camaraderie, good health, and goal-seeking on the roads and trails.

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