Picture of the week-Mystics at the Lynn Woods Relay

97days until
Mill Cities Relay



Following on the heels of the club’s great victory last month in the 24-Hour Relay, we kept the streak going with a win at Lynn Woods.  The Mystic Ladies, consisting of Erin Hickey-Reardon, Alice Beltran Rodman, Kristina Richard, and Heather Lane took first place overall in the women’s division.


The club had three other entries, as well, all doing the club proud.  On the Mystic Fossils were John Mulroy, Miles Harkins, Everett McBride, and Scott Abercrombie.  That group finished third in the Men’s Over 50 category.  The Mystic Warriors (Ashley DeAcetis, Freddi Pare, John Currie, and Pete Orrall) and the Mystic Co-eds (Jose Viveiros, Mary DiMaria, Dan McCormack, Kathryn Gorczyca) also placed very well. 

Congratulations to all four teams as well as relay czar, Dave Rand.  

Congratulations to Captain Paul Whitelam 
and his competitve team: Scott DeFusco, Jesse Lugus, Marc Ford, Erin Hickey-Reardon, Brendan Ring, Mike Hartin, Whitney Brown for an outstanding effort leading to a first place finish. The team logged a total of 60 laps at an average 7:27 pace.

Congratulations also go to Captain John Bradley, and his recreational team, Mystic Mashup, for a very impressive 5th place finish. The team included: Alison Simcox, Krissy Nowell, Melissa Gravel, David Greaves, Alice Beltran-Rodman, Erin McDonough, Barry Saunders.  They completed 49 laps at a 9:08 pace.


Here's a virtual preview of our weekly run (summer version).  
We hope you enjoy it.

YouTube Video


  Hump Day..Halfway to the Weekend...

Another great thing about Wednesday is it's when you can find the Mystics at home on Lake Quannapowitt. 

Each week we gather in the side lobby of the Clarion Hotel (formerly the Lord Wakefield).  Volunteers are on hand after 6pm to greet all arrivals, members or new comers.  We ask a $2.00 donation which either goes towards post race water and snacks or is donated to our favorite local charities.  Numbers are issued to all who sign in, pleasantries exchanged, and then it's off to the starting line.  

At 6:30, walkers start and 

At 6:45 the runners take off for a perfect 5K around the lake.

 Refreshments and good conversation are always available at the finish line whether you finish in under 20 minutes or over 40.  Finish times are reported in Coolrunning.com, in the Mystics weekly newsletter, NEWSPRINT, which is emailed to all members and, here, on our website.

 So, if you are looking to join a running club or you just want to share a night of running with a friendly crowd, stop by Lake Quannapowitt any Wednesday, any time of the year.

We are 10 years running!

Here's how to find us:

Clarion Inn Lakeside



Next Board Meeting 
The next directors meeting will be 
Sept. 12th at the Foulds' house immediately following the race.

Our Address
Mystic Runners
P. O. Box 1536
Wakefield, MA 01880

October Grand Prix:
Stone Tower 5K, Lynn


Tuesday Track Workouts.
Outdoor track Tuesdays at 7:00pm
at Reading Memorial High School.  Contact 
Dave Rand (davidrand56@aol.com)

Club Board of Directors
President Alan Foulds
VP Mike Hartin
Secretary Janet Kay Nelson
Treasurer Don Davis

Dave Corbett (’15),  
Miles Harkins(’15),  
Jen Dodge ('14), 
Scott DeFusco ('14),  
Colette McGonagle ('15), 
John Bradley ('14).
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Ace Foulds,
Jul 15, 2014, 12:27 PM