Another Hogsback Half Marathon in the books. This is my 12th year of race directing and its never been easy.  Recently I feel like race directing is getting harder — I don’t know if its rising expenses, more demanding athletes or the fact that I’m just getting older.  Probably its a little bit of all …
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Two Things That Make Me Happy Right Now

September 24th, 2013 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (2 Comments)

Its been a tough couple of days.  Its the last week of the fiscal year at work, which is incredibly stressful.  It also happens to be the week of the Hogsback Half Marathon.  So both of my “jobs” are demanding quite a bit of time, energy and effort.  I’m also having a lot of body …
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Hogsback Half Marathon – Course Preview

August 12th, 2012 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (3 Comments)

After serving as the race director of the Solstice Sprint 5K for the past seven years and the Greater Hartford 1/4 Marathon for the past six years, I was given the opportunity to race direct the Hogsback Half Marathon.  The Hogsback Half Marathon was founded in 2001 and has been under the custodianship of the …
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Weekend Update – Gulf Beach & V2V

September 21st, 2011 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (3 Comments)

View from the start line of the Gulf Beach Half Marathon. Another (long-ish) weekend of prep for Ironman Florida. In an attempt to get Shaun to (at least) complete his scheduled weekend training, I signed us up for a Half Marathon on Saturday and an 80 mile bike ride on Sunday. We got up early on …
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While Nutella and sashimi may not go together very well, I’m trying to put together a winning combination this weekend at the Hyannis Half Marathon. I have a few “goals” for the race: (1) beat my time a 1:53:XX from Rehoboth; (2) not be the last QT2 athlete across the line; and (3) finish the …
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