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April 2, 2016 was the tenth (yes, tenth) edition of the Greater Hartford Quarter Marathon held.  It was cold, rainy and miserable, probably the worst weather we’ve ever had for the event.  Despite the craptastic weather, we had a really great event.  Over the last ten years of directing this race I’ve learned a lot and …
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brobird noun: a male runner who wears Oiselle apparel: I saw a lot of brobirds at my last marathon. Oiselle has been making running apparel for women since 2007, when Sally Bergesen took her years of branding and marketing experience and applied it to her dream of better fitting, better styled running apparel. I started selling Oiselle …
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Intro: For a long time I’ve been a Saucony Kinvara girl.  I’ve run hundreds, if not thousands, of miles in the Kinvara 3, 4, 5 and 6 (and have several special editions as well).  While I love the Kinvara post  bike crash and knee surgery I wanted something a little softer.  I tried the Hoka …
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There are some places that are pure magic (for example Lake Placid, New York).  Another one of those places is Hanover, New Hampshire and Dartmouth College — yes I am biased as I’m a graduate of Dartmouth.  Ryan and I spent the past weekend in and around Hanover and here are my thirteen favorite things …
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Kinvara

As I work through my house spring (summer) cleaning, I keep finding more good stuff that I just don’t use (perhaps this should influence my future shopping habits).  This time its shoes.  All three pairs have under 10 miles (two are essentially brand new) and are in fantastic condition.  If you would like a pair: …
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Finishing up and handing off to Shira

I am super competitive.  Problematically competitive.  The past year or so has been hard on me, surgery – bad crash – more surgery.  Despite running the Baystate Half Marathon last October and doing Florida in November (I’m thinking the best description is that I was a “completitor”), I haven’t had a really great run since …
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April 4, 2015 was my ninth time race directing the Greater Hartford Quarter Marathon.  I began directing races in 2006 with the Solstice Sprint 5K.  When I started race directing I knew that I wanted to create races in which I would want to race, while raising money for charities that were meaningful to me …
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I’m a long time fan and supporter of Oiselle (full disclosure, I run — when I’m not injured — for the Oiselle Volee Team).  This spring Oiselle changed its size structure going from Small – Medium – Large – Extra Large to 2 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 10 – 12.  The new size …
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Time in Tulsa

June 1st, 2014 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Travel - (0 Comments)
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      I’m having a blogging issue.  I start writing a post, I put in the pictures and then I let other things get in the way and never finish it.  I do most of my writing in my head while running (I compose lots of briefs this way as well).  The problem is, …
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When Kelly first mentioned that she was doing the Ragnar Cape Cod with a bunch of other “birds” (Oiselle team members), I just knew that I would end up playing a part in the weekend. I was given the option of being a volunteer for the race or driving one of the vans. Usually, I …
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