The Miles of Hope 5k and 1 mile kids' race has become a staple on the MHRRC calendar. Lori Decker, who has a heart of gold so pure you can't even put a carat rating on it, is the director. With the help of her volunteers and support of the MHRRC this is always a […]


The toughest year I ever ran Boston was 1982, the year that Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley ran "The Dual in the Sun". It was a totally cloudless day, with temps getting up to around 70-degrees. In those days the race started at noon, so we ran the bulk of the race in the heat […]

John Jay Updates

I got an email from Kara Tucker today. This former 400-meter runner ran her first 10K yesterday. She covered the distance in just over 54-minutes. Congrats!!! Here's a link to Kara's blog, with some kind words about the "old coach". This year's Wappinger's Sports Hall of Fame induction is now less than a month […]


This Coopers Hawk and its mate have discovered that my bird feeders are a nice feeding station for them. They recently built a nest in the woods right behind our house and are now using our bird feeders as their hunting grounds. You can see some of the feathers from the bird she is eating […]