Running in the Fells!

Guided trail run traverses the Fells reservoirs

On Sunday, March 5th, a group of seven dedicated trail runners got together for a scenic run through the western portion of the Middlesex Fells surrounding the reservoirs, sponsored by Friends of the Fells (FOF). These runners were not deterred by wind and snow from the previous day’s storm and were rewarded with sunny weather and gorgeous views. The run started from the Long Pond parking lot in Winchester and traversed the Reservoir Trail and the reservoir access roads over a 6 mile loop covering all three reservoirs. The trails were sloshy but the runners’ spirits stayed high. The runners had a great time and are already looking forward to getting out for another trail run soon.


Shawn Hoyt, who lives near the edge of the Fells in Medford and can frequently be seen running through the Fells on his Instagram account @shawnhoytstayactive, organized and guided the trail run. Shawn is a FOF member, volunteer, and an avid trail runner. Since turning 50 years old, he has run the full length of every marked trail in the Fells Reservation. Shawn is starting to plan for a second run, so watch the FOF website for upcoming details about the next trail run!

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