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December 14, 2012

Local sports briefs

Swimming

The YWCA Greater Newburyport will expand its Junior Breakers Swim Development Program with the new Junior Breakers Black Program. To qualify for Black Program a swimmer must be able to swim 200 yards, non-stop, wall to wall, demonstrating the front crawl stroke using rotary breathing and open turns and flip turns. Swimmers should be comfortable diving and swimming under water. Junior Breakers Black meets on Monday and Wednesday, from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Tryouts for both the Junior Breakers Orange and Black can be arranged by contacting Ilene H. Grady at igrady@ywcanewburyport.org.

Running

The Frosty Knuckle 5K will be Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. at the Hobo Cafe in Salisbury Beach. The registration closing date on Active.com will be Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. The cost is $20 pre-registration or $25 on race day.

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The Winner’s Circle Running Club Boston Training Run Series starts Dec. 16. Eight runs of increasing distances will be held at two-week intervals, spanning the Boston training time frame. To make sure you don’t get bored, each run will be hosted by different WCRC members at different locations. All WCRC members are invited to participate, whether or not you are running Boston. Shorter courses will also be designed for each session for those not interested in marathon distances. The first training run of 10-12 miles (December 16) will be in York, Maine. Hosts are needed for Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 10 and March 22. Check www.runthecircle.org on the “Running” tab for information. If you would like to host, contact Mike McCormick at 978-382-0738 or mamcc12@gmail.com.

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The Winner’s Circle Running Club’s New Year’s Day Classic (aka Hangover Classic) 10K and 5K Road Races will be run Jan. 1 at the Carousel Lounge at Salisbury Beach. Proceeds to benefit the charitable activities and youth and adult running programs of the Winner’s Circle Running Club. Both races start simultaneously from the same line and both feature start and finish line chip timing. Visit www.runthecircle.org for more details.

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