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2020 St. Ann's Toy List
Diane Jannetti
Published on: 11/23/2020
Hi everyone!

The holiday season is almost here and once again MVS would like to bring some holiday cheer to the children living at St. Ann’s Home and School in Methuen. This year St. Ann’s has expanded to 160 in-house children, even during the pandemic, as children continue to have mental health challenges, often made worse by the isolation of being home during this time.

St. Ann’s has provided 11 lists – 1 per unit. Each unit is for a specific age group. Within each unit document there are 3 components:

Children’s Gifts Under $20

Children’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Choices

Children’s Clothing Sizes

If you would like to participate by donation a gift, THANK YOU!

Just pick and purchase a gift from any of the lists.

Do NOT wrap the gift.

There is no need to let us know what you purchased.

Typically the gifts are brought to the December General Meeting, but since that will not work this year, we have 2
You know you want what are you waiting for?
Robin Condon
Published on: 10/26/2020
You know you want what are you waiting for?
Trail Running in the Badlands
Edward Burke
Published on: 10/26/2020
Ed Burke answers questions about his recent marathon in the Badlands of South Dakota.
261 Fearless
Maura Szendey
Published on: 9/27/2020
261 Fearless is a global women’s running group started by Kathrine Switzer, the first female registered finisher of the Boston Marathon in 1967.
2020 Pub Run Series
Amanda Smith
Published on: 9/27/2020
The season is "virtually" over or is it ? Come to the September 30th monthly meeting for the big surprise.
When Virtual Races Aren't Enough....
Robin Condon
Published on: 9/27/2020
When virtual races aren't enough for these Striders....what is one to do?
The Big Surreal Virtual Challenge
Robin Condon
Published on: 9/27/2020
Did these Striders really do this all in 1 month?
Why I Run
Published on: 5/19/2019
May 2019 Strider Spotlight


Strider Spotlight: Judy Graham-Garcia
Published on: 11/18/2019
Judy takes on the country as she completes a marathon in all 50 states


Nutrition, Hydration and Running
Emily Condon
Published on: 5/25/2020
Fueling for a rewarding run.
MVS Cooks! Tomato & Zucchini Frittata
Published on: 8/30/2019
Use up that summer bounty of zucchini and tomatoes in this quick and easy frittata, courtesy of
Super Hero Muffins
Published on: 5/19/2019
A club favorite, courtesy of Run Fast. Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky
Roast Beet Herb Salad
Published on: 4/24/2019
Reprinted from May 2013

Boston Marathon

2020 Boston Marathon Goes Virtual
Wendy Crink Madden
Published on: 9/27/2020
Read comments about all these Firsts. For some it was more than just their: First Marathon, First Boston, First Virtual !
2020 Boston Marathon Runners Tell Their Story
Numerous authors
Published on: 9/27/2020
Hear what Striders had to say about their 2020 Boston Marathon Virtual Experience !
The Grueling, Yet Rewarding Victory Lap
Published on: 4/24/2019
Recap of the 2019 Boston Marathon

Feaster Five

2020 Feaster Five Family
Stephanie Guyotte
Published on: 9/27/2020
One of our very own Feaster Families


Preparing for "Only One Hill"
Published on: 4/24/2019
Coach Sharon Johnson shares her tips on conquering the Mt. Washington Road Race.