Join me at Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub Almost Five Miler


On May 1st, join The Running Griffin at the Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub Almost Five Miler. This 4.912 mile road race is hosted by Lawrence-Lynch Corporation and produced by PCB Race Management.

The 2nd Annual Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub Almost Five Miler is part of the New England Runner Pub Series. The race will be held in Falmouth, MA on a scenic and relatively traffic-free course. Following the race, a celebration of the sport will be held at Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub with bounteous quantities of Offshore Amber Ale, a lavish buffet, and entertainment.

The scenic single-loop course starts and ends in Town Hall Square and runs through residential neighborhoods and along the Vineyard Sound shore. It is mostly flat. While the course is open to traffic, traffic is light.

The total field is limited to 500 runners. Registration is now open and you may register on-line by clicking here.

For more information about the Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub Almost Five Miler, please visit the race website by clicking here. I look forward to seeing you in Falmouth, Massachusetts on May 1st!


McGuiggan’s Pub 5K


Today’s running took place in Whitman, Massachusetts for the McGuiggan’s Pub 5K. The 5k starts and finishes at McGuiggan’s Pub which is a favorite local, Irish pub on the South Shore of Massachusetts.

The race started at noontime and the warm, summer sun was in full force along the course. Thankfully there was a water stop about 1.5 miles into the run and then a local business was handing out water bottles about 2.5 miles into the run.

The race was predominantly flat with a quick uphill mixed in just before the two-mile marker. Coming back into the finish line, a sea of fans cheered runners into the chutes and the cheers helped you find the final kick in your legs as you made your way into the finish line.

I finished the McGuiggan’s Pub 5k with a time of 23:37, good for 7:37/miles.