Good morning, runners? Are your shoes wet? If not, you haven't been running outside that much!
1) RACE REPORTS
***from Chris Humphries
Thanks everyone for continuing to allow me to be a part of the ARC family even though I'm in Chattanooga!
Come Support Children With Developmental Disabilties
A Benefit Poker Run for Motorcycles AND Bicycles through Beautiful Northeast Ala-bama to benefit children with developmental disabilities! Come Join Us!
For more info: please contact Lisa Spurling at 256-447-9349 (x38) or email me at email@example.com
100 mile—Poker Run: $40
100 mile—Additional Rider: $20
(All participants will receive an event T-shirt, bandana, and collectible event memorabilia. Additional riders are not eligible to draw cards during Poker Run)
Waivers AND Proof of Insurance required at sign-in!!
Saturday—November 5, 2011
Ft. McClellan , Alabama
At the Duck Pond!
74 Exchange Ave, Ft. McClellan, AL 36205
Bicycle Category :
50 mile—Poker Run: $40
25 mile—Poker Run: $20
(All participants will receive an event T-shirt, bandana, and collectible event memorabilia. Winners determined after last rider returns, need not be present to win)
Waivers required at sign-in!!
Register TODAY on Active.com
CA$H Prizes awarded for BEST & WORST hand in each category!!!
Bicycle start time: 8 am Motorcycle start time: 9 am
***from Brooke Nelson
NEEDED: A few good men/women/children to help with Aid Station #10 of the Pinhoti 100 (Mile 55.34)
SATURDAY, November 5
Tom and I are the “hosts” for Aid Station #10 at Adam’s Gap. This is a large aid station/command center with bag drops, pacer pickup, doctor checks, etc…
It’s a fun Aid Station (think party atmosphere) with a large roaring fire and rocking music.
But we need a few volunteers to help check-in runners as they come through. This is very important as we don’t want to lose track of any runners.
What is required: If you want to do shifts, we can set up for 4 hour increments, but it would still be best to have two people swapping out each shift.
2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. Arrive at Adam’s Gap at 2 p.m. to help set up “stuff.” Check-ins would not occur until later.
6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Do check-ins of runners and help breakdown station.
What you need to bring: Flashlight to read list while checking in the runners. Food/drink for you. Jacket. If it’s really cold, hand warmers, etc…. This aid station is out in the open. It’s a trail run, remember?
If you’ve never experienced an ultra-trail run, now is the time!
Questions? Let me know.
***from Todd Henderson
Happy Monday, runners! I hope you took advantage of the cooler weather and got some run time in before your weekend got too busy!
1) RACE REPORTS
***from Roxana Conroy
I ran a 5k yesterday here in Ft. Payne. The run was to raise money for Whitney Smith who has plans to serve in Sudan through her church ministry. I do not know all the details but i have a website if anyone wants to check it out.
***from Jay Worrall
1) Race Report. Jennifer and I ran the Inaugural Georgia Jewel this past weekend, September 24. There was a 100 mile, a 50 mile, and a 35 mile race. Jen and I ran the 50 mile. She was the second woman overall, and I was the 9th male overall. As usual, we ran the entire race together, and we were happy with our performances. It is a rough course on the feet--lots of rocky and technical terrain, as well as some hills--but it was also pretty, and the volunteers were awesome. We also saw Wayne running the 35m, and it looked like he was doing well. I look forward to hearing how he did!
2) Trail Training Run. Any trail runners interested in getting some miles in the weekend of October 8-9? Jen & I will be organizing a run for anyone that wants to join us for any distance. We're running the Pinhoti 100 course, throughout the day and night, hoping to cover about 67 miles total. Important: no one is expected to go the entire way if they don't want to! Anyone who wants to come out for 5 or 10 miles, please do, as we'd love the company. Let me know and we'll coordinate: firstname.lastname@example.org.
***from Brooke Nelson
TRI SOCIAL - NOT just for triathletes! If you've ever even had an inkling to do a multi-sport event (individually or on a team) - come on over!
Coming up this Sunday, October 9 at 5 p.m. at our cabin. We've got about 20 signed up so far, but would love to have loads more. We need to do a little planning for next year (so bring your ideas) and a lot of socializing. We’ll provide the main dish, but we need you to bring your own drinks and a dish to share (appetizer, salad, veggie, or dessert).
PLEASE plan to come, and please let me know so I have enough food.
Let me know if you need a map.
***Don't forget to log your September miles for the 1200-Mile Club by emailing Jim Parham at email@example.com.
Have a great week, runners!
Hi there, runners! Hope all of you have a productive week of logging some miles. Speaking of logging those miles, remember to report your miles to Jim Parham at the end of the week!
1) RACE REPORTS
Did you know there was an event in Nashville this past weekend and that two of our runners placed in their age groups? Nancy Grace and Lori Tibbetts placed 3rd and 2nd respectively in their separate categories at the Women's Half Marathon...way to go!
***From Jim Parham
My first race as a 65 yo. New age group on Friday Sept 23, a 5K that represents a return to our Navy roots witht the SWOS (Surface Warfare Officer School) 5K........ always well done. Creative T-shirts, beautiful vistas from our island featuring views of Narragansett Bay the Naval War College. Post race Newport Storm (our local beer) with pizza for after. All made better by finishing first in my age group, and that is a first for me here in RI.
Then yesterday Sept 25, my favorite swim race of the year. The New England 5&10K Championships, hosted by a gent who may be one of the greatest swimmers in the world. Ray Gandy has swum the English Channel, swum 50 miles around our islands here and is just a nice guy. The river is beautiful, the folks are great and the post steak burgers, deluxe RI hot dogs, beer from Vermont and the prizes, a Chocolate Swimmer trophy make it unique. I beat the top 10K winner who set a national record. I swam the 5K in 2:01. A wonderful event.
Still in all, missing Sweet Home and appreciate you E-news of our great running club news.
*** From Steven Miles
Run The Rim 5K - THIS SATURDAY! www.racesonline.com
Have a great week and send in those reports!
Good morning, runners! I hope you had the chance to log a few miles in the cooler temps over the beautiful weekend. A LOT of you came out to run the XTerra 10K on Mt. Cheaha over the weekend. I was passing out water so I can't speak for the course, but if the smiles heading into the finish line chute were any indication, you loved the course, too! There was a mishap with some yellow jackets around mile two that affected quite a few of you, but you didn't let that stop you from finishing a challenging and scenic course. Way to go!
1) RACE REPORTS
***I've been traveling and ran in a 10K race, TRC Running Over Cancer, in Sugarland, Texas (think Houston). Turns out it was a bit more than 10K (actually 6.8 mi) due to improper course marking or something.
I did fairly well, finishing 35th overall (of 123) and 2nd in my age group ( 60). The guy who finished 1st in group was second overall.
There was good support for the race and pretty well run (other than the glitch with distance). The race supported The Sundrop Foundation, fighting kids cancer.
Will be nice to get back to my home course, though!
Jen and I competed at the Wood's Ferry 24 hour race Labor Day weekend. Under this format, you run, walk, or crawl as many miles as you can within the time allowed. The course was a 7.75 mile trail loop in the Sumter National Forest in South Carolina. Conditions were very hot & humid, and we heard many runners comment on this. The race started at 4pm Saturday, finishing at 4pm Sunday. Jen and I had a race plan of running through the night, and hopefully continuing into Sunday as long as we could. (By contrast, other runners ran until midnight, slept for several hours, and then ran more the next day.) We are preparing for the Pinhoti 100 in November, and we need as much sleep deprived night running as possible! We managed to run 7 loops in a tad under 16 hours, before deciding we'd had enough. This was good for a multi-person overall tie for 12th place (based on mileage, not time), with Jen getting 2nd place for the women. I have to admit we had hoped to go a bit further, but under the conditions we were still quite content with our places! Terri Hayes the Race Director (ultrasontrails.com) always puts on several fun events each year, and I recommend running with her sometime...
Jay Worrall & Jennifer Ford
2) UPCOMING EVENTS
As we head into October, be sure to check out the ARC website for all the details on fall races. The Honda 5K will be October 8th, The Gamecock Gallop is October 22nd, and the YMCA Spooktacular 5K is October 29th...just to name a few!
Have a great week!
Good afternoon, runners! Several of you have been busy answering the call for race reports, so thanks for the updates and for doing our club proud in the running and multisport worlds!
1) IMPORTANT NEWS
*Walkers - need a buddy? I have a friend who is just getting back into exercising after a long layoff (and a recent knee replacement). She needs the motivation, commitment, and support a walking buddy (or buddies) would give her. She lives in Anniston and would love to join/start a group of walker-friendly people who want to get in better shape and enjoy the camaraderie of friends sharing a common goal. If you or someone you know is interested, just email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org Also, please post the days/times that are best for you. Thanks!
*Since the 4 yr Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) for the MPO is complete, I will be attempting to update its accompanying Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan for the urbanized area (Jacksonville, Weaver, Anniston, Oxford, Hobson City, Saks, Lenlock, Alexandria and portions of the County immediately adjacent to these areas). Our current Bicycle/Ped plan was adopted in Nov. 2003 so it’s getting a little old and several projects in it have been completed.
2) UPCOMING EVENTS
*CYCLO-CROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS in ANNISTON
*Runners... The XTERRA Alabama Cheaha State Park 10K Trail Run is September 17th, 2011 / First Race of a 3 Race Series! On-Line Registration Closes Sept 15th http://www.active.com/running/ delta-al/xterra-cheaha-state-p ark-trail-run-2011 we will be taking race day registrations! Your registration includes Dri Fit Shirt, Custom XTERRA Alabama Pint Glass, Chip Timing... Alabama Outdoors will be on hand giving away FREE Raffle Prizes (5 Free Pairs of Trail Running Shoes will be given away)!