Good morning runners! Or should I say, SWIMMERS, after the weather we've been having!
1) RACE REPORTS
***from Thomas Griffin
We had a great Thanksgiving morning Plucked Turkey 10K. There were 206 registered with 191 finishing. This is more than double what we had last year. Runners came from California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and a bunch from Florida as well as across the state of Alabama. Jay Lloyd finished first with a time of 37:33 and Megan Williams was first among women with a time of 41:16. The winners took home Turkey Breasts and the 2nd and 3rd place finishers took home pies (Adam Swann, John Talley, Haley Long and Suzanne McGuire). Needless to say, all the runners earned their calories today.
Thanks to all who participated and especially to the volunteers, without whom, our races could not be run.
***from Gordon Harvey
Ran the Ruben Studdard 1/2 marathon in B'ham this past sunday. I am running Calif. International marathon in 2 weeks, so this was a training run/race opportunity. Fun race, and a pretty good course taking us thru parts of Bham I haven't seen in years.
Finished in 1:40. new PR and was 28th overall out of 551 total finishers. 24th out of 221 men. and was 3rd in the 40-44 age group.
2) UPCOMING EVENTS
Leigh Marsh snagged this coupon code for ARC members...thanks, Leigh!!!
At the run this past weekend they gave out discount codes for the Gulf
Coast Half Series. I thought I would share with you in case your running
peeps were interested.
Jan 22 = Gulf Shores AL (start and finish at Lulu's)
April 15 = Pensacola FL
Oct. 14th = Mandeville LA
If you register by Dec 1st, 2011 (Thursday) you can sign up for all 3
for $115 total.
Coupon code for $20 off registration good until Dec 4th "TGIVING"
making the fee $40 for each Half if you were not going to do all three.
Oh and the medal is also a bottle opener. (photo attached)
There will be a special award for participating in all 3 but what
still under wraps.
Don't forget about signing on to be a part of the inner workings of the club for next year. Brooke Nelson has been diligently sending out information on nominations for club officers, race directors, etc., so let her know how YOU will help out next year!
Have a great day!