MILEAGE - July 14, 2011
by mercypilkington
 Mileage
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Good morning, runners! Anybody else love the afternoon showers we've been having? It makes all the difference in the world when your run is in 99 degree heat index instead of 100!
1) NEWS
First of all, WE'RE NOW A BLOG! Welcome to the first edition of MILEAGE from the Anniston Star Community Blogs!

Anniston Runners Club members will still receive your email e-news, so you don't have to do anything different. But please direct your on-the-fence running buddies to our blog at the Anniston Star website under the Community Pages. And check out our running blog, Mileage!

If you're not a member of the Anniston Runners Club, hurry over to our online membership page at active.com to sign up. It's fast and inexpensive, plus it qualifies you for super discounts on local entry fees, lets you participate in the Grand Prix, and gets you all kinds of news on area races, product reviews, and more.

Remember, I will still need race reports, updates, and more from the ARC members, just make sure that the items you send me are appropriate for the Internet as a whole. Thanks!

2) RACE REPORTS
Karen Gregg Runs Boston!!! (Sort of...)
We were on vacation in Boston the same weekend as the BAA Inaugural 10K. I decided this was closest I'd come to the Boston Marathon so I signed up.
It was a nice route - the water stops and course support were good. I had a PR, wasn't last and received a finisher's medal - so I consider this one of my best race experiences :-) But, the BAA doesn't have anything on ARC and Woodstock!!!!! As I participate in other races, I'm always amazed what a great job we do here in Anniston.
Karen Gregg
Hayley Long Wins Big!
 Just over 4 hours away, David Long and I travelled to Brevard, NC for the 4th.  We participated in the 16th annual Firecracker run.  It was a great organized race, except for loosing our registrations.  We had to pull up our checking account on the Iphone and prove we already paid... Somehow, something always happens to me.  I guess that is what makes life interesting.  The course had a few hills, and steep competition. When the race started the temps were in the low 60's!   My times continue to improve after my injury.  I placed 31st out of 287 runners and 1st in my age group 40-49.  David placed 52nd overall and 8th in his age group 40-49.
http://www.setupevents.com/files/Prelims5K.HTM 
Way to go, runners!
3) UPCOMING EVENTS
Register & Receive a Stylish Tee!
Solutia Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis
Marathon & 1/2 Marathon for the benefit of Team Activities for Special Kids
October 23, 2011
Don't let recent race sell outs get you down... we still have a spot for you at the starting line.
The first 150 to register for the Solutia Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis Marathon or Half Marathon with online code TEETIME will receive a stylish t-shirt!
http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/st-louis/register
Registration has opened for the next Disney Endurance event! Hurry, these fill up FAST!
http://espnwwos.disney.go.com/sports/rundisney/
There's also an event coming in a couple of weeks...WOODSTOCK! Have you registered? Are you signed up to volunteer??? HAVE YOU BEEN TRAINING??? If the answer to any or all of those questions is a sheepishly embarrassed, "No," then we've got you covered!
Registration is still live at Active.com!
There's still time to sign up to volunteer by emailing Dennis Dunn (ddunn@annistonstar.com)!
There are mega training groups several times a week (Sat am at 7:30, Thurs pm at 5:45) who will push you the whole way!
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Be sure to check out our sister blog, Tri Talk, with all the multisport news an athlete can handle!
MERCY

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