E-news Oct. 19, 2011
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But which do you think was harder, the marathon or giving birth 7 hours later?
But which do you think was harder, the marathon or giving birth 7 hours later?

Good morning, runners? Are your shoes wet? If not, you haven't been running outside that much!


***from Chris Humphries

I got the opportunity to run the Chicago marathon this weekend.  This was my fifth marathon but by far the best one that I have been apart of to date. 
The course was lined from start to finish with spectators and they did a great job with on course entertainment and water stations. 

I read one report where there were an estimated 1 million people watching. 
I finished in 4:39 which was way off my goal time but I was happy with the finish.   It was a bit hot and humid but not unbearable.  This was definitely a race where I took in the scenery and enjoyed the event. 
As you may have already seen, a runner actually passed away during the race.  That fact makes a runner be grateful for what we are able to do and the ability to do it safely. I know it put my race in perspective. 
I am grateful to everyone who supported me during my training, especially my ARC family. The words of encouragement and congratulations have been overwhelming.  

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 laspurl-ing@learning-tree.org

Motorcycle Category:

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.



Brooke Nelson



***from Todd Henderson

Here is the call for Aid Station and other volunteers for the Pinhoti 100. The Pinhoti 100 is the RRCA Ultra Regional 100 mile Championship Race this year! The race starts on Saturday November 5th at 6:00a.m. closes on Sunday, November 6th. Here are the volunteer positions we need to fill as soon as possible. For Aid Stations I have listed the location and times. Directions can be supplied as well.
Aid Station #1 (Highrock, FS531) 6:45 till 8:00a.m.
Aid Station #5 (Lake Morgan, Cty 24) 10:00a.m. till 2:15p.m.
Aid Station #6 (Blue Mtn, CC Road) 11:00a.m. till 4:18p.m.
Aid Station #7 (Bald Rock, Cheaha St Park) 12:00p.m. till 6:12p.m.
Aid Station #11 (Clairmont Gap) 2:45p.m. till 11:59p.m.
Aid Station #12 (Chandler Springs) 3:30p.m. till 1:31a.m. Sun
Sweeping Duties Needed. Duties- Follow last runner picking up course markings and dropping course markings off at aid stations. If anyone would like to sweep you can start at any mileage and go as far as you want. You will be moving at a fast hike to slow jog. You can start and stop at any distance.
Start of Race; Start at approx 6:30a.m.
to Aid Station #1. Mileage= 6.7
to Aid Station #2. Mileage=6.57  Total Mileage from Start = 13.27
to Aid Station #3. Mileage=5      Total Mileage from Start = 18.27
to Aid Station #4. Mileage=4.44 Total Mileage from Start = 22.71
to Aid Station #5. Mileage=4.95 Total Mileage from Start = 27.66
to Aid Station #6. Mileage=6.95 Total Mileage from Start = 34.56
to Aid Station #7. Mileage=6.38 Total Mileage from Start = 40.94
Start at Aid Station #10 (Adams Gap). Start time will be approx 10:45p.m.
to Aid Station #11. Mileage= 4.95
to Aid Station #12. Mileage=5.15 Total Mileage from Aid #10 = 10.1
to Aid Station #13. Mileage=3.34 Total Mileage from Aid #10 = 13.44
to Aid Station #14. Mileage=5.75 Total Mileage from Aid #10 = 19.19
to Aid Station #15. Mileage=5      Total Mileage from Aid #10 = 24.19
to Aid Station #16. Mileage=6.1   Total Mileage from Aid #10 = 30.29
Time Clock and Finish Line Volunteers Needed:
We will need a club time clock and volunteers to work in shifts.
Arrival time= 9p.m. Saturday
Location= Sylacauga High School Football Stadium
Finish Line will be set up on the 50 yard line of the track located inside the football stadium.
Close time= 12:00a.m. Sunday
Please contact:
Todd Henderson

Pinhoti 100
205-492-7063 cell

***from Tom Griffin

Plucked Turkey 10K - Thanksgiving morning
Hey runners! Thanksgiving is fast approaching and with it all the turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce and potatoes and gravy – and of course the pies. Don’t forget you have a chance to burn off those calories before you sit down at the table – the Plucked Turkey 10K Thanksgiving morning. Send in your entry now. Check the ARC website and event calendar or go to www.annistonrunners.com/event-calendar/?eventID=135&date=11/24/2011 to download the registration form.

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