E-news Sept. 27, 2011
For the record, I was NOT the one who suggested we steal the sign...
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
Steven Miles, Allison Miles, and Brian Mount had a great time at the Warrior Dash in Tennessee over the last weekend. It was great to run a race for a change that was just about having fun. We all took on the obstacles and dove into the mud pit at the end to cover ourselves from head to toe in mud. Was a very liberating experience. We got our warrior helmets, our shirts, our medals, and I bought a kilt. Can't wait to do another one. Signing up for the May 19th, 2012 event in Georgia. If anyone is interested, jump in there with us. :o)
*** From Wayne Tucker
Last Saturday I ran my first marathon at Wright Patterson Air Force Base
in Dayton Ohio. I chose the Air Force Marathon as my first because of
the 7 hour time limit (which I knew I would need). It was a great
experience and would suggest this race to anyone. It consisted of a 5K
on Friday night with a 10K, half and full marathon on Saturday morning.
There were over 13000 runners registered, of which more than 3000 for
the marathon. Race time weather was cloudy in the mid to upper 40's with
an afternoon high in the 60's (much better than the 80's I had trained
in!). The Air Force and local communities put on a big show for us and
we had plenty of support including an accordion band playing Oktoberfest
music (love that chicken dance). I met my goal of not walking and had an
official time of 7hrs 3 min 54 sec (official 7 hour time limit was
extended because it took 10 minutes for everyone to get across the start
line). I have pictures and a couple videos posted on my Facebook. The
flyover of the B1 was an awesome thing to see.....
2) UPCOMING EVENTS
You must register before October 2nd, 12:00 Midnight to guarantee you get a race shirt!
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ABSOLUTELY RUNNING FOR A CURE
To benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure
North Central Alabama
LATE REGISTRATION UNTIL RACE DAY
Saturday October 1, 2011
Run The Rim 5K - THIS SATURDAY! www.racesonline.com
Have a great week and send in those reports!