I looked through the flickr pictures today (Thanks, Michele). So many, happy runners…I don’t know about you but my quads are still sore and my right big toe is achy.
The rest of the year, there are other programs and events to participate in. It’s too late to be added to the teams for the Caesar Rodney Half Marathon on March 22nd but you can still register to run and be part of the carpool.
We are now affiliated with USATF. The USATF Mid Atlantic Grand Prix Series kicks off March 21st at the Haddonfield Adrenaline 5K. To participate and save $ 2.00 for each race, you must sign up individually. Please contact Janet with your questions. We need you to make this work and enhance our club.
The Bucks 5K Series (7 races) begins this Saturday, March 7th and ends on June 6th. You will see many of your BCRR friends there. Check the website, www.bucks5kseries.com. All these courses have their share of hills and Winter Series participants are ready for them.
Long-time club member, Pat McCloskey has a series of races coming up. A fast St. Patrick’s 5K at Warminster Park on March 15th. Shut out of the Broad Street Run, check out the Bucks County 10 Miler, May 3rd at Washington Crossing Park. How about a whole series of races geared towards training for and culminating in a marathon.There are lot of other races to meet all levels of runners at www.runbucks.com.
This summer, if you have hankering for the Winter Series, make sure you attend the Equinox. This event was created by Bob Curci and Chris Mortensen and is now nurtured by Breandan Nemec and Dan Schaal, You have the opportunity to run all the Winter Series Courses in one day. Or you can just run the Covered Bridge 5K and stay for the party. Plenty of food and refreshments and only club members can participate. All this is free with membership. Watch for details.
Our track program will begin sometime this month. Last year’s program was our best to date at the beautiful George School track (thanks to club member, Stephen Moyer). This program is run by Dr. Johnny King-Marion, Janet Lewis, Natalie Johnston and assisted by Emily Grace. Personally, I reaped huge benefits with the program. It is not just about getting fast. It is being efficient and being strong and becoming a better runner for a lifetime. Amazingly well supervised. This program is included in your membership. We will be posting information soon.
I have always enjoyed the Winter Series. We have a common love for running while we are all so different. It has been a pleasure to be an officer of this club and to meet so many great people. There are so many people to thank and I will elaborate more at the banquet. For now, I have to thank Janet Lewis for her direction of our series and Bil Schaffling for filling in all the blanks.
Gotta run, but I’ll be stopping at the Banquet .