Trail Run Update (by Bill D'Agostino)
Jill pointed out that the Difficult Run trail is blocked by a very large tree. Getting past it is not impossible but requires wading a stream. While that is possible, we don't want our official club event doing that. Therefore, the run for this week (Aug. 17th) will be what I'll call the CCT loop. This is the same as the course we do from Sunrise Valley ES but starting at Lake Fairfax park. Given the run from the parking lot down to the trail and back, this will be between 10 and 11 miles. This week, if you would like to do extra miles, you could do a second lap. Next week, the 24th, I encourage you to hang around Lake Fairfax and volunteer to help with the Youth-in-Motion end-of-season race. See the RR web page for details.
Anna will put the water this week at Browns Mill Rd. It is at about mile 4 so I encourage you to carry water. I am still looking for a volunteer to put water out on the 24th. No volunteer; no water. I will be away and probably will not be able to provide notice on whether there will or will not be water.
Note that there is no trail option on Sunday the 31st. I encourage you to instead join the JFK50 Appalachian Trail run on Saturday the 30th. See the RR web page (below) for details.
The Airport Run is Coming!
This year's Airport Run will be on Sunday September 14th. Meet at the Wiehle commuter lot, departure 7:00am sharp. We bus you to National - you get yourself back. Options include a 22ish mile run, a 13ish mile "Rosie" and new this year - a 100 yard "Rosie". For more details and a link to the bus signup. Happy training.
Appalachian Trail Run Scheduled for Saturday Aug. 30th
Join us on Saturday, August 30, for a run on the Appalachian Trail. We run the 13-mile section of the trail covered by the JFK50 so it is a great event for the JFK50 participants but it is fun for anyone who likes rocky trail running. We meet at 6:45 in the Sunset Hill Park&Ride and car pool to the start near Boonsboro MD. Bring food and water for your run, food for a pot luck lunch after the run. A blanket to sit on, first aid kit, and a change of clothes are also encouraged.
RR Merchandise on sale at Potomac River Running
Potomac River Running now has Reston Runners merchandise for sale at their store in Reston Town Center. You can buy the same shirts and singlets there that we have been selling at our run/walks. The products are prices so that, with your 10% discount for being a member of Reston Runners, you pay the same. (The only difference is that the state requires PRR to collect sales tax.)
Owen Anderson's Running Camp Donates to the RR Community Fund
Coach Owen Anderson presenting Holly Armstrong, a Reston Runners Community Fund Director, with a $400 donation at his June WV running camp. Holly was presented with the camp T-shirt she is holding. More about the camp can be found in the right column, bottom.
Women's Distance Festival for 2014 is now History and Memories
Thanks to all who made our race possible. As usual, so many folks pitch in to make this great event a success. Our fabulous Race Committee, Jenny Trojan, Holly Armstrong, Bridget Murphy, Caroline Hemenway, Ann Belkov, Darlene Murphy, Mary Goebel, Karen Lovelace, Jill Tunick, Helen Hipps and Maria Nusbaum, works hard for months to plan this event.
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Posted by: Connie Hartke on Jul 13, 2014
Pictures are worth a thousand words! Paul H. has posted pictures athttps://www.flickr.com/photos/paulhartke/sets/72157645072605339/. If you click on a photo then scroll down a bit you can read the caption.
General subjects covered:
Update! Runners age 13-19 have a reduced price of $500 for the camp. This includes all training, seminars, video analysis, and room and board and is how Connie’s grandson went last summer. Ask for discount code.
Quote for the day: "Life is correction" - Kenyan runner Cynthia Limo, who just set an 8K event record on July 4th -http://www.kcrg.com/limo-sets-new-womens-8k-record-20140704. She is managed by Coach Owen Anderson.
Photos of interest!
Photos by Brian Kent from July 26, 2014
And oh what amazing cooks these 5 were!!! If you missed the annual pool party at Autumnwood Pool, you missed a great time! Wonderful food, amazing desserts, beer and wine galore, the kids frolicked in the pool while the adults stuffed themselves silly. For the full set, just click on the photo!
Volunteer Opportunities and Other News
Robin Williams, the Runner
There is an interesting article about Robin Williams, as a runner. The URL is: http://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/robin-williams-my-teammate.
Donate to Team Tim and support the American Cancer Society
Some of our own Reston Runners have formed "Team Tim" to run the New York City Marathon and raise money for the American Cancer Society DetermiNation program. Please support their efforts, and all those fighting cancer, by donating what you can! If you want to join the team, there may still be spaces left. If you are interested in donating or running, go to the following URL for more details.
Sunday Water Support
Have you noticed? Rain or shine, cold or hot it is essential to stay hydrated during the long Sundays RR runs. You can help by joining the Sunday water support volunteers, aka the RR "Gunga Dins". It is easy. All you need to do is to register and we will contact you and take care any questions and details that might want to know. Whether you are a regular runner, or just want to try the Sunday course, or just would like to observe the water support process first hand, go ahead and register. Please refer to our water-support page for more information. Many thanks, and Cheers! Email the chief "Gunga Din"
Members Needed to Join Our Course-Marking Team!
Sense of humor and fondness for chalk desirable. Pick a day and have some fun! Please signup for a course marking experince (or two) here!
Interested in Hosting a Post-Run Breakfast?
All you need to know is right here!
Reston Runners Offers Finish Line/Timing Services
Reston Runners provides finish line services, including:
You can sign up to help with one of our races here: Race Volunteers
If you're a prospective race director new to race management and you'd like a simple and free method for managing the finish line and scoring, check out Anna Bradford's 3 x 5 card system .
Join RR on Thursday Night Runs
Join club members for a run or walk on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. These 50-minute events start and end at the Potomac River Running store in Reston Town Center: The course is out (toward the west) for 25 minutes and back (25 minutes) on the W&OD Trail. Hydration is available. Be sure to wear reflective gear and/or head lamp.
Keep up With News From RRCA
Our "umbrella" organization, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), has lots of useful information for runners and running clubs. Browse their site anytime by clicking the RRCA logo at the bottom of this homepage or by going directly to the RRCA homepage.