Cherry Blossom 10-Miler: Windy and Wonderful

If you weren’t at the Cherry Blossom 10 miler, you probably heard the wind howling through the night. It was no match for the WRC team, though – all of our runners had strong races despite harsh conditions. It should be a huge confidence booster going into the Boston Marathon this weekend! Here’s the results:
  • Kirk Masterson  1:04:18  (Master’s Team)
  • Helen Burns  1:06:42
  • Jordan Konig  1:10:20  (Master’s Team)
  • Julia Taylor  1:13:25  (Master’s Team)
  • Kathy Schroeder  1:13:41
  • Jesse Frantz  1:24:38
  • Dale Gerew  1:27:13 (Master’s Team)
  • James Scarborough  1:30:02 (Master’s Team)
I’m thrilled to say that our Master’s Team came in 6th overall! Congrats to all of our runners and thanks to Pat and Mike for cheering in less than ideal conditions.
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Post-race…warm with friends but cold from wind.

Sunday Distance Run for 4/3 is ON

Our Sunday Distance Run for April 3 is ON. Numbers may be small as a lot of our group is either racing or cheering at Cherry Blossom, but the SDR is sure to be a good time. We’ll meet at 8:00 a.m. in front of the CB2 Store in Georgetown followed by coffee/carbs at Dean & Deluca. All paces welcome.

Cherry Blossom 10 Miler Weekend!

WRC has several runners competing in the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler on Sunday, April 3: Julia, Dale, Helen, Kirk, James, and Jordan. Best of luck!!

Here’s the plan:

Our cheer station will be located behind the Lincoln Memorial. We’ll be able to see runners as the enter and exit the Memorial Bridge (just after mile 1 and 2, respectively), as well after the Kennedy Center overpass (miles 3.5 ish)

After the race, we’ll meet just north of the Washington Monument for bagels and warmth in numbers smile emoticon See you then!

Also, here’s an important announcement from the race director regarding the weather: http://www.cherryblossom.org/theraces/important_notice.php

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Thirsty Third Thursday Happy Hour: THIS Thursday, March 17

Come one, come all to WRC’s next Thirsty Third Thursday happy hour THIS Thursday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m. We’ll meet at Iron Horse Tap Room in Chinatown.

Our happy hours usually last 2+ hours, so if you can’t make it right at 6, chances are we’ll be there for a while. Send a message to lauren@washrun.org if you have questions or if you want a status update.

Hope to see you then!

WRC Happy Hour! SDR! Racing! Hats!

Happy Friday, WRC! We have a few updates for you – and hope to see you soon!
WRC Racing Teams
Our Cherry Blossom teams are set, but there’s always another team event on the horizon. Julia Taylor sent out a messageon Wednesday about upcoming team competitions, which include the following races:
  • Boston Marathon (April 18 — deadline to register March 27)
  • George Washington Park 10 miler (April 24 — deadline to register April 17)
  • Capitol Hill Classic 10k (May 17 — deadline to register May 8)
  • Lawyers Have Heart 10k (June 11 — deadline to register June 5)
  • Ragnar Washington DC (September 16-17 — deadline to register ASAP)
If you’re interested in joining a team, send an email to Julia at jtrunningdc@gmail.com.
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Thirsty Third Thursday Happy Hour – March 17
Our next Thirsty Third Thursday Happy Hour will be on Thursday, March 17. Yes, it’s St. Patrick’s Day and no, we won’t be going to an Irish bar. We’ll meet at 6:00 p.m. at Iron Horse Tap Room in Chinatown. Green apparel optional. See you then!
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Next Sunday Distance Run – March 13 (Daylight Savings edition)
Yes, it’s true, our next SDR occurs on daylight savings, which means we’ll get one less hour of sleep leading up to our long runs. We’ll still meet at 8:00 a.m. in front of CB2 (3307 M Street NW) with 7:00/7:30, 8:00/8:30, and 10:00/10:30 pace groups. Each group will run between 8 and 20 miles, route TBD.  The good news is we’ll meet for coffee at Dean & Deluca, and you won’t even know you lost an hour of sleep :)
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WRC Hats
As a reminder, all registered members of WRC will receive a hat. Be sure to come to a run to claim yours!

Sunday Distance Run for March 6

Join WRC for our Sunday Distance Run on Sunday, March 6 at 8:00 a.m. in front of the CB2 store in Georgetown. We’ll head up toward Rock Creek. Some folks will be running the Rock Creek/Capital Crescent loop, while others will run out and back. All are welcome. We’ll meet at Dean & Deluca for coffee after the run. Remember: it’s the First Sunday of the month so be ready for a photo!
We missed the First Sunday photo for February, so last week, we took a Last Sunday photo. I’ll leave you with this great shot – see you Sunday!
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SDR for 2/28 — Cherry Blossom — parkrun!

Happy Friday, WRC!

I hope you had a great week and ready for a weekend of the two great R’s: running and relaxation. We have a few announcements this week:

WRC runners take on parkrun!
Congrats to former WRC president Kirk Masterson and to Helen Burns for sweeping the parkrun 5k last weekend! Kirk cinched the win in 18:29 – his first race in quite some time and a great race at that! Helen defended her first-place title, cruising to the finish in 19:57. Helen holds the course record of 19:32, and she’ll surely crush it this year!
parkrun is a FREE timed 5k run that takes place every Saturday 9:00 a.m. at Fletcher’s Cove. It’s a great way to test your fitness and get out into the local community. Click here for more info.
 
Sunday Distance Run
We’re meeting on Sunday, February 28 at 8:00 a.m. As always, we’ll have folks running anywhere from 8-20 miles in the 7:00/7:30, 8:00/8:30, and 10:00/10:30 pace groups, and Jordan Konig, our SDR Coordinator, suggests either the Rock Creek Park or the Tour de Virginia routes. We’ll meet at Dean & Deluca for coffee after the run.
Cherry Blossom teams are a go
Race Coordinator, Julia Taylor, reports that the WRC Cherry Blossom teams are coming together nicely. Stay tuned for the final team roster, and be sure to cheer on our runners at the race on April 3. If you’re not running Cherry Blossom but want to run a race with WRC in the future, send us a message!
Hope to see you on Sunday!