Vote now for the recipient of the 2014 Alfred tomFelde Trophy!

Kit Wells and the tomFelde Trophy

Kit Wells proudly displaying the tomFelde Trophy at our 2013 annual meeting and party.

Believe it or not, another running-filled year has passed, which means it’s time to vote for the recipient of the 2014 Alfred tomFelde Trophy! This award is one of WRC’s highest honors and commemorates one individual who provided exceptional service to the club.

Since 1972, there have been 29 recipients of the award, many of whom are still active members of the club. Last year, the tomFelde Trophy was awarded to Kit Wells for his outstanding redesign of the WRC website and maps and overall promotion of the club.

Who should follow in their footsteps?

Send an email to lauren@washrun.org by Sunday, February 15 to cast your vote!

Hear ye, hear ye!

Happy Snow Day, and Happy New Year, WRCers!

The WRC Annual Meeting of Members & Party is NEXT Saturday, January 17th at Carla Freyvogel’s home at 1207 Stuart Robeson Drive, McLean, VA 22101. The meeting will last from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the party will continue onward to ~ 10:00 p.m.

Details to follow shortly about parking and finding the house. A brief agenda for the meeting will also be circulated to all WRC members in good standing.

On the business side of things, we will:

  • Announce the 2014 award winners,
  • Elect the 2015 board members, and
  • Address any other business as may properly come before the meeting.

The cost of the event this year is FREE, but we ask that you bring something to share with your clubmates (Potluck or BYOB). The club will supplement your contributions with good appetizers.

Please be sure to RSVP by Wednesday, January 14th to Carla Freyvogel at vicepres@washrun.org.

We look forward to seeing you on next Saturday!

JANUARY 17th UPDATE!!!!

Parking at Carla’s place:

1207 Stuart Robeson Drive in McLean is in a small neighborhood with limited parking.

If you can find a spot in the neighborhood itself, more power to you. Otherwise, there are other options! You can:

  1. Park on Rt. 123 on the shoulder or in the turnout lane as you approach the neighborhood, heading NORTH on Rt. 123. My car (navy blue station wagon) will be out there to mark the spot.
  2. You can park at the Safeway on Chain Bridge Road, and walk across the street. As runners, this should not be a problem.

See you tonight! Questions, just call: 703.409.7028 or 703.356.2339.

Thanks!!!!

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Sunday Distance Run – 12/7

Good luck to those Jingling all the Way tomorrow! For those who aren’t we have the good ole long run!

The Sunday Distance Run starts at 8am. Most run between 10 to 15 miles. Meet at 33rd and M in front of CB2, and coffee afterwards!

There will be a smaller group starting at 7am – same meeting spot. The planned route is 16 mile loop through Arlington and back on Towpath:

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6492903

Sunday Distance Run – 11/23

Looking forward to a couple of days of Fall coming up!

The regular Sunday Distance Run is 8am tomorrow morning. Expect mileage options of 10 to 15 miles.

There will also be a group running the Potomac Heritage Trail starting at 7am.

Meet at 33rd and M in Georgetown!

Good luck to those running the JFK 50 today!

Unofficial Results for the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon

Congratulations to all race participants, especially to those WRC members who had a great day on the course! Several WRC runners paired up in today’s race to help each other knock out the 26.2 miles and cut through the wind that presented an occasional gust.

Individual Results (Net Time)

2:57:08  Jim Moore      (M)
2:59:35  Max Lockwood   (M)
3:00:12  Drew Killian   (M)
3:12:20  Jenny Paul     (F)
3:23:50  Julia Taylor   (F)
3:29:39  Pat O'Keefe    (M)
3:39:49  Jay Wind       (M)
3:50:54  Kendall Tucker (F)
3:55:43  Fiona Karlsen  (F)
4:13:10  Jesse Frantz   (M)
4:18:03  Erin Coffey    (F)
4:27:08  Adam Hoyt      (M)
5:02:15  Bob Platt      (M)

Additional results will be posted when they become available.

2014 MCM—Race Day Plans

Beyond this week’s Sunday Distance Run, we will be cheering on the marathoners!


I will be staking out two spectating spots for the MCM and would love to have other non-racing WRC members join me. The first spot will be at Mile 4.2, upon the Key Bridge. The second spot will be the 16 mile marker, which is also about 10.5. It is at the entrance area of Hains Point. I plan to sneak in some training miles between these two points of interest.

Megan Haberle is planning to hover between miles 15.2/17, off 15th st, on the other side of the Tidal Basin, to provide complete race day coverage.

(See this using an excellent course map, designed by Geocentric and powered by Leaflet)

Kendall Hope Tucker is returning from Boston for the race weekend, and has invited WRCers (marathoners and supportors alike) to a mostly mandatory post-race drink-up at The Mad Hatter DC just south of Dupont Circle, from 3 PM onward (1319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20036).

Good luck to all runners!

WRC Roster for the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon

Julia Taylor
Jesse Frantz
Pat O’Keefe
Fiona Karlsen
Jim Moore
Drew Killian
Adam Hoyt
Erin Coffey
Jenny Paul
Stephanie Selmer