WRC Club News
July 21, 2005
Items of interest: new members, birthdays, member moves, gobs of member race results, club activities – pool party tidbits, track venue change, Sunday distance run, Summer Strides 5k Coming August 14th, WRC t-shirts and singlets for sale, other sports news – Tour de France surprise! WRC People News
Tashma Green, 24, DC
Jessica Elias, 30, VA
Melissa Ruggiero, 28, VA
Leyi Lin, 25, DC
Lee Angelelli, 32, VA
Alex Filides, 29, VA
We welcome Tashma, Jessica, Melissa, Leyi, Lee, and Alex into the WRC! Thus far in 2005, we have 27 new members, 16 men, and 11 ladies.
We wish a veryHappy Birthday to the following members: Norman B, Gerry I, Bruce R, Emily T, Jacque C, Diana H, Abdell K, Alex F, and Leyi L. Hope you have a great day, or had one! Cheers!
If you weren’t mentioned and your birthday is in July, it’s because we don’t have the date in our records…but happy birthday all the same anyway!
Sarah Kupfer – Sarah, a native of Switzerland and a big fan of Swiss tennis king Roger Federer, and also a regular at the Sunday runs, is off to wetter pastures looking for jobs in Europe, potentially England. We wish Sarah all the best in her future endeavors!
Todd Martin – who moved to Ohio, was recently back in DC on a visit. Todd raced the Rockville Twilighter and showed for the Sunday run. Todd informed us that he may be moving to Australia in the future. Guess he wants to get even further away from us. Great to see you Todd!
Courtney Fulton – Courtney recently finished up her grad school in DC and after a short search, found a full-time job here too…with some informative (job opening info) help from member Ron McGraw. See how those WRC connections can work for you?! Court is returning to Iowa for a short visit with her parents and a well deserved rest, and then will be back to start at her new exciting position. Glad you’re staying around DC and the WRC too Court!
Diana Johnson – Diana has been accepted into a masters degree program at NYU and will be leaving at the end of August to hit the school road. So, we still have her around for another month. Congrats Diana!
Kelly Ferraro – will be attending law school at Catholic University, so we get to keep her here in the city! Congrats to you Kelly!
WRC Member Racing
(From 6/13 through 7/18, most recent first)
Rockville Twilighter 8k, MD, 7/16, 8:45 pm
A slew of members ventured to Rockville last Saturday evening to run in a very hot, steamy, rainy race! In a terrific field Iron Mike and Lisa led the WRC!
Mike Wardian 31 25:35 (12th overall & 1st age)
Frank Sprtel 32 26:09 (2nd age)
George Buckheit 48 27:33 (2nd age)
David O’Hara 29 27:50
Todd Martin 35 28:12
Henry Grossman 33 28:36
Leyi Lin 25 30:59
Dan Simonds 38 31:25
Mark Drosky 44 32:20
Paul Durbin 40 35:20
Jay Wind 55 35:21
Bob Platt 53 38:59
James Scarborough 47 39:54
Lisa Thomas 29 30:22
Barb Fallon Wallace 31 30:40 (3d age)
Lindsay Goulet 27 30:51
Emily Turner 24 33:53
Courtney Fulton 27 35:34
Diana Johnson 24 37:01
Sara Kupfer 29 38:52
Peachtree Road Race 10k, GA, 7/4/05
Mike cruises to a great placing in an elite field in the heat at Peachtree!
22nd Mike Wardian 31 31:23
First miles of Peach Tree
Mike at Peach Tree, to right in 2nd pack wearing white hat (on backwards), white shirt, black shorts.
Utica Boilermaker 15k, NY, 7/10
Billy, Gen, and Juli travel north to boil one up.
Billy Fisher 55:34
Gen Kiley 57:32
Juli Wohlrab 1:23:16
Opel Ironman Germany, 7/10
Secretary Marie and hubby Steve score an ironman in Germany and are the first USA finishers!
Marie Sandrock 33 11:17:57
Steve Tappan 37 11:17:57
Jungle Jim’s 5k, Rehoboth, DE, 7/9 (150 finishers)
Mike follows up Peach Tree with two 5k’s in two days and wins both!
1st Mike Wardian 31 16:02
Lighthouse Taco Toss 5k-Dewey Beach, DE, 7/10 (400 finishers)
1st Mike Wardian 31 15:13
Cure Autism Now 5k, Potomac, MD, 7/4
Philippe takes 1st and Barb 4th!
1st Philippe Rolly 32 15:27
4th George Buckheit 26 16:31 (1st age)
7th Pascal Brazey 36 17:02 (1st age)
Dan Simmonds 36 17:02 (3d age)
Bryan Bachman 35 19:20
Dan Wallace 39 19:35
David Oberholtzer 53 20:59
Tom O’Reilly 28 21:05
James Scarborough 47 24:54
4th Barb Fallon Wallace 31 18:36 (3d age)
5th Lindsay Goulet 27 19:13 (1st age)
8th Maria Kozloski 40 20:32 (1st age)
9th Emily Turner 23 20:45 (1st age)
Challice Bonifant 26 21:27
Adina Wadsworth 37 22:20 (3d age)
Erica Morton 27 22:46
Diana Johnson 24 22:54
Jessica Elias 30 22:54
Some member shots at the finish of the Cure Autism 5k!
|Philippe heading home in 1st!||George kicking it in||Pascal cooking|
|Dan bringing it in||Dave striding along||Tom cruising|
|Barb in kicking mode||Lindsay striding||Maria moving|
|Emily in full stride||Challice on the move||Adina hitting the finish|
|Diana and Jessica cruise on in|
Western States 100-Miler, CA
21st Bryon Powell 19:30:09 (1st under 30 years)
This in from Bryon: “It’s quite the race when you can be off trail for 1.5 to 2 miles and still run a 2 hour and 19 minute PR.” Way to go Bryon, we’re very impressed! And another WS 100 belt buckle to boot.
Bryon finishing up at Western States! One of the views of which he partook.
Damien’s Run for Recovery 5k, 6/26, MD
Philippe sets a course record during his win and picks up some extra bucks…Pascal comes in under 17!
1st Philippe Rolly 32 14:56
13th Pascal Brazey 36 16:47
Crabber’s Cove 4-Miler, 6/25, DE
While at da beach, Diana runs one…
7th Diana Johnson 24 28:39 (1st age)
Summer Sizzle 5-Miler, Utica, NY
Juli goes home and places in her age group on a hot hot hot day.
22nd Juli Wohlrab 44:34 (3d age)
MCRRC Burning Tree 5k, 6/26, MD
On a burning day, Sarah places…
21st Sarah Buckheit 45 25:26 (3d age)
Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon, 6/18, AK
Rob travels afar to hit yet another thon.
Rob Toonkel 3:49:02
Ray Lewis 5k, MD, 6/18
1st Mike Wardian 31 15:17
Tim Harmon 5k, VA, 6/18
Philippe wins and Barb, David, and Jean-Christophe run fast too.
1st Philippe Rolly 32 15:29
10th David O’Hara 29 16:38
15th Jean-Christophe Arcaz 44 17:11
180th James Scarborough 47 24:29
3d Barb Fallon-Wallace 31 18:46
Run for the Roses 5k, MD, 6/18 (women only)
16th Sarah Buckheit 45 22:42 (3d age)
Fathers Day 5k, Baltimore, 6/19
Philippe and Mike go one-two!
1st Philippe Rolly 32 15:07
2nd Mike Wardian 31 15:15
Great running everyone! We sincerely apologize if we missed any member places or races. Let us know if so.
POOL PARTY TIDBITS! At the annual WRC pool party on the 4th of July, the main news is it didn’t rain and the grill worked! The hefty turnout was complemented by Tris Kruger’s friend(?) Missy the Mermaid and her “ahem” readiness. Ready for what, we won’t say here!
Missy lounging poolside
Burgers, dogs, salads, chips, brews, sodies, and the lot were consumed in unorderly fashion. It was a nice day for lounging by the pool and swimming following a tough, hot run. Thanks go to Tris for his usual hospitality. About 30 members were present to partake of the pooling fun. Here are a few pics of the gathering.
|Kyle, where he doesn’t want to be, framed between 2 male butts||Group dynamics at work…|
|Let’s all look to the right…||Ron pitches one…|
Challice & Adina Ham for the Cam…
Track Workouts Moved to T.C. Williams!
Track workouts are on Tuesday evenings, but now are at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria. The track there isn’t in perfect condition, but is usable and will suffice until Washington-Lee reopens in the fall. For directions to the track go here.
Check out the track workout page for more info. Members receive updated track workout information via the weekly email update.
Bring and drink lots of water or your favorite sports drink, it’s hot as haties out there!
Sunday Distance Runs
Sunday Distance Runs are most often run along the Capital Crescent Trail, C&O Canal, or in Rock Creek Park. The Staples store has closed, so there is no longer a red awning marking our starting spot. But, we still meet at the same spot, close to the corner of 33d Street on M Street, NW, 1 &1/2 blocks from the Key Bridge.
Great turnouts lately, close to or over 30 people have been showing! Come on out!
After the sweaty run, we reconvene at Dean & Deluca’s where mud is consumed by many, Gerry and Ed gobble up their weekly almond croissants, Will slams the sushi bar, Court nibbles the bagel and lox, and others tackle their favorite crumpets of the costly kind. Some members also pick up a magazine brought by dental gift horse Tris–can’t read em all so I bring them to the club–Kruger.
Bring and drink lots of water or your favorite sports drink, it’s hot and tough out there!
Summer Strides 5k Coming August 14th!
The WRC will be helping RacePacket put on the Summer Strides 5k race on Sunday, August 14th, beginning at 8 a.m. in Belle Haven Park in Alexandria. It’s a nice flat course along the Potomac. Great summertime race, both short and fast, perfect for the summertime heat. Put it on your calendars!
This race proceeds will benefit a great cause, the National MS Society!
WRC T-Shirts and Singlets for Sale! We have new tshirts in sizes small through extra-extra large. Member price is $10…get one while they last! Jim Wadsworth will have a stock of them during the Sunday runs, Tuesday track nights, and at some races. See the clothing page for a pic.
We also have limited quantities of the new WRC running top, black with the WRC logo in white, selling for $15.
Other Sports News – Tour de France Update
Lance leads, but only by a mere wet nose…
Lance looking worried about team Vizsla
Lance Armstrong of team Discovery Channel continued strongly toward his quest of a seventh Tour de France victory, but the real surprise was the man in 2nd place a mere 10 seconds back, Kyle Yost of team Vizlsa. Kyle’s team with mascot Riley-dawg, were biking their way toward a strong runner-up finish. The main news was how they rode surprisingly well in the “Yelps,” Riley’s preferred term for Alps.
Team Vizsla mascot Riley in France thinking…
“I’d rather be at Dean and Deluca’s drinking mud with the WRC!”
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