This comes from the weekend desk of club member and racePacket guru, Bob Platt:
Thank you for allowing me to announce the Summer Strides 5K at today’s run. Any member of WRC can get a $5 discount when entering the race by typing in “WRC” as the coupon code on the online entry form. Again, the race will be held on Sunday, Aug 4 at 8 a.m. at Bluemont Park in Arlington. I hope to see many of my WRC friends there.
For those keeping score, Bluemont Park is a destination along our Tour D’Arlington (16.7 miles) training route. So, you see, membership has its privileges.
Parting is such sweet sorrow. We wish our friend, the B.A.A.’s Jonathan Baker (top row, 4th from right, in his silvery adidas muscle tee), safe travels as he meanders back North to Boston.
Standing two places to Jonathan’s left is WRC’s Ben Stutts, who raced a neat 4:46.86 on the tartan at the DCRRC’s 2013 Track Championship Mile Heats on Wednesday (results). And standing to Ben’s left is newest club member, Paul Karlsen of London, originally of Scotland, who has yet to make his American tarmacadam racing debut (here’s why), but is preparing for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Everyone else ran about a million muggy miles, in anticipation of this coming Thursday’s Thirst Quencher.
Our spirits are strictly top-shelf.
It is that time again! Time to get cooled off and refreshed with your co-runners from WRC. We hope you will join us!
Date: Thursday, August 1st
Time: 6 PM till whenever
Place: Penn Social
Address: 801 E Street NW, Washington DC 20004
Nearest Metro Station: Gallery Place/Chinatown
Sunday, September 8th, 4 pm, Tris Kruger’s home.
Plans are in motion for a festive end-of-the-summer cookout and shindig at Tris’ house. We hope you will save the date and be there. It is looking like it will be a potluck affair so start thinking of your favorite dish to share. There will be swimming, conversation, silliness, more magazines and lounging for all. More details soon. Stay tuned!
FLASH NEWS: WRC scholar-athlete Daniel Yi, and his doping liability spreading idea from 2005, gets a mention in today’s New Yorker (“Tyson Gay and How to Clean Up Track”, by Nicholas Thompson, online edition). That article is available here, and Daniel’s original paper for Legal Affairs is available here.
We’re registering an Open Co-Ed Team for the Rockville Twilighter 8K, on this coming Saturday, July 20th, race starting 8:30 PM. This is the next item on the club’s inaugural Grand Prix schedule. It’s a uniquely fast race, Metro accessible, with a deep field and plentiful amenities for Après-run.
If you haven’t signed up already, do so now, and let me know about the team ASAP, here.