Lauren Gabler, who is stepping up as captain of the squad preparing for this course, sez:
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is just around the corner and WRC is going to be well represented, both by our talented runners and our awesome new racing singlets. We’d like to enter the team competition, which consists of 3-5 runners for either a men’s, women’s, or co-ed team.
If you’re registered for the MCM and want to represent our club on October 27th, please contact Lauren at email@example.com. She’ll figure out the team logistics and make sure we’re registered by the cut-off date!
Best of luck with the rest of your fall marathon training!
Historic MCM Team Results
This morning, we began distributing pre-ordered 2013 Series singlets
and they look terrific! Several club members slipped into these slices of awesome on-the-spot
. So much for modesty.
The custom singlets (and their owners) got lots of attention, fetching compliments along the various training routes followed by the dozens of runners convening on this perfect morning.
Our thanks go to Rachel Clattenburg for designing and ordering everything, and also to Pactimo for all their good work.
Pending enough demonstrated interest, we can place another round of orders with relatively quick turnaround. If this interests you, please petition el Prez, Kirk Masterson, and let him know.
Hillary Tipton atop the podium at the EX2 Off-Road Half Marathon. Photo courtesy of Bill Tipton
Writing about the previously mentioned EX2 Off-Road Half Marathon and 10k, Hillary Tipton sez:
WRC was well-represented at yesterday’s EX2 trail races at Prince William Forest Park. Ben won the 10K outright and I the half marathon among the women. We also managed to chat up two potential 2014/15 recruits.
Both courses were hilly, single-loop and almost entirely on the park’s hiking trails (map). The half included a very-much-hands-on rock scramble and waterfall. Though my finishing time was nothing to brag about, (here’s hoping I’ll have a road half to my name soon), I would highly recommend the race to anyone thinking of trying out trail racing. The field was small at about 100 in the 10k and 200 in the half, but I’d say most were seasoned trail runners.
The race organization could be described as “small but but well-heeled”—we each took home a $99 Patagonia duffel bag, two pint glasses and a couple of t-shirts. Lots of friendly sponsor reps too, the best being The Bike Lane for letting me test-ride a Trek Speed Concept.
My dad was all-too-happy to capture my first-ever podium experience on camera. I’ve attached a few of the better shots.
Come pick up your pre-ordered 2013 Series singlet at a Sunday Distance Run, starting this coming Sunday, September 22nd.
Breaking news from this morning’s Navy-Air Force Half Marathon:
Navy-Air Force Half Marathon
September 14, 2013 - Washington, DC
51 2315 Nelson M Paz 35M Washington DC 1:24:51 6:29
55 1592 John R Kendra 50M Falls Church VA 1:25:09 6:30
58 2228 Daisuke Ogata 38M Arlington VA 1:25:54 6:34
163 1703 Shinobu Kusakabe 42F Washington DC 1:35:40 7:19
703 755 Michaela Corr 28F Washington DC 1:53:01 8:38
972 1448 Zealan Hoover * 23M Falls Church VA 1:57:31 8:59
2474 finishers, * newest member of WRC!
and in the accompanying short-course:
Navy Five Miler
September 14, 2013 - Washington, DC
10 10238 Charlie Ban 31M Washington DC 0:27:40 5:32
Some of these road warriors will be available on Sunday morning to tell battle stories, autograph your running shoes or favorite children, and receive unrestricted Federal grants in the areas of education, defense, justice, foreign relations, or the arts. Sequester be damned.
Sunday update: a perfectly matched pair of wins
EX2 Off-Road Half / 10K Marathon
September 15, 2013, Prince William Forest Park - Triangle, VA
1 103 Ben Stutts 24M Washington DC 40:58
19 294 Hillary Tipton 24F Washington DC 1:50:17 (1st woman)
Big thanks to our host, and former club president, Tris Kruger, for enabling yesterday’s Potomac poolside shindig. Thanks also to current vice president Carla Freyvogel, who coordinated and promoted everything. What a turnout! and what a fine array of foods arriving from kitchens, gardens, and ovens all over this land.
After going for a splash in a toasty pool that even Esther Williams would envy, one was left to choose between ice cold beverages under the gazebo on deck one, grilled patties and Tsukune on deck two, and sweets and fruits on deck three. This was one line, stretching around the deck and into the pool, for Nelson Paz‘s game-ending carrot cake.
Of course the reason for the turnout and the refueling probably had something to do with either a little grand prix race earlier in the day, or Lauren’s Race, or the regular Sunday distance run; there was a lot of news to digest. Results from the former are summarized below.
Parks Half Marathon
September 8, 2013, Bethesda, MD
Results: Men, Women, Teams
50 14/170 2561 Andrew Killian 34 Lorton VA 1:26:19 6:36
52 10/165 2025 Paul Karlsen 35 Bethesda MD 1:26:43 6:37
318 54/165 2559 Jesse Frantz 38 Washington DC 1:45:43 8:04
358 37/130 2204 Jerold Paulson 54 Washington DC 1:47:41 8:13
41 5/186 2641 Julia Taylor 42 Arlington VA 1:39:24 7:35
77 8/161 2577 Christine Hackman 49 Arlington VA 1:45:13 8:02
322 62/209 2027 Fiona Karlsen 36 London 1:59:23 9:07
791 125/186 2380 Liz Lambert 41 Washington DC 2:20:20 10:43