Please be prepared for some road closures on your way to WRC’s 8:00 am social run tomorrow morning. The Marine Corps Marathon will cause some road closures near our CB2 meeting spot, but the group has traditionally met on MCM Sunday, so I expect that if you’re able to make it, there will be some others there as well. It sounds like most of the WRC board will be racing tomorrow or out of town, so don’t wait around for us!
WRC also has an opportunity to assist with the Georgetown Half Marathon on October 29. We have been asked to provide the race with a handful of WRC volunteers to staff three water stops on the course from approximately 8:00 am until (at the latest) noon. Our participation would mean a generous contribution to WRC’s financial health. If you are at all interested in helping out (or for more information), email our treasurer, James Scarborough, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and copy me (email@example.com).
Don’t forget to come out to the Happy Hour at the Sculpture Garden this evening (National Gallery of Art, Jazz in the Garden) starting at 4:30. It will be a great time and a chance to say farewell to long-time WRC member Emily Buzzell who is going back to school.
We’ll be meeting on Sunday for our weekly social run. It looks like the weather will cooperate, so come join us outside of the CB2 in Georgetown at 8:00 am. Stick around for coffee (almost certainly at Dean and Deluca based on the weather report). As always, all are welcome, so bring a friend along.
It’s May Membership Drive (kind of like NPR Pledge Drive, but less annoying). If WRC enriches your life, please become a dues-paying member. It’s just pennies a day. http://www.washrun.org/payments/
Stay tuned for a WRC survey in coming weeks, and our summer Saturday neigborhood runs, starting soon.
Another reminder that we will be seeing Boston, An American Running Story, which is playing at the Gallery Place Cinema at April 19 at 7:30 pm. We will hold a happy hour at Clyde’s of Gallery Place nearby, starting at 4 when the drinks and raw bar are half price.
And as usual, join us this Sunday at 8:00 AM in front of the Georgetown CB2 store for our weekly long run! Sweat a lot, get those endorphins roaring, and stick around for coffee, carbs, and conversation afterwards.
Come celebrate some awesome fall marathon performances at our next WRC Happy Hour! Join us at Nellie’s Sports Bar, 900 U St. NW right near the U St. Metro Station, at 6pm on Thursday November 7.
If you’re feeling speedy like any of the WRC MCM-ers, show up before 6 p.m., snag a table for us, and get cheaper happy hour drinks!
Date: Thursday, November 7th
Time: 6 PM till whenever
Place: Nellie’s Sports Bar
Address: 900 U Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Nearest Metro Station: U Street Metro
Below is a digest of the unoffical results for WRC members at the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon:
Bib Name SexAge Nettime Pace
2824 Max Lockwood M43 2:51:57 6:33/mi, 115th OA
19825 Andrew Killian M34 3:03:17 6:59/mi, 280th OA
290 Daniel Yi M33 3:03:28 6:59/mi
30560 Gareth Coville M34 3:09:35 7:13/mi
30339 Rachel Clattenburg F29 3:10:36 7:16/mi, 46th woman
16650 Hillary Tipton F24 3:16:36 7:29/mi, 78th woman
31750 Mark Wright M50 3:22:27 7:43/mi
34723 Nathan Nair M36 3:29:20 7:58/mi
31956 Jay Jacob Wind M63 3:30:51 8:02/mi, 11th AG
21441 Lauren Gabler F29
30654 Jerold Paulson M54 3:44:03 8:32/mi
1120 Mary Baker F25 4:00:59 9:11/mi
30551 Patrick O'Keefe M26 4:12:01 9:36/mi
28822 Nancy Marsillo F55 4:36:55 10:33/mi
32516 Robert Platt M62 4:53:53 11:12/mi
7006 Anubhuti Mishra F26 5:43:50 13:06/mi
8100 Jamie Williams F42 5:59:52 13:43/mi
WRC leaders Lockwood and Clattenburg paced themselves impeccably, with intermediate splits that deserve a closer look. Team competition results and awards will be determined and made available sometime later this week.
UPDATED: WRC finished third in a very close race among the Mixed Teams, with a combined time of 9:05:50 (fun fact: they would have placed second among Men’s Open Teams)! Team awards are presented to the top three teams in each division. Way to go!
We also have some results for WRC allies hailing from the Dojo of Pain, Georgetown SFS, and Japan, respectively.
269 Chris Pruitt M31 2:29:41 5:42/mi, 8th OA
1768 Alan Pemberton M60 3:03:29 6:59/mi, 1st AG
278 Matt Weisbard M25 3:15:44 7:27/mi
46226 Daisuke Ogata M38 38:47 6:14/mi
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.
This comes from the desk of our tireless club treasurer, James Scarborough:
I would like to propose that WRC provide Arlington Safety and Health Foundation (Jay Wind‘s non-profit) race assistance on Sunday, 24 March, at the W&OD 5K. The race starts at 4pm and doesn’t conflict with Sunday morning. The registration starts at 2:30pm and I’m sure [Jay] can use a person or two there. There’s also a need for course sentries in several locations. Since it’s a double out and back 5K on the bike-path, nobody will out there that long.
Probably absolute maximum time commitment would be between 2:30 and 5:30 (and that’s helping to clean up). I’ll probably be running the race and probably helping with the packet pickup; last year I helped registration too, and I’ve helped at the finish line in the past as well.
So, if we can get four or five WRC people helping, that would be great. The starting point is practically next door to John Kendra, too, right in the middle of Falls Church.
Friends of the W&OD are a beneficiary, and the local Boy Scout troop usually provides volunteers.
If you would like to lend a hand on this coming Sunday, March 24th, please contact James at either firstname.lastname@example.org or jbs1958 [at] comcast [dot] net. He will make sure that your talents are used either on the course or to help with other parts of the race.
And for those who are interested in racing, you can enter either online or by USPS mail.