Club News, May 21, 2000

Club News

Wadsworth Triumphs in 5K; WRC Tri-Dogs do well in Columbia; Kim Robinson Posts 17:20 5K; Stork Visits Kroemer and Sheely Family; Ives Healthy Again.

New Members

Mark Drosky, 39, of Alexandria, Virginia. A printer by choice, Mark has been having a very good year, posting a 62:23 at Reston 10 Miler and a 3:10:40 at the Boston Marathon. Mark used to train with us a few years back, and we warmly welcome him back into the fold.

Race Results
Our friend Kim Robinson posted a 17:20 at the Princeton Relays a couple weeks back, to take second place in the 5K.

Capitol Hill Classic 10K, May 21st
Jeff Stratton took 10th at the Capitol Hill Classic on May 21st, in a time of 36:06. Jon Thoren was 28th in 39:41.

Commented Jeff: ” The hill is a real killer. I died hard on that one. Very strategically placed.”

Mitzvah 5K Run, May 21st
Jim Wadsworth took first in the Mitzvah 5K Run on May 21st, in a time of 16:22. Young Adina Siegel took second among women in a time of 20:58, for a personal best, with Becky Orfinger in third in a time of 21:10. Said Adina

“It was obvious it was more of a community fun run than a serious race (no mile markers, small field, lots of walkers, etc…). the course had some tricky turns and some hills (waaah, waaah, waaah!). the highlight was probably being offered water at a station being manned by none other than our very own esteemed WRC colleague, James Scarborough! 🙂

Commented James about the proceedings:

“That Jim Wadsworth, he flew right by each time and didn’t stop for water. Anybody who can hold off Ted Poulos and Paul Ryan must be fast!”

Columbia Triathlon, May 21st
At the Columbia Triathlon on May 21st, dedicated to the memory of Judy Flannery, Eric Sorensen won the entire race in a time of 1:56:16

Two of the WRC’s new hires, Robin Oswald and Jascha Fields did very well. Robin was 227th overall, 24th woman, in a time of 2:25:12. And Jascha was 136th in a time of 2:18:34. Comments Jascha:

“Swimming, by far, has been the toughest transition from running for me. You can be in the best running shape of your life, but if you don’t have form and technique, you just waste away precious energy in the swim”

Adds Robin

“I didn’t do great, but not poorly either. The slick roads slowed things down on the bike a bit and made for a chilly ride. Jascha had a great race”

News of the Club

We are happy to report that Kurt and Loni Kromer gave birth to a six pound boy Christian Robert on May 6th. Reports Kurt

“Sleep deprivation that has now invaded our house and I suspect I shall die in a few weeks. Barring that I hope to get back up to G-town this fall to start the track workouts once again. As for the birthing process, I now have even more respect for women than ever before. Interestingly, Mark Coogan and I were e-mailing back and forth and he relayed a message that a certain top flight woman marathoner had told him that some of her interval workouts were tougher than giving birth. I suspect she must have been doing 1600 meters x 100 at 4:20 pace!”

We congratulate the happy couple, and wish them all the best

Speaking of births, we would like to congratulation friend of WRC Mike Sheely and wife Linette on the birth of his son, Joseph Michael in late April. Mike, who lives in Middle River, Maryland, has been known to come down for an occasional training run. Sheely was a Maryland schoolboy legend in the late 1970s, popping a 9:02 mile indoors and a 13:40 three mile when he was 18 years old. Mike was also famed for calling his training partners “Billy Bob” and “Bobby G” for reasons unreasons (“Come on Bobby G, time to do some high stepping.”)

We wish Mike and wife Linette all the best.

We are happy to report that Gerry Ives is training again. Gerry has been hobbled recently, but is now back in the saddle. With Marion Barry no longer Mayor, Gerry is the only person left in DC running around at 4:30 a.m.

Russ Crandall has returned stateside after his sojourn in Peru, and is now in DC. We will be getting together with Russ at Cap City Brewery (100 Mass Avenue, N.E.) at 8:15 on Wednesday, May 24th. This will be a chance to hear the latest on the elections in Peru (if your interests incline towards international politics) or to drink Pale Ale (if your interests incline towards domestic consumption).

President Tappan reminds all that our next meeting is June 14th on Capitol Hill at 8:00. This is also Flag Day and Secretary Darcee O’Donnell’s birthday. The meeting will occur at the Tortilla Coast, 400 First Street SE, Washington DC, after the Wednesday night run.