Club News, August 15, 2001

Russ Crandall Takes First in Race in Oregon; Kirk Baird Does Well in Leesburg; Sunday Run Picks up Steam; Fairlakes 8K Team Being Formed; Runners Travel West for Adventure Racing

Race Results

We have word from our friend Russ Crandall. Russ posted a 1:09 marathon in Oregon, where he is hanging his hat for the summer. Russ placed first, by a margin of ten minutes, which means he must have been a wee bit lonely on the course. Said Russ about the race.

“It was a flat course but long straight country roads that kind of made you feel like you were running forever.”

Russ has decided to do the Chicago Marathon in early October.</ >

Ironman USA Triathlon Lake Placid, NY July 28, 2001

David DeSchryver provides a recap of his Ironman in Lake Placid

“Placing one foot in front of the other I eventually reached the finish line in 3:35 marathon, for a total of 10:38, 18th in my age group and 154 over all (including the little known DC state title!). Again, not great, but I’ll take it any day. I’ll take finishing any day. Unfortunately, I did not qualify for Hawaii, but I am still learning what this sport demands and my confidence is growing. The goal is reachable, but not until next year.”

Dave DeSchryver finishing Ironman in Lake Placid Last Month

Sunrise 5K, Herndon, VA August 4th
Our friend Henry Grossman celebrated his last day of being twenty-nine, by posting a 17:07 at the Worldgate Center 5K. Congrats to Henry for this race, and a belated happy birthday to him.

Leesburg 10K, August 12, Leesburg, VA

Kirk Baird won the Leesburg 10K on August 12th, in a time of 33:59. For his efforts Kirk “won a TV, but traded for 4 rounds of golf at Lansdowne Resort.

Last year, Kirk won a weekend getaway for two at this very race at Leesburg. Proving that chivalry is not dead, Kirk gave this prize to his wife to share with a friend, while Kirk took care of the their children for the weekend.

News of the Club

Sunday Run Turnout Increases

Beacoup number of folks have been showing for the Sunday run – up to twenty over the past two weekends. This means that if you show up, you will most likely be able to run with someone. This next Sunday we will leave Gatorade on route (probably along the C&O Canal), for those of you who are starting to crank the heavy mileage. Don’t say those $12 dollars doesn’t buy you anything ;).
Remember, bring a dry T-shirt, so that you can hang out and enjoy post run banter at Dean and Deluca.

Upcoming Races
If you are interested in doing he Fairlakes 8K on September 9th, please contact Todd Martin. He is organizing a co-ed Team.

For any guys wanting to run the Philly Distance run on September 16th, please contact Dave Keating, who is organizing the men’s team.

Happy Hour Recap
We did a happy hour on August 3rd at Rock Bottom Brewery in Ballston. Among those who graced us with their presence were Mark Drosky, John Hayward (amazingly, still able to walk after doing Western States 100 miler), Anne Daugherty as well as the usual suspects. A good time was had by all.

Go West Young Men!
Best of luck to both Bryon Powell and Yancy Hall, who both will be both running in the Hood to Coast Relay August 24-25, 2001. The largest relay race in North America, its stretches 195 miles from the top of Oregon’s Mt. Hood, down to the Pacific Ocean, in Seaside, Oregon. Over 12,000 runners are expected to participate. Each team has 12 runners, with a course record of 15 hours.

And we wish Prasad Gerard all the best in the Leadville Trail 100 Ultramarathon, which is August 18th and 19th. This is one of the toughest 100 milers in the country (though honestlly, none of them are very easy). Among other challenges, the race starts at over 10,000 feet. Over 500 ultra runners are slated to start the race.

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