Club News, January 6, 2002

Five New Members Join WRC; Club Concludes 2001 in Strong Fiscal Shape; Men’s Track Workouts to Resume This Week; Jeff Aronis Gets 15 Minutes of Fame;

New Members

Kyle Yost, 30 of Georgetown. A graduate of Amherst (MA) college, where he posted a 3:56 1500, Kyle is presently training for the Houston Marathon on January 20th. Last fall, Kyle ran 37:50 at the Georgetown 10K last October. Kyle is employed at Microstrategy of Mclean VA

Brian Yorish, 29, of Adams Morgan. Brian is new to our sport, having only trained seriously for the past 18 months. In that period, he has clocked some quick times – a 36:20 at the Georgetown 10K, as well as a 2:55 marathon at Marathons in the Parks, on only a base of 40 miles. Brian is presently working at Rails to Trails, on 17th Street NW

Paul Durbin, 36 of Arlington. Paul has been a regular with Potomac Runners for the past few years. Paul nailed a 3:14 at the Motorola Marathon in Austin Texas. Paul works at the National Geographic Society, also on 17th Street, NW

Lance Crist and Maria Kozloski of Tenleytown. Lance is training for the Compaq Houston Marathon January 20th, while Maria is preparing for the Boston Marathon in April. Both Lance and Maria work at the World Bank. When they were stationed in Moscow a few years back, they both ran the Omsk Marathon (in Siberia) where cold tea was served as refreshment during the race.

We welcome all into the club, and look forward to training with them

Race Results
Rotary Resolution 10K Adventure Runth, January 1, Leesburg, VA

  • Steven Ward 36:09
  • John Rusinko 41:01
  • Elizabeth Ottaway 48:57

Reb Ribbon 5k, December 31, 2001, Alexandria, VA

  • Todd Martin, 16:16
  • Adina Wadsworth, 21:14
  • Jim Wadsworth, 17:03
  • Douglas McDonald, 18:20
  • Robert Trost, 20:35
  • James Scarborough, 21:39

Rudolph’s Red Nose Run 10K, December 15, 2001, Fairfax, VA

  • Henry Grossmann, 34:57
  • John Rusinko, 38:30
  • James Scarborough, 46:02

News of the Club
Robin Oswald to Depart DC
Our friend Robin Oswald will be leaving DC come February. Robin contributed greatly to our Cherry Blossom and Boston Marathon teams over the past two years. We will miss her, and wish Robin all the best in her future endeavors

Race Captains Sought
WRC will be entering teams at the GW Birthday marathon relay, the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, the Boston Marathon and the Sallie Mae 10K this spring. Over the past year Todd Martin & Liz Parks have done a stellar job as race captains. We would like to lessen their burden by having other folks organize teams.

If you are interested in organizing a club team, please contact Jim Wadsworth at

Club Concludes 2001 with Over $4000 in Treasury
The club has now over 4000 dollars in the treasury, and increase of over $500 from a year earlier. This is reflects an influx of new members, impressive member participation at the Georgetown 10K volunteer turnout, and the fact that treasure James Scarborough is very frugal.

Jim Wadsworth “Treasure Scarborough, how much can the club can pay for the annual banquet?

Scarborough “Oh, I think we have enough funds for a large pizza with and a six pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon”

All kidding aside, James has done a very good job. This bodes well for us getting uniforms, and fielding race teams over the next year.

Todd Martin Starting Speedwork on Wednesday

The boys will be beginning their speed workouts on Wednesday 6:30 p.m. at Washington & Lee HS . Please contact Todd if you are interested. Todd’s email address is on our

If you don’t have a password to get on our Intranet, contact Dave Keating at

Twenty Turn out for 2002 Inaugural Sunday Run

The club had over 20 folks for the Sunday run of January 6. Included in our midst were Teren Block, a mainstay with the club from five years ago, who recently returned from a prolonged stay in Brazil, and Greg Pece, who just returned from Japan. Teren tells us she clocked a 2:55 marathon in Brazil two years ago. Afterwards we kibitzed at Firehook Bakery, 3241 M Street will be our winter quarters thru March.

Word from Jeff Aronis

Jeff Aronis, who moved to Boston last summer, has reestablished contact with the mother ship. Still working at KPMG, Jeff tells us “I did the NYC Marathon in Nov. Not my fastest time (3:31) but just being out on that course was amazing. And the spectators were awesome. I actually bumped into Katherine Turner on the T in Boston. She was just coming back from DC. She said she was loving law school, and really enjoyed Cambridge.”

Incidentally, Jeff made the August Cover of Triathlete Magazine, for his performance at the Blackwater Eagleman Half Ironman in Cambridge, MD, back in June

Jeff Aronis, on August Cover of Triathlete Magazine.
Banquet scheduled for January 26th
Just a reminder that our annual banquet will be scheduled for January 26th. It will be a chance to socialize, and honor those who ran well in the past year & those who contributed to the club. If you have not received an invitation, please contact Jim Wadsworth at

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