Club News, September 28, 2003

The WRC – Club News, September 28, 2003

People news, member race results,
marathon games, happy hour report, on the red oval,
and Sunday distance run

People News
New Members

Mike Proulx, 28, Arlington, VA. Mike recently moved here from Colorado though he originally hails from Canton, CT, which was once the hometown of former olympic decathlon gold medalist, Bruce Jenner. Mike’s running has been improving through his dedication to the track workouts and distance run. While perhaps not a decathlete like his fellow hometown mate Bruce, Mike has nonetheless shown his adept skill in charming his way into other people’s hotel rooms at out-of-town races as witnessed in Philly.

Joseph Pires, 22, stationed at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. Joe holds pr’s of 68 minutes for 10 miles and 18 minutes for 5k. Joe showed up this past Sunday for the club distance run and advanced his usual 4 to 5 mile run distance of late to a pr distance of 14 miles. See what showing up will get you? Yep, running comaraderie and sore legs.

We welcome Mike and Joe into the WRC!


Courtney Fulton, who visited DC and the WRC back in those winter months we’ve already forgotten about, for snow sucks, has moved to the DC area to work and attend grad school at American University. Courtney is working and studying in the wellness area and is training for the Chicago Marathon. We now can officially welcome Courtney to DC and wish her the best in her upcoming marathon and new adventure! Member Race Results
National Press Club 5k (9/06)

Two firsts in age divisions…cool!

6th Sarah Buckheit 43  22:02 (1st master)

20th Jay Wind 53  19:27 (1st over 50)

Fairlakes 8k (9/07)


WRC women took 2nd through 5th on this rolling course. Vice president Casey Smith led the way.

2nd Casey Smith 24  28:43
3d Lisa Thomas 27  29:21
4th Sharon Donovan 29  29:47
5th Maria Kozloski 38  30:53

Jay Wind 53  31:40
Lance Crist 37  32:26

Philadelphia Distance Run, Philadelphia, PA (9/21) 


WRC takes 3d and 4th team places at Philly Half!

Mixed open team 3d!
Erica Morton (captain), Bryon Powell, Katie Durkin, Mike Proulx, and Chris Duke
Mens masters team 4th!
David Keating (captain), Prasad Gerard, Mike McGrath, and Steve Baker

18th Mike Wardian 1:06:28
Bryon Powell 1:20:52
Prasad Gerard 1:24:49
Mike McGrath 1:26:12
David Keating 1:27:40
Mike Proulx 1:28:32
Steve Baker 1:39:14
Chris Duke 1:39:32

Courtney Fulton 137:36
Erica Morton 1:46:27
Katie Durkin 1:50:01

Dave Keating reported that most of the WRCers enjoyed a tasty italian supper out at one of Philadelphia’s eateries, Bella Mia, the night before the race where team strategy was discussed. Dave wouldn’t divulge details but did summerize the discussions as “do this as fast as possible…left right, left right, or if you prefer right left, right left for 13.1 miles.” It seemed to have worked wonders given the grand performances.

Some pics from the cheese steak city…
Erica and Bryon cruising on in…
Mike and Courtney striding on…nope, they didn’t collide…
Our enforcer Chris moving strongly…
Dave and Mike doing the one-leg-up pose during the race…
Prasad moving well…and keeping the tan working too…

Kensington 8K, Kensington, MD (9/20)

WRC women whip it up in Kensington! Led by vice pres Casey Smith, four WRC women place high in Kensington with impressive times! Cheers ladies!

1st Casey Smith 24  29:32
2nd Lisa Thomas 27  30:05
3d Sharon Donovan 29  30:43
9th Marie Sandrock 31  32:22

36th Jay Wind 53  32:41

PVI Runfest 5k, Fairfax, VA (9/21)

This event attracked a number of world class athletes…and some impressive performances by a few WRCers were part of the deal.
4th Maria Kozloski 38  18:35 (3d age group and a pr as well we understand….congrats Maria!)
13th Sarah Buckheit 43  22:32 (4th age group)41st James Scarborough 45  22:35

Sarah moving on in…with James (right) in pursuit…

Pennsylvania Mile, DC (9/27)

Hey hey hey….we are happy to report that Kyle Yost took 2nd place overall in the “run with your pooch race,” barely edged out by some dude with a more experienced Lab. Way to go Kyle and friend!

Racing Wrap Up
We humbly and sincerely apologize if we’ve forgotten any members in races, who would have liked to have seen their names in print. If so, send an email to and we’ll update the page just for you!

In the future, if you run a race out of town and want to see your results posted, please send any info in. Interesting quotes or observations are very welcome too.
Club Activities and Stuff
Marathon Games

Again, we report on our members who are planning fall marathons. This may not be 100% accurate, but alas, we try.

Detroit Marathon: Michael Wardian

Chicago Marathon: Casey Smith, Sharon Donovan, Maria Kozloski, Lisa Thomas, Marie Sandrock, Courtney Fulton, Steve Baker, Frank Sprtel, Steve Amter, and moved associates – Todd Martin, Carly Vynne, Susan Wunderly, Nikki Underwood

Marine Corps Marathon: Erica Morton, Al Han, Challice Bonifant, Mike Proulx, Russell Crandall, Beth Klee

Philadelphia Marathon: Dave Keating

Party on, run on, dudes and dudettes!

Happy Hour 


The WRC held a happy hour on Friday, September 19, at the Rock Bottom Brewery in the Ballston Common Mall in Arlington. Member turnout was a bit down due to Isabel, who wasn’t invited, but who tormented many out of electricity and their sanity. Still, the hearty that showed had a beer-hefting good time!

On the Red Oval

We continue to get great turnouts at the Tuesday evening track workouts, including some new folks (5 this past week). For more info on WRC track workouts, the track page tells a story or two. It’s beginning to get quite dark now. We’ll remain on Tuesdays for a couple of weeks yet…we may switch to Wednesday’s soon to partake of the one night where they put on the lights. Stay tuned…

Sunday Distance Run


A bunch of us meet on Sunday mornings to run distances of 10-18 miles (if you want/need to go shorter, you can turn around and head back at any point to your liking since our runs are almost always out and back courses).

We start at 8 am in Georgetown on M Street (3300 Block, across the street from the Staples Store with the red awnings).  Distance run info and directions

After running we regroup at Dean & DeLuca (3276 M Street, NW) for refreshments and to gross out the rich and famous with our soiled running duds, tired legs, and tales of sojourn. Okay, hey, most of us do change our shirts after the run so it isn’t quite that bad!

Nineteen showed this past Sunday so we did a grand job taking over a significant part of the towpath and then the D&D coffee joint. The pretty and handsome (well, the guys can dream can’t they?) countenances included: Erica, Adina, Win, Courtney, Julia, Challice, Gerry, Steve, Tris, Mike, Mike, Dave, Steve, Joe, Jim, Jim, Chris, Ed, and Ryan. Then, we were lucky enough to have club consultant Ed Doheny join us at D&D to make our coffee and gab experience complete.

That’s all for now…thanks for reading!

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