Washington Running Club, August 2010

Washington Running Club 08/01/10
A Busy August for WRC

Hello WRC Members!

Thanks to all of you that have become more involved in the club’s recent social and running activities. We’ve got a very busy end of summer with track workouts, races, a new DC Pacer’s store, and more!

Long Run–As always, the Sunday long run starts at 8 am on the corner of 33rd and M in Georgetown. Meet for coffee at Dean and Deluca after the run. Please note that THE LONG RUN WILL BE CANCELED ON AUGUST 8TH due to the Summer Strides 5k race. Come join us to race and/or volunteer! (Read more below)

We want to hear all of your race results, run related stories, and see your race and run photos so we can share all of your news with the club. Also, if you are interested in writing a race report or another article, let us know. Please e-mail information and photos to Tamma at tammaanne@gmail.com

Reminder: Volunteers and racers needed for August 8th Summer Strides 5k race!

Please join Racepacket and the Washington Running Club on August 8th for the Summer Strides 5k. Race begins at 8 am and is located in Carderock on the canal! Please visit http://www.racepacket.com/calendar/frace.php?fid=36 for more information. Email elyse.braner@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering.

Congratulations our WRR Spring Ranking winners!

Elyse Braner, Gerry Ives, Christina Burbach and Christine Hackman all made the WRR Spring rankings. Congratulations to all of you for your outstanding race results!
Dues help keep WRC alive! Have you renewed your membership?
Don’t forget to renew your dues! The dues pay for the club’s operating expenses, activities (e.g., WRC bbq), race teams, etc.
Team Uniforms: Represent WRC at your next race!
If you’re interested in racing in a WRC singlet, please contact Amanda (amandaH@washrun.org). Men’s singlets are $20, and women’s singlets are $30.

Track Workouts in two locations
WRC hosts track workouts at American University and near the U Street corridor. For more information, please contact Emily (ecupito@gmail.com) for details about American or Steve (stephenlaico@gmail.com) for details about U Street.
M3 Massage teams up with WRC

M3 Massage is a new massage place in Georgetown (3070 M Street NW) that is focusing in sports and prenatal massages. Their therapists, Rodrigo, Leah, and Christian, specialize in sports massage and would love to help WRC’ers through painful training cycles. A massage at M3 would be the perfect way to recover from your long run. M3 takes appointments as early as 9am on Sundays.

M3 is offering WRC members a 10% discount. Just make sure you mention that you’re a member when you make an appointment. For more information, see M3’s website (www.mtrois.com).
Pacers comes to Logan Circle

Pacers just opened a store in DC’s Logan Circle neighborhood geared to the competitive runner and tri athlete. Slowly, but surely, Pacers Logan Circle is bringing in running shoes that no other store in the city carries. Also, the Pacers Logan Circle’s store manager, Robbie Wade, will be coming to a WRC long run to get feedback from club members on how to improve the store’s running shoe selection. If you stop by the store beforehand, make sure you introduce yourself to Robbie and congratulate him for recently qualifying for pro status in the triathlon. Robbie took the amateur divison at the NYC Tri and took 2nd place overall at the DC Tri.

WRC members get a permanent 10% discount off their purchases at Pacers.
If you have any questions concerns, ideas, or just want to chat about running, you can reach us at elyse.braner@gmail.com and tammaanne@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you!

President: Elyse Braner
Vice President: Amanda Hamilton
Secretary: Tamma Carleton
Treasurer: James Scarborough
Director at Large: Brian Savitch
Director at Large: Dan Yi
Director at Large: Madeline Harms