WRC News, March 2011

Washington Running Club March 2011
WRC: We run the nation’s capital.

Long Run — SUNDAY LONG RUNS begin at 8 am at the corner of 33rd and M in Georgetown. Meet for coffee after the run at Dean & DeLuca.
WRC Party/Election Held March 5, 2011

Left: Awardees Dan Yi and John O’Donnell plan WRC’s future global dominance.

The WRC 2010 annual meeting a.k.a. “Holiday Party” occurred Saturday, March 5 at U Street Corridor’s Ellington Apartments.

Drinks were provided by the club and members; appetizers and desserts were provided by Chef Cartier caterers. A good time was held by all! Awards given and election results are below.

Above: Win Persina and Deborah Pressley consider future mischief.

2010 Washington Running Club Award Winners

Male Runner of the Year: Dan Yi
Female Runner of the Year: Emily Cupito
Most-improved Runner of the Year, male: Brian Savitch
Most-improved Runner of the Year, female: Madeline Harms
Inspirational Runner of the Year: Gerry Ives
Alfred TomFelde Trophy (Club Service Award): Amanda Hamilton
Special Recognition: John O’Donnell
Most-improved runner Brian Savitch and wife Farah.
(Apologies in advance to Mrs. Vegan-ator for the possible misspelling.)

Amanda Hamilton warms up to receive the Alfred TomFelde Trophy.

Election Results

The acting club president (John Kendra) and VP (Christine Hackman) were officially elected at the club party/annual meeting. Liquor was served at the polls. Regardless, your board will thus remain as given at the bottom of the email. Thanks to the membership for the support.

Left: John Kendra continues his reign of terror with the gracious support of wife Sylvia.
This Month in WRC History — by Gerry Ives

Twenty-five years ago, the March 1986 WRC Newsletter had Jim Hage finishing the Bethesda Chase 20K (a nasty hilly course) in 67:05, with Jay Wind in 79:39 followed by Gerry Ives in 79:50.

More recently — only 20 years ago — in March 1991, Jim Wadsworth nailed down 6th place at the St. Paddy’s 10K with a 32:40. In the Alamo Alumni 8K (same month), Jim Hage took 2nd place in 24:47, 14 seconds behind Bill Rodgers. All of the above (except for Bill Rodgers) are still WRC members, and they’re still running!

Race Results

A Note from the Editor:
Pleaseohplease, send your results to hackman.christine@gmail.com. I don’t know who all of you are, and I’m too busy to scan Washington Running Report regularly.
Photos welcome, too!

St Patrick’s Day 8k – Sunday, March 13, 2011
The WRC team placed 7th out of 42 teams. Team members:

1 27:55 Geoff King, M, 32
2 37:06 Joanna Russo, F, 25
3 38:09 Amanda Hamilton, F, 31
4 39:14 Christine Hackman, F, 47
5 (43:48) Rachel Tulchin, F, 29
6 (53:50) Albena Peters, F, 35
Other known WRC runners:
Brian Savitch, M, 31, 28:48
Anna Russell, F, 28, 32:34
Cristina Burbach, F, 36, 33:55
Elyse Braner, F, 26, 35:19

Congratulations to all our runners. Send us your results. Go, WRC!
March 2011 Bad Running Haiku

Blessed Port-o-John,
Gracing my intestines. Yo!
Run much better now.

(This feature will disappear once your editor receives three (3) race results via emal. Or, submit your haiku, in which case we’ll print it and remove “Bad” from the headline.)
Track Workouts

Get the edge on your competitors by hitting the track! Options:
Group at Banneker Track (DC): Wednesday mornings at 6:45A, led by Steve Laico (stephenlaico@gmail.com)
Potomac Runners @ Washington/Lee HS track (Arlington, VA), Wednesday evenings at 6:30P; www.potomacrunners.com
NOVA Runners: Tuesday track workouts in Arlington (6:30P @ Wakefield HS?); www.novarun.com
Capital Area Runners @ Washington/Lee HS track : Tuesday AM/PM track workouts; Thu PM/Fri AM tempo runs; www.capitalarearunners.com
If you know of other workouts, please inform us!


Enjoy the newsletter, not to mention the cachet conferred upon you when it’s learned you’re a member of DC’s finest running club?

Then pay your dues. Here’s how:

Send a check payable to Washington Running Club or WRC to James Scarborough, P.O. Box 545 McLean, VA, 22101. Please include your postal and email addresses with the check.

Amount: Annual dues are $20 for individual and $30 for family membership, due in January. If you join on or after September 1st, you are paid for the remainder of that year and the entire following year.

Share your news: Got race results, running stories, or other (G-rated) content/photos of interest? Newsletter submissions are welcome! E-mail Christine Hackman at hackman.christine@gmail.com
Washington Running Club: We run the nation’s capital!

Have ideas for WRC activities, long run routes, etc? Just want to chat about running? Contact us at jrkinva@gmail.com or hackman.christine@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you!

President: John Kendra
Vice President: Christine Hackman
Secretary: Kirk Masterson
Treasurer: James Scarborough
Director at Large: Deborah Pressley
Director at Large: Dan Yi