WRC News: April 2011

Washington Running Club April 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.
This month: actual news!
It’s spring. Lots going on! New club members. Club poetry. Race results. Here we go…

Birth Announcement — Gerry Ives

Naoko and Dan
Together Had a Baby.
Another Member.

Wecome new WRC member Emi Noelle Simonds!

Ms Simonds recovers from her birth workout
WRC has a new and probably very speedy member! Emi Noelle Simonds was born to Naoko Ishibe and Dan Simonds on Friday, March 18, 2011. 6.8 lbs, brown eyes, dark hair. Mom, Dad and Baby are fine.

A big, bad CONGRATS to Dan and Naoko from the club.

Additions, Corrections & Retractions

(Because your editor does this in a hurry…)

1. Brian Savitch’s WRC-Club-Party date Farah (below) was mistakenly identified as (a) his wife, and (b) Mrs. Vegan-ator. She is neither. We sincerely apologize for the lack of fact-checking.

2. Deborah Pressley took all of the photos seen in the March newsletter (and in fact, many more). We did not credit her then, but we do now. She also was responsible for the party catering provided by Chef Cartier. Thank you, DP! (And go kick a– at Boston!)

3. Props to the Bozzuto Group (via Amanda Hamilton) for donating use of
the club room.

^^ This is not Mrs. Veganator. The Editor regrets the error.

This Month in WRC History — by Gerry Ives

Way back in April of 1989, the first running of the Nike Women’s 8K drew the best ever women’s 8K field in Washington, DC. Lynn Jennings ran a US best time of 25:07 and nine WRC women broke 30 minutes (with Maria Pazarentzos leading them 27:33).

Even further back in 1985, Jim Hage ran 49:04 at the Cherry Blossom 10-miler. Three WRC men broke 50 minutes, 26 were under 60 minutes, including current members Jay Wind (55:27) and Bob Trost (57:41), and Patty McGovern took 9th place overall for the WRC women, with a fine 55:46. The following year, 1986, was even better for the Club, as six WRC men broke 50 minutes (with WRCer Steve Spence clocking 47:37), and 35 WRC men and two women broke 60.
Race Results

Thanks for sending in results. Please continue to do so!

National Half-Marathon WRC team Joanna Russo, Amanda Hamilton and Christine Hackman ham it up post-St-Patrick’s-Day-8k. (Photo: Steve Laico)
National Marathon, Half-Marathon and Team (Half-Marathon) Relay – Saturday, March 26, 2011, Washington DC.
Team Results:
Team Kendra (John Kendra, Emily Buzzell and James Scarborough): 2nd out of 281 teams, 1st in Open division. Time: 1:27:10.
Washington Running Club (Amanda Hamilton, Christine Hackman and Joanna Russo): 10th/281, 1st in RunClub division. Time: 1:38:52.

Individual Half-Marathon Results:
David Pittman, 26, 1:24:38
(An)Drew Killian, 31, 1:27:18
Rick Kennedy, 40, 1:35:14
Liz Lambert, 39, 1:54:35
Carla Freyvogel, 53, 1:54:37

Cherry Blossom 10-Miler – Sunday, April 3, 2011,
Washington DC.
Brian Savitch, 31, 58:06
David Pittman, 26, 1:02:14
Cristina Burbach, 36, 1:09:37
Gerry Ives, 71, 1:13:19 (1st in 70-74 AG)
Elyse Braner, 26, 1:14:55
Jay Wind, 61, 1:17:20
Bruce Reynolds, 60, 1:20:22
Amanda Hamilton, 31, 1:20:25
James Scarborough, 52, 1:21:53

Other results:
Jay Jacob Wind: Lower Potomac River Marathon, March 13, 2011, Piney Point, MD; 61. 3:55:18, 1st M60+, 65th overall, qualifying for 2012 Boston Marathon.
Carla Freyvogel: The Ocean Drive 5k, March 19, 2011, Miami Beach, FL; 53. 23:38, 2nd in 50-54 AG.

Congratulations to all our runners. Send us your results.
Go, WRC!

April 2011 Running Haiku — by Jay Wind

I run uncertain
of my finish time
but certain of my finish

(Submit your haiku to hackman.christine@gmail.com)

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