Hear ye, hear ye!

Happy Snow Day, and Happy New Year, WRCers!

The WRC Annual Meeting of Members & Party is NEXT Saturday, January 17th at Carla Freyvogel’s home at 1207 Stuart Robeson Drive, McLean, VA 22101. The meeting will last from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the party will continue onward to ~ 10:00 p.m.

Details to follow shortly about parking and finding the house. A brief agenda for the meeting will also be circulated to all WRC members in good standing.

On the business side of things, we will:

  • Announce the 2014 award winners,
  • Elect the 2015 board members, and
  • Address any other business as may properly come before the meeting.

The cost of the event this year is FREE, but we ask that you bring something to share with your clubmates (Potluck or BYOB). The club will supplement your contributions with good appetizers.

Please be sure to RSVP by Wednesday, January 14th to Carla Freyvogel at vicepres@washrun.org.

We look forward to seeing you on next Saturday!


Parking at Carla’s place:

1207 Stuart Robeson Drive in McLean is in a small neighborhood with limited parking.

If you can find a spot in the neighborhood itself, more power to you. Otherwise, there are other options! You can:

  1. Park on Rt. 123 on the shoulder or in the turnout lane as you approach the neighborhood, heading NORTH on Rt. 123. My car (navy blue station wagon) will be out there to mark the spot.
  2. You can park at the Safeway on Chain Bridge Road, and walk across the street. As runners, this should not be a problem.

See you tonight! Questions, just call: 703.409.7028 or 703.356.2339.


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SDR Time Change, Departures and Arrivals

Sunday Distance Run Time Change to 7:00 a.m.

The summer heat and humidity is planning to arrive later this week, so in an effort to beat the heat, we will start our Sunday Distance Run an hour earlier, effective Sunday, June 2, 2013. The 7 a.m. start time will be in effect through September 1st, as reflected on WRC’s calendar.

Good luck to Michaela Corr and Daniel Yi

Michaela is departing for her summer internship in the Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro (BRA). And Dan is destined for Durban (RSA), Pietermaritzburg, and all points in-between for the Comrades Marathon (54 miles). Good luck to them both!

Team Photo-Op this coming Sunday

With all the new members and visitors finding us, let’s mark the occasion with a club photo before kicking off the next Sunday run. We’ll have it posted and captioned online lickety-split.

Club Neutralizes Sequester with New Stimulus Plan

In a surprise move this afternoon, the Washington Running Club Reserve Bank (WRC-RB) lowered key interest rates on oxygen debt and unilaterally raised aerobic thresholds for its entire membership, effective immediately. The LetsRun.com Bourse was caught unprepared for this development, and gossip volumes ticked upwards.

The bank’s Board of Governors explained their decision as a “necessary, direct, and proportional response” to the grave dangers posed by the painful Sequester, including furloughs, excess free time spent aimlessly loafing between coffee shops and watering holes, an increased access to daylight, and other miscellaneous forms of obstructionism.
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