Sunday Distance Run – 3/23

WRC has two team entries for tomorrow’s Caesar Rodney Half Marathon race in Wilmington, DE and some WRC’ers training for Boston (or other upcoming marathons) will be running a 26.2k “simulator” on a flat loop at Hains Point.

In addition to both of these stimulating activities, our regular Sunday Distance Run will start at 33rd and M in Georgetown (in front of CB2).  The mileage for most will be 10 to 16 miles.

Today’s Daily Double, and Next Week’s Superfecta

Presumptive 2013 WRC Grand Prix series leader, Christine Hackman, assembled a great performance today all throughout the Tidal Basin. Meanwhile, recently joining member and rising star Megan Haberle conquered newer (to her) and longer (than last week‘s) distances further along the same brackish estuary. Megan can take some notes from Suzy Coffey, who is back on the racing scene!

Veterans Day 10K
November 10, 2013 - Washington, DC

 179   1221 Christine Hackman 50F   45:16 7:17 2nd F50-54
1814 finishers

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon 
November 10, 2013 - National Harbor, MD

  40   1227 MEGAN HABERLE 33F   1:26:21 6:36 9th woman OA
 226    767 SUZY COFFEY	  57F   1:45:29 8:04 5th F50-59
1737 finishers

Says Megan about her stellar performance:

I had WRC on the brain while I enjoyed my post-race cappuccino over in National Harbor. No terribly deep insights, but obviously the weather was great and there were some inspiring visually-impaired racers who started us off. (For my part, I’m maybe happiest about my negative splits, something that’s been elusive in my workouts so far.)

El Presidente, Kirk Masterson, reminds us that only one more race remains on the 2013 WRC Grand Prix schedule: Jingle All the Way 8K. Look into it, plan to race with your clubmates, and of course let the GP coordinator, David Pittman, know about your results.

Next weekend promises something completely different, as we turn toward three four very different kinds of races strewn across the Mid-Atlantic:

Great job and good luck to everyone!

Spectating and Celebrating the MCM

In lieu of this week’s Sunday Distance Run, we will be cheering on the marathoners!

I will be staking out a spectating spot for the MCM and would love to have other non-racing WRC members join me. The spot will be the 16 mile marker, which is also about 10.5. It is at the entrance area of Hains Point.

(See this using an excellent course map, designed by Geocentric and powered by Leaflet)

I will be joining Joey Plank and Bethany Pribila as they cheer for their team Team Racing for Veterans (R4V). Some folks may remember them from their handful of runs with us prior to their move to Minneapolis. They worked hard to establish this charity. The mission of R4V is: to support the rehabilitation of and provide opportunities for veterans in the United States through their involvement in athletics, races and adaptive sports.

Joey and Bethany have invited us to join their celebratory party at World of Beer in Arlington, VA from Noon to 4 PM (901 N. Glebe RD 105, Arlington, VA 22203).

An exciting day! Good luck to all runners!

WRC Roster for the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon

Lauren Gabler ✫, captain
Rachel Clattenburg ✫
Hillary Tipton ✫
Andrew Killian ✫
Jerold Paulson ✫
Anubhuti Mishra
Nancy Marsillo
Mary Baker
Gareth Coville
Jay Jacob Wind
Jamie Williams
Daniel Yi
Mark Wright
Robert Platt
Nathan Nair
Max Lockwood
Patrick O’Keefe

✫ representing the club in the Mixed Open Team Competition

Karlsen, Kennedy Cleared for Chicago Competition

WRCers Paul Karlsen and Rick Kennedy are ready to rumble tomorrow morning (Sunday) at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, one of the World Marathon Majors (i.e. most prestigious marathon races on the planet). Paul will be hyper-visible throughout this Second City in his 2013 Series Singlet.

The Wave 1 Start is set for 7:30 a.m. CDT (UTC−05:00). We’ll be updating their splits and results below, immediately following the unstoppable Sunday Distance Run.

UPDATE: Paul finished 555th overall, shaving over 3 minutes off of his previous personal best!


Paul Karlsen, bib #1050, profile

Checkpoint Time Pace
10K 0:40:51 6:33/mi, 4:04/Km
Half (21.1K) 1:26:21 6:35/mi, 4:05/Km
30K 2:03:14 6:36/mi, 4:06/Km
Marathon (42.2K) 2:54:56 PR 6:40/mi, 4:08/Km

Full splits (unofficial), 555th place overall

MCM Team Entry

Lauren Gabler, who is stepping up as captain of the squad preparing for this course, sez:

The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is just around the corner and WRC is going to be well represented, both by our talented runners and our awesome new racing singlets. We’d like to enter the team competition, which consists of 3-5 runners for either a men’s, women’s, or co-ed team.

If you’re registered for the MCM and want to represent our club on October 27th, please contact Lauren at She’ll figure out the team logistics and make sure we’re registered by the cut-off date!

Best of luck with the rest of your fall marathon training!

Historic MCM Team Results