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WEEKLY RUN REPORT

* * *  SHAWMONT RUNNING CLUB  * * *

*              5/30/20 RUN REPORT

*   Saturday Group Run at 7:30 a.m.

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** WHOZ DOIN WHAT IN 2020

6/20 --   SORIA MORIA TIL VERDENS ENDE 100 MILER (Norway)

            JustGene

6/28 --   A RUN FOR THE AGES 10K (PA)

            JustGene

7/4 ----   AFTON 50K (MN)

            JustErica, JustGene

7/8 ----   LEBANON 7 MILER (MN)

            JustErica, JustGene

7/12 --   CHOBOT CHALLENGE 15K (PA)

            JustGene

7/19 --   NJ STATE TRIATHLON (s-1.5K, b-40K, r-10K, NJ)

            David V

8/7 ---    BIGFOOT 200 (WA, 8/7-8/11)

            JustGene

8/30 --   UPPER DUBLIN TRIATHLON (350M s, 1 0.6mi b, 3.4mi r, PA)

            Howard

9/7 ---    MAIN LINE 5K (PA)

            JustGene

9/13 ---- QUEEN OF PRUSSIA (PA)

            Katrina

9/14 --   124TH BOSTON MARATHON (* MA)

            JR, JustGene, KayCee, Lady Jennifer, Pat M

9/19 --   IRONMAN 70.3 EAGLEMAN TRIATHLON (DE)

            Lady Jennifer

9/20 --   PHILADELPHIA ROCK N ROLL HALF MARATHON (PA)

            Lady Jennifer

9/27 --   BY HOOK OR BY CROOK 12K (NJ)

            JustGene

9/29 --   JENKINTOWN SUNSET RUN 5K (PA)

            Howard

9/30 --   UPPER DUBLIN RUSH HOUR RUN 5K (PA)

            Howard

10/3 --   CAMP INNABAH 5 MILER (PA)

            JustGene

10/4 --   WINEGLASS MARATHON (* NY)

            Pat M

10/4 --   BROAD STREET RUN 10 MILER (PA)

            AGee, Alan B, Dave V, Howard, JimmyDee, Lisa-Marie, Pat M, Prof. Sandy

10/4 --   LONDON MARATHON (* UK)

            JustGene, JustHilary

10/10 -  LOVE RUN HALF MARATHON (PA)

            Howard, KayCee, Lisa-Marie, Pat M

10/11 -  CHICAGO MARATHON (IL)

            JustGene, JustHilary

10/11 -  YORK HALF MARATHON (PA)

            Quietman Tom

11/15 -- MYSTIC HALF MARATHON (CT)

            Katrina

10/18 -  EVANSBURG CHALLENGE 10 MILER (PA)

            JustGene

5/9? --   DIRTY GERMAN 50K (Philly) – POSTPONED TO FALL, date unknown

            JustGene, Pat M

10/24 -  KANSAS RAILS TO TRAILS 50K (KS)

            JustGene

10/25 -  NIAGARA HALF MARATHON (Canada)

            Pat M

10/25 -  KBC DUBLIN MARATHON (* Ireland)    CANCELLED

            JimmyDee, Lady Jennifer

11/1 -    NYC MARATHON (* NY)

            JR

11/1 --   RUN THE BRIDGE 10K (PA)

            JustGene

11/7 --   INDIANAPOLIS MONUMENTAL HALF MARATHON (IN)

            JustGene

11/7 --   TYLER ARBORETUM 10K (PA)

            JustGene

11/8 -    HARRISBURG MARATHON (* PA)

            Lisa-Marie

11/14 -  ROTHMAN 8K (PA)

            JustGene

11/15 -  RICHMOND MARATHON (* VA)

            Pat M

11/21 -  DEITZ & WATSON PHILADELPHIA HALF MARATHON (* PA)

            Dave V

11/22 -  AARC PHILADELPHIA MARATHON (* PA)

            JustGene

11/28 -  DELAWARE 5K XCountry (DE)

            JustGene

12/5 --   REHOBOTH BEACH MARATHON (* DE)

            JustGene, TommyO

12/5 --   REHOBOTH BEACH HALF MARATHON (DE)

            Lady Jennifer

** WHOZ DOIN WHAT IN 2021

5/2 ----   PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME HALF MARATHON (virtual) (OH)

            Katrina (a choice to make)

5/2 ----   COLORADO HALF MARATHON (CO)

            Katrina (a choice to make)


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** RUMINATIONS

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Meanderings and Micro-morts

It was a decidedly adventurous run for the 6 stalwarts who did Shawmont Ave last Saturday, 5/30: CtCloser, BB Betsy, JimmyDee, Steve, Teddio, and Ying. They arrived at Main Street Manayunk to the sight of a fire truck blocking passage as a pedestrian came back towards them with the word that nobody was getting past.

The 6 decided to take Pencoyd Bridge to the other side of the river with the advice of 2 other runners who also said they could take the train bridge back again. Well, none had ever done that before, but it seemed easy enough.

Seemed. After searching for the way to get up to the train bridge and consulting with 2 more pedestrians, they finally figured it out. Then they had to traverse it. Sure it was set up with grating to accommodate pedestrians, but squeezing past the No Trespassing sign seemed a bad omen.

Earlier in the run, the coronavirus-tinged conversation had prompted Teddio to share a new word he had learned: a micro-mort; the chance out of a million that anyone will die at a given moment. Well, if perception is reality then Teddio was a goner. The grates were completely ineffective at blocking the view to the Schuylkill River a couple mega-feet down. He had to make Ying violate social distancing to help him across. Given that it was Ying who had also twisted his arm in the first place to run Shawmont Ave instead of return back for an on-the-trail 13, that might have been justice of a sort.

Anyhoo (to channel Zen Yanni), with the inclusion of Shawmont Avenue, it’s always been more than just a run club. It’s always been an adventure.

-CtCloser “Negative split or positive splat”

Fine Print

Calvin Wang, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Based on true events. Likenesses used with permission.


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** NEWS ITEMS **

No items this week.


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** MAY THE WIND BE AT YOUR BACK

No events that we know of.


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** CONGRATS-A-MUNDO TO ALL!  

No events that we know of.


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** RUNNIN' OFF AT THE MOUTH

** Source: The Gigantic Book of Running Quotations, Higdon, 2008 (Skyhorse Publishing)

(052910)

I’ve never known a runner who had as much patience as he(she) needed.

 --- Amby Burfoot, The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life

I’ve never seen a computer jogging.

 --- Basketball Coach Frank Layden on why computers are smarter than people

If you feel good while running the Western States 100-mile Endurance Run, don’t worry.  You’ll get over it.

 --- Gene Thibeault, ultra-distance runner


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** THEMZ WHO WUZ THERE (except those forgotten or missed)

 * Stats * -         We track attendance and Shawmonts.

 *                      Loggin’ the miles is just for fun.

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 * RECORDS:

 * Attendance --–           39 on 6/23/18, 6/8/19

 * Shawmonts -–            26 on 2/10/18

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** NEWBIES **

1      No newbies this week

** VETERANS **

1      Alan B ---------------------          an on-the-trail 11 plus a bit more

2      Ariel -----------------------            a Canoe Club 13 plus a bit more

3      Barry ----------------------           an on-the-trail 10.  Welcome Back!

4      BB Betsy -----------------          a Shawmont 14

5      CtCloser -----------------           a Shawmont 14

6      Colleen --------------------          a down-the-shore 18.7

7      Happ ---------------------            an on-the-trail  7

8      JimmyDee ---------------          a Shawmont 14

9      Joanne M ----------------           an on-the-trail 6

10    Joey H -------------------            a to-the-Inn-and-back 5

11    Marjo ---------------------            out on Pennypack Creek Trail for 10.6

12    Milesman Hal -----------          an on-the-trail 11

13    OKhen --------------------           out on Pennypack Creek Trail for 10.6

14    Pam -----------------------           an on-the-trail 6.  Welcome Back!

15    Prof. Sandy -------------          an on-the-trail 8

16    Quietman Tom ---------           a Shawmont + 1 more for 15

17    Steve K ------------------           A Shawmont 14.  Welcome Back!

18    Teddio --------------------           a Shawmont 14 (… say WHAT?)

19    Vel ------------------------            an unknown route for 15

20    Ying ----------------------            a Shawmont 14

** ALSO SEEN & MENTIONABLES **

Dr. Ned

KennyBaby


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