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WEEKLY RUN REPORT

* * *  SHAWMONT RUNNING CLUB  * * *

*              7/25/20 RUN REPORT

*   Saturday Group Run at 7:30 a.m.

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** WHOZ DOIN WHAT IN 2020

9/7 ---    MAIN LINE 5K (PA) - VIRTUAL

            JustGene

9/13 ---- CHASING THE UNICORN MARATHON (* PA)

            Quietman Tom

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

            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) - CANCELED

            Howard

10/3 --   CAMP INNABAH 5 MILER (PA)

            JustGene

10/4 --   WINEGLASS MARATHON (* NY) - VIRTUAL

            Pat M

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

            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) - CANCELED

            Howard, KayCee, Lisa-Marie, Pat M

10/11 -  CHICAGO MARATHON (IL) - CANCELED

            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

10/24 -  DIRTY GERMAN 50K (Philly) - CANCELED

            JustGene, Pat M

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

            JustGene

10/25 -  NIAGARA HALF MARATHON (Canada)

            Pat M

11/1 -    NYC MARATHON (* NY) - CANCELED

            JR

11/1 --   RUN THE BRIDGE 10K (PA) - VIRTUAL

            JustGene

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

            JustGene

11/7 --   TYLER ARBORETUM 10K (PA)

            JustGene

11/8 -    HARRISBURG MARATHON (* PA)

            Lisa-Marie

11/14 -  ROTHMAN 8K (PA) - CANCELED

            JustGene

11/15 -  RICHMOND MARATHON (* VA)

            Pat M

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

            Dave V

11/22 -  AARC PHILADELPHIA MARATHON (* PA) - CANCELED

            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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When in… Do As…

The poor walker hugged the air on the side of the trail with a look of terror on their face as I approached while running on the other side. They waved me off desperately as I realized that they were reacting to the fact that I wasn’t wearing a mask. I was 10’ away in the great outdoors. There was no point questioning why they were even walking on the trail. I suppose they were asking themself why irresponsible people like me were threatening folks like them. 

This isn’t about whether one must or need not, although I’ll go there if you want. It’s about living in community. As long as people aren’t deliberately coughing with intent to infect, I’ll let them be them. But to me, part of living in community means that I somehow appreciate people who think differently. So I’m cultivating the language of appreciation when people wear a mask and pass close to me, “Thanks for mask wearing.” and regret when I’ve forgotten mine, even when I’m more than socially distant, “Sorry. I’ll do better with my own mask.”

I see it as an extension of appreciation of behavior that is considerate, “Thanks for the heads up,” to bicyclists who announce their approach from behind. It works better, anyway, than calling people out. I don’t have to be Roman to do as the Romans do, whether I agree or not. 

-CtCloser “Negative split or positive splat”

Fine Print

Text by Calvin Wang, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0


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** NEWS ITEMS **

No items this week.


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** MAY THE WIND BE AT YOUR BACK

No events this week.


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** CONGRATS-A-MUNDO TO ALL!  

7/25 -    MAAH DAAH HEY TRAIL HALF MARATHON (ND)

Katrina ------------------       3:01:38 for this 13.8 mile half marathon


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** RUNNIN' OFF AT THE MOUTH

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

(072410)

What the years have shown me is that running clarifies the thinking process as well as purifies the body.  I think best – most broadly and fully – when I am running.

 --- Amby Burfoot, The Runner’s Guide To The Meaning Of Life

It’s nice to be 40 – at least I usually win my age group!

 --- Francie Larrieu Smith, 5-time American Olympian and collegiate T&F coach

There’s a park across the street from the house where I grew up.  It took me awhile to work up to running ‘all the way around the park.’  When I finally did it, it was a really big deal.  I ran all the way around the park!  ‘You did what?  All the way around?  My goodness!’  Everyone in my family was impressed.  I had to lie down the rest of the day.  I measured it later – nine-tenths of a mile.

 --- Tish Hamilton, Executive Editor at Runner’s World


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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      Ariel -----------------------            an on-the-trail 9

2      Barbara O ---------------           a Canoe Club 13.  Welcome Back!

3      BB Betsy -----------------          a Shawmont 14

4      BoltCutter ----------------          an altered Art Museum Loop + some for 24.  YeOW-za!

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

6      Happ ---------------------            an on-the-trail 10 + 2 for 12

7      Howard ------------------            a Shawmont 14

8      Jamie ---------------------           an on-the-trail 10 + 2 for 12

9      JimmyDee ---------------          a Shawmont 14

10    KayCee -------------------           an on-the-Perk-trail 12

11    Lakshmi -----------------            a Canoe Club 13

12    Marjo ---------------------            an on-the-trail 8

13    Michael P ----------------           a yellow trail to Houston Meadows for 5 … a recent PR

14    OKhen --------------------           an on-the-trail 8

15    Pati L -------------------- an on-the-trail 10

16    Quietman Tom ---------           an altered Art Museum Loop + some for 24

17    Sheila ---------------------           a Canoe Club 13

18    Teddio --------------------           an on-the-trail 10

19    Ying ----------------------            an on-the-trail 10 + 2 for 12

** ALSO SEEN & MENTIONABLES **


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