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WEEKLY RUN REPORT

* * *  SHAWMONT RUNNING CLUB  * * *

*              8/4/18 RUN REPORT

*   Saturday Group Run at 7:30 a.m.

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** WHOZ DOIN WHAT IN 2018 

8/18 --   USATF MASTERS 5K NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (GA)

            JustGene

8/18 --   IVYLAND 5K (PA)

            BB Betsy (?), Laura, Prof. Sandy, Quietman Tom (?)

8/24 -    USATF MASTERS 1 MILE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (MI)

            JustGene

9/1 ---    ARFTA 70-HOUR RUN (TN)

            JustGene

9/1 --     DAIRY DASH 5K (Mansfield, PA … near the Canadian border)

            Prof. Sandy

9/2 ---    VIRGINIA BEACH ROCK N ROLL HALF MARATHON (VA)

            Quietman Tom

9/8 ---    DU MEDOC MARATHON (* Bordeaux, France)

            KennyBaby

9/9 ---    MAIN LINE 5K (PA)

            JustGene, Prof. Sandy

9/9 ---    VIA MARATHON (* Allentown, PA)

            Heather, Katrina

9/16 --   ROCK N ROLL HALF MARATHON (Philly)

            OKhen (training)

9/30 --   WINEGLASS MARATHON (* NY)

            JimmyDee, Laura

10/7 --   CHICAGO MARATHON (IL)

            Lisa-Marie

10/7 --   DELAWARE DISTANCE CLASSIC 15K (DE)

            JustGene, Prof. Sandy

10/20 -  BALTIMORE HALF MARATHON (MD)

            OKhen

10/21 -  EVANSBURG CHALLENGE 15K TRAIL RUN (PA)

            JustGene

10/21 -  ATLANTIC CITY HALF MARATHON (NJ)

            Rob M

10/27 -  USATF MASTERS 15K NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (OK)

            JustGene

10/27 -  WILMINGTON WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON (DE)

            Katrina

10/28 -  MARINE CORPS MARATHON (D.C.)

            Greg

11/4 --   NYC MARATHON (* NY)

            Desi, … NOT KennyBaby or Howard

11/4 --   RUN THE BRIDGE 10K (NJ/PA)

            JustGene, Prof. Sandy

11/11 -  HARRISBURG MARATHON (PA)

            KennyBaby, Rob M

11/17 -  JFK 50 MILER (MD)

            BoltCutter, Lady Jennifer

11/17 -  ROTHMAN 8K (Philly)

            JustGene

11/17 -  PHILADELPHIA HALF MARATHON (Philly)

            Alan B, Chris D, Katrina

11/18 -  PHILADELPHIA MARATHON (* Philly)

            Jamie, Louise

11/24 -  DELAWARE OPEN XC 5K (DE)

            JustGene

12/8 --   REHOBOTH BEACH HALF MARATHON (DE)

            Christine M, KayCee, Lady Jennifer, Lisa-Marie

12/18 -  JACKSONVILLE MARATHON (* FL)

            JustGene (going for age group world record of 2:54:48)


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** RUMINATIONS

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So, what happened to the Run For the Hill of It??? It used to be a really big race. Shuttles from remote parking areas. LOTS of runners and walkers. An email from the Zenster on Thursday cancelling our Saturday run because of the crowds.

Well, we got the email this year but where were the crowds????

First, I got to the start and there weren’t many cars. I parked pretty close. Then I did my run. On the way back I got to the turnaround (near the Inn) and asked the official when the mob was expected. She said “what mob? Don’t worry, there aren’t many runners” She wasn’t kidding. It wasn’t much more crowded than a normal Saturday….except a few young guys were running fast and shirtless.

When I saw the young guys, I went to my bad place, thinking to myself that in 25 years most of them will have guts and have taken up golf.

So back to my question. Why was the race so empty?  Are people seeing that in other races or is this just an anomaly? Are races becoming passe? Is the running fad losing steam? Are we returning to the days of the loneliness of the long distance runner?

Any thoughts?

Your friend in running

Anon


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** NEWS ITEMS **

No news items this week.


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** MAY THE WIND BE AT YOUR BACK

8/10 --   BIGFOOT 200 (WA, pacing for 160 miles)

            JustGene


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** CONGRATS-A-MUNDO TO ALL!

No results that we know of this week.


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** RUNNIN' OFF AT THE MOUTH

Live like a clock. 

     —Jumbo Elliott, long-time Villanova track coach, on how runners should structure their lifestyle 

Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run. 

     —Jumbo Elliott 

[Jumbo Elliott] forever sought “the wolf,” the anchorman, the one who would make up the distance to the runner up ahead. His runners overachieved at times, became wolves to avoid disappointment in them— or to avoid his occasional outbursts. 

     —Theodore J. Berry, M. D., in Jumbo Elliott: Makers of Milers, Maker of Men


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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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** NEWBIES **

1      No newbies this week

** VETERANS **

1      Alan B -------------------------      an on-the-trail 10

2      BB Betsy ---------------------      a Shawmont + 6 for 20

3      BoltCutter --------------------      an unknown route for 16

4      Calvin -------------------------       a Shawmont + 6 for 20

5      Christine M ------------------       an unknown route for 20

6      Dr. Ned ----------------------        a to-the-Inn-and-back 5

7      Greg -------------------------         a Shawmont 14

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

9      Heather ---------------------         a Shawmont + 6 for 20

10    Howard ---------------------         an on-the-trail 10 + 2 more for 12

11    Jamie ------------------------        a Shawmont 14

12    Jason ------------------------        an unknown route for 16

13    JimmyDee -----------------        a Shawmont-Manor for 17+

14    JustGene -------------------        5 + 3 hours on the trails

15    KayCee ---------------------         an unknown route for 20

16    Lisa-Marie -----------------         an unknown route for 20

17    Maya ------------------------         an on-the-trail 10

18    Quietman Tom -----------         a Shawmont-Manor for 17+

19    Rakhee --------------------          an on-the-trail 7

20    Tall Dave ------------------         a Shawmont-Manor + home for 19+

21    Teddio ---------------------          an on-the-trail 10

22    Tina -------------------------          an on-the-trail 7

23    TommyO ------------------          an unknown route for 16.5

** ALSO SEEN & MENTIONABLES **


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