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“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

The fall marathon season isn’t far away. I hope your keeping your training regimen.

I love training in the kind of heat we’ve had during recent days! But I do take some precautions. I take a 20 oz. water bottle along for any run, and 2 bottles for any run over 8 miles. If I drain one I begin looking for the next fast food restaurant where I will refill my empty bottle in a bathroom sink. I’ve refilled bottles at spigots after asking home owner’s permission to do so. There is water all around when we run, plan your running or cycling course with water in mind! Ice cream too!

Please keep training! Please do it safely, you are VERY important!

THIS WEEKEND
07/15 – LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK on July 15, 2017 Pinecrest Swim Club in Pocono Pines. Pre-registration is $23 until July 12th and $28 registration day of event. Bib and T Shirt pick up for pre-registered entrants will be on Friday, July 14 from 3-6pm at Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant in Pocono Pines. For more details and to register: www.breastcancerrally.org Volunteer opportunities are also available, please see website for more information. All proceeds of the event stay local, as the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Organization works directly with Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center in East Stroudsburg to distribute the funds accordingly.

Mill Rats – Sunday through Saturday – 7:30 am all are welcome. Wednesday evening at 5:20 pm. The American Ribbon Mill on Ann Street in Stroudsburg. Join us if you have a tale to share.

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ & https://readysetrunpoconos.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

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RAT RACES/EVENTS:

07/23 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN – Lisa Pizzuto and Lynn Byrne

08/05 – THE MUSIKFEST 5K will accompany the iconic Musikfest Festival in Bethlehem http://musikfest5k.com/

08/20 – Lehigh Valley Zoo Run Wild for Wildlife Conservation, 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Walk for Wildlife

09/10 – VIA Marathon

09/10 – Erie Marathon

09/21 – 24 – CAMP RUNABOUT ADULT TRAINING CAMP – www.camprunabout.com

09/30 – CORPORAL DICKSON MEMORIAL RUN/WALK RACE – http://cpldicksonmemorial.wixsite.com/mainpage

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/08 – YUENGLING OKTOBERFEST 5K – http://oktoberfestrace.com/

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/23 – PUMPKIN PIE 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:
07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ

07/23 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN – Lisa and Lynn

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

11/18 & 19 – FROM ERNEST ROUNDTREE – Here’s the date for the Philly marathon weekend Saturday November 18 is the Philly half marathon and the 8k run and November 19 is the Philly marathon

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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I hope many of y’all got to see Mill Rat Matt Guardo on American Ninja Warrior last night. He was awesome! His family is awesome! It’s wonderful to see good things happen to good people!

I know I speak for all when I say we are truly proud of you and your family!

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Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect! – Joey Sayward

NOW would be the perfect moment to go for a RUN! Let’s get to it!

FROM BILL GAA – http://mainlymarathons.com/ 5k through 100k and multi day events. Thank you Bill!

FROM BILL REIFSNYDER – CAMP RUNABOUT ADULT TRAINING CAMP – www.camprunabout.com
This is not a direct quote, Bill needs some counselors to help lead the morning runs in exchange for free entry to camp. Bill is looking for folks who know trails in and around Camp Lindenmere, Camelback and Tobyhanna Lake. Contact Bill about your favorite trail, PLEASE! Bill can be contacted through the website above.

At the present stage of my running ability I could easily be compared to a broken down old donkey, I can’t get outta my own way and too stubborn to quit! Sometimes Grammie who is very sweet to me says I smell like a donkey! I can’t really run, most times I walk with a limp,
BUT I am hoping Lord Willin’ to participate in this camp! I feel this camp comes a close second to The Pocono Red Cross Marathon in importance to the promotion of running in Monroe County!

The people you may meet, the instructors that will be present, the experiences you will share are PRICELESS! This camp is a God send! Please consider helping, participating, ANYTHING constructive you can add!

SAD STORY – http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/marcos-breton/article157835764.html

THIS WEEKEND
No events have been called to my attention, NEXT WEEK – LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN

Mill Rats – Sunday through Saturday – 7:30 am all are welcome. Wednesday evening at 5:20 pm. The American Ribbon Mill on Ann Street in Stroudsburg. Join us if you have a tale to share.

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ & https://readysetrunpoconos.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

If you don’t want to receive these emails please let me know!
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RAT RACES/EVENTS:
07/15 – LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK on July 15, 2017 Pinecrest Swim Club in Pocono Pines. Pre-registration is $23 until July 12th and $28 registration day of event. Bib and T Shirt pick up for pre-registered entrants will be on Friday, July 14 from 3-6pm at Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant in Pocono Pines. For more details and to register: www.breastcancerrally.org Volunteer opportunities are also available, please see website for more information. All proceeds of the event stay local, as the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Organization works directly with Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center in East Stroudsburg to distribute the funds accordingly.

07/23 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN – Lisa and Lynn

08/05 – THE MUSIKFEST 5K will accompany the iconic Musikfest Festival in Bethlehem http://musikfest5k.com/

08/20 – Lehigh Valley Zoo Run Wild for Wildlife Conservation, 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Walk for Wildlife

09/10 – VIA Marathon

09/10 – Erie Marathon

9/21 – 24 – Camp Runabout Adult Training camp – www.camprunabout.com

09/30 – CORPORAL DICKSON MEMORIAL RUN/WALK RACE – http://cpldicksonmemorial.wixsite.com/mainpage

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/08 – YUENGLING OKTOBERFEST 5K – http://oktoberfestrace.com/

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/23 – PUMPKIN PIE 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:
07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ

07/23 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN – Lisa and Lynn

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

11/18 & 19 – FROM ERNEST ROUNDTREE – Here’s the date for the Philly marathon weekend Saturday November 18 is the Philly half marathon and the 8k run and November 19 is the Philly marathon

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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“The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism. Every jogger can’t dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon.” Author unknown

This is a particularly interesting quote for me as I thought many time of running a marathon long before I took my first steps as a runner. I mean at a time when the thought of running was completely absent from my mind. I had no interest in running, other than a marathon! I had no concept of the training and discipline required.

My first marathon was 1993 in Atlantic City. I was going to run that one and be done with marathons, probably running entirely. I had made some friends through running but running simply didn’t provide reward I was searching for.

Three miles into the marathon run my right knee kept buckling, I was thinking about quitting, there was little doubt in my mind that IF I finished this damn run it would be my last!

In the end, with 26.2 miles of pain and suffering behind me I found myself completely astonished about my thoughts getting back to training for my next marathon. 4 hours and 36 minutes of thinking this sucks, I should be running faster, I should have trained harder. Kenny, Bobby, Dave, and Ray, they were all so way far ahead of me! Even Oprah ran her first marathon in 4:30, I was a disgrace!

Today my ONLY FEAR is I may not heal well enough to ever run a marathon again! So every day I get up with a plan to do some kind of exercise that will heal and re-build my body to marathon training condition.

If you are thinking about running a marathon, your first, you’re second, or maybe your 100th, train hard! Train well! Pick a program used successfully by others and follow it as closely as you can! Give yourself a chance, you’ll never know what you will be after you cross the finish line. When you cross that finish line you will be a different person.

Question is will one be enough for you??

RESULTS:
THE MAYOR’S MIDNIGHT SUN MARATHON in Anchorage AK.
Elissa Schoening – 3:50.12 – 2nd in age (Boston qualifying time) WAY TO GO ELISSA!
There were a couple handfuls of PA runners in the event!

Does anybody have other results?

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND
06/29 – final ALL COMER meet for this year at ESU

Sat & Sun – Mill Rats train, drink coffee!!

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ & https://readysetrunpoconos.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

If you don’t want to receive these emails please let me know!
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RAT RACES/EVENTS:
07/15 – LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK on July 15, 2017 Pinecrest Swim Club in Pocono Pines. Pre-registration is $23 until July 12th and $28 registration day of event. Bib and T Shirt pick up for pre-registered entrants will be on Friday, July 14 from 3-6pm at Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant in Pocono Pines. For more details and to register: www.breastcancerrally.org Volunteer opportunities are also available, please see website for more information. All proceeds of the event stay local, as the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Organization works directly with Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center in East Stroudsburg to distribute the funds accordingly.

07/23 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN – Lisa and Lynn

08/05 – THE MUSIKFEST 5K will accompany the iconic Musikfest Festival in Bethlehem http://musikfest5k.com/

08/20 – Lehigh Valley Zoo Run Wild for Wildlife Conservation, 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Walk for Wildlife

09/10 – VIA Marathon

09/10 – Erie Marathon

9/21 – 24 – Camp Runabout Adult Training camp – www.camprunabout.com

09/30 – CORPORAL DICKSON MEMORIAL RUN/WALK RACE – http://cpldicksonmemorial.wixsite.com/mainpage

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/08 – YUENGLING OKTOBERFEST 5K – http://oktoberfestrace.com/

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/23 – PUMPKIN PIE 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:
07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ

07/23 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN – Lisa and Lynn

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

11/18 & 19 – FROM ERNEST ROUNDTREE – Here’s the date for the Philly marathon weekend Saturday November 18 is the Philly half marathon and the 8k run and November 19 is the Philly marathon

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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“Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers.” – Magic Johnson

(Show of hands, how many of y’all can remember running with Dr. Marty Alfano when he wore his hair in a ponytail??)
Okay, several replies are in. Steve Mikels says the pony tail is better than a man bun. Aaron Alfano raised his hand. Lisa Pizzuto says it was before her time. I really like Bob Stouts response, he ran with Marty before, during, and after his pony tail. Bob survived a triple whammy!

There have been a number of “good bye” parties for Marty and Bronwyn. That is a testament to the contributions they have made to our community throughout a broad spectrum. They both have been and are a TRUE BLESSING to this community!

I haven’t been to any of these celebrations. After a quarter of a century of sharing training, racing, and coffee with Marty I’m not ready to say goodbye! On the day Marty is standing looking into my casket, or I into his, on that day we will say goodbye! Until then I/we will find ways to run many more times together! He isn’t moving that far away and there are many opportunities for meeting to train and race between here and where he is moving!

There was an announcement in the Pretzel City news letter yesterday that caught my attention. There will be an adult training camp here in the Poconos’! Please check it out on the Pretzel City website where you will find how to enroll.
www.pretzelcitysports.com
www.camprunabout.com

Meanwhile I contacted the organizer and it turns out to be running icon Bill Reifsnyder a Williamsport native. The Camp Runabout will be held in Henryville, PA in the Poconos. I rented an existing 200 acre summer camp (Camp Lindenmere). I will be speaking with Bill next week, there may be opportunities for local folks to help with the camp. More info soon.

THIS WEEKEND
JOSH MILLER MEMORIAL (which now includes additional officers whose live have been lost in service to our communities!)
Here is one our biggest and most important local events: (I’m going to my grandson’s wedding so I won’t finish last this year!)
06/25 – Josh Miller Memorial 5k Run/Walk, Stroudsburg, PA. Registration opens at 7:00 am in front of Dunkin Donuts on Main Street. Race starts at 8:00 am. Any questions, please call 570 213 2882 or email AngelaTullo@verizon.net

Sunday marks 16 weeks to Steamtown! LET’S GET TO WORK!

Sat & Sun – Mill Rats train, drink coffee!!

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ & https://readysetrunpoconos.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

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RAT RACES/EVENTS:

07/15 – LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK on July 15, 2017 Pinecrest Swim Club in Pocono Pines. Pre-registration is $23 until July 12th and $28 registration day of event. Bib and T Shirt pick up for pre-registered entrants will be on Friday, July 14 from 3-6pm at Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant in Pocono Pines. For more details and to register: www.breastcancerrally.org Volunteer opportunities are also available, please see website for more information. All proceeds of the event stay local, as the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Organization works directly with Dale& Frances Hughes Cancer Center in East Stroudsburg to distribute the funds accordingly.

07/23 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN – Lisa and Lynn

08/20 – Lehigh Valley Zoo Run Wild for Wildlife Conservation, 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Walk for Wildlife

09/10 – VIA Marathon

09/10 – Erie Marathon

09/30 – CORPORAL DICKSON MEMORIAL RUN/WALK RACE – http://cpldicksonmemorial.wixsite.com/mainpage

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/23 – PUMPKIN PIE 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon

06/04 – Philly Int’l Classic – Pro/Am bike race

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

11/18 & 19 – FROM ERNEST ROUNDTREE – Here’s the date for the Philly marathon weekend Saturday November 18 is the Philly half marathon and the 8k run and November 19 is the Philly marathon

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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Don’t like small talk, love rainy days. – Melissa Gilbert

I know of few things I enjoy more than a nice long run in the rain! Like Melissa says, don’t think/talk about it just get outside and run! An easy 3, 4, maybe 5 hour run in an easy rain is SO refreshing!

With the Buffalo Marathon Brian Morseman has run marathons 3 consecutive weeks. He is in incredible condition, proved by this feat. I look forward to seeing if he runs another for 4 weeks.

Not that I am in his class by any means but some many years ago I ran marathons 2 consecutive weeks, the third week I did a 50K. I took the 4th week off and the 5th week I ran my fastest marathon. I too was in good condition, I just didn’t have any speed, but like Brian I knew how to have fun! If there is anything more rewarding than running a marathon I hope to find it SOON!

THIS WEEKEND
06/17 – WILSON AREA PARTNERS IN EDUCATION 5K RACE – School Time: 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Fastest overall male and female will receive a $50.00 gift card to a local running store. Course designed for a very fast finish that ends in beautiful Wilson Area High School stadium. You can also register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org. On-line registration closes on June 14, 2017 at midnight. Non-Refundable Entry: $20 per person or $45 for a family of three before June 1, 2017, $25 per person or $55 for a family of three after June 1, 2017, and $15.00 for cross-country team members. Family entries must be mailed together. Entry includes a quality t-shirt, delicious food, and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.

06/17 – FROM DION – There is a trail run at PEEC in Dingman’s Ferry on Saturday June 17. Ready, Set Run is one if the sponsors. Trish has the entry forms and info at her store.

Sat & Sun – Mill Rats train, drink coffee!!

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ & https://readysetrunpoconos.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

If you don’t want to receive these emails please let me know!
rod@haskertextiles.com or rodhasker@gmail.com

RAT RACES/EVENTS:

06/25 – Josh Miller Memorial 5k Run/Walk, Stroudsburg, PA. Registration opens at 7:00 am in front of Dunkin Donuts on Main Street. Race starts at 8:00 am
Any questions, please call 570 213 2882 or email AngelaTullo@verizon.net

07/15 – LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK on July 15, 2017 Pinecrest Swim Club in Pocono Pines. Pre-registration is $23 until July 12th and $28 registration day of event. Bib and T Shirt pick up for pre-registered entrants will be on Friday, July 14 from 3-6pm at Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant in Pocono Pines. For more details and to register: www.breastcancerrally.org Volunteer opportunities are also available, please see website for more information. All proceeds of the event stay local, as the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Organization works directly with Dale& Frances Hughes Cancer Center in East Stroudsburg to distribute the funds accordingly.

07/23 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN – Lisa and Lynn

08/20 – Lehigh Valley Zoo Run Wild for Wildlife Conservation, 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Walk for Wildlife

09/10 – VIA Marathon

09/10 – Erie Marathon

09/30 – CORPORAL DICKSON MEMORIAL RUN/WALK RACE – http://cpldicksonmemorial.wixsite.com/mainpage

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/23 – PUMPKIN PIE 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon

06/04 – Philly Int’l Classic – Pro/Am bike race

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

11/18 & 19 – FROM ERNEST ROUNDTREE – Here’s the date for the Philly marathon weekend Saturday November 18 is the Philly half marathon and the 8k run and November 19 is the Philly marathon

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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Don’t stop when you’re tired, stop when you’re done – unknown

FROM PHIL GIANQUINTO – Feelin’ old?? This should perk you up! THANK YOU PHIL!

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/at-94-harriette-thompson-becomes-the-oldest-woman-to-run-a-half-marathon/ar-BBBYtdZ?OCID=ansmsnnews11

FROM LISA FLORY (yes, I’m her daddy)
Hey Dad could you please share this race in your newsletter? It benefits the cross country team plus the K9 Police Unit. App. Attached.

Also could you please share that this Sunday, June 11th we will again be gathering at the mill on Sunday morning to Run, Bike, and Rudy’s to remember Scott Ewing? We will run at 7:30 followed by biking at 8:30 and then finally finishing up at Rudy’s at 11:00 for Super dogs. Everyone is welcome for all or part of the day!
Thanks
Lisa

RESULTS
I haven’t been able to find results for these events.
06/03 – GOD’S COUNTRY MARATHON
06/03 – LEVEE LOOP
06/04 – 1/2 SAUER 1/2 KRAUT MARATHON & HALF MARATHON, RELAY

FROM PHIL SVOBODA
Dear Pocono Friends,

There may be some of you on Rod’s distribution list that may recall my 1992 bicycle adventure called the “Tour des Trees” in which I rode with 12 other riders from Seattle to Oakland. This tour is a part of the International Society of Arboriculture and has been an ongoing fund raiser since our inaugural ride in 1992.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary the 13 original riders were invited back to ride this year so I have signed up to ride the 2017 Tour des Trees. For me personally it is a great privilege to be connected to the Tour des Trees. Although I don’t work with trees or plants professionally, through my dear friend Jim Clark, other ISA members, and my personal interests, I have come to appreciate the immense value of trees and simply wish to donate my time and energy to help the TREE Fund, (http://www.treefund.org/), achieve its mission to support scientific discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in arboriculture and urban forestry. Funds raised by riders support research grants, scholarships and arboriculture education programs. I recall the quote by Nelson Henderson; “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” Although I may never directly benefit from the TREE Fund’s work and mission, I relish the idea that perhaps my efforts will benefit others.

The 25th Anniversary Tour des Trees ride will take place July 30th through August 5th. We will cycle through Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. on a mix of urban trails and bucolic country roads; a mere 500 miles. My personal goal is to raise $3,500 and ride in the entire week long event.

Your help and support in this worthy cause is greatly appreciated. Here is a link to my fundraising page. Your donation is tax deductible and can be directed to a specific fund if you so choose.

https://www.crowdrise.com/STDTTeamPNW-ISA2017/fundraiser/philipsvoboda

For more information about the tour and the Tree Fund please visit the URL: http://www.treefund.org/tour-des-trees or http://stihltourdestrees.org/

If you have any questions concerning my endeavor you can message me via this media or email me at phil.boda@yahoo.com

Thank you for your kind consideration to this email.

Phil Svoboda
I always thought Phil was into grass? Turns out he’s into trees!

THIS WEEKEND:

Sat & Sun – Mill Rats train, drink coffee, and antagonize Marty! Perhaps not in that order!

Looking ahead, don’t forget WILSON AREA PARTNERS IN EDUCATION 5K RACE and LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

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RAT RACES/EVENTS:
06/03 – GOD’S COUNTRY MARATHON

06/04 – 1/2 SAUER 1/2 KRAUT MARATHON & HALF MARATHON, RELAY

06/25 – Josh Miller Memorial 5k Run/Walk, Stroudsburg, PA. Registration opens at 7:00 am in front of Dunkin Donuts on Main Street. Race starts at 8:00 am
Any questions, please call 570 213 2882 or email AngelaTullo@verizon.net

06/17 – WILSON AREA PARTNERS IN EDUCATION 5K RACE – School Time: 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Fastest overall male and female will receive a $50.00 gift card to a local running store. Course designed for a very fast finish that ends in beautiful Wilson Area High School stadium. You can also register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org. On-line registration closes on June 14, 2017 at midnight. Non-Refundable Entry: $20 per person or $45 for a family of three before June 1, 2017, $25 per person or $55 for a family of three after June 1, 2017, and $15.00 for cross-country team members. Family entries must be mailed together. Entry includes a quality t-shirt, delicious food, and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.

06/17 – FROM DION – There is a trail run at PEEC in Dingman’s Ferry on Saturday June 17. Ready, Set Run is one if the sponsors. Trish has the entry forms and info at her store.

06/25 – Josh Miller Memorial 5k Run/Walk, Stroudsburg, PA. Registration opens at 7:00 am in front of Dunkin Donuts on Main Street. Race starts at 8:00 am
Any questions, please call 570 213 2882 or email AngelaTullo@verizon.net

07/15 – LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK on July 15, 2017 Pinecrest Swim Club in Pocono Pines. Pre-registration is $23 until July 12th and $28 registration day of event. Bib and T Shirt pick up for pre-registered entrants will be on Friday, July 14 from 3-6pm at Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant in Pocono Pines. For more details and to register: www.breastcancerrally.org Volunteer opportunities are also available, please see website for more information. All proceeds of the event stay local, as the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Organization works directly with Dale& Frances Hughes Cancer Center in East Stroudsburg to distribute the funds accordingly.

07/23 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN – Lisa and Lynn

08/20 – Lehigh Valley Zoo Run Wild for Wildlife Conservation, 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Walk for Wildlife

09/10 – VIA Marathon

09/10 – Erie Marathon

09/30 – CORPORAL DICKSON MEMORIAL RUN/WALK RACE – http://cpldicksonmemorial.wixsite.com/mainpage

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/23 – PUMPKIN PIE 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon

06/04 – Philly Int’l Classic – Pro/Am bike race

06/11 – WallyMan Tri - Lake Wallenpaupack

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

11/18 & 19 – FROM ERNEST ROUNDTREE – Here’s the date for the Philly marathon weekend Saturday November 18 is the Philly half marathon and the 8k run and November 19 is the Philly marathon

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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Josh Miller Memorial

FROM ANGELA TULLO
06/25 – Josh Miller Memorial 5k Run/Walk, Stroudsburg, PA. Registration opens at 7:00 am in front of Dunkin Donuts on Main Street. Race starts at 8:00 am
Any questions, please call 570 213 2882 or email AngelaTullo@verizon.net

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stuff ‘round the mill
The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.
Horace Bushnell

What do you do the Sunday after the Pocono Marathon, maybe take some time off and relax? Not Bryan Morseman, Bryan went to Buffalo and ran 2:27.10 3rd place in the Buffalo Marathon. Buffalo is a wonderful Marathon with an international field as many Canadians cross over to enjoy the event!

A thought to Pocono Race management, it’s time to bring in BART YASSO to speak at and participate in our event! Bart is absolutely AWESOME! I’ve never heard a negative word spoken about him! The only exception may be an ex-wife or two, but some people just can’t take a joke!

FROM DION – There is a trail run at PEEC in Dingman’s Ferry on Saturday June 17. Ready, Set Run is one if the sponsors. Trish has the entry forms and info at her store.

Supposedly SROSC is reviving the Levee Loop Trail run on Saturday June 3. Darlene posted it in FB and is advertised on their web site and FB page but I have yet to find any means of registering. Checked their web site and Ready, Set, Run for paper forms and an on line link, Nothing.

THIS WEEKEND:
06/03 – GOD’S COUNTRY MARATHON Fan-tastic marathon as fans can drive the entire route following from beginning to the end!
06/03 – LEVEE LOOP???
06/04 – 1/2 SAUER 1/2 KRAUT MARATHON & HALF MARATHON, RELAY I gotta get to this one soon!

Sat & Sun – Mill Rats train, drink coffee, and antagonize Marty! Perhaps not in that order!

Looking ahead, don’t forget WILSON AREA PARTNERS IN EDUCATION 5K RACE and LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

If you don’t want to receive these emails please let me know!
rod@haskertextiles.com or rodhasker@gmail.com

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
06/03 – GOD’S COUNTRY MARATHON

06/04 – 1/2 SAUER 1/2 KRAUT MARATHON & HALF MARATHON, RELAY

06/17 – WILSON AREA PARTNERS IN EDUCATION 5K RACE – School Time: 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Fastest overall male and female will receive a $50.00 gift card to a local running store. Course designed for a very fast finish that ends in beautiful Wilson Area High School stadium. You can also register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org. On-line registration closes on June 14, 2017 at midnight. Non-Refundable Entry: $20 per person or $45 for a family of three before June 1, 2017, $25 per person or $55 for a family of three after June 1, 2017, and $15.00 for cross-country team members. Family entries must be mailed together. Entry includes a quality t-shirt, delicious food, and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.

07/15 – LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK on July 15, 2017 Pinecrest Swim Club in Pocono Pines. Pre-registration is $23 until July 12th and $28 registration day of event. Bib and T Shirt pick up for pre-registered entrants will be on Friday, July 14 from 3-6pm at Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant in Pocono Pines. For more details and to register: www.breastcancerrally.org Volunteer opportunities are also available, please see website for more information. All proceeds of the event stay local, as the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Organization works directly with Dale& Frances Hughes Cancer Center in East Stroudsburg to distribute the funds accordingly.

07/23 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN – Lisa and Lynn

08/20 – Lehigh Valley Zoo Run Wild for Wildlife Conservation, 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Walk for Wildlife

09/10 – VIA Marathon

09/10 – Erie Marathon

09/30 – CORPORAL DICKSON MEMORIAL RUN/WALK RACE – http://cpldicksonmemorial.wixsite.com/mainpage

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/23 – PUMPKIN PIE 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon

06/04 – Philly Int’l Classic – Pro/Am bike race

06/11 – WallyMan Tri - Lake Wallenpaupack

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

11/18 & 19 – FROM ERNEST ROUNDTREE – Here’s the date for the Philly marathon weekend Saturday November 18 is the Philly half marathon and the 8k run and November 19 is the Philly marathon

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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stuff ‘round the mill
“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston S. Churchill

Generous portions of beer, chocolate, and ice cream help keep your enthusiasm up!

RFR marathon – I MISSED JIM!
218 18 James Duden, 58, East Stroudsburg, PA 1:52:31 3:45:21 3:44:36 8:34

I believe the 2 local Boston Qualifiers are – Christopher Marozzi and Timothy Arnst.

Next year the Boston Marathon will be on April 16th. That’s the same day Don Jewell turns 80. Don can no longer generate the speed required to qualify for Boston but he has run more than 20 already. Soooo we got him a well-deserved comp entry through the New England 65 and Over Running Club. Don and I are both life members of this club. It is a large and very running active club. If anyone is 65 and interested in info about the club send me an email and I get the info to you.

THIS WEEKEND:
05/27 – SWIM FEST FORT RITCHIE – Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 – 8:00am
Location: Fort Ritchie, Cascade, MD – Type: Open water swim competition – Distance: 750 Meters, 1500 Meters, and/or 2250 Meters

05/29 – 19TH ANNUAL TORTOISE & HARE 5K – www.tortoiseharerace.org 9 am Wind Gap Park

Sat & Sun – Mill Rats train and drink coffee. Perhaps not in that order!

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

If you don’t want to receive these emails please let me know!
rod@haskertextiles.com or rodhasker@gmail.com

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
06/01 – GLOBAL RUNNING DAY – take your sweetie (or all of them) out for a run/walk!

06/17 – WILSON AREA PARTNERS IN EDUCATION 5K RACE – School Time: 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Fastest overall male and female will receive a $50.00 gift card to a local running store. Course designed for a very fast finish that ends in beautiful Wilson Area High School stadium. You can also register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org. On-line registration closes on June 14, 2017 at midnight. Non-Refundable Entry: $20 per person or $45 for a family of three before June 1, 2017, $25 per person or $55 for a family of three after June 1, 2017, and $15.00 for cross-country team members. Family entries must be mailed together. Entry includes a quality t-shirt, delicious food, and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.

07/15 – LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK on July 15, 2017 Pinecrest Swim Club in Pocono Pines. Pre-registration is $23 until July 12th and $28 registration day of event. Bib and T Shirt pick up for pre-registered entrants will be on Friday, July 14 from 3-6pm at Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant in Pocono Pines. For more details and to register: www.breastcancerrally.org Volunteer opportunities are also available, please see website for more information. All proceeds of the event stay local, as the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Organization works directly with Dale& Frances Hughes Cancer Center in East Stroudsburg to distribute the funds accordingly.

07/23 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN – Lisa and Lynn

08/20 – Lehigh Valley Zoo Run Wild for Wildlife Conservation, 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Walk for Wildlife

09/10 – VIA Marathon

09/10 – Erie Marathon

09/30 – CORPORAL DICKSON MEMORIAL RUN/WALK RACE – http://cpldicksonmemorial.wixsite.com/mainpage

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/23 – PUMPKIN PIE 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon

06/04 – Philly Int’l Classic – Pro/Am bike race

06/11 – WallyMan Tri - Lake Wallenpaupack

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

11/18 & 19 – FROM ERNEST ROUNDTREE – Here’s the date for the Philly marathon weekend Saturday November 18 is the Philly half marathon and the 8k run and November 19 is the Philly marathon

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

If you don’t want to receive these emails please let me know!
rod@haskertextiles.com or rodhasker@gmail.com

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