stuff ‘round the mill
“You’re only given a little spark of madness. If you lose it your nothing.” – Robin Williams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2SliEAGamw

I’m not sure running is madness, but I believe at times it can come close.

As I’ve written here before as the excitement built for the first RFR over 11 years ago the number of runners at the Mill exploded! Three runners took up the task of naming the crew around the mill as the “MILL RATS” and took the initiative to have shirts made at their own cost and hand them out to 50 or more of us so in the upcoming first RFR Marathon we would have a unifying connection to each other.
Lori Ann Giovinco
Rick Prill
Ralph Bender

Ed Krawitz and Ken Barthold deserve the credit for bring us together for close to 30 years but Ralph Rick and Lori Ann deserve a humongous credit and honor in the continuing history of the MILL RATS! They took a risk with no expected reward other than serving our rapidly expanding community!

Scott Ewing’s contributions to the Mill Rats were HUGE!

The man at the mill for the past 25 years, day in and day out, is Marty Alfano who ALWAYS embodies a positive attitude for running and life, also welcoming new runners into the ranks quickly!

The number of Mill Rats that have made significant contributions is many, I cannot name them all though I will try to point them all out to you as often as I can! Over the years many have answered the call come to the Mill with their spark of madness to share with us as we run and cycle. While some didn’t stay long others have stayed around and become lifelong Mill Rats! Some have moved away and we miss y’all, and we still share the comradery you helped us build! Long live the Mill Rats!

The spark of madness, you must light yourself up! You must take a risk, you can ignite the spark that turns into a firm decision in your heart and mind that sets you on the road to the achieving the dreams you have held deeply and perhaps silently inside. Push yourself, run a little harder! Run a little faster! Run a little farther than you’ve ever done before. Sign up for that half marathon, full marathon, or the ultra you’ve thought of but fear you can’t do! YOU CAN DO IT!

I hear SO many people say they would like to do a triathlon but they can’t swim! Others say they aren’t good on a bike? You can learn, FIRST START TRAINING AND LEARN TO DO WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST! Anybody can learn to swim! Cycling may be a bit harder but it is DOABLE! Then enter the triathlon or Ironman you’ve thought about but allowed the fear of failing to hold you back, YOU CAN DO IT!!

Don’t let the fear of failure cheat you out of the satisfaction and celebration found in the victory of completing the event you desire most!

You can’t finish what you don’t start, and you start by training and practicing the things that are hard for you!

The athletes on TV that you see and hear being spoken about as naturals, the thread they have in common is that they work their bee-hinds off doing the things that are the hardest for them to improve! If you can’t do it or it’s hard for you to do you must work on your weakness and practice harder until you get better at it!

Be kind, patient, and encouraging to each other! Everyone needs a friendly encouraging pat on the back, EVERYONE!

06/01 – FROM NYRR
Global Running Day – MILLION KID RUN
The Million Kid Run is about making fitness fun and inspiring kids to embrace running as a way to get healthy and fit.

http://globalrunningday.org/?utm_source=nyrr&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=globalrunningday20160525&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWVdWaU9ESXhOakUyTW1OaCIsInQiOiJRd0pCV0NYRmY1eTdnTGx2UG5PSm8wa2Q3djNHcWVTOVNybWNFMmZ6cm5PTjh1WGNjcnlreGZZcldZNUhRK0QwYVBsR3VkekZBWWl4c0JxSEhrQVF5bVk0YWpka0F2TWJsSmF1Yjh1QXdHRT0ifQ%3D%3D?utm_source=nyrr&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=globalrunningday20160525&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWVdWaU9ESXhOakUyTW1OaCIsInQiOiJRd0pCV0NYRmY1eTdnTGx2UG5PSm8wa2Q3djNHcWVTOVNybWNFMmZ6cm5PTjh1WGNjcnlreGZZcldZNUhRK0QwYVBsR3VkekZBWWl4c0JxSEhrQVF5bVk0YWpka0F2TWJsSmF1Yjh1QXdHRT0ifQ%3D%3D

FROM ALYSSA – Hi Rod
I just wanted to forward you this information. Pocono Mountain East is having a 5-k race on June 11th.
I wanted to send you the information with the registration forms. Maybe some people in our running community would like to go.
Thanks
Alyssa
Application attached (I hope)

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND
05/28 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN 5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK http://www.fcslions.org/roseto-remembrance-run/

SAT & SUN – MILL RATS WILL RUN DAILY AT 7:30 AM REGARDLESS OF THE DAY OR HOLIDAY. WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT 5:15.

WHAT AM I MISSING?? WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

RAT RACES/EVENTS:

05/22 – 3RD ANNUAL JACOBSBURG 5 & 10 MILE TRAIL RACE – Jacobsburg State Park (Horse Trailer Access Area) • 228 Belfast Road Wind Gap, PA

http://www.active.com/wind-gap-pa/running/trail-run-races/3rd-annual-jacobsburg-5-and-10-mile-trail-race-2016?dart=M&cmp=30-0-45579782&dma=Wilkes+Barre+-+Scranton&memberId=126515207

05/28 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN 5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK http://www.fcslions.org/roseto-remembrance-run/

06/04 – 42ND ANNUAL GOD’S COUNTRY MARATHON – 7:00 AM

06/05 – 5k run/walk to benefit GIRLS ON THE RUN POCONOS. 9:00am start at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. The cost is $25 per runner. More information is available at http://www.shawneeinn.com/calendar-of-events/shawnee-5k-at-the-shawnee-inn-and-golf-resort

06/11 – WALLY MAN TRIATHLON – http://www.active.com/hawley-pa/duathlon/races/wally-man-triathlon-2016?dart=M&cmp=30-0-45508991&dma=Wilkes+Barre+-+Scranton&memberId=126515207

06/18 – Wilson Area Partners in Education 5K RACE – 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Awards given for the fastest overall male and female, top three finishers in each age category. Course designed for a very fast finish that ends in beautiful Wilson Area High School stadium. You can register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org On-line registration closes on June 15, 2016 at midnight. Non-Refundable Entry: $20 per person before June 1, 2016, $25 per person after June 1, 2016, and $15.00 for cross-country team members. Entry includes a quality t-shirt, pizza, and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.

07/09 – TRIPLE BYPASS – Linda Yeager, Lynn Byrne, and Frank Brown.

http://www.kansascyclist.com/events/TripleBypass.html

07/16 – Join us for the 4th annual LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK ON July 16, 2016 in Pocono Pines. Pre-registration is $23 until July 13th and $28 registration day of event. Bib and T Shirt pick up for pre-registered entrants will be on Friday, July 15 from 3-7pm 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.

07/17 – 5th Annual Ice Cream Jog ‘n Hog is back with a Twist! Race Begins: 8:30 AM Shady Brook Farm, Yardley, PA – http://www.jognhog.com/ –

07/28 – WILLOW BROOK HORSE FARM 5K – Willow Brook 5K

08/07 – REVOLUTION3 POCONO MOUNTAINS TRIATHLON – http://www.active.com/shawnee-on-delaware-pa/triathlon/races/revolution3-pocono-mountains-2016?cmp=26-450

08/14 – LUMBERJACK TRIATHLON – www.lumberjacktriathlon.com
Are YOU up for a Challenge??? Then join us on August 14th, 2016 for the 5th Annual Lumberjack Triathlon!
The course is designed to highlight the valley’s scenic beauty, the event is a chip timed, out-and-back course beginning at the West Branch Boat Club in Duboistown. The route features an 800 yard open-water swim in the Susquehanna River, followed by a 13.7 mile bike and 5k run segments along paved country roads with river and mountain views.

08/14 – HALF-WIT HALF TRAIL MARATHON – 9:00 AM – Reading, PA

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

08/28 – BOUNCING BUNS “CLOTHING OPTIONAL” 7K TRAIL RUN – Palmerton, PA – 10:00 AM

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

09/11 – PINE CREEK CHALLENGE – www.pinecreekchallenge.com
100 mile or 100 kilometer run on the Pine Creek Rail Trail in beautiful Wellsboro, PA!

10/09 – Steamtown Marathon – Registration will open at 9:00 a.m. EST on Friday, April 1.

11/26 – HISTORIC BETHLEHEM TURKEY TROT 5K RUN/WALK – 9:00 AM – Bethlehem, PA

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

12/11 – KRIS KRINGLE 5K – 9:00 am Matamoras Airport Park, Matamoras, PA Bill Gaa, wdg2001@gmail.com or (570) 445-955

GROUP SOCIAL & TRAINING – RUNNING – CYCLING – SWIMMING:

AMERICAN RIBBON MILL at the west end of ANN STREET in Stroudsburg – Mill Rats run/walk/cycle – 7:30 AM daily – all holidays included. Wed evening at 5:15 PM
**SNOW DAYS STAY OUT OF THE PARKING LOT UNTIL PLOWING IS COMPLETE**

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, you do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with the “why run” group.
READY SET RUN http://www.readysetrunpoconos.com/ – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Facebook.

POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB – www.poconoarearunningclub.com

TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – jsilvernale@vertellus.com and FACEBOOK

VERTICAL EARTH MOUNTAIN SPORTS – 762 main street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 – 570-872-9088 – http://www.verticalearthinc.com/events

ESU SWIM COACH – adult swim classes – Brie Globig bglobig@esu.edu

NEPA Runner – http://neparunner.com/

STROUD CROSS FIT – GAYLEMARIE KOLB – www.StroudCrossFit.com

PRETZEL CITY SPORTS – http://pretzelcitysports.com/adventure.html a great resource.

JESSICA DEPETE AT FREE FLOW ACUPUNCTURE – Keeping runners up and running since 2005!
435 Main Street (3 doors down from Ready Set Run!), Stroudsburg PA 18360
570.801.1369 www.freeflowacu.com www.facebook.com/jessicadepetelac

JANINE GRAZIANO-Full, CPCC, ACC CHIEF POSSIBILITY OFFICER AT LIVE FULL COACHING
www.livefullcoaching.com

SCOTT DIETRICH – TEAM RWB TEAMMATES WANTED! TEAM RED, WHITE AND BLUE is looking to bring local fitness minded civilians and veterans together to Email: scott.dietrich@teamrwb.org for instructions!

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

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The young talented runners coming along in our community puts a big smile on my face as I think of the possibilities for our local athletes in the years to come.

I want to tell y’all a little about Stephanie Feeley who is the vision impaired 25 year old woman that ran with me along for the first half of the marathon Sunday.

If memory serves me correctly she was born in Morristown NJ. At 17 she began losing her vision from a genetic eye disease that generally runs in families. She’s the first and only in her family to suffer from the disease.

She works for the Salvation Army in the store on part time basis. She is a Red Cross Volunteer. She REALLY believes in and is dedicated to the work the Red Cross does!

I had only spoken to her on the phone once previous to meeting her Saturday morning for the first time at the expo. She has a very pleasant and positive nature. She had set 2 goals, one to lose 205 lbs. and then run the Red Cross half marathon.

It is very easy now to say I had a sense, a feeling; there was no doubt in my mind what so ever that she would finish the half! She hadn’t been a runner, this half marathon idea popped into her head before she took her first run. On the phone he told me she had run 6 miles once, a friend of hers told me it was 3 miles but let’s not be nitpicky here, 3, 6 whatever! She was far from a seasoned runner and her friends and family evidently held little hope for her. The comment from one friend that caught my attention was “she’s stubborn!” Stubborn can make up for a lot of inadequacies during a marathon!

Sunday morning I picked her up and we began getting to know each other and plan our race strategy. Upon arriving at the school many folks weren’t aware of Stephanie’s story or what was up, it was coming together rapidly and at the last minute. Everyone, EVERYONE, treated her respectfully and kindly and I just can’t put into words how proud I was of this community! You folks helped make Stephanie’s glorious accomplishment happen!

I didn’t know if I would use the shoe string strategy used by Fred Dummar and Ivan Castro or find another. As it turned out Stephanie was able to see the yellow line on the road. It’s interesting that she couldn’t see the white lines. So we lined up on the yellow line which made my job much easier as I basically only had to keep watch for pot holes. Where there wasn’t a yellow line or there were pot holes she would hold my arm.

We lined up at the back and when the gun went off we began a journey that was one of the most rewarding events and lessons of my life. As we ran I read the really neat signs of encouragement to Stephanie along the route, we both benefitted from them! Soon I found myself describing the scenery for Steph, she hung on every word, she asked questions and we chatted constantly.

The kindness shown to Stephanie by other runners, the water station volunteers, and spectators was absolutely awesome. I mean AWESOME!

For what it’s worth, somewhere around 6 or 7 miles the marathon devil grabbed hold of me and I mentioned the thought of her maybe doing the full marathon next year! The words were barely out of my mouth, her reaction was immediate and POSITIVE, and Stephanie was on board!

During our chatter Steph mentioned her concern that some people she counted on didn’t think she was going to able to do this. One person even bet her money that she wouldn’t. She was looking forward to collecting the money but I sensed it hurt her. I explained to her that in life, in running or any athletic event, there’s only one opinion that means anything. Your opinion of yourself. People can support you while other people degrade you, but it is only you who can give up. You can give yourself a reason to continue or you can give yourself an excuse to quit. I told her of my belief that I can quit running and never run another step, but it WILL NEVER BE TODAY! I may quit tomorrow but today I will finish what I’ve started!

As we approached the finish line of the half Stephanie’s friends were waiting to give her a hero’s welcome! With an adrenaline jolt from the excitement over Steph I moved over to the marathon chute and continued slowly down the road with hope complete the marathon.

I got through the next few miles easily thanks to the wonderful memories of the past few hours.

Soon, about mile 17, a guardian angel showed up as Nandi ran out from the stadium to meet me and accompanied me back to the finish line. Nandi is a wonderful woman and I enjoyed her company and her thoughts and dreams as we ran and laughed and enjoyed being alive! If only Mary Ann’s Ice Cream stand would have been open!

Along the way a few others joined and soon we found ourselves in the stadium where we found Stephanie and crew waiting at the finish to give me my finisher’s medal. That was so COOL!

Eleven finished down, the Lord knows how many more to come!

It’s time to get back to TRAINING! Its 20 weeks to Wineglass, 21 to Steamtown.

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND
FROM LISA – Hi All!

Sunday May 22nd we will be meeting in the side lot of the American Ribbon Mill on Ann Street at 7:30 AM. We will go for a run of various distances depending on what the different people would like to do. We will then meet back at the mill at 8:30 for a bike ride. We will set up a few different options for the ride portion as well. Remember this is a Stop and Smell the Flowers paced ride so it will be for all different abilities. Finally we will finish up and meet at Rudy’s at 11:00 for Supers (Bacon wrapped, cheese stuffed hot dogs) and conversation.

Please come out for all or part of the day and celebrate the life of our friend!

SAT & SUN – MILL RATS WILL RUN DAILY AT 7:30 AM REGARDLESS OF THE DAY OR HOLIDAY. WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT 5:15.

WHAT AM I MISSING?? WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

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Alex Price in the lead at mile 9 during the Pocono half and full Marathon Sunday. Alex, in the orange top, won the half marathon. Japheth Kiptamui the man to his right won the full marathon

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WEEKEND RESULTS:
POCONO MARATHON, HALF, 5K – http://www.poconomarathon.org/

What I see as highlights:

I read in a book that “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away” and so it was with our RFR heat and oppressive sunshine! Yesterday as if a prayer was answered, the heat and the oppressive sunshine was GONE! It was replaced by wind, rain, and cold and with that came some interesting results.

Marathon: http://www.runhigh.com/2016RESULTS/R051516AF.html
The wining time dropped significantly. The “chosen one”, Brian Morseman, who up until yesterday owned 50% of the RFR wins declared he simply ran out of real estate. What does that mean!? It means Brian planted the seed for a 50K option. We have a 5K, a half marathon, a full marathon and now obviously Brian and I both feel we NEED an Ultra Marathon! My suspicion is with the additional 4.9 miles needed to reach a 50K Brian would have easily run Kiptamui down!!! Brian was just warmin’ up! Please Bob, and staff, let’s add a 50K next year!

The 5K: – http://www.runhigh.com/2016RESULTS/R051516AB.html
Ciara Conboy – A thirteen year old young girl wins the women! She led the way for her whole family!
Team Fair did themselves proud with the old man finishing 2nd overall!

Half Marathon – http://www.runhigh.com/2016RESULTS/R051516AD.html
It could be said this was the Price family’s event. The Price brothers were first and tenth overall! One got dad’s name the other got his running talent!

There are so many fine results, please check them out.

I want to make an example of Marty Alfano. I’d like to point out that if there would have been 5 year age groups Marty Alfano would have won his age instead being fourth in a 10 year age group! We need 5 year age groups! Ten years is too big a span.

As the day came to an end, the love and care for our community shines brightly though the extreme care shown for all of us runners of any and all abilities by the RED CROSS who’s been joined in this amazing effort by the POCONO MEDICAL CENTER who do their best to keep us healthy and safe! To the STROUD REGIONAL POLICE and all who did traffic control throughout the day, you guys ROCK, y’all are a blessing!

There are many great running events in our community and all over our country; many huge, some smaller, but none better! This community is first class through and through! May God continue his blessings on us all!

Start the chant, 50K 50K 50K we need a 50K!!!

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Change For The Sake Of Change Is Not The Best Strategy – ??

We’re close to ready for RFR marathon number 11! Have y’all seen the weather report for Sunday! It’s going to be gorgeous! Can we change the start time back to 8 AM!? OMG I hate this 7am start! I hope we’ve gotten many more runners through this time change!

SPECTATORS – you folks are truly a blessing and a God-send!
HAVE FUN!!
CHEER AND MAKE LOTS OF NOISE!
SMILE!
WE RUNNERS LOVE YOU!!!

I am so stoked about this event run! I will be guiding a vision impaired young lady through the first half. This young woman decided she was going to lose 205 lbs. and when she did she was going to run the half marathon. She has lost the weight so now Sunday she will accomplish step two. She is amazing! She will have a sign that reads “vision impaired runner” and I will have a sign “mentally impaired runner!”

FROM BOB STOUT
Rod, I was digging around in an old box of memorabilia and found a ribbon from one of the first “All Comer Track Meets” at ESU. It was a blue ribbon for first place at “something”. I also have some video that was captured from 8mm film reels of me running (100 yard dash I think) at one of them. My guess is that it is from 1972 or 1973. I know there is a lot of history of that event, and I still remember them fondly from my old days as a youngster. Just thought I would share it.

On a darker note, I was having some shortness of breath back in April and was really beating myself up for “really really getting out of shape”. Despite trying to pick up the training a bit, it continued to get worse. By the time I finally went to urgent care to see what was up, they called an ambulance, hauled me to the ER and admitted me. Then they found that I had many blood clots in both my lungs. I almost checked out and the only symptom was feeling like I got out of shape. A little huffing and puffing when going up stairs. Dang! Although my heart did suffer some right ventricle strain, they think I will be back to “normal” in a couple of months. I see the blood doc tomorrow and will be asking him “when can I get back on the bike and elliptical and push it to the limit”. I’m sure to get a “take it easy” speech, but I will listen about ½. Beth will be going with me, so I am quite hosed at ignoring the advice completely. The still have no idea where the clots came from and I had none of the typical risk factors, so I may be on blood thinners forever, but that beats the alternative.

Best Regards,
Stouty
Picture attached
all comer

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND
05/15 – POCONO MARATHON, HALF, 5K – http://www.poconomarathon.org/

SAT & SUN – MILL RATS WILL RUN DAILY AT 7:30 AM REGARDLESS OF THE DAY OR HOLIDAY. WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT 5:15.

WHAT AM I MISSING?? WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
05/15 – POCONO MARATHON, HALF, 5K

05/22 – The 2nd Annual Scott Ewing Ride/Run will be held on May 22nd at the American Ribbon Mill. This event will start at 7:30 with a run and then we will go for a bike ride followed by finishing up at Rudy’s for Super dogs. More details will come as the date gets closer.

05/22 – 3RD ANNUAL JACOBSBURG 5 & 10 MILE TRAIL RACE – Jacobsburg State Park (Horse Trailer Access Area) • 228 Belfast Road Wind Gap, PA

http://www.active.com/wind-gap-pa/running/trail-run-races/3rd-annual-jacobsburg-5-and-10-mile-trail-race-2016?dart=M&cmp=30-0-45579782&dma=Wilkes+Barre+-+Scranton&memberId=126515207

05/28 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN 5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK http://www.fcslions.org/roseto-remembrance-run/

06/05 – 5k run/walk to benefit GIRLS ON THE RUN POCONOS. 9:00am start at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. The cost is $25 per runner. More information is available at http://www.shawneeinn.com/calendar-of-events/shawnee-5k-at-the-shawnee-inn-and-golf-resort

06/11 – WALLY MAN TRIATHLON – http://www.active.com/hawley-pa/duathlon/races/wally-man-triathlon-2016?dart=M&cmp=30-0-45508991&dma=Wilkes+Barre+-+Scranton&memberId=126515207

06/18 – Wilson Area Partners in Education 5K RACE – 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Awards given for the fastest overall male and female, top three finishers in each age category. Course designed for a very fast finish that ends in beautiful Wilson Area High School stadium. You can register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org On-line registration closes on June 15, 2016 at midnight. Non-Refundable Entry: $20 per person before June 1, 2016, $25 per person after June 1, 2016, and $15.00 for cross-country team members. Entry includes a quality t-shirt, pizza, and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.

07/09 – TRIPLE BYPASS – Linda Yeager, Lynn Byrne, and Frank Brown.

http://www.kansascyclist.com/events/TripleBypass.html

07/16 – Join us for the 4th annual LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK ON July 16, 2016 in Pocono Pines. Pre-registration is $23 until July 13th and $28 registration day of event. Bib and T Shirt pick up for pre-registered entrants will be on Friday, July 15 from 3-7pm 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.

07/17 – 5th Annual Ice Cream Jog ‘n Hog is back with a Twist! Race Begins: 8:30 AM Shady Brook Farm, Yardley, PA – http://www.jognhog.com/ –

07/28 – WILLOW BROOK HORSE FARM 5K – Willow Brook 5K

08/07 – REVOLUTION3 POCONO MOUNTAINS TRIATHLON – http://www.active.com/shawnee-on-delaware-pa/triathlon/races/revolution3-pocono-mountains-2016?cmp=26-450

08/14 – LUMBERJACK TRIATHLON – www.lumberjacktriathlon.com
Are YOU up for a Challenge??? Then join us on August 14th, 2016 for the 5th Annual Lumberjack Triathlon!
The course is designed to highlight the valley’s scenic beauty, the event is a chip timed, out-and-back course beginning at the West Branch Boat Club in Duboistown. The route features an 800 yard open-water swim in the Susquehanna River, followed by a 13.7 mile bike and 5k run segments along paved country roads with river and mountain views.

08/14 – HALF-WIT HALF TRAIL MARATHON – 9:00 AM – Reading, PA

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

08/28 – BOUNCING BUNS “CLOTHING OPTIONAL” 7K TRAIL RUN – Palmerton, PA – 10:00 AM

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

09/11 – PINE CREEK CHALLENGE – www.pinecreekchallenge.com
100 mile or 100 kilometer run on the Pine Creek Rail Trail in beautiful Wellsboro, PA!

10/09 – Steamtown Marathon – Registration will open at 9:00 a.m. EST on Friday, April 1.

11/26 – HISTORIC BETHLEHEM TURKEY TROT 5K RUN/WALK – 9:00 AM – Bethlehem, PA

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

12/11 – KRIS KRINGLE 5K – 9:00 am Matamoras Airport Park, Matamoras, PA Bill Gaa, wdg2001@gmail.com or (570) 445-955

GROUP SOCIAL & TRAINING – RUNNING – CYCLING – SWIMMING:

AMERICAN RIBBON MILL at the west end of ANN STREET in Stroudsburg – Mill Rats run/walk/cycle – 7:30 AM daily – all holidays included. Wed evening at 5:15 PM
**SNOW DAYS STAY OUT OF THE PARKING LOT UNTIL PLOWING IS COMPLETE**

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, you do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with the “why run” group.
READY SET RUN http://www.readysetrunpoconos.com/ – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Facebook.

POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB – www.poconoarearunningclub.com

TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – jsilvernale@vertellus.com and FACEBOOK

VERTICAL EARTH MOUNTAIN SPORTS – 762 main street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 – 570-872-9088 – http://www.verticalearthinc.com/events

ESU SWIM COACH – adult swim classes – Brie Globig bglobig@esu.edu

NEPA Runner – http://neparunner.com/

STROUD CROSS FIT – GAYLEMARIE KOLB – www.StroudCrossFit.com

PRETZEL CITY SPORTS – http://pretzelcitysports.com/adventure.html a great resource.

JESSICA DEPETE AT FREE FLOW ACUPUNCTURE – Keeping runners up and running since 2005!
435 Main Street (3 doors down from Ready Set Run!), Stroudsburg PA 18360
570.801.1369 www.freeflowacu.com www.facebook.com/jessicadepetelac

JANINE GRAZIANO-Full, CPCC, ACC CHIEF POSSIBILITY OFFICER AT LIVE FULL COACHING
www.livefullcoaching.com

SCOTT DIETRICH – TEAM RWB TEAMMATES WANTED! TEAM RED, WHITE AND BLUE is looking to bring local fitness minded civilians and veterans together to Email: scott.dietrich@teamrwb.org for instructions!

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

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“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” ― Jonathan Swift

The quote is for the wonderful people in our community that take time from their families, work, and their own needs to put on this marvelous running event at all distances so we children have a safe and happy place to play! Y’all are a TRUE BLESSING! We all hope and pray you will get your just rewards!

Marty, shut up about that “no good deed goes unpunished” stuff!!! They’ll be finding that one out soon enough!!!!

FROM TOM
Hi Rod,

I’m not sure what happened. The email you sent at 6:30 yesterday morning had the correct times (based on marathon starting at 7 AM). The 8:43 follow-up email had a different set ot times.

Could you send the text below for the rest of the week?

Thank you very much!!

Tom

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We still need volunteers for the first water stop of the marathon on May 15. Over 900 runners pass the water stop in less than 10 minutes, so we like to have 15 to 20 volunteers. It’s a fun (and social) way to spend the morning. You get a great view of the race, and you’re finished by 8:15 am.

The water stop is at the intersection of route 940 and Short Lane. I plan to be there by 5:30 to check paperwork. After that, we need a set up tables, mix Gatorade, pour liquid into cups, etc. If other people can arrive between 5:45 and 6:30, that would be great.

If anyone has large clean sheets of cardboard, please bring them.

If you want to use GPS, the easiest way may be to search for Pocono Mountain Regional Police (2454 Route 940, Pocono Summit). The water stop is 0.8 miles west of the police station.

It’s also:

2.2 miles west of interstate 380 and route 940 interchange.
0.8 miles east of Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant

If you prefer coordinates, they are: North 41 degrees 06.703′, West 75 degrees 26.387′.

If you would like to volunteer, or you have any questions, please call me at (570)872-6473 or email tburbage@ptd.net. It’s okay to just show up, but I’d like to have an approximate head count.

Thanks,
Tom

FROM KIMBERLEE ZATEENY:
Hello Rod! Could you help us spread the word please?

Girls on the Run Pocono is once again hosting a fundraiser at Marita’s Cantina on Main St in Stroudsburg this Tuesday May 10th & Wednesday May 11th. The specials are $1.00 tacos and $0.45 wings both days from 4pm-10pm. Girls on the Run Pocono will receive 10% of sales from both days. We will also have a few items to raffle and event t-shirts for sale for $4 each or 3/$10. Come on out for some good food for a great cause!! Money raised will go to our scholarship fund.
And yes Rod the beer is cold and the margaritas are delicious! But I’m sure you know this :)

Thank you everyone for all of your support in all of our fundraisers! Hope to see you this week.

WEEKEND RESULTS
JOE FEJES from Georgia won the 6 day event in Hungary! 887.5 Km in 6 days!! Converts to 551 miles.
Two other Americans also competed:
BILL HELDENBRAND was 52nd in the 65 – 69 age with 428.4 km (265.6 miles)
DON WINKLEY in the 75 – 79 age was 62nd with 364.8km (226 miles)

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND
05/15 – POCONO MARATHON, HALF, 5K – http://www.poconomarathon.org/

SAT & SUN – MILL RATS WILL RUN DAILY AT 7:30 AM REGARDLESS OF THE DAY OR HOLIDAY. WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT 5:15.

WHAT AM I MISSING?? WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
05/15 – POCONO MARATHON, HALF, 5K

05/22 – The 2nd Annual Scott Ewing Ride/Run will be held on May 22nd at the American Ribbon Mill. This event will start at 7:30 with a run and then we will go for a bike ride followed by finishing up at Rudy’s for Super dogs. More details will come as the date gets closer.

05/22 – 3RD ANNUAL JACOBSBURG 5 & 10 MILE TRAIL RACE – Jacobsburg State Park (Horse Trailer Access Area) • 228 Belfast Road Wind Gap, PA

http://www.active.com/wind-gap-pa/running/trail-run-races/3rd-annual-jacobsburg-5-and-10-mile-trail-race-2016?dart=M&cmp=30-0-45579782&dma=Wilkes+Barre+-+Scranton&memberId=126515207

05/28 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN 5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK http://www.fcslions.org/roseto-remembrance-run/

06/05 – 5k run/walk to benefit GIRLS ON THE RUN POCONOS. 9:00am start at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. The cost is $25 per runner. More information is available at http://www.shawneeinn.com/calendar-of-events/shawnee-5k-at-the-shawnee-inn-and-golf-resort

06/11 – WALLY MAN TRIATHLON – http://www.active.com/hawley-pa/duathlon/races/wally-man-triathlon-2016?dart=M&cmp=30-0-45508991&dma=Wilkes+Barre+-+Scranton&memberId=126515207

06/18 – Wilson Area Partners in Education 5K RACE – 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Awards given for the fastest overall male and female, top three finishers in each age category. Course designed for a very fast finish that ends in beautiful Wilson Area High School stadium. You can register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org On-line registration closes on June 15, 2016 at midnight. Non-Refundable Entry: $20 per person before June 1, 2016, $25 per person after June 1, 2016, and $15.00 for cross-country team members. Entry includes a quality t-shirt, pizza, and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.

07/09 – TRIPLE BYPASS – Linda Yeager, Lynn Byrne, and Frank Brown.

http://www.kansascyclist.com/events/TripleBypass.html

07/16 – Join us for the 4th annual LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK ON July 16, 2016 in Pocono Pines. Pre-registration is $23 until July 13th and $28 registration day of event. Bib and T Shirt pick up for pre-registered entrants will be on Friday, July 15 from 3-7pm 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.

07/17 – 5th Annual Ice Cream Jog ‘n Hog is back with a Twist! Race Begins: 8:30 AM Shady Brook Farm, Yardley, PA – http://www.jognhog.com/ –

07/28 – WILLOW BROOK HORSE FARM 5K – Willow Brook 5K

08/07 – REVOLUTION3 POCONO MOUNTAINS TRIATHLON – http://www.active.com/shawnee-on-delaware-pa/triathlon/races/revolution3-pocono-mountains-2016?cmp=26-450

08/14 – LUMBERJACK TRIATHLON – www.lumberjacktriathlon.com
Are YOU up for a Challenge??? Then join us on August 14th, 2016 for the 5th Annual Lumberjack Triathlon!
The course is designed to highlight the valley’s scenic beauty, the event is a chip timed, out-and-back course beginning at the West Branch Boat Club in Duboistown. The route features an 800 yard open-water swim in the Susquehanna River, followed by a 13.7 mile bike and 5k run segments along paved country roads with river and mountain views.

08/14 – HALF-WIT HALF TRAIL MARATHON – 9:00 AM – Reading, PA

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

08/28 – BOUNCING BUNS “CLOTHING OPTIONAL” 7K TRAIL RUN – Palmerton, PA – 10:00 AM

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

09/11 – PINE CREEK CHALLENGE – www.pinecreekchallenge.com
100 mile or 100 kilometer run on the Pine Creek Rail Trail in beautiful Wellsboro, PA!

10/09 – Steamtown Marathon – Registration will open at 9:00 a.m. EST on Friday, April 1.

11/26 – HISTORIC BETHLEHEM TURKEY TROT 5K RUN/WALK – 9:00 AM – Bethlehem, PA

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

12/11 – KRIS KRINGLE 5K – 9:00 am Matamoras Airport Park, Matamoras, PA Bill Gaa, wdg2001@gmail.com or (570) 445-955

GROUP SOCIAL & TRAINING – RUNNING – CYCLING – SWIMMING:

AMERICAN RIBBON MILL at the west end of ANN STREET in Stroudsburg – Mill Rats run/walk/cycle – 7:30 AM daily – all holidays included. Wed evening at 5:15 PM
**SNOW DAYS STAY OUT OF THE PARKING LOT UNTIL PLOWING IS COMPLETE**

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, you do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with the “why run” group.
READY SET RUN http://www.readysetrunpoconos.com/ – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Facebook.

POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB – www.poconoarearunningclub.com

TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – jsilvernale@vertellus.com and FACEBOOK

VERTICAL EARTH MOUNTAIN SPORTS – 762 main street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 – 570-872-9088 – http://www.verticalearthinc.com/events

ESU SWIM COACH – adult swim classes – Brie Globig bglobig@esu.edu

NEPA Runner – http://neparunner.com/

STROUD CROSS FIT – GAYLEMARIE KOLB – www.StroudCrossFit.com

PRETZEL CITY SPORTS – http://pretzelcitysports.com/adventure.html a great resource.

JESSICA DEPETE AT FREE FLOW ACUPUNCTURE – Keeping runners up and running since 2005!
435 Main Street (3 doors down from Ready Set Run!), Stroudsburg PA 18360
570.801.1369 www.freeflowacu.com www.facebook.com/jessicadepetelac

JANINE GRAZIANO-Full, CPCC, ACC CHIEF POSSIBILITY OFFICER AT LIVE FULL COACHING
www.livefullcoaching.com

SCOTT DIETRICH – TEAM RWB TEAMMATES WANTED! TEAM RED, WHITE AND BLUE is looking to bring local fitness minded civilians and veterans together to Email: scott.dietrich@teamrwb.org for instructions!

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

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Destination marathons are one of the fun things runners do today. To me travel time is wasted time, time I could be training! Few of my 88 marathons have required me to be away from home overnight.

The Pocono Marathon start line is less than 30 miles from my home. That’s a very easy bike ride, not too long of a run to the start line. The finish line is about 3.5 miles from my home. Again an easy ride or run home after the finish. There are some really fine watering holes and ice cream stands on my trek home.

We have SO many fine marathons within 2 to 3 hour rides of where we live! PLEASE, let’s make use of and support them!

EMU Six day event in Hungary – http://www.emusport.hu/hu/klub/emu-sport-tv

Joe Fejes from Georgia is presently in 2nd place at 256 miles. He is in the 50 to 54 year old age group. His major competition at the moment is a man named Wolfgang Schwerk in the 60 to 64 year old age group and is a fat 2 miles ahead of Joe. Joe is showing the potential that he may be moving into a classification that amongst the best of all time in multi day events.

I only know him through internet/email communications but that and comments about him from others tell that he is an exceptionally kind man who is very generous in his support of everyone including his competitors during events!

Fitbit tracking every step taken aside, I’m talking actual running! This man and perhaps a few others will run farther in 6 days than many of us run in 6 months!

The other day a customer calls our factory and I answer the phone. I’m trying to make conversation, he’s in a panic! He quickly says, “I need the boss, get Bonnie on the phone!” I said she’s busy, can’t I help you!? He says “Rod I don’t have time to play, I need to get something done, PLEASE get Bonnie!”

Some folk’s wonder how I get all the play time I get to run and ride and stuff like that there! The paragraph above explains it pretty dam good! Phone calls like that can give me time for an extra 8 to 10 miles per week!

WOW do we have a wonderful weekend ahead! Let’s train!
Nine days to an excursion through HEAVEN!

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
05/07 – spring 2016 VELOFEST: May 7 – http://thevelodrome.com/events-velofest/

SAT & SUN – MILL RATS WILL RUN DAILY AT 7:30 AM REGARDLESS OF THE DAY OR HOLIDAY. WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT 5:15.

WHAT AM I MISSING?? WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
05/07 – spring 2016 VELOFEST: May 7 – http://thevelodrome.com/events-velofest/

05/15 – POCONO MARATHON, HALF, 5K

05/22 – The 2nd Annual Scott Ewing Ride/Run will be held on May 22nd at the American Ribbon Mill. This event will start at 7:30 with a run and then we will go for a bike ride followed by finishing up at Rudy’s for Super dogs. More details will come as the date gets closer.

05/22 – 3RD ANNUAL JACOBSBURG 5 & 10 MILE TRAIL RACE – Jacobsburg State Park (Horse Trailer Access Area) • 228 Belfast Road Wind Gap, PA

http://www.active.com/wind-gap-pa/running/trail-run-races/3rd-annual-jacobsburg-5-and-10-mile-trail-race-2016?dart=M&cmp=30-0-45579782&dma=Wilkes+Barre+-+Scranton&memberId=126515207

05/28 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN 5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK http://www.fcslions.org/roseto-remembrance-run/

06/05 – 5k run/walk to benefit GIRLS ON THE RUN POCONOS. 9:00am start at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. The cost is $25 per runner. More information is available at http://www.shawneeinn.com/calendar-of-events/shawnee-5k-at-the-shawnee-inn-and-golf-resort

06/11 – WALLY MAN TRIATHLON – http://www.active.com/hawley-pa/duathlon/races/wally-man-triathlon-2016?dart=M&cmp=30-0-45508991&dma=Wilkes+Barre+-+Scranton&memberId=126515207

06/18 – Wilson Area Partners in Education 5K RACE – 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Awards given for the fastest overall male and female, top three finishers in each age category. Course designed for a very fast finish that ends in beautiful Wilson Area High School stadium. You can register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org On-line registration closes on June 15, 2016 at midnight. Non-Refundable Entry: $20 per person before June 1, 2016, $25 per person after June 1, 2016, and $15.00 for cross-country team members. Entry includes a quality t-shirt, pizza, and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.

07/09 – TRIPLE BYPASS – Linda Yeager, Lynn Byrne, and Frank Brown.

http://www.kansascyclist.com/events/TripleBypass.html

07/16 – Join us for the 4th annual LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK ON July 16, 2016 in Pocono Pines. Pre-registration is $23 until July 13th and $28 registration day of event. Bib and T Shirt pick up for pre-registered entrants will be on Friday, July 15 from 3-7pm 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.

07/17 – 5th Annual Ice Cream Jog ‘n Hog is back with a Twist! Race Begins: 8:30 AM Shady Brook Farm, Yardley, PA – http://www.jognhog.com/ –

07/28 – WILLOW BROOK HORSE FARM 5K – Willow Brook 5K

08/07 – REVOLUTION3 POCONO MOUNTAINS TRIATHLON – http://www.active.com/shawnee-on-delaware-pa/triathlon/races/revolution3-pocono-mountains-2016?cmp=26-450

08/14 – LUMBERJACK TRIATHLON – www.lumberjacktriathlon.com
Are YOU up for a Challenge??? Then join us on August 14th, 2016 for the 5th Annual Lumberjack Triathlon!
The course is designed to highlight the valley’s scenic beauty, the event is a chip timed, out-and-back course beginning at the West Branch Boat Club in Duboistown. The route features an 800 yard open-water swim in the Susquehanna River, followed by a 13.7 mile bike and 5k run segments along paved country roads with river and mountain views.

08/14 – HALF-WIT HALF TRAIL MARATHON – 9:00 AM – Reading, PA

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

08/28 – BOUNCING BUNS “CLOTHING OPTIONAL” 7K TRAIL RUN – Palmerton, PA – 10:00 AM

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

09/11 – PINE CREEK CHALLENGE – www.pinecreekchallenge.com
100 mile or 100 kilometer run on the Pine Creek Rail Trail in beautiful Wellsboro, PA!

10/09 – Steamtown Marathon – Registration will open at 9:00 a.m. EST on Friday, April 1.

11/26 – HISTORIC BETHLEHEM TURKEY TROT 5K RUN/WALK – 9:00 AM – Bethlehem, PA

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

12/11 – KRIS KRINGLE 5K – 9:00 am Matamoras Airport Park, Matamoras, PA Bill Gaa, wdg2001@gmail.com or (570) 445-955

GROUP SOCIAL & TRAINING – RUNNING – CYCLING – SWIMMING:

AMERICAN RIBBON MILL at the west end of ANN STREET in Stroudsburg – Mill Rats run/walk/cycle – 7:30 AM daily – all holidays included. Wed evening at 5:15 PM
**SNOW DAYS STAY OUT OF THE PARKING LOT UNTIL PLOWING IS COMPLETE**

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, you do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with the “why run” group.
READY SET RUN http://www.readysetrunpoconos.com/ – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Facebook.

POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB – www.poconoarearunningclub.com

TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – jsilvernale@vertellus.com and FACEBOOK

VERTICAL EARTH MOUNTAIN SPORTS – 762 main street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 – 570-872-9088 – http://www.verticalearthinc.com/events

ESU SWIM COACH – adult swim classes – Brie Globig bglobig@esu.edu

NEPA Runner – http://neparunner.com/

STROUD CROSS FIT – GAYLEMARIE KOLB – www.StroudCrossFit.com

PRETZEL CITY SPORTS – http://pretzelcitysports.com/adventure.html a great resource.

JESSICA DEPETE AT FREE FLOW ACUPUNCTURE – Keeping runners up and running since 2005!
435 Main Street (3 doors down from Ready Set Run!), Stroudsburg PA 18360
570.801.1369 www.freeflowacu.com www.facebook.com/jessicadepetelac

JANINE GRAZIANO-Full, CPCC, ACC CHIEF POSSIBILITY OFFICER AT LIVE FULL COACHING
www.livefullcoaching.com

SCOTT DIETRICH – TEAM RWB TEAMMATES WANTED! TEAM RED, WHITE AND BLUE is looking to bring local fitness minded civilians and veterans together to Email: scott.dietrich@teamrwb.org for instructions!

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

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Law Day, now the Ed Krawitz Memorial Law Day 5Mile race and 5K fun walk.

Sunday as we prepared to start the run portion of the Itze memorial Steve Krawitz made a VERY welcome addition as he made his charge to the field; he asked us to keep not only Itze but Dick DeSchriver and Scott Ewing in our thoughts; I kept in my prayer. Running is a VERY good time for prayer!

There probably have never been three people who’ve had a more positive influence in this running community! They and their memories will always be a blessing to us.

The race began and I took my sweeper position as the last runner and I passed by Tom DeSchriver. As I ran alone for a while I found myself thinking about Tom and Steven both having lost fathers that were beloved and adored for their lives and for their service to this community! It’s got to be tough to follow in the footsteps of influential fathers with immense personalities! I’m proud to say and feel that both men’s’ fathers died proud of the sons they raised. I’m SURE Scott died with pride in his heart for his child, The Scott Ewing Timing Team!

My guess is there were about 50 folks in attendance. I only wish there had been more runners and more water puddles to slop in! Wet is wet, WET is good!

There were some very fine times posted and some fierce competition in the female division. The quote of the day came from Kathy Koberlein. Pre-race she looked a little concerned, bear in mind Kathy has been racing at a very high level for an eternity, so I had to ask her if she was okay. She replied, “I haven’t been training, only racing, and I’m trying to decide where I’ll puke today!” Kathy is a warm mild mannered wonderful woman, before and after a RACE!

I don’t know the results. After crossing the finish line and seeing all the happy faces and that all was well, and the awards were beginning, I realized there were many miles out there that still needed to be run. Many prayers still needed to be prayed. Running in the rain on a warm day is one of God’s finest gifts!

Last week Woody Geary stopped by my factory with a BIG devilish smile on his face! He proudly showed me some Boston Marathon results from 1978, ’79,’80, and ’83.

If you’ve run races in the Poconos, the Slate Belt, or the Lehigh Valley during the past 40 years you must have run in a race Woody timed. What many aren’t aware of is Woody’s extraordinary running talent. Woody was first a very fine runner!

If my memory serves me accurately Woody’s first road race was the God’s Country Marathon in a time somewhere around 2:45. Yeah, the raspy voiced old rascal could get down the road in a REAL hurry.

The results he brought and the reason he brought them was to point the times in the results from 35 years ago starting with 1st place and going down to 10th place were faster than this year’s results.
Woody and Itze were great friends and competitors and they ran many Boston’s together! On two occasions Woody bested Itze’s 2:57 Boston PR by running both a 2:50 and a 2:54 in Boston.

The memories of some of Itze and Woody’s banter back and forth and throwing good natured digs at each other are some of the really special moments in my running life. They were merciless towards each other when it came to both banter and running! But they first were friends! They were good dear friends! THEN they were competitors!
Running can do that for you! It can make you want to beat someone else so badly you’ll fiercely push without letting up until you puke! Then, most times, you find yourself in a place where you can’t help but admire and compliment your competitors’ effort both when you win and when you lose! I believe for many running teaches us to be more feeling and caring people! Others, ???? : )

There were many years that Woody did the Law Day timing. It was always a joy to hear him and Itze speak of what were the old days for them, the times and trials they lived through.
What is happening to/at Boston is a shame. There have been years recently when Boston times were considerably better than this year. Many of the top elites aren’t coming to Boston anymore. Rule changes concerning courses have made Boston less significant than it once was. If I am correct the changes are such that now an American Record and World Record can no longer be established on the Boston Course as it is presently. If I understand the rule changes point to point marathons will become a thing of the past if records are a concern. As I understand it now the finish line of any race can be no farther than 20% of the total distance of the race from the start. Therefore the finish of a marathon can be no more than 5.24 miles from the start. ???

It appears to me that the marathons from many large cities around the world attempted to achieve Boston’s significance in the world order of marathoning. When they failed the powers that be changed to rules to bring Boston back to the rest of the pack.
That’s just my understanding and my opinion!

Okay, here are the names of people of interest to some of us I found in the Broad Street Run. Who have I missed?
13971 Aurora Davis F 23 Stroudsburg, PA 1:39:30 9:56/mi
24437 Damian Edwards M 36 Stroudsburg, PA 1:28:20 8:49/mi
19463 Jonathan Gagas M 30 Stroudsburg, PA 2:00:40 12:03/mi
42750 Krystal Felix F 28 Stroudsburg, PA 2:36:00 15:35/mi
30220 Mary Ellen Cramer F 67 Stroudsburg, PA 1:54:54 11:29/mi
37124 Richard Cramer M 67 Stroudsburg, PA 1:54:55 11:29/mi
38273 Rick Hammond F 65 Stroudsburg, PA 1:39:04 9:54/mi
752 Carolina Dudzinski F 26 East Stroudsburg, PA 2:00:58 12:05/mi
4554 Sean Reid M 39 Philadelphia, PA 1:12:02 7:12/mi
22494 Greg Robbins M 26 East Stroudsburg, PA 1:07:45 6:46/mi
23246 Jennifer Lesniewski F 27 East Stroudsburg, PA 1:36:42 9:40/mi
24156 Kaitlyn Oberg F 19 East Stroudsburg, PA 1:30:19 9:01/mi
26128 Ryan Kreher M 40 East Stroudsburg, PA 1:32:02 9:12/mi
27051 Valerie Serio F 56 East Stroudsburg, PA 2:14:10 13:24/mi
39585 Lauren Partel F 32 Cresco, PA 2:00:59 12:05/mi
39595 Michael Mclarnon M 36 Cresco, PA 2:00:58 12:05/mi
39915 Bruce Brownstein M 64 Pocono Pines, PA 1:54:04 11:24/mi
30719 Ashley Kennedy F 20 Bushkill, PA 1:43:59 10:23/mi
25614 Kelsey Wise F 26 Tannersville, PA 1:39:04 9:54/mi
27701 Mackenzie Pawloski F 21 Tannersville, PA 1:56:05 11:36/mi
38125 Kati Holmes F 30 Bangor, PA 2:31:09 15:06/mi
9909 Andrew Kolb M 25 Pen Argyl, PA 1:39:19 9:55/mi
33358 Christie Buskirk F 33 Pen Argyl, PA 1:29:09 8:54/mi
20640 Jeremy Schafer M 25 Pen Argyl, PA 1:30:40 9:03/mi
41199 Judy Chamas F 59 Saylorsburg, PA 2:24:34 14:27/mi
31130 Liz Morency F 30 Saylorsburg, PA 1:48:35 10:51/mi
708 Richard Baker M 35 Saylorsburg, PA 1:32:16 9:13/mi
43395 Vicknu Garcon M 48 Saylorsburg, PA 1:59:47 11:58/mi
19957 David Matthews M 65 Milford, PA 1:35:44 9:34/mi

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
05/07 – spring 2016 VELOFEST: May 7 – http://thevelodrome.com/events-velofest/
I’m sure I’m missing something?

SAT & SUN – MILL RATS WILL RUN DAILY AT 7:30 AM REGARDLESS OF THE DAY OR HOLIDAY. WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT 5:15.

WHAT AM I MISSING?? WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
05/07 – spring 2016 VELOFEST: May 7 – http://thevelodrome.com/events-velofest/

05/15 – POCONO MARATHON, HALF, 5K

05/22 – The 2nd Annual Scott Ewing Ride/Run will be held on May 22nd at the American Ribbon Mill. This event will start at 7:30 with a run and then we will go for a bike ride followed by finishing up at Rudy’s for Super dogs. More details will come as the date gets closer.

05/22 – 3RD ANNUAL JACOBSBURG 5 & 10 MILE TRAIL RACE – Jacobsburg State Park (Horse Trailer Access Area) • 228 Belfast Road Wind Gap, PA

http://www.active.com/wind-gap-pa/running/trail-run-races/3rd-annual-jacobsburg-5-and-10-mile-trail-race-2016?dart=M&cmp=30-0-45579782&dma=Wilkes+Barre+-+Scranton&memberId=126515207

05/28 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN 5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK http://www.fcslions.org/roseto-remembrance-run/

06/05 – 5k run/walk to benefit GIRLS ON THE RUN POCONOS. 9:00am start at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. The cost is $25 per runner. More information is available at http://www.shawneeinn.com/calendar-of-events/shawnee-5k-at-the-shawnee-inn-and-golf-resort

06/11 – WALLY MAN TRIATHLON – http://www.active.com/hawley-pa/duathlon/races/wally-man-triathlon-2016?dart=M&cmp=30-0-45508991&dma=Wilkes+Barre+-+Scranton&memberId=126515207

06/18 – Wilson Area Partners in Education 5K RACE – 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Awards given for the fastest overall male and female, top three finishers in each age category. Course designed for a very fast finish that ends in beautiful Wilson Area High School stadium. You can register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org On-line registration closes on June 15, 2016 at midnight. Non-Refundable Entry: $20 per person before June 1, 2016, $25 per person after June 1, 2016, and $15.00 for cross-country team members. Entry includes a quality t-shirt, pizza, and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.

07/09 – TRIPLE BYPASS – Linda Yeager, Lynn Byrne, and Frank Brown.

http://www.kansascyclist.com/events/TripleBypass.html

07/16 – Join us for the 4th annual LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK ON July 16, 2016 in Pocono Pines. Pre-registration is $23 until July 13th and $28 registration day of event. Bib and T Shirt pick up for pre-registered entrants will be on Friday, July 15 from 3-7pm 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.

07/17 – 5th Annual Ice Cream Jog ‘n Hog is back with a Twist! Race Begins: 8:30 AM Shady Brook Farm, Yardley, PA – http://www.jognhog.com/ –

07/28 – WILLOW BROOK HORSE FARM 5K – Willow Brook 5K

08/07 – REVOLUTION3 POCONO MOUNTAINS TRIATHLON – http://www.active.com/shawnee-on-delaware-pa/triathlon/races/revolution3-pocono-mountains-2016?cmp=26-450

08/14 – LUMBERJACK TRIATHLON – www.lumberjacktriathlon.com
Are YOU up for a Challenge??? Then join us on August 14th, 2016 for the 5th Annual Lumberjack Triathlon!
The course is designed to highlight the valley’s scenic beauty, the event is a chip timed, out-and-back course beginning at the West Branch Boat Club in Duboistown. The route features an 800 yard open-water swim in the Susquehanna River, followed by a 13.7 mile bike and 5k run segments along paved country roads with river and mountain views.

08/14 – HALF-WIT HALF TRAIL MARATHON – 9:00 AM – Reading, PA

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

08/28 – BOUNCING BUNS “CLOTHING OPTIONAL” 7K TRAIL RUN – Palmerton, PA – 10:00 AM

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

09/11 – PINE CREEK CHALLENGE – www.pinecreekchallenge.com
100 mile or 100 kilometer run on the Pine Creek Rail Trail in beautiful Wellsboro, PA!

10/09 – Steamtown Marathon – Registration will open at 9:00 a.m. EST on Friday, April 1.

11/26 – HISTORIC BETHLEHEM TURKEY TROT 5K RUN/WALK – 9:00 AM – Bethlehem, PA

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

12/11 – KRIS KRINGLE 5K – 9:00 am Matamoras Airport Park, Matamoras, PA Bill Gaa, wdg2001@gmail.com or (570) 445-955

GROUP SOCIAL & TRAINING – RUNNING – CYCLING – SWIMMING:

AMERICAN RIBBON MILL at the west end of ANN STREET in Stroudsburg – Mill Rats run/walk/cycle – 7:30 AM daily – all holidays included. Wed evening at 5:15 PM
**SNOW DAYS STAY OUT OF THE PARKING LOT UNTIL PLOWING IS COMPLETE**

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, you do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with the “why run” group.
READY SET RUN http://www.readysetrunpoconos.com/ – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Facebook.

POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB – www.poconoarearunningclub.com

TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – jsilvernale@vertellus.com and FACEBOOK

VERTICAL EARTH MOUNTAIN SPORTS – 762 main street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 – 570-872-9088 – http://www.verticalearthinc.com/events

ESU SWIM COACH – adult swim classes – Brie Globig bglobig@esu.edu

NEPA Runner – http://neparunner.com/

STROUD CROSS FIT – GAYLEMARIE KOLB – www.StroudCrossFit.com

PRETZEL CITY SPORTS – http://pretzelcitysports.com/adventure.html a great resource.

JESSICA DEPETE AT FREE FLOW ACUPUNCTURE – Keeping runners up and running since 2005!
435 Main Street (3 doors down from Ready Set Run!), Stroudsburg PA 18360
570.801.1369 www.freeflowacu.com www.facebook.com/jessicadepetelac

JANINE GRAZIANO-Full, CPCC, ACC CHIEF POSSIBILITY OFFICER AT LIVE FULL COACHING
www.livefullcoaching.com

SCOTT DIETRICH – TEAM RWB TEAMMATES WANTED! TEAM RED, WHITE AND BLUE is looking to bring local fitness minded civilians and veterans together to Email: scott.dietrich@teamrwb.org for instructions!

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

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stuff ‘round the mill
True leaders don’t create followers…they create more leaders. J. Sakiya Sandifer

Sunday (9:30) will be the first ED KRAWITZ MEMORIAL LAW DAY 5 MILE RACE & FUN WALK. That’s SPECIAL only because Ed Krawitz was VERY special!

While I suppose it is a necessity if you are to name a Memorial Event to wait for the person to die, many of us have felt Law Day has embodied Ed’s name and spirit for many years. For many Ed was our Champion! Not only for his accomplishments but for the courage and spirit he installed in us while leading and pushing us to our personal bests! For many Law Day was Ed’s creation and Law Day has been and as long as we’re alive and hold him fondly in our memories, it will always be his event!
Please join us if you can!

Canadian Ed Whitlock set a new world record for the 85 year old division at the half marathon distance with a 1:50.47. He was a bit disappointed in his time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4echbKBHIo

FROM GINA – Just found out this morning that WaWa will be closing for a month for remodeling the end of June until the end of July. Don’t know what we are going to do for that month as our run doesn’t count if we don’t go to WaWa. Lol…

FROM ROD – this WAWA news is no joke! WHAT WILL WE DO!???

A while back I promised to tell y’all how our coffee at WAWA began, especially what Dr. Molina had to do with it. With an immense amount of love and respect for Ray, he once was thought of as being a real cheap skate! There was a time stories of Ray’s being “frugal” were abundant. He told a few of them himself.

In the beginning we weren’t very social, running was what we were there for! There was little chit chat, we got there, set out to run, and left pretty quickly once the running was done!

As time passed we became more than a rag tag running group, we became friends, good caring friends. So one Saturday morning someone said “let’s go to WAWA for coffee!” A couple agreed so off the WAWA we went. During that coffee break Ray says “coffee is expensive here, I’ll bring coffee to the Mill tomorrow morning!”

Next morning, we are finished running and Ray says “I got the coffee!” So he goes to his car and gets a hot plate, a pan, and a jar of instant coffee and the fixin’s out and heads towards the Mill front door to begin preparations. I remember Kenny, Itze, basically ALL OF US, saying that okay Ray we’re going to WAWA! Ray objected until someone said “I’m buying!” Probably was Bobby Mac.

We were a nameless group, the name Mill Rats had yet to be coined, but the feeling and a bond was growing! Ken Barthold was our designated leader, and why not as he owned the mill and therefore the parking privileges. We all knew Kenny had to check with Itze before he made any decisions. We all were doin’ our own thing no leaders no followers, it was only running and we were doin’ just fine! But then again, some felt to be whole we needed an identity, a name, and some shirts…

Soon I’ll tell y’all about the origin of our name and the wonderful people that gifted us with our first shirts so we would have an identity, begin a community, eleven years ago for the very first Run for the Red marathon.

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND
04/30 – FROM GINA – Mike and I are planning to run 12 miles on the top half of the RFR course this Saturday if anyone is interested. We will meet at Crescent Lodge and go from there to the start. If anyone would like to join us please have them let us know so we don’t leave without them. Thank you and have a great day. (7am)

04/30 – THE ST. JUDE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL NASHVILLE MARATHON & 1/2 MARATHON

http://www.runrocknroll.com/nashville/

05/01 – THE ED KRAWITZ MEMORIAL LAW DAY 5 MILE RACE & FUN WALK
NINE THIRTY AM (9:30) Morley School (across from WAWA)

SAT & SUN – MILL RATS WILL RUN DAILY AT 7:30 AM REGARDLESS OF THE DAY OR HOLIDAY. WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT 5:15.

WHAT AM I MISSING?? WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
05/07 – spring 2016 VELOFEST: May 7 – http://thevelodrome.com/events-velofest/

05/15 – POCONO MARATHON, HALF, 5K

05/22 – The 2nd Annual Scott Ewing Ride/Run will be held on May 22nd at the American Ribbon Mill. This event will start at 7:30 with a run and then we will go for a bike ride followed by finishing up at Rudy’s for Super dogs. More details will come as the date gets closer.

05/22 – 3RD ANNUAL JACOBSBURG 5 & 10 MILE TRAIL RACE – Jacobsburg State Park (Horse Trailer Access Area) • 228 Belfast Road Wind Gap, PA

http://www.active.com/wind-gap-pa/running/trail-run-races/3rd-annual-jacobsburg-5-and-10-mile-trail-race-2016?dart=M&cmp=30-0-45579782&dma=Wilkes+Barre+-+Scranton&memberId=126515207

05/28 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN 5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK http://www.fcslions.org/roseto-remembrance-run/

06/05 – 5k run/walk to benefit GIRLS ON THE RUN POCONOS. 9:00am start at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. The cost is $25 per runner. More information is available at http://www.shawneeinn.com/calendar-of-events/shawnee-5k-at-the-shawnee-inn-and-golf-resort

06/11 – WALLY MAN TRIATHLON – http://www.active.com/hawley-pa/duathlon/races/wally-man-triathlon-2016?dart=M&cmp=30-0-45508991&dma=Wilkes+Barre+-+Scranton&memberId=126515207

06/18 – Wilson Area Partners in Education 5K RACE – 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Awards given for the fastest overall male and female, top three finishers in each age category. Course designed for a very fast finish that ends in beautiful Wilson Area High School stadium. You can register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org On-line registration closes on June 15, 2016 at midnight. Non-Refundable Entry: $20 per person before June 1, 2016, $25 per person after June 1, 2016, and $15.00 for cross-country team members. Entry includes a quality t-shirt, pizza, and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.

07/09 – TRIPLE BYPASS – Linda Yeager, Lynn Byrne, and Frank Brown.

http://www.kansascyclist.com/events/TripleBypass.html

07/16 – Join us for the 4th annual LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK ON July 16, 2016 in Pocono Pines. Pre-registration is $23 until July 13th and $28 registration day of event. Bib and T Shirt pick up for pre-registered entrants will be on Friday, July 15 from 3-7pm 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.

07/17 – 5th Annual Ice Cream Jog ‘n Hog is back with a Twist! Race Begins: 8:30 AM Shady Brook Farm, Yardley, PA – http://www.jognhog.com/ –

07/28 – WILLOW BROOK HORSE FARM 5K – Willow Brook 5K

08/07 – REVOLUTION3 POCONO MOUNTAINS TRIATHLON – http://www.active.com/shawnee-on-delaware-pa/triathlon/races/revolution3-pocono-mountains-2016?cmp=26-450

08/14 – LUMBERJACK TRIATHLON – www.lumberjacktriathlon.com
Are YOU up for a Challenge??? Then join us on August 14th, 2016 for the 5th Annual Lumberjack Triathlon!
The course is designed to highlight the valley’s scenic beauty, the event is a chip timed, out-and-back course beginning at the West Branch Boat Club in Duboistown. The route features an 800 yard open-water swim in the Susquehanna River, followed by a 13.7 mile bike and 5k run segments along paved country roads with river and mountain views.

08/14 – HALF-WIT HALF TRAIL MARATHON – 9:00 AM – Reading, PA

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

08/28 – BOUNCING BUNS “CLOTHING OPTIONAL” 7K TRAIL RUN – Palmerton, PA – 10:00 AM

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

09/11 – PINE CREEK CHALLENGE – www.pinecreekchallenge.com
100 mile or 100 kilometer run on the Pine Creek Rail Trail in beautiful Wellsboro, PA!

10/09 – Steamtown Marathon – Registration will open at 9:00 a.m. EST on Friday, April 1.

11/26 – HISTORIC BETHLEHEM TURKEY TROT 5K RUN/WALK – 9:00 AM – Bethlehem, PA

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

12/11 – KRIS KRINGLE 5K – 9:00 am Matamoras Airport Park, Matamoras, PA Bill Gaa, wdg2001@gmail.com or (570) 445-955

GROUP SOCIAL & TRAINING – RUNNING – CYCLING – SWIMMING:

AMERICAN RIBBON MILL at the west end of ANN STREET in Stroudsburg – Mill Rats run/walk/cycle – 7:30 AM daily – all holidays included. Wed evening at 5:15 PM
**SNOW DAYS STAY OUT OF THE PARKING LOT UNTIL PLOWING IS COMPLETE**

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, you do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with the “why run” group.
READY SET RUN http://www.readysetrunpoconos.com/ – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Facebook.

POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB – www.poconoarearunningclub.com

TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – jsilvernale@vertellus.com and FACEBOOK

VERTICAL EARTH MOUNTAIN SPORTS – 762 main street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 – 570-872-9088 – http://www.verticalearthinc.com/events

ESU SWIM COACH – adult swim classes – Brie Globig bglobig@esu.edu

NEPA Runner – http://neparunner.com/

STROUD CROSS FIT – GAYLEMARIE KOLB – www.StroudCrossFit.com

PRETZEL CITY SPORTS – http://pretzelcitysports.com/adventure.html a great resource.

JESSICA DEPETE AT FREE FLOW ACUPUNCTURE – Keeping runners up and running since 2005!
435 Main Street (3 doors down from Ready Set Run!), Stroudsburg PA 18360
570.801.1369 www.freeflowacu.com www.facebook.com/jessicadepetelac

JANINE GRAZIANO-Full, CPCC, ACC CHIEF POSSIBILITY OFFICER AT LIVE FULL COACHING
www.livefullcoaching.com

SCOTT DIETRICH – TEAM RWB TEAMMATES WANTED! TEAM RED, WHITE AND BLUE is looking to bring local fitness minded civilians and veterans together to Email: scott.dietrich@teamrwb.org for instructions!

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

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stuff ‘round the mill
It hurts up to a point and then it doesn’t get any worse.
Ann Trason (perhaps THE greatest American Ultrarunner of all time)

Boston a Century of Running
So Higdon named the race between Salazar and Beardsley “The Duel”. The details in his writing are awesome, he did a magnificent job of getting inside these men’s minds, maybe their souls, and making it available for all to see. He tells of the intense training before the race and the results the race meant for the rest of their running careers. In the end Salazar, the world record holder, wins by 2 seconds after running second to Beardsley for almost the entire distance. You may even come to the conclusion that a moment of distraction due to a bus may have caused Beardsley to make a mental error through frustration allowing Salazar the two second win.

The book is so inspiring and interesting I had to buy one of my own. I went on Amazon and found a used one for sale that was reported to be in “good condition”. The book cost $1.49 + about $5 shipping.

AS I prepared to return Don’s book I thought my book will be the same book but it will not have the autograph’s that are in Don’s book. His was autographed by Amby Burfoot and Hal Higdon.

An aside, Don wasn’t aware of the autographs in his book until I pointed them out to him.

Tuesday evening my book (Boston a Century of Running) arrived. As promised it’s in very good shape. It came from Goodwill Industries in Tacoma Washington. I don’t know why, but I immediately opened it to the first page where autographs would be. Cowabonga! Very much to my surprise there’s a stamp saying this book is one of a Collector’s Edition signed and numbered by the author, number 25 of 500. Hal wrote a nice note to its original owner Helen Clogston.

A quick Google search and I learned there is/was a woman named Helen Clogston that worked for Rodale Press and may still. It’s hard to make a connection to Washington but who knows. In any case if anyone reading this knows Helen assuming she is alive, I want to return this book to her! It is HELEN’S book. I will get myself another.

Please email with any info! rodhasker@gmail.com

THE POCONO MARATHON NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: FROM ZENAIDA
Hi Rod,
The RED needs some volunteers for RFR. Kindly add it in your announcements.
Thank you.
Zenaida Bon

http://www.poconomarathon.org/volunteers.html

04/24 – ST. LUKE’S HALF – HELP NEEDED – Half Marathon Course Notification
Sunday, April 17th – Starting at Noon – Meet behind J. Birney Crum Stadium just off of Linden St., Allentown.
One of the important tasks LVRR must do leading up to our annual half marathon is to notify local residents of our event. We hand deliver fliers to residents along the race course and need your help to do this. The more people who chip in the quicker this task goes. If you can join us we would greatly appreciate your help.

WEEKEND RESULTS:
UMSTEAD 100 miles: http://www.umstead100.org/
108 23 Dummar, Fred M NC 47 26:45:54 16:03
128 11 Dummar, Susan F NC 51 28:33:21 17:08

FROM ZENAIDA: – Indoor Marathon World Records Shattered in New York City | Competitor.com

http://running.competitor.com/2016/04/news/indoor-marathon-records-shattered-in-new-york-city_148151#57bXjiFk9MP6KYmk.03

ADDITIONAL EVENTS:

Can you add this into the Calendar? Thanks!
Eileen
BIKE n’ BREW 2016
4/23/16. {Rain date 4/30/16}
Meet at 10 AM at Shawnee Craft Brewery and enjoy a 16 mile bike ride on the McDade trail north to Jerry Lees Trailhead. From there you will be picked up and brought back to enjoy some much needed food and brews. For more information contact Chuck Cooper, from Edge of the Woods Outfitters in DWG, at 570-421-6681 or edgeofthewoodsPA@gmail.com

YOU CAN WATCH BOSTON LIVE ON LINE HERE: http://watchlive.baa.org/
04/18 – Boston – Local entrants: Last year Tim Arnst was the only local runner I saw during the race. And I wouldn’t have seen Tim if he hadn’t seen and yelled to me first! I’m terrible at spotting folks, I get so EXCITED watching the event! Maybe more excited than running it! This year I’ll have some help!

The break between Wave 1 (10:00 a.m. start time) and Wave 2 (10:25 a.m. start time) is 3:09:49. The break between Wave 2 and Wave 3 (10:50 a.m. start time) is 3:28:17. The break between Wave 3 and Wave 4 (11:15 a.m. start time) is 3:50:47.

2016 Boston Marathon Official Start Times
Division Start Time Approx. No. of Entrants Mobility Impaired 8:50 a.m. 50 Men Push-Rim Wheelchair 9:17 a.m. 35 Women Push-Rim Wheelchair 9:19 a.m. 15 Hand cycles 9:22 a.m. 18 Entrants (plus 6 duos) Elite Women* 9:32 a.m. 50 Elite Men and Wave One 10:00 a.m. 7,500 Wave Two 10:25 a.m. 7,500 Wave Three 10:50 a.m. 7,500 Wave Four 11:15 a.m. 7,500

BIB WAVE/CORRAL NAME AGE M/F CITY ST CTRY CTZ
I MISSED SARAH RUSK
3103 1/4 Baranowski, Miroslaw 36 M Brodheadsville PA USA USA
4434 1/5 Rusk, Sarah S. 35 F Wilmington DE USA USA
10131 2/3 Sirak, Michael J 46 M Mohnton PA USA USA
12465 2/5 Green, Martin 45 M Effort PA USA USA
14068 2/7 Arnst, Timothy F. 53 M East Stroudsburg PA USA USA
19591 3/4 Policelli, Neil 66 M Bangor PA USA USA
20393 3/5 Papa, William J. 64 M Pocono Pines PA USA USA
21932 3/6 Cerminaro, Anthony J. 79 M Jermyn PA USA USA
22034 3/7 Altemose, Sherwood 60 M Roseto PA USA USA
25526 4/2 D’Imperio, Trish 55 F Stroudsburg PA USA USA
27583 4/4 Riordan, Jenn 38 F Pocono Lake PA USA USA

Meanwhile ‘round the mill:
Sat & Sun – Mill Rats will run daily at 7:30 am regardless of the day or holiday. Wednesday evenings at 5:15.

WHAT AM I MISSING?? WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

RAT RACES/EVENTS:

04/18 – BOSTON MARATHON

4/23 – KNOWLTON MOVING TOGETHER 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-moving-together-5k-run-walk-and-fun-run-2016?int=

04/23 – MT. PENN MUDFEST – Reading, PA – 15k Trail Run – 10:00 AM

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

04/24 – ST. LUKE’S HALF – HELP NEEDED – Half Marathon Course Notification
Sunday, April 17th – Starting at Noon – Meet behind J. Birney Crum Stadium just off of Linden St., Allentown.
One of the important tasks LVRR must do leading up to our annual half marathon is to notify local residents of our event. We hand deliver fliers to residents along the race course and need your help to do this. The more people who chip in the quicker this task goes. If you can join us we would greatly appreciate your help.

04/24 – 6TH ANNUAL GETTYSBURG NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON & 10 MILER

http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com

04/30 – THE ST. JUDE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL NASHVILLE MARATHON & 1/2 MARATHON

http://www.runrocknroll.com/nashville/

05/01 – THE ED KRAWITZ MEMORIAL LAW DAY 5 MILE RACE & FUN WALK

05/07 – spring 2016 VELOFEST: May 7 – http://thevelodrome.com/events-velofest/

05/15 – POCONO MARATHON, HALF, 5K

05/22 – The 2nd Annual Scott Ewing Ride/Run will be held on May 22nd at the American Ribbon Mill. This event will start at 7:30 with a run and then we will go for a bike ride followed by finishing up at Rudy’s for Super dogs. More details will come as the date gets closer.

05/22 – 3RD ANNUAL JACOBSBURG 5 & 10 MILE TRAIL RACE – Jacobsburg State Park (Horse Trailer Access Area) • 228 Belfast Road Wind Gap, PA

http://www.active.com/wind-gap-pa/running/trail-run-races/3rd-annual-jacobsburg-5-and-10-mile-trail-race-2016?dart=M&cmp=30-0-45579782&dma=Wilkes+Barre+-+Scranton&memberId=126515207

05/28 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN 5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK http://www.fcslions.org/roseto-remembrance-run/

06/05 – 5k run/walk to benefit GIRLS ON THE RUN POCONOS. 9:00am start at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. The cost is $25 per runner. More information is available at http://www.shawneeinn.com/calendar-of-events/shawnee-5k-at-the-shawnee-inn-and-golf-resort

06/11 – WALLY MAN TRIATHLON – http://www.active.com/hawley-pa/duathlon/races/wally-man-triathlon-2016?dart=M&cmp=30-0-45508991&dma=Wilkes+Barre+-+Scranton&memberId=126515207

06/18 – Wilson Area Partners in Education 5K RACE – 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Awards given for the fastest overall male and female, top three finishers in each age category. Course designed for a very fast finish that ends in beautiful Wilson Area High School stadium. You can register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org On-line registration closes on June 15, 2016 at midnight. Non-Refundable Entry: $20 per person before June 1, 2016, $25 per person after June 1, 2016, and $15.00 for cross-country team members. Entry includes a quality t-shirt, pizza, and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.

07/09 – TRIPLE BYPASS – Linda Yeager, Lynn Byrne, and Frank Brown.

http://www.kansascyclist.com/events/TripleBypass.html

07/17 – 5th Annual Ice Cream Jog ‘n Hog is back with a Twist! Race Begins: 8:30 AM Shady Brook Farm, Yardley, PA – http://www.jognhog.com/ –

07/28 – WILLOW BROOK HORSE FARM 5K – Willow Brook 5K

08/07 – REVOLUTION3 POCONO MOUNTAINS TRIATHLON – http://www.active.com/shawnee-on-delaware-pa/triathlon/races/revolution3-pocono-mountains-2016?cmp=26-450

08/14 – LUMBERJACK TRIATHLON – www.lumberjacktriathlon.com
Are YOU up for a Challenge??? Then join us on August 14th, 2016 for the 5th Annual Lumberjack Triathlon!
The course is designed to highlight the valley’s scenic beauty, the event is a chip timed, out-and-back course beginning at the West Branch Boat Club in Duboistown. The route features an 800 yard open-water swim in the Susquehanna River, followed by a 13.7 mile bike and 5k run segments along paved country roads with river and mountain views.

08/14 – HALF-WIT HALF TRAIL MARATHON – 9:00 AM – Reading, PA

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

08/28 – BOUNCING BUNS “CLOTHING OPTIONAL” 7K TRAIL RUN – Palmerton, PA – 10:00 AM

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

09/11 – PINE CREEK CHALLENGE – www.pinecreekchallenge.com
100 mile or 100 kilometer run on the Pine Creek Rail Trail in beautiful Wellsboro, PA!

10/09 – Steamtown Marathon – Registration will open at 9:00 a.m. EST on Friday, April 1.

11/26 – HISTORIC BETHLEHEM TURKEY TROT 5K RUN/WALK – 9:00 AM – Bethlehem, PA

http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/

12/11 – KRIS KRINGLE 5K – 9:00 am Matamoras Airport Park, Matamoras, PA Bill Gaa, wdg2001@gmail.com or (570) 445-955

GROUP SOCIAL & TRAINING – RUNNING – CYCLING – SWIMMING:

AMERICAN RIBBON MILL at the west end of ANN STREET in Stroudsburg – Mill Rats run/walk/cycle – 7:30 AM daily – all holidays included. Wed evening at 5:15 PM
**SNOW DAYS STAY OUT OF THE PARKING LOT UNTIL PLOWING IS COMPLETE**

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, you do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with the “why run” group.
READY SET RUN http://www.readysetrunpoconos.com/ – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Facebook.

POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB – www.poconoarearunningclub.com

TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – jsilvernale@vertellus.com and FACEBOOK

VERTICAL EARTH MOUNTAIN SPORTS – 762 main street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 – 570-872-9088 – http://www.verticalearthinc.com/events

ESU SWIM COACH – adult swim classes – Brie Globig bglobig@esu.edu

NEPA Runner – http://neparunner.com/

STROUD CROSS FIT – GAYLEMARIE KOLB – www.StroudCrossFit.com

PRETZEL CITY SPORTS – http://pretzelcitysports.com/adventure.html a great resource.

JESSICA DEPETE AT FREE FLOW ACUPUNCTURE – Keeping runners up and running since 2005!
435 Main Street (3 doors down from Ready Set Run!), Stroudsburg PA 18360
570.801.1369 www.freeflowacu.com www.facebook.com/jessicadepetelac

JANINE GRAZIANO-Full, CPCC, ACC CHIEF POSSIBILITY OFFICER AT LIVE FULL COACHING
www.livefullcoaching.com

SCOTT DIETRICH – TEAM RWB TEAMMATES WANTED! TEAM RED, WHITE AND BLUE is looking to bring local fitness minded civilians and veterans together to Email: scott.dietrich@teamrwb.org for instructions!

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

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