“stuff ‘round the mill”
“If the mind’s not strong, the body acts weak, even if it’s not. If the mind says it’s too cold or too rainy or too windy to run, the body will be more than happy to agree. If the mind says it would be better to rest or recover or cut practice, the body will be glad to oblige.”
― Wendelin Van Draanen

Attached is a photo of Tim Arnst & MEB!


FROM LISA FLORY:
We are coming up on the anniversary of the loss of our friend, Scott Ewing. In talking about ways to celebrate the things he was to us we wanted to get together and do some of the things that he liked to do. This is the plan we came up with to include a few of those things!
We are going to meet on Sunday, May 24th at 7:30 am. We will meet at JM Hill School parking lot. Run will be a run that Scott always wanted to do, a run up to the top of East Broad Street hill and back to the school. Its only around 2 miles so if anyone wants to try it more than once they can! :) After the run we will get on our bikes and head out for a “stop and smell the flowers” bike ride. Plan is to wind up with about 20ish miles. We will send out an email with the route in a few weeks. After we all finish up with the run/biking anyone that would like to is invited to head to Rudy’s for a super dog and conversation (another one of Scott’s favorites).

FROM ROD – The run you’re describing is roughly 1.6 miles round trip; from Warren St & EB up to 447 and back down to Warren St. & EB. I refer to this which is one of my favorite hill training runs as East Broad St. Hills. I usually go left at 447 and then turn left onto Franklin Hill Rd and back to the intersection of Warren and EB St. which brings the loop distance to 1.8. I like to do 2 clockwise and 2 counter clock wise, that way you un-wind and keep from screwing yourself into the ground. If you do 4 loops I promise you that you WILL feel and look shorter when you’re finished! Four loops are about 7.25 miles.

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND: LOT’S OF RACING!
04/23-25 – PENN RELAYS – 121st #Penn Relays (April 23-25, 2015)!
The Penn Relays is the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States, hosted annually since April 21, 1895

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_Relays

04/25 – KNOWLTON COMMUNITY 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-community-moving-together-5k-2015?int=

04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON

04/26 – EARTH DAY CREEK 5K race at the Evergreen Nature Preserve on Sunday, April 26th. Registration starts at 8am, Kids Dash at 9:30am, and 5k at 10am.

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/EastStroudsburg/EarthdayCreek5K

04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com

Mill Rats – regular tail waggin’ and tale tellin’ schedule stands! Please bring your tail & a tale to share!

WHAT AM I MISSING?! Please let me know of anyone or any news or events I missed PLEASE!!!

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
05/03 – LAW DAY – Morley School – registration starts at 8am with the race will begin at 9:30 am.
05/03 – BROAD STREET 10-miler Philadelphia http://www.broadstreetrun.com
05/02 – RIVER TOWNS MARATHONS – http://new.rivertownrace.com/?page_id=4972
05/08 – GOTR 5K IS FRIDAY NIGHT 6:00 PM AT DANSBURY PARK if anyone wants to come out and run with a girl or help!!
05/16 – JERSEYMAN TRIATHLON FESTIVAL Clinton, NJ http://www.tmbtriteam.com/jerseyman.html
05/17 – POCONO MARATHON – http://www.poconomarathon.org/
05/23 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN – For more information call Faith Christian School (610)588-3414 or find us on Facebook under Roseto Remembrance Run.
05/24 – PROTECT & DEFEND 5K in Dunmore – https://runsignup.com/protectdefend5k
Proceeds from the event will support the funds of Corporal Bryon Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglass.
05/25 – (Memorial Day) Tortoise and the Hare 5k Wind Gap http://www.tortoiseharerace.org
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Lehighton/BlackBearTriathlonSprintOlympicHalfIron?embedId2=K2ZxYtkY

06/06 – GREYT HOUND HUSTLE – Tuscarora State Park • 687 Tuscarora Park Road Barnesville, PA 18214

https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=13776552&int=29-110-1

06/20 – Wilson Area Partners in Education Foundation 5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK – Wilson Area High School – Time: 9:00 a.m. – Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Rain or Shine Questions/Directions: Call Doug Wagner (484) 373-6000 (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) or email at dwagner@wilsonareasd.org
07/19 – UNCLE DAVE’S ICE CREAM JOG ‘N HOG www.jognhog.com
08/09 – HALF-WIT HALF MARATHON – 13.1 Trail Run 9:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
08/15 – 5TH ANNUAL SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN MUD RUN Online Registration and event details will be available April 1 at www.shawneemt.com
08/16 – REV 3 HALF IRONMAN – http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains
08/16 – RUN WILD AT THE ZOO, Lehigh Valley. 5k/10k http://www.runwildatlvzoo5k.com/
09/04-07 – A RACE FOR THE AGES – http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=31290
09/12-13 – VIA MARATHON WEEKEND http://www.viamarathon.com/
10/03 – FAMILIES FIRST 13th ANNUAL 5K
10/11 – STEAMTOWN MARATHON – Registration for the 2015 Steamtown Marathon opens on April 1.

http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/1.html

10/17 – WOMEN’S 5K CLASSIC, Lehigh Valley. Swag Bag is pretty great! Registration opens on 2/14. http://www.womens5kclassic.org
10/18 – HAMBLETONIAN ® Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/
11/01 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – gain an hour (turn back the clock)
11/08 – River Ramble Fall Classic
11/22 – YMCA SCOTT EWING 5K
11/22 – Philadelphia Marathon/Half Marathon. Reg. opens 4/1 http://philadelphiamarathon.com
11/26 – RUN FOR THE DIAMONDS – http://www.runfordiamonds.com/mainpage.html
12/05 – Rocky 50k Fat Ass Run – www.rocky50k.com

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
Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone and everyone is welcome!

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social/training runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, meet at the front door. Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone, and everyone is welcome! You do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with us.

POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB – www.poconoarearunningclub.com – parc@ptd.net – & FACEBOOK.

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

READY SET RUN http://www.readysetrunpoconos.com/ – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Facebook.

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

NEPA Runner – http://neparunner.com/

LISA PIZZUTO – ESU Women’s swimming coach and ADULT SWIM PROGRAM DIRECTOR – LPizzuto@po-box.esu.edu

UNLIMITED PERSONAL TRAINING – 1240 North 9th St. Stroudsburg, PA Across from Grey Chevrolet on rt 611. 570-242-8910 – KELLY SCOT SMITH

STROUD CROSS FIT – GAYLEMARIE KOLB – www.StroudCrossFit.com – facebook.com/stroudcrossfit

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

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

FROM 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/

If you wish to be added or removed from “stuff ’round the mill” send me an email. rodhasker@gmail.com

PLEASE SEND ME ANYTHING YOU WISH TO HAVE INCLUDED HERE.

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“stuff ‘round the mill”
“The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy…It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.”
Jacqueline Gareau, 1980 Boston Marathon champ

WEEKEND RESULTS:

FROM ROB BENNETT
Here are the results from the Seneca7 (77.7 mile relay race)

Team Name: Silance and the Lambchops. Finished 15th out of 224 teams and 6th all Male Team with a time of 9 hours 54 minutes and 40 seconds average 7:38 per mile
Team Members
Steve Bilko (Team Captain)
Mike Phillips
Taylor Munoz
Tyler Newhook
Todd Tillou
Rob Bennett
Dennis Silance

Team Name: Hard Coal Harriers. Finished 127th out of 224 teams and 74th mixed team with a time of 11 hours 54 minutes and 4 seconds average 9:10 per mile.
Team Members
Brooke Bilko (Team Captain)
Alicia Marshall
Sarah Brown
Liz Werner
Dan Werner
Jacob Werner
Jackie Brassington
The teams were based out of White Haven that is where the team captains live, but largely a Pocono based team.

Each runner ran 3 legs of varying distances for a complete loop around the lake. The weather was terrific and it was a well-run event. This event is capped at 224 teams and sold out in one hour this year.
Link to the race site and results: http://www.seneca7.com/

Rob Bennett

MT PENN MUDFEST 15k Trail Run 10:00 am – www.pretzelcitysports.com
94 1:59:45 84 KOBERLEIN KATHY ALBRIGHTSVILLE PA F 64 1ST 60-69

BEAT BEETHOVEN Reading PA
5K
306 55:42 378 WOROBIJ NADIA EAST STROUDSBURG PA F 53
10K
106 1:13:51 368 WIDGER STEPHANIE EAST STROUDSBURG PA F 26

RUN FOR READING EARTH DAY – Nazareth PA
35 29:56 68 GROSSMAN MITCHELL EAST STROUDSBURG PA M 30
44 31:40 97 KUNTZ JENNY KRESGEVILLE PA F 36
57 33:29 20 BUCK ERIN BANGOR PA F 39
71 35:13 111 MARRO ASHLEY EAST STROUDSBURG PA F 30
72 35:21 128 PIO TRACY EFFORT PA F 44
93 39:46 142 SCHAFFNER CATHY SAYLORSBURG PA F 45
97 41:12 100 LEGGETT JEANETTE BANGOR PA F 55
128 47:48 23 CAPRICUSO-REGISTER HOLLI KUNKLETOWN PA F 26
129 47:51 116 MCFALL ASHLEY KUNKLETOWN PA F 28
131 48:07 93 KELLER AMY KUNKLETOWN PA F 37
154 55:37 52 FEHR JOEL BANGOR PA M 43
155 55:38 53 FEHR RAYLIN BANGOR PA F 41
160 56:51 55 FIELD KERRA WIND GAP PA F 31
166 57:53 24 CASS BERT SAYLORSBURG PA M 79
177 62:44 56 FISCHER JANET WIND GAP PA F 48
178 65:32 37 DE BRUYN MONICA WIND GAP PA F 43

ASBURY PARK HALF MARATHON 04/18:
Debbie Lennox – 1:53 and change.

BOSTON MARATHON – The weather as not the worst but it was far from the best! The rain may not have been as bad as the head wind! Here are the results:
5020 Holland, Jonathan 30 M Stroudsburg PA USA 2:59:39
2753 Rusk, Sarah S 34 F Wilmington DE USA 2:59:58
8140 Snyder, Ricky L 43 M Pen Argyl PA USA 3:14:19
13096 Arnst, Timothy F. 52 M East Stroudsburg PA USA 3:33:35
17979 Policelli, Neil 65 M Bangor PA USA 3:48:51
16651 Cerminaro, Anthony J. Sr. 78 M Jermyn PA USA 4:05:03
18777 Papa, William J 63 M Pocono Pines PA USA 4:21:13
23366 Fair, Joelle 46 F Scotrun PA USA 3:58:31
24412 Nicholls, Rhonda 55 F Henryville PA USA 3:54:52
24602 Rehrig, Jim 71 M Nazareth PA USA 4:32:00
24083 Villiano, Julie 54 F Bangor PA USA 4:15:07
30406 Lwanga, Doreen N. 38 F Bartonsville PA USA 3:49:02
FWIW – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpNKPfn7cO4

This is the best description of the Boston course, start to finish, I’ve ever read!

http://www.runnersworld.com/boston-marathon/boston-marathon-course-tips-for-runners

FROM LISA FLORY – Hi Orange Shirts!
Last weekend was a great start to the timing season with a great 5K in Belvidere, NJ. Great race, great people, great little town, and great hot dogs at Hot Dog Johnnys on the way home!

Next weekend the timing team has two races to time. Here are the details on the races and the members signed up to help at them.

Saturday, April 25th, Knowlton Moving Together 5K in Columbia, NJ. The fun run starts at 8:00 followed by the 5K at 8:30. Dion is heading up this crew and the team helping includes Lynn Byrne, Carmen Delgado, Sue Gehris, and Phil Giaquinto. Please touch base with Dion at either dcboxers@verison.net or (570)460-2838 so you can figure out when and where to meet please.

Sunday, April 26th, Cinder Cancer Derailers 5K in Delaware Water Gap, PA. Race starts at 10:00 I will be heading this crew and the team helping is Keith Flory, Amanda Flory, Rhonda Nicholls, Nancy Wilson, Alison Crescente, Zenaida Aguilaz, and Eddie Brown. We will be meeting at the Delaware Country Club Golf Course at 9:00 am.

Saturday, May 2nd, Centenial School 5K at Lehigh University. Dion is heading this crew and the team helping is Carmen Delgado and Debbie Lennox. WE COULD USE A FEW MORE TEAM MEMBERS HERE IF YOU CAN HELP OUT.

Sunday, May 3rd, Law Day 5 Mile Run, Morey Elementary School in Stroudsburg. I will be heading up this crew and the team members helping are Kevin Wolford, Sue Gehris, Zenaida Aguilaz, and Amanda Flory.

More to follow….thanks for all you do!! Scott did good with recruiting this team. You all make it look easy!

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
04/23-25 – PENN RELAYS – 121st #Penn Relays (April 23-25, 2015)!

04/25 – KNOWLTON COMMUNITY 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-community-moving-together-5k-2015?int=

04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON

04/26 – EARTH DAY CREEK 5K race at the Evergreen Nature Preserve on Sunday, April 26th. Registration starts at 8am, Kids Dash at 9:30am, and 5k at 10am.

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/EastStroudsburg/EarthdayCreek5K

04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com

WHAT AM I MISSING?! Please let me know of anyone or any news or events I missed PLEASE!!!

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
05/03 – LAW DAY – Morley School – registration starts at 8am with the race will begin at 9:30 am.
05/03 – BROAD STREET 10-miler Philadelphia http://www.broadstreetrun.com
05/02 – RIVER TOWNS MARATHONS – http://new.rivertownrace.com/?page_id=4972
05/08 – GOTR 5K IS FRIDAY NIGHT 6:00 PM AT DANSBURY PARK if anyone wants to come out and run with a girl or help!!
05/16 – JERSEYMAN TRIATHLON FESTIVAL Clinton, NJ http://www.tmbtriteam.com/jerseyman.html
05/17 – POCONO MARATHON – http://www.poconomarathon.org/
05/23 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN – For more information call Faith Christian School (610)588-3414 or find us on Facebook under Roseto Remembrance Run.
05/24 – PROTECT & DEFEND 5K in Dunmore – https://runsignup.com/protectdefend5k
Proceeds from the event will support the funds of Corporal Bryon Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglass.
05/25 – (Memorial Day) Tortoise and the Hare 5k Wind Gap http://www.tortoiseharerace.org
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Lehighton/BlackBearTriathlonSprintOlympicHalfIron?embedId2=K2ZxYtkY

06/06 – GREYT HOUND HUSTLE – Tuscarora State Park • 687 Tuscarora Park Road Barnesville, PA 18214

https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=13776552&int=29-110-1

06/20 – Wilson Area Partners in Education Foundation 5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK – Wilson Area High School – Time: 9:00 a.m. – Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Rain or Shine Questions/Directions: Call Doug Wagner (484) 373-6000 (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) or email at dwagner@wilsonareasd.org
07/19 – UNCLE DAVE’S ICE CREAM JOG ‘N HOG www.jognhog.com
08/09 – HALF-WIT HALF MARATHON – 13.1 Trail Run 9:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
08/15 – 5TH ANNUAL SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN MUD RUN Online Registration and event details will be available April 1 at www.shawneemt.com
08/16 – REV 3 HALF IRONMAN – http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains
08/16 – RUN WILD AT THE ZOO, Lehigh Valley. 5k/10k http://www.runwildatlvzoo5k.com/
09/04-07 – A RACE FOR THE AGES – http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=31290
09/12-13 – VIA MARATHON WEEKEND http://www.viamarathon.com/
10/03 – FAMILIES FIRST 13th ANNUAL 5K
10/11 – STEAMTOWN MARATHON – Registration for the 2015 Steamtown Marathon opens on April 1.

http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/1.html

10/17 – WOMEN’S 5K CLASSIC, Lehigh Valley. Swag Bag is pretty great! Registration opens on 2/14. http://www.womens5kclassic.org
10/18 – HAMBLETONIAN ® Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/
11/01 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – gain an hour (turn back the clock)
11/08 – River Ramble Fall Classic
11/22 – YMCA SCOTT EWING 5K
11/22 – Philadelphia Marathon/Half Marathon. Reg. opens 4/1 http://philadelphiamarathon.com
11/26 – RUN FOR THE DIAMONDS – http://www.runfordiamonds.com/mainpage.html
12/05 – Rocky 50k Fat Ass Run – www.rocky50k.com

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“stuff ‘round the mill”
“You start as a runner. You finish as a Boston Marathoner.” – Author unknown

“I thought about how many preconceived notions would crumble when I trotted along for 26 miles.”
-Bobbi Gibb, first woman to finish the Boston Marathon, 1966

One of my favorite Boston pictures, me and Grammie after my finish in 2003

WEEKEND RESULTS:

EMMAUS 4 MILER – http://lvrr.org/races/emmaus-4-miler/

http://lvrr.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/LVRR-Emmaus-4-Miler-overall.html

125 JENA MUNDRO 27 F EAST STROUDSBURG 4/16 41/187 33:18 8:20
147 JANINE SCALERCIO 28 F EAST STROUDSBURG 7/16 57/187 34:32 8:38
171 ERIN BUCK 39 F BANGOR 13/34 73/187 36:38 9:10
238 MADISON SMITH 12 F TANNERSVILLE 6/6 126/187 41:05 10:17
243 LIZ SICKLE 48 F EAST STROUDSBURG 15/20 130/187 41:44 10:26
249 CASSANDRA MESKO 26 F SAYLORSBURG 15/16 136/187 42:03 10:31
313 MICHELE DEBENEDICTIS 48 F EAST STROUDSBURG 20/20 187/187 55:26 13:52

Katalin Nagy, born Hungarian, chose to become American. Awesome AWESOME running lady!

http://katalinnagyenglishversion.blogspot.com/

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
04/18 – MT PENN MUDFEST 15k Trail Run 10:00 am – www.pretzelcitysports.com

04/19 – BEAT BEETHOVEN in Reading, PA Alvernia University grounds at 10:00 a.m. 10K Race and a 5K/Race/Walk and a new 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. $25 for online or mail-in application before April 4th; $30 after April 4th – Contact: www.pretzelcitysports.com or call Kathern Marshall (610) 926-4673 or Allyson McKechnie (610) 823-6279
Beat him Bon!

This is the best description of the Boston course, start to finish, I’ve ever read!

http://www.runnersworld.com/boston-marathon/boston-marathon-course-tips-for-runners

04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
WAVE 1 – 10:00 start
WAVE 2 – 10:25 start
WAVE 3 – 10:50 start
WAVE 4 – 11:15 start
FWIW – there are 4 waves with 10 corrals to each wave. The elites leave before wave 1. The waves are established by qualifying time. Wave 1 being the fastest qualifiers. Corral 1 being the fastest in each wave, corral 10 the slowest. I’m not sure how they seed the folks that buy their way in via the charity programs.

In recent years the Boston marathon has become a target; the world community has made a great effort to diminish the importance of the Boston marathon! Terrorists want to punish spectators and participants and end the Boston Marathon! Some feel Chicago and New York and London and Hamburg are just as important if not more so; to some everything and everybody must be equal. Though I try hard to not use foul language here, BULL SHIT! BOSTON is the heart and soul of Marathoning, no other marathon is of its equal!

I hope the folks listed here are as proud of themselves as I am of them! Please I hope y’all will join me in that pride! I will be spending Saturday and Sunday training on the Boston course and Monday I WILL BE on heart break hill cheering my lungs out for my heroes, all y’all who EARNED your way into the greatest marathon ever!!

Bib wave/corral
2753 1/3 Rusk, Sarah S 34 F Wilmington DE
8140 2/1 Snyder, Ricky L 43 M Pen Argyl PA
13096 2/6 Arnst, Timothy F 52 M East Stroudsburg PA
16651 3/1 Cerminaro, Anthony J. Sr 78 M Jermyn PA
17979 3/2 Policelli, Neil 65 M Bangor PA
18777 3/3 Papa, William J 63 M Pocono Pines PA
23366 3/8 Fair, Joelle 46 F Scotrun PA
24412 4/1 Nicholls, Rhonda 55 F Henryville PA
24602 4/1 Rehrig, Jim 71 M Nazareth PA
24467 4/1 Rossetti, Jerry 66 M Barto PA
24083 4/1 Villiano, Julie 54 F Bangor PA
30406 4/7 Lwanga, Doreen N 38 F Bartonsville PA
Please let me know if I missed someone!

WHAT AM I MISSING?! Please let me know of anyone or any news or events I missed PLEASE!!!

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
04/23-25 – PENN RELAYS – 121st #Penn Relays (April 23-25, 2015)!
04/25 – KNOWLTON COMMUNITY 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-community-moving-together-5k-2015?int=
04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON
04/26 – EARTH DAY CREEK 5K race at the Evergreen Nature Preserve on Sunday, April 26th. Registration starts at 8am, Kids Dash at 9:30am, and 5k at 10am.

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/EastStroudsburg/EarthdayCreek5K

04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com
05/03 – LAW DAY – Morley School – registration starts at 8am with the race will begin at 9:30 am.
05/03 – BROAD STREET 10-miler Philadelphia http://www.broadstreetrun.com
05/02 – RIVER TOWNS MARATHONS – http://new.rivertownrace.com/?page_id=4972
05/08 – GOTR 5K IS FRIDAY NIGHT 6:00 PM AT DANSBURY PARK if anyone wants to come out and run with a girl or help!!
05/16 – JERSEYMAN TRIATHLON FESTIVAL Clinton, NJ http://www.tmbtriteam.com/jerseyman.html
05/17 – POCONO MARATHON – http://www.poconomarathon.org/
05/23 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN – For more information call Faith Christian School (610)588-3414 or find us on Facebook under Roseto Remembrance Run.
05/24 – PROTECT & DEFEND 5K in Dunmore – https://runsignup.com/protectdefend5k
Proceeds from the event will support the funds of Corporal Bryon Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglass.
05/25 – (Memorial Day) Tortoise and the Hare 5k Wind Gap http://www.tortoiseharerace.org
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Lehighton/BlackBearTriathlonSprintOlympicHalfIron?embedId2=K2ZxYtkY

06/06 – GREYT HOUND HUSTLE – Tuscarora State Park • 687 Tuscarora Park Road Barnesville, PA 18214

https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=13776552&int=29-110-1

06/20 – Wilson Area Partners in Education Foundation 5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK – Wilson Area High School – Time: 9:00 a.m. – Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Rain or Shine Questions/Directions: Call Doug Wagner (484) 373-6000 (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) or email at dwagner@wilsonareasd.org
07/19 – UNCLE DAVE’S ICE CREAM JOG ‘N HOG www.jognhog.com
08/09 – HALF-WIT HALF MARATHON – 13.1 Trail Run 9:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
08/15 – 5TH ANNUAL SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN MUD RUN Online Registration and event details will be available April 1 at www.shawneemt.com
08/16 – REV 3 HALF IRONMAN – http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains
08/16 – RUN WILD AT THE ZOO, Lehigh Valley. 5k/10k http://www.runwildatlvzoo5k.com/
09/04-07 – A RACE FOR THE AGES – http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=31290
09/12-13 – VIA MARATHON WEEKEND http://www.viamarathon.com/
10/03 – FAMILIES FIRST 13th ANNUAL 5K
10/11 – STEAMTOWN MARATHON – Registration for the 2015 Steamtown Marathon opens on April 1.

http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/1.html

10/17 – WOMEN’S 5K CLASSIC, Lehigh Valley. Swag Bag is pretty great! Registration opens on 2/14. http://www.womens5kclassic.org
10/18 – HAMBLETONIAN ® Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/
11/01 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – gain an hour (turn back the clock)
11/08 – River Ramble Fall Classic
11/22 – YMCA SCOTT EWING 5K
11/22 – Philadelphia Marathon/Half Marathon. Reg. opens 4/1 http://philadelphiamarathon.com
11/26 – RUN FOR THE DIAMONDS – http://www.runfordiamonds.com/mainpage.html
12/05 – Rocky 50k Fat Ass Run – www.rocky50k.com

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
Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone and everyone is welcome!

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social/training runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, meet at the front door. Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone, and everyone is welcome! You do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with us.

POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB – www.poconoarearunningclub.com – parc@ptd.net – & FACEBOOK.

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

READY SET RUN http://www.readysetrunpoconos.com/ – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Facebook.

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

NEPA Runner – http://neparunner.com/

LISA PIZZUTO – ESU Women’s swimming coach and ADULT SWIM PROGRAM DIRECTOR – LPizzuto@po-box.esu.edu

UNLIMITED PERSONAL TRAINING – 1240 North 9th St. Stroudsburg, PA Across from Grey Chevrolet on rt 611. 570-242-8910 – KELLY SCOT SMITH

STROUD CROSS FIT – GAYLEMARIE KOLB – www.StroudCrossFit.com – facebook.com/stroudcrossfit

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

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

FROM 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/

If you wish to be added or removed from “stuff ’round the mill” send me an email. rodhasker@gmail.com

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Challenge Pocono Mountains Triathlon

FROM MONICA:
Hi Rod,

I personally wanted to share with you the official date for this year’s Challenge Pocono Mountains Triathlon (formerly Rev3, now merged with the Challenge Family of races): Sunday, August 16th!

Due to last year’s success, the National Park Service has agreed to support the race by adding it to its series of 50th Anniversary Celebrations! The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau reports that last year’s event brought $1.23m of economic impact to our area and we expect to increase that amount this year! Within the athletes, there were 29 different States and 5 Countries represented.

This year’s race is expected to almost double in participants. We had 544 athletes last year and predict 800 for this year.

We would love your help in spreading the word about the event to local triathletes and also any volunteer recruitment assistance you can provide.

Event Website: http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains/
Volunteer Website: http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains-volunteer

Thank you very much for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,
Mónica

Mónica Startari
Local Race Director | CHALLENGE Pocono Mountains
Cell: 570-856-5068
Email: monica@challenge-familyamericas.com
Web: http://www.challenge-familyusa.com
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stuff ’round the mill

“stuff ‘round the mill”
“Watching the world’s best compete fires you up to achieve your own feats of greatness. When it comes to running, participation and spectating go hand in hand.”
-Kara Goucher

OUR 12 LOCAL BOSTON RUNNERS ARE LISTED BELOW.

It’s sad news that Tony and Maureen are leaving our community. When we lose folks like Maureen and Tony we are losing a precious piece of our future! We lose talent, energy, the willingness to tackle any obstacle that stands in our way of progress! The joy and beauty in our community is dimmed.

Any man that puts 17 into years protecting the public like Tony has done is a blessing and losing him in that capacity is, well, I don’t know how to put my feeling into words. Knowing Tony was on the job was a comfort that is hard to replace.

Replacing Tony and Maureen’s contributions to our community will not be easy! Tony has been PARC President and recently he began serving on the YMCA board. I can’t help but feel cheated in that both Maureen and Tony are only beginning to hit their stride in the way of community service! I don’t mind losing races. I can lose money; it’s not the end of the world, as I can always make more! That said, I HATE losing good people! Good people are our finest asset!

Rockland County NY wins! We lose! But we will not be bad losers, we will support the decision they’ve made as it is obviously what they feel is best for them and what is best for them is what we want!

May their transition be blessed with peace and ease of movement and adjustment to their new lives! May have many many wonderful and delightful memories of their days amongst us!

Meanwhile plans are forming to have a “meet and greet” at the Warrior Bar & Grill for the Yeager family who now are in DESPERATE need of new “best friends”. Interested couples may email their resume to either Greg or Linda at:
www.greg@i-need-you-to-bait-my-hook.com
Or
www.linda@your-husbands-job-is-to-keep-our-husbands-outta-our-freakin-hair-so-we-can-play-and-shop.com
Benefits to be commensurate with both y’alls sense of humor! More details to follow!

FROM DOLORES EVERETT: Our GOTR 5K IS FRIDAY NIGHT MAY 8 6:00 AT DANSBURY PARK if anyone wants to come out and run with a girl or help!!
FROM ROD – EVERYONE deserves a night/run with GIRLS ON THE RUN! This event puts a spark in your life and eyes that will stay with you for days!

BOSTON RUNNERS – Keep reading, our local Boston runners are listed below:

WEEKEND RESULTS:
GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON http://pretzelcitysports.com/roadracesresults.html
Half
81 Sherwood Altemose Roseto PA M 59 1 M 55-59 1:44:32.0 – FIRST IN AGE!
538 Buffy Harrison Bangor PA F 40 31 F 40-44 2:23:02.5
Marathon
54 1309 John Guth Bangor PA M 39 27 M 35-39 5:58:40.8

04/11 – Belvidere Fox Trot – http://foxtrot5k.org/

SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – http://www.scrantonhalf.com/
513 Jeff Mulzet Bangor PA 1921 57 M 21 55-59 1:52:09.23 1:53:32.73
1162 Damian Edwards Stroudsburg PA 740 35 M 96 35-39 2:07:44.42 2:07:56.95
1520 Mary Anne Boyer Pocono Lake PA 216 66 F 1 65-69 2:15:24.52 2:17:21.30
1578 Rachel Strodel Saylorsburg PA 2635 40 F 105 40-44 2:16:53.16 2:18:30.70
1647 Kristin Popovice Roseto PA 2161 25 F 133 25-29 2:18:46.46 2:20:32.36
1738 Sarah Johnson Brodheadsville PA 1275 29 F 152 25-29 2:21:45.10 2:23:29.46
1865 Molly McNeil Brodheadsville PA 1812 27 F 165 25-29 2:27:19.03 2:27:55.33
1890 Matthew Suarez Saylorsburg PA 2643 29 M 108 25-29 2:28:22.70 2:30:08.40
1898 Wanda Green Effort PA 1013 39 F 194 35-39 2:28:47.06 2:30:43.59

EMMAUS 4 MILER – http://lvrr.org/races/emmaus-4-miler/
Results aren’t up yet.

BOSTON RUNNERS – You’re getting close now, keeeeep reading, our local Boston runners are listed below:

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
04/17 – RSR – Running form and stability drills! New date! We will meet at Ready Set Run on Friday morning, April 17th at 6 am. We’ll run a mile warm up together. Then we will practice different form, strengthening and stability drills. Cool down with a mile run back to the store and we will be ready to start the day! Open to all levels.
From rod – sounds like the day has heavenly well been kick started!

And by the way – Tracy you are incredible! Sunday mornings when the RSR training group is out on the run Tracy is truly a God send! She is up the road and down the road, ALL OVER the roads attending to her runners seeing to it they are safe and sound! THANK YOU Tracy, you are a BLESSING!

04/18 – MT PENN MUDFEST 15k Trail Run 10:00am – www.pretzelcitysports.com

04/19 – BEAT BEETHOVEN in Reading, PA Alvernia University grounds at 10:00 a.m. 10K Race and a 5K/Race/Walk and a new 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. $25 for online or mail-in application before April 4th; $30 after April 4th – Contact: www.pretzelcitysports.com or call Kathern Marshall (610) 926-4673 or Allyson McKechnie (610) 823-6279
Beat him Bon!

BOSTON RUNNERS – Our local runners:
04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
Bib wave/corral
2753 1/3 Rusk, Sarah S 34 F Wilmington DE
8140 2/1 Snyder, Ricky L 43 M Pen Argyl PA
13096 2/6 Arnst, Timothy F 52 M East Stroudsburg PA
16651 3/1 Cerminaro, Anthony J. Sr 78 M Jermyn PA
17979 3/2 Policelli, Neil 65 M Bangor PA
18777 3/3 Papa, William J 63 M Pocono Pines PA
23366 3/8 Fair, Joelle 46 F Scotrun PA
24412 4/1 Nicholls, Rhonda 55 F Henryville PA
24602 4/1 Rehrig, Jim 71 M Nazareth PA
24467 4/1 Rossetti, Jerry 66 M Barto PA
24083 4/1 Villiano, Julie 54 F Bangor PA
30406 4/7 Lwanga, Doreen N 38 F Bartonsville PA
Please let me know if I missed someone!

WHAT AM I MISSING?! Please let me know of anyone or any news or events I missed PLEASE!!!

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
04/23-25 – PENN RELAYS – 121st #Penn Relays (April 23-25, 2015)!
04/25 – KNOWLTON COMMUNITY 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-community-moving-together-5k-2015?int=
04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON
04/26 – EARTH DAY CREEK 5K race at the Evergreen Nature Preserve on Sunday, April 26th. Registration starts at 8am, Kids Dash at 9:30am, and 5k at 10am.

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/EastStroudsburg/EarthdayCreek5K

04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com
05/03 – LAW DAY – Morley School – registration starts at 8am with the race will begin at 9:30 am.
05/03 – BROAD STREET 10-miler Philadelphia http://www.broadstreetrun.com
05/02 – RIVER TOWNS MARATHONS – http://new.rivertownrace.com/?page_id=4972
05/16 – JERSEYMAN TRIATHLON FESTIVAL Clinton, NJ http://www.tmbtriteam.com/jerseyman.html
05/17 – POCONO MARATHON – http://www.poconomarathon.org/
05/23 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN – For more information call Faith Christian School (610)588-3414 or find us on Facebook under Roseto Remembrance Run.
05/24 – PROTECT & DEFEND 5K in Dunmore – https://runsignup.com/protectdefend5k
Proceeds from the event will support the funds of Corporal Bryon Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglass.
05/25 – (Memorial Day) Tortoise and the Hare 5k Wind Gap http://www.tortoiseharerace.org
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Lehighton/BlackBearTriathlonSprintOlympicHalfIron?embedId2=K2ZxYtkY

06/06 – GREYT HOUND HUSTLE – Tuscarora State Park • 687 Tuscarora Park Road Barnesville, PA 18214

https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=13776552&int=29-110-1

06/20 – Wilson Area Partners in Education Foundation 5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK – Wilson Area High School – Time: 9:00 a.m. – Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Rain or Shine Questions/Directions: Call Doug Wagner (484) 373-6000 (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) or email at dwagner@wilsonareasd.org
07/19 – UNCLE DAVE’S ICE CREAM JOG ‘N HOG www.jognhog.com
08/09 – HALF-WIT HALF MARATHON – 13.1 Trail Run 9:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
08/15 – 5TH ANNUAL SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN MUD RUN Online Registration and event details will be available April 1 at www.shawneemt.com
08/16 – REV 3 HALF IRONMAN – http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains
08/16 – RUN WILD AT THE ZOO, Lehigh Valley. 5k/10k http://www.runwildatlvzoo5k.com/
09/04-07 – A RACE FOR THE AGES – http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=31290
09/12-13 – VIA MARATHON WEEKEND http://www.viamarathon.com/
10/03 – FAMILIES FIRST 13th ANNUAL 5K
10/11 – STEAMTOWN MARATHON – Registration for the 2015 Steamtown Marathon opens on April 1.

http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/1.html

10/17 – WOMEN’S 5K CLASSIC, Lehigh Valley. Swag Bag is pretty great! Registration opens on 2/14. http://www.womens5kclassic.org
10/18 – HAMBLETONIAN ® Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/
11/01 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – gain an hour (turn back the clock)
11/08 – River Ramble Fall Classic
11/22 – YMCA SCOTT EWING 5K
11/22 – Philadelphia Marathon/Half Marathon. Reg. opens 4/1 http://philadelphiamarathon.com
11/26 – RUN FOR THE DIAMONDS – http://www.runfordiamonds.com/mainpage.html
12/05 – Rocky 50k Fat Ass Run – www.rocky50k.com

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
Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone and everyone is welcome!

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social/training runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, meet at the front door. Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone, and everyone is welcome! You do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with us.

POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB – www.poconoarearunningclub.com – parc@ptd.net – & FACEBOOK.

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

READY SET RUN http://www.readysetrunpoconos.com/ – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Facebook.

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

NEPA Runner – http://neparunner.com/

LISA PIZZUTO – ESU Women’s swimming coach and ADULT SWIM PROGRAM DIRECTOR – LPizzuto@po-box.esu.edu

UNLIMITED PERSONAL TRAINING – 1240 North 9th St. Stroudsburg, PA Across from Grey Chevrolet on rt 611. 570-242-8910 – KELLY SCOT SMITH

STROUD CROSS FIT – GAYLEMARIE KOLB – www.StroudCrossFit.com – facebook.com/stroudcrossfit

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

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

FROM 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/

If you wish to be added or removed from “stuff ’round the mill” send me an email. rodhasker@gmail.com

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stuff ’round the mill

“stuff ‘round the mill”
“Every serious marathoner should do Boston, to experience the close to a million spectators, the three generations of families out cheering, the little kids handing you water or orange slices. The whole city really appreciates the runners.”
-Neil Weygandt

Neil is from Upper Darby PA and ran 45 consecutive Boston’s. John Kelley ran 58 but they weren’t consecutive. Our local ultra running icon Don Jewell has run 25 Boston’s, 20 of those consecutively.

One of my favorite Don Jewell tidbits is about a Boston poster. In recent years Boston gives the runners a large poster of the event, or actually the past year’s event. Don tells how he didn’t keep any or many of his. One year after Boston a friend called him and asked him if he had looked at the poster handed out at last year’s Boston. Don replied no, he threw his away without looking at it.

A few days later a poster came in the mail, it was sent by his friend. The poster was a fish eye view of the Boston marathon and the only person recognizable is in the center of the picture! Yes, it was Don!

Don is a great story teller; he is a holder dual citizen ship, Ireland and the USA! Perhaps the story telling is his Irish heritage, but where ever it comes from to hear of Don’s running adventures from all around the world are inspiring!

As most know, the Boston Marathon is a little over a week away. What isn’t as well known is that the Boston 5K is a week from tomorrow or 2 days before the marathon.

There is a course change this year but I suspect it will remain to be a very fast course. Last year the course description was as this year’s description “a scenic tour through Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood and across the Boston Marathon finish line.”

The first three men were:
1 Dejen Gebremeskel Addis Ababa ETH 13:26 $7,500 for winning, $5,000 for a course record!
2 Ben True Hanover NH 13:26
3 Stephen Sambu Tucson AZ/KEN 13:27
Three men, 1 second span!

Women:
1 Molly Huddle Providence RI 15:12
2 Mamitu Daska ETH 15:14
3 Sentayehu Ejigu ETH 15:16

Something tells me the lead runners missed seeing let alone enjoying the scenic part of the Back Bay neighborhood! The first 10 men ranged from 13:26 to 13:47! The first 10 women ranged from Molly’s 15:12 to Amy Hastings 15:45! Imagine being the tenth placed man at 13:47 and the 10th placed woman at 15:45! On the streets of Boston!

FROM RICH PRICE: (some editing, YEOW! To run in the Penn Relays would be SO COOL!)
Alex was at Princeton Fri for the Sam Howell Invitational. Ran a 14:53:25 PR in the 5000 meters. Not too shabby. He may have qualified for the Penn Relays. He has to wait and see.
Rich

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
04/11 – GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON New Holland, PA 8:00 AM www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org 717-355-6000 www.pretzelcitysports.com

04/11 – Belvidere Fox Trot – http://foxtrot5k.org/

04/12 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – http://www.scrantonhalf.com/

04/12 – EMMAUS 4 MILER – http://lvrr.org/races/emmaus-4-miler/

Annnnnd as usual, there will be Rats trainin’ ’round the mill and well beyond!

WHAT AM I MISSING?! Please let me know of anyone or any news or events I missed PLEASE!!!

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
04/17 – RSR – Running form and stability drills! New date! We will meet at Ready Set Run on Friday morning, April 17th at 6 am. We’ll run a mile warm up together. Then we will practice different form, strengthening and stability drills. Cool down with a mile run back to the store and we will be ready to start the day! Open to all levels. From rod – sounds like the day has already been kick started!
04/18 – MT PENN MUDFEST 15k Trail Run 10:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/19 – BEAT BEETHOVEN in Reading, PA Alvernia University grounds at 10:00 a.m. 10K Race and a 5K/Race/Walk and a new 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. $25 for online or mail-in application before April 4th; $30 after April 4th. – Contact: www.pretzelcitysports.com or call Kathern Marshall (610) 926-4673 or Allyson McKechnie (610) 823-6279
04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
04/23-25 – PENN RELAYS – 121st #Penn Relays (April 23-25, 2015)!
04/25 – KNOWLTON COMMUNITY 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-community-moving-together-5k-2015?int=
04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON
04/26 – EARTH DAY CREEK 5K race at the Evergreen Nature Preserve on Sunday, April 26th. Registration starts at 8am, Kids Dash at 9:30am, and 5k at 10am.

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/EastStroudsburg/EarthdayCreek5K

04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com
05/03 – LAW DAY – Morley School – registration starts at 8am with the race will begin at 9:30 am.
05/03 – BROAD STREET 10-miler Philadelphia http://www.broadstreetrun.com
05/02 – RIVER TOWNS MARATHONS – http://new.rivertownrace.com/?page_id=4972
05/16 – JERSEYMAN TRIATHLON FESTIVAL Clinton, NJ http://www.tmbtriteam.com/jerseyman.html
05/17 – POCONO MARATHON – http://www.poconomarathon.org/
05/23 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN – For more information call Faith Christian School (610)588-3414 or find us on Facebook under Roseto Remembrance Run.
05/24 – PROTECT & DEFEND 5K in Dunmore – https://runsignup.com/protectdefend5k
Proceeds from the event will support the funds of Corporal Bryon Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglass.
05/25 – (Memorial Day) Tortoise and the Hare 5k Wind Gap http://www.tortoiseharerace.org
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Lehighton/BlackBearTriathlonSprintOlympicHalfIron?embedId2=K2ZxYtkY

06/06 – GREYT HOUND HUSTLE – Tuscarora State Park • 687 Tuscarora Park Road Barnesville, PA 18214

https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=13776552&int=29-110-1

06/20 – Wilson Area Partners in Education Foundation 5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK – Wilson Area High School – Time: 9:00 a.m. – Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Rain or Shine Questions/Directions: Call Doug Wagner (484) 373-6000 (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) or email at dwagner@wilsonareasd.org
07/19 – UNCLE DAVE’S ICE CREAM JOG ‘N HOG www.jognhog.com
08/09 – HALF-WIT HALF MARATHON – 13.1 Trail Run 9:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
08/15 – 5TH ANNUAL SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN MUD RUN Online Registration and event details will be available April 1 at www.shawneemt.com
08/16 – REV 3 HALF IRONMAN – http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains
08/16 – RUN WILD AT THE ZOO, Lehigh Valley. 5k/10k http://www.runwildatlvzoo5k.com/
09/04-07 – A RACE FOR THE AGES – http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=31290
09/12-13 – VIA MARATHON WEEKEND http://www.viamarathon.com/
10/03 – FAMILIES FIRST 13th ANNUAL 5K
10/11 – STEAMTOWN MARATHON – Registration for the 2015 Steamtown Marathon opens on April 1.

http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/1.html

10/17 – WOMEN’S 5K CLASSIC, Lehigh Valley. Swag Bag is pretty great! Registration opens on 2/14. http://www.womens5kclassic.org
10/18 – HAMBLETONIAN ® Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/
11/01 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – gain an hour (turn back the clock)
11/08 – River Ramble Fall Classic
11/22 – YMCA SCOTT EWING 5K
11/22 – Philadelphia Marathon/Half Marathon. Reg. opens 4/1 http://philadelphiamarathon.com
11/26 – RUN FOR THE DIAMONDS – http://www.runfordiamonds.com/mainpage.html
12/05 – Rocky 50k Fat Ass Run – www.rocky50k.com

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
Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone and everyone is welcome!

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social/training runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, meet at the front door. Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone, and everyone is welcome! You do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with us.

POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB – www.poconoarearunningclub.com – parc@ptd.net – & FACEBOOK.

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

READY SET RUN http://www.readysetrunpoconos.com/ – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Facebook.

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

NEPA Runner – http://neparunner.com/

LISA PIZZUTO – ESU Women’s swimming coach and ADULT SWIM PROGRAM DIRECTOR – LPizzuto@po-box.esu.edu

UNLIMITED PERSONAL TRAINING – 1240 North 9th St. Stroudsburg, PA Across from Grey Chevrolet on rt 611. 570-242-8910 – KELLY SCOT SMITH

STROUD CROSS FIT – GAYLEMARIE KOLB – www.StroudCrossFit.com – facebook.com/stroudcrossfit

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

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

FROM 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/

If you wish to be added or removed from “stuff ’round the mill” send me an email. rodhasker@gmail.com

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“stuff ‘round the mill”
We can stay young by focusing on a dream instead of on a regret. Author unknown

WEEKEND RESULTS:
DARK AND DIRTY 10K NIGHTTIME TRAIL RUN
6 1: 13:31 17 CAMPOS ERIK KUNKLETOWN PA M 43
69 1: 16:39 6 BAUER MICHAEL BANGOR PA M 47

FROM THE LEHIGH VALLEY ROAD RUNNERS:
The Lehigh Valley Mile Series – Registration is now open!
Please visit lvrr.org for more information.

READY SET RUN:
Running form and stability drills! New date!
We will meet at Ready Set Run on Friday morning, April 17th at 6 am. We’ll run a mile warm up together. Then we will practice different form, strengthening and stability drills. Cool down with a mile run back to the store and we will be ready to start the day! Open to all levels.

FROM DOUG WAGNER:
Wilson Area Partners in Education Foundation
5K. RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK
June 20, 2015 – Wilson Area High School – Time: 9:00 a.m. – Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day
Rain or Shine

Awards given for the fastest overall male and female, top three finishers in each age category. New course for 2015! Designed for a faster finish that ends in beautiful Wilson Area High School stadium. One-mile fun walk is noncompetitive. You can also register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org. On-line registration closes on June 17, 2015 at midnight. Non-Refundable Entry: $20 per person or $45 for a family of three before June 1, 2015, $25 per person or $55 for a family of three after June 1, 2015, and $15.00 for cross-country team members. Family entries must be mailed together. Entry includes a quality t-shirt, pizza, and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.

Questions/Directions: Call Doug Wagner (484) 373-6000 (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) or email at dwagner@wilsonareasd.org

LAW DAY – I don’t believe the notice included where the event is held. It’s at the Morley School. Across the street from our Mill Rat hide out, WAWA!

FROM LISA FLORY – I am finally getting the schedule for the upcoming Orange Team timing events in April out to you! I am also attaching a copy of the race dates for the year and the dates that we could use some help. I will also send out reminders to you all throughout the year. It looks like it will be a busy and hopefully fun year for the team!

April Races:

April 11th Belvidere Fox Trot
Volunteers Dion Campbell, Lynn Byrne, Wendy LeDuc, Keith Flory, Amanda Flory, and Lisa Flory
We have enough volunteers for this race.

April 25th Moving Together, Knowlton Community 5K Run/Walk
Volunteers Dion Campbell, Lynne Byrne, Carmen Delgado, Sue Gehris, Phil Giaquinto
We have enough volunteers for this race.

April 26th Cinder Cancer Derailers 5K, Delaware Water Gap
Volunteers Lisa Flory, Amanda Flory, Gladys Spaulding, Rhonda Nicholls, Zenaida Bon, Keith Flory
We could use one more person if anyone isn’t doing the St. Luke’s half that day.

We could use some extra help at the following races:
May 2nd Centennial School 5K, Lehigh University
May 8th, Friday evening, Girls on the Run, Dansbury Park
May 17th Run for the Red Halfway Point
September 5th Warren County ARC, Washington Twp., NJ
October 10th, Fleetwood Trail 5K, West End Regional Park

Let me know if there are any dates that you are available to help out with timing. I am looking forward to another great year working with all of you.
We are also planning a run/bike/social event for May 24th in Memory of Scott Ewing! Details to follow!!
Love you all! – lflory@ptd.net

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
04/11 – GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON New Holland, PA 8:00 AM www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org 717-355-6000 www.pretzelcitysports.com

04/12 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – http://www.scrantonhalf.com/

04/12 – EMMAUS 4 MILER – http://lvrr.org/races/emmaus-4-miler/

WHAT AM I MISSING?! Please let me know of anyone or any news or events I missed PLEASE!!!

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
04/18 – MT PENN MUDFEST 15k Trail Run 10:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/19 – BEAT BEETHOVEN in Reading, PA Alvernia University grounds at 10:00 a.m. 10K Race and a 5K/Race/Walk and a new 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. $25 for online or mail-in application before April 4th; $30 after April 4th. – Contact: www.pretzelcitysports.com or call Kathern Marshall (610) 926-4673 or Allyson McKechnie (610) 823-6279
04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
04/23-25 – PENN RELAYS – 121st #Penn Relays (April 23-25, 2015)!
04/25 – KNOWLTON COMMUNITY 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-community-moving-together-5k-2015?int=
04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON
04/26 – EARTH DAY CREEK 5K race at the Evergreen Nature Preserve on Sunday, April 26th. Registration starts at 8am, Kids Dash at 9:30am, and 5k at 10am.

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/EastStroudsburg/EarthdayCreek5K

04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com
05/03 – LAW DAY – Morley School – registration starts at 8am with the race will begin at 9:30 am.
05/03 – BROAD STREET 10-miler Philadelphia http://www.broadstreetrun.com
05/02 – RIVER TOWNS MARATHONS – http://new.rivertownrace.com/?page_id=4972
05/16 – JERSEYMAN TRIATHLON FESTIVAL Clinton, NJ http://www.tmbtriteam.com/jerseyman.html
05/17 – POCONO MARATHON – http://www.poconomarathon.org/
05/23 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN – For more information call Faith Christian School (610)588-3414 or find us on Facebook under Roseto Remembrance Run.
05/24 – PROTECT & DEFEND 5K in Dunmore – https://runsignup.com/protectdefend5k
Proceeds from the event will support the funds of Corporal Bryon Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglass.
05/25 – (Memorial Day) Tortoise and the Hare 5k Wind Gap http://www.tortoiseharerace.org
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Lehighton/BlackBearTriathlonSprintOlympicHalfIron?embedId2=K2ZxYtkY

06/06 – GREYT HOUND HUSTLE – Tuscarora State Park • 687 Tuscarora Park Road Barnesville, PA 18214

https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=13776552&int=29-110-1

06/20 – Wilson Area Partners in Education Foundation 5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK – Wilson Area High School – Time: 9:00 a.m. – Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Rain or Shine Questions/Directions: Call Doug Wagner (484) 373-6000 (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) or email at dwagner@wilsonareasd.org
07/19 – UNCLE DAVE’S ICE CREAM JOG ‘N HOG www.jognhog.com
08/09 – HALF-WIT HALF MARATHON – 13.1 Trail Run 9:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
08/15 – 5TH ANNUAL SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN MUD RUN Online Registration and event details will be available April 1 at www.shawneemt.com
08/16 – REV 3 HALF IRONMAN – http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains
08/16 – RUN WILD AT THE ZOO, Lehigh Valley. 5k/10k http://www.runwildatlvzoo5k.com/
09/04-07 – A RACE FOR THE AGES – http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=31290
09/12-13 – VIA MARATHON WEEKEND http://www.viamarathon.com/
10/03 – FAMILIES FIRST 13th ANNUAL 5K
10/11 – STEAMTOWN MARATHON – Registration for the 2015 Steamtown Marathon opens on April 1.

http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/1.html

10/17 – WOMEN’S 5K CLASSIC, Lehigh Valley. Swag Bag is pretty great! Registration opens on 2/14. http://www.womens5kclassic.org
10/18 – HAMBLETONIAN ® Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/
11/01 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – gain an hour (turn back the clock)
11/08 – River Ramble Fall Classic
11/22 – YMCA SCOTT EWING 5K
11/22 – Philadelphia Marathon/Half Marathon. Reg. opens 4/1 http://philadelphiamarathon.com
11/26 – RUN FOR THE DIAMONDS – http://www.runfordiamonds.com/mainpage.html
12/05 – Rocky 50k Fat Ass Run – www.rocky50k.com

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
Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone and everyone is welcome!

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social/training runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, meet at the front door. Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone, and everyone is welcome! You do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with us.

POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB – www.poconoarearunningclub.com – parc@ptd.net – & FACEBOOK.

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

READY SET RUN http://www.readysetrunpoconos.com/ – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Facebook.

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

NEPA Runner – http://neparunner.com/

LISA PIZZUTO – ESU Women’s swimming coach and ADULT SWIM PROGRAM DIRECTOR – LPizzuto@po-box.esu.edu

UNLIMITED PERSONAL TRAINING – 1240 North 9th St. Stroudsburg, PA Across from Grey Chevrolet on rt 611. 570-242-8910 – KELLY SCOT SMITH

STROUD CROSS FIT – GAYLEMARIE KOLB – www.StroudCrossFit.com – facebook.com/stroudcrossfit

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

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

FROM 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/

If you wish to be added or removed from “stuff ’round the mill” send me an email. rodhasker@gmail.com

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“stuff ‘round the mill”
Addendum: This morning the subject of the AT trail run I wrote about yesterday came up at WAWA. One of our lovely young runner girls told me how she was away at the Jersey Shore on vacation that night. She told me the girls out on the AT were texting about how we were lost on the AT. Evidently there were texts flying back and forth covering 3 states.

The young lady at the shore said her husband and another of our young runner boys were out for the night at a local watering hole. The boys saw the texts and decided they were coming to find us. They began filling coolers with beer and gathering up a volunteer posse to come out on the trail and find us.

The runner girl who as at the beach laid down the proverbial law and told them not to move, we had arrived in the Gap, so they stayed put! My understanding is that they didn’t move until the wee hours of the next morning.

If I would have only known! I would have turned off my light and sat down for a rest on the trail! Beer on the way, oh how I LOVE being saved!

FROM THE LEHIGH VALLEY ROAD RUNNERS (THIS IS WAY COOL!)
Lehigh Valley Road Runners is pleased to announce their newest race series and support to bring back the mile. The Lehigh Valley Mile Series will take place on June 5, July 4 and August 8 in three separate locations throughout the Lehigh Valley. Each mile race will consist of Youth, Open and Elite divisions. An elite purse is available to the top three overall men and women as tallied by a point system at the conclusion of the series. Entrants must run a minimum of two races in their division in order to qualify for an award.

The June 5th event will take place in Bethlehem at the Moravian College track for a true track mile. July’s event is a 1-mile trail race in Allentown’s beautiful Lehigh Parkway. The final event is a road mile which will take place in downtown Easton, finishing at Riverside Park.

Age groups include 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+. Entry fees are $18 per race or a discounted rate of $50 for the entire series. Entrants will each receive an official race shirt and children in the Youth division will receive a ribbon at the end of each race.

The series is also offering a High School Challenge. During the registration process you can select the local area high school that you support and the school with the most fans at the end of the race series will receive a donation to its athletic program.

Registration for the Lehigh Valley Mile Series opens April 1st. Please visit lvrr.org for more information.

http://lvrr.org/

WEEKEND RESULTS:
FROM ROB: Results are up on Cool Running.
He did a much better job this year the course was accurate I had 26.19 on my Garmin. Water and Gatorade at the stops every two miles, I believe GU at most stops after half way. I don’t eat it so wasn’t paying attention. I will send you the links for both Saturday and Sunday results. I can’t blame the race director for the poor conditions. Nice finisher medals and shirts.
TWO RIVERS MARATHON FESTIVAL
Marathon – Saturday
13 Rob Bennett Brodheadsville PA 84 50 4 M 50-59 3:43:26.7 8:32/M
Marathon – Sunday
No locals
Half
4 Christine Klingel Kresgeville PA 288 22 1 Top Fin 1:43:38.3 7:55/M
13 Tony Cerminaro Jermyn PA 246 78 1 M 70-79 1:53:07.3 8:38/M
18 Edward Gavin Lake Ariel PA 248 57 3 M 50-59 1:53:44.3 8:41/M
22 Joe Greco Cresco PA 165 55 5 M 50-59 1:55:34.2 8:49/M
33 Bill Hoppaugh East Stroudsburg PA 300 48 5 M 40-49 2:13:04.8 10:09/M
5K
2 Mike O’Keefe Milford PA 276 41 1 M 40-49 26:21.8 8:30/M
3 Dan O’Keefe Milford PA 277 8 1 M 1-15 26:25.3 8:31/M
4 Kerrie Kolata Hawley PA 278 35 1 Top Fin 35:50.8 11:34/M
10K
4 Dave Tyler Hawley PA 279 56 1 M 50-59 55:46.3 9:00/M

FROM THE MONROE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION – LAW DAY
Runners,

The Monroe County Bar Association thanks you again for participating in last year’s 2014 Law Day Run! It was a great turn out!

The 2015 Law Day Run will be starting a little earlier this year; registration starts at 8am with the race will begin at 9:30 am.

All proceeds will go to the Pocono Greyhound Adoption in loving memory of Scott Ewing.

Because this event is benefiting the Greyhounds, dogs are permitted on the 5K Fun-Run/Walk only. In order for your furry friend to participate they MUST stay on a leash at all times during the event.

Can’t wait to see you all there again this year! J

Ashley Narwid
Event Coordinator
Monroe County Bar Association
913 Main Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
570.424.7288
570.424.8234 Fax
Info2@monroebar.org
www.monroebar.org

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
PLEASE HAVE A HAPPY PASSOVER – HAPPY EASTER!

Mill Schedule stands as always, pitter pat, one step after another! Same time, same rat channel!

Snow Days – Please do not park at the MILL until the plowing is complete! We may not need this anymore, but then again perhaps we will…

WHAT AM I MISSING?! Please let me know of anyone or any news or events I missed PLEASE!!!

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
Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone and everyone is welcome!

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social/training runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, meet at the front door. Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone, and everyone is welcome! You do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with us.

POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB – www.poconoarearunningclub.com – parc@ptd.net – & FACEBOOK.

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

READY SET RUN http://www.readysetrunpoconos.com/ – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Facebook.

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

NEPA Runner – http://neparunner.com/

LISA PIZZUTO – ESU Women’s swimming coach and ADULT SWIM PROGRAM DIRECTOR – LPizzuto@po-box.esu.edu

UNLIMITED PERSONAL TRAINING – 1240 North 9th St. Stroudsburg, PA Across from Grey Chevrolet on rt 611. 570-242-8910 – KELLY SCOT SMITH

STROUD CROSS FIT – GAYLEMARIE KOLB – www.StroudCrossFit.com – facebook.com/stroudcrossfit

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

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

FROM 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/

If you wish to be added or removed from “stuff ’round the mill” send me an email. rodhasker@gmail.com

PLEASE SEND ME ANYTHING YOU WISH TO HAVE INCLUDED HERE.

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
04/11 – GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON New Holland, PA 8:00 AM www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org 717-355-6000 www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/12 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – http://www.scrantonhalf.com/
04/12 – EMMAUS 4 MILER – http://lvrr.org/races/emmaus-4-miler/
04/18 – MT PENN MUDFEST 15k Trail Run 10:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/19 – Beat Beethoven in Reading, PA Alvernia University grounds at 10:00 a.m. 10K Race and a 5K/Race/Walk and a new 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. $25 for online or mail-in application before April 4th; $30 after April 4th. – Contact: www.pretzelcitysports.com or call Kathern Marshall (610) 926-4673 or Allyson McKechnie (610) 823-6279
04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
04/23-25 – PENN RELAYS – 121st #Penn Relays (April 23-25, 2015)!
04/25 – Knowlton Community 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-community-moving-together-5k-2015?int=
04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON
04/26 – EARTH DAY CREEK 5K race at the for Evergreen Nature Preserve on Sunday, April 26th. Registration starts at 8am, Kids Dash at 9:30am, and 5k at 10am.

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/EastStroudsburg/EarthdayCreek5K

04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com
05/03 – LAW DAY details to come as ready.
05/03 – Broad Street 10-miler, Philadelphia. http://www.broadstreetrun.com
05/02 – RIVER TOWNS MARATHONS – http://new.rivertownrace.com/?page_id=4972
05/16 – JERSEYMAN TRIATHLON FESTIVAL Clinton, NJ http://www.tmbtriteam.com/jerseyman.html
05/17 – POCONO MARATHON – http://www.poconomarathon.org/
05/23 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN – For more information call Faith Christian School (610)588-3414 or find us on Facebook under Roseto Remembrance Run.
05/24 – PROTECT & DEFEND 5K
05/25 – (Memorial Day) Tortoise and the Hare 5k Wind Gap http://www.tortoiseharerace.org
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Lehighton/BlackBearTriathlonSprintOlympicHalfIron?embedId2=K2ZxYtkY

06/06 – GREYT HOUND HUSTLE – Tuscarora State Park • 687 Tuscarora Park Road Barnesville, PA 18214

https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=13776552&int=29-110-1

07/19 – UNCLE DAVE’S ICE CREAM JOG ‘N HOG www.jognhog.com
08/09 – HALF-WIT HALF MARATHON – 13.1 Trail Run 9:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
08/15 – 5TH ANNUAL SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN MUD RUN Online Registration and event details will be available April 1 at www.shawneemt.com
08/16 – REV 3 HALF IRONMAN – http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains
08/16 – RUN WILD AT THE ZOO, Lehigh Valley. 5k/10k http://www.runwildatlvzoo5k.com/
09/04-07 – A RACE FOR THE AGES – http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=31290
09/12-13 – VIA MARATHON WEEKEND http://www.viamarathon.com/
10/03 – FAMILIES FIRST 13th ANNUAL 5K
10/11 – STEAMTOWN MARATHON – Registration for the 2015 Steamtown Marathon opens on April 1.

http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/1.html

10/17 – Women’s 5k Classic, Lehigh Valley. Swag Bag is pretty great! Registration opens on 2/14. http://www.womens5kclassic.org
10/18 – HAMBLETONIAN ® Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/
11/01 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – gain an hour (turn back the clock)
11/08 – River Ramble Fall Classic
11/22 – YMCA SCOTT EWING 5K
11/22 – Philadelphia Marathon/Half Marathon. Reg. opens 4/1 http://philadelphiamarathon.com
11/26 – RUN FOR THE DIAMONDS – http://www.runfordiamonds.com/mainpage.html
12/05 – Rocky 50k Fat Ass Run – www.rocky50k.com

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As I put Tuesday’s news letter on the blog I had a last minute thought and put a picture along with it that has a story to it that y’all may enjoy.

For a number of years I lead many training runs from the Y on Tuesday and or Thursday evenings. They were speed workouts hill workouts or just longer runs.

For a while we were running the dirt mounds south of Stroudsburg. We’d leave the Y and go to the intersection of 191 & 611 and then run the half mile at 10 degrees up the first dirt mound and the 12 degrees down the other side into and through Cherry Valley where we would then climb a fat 1.25 mile 10 degree climb to the top of Bangor Mountain to the Appalachian Trail where we’d turn back and follow the same route back to the Y. It gave us about a 9.5 mile round trip.

One night as we turned back I said to several folks “maybe one night we should take the AT down to Delaware Water Gap and back into Stroudsburg on 611 over that dirt mound.” Much to my surprise several eager thrill seekers agreed we’d do it the following week!

I didn’t think this out real well! I had done this run before alone, but I never started it a 6 pm and I didn’t really think about the actual distance. It’s 4.5 miles to the AT and 15 to 16 to DWG, it’s the 4.5 back to the Stroudsburg Y I neglected to figure on! Goofy me!!!

So at 6 pm many of us headed up the dirt mounds to the AT. Some turned back, it was Charlie Hilliard, Brett Jenner, Jake Flory Alyssa O’Malley, Rhonda Nicholls and me stopped for a picture, I can’t find at the moment, and then headed joyfully towards DWG!

It was a hot summer evening but we were having’ FUN! We stopped to enjoy the scenery several times, one being when we came across a camper who took this attached picture of us. Hey we had ALL night to get where we were going; it was just that I didn’t realize how quickly daylight was slip sliding away.

Soon after stopping for the picture Brett and Jake started picking up the pace, Brett had some where he needed to be. I found myself thinking this is taking longer than it should, but HEY, we’re having FUn!

Jake and Brett had picked up the pace quickly and they were well ahead of us when my phone rang. It was Brett so I answered. Brett’s voice was a little shaky as he said “Rod there’s a bear on the trial ahead of us!” My quick response was “don’t play with it, don’t feed it, stand real tall and look as fierce as you can!”

I probably should not have said anything about the bear to Rhonda and Alyssa!

It was now dark, about 9:30, and Rhonda is mumbling that she needs to be at work at 10 pm. She was mumbling something about being fired and what in God’s name was she doing out here on the AT in the dark. I’m thinking WHO goes out for a Thursday trail night run without a flashlight!? I had the only flashlight so I was setting a blistering (read as VERY slow) pace!

I had another call from Brett, he needed to be back in Stroudsburg, So I called my daughter to pick him and Jake up as they were a good half your ahead of us, buy HEY, we’re still havin’ fun. Lisa seemed pleased to hear Jake was alive though still on the AT. She loves it when way I expose him these exhilarating adventures!

I got a good look at Alyssa face, she looked a bit worried and was mumbling “Joe (her husband) is never EVER gonna believe this! She continued, “are we near where Brett and Jake saw the Bear!?” I couldn’t help but think that Joe will believe it! Joe and Alyssa have been together a long time! I mean Alyssa is Irish! She dyes her hair blonde! Joe sure ain’t gonna like it, but he knows her well, he WILL believe it!

My next phone call is to Grammie. I told her I’m on the AT headed for DWG, can she meet me there in about a half hour. Grammie says “take your time, enjoy yourself, you’ll get home when you get home!” I said “no Grammie, I’m here with Charlie, Alyssa, and Rhonda!” Charlie and I are having fun! Rhonda and Alyssa are mumbling some REALLY nasty thoughts, they are upset! Please come, I’m slowly beginning to fear for my life! Grammie says “oh Rodney, you know those girls love you as much as I do!” Now I’m thinking I’m REALLY in trouble!”

When we arrived at the trail head in DWG there sat my beautiful wife/Grammie in her car, snickering as we approached! Nobody had much to say to me in the final mile, I’m sure they were just tired! I was making sure everyone was safely in Grammies car when she began pulling away! I had to yell for her to stop so I could get in! Grammie LOVES to tease me; I’m sure she was only pretending she was going to leave without me!

Brett is a highly accomplished Ironman competitor and coach; he soon found a reason to run/move away. Jake, my grandson, really never runs with me anymore!? He stays closer to what his momma calls “sane people”. Alyssa still loves and forgave me, but as I said she IS Irish! Rhonda didn’t lose her job, somehow her boss found her story perfectly credible! All’s well that ends well!

Oh yeah, Charlie! Charlie is a sick boy! Charlie had loads FUN! The events of the evening were a mere hiccup compared to some of Charlie’s adventures! Charlie has done 2 bike rides to Alaska and back. He’s biked to the Panama Canal and back! Oh yeah, he also rode around the world! I’ll bet those adventures took him more than a few days and nights…

Soon when Alyssa is all healed from her bout with cancer and her surgeries we’re gonna have to do this trip again. Maybe we can get Joe to put down his guitar and join us. We’ll leave at noon next time so we are finished before dark. Stay tuned, y’all are invited to come along! Bring a flashlight, just to be sure…

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stuff ’round the mill

“stuff ‘round the mill”
“One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don’t feel like doing it.” – Unknown

For me this quote is saying that no matter how fantastic my run is going and regardless of how much I want to continue some time I just have to stop and take a break, even if it’s only for minutes! Eat a little, sleep a little, do some cycling or swimming! A person must have the discipline to stop running for a little while each day. We do need rest; we do need to cross train, we can’t keep running all the time, or can we????

Taking a break for a picture on the Appalachian Trail

WHY MINIMALISM WENT FLAT:
Part one – http://naturalrunningcenter.com/2015/02/23/minimalist-running-shoe-movement-flat/
Part two – http://naturalrunningcenter.com/2015/03/25/form-vs-running-shoes-why-minimalism-flatpart/

WEEKEND RESULTS:
TWO RIVERS MARATHON results are not up yet. If you’re planning to put this event on your calendar I suggest you read the comments about the event in Marathon Guide – http://www.marathonguide.com/races/racedetails.cfm?MIDD=4782150328

KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN http://kutztownfoolsrun.com/
10 miles:
28 1: 15:38 92 FLORY JAKE E. STROUDSBURG PA M 22
63 1: 24:57 361 TUST JAMES EAST STROUDSBURG PA M 63
109 1: 36:31 62 DICKINSON BARBARA EAST STROUDSBURG PA F 58 1ST F55-59
111 1: 36:56 247 MOSTELLAR DARLEEN STROUDSBURG PA F 53
134 1: 43:07 166 KOBERLEIN KATHY ALBRIGHTSVILLE PA F 64 2ND F60-64
148 1: 48:09 41 CIRULLI JOSH EAST STROUDSBURG PA M 33
152 1: 50:42 36 BYRNE LYNN CRESCO PA F 58
162 1: 55:29 185 LEDUC WENDY EAST STROUDSBURG PA F 53
171 2: 02:53 39 CASE KATY EAST STROUDSBURG PA F 45
5K
75 26:52 266 O’CONNOR EDDIE E STROUDSBURG PA M 65

THE BARKLEY MARATHONS: – 100 miles with a 60 hour limit. No one finished this year. The race began in 1986 and has had 14 total finishers during those years. Fools try it, only running animals finish it! Gary Cantrell is a mean man, but he is a BLESSING to the running community at large!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barkley_Marathons

https://vimeo.com/97270099

http://runningmagazine.ca/no-finishers-in-2015-barkley-marathons/

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
Holy week and Easter PLUS LOTS AND LOTS OF TRAINING!!!

Mill Schedule stands as always, pitter pat, one step after another! Same time, same rat channel!

Snow Days – Please do not park at the MILL until the plowing is complete! We may not need this anymore, but then again perhaps we will…

WHAT AM I MISSING?! Please let me know of anyone or any news or events I missed PLEASE!!!

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
Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone and everyone is welcome!

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social/training runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, meet at the front door. Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone, and everyone is welcome! You do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with us.

POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB – www.poconoarearunningclub.com – parc@ptd.net – & FACEBOOK.

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

READY SET RUN http://www.readysetrunpoconos.com/ – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Facebook.

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

NEPA Runner – http://neparunner.com/

LISA PIZZUTO – ESU Women’s swimming coach and ADULT SWIM PROGRAM DIRECTOR – LPizzuto@po-box.esu.edu

UNLIMITED PERSONAL TRAINING – 1240 North 9th St. Stroudsburg, PA Across from Grey Chevrolet on rt 611. 570-242-8910 – KELLY SCOT SMITH

STROUD CROSS FIT – GAYLEMARIE KOLB – www.StroudCrossFit.com – facebook.com/stroudcrossfit

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

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

FROM 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/

If you wish to be added or removed from “stuff ’round the mill” send me an email. rodhasker@gmail.com

PLEASE SEND ME ANYTHING YOU WISH TO HAVE INCLUDED HERE.

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
04/11 – GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON New Holland, PA 8:00 AM www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org 717-355-6000 www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/12 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – http://www.scrantonhalf.com/
04/12 – EMMAUS 4 MILER – http://lvrr.org/races/emmaus-4-miler/
04/18 – MT PENN MUDFEST 15k Trail Run 10:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/19 – Beat Beethoven in Reading, PA Alvernia University grounds at 10:00 a.m. 10K Race and a 5K/Race/Walk and a new 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. $25 for online or mail-in application before April 4th; $30 after April 4th. – Contact: www.pretzelcitysports.com or call Kathern Marshall (610) 926-4673 or Allyson McKechnie (610) 823-6279
04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
04/23-25 – PENN RELAYS – 121st #Penn Relays (April 23-25, 2015)!
04/25 – Knowlton Community 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-community-moving-together-5k-2015?int=
04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON
04/26 – EARTH DAY CREEK 5K race at the for Evergreen Nature Preserve on Sunday, April 26th. Registration starts at 8am, Kids Dash at 9:30am, and 5k at 10am.

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/EastStroudsburg/EarthdayCreek5K

04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com
05/03 – LAW DAY details to come as ready.
05/03 – Broad Street 10-miler, Philadelphia. http://www.broadstreetrun.com
05/02 – RIVER TOWNS MARATHONS – http://new.rivertownrace.com/?page_id=4972
05/17 – POCONO MARATHON – http://www.poconomarathon.org/
05/23 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN – For more information call Faith Christian School (610)588-3414 or find us on Facebook under Roseto Remembrance Run.
05/24 – PROTECT & DEFEND 5K
05/25 – (Memorial Day) Tortoise and the Hare 5k Wind Gap http://www.tortoiseharerace.org
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Lehighton/BlackBearTriathlonSprintOlympicHalfIron?embedId2=K2ZxYtkY

06/06 – GREYT HOUND HUSTLE – Tuscarora State Park • 687 Tuscarora Park Road Barnesville, PA 18214

https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=13776552&int=29-110-1

07/19 – UNCLE DAVE’S ICE CREAM JOG ‘N HOG www.jognhog.com
08/09 – HALF-WIT HALF MARATHON – 13.1 Trail Run 9:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
08/15 – 5TH ANNUAL SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN MUD RUN Online Registration and event details will be available April 1 at www.shawneemt.com
08/16 – REV 3 HALF IRONMAN – http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains
08/16 – RUN WILD AT THE ZOO, Lehigh Valley. 5k/10k http://www.runwildatlvzoo5k.com/
09/04-07 – A RACE FOR THE AGES – http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=31290
09/12-13 – VIA MARATHON WEEKEND http://www.viamarathon.com/
10/03 – FAMILIES FIRST 13th ANNUAL 5K
10/11 – STEAMTOWN MARATHON – Registration for the 2015 Steamtown Marathon opens on April 1.

http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/1.html

10/17 – Women’s 5k Classic, Lehigh Valley. Swag Bag is pretty great! Registration opens on 2/14. http://www.womens5kclassic.org
10/18 – HAMBLETONIAN ® Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/
11/01 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – gain an hour (turn back the clock)
11/08 – River Ramble Fall Classic
11/22 – YMCA SCOTT EWING 5K
11/22 – Philadelphia Marathon/Half Marathon. Reg. opens 4/1 http://philadelphiamarathon.com
11/26 – RUN FOR THE DIAMONDS – http://www.runfordiamonds.com/mainpage.html
12/05 – Rocky 50k Fat Ass Run – www.rocky50k.com

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