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“I always loved running…it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”
-Jesse Owens

Three weeks to Steamtown!

THIS WEEKEND:
09/17 – ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PHILADELPHIA HALF MARATHON – This has always been a big local favorite, good luck to those running Sunday.

09/17 – The 39th Annual DUTCHESS COUNTY CLASSIC – http://dcclassic.com/

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

Let’s train and get sweaty!
Mill Rats – Sunday through Saturday – 7:30 am all are welcome. Wednesday evening at 5:20 pm. The American Ribbon Mill on Ann Street in Stroudsburg. Join us if you have a tale/tail to share.

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

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

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

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
09/30 – 15th Annual Families First 5K Race/1 Mile Fun Walk – http://www.penargylfamiliesfirst.org/race_17.pdf

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

10/01 – The 4th annual Fleetwood 5k Trail Run/walk will be held on October 1 at 9 am at West End Regional Park in Brodheadsville. This is a pleasant cross-country trail run in 244 acres of Scenic Park. Please join us. More info and registration form is available at www.runsignup.com/Fleetwood5KTrailRun any questions can be directed to Jim Mannello at manelo@ptd.net
Thanks!

10/01 – THE 36TH ANNUAL WINEGLASS MARATHON – I believe a crew from the Slate Belt are headed here.

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

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

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

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

11/23 – PUMPKIN PIE 5k – Nazareth YMCA

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

RAT TRI’S:
09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

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

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

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

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

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FROM MIKE – Mill triple by-pass

Anyone have the time, willingness or craziness to run a triple Lions Thursday morning? A 6, 7 and 8 am (all “ish”) starts. A triple by-pass, run a Lions, grab a drink and snack back at the mill than right back out for another loop. Training run pace, nice and slow.

mikecorrell2000@yahoo.com

If Mike’s adventure is too calm for your liking you can join these ladies:

There are two Women Transcon record attempts in progress.

British Mimi Anderson (53 years old) started on Thursday Sept. 7th in Los Angeles town hall and Sandra Villines (45 years old) started on Monday Sept. 11th at the town hall in San Francisco. Both are heading to the New York town hall.

Mimi Anderson – start Sept. 7th LA – NY 2850 miles Goal 53 days = 53.77 miles/day http://mimiandmefor53.co.uk/
Sandra Villines – Start Sept. 11th SF – NY 3067 miles http://www.sandyacrossamerica.com/

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UNBELIEVABLE – Five of our local Tri Athletes go to compete and 3 of them earn World Championship slots! Yes I still consider Tony local! Are these guys incredible or what!

IRONMAN 70.3 LAKE PLACID – Lake Placid, NY

FROM BRAIN WINOT:
1st email – Morning air temp was 37 degrees, the water a balmy………62!!! All did well, looks like both Adam and Mark qualified for the world championships next year in……..South Africa!!
2nd email – Tony Muscarello also qualified for World Championships in South Africa and rumor has it…….he’s going!

Adam Coffman – M – 40 – 44 5:14:08
Tony Muscarello – 45 – 49 – 5:29:32
Brian Winot – 45 – 49 – 6:07:47
Mark Jefcoat – 65 – 69 – 6:15:27
Rodrigo Sagastegui – 40 – 44 6:29:50
INFO FROM THE IRONMAN WEBSITE
Another world class event comes to the Adirondacks.
An iconic North American triathlon for decades, Lake Placid offers the ultimate IRONMAN family vacation. Lake Placid has the amenities of a large city and the convenience of a small town, offering high-end restaurants, shopping and world-class accommodations. It boasts history, approachable charm and an abundance of on-course personality.
Located in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, it’s a gorgeous and family-friendly event every athlete should put on their bucket list. Having hosted two Olympic Games (1932 and 1980), this charming town knows how to deliver a world-class athletic event. It’s also the home of one of the most challenging IRONMAN courses with its famous Adirondack climbs.
At this event, athletes will be treated to a course that’s identical to the full-distance race, but each discipline will be one single loop of the course. Athletes will begin with a one-loop swim in clear Mirror Lake, with the famous sight line at the bottom of the lake to guide them. Transitioning in the Olympic Speed Skating Oval to the bike, the rolling mountain views provide a scenic backdrop to the one-loop, 56-mile ride. Back at the oval, athletes will begin their 13.1-mile run through town and around the lake.
IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Placid will offer 35 slots to the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

Originally from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/lake-placid.aspx#ixzz4sJyORem0

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“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

We don’t know how fast and how far we can run until we overcome the fear to try.

FROM BOB STOUT – to date this was the rainiest Steamtown on record. It was a glorious day! Bob #1859, me #844, and Dolores Everett #2006. I believe Dolores was still a teenager in this picture. Multiple train wrecks have ended Bob’s marathoning. Dolores can knock a marathon out anytime she wishes! I’m on the mend and I WILL do more marathons! I just hope to start and finish the same day…

THIS WEEKEND:
09/10 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN 70.3 – Brian Winot, Adam Coffman, Rodrigo Sagastegui, Mark Jefcoat, Tony Muscarello are headed to this event. This talented lineup is sure to bring back hardware! GOOD LUCK!!!

09/10 – VIA Marathon

09/10 – Erie Marathon

09/11 – Monday – Registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Boston Athletic Association will use the same process to register qualified runners as it has used in recent years, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first. – http://www.baa.org/

Let’s train and get sweaty!
Mill Rats – Sunday through Saturday – 7:30 am all are welcome. Wednesday evening at 5:20 pm. The American Ribbon Mill on Ann Street in Stroudsburg. Join us if you have a tale/tail to share.

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

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

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

RAT RACES/EVENTS:

09/10 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN 70.3 – Brian Winot, Adam Coffman, Rodrigo Sagastegui, Mark Jefcoat, Tony Muscarello are headed to this event. This talented lineup is sure to bring back hardware!

09/10 – VIA Marathon

09/10 – Erie Marathon

09/11 – Registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Boston Athletic Association will use the same process to register qualified runners as it has used in recent years, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first. – http://www.baa.org/

09/17 – ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PHILADELPHIA HALF MARATHON

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

09/30 – 15th Annual Families First 5K Race/1 Mile Fun Walk – http://www.penargylfamiliesfirst.org/race_17.pdf

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

10/01 – The 4th annual Fleetwood 5k Trail Run/walk will be held on October 1 at 9 am at West End Regional Park in Brodheadsville. This is a pleasant cross-country trail run in 244 acres of Scenic Park. Please join us. More info and registration form is available at www.runsignup.com/Fleetwood5KTrailRun any questions can be directed to Jim Mannello at manelo@ptd.net
Thanks!

10/01 – THE 36TH ANNUAL WINEGLASS MARATHON – I believe a crew from the Slate Belt are headed here.

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

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

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

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

11/23 – PUMPKIN PIE 5k – Nazareth YMCA

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

RAT TRI’S:
09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

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

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

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

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

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If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.
Abraham Lincoln

Please don’t park in the Mill lot tomorrow, Stroudfest Vendors will be setting up there.
Sunday & Monday back to normal!

Pray and have kind thoughts for the wellbeing of Ken Barthold, The Mill owner, he is truly a blessing to our community!

FROM BRIAN WINOT – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN 70.3 is September 10th, Adam Coffman, Rodrigo Sagastegui, Mark Jefcoat, Tony Muscarello and I are all doing it, should be fun! Might have to break ice on the swim though!

From Dick Waibel – A reminder about the Stroudfest 5K.

An article concerning high mileage training – https://www.theactivetimes.com/historical-case-aerobic-development

Additional event – Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia – Sept. 16-17

THIS WEEKEND:
09/02 – STROUDFEST 5K

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

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

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

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

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

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
09/02 – 1ST ANNUAL SLATE BELT SPRINT – SLATE BELT YMCA – 315 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Pen Argyl PA, 18072 P 610-881-4470 W greatervalleyymca.org SLATE BELT YMCA 315 West Pennsylvania Avenue Pen Argyl, PA 18072

09/10 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN 70.3

09/10 – VIA Marathon

09/10 – Erie Marathon

09/11 – Registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Boston Athletic Association will use the same process to register qualified runners as it has used in recent years, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first. – http://www.baa.org/

09/17 – ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PHILADELPHIA HALF MARATHON

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

09/30 – 15th Annual Families First 5K Race/1 Mile Fun Walk – http://www.penargylfamiliesfirst.org/race_17.pdf

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

10/01 – The 4th annual Fleetwood 5k Trail Run/walk will be held on October 1 at 9 am at West End Regional Park in Brodheadsville. This is a pleasant cross-country trail run in 244 acres of Scenic Park. Please join us. More info and registration form is available at www.runsignup.com/Fleetwood5KTrailRun any questions can be directed to Jim Mannello at manelo@ptd.net
Thanks!

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

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

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

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

11/23 – PUMPKIN PIE 5k – Nazareth YMCA

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

RAT TRI’S:
09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

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

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

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

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

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From Dick Waibel – Stroud Fest app is attached. I received it yesterday, SORRY, it’s too late to get in on the shirt.
What a cool way to start off the Labor Day and STROUDFEST Weekend with a 5K race beginning in the beautiful Court House Square in Stroudsburg!!!

KIWANIS DAYBREAK STROUDFEST 5K
Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 at 8 a.m.
Race Director – Sara Miller – sarabalagna@hotmail.com
Course – Out and back, this course could lead to many PR’s! Start – The intersection of 7th and Monroe Street (Court House Square) in Stroudsburg. Finish – Top of 7th St.
Check in – 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Court House Square in Stroudsburg.
No Parking on Main St. Please park on the surrounding side streets.

Benefiting Children’s Programs of Monroe County

Also – 10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE – I’ll send this app another day.

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Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant – Robert Louis Stevenson

That has to be a reference to training! Training is the planting of seeds which will be reaped on RACE DAY!!!

The progress in numbers of local races has been phenomenal. I was in a discussion about how many races we have and how much our running community has contributed to local charities. While the number of running events have increased some of the old running practices have fallen away. The very first Y 5K here in Stroudsburg was the first race I ever ran that didn’t have time splits at the mile marks. While many runners were upset, today it’s the rare race where mile splits are called. I REALLY miss them!

This year the Freedom Fest 5K was the first race I know of where the course wasn’t marked. The race director verbally read off the course description and sent the runners out to find their own way without course marshals to direct the runners. Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy an adventure as much as most anyone. So don’t call it a 5K! Just line people up, say go run where you want, we hope to see you back here in 2 (3,4,5, or 6) hours!

I know, these races are for a GOOD CAUSE! But doesn’t that mean they should be staged and marked correctly? Doesn’t the fact that they are for charity mean they are held at a HIGHER standard!??? They are to raise money for good causes! Let’s make them GOOD for running also! If they don’t include serious accurate running course why not just tell people go for a walk and mail their money to the charity and skip the running!?!?

Just sayin’.

RESULTS:
HALF WIT HALF – https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/17-reading-half-wit-half-res.pdf
37 2: 16:02 305 ARNDT LARA EAST STROUDSBURG PA F 33 2nd F 30-39
78 2: 28:51 464 SCHOENING ELISSA CRESCO PA F 44 3rd F 40-49
85 2: 30:40 523 ALTEMOSE SHERWOOD ROSETO PA M 61
101 2: 37:26 549 VLASATY PAMELA WIND GAP PA F 44
104 2: 38:02 548 WAGNER DOUGLAS WIND GAP PA M 53
150 2: 59:15 521 VILLIANO JULIE BANGOR PA F 57 4th F 50-59
151 2: 59:16 522 POLICELLI NEIL BANGOR PA M 68 1st M 68 Plus

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO RUN WILD FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION, 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Walk for Wildlife
10K – https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/17-schnecksville-run-wild-at-lv-zoo-10k-res.pdf
18 46:08 778 BROWN FRANK M 61 1ST M60-69
25 47:36 15 ARNDT LARA F 33 2ND F30-39 –

5K – https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/17-schnecksville-run-wild-at-lv-zoo-5k-res.pdf
194 30:19 490 MCDONALD ROBERT M 79 1ST M70+

FROM JUDGE ZULICK
GB’s Angela Copson, 70, runs to a new world record in the women’s 10,000m (10K) race (70-74 age group) with a time of 44’25″
This email and any attachments are intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. You are hereby notified that any use or disclosure of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please reply to the sender so that proper delivery can be arranged, and please delete the original message and any attachments from your mailbox. Thank you for your cooperation.

WEEKEND EVENTS:

FROM JIM DUDEN
Rod, Myself and Mike Correll will be running from the Mill this Saturday. We will be starting at 6:30am. We will run to the Levee Loop on the Brodhead Creek trail to Pinebrook Park and back to the Mill. We will do 14 miles, there are plenty of places to turn around if you want to go less or you can add on. Any questions can be sent to me at jduden58@yahoo.com thank you Jim Duden

I’ve heard rumors of a STROUDFEST 5K but I have no info. It’s a different world when you’re not needed! : )

Let’s get ready for STEAMTOWN

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

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

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE???????

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

RAT RACES/EVENTS:

09/02 – 1ST ANNUAL SLATE BELT SPRINT – SLATE BELT YMCA – 315 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Pen Argyl PA, 18072 P 610-881-4470 W greatervalleyymca.org SLATE BELT YMCA 315 West Pennsylvania Avenue Pen Argyl, PA 18072

09/10 – VIA Marathon

09/10 – Erie Marathon

09/11 – Registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Boston Athletic Association will use the same process to register qualified runners as it has used in recent years, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first. – http://www.baa.org/

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

09/30 – 15th Annual Families First 5K Race/1 Mile Fun Walk – http://www.penargylfamiliesfirst.org/race_17.pdf

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

10/01 – The 4th annual Fleetwood 5k Trail Run/walk will be held on October 1 at 9 am at West End Regional Park in Brodheadsville. This is a pleasant cross-country trail run in 244 acres of Scenic Park. Please join us. More info and registration form is available at www.runsignup.com/Fleetwood5KTrailRun any questions can be directed to Jim Mannello at manelo@ptd.net
Thanks!

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

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

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

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

11/23 – PUMPKIN PIE 5k – Nazareth YMCA

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

RAT TRI’S:
09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

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

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

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

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

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“Between you and every goal that you wish to achieve, there is a series of obstacles, and the bigger the goal, the bigger the obstacles. Your decision to be, have and do something out of the ordinary entails facing difficulties and challenges that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.”
~ Brian Tracy

Recently some of the mill rats asked me “how do I (or anyone else) cycle up Bangor Mountain?” There is only one correct answer! You must peddle, and peddle, and when you get tired…KEEP PEDDLING!

Stay at it, there will be plenty of time to rest when we are “laid to rest”.

RESULTS:
08/12 – GIRLS BEST FRIEND – OLYMPIC * SPRINT – VICKSBURG, MI – OLYMPIC TRIATHLON
1000M SWIM / 40K BIKE / 6MI RUN
1 (as in FIRST place) 1/27 215 Debbie Lennox 42 F 1 16:43 1:41 1:42 2 1:15:28 19.7 0:39 5 47:23 7:54 2:21:52
Debbie won by more than 8 minutes!!!! Most all of that was in the SWIM! WAY TO GO DEBBIE!!!!

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA – http://rev3tri.com/pocono-mountains/results/

FROM JEFF SILVERNALE, Jeff sent the original email which is from Brie, ESU MASTERS SWIM PROGRAM

The 2017-2018 Master swimming program will begin on Wednesday September 6th. I have attached the sign up form in this email. The sign up form will also be available on the ESU Swimming website on the right hand column. I look forward to another year full of swimming.
-Brie

RUN THRU THE ECLIPSE – Do any of y’all want to gather at the mill to “run thru the eclipse” Monday?
Local Type: Partial Solar Eclipse, in Stroudsburg
Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:20 pm
Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:42 pm 0.78 Magnitude
Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 3:59 pm
Duration: 2 hours, 38 minutes
That’s enough time for a fair distance run! Or bike!

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

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

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

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE???????

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

RAT RACES/EVENTS:

09/02 – 1ST ANNUAL SLATE BELT SPRINT – SLATE BELT YMCA – 315 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Pen Argyl PA, 18072 P 610-881-4470 W greatervalleyymca.org SLATE BELT YMCA 315 West Pennsylvania Avenue Pen Argyl, PA 18072

09/10 – VIA Marathon

09/10 – Erie Marathon

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

09/30 – 15th Annual Families First 5K Race/1 Mile Fun Walk – http://www.penargylfamiliesfirst.org/race_17.pdf

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

10/01 – The 4th annual Fleetwood 5k Trail Run/walk will be held on October 1 at 9 am at West End Regional Park in Brodheadsville. This is a pleasant cross-country trail run in 244 acres of scenic park. Please join us. More info and registration form is available at www.runsignup.com/Fleetwood5KTrailRun any questions can be directed to Jim Mannello at manelo@ptd.net
Thanks!

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

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

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

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

11/23 – PUMPKIN PIE 5k – Nazareth YMCA

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

RAT TRI’S:
09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

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

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

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

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

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“When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.’ ”
~ Unknown

Locals training for Steamtown are going to love this weekend’s training weather! We have both veterans and first timers training for Steamtown this year.

Steamtown is a true GEM! For about 10 years it was my only “home” marathon. Now RFR is my home marathon with Steamtown a close half a step behind!

The course has gone through a number of what many feel is minor changes, the most significant may the rail to trail sections which on one hand are wonderful, yet on another I don’t like them! I LOVE the fans! The rails to trails make it a bit more difficult for the fans to get to the courses edge! I for one feed off the fans enthusiasm! I love when the fans lie to me, tell me I’m almost there! Tell me how good I look! If you who are fans think you don’t make a difference, YOU ARE WRONG! YOU ARE A BLESSING!

My memories of Steamtown are priceless! There are the years I felt as though I flew through it and then there are years I struggled from the start line to the finish!

As my finish times fell off I’ve found myself being criticized by training mates and deeply hurt by those who say “I’d rather not run than take more than 6 hours to finish!” I guess when some give up there is the temptation to be negative about those who cling to past glory! But, the ridicule only hurts when I’m not training; training for a marathon is right at the top of my list of blessings! After each marathon regardless of my performance I thank the good Lord above for His gift of life and the finish of another marathon! And if it is my fate to be the crazy old man who didn’t know when to quit, AMEN! We all will die one day, let me die on the run! Big smile here, there have been several times I’ve been sure I was about to die while running! : )

The gifts of the marathon and ultramarathon have been many! I’ve never run a marathon I didn’t meet a special person that I shared some banter with along the way. There’s never been a marathon finish or DNF that I didn’t learn something important from! The things I’ve learned are about myself, my courage, my willingness or not to give in to failure!

So boys and girls “man up” let’s train! Lord willin’ I plan to see you in Steamtown!

FROM JIM – Hi Rod – Could you please put on to your calendar the following-
The 4th annual Fleetwood 5k Trail Run/walk will be held on October 1 at 9 am at West End Regional Park in Brodheadsville. This is a pleasant cross-country trail run in 244 acres of scenic park. Please join us. More info and registration form is available at www.runsignup.com/Fleetwood5KTrailRun Any questions can be directed to Jim Mannello at manelo@ptd.net
Thanks!

An article in Ultra Running magazine about the 153 mile Spartathalon:

https://ultrarunning.com/features/destinations/spartathlons-untold-story/?utm_source=Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=3b585d20df-Weekly+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1577fa00f6-3b585d20df-153542577

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

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

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

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

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

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE???????

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

09/02 – 1ST ANNUAL SLATE BELT SPRINT – SLATE BELT YMCA – 315 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Pen Argyl PA, 18072 P 610-881-4470 W greatervalleyymca.org SLATE BELT YMCA 315 West Pennsylvania Avenue Pen Argyl, PA 18072

09/10 – VIA Marathon

09/10 – Erie Marathon

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

09/30 – 15th Annual Families First 5K Race/1 Mile Fun Walk – http://www.penargylfamiliesfirst.org/race_17.pdf

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

10/01 – The 4th annual Fleetwood 5k Trail Run/walk will be held on October 1 at 9 am at West End Regional Park in Brodheadsville. This is a pleasant cross-country trail run in 244 acres of scenic park. Please join us. More info and registration form is available at www.runsignup.com/Fleetwood5KTrailRun any questions can be directed to Jim Mannello at manelo@ptd.net
Thanks!

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

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

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

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

11/23 – PUMPKIN PIE 5k – Nazareth YMCA

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

RAT TRI’S:
09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

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

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

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

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

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FROM DOLORES – GIRLS ON THE RUN – Hey Rod
Can you send out to your group Girls on the Run is looking for coaches male or female for our upcoming fall season
They can email me for more info
Thanks
Dolores

FWIW – I don’t know if any of y’all are following “the Pocono ninja” as he is training and doing Ninja Warrior exhibitions that are on facebook, possibly elsewhere!

Being an exceptional athlete is not something new to Matt. Amongst the accomplishments I’m aware of he has cycled across the US of A and he did the first Half Ironman held here in the Poconos. I believe he’s done at least one RFR marathon also.

In speaking with Tim Arnst last night I learned he did an event in July where he racked up 52 during a 24 hour event near Bloomsburg!

I was mention to a dear friend about the fact that I love doing my long runs on an out and back course. ‘round the mill we used to do many group long runs up 611 and back to the mill. We had the miles marked up to 12 miles so we could do 24 mile round trips.
I had a route I would use from my home that easily allowed up to a 36 mile training run.

It’s nice to know the turf you’ll returning on plus knowing I was running back to my home helped to draw and make finishing some long runs a little easier.

The problem now, and it’s a bit embarrassing, is that when I’m tired and feel it’s time and make my turn and begin my trek home I can immediately see my home! And it’s not because my vision is so great! : (

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