stuff ‘round the mill
“A runner must run with dreams in his heart.” – Emil Zatopek

VERY COOL NEWS:
Stephanie Feely ran her first half marathon in the Run for the Red last year; I had the privilege of guiding her as she is blind. Stephanie is a Red Cross Volunteer and she works in the Salvation Army store. This year she is coming back to run the full marathon and she will be guided by Ernest Roundtree.

Please join me in prayer and kind thoughts for their combined success!

Boston is 37 days away.

FROM RALPH BENDER, MBA, CFP®
Years ago, during my regular visits to my hometown of Stroudsburg, PA, mom got me connected with a local fitness group dubbed the “Mill Rats”. They meet every morning at the American Ribbon factory to begin their group runs, or walks or rides.

These people are amazing in their dedication to fitness at all levels. Most of my races are run with or encouraged by people connected to the group. Frank Brown is the runner closest to me in almost every facet of running. We’re the same age and over the years we’ve always finished races within a few places of each other.

As I mentioned in previous running updates, my mileage volume dropped for a variety of reasons. Conversely, Frank is running better than ever. At last year’s hometown Run for The Red Marathon, he finished first in our age group in 3:15, a pace of 7:28 minutes per mile.

Now Frank has a realistic goal to accomplish something I’d wanted for myself, but my relative lethargy prohibits. Frank hopes to achieve a top-ten age-group finish in the 2017 Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 17. To be truthful, I wanted to win the age-group, but Frank’s expressed goal is doable.

It’s been eight years since my only Boston Marathon race, and it was one of my finest racing accomplishments. I ran the event as a team member of presenting sponsor John Hancock. They took good care of me throughout the event, and I believe they’ll do the same for Frank, as he accepted their invitation to run with this year’s Team Hancock.

Age-groupings typically span five year periods, and this year Frank (and me) are the youngest members of our current age group. At our age, five years is starting to make a big difference in

RESULTS
03/04 – QUAKERTOWN ROTARY
4 MILE
33 38:51 392 MCDONALD ROBERT M 79 1st M 70 PLUS (man oh man, look at that time!!!)

10 MILE
13 1: 10:57 9 BROWN FRANK 60 M 1ST M60-64
37 1: 21:08 2 ARNDT LARA 32 F 2ND F30-34 50 1: 25:57 58 LENNOX DEBBIE 41 F

RUN FOR THE COOKIES 10K
41 7 Lara Arndt F31-33 47:10.70 7:36
49 532 Lee Miller M55-57 48:24.63 7:48
90 112 David Rehrig M43-45 52:10.24 8:24
128 545 Jim Rehrig M70-74 57:01.55 9:11
Run for the Cookies is a fairly tough course. A favorite moment of mine running it was the year after running up and down the dirt mound that is half way I got into a conversation with a young man who was struggling a bit. I offered some encouraging words to which he responded “you’ve run this before?” I replied “yes” to which he shouted out “why would you run it again?”

THINGS OF POSSIBLE INTEREST:

http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/go-outside/new-running-record-40-years-sub-three-hour-marathons/

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/07/iaaf-investigation-concerns-springs-running-shoes-marathon

THIS WEEKEND
03/12 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!

03/12 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER WINTER SERIES

03/12 – FROM LEHIGH VALLEY ROAD RUNNERS – THE ICESCRAPER –

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

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

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RAT RACES/EVENTS:

4/1 – Knowlton Moving Together 5K

04/01 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN – 10M & 5K Runs

04/02 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – plus this REALLY COOL training program!

04/17 – BOSTON

04/23 – ST LUKE’S HALF

04/29 – ST. JUDE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

05/21 – RUN FOR THE RED MARATHON

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/23 – Pumpkin Pie 5k – Nazareth YMCA

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

RAT TRI’S:

04/15 – NEW HOLLAND BIKE RACE 50MILE – New Holland, PA

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon

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

06/11 – WallyMan Tri - Lake Wallenpaupack

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

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

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

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

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

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

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

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

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

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

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

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