stuff ‘round the mill
“There will be days you don’t think you can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime of knowing you have.”

FROM JIM TUST: (also on this page are other very interesting items)

FROM TONY MUSCARELLO: (this puts new meaning to the term “beer run”)

I think this would be a fun run

Here are 2 more races that a couple of us are signed up for:

August 5, 2017 Musikfest 5k
Race is capped at 2000 runners
The Musikfest 5k will accompany the iconic Musikfest Festival in Bethlehem, PA on Saturday August 5, 2017. The race will start at Steel Stacks campus and finish at Johnston Park at the Volksplatz stage. The race is timed and will kick off at 10:30am and feature live music and other surprise elements along the race course. Runners will be treated to a post-race concert at Volksplatz.

October 8, 2017 Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k
Race starts at 10:30am at Steel Stacks and ends with free admission to the Oktoberfest festival

*If Registering for Musikfest5k and Oktoberfest 5k with the promo code “Double Fun”, you will save $5.00 off each race registration AND cover your processing fees. Promo code expires Midnight on 4/11/17.

Rod it says the Boston Marathon will be televised, on NBCSN Channel 75 on Blue Ridge Cable starting at 8:30am till 1:00pm. It could start televising earlier and stay on after 1:00pm. Thanks, Jim Duden

I mentioned watching the Paris marathon this past weekend. I forgot to mention an interesting result. As the runners finished the announcer began reading off the fact that at least each of the first 10 men PR’d by between 1 to 1 ½ minutes! Likewise for the women!! Was it the water? Or was it the “new spring loaded” shoes being discussed on running forums? Only their coaches and sponsors may know?? (BIG SMILE)

A couple of weeks ago I arrived at the Mill on a Saturday morning and Frank hustles over quickly and tells me about receiving a package from Handcock with a shirt, pants, cap, jacket, underwear, and socks all with their elite team logo on the items! (I’m making the underwear part up!) Anyhow he was really excited and tells me the price tags were on the garments and he recites them memory! He asks why they left the price tags on. I responded “because if you don’t run fast enough they will be sending you a bill for the items!” Frank turned quickly and set out for his run…

Few of y’all know Ralph Bender. The Bender name is a highly respected name for here in our community! Ralph is a financial consultant who now lives in Southern California and gets to come “home” to PA to visit and for business fairly frequently.

It’s an understatement to say Ralph is a kind and generous man, he is much more than that! The gift Ralph has set in motion for Frank can’t be bought, it surely wasn’t expected! To run Boston for a local athlete from our community is incredible. To be included in and enjoy the benefits and treatment as a “Hancock Elite” competing in the Boston Marathon is going to be AMAZING!
As I see it, a gift to one of us is a gift for ALL of us! (NO, that doesn’t mean we get to steal Frank’s uniform!)

THANK YOU and God bless you Ralph! You are an incredible friend to this community!!

GIRLS ON THE RUN – I have a report but it’s in cyber space some here! I think I’ve been hacked by the Russians! There was $450 raised which will pay the tuition for 4 girls! (BIGGER SMILE!) Way to go to all that participated!

Sat & Sun – Mill Rats – tale waggin’ and tail draggin’ as usual!

Monday – PATRIOTS DAY – BOSTON MARATHON OMG I can’t wait to see y’all run by us on HB Hill. We’ll be about 100 yards on the left side coming up from Centre St intersection. Traveling up with me will be Lou, Jake, Gina, and Lynne. We expect others may be joining us!

Check out the & websites for much more complete calendars and results.


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04/23 – ST LUKE’S HALF

04/29 – ST. JUDE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

04/29 – 1st ANNUAL SUPERHERO 5K RUN/WALK – Dansbury Park 8AM

04/30 – Ed Krawitz’s LAW DAY more info on Ready Set Run website.


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

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






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


06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon

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

06/11 – WallyMan Tri - Lake Wallenpaupack

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

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

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

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

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

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

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

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

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

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

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


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