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Updates: Mill Cities Relay, winter group runs

As I sit here at my kitchen counter to share some updates, I can’t believe the summer months have already slipped by and the trees are well on their way to shedding all their leaves (the oaks in my backyard still have plenty, but they are always the last to go).

Anyway, the days are getting shorter and with the time change just around the corner, which means we will begin Wednesday night runs from the Derryfield Country Club park and ride lot on November 9. The group heads out at 5:30 p.m. and there are options for distances ranging from 3 – 9 miles. Be sure to bring reflective gear and a headlamp. Our friends over at Runner’s Alley have a great selection of night running gear if you need something.

Next up is Mill Cities Relay (Sunday, Dec. 4). Cap’n John held a round table last week and we built a number of scoring teams and assigned captains, who should be reaching out to you soon. If you have an idea for your own team, please reach out. Also, we do our best to keep track of runners year-over-year, but inevitably will miss a name or two, so please speak up if you don’t hear from someone soon.

Finally, the board met and voted to not hold the annual holiday party moving forward. In the past, this has been a fairly costly endeavor and, due to the time of year, it seems a large portion of the club is unable to attend. Instead, we’ll look to host a pre-season kickoff sometime after the new year and more social events throughout the year.

Alright, that’s it for now. Stay tuned for more updates on Mill Cities and other activities throughout the fall and winter.

Timm Huffman

It’s time for Mill Cities Relay

After a one year hiatus due to COVID, we are excited to resume participation in Mill Cities Relay, December 5, 2021. The cost for club members is just $10.

Also, save the date for our annual club holiday party, December 3, 2021.

While I could write a nice summary of the race, I’m going to defer to the words of the Cap’n, John Stanzel, from a recent email thread.

It’s been a while since I have weighed in with my perspective on running, competing–life. Sometimes of course life, be it Covid or cars (as some/most likely know your Cap’n was on the losing end of a bike + car encounter) gets in the way of fitness. But my injuries and Covid are now behind us, & there are no excuses for making some noise at this years Mill Cities Relay on 12/5/21. Before we go any further with this missive, lets be clear on Pete’s assumption “Know that he will be proud of your effort and expect a bit more.”  Nope. Pete’s heart is in the right place–but here is what you should know by now — I don’t expect a bit more, I expect a lot more. And nowhere can you exceed your own running expectations than by running a relay race. Running every step knowing that it doesn’t improve your standing in the race like your usual Santa shuffle. No. You are running your best so that you don’t let your teammates down–so that the team score/time is the best it can be. And when GMRC, when your neighborhood running club comes in top three–THEN I will be proud of your effort. Plz mark Dec 5 on your calendar–its been a long 18 months but finally, fitness & camaraderie is calling.”   Cap’n John

If you’re interested in participating in one of the club relay teams, please email Muriel Saliba with your name, age, and 5k goal pace.

Thanks and looking forward to racing with you!