Tag: Updates

It’s track time, and other club updates

Club,

I want to start by apologizing for the long delay in any official updates or postings. It has a busy winter and I can’t believe Mill Cities was already three months ago!

Transferring the MCR trophy to GCS 🙁

Speaking of Mill Cities, I would be remiss if I did not start this update with a note to say that our hard-won victory was withdrawn by the event organizers. They determined that, because some of our teams had 4 instead of 5 runners, those teams were not scoring eligible. They did not single us out and, in fact, a number of teams from other clubs were also deemed ineligible for scoring. When all was said and done, the Gate City Striders were once again named the victors.

However, I’m not upset about this at all. I thought we had a tremendous showing and lots of support from our running community. We learned a bit about building our teams (I guess we should have read the rules more thoroughly…), and are poised for another run at first place later this year.

Next big news – we have our permits for the track from the city and will begin our weekly 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday workouts at Livingston Park, April 6. I’ll be updating calendars to reflect this over the next couple of weeks.

If you attended the club holiday party, you already know that Sid Slark is stepping back from serving as the evening workout coach. If you are interested in stepping up as the next evening workout track coach, please reach out to me or one of the other board members to let us know.

Ok, now some other news:

  • 2022 dues are… due. You can pay via check or the Membership page on the website (note that we are still trying to clean up the online payment process to make it a better experience for all)
  • If you’re interested in getting more involved with the club, please reach out to your favorite board member. We have lots of ideas to improve our club but can’t do it without your involvement. I’ll share more specific needs soon.
  • Mark your calendars for Thursdays in July – We will again hold our Family Summer Fun Run Track Meet series and will need volunteers in order to make it the best event possible.
  • New year, new look and feel for our website – check it out (if you’re not already reading this on our site)

Alright, that’s it for now. See you on the run!

Timm Huffman

President, GMRC