Oct. 28, Arlington, Va.
Nov. 4, Manchester, N.H.
Nov. 10, Richmond, Va.
Nov. 18, Plymouth, Mass.
discount for RIRR
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send in your reports by email.
It's OK if there are several reports per race. The goal is to
build a large collection of reports that will serve as a
resource for members.
MAY 3, 2013
things: 1. The Grand Prix standings are updated, and after one period
of play, it's Robert "Nels" Johnson and Morgan Mak who are your early
leaders. (Always remember: the Grand Prix season is a 26.2-mile
marathon, not a 100-yard sprint!) 2. The Rhode Island Road Runners will
have their booth set up at the Cox Sports Marathon expo this weekend at
the Omni Hotel's downstairs ballroom, which is located right next to
the Rhode Island Convention Center. Come by and check it out!
APRIL 15, 2013
An open letter to the Boston Marathon
terrorists from a runner named Larry Perez...
What were you trying to accomplish with your finish line
stunt? Did you think you could scare us away from running? Frighten us
from racing? Terrify us from gathering to celebrate our abilities and
accomplishments? If that was your goal, your sorry plan was predestined
don’t scare easily. We race against the odds daily.
We race against ourselves, and the limits of our own bodies. We race
the elements: from snow-covered alpine peaks, through white-hot
past busy city streets. We race against poverty, injustice, war, and
And we’ve proven we can go the distance: be it 3 miles, 135
miles, or the
breadth of an entire continent.
As runners, we’ll race
again next month, maybe even next
week. Hell, some of us might even race tomorrow. And when we do, it
will be in
the memory of our fallen friends, volunteers, and supporters. We
because we want to, we run because it makes us who we are. Running
stronger individuals, better people for our families and neighbors, and
positive influences in our communities. It is a feeling you’ve
known, nor ever will.
Rest assured, we will
never stop running. Tomorrow, as we
lace up our well-worn shoes, we will be steady in our resolve. We will
the benefit of our families, friends and—sometimes—total
strangers. We will run
to raise the bar—to redefine the possibilities of humanity and
expectations for excellence. We will run out of an unflagging respect
and our reverent obligations to it. And we will run bravely and
because—for us—running is tantamount to liberty itself.
Runners measure their
freedom in footsteps.
Your actions today ended in the ultimate irony—you’ve
suddenly become one of us. Forevermore, you will run. But unlike us,
run out of fear, you will run out of cowardice, and you will run out of
panic. Unlike us, your run will garner no love from family, friends,
supporters. And unlike us, your freedom will now be measured not in
but in days.
You will forevermore chase your liberty, while we will
forevermore chase you. In this race, you stand no chance—we can
distance. And when we catch you at your finish line, we’ll have a
place to put
our well-worn shoes.
Clukies and his participation in the Schwartz Center for
Children's third annual "Pushing Beyond Limits" effort at the New
Half Marathon this past March 17 were
recently in the New Bedford Standard Times.
And here's another
about "Pushing Beyond Limits".
a trip down memory lane to 1993 with the February
, and April
editions of the club's
MARCH 5, 2013
memorable RIRR Awards Banquet is in the books! Among the highlights:
Milt Schumacher and Chuck Hyson were inducted into the club's Hall of
Fame, a dozen runners received New
, 11 earned Ironman/Ironwoman
, Mark DiFranco and Pat LaChance were honored as the 2012
Grand Prix winners, Eric Benevides won the President's Award (and two
of the six race entry raffles!), and the Shea High indoor track and
field team won the club's inaugural charitable donation. Among the
lowlights: the infamous Yankee Swap and some of the worst gifts
exchanged in the history of this event, ranging from butt cream (yes,
that's right, butt cream) to the worst gift of the night, a framed
picture of your President's Award winner, dressed as a Boston Bruins
goon, from the Grog & Dog Race. Justin Lees takes home this top
honor (or wouldn't it be the opposite?), and look at the smile on his
picture's going to look awfully cozy amomg the other framed pictures in
Justin and Kara's living room!
a trip down memory lane with the Dec. 1992
and Jan. 1993
edition of the club's
member Milt Schumacher will be coordinating
Monday night track
at the Smithfield High
track on Pleasant View Ave in
Warmups will be at 4:30 p.m., and a workout of 2-3 miles of
varying distance intervals will follow. All workouts are open to anyone
regardless of speed, experience, or
Milt recently said:
you be a Trackie? OK, I just made up that
handle, but it occurs to me that most of us hear or read of, or see,
other runners track experience and think "perhaps that is something I
should try." I heartily recommend that you find out for
yourself. Join us on Monday afternoons at 4:30-5:30 at the
Smithfield High School track on Route 116 in Greenville. Our
numbers have been lower than average this year, due to weather
conditions, injuries, frequent after-school activities crowding us off
the track (those occasions send us a quarter-mile away to the
wide-open, but soft surface grassy soccer complex). Now is the perfect
time to join us for your initiation (or return). If you want to race
faster, you have to train faster (safer, less destructive, and perhaps
more fun than just using your races to get faster).
information, see the link above or
send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
usual, race reports and pictures for the club's newsletter and web
site will be graciously accepted. Send
anything you'd like (contributions,
thoughts, comments) to EricBen24@cox.net.
who are familiar with Facebook and have profiles on
it, we have our own group (RHODE ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS) on it. Check it
join the group, and spread the word!