July 2018 - Club News Briefs
Last month we reported it was hot. Well...it's still HOT!! Keep hydrating folks! Here's what's going on with SRRC this coming month:
Women's Distance Festival - The tank top race shirt design has been released and it's CUTE! There's another free entry contest going on at our Facebook page and a 10% off coupon if you register on JULY 1ST. The code is 'july12018'. www.womensdistance.com
Abe's Amble 10K - Early registration pricing of only $30 continues through the month of July, but then prices go up. Get registered soon and save some cash! Abe's Army members do not need to register. www.srrc.net/abesamble
Brew2Brew Run - Tour two of the local microbreweries downtown with club members on July 21, 2018, starting at 5:00 p.m. We will meet at Obed and Isaacs, head over to BuzzBomb Brewery and then back to Obed's for post run snacks. It's FREE for members, but you must register if you want food! https://www.srrc.net/events/brew2brew-run
Class of 2018 Scholarship winners - WOW! We had an impressive group of applicants for the award this year with a great bunch of student-athletes. The three winners have been selected and approved by the Board of Directors. The winners are: Haylee Brickey from North Green HS--plans to attend Eastern Illinois. Grace Gudwien from Williamsville HS--plans to attend U of I, Urbana/Champaign, and Lillian Ye from Springfield Southeast HS--plans to attend U of I, Urbana/Champaign. An awards presentation following the State Fair Parade Run in August. More details and runner profiles will be shared in the summer edition of the FootTrails newsletter coming out later this month.
Abe's Army 10K training program is halfway through with trainees getting up into 4+ mile training runs. They are being introduced to the hills of Oak Ridge Cemetery!
Most Improved Runners for 2018 - keep an eye on your friends who are making running/racing improvements over last year in preparation for nominating them for MIR2018! To learn more about this annual award, visit the SRRC website: www.srrc.net/mostimproved
Women's Distance Festival Volunteers - sign up
Abe's Amble 10K volunteers - sign up
Club Administrative help needed - We need a couple of people willing to dig in and do some general tasks from the comfort of your own computer. The person would have to be self-motivated and be comfortable with computers. Email SRRCweb@gmail.com for more information on how you can help.
Member-hosted group runs
The rotational Saturday morning group run schedule is posted to the website for 2018. The runs are self-starting and you pick your own pace and distance. There's usually a good number of runners (and sometimes walkers) that if you want to join up with someone running your pace, you can usually find someone. But if you prefer to run alone, it's still good to run on the trails with other runners nearby. There's safety in numbers! All are welcome! Come introduce yourself! The trail schedule can be found here: www.srrc.net/group-runs
Wednesday night speed workouts are underway starting at 5:45 p.m. through October. Check the website weekly for information on the workout and location (Washington Park or SHG track). Do not feel like you have to be fast to do speed work. "Speed" is completely relative to YOU and your abilities! www.srrc.net/speedwork
Thursday night 5K (5:45 p.m.) @ Springfield Running Center. Check out their Facebook page for group run details.
Those don't work for you? Post up on the SRRC Members Facebook page to see if there are other groups you can join!
Bob Goldman Scholastic 5K
7/4/2018 - 4th of July 5K (Jacksonville)
7/14/2018 - Women's Distance Festival (Washington Park)
7/28/2018 - Bix 7 (Quad Cities)
For a full schedule and links to club races, see www.srrc.net/schedule