PGRC ranked runners (corrected)

Five PGRC members ran times fast enough to qualify as ranked runners in Washington Running Report’s Fall 2009 ranking period.   Congratulations to the following club members on their fine race performances.

Chris Hamley –11th in the 45-49 age group

Kent McCullough — 22nd in the 50-54 age group

Bill Radcliffe – 17th in the 75-79 age group

Jim Keat- 18th in the 75-79 age group

Julie Trapp – 11th in the 65-69 age group.

Where are all the men?

As the RRCA Club Challenge 10M nears, the issue of gender balance in the running club is again on my mind.  As some of you know, the rules of the Club Challenge state that men’s teams must have a minimum of 12 men to score, and women’s teams must have a minimum of 4 women to score  (fortunately for us, the rules for coed scoring have changed).  Every year, I argue that the numbers should be equal now that as many women participate in the sport as do men. 

In fact, our club is 2 to 1 women.  While we do have plenty of men in the club, I’m wondering if there is reason for the gender imbalance.  I have some ideas about that, but I guess my question is for the men– what would get you to join the club or participate more in the club?

Inquiring minds want to know!  Please add your comments.

Why Dave F is the greatest

We all know Dave leads the Sunday morning long runs.  He’ll run with you no matter what pace or distance you want to run.  He runs mega miles, and ultras and marathons and such.  He inspires new runners.  He tells funny stores and entertains us on long runs.  He pitches in to help with club events.

Blah blah blah.

Dave is the greatest because he is giving me his copy of Marty Jerome’s 2010 Complete Runner, my favorite logbook that I’ve been using for years.  I was freaking out because I couldn’t find it anywhere, it is sold out in bookstores and is selling on ebay for a whopping $135.89. 

I am indebted to Dave.



For those interested in ultramarathons– several club members are planning on running the Skyline Challenge 50K/50M on July 10.   If you are training for a spring marathon, why not try a 50K too?

Anyone else interested in this, or other ultras?

PGRC National Marathon Water Stop

For the fifth year, PGRC will be staffing one of the water stops along the National Marathon route. 

Please sign up at  and select Aid Station #A19 or Course Marshal #T42 or #T43.

Enjoy the fun of the marathon with your fellow PGRCers without actually having to run!

Beginning Runners meeting Monday Jan 11

The next session of the Running Start program will begin in April- signup information will be posted on the website in the next 2 months.   In the meantime, Coach Valerie Grasso will be meeting with any interested new runners who would like to get started immediately, next Monday January 11, 7pm, at Panera Bread on rt. 450 in Bowie.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide some advice on getting started and to hopefully match up running partners who are also just starting out.
This will be the only such session before the Running Start program begins, although runners of all levels are always welcome to come out to any club workout and/or use the facebook site to seek running partners.

2010 running goals

What are your running goals for 2010?  Run faster?  Finish your first marathon or first 5K?  Run 2010 miles?  Whatever they are, share them here!!

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