Are You Crazy 50K?! recap

Well PGRC, language zealots insisted that “50k” and “Fun Run” don’t belong near each other but we proved them wrong!  I declare the first-ever, PGRC “50k Are You Crazy!? Fun Run” a huge success and everyone seemed to have fun. 

I arranged for splendid weather, especially for the end of May.  The temperature peaked at 81 degrees F and the dew point was in the very low 50s and there was a mild but steady breeze out of the NE.  I gave “Participant” certificates to: Amanda, Cindy, Claire, Dave R, Karen, Kirk, Patrick, & Zach.  Gary and Michael, a friend of PGRC both completed the entire 50k and received the coveted “Finisher” certificate.
I finished the event with a grand award ceremony; in the Parking Lot of ABC I handed Gary and then Michael the “Finisher” certificate.  
I’m already thinking about our next adventure…
Enjoy every mile,


2012 Great Lengths Race–New Years Day

When:  January 1, 2012 (New Years Day) at 1:00 p.m

Where: Greenbelt Youth Center (99 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD, 301-397-2200). The Youth Center is easily accessible from Greenbelt Road and Southway (Southway becomes Centerway).

When: The Youth Center will open at 12 noon on New Years Day. Restrooms will be available. Race registration begins at 12:15 p.m. Race day registration only. All participants will be required to sign a waiver. The two races begin at 1 p.m. and the course loops around Buddy Attick Park. There will be one water stop at the bridge and a marshal there as well to make sure the shorter distance runners turn off to the left at the right time.

  • Two distances to choose from: 2012 ells (1.91  miles) or 2012 rods (6.28 miles)
  • Awards: First three finishers in each category, for each race. Categories are: Ages 49 and under, Ages 50 and over (Male and Female).
  • This is the first PGRC race of the year.The race is FREE for everyone!
  • After the race, refreshments will be available
  • Headphones are prohibited.
  • No racing in the case of lightning or thunder.

Runner RSVPs appreciated (but not required). Email

We Run the County Saturday June 25

Join PGRC this Saturday in Mitchellville for our monthly “We Run the County” run.  This monthly event is open to current and prospective club members, as well as visitors.  No registration or fees, just show up!  

When: 8am Saturday June 25.

Where: Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way Mitchellville, MD

Distances:  The base route is from the community center and around a nearby lake. It is almost 4 miles exactly. By adding more laps of the lake (about a mile), you can add more mileage. There are also a bunch of other options for adding miles with the many neighborhoods nearby.


From the Beltway north (Greenbelt, Laurel): Coming southbound, take exit 17 (MD-202, Landover Rd) Merge onto MD-202E (Landover Rd) Turn left onto Lake Arbor Way Turn left onto Campus Way N.  The Community Center will be on the left.

From the Beltway south (Ft Washington, Clinton): Coming northbound on the beltway, take exit 15A (MD-214, Central Ave) Keep right at the fork and continue on MD-214E Turn left onto Campus Way N.  The Community Center will be on the left.

UMD 1 mile time trial results

May 24, 2011


     1)    Lloyd Rawley                 6:06
     2)    Steve Neumann             6:08
     3)    Chris Larsen                  6:14
     4)    Garry Paradee               6:53
     5)    John Ramsey                6:53
     6)    Ed Killingsworth            7:08
     7)    Steve Hill                      7:16
     8)    Wendy Guyton              7:20
     9)    Elaine Bond                  7:24
     10)   Alex Tran                      7:30
     11)   Christina Justice           7:30
     12)   Walter Hill                    7:39
     13)   Michelle Healy              7:53
     14)   John Giamalva              8:01
     15)   Kate Green                   8:08
     16)   Margaret Lo Hing          8:21
     17)   Amanda Mercer            8:42
     18)   Andrea Teyssier            8:45
     19)   Laurie Fisher                 8:48
     20)   Wanda Sims                 8:57
     21)   Cassandra Logan          9:20
     22)   Paul Mason                  9:21
     23)   Mahasin El-Amin           9:37
     24)   Clare Imholtz                 9:39
     25)   Talisha Saddler             9:58
     26)   Glenda Martin               10:02
     27)   Lucy Younes                10:12
     28)   Patti Jennings               10:14
     29)   Erika Monroe                10:42
     30)   Virginia Fromel             11:23
     31)   Ebony Hinnant              14:39
     32)   Tiffany Dawkins            14:40

Springburst Photos

Congratulations to all who participated in the 2011 Springburst 8k.  Kudos to event directors Cass Logan and Kim Ossi van Brecht and all of the many race volunteers. 


Race results

PGRC – Weight Watchers Walk-It 5k

PGRC was selected by the RRCA to host the Weight Watcher Walk-It 5k.  The non-competitive walk will be held on Sunday, May 22, 9 am, at Lake Artemesia, off Paint Branch Parkway in College Park, MD.

Register for the 5K walk

On April 16, PGRC will sponsor a free, 6-week walking program. Participants will meet at Lake Artemesia at 8 am on Saturday mornings (details will be announced later on the PGRC website).

National Marathon

Many PGRCers participated in yesterday’s National Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relay.   And the PGRC group at the mile 15 aid station, led by Yvette Lumpkins, did a fantastic job of keeping the marathoners hydrated and motivated for the second half of the race.  Here’s a partial listing of yesterday’s finishers- I know I’m missing a bunch of people so please comment below with your name and finish time and I’ll add you to the list. 


4:21:12  Elaine Bond           

4:14:46  Cindy Cohen 

4:46:37  David Ferris    

3:53:31  Gary Paradee     

5:33:56  Lydia Shell               


Half marathon

2:22:09 Kianna Banks          

2:33:01 Dave Bennett

2:33:04 Karen Braxton      

2:54:14 Valerie Grasso        

1:59:19  Patricia Jennings          

1:49:34  Christopher Larsen    

2:21:48 Margaret Lo Hing      

2:32:22 Amanda Mercer         

2:52:21 Olubunmi Odumade      

2:33:10 Nicole Roberts    

2:42:30 Marsie Ross           

1:53:21  Jason Ross 

2:21:44 Wanda Sims            

1:59:02  Janice Uthe           

2:19:09 Kathy Zentek


2:44:00 Anne Byrnes and team

2:15:43 Patricia Clark, Deirdre Francis, Earnest White (Team XLR8)


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