ITP for July 16th
The July 16th session of ITP will meet at the tennis courts between SLHS and Langston Hughes. We will be back at the track on the 23rd
Shoes for Africa
Consistent with the Women’s Distance Festival recycling theme, Karen Lovelace initiated and oversaw the Reston Runners' collection of 150 pair of gently worn running shoes! Definitely a very successful shoe drive! Thanks to all of you who so generously donated. So many shoes sit in dark closets, overlooked and never worn, and then end up in landfills. Reusing these shoes further promotes the global efforts to reuse and recycle. Not only are we helping those less fortunate, but collecting used shoes provides additional environmental benefits. The vast majority of under-developed countries cannot afford new shoes. Those that are in excellent condition will be boxed up and mailed to the people of Ghana. If the shoes have seen their better days they will be recycled into school running tracks or AstroTurf.”
10 Weeks to 10K or 10M Training Program
The Reston Runner's 10 Weeks to 10K Program returns this year starting Monday, July 21, 2014 and culminating with the PRR Perfect 10K/10Miler on Sunday, September 28, 2014. For more information and to register go to to our 10 Weeks to 10K Info Page.
Mark your Calendars! Our Annual Picnic & Pool Party
This event, one of the highpoints of our social calendar, is open to all members of Reston Runners and their family or guest. It takes place at Autumnwood Pool and Recreation Center, Walnut Branch Drive in Reston, starting at 7:00PM on July 26th. If you plan to attend, please signup via the link under Signup Options in the navigation panel to the left. Don't miss this one: it's fun and it's free!
Owen Anderson's Running Camp Donates to the RR Community Fund
Coach Owen Anderson presenting Holly Armstrong, a Reston Runners Community Fund Director, with a $400 donation at his June WV running camp. Holly was presented with the camp T-shirt she is holding. More about the camp can be found in the right column, bottom.
Women's Distance Festival for 2014 is now History and Memories
Thanks to all who made our race possible. As usual, so many folks pitch in to make this great event a success. Our fabulous Race Committee, Jenny Trojan, Holly Armstrong, Bridget Murphy, Caroline Hemenway, Ann Belkov, Darlene Murphy, Mary Goebel, Karen Lovelace, Jill Tunick, Helen Hipps and Maria Nusbaum, works hard for months to plan this event.
Stats & Chat Columns
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Posted by: Connie Hartke on Jul 13, 2014
Pictures are worth a thousand words! Paul H. has posted pictures athttps://www.flickr.com/photos/paulhartke/sets/72157645072605339/. If you click on a photo then scroll down a bit you can read the caption.
General subjects covered:
Update! Runners age 13-19 have a reduced price of $500 for the camp. This includes all training, seminars, video analysis, and room and board and is how Connie’s grandson went last summer. Ask for discount code.
Quote for the day: "Life is correction" - Kenyan runner Cynthia Limo, who just set an 8K event record on July 4th -http://www.kcrg.com/limo-sets-new-womens-8k-record-20140704. She is managed by Coach Owen Anderson.
Photos of interest!
Photos by Brian Kent from July 20, 2014
What we have here is Selemon and Steve bonding at breakfast following our Sunday run. Today's photo set is chock full of intriguing photos, including Anna and Deedee comparing their "guns" and Craig doing his classic "back double biceps" pose, among others. For the full set, just click on the photo!
Volunteer Opportunities and Other News
Want to run in the New York City Marathon?
Many of you know how difficult it is to get into the NYC Marathon. Now you have the opportunity by joining a fund-raising team for a good cause. Sarah H. has arranged “Team Tim” which will raise money for the American Cancer Society. (The team needs to raise an average of $3400 per member.) There are still a few slots left for the marathon on November 2, 2014. An alternative to running would be to make a contribution to fellow Reston Runners who have joined “Team Tim”. If you are interested in either running or participating, go to the following URL for more details.
Sunday Water Support
Have you noticed? Rain or shine, cold or hot it is essential to stay hydrated during the long Sundays RR runs. You can help by joining the Sunday water support volunteers, aka the RR "Gunga Dins". It is easy. All you need to do is to register and we will contact you and take care any questions and details that might want to know. Whether you are a regular runner, or just want to try the Sunday course, or just would like to observe the water support process first hand, go ahead and register. Please refer to our water-support page for more information. Many thanks, and Cheers! Email the chief "Gunga Din"
Members Needed to Join Our Course-Marking Team!
Sense of humor and fondness for chalk desirable. Pick a day and have some fun! Please signup for a course marking experince (or two) here!
Interested in Hosting a Post-Run Breakfast?
All you need to know is right here!
Reston Runners Offers Finish Line/Timing Services
Reston Runners provides finish line services, including:
You can sign up to help with one of our races here: Race Volunteers
If you're a prospective race director new to race management and you'd like a simple and free method for managing the finish line and scoring, check out Anna Bradford's 3 x 5 card system .
Join RR on Thursday Night Runs
Join club members for a run or walk on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. These 50-minute events start and end at the Potomac River Running store in Reston Town Center: The course is out (toward the west) for 25 minutes and back (25 minutes) on the W&OD Trail. Hydration is available. Be sure to wear reflective gear and/or head lamp.
Keep up With News From RRCA
Our "umbrella" organization, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), has lots of useful information for runners and running clubs. Browse their site anytime by clicking the RRCA logo at the bottom of this homepage or by going directly to the RRCA homepage.
Want to Improve Your Racing Performance & Reduce Injuries?
Interested in learning how to run better, easier, faster and with fewer injuries? Ever wished you could afford an elite, world class coach? Last year, Al Rider and seven Reston Runners attended Owen Anderson's Training Camp in Vermont.Al has arranged for Owen to hold his training camp in West Virginia, only 90min from Reston, this year and to offer a super Reston Runners discount of $100.
The next session is August 17th-22d. Coach Owen's training program is ideal for all runners, from newbies to veterans, and teens. He is a running-science authority (Author of Running Science an Amazon.com best seller) and teaches the modern approach to running-form optimization, running-specific strength training, injury avoidance, and runner-specific nutrition. For details see: Camp details
June camp, Reston Runners: Paul H, Connie H, Pat K, Fred G, Pat B, Leslie S, Frances A, and Coach Owen
Owen is planing to bring 6 of his elite, world-class Kenyan team members to camp with us (4 women and 2 men). If you've ever wanted to meet, rap and run with world-class runners, this will be a memorable opportunity.