Runners Notes
By Heather Cass Erie Times-News staff blogger
If you want to know anything about the local running scene, ask Heather Cass. A member of the Erie Runners Club for 10-plus years, she is immersed in the local fitness culture, and she's taking your questions.   Read more about this blog.
Posts tagged ‘15K’
Posted: September 26th, 2011

Winning!   Pictured after the Race for Recovery on Sunday are: Me (Heather Cass), kneeling — first master & 4th woman overall in the Race for Recovery 15K…woohoo!); In back from left, Pat Krott, ( 2nd overall in the Beat Beethoven 5K on Saturday with a 19.41 AND 4th overall in the Race for Recovery 15K with a 1:06), Renee Uht (3rd 40-49 at the Beat Beethoven with a 25:36 AND 1st Female Master at the Race for Recovery 5K with a 27:13); Tom Twohig (3rd place 55-59 at the Run for Recovery 15K with a 1:24); and Tom Bourne (1st place 50-54 in the Race for Recovery 5K with a 25:59 AND 5th place in the 50-59 at the Beat Beethoven with a 24:42).

Yeah…that’s right, three of them up there had raced TWO days in a row. Crazy.

ANYWAY….

We enjoyed perfect racing conditions on both Saturday & Sunday this past weekend (Oh, please let it last till the Her Times race this Saturday!!)

Here’s your weekend racing round up:

SATURDAY, Sept. 24

Beat Beethoven results here. AND….122 photos from the Goerie.com Street View here.

Allegheny Swimming & Diving 5-miler results here.

Rambler Classic race results here (Check out the Cass girls’ results in the 3rd & 4th grade XC results….I’m a proud running mamma).

 

SUNDAY, Sept. 25

Wine Fest Stride & Stop 5K results here.

Run for Recovery 15K/5K results here. Much to my surprise, I did very well at the 15K (for me), coming in 4th overall and taking 1st place Master. Racing without headphones seems to be working well for me (um, so does the being-40 thing).  I did spend the last three miles occupying (distracting) my mind by singing “99 bottles of beer on the wall” in my head. Only later did I laugh at the irony singing that as I ran the recovery run.

 

 

Posted: August 30th, 2011

 

Well, well, well…this almost NEVER happens in the warm season around here, but there’s not much going on (race-wise) this weekend. The only event I can find is in Spartansburg on Monday, Sept. 5. It’s the Spartansburg Fair 5K Race. More info on that here.

Newsletter stuffing moved to Tuesday

September ERC newsletter stuffing will be on Tuesday,Sept. 6 at the Plymouth Tavern in the loft area — this is a change in date from the usual (first Monday of the month) to avoid Labor Day. As always, newsletter stuffing starts at 7 p.m., belly stuffing starts after the newsletter job is done (ERC buys wings, pretzels, soda and beer).

Erie Marathon price goes up tomorrow

If you register TODAY you will save on your Erie Marathon race registration fee. Today it is $60 (marathon), $48 (1/2 marathon) and $13 (5K). Prices go up tomorrow and they go up again on the day before and day of the race (which is Sept. 18, by the way). More marathon info here.

Beat Beethoven

The Erie Philharmonic puts on a fun 5K in which you’re racing to beat the Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. It works like this: Volunteers line the course with their boom boxes and car radios turned to Jet Radio 1400 so racers can hear the Symphony from start to finish. Cross the finish line before the final note (about 30 minutes and 17 seconds) and you get a ticket to the phil. Info and application here.

Race for Recovery 15K coming up

The Race for Recovery 14th annual Run Around Erie 15 is scheduled for Sept. 25 at PISP Rotary Pavilion and includes three distance choices: a 15K, a 5K and a 1-mile. Application can be found here. Early registration deadline is Sept. 20. Register by then to be guaranteed a shirt.

Her Times women’s 5K early deadline approaching, too

If you’re planning to participate in the Her Times women’s 5K on Sat., Oct. 1 — and what woman runner wouldn’t when you get such great goodies as a reuable shopping back, a water bottle from Flab to Fab and a styling WOMENS-cut t-shirt — you ought to send in your application or apply online. Beat the Sept. 16 deadline to save a few bucks — $5 to be exact. Prices go up from $15 to $20 after 9/16 and kids race fee goes from $0 to $5 each after 9/16. Registration form here. Online registration here.

 

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