Time For The Ladies
Online registration is open for the Women Run Arkansas-Batesville clinic. Spread the word to your friends who might be looking to develop the healthy habit of running. The clinic is a free 10-week program from March 2 to May 9 to prepare ladies for a graduation 5K in Conway May 13. All levels of fitness are welcome from beginning walkers to those who have run a 5K or two and want to improve. Director Janie Barber will have a clinic info night Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5:30-7, at First Community Bank's George Ryder Room. Our monthly Roadrunners club meeting will follow there at 7 pm, with a presentation by physical therapist Bryan DeClerc on injury prevention and strengthening exercises. Ladies are welcome to linger after info night for the presentation.
Reports On The Run
Todd Coleman won the Freezing Day 8K Jan. 21, with first-time Batesville visitor Sarah Stashuk of Little Rock in second overall to lead the ladies. The race raised more than $1,000 for the Maxfield Park project downtown. February is quiet locally, with no races on the calendar until St. Pat's Paces 5k March 18.
2016 Runner of the Year Kendall Townsley has hit the indoor track circuit, running the mile and 800 at the Arkansas High School Invitational Jan. 14, and again at the indoor state championships Feb. 3. He finished eighth in both at 1A-4A state in Fayetteville, 2:10 in the 800 and 4:58 in the 1600. His finishes gave Cave City 2 points in the team scoring. Teammates Marcus (11th in 1600, 14th in 3200) and Jacob (27th in 1600) Rudick also ran well.
We Meet Again
The monthly meeting approaches: Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 pm at the First Community Bank George Ryder Room. You're invited to the usual group run at 6 pm for all interested parties. As noted above, the Women Run clinic will be holding info night before we take the room for Bryan DeClerc's talk on running exercises and injury prevention. We'll again review recent races and preview what's down the road.
Join the Club
Not a member? Have a running buddy or wannabe who's not yet a member? Spread the word and click one of the registration links above left to join the fun as we continue to promote running and fitness throughout our community! Register online or mail membership and other printable forms to: White River Roadrunners, 3071 Peggy St., Batesville, AR 72501. We have club T-shirts available free to our members in men's, women's and youth sizes, so join today and pick up a tech shirt to run in the best Roadrunner style!
2017 OFFICERS: Genafer Foree, President; Jonathan Dorris, President-elect; Bruce Oakley, Secretary; and Donna Johnson, Treasurer.
|2016: Rebecca Patterson||2015: Suzy Oakley||2014: Bruce Oakley||2013: Dwayne Dickey|
|2012: Davy Insell||2011: Jennifer Liles-Dorris||2010: Andy Buschmann||2009: Robert Barber|
|2008: Joe Pool||2007: Sandy Pool||2006: Ken McSpadden||2005: Rita Cooke|
|2004: Kay Hermansen-Pool||2003: Ken McSpadden||2002: Sam Cooke||2001: Joe Pool|