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Challenge Series Results:
Jan. 14: Lady Pioneer 7k

Next Challenge Series Race:
March 18 St. Pat's Paces 5k, LaCroix Optical

Grand Prix Results:
Jan. 22: One Hour Track Run, Pottsville
Feb. 4: River Trail 15, North Little Rock

Next Grand Prix Race:
Feb. 11: Valentine's Day 5K, Pottsville

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.

First two races in the state Grand Prix are in the books, the Hour Run in Pottsville and the River Trail 15K. Next up are the Valentine's Day 5K Feb. 11 and Run the Line Half Marathon Feb. 19.

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!

Our Officers

2017 OFFICERS: Genafer Foree, President; Jonathan Dorris, President-elect; Bruce Oakley, Secretary; and Donna Johnson, Treasurer.

Past Presidents
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

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Last update: February 6, 2017