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This race was conducted by the BRHS National Honor Society.  Funds earned from registration fees, bake sales, and other ...
04/27/2019

This race was conducted by the BRHS National Honor Society. Funds earned from registration fees, bake sales, and other race based profits will be contributed to the Madison Small Foundation, the National Meningitis Association, and Shelter Box. Official results posted at: http://www.racepacket.com/rsltwrap1.php?id=7878

Registration was run out of the van.
04/23/2019

Registration was run out of the van.

04/13/2019
Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run

This is why races like the Marine Corps Marathon pay the course measurer to come back on race day and check the placement of the turnaround cones. Also, when a record is set, USATF sends out a different course measurer to measure the course as it was run.

Organizers of the 2019 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile, run last Sunday, April 7 in our Nation’s Capital, announced today that a semi-circle of cones on the revised course marking the turn-around point on Ohio Drive on an out-and-back segment between miles three and four had been misplaced. The net effect of that was to shorten the 10-mile course by 240 feet, negating the apparent American record time run of 46:00 run by Stanley Kebenei.

Despite the shortened route taken by the runners, race organizers will go ahead and pay Kebenei the $10,000 record bonus for posting a time faster than Greg Meyer’s American record of 46:13, set here in 1983. The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run also pays $1,000 and $750 each year to the first two men and women who run times better than 46:00 and 52:00 minutes, respectively. Race winners Jemal Yimer (45:36) and Rosemary Wanjiru, (50:42) and second place finishers Josphat Tanui (45:38) and Gotytom Gebreslase (50:47) will be paid those time bonuses; their times were well under the established time bonus benchmarks.

Event Director Phil Stewart said, "The organizers profoundly regret this unfortunate error in an event which for 47 years has prided itself in organizational excellence and support for elite athletes as well as the masses of runners who follow them. We have taken every step possible to make our bonus winners whole again. Clearly this is not the ending we wanted to an outstanding weekend with perfect running conditions, nearly $100,000 in prize money and bonuses paid out, and $400,000 raised for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals."

Due to road construction, the course for this year’s race had to be adjusted just a few weeks before the date of the event. The revised course was then measured and certified in accordance with international course measurement standards, and record times would have been valid if the course was run as measured. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Later analysis showed that the turn-around on Ohio Drive in West Potomac Park had been misplaced on race morning. Sadly, an application for recognition of Kebenei’s effort being an American record will not be submitted to USATF. Rosemary Wanjiru also ran an apparent record—fastest U.S. all-comers time in a women’s only race—which will also go unrecognized, even though she finished one minute and two seconds faster than the time of 51:44, set here in 2007 by Tebya Erkesso. Race organizers do not offer a bonus for U.S. all-comers records.* Wanjiru's time will not be considered as Credit Union Cherry Blossom women's event record, leaving intact Colleen DeReuck's time of 51:16 as the standard.

As they did in 2015 when a traffic accident necessitated re-routing the race route at the last minute, which resulted in runners running a shorter course, race organizers will adjust all runners’ pace per mile in official race results to reflect the fact that they only ran 9.96 miles this year. There were 17,656 finishers in this year’s 10 mile.

* All-comers records are defined as the fastest time run by an individual of any nationality on U.S. soil.

A great running club that serves an important geographic market.
04/10/2019

A great running club that serves an important geographic market.

Happy 25th Birthday to FARC! And thank you to our founding member Terry McLaughlin, longest standing BOD David Lovegrove and past/present FARC Presidents Vic Culp Jack Morrison and Aimee McKee Weems

Conducted by DC Road Runners Club on a rescheduled date due to adverse weather.  For many years, DCRRC was the umbrella ...
03/30/2019

Conducted by DC Road Runners Club on a rescheduled date due to adverse weather. For many years, DCRRC was the umbrella running organization for the metropolitan area, and Health's Angels was a local DCRRC affiliate consisting of National Institute of Health employees. This race was named for Al Lewis, a co-founder and President of Health's Angels.

Our monthly 1500M, 3K and 5K were run in 47 degree winds.
03/20/2019

Our monthly 1500M, 3K and 5K were run in 47 degree winds.

Lucky Clover 5K
03/17/2019

Lucky Clover 5K

Since 1964, DCRRC has held races in January to celebrate our lost President.  This race was rescheduled from Jan 20.
03/17/2019

Since 1964, DCRRC has held races in January to celebrate our lost President. This race was rescheduled from Jan 20.

We celebrated a great year of running.
03/04/2019

We celebrated a great year of running.

This is what it looked like when Oprah ran the MCM and what it would look like if Kim Yong Un "ran" the MCM.
03/01/2019

This is what it looked like when Oprah ran the MCM and what it would look like if Kim Yong Un "ran" the MCM.

Windy, 40 degrees
02/27/2019

Windy, 40 degrees

Conducted by the Potomac Valley Track Club at Bluemont Park.
02/17/2019

Conducted by the Potomac Valley Track Club at Bluemont Park.

January Tidal Basin Run
01/16/2019

January Tidal Basin Run

An annual tradition, DCRRC launches its race season at noon on New Year's Day.  The race started on the parking deck abo...
01/01/2019

An annual tradition, DCRRC launches its race season at noon on New Year's Day. The race started on the parking deck above I-66 and took advantage of 60 degree weather.

The Tidal Basin Run Club held one last race on December 29 for those who were trying to celebrate the end of the year or...
12/29/2018

The Tidal Basin Run Club held one last race on December 29 for those who were trying to celebrate the end of the year or squeeze one more race in for 2018. James Scarbough directed.

This year's finisher's belt buckle was red.
12/29/2018

This year's finisher's belt buckle was red.

We held our annual elections and competed in the 1.2 mile and 2.4 mile due to the closure of our usual course.
12/19/2018

We held our annual elections and competed in the 1.2 mile and 2.4 mile due to the closure of our usual course.

Save the date: Our 2018 Awards Lunch will be held at the Ramparts Tavern and Grill at noon on January 26, 2019.
12/09/2018

Save the date: Our 2018 Awards Lunch will be held at the Ramparts Tavern and Grill at noon on January 26, 2019.

11/25/2018

Start of Tom's Reindeer Run!

Additional photos from Saturday's race.
11/25/2018

Additional photos from Saturday's race.

Here is a chance to try out a different diet.
11/23/2018

Here is a chance to try out a different diet.

Starting tomorrow Michael Wardian and I are hosting a 7 day vegetarian challenge. It’s open to everyone. Eat vegetarian or vegan as you wish for the next 7 days.

Participate by saying your in under the comments with today’s post or tomorrow and again after the 7 days. We’ll be highlighting a new vegetarian athlete each day with tips on race day foods and favorite foods.

At the end of the week all participants will be added to a drawing for a gift card. We had a great time with people participating last year and looking forward to the week ahead!

Would love to have you join in the challenge.

Please share 😊

Sheridan School 5K
11/17/2018

Sheridan School 5K

Packet pickup open until 8 tonight for the Dominion Valley Turkey Trot 5K in Haymarket VA.  5K starts at 9 a.m. on Satur...
11/16/2018

Packet pickup open until 8 tonight for the Dominion Valley Turkey Trot 5K in Haymarket VA. 5K starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

We mourn the passing of Henley Gabeau on November 7. Henley was active in the leadership of the DC Road Runners Club and...
11/10/2018

We mourn the passing of Henley Gabeau on November 7. Henley was active in the leadership of the DC Road Runners Club and was an advocate for women's running. She then went on to become President of the Road Runners Club of America in 1986. At the conclusion of her term as President, she established the RRCA National Office in Alexandria and created the post of Executive Director in 1990. She then served as RRCA's first paid Executive Director for another ten years. She always was a pleasant and helpful person, and was very supportive of running in the DC area throughout the years.

This meet was the association championship for open men, open women and masters.  The course is halfway between Camp Dav...
11/06/2018

This meet was the association championship for open men, open women and masters. The course is halfway between Camp David and Mount Weather.

This meet was the association championship for open men, open women and masters.  The course is halfway between Camp Dav...
11/04/2018

This meet was the association championship for open men, open women and masters. The course is halfway between Camp David and Mount Weather.

I ran at such incredible speed that my wake caused a branch to fall off a willow tree.  I stopped to pick it up so that ...
10/17/2018

I ran at such incredible speed that my wake caused a branch to fall off a willow tree. I stopped to pick it up so that it would not block the highway. In fairness, there was also a cross-wind.

On Sept. 30, the Potomac Valley Track Club gathered to present awards and to conduct their annual meeting
10/01/2018

On Sept. 30, the Potomac Valley Track Club gathered to present awards and to conduct their annual meeting

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