It's been an eventful couple of weeks for us here in Baltimore. It's been pretty eventful here at the Baltimore Road Runners Club too.
We have taken the city's lead and decided to cancel our training programs
for the entirety of this week. Unfortunately that also coincides with the completion of our C25K and our 5K to 10K training programs. I'm grateful for all of our members and all of our volunteer coaches who made these programs a success. Obviously, our hope is that the State of Emergency will be lifted early next week, but we'll be sure to post an announcement when training resumes.
Also: in making sure that none of our events go off without a cancellation or a postponement this year - due to permit issues at Patapsco State park, the trail race originally scheduled for the 16th is cancelled. Our trail race series directors and I have reached out to other parks in the greater area looking for an alternative, but it doesn't appear as if BRRC will be holding a race that day. We're kind of bummed about it too. For members keeping track, that brings the official tally for 2015 to 3 postponements and 3 cancellations. We're breaking records here.
Did you follow any runners at the Boston Marathon? I did. BRRC had a strong showing in Beantown including Christian Creutzer
, Meaghan Murray, Mary Ostermaier Hughes, Jody Benedict Berinato, Audrey Moeser, and Henry, Leigh and Graham Peck.
Speaking of Graham Peck: if you haven't heard of this kid, you'd better keep an eye out. Graham ran the Boston Marathon - finishing 45th overall, 40th male, 1st runner from Maryland, finishing in 2:26:09. The Baltimore Sun even did a story on his impressive run. 45th overall out of 30,000+ runners?! I can't even imagine. He must get it from his old man (who at 58, ran a 3:21 and even stopped for a beer along the way).
Oh and while everyone was in Boston taking in the sights, watching the O's at Fenway - I was breaking my foot while marking the course for the Gunpowder Trail Race. 4-8 weeks in a boot and no running. Luckily my good friend, Jeffery Abando, took me out for a beer when we were finished. I'm going to be living vicariously through you guys now. Make me proud.
This month brings us the Women's Distance Festival at Lake Montebello on the 17th. I'm hoping to hobble my way over on race day. I've been watching a lot of registrations come in - if you haven't registered yet, you can here
Our annual club picnic will be held on June 28th, so mark your calendar - we'll have a link on our website to RSVP soon. Don't forget to get those performance awards nominations