2014 Free Fall 5k

The Free Fall 5k is just around the corner. This race is the Rochester Runners Club’s main event each year. We want to reach as many people as possible, so please help get the word out to your family and friends.

For more information, registration, past results, pictures, and map, please visit the website:

http://www.freefall5k.com/

We’ve also created a Facebook Event to generate interest. Please share this site, as it will help raise the visibility and interest of the race:

https://www.facebook.com/events/278580779002831/

Club’s 35th Anniversary!!

SAVE THE DATE: On Friday, October 17th the club will be holding a 35th anniversary party at Walter H’s house in Rochester. More details to follow.

August Event

Our August event will take place on Tuesday, August 19th. It is the Handicapped Run. It works like this: we run a 5K course and everyone estimates their finishing time. The start is staggered with slower runners going first. The objective is for faster runners to see if they can catch the runners who started before them or slower runners can hang on for the win. Since Nathan Huppe is the club’s fastest runner this run is also known as the “I Beat Nathan Run”. A BBQ follows the run, club supplying hot dogs, burgers, water, soda, and other items. Bringing something is encouraged (potato salad, cole slaw, dessert, etc.). BYOB alcohol.

Location: Dave’s house–see your email for detailed location information, or use the contact form for any questions.

Start time: 6:30 P.M.

Great way to end our summer activities. The more the merrier.

2013 Awards

At May’s meeting, the club recognized the 2013 award winners.  The picture is of those winners who were present:

Awards
Ken Houle, Nathan Huppe, Mike Amero, Bill Buckley
Christine Sorenson, Judi Lemaire, Sarah Canney

Awards:

  • Male Runner of the Year:  Nathan Huppe (6 wins, 2nd 3 times, several age group wins–consistently excellent all year)
  • Female ROY:  Chrissy Sorensen (4 times female winner, 2nd female once, 4 age group wins)
  • M Masters ROY:  Ken Houle (5 age group wins, lowered his baseline when it’s going up for other veteran runners)
  • F Masters ROY:  Judi Lemaire (clearly dominant in her age group, winning it in 22 of 29 races, and scored well for RR in 4 NHGP races)
  • Most Improved Male:  Mike Amero (lowered his baseline by 14% between Red’s & FreeFall)
  • Most Improved Female:  Sarah Canney (a whopping 20% improvement over her best time in 2012)
  • “Marathon Maven” award (special category for outstanding accomplishment) to Kerri Haskins, who ran 42 races for a total of 926 race miles (an average of 22 per race) and completed 23 marathons and 4 ultramarathons.

Here are the top 10 in the final 2013 RRGP standings:

S              D             t              T              n

24           49           9              82           26           Christine Sorenson

3              77           0              80           42           Kerri Haskins

20           46           12           78           29           Judi Lemaire

30           42           3              75           21           Sharon Wingate

26           43           6              75           13           Mike Amero

2              67           6              75           13           Bill Buckley

25           42           6              73           19           Nathan Huppe

21           48           0              69           12           Lori Scott

20           49           0              69           15           Kevin Scott

8              51           9              68           13           Robin Buckley

New Club Logo

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This is the newly designed club logo.  Information about shirts with the new logo will be coming soon.

Sep 25

2014 Free Fall 5k

The Free Fall 5k is just around the corner. This race is the Rochester Runners Club’s main event each year. We want to reach as many people as possible, so please help get the word out to your family and friends.

For more information, registration, past results, pictures, and map, please visit the website:

http://www.freefall5k.com/

We’ve also created a Facebook Event to generate interest. Please share this site, as it will help raise the visibility and interest of the race:

https://www.facebook.com/events/278580779002831/

Aug 17

Club’s 35th Anniversary!!

SAVE THE DATE: On Friday, October 17th the club will be holding a 35th anniversary party at Walter H’s house in Rochester. More details to follow.

Aug 11

August Event

Our August event will take place on Tuesday, August 19th. It is the Handicapped Run. It works like this: we run a 5K course and everyone estimates their finishing time. The start is staggered with slower runners going first. The objective is for faster runners to see if they can catch the runners who started before them or slower runners can hang on for the win. Since Nathan Huppe is the club’s fastest runner this run is also known as the “I Beat Nathan Run”. A BBQ follows the run, club supplying hot dogs, burgers, water, soda, and other items. Bringing something is encouraged (potato salad, cole slaw, dessert, etc.). BYOB alcohol.

Location: Dave’s house–see your email for detailed location information, or use the contact form for any questions.

Start time: 6:30 P.M.

Great way to end our summer activities. The more the merrier.

May 20

2013 Awards

At May’s meeting, the club recognized the 2013 award winners.  The picture is of those winners who were present:

Awards
Ken Houle, Nathan Huppe, Mike Amero, Bill Buckley
Christine Sorenson, Judi Lemaire, Sarah Canney

Awards:

  • Male Runner of the Year:  Nathan Huppe (6 wins, 2nd 3 times, several age group wins–consistently excellent all year)
  • Female ROY:  Chrissy Sorensen (4 times female winner, 2nd female once, 4 age group wins)
  • M Masters ROY:  Ken Houle (5 age group wins, lowered his baseline when it’s going up for other veteran runners)
  • F Masters ROY:  Judi Lemaire (clearly dominant in her age group, winning it in 22 of 29 races, and scored well for RR in 4 NHGP races)
  • Most Improved Male:  Mike Amero (lowered his baseline by 14% between Red’s & FreeFall)
  • Most Improved Female:  Sarah Canney (a whopping 20% improvement over her best time in 2012)
  • “Marathon Maven” award (special category for outstanding accomplishment) to Kerri Haskins, who ran 42 races for a total of 926 race miles (an average of 22 per race) and completed 23 marathons and 4 ultramarathons.

Here are the top 10 in the final 2013 RRGP standings:

S              D             t              T              n

24           49           9              82           26           Christine Sorenson

3              77           0              80           42           Kerri Haskins

20           46           12           78           29           Judi Lemaire

30           42           3              75           21           Sharon Wingate

26           43           6              75           13           Mike Amero

2              67           6              75           13           Bill Buckley

25           42           6              73           19           Nathan Huppe

21           48           0              69           12           Lori Scott

20           49           0              69           15           Kevin Scott

8              51           9              68           13           Robin Buckley

May 20

New Club Logo

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This is the newly designed club logo.  Information about shirts with the new logo will be coming soon.

Jan 22

2014 Club Officers

In the Fall of 2013, Don Yeaton moved to New York and stepped down as the club president.  Don remains a member of the club, but felt it was important for someone local to be president.  At the January club meeting, the 2014 Officers were elected.  Andy Schachat was voted in as the club’s new president.  Andy has a 20+ year history with the club, and has served as president before in the ’90’s.

Additionally, Dave Abbett stepped down as Race Director for the Free Fall 5k.  Under Dave’s direction, the race has seen continued growth and is now Rochester’s biggest race.  Sharon Wingate has been voted in as the new director.

Other positions went unchanged from 2013.  The following lists the club officers, as decided at the January club meeting:

  • Andy Schachat – President
  • Cliff Parkinson – Vice President
  • Robin Buckley – Secretary, Apparel
  • Mike Andrews – Treasurer
  • Bill Leonard – Web Master/Communications
  • Paul Lindsay – Grand Prix/Runner Stats
  • Sharon Wingate – Race Director – Free Fall

Thank you to Don and Dave for the wonderful work they did in their positions.

Dec 20

2014 New Hampshire Grand Prix Schedule

The 2014 schedule has been determined.  Representatives from the five main competing clubs in the series came up with the following races:

  • April 6th, 2014 – Nashua Soup Kitchen 5k (Nashua)
  • May 11th, 2014 – Pack Monadnock 10 Mile (Wilton)
  • June 22nd, 2014 – Shaker Seven Road Race (Enfield)
  • July 19th, 2014 – Bill Luti 5 Mile (Concord)
  • August 10th, 2014 – Epsom Old Home Days 4 Mile (Epsom) (DON YEATON!!!)
  • September 28th, 2014 – Convenient MD 10k (Windham)
  • October 26th, 2014 – CHAD Half Marathon (Hanover)

If you want to see where we were once as a competitive club in this series, check out this page:

http://www.nhgp.org/

And click on the Schedule and Results menu.

Let’s get the Rochester Runners back in the race!

Nov 24

2014 Membership Renewal

The 2014 Rochester Runners Club Annual Membership Renewal is now open.  Our dues have not increased.  They are still only $15 for an individual membership and $20 for a family membership.  You can save at least that much with our discount at Red’s Shoe Barn or Runner’s Alley. Please renew as soon as you can, and if you are not currently a member, please consider joining us.  You can renew your membership or join here:

Online Registration

Note that when you register online, the club pays a fee to Runreg.   If you would like to offset this charge to Rochester Runners, you can add $2.00 for an individual or $3.00 for family.  If you prefer to register by mail, please print and mail this form with your check:

 

 

Some of the benefits of being part of the Rochester Runners:
  • Meet local runners with similar goals and interests.
  • Improve your performance with weekly structured track workouts with an experienced coach.
  • Enjoy daily runs with various groups.
  • Get discounts on running shoes from local merchants that will easily pay for your dues.
  • Attend regular meetings with guest speakers.
  • Give back to the community through club donations and volunteer work.
  • Receive coaching and motivation from other runners.
  • Give motivation and inspiration to other runners.

Thank you for renewing, and if you know of others who could benefit from membership, feel free to direct them to this website where they can become a member.