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Rochester Runners 2020 Membership is LIVE!

The 2020 club registration is open.  Please take a moment to renew or become a new member.

Renew your Membership oir join us HERE!

Another Successful Free Fall!

On Thanksgiving Day, we had another successful Free Fall 5k event. Thank you to all who joined and supported the race. The Free Fall supports several local charities. Stay tuned for updated info on our donations, and info on our planned 2020 event.

Free Fall Website

Free Fall Facebook Page

Spaulding High Scholarships

May 2019 Meeting

We had a great meeting Tuesday, May 28th and got to share good company, food, and ideas. Thanks to all who attended.

Free Fall 5k Donation to SOS Recovery

Rochester Runners President, Thom Flynn, presents Free Fall 5k check to SOS Recovery.

Free Fall 5k donation to the Homeless Shelter

Willem Verweij Physical Therapy and Runner’s Alley Winter Running Workshop

On January 5th  Willem Verweij Physical Therapy and Runner’s Alley offered an excellent workshop on winter running. Willem is a long time member of the running club as well as a sponsor of the Free Fall 5k.  

During the workshop Willem and Lucas (the PT that specializes in injury prevention and treatment for runners) showed a good number of exercises that strengthen the muscles used when running.  Willem has given us permission to share his written instructions and the links to their video instructions to club members. 

They suggest doing these exercises one after the other.  These don’t take a lot of time and help create some muscle fatigue which will help you get stronger.  With some practice these exercises could be done in 15-20 minutes.

The reps and sets below and mentioned in the videos are guidelines.  Adjust up or down as needed.  Your goal is to get the muscles to some level of fatigue.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

The links are below.  We hope you will find them helpful!

1. High knees – start with 3-5 sets of 30 seconds.  Progress to 5×1 minute

2. Mountain climber – 3-5 sets of 30 seconds

3. Single leg bridge – 3 sets of 10 each leg

4. Plank variations – facing down 2-3 sets of 10 each leg.  Side plank lift top leg 5 times 5-10 sets each

5. Quiet Jumps – 5-10 30 second sets on each leg (or on both legs if two-legged)

6. Skate Jumps – 2-5 sets of 30-60 seconds

7. Reverse Lunge – 3 sets of 10 on each leg–A

Epsom Old Home Day 4-Miler

The 9th annual Epsom Old Home Day 4 Miler will be held at Webster Park in Epsom NH. This year it is also the 5th race in the NHGP series that includes 8 races for 2018. Start time is 8:30 AM and there is also a 2 mile walk option.

Any Rochester Runner (or former RRC runner) can get a special deal of only $15 instead of $20 or $17 for NHGP members if you mail the application to Don Yeaton with your check!

2018 Epsom OHD race app

Runners Help the Homeless

Check out this great article in Fosters!!

Dopey Challenge

RR wants to congratulate Kevin Scott and Cliff Parkinson for completing the Dopey Challenge at Disney World in January. The Dopey challenge consists of running a 5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon and full Marathon, over four consecutive days.  Well done!  Who’s idea was to do the Dopey Challenge???  We’ll have more about the Challenge and some photos in the next newsletter.