April 2014 Meeting–Annual Boston Meeting

DATE CHANGE: Instead of the traditional 3rd Tuesday of the month this month’s Rochester Runner’s meeting is going to be held on Tuesday, April 22nd, the 4th Tuesday in April. The switch was made so the club can continue the tradition of the April meeting being held the day after the Boston Marathon. It gives us a chance to share Boston experiences, whether it is as a runner, volunteer, staff, or spectator.

A CHANGE IN LOCATION!!  The meeting will be at Red’s Shoe Barn in Dover (35 Broadway Street, Dover). In years past the club met at Red’s to remind everyone of the great partnership between the club and the store. For our April meeting we are going to renew that tradition.

SAME TIME: As always the meeting will start at 6:45.

PIZZA: Because it will be a special night, the club will supply pizza and drinks.

The April meeting, when we honor Boston participants, has always been a special night for the club. Hope to see a good turnout.

March Meeting

The next club meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, March 18th. Meeting time is 6:45 at  the Rochester Rec Center. Our guest speaker will be Casey Carroll, UNH track and field/cross country coach. We are also going to discuss the idea of new shirts, singlets, etc, so we hope to have a good turnout.

February Meeting – CANCELED

TONIGHT: Due to many cancellations in the area, tonight’s meeting is cancelled.

MARCH: Next meeting is scheduled for Tues. 3/18.

EASTERN STATES 20 Miler on Sun 3/30: Need volunteers –  please email Andy or Robin.

MEMBERSHIP CARD: If you haven’t received your membership card yet, please email Robin or use teh contact form and we will mail it to you.

MEMBERSHIP: You can renew online or by mail in form.

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.

Next RRC Meeting: Yankee Swap and Officer Elections

Rochester Runners Club Meeting

Tuesday, January 21, 6:30pm at the Rochester Community Center next to Spaulding High School

The meeting next week will be our annual Yankee swap.  If you want to participate, please keep the gifts $10 and under.  Participation in the swap is NOT necessary to come to the meeting.  Please attend, as there will also be important club business.

Prior to the holiday festivities, we will do a short nomination for the positions listed below.  Robin has not heard back with any other interest, however, it’s not too late if you’d like to hold a position. If you’re interested you can respond to this email or contact Robin, and we’ll add you to the list.

Note: To be nominated or to be able to vote for the officers, you need to be a current member with your 2014 dues paid.  If you have not yet renewed your dues, please go here:
http://www.rochesterrunners.com/become-a-member/

1/1/14 – 12/31/14 Club Officers Nomination

  • 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

Apr 15

April 2014 Meeting–Annual Boston Meeting

DATE CHANGE: Instead of the traditional 3rd Tuesday of the month this month’s Rochester Runner’s meeting is going to be held on Tuesday, April 22nd, the 4th Tuesday in April. The switch was made so the club can continue the tradition of the April meeting being held the day after the Boston Marathon. It gives us a chance to share Boston experiences, whether it is as a runner, volunteer, staff, or spectator.

A CHANGE IN LOCATION!!  The meeting will be at Red’s Shoe Barn in Dover (35 Broadway Street, Dover). In years past the club met at Red’s to remind everyone of the great partnership between the club and the store. For our April meeting we are going to renew that tradition.

SAME TIME: As always the meeting will start at 6:45.

PIZZA: Because it will be a special night, the club will supply pizza and drinks.

The April meeting, when we honor Boston participants, has always been a special night for the club. Hope to see a good turnout.

Mar 13

March Meeting

The next club meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, March 18th. Meeting time is 6:45 at  the Rochester Rec Center. Our guest speaker will be Casey Carroll, UNH track and field/cross country coach. We are also going to discuss the idea of new shirts, singlets, etc, so we hope to have a good turnout.

Feb 18

February Meeting – CANCELED

TONIGHT: Due to many cancellations in the area, tonight’s meeting is cancelled.

MARCH: Next meeting is scheduled for Tues. 3/18.

EASTERN STATES 20 Miler on Sun 3/30: Need volunteers –  please email Andy or Robin.

MEMBERSHIP CARD: If you haven’t received your membership card yet, please email Robin or use teh contact form and we will mail it to you.

MEMBERSHIP: You can renew online or by mail in form.

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.

Jan 14

Next RRC Meeting: Yankee Swap and Officer Elections

Rochester Runners Club Meeting

Tuesday, January 21, 6:30pm at the Rochester Community Center next to Spaulding High School

The meeting next week will be our annual Yankee swap.  If you want to participate, please keep the gifts $10 and under.  Participation in the swap is NOT necessary to come to the meeting.  Please attend, as there will also be important club business.

Prior to the holiday festivities, we will do a short nomination for the positions listed below.  Robin has not heard back with any other interest, however, it’s not too late if you’d like to hold a position. If you’re interested you can respond to this email or contact Robin, and we’ll add you to the list.

Note: To be nominated or to be able to vote for the officers, you need to be a current member with your 2014 dues paid.  If you have not yet renewed your dues, please go here:
http://www.rochesterrunners.com/become-a-member/

1/1/14 – 12/31/14 Club Officers Nomination

  • 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

Dec 23

New Year’s Day Run

Check out the pics from the 2014 New Year’s Day run:

https://www.facebook.com/sharon.wingate.5/media_set?set=a.10201299757272087.1073741830.1117255070&type=1

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=558740910881737&id=218746004881231

 

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 28

2013 Free Fall Classic Results

Thanks to everyone who came out and raced.  Check out the pictures from Maine Running Photos.  Also, see more pics from our Facebook page as well as results from 2013.  Thanks again, and see you next year!

Maine Running Photos:

http://mainerunningphotos.com/rochester-nh/rochester-free-fall-classic-5k-2/

Facebook Set 1:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.543318229090672.1073741850.218746004881231&type=3

Facebook Set 2:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.543165519105943.1073741849.218746004881231&type=3

2013 Results on Coolrunning:

http://www.coolrunning.com/results/13/nh/Nov28_FreeFa_set1.shtml

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.