THE INSIDE LOOP
TOM BYRNES and FRIENDS
Walking along the Prospect Park West, walking to downtown Brooklyn, on 9th street getting to the soops to pick up groceries, Priscilla Muller prefer to walk whether for her daily workouts or just to get to wherever she needs to go. Regards to PPTC from this very active walking lady.
Condolences to Helene Roth and family on the recent loss of her father.
Congrats to PPTC’s Sandy Ferrari and her peformance on the swim leg for her relay team at the recent NYC TRI. With the start delayed for twenty minute due to heavy downpours, Sandy might’ve been soaking wet before she even jumped into the Hudson!
Helen Dole had a blast on her summer trip to Colorado. Hooking up with the Boulder Trail Runners, she raced the Boulder West End 3k. According to Helen, the divisions were either "Family and Friends"
or "Elite Women" .Chosing to run with the Elite Women, Helen paid her dues. The
first place winner was 2004 Olympic Trials Marathon champion Colleen
De Reuck. "She's 45 and runs like the wind. I came in 22nd out of 34
runners and definitely was given some perspective."
Quote of the day from Helen:"I ran with pepper spray when I ran solo around dusk. There
had been several mountain lion sightings around the cabin I stayed in." Moral of the story here? Next time you see a squirrel crossing your path on the inside loop or a dog off the leash, it vould always be worse!
Look for Mike Ring’s latest installment currently appearing on Facebook "Running with the Gerbils", due out soon at your local pet shops and book stores. And speaking of pets, if you want one of the furry little baby gerbil makers, don’t be shy to ask Mike. He’ll only be so very glad to share the millions that might have taken over his apartment by the time you’re reading this. Hey, its kewl, I’m one of Mike’s Facebook friends. Dude!
Bobby Fisher knocked off another one, 75 miles of the ‘ Harlem Valley Century’ Sunday July 26th. Rode in weather much like they forecast in Ireland this time of year, ‘’some clouds, some wind, some sun, some rain, some fog..."
Thanks to Gil Torres for passing along the fact that Christine Boutross was named the top Pro trainer for all NYSC (111 of them) for the month of May.Congrats Christine !
Sean Rice off and running with advertising and registration for his Prospect Park Youth Running Club. FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 6-13 interested in Cross Country Track and Field, Sean’s
Prospect Park Youth Running Club will hold a late registration date on Wednesday, September 9th, at Bishop Ford High School. Interested? Don’t delay! Email Midwoodtrack@aol.com
Thanks to Ron Rice's heads up about the upcoming RACE TO REMEMBER SEPTEMBER 6 . In honor of the victims who were tragically killed on 9-11, the Run To Remember Foundation announces the opening of registration for the World Trade Center Run to Remember, scheduled for Sunday, September 6, 2009. This event is a fund raiser for several organizations who continue to work hard to support the families and surviving victims, honor those who were killed, and provide other services within the 9-11 community. This event will be held on Governor's Island and it will feature a 5K Run, a 3K Family Fun Run & Walk, a Children's Fun Run, and many other family friendly activities. Participants will be able to personalize their running bibs to identify which 9-11 victim they are running to remember. For more information and to register, visit www.911RunToRemember.com
What’s new under the winter sun? Apparently the JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK for ARTHRITIS DECEMBER 6TH IN PROSPECT PARK. Shades of the original Jingle Bell Run back in the day, the predecessor of the Holiday Classic which morphed into the Turkey Trot, this year’ Jingle Bell Run/Walk offers participants a 3.1 mile (5K) run with a one mile walk followed by a post-walk celebration featuring awards ceremony, entertainment, food and valuable health-related information. This might be a good time for PPTC to come together and compare what we’re going to ask Santa for. For more information or to sign up today, please visit: www.jinglebellbrooklyn.com
See you on the roads!