Ups and Downs:
by Les Watson
I am enrolled in several Facebook running groups. I do this so I have sources where I can steal from/plagiarize for articles in this newsletter. One of the common questions is how to handle hills when you are out running. Spectrum is from charging up hills to pass those who are backing off and then back off going down hill. Or backing off going up the hills and then speed up going downhill and blowing by the runner that passed you going up the hill.It seems ultra runners tend to walk up hills and elite marathoners aren’t bothered that much by hills. So what is your strategy for doing hills ? I invite you to go our Facebook page and share your strategy.
South Topeka Rotary Pumpkin Run:
This is an in-person event is at Lake Shawnee Shelter House #1 at 8:30 AM on Saturday October 30. The cost is $30 and includes a t-shirt and participation medal. It is a 5K Run/Walk/Stroll event and costumes are encouraged. This is a hybrid event. If the participant is not comfortable with an in-person event they can sign up for a virtual event where they can pick the time, place to walk or run the 5K between 10/23 and 10/30.
Topeka to Auburn 2022;
The Striders Board decided to proceed with the 2022 Topeka to Auburn (T2A) Half Marathon. Tentative date for the event is January 15, 2022. This will be the 40th running of this event. However COVID restrictions, sponsorship, finances, weather and volunteer support could impact this event. Details of this event so far are;
T2A will be on Saturday, January 15, 2022
Will be point to point race.
Will start by Indian Hills Elementary School and end in Auburn( yes you will get to run Heartbreak Hill this year.)
Strider members will receive race fee discount.
Gary Gribbles has agreed to have kick off/sign up events.
Additional information on sign up, fee amounts, and other info will be sent out as it becomes available.
Please note that the point to point course requires a strong volunteer support. If you are a Strider and know you aren’t going to run T2A , please consider volunteering to support this event.
Update: Design for socks, medals, and Hoodie are in progress. Will post images on our Facebook page and website when complete.
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