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MAY 2023

      Pictures compiled by Graphics Editor Bill Meehan. Click above.      

46th CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge Race

by Christine Bishop and friends
On May 18, the largest race in the Capital District was run with gorgeous weather and happy runners. Hundreds of corporate teams came out with over 7,000 participants signed up! A rainbow of corporate t-shirts filled the Empire Plaza with excitement and fun. Once again, Marathon superstar, Bill Rodgers, appeared running on the BBL Team. For full article, click here

The Corporate Challenge – Better than I Remembered

by Benita Zahn
When Dr. Zahn ran the Corporate Challenge decades ago, it was referred to as the MANNY HANNY for the Manufacturers Hanover bank that sponsored it for years and she loved it then. She ran it again this year with the Capital Cardiology Associates group where she works as a health and wellness coach and enjoyed it even more. For full article, click here

Frank Myers – Winner Distinguished Service Award

by Christine Bishop
Frank Myers is a familiar face to runners throughout the Capital District. His contributions are legion and his devotion to running is unquestioned. He is a true philanthropist for the sport of running in the Capital District, not in terms of money but in something more precious, time. His lifelong achievements truly deserve this award. For full article, click here

Freihofer’s Run For Women 2023

by Christine Bishop
Despite dismal weather on June 3, 2023, women happily finished the Freihofer's Race for Women. Friend ran with friend. Generations of families ran together. It was a joyous event. In addition to this article, in keeping with a new Pace Setter tradition to have news added each week, there will be a more detailed article next week with more to savor, along with hundreds of pictures from the race to browse through. For full article, click here

Yoga for Runners

by Sally Drake
Sally Drake, a Willow Street member and elite runner, has always loved yoga but decided to take it a step further and took 200 hours of yoga teacher training to receive certification from Styles Yoga at the Hot Yoga Spot. This column will be designed specifically to help runners. Enjoy her inaugural column. Namaste. For full article, click here

Off the Road: Running Career Longevity

by Russ Ebbets
With aging comes changes in the body. Coach Ebbets describes significant changes that occur in an athlete's body and then gives detailed methods on how these changes can be lessened in their impact and make life for an athlete more productive. For full article, click here

A Family that Runs Together – The Roys

by David, Stephen, and Lori Roy
This is a truly unique and heartwarming article about a family that is united by a love of running developed by their father. David Roy tells about his running and how ultimately it affected his children and brings them together today. They now live in different sections of the United States, but once a year they plan a race to run together. For full article, click here

Running For My Life by Lopez Lomong

Reviewed by Tom O’Grady
Lopez Lomong's story begins in a South Sudanese war camp. It is an incredible story of his journey from awful refugee camps to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. This nonfiction story is told by Lopez himself and is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. For full article, click here

Peter Teal Goes For Ultra

Many runners, after completing marathons, want to go further and run 35, 50 or even 100-mile ultra races. So it went with Peter Teal who signed up for the Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug Ultra 50-mile race. Why did he want to do this? Was it difficult? Would he do one again or go further? For full article, click here

For Spartans Only – Mountain Creek Resort, April 29, 2023

by Tom Gabriel
Spartan Races are not for the meek. They involve running over and under formidable obstacles such as burning logs and barbed wire, to name just two. In Florida, they might even use alligators. Do these things daunt Tom Gabriel? No. In fact he loves the challenge. For full article, click here

Dragon Boating: An Excellent Cross Training Sport

by Anouk Booneman
The sport of Dragon Boating began in China over 2,000 years ago and is continued today on the Mohawk River with the Dragons Alive group headquartered at Blain's Bay Marina in Cohoes. Our chief cooking writer, Anouk Booneman, loves the sport. On June 13, 20, and 27 all are invited to try dragon racing for free from 5:45 to 8 p.m. at Blain's Bay Marina. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Mohawk River with them. For full article, click here

HMRRC - Bill Shrader, Sr. Scholarships by the Numbers

by Jon Rocco
Our club financial expert and elite runner, Jon Rocco, has gone through data regarding the Bill Shrader, Sr. Scholarship program and has come up with figures that will astound you and make you realize the commitment the HMRRC to has to encouraging student athletes to be able to pursue their dreams of running at the college of their. choice. Want to know how many dollars have been spent, how many scholarships have been awarded... For full article, click here

Bill Shrader, Sr. Scholarship Winners 2023

As part of its community outreach program the HMRRC is proud to award 6 college scholarships worth $3,000 apiece. They are awarded as part of the Club’s mission to encourage and support young runners in their efforts to make running a lifelong part of a healthy lifestyle. There will be an awards program at the Guilderland Public Library on June 14, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to honor these amazing student-athletes. Be there! For full article, click here

Christine Bishop, Editor

Jon Lindenauer & Jake Greski, Sports Correspondents
Daniele Cherniak, Deputy Editor

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