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Upcoming Elections - RRRC 2016/2017 Board Positions
At the club's December 9, 2015 membership meeting, we will be electing board members and officers for the upcoming 2-year term. Below is a list of the current candidates. The board can have up to 25 total members. Members are elected at the December meeting.
If you are interested in being considered for a board position, please email Michael Muldowney at email@example.com and confirm your interest. If this is done by December 1, 2015, you will be added to the ballot.
If you are a member in good standing, you can vote by either attending the December membership meeting and casting a ballot there or by downloading the ballot in this article or by requesting a ballot and returning it to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 7, 2015. Ballot is attached here
The club's December 9, 2015 membership meeting will be held at 6PM at The Answer Brewpub. The meeting is open to all members.
Bill Kelly President
Jim Oddono VP - Operations
Ed Kelleher VP - Communications
Ralph Gibbs Treasurer
Rosie Schutte Secretary
Jeff Van Horn
Details on this year's edition which includes a Half Marathon option can be found here:
The 2014-15 Grand Prix Competition is in the books. Did you make it as a Finalist? Are you getting the awesome Grand Prix Finalist Swag? Check the results here and find out:
If you have a green asterisk you are a Finalist!
If not you will have to work harder next year.
As usual the Grand Prix Poobahs must admit that there is a statistically infinitesimal chance that an error has been made (though neither one of us will want to own up to it). However, should that occur, please email Rosie and Ralph at email@example.com and we will investigate.
New GP rules for 2016 are posted here:
Also, as a reminder the 2016 Grand Prix Registration is still open! Click here to register before it closes on 11/30:
For some of these, volunteers are needed. Please see our Volunteer information at Volunteer Details
Many, many other community races and running events not affiliated with RRRC can be found on the Community Calendar
Races marked as RRRC Championship are explained at RRRC Championship Details
President of the Road Runners Club of America (1996-2000)
Since August of 2004 has been Race Director of the Lilac Bloomsday Run.
Graduate of Seattle Prep (1967); Stanford University (B.A. Psychology, 1971); and the University of Washington (B.A. English, 1974; Teaching Certificate)
Began running during sophomore year of high school as a way of staying in shape for basketball. Ran competitively sophomore, junior and senior years, both cross country and track, for Seattle Prep. Finished 2nd in the state cross country meet, 1966, where the team tied for the championship. Best track times included a 1:58 half-mile, 4:30 mile, and 9:24 two-mile (indoors).
Ran four years of cross country and three years of track at Stanford, missing one season of eligibility (1969) while attending Stanford-in-Britain. Was a member of Stanford's second place NCAA Cross Country team in 1968. Finished 4th (13:28) in the NCAA 3-mile in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1970. Finished 2nd behind Steve Prefontaine in the 1971 PAC-8 3-Mile in 13:19.8. Is the Stanford record holder at two miles, three miles and six miles, and had a best mile time in college of 4:03.2. Coached by Marshall Clark while at Stanford.
After graduating, ran a first marathon of 2:18:06 (February, 1972), and went on to compete in the 1972 U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon and 10,000 meters. Finished 6th in both events. In 1974, ran a 3-mile in 12:57.6 in Eugene, Oregon, becoming the 5th fastest American 3-miler of all time. Also in 1974, ran a personal record of 4:01.9 in the mile. In 1975, was a member of the U.S. Track and Field Delegation to the People's Republic of China. In 1976, competed in the International Cross Country Meet in Chepstow, Wales.
On May 22, 1976, finished 3rd in the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon (2:13:54), and was 4th in the U.S. Olympic Trials 5000 meters a month later. Finished 4th in the Olympic Marathon in Montreal (7/31/76), running a personal best of 2:11:16, missing the bronze medal by 3 seconds. Was selected "Road Runner of the Year" by the Road Runners Club of America in 1976.
Winner of the 1976 Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta and the 1978 Honolulu Marathon. Has continued to compete in major road races since then, including competition as a masters (over age 40) runner. Won the 1987 Le Grizz 50 Mile Ultramarathon in 5:58:37 (10/10/87). In recent adventures, has raced to the top of the Empire State Building, through the streets of Saigon in the first International Ho Chi Minh City Marathon, and across the Grand Canyon and back in one day (41 Miles).
Here he is in front of some guy named Prefontaine ..