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We’re approaching the time of the year –at least, the time of this
year –that runners might actually enjoy taking a back seat to cyclists.
The 2015 UCI Road World Cycling Championships –the
“Worlds” –will be held here Sept.19-27, and for nine days Richmond
will become the center of the cycling universe. About 1,000
top-level cyclists from more than 70 countries will flock here
to compete, and we should welcome them warmly.
This is a rare opportunity to show off the man-made and
natural features of metro Richmond, from its cobblestones
to its urban riverside park system. It’s the first time in 29
years the Worlds are being held in the U.S., and –like the
Olympics –cyclists will be competing for the glory of their
respective nations, not for their pro teams.
Many in the running community will be volunteering
during the competition. We stand reminded that running
and cycling are cousins –related by a common goal of
maintaining peak physical health and enjoying that pursuit.
A number of articles in this issue of Miles and Minutes
underline the closeness of that relationship. Michelle
Baltz (page 16) writes about the many benefits of crosstraining
–adding biking, yoga, weights and other fitness
techniques to achieve a bikini-ready body. Physical therapist
Damien Howell (page 17) goes a step farther. He cites experts
who say performing an activity the exact same way, day in and
day out, puts a load on the same tissue, thereby increasing
the risk of overuse injury. The solution? Cross-training, and
working different muscle groups by varying your routine.
Don Garber (Page 8) tells about eight teams that recently
ran the Virginia Capital Trail to help determine the feasibility
of staging relay races once the trail is completed. (Garber
notes wryly that while the trail will be a great attraction for
cyclists, its name is not the Virginia Capital Bike Trail. It’s
for runners, too.)
Lastly, Becky Seidel (Page 9) writes about two Sports Backers
events planned in tandem with the bicycle races. “Dominion
Conquer the Cobbles” will feature a chance for runners and
amateur cyclists (separate events on separate nights) to ride or
run the same course the pro cyclists will tackle.
So, in September, let’s run on down –or ride our bikes –to cheer on our cycling cousins who represent the best in the game.
Ed Kelleher | Editor
RICHMOND ROAD RUNNERS CLUB
2015 SUMMER TRACK SERIES
AT University Of Richmond Track (NEW LOCATION)
June 17 - August 5
The Richmond Road Runners Club & Road Runner Running Store
(click the lick for the document)
June 17, June 24, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 5
Registration will start at 6:00 pm, with all participants responsible for providing their registration forms at the starting line or to the meet Director prior to their first event. Events will start no later than 6:30 pm in the order indicated above. Participants will need to be in the starting area when first call is announced, in order to receive heat assignments. The time between events will be determined by the number of participants. "Predict Your Time Mile" winner is the entrant closest to their prediction, no watches!
NO spikes longer than ¼ inch allowed on the Track
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN A WAVIER NO EXCEPTION BEFORE STEPPING ON THE TRACK.
UPCOMING RRRC EVENTS
|Cul de Sac Series, Pony Pasture, Moonlight and Patrick Henry Half are all open for Registration!!|
See details in our list of events below.
See also Volunteer opportunities in the upper left hand corner of this page.
Following RRRC Constitution Article 7, RRRC will be holding a vote in which all members can vote on proposed constitutional amendments during the June Board meeting and a subsequent confirmation vote at the July meetings.
Please follow this link Proposed RRRC Constitution Changes to view the proposed amendments.
The meeting schedule can be found on the Events listing the page you are viewing.
AMENDMENTS: Amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws may be proposed at any Club meeting if notice of the purpose of the meeting and text of the proposed amendment has been provided to members at least twenty-five days in advance of the meeting. To be effective, amendments must be approved by a two-thirds majority vote of the members present and confirmed by a two-thirds majority vote of the members present at the next succeeding regular Club meeting. Notice shall be given for both meetings in the same manner as prescribed for notice of meetings in the By-Laws. Amendments shall be proposed by a vote of the Board of Directors on its own motion, or on written request of any ten members of the Club.
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