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2 days ago

Carl Pritchard

Everyone congratulate Rich Potter he was first in his age group ... See MoreSee Less

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Way to go rich!

Congrats Rich!

Good job Rich!!

Great job Rich..

What did he run ? Full marathon?

Awesome Job Rich.

Congrats Rich!

Way to go, Rich!

Congrats Rich

Good job, Rich Potter! So proud of you!

Congrats Rich!

Go Rich!!

Wow, way to go Rich!

Congrats!

Nice job!

Congrats Rich! Way to go!

Congratulations, Rich!

Awesome Job!

Congrats!!

Super job Rich!!!!!

Congratulations 🎈 Rich Potter πŸ‘πŸ»

kudos

Congratulations!

Way to go Rich!

Great job Rich!

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Hi Steeps. Our Next Ed Nite will be a joint community event with Rehab 2 Perform. They are graciously letting us crash their talk. Please RSVP so we know how big the crowd will be. All the details are below but feel free to contact me if you need anything. (PS the heel strike in the photo below is not advised) !!

Bulletproof Running w/ Dr. BoydMay 10, 2017, 6:00pmRehab 2 PerformJoin Dr. Jarred Boyd, Performance Physical Therapist at Rehab 2 Perform, on the 10th to learn more about how to bulletproof your running. He'll be speaking on many different topics ranging from Warm-Ups, Stretches, Strength Training and more! Open to all ages and ability ranges!! FREE

Please make sure to register using the link below!!

6:00PM- 6:30PM~ Eat and Mingle
6:30- 7:30PM~ Talk
7:30PM- 8:00PM~ Q and A
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Bulletproof Running w/ Dr. Boyd

2 days ago

Lou King

Here are all the steeps I could find in among the ~3000 pictures I took today. If I missed you, please give me your number and approximate time you passed me at mile 3 / 23 water stop or 10K turnaround and I'll try to find you to add you. I missed some of the front runners at mile 3, sorry. ... See MoreSee Less

Here are all the steeps I could find in among the ~3000 pictures I took today. If I missed you, please give me your number and approximate time you passed me at mile 3 / 23 water stop or 10K turnaround and Ill try to find you to add you. I missed some of the front runners at mile 3, sorry.

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Great shots Lou. πŸ‘

Nice pictures. Thanks for being out there.

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Great photography, Lou King! Thanks!

Congrats Dinny Bedard!

Looking strong!!

Great job Dinny!!! Looking great!

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22 hours ago

Nicole Davis

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Marathon Relay

Marathon Relay

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2 days ago

Jill Cameron

We had a beautiful day at the Gettysburg Marathon. Thanks to those who helped at the water stop, and congrats to all the Steeps who ran today! Way to go! ... See MoreSee Less

We had a beautiful day at the Gettysburg Marathon. Thanks to those who helped at the water stop, and congrats to all the Steeps who ran today! Way to go!

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Thanks! I was really glad to see friends cheering at mile 23!

Thanks Steeps !! Awesome day

This was so much fun! Thanks to Jill for leading the volunteer effort and congratulations to all the runners who competed at the Gettysburg North-South Marathon.

So much fun cheering on the runners and chatting with you guys!

That water stop had a pretty good relay team!

What a great looking bunch there!

Way to go Steeps! So proud of "our little running club!"

You guys are amazing. Thanks!

You guys are the best! Thanks for cheering us runners on!!

Thanks for the awesome cheering support, Steeps! I truly needed that on Mile 23; I could barely lift my feet to run then!

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Hey, that's me! I was bloody exhausted by this point. But I was glad to see the Steeps!

You still have both feet off the ground, Karsten!

Karsten reenacting Pickett's Charge!

Great hat!

What an incredible picture !

Karsten Brown is a beast. Well done man!

God, I want his legs!...

Great photo!

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Any recommendations for a nice 9 miles on sidewalks/paved paths that's NOT downtown Frederick? Nearing the end of our training for Pittsburgh marathon and getting a little tired of pounding the same pavement. Willing to drive a bit! Thanks in advance! ... See MoreSee Less

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WMRT in Big Poole. Exit 12 on I70 The paved portion covers a 20 plus mile stretch. It's a tree tunnel but it's peaceful

WO&D- you can pick it up in Leesburg.40+miles of paved path.

Capital crescent trail in bethesda

Great Seneca highway in Gaithersburg/Germantown. That road goes for miles and there are sidewalks on each side. I've always wanted to run that myself.

Villages of Urbana!

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It seems like Frederick is always the goal race for the spring half group. Is Gettysburg always the goal race for the full? ... See MoreSee Less

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The simple answer - it depends.

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2 days ago

Carl Pritchard

Ran Gettysburg today, felt good. This was the first Marathon that I didn't walk. Of course I walked in the water stops, but I didn't walk the course. I enjoyed seeing the Steeps at mile 3 water stop. I Really enjoyed seeing the Steeps at mile 23 water stop. At mile 11 was the first time someone cheering said "The rest is relatively flat", it wasn't. I ran up every hill. After Ruth and Jenny's training program I didn't mind these hills too much. Thanks ladies. I wore my Steeplechasers t-shirt. At mile 19 Lil Deb sprinted up hill past me and yelled tell Chris VanSant that I said hi. Finished the race faster than my last two marathons, again thanks to all who ran and trained with me. Enjoyed seeing all of the Steeps at the tent and chilling afterwards ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations!!

Congrats!

Congratulations!

Yay, way to go!

Congrats Carl! I was there for the 10k.

Great work Carl!

Congratulations!

That is awesome! So happy for you-Congratulations!🎈

Wow, great work!πŸ‘

Awesome Carl, congrats!

Congratulations Carl !

Great to see you out there Carl! Way to goπŸ™ŒπŸ»

Great job !

Good going, Carl!

Way to go, Carl!!

Great job, Carl!

well done!

Other thoughts from the marathon. I saw a girl chain smoking before the marathon. She finished under 5 hours. During the run I channeled thoughts from my friendly Steeps. This morning I couldn't find my Vaseline = chaffing = blood = screaming in the showers

You looked confidant and strong carl ! Good job!

Great race Carl

WOO HOO....way to go Carl!!

Carl Pritchard, you are so awesome not walking any hills! I walked almost every hills after Mile 20! Congrats on a great finish! πŸ‘πŸ»

I saw some of your pictures... you looked great! Great job out there! And I'm glad you had a good race!

Congratulations Carl πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸΎπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Congratulations!!

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2 days ago

Billy Clem

Way to go Steeps. Yesterday we hosted the FRF Training Run and had lots of out of town guests visiting our hometown. Thanks to all of you who showed up and a big thanks to all of you who volunteered to wear a vest and act as a running tour guide. We had about 120 people despite the crappy weather.
Thank you to Mark Lawrence and Gary Geernaert for helping us out.
Here's a pic that our gracious hosts Wendy and Melinda took of us huddling in the hallway before the run.
Thanks everyone, Billy & Heidi
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Way to go Steeps. Yesterday we hosted the FRF Training Run and had lots of out of town guests visiting our hometown. Thanks to all of you who showed up and a big thanks to all of you who volunteered to wear a vest and act as a running tour guide. We had about 120 people despite the crappy weather. 
Thank you to Mark Lawrence and Gary Geernaert for helping us out. 
Heres a pic that our gracious hosts Wendy and Melinda took of us huddling in the hallway before the run. 
Thanks everyone, Billy & Heidi

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You all bring the best out of the steeps. Proud moment for our club. Hard works pay off.

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Congrat on winning your age group Rich Potter!

You made the Steeps proud today, Rich! Congrats on your age group win!

Great pic Rich!

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1 month ago

Crista Strople Horn

Save the date -The 5th annual Rick's Run is Sunday, September 17, 2017, 8:30am. We're excited to announce chip timing this year for both the 5.22 mile race and endurance challenge. We have a plan for the entry gate to expedite your entry to the park. Thanks to the amazing Bill Susa, the mastermind behind Rick's Run, for his work towards continuous improvement. We have a great running community! ... See MoreSee Less

Save the date -The 5th annual Ricks Run is Sunday, September 17, 2017, 8:30am.  Were excited to announce chip timing this year for both the 5.22 mile race and endurance challenge.  We have a plan for the entry gate to expedite your entry to the park.  Thanks to the amazing Bill Susa, the mastermind behind Ricks Run, for his work towards continuous improvement.  We have a great running community!

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Thanks Crista

Yea! Now I can just come out to run!

Maybe I'll be able to run it this year.

Joan Divinagracia Veen Castro Smith Ben Shank Sharon Belair

I've not ventured into trail running. Think I could prep for this? Any tips?!

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Thanks Lou for the picture. It looks like I almost have proper footfalls

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Hey, that's me! Thanks Lou!

Way to go, Carrie!!! 😊πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸŽ‰

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SAVE THE DATE! Registration opens May 1st. We are excited to announce a few upgrades, including chip timing. Greenbrier Park entry fee is included in the registration fee this year. No more long lines to enter the park allowing plenty of time to hit the bathrooms. Please join us! We always have a great time! A huge thank you to the amazing Bill Susa for all of his hard work. ... See MoreSee Less

SAVE THE DATE! Registration opens May 1st. We are excited to announce a few upgrades, including chip timing. Greenbrier Park entry fee is included in the registration fee this year. No more long lines to enter the park allowing plenty of time to hit the bathrooms. Please join us! We always have a great time! A huge thank you to the amazing Bill Susa for all of his hard work.

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Maybe just maybe I could walk a loop...or volunteer πŸ˜‹

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2 days ago

Mike Geisler

Good luck to Gettysburg runners tomorrow!! I decided to run for the North. See you there. ... See MoreSee Less

Good luck to Gettysburg runners tomorrow!! I decided to run for the North.  See you there.

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This word, "Rest"... What does it mean?

Good luck! I hope you get that 3:25! I'm chasing a 3:30 in a few weeks... #fingerscrossed

Goodluck!

Good luck, I too run for the North

Have a great race!

Go Mike!

Good luck!

You've got this! Good luck.

We'll see you at 3 and 23!

Good luck!!

I'm running for the north too! Good luck!!

Have fun! You've got it πŸ™‚

Good luck!

Good luck.

Congrats Mike Geisler on qualifying time for Boston. Looking strong at mile 17 and 22. #mile22

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2 days ago

Ruth Taylor

Good luck to all the Steeps running Gettysburg marathon and 10k. Here are your pre-race photos. See you at the Steeps tent after! Thanks to Mike Geisler for helping set-up the tent with Art Gregory! ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Kara Schmid

Anyone want to run the Frederick half relay? I'm not 13.1 ready but would like to do part of it, but no running buddy free. Any one else? ... See MoreSee Less

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I'd be interested in the relay. I've been running short and sweet distances these past few months.

Whoo-hoo! Team Not Half Ready is all ready to go!!

Wish I would have seen this sooner.😞

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Saw this on another running page, good advice! ... See MoreSee Less

Saw this on another running page, good advice!

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Oh I love this.....

Good rules. That's what we did back in the days.☺

This is great. # 8. Enjoy the journey-have fun. Thanks for sharing Barb.

A couple of weeks ago I embraced #1!

#6... I miss running with #TeamAsics

Add one: LEARN GOOD TECHNIQUE! (Isn't it amazing that learning how to be efficient and prevent injury isn't among the top 10? Explains why so many people get injured and think of running as painful)

Derek Butler show this to Julie.

Amen!

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3 days ago

Carla Piorkowski

Great 12 mile run in the rain! ... See MoreSee Less

Great 12 mile run in the rain!

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Jennifer and Anne are always camera ready.

I re-routed one of your wayward runners on E 2nd Street. I hope she caught up to you!

Great run!

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4 days ago

Carey Thomas

Half-Marathon Training advice: this is my first half Marathon and I was really looking forward to the 12 mile training run on Sat, but this week my whole family and I came down with a flu like virus. I'm getting better but my entire body aches and I get tired after walking around my house for 30 mins. I can't fathom being well enough to run on Sat.
So do I try and run 12 next weekend, or do my planned 6 taper? Do I try and cram in the missed training miles or just let them pass?
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You will be fine, trust your current training, most half plans get you up to 10. Rest up and feel better! Good luck on your 1st half, it was my first and with alot of others, great race!

Last year was my first half As well and I couldn't run the weekend of the 12 miles, either. I ended up being just fine for the half! You will be fine--just rest and drink plenty of fluids and enjoy the taper week next week. Congrats on training for your first half! The frederick half is an amazing race!

When you get within 2 weeks of an event, there's not much you can do to improve your condition, but there's plenty you can do to screw it up. When your body gets tired, your immune system is weakened. I'd see the illness as a sign that you needed a break. Give yourself a break and recover. Get out when you can to stay loose, but don't try to make up what you missed.

Thank you everyone!

I agree with Mark just take it easy. You may feel much better by Sunday and could run a moderate distance then with that extra day off. Rest is your friend when recovering. Don't try to make up anything missed but do try to pick your days per week running back up this week, even if you have to reduce your mileage on each run.

Hydrate well and focus on rest. Ease back into running so you don't get too tired while recovering. I had a stomach bug last weekend and didn't start running again until Wednesday (and it felt like I'd never run before in my life). I walked instead of running on one of my scheduled runs just so I was doing something easy.

Good luck! Rest up! Frederick is an awesome 1/2!

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4 days ago

Bob Sommerville

The Run 4 Kids Challenge price increase occurs in 10 days. Updates have been made to the Grand random Prize (a few extra tickets are still available), random prizes, overall and division awards. Please visit the web site for details. ... See MoreSee Less

The Run 4 Kids Challenge price increase occurs in 10 days.  Updates have been made to the Grand random Prize (a few extra tickets are still available), random prizes, overall and division awards.  Please visit the web site for details.

4 days ago

Joyce R Smith

What's a good running shoe. I need a new pair. Something not too expensive. Around 40 to $80
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I'd recommended going to If the shoe fits and be willing to spend at least $100 You'll get fitted based on your style and added bonus, you'll get a great shoe

Following. I need to find something that is less expensive and yet won't kill my feet

I also recommend checking out If the Shoe Fits. I always bought Nikes but I switched to Brooks after being fitted there and it was like running on pillows after the switch. πŸ™‚

Go figure out which type of shoe you should be in first. ITSF can fit you and Road Runner Sports has a great fitting system as well. You might need to spend a drop more on your first pair but there are always great deals somewhere on past year's models of a shoe you like. Probably not as low as $40 but you can find some good deals in the $75 range, it's just about timing the sales and new shoe releases.

Once you find a shoe, you can usually find good deals on when the model is updated. I wouldn't buy an older model if the same shoe unless I had tried it on though, as sometimes they make big changes between versions of the same shoe. I've been able to get my favorites for 50/60 dollars. I like Running Warehouse for sale shoes as they have a great return policy. I do normally buy at ITSF, when I can, and watch when they have sale shoes.

Thanks everyone!

I got my first set of shoes at If the Shoe Fits, and then after that, I ordered the same ones from Amazon a good bit cheaper. The model has been upgraded a couple of times since then, so the originals are pretty cheap now, but they are getting hard to find since they are no longer made.

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4 days ago

Dan Cardenas

Bike and Beers Flying Dog ride in Frederick. Trying to get my wife a ticket for the ride. Anyone know how to register if it's closed? ... See MoreSee Less

We have 78 RSVPs to the training run on Saturday. I know of 100+ Steeps alone attending so PLEASE RSVP immediately if you are running. These events take a lot of coordination and planning and since we are the hosts we need to know how many people are coming. If you would like to hang out at the table and wait for finishers to come in until Heidi Novak or I return from the run please let me know. All you have to do is show up at 8 when we start. Then you can go grab coffee and a bite to eat, just be back around 9:30 to greet runners as they arrive back at the finish. That's it! You can hang out inside the Visitor Center if it's cold.
THANKS!
FRF Course Training Run #2: ( 12 Miles, April 22, 8am)

FRF Course Training Run #2: ( 12 Miles, April 22, 8am)April 22, 2017, 8:00amThe Frederick Visitor Center at 151 S. East St, Frederick, MD 21701Official Frederick Half Marathon TRAINING RUNS hosted by the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club.

COURSE MAP: www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1007905923

In 2017 we will continue our long-standing tradition of hosting supported on-course training runs to help you prepare for race day. With help from the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club, we have two supported course training runs prior to race day. The runs are FREE and open to the public and will include varying distances.
All runs will start at 8:00am from The Frederick Visitor Center at 151 S. East St, Frederick, MD 21701. Park in the Board of Ed parking lot next door (no permit needed on Saturday) or at the Parking Deck across the street at 125 E. All Saints St. Please leave the few visitor center reserved spots for other visitors.

The visitor center will validate your parking pass if you park in the garage. The Frederick Visitor Center has offered to open early just for our group. We will now have a great starting spot for our group runs and great bathrooms as well. Please make sure to thank them and get lots of information about Historic Frederick Maryland while you’re in there.
This is a casual group run, and is not timed or held on a closed course. Runners of all abilities/paces are welcome, but must obey all traffic laws. We ask that you run against traffic or on sidewalks for best visibility and safety. RUN AT YOUR OWN RISK. Feel free to add or subtract mileage if you are at a different training distance that weekend.
The Steeplechasers will provide turn by turn directions, post-race water and Gatorade, and mid course water for the 12 miler. We suggest you bring your own water and other energy supplements if you will need them. We will also have information about Frederick and there will be plenty of locals there to answer questions and talk your ears off during the run. We look forward to seeing you out there!
This is not just an opportunity to see the course but for those out of towners, you can see where you would like to eat or stay while in Frederick for the race. We will be running through downtown Frederick's historic district so feel free to ask your Steeplechasers’ hosts questions about any restaurants, cafes, pubs, or shops that you see along the way.
If you would like more information or would like to join the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club, please go to steeplechasers.org

If you are planning to attend, please RVSP to the event posted on Facebook so we may plan accordingly. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
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FRF Course Training Run #2: ( 12 Miles, April 22, 8am)

Hey everyone!

I wanted to let you know about an event I'm hosting through World Vision. It's a 6k walk/run ... roll, push, stroll ... whatever you choose ... to raise money for clean water.

Your registration of $50 (adult) and $25 (child) goes towards clean water for a member in a community in Africa, India or Haiti. You receive a tee shirt, bib (featuring the name and picture of the child you are helping!) and once you complete the event, you will receive a medal.

Please take a look at this event. I know it's the day before the Frederick Half (which I'm also running) but it would be a great shake out! 😁

**Link to join my team, "Cleared for Life," is in the comments** 😊

Global 6k for Water - Frederick, MDMay 6, 2017, 9:00amWalkersville Community ParkI wanted to let you know about something we can ALL do to make this world a little better!

I am passionate about this call to action and I would love to share it with you, your friends and your family.

Join me and my family to LITERALLY take steps to change the lives of children around the world who need clean water. By participating in the World Vision Global 6K for Water, on May 6th, 2017, you can provide CLEAN water to someone in need. People of ALL fitness levels and abilities are encouraged to take part of this amazing event ... runners, walkers, strollers and wheelchairs ... let nothing stop you from blessing another!

I would love for you to either register for the Global 6K alongside me or make a donation to my fundraising page.

**This is not a timed event ... though, you will be given some pretty awesome official items including a t-shirt, medal and you will get to wear a special race bib featuring a very special child that you are helping!**
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Global 6k for Water - Frederick, MD

2 weeks ago

Carlo A Alfano

Thanks for the add! My name is Carlo Alfano and I'm the trail liaison with Mid Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE) for a new trail system going in over in Brunswick.

It's called Rivers Edge Trails and it's located here: 210 13th Ave, Brunswick, MD 21716. (Like the page to stay up to date on trail work days and events)

The open trail head is at 13th and Cummings. It sits below street level so you have to be parked by the ball field to see the entrance. Our trail head sign should be going in very soon.

This project broke ground last March. We've currently got about 1.3 miles of trail open. If you are looking at this construction map attached, it's mostly the yellow trail and a couple of those red trails which connect back to the yellow that are open. (Yellow and red indicate types of machines that have/will be used to build the rest).

Those machines are coming this summer to build another mile of trail. Once that's done we'll have just over 2 miles of dirt trail for runners/hikers and bikers.

Most of the rest of the map are future trails.

This area is 59 acres of land owned by the city of Brunswick, and they've given me permission to build these trails. Total mileage should be around 5-6 miles.

Interior signs/trail markers should be going in at some point this summer. The trail is currently marked with an orange hash on the trees.

My vision is to start having running events here late summer/early fall. (Stay tuned).

If you have any questions please ask! And I hope to see you out using the trails soon!

Here is a video a late friend of mine shot last year as a little promo for the trails: vimeo.com/182174726.
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Thanks for the add! My name is Carlo Alfano and Im the trail liaison with Mid Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE) for a new trail system going in over in Brunswick. 

Its called Rivers Edge Recreation Park and its located here: 210 13th Ave, Brunswick, MD 21716. (Like the page to stay up to date on trail work days and events) 

The open trail head is at 13th and Cummings. It sits below street level so you have to be parked by the ball field to see the entrance. Our trail head sign should be going in very soon. 

This project broke ground last March. Weve currently got about 1.3 miles of trail open. If you are looking at this construction map attached, its mostly the yellow trail and a couple of those red trails which connect back to the yellow that are open. (Yellow and red indicate types of machines that have/will be used to build the rest).  

Those machines are coming this summer to build another mile of trail. Once thats done well have just over 2 miles of dirt trail for runners/hikers and bikers. 

Most of the rest of the map are future trails. 

This area is 59 acres of land owned by the city of Brunswick, and theyve given me permission to build these trails. Total mileage should be around 5-6 miles. 

Interior signs/trail markers should be going in at some point this summer.  The trail is currently marked with an orange hash on the trees. 

My vision is to start having running events here late summer/early fall. (Stay tuned). 

If you have any questions please ask! And I hope to see you out using the trails soon! 

Here is a video a late friend of mine shot last year as a little promo for the trails: https://vimeo.com/182174726.

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Very cool! What a great contribution to the community!

I've been pitching in on trail building a little with Carlo and the trails are awesome. Going to be great when they're all built out!

Where is this?

It's going to be so great to have trails I can run to. Such a great project and contribution to the community!

I went exploring today. I wanted to see how far it is from home and if I could find my way. It's just under 1.6 miles from home. I found it was runnable even for me. I wasn't always sure where I was going, but did try to follow the orange marks. After a bout a mile I saw the middle school through the trees and took a side path that brought me out by the circle on the side of the middle school. It's so nice to have trails other than the C&O within running distance from home. I'm looking forward to the tour the trail hike. It was fun to see the sign too!

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5 days ago

Maxann Keller

Hi everyone! A good friend of mine is helping to host this awesome first annual 5k for MSD- We are looking for more runners to join us. No ASL knowledge required! Come hang out and run- it'll be such a fun time around our training loops around downtown! If you have any questions, message Jackie Kanekuni (her info on the flyer). πŸ™‚ ... See MoreSee Less

Hi everyone! A good friend of mine is helping to host this awesome first annual 5k for MSD- We are looking for more runners to join us. No ASL knowledge required! Come hang out and run- itll be such a fun time around our training loops around downtown! If you have any questions, message Jackie Kanekuni (her info on the flyer). :)

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😁

Definitely interested in this one. Having deaf parents this really hits home.

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6 days ago

Ken Kotchenreuther

Yep, It's wednesday.... STEPS night at the all saints street parking garage. 6pm, see you there..... No KC red tonight, getting cleaned for the upcoming draft !! ... See MoreSee Less

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Draft? First round pic? πŸ˜€

What exactly is this Steps night I keep seeing? Do you run up and down the stairs, or the ramps? Either way, it sounds like a special kind of torture.

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1 week ago

Billy Clem

Best of luck to all The Steeps running Boston today!
Pamela Monaghan-Geernaert
Janadel Harris
Jamerelda Lee
Chris VanSant
Chris Beers-Arthur
Cassy Crouse
Think Pam is the only one who's run it before.
Who am I missing?
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Good luck!!

Good luck all!!!

Good luck! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Thank you billy!

Have a great race!

Thanks Billy. Number 6 for me. But always feel like the first time

Good luck all !!!!!

Hope everyone's training for Boston holds true and a great race is had by all.:-)

Good luck everyone!! πŸƒπŸŽ‰πŸ…

Hope it's a great a race!! ☘️

Good luck everyone!

Cassy Crouse is running today.

Have fun everyone!

Have a great race everyone!!

Good luck all!! Cheering for you all β™‘

Good luck everyone

Have a great fun race to those running Boston!

I'm streaming the Steeps

Good luck!

Are Pam and Jan running together? Looks like it from their splits.

Thanks! Had a great time - pr for that course (not a bq) πŸ™‚

Thank you everyone! It was fun but hard at the same time! Runners ❀️

Perry Washington ran

well done!!!

Congratulations to you all, you made us proud πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸΎπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸΎ

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1 week ago

Jill Cameron

For those of you running Gettysburg this weekend, we will be cheering you on at water stop #2 (mile 3ish and 23ish) We will also be the turn around for the 10k! Good luck everyone. It will be fun to see you out there. ... See MoreSee Less

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I'll look forward to seeing you all twice!

Thank you, Steeps! I'll be happy to see you at Mile 3 because I'll be feeling fresh & I'll be happy to see you at Mile 23 because I'll almost be done. Appreciate your service!!

so are we to meet at the intersection of Gregg Ave and Low Dutch Rd? that looks to be the spot where mile 3 and 23 are.

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7 days ago

Beth Lenox Cangemi

Marathon Training advice needed.
My 2nd marathon is May 28th
My upcoming long runs are
18, 14, 20, 12, 8, big day!
The only problem is that Frederick Half falls on the weekend of my 20 mile run. Do I run Frederick and just run 7 after or switch the 20 with the 14 or 12 weekend? Thanks in advance for advice.
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Some may have a different opinion about this, but I think you should run the 1/2 and enjoy your time after. You can run your 20 for your 14 or 12. Just my opinion. Good luck. What marathon are you running?

I agree with Jill Cameron you should try to race the 1/2 marathon and switch out one of the other runs

If it was me, I would run 7 miles before the race and then run the HM as a supported long run. I lack the self discipline to hold back in the race, so showing up at the start line after running an hour would help slow me down.

Assuming you've had a relatively consistent training so far, you can up the 18 to 20, run the 14 as planned, race the half marathon, and proceed with the 12, 8 taper. Racing the half marathon will have a similar training load to running an 18-20 miler at a long run pace, so it isn't exactly starting your taper a week early. I would avoid swapping out the 12 for a 20 miler - that's too close to race day, in my opinion and it would yield relatively small gains in that short amount of time.

Or you could run the Frederick Half and then later in the day run for 60-90 minutes instead of the 20.

depends on your goals, doesn't it? If i we're racing the half, I'd need recovery time after. If you're running the half at your goal marathon pace as a training run, I'd use it as a tempo run and still do a long run that week. Of course, each runner is unique and I can never follow a training plan πŸ™‚

I will also say that I personally would not be fully recovered from an all out Half Marathon 3 weeks later so I would skip the half and run 20 instead or run not race the half then add mileage.

Thanks everyone! Lots of advice to think through. I definitely don't want to swap out the 20 for a half at race pace just because I know mentally I need to get that 20 miler in. I think I will run my 20 the week before Fredrick Half and see how I feel after to see how much I will push a PR at FRF. I was just worried to taper too far out mentally but didn't want to run the 20 too close to race day. Poor planning on my part but it's hard when you have two races you really want to do close. Thanks everyone for your thoughts.

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7 days ago

Carl Pritchard

Ran 5 with the Half and Full Marathon Groups. Ran clockwise and got to see lots more happy faces. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Mark Lawrence

While I'm thanking race support volunteers, I may as well start recruiting for the next event. If you like 5K's in Baker Park, you've got another chance at one this Saturday as we provide support for the St. John's 5K at the same time and same bat station. Very sorry that this event conflicts with the inaugural Makin' Hay 10K that I'm sure many Steeps will go to, but duty calls at another finish line, so if you're not participating in Makin' Hay, you've got another opportunity to volunteer! ... See MoreSee Less

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What time's the 5k?

What time do you need people by? I'll be running at 7am, but could help when I return from my run. Probably 8 or 815ish.

Mark I will be there on Saturday

Race is at 9:00. Volunteers needed beginning 8:30.

Still need more peeps!

Jason and I are in.

I need one extra nice person to meet me at 7:30 to mark the course!

News flash! They have over 200 runners pre-registered for this event. So far, it's Dwyane, Jason, Gwyn, and Lou. Could use another person or two is anybody else wants to jump in!

Another News Flash! Found out the fun run starts at 9:00. 5K is at 9:30. Don't really need help to arrive until 9:00. Even more time to sleep or run (your choice)!

Congrats to new RD Michele Lynn Newton who has signed up more runners for the St. John's 5K than I can remember in recent years! She's got lots of fun prizes and awards (2 deep in 9 age groups)! Any Steep that wants to get in on this can still register on site!

Thanks a bunch to the exceptionally efficient crew we had at this event this morning! We handled managing a race for over 200 people with a relatively small but capable crew of volunteers. Thanks to Dwyane Late for his normal superb job of timing. Thanks to Lou Hamilton and Kerry McHugh for managing people in the chute, and thanks to Gwyneth Whieldon and Jason Scaroni for posting the results and for coming out early and staying late to help me mark and unmark the course! Great job by everyone!

Mark Lawrence a BIG belated THANK YOU! Aside from the police not showing up I think it went pretty smoothly. A big shoutout to Bill Susa for your guidance from this newbie RD. The Rabbit is on vacation right now so the results and photos will be posted in a few days. All in all it was great fun!!

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FREE EVENT INFO:
This is another big week for The Steeps. We are hosting the Frederick Running Festival's Official On Course Training Run previewing the Frederick Half Marathon course. There will be lots of runners from in and out of Frederick so please show up to represent the club and our hometown if you're able to.
-WE ARE THE HOSTS and we just got news that our friends at Charm City Run are bringing 70 runners from Baltimore County so lets not get out numbered. We want to see a great Steeps turnout!
-PLEASE RSVP ASAP at the link below so we have an idea how many people will be coming.
-Sophie, Gary, and Pamela Monaghan-Geernaert are hosting the water stop in front of their house, Johnny B Leonardis and If The Shoe Fits/Charm City Run is providing post-run hydration at the the start/finish area, then hosting breakfast treats back at the store, and the Frederick Visitor Center is opening up early just for us this year. Notice the theme? Lots of people in our community coming together to welcome runners to Frederick. This is also a great opportunity to welcome local runners who aren’t Steeps to join "our little running club." We would like all of you to be running guides as we make our way through Historic Downtown Frederick and to also tell other Frederick runners why you love the Steeps. So point out restaurants, bars, and shops that you like to visit along our route.
-The streets are NOT closed for this event and we expect 200+ runners, so please pay extra attention to your footing and traffic along our run. It took a little convincing for the Visitor Center to open early for us so please show interest and take a brochure or calendar when you return, I want them to feel it’s worth it to open early for us in the future. This is a perfect place to start for our out of towners and they have VERY NICE BATHROOMS and great parking on the weekend. PLEASE help make sure the bathrooms are left looking nice and clean when we head out for our run. There was a bike race that started here last year that didn’t treat the bathrooms so great before they headed out and we really want to be invited back. GO STEEPS!
***PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT on your neighborhood webpage, with your family, friends, and co-workers.
Happy Running, Billy Clem​ & Heidi Novak
Check out the course info and RSVP at the link below, not on this post. Thanks!
www.facebook.com/events/1692152744408456/

FRF Course Training Run #2: ( 12 Miles, April 22, 8am)April 22, 2017, 8:00amThe Frederick Visitor Center at 151 S. East St, Frederick, MD 21701Official Frederick Half Marathon TRAINING RUNS hosted by the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club.

COURSE MAP: www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1007905923

In 2017 we will continue our long-standing tradition of hosting supported on-course training runs to help you prepare for race day. With help from the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club, we have two supported course training runs prior to race day. The runs are FREE and open to the public and will include varying distances.
All runs will start at 8:00am from The Frederick Visitor Center at 151 S. East St, Frederick, MD 21701. Park in the Board of Ed parking lot next door (no permit needed on Saturday) or at the Parking Deck across the street at 125 E. All Saints St. Please leave the few visitor center reserved spots for other visitors.

The visitor center will validate your parking pass if you park in the garage. The Frederick Visitor Center has offered to open early just for our group. We will now have a great starting spot for our group runs and great bathrooms as well. Please make sure to thank them and get lots of information about Historic Frederick Maryland while you’re in there.
This is a casual group run, and is not timed or held on a closed course. Runners of all abilities/paces are welcome, but must obey all traffic laws. We ask that you run against traffic or on sidewalks for best visibility and safety. RUN AT YOUR OWN RISK. Feel free to add or subtract mileage if you are at a different training distance that weekend.
The Steeplechasers will provide turn by turn directions, post-race water and Gatorade, and mid course water for the 12 miler. We suggest you bring your own water and other energy supplements if you will need them. We will also have information about Frederick and there will be plenty of locals there to answer questions and talk your ears off during the run. We look forward to seeing you out there!
This is not just an opportunity to see the course but for those out of towners, you can see where you would like to eat or stay while in Frederick for the race. We will be running through downtown Frederick's historic district so feel free to ask your Steeplechasers’ hosts questions about any restaurants, cafes, pubs, or shops that you see along the way.
If you would like more information or would like to join the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club, please go to steeplechasers.org

If you are planning to attend, please RVSP to the event posted on Facebook so we may plan accordingly. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
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FRF Course Training Run #2: ( 12 Miles, April 22, 8am)

4 weeks ago

Mark Lawrence

This weekend's finish line volunteer opportunity is the Spring Forward 5K at Linganore Winery at 9:30 on Sunday morning. You can do your own training run and make it there by 9:00! Scott Meredith will be in charge of his first finish line of the season! Who's available to help him out? ... See MoreSee Less

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You had me at wine...LOL I'll be there. 😁

I can help

I can help.

Ok, we've got Heidi, Becky, and Tim, helping Scott Meredith. Anybody else? Not a big event, but one or two more would be helpful.

I'm running so I can hang out afterwards and help pick up

I'll know for sure tomorrow if I can do it or not.

do you have an address?

13601 Glissans Mill Road.

So be there by 9, right??

Have the results been posted anywhere? Not on the event website.

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1 week ago

Jennifer Lange

Does anyone here run super early runs in the new market area during the week? And early as in 4am? ... See MoreSee Less

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you make our 5am sound so late!

Wish I lived closer. I totally would run with you. The earlier the better

A few of us are meeting for the first time tomorrow (tues) at the baker park steps at 5:00 am...

Hi Katie Coleman Malone! I shoulda known you were a member of this group 😊

I run that early in Taneytown. Sorry we aren't neighbord

Hi Meredith Crow - I knew Katie's partner in crime would be a Steep as well 😁

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1 week ago

Jamerelda Lee

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congratulations! Great MD visor - way to represent πŸ˜‰

Congrats!

Great job!

Thank you ladies!

Congrats !! How amazing to be able to run Boston !! I wish they had another race for the slower folks πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Awesome job!

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1 week ago

Craig Combs

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Awesome in that heat!

heat must have set in cause they have slowed to 11 mm

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1 week ago

Ossy Font

Stroller running areas/routes?
Any input where's a safe place to jog with a stroller would be appreciated.
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FCC has a 1 mile loop track that is pretty easy for stroller jogging.

Baker Park

Baker Park is good. Mt Olivet Cemetery has a nice loop.

There is a path in the Dearbought Community that is stroller friendly!

You could do Baker Park over to the new path into Waterford park for more distance. I think that's fairly well paved along its entirety.

I always run with the stroller on the C&O canal off New Design or Point of Rocks.

There's a paved path by the old Walmart.

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1 week ago

Catie DeLuca

Hey Steeps. I have a perfectly functional Garmin 405 with all the accessories that I'd like to pass along to someone who would use it. Free, just need you to come pick it up downtown. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Mike OGrady

I consider myself so fortunate to be among such a wonderful community of runners. This morning we raised over $800 for the FSRC scholarships.

Many thanks to If The Shoe Fits / Charm City and to AC&E for their support of this event.

There are some apologies:

First, sorry someone stole a number of Easter Eggs from the trails; normally I would call them Low Life's but since it's Easter I shall refrain.

Second, our group picture did not come out but the one I am posting represents all the best from our run.

Third, sorry Debbie Capella for hitting you smack in the face with an extra goo pack at the end of the run. I got a little too enthusiastic when throwing them out.

Finally, well as they say three is a charm so I'll leave it at that. Thanks to my old friends, my new friends and friends not even here that pledged support, you guys and gals are the best ! ....

Mike "Old" Grady
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I consider myself so fortunate to be among such a wonderful community of runners. This morning we raised over $800 for the FSRC scholarships. 

Many thanks to If The Shoe Fits / Charm City and to AC&E for their support of this event.

There are some apologies:

First, sorry someone stole a number of Easter Eggs from the trails; normally I would call them Low Lifes but since its Easter I shall refrain.

Second, our group picture did not come out but the one I am posting represents all the best from our run.

Third, sorry Debbie Capella for hitting you smack in the face with an extra goo pack at the end of the run. I got a little too enthusiastic when throwing them out. 

Finally, well as they say three is a charm so Ill leave it at that. Thanks to my old friends, my new friends and friends not even here that pledged support, you guys and gals are the best ! .... 

Mike Old Grady

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Thank you for organizing, Mike! Great morning, great run, great company.

Sorry I couldn't join you. I bet it was a fantastic day on the trails!

Such good fun! Thank's Mike OGrady

Like I said before, you're a good egg! Thanks for orchestrating a great time for all of us!

Thank you for organizing this!! Sorry to have missed it.

Thank you Mike O for bringing friends together on a beautiful morning. I had a wonderful time! Hanging out in a gravel parking lot talking to a bunch of sweaty people, eating unhealthy treats, drinking coffee beer or champagne, and constantly surrounded by strange dogs, is a lot more glamorous than people think.

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1 week ago

Jenny Hallberg

The inagural Makin' Hay 10K was a blast!! Bill Susa sure knows how to put on a great race! Great Steeps representation today, too! Congratulations to all who conquered those challenging hills! πŸ˜€ ... See MoreSee Less

The inagural Makin Hay 10K was a blast!! Bill Susa sure knows how to put on a great race! Great Steeps representation today, too! Congratulations to all who conquered those challenging hills! :D

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It was very efficient and well run. Thanks for a good race (although a few less hills would have been nice πŸ˜‰ )

Dang it, missed the photo again! LOL. Story of my life. πŸ˜‰ GREAT race, thanks to all the volunteers and to Bill Susa for all the hard work!

Thanks, folks. It takes a great group of runners to make a great race! Glad you enjoyed it an hopefully next year you'll get to run the course as intended!

What am I doing wrong on the results page? Still seeing just 81 finishers? I'm pretty sure I finished. πŸ˜‰ Although I might have hallucinated that due to all those hills.

We loved those hills! Thanks for all your hard work!

Nice guys!!!

Nice work guys !

Bill Susa, you directed this event expertly. Organized parking, extra TP for the port-a-johns, ample water stops and well-placed course marshals are some examples of the thoughtful organization. It was especially well done for a new event.

I would like to echo John's statement. This was a great event, and I could tell that Bill's expertise, hard work and attention to detail was behind the success. Even with a last minute course change (every race director's nightmare), it all came off smoothly. A challenging race through beautiful countryside - a classic formula for Steeplechaser racers!

Excellent race! Beautiful hills πŸ™‚

Sorry I was booked with other obligations. Sounds like it was fun!

Hilliest 10K ever!

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1 week ago

Steve Wilson

Best trail(s) for newbie trail runners in Frederick? Any suggestions? Thanks in Advance! ... See MoreSee Less

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Watershed

Little Bennett park.

Join us at little bennett!

Littl Bennett or Worthington is good for beginners.

Agree with Josh. Little Bennett or Worthington for newbies.

Following

Little Bennett or Worthington. Join us on the FSRC Trail FB group.

Little Bennett is my favorite! β€οΈπŸƒπŸΏβ€β™€οΈ

AT south from Gathland SP- Follow the white blazes and you can't get lost!

White and Red Trails at Gambrill are pretty easy loops to navigate.

Worthington Farms, let me know when you are running and we can try and meet up!

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1 week ago

Mike OGrady

Just found out that not everybody is a "trail Runner", wow, never knew. Anyway, for any of you that are not aware of the Easter Egg Run tomorrow, here we go.

Starts at Hamburg Road (Google 10500 Hamburg Road) we are having a run / scamper / walk or crawl covering a five mile loop. There are prizes, fun and fellowship awaiting all.

There will be a donation jar for the FSRC scholarship fund, not necessary to make a donation but I will be shamelessly looking for them. Would love to fund another deserving high school kid. (Cash, Check, Pledge and Blood Oath Accepted).

It's going to be a fun morning, hope to see many old faces and new friends .... Mike
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What time, Mike?

Also: I'm planning on bringing some gently used hydration packs and other assorted gear that's looking for a new home. Take what you want for a donation to go to the FSRC Scholarship fund.

You're a good egg O'Grady πŸ™‚ See you in the morning!

Mike: Add a free entry to the Frederick Running Festival 5k to an egg!

Today's Easter scamper was a blast, thanks to Mike. Just saw this from another friend in MI - we may need to up our game!! I like the idea of trash pick up, but I love the idea of Fireball in the Easter Eggs.

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1 week ago

Joshua Roane

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This is how runners do vacation.

1 week ago

Robbie Blaylock

looking for a headband recommendation that's really good and keeping sweat out of my eyes. Today reminded me that I need one. The visor I had before didn't work. Anyone know if a good headband? Thanks. ... See MoreSee Less

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I have a craft visor that I love it works perfect for sweat. It has a rubber strip to keep the drips out of my eyes.

I have a Headsweats hat that I really like, and it's not too hot. Also use my buff as a headband, or Buff makes a headband that's just thinner than the full buff.

Sweaty bands are the best

Headsweats or Buffs

This one is kinda weird but a running friend uses it and it's not that noticeable www.amazon.com/dp/B000YDK968/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_wP-8ybVQYS1YK

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1 week ago

Jordan Young

Doing an early 6-7 or so around New Market tomorrow if anyone is interested. Start around 0645, 7:45-8:00 pace. ... See MoreSee Less

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I would loose my heart and pass out running this "slow" 😜

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1 week ago

Bill Susa

Folks, the first pics from Makin' Hay are up. See Mike OGrady's pics at: runsignup.com/Race/Photos/MD/Middletown/SMHSMakinHay10K ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Matt Sedgley

Good luck Monday to Steeps running Boston.
I will be working the medical tent (both A and Auxillary) representing. So stay away! :0
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1 week ago

Roseann Abdu

Call for submissions for the summer edition of the Intervals newsletter!!

Do you have club news, a running-related experience, or a Steep Shout Out you'd like to share in the next Intervals newsletter? Don't delay. Send your submissions today!

Submission guidelines:
- 500 word max for articles
- When possible, please submit a photo or image with your article and include photo credit/image source
- 50 word max per Steep Shout Out
- Send submissions to newsletter@steeplechasers.org
- Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis up to the deadline - June 1st
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2 weeks ago

Conny Pritchard

Good luck to everybody running Boston! Have fun guys. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sorry you won't be there. Want me to pick up your shirt ??

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2 weeks ago

Tricia Strite

310
$65 - Middletown, MD

I have an orange and grey Forerunner 310XT multi sport watch. Without heart strap . Selling for $65 if anyone is interested. Cross posted.
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$65 - Middletown, MD

I have an orange and grey Forerunner 310XT multi sport watch. Without heart strap . Selling for $65 if anyone is interested. Cross posted.

2 weeks ago

Jessica Sniffen

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2 weeks ago

Marie Muren Burnett

Jill Cameron I PMd you. ... See MoreSee Less

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Just replied. Sorry it took me so long.

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2 weeks ago

Ken Kotchenreuther

Reminder: Steps tonight at 6pm, all saints street garage.... will have my KC RED on for any newbies !! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tom's asking if Jenna will be there? πŸ™‚

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2 weeks ago

Mike Geisler

Bummer , change to the course this Saturday. Now I really want to run over the bridge . ... See MoreSee Less

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It's a really low bridge

I'll try to find my long route that took me back that road & over the bridge...we can run it in prep for Catoctin

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Interested in a relay? Our American Odyssey Relay Race team needs another runner. Our team Rosie & the Riveting Runners already has 4 Steeplechasers - we'd love another one to join in the fun. Our race is last Fri / Sat of April. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Mike Geisler

Great run with Evan and Javier today . Thanks for the picture Javier , if you can't tell that's me with Harpers Ferry in the background . ... See MoreSee Less

Great run with Evan and Javier today .  Thanks for the picture Javier , if you cant tell thats me with Harpers Ferry in the background .

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I wish I could say I did that intentionally, but I'm not that clever. I hope at least one of those came out!

This one was the best

Pretty sure I see John Brown's hideout

Lol

do I want to know what body part that is?

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Thanks for adding me. I just joined the steeple chasers today. At 40 I've been competing since high school but haven't trained or ran with ppl since college. I have 2 babies & I've struggled to be consistent since the last baby. Im running about 8:00 without babies and 8:45 with, I'm looking to get back into racing after taking years off to have babies and get my pace down and distance up. I'm really looking forward to run/train with people for the the 1st time in my adult life. Can't wait to meet up and pls don't hesitate to hit me up, i need all the motivation I can get πŸ˜‚! Nice to meet you all and thanks again! ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome!

Welcome

Welcome to this group! Once I can walk again we need to run together!

Welcome. What is your running schedule like. I run primarily during the day

Welcome! Don't forget to check out the "FSRC Trail Runners" portion of the Steeps. We run the trails every weekend and throughout the week- and have a blast.

Welcome !!

Hey... I remember you from MSM MBA! Too bad I just moved to CA... I would've loved to help get you back into running and training. You've picked a great group of people to run with! Pamela Monaghan-Geernaert is the best running partner and can definitely help you with distance! Jenny Hallberg and Katelin Knepley are great speedsters. And Crys B Achuo is great at both long distance and speed! Enjoy running with this group!

Welcome! There's a good chunk of folks at the big Tuesday/Saturday runs in the 8-9:30 range (and a hardcore group in the 7-8:30 range). I'll bet you'll find people to have just about as easy or challenging a run with you as you're game for! Looking forward to meeting you on a run soon.

Welcome, let us know where your current weekly and long run distances are and we'll find some runs to join in on.

Welcome to the Steeps, Michele Mathsen Price! Looks like others have you pretty much covered on finding group runs, but just holler if you're still looking for groups to join in on (there are several to navigate).

Welcome Michele.

Welcome Michele! I got in the best shape of my life in my mid-forties running with the Steeps! You're gonna love it!

Yeah, I'll second Mark! I'd been having fun with running before joining the Steeps, but in terms of both great friendships AND great races, the past two years since I've joined have been super rewarding. πŸ™‚

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Enjoy running in shorts and a T today with this lovely summery weather! And think about your summer racing plans! Saturday, August 5th at Frederick Community College!It's going to feel like summer today, so grab a friend and register for the absolute most fun summer race of 2017!

www.frederickwdf.com
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Enjoy running in shorts and a T today with this lovely summery weather! And think about your summer racing plans!  Saturday, August 5th at Frederick Community College!

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Melinda Minde Machande....

What a great shot! Judy Trentini we look great, and happy, like we always do when we run together! Love you πŸ’—

Every time I see awesome pictures like this, I go to register myself for this year's WDF... And then discover that I'm already signed up. πŸ™‚ Apparently I can't wait.

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2 weeks ago

Jennifer Lange

So back to back marathons may not be the best idea... no PR but I did finish in under 4 hours and tied with my twin sister for first female. The only reason i say it may not be the best idea is that she ran a marathon two weeks ago and I did one 3 weeks ago and we both were feeling the soreness too early on. I will add that in the end the western rail trail marathon is an awesome small race! And it was great to see a few steeps out there that I recognized from fb! ... See MoreSee Less

So back to back marathons may not be the best idea... no PR but I did finish in under 4 hours and tied with my twin sister for first female. The only reason i say it may not be the best idea is that she ran a marathon two weeks ago and I did one 3 weeks ago and we both were feeling the soreness too early on. I will add that in the end the western rail trail marathon is an awesome small race! And it was great to see a few steeps out there that I recognized from fb!

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Congratulations!

You two looked great out there, congratulations!

Pamela Monaghan-Geernaert I think their #twinning game might be stronger than ours... #BestRunningBesties Great job out there, ladies!

Which shoes did you end up wearing? The new ones? How'd they work out?

You guys looked great and it was good to see you out there!

The guy with the flag did the Bull Run 50 miler yesterday.

Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽˆπŸΎ

Way to go! Risa and I tried to do a long training run (not even a race) 2 weeks after our marathon last year and we definitely weren't recovered yet. We paid the price for that run and really had to shut it down in the weeks following just before our next race.

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2 weeks ago

Billy Clem

Thank you Mark Lawrence, and thanks Steeps for all the great company!
Beautiful day in the shed.
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Thank you Mark, and thanks Steeps for all the great company! 
Beautiful day in the shed.

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and Leigh Martin!

Natalia Marie Holguin (for some reason I can't tag you in the actual picture)

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2 weeks ago

Jamerelda Lee

#Bostonmarathon2017 a week away! πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ ... See MoreSee Less

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are you going? Jan and I will be there

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2 weeks ago

Heidi Novak

Great Easter Beer HuntApril 27, 2017, 5:30pmFrederick, MDThis month's Happy Hour will be at the house of the former Steeplechasers President, Pam Geernaert. Pam is now in charge of planning the Educational events for the Club.

For this event, everyone will be asked to bring a 6-pack of beer (you can also bring cider). After hiding the beers everyone will go on a beer hunt. Everyone will be able to find 6 beers. Once you have 6 beers in your basket (or another container) you are done. The person who has 6 beers first wins a prize. There will also be a Gold Beer. The person that finds this will also win a prize.

In addition to a 6-pack, we also ask that you bring a snack to share with everyone.

You can RSVP to the event here, but you will need to email Pam to get her address (sophiesfolks@msn.com).

We look forward to seeing everyone on April 27th!!

-Happy Hour Committee (Heidi Novak and Syble Roane)
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Great Easter Beer Hunt

2 weeks ago

Mark Lawrence

Belated thank you to the fine crew of Steeps that provided race support at the TJ Safe and Sane 5K yesterday. Dwyane Late, Rick Albee, Matt Feltenstein, Kate Kynvin, Sigrid Zimmerman, and Erica Lynn McCann did the finish line while Becky Boughn and I spent most of our time marking and picking up the course. It only took us slightly over an hour to wrap the whole thing up! I need to take more pictures of our finish line efforts in the future, but for this time, I'll suffice by sharing some pictures of some of my kids running program who participated in the race. Special congrats go to 12 yo Matthew Miller (second from right) who won the 14 and under age group and finished 4th overall with a time of 23:22! Also want to note that the winning race time was 15:45 (by the young guy with the partial beard pictured to the right of Matthew)! Don't see too many sub 16 minute 5K's, so I thought it was worth mentioning. (Yes, I tried to recruit him for the Steeps).TJ Safe and Sane in Baker Park
Great run today with Jamie, Michael and Matthew from Self-Propel ran their first 5K of the season! Great fun race!!!
Thank you Angie Whitten for these wonderful photos!
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Belated thank you to the fine crew of Steeps that provided race support at the TJ Safe and Sane 5K yesterday.   Dwyane Late, Rick Albee, Matt Feltenstein, Kate Kynvin, Sigrid Zimmerman, and Erica Lynn McCann did the finish line while Becky Boughn and I spent most of our time marking and picking up the course.  It only took us slightly over an hour to wrap the whole thing up!  I need to take more pictures of our finish line efforts in the future, but for this time, Ill suffice by sharing some pictures of some of my kids running program who participated in the race.  Special congrats go to 12 yo Matthew Miller (second from right) who won the 14 and under age group and finished 4th overall with a time of 23:22!  Also want to note that the winning race time was 15:45 (by the young guy with the partial beard pictured to the right of Matthew)! Dont see too many sub 16 minute 5Ks, so I thought it was worth mentioning. (Yes, I tried to recruit him for the Steeps).

2 weeks ago

Kerry McHugh

For sale, Nathan hydration vest w/ two flasks. It's the Firecatcher vest: www.amazon.com/NATHAN-5028NU-Parent-Parent-Nathan-Firecatcher-Hydration/dp/B00H1LAM4A Gently used, in good condition (only getting rid of it because it never fit quite right across my shoulders). Flasks included. (Edited to add a link to the actual vest instead of a similar model.) ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Jennifer Lange

Ok I need advice for my marathon tomorrow... wear shoes that I wore on my marathon 3 weeks ago but they got sandy and soaking wet plus are a size 9 and my toe ended up hurting... or my new 9.5's that are the same style but not broken in 😬 ... See MoreSee Less

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You can see the color difference and they were pretty new 😬

Sleep in

honestly i would not wear the new ones but that's me.

Never wear new shoes for a race.

I am a Rebel and typically ignore the "Nothing new on race day" they are the same style and 1/2 size up, I would go for the new!

I don't know but have a great race!!!

I'm with Shawn... Exact same shoe... Wear the new ones.

New

Old shoes for sure. I did the Lewis run in new shoes and regretted it- big time!

I can tell you I bought new shoes the day before a marathon saying hey they are the same exact shoe what's the big deal and ended up with terrible painful blister by mile 20....so I'd say wear old.

I had to run a marathon last year in brand new shoes (but same style and size) when the airline messed up my luggage. No problems at all! I vote for new if you already know the old shoes are a problem.

new and carry the old !!!!

Never wear new shoes for a race. I did πŸ˜–

Ok so I ended up wearing the new ones and it worked out this time... I would never go with a new style but I've had these for awhile!

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2 weeks ago

Bill Susa

If you're still not registered for Makin' Hay 10K, here's a little scenic enticement-and yes, there are hills! www.makinhay10k.org for more details. ... See MoreSee Less

If youre still not registered for Makin Hay 10K, heres a little scenic enticement-and yes, there are hills!  www.makinhay10k.org for more details.

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Sorry to miss! Bill Susa knows how to put on a great race! Andrea Thompson, add this one to your calendar if you have not already.

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3 weeks ago

Ossy Font

No, I'm not pregnant πŸ™ƒ.
It's a before (bottom)/after (top) photo of the drained ganglion cyst on my ankle.
This is the health education section of Friday's Facebook posts, in case anyone ever experiences one.
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No, Im not pregnant πŸ™ƒ.
Its a before (bottom)/after (top) photo of the drained ganglion cyst on my ankle.
This is the health education section of Fridays Facebook posts, in case anyone ever experiences one.

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Thank you for only posting the scan and not the actual photo of the cyst πŸ™‚ My lunch thanks you

My husband had one on his hand but had to have surgery to remove it!

I've had them on my wrist before but they always went away

I have one on my foot. Has never bothered me. Got it aspirated twice but always came back.

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3 weeks ago

Laurie Luck

In my excitement to sign up for the Summer Solstice 8K, I signed up today.

It seems I also registered myself back in February.

Oops. Do I have any recourse, lol?
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Clone yourself?

OK - so the system let you do this because you spelled your last name "Lukck" when you registered in February. πŸ™‚ I will refund that registration for you.

Is there a registration link for this race?! Seems cool!

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3 weeks ago

Jennifer Lange

I'm debating what size shirt premium to get for the frederick half.... does anyone know how big or small they run? ... See MoreSee Less

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Men's sizes run pretty true. Last year was pretty dead on.

I can't remember but they do have a shirt exchange where you can trade for size if your size is there. I've used it but I can't remember if I went up or down 😜

If they're still using Born Fit as their vendor, those shirts are true to size. A medium fits size 10 nicely. The Under Armour are also fairly true, though they run a tad smaller than the Born Fit.

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Hope to see some of you running with your pooches on Sunday!! The weather will be gorgeous and perfect for a run!Some things to remember for Sunday: Come early to check in - over 325 registered - our check in team is ready to get you moving along
EVERYONE in the run/walk needs a shoe lace tag - don't start your run or walk without one - volunteers will be directing you
ONLY those registered by March 10 were 'guaranteed' a shirt
Lots of raffle items - you will want to purchase additional tickets - cash, check or credit - we are ready for you
A handful of super prizes to be offered on a silent auction type raffle - you might be interested in these prizes
Shoes - bring your old shoes - any condition - for an ongoing OPH fundraiser - clean out your closets!
Supplies for our puppy fosters - items needed: peanut butter, paper towels, baby wipes, pee pads, canned pumpkin, canned grain free puppy food, carpet cleaner, washable toys, rice, small trash bags

Sunscreen ! It's going to be a fabulous day!
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Hope to see some of you running with your pooches on Sunday!! The weather will be gorgeous and perfect for a run!

3 weeks ago

Rich Secrest

You don't want to miss this one. Fast PR type of course and Beer at the finish. Everything a growing runner needs.

Greencastle Pub RunApril 15, 2017, 8:00am5K Cost: $20 before (4/1/17) $25 after 10k Cost: $30.00 before (4/1/17) $35.00 after

Online Registration available at:
www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?id=39397

Paper Registration: www.greencastleflyers.org/uploads/3/4/2/1/34210423/pub_run_entry_2017.pdf

Race Day Registration for 5K/10k: 7:30 A.M. – 8:45 A.M. at John Allison Public House Banquet Room
Pre-Race Packet Pick-up: Available Friday evening at John Allison from 6:30-8:00 in Banquet Room

T-Shirts: All runners pre-registered by (4/1/17) are guaranteed a short sleeve t-shirt.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers. Awards will also be given
to the top three finishers in each age group.
Age Groups: 0 – 15 16-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70 and over
Must be present to receive t-shirt and award. No DoubleDipping
will be allowed!
Flannery’s Kids’ Fun Run Start: Cost is $10 for children 12 and under.

ο‚· Flannery’s Kids’ Fun Race Day Registration: 7:30-8:00
ο‚· Entrants in the Kids’ race will receive medal at finish.
Benefits: Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation & The Greencastle-Antrim Track and Field Teams
Both check and entry form must be in director’s hands by 4/1/17 to be considered pre-registered.
Return checks and forms to: Greencastle Pub Run 14769 Bain Rd. Mercersburg, PA 17236
Make Checks payable to: Greencastle Pub Run
Questions: greencastleflyers@gmail.com or 800-797-6489
Race Pictures, Map and Results: www.greencastleflyers.org

Greencastle Craft Beer Fest
Discounted tickets are
available to runners postrace.
Runners bib #’s will
allow early admission to
the festival located at
Antrim Way Honda.
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Greencastle Pub Run

3 weeks ago

Jill Cameron

If you are a current member of the Steeplechasers and you have not signed up for the Frederick Half or the 5k, I have three free entries thanks to Fredrick Foot and Ankle. Post your name below. At 8:00pm tonight, April 5th, I will draw the winners! Good Luck! ... See MoreSee Less

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Jennifer Wood for the 5K. Thanks Jill!

I am interested!!

Julie Harris, 5k

me

I'm interested!

Kim Whalen-half

Jack Lillard, half

Georgianna Bunn for the half please πŸ˜‡

Susan Jensen

Jennifer Lange... please for the half!

Half half half πŸ™‚ Thanks

Dawn Bennett

Ellen Saint Onge for the half!

Sheila Wright for the 5k

Victor cretella 5k

Alyssa Slotkin Vance for the 5k

Shane Kirk-5k. Thanks!

Half - thank you!!

Awesome. Marie Burnett for the half.

Awesome! Jennifer Berry for the half! 😍😍😍

Cool! Jennifer Van de Griek for the 5k πŸ™‚

Amethyst Tymoch either!

Caroline Miller either!

Javier 5K πŸ™‚

Genna Vegh 5k πŸ™ˆ

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3 weeks ago

Nicola Hildreth

Training for the Frederick half. Anyone interested in a bright and early 8 mile run on Sunday? I'm not fast. Usually around 9:50 pace ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Val Nolan

Not completely a run related post but 90% related πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ I need a baby sitter for for my 10 years old son this Saturday Am from 7am to noon can anyone refer ? I live in New Market thanks !!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Oh man! I am out of town this weekend but keep me in mind for the future, i am in urbana

that would be perfect !! My son is 10 years Old

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