I ate pie (chicken pot pie and key lime pie), now I feel like I need to run pi 😬🤪
That's right pie day 😎
Shepherd's pie for me 😉
That is awesome!
Ok this is awesome, well done Brianne Heisel!
People who know me well know that I love running map art of all kRachel Huffman Ridgwayidgway isn’t able to post hers publicly, but let’s just say her artwork makes me giggle. 😁
Ummm ya a Pizza Pie!!! (Extra cheese please...:) )
Watch question - I recently picked up a Garmin 35 and I have one huge issue with it - the auto save. I run with my kids and have to stop frequently, at least one time per run for 30 min or so to let them run around and have a snack - gotta make it fun for them. This model stops tracking if I stop moving and that's just not going to work for me this summer. Does the 235 also stop? I really don't need many bells and whistles but this may be a deal breaker so I may need to step up. ... See MoreSee Less
I also have the 35. If you press the start/stop button after you've started a run, it stops and asks if you want to resume, save or delete the run. Are you saying that if you don't make a choice, it just ends the run and saves it?
I’m in search of morning runners who want to run tomorrow morning. I need to get 10 miles in as I’m going out of town for the weekend. I’m about a 10:30 pace but I can slow down or pick it up a little 10:10. If anyone has any interest or even interested in doing half the miles that works too. Maybe start at 5/530 and then the second 5 miles at 6/630?
by S. Nicole Davis, DPT Shoes! So many options. So many opinions. How can a runner possibly figure out which shoe is the right shoe for their foot and style of running? I’m going to lay this out the...
The Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club blog, with quarterly updates from the President, recovery and training info, updates on club events and races, book reviews, highlights of area runners, racin...
March Happy Hour.....Don't Be A GrouchMarch 29, 2018, 5:00pmOscar’s AlehouseWe're back to Frederick for the March Happy Hour and checking out a new place, Oscar's Alehouse. Several members have been in and shared that have A LOT of taps, as well as wine and cocktails. Great food, happy hour specials and a Cheers like atmosphere.
Big congrats to one of the most active Steeps members, Dee Gager. She runs with the training groups, she volunteers, she scampers in the woods, and she does it all while encouraging all the runners around her. I think she may know more people’s names than anyone else in the club (ok maybe tied with Heidi Novak). She ran her very first 50k yesterday!!! What 50k you ask? Well the one that Rachel Huffman Ridgway so kindly threw on the trail page this week. That’s right Dee’s very first 50k didn’t end with a medal, mug, or t shirt; just some hugs, high fives, and a few sloppy dog kisses. That’s what makes it even cooler! Big congrats to Mosely (Steeps Iron-Pup 2017) for his first official 50k as well. Way to go guys!!! 🍻 🍕 Photo credit to Rachel. ... See MoreSee Less
by Roseann Abdu Probably like many of you, I have been a fan of Little Women for a long time. I read it as a child and have seen the movie countless times, but it wasn’t until my most recent viewing...
Who likes hills? I like hills! Do you like hills? If you complete 3 hilly 5ks this spring, you're a Spring Triple Challenge Winner! These 3 eastern Frederick elementary schools are teaming up: Spring Ridge, New Market and Deer Crossing. There will be a prize, TBD by number and age of winners. I have one suggestion already for a HUGE trophy 🙂 The first 5k is April 7 in Spring Ridge. New Market is April 28 and Deer Crossing May 18. ... See MoreSee Less
I'll miss you, Kim. Thanks for the good wishes. We'll see how this goes.....
Good luck to Michele Lynn Newton as well.
I'll be running a 2.62 tomorrow in spirit!! 🙂 lol..I am not there yet..:)
Good luck to Dustin Campion too!
Thanks Kim! I’m beyond excited!
Yes! Have a great race everyone!
Yes. Good luck ladies
Yes - good luck, everyone!! You guys are going to do great!!
Good luck everyone
Any updates? Anyone following these guys?
Just finished 4:25. 😎
I wanted to get fit and lose some weight as I turned 50. I started with a C25k app and can still remember how exhausted I was after those first short 30-minute workouts. In just a little under 1 year, I went from being a couch potato to being a marathoner!! Training smart with the Frederick Steeplechasers and all the encouragement from friends & family made the journey possible 🙂
Why the Y? Because we are an inclusive environment meeting the needs of many! The Y’s annual Lucky Leprechaun 5k/10k and 1 mile Little Leprechaun Color Run is in a week on March 17th in Urbana! Join us as we strive to raise money for our financial assistance program. We are more than a gym and place to swim! Watch Troy explain what the Y is to him! Register now!
I bought the Ultimate Direction Jenny vest and love it! Now I need help figuring out how to fill up the water bottles and/or hydration pack without the water sloshing around. 😳 Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
Fill the hydration pack, turn upside down and suck the air out of the tube and pack. Works like a charm!
As far as the bottles, just suck the air out of them too. Squeeze the tip and suck out the air. I do it once the bottles are in the pockets.
Yes whoever shared this sale for the Jenny vests at Running Warehouse..thanks sooo much!!!
I have a Camelbak hydration backpack that’s about to die. I need to buy the UD bladder yet and have tried the front loading water bottles and just can’t adjust. I like not having so much weight on my back. I usually can adjust to anything but this is confounding. Any suggestions?
For reference I am very small in the chest and cannot cinch the vest any tighter...not sure if it is that or just having the sensation of chest weight could be the 🤔issue. Most likely I need to tough it out (?).
I was so grateful to the person that shared the link for that vest too! I bought the Jenny vest then, and have loved it so much. 🙂
Congratulations Dustin Campion that is awesome 👏 👏👏
Wow!! Sub 3 Congrats Dustin Campion!!
Umm, did we mention this is 2 weeks after a weekend where he finished 2nd in a 50k on Saturday then ran a sub-70 minute 10 miler THE NEXT DAY! Karsten, we finally found you a running partner for you who runs your same crazy schedule.
Way to go Dustin!
Have you met Michael Wardian at any of your races yet?
Are you looking for a fun, family running event? The Cindy Alvarado On the Road Again 5K is perfect for everyone! Challenging hills for the most competitive runner, chipped timed! A one mile run for those easing into running. Even a Cub Crawl for our runners under 3! Come join us! You’ll love it! Saturday, April 28th at 8 AM! ... See MoreSee Less
On behalf of the Annual On the Road Again 5K Committee and the Staff of New Market Elementary, it is my honor to share with the community that this year and forever more, our 5K event will be called "...
at the risk of being overwhelmed with information, any tips/advice/details (where to stay, fly/drive, best way to get around, etc) you can give me about Boston would be much appreciated... ... See MoreSee Less
Hotels really needed to be booked a year in advance. But go to marathon tours and see what they have. Otherwise go to different FB groups and ask around. I had a roommate one year from marathon maniacs that I had never met before. Staying in the back Bay Area is idea. Walk to bus pick up and walk finish. Hotels are $400 a night there (hence the roommate ) Uber from airport is easiest.
Yeah... You 100% want a roommate. Pam and I roomed last year cuz hotels are stoopid expensive. And Air B&Bs are probably already all booked up.
My tiny piece of advice is to be cautious booking with Airbnb and have a back up plan. Last year I had 2 people cancel my reservation just weeks before and 3 people cancel already this year. I ended up booking with Marathon Tours this year ($330 a night). Marathon Tours has places available. I will message you the link
most likely won't have a roommate, but thanks for tips
Boston tips - The "T" (metro) is your friend. You can drive in Boston, but you can't park anywhere. I lived in Kendall Square on MIT's campus. Hotels there (Cambridge/Kendall Square) tend to be a little more reasonable than Boston proper and you can walk across the bridges or take the "T" to anywhere you need to be. But yeah, if you can find a Steep willing to let you room with them, you are even better off.
We have used bnbboston.com several times, but it's very late now to start looking. Don't be afraid to stay outside Boston or otherwise not right at the start/finish. We've had very good luck staying in Cambridge/Somerville and taking the T. The Silver Line bus from the airport (Logan) is easy with transfer anywhere else you want to go on the T system.
thanks everyone. I realize it's late to book, but I barely plan a week ahead, so a year in advance wasn't even a thought 😏
Hey Steeps, come on down to Greenbelt for race #3 in MDRRCA Grand Prix Series, Springburst 8K. If you ran the Club Challenge, you only need 3 more series races to qualify for prizes.
Springburst 8K 2018April 28, 2018, 9:00am6565 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770-3207, United StatesCome join us for a challenging 8K course over the scenic rolling hills of Greenbelt National Park in Greenbelt MD.
The race is part of the MDRRCA race series, as well as the PGRC Race Series.
Bib & shirt pickup starts at 7:30 a.m.
**Race premium not guaranteed after April 14, 2018.**
There will be NO race day registration. Registration will close at midnight on Thursday, April 26th.... See MoreSee Less
Got a favorite running or race photo sporting your FSRC gear? We're trying to collect a few photos for the Steeplechasers Store (steeplechasers.org/store/), and would love to feature member photos! Drop them in the comments or email your favorites to firstname.lastname@example.org. ... See MoreSee Less
Shop for all your Steeplechasers bling! Whether you want shirts to train in or Steeps-themed accessories, this is the place to get it. Show your club spirit at your next group run or race: Shop now Vi...
Just want to give a shout out to our coaches and those who are supporting this training. Tuesday night I received a little piece of paper with both the 3 Mile and the 4-mile course on it and I thought of the incredible amount of work it takes to plan a course and then to take the time to print those little things out in mass and distribute them. So thanks for coaches for all the behind-the-scenes hard work you guys do ... See MoreSee Less
I second that! All the communications alone must be pretty time consuming. I really appreciate everything!
Agree wholeheartedly with this!
There is a LOT of behind-the-scenes work that goes into the club in general. All volunteer. We would love to have some new faces an new energy to help distribute that work load. No matter your talents, I'm sure we can find a task for you. There are certainly big jobs like officers and such, but there are also tiny jobs too, like bringing water and snacks for an aid stop on a training run, or stuffing swag bags for a Signature race. Take a peek at steeplechasers.org/volunteer/ , wander around the links, and let us know if something catches your eye.
Couldn’t agree more!!! Huge thank you to everyone making this happen!!!
I have a garmin forerunner 35. I wear it as my everyday watch as well as tracking my runs.
I had the Garmin vivoactive for a long time and really like it. Only upgraded because I needed longer battery for what I'm training for.
I have the Samsung gear fit pro2 and love it, it's very slap sleek
garmin 235 all day every day
Super pricy fenix 5s. But looks great and fits small wrists
I have a Garmin Vivosmart HR, which is the same size as a fit bit but better. GPS is built into the watch, which isn't the case with fitbits, you stil have to carry your phone for GPS.
The Vivosmart also track heart rate, steps, mileage, active minutes, flights of stairs climbed and provides weather. For $125 ( or less of you can find it on sale) it's a decent watch.
Also Garmin has refurbished watches. They are cheaper and are guaranteed. Mine is refurbished and have had no issues. Just a thought!
I have had a Vivoactive HR for about a year and love it!
I just purchased the Garmin Forerunner 35, and so far I really like it!
Hi all! The Green Valley Y is looking for volunteers to sit along its race course next Saturday from 9:15 until about 11:30am to make sure runners stay on course at the Lucky Leprechaun 5k and 10k. If you know of anyone or can help please contact me at email@example.com as soon as possible. It’s a great event to earn service hours! ... See MoreSee Less
Last Frederick Chi Running workshop of the winter coming up this Saturday, March 10th, 12:00-4:00pm. Not too late to learn all the secrets of how to be more efficient and lighter on your feet before the Spring running season starts! SPECIAL OFFER FOR STEEPS CLUB MEMBERS ONLY: Register one and bring a friend free! Must register in advance thru the Talley Rec. Center or www.activityreg.com... See MoreSee Less
Sunday, May 20th, FCPS is hosting the 2nd annual Great Frederick Discovery Race benefitting FCPS' Young Scholars Program. A few of us participated last year. Super fun! Each participant or team will be provided with a list of clues that will require the plotting of strategy, and the determination of the optimal route to navigate to multiple destinations within Historic Downtown Frederick. Check it out! ... See MoreSee Less
Join with Frederick County Public Schools and SHIP of Frederick County for the 2nd Annual Great Frederick Discovery Race. Open to individuals, teams, companies, and families, this year's event include...
My oldest daughter & I did this with her best friend and mom, and we had such a fun time. I'm waiting for recital / baseball / softball schedule to see, but I'm really hoping we can do it again.
I'd be interested in joining a group as long as I haven't had the baby yet lol, but I might have to have a scheduled c-section but this sounds like fun. My son an I did the surlocked escape one downtown Saturday
I just submitted a request for a "Go Steeps!" sign for the Wellesley "Scream Tunnel". Watch for it on April 16th, FSRC runners!
“Thousands of women line about a quarter mile of the course, motivating runners with hoots, hollers, high-fives... even kisses! The so-called Wellesley Scream Tunnel is so loud, runners say they can hear it from a mile away.” ... See MoreSee Less
I am organizing pacers for the Mission 10 Miler on March 25, 2018. I am looking for two pacers in the 10 to 11 minute range. If you are interested, please send me a message or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
Check out this fun hilly 5k in Spring Ridge. There's a 1-miler for the littlest people too! All stroller friendly surfaces. Trophies for kids only, by grade from Prek-5th. Finisher ribbons for all kids! If you want to get your speed on, our course record has stood since 2014 at 17:51!Shirt reveal! These shirts are super soft, heather navy color. Here's the design and Sophie modeling the sample shirt. Register and order by March 9 to get yours! springridgeespta.wordpress.com/roorun/... See MoreSee Less
On May 19, 2018, Waynesboro's CFAR running club is hosting Mad Anthony's Run Thru the Park 10K, and Mainstreet Waynesboro is hosting its fourth annual Brewmaster Beer Festival. The run starts at 9 a.m...
Last night Lou King presented the RRCA Runner Friendly Community plaque at the Mayor and Board of Alderman meeting. Thanks for all your hard work to make this happen, Lou! Proud to be a Steep! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for posting the follow up information about the incident on Friday!
I know running with partners is ideal, but do you recommend carrying mace or anything like that as a protectant if running alone?
What time in the afternoon did this happen ?
What’s a jogger?
Michelle Chimes Driver Tina Cole
My pepper spray came today!
That’s literally out my front door. ! I have both pepper spray and an alarm but they have been in my glovebox
So this is separate from the Upper College and Dill attack? Wasn’t that the same day about 3pm?
Whatever safety methods you decide to use please make sure you train yourselves often and thoroughly with said tools. Under pressure and high stress things can go very differently than you imagine. Muscle memory is for real!
Practice using that gear you bought ,pulling it from your pocket, figuring out how to spray it,keeping calm and strong.
Thank you for posting this information, JoePalkovic. We recently moved from a sweet little town in NC, and I have been näive in thinking daylight in a well trafficked area in "the big city" I would be fine alone. I appreciate this.
In broad daylight?! Wow. And in an area of town that I, in my own mind, had deemed “safe”. I have only been taking my pepper spray on runs in the dark...definitely rethinking that now.
Sooo... has anyone here used pepper spray successfully?
Exactly i think a loud whistle and a plan to poke them in the eyes works better , always have 1 ear free so you can hear . I like to say own the road .
Ran five with Robert’s Runners. When I run streets I like to get at least 3 miles in before I start walking. On the trails we walked a half mile before starting running. Then it was a good 1 mile sprint uphill to the Porta Potties. Phil was having gravitational problems. He was bouncing all over the place while running so every once in a while he would lift a tree up to hold him down. If O.J. Is still looking for the real killer someone saw him out at Little Bennett. Everyone was sad when the three cuties left early. When I was finishing I saw Heidi with another group of Steeps just starting at 0830. I guess they needed more beauty sleep than our group. ... See MoreSee Less
Last year I finished fifth in the Grand Prix. So now I have decided to train smarter not harder. It is a two part strategy: 1. Get older B. Become good friends with Harriet
For part one I examined the ages of the older speedsters (Ron Black, Timothy O’Keefe, Etc...) and I correlated that with the age of the younger speedsters (Bill, John, etc...) and I determined that in 7.4 years the old guys will age out of my age group and the young guys won’t be in my new group yet. So then I have a chance to win my Steeple age group in a race.
For part two, Lou, is virtual the same age as me so I can’t age away from him. I will make friends with Harriet and in casual conversation she will inadvertently reveal which races Lou is running in and I will avoid those.
So I have high hopes of being the 2026 60-70 age group champ. ... See MoreSee Less
Strategy, Carl. It's all about strategy. Yours is a little nonstandard, but it might just work.
Skillful selection of the competition! Proven and appropriate strategy.
Or maybe not so skillful. Carl and I are in different age groups this year. But I'm sure Harriet still wants to be his friend. 🙂
Agw=(1+.074/4)e^rt. Sounds highly calculated. 🤔🤔
Carl, if you find yourself scheduled in a race with Lou, on the evening before the race you might casually suggest an enhancement to Routetility or Scoretility. There's a chance Lou might not be finished coding, testing, and implementing your suggestion by race time, which might work to your advantage. 😴
Actually, that was my strategy when I first joined the Steeps. I was the only one in my age group & I won the whole thing! First & last time. But I'll be 70 in 2 years so I hoping to improve my standing again for a year or so. 😊
Ran 8ish this morning at the Breakfast Run at Kimberly & Steve & Cats House. Ran with Art and Rich. We ran together until there was a choice. Run shorter but up a really steep hill of run farther. Art ran up the hill. Ran with Rich until there was one mile left. Then he found someone prettier (Jessica) to run with. So in conclusion: I don’t like to run hills and I am not pretty ... See MoreSee Less
So apparently the Boston Marathon has a team competition for RRCA clubs, USATF teams, US Military teams and equivalent organizations from other countries.
It would be pretty cool if FSRC could enter one or more teams this year. From a quick scan of the Frederick County participants, it looks like we have enough members for a Masters Women's team with Ruth Taylor, Brenda Becker Dorman, Connie Pritchard and myself. We'd need to have one more male in order to field Masters Men's team with Art Gregory and Mike Geisler. I don't see enough youngsters under the age of 40 to put together either a men's or women's open team, but I may be missing some folks.
If you're currently registered for Boston this year, a paid FSRC club member (or willing to join), and would like to participate, please let us know. ... See MoreSee Less
This is a great idea. Matching shirts though. Gotta have matching shirts.
Conny you should be on the team.
That would be great!
count me in!
I don’t know what I’m agreeing to but yeah I’m in .
I’m definitely in also!
OK - teams have been created. Women's Masters team with me, Ruth and Brenda. Men's Masters team with Chris VanSant, Mike Geisler and Art Gregory. Conny - please confirm if you'd like to be on the team and I'll add you.
I live right next to Seneca Creek state park run there almost everyday and ran a good bit of the course yesterday.
It's far and away mostly single track. The tread way was muddy in places but not bad if your used to that sort of thing.
As always it's a bit lumpy so check the course elevation map.
With the precip today and maybe tonight the trails will muddy up.
I can guarantee you there will be trees down with the wind that's blowing here right now.
It's a great course and you'll love the challenge if you're used to roads.
Run patiently. I agree that there are bound to be trees down. The trail wil be soft, which makes it easy on the joints but tiring for the muscles.
I'm a course marshal, so be sure to say "Hi" at 20.8 miles.
Big thanks to Kimberly Whalen for hosting the last steeple chaser's breakfast run this Saturday! If you haven't RSVP'd her yet, please do to get directions and let her know what food you will be bringing. She will be providing 3, 6, and 9 mile routes. Take care and keep running! Breakfast Run #6
Breakfast Run #6March 3, 2018, 8:00amA breakfast run is a great way to keep running though cold winter months. There is a warmth of camaraderie as everyone chips in to the breakfast feast by bringing food or drink.
For our sixth breakfast run, Kimberly has has kindly offered to open up her home so that runners may return to a warm breakfast, steaming coffee and a chance to make new friends. Please RSVP her for directions at Kimberly.email@example.com . Be sure to let her know what food or drink item you will be bringing. She will have a 3, 6 & 9 mile routes for runners. It will be a beautiful and hilly run through historic New Market.... See MoreSee Less
Operation Paws For Homes Help make a difference by taking action! Challenge yourself, inspire your kids, show everyone why we care, and HAVE FUN while you help to save innocent dogs.
On Sunday, April 8th, join OPH Rescue at Monocacy Village Park in Frederick, MD with friends, family, and your dog(s) for our 4th Annual Fast & Furriest 5K Race / 1 Mile Walk (registration link: oph5k.weebly.com).
This event is dedicated to Anthony M. Capobianco and his family. Anthony was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, by the time he turned 12 he was wheelchair-bound. Anthony passed away in March, 2015, at the young age of 36. Providing safety, medical care, and a forever home to rescue dogs was Anthony's dreams. With this event, Anthony's dream continues to live on...
Proceeds from this event go directly towards the medical needs of our rescue dogs. Walk and/or run for the cause and in Anthony's memory.
There will be raffles, prizes, food, and dogs - dogs will be EVERYWHERE! Hang out with your friends and family while getting some exercise in. It's a great way to spend a Sunday morning!
Please take a few seconds to show support for this (albeit, pathetically weak) step in the right direction. For your sake and mine please support this.
That said, it'd be real cool if instead of a maximum $2,000 fine and maximum 150 hours of community service we had a law that had a minimum of 5 years in prison and a minimum of a $20,000 fine. I mean, distracted driving resulting in death sounds a lot like negligent homicide to me. IMHO
Vulnerable Road User (VRU) Laws provide important legal protection to bicyclists and other persons who are not protected by steel cages. VRU laws operate on the principle of general deterrence – inc...
I support this because I believe driverless automobiles will radically improve road safety for everyone, especially runners and cyclists. Increasing the penalties for faulty human driving will encourage more people to consider driverless vehicles.
If only the beer was available upon completion and I’m not talking Miller Lite. I’m talking Flying Dog IPA
It's not too late to register. 😎
I'm jealous I can't run it 😢
B10 will be my redemption race. I did it in 2014 in like 2:30 or whatever. I had bronchitis and pneumonia but kinda just thought it was a sinus infection. I think after yesterday’s 10miler, I think I’ll do well. 😂😂😂
Hey, all. I just uploaded a new version of routetility (steeplechasers.org/training/running-routes/) which adds two features: 1) you can set to full screen display of the route map, 2) it shows your current location.
The first time you use it, it will say something like "steeplechasers.org wants to use your device's location". You need to allow this. You may need to reload the page for it to work.
I haven't tested on iPhone, but it seems to work on android.
Please let me know if you see any problems - firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
The map shows start locations for runs filtered by distance and/or surface. Hover over or touch table row to highlight start on map. Zoom the map to narrow your search. If you see any problems, or hav...
The website is undergoing some updating for the next few weeks, so things may be a little wonky in the interim. If you can't find something you need, please contact email@example.com. ... See MoreSee Less
Hello everyone. I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, but I just want to remind everyone, especially the women in the group, to be aware of your surroundings and take care for your safety when out running. I can't give specifics right now, but I just want to stress the importance of not assuming you are always safe even if you're in broad daylight, even in a nice neighborhood. Try to run with a training partner whenever possible, and if you notice anything suspicious, get somewhere public and don't ignore your instincts. If you have questions feel free to message me. God bless and good luck in all your spring races. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks Joe. We had a similar post and discussion on the half marathon training group Facebook page. Members shared some great safety tips.
Not sure if all are familiar with the app Road id- I was introduced to it over the weekend, a good way when running for a family member or friend to be able to track you, we tested it today and my son did not turn it off and after 5 minutes of being "still" it alerted me. Plus it leaves "crumbs" where you are. Running with a buddy is always best this is an additional tool I recommend.
Thanks for posting this. I was actually thinking earlier today about posting something along these lines. This kind of thing can't ever be emphasized enough.
Thanks for the heads up Joe!
Thanks Joe. I think everyone generally tries to be safe, but without any examples this could be ignored by those actually practicing bad safety and security while out running.
Can I get details. I almost always run alone. But during the day.
Thank you for the post, Joe. Running buddies help us get through runs and keep us safe.
I always run by myself. I’m a little worried know. Can I also get some details? Should I get pepper spray?
Oksana Lightfield maybe you should stick with running with the Trail Steeps. 🤗
Oh I would so love to, Dan! Once my April road marathon is in the books, I'll make it a priority to run trails! But right now I have to stick to the road. I have no fear running with the Trail Steeps, I feel like we can all run to hell and back and still be safe and sound. Love the trail peeps! 🙂
I'm sorry for vaguebooking. I'm not allowed to give out details on open cases, so this is the best I can do for now. Just wanted to bring it up to encourage everyone's awareness and safety. Pepper spray is definitely worth carrying.
From my understanding there was a very bad incident that occurred on Friday at 3 pm in a very good neighborhood right at Baker park. A woman was running solo and there was a type of attack. The person or persons were not caught
36th Annual Forest of Needwood Jennifer Shafer Odom Memorial RuMarch 10, 2018, 11:30amSt. Francis - St. Mary Catholic ParishSTEEPLECHASERS GRAND PRIX EVENT 5 MILE ROAD RACE Frederick County’s 2nd oldest road race (est. 1983) This event honors a true American Hero Jennifer Shafer Odom. She gave her life in the service of our country while serving in the United States Army, in 1999. She was a Brunswick High School and West Point graduate. This race supports a scholarship fund in her honor.
Sponsored by BARC and Express Run Club Call Lee Zumbach to register 301-834-8045
Registration and Fees:
Earlybird postmarked by March 5, 2018 - Adult $25/Youth 18 & under $10
Race Day Registration @ 11:30 AM - Adult $30/Youth 18 & under $15
Ran 5ish with Heidis Half Group even though I am not a member just a visitor. Started out with 10:30 pace but got separated and ended up chasing Dee and David. I was about 12 meters behind their small pack going up Monocacy Hill. I turned my energy up to maximum and was determined not to lose a second or single step to those Hill Beasts. Got to the top without falling back and was catching my breath feeling good until I looked up to see them 100 meters ahead. They were running willy nilly down the hill like a Crystal Crystal maybe hitting a five minute pace. At the bottom of the hill D & D proved their friendship by leading the pack astray at the intersection so I could catch up. There was one future trail runner in the pack Gretchen who kept veering off the sidewalk to run in the grass D & D were seriously considerate because they stopped and waited for me so I wouldn’t have to run the last mile alone in the dark. ... See MoreSee Less
You all look so bright! You know Dee was running at conversational pace 🙂
I was lost and found them too!
Great weather for a run
You did great!!
Happy to see at that neon! Idiots out here wear all black???...
Can't take all the credit for the half group. Even though she can't make it to all of the group runs, Crystal is a huge part of the training program. We can combine our names and call it Hi-C, which sounds better than Crydi. 😂
It's always great to see you Carl, and even better to see your post run Facebook posts.
I pickup trash frequently in the Diggs Pool parking area behind my house after I finish runs. And when I go for runs through areas where I see trash, I find myself wishing I had a trash bag with me. Now I find out this is a thing! ... See MoreSee Less
Yep, it’s Wednesday. STEPS same place, time and pace I may be alittle late but I’ll be there... last two weeks in the garage... After time changes and weather permits I’ll be outside at Frederick High School. ... See MoreSee Less
The Frederick Steeplechasers will again donate net proceeds of the Frederick Women's Distance Festival 5k to the Women's Giving Circle of Frederick County. If you are in a position to provide a sponsorship, or could recommend a sponsorship to a local business, please take a look at this year's sponsor opportunity package.
It's a great race and a great cause - we raised over $16,000 last year to help fund grants to local nonprofit organizations helping women and their dependents in our community. #sponsorwdf ... See MoreSee Less
Half Marathon Training Program registration is OPEN!!! Information meeting: Thur Feb 8, 6:00 pm at Charm City Run. First meet and greet run, Sat Feb 10, 8:00 am Baker Park. There are 3 steps to fully register (1) pay your Steeps dues if you haven't already (2) register for the program (link below) (3) ask to join FSRC Half Marathon Training Facebook page. ... See MoreSee Less
Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club Half Marathon Training Program Goal Race: Frederick Half Marathon, May 6, 2018 12 Week Training Program Our first group run will be on Saturday, February 10, 2018...
If you are interested in the Marine Corps Marathon or 10k (October) and are not a person with 5 year guaranteed registration, active military, nor running the March 17.75 km in VA...here is the date for a try at the lottery:
March 21, 2018 - MCM Lottery opens at noon and continues through March 28.
Good afternoon, folks! Steeps results have been posted for the Club Challenge 10 Miler. Grand Prix and Equalizer series standings have been updated accordingly. Congrats to all who braved the rain and ran yesterday! We had a lot of really strong performances! *Note: This race explicitly declares that gun time is the official race time. Accordingly, the Steeps results use gun time to score this race for our series. This is the only race all year where we'll use gun time over chip time when chip time is offered. (I make this note because inevitably, someone asks me about it every year. In my opinion, though, if you PR at this race, I think it's totally fair to call your chip time your PR. 😉 )
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Steeps News from Hashawha Hills 50k. Runners from all over Maryland, Virginia, and 7 other states showed up to run in ankle deep, foot sucking mud. Not only was it impossible to run certain spots in the second loop after we tore up the trails in the first loop, but it destroyed your legs for the rest of the race. Great Steeps turnout today with a few big performances. Sarah Spitzer Mikalauskas First Female Siobhan Leonardis, 2nd Female despite getting off course toward the end of the race. Dustin Campion, 2nd Overall Congrats! 🍾🎉🤙 ... See MoreSee Less
Little Bennett has lots of options as well, or a two loops around Worthington Farm at Monocacy Battlefield will get you to 5.
Depends on what you want. The Frederick Watershed is awesome, but not particularly well marked and quite technical. Little Bennett is rolling hills, well marked, and well mapped. Trails are mostly single track with the occasional root. Worthington Farm has a flat loop and a loop with a good climb/descent, but mileage there is limited. Gambrill is next to the Watershed, and is hilly, and rocky in places, but better marked than the Watershed. Then you can always hop on the Appalachian Trail from a variety of points and do an out and back. Sugarloaf Mountain is another possibility for a 7 miler. Follow the yellow trail around the base. Rocky in places, and hilly.
Great offerings everyone. I’ve done the trail series with Little Bennett included and it was a blast and 2 Labor Days ago did your 10 k on Concoctan ( Sp? ) Mtn. Very impressed with your organizational skills
What is closest to New Market, my time may be limited?
Don’t forget Steeps our next Grand Prix Race- Forest of Needwood 5 miler on Sat., March 10th at 1pm. Registration is old school (by mail or race day)- no online. Here are the details: ***FSRC Grand Prix Event #3***
This race is run through a historic property known as the Forest of Needwood in Petersville, just north of Brunswick, MD. The course is a scenic and rolling 5 mile loop.
The race honors the memory of Jennifer Shafer Odom, a true American hero. She gave her life in the service of our country while serving in the United States Army, in 1999. She was a Brunswick High School and West Point graduate. This race supports a scholarship fund in her honor.
Profit from the race supports our scholarship fund that has helped over 100 students with college expenses over the years, as we have given out over $12,000 to support them over the years.
Sponsored by BARC and Express Run Club. Download registration form at ... See MoreSee Less
36th Annual Forest of Needwood, Jennifer Shafer Odom Memorial Run January 19, 2018 by Terry Faith Saturday March 10, 2018 (snow date March 17th, 2018) Sponsored by BARC and Express Run Club STEEPLECHA...
Forest of Needwood 5 miler update- I stand corrected. There is online registration through link (available through March 5th). Hope to see many Steeps there! Great race, scenic course plus a few hills to keep it interesting! ... See MoreSee Less
Ran 6 with Heidi’s Half, the fun bunch. You don’t have to run a half to run with these kids. I tried to stay with Robert but every time I got close he would sprint up some hill and pull away. I was just running and trying to have fun. But these annoying young ladies, whom shall remain nameless (Christine), would walk and then when I passed them they would start running and sprint by me. After 5 miles of this I was going crazy. So I saw Robert taking a secret short cut and I followed him. It was a trail type short cut, so I finished with 6.87 miles. I have been running with Trailheads so I don’t have to finish with double zeroes. Trailheads run ish miles. I’ll say I ran 6ish miles. ... See MoreSee Less
Carl, if I’m not mistaken, you beat us in the end. 😉
Always good to see you Carl. Lesson learned....don't follow the trail runners....LOL 😂
How were the trail conditions today?
Carl, this happens to me at EVERY race I run. When I get to a hill I get passed by so many people as I crawl up but then I pass some on the way down. I cheat, I let gravity do all the work. The club challenge (which I unfortunately missed today) is comical. It’s a constant back and forth, there are some hills where 20+ people pass me.
And don’t get me started on the run/walkers! That shit really works because they always have fresh legs. That’s exactly what we do on the trails, not sure why I don’t do it more on the roads. 😂