We need to form two teams for upcoming races.
The rockville twighlighter in July and the Army Ten Miler. In order to win either of these we will need one or two "A" runners. Someone or several people, who will run sub-50 for Army and sub 24:30 for the 8K. The rest is a wash.
Jake, your assignment is to scrounge the earth for that gem of a runner who is lost and seeking guidance and a team. You have a knack for this so use it---
As for competition, we can get the Pacers guys to run against us and at the Army, there will be awesome competitors from army units around the world. If we are serious, i can ask Jim Hage to write about it in the Post and give it us some PR. For the Army, I have down Matias, Justin(though I have not seen him in ages), No excuses Scott, Philippe Rolly, Dave O Hara and this is where we need someone to throw down a killer time and can put us in a great position. This person has yet to be defined. Also, so you get a sense of the excitement of it all, when you go to the G-town running company next, pick up the newest Army ten miler 2007 calander. there is a great photo of the old Reebok Enclave with Andre Williams, Ray Pugsley and Chris Graff, in these slick Reebok Singlets racing against Dan Brown and the Army team. The duel was created by George Banker and the Army ten miler race directors. Pretty cool stuff.
For the 8K we should have enough bodies to form two teams(coed).
Hopefully by this time we will have distinguishable singlets.
I know these races are way off in the distance but it will be fun billing them up and causing some commotion.
FYI--I have been thinking about a Most Improved Runner of the year award and I am totally at a loss because it seems everyone is improving or has improved. Maybe this is something all of you can be thinking about and then within the next few months we can pick a time to vote on it and then get the store to provide this person with some award like shoes or clothes, etc.
Criteria for selection is improvement in overall times per distance, training consitency, attitude, runner and team support, etc.
suggestions or ideas on this are always welcome.