Central Maine Strider’s Group Run

At the last Central Maine Striders meeting, we decided to try to start-up having Group runs again.

This morning at 9:00 A.M. 5 intrepid runners showed-up at the Colby College lower Field house parking lot, to kick-off the Central Maine Striders group runs.

Patrick, Tom, Chris and Tracey – photo by Harold Shaw

Patrick, Tom, Chris and Tracey participated in the this year’s inaugural group run this morning, an 4 or so miles. Unfortunately, I chose not to run today and only be the photographer because my hammies are still barking at me too much.

It seemed that everyone had a good time and we stood around quite a while afterwards, just talking and gabbing, which is the part of running with others that I enjoy, that part where we get to know other runners better.

Although the turn-out was only 5, it is a start. I believe it shows that we are serious about reviving the Central Maine Strider’s Group runs again and that we are actually doing it.

We plan to do another group run next Sunday at 9:00 A.M., meeting in the same place the lower Colby Field House Parking Lot. The runs are open to runners of all levels or abilities. If you haven’t been running with others, this is a great low-key way to meet other runners, get in a workout and swap just a few lies, mmm stories.

I heard a few comments last week about some runners being concerned that you are too slow – don’t be, come and enjoy the camaraderie of other runners. There will be someone there to run with you and have fun gabbing and talking.

If you live in Central Maine and are a runner, I hope to see you there.

Put it on your calendar:

Who:  Central Maine Striders Group Run
When: 9:00 A.M. Sunday November 4, 2012
Where: Colby College  Lower Field house Parking Lot

Check out the Central Maine Strider’s Facebook page

Hopefully next week I will be able to do the run also, instead of just being the photographer :-).


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