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08 October 2010

2010 in Review

We had a great turnout and a fantastic time in our first ever Yorktown Roadrunners summer youth running club!  A total of 34 youth members joined and participated in at least some of our activities.  Nineteen members (and several parents) attended our mid-summer Wilderness Trail Run and Picnic at Mounds State Park.  Seven members completed the 5k Challenge at the end of the season.  We also had 16 members who earned special awards for the efforts and participation over the summer.

Yorktown Roadrunners 2010 Award Winners
Commitment awards were earned by 13 members who participated in at least 12 of our 17 workouts and events over the summer.  Commitment award recipients were: Dylan Ayres, Ryan Ayres, Anna Childs, Olivia Durrer, Tara Horst, Jessica Llamas, Mirella Llamas, Shawn Llamas, Abby Mickle, Kirill Mizernyuk, James Roysdon, Robby Sammelson, and Silas VanOoteghem.

Gold Awards were earned by 3 runners who ran over 60 miles (both in our workouts and on their own) over the course of our 15 week summer season.  Gold Award recipients were: Anna Childs, Lauren Elston, and Sam Smith.

Silver Awards were earned by 6 runners who ran between 45 and 59 miles (both in our workouts and on their own) over the course of our 15 week summer season.  Silver Award recipients were: Madeline Aul, Dylan Ayres, Ryan Ayres, Tara Horst, Robby Sammelson, and Silas VanOoteghem.

Bronze Awards were earned by 8 runners who ran between 30 and 44 miles (both in our workouts and on their own) over the course of our 15 week summer season.  Bronze Awards recipients were: Olivia Durrer, Jessica Llamas, Mirella Llamas, Shawn Llamas, Abby Mickle, Kirill Mizernyuk, Kelsey Morgan, and James Roysdon.

5k Challenge Awards were earned by 7 runners who completed the Dick Lugar 5k Run at Butler University on September 18.  5k Challenge Award recipients were:  Madeline Aul, Dylan Ayres, Ryan Ayres, Anna Childs, Olivia Durrer, Tara Horst, and Silas VanOoteghem.

Congratulations to all of award winners!  Thank you to all of our members who joined Yorktown Roadrunners and participated in some capacity over the summer.  We look forward to seeing you again next summer.  We also want to thank all of the parents for registering their kids and bringing them to our workouts and events throughout the summer... especially those who helped us with various things.

Keep running!

26 July 2010

Fun at the Wilderness Trail Challenge 2010

The Yorktown Roadrunners had a fantastic time at our Wilderness Trail Challenge at Mounds State Park on Saturday, July 24. We had 19 of the members who were able to make it.

08 June 2010

Running Etiquette

One of the first things we discussed in our meetings was running etiquette.  Etiquette means proper behavior, conduct, or procedures.  Running etiquette is the proper way to conduct oneself when running with and around others.  Here are some great general guidelines for running in multi-use public areas.

25 May 2010

Yorktown Roadrunners in the Newspaper

The Yorktown Roadrunners were featured in a recent article of The Yorktown Press and The Star Press local newspapers!  The article also appears in the online edition of The Star Press.

Click here to view the article ... or read below.

30 April 2010

Top Ten Reasons to Enroll Your Child/Youth

The Yorktown Roadrunners youth running club will begin its Summer 2010 season soon!  It is important that kids get some form of regular exercise and develop good fitness habits.  Below are the top ten reasons why you should get your child/youth involved with us.

28 April 2010

Open Letter From a Parent

My son has participated in several team sports programs since a young age. While his experience in each has been positive overall, he didn't particularly excel in that setting. He appeared to be a bit slower to develop his motor coordination than some of his peers and sometimes felt a little anxious about his performance. After a season or two in each activity his interest waned and he eventually asked to not continue participation for the next season. As time went on, it became somewhat of a challenge to find opportunities for fitness and social interaction outside of school that were attractive to him.