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2015 Grand Prix Results:
June 20 Go! Mile

Next 2015 Grand Prix Race:
Aug. 1 White River 4-Mile Classic

2015 Challenge Series Results:
June 6 Sprint for Seniors 5K
Next 2015 Challenge Series Race:
Aug. 1 White River 4-Mile Classic

2015 Schedule

Come See Us

It's time to meet again this Tuesday evening, July 21, at 7 pm, but we will be moving to the Fellowship Bible Church Office on Main, around the block from the Citizens Bank Annex, which is otherwise occupied. We'll have the usual group run first at 6 pm for all interested parties. You can beat the heat after the run or before the meeting at the Chill Factory, the frozen yogurt shop that is Main Street's newest cool business, just a few doors away.

We'll have the usual race previews and wrapups, with special guest Harold "Sonny" Wilson, Batesville Pioneer boys cross-country coach, filling us in on the team's home invitational meet set for Oct. 20. Coach can use our help in staging this first home meet in several years, with a chance for his defending conference champs to show the home folks how it's done!

Picking Up Points

We had a strong show at the Go! Mile in Little Rock on June 20, with our men's team taking fourth place. Will Henry, Kendall Townsley, Bruce Oakley, and Todd Coleman, all won their age groups, as did Michelle Huff on the women's side. Betsy Tucker took third Grand Master and Suzy Oakley rounded out the women's team, which scored 6 points.

Michelle is third in 45-49 at the Grand Prix and rising fast as she fills in her schedule with three fewer races than those ahead of her. Bruce is third in 55-59, also on a lighter schedule than those ahead of him. Rusty Hinges leads 75-79, with Don Potter his only rival.

Next up is our own White River 4-Mile Classic, followed your choice of the Bethany Project Melon Dash 5K in Cave City or the Hope Watermelon Fest 5K.

Training Runs

Bruce Oakley has been leading familiarization runs on the 4-Mile Classic and Melon Dash courses for the early August races (Course Maps). Runners have been meeting at 7:30 Monday evenings at First Methodist parking lot to run the 4-Mile, and 7:30 Fridays at Cave City Middle School to run the Melon Dash. Ashley Beller has renewed the course markings this week on the Melon Dash route, so it will be easy to follow. Bruce is unavailable this Friday, but should be back to it next week. We have been holding Wednesday evening runs at 7:30 as well, but moving around each week. Check here, our Facebook page or the Women Run Batesville clinic Facebook page for updates. Next Wednesday (July 22) will go from either UACCB or the River Park amphitheater.

Join the Club

Not a member? Have a running buddy or wannabe who's not yet a member? Spread the word and click one of the registration links above left to join the fun as we continue to promote running and fitness throughout our community! Register online or mail membership and other printable forms to: White River Roadrunners, 475 Fayrene Street, Batesville, AR 72501. We have club T-shirts available free to our members in men's, women's and youth sizes, so join today and pick up a tech shirt to run in the best Roadrunner style!

Our Officers

2015 OFFICERS: Suzy Oakley, President; Rebecca Patterson, President-elect; Bruce Oakley, Secretary; and Donna Johnson, Treasurer.

Past Presidents
2014: Bruce Oakley 2013: Dwayne Dickey 2012: Davy Insell 2011: Jennifer Liles-Dorris
2010: Andy Buschmann 2009: Robert Barber 2008: Joe Pool 2007: Sandy Pool
2006: Ken McSpadden 2005: Rita Cooke 2004: Kay Hermansen-Pool 2003: Ken McSpadden
2002: Sam Cooke 2001: Joe Pool    

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Last update: July 16, 2015