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Challenge Series Results:
April 16 1040 Tax Run, Batesville

Next Challenge Series Race:
Aug. 6 White River 4-Mile Classic, Batesville
2016 Schedule

Grand Prix Results:
June 18 Go! Mile, Little Rock
June 11 Arkansas Runner 2-Mile, Benton
May 14 Rock Run 8K, Little Rock

Next Grand Prix Race:
Aug. 6 White River 4-Mile Classic, Batesville

Summer Heat, Several Heats

Our club calendar is decidedly slack since taking care of our Tax duty, with no Challenge races until the 4-Mile Classic in August, but Roadrunners have been busy in the Grand Prix and regional races. We do have a couple of events rushing up: The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project Bad Boy Splash 'n' Dash for kids and Adult Supersprint Triathlon at Lyon College on July 9, followed a week later by the first John Carroll Memorial 5K Run/Walk at West Baptist Church on the Sprint for Seniors course.

Please hydrate aggressively as you continue training in heat and humidity, and pace yourself accordingly.

Catching you up on the past several weeks: Kendall Townsley has been leading the way with a fantastic freshman track season at Cave City. He scored high state 4A finishes in the 800, 1600, and 3200, and then cruised right along to road race titles. He won the Pioneer Day 5K in Melbourne and the Timberwolves Peco 5K in Newark. He finished 11th in the Go! Mile in Little Rock, which was a national RRCA championship again this year. Youth was served even when Kendall was elsewhere, as Southside Southerner track star Chris Lyons won the Bethesda Day 2-Mile.

The ladies showed off their legs with strong groups at the Timberwolves 5K and the Women Run 5K in Conway. Michelle Huff was 12th overall as the first woman at the Apple Pie 5K in Salem, while Brandie Cannady again led the women at Bethesda.

Bruce Oakley, Todd Coleman, and Rusty Hinges joined Michelle Huff with good age-group results at the Rock Run 8K and Arkansas Runner 2-Mile. Bruce and Rusty also legged it out at the Go! Mile.

Up Next

Upcoming events for your running fix:
July 9 Bad Boy Splash & Dash For Literacy/Adult Sprint Triathlon
July 16 John Carroll Memorial 5K Run/Walk
July 19 is our next monthly meeting and club group run from the Citizens Bank Annex.
July 23 is the tentative date for a "Meet the Teams" fun run/breakfast picnic with area cross country teams, possibly at Batesville High's practice trail or the Sulphur Rock Pioneer Invitational course.
Aug. 6 White River 4-Mile Classic
Aug. 13 Bethany Project Melon Dash 5k

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, 1235 Punch Lane, 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

2016 OFFICERS: Rebecca Patterson, President; Genafer Foree, President-elect; Bruce Oakley, Secretary; and Donna Johnson, Treasurer.

Past Presidents
2015: Suzy Oakley 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: June 28, 2016