Happy New Year. We had a great turnout of Stryders for our first “Resolution Run” collaboration event with the Roundabout Runners and Clifton Park Beer Runners Sunday at Unified Beerworks in Malta. It was great to see so many of our members kick off 2022 with a good run around Malta. Here’s hoping it becomes a tradition, regardless of when New Year’s Day falls. Special thanks to Paul Loomis (who also heads up Roundabout) and John Couch for making sure the 4-mile, 10K and Half-Marathon loops were marked.
We’ll talk about the Resolution Run and many other topics at the January Business Meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11. Given recent trends post-holidays, we’ll conduct the January meeting via Zoom.
One key topic for the meeting will be the Stryders Grand Prix for 2022. The Grand Prix committee led by Richard Lynch have been working and planning over the holidays and need your help. They’ve created a brief survey to get a read on participation and interest in the series, which is now more than a decade old and possibly in need of a reboot. Please note you need to sign into your membership account through the Stryders website.
Other regular club events are on schedule for this week:
• Wednesday Night Downtown Run at 6 p.m. Start/finish at Whitman Brewing. Don’t forget reflective gear, headlamps, taillights, etc. You’ll need to find parking nearby, be mindful that the lot at 20 Lake Avenue is a private pay-per-day lot, so street parking or the Woodlawn garage might be your best options. PLEASE NOTE: Whitman will be closed Jan. 5 and Jan. 12 but the run will still originate from the parking lot. Feel free to offer a post-run gathering spot for those interested.
• Saturday Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. at the Warming Hut at the Saratoga Spa State Park.
• Sunday Long Run at Noon at Unified Beerworks in Malta.
Have a great week. See you soon,