With great fanfare the Empire Runners Club announces their new blog! Take a good look and if you have suggestions or want to participate, please let us know!
There are many advantages to the blog format, both creative and practical. On the creative side, the blog really highlights photography and photos of our members, and allows for posting articles and text into multiple categories. On a practical side, it allows for online workflow allowing club members to participate in the creation, editing, and publishing of Empire news articles.
That being said, there were mixed emotions in the club about no longer creating a printed newsletter. The number of members who contributed to or served as editor for the Empire Runner Newsletter over the last 35 + years has been nothing short of incredible, and all of those people need to be sincerely appreciated for their contribution and dedication. But the reality is that the number of people that requested a printed newsletter dropped to less than five, and the number of people actually looking at the PDF version were few. As we know, newspapers and magazines have declined dramatically in circulation. The current thinking now by most people is that if they want the most current information or news, they check the internet.
FYI, the blog will still be archived on a monthly basis and will be available for people to download. In addition, on the blog itself it allows you to choose a month, so that you can see everything posted, similar to how you would view the newsletter.
RIP Empire Runners Newsletter – may those that participated over the decades be sincerely acknowledged, as we move into the future enthusiastic as ever about running, racing and the promotion of a healthy life-style.
While our cross-country season can be one of the most enjoyable racing experiences available, combining the camaraderie of team competition with the diversity of trail running, it can also be the most challenging. Such is the depth of our cross county circuit that a performance that would rank in the top five at a local road race may not be enough for a top 30 finish. Nothing can enhance your experience like PREPARATION and the time to start preparing is in June. In my next blog post I will discuss summer training for the cross-country season.
Hey Daniel! How old are you and where do you go to school? I’m seven years-old and I’m home schooled.
Why do you like to run? I like to run because my dad was a runner and I like to win. I also like it because I like to run with my oldest brother, Abraham.
Tell us a very short story about one of your favorite races. One of my favorite races is the Kenwood footrace. I liked the 2014 Kenwood because I did well at that race. I was trying to get on the all-time list right behind 2 of my older brothers, and I did it! Also, I love Martinelli’s!!!
How many people are in your family, and are they all runners? There are eleven, (almost twelve) people in my family, and yes we’re all runners, but my Dad is injured.
Do you prefer going barefoot or wearing shoes? I like going barefoot because it’s not as heavy and I can get my legs up faster. I like shoes for trails and the road, though.
What’s your favorite school subject and why? Spelling is my favorite subject because it doesn’t take too long.
What’s your favorite post race treat? Beef or Turkey Jerky!
Prefontaine: “To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.”