First off, congrats to everyone who raced the CVS 5k! We had some great performances and the club won the team championship in the “Friends and Family Teams” category, which may or may not have been the correct category for us to enter. In summary, this email will have: 1) our schedule for the upcoming week, 2) a quick reminder about the upcoming UConn Invite, and 3) a form for those who wish to order club t-shirts ($15). Finally, if you haven’t already, join our Facebook groups (“Brown Running Club” plus “Brown Club Running Team” if you’re interested in racing), as they’re a great way to track what’s going on with running club.
Week Ahead in Running Club
**All runs start and end at the bear statue outside the Nelson Fitness Center. Come early to stretch and put your stuff in the locker rooms (in the Nelson basement)**
Mon 9/18-Fri 9/22: Regular club runs at 4:15 pm.
Tues 9/19: Competitive team workout at 4:15 pm. This workout will be a great way to sharpen up your racing fitness, especially for those running UConn this week. We’ll jog over to the Hope HS track and do some interval work at XC race pace.
Saturday 9/23: UConn XC Invite
Depart from Nelson at 8am, back to campus by 3pm.
Saturday 9/23: Regular easy run at 10 am. We’ll have a regular mileage run on Saturday. We may also have a group doing some sort of workout (a tempo run maybe?), if there’s enough people interested who aren’t racing UConn.
Sunday 9/24: Long run at 10 am
Stick around afterwards, and we’ll all head over to the ratty for team brunch!
Signing Up for Races
UConn Invitational (Saturday 9/23) — Mansfield, CT
This is a team style cross country meet, featuring a 8k men’s race and a 6k women’s race. We will provide entry and transportation. If you wish to run, please fill out this form by Monday 9/18 at 3pm and we’ll contact you to get squared away with logistics. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ENTRY FOR ANYONE WHO FILLS OUT THE FORM PAST THE DEADLINE. We will leave campus in zipcars at 8am, and return by 3pm. Additionally, this race and all our subsequent races this term will require you to pay dues and register with the club sports website in order to compete with us.
Dues are $20 for a semester or $30 for a year and help fund travel, entry fees, and uniforms. If dues present a financial hardship, get in touch, and we’ll work out a waiver.
If anyone is interested in rocking some Brown Running Club swag, we’re offering dri-wick running t-shirts for $15. To order, just go to this link on the CustomInk website to select your size and pay. The order form will be open until Sunday 9/24. Contact Joy with any questions.
For more info:
Facebook Groups: (“Brown Running Club” & “Brown Club Running Team”)