It was so great that Pat came to Ohio this weekend to visit the Buckeye Striders -- and enter the Emerald City Half Marathon. We had a fun dinner at Brio Saturday night and several of us also did Emerald City. (Though the rest of us did the quarter, not the half.) We've missed you, Pat!
A bunch of us raced in the New Albany Independence Day 5K, and we were awesome! Gerry took first place in the walking division. Laura was right behind Gerry to be the second finisher overall and to be the first woman. Steve was second man overall. Several of us (pictured with pies) won age group awards. Gotta love a race that has walking awards!
Summer unofficially kicked off Memorial Day weekend with a bunch of Buckeye Striders entered in the Field of Heroes 5K race in Westerville, OH. The finish of this race winds through the field of 3,000 American flags dedicated to past and present members of the armed services. It's a fun race and we always leave feeling so patriotic! A couple Striders missed the group photo.
The 40th Annual Hoka 10K is one of the oldest races in Columbus. Held on June 4, it was just a week after the Field of Heroes.A couple members won age group awards including Steve and Laura. It was a really nice course along the river. Eventually we will get Sharon A. in one of our pre-race group photos.
Several Buckeye Striders entered the 10th Anniversary of the Run For Home races in New Philadelphia, OH the weekend of April 1 and 2. We took advantage of a special price available only on October 10 of last year -- each race was only $10. Several of us signed up for more than one race -- the 10K on Saturday and either the 5 miler or half marathon on Sunday. Those who finished the 10K and the half marathon also received a special jacket.
The 10K started at 10:00 a.m. and it was still pretty chilly! It was a little bit warmer on Sunday for the half marathon that started at 11:00.
Congratulations to Gerry on his first half marathon! Congratulations to Catherine, Elaine, Laura and Sharon for winning age group awards!
At the 2017 Annual Meeting, Jack Shuter was recognized for his role in not only helping to start the Buckeye Striders, but in helping to keep the club going since 1999. In acknowledgment for all of his hard work and support, Jack was awarded Lifetime Membership in the Buckeye Striders.
Congratulation, Jack! Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do to keep this a vibrant walking club!
On Memorial Day, six additional Striders entered the UACA Memorial Day 5 Miler. It was a fun race with Nancy being the first Strider across the finish line. Despite that, it was Elaine and Jack who won first in their age groups! What an inspiration they are!
Several Striders entered the Field of Heroes 5K in Westerville Sunday, May 29th. This is a beautiful course with the finish through the Field of Flags. Very patriotic!
Long-time Buckeye Strider Cindy Kollmer passed away on April 22 and the services were held this past week. Though Cindy moved to Pataskala a few years ago, she did make a surprise visit to see us last July. Cindy had a great sense of humor and loved telling stories. She will be missed! You can read her obituary here http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thisweeknews/obituary.aspx?n=lucinda-krintz-kollmer&pid=179908748&fhid=8700.
We love to walk, and do it FAST! Some, REALLY fast! Others, just have fun and get healthy.