BJ competed in the Stache Dache 5K while Jodi & Linda slopped through the mud at the Viking Dash held at Alum Creek. Congrats to Linda who did the 5K and won her age group. Jodi did the 20K and came in 60 out 60 but she finished!
The rainy & cold weekend did not stop the Striders from participating in a variety of races during the weekend. Great job to all!
The Buckeye Striders weren't slowed down by the cold temperatures at the Columbus Marathon on October 21, 2018. Cindi, Laura M, Sharon A, Linda R completed the half marathon while Steve completed the full marathon. Congratulations to everyone who participated!
Our Buckeye Striders blazed through the hot summer with weekly walks but also a number of races including (but not limited to) Emerald City, Berlin 10K, Put-in-Bay Race, Heartland Half, Scheneider's Donut Run 5K/10K, Josephenium 4 Miler, the John Glenn 5K at the airport, Cat Caper, Run Like a Girl, Big Bad Wolfe, and the Heritage Trail Endurance Race.
The river overflowed the banks of Griggs Reservoir last Saturday! Despite sections of the road being closed to car traffic, we were able to get in enough miles -- until we reached this part.
Despite the not so ideal walking conditions, Tom found a valentine.
The Buckeye Striders were contacted by students from the Gahanna High School theater program for help with an unusual fundraiser -- they were collecting old shoes. (Is there a better group to contact for old shoes than a walking club?) About 11 students from the theater group are invited to Scotland for a theater conference in 2018. I'm not sure how these old shoes will help them, but we gave them a couple laundry baskets full of shoes.
The students were so thankful for our donation, they met us at Sharon Woods on a cold Saturday morning with a special thank you. Pictured with us are two of the students.
Break a leg in your Scotland performance!
The Buckeye Striders were hosted at a private event at the Columbus Running Company Dublin Store Sunday, November 12. Jim Jurcevich (an owner) talked to us about shoes and answered tons of questions for us. Outreach Coordinator Lisa Dillahunt helped plan the event and did a great job pointing us to winter clothing she has tried and recommends. Rachel and Brock were also very helpful!)
Thanks to all of the Buckeye Striders who brought snacks! It was fun!
In the back to the left is one of the CRC owners, Jim Jurcevich. Unfortunately, several Striders left before we could take a picture.
The Striders had a great time at this year's Cat Caper 5K. It was fun having a tent and talking to other walkers and potential members. Jim and Sharon did a great job promoting the Striders while the rest of us raced.
Speaking of racing, we did great! Gerry was first male walker and Steve was third. Cindi was first female walker and Nancy was second. These mugs are great prizes! It's great that this event has a separate walking division.
Several Striders also won amazing raffle prizes. This is definitely a fun event supporting a very good cause -- Cat Welfare!
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!
We love to walk, and do it FAST! Some, REALLY fast! Others, just have fun and get healthy.