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ERC News for the week of February 18th –  Inspirational ERC Members

“Age is a matter of mind over matter….If you don’t mind it doesn’t matter.”
Mark Twain


As runners we tend to obsess about the impact of aging on our times and moan about our injuries. Next time you feel any negative feelings or self-doubt just look around the club for inspiration. For example, a great role model is Dave AuBuchon – Dave returned to the Wintervals last week just 3 months after knee replacement surgery and having celebrated his 85th birthday…Truly amazing!


Save The Date – Chili Run – Sunday March 4th


Reserve March the 4th in your calendar for the annual Chili Run….a fun 4 mile predictor run from Jon Blackburn’s house – members with the time closest to their prediction win great prizes. It seems the degree of accuracy is improving every year with disciplined pacing and runners nailing their prediction.


Equally competitive is the Chili making with ERC cooks battling for bragging rights for best Chili – time to dust off your grandmother’s recipe.


Watch out for the email with details from the Social Team.





Many members have asked about ordering gear……Mo is therefore working on a 2018 club branded gear launch that should kick-off at the Chili Run.



Wintervals Sunday Feb 25thEasy-Medium-Hard Running


ETHS Fieldhouse Gym – 12:00 to 1pm



Keith Holzmueller has confirmed the workout:


“This is a continuous running workout with several cycles of easy-medium-hard effort. For each cycle, you will run 1-2 minutes at an easy pace, then 2-3 minutes at a medium pace (faster than a brisk distance run but slower than normal track speed), then 60 seconds at a hard pace. Total running time will be about 20-22 minutes. You will have a 3-4 minute water/rest break midway through the workout and you will switch directions for the rest of the workout.”



Don’t forget to arrive early and bring water for the hydration breaks.



Shamrock Shuffle


The 8k (4.97 miles) Shamrock Shuffle on March 25th – website below


There are Team prize opportunities for this race and Bill Leiner will be providing further details.



Have a great week….








Click on the run or email the run organizer for more info


MONDAY AM -Morning Run- 9:15am Starts Again April 2nd, Church and Central Park - Dara Ury


MONDAY PM -Evening Run- 6:30pm, Henry Crown Sports Pavillion, NU Campus, 2311 Campus Drive - Tim Guimond


TUESDAY AM - Early Morning Lakefront Run - 5:30am, Greenleaf and Lakefront - Kate Saccany


WEDNESDAY PM - Evening Run - 6:30pm, Henry Crown Sports Pavillion, NU Campus, 2311 Campus Drive - Leader - Nancy Rollins

WEDNESDAY SUMMERVALS - WILL RESUME NEXT SPRING Morning Summervals – at 6:15am. Evanston High School outdoor track intervals.  Leader - Nancy Rollins


WEDNESDAY SUMMERVALS - WILL RESUME NEXT SPRINGEvening Summervals – at 6:30pm. Evanston High School outdoor track intervals.  Leader - Nancy Rollins


THURSDAY AM - Early Morning Lakefront Run - 5:30am, Greenleaf and Lakefront 
Kate Saccany

May 18th, Prairie Moon, 1502 Sherman Ave., Evanston, 7pm through Oct. 5th - Meredith Kopelman

Saturday Morning Run Groups Norris Center, NU Campus, 1999 Campus Drive. Doors open at 8:00am

Trail Run first Sunday of every month - various locations, 9am - Elias Theodosis -

SUNDAY WINTER HILL TRAINING - January - March, meet at Starbucks, Plaza del Lago, Wilmette, 6:50 for 7:00am start. Leader - Nancy Rollins


SUNDAY WINTERVALS - Indoor track trainingBegins January 14, 2018. Jan 14/21/28. Feb. 4/11/18/25. March 11/18. Noon - 1PM. ETHS Fieldhouse. 


Times are START times. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early