Mark your calendar, the second Monday of February, April, June, August, October and December. These are the dates for the Conway Running Club meetings.
The February meeting was postponed one week due to weather – new date is Monday 20.
The purpose of these meetings are to get as many Conway Area runners together in one place and provide some valuable information to each of them to help their running and advance the sport. Meetings will be held at the Conway Regional Fitness Center at 7pm. Child care is available in the fitness center.
We are pleased to announce that David Meroney will be our guest speaker for the February meeting. David is a native of Pine Bluff and recently become the sixth Arkansas RRCA State Representative. The main purpose of this position is to advance interest in the running community by supporting the various local running clubs around the state. Also, the State Rep essentially is in charge of and responsible for the Arkansas Grand Prix series.
Grand Prix racing is key to the Conway Running Club. Often people view the CRC as that group of people who meet in the dark Conway Fitness Center parking lot at 5am to run together. This is our core but not who we are in total. The Grand Prix racing team brings us all together and helps us get faster and become better runners. It creates a fellowship among our running community and connects us with the other running clubs around the state. The CRC men and women’s teams are off to a great start, each winning one of the first two races. To put this in perspective, the Little Rock men’s team won every race last year. Grand Prix is much more than winning, come run with us and see what we mean.
David earned the Iron Man of the Grand Prix for 2011 by finishing all 20 races in the series in his second year of competing in the Grand Prix. Even though he is just a mid-packer runner, David enjoys the competition of the Grand Prix and the opportunity to travel the state and meet runners from all over.
I attended college at Hendrix and so the three GP races in Conway are a special treat for me. Coming back to Conway is fun for me as I’m always amazed at how much Conway has grown and changed in the 18 years since I graduated. I’m especially excited about the running community in Conway and look forward to spending the evening with you.”
In addition to the road races of the GP, David likes trail runs and marathons and even earned Marathon Maniac status at the end of 2010 (#3231).
I hope you will join us on Monday February 20th at 7pm at the Conway Regional Fitness Center to hang out with your running friends for an hour, to be encouraged and to learn something about the sport we all love.