It’s been a busy running season already with 3 Grand Prix races behind us and a lot of marathon racing and training completed. Over 20 runners will be heading to New Orleans for the half marathon / marathon event next weekend and many others are in the final preparation for the Little Rock half and full marathon the following weekend. There will be a lot of stories and PR’s to share in the next membership meeting.
Leah Thorvilson will be our guest speaker, sharing her story and talking about setting goals and reaching them. One of the great things about running is no matter how fast you are, you get to race with elite runners. I’ve run the Berlin marathon twice and both times Haile Gebrselassie broke the world record. Tommy Walsh ran the Phoenix marathon last month where Deena Kastor, American Olympic bronze medal winner, won the half marathon and our runners going to New Orleans to run the half marathon will be in the field with Ryan Hall. On a local level, we get to “run with” Leah in Grand Prix races all the time. Some of you may know her from her overall win at the first Soaring Wings Half marathon in 2008 when she crossed the finish line in 1:16, running at a 5:52 pace for the entire course. Leah also was the 2010 Little Rock Marathon female winner. Others may know her by her contagious smile and friendly disposition. Our March meeting is a great opportunity to hear her story and learn and be inspired by it.
Join us in March for a night of inspiration and information about the sport of running. Invite your friends. You don’t have to be a member to attend.