Just a reminder that this Saturday (4/16) is our Adopt a Spot clean up. The location is the bike path where the ramble ends by Market Street in Warren near the Del’s Lemonade. Solange will have mulch racks gloves and water. Please bring garden tools and more gloves. Meet at 9 a.m. for a run or 10 a.m. for just the clean up.
After 17 seasons, the Red Rooster Ramble could be getting a makeover… so many people have found their way into running through this small community event. RIRR has gained many members from the Ramble. But let’s face it, organizing it can be quite a commitment. More than 20 Thursdays throughout the Spring and Summer… registration, starting, water stops, finish line, recorded results, posting results, ordering food for the masses… it’s quite a commitment and our hats are off to Dave Simmons for 16 years of dedication and Brian and Jane for carrying the load in season 17. Some informal discussions have taken place among some members and locals as to what a future Ramble might look like. An idea that has been put forth is to reduce its scope and schedule… hearken back to the first years of the Ramble… what would you think about a Ramble that covers the Thursdays in June, July, and August… there would be no registration or numbers… there would be no cost… there would be a volunteer or two per week whose role would be to say GO at 630 pm and call out times from their watch at the finish line. It would be that week’s organizer’s discretion as to whether they tabulate results and whether they recruit an additional volunteer to have a water stop. There would not be any group food order. Runners could count on an accurate time on a measured course and fellow ramblers running alongside. A conversation will be had with the pub to see if they can offer some sort of limited menu for individual purchases.
It’s just an idea to preserve the longevity of the Ramble and provide a continued opportunity for us to gather and run and share a pint…
Anyone have any thoughts on this idea?
7 Billy’s Pub…..Barrington, RI ….Saolange
14 The Trap… East Greenwich, RI…..Graham ( 2 for 1 burger night 4-9pm)……If too crowded can always shoot over to Fat Belly’s as a back up.
21 Bravo Pizza…North Kingston, RI (byob)….Kristi
28 Pizza Wave…Bristol, RI……Santillo
5 Malted Barley….Providence, RI….Trevor
12 Newport Storm…Middletown, RI….Graham
19 Red Bridge Tavern…..East Providence… Johan
26 Smoke House….Newport, RI…..Trevor
The annual race raffle raised $600 to donate on behalf of the Burlings in Isaac’s name thanks to our generous race directors…. the results of the raffle are below. Winners should look for a separate email from Kevin which will include the race directors so that you can coordinate your registration.
|1-2||BK’s Tavern 5k (2 entries) – Fall River (3/20/2016)||Eric Benvides||Paul Savickas|
|3-4||Run the Reservoir 15k (2 entries)- North Scituate (4/2/2016)||Kate McGowan||Lisa Meehan|
|5||Fighting Seabees Half Marathon – North Kingstown (4/10/2016)||Armand|
|6||Fighting Seabees 5k – North Kingstown (4/10/2016)||Roger Gosciminski|
|7||Providence Rhode Race (Choice: Full or Half Marathon) (5/2/2015)||Graham Powers|
|8-9||Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge Half Marathon (2 entries) – Foster (5/8/2016)||Armand||Bozena|
|10-11||Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge 5k (2 entries) – Foster (5/8/2016)||Jay Littman||Roger G|
|12||Castle Awards Half Marathon – Seekonk (6/5/2016)||Linda Jackson|
|13||Castle Awards 5k – Seekonk (6/5/2016)||Anne Walshe|
|14-15||Colt State Park Summer 5k (2 entries) – Bristol (6/22/2016)||Linda Jackson||Roger G|
|16||Independence Rhode Race (Half Marathon) – Bristol (7/2/2015)||Elizabeth Dolce|
|17-18||Common Fence Point 5 Miler (2 entries) – Portsmouth (8/14/2016)||Alison||Don Clukies|
|19||East Bay Half Marathon – East Providence (8/14/2016)||Linda J|
|20||East Bay 5k – East Providence (8/14/2016)||Anne Walshe|
|21-22||Finish for a Guinness 5k (2 entries) – Warren (9/4/2016)||Abby||Kelly Powers|
|23||Jamestown Rhode Race (Half Marathon) (9/24/2016)||Mark DiFranco|
|24||Westport Half Marathon – Westport, MA (9/25/2016)||Eric Benevides|
|25-26||Fall River Half Marathon (2 entries) – Fall River (10/2/2016)||Nels Johnson||Don Clukies|
|27-28||Colt State Park Half Marathon (2 entries) – Bristol (11/6/2016)||Elizabeth Dolce||Cee Vallee|
|29-30||Trot Off Your Turkey 5k (2 entries) – Barrington (11/26/2016)||John Santillo||Jill Litman|
|31-32||Beat Santa 5k (2 entries)- Portsmouth (12/3/2016)||Roger Gosciminski||Lisa Meehan|
|33-34||Thompson Speedway Half Marathon (2 entries) – Thompson, CT (12/4/2016)||Armand||Linda Bachand Jackson|
|35-36||Thompson Speedway 5k (2 entries) – Thompson, CT (12/4/2016)||Nels Johnson|
|37||narry summer 5k/10k/half||Linda J|
|38||narry fall festival||Eric Benevides|
|39||MA State Police Chase||Paul Savickas|
|40||MA State Police Chase||Bryan Ganley|
|41||Paul’s Thanksgiving Race||Fred Zuleger|
|42||Paul’s Thanksgiving Race||Bryan Ganley|
Research opportunity below:
You are being contacted about an opportunity to participate in a research study examining the prevalence of gastrointestinal distress triggers in distance runners and their contribution to gastrointestinal symptoms during training. In addition, the study will assess the validity and reliability of a gastrointestinal distress questionnaire.
If you participate, you’d be asked to keep track of your training over a month and fill out questionnaires on potential gastrointestinal distress triggers. Total participation time will be 1 to 1.5 hours over a one month period.
To be eligible to participate, you must meet the following criteria:
· Be age 18-65
· Be currently running ≥ 20 miles per week
· Have completed at least one 10-mile run over the past month
This study is being conducted by Patrick Wilson, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Movement Sciences at Old Dominion University. If you are interested in participating or learning more, please email him at pbwilson or call 757-683-4783.
Patrick B. Wilson, PhD, RD
Human Movement Sciences
Old Dominion University
2003A Student Recreation Center
Norfolk, VA 23529