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Winter Member News

OK, winter isn't exactly the height of racing season in Northern Delaware.   However, we're still out pounding the pavement and enjoying the brisk weather.   Here's what a few of our members have been up to lately:

Frank Pagliaro has formed a "FranksWine.Com" team to raise money for St. Jude's Hospital by running the 2009 Marine Corps Marathon.   Please contact Frank This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   if you'd like to train for and run Marine Corps with him.   He'll have the wine and a corkscrew ready for post-run recovery!

Jason Rita is leaving for Tanzania on March 14 to work with some local runners to set up a summer running camp near Mt. Kilimanjaro.   Learn more about his upcoming adventure at www.kilimanjaroathletics.org.

Chuck Hall and Suzanne Rocheleau are engaged to be married sometime in June.   Congratulations to the happy couple!

Don Fessman recently completed his 65th marathon by finishing the 2008 Athens Marathon in 4:28:26.   Read about Don and Cindy's overseas adventure here.

Dennis Muhlenforth celebrated his 60th birthday on February 23rd.   Welcome to your new age group!

Ted Filmont reports from Long Beach Island that the circulation problem in his leg is cured and all is well.   At Hal Clouser's insistence, he ran the Thanksgiving 5K, and the XC Championship.   Just to set the record straight, he did not carry Hal on his shoulders up Maintenance Hill.  He looks forward to running with the group again sometime soon.

Lee Kauffman has been busy bagging winter ascents of high peaks in the Adirondack Mountains (NY) in his spare time.   Here's a January photo from the summit of Dix Mountain.   Speaking of the Kauffmans, congratulations to Theresa Kauffman upon being named the Pike Creek Valley Running Club's Runner of the Year!


X-C Scholarship Winners Announced

Rebecca Braun and Eric Macedo, both of the Charter School of Wilmington, have been selected as the 2008 Cross Country Scholarship Winners.

Eric Macedo, a senior at Charter, is our male scholarship winner.   He was captain of his X-C team and arranged "informal summer workouts" for the team.   He is involved with Charter's Environmental Club, Anti-tobacco club, and Science Olympiad.   He has maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking six advanced placement courses.   He is All County, second team All State, and led his team to a second place finish in the Division One meet.

Rebecca Braun, also a senior at Charter, is our female scholarship winner.   She led the school's effort to create care packages for our troops in Iraq.  The final total was 55 care packages.  She also raised funds for a scholarship in honor of a fallen soldier.   She takes honors and advanced placement courses and has maintained a 4.0 GPA.

New Balance Delaware Open XC Championships

The results for the 2008 New Balance Delaware Open XC Championships are posted here.   Thanks so much to all of our volunteers that contributed to the success of this year's race!


Fall Fling

All we can say is "WOW"!   Thank you to all of our sponsors, organizers, volunteers, attendees, and vendors for making the 2008 Fall Fling a resounding success!   Your generosity helped us raise over $6000 for scholarships and shoe donations to deserving runners.  We had over 250 in attendance at the Twin Lakes Brewery on November 8.   This is one for the record books, at least until next year!   Thanks again for your support of the club and our scholarship fund.

Additional photos of our fun event can be found here.  Thanks to Laura Slowik for the photo album!

November Racing News

Nov. 2: Congratulations to Mike Holloway (3:07:10) and Frank Pagliaro (3:44:10) on fine finishes in the New York City Marathon!

Nov. 2: Jeff Kammerzelt places 5th overall with an impressive 3:08:19 at the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Marathon.

Nov. 22: Rehoboth – Seashore Marathon
Andrew Jakubowitch (2nd overall) 2:43:50
Zach Chupa (4th overall) 2:54:17
Bill Rhodunda 3:15:31
Jeff Kammerzelt 3:34:55
Doug Adelman (3rd age group) 3:34:56
Vicki Rudawsky / Mike Monagle (Overall 2-person Relay Winners!) 2:40:22

Nov. 23: Philadelphia Marathon
Steve Sinko (8th overall!) 2:27:58
Mike Zeberkiewicz 2:44:04
Joe Switzer 2:44:26
Austin Gee 2:49:19
Mark Engelbert 2:58:44
Amy Blithe 3:11:58
Linda Odle 3:19:47 (pending DE state age group record)
Cindy Cucuzzella 3:21:21
Paul Schweizer 3:24:04
Leslie Wason 3:28:17

Members, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   with your big race results to be posted here!

Delaware Sports Hall of Fame 5K Results

Results from the November 2, 2008 Delaware Sports Hall of Fame 5K are posted here.  Race director Vicki Rudawsky thanks all who participated!

Congratulations Kelan & Shannon!

Congratulations to Kelan and Shannon Weiloch on the birth of their second daughter Tessa Quinn.   Tessa was born on Monday, October 13 at 3:31 AM.


October Racing News

Oct. 5: Congratulations to Mike Monagle (52:01) and Joe Switzer (52:20) for placing first and second overall at the 26th Delaware Distance Classic 15K during a "training run".   Wow, I'd like to have a training run like that!   Other notable club performances were turned in by Frank Sutman (58:39 - 1st AG), Shawn Martyniak (1:04:41), Theresa Kauffman (1:05:57, 1st AG), and Alexis Andrianopoulos (1:17:58, 2nd AG).

Oct. 5: Congratulations to Kristy Doughty for her 1:14:51 finish at the Army Ten Miler.

Oct. 12: Congratulations to DRC Chicago Chapter President Whitney Osterud on completing his inagural marathon.  Whitney finished the Chicago Marathon on a very warm day in 3:18:22.  Brian Driscoll finished in the very impressive time of 2:52:57.   May your next runs be cooler!

Oct. 12: Great DRC finishes at the Steamtown Marathon: Shawn Martyniak (3:17:31), Cajun Mike Bullinger, and Pete Colombo (both in 3:38:19).   Great job, guys!

Oct. 26: Doug Adelman completes the Marine Corps Marathon in 3:43:04.


Dennis Muhlenforth Cross Trains

Club member Dennis Muhlenforth provides new definition to the term "cross training".  Congratulations on your catch!


Run4Mike Results

Results from the September 1st Run4Mike 4-miler are posted here.  Thanks to all who participated!

Please see the photo gallery.


Delaware Divas Win Hood to Coast Division

Congratulations to local runners Amy Blithe, Cindy Cucuzzella, Kate Morris, and Annie Pilson.   They were part of a 12-woman team that won the female submaster division of the Nike Hood to Coast Relay.  The race covers 197 miles over two days.  Their team "Nature Girlz" averaged a 7:16 mile pace to complete the course in 23:51:21.

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August Racing News

Congratulations are due to a number of club members for recent performances:

Amy Blithe was the overall winner of the Tour De Lance 5K in Wilmington on August 13, with a time of 18:58.

Delaware runners repeated their 2007 victory and were the overall winners at the "100 on 100" Heart of Vermont Relay on August 16.   The OSX team, which consisted of Zach Chupa, Joe Switzer, Kyle Brightbill, Steve Lafferty, John Brannan, and Shane Trimble, averaged an amazing 5:49 mile pace to complete the 100-mile relay in 9:31:58.

Jeff Kammerzelt was 5th overall in the Lum's Pond Triathlon on August 17, finishing in a time of 1:18:02.   Jimmy Walsh placed 14th overall and 3rd in his age group in the accompanying duathlon, finishing in 1:23:08.

Great job, everyone!

The Dirty Thirty

Congratulations to Marine Captain Dave Baril - Winner of the inaugural "Dirty Thirty," Iraq's first 50k Ultra-Marathon!  Undeterred by his first ultra marathon and blazing desert heat, Captain Baril reported for duty later that day.   We appreciate your service and dedication.   Dave is the brother-in-law of DRC runner Kelan Wieloch.


To listen to a post race interview, scroll down to August 12th here.

DRC Goes to the Beach

The Delaware Running Club enjoyed a relaxing weekend at the beach on August 2-3.   Thanks to Bijan and Samme Sorouri for providing luxurious beach front accommodations and a delicious dinner.  Thanks to Gordon and Cindy Kaiser for a great post-race Sunday brunch at their Rehoboth Beach home.  The team enjoyed a beautiful Sunday morning run through Henlopen Acres in the "Run for JJ 5K".   Results are as follows:
Jimmy Walsh, 18:25, 2nd AG
Frank Sutman, 18:37, 3rd AG
Amy Blithe, 19:11, 1st AG
Kevin Jacobs, 20:20, 1st AG
Lynn Knothe, 21:11, 2nd AG
Congratulations go out to Jeff Kammerzelt and his wife Anna on the arrival of baby Beau on Wednesday, July 16.  Beau weighed in at 7 lb., 15.5 oz. and was 20.5 inches long.


Heart Of A Champion / B+ 5K

Results from the June 19 Heart of A Champion / B+ 5K are posted here.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely, Jim Walsh and Mike Monagle
Delaware Sports Club

Mile Festival Results

Results from our May 29 Festival of Miles at AI duPont HS are posted here.  Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the event.   Please come back for the 5000m track run at AI duPont HS on June 12.

Delaware Marathon

The Delaware Running Club coed masters relay team placed second overall in the 4-person Delaware Marathon Relay on May 18.   The team consisted of Paul Olivere, Frank Sutman, Vicki Rudawsky, and Tim Talley.   Their time of 2:35:22 was good enough to lower the coed masters course record by seven minutes and win their relay category.   They had a fun horse race with the Chester County Running Store team, who finished a scant 61 seconds ahead.  

Congratulations are also due to Austin Gee.   Delaware was Austin's first marathon finish.  His excellent effort produced a 2:50:36, which was good for first Delaware finisher, 6th overall, and an age group win.   Great job!

2008 DRC Boston Marathon Finishers - Great Job!

Steve Sinko, 2:30:44
Patrick O'Rourke, 2:41:36
Brian Driscoll, 2:54:30
Lee Kauffman, 2:56:43
Amy Blithe, 3:15:08
Kate Morris, 3:21:39
Karen Smith, 3:28:41
Doug Adelman, 3:31:39
Theresa Kauffman, 3:35:32
Cindy Cucuzzella, 3:35:53
Carol Giampietro, 3:37:05

Boston Marathon DRC Team Results

Mens Open: 16th out of 75 teams.
Delaware Running Club (Delaware) 8:19:08
Sinko, Stephen 2:30:44
O'Rourke, Patrick T. 2:41:36
Noonan, Mike 3:06:48
Vance, Jeff 3:25:19
Diienno, James Jr. 3:40:51

Womens Open: 37th out of 68 teams.
Delaware Running Club (Delaware) 10:44:27
Blithe, Amy L. 3:15:08
Amidon, Margaret 3:24:08
Knight, Leslie K. 4:05:11

Mens Masters: 32nd out of 83 teams.
Delaware Running Club (Delaware) 9:22:52
Driscoll, Brian J. 2:54:30
Kauffman, William L. Jr. 2:56:43
Adelman, Doug 3:31:39

Womens Masters: 7th out of 45 teams.
Delaware Running Club (Delaware) 10:26:12
Morris, Kate M. 3:21:39
Smith, Karen 3:28:41
Cucuzzella, Cindy C. 3:35:52
Sinko, Kimberly M. 4:02:18
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