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Annual Meeting on 2/3/17 @ 7:30pm

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year!

I hope you all have continued to run through the winter so far and are excited about the upcoming racing season. We’ll be holding our annual meeting next Friday February 3rd at 7:30pm.

Location: Science Hall
Corner of Plattekill & 32 in New Paltz, NY
Room 272

Agenda Items

  • Election of Officers
  • Budget Report
  • 2017 Race Discussion
  • New Club Activities

Plus there will be PIZZA!
Please RSVP at the Facebook Event or email me christopher.regan@gmail.com so we can plan for food.

You can also register to be a club member by bringing cash or check for $20 and bringing a filled out form. I’ll also bring some printed out. Reminder you and the family get free entry to the Summer Series by becoming a member.

Initial Results from After The Leaves

It was a absolutely beautiful November day for a run through Minnewaska State Park. I hope you all enjoyed the race. I want to thank all the volunteers who came out to help without which we wouldn’t be able to put on our races. There were a few snafus that we will learn from and discuss to hopefully make the race even better next year.

Please find the initial results here ->2016-after-the-leaves-results

If there are any mistakes in the results please email me at christopher.regan@gmail.com

We strive to make our races affordable and enjoyable to all who run. If you have comments / suggestions you can email me or the race director.

Thank You!

Final details for After The Leaves Half Marathon

We’re less than 48 hours from what I believe is going to be an amazing event. Weather is looking perfect for Sunday and temperatures should be in the 50’s by the start of the race. Please read through this entire email to find details of the event.

First off, there is no registration day of. We’ve had incredible interest in the event and it sold out a couple months ago. We have been able to open up about 100 spots to those on the waiting list but sadly we didn’t have enough spots for all who wanted to run.

Google Map of entrance to Minnewaska State Park – https://www.google.com/maps/dir//Old+Minnewaska+Trail,+Kerhonkson,+NY+12446/@41.7348297,-74.2763125,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89dcdf9f7f073637:0x48a9b4b5f9bea3f8!2m2!1d-74.2412073!2d41.734835

Minnewaska charges an entry fee of $10 per car. Empire Passport is accepted but please do not buy them at the gate. Please carpool to both save money and save parking spots as parking will be tight. The park opens at 9am.

Check-in begins at 10am in the field next to the upper parking lot. This is also where the race will start and end.

Official race start is 11:30am

General Info
Course: Starting near the Upper Minnewaska Parking Lot you head clockwise around Lake Minnewaska on (red-trail) towards the picnic area. You make a small loop and head back towards the start line. You head down the hill and onto the green trail heading towards Lake Awosting. Take the black trail around Lake Awosting counter clockwise. Up and over Castle Rock (blue trail) and back to start/finish area by going counter clockwise around Lake Minnewaska (red trail)- carriage trail surface, incredible views, pristine glacial lakes…a truly spectacular course
2016-course

BIBs: Are assigned by last name. They MUST be worn on the front and visible. Your bib needs to be recorded after you cross the finish line for your time to be recorded.

Finish Line: Only cross the finish line once. If you go back to run with a friend / family please do not cross the finish line a second time. Also since we need to record your bib # please slow down in the chute and do not pass (stay in order that you crossed the finish line)

Finisher Glass: You will receive your glass as you exit the finish line chute.

Awards: Top 3 Overall Male / Female, Top 3 in both Male & Female age groups for the following 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over.

Water Stops: 3 water stops at ~4 miles, ~8 miles and ~11 miles

Bathrooms: Port-a-Potties are available near the upper lot. There are none on the course.

Early starters: We’ve had many chose the option to early start. We have a few requests for those choosing to early start. There will be an official early start at 11am. Early starters must do the following to properly have your time recorded…
1. You must self time. Either use a watch, phone or track what time you started / finished.
2. You must wear your bib on the front with the number turned backwards facing your body. This lets us know you are an early starter at the finish line.
3. There will be a special chute for early starters. Please do not cross the normal finish line.
4. You must come to the timing table to fill out a card with your information. BIB # and Time are the most important.
Note: If you are self timing you do not have to start with the official early starters but please let someone know you are starting.

Post-race Food: Wraps and soup from P&G’s, bagels, bananas, apples, and cookies

Thanks all, see you Sunday!

Fun Run & Awards Tonight!

Tonight is the final night of the 2016 New Paltz Summer XC Series! The fun run will start at Garvan’s Gastropub this year. The address is 215 Huguenot St, New Paltz, NY 12561. (Google Map) If the parking lot gets full the BOCES parking lot can be used with a short walk to Garvan’s.

Reminder this isn’t a timed event. You don’t need to bring your bib and you’ll be able to enjoy a nice run on the rail trail.

See you tonight!

Summer XC Series #4 Recap

It’s certainly been interesting weather for this years races. Last night was no different with some mist and thick cloud cover causing it to be darker than usual. I know how dark it must have been in the woods at Spring Farm and I’m happy that most people came out of the woods unscathed. There’s always a positive and that was that the temperatures were mild.

Next week is the Fun Run / Series Awards. There is a change this year and that we will be meeting at Garvan’s Gastropub (215 Huguenot St, New Paltz, NY 12561) We’ll all head out on the rail trail for a fun run and head back for the series awards.

Thank you all for joining us for the races and we hope you’ll come out for the fun run and to see the awards.

Here’s a recap of results for the series
Week 1 Results
Patterson’s Pellet
Kids Runs

Week 2 Results
Blueberry Run
Kids Runs

Week 3 Results
Undercliff / Overcliff
Kids Runs

Week 4 Results
Lou’s Run
Kids Runs

Race Series Awards
(Note: you needed to complete at least 2 races and have 4 points to receive a series award at the fun run)

Kids Series Awards will be ready for the Fun Run on Monday

Draft results from last nights run “Lou’s Run”

Draft results from last nights run “Lou’s Run” at Spring Farm. I have a discrepancy I need resolved. Bib #489, which wasn’t an assigned bib, came through in 36th place with a time of 34:43.10. I’m assuming the real bib # was written on the other side as they probably forgot their bib one of the weeks. For proper results and series awards for this person I need to know who it is. For now here are last nights results missing that person and a pdf of those who reached the 4 points with at least 2 races in the series and will be able to get their series award next week at the fun run.

Lou’s Run Results
Note: The pace is based off 4.2 miles although we’re not exactly sure how far the race was. I had 4.16 while someone else had 4.51

Series Award Winners
Kids Results

Summer XC Series #3 Recap

Were you brave enough to chance that the race might be cancelled last night? If so, you were treated to an incredible sunset over the Catskills and some cool fog on Undercliff. Oppressive heat subsided after the storm and the kids races were able to be run normally and the adult race went off without a hitch. I don’t think there could have been a better late July evening in the Shawangunks.

First off an update on the Series Awards for this year. To receive a wonderful handmade ceramic mug at the end of the series you need to achieve at least 4 points over 2 or more races. Please check the attached document to see if you have reached this level already. Those in bold have already met the requirements.
http://shawangunkrunners.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-Summer-Series-Awards-Week-3.pdf

Results for last nights race are available at:
Adults – http://shawangunkrunners.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-NPXCS3-Results.pdf
Kids – http://shawangunkrunners.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/NPXCS3-Kids-Results.pdf

Next week is the final race in the series “Lou’s Run” to be held at the Spring Farm Trailhead in Mohonk Preserve. This 4+ mile run will take you through grassy paths, single track and a super fast downhill finish on carriage road. Reminder that if you ran the Mohonk “Bridge 2 Bridge” Run this past spring you are allowed free entry into Lou’s Run.

Thanks to all who came out last night!
Christopher

Summer XC Series #3 Info

Tonight is the 3rd race in the New Paltz XC Summer Series. The race will be held starting at the West Trapps Trailhead in Mohonk Preserve. The race is a 4.7 mile loop on Undercliff / Overcliff. Parking is in the West Trapps Trailhead parking lot with overflow parking in the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center Parking. Parking on Rt 44/55 is illegal and you can get ticketed. Please do not park on the side of Rt 44/55 as it causes issues for both the Mohonk Preserve and Shawangunk Runners and we certainly don’t want you getting ticketed or towed.

A note about the weather for tonight. Temperatures should be in the mid 80’s around 6 o’clock with it feeling like low 90’s. There’s currently a 50% chance of storms after 8pm. Please keep this in mind for tonights race. There will be water at the start/finish and half way through the course at Rhododendron Bridge.

Please remember to bring back your bib from previous weeks. Day-of registration starts at 6pm with the kids races (.5/1 mile) races going off at 7 and the adults as soon as possible after.
Update: Kids races will be shortened to .25/.5 because of the heat tonight

See you tonight!

Summer XC Series #2 Recap

Nothing brings more wonderful thoughts than to go for a nice slow run through fields of blueberry bushes with the sun shining down. The feeling of floating over the grass and shoving handful after handful of delicious blue berries into my mouth. Never do I think of snakes, bears, rain or lightening. Last night of course brought some of these things to 182 runners who braved the chance of some intense thunderstorms.

The race started with some dark clouds in the distance but a hope that we would be spared the worst. Of course, for those who did run, we didn’t totally miss the storms but we did miss the worst of them. Some torrential downpours and wind turned a hot and sticky evening into a fun filled puddle stomping romp around Minnewaska State Park. The evening ended with a clearing sky and a beautiful rainbow. I’d have to say it was a pretty memorable evening for all those who came out. Hope you enjoyed it!

Kids Results | Adult ResultsPoint Standings after Week 2

Next week we move to Mohonk Preserve. The race starts at Trapps Bridge Trailhead and runs either direction on Overcliff / Undercliff. The race is 4.7 miles on carriage roads. Important: there is no parking on the side of Rt 44/55. Overflow parking will be at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center. If you park on the side of the road you may get towed and also it may stop us from being able to run at this location in the future. Please carpool to save parking spaces.

Current weather forecast is a high of 91 with a chance of thunderstorms.

Also Roger Kopps photos from the finish line at Summer Solstice are available at: https://flic.kr/s/aHskD2dxXC

Summer XC Series #2 Results Help

Here are the tentative results from last night. I need some help though as we recorded the same bib 198 twice at place 81 and 85. At the moment I’ve marked them as Unknown Runner. Please take a look at the result and see if you are missing and contact me so I can get out the proper results and recap. Thanks
Christopher