Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Downtown Berkley

How did everyone enjoy running/walking the streets of Berkley? I’m sorry I wasn’t able to be there, but I needed to finish another chapter of the latest Harry Potter book! Did we find another gem to add to our list of places, or was it a bust?

I understand that everyone was running from memory and I apologize for not having maps on hand. That will never happen again, at least this week. If you’re interested in hoe far the route was, Chris Walters sent me this link:

I’m also sorry if any of you brought old shoes for our collection last night. Please bring them again and I will take them off your hands. The people at St. Al’s really appreciated the donation, their supply was getting really low.

I’m not sure how many stories were told about the Great Lakes Relay but congratulation to the club members that participated in this grueling event. According to Mark Shehan, their team finished 12th out of 42 teams and the team with the Jim and Jim Fitch Sr. finished 8th! Boy I miss doing the relay, NOT!!!!

For all of you that have an opening on your social calendar for Saturday evening, here’s a note from the Northville crew:

The Northville Road Runners will be hosting the annual "Roadrunner Classic" 8k race at Maybury State Park this Saturday (July 28) at 5:30 pm. The course includes dirt and paved trails. There is also a 1 mile run/walk at 5:00 pm. Besides the running there will be a live band (Benny and the Jet), pizza, beer, kids activities and awards. See flyer at:

Lastly, Sandy Freund and I would like to thank everyone that helped us raise over $3100 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the WAM 300-mile bike ride. As we’re enjoying scenic Michigan via a bike seat, we’ll be thinking of the generous individuals that helped us along the way.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Atwater Once Again

Well for an impromptu venue, the Atwater did leave something to be desired! As some of you long-time DTRWers know, we’ve tried to give the restaurants in that area out business for quite some time. However, this time we knew what to expect in terms of service! Although there was a minimum of staff in the entire place to serve our huge group, the minimal price on drinks made up for the lengthy wait in some cases!
The route that Tom Gromak laid out was a hit to everyone. There was a stretch on Atwater that still needs improvements but once you get to the new Riverwalk you forget about it. Some of the over-achievers in the group even continued on the Riverwalk towards Belle Isle for a little more mileage.
I want to send out a DTRW ‘We’re sorry’ to Ellie. Ellie was making her first appearance with the group and things didn’t go very well for her. Ellie twisted her ankle on Atwater, even before we got to the river and wasn’t able to run as well as normal. Then upon returning to the Atwater she was part of a small fender bender.
A big welcome back to the group for some of the members that have been away for quite some time, you know who you are. Did you notice those Great Lakes Relay people off the side and wanting to be alone? We’ll hear some stories from them in a few weeks.
Okay, time for roll call:

1. Janet Howard-Hunnius
2. John Hunnius
3. Karen Duncanson
4. Georgia Brooks
5. Chris Brooks
6. Bart Cavasin
7. Eileen Farrell
8. Mary Urban
9. Sue Smith
10. Lyn Diemer
11. Kathy Brennan
12. Susanna Brennan
13. Amelia Letvin
14. Tom Artushin
15. Nate Goebel
16. Libbie Rutherford
17. Chris Rutherford
18. Jim ‘Papa’ Vigeant
19. Jim Fitch Sr.
20. Jim Fitch Jr.
21. Erin Graham
22. Ron Thielman
23. Nate Van Noord
24. Jonathan
25. Tom Gromak
26. Serena Williams
27. Tina Erlandson
28. Jim Erlandson
29. Sean Paraventi
30. Richard Shackelford
31. Cathy Dean
32. Rick Robinson
33. Nick Sousanis
34. Brian Jackson
35. Jean Andruski
36. Karin Abel
37. Renee Greisbeck
38. Dale Monteith
39. Shirley Monteith
40. Ken Davenport
41. Sandy Freund
42. Katie Singer
43. Mark Shehan
44. Lance Lange
45. Marlene Dysert
46. Dave Dysert
47. Mary Berry
48. Ralph Judd
49. Matt Sikora
50. Ellie
51. Karen from Canada

I’m sure that I missed a few people that I didn’t get their names.