‘Tis the Season…for Racing!

Congratulations to our members!

Manny Mair and One to One Fitness on Soldier Rush – Manny and his team had over 1100 participants and raised over $7000 for the cause.

Miami Man International Distance Triathalon – Fabiola Pepe (PR), Kimberly Reyes (PR)

Coral Springs Run to Remember 5k – Melissa Meyer (1st PL F overall), Melissa Schwartz (3rd PL F overall), Armand Greyvensteyn (1st PL AG), Jean -Louis Beaudonnet (1st PL AG), Chuck Medcraft (2nd PL AG), Sadie Howes, Ryan Steuber, Maida Velez-Kopet, Christine Lada

Flanigan’s Rockin Rib 10k – Catalina Bonilla (3rd PL AG), Nicole Gerber, Kimberly Reyes, Doug Eaton, Raquel Alderman, Susan Frezer, Lee Bernstein

Tamarac Turkey Trot – Melissa Schwartz (1st PL AG), Robin Campbell (2nd PL AG), Catalina Bonilla (3rd PL AG), Alessa Hachigian, Nicole Gerber, Kimberly Reyes, Manuela Corrales, Huaina Classens, Melissa Pariaug, Fabiola Pepe, Maida Velez-Kopet, Chris Miller, Armand Greyvensteyn, Doug Hoffman, Tammy Measal, Yuu Soubra, Jean-Louis Beaudonnet, Kristen Alba, Stephanie Rodriguez, Andrew Lee, Melissa Lee, John Mehew, Tracy Gaynor, Sergio Yibirin, Jay Goldstein, Doug Eaton, Corie Hoffman, Raquel Alderman, Susan Frezer, Cliff Goldstein, Denise Harrison

Space Coast Marathon – Hector Mayol (BQ), Andrea Medalie, Mark Shachner

2017 Turkey Sprint Tri – Kara Sisti, Huaina Classens

Ironman Arizona – Debbie Meitz

Fall Racing Season is Here!

Lets congratulate the following members on their accomplishments:

  • Berlin Marathon – Linda Dickens
  • Chicago Marathon – Shelbie Seys, Dana Moss, Tammy Meisel, Catalina Bonilla, Rebeca Rodriguez, Roberto Hernandez, Rich Silcox, Doug Eaton, Dana Moss, Kimberly Reyes, Suzanne Windesheim, Heather Wilkinson, Linda Dickens, Chi Hoon (Charlie) Lee
  • Portland Marathon – Bob Capasso, Bev Capasso
  • Parkland Dash 5k – Michele Anthony(1st PL F overall), Melissa Schwartz (3rd PL F overall), John Oconnell (1st Male Master), Melissa Meyer (1st F Master), Chuck Medcraft (1st PL AG), Raquel Alderman (3rd PL AG), Annika Dworet, Denise Harrison
  • Parkland Dash 5 Mile – Alex Birchenall (2nd PL M overall), Andrea Medalie (1st PL AG), Mitch Dworet (1st PL AG), Laura Grajales (1st PL AG), Mark Shachner (2nd PL AG), Michael Riedhammer (3rd PL AG), Corie Opdyke, Christine Lada, Stephanie Rodriguez, Laura Lightbourn
  • Augusta 70.3 – Debbie Meitz (PR), Ivan Rodriguez
  • Ironman Chattanooga – Alana Miller, Paul Millman, Manuela Corrales

SHIRTS AND SWAG – We will start to distribute the shirts and swag bags beginning THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, between approximately 7a – 8a and continuing after that for the next two weekends. We want to get the shirts out as quickly as possible so that you can enjoy wearing them as well as racing in them.

REMINDER – MEET THE BOARD SOCIAL – Sunday, October 15th from 5p – 9p on the back deck of Deja Blue Restaurant in Parkland. You should have received the e-vite. Please respond as quickly as possible. If you did not receive it and want to go contact me or any of the board members as quickly as possible and let us know you will be joining us. If you want to stay for dinner it is strongly recommended that you make a reservation ahead of time.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – tentatively scheduled for October 28th. Details to follow but we are working with Runners Depot to make this a fun event and originate the Saturday run from the store.

Speaking of sponsors we are happy to make you aware of a fun night of comedy to benefit a charity near and dear to one of our sponsors, Beth Laggan, from Charles Rutenberg Realty – The event is taking place on Thursday October 19th at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino. Check out the website and enjoy a great evening
http://comedynightcrohnscolitisfoundation.weebly.com/

Have a great rest of your week,

Jay Goldstein
President
Northwest Broward Road Runners

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Lot’s of exciting things going on in the club. I wanted to take a moment to welcome all the new members who have joined NWBRRC for what is now our 10th year. I also want to thank all of our renewing members for being a part of our group for another year. As we always start off. congratulations to the following members on their recent accomplishments:

Bogota Half Marathon – Gineth Mendez-Yibirin

Bix 7 – Shelbie Seys, Kristin Kohler

Hood to Coast Crawfish Crawl – Brian VanSolt

Team APMA 5k Nashville – Cary Zinkin

SeaWheeze Half Marathon – Shelbie Seys, Kelly Rainisch (PR)

Ironman Boulder 70.3 – Helena Redshaw

We had our first board meeting of the year on Monday August 14th. Topics covered included:

  • Ordering of the shirts and the swag bags – We anticipate having everything available by mid-October
  • Membership stands at approximately 175 members including our sponsors
  • Meet The Board Social – Tentatively on the calendar for Sunday, October 15th from 5p – 8p – details to follow in an evite
  • Fall Youth Running Program will get under way on Saturday October 7th

Speaking of the Fall Youth Running Program, please check here and for sign up. If we have any of our new members that would like to volunteer to coach the kids for an hour on Saturday from 8 am to 9 am please contact me or Melissa Schwartz – melissavs@myacc.net

​Also, as we welcome our new members I want to let all our members know that we still have towels and visors for purchase. The club running towels and visors are specially priced at 1 for $15 and 2 for $20. Contact me at jaygee725@gmail.com if you would like to have either of these items.

One of our hometown races, The Parkland Dash, is being held on Sunday, October 8th. You can register on Active or through the City of Parkland website. There is a discount code for our club members to use when signing up for 15% off : NWBDASH17. Sign up and be a part of either of two great races, the 5k or the 5 mile run. It is always a good time when you can run with your fellow club members as well as your neighbors.

Have a great rest of your week and I will see you on the road,

Jay Goldstein
President
Northwest Broward Road Runners

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With some recent community feedback concerning running on the road I thought it appropriate to publish a few safety tips for everyone who gets this publication to see

  • Wear your safety light. If you don’t have one please buy one.
  • Wear light colored clothing to increase visibility
  • Run against the flow of traffic in the bike lane or on the sidewalk if it is safe to do so.
  • If you are starting your run up Coral Ridge Drive please go to the crosswalk at Holmberg and Coral Ridge and cross at the light before heading up Coral Ridge Dr. Remember, although pedestrians have the right of way, assume that the drivers are not aware of you in the early morning and they will not stop.
  • If you are running in the bike lane, the proper thing to do is move into the road or onto the shoulder and let the bike stay in the lane. You can see oncoming traffic and decide the best course of action. They ride with the flow of traffic and cannot.

I wish to thank both Shelbie Seys and Rebeca Rodriguez for their contributions to the board and the club as a whole. Both are stepping down from their current roles of board secretary (Shelbie) and membership/media (Rebeca). We are sad to see them go but are happy to wish them well on their next pursuits. It has been a great pleasure serving with both of them. They certainly brought a passion to their roles and for this the club is a beneficiary and grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

It’s funny; in all the years I have been writing an article in the South Florida Running Forum, I never stopped to thank the editor of this paper, Jim Niemir, for the contributions that he has made to the running community. Jim has provided a forum for the running club presidents to publicize the events of their clubs, to spotlight individual members and sponsors, to recognize charitable work, and even to allow a certain degree of advertising of beneficial products and services to our members. Although NWBRRC members receive a separate News You Can Use newsletter based on what is happening inside the club, I can tell you it means so much to our club members when they see their names out there for the entire South Florida running community to see. So, Jim, if you are reading this (and I hope you are for content and editing – LOL) I speak for our club membership and say: THANK YOU.

Race Report

Beverly 10 miler – Dana Moss
Park City July 4th 5k – Stephanie Rodriguez
Freedom 5k – Jean-Louis Beaudonnet (3rd PL M Grandmaster), Kimberly Reyes (1st PL AG)
Weston Hometown 4th of July 5k – Melissa Meyer (3rd PL F Master), Lauren Fuchs (3rd PL AG), Eric Fishman, Kelly Rainisch, Shelbie Seys, Maida Velez-Kopet, Nicole Gerber, Raquel Alderman, John O’Connell, Doug Eaton, Jean-Louis Beaudonnet, Cary Zinkin
4th of July Sprint Tri– Kimberly Frendhal Reyes

Jay

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A couple of quick shout outs of congratulations to the following members: Inline image 1

Weston Memorial Day 5K – Nicole Gerber, Maida Velz-Kopet, Pam Aks, Cindy Brown, Raquel Alderman, Annika Dworet, Mitch Dworet, John O’Connell
Boca Memorial Day 5k – Kimberly Reyes (1st PL AG)
Run for the Animals 10K – Gaile Valcho (2nd PL AG)
DTR Full Moon 10 Miler – John O’Connell, Willie Torres, Melissa Meyer, Brian Keintz
Super Spartan Race – John O’Connell (1st PL AG)
Wings For Life World Run – George Spas, Paul Millman
Swim Around Key West 12.5 Mile  – Mimi Reeves
Ironman Boulder – Patrick Manley
Race # 2  – 8 Hours of Hell Trail Series – Anne Carroll (2nd PL F)

Your Board of Directors for the 2017/2018 Membership Year Inline image 2
Board Elections were held on Monday, June 12th.  Here are the folks who represent our club for the 2017/2018 board year, our 10th year serving the Northwest Broward running community:
President – Jay Goldstein
Vice President – Melissa Schwartz
Treasurer – Anne Bengtson
Secretary – Tess Williams
Members at Large – Dana Moss, Mark Darley, Alana Miller, Doug Eaton, Susan Frezer

The membership year is quickly winding down and officially ends on June 30th. As we have done the last two years we are giving our loyal members an opportunity to renew their memberships from June 1st to June 30th at a discount. Members who renew during this time will save $5 on an individual membership category and $10 on a family membership http://www.active.com/coral-springs-fl/running/northwest-broward-road-runners-annual-membership-18-2017.

Its going to be a great year. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to keep our club as the premier running group in South Florida.

Jay

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Another week, another group of us racing.  Congratulations to the following members on their accomplishments:
 
Disney Princess Half Marathon – Dana Moss, Celia Blandon
The Dunes 50 Miler – Brian Keintz, Michelle Manley
Run for the City 5k – Rocio Arnold (1st PL AG)
Gasparilla Half Marathon – Shelbie Seys, Kelly Rainisch, Laura Lightboun,Alberto Grajales
Gasparilla 15K – Corie Opdyke, Kristen Kohler, Jennifer Barter
Gasparilla 5K – Laura Grajales
MSSOA Adventure Race – Catalina Bonilla
 
Thursday, March 16th from 6p – 730p: our sponsor, Ameriprise Financial (Diego Velasquez) is holding a dinner seminar from 6p – 730p at Bru’s Room on Hillsboro Blvd.  The topic is “Learn How to Cover Long Term or Chronic Care costs.”  To RSVP, please call:954-603-0515, Alejandro.Silva@ampf.com or Judy.Morales@ampf.com.
Thursday, March 23rd from 530p – ??: we are having our spring social at Angelo’s in the Heron Bay Shoppes (5920 Coral Ridge Dr).  It is pay as you go and drinks under $20 are 2 for 1 as well as discounted tapas. Happy hour is from 4p – 7p.   As an added bonus, our new sponsor Mobile Cryotherapy will be  in the parking lot from 6p – 8p so that you can experience their service.  It is $40 for the session but discounted to $35 if we have 15 people signed up to try it.  Get happy and give your body a treat to get it ready for the weekend run.
Saturday, March 25th: the Race for Women’s Wellness Half Marathon and 5k takes place.  We are hosting the Mile 1 water stop.  Kelly Burke, the race director, is asking if we can provide 8 volunteers.  This can be club members but also their children, etc.  Please contact Melissa Schwartz and let her know that you can help (melissavs@myacc,net)

I would like to take a moment and introduce you to our newest sponsor Fusion Fitness and Yoga – Group Training with a Personal Touch

Our professional staff of Certified Fitness and Yoga Instructors and Personal Trainers are here to share their knowledge with you. We have over 100 group fitness classes per week and are open to every level of fitness ability from beginner to the more experienced. We keep our classes small enough to know you personally and to meet all of your fitness needs and goals. 

Fusion Fitness and O2 Yoga is a boutique, independently owned, fitness studio located in the heart of suburban Coral Springs, Florida. It is the fruition of experienced fitness enthusiasts Debbie Wolff and Andi Boddie and has become a haven for those seeking a balance in their lives, mind, body and soul.

Fusion Fitness and O2 Yoga has grown from a small space to a multi-room studio offering over 100 classes weekly in a variety of group fitness formats. Classes are intentionally kept small enough to provide personal training in an intimate group setting. Fusion Fitness and O2 Yoga enables clients to meet their whole body fitness needs and goals. Fusion Fitness and O2 Yoga has consistently been voted “Best Fitness Studio in Town.”bFusion is located at 4670 Coral Ridge Dr, Coral Springs, FL 3307 Phone(954) 345-9642.  Check out their website, fusionfitnessyoga.com for a list of classes and schedules.

Thank you for your sponsorship.  I look forward to our membership taking advantage of all they have to offer.
Have a great rest of your week,
Jay Goldstein
President
Northwest Broward Road Runners

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We have been so busy racing and it’s about time to recap what great things we are accomplishing. Congratulations to the following members on their results:

Run to the Rescue 5k – Melissa Schwartz (3rd PL F Overall), Chuck Medcraft (3rd PL AG), Doug Eaton
Butterfly Run 5k – Dana Moss (1st PL AG),Michael Riedhammer (2nd PL AG), Cindy Brown
Rock and Roll New Orleans Half – Shelbie Seys, Rich Silcox, Rebeca Rodriguez, Roberto Hernandez (PR)
River, Roots, and Ruts Trail Run – Howard Helbein (2nd PL AG), Irma Robinson (2nd PL AG), Mimi Reeves
Run Through Central Park – Michael Riedhammer, Armand Greyvensteyn, Cindy Brown
The Donna Half Marathon – Gineth Yibirin
I Care I Cure I Run 5k – Katie Skopp (1st PL AG)
Everglades Ultra 50k – Zachary Zweig (2nd PL AG)
Komen 6k – Teresa Basilone (1st PL AG), Jill Hanson (3rd PL AG), Robin Campbell(3rd PL AG)
A1A Ft. Lauderdale Marathon – Anne Carroll (3rd PL AG), Willie Torres, Manuela Corrales, Vilias Cherubin, Juan Catoni, Alex Birchenall
A1A Ft. Lauderdale Half Marathon – Meryl Spector (1st Half and PR), Alex Birchenall, Lee Bernstein, Andy Espy, Shawn McManus, Eric Beasley, Doug Eaton, John Redmond, Heather Wilkinson, Hayley Kirchoff, Kristin Alba, Kristin Kohler, Dana Moss, Irma Robinson, Kimberly Reyes, Sergio Yibirin, Diego Velasquez, Lorena Velasquez, Roberto Hernandez, Linda Diamond, Rich Silcox, Cary Zinkin, Jay Goldstein, Hector Mayol, Maribell Nguyen, Michelle Manley, CHristine Lada, Tiffani Nardi, Gineth Yibirin, Maida Velez-Kopet, Walkiria Salem, Celia Blandon

NWBRR has a New Sponsor

I would like to welcome a long time friend of the club, former president, and now new sponsor with her business that can make you feel absolutely recovered from whatever you put your body through in training, from injury, or race ready in preparation for your next event. Ilene Sonin is owner of Mobile CryoSuite and here is a brief introduction.

What is Whole Body Cryotherapy? First off, let’s discuss cryotherapy (or as some call it… “Cryo Therapy”/ “Cryogenic Therapy”) in and of itself first before we dive into the “whole body” aspect of it. Cryotherapy, as defined by the ever-reliable Merriam-Webster dictionary, means “the therapeutic use of cold.” Based off of this definition Cryotherapy, in the simplest of terms, is essentially, COLD THERAPY.

Let’s back up for a second, what is the purpose of cold therapy? Studies have shown that exposing the body to sub-zero temperatures, aka cold therapy, can help reduce inflammation, relieve muscles soreness, improve energy, boost endorphins, and much, much more. Nice!Now to discuss Whole Body Cryotherapy. Whole Body Cryotherapy deals with exposing the WHOLE BODY to cold temperatures… cold as in -202ºF! Wowza, that’s cold. Now how does one expose their entire body to frigid temps? Well you could stand out in the middle of Antarctica while barely wearing anything but that doesn’t sound very fun, or safe; OR you could hop on into an Impact Cryotherapy Cryosauna for a quick 3-minute Whole Body Cryotherapy session!

Ilene would like to give you more information on the treatments and is also available to book appointments. Her contact is cell# 954-415-1000 or ilene@mobilecryosuite.com. Of course there are club discounts for the service which Ilene will share. She has also offered to come out if we can get a group of 10 or more who would like to experience a sample treatment (normally $50 but only $40 to club members for the first time).

Contact me if you would like to be part of the group and we will coordinate dates and times.

Until next time, have a great week.

Jay Goldstein
President
Northwest Broward Road Runners

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It was cold, it was rainy, it was soggy, you ran sloggy but you did it. Hopefully you have defrosted and are warm by now. Congratulations to the following members on your race accomplishments this past weekend in some very difficult weather:

  • Miami Marathon – John O’Connell (1st Marathon and PR), Kimberly Reyes (1st Marathon and PR), Walkiria Salem (1st Marathon and PR), Mark Shachner (Pacer), Andrea Medalie (Pacer), Mike Zahalsky, Jill Katz, Anne Carroll, Fabio Tylim
  • Miami Half Marathon – Linda Diamond, Rich Silcox, Rebeca Rodriguez, Stephanie Rodriguez, Roberto Hernandez, Shelbie Seys, Denise Harrison, Jennifer Barter, Doug Eaton, Dana Moss, Tammy Meisel, Kim Wolman, Kristen Kohler, Corie Opdyke, Catalina Bonilla, Howard Helbein, Irma Robinson, Mimi Reeves, Debbie Meitz, Susan Frezer, Andy Espy, Gracia Lopez, Michelle Palazzo, Jill Hanson, Raquel Alderman, Zachary Zweig, Chris Miller
  • Miami Tropical 5k – Dana Moss

Obstacle Course Saturday at One to One Fitness

This Saturday, February 4th at 8am, the folks at One to One Fitness are conducting a kids boot camp. For those of you who have kids in our Youth Running Program you know what fun the kids have on the obstacle course. Manny plans on holding the boot camp classes one Saturday per month and the cost of the class is $15 with each additional child in the family at $10/class. Bring your children out for a fun time while encouraging their fitness. It is open to children of all of our members. One to One Fitness is located at 5451 N University Dr # 101, Coral Springs, FL 33067 at the corner of Westview and University. The phone number is 954-796-7001 for further information.

Beach Run

YAY!! It’s that time of year again to run with cool ocean breezes and finish up with coffee, bagels, and your fellow members. We will be having our annual beach run on Saturday, February 11th at 530 am (the weekend before the A1A Half). We will leave from The Cove Shopping Center in Deerfield Beach. The course goes to Spanish River Park in Boca Raton and back to The Cove (10 miles round trip). You can turn around at any time. Coolers will be available at Palmetto and A1A and there are bathrooms available at the golf course about a mile up from there. NOTE: If you decide to run out west that weekend, coolers will not be available so please plan your hydration accordingly.

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We are back to a great week of cooler temperatures and hopefully that will pave the way for some fast times in Miami this weekend. Good luck to everyone who is running the half or full

Some race results to catch everyone up on. Congratulations to the following members on their accomplishments:

  • Boca 5k – Gabriel Malka
  • Vista View 360 – Howard Helbein
  • Key West Half Marathon – Joe Gonzalez
  • Naples Daily News Half Marathon – Andy Espy, Susan Frezer, Dana Moss, Lily Daly, Robin Campbell, Anne Bengtson, Melissa Lee, Andrew Lee, Ivan Rodriguez, Eric Beazley, Teresa Basilone, Manuela Corrales, Linda Diamond, Irma Robinson, Cliff Goldstein, Mike Muffs

Jay Goldstein
President
Northwest Broward Road Runners