Congratulations to the following members

A1A Marathon – Jean Louis Beaudonnet (2nd Pl AG), Willie Torres, Laura Grajales, John O’Connell, Brian Keintz, Howard York, Anne Carroll

A1A Half Marathon – Kimberly Reyes, Alana Miller, Maida Velez-Kopet, Kevin Quinn, Rocio Arnold, Edna Tello, Debbie Meitz, Tracy Gaynor, Kim Wolman, Catalina Bonilla, Mimi Reeves, Rebeca Rodriguez, Irma Robinson, Paul Millman, Lee Bernstein, Kristen Alba, Joe Gonzalez, Huaina Classons, Fabiola Pepe, Deborah Johnson

Publix Ft Lauderdale 5k – Maida Velez Kopet (1st PL AG)

Five Points of Life Half Marathon – Tim Atyeo, Caroline Atyeo

Annual Beach Run

Saturday, February 10th at 5:30 am

A change of scenery does a runner’s body good!

  • Meet at The Cove Shopping Center on Hillsboro Blvd just east of Federal Hwy.
  • Coolers will be out on Palmetto and A1A (3 miles).
  • A1A to Spanish River Park and back – 10 miles in total but you can turn around anytime
  • Bathrooms – golf course about 3/4 mile up from the water stop.
  • Bagels and coffee for everyone at the start/end point.
  • For those staying out west we will ONLY have the coolers out at Holmberg and University

Everyone is off to the races in 2018

We have a bunch of races to report as we have a number of our members putting their training into action. Congratulations to the following members:

Sandspur 50k – Howard Helbein

Shooters 5k – Raquel Alderman

Boca Raton 10k -Luis Vera

Disney Half Marathon – Don Burgess, Deborah Johnson, Michael Riedhammer, Maida Velez-Kopet

Key West Half Marathon – Paul Millman, Alana Miller

Naples Half Marathon – Ann Bengtson, Linda Diamond, Kim Wolman, Cliff Goldstein, Mitch Ryback, Fabio Tylim, Andrew Lee, Melissa Lee, Melissa Meyer, Melissa Pariaug, Heather Nobler

Vista View 360 – Individual – Howard Helbein, Relay – Dana Moss

Brandon’s Run 5k – Maida Velez-Kopet

Steps for Life 5k – Katie Skopp

5k for Kids – Kimberly Reyes (2nd PL AG)
Lots more racing going on this past weekend in Miami and other parts. Congratulations to the following members on their accomplishments:

Sky Dive Ultra 100 miler – Irma Robinson (3rd PL F overall), Mimi Reeves

Miami Marathon – Kim Wolman (1st PL AG and BQ), ChiHoon Lee (2nd PL AG), John O’Connell, Melissa Pariaug, Ann Carroll, Jill Katz, Doug Eaton

Miami Half Marathon – Andy Espey, Nicole Hall, Debbie Meitz, Kim Sundberg, Dana Pincek, Christine Lada, Susan Frezer, Sadie Howes, Nicole Gerber, Raquel Alderman, Denise Harrison, Corie Opdyke, Tammy Measel, Willie Torres, Peter Firestone

New Year, New Race Results

From myself and the board we want to congratulate you again on your running accomplishments this past year and wish you health, happiness and successful running in 2018.

Congratulations to the following members on their accomplishments:

Delray Jingle Bell Jog 5k – Kara Sisti, Denise Harrision

Ft. Lauderdale Jingle Bell Jog 5k – Nicole Gerber, Raquel Alderman, Cary Zinkin, Kristin Alba

Original Ft. Lauderdale Jingle Bell 5k – Jean Louis Beaudonnet (1st PL AG), Michael Riedhammer (2nd PL AG)

Lace Em Up on the Levee 10K – Irma Robinson (1st PL AG), Catalina Bonilla (3rd PL AG), Kevin Quinn, Bryan Van Solt, Helena Redshaw, Rebeca Rodriguez, Celia Blandon

Boca Raton 5k – Dana Moss (2nd PL AG & PR), Kara Sisti

Boca Raton 10k – Manuela Corrales, Christine Lada, Sharamy Angarita

Happy New Year,
Jay Goldstein
Northwest Broward Road Runners

‘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

Racing and more racing


Take advantage discounts just for being a NWBRRC club member

Chi Running Certified Coach Alan Miller at Runner’s Depot – Dec.  2 
Coral Ridge Dr.
Click to Register
10% discount code: Club10

Palm Beaches Marathon and Half marathon – Dec. 3,2017
Click to Register
discount code: NWBRRC20

A1A Ft Lauderdale half Marathon – Feb 18, 2018
Click to Register
discount code: NWBRRC

Congratulations Club Members!

New York City Marathon – Kevin Quinn
Marine Corps Marathon – Paul Browne
Toronto Half Marathon – Jay Goldstein
Shott Community 5k – Mitch Dworet (2nd PL AG), Annika Dworet (3rd PL AG)
Fire Hero 5k – Raquel Alderman
Miami Beach 13.1 Halloween Half Marathon – Jean-Louis Beaudonet (1st PL AG), Dana Moss (3rd PL AG), Melissa Pariaug, Maida Velez-Kopet, Tracy Ackerman-Gaynor, Roberto Hernandez, Catalina Bonilla, Bryan Van Solt
Spooktacular 5k – Celia Blandon
Treasure Coast Halloween Half Marathon – Heather Nobler (3rd PL AG)
Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon – Maida Velez-Kopet
Disney Wine and Dine 10k – Maida Velez-Kopet
Humana 5k – Susan Frezer
FSU 5K – Debbie Meitz
Boca PAL Half Marathon – Shelbie Seys, Stephanie Rodriguez, Rebeca Rodriguez, Michael Riedhammer

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

Have a great rest of your week,

Jay Goldstein
Northwest Broward Road Runners

News You Can Use

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 –

​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 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
Northwest Broward Road Runners

Dr. Cary Zinkin: A Simplified Guide to Plantar Fasciitis!


While any experienced runner will tell you there are quite possibly hundreds of different aches and pains associated with long distance running, the one that has sent them running to their podiatrist most often is a condition known as Plantar Fasciitis (pronounced Fah-shee-eye-tis).  This “sore spot” with runners is often caused by biomechanical flaws such as flat feet (where excessive pronation occurs with every step) and high arched feet (where the Achilles tendon is excessively tight).  But you don’t have to be born with a biomechanical problem to suffer from plantar fasciitis.  Many of us are our own worst enemy, bringing on this condition by overtraining, excessive weight gain and wearing the wrong shoes while not running.  That’s right, wearing the wrong shoes at work and going barefoot on hard floors at home and outside by the pool.  And of course, you know about those extra couple of pounds that you put on after increasing your mileage (and your appetite)! The combination of any or several of these mentionables is enough to make you writhe in discomfort with every step.  And the longer you wait to get treatment, the longer it takes to get rid of that agonizing pain that is now becoming a constant part of your daily life. 

If you have never had this condition and are now experiencing heel and/or arch pain, stiffness and tenderness at the bottom of your foot (or feet) upon the first few steps in the morning, and even pain that seems to be radiating from the bottom of your foot and up into your leg, you need to read on.  Instead of ignoring the pain and trying to “run through” it, I want you to think about and follow the next few steps which will help you evaluate your condition and determine at what point you need see a podiatrist.

First, go to your closet take out all the shoes that you commonly wear during a normal work week. Aside from your running sneakers, determine which shoes you wear most often.

Men, do you wear those heavy black “men’s oxford” type shoes to work?  You know, the ones with the hard innersole?  How about those backless pool ‘slip-ons’ or loafers or moccasins?  These all might be contributing, step by step to your ever-increasing torture that has become a daily experience.

Ladies, you are usually worse than us men, your stylish work shoes, heels, backless shoes and the fact that your “sexy looking” shoes generally squeeze your foot into about two-thirds of the amount of width that you really need, all add up to trouble.

So, here’s the plan: First, both men and women, if you must wear a fancy shoe to work, try and find a comfortable shoe, like a Rockport, and replace the sockliner with an extra soft, rubbery innersole.  You know, the kind you can buy at your local running or sports store.  When not at work, wear an older pair of running sneakers around the house and again, replace the sock liner with a sport type aftermarket innersole. You can use the same innersoles that you use for your work shoes.

At this point, do not use a plastic orthotic device or any prefabricated devices that you might buy in a store. These are generally not made for your foot and can sometimes worsen a bad situation. Lastly, NO BARE FEET.  Wear your sneakers in and out of the house (ok, not in the shower), but you get the picture? You need to have support and softness as well as a small heel lift to try and alleviate stress and to help distribute weight a little more efficiently.  For those of you that can take an anti-inflammatory medicine such as ibuprofen, you might try using it for a week or so.

Now as a long-distance runner and a podiatrist, I am at odds to tell you that reducing your mileage, at least for a week or two, might certainly help.  Lord knows, that’s the last thing you want to hear!  But if, after that amount of time, the condition has not improved, that is the time to be examined by your podiatrist.

The treatment of plantar fasciitis can certainly be more complicated than I have described above, and it often takes time to resolve the condition.  Methods such as injections, custom casted orthotics, physical therapy and strappings are often used to alleviate pain.  The sooner you receive treatment, the faster you will get back on the road pain free.

See you on the road!!!

Dr. Cary M. Zinkin, Podiatric Physician


I have always maintained that runners are special. Ask anyone who lives with a runner and you will risk being subjected to a lengthy, heartfelt and even frustrated sermon about how special they really are. They disappear at all sort of unseemly hours and then come back home utterly exhausted but strangely elated. The only conclusion for a sane ( non-runner) is that the runner in their life must be ‘special’. The rest of the pleasure of cohabiting with a runner is clouded in mystery and probably makes most sense left that way.

This ‘specialness’ can be expressed in many aspects of life, be it related to diet, insistence on a rigid weekly routine or the decorating of entire rooms with medals and race bibs. You know it happens!!! That said, there is one annual ‘negotiation’ that probably equals no other. Every year the prospect of the family holiday looms large and then bursts into the family conscience. Both sides of the running divide start to think how this should or could be handled.

The non running partners, a number that often includes children, speculate on whether Mom or Dad will take a whole bag of running gear with them on the annual family vacation. This is an additional bag to the one with either beach gear, evening wear or other good stuff in it. This side of the family will also consider how much of the vacation might be structured around ‘getting a run in’ whether the intended destination is Rome, Paris, Nashville or the Sahara Desert. These deliberations might cause the occasional spirited debate around the dinner table as the running side of the family enters into delicate negotiations intended to balance their obsession with the needs of the family.

As for the runner, there really is very little to debate or discuss. Training cannot be disturbed just because familial obligations must be observed in order to maintain a civil marriage or family life. That said, this apparently straightforward and ‘obvious’ point of view tends to come unstuck when the opinions of the non-runners are, for whatever reason, taken into account. They just do not get it. The need to run seems to be lost on them. After all, they see the runner in their life do it all year round which raises the question for them: why not take a rest?

A rest? WHAT HERESY IS THIS? Surely only a non-runner could contemplate such an incomprehensible idea let alone actually dare to say it, but say it they do. This delicate subject thus forces its way onto the agenda and detailed discussions ensue as a precursor to getting some sort of treaty signed before the vacation. Of course, some families have two runners in them. These combos, often husband and wife, make the idea of no running on vacation totally beyond consideration. The hapless kids in these hopeless situations are stuck with the problem so, I guess, there is no choice but to suck it up and deal with it.

Even the single runner wrestles with the dilemma of ‘to run or not to run, that is the question’ when venturing further afield from local and comforting roads. Clearly some vacations lend themselves to running as the break from work might be destined to land the runner in a place where running is even more exciting and mind soothing than normal. Others, like my 2017 trip to the Cotswolds in England present more interesting problems. My home town is hilly and I do not need hill training right now. My fragile knees are just beginning to carry me again. Thus, the dilemma of whether to take my ‘gear’ even presents itself to me. Great beer, ancient hostelries, fabulous high calorie food and endless bonhomie with old friends all range themselves against the obvious pleasure of enjoying Merry Old England. Thus, the question arises of whether I pack running gear or just say ‘to hell with it’ and relax awhile. I am not Mo Farah, I am not trying to get into Team GB, so maybe a rest might be a good idea. I have two knees that concur, even though I might sneak one change of gear into my bag. We shall see.

In conclusion, the prospect of a complete break from running might be very therapeutic. Families might be rediscovered and good times had. While it is tempting to think life revolves around running it is quite sobering to realize it might not. Any coach worth their salt will tell you a rest is good. Some I know stop running for a three week period every year. This could, cunningly, be made to coincide with the family vacation. So. Think about it. Why not take a rest. Enjoy your vacation and chill. You might find out that it makes complete sense.

Mark Darley
aka Britrunner