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SEPTEMBER 2021

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Annual Meeting to be held September 26th – SUNY/Albany

HMRRC will hold its Annual Meeting on Sunday, September 26th at 10:15 a.m., following the Anniversary Race and Awards Ceremony on the UAlbany Campus. All members are encouraged to attend. On the agenda is the election of Board members for the next year. The candidates and their respective Board positions are: For full article, click here

Hall of Fame – Distinguished Service Award Recipients -- Sep 26th

by Courtney Breiner
The Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club is elated to have the opportunity to honor both our 2020 and 2021 Distinguished Service Award Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees. The awards will officially be presented at our annual Anniversary Run on September 26! For full article, click here

MHR Marathon and the Hannaford Half

by Christine Bishop
On October 10, Sunday, the HMRRC Marathon and the Hannaford Half Marathon will present a major running event for the Greater Albany area. Read all about the wonderful things it contains in this photostudded article and think about running it yourself or watching it at the finish line in the Corning Preserve. For full article, click here

CDPHP WTC 2021: Hot Event in Altamont

by Christine Bishop
On sundrenched Altamont Fairgrounds, competitors from 116 corporate teams in the Greater Albany area battled for dominance in the 41st CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge on August 26, seemingly unphased by high temperatures and equally high humidity. The runners celebrated being able to run this event again after having to wait almost two years due to the pandemic. To be more inclusive, the race was also held virtually. For full article, click here

Finding the Zip Again

by Benita Zahn
When you think of going for a run, do you yawn and wonder, "Why bother!" Benita explores why you probably feel this way, and offers a host of strategies you can use to conquer the blahs and enjoy running again. For full article, click here

Run for Adventure

by Bill Hoffman
I often get asked by non-runners why I don’t find running boring? From their point of view, I often go off by myself for hours at a time, just running and ending up back where I started. On the surface it does sound pretty boring. However, I have found that running provides me with a sense of true adventure. Something that is hard to find in our society. I am constantly exploring while I run. For full article, click here

Freihofer’s Run for Women – 43 with a midlife crisis!

by Kristen Hislop
The 43rd Freihofer’s Run for Women takes place on September 25 in downtown Albany. Registration is open the day of the race and before. Combined with the camaraderie of running with sister runners, there are many prizes other than a memorable race T-shirt. If you finish, you will get a medal, and if your team places, you will be given a sterling silver jewelry memento. Come and join the fun. For full article, click here

Tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho

by Anouk Booneman
We are fortunate to have Anouk Booneman, an accomplished cook and ardent supporter of plant based diets, agree to write a monthly column, Recipes for Runners, that will stress ways to make your diet more healthy and thus enhance your sporting performance. These recipes will help to supply vitamins, minerals, and protein needed to promote muscle growth and repair. Bon Appetit! For full article, click here

The Athlete's Kitchen ... Why Can’t I Lose Those Last Few Pounds??

by Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
I often get asked by non-runners why I don’t find running boring? From their point of view, I often go off by myself for hours at a time, just running and ending up back where I started. On the surface it does sound pretty boring. However, I have found that running provides me with a sense of true adventure. Something that is hard to find in our society. I am constantly exploring while I run. For full article, click here

Books To Read After Running

HMRRC noted athletes Mark Mindel and Sally Drake review books that are great to read when relaxing after running. The books cover the gamut from fiction to nonfiction. Mark is going solo this month, but Sally will return in October. Happy reading. For full article, click here

Book Review: What Made Maddy Run

Reviewed by Tom O’Grady
Tom O'Grady reviews What Made Maddy Run, a book about an athlete who faced enormous mental pressures in both athletics and academics that resulted in tragedy. Tom highly recommends this book for "athletes who feel the constant stressors and struggles of maintaining their mental health." For full article, click here

Christine Bishop, Editor

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