A Sneaker Straddling Both Worlds

by Laura ClarkLaura Clark ran both the Dodge the Deer Race and the Adirondack Runner's Race to the Lakes 15K and enjoyed them but found them not to be as described. She ends with "Both venues merit future returns in non-race mode. …
old enjoyed a plentiful barbecue picnic and Josh Merlis https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2022/july/sneaker-straddling-both-worlds

Distinguished Service Award Race to Honor 2022 Winners

by Jon LindenauerJon details the race, which he has now run three times, and why he loves running on the UAlbany Campus. Included in the article are the top winners, race results, link to extensive pictures from the race, and more! …
and Josh Merlis and Josh Merlis https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2022/july/distinguished-service-award-race-honor-2022-winners

CDPHP WTC 2022: The Voices of the Winners and More!

by Christine BishopThe winners of the CDPHP WTC discuss their runs, results galore on the race are presented ,and finally the volunteers, without whom this race could not function, are identified and honored for the part they play in making this arguably …
Cox Susan Thompson Nick Demos Josh Merlis John Haley Clay Ludovico Emil https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2022/june/cdphp-wtc-2022-voices-winners-and-more

5run8 is 518's Local Podcast for Runners

by Michael "Dino" DiNicolaThe 5run8 podcasts are meant to foster a sense of community among runners in the Capital Region. It’s a place where runners can freely share their training and other things pertaining directly and indirectly to the sport... …
Fitness podcast interviewed Karen Hughes and Josh Merlis https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2022/june/5run8-518s-local-podcast-runners

Finish Line: Syracuse Half, NYC Half and Ice Breaker 5K

by the RunnersSyracuse runners reported a race dotted with steep hills but with booty some of the best in Upstate NY races. Alyssa Risko, with two friends, battled the NYC Half marathon only to run into a prominent HMRRC member at the end. Meg Harrington …
wise but I spoke to Josh Merlis just before the race went off and I tempered https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2022/april/finish-line-syracuse-half-nyc-half-and-ice-breaker-5k

Third Time Charm – Syracuse Half Marathon

by Josh MerlisJosh had not raced a half marathon in 7 years and because of the Pandemic halting all races, he had no idea how he would do. He knew he was fit, "but nothing can replace the experiential gains of racing." However, the most amazing and unbeli…
by Josh Merlis This was my 3rd time running in the Syra https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2022/april/third-time-charm-syracuse-half-marathon

"Life is a Lot Harder Than Running in This Race"

by Josh MerlisJosh Merlis reflects on the meaning of creating this event and others over the past twenty years. This one presented so many challenges, but he was reminded by one of the racers who carried a flag in honor of his fallen brother, Sgt. First C…
by Josh Merlis Andy LaPorta and I shared these words sh https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2022/april/life-lot-harder-running-race

Up To Speed – March Madness

What's in the running news for March: UAlb Track and Field for 9th year in a row triumphant; 2nd man to run 4 minute mile dies age 91; McD in China makes news; poop on the track; Pearls Before Swine and more! For full article, click here
Josh Merlis McDonald https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2022/march/speed-march-madness

Winter Gear Questionnaire

Devised by Mary Claire WalkerRight now we feel the bite of a record breaking frigid winter and may wonder if we are wearing the proper running gear. To find this out, who better to interview than runners who have raced in the HMRRC Winter Series 2021-2022…
run. The normal gloves work fine for me. Josh Merlis What is your favorite winter running hat https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2022/february/winter-gear-questionnaire

Runner Questionnaire - Erin Rasco

"I originally started running when I was 8 years old. My older sister had just joined the cross country team and I really looked up to her. It didn’t take too long before I enjoyed beating boys in my elementary school class and that really made me love it…
and thankfully Josh Merlis let me switch to the full marathon. Well https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2022/february/runner-questionnaire-erin-rasco

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