The Inaugural Electric City Five Miler

by Josh Merlis"On Saturday, March 13, ARE Event Productions (AREEP) will debut its Electric City 5 Miler at Schenectady’s Mohawk Harbor. Since the harbor’s creation a few years ago, AREEP has been highly interested in bringing an event there and is thrill…
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Top 2020 Articles from The Pace Setter

2020 was not the cool 20-20 start we thought it would be. Covid-19 does not rear its catastrophic head until the April issue. If you want to make your own Pace Setter Top of 2020 Articles, we will show you how. Surprisingly, yearly and monthly Pace Setter…
Josh Merlis of the Upstate Classic Race Director by Josh Merlis Other than giving us background on the glo https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2021/january/top-2020-articles-pace-setter

ARE You Ready for Adventure?

by Laura ClarkLaura may be the senior runner on this course, but when it comes to adventure, she has few peers! No matter how challenging, she is up for it. The new route ran across a field with more mud than the Everglades, craggy roots like out of the H…
eight of us signed up for Josh Merlis https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2021/january/are-you-ready-adventure

2021 Race Preview Video

by Josh Merlis2021 holds the promise of races going back to normal. In the meantime, racing will be held conforming to health guidelines and these events will give us a frisson of racing hope. ARE, under Josh Merlis' creative leadership, is offering 8 rac…
by Josh Merlis https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2021/january/2021-race-preview-video

Changes Brought About by the Pandemic

by HMRRC MembersCovid-19 caused an unwanted upheaval in our lives, but the extra time and isolation that accompanied it changed our routines and added new elements to it. Interestingly, a significant increase in running resulted. Prominent runners in our …
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Holiday Gifts for Athletes from Athletes

by Michelle MerlisMichelle Merlis has added a very thorough article on perfect gifts for athletes and it complements nicely with the gift suggestions made by our runners in response to a Pace Setter survey question. This holiday season should present no p…
Josh Merlis https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2020/december/holiday-gifts-athletes-athletes

Come Run in 2021: A Program to Deliver New Vigor to Your Running

by Christine Bishop and Mat NarkMat Nark and six other experts in the field of running will present programs each day for a month, and in addition, races and events will be scheduled. The presenters are: Josh Merlis (Events); Michelle Merlis (Trail Runnin…
Josh Merlis will organize races and Mat will hold group …nd feed these differences appropriately. Josh Merlis Josh ran his first 5K at age six https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2020/december/come-run-2021-program-deliver-new-vigor-your-running

Planning a Time Trial

by Dick VincentIn John L. Parker's iconic book, Once a Runner, its hero laments not being able to train in solitude. He obviously did not live during a pandemic. Coach Dick Vincent gives you concrete steps on how to gain motivation and take advantage of y…
. Dick with Josh Merlis and Courtney Breiner celebrating Coach Di https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2020/december/planning-time-trail

The Running Mind of the Upstate Classic Race Director

by Josh MerlisOther than giving us background on the glorious Upstate Classic Event that electrified the Albany area running community, Josh details how the pandemic ravaged his enterprise, bringing it near bankruptcy, but with his usual sangfroid attitud…
by Josh Merlis I took a few steps… Josh Merlis Click on picture Josh Merlis https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2020/december/running-mind-upstate-classic-race-director

Anny Stockman’s Triple Crown: 3 National USATF Titles!

by Christine BishopAnny Stockman has achieved the almost impossible. She has won three USATF national titles for her age group. Read about her and how she did it. Surprisingly, she didn't even start to run until she was 48 years old. Since then, she has b…
ordinaire Jim Gilmer and the timing magic of Josh Merlis and ARE Timing… in front of the Bethlehem Middle School and Josh Merlis volunteered to set up a separate timing mat https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2020/november/anny-stockmans-triple-crown-3-national-usatf-titles

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