Who We Are

We are an RRCA chapter of local runners and walkers who enjoy social and training runs in our beautiful area. All are welcome!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vineyard / Warrior Run: Sat., May 1st at 8:30 am

Hope to see you this Saturday, May 1 at 8:30 am at the Harmon Field Track where we will start the Warrior Drive run, but detour up Vineyard Rd. -- a very long hill that will remind you of the Bridge Run in Charleston. Once you conquer that, it's all downhill or flat. Total distance approx. 4.5 miles. Great workout to strengthen those legs!

Bring water. Bring a friend!

Laura & Scarlette

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Another nice run!

The rain held off for us today and we got another good run in around Warrior Loop. We had two new people join us today - our little club is catching on! We will figure out what the route will be for next week and post it soon! Also join us on Facebook!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Warrior Loop Saturday 4/23

Let the countdown begin! We are one month away from Tryon's Warrior Drive 5 race that will be held Saturday May 22. It is a beautiful course at the foot of Warrior Mountain. The race is walker friendly so everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy the event!

In preparation for the event we will hold a group run Saturday April 4/23 at 8:30. Just like the race, all paces are welcome.

There is a chance of thunderstorms on Satruday, but hopefully we will have a window of opportunity in the morning to run.

We look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Let's Hit the Trails

Tryon Running Club will meet up at 8:00 am (vs. the usual 8:30) this Saturday, April 17th, for a beautiful train run on the Tom Raymond Fitness Trail behind St. Luke's Hospital. Park in the Emergency Department parking lot behind the hospital. Don't forget your trail shoes or old running shoes and water!

We'll probably running 3-5 miles depending on how many laps we do. Some of us will have GPS running watches for distance.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

"Build it...and they will come."

Well, that's exactly what happened! We put the word out that there IS a Tryon Running Club and you came! Not sure if it was Kevin Costner in "Field of Dreams" or Teddy Roosevelt who originated that quote, but it holds true today for us.

We had an awesome group this morning to lap around Lake Lanier. It was the perfect spring morning -- blossoming dogwoods and azaleas lining the roadway and mild temps.

Spread the word that we are here and bring a friend to the next run!

Stay tuned and we'll post another group run for next weekend.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Next Group Run: Sat., April 10th at Lake Lanier

Awesome group from our last run!

Our goal this Spring is to find 4-5 mile local routes that highlight the beauty of this long-awaited season. The last two runs we did starting at Harmon Field and taking Warrior Drive back around in a loop. Our next run will be at Lake Lanier. We will tackle the hilly course as best we can, not looking to PR or go crazy.

We will group according to pace / strategy. Some may want to run the whole thing. Some may want to run the flats/downhills, and walk the hills, and some may want to do the opposite -- power up the hills, walk the flats for recovery. It's 4.8 miles point-to-point unless you do the Ache Around the Lake route which starts on Butter Street to get an even 5 miles.

While we are a "running club", we welcome and encourage walkers who want to try running or adding running to their workouts. Please join us - the lake is a great place to add a little running because it's an interval course that often forces avid runners to take a little walk break every now and then.

Let's park at the beautiful Tea House restaurant and meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 10th. Bring water!

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