Come to the March ’22 Membership Meeting!

March’s Monthly Membership meeting will be held on Thursday, March 10th, at Mohnton Fire Company Social Quarters, 100 E Summit St., Mohnton, PA 19540.  The meeting is upstairs. Enter the front door and the stairs are on your left. There is no need to ring the buzzer for entry. 

Click HERE to see the location on Google Maps.

Special demo at 6:00pm. Food and drink at 6:30pm. Meeting starts at 7:00pm. All members are welcomed.

* Members are responsible for purchasing their own beverages. Please bring cash.

** SPECIAL FOR MARCH’S MEETING **

Michael Whalen will be providing casual instruction on CPR and the use of the AED prior to the start of the March meeting. Karin Long will also be assessing pulse, blood pressure, and pulse oximetry on anyone that desires a check up. Please arrive at 6pm to take part in this opportunity.

Thanks,

Michelle Henry, President

Final Shiver of ’21-’22 Series — and Awards Banquet!

Thank you to the 139 5k runners, 71 10k runners, and the many volunteers who helped us have another successful Shiver by the River on February 13th.   Because of all the changes and uncertainty of COVID, numbers have been down this year, so we say a SPECIAL “Thank You” to runners and volunteers who have supported us!!!!!!

Shiver#4 will be held March 13th.   Take note – this is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time!!!  

As always, we need more volunteers for this race. Specifically, we need 3 or 4 people willing to take results off of the board, so that the race directors can calculate results as soon as possible. We also need the usual help parking, registration, on the road, at the finish line, clean up, water stop, and within the house serving soup. Anyone helping with registration should arrive at Jim Dietrich Park between 8:15 & 8:30; anyone helping during the race, should arrive by 9:30; either way, look for one of the race directors and we can find something for you to do. However, for as much as we need volunteers, we would really like to see more PACERS run the race!!!! 

The awards ceremony will be held immediately after the 4th race at the Temple Fire Company, 4963 Kutztown Rd, which is about 3 miles from Jim Dietrich Park. This is the same location as the last couple of years. We are looking for more door prizes. If anyone can donate personally, or secure a door prize, please bring it to the 4th race or the March Pacer meeting. Donations can be given directly to any of the race directors or dropped off at the front table where we are selling old shirts, etc. To be eligible to win a door prize, simply complete the survey at the awards banquet. A cold buffet, including a hot vegetarian item, will be served starting around 11:15, followed by door prizes and then the awards. Due to the costs associated with the party, we will follow the guidelines we established a few years ago.   

The party is FREE to everyone who has either:

  1. Finished 3 or more races in this year’s series – please bring your race number from the 4th race to the party, it will be your ticket for free entry.  We will place an additional label on the back of your number which will indicate your eligibility.  
  2. Assisted with any of the races.
  3. Paid for the series.  

We will be charging all others (including Pacers who do not fall into one of the above categories) a $10.00 fee to help cover some of our costs.

Remember, to help us maintain accurate results, DO NOT COMPLETE ANOTHER REGISTRATION FORM if you already ran this year.   If you paid for the series, registration is in the front room of the house. If you are paying race by race, we have a number for you at the ‘single race registration’ table in the 2nd room. If you have not previously registered for the 2021-2022 series, registration is at a different table, also in the 2nd room.  

Thanks for all the support we have received! We hope to see many of you at the Shiver, either running or volunteering!!!!!

Sue, Georgine & Tiffany

Minutes from the General Meeting (February 2022)

General Meeting Minutes

Date: February 10, 2022

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Mimmo’s Restaurant

Treasury Report – Shaun Luther – 188% of target. Following the discussion with the executive board the target amount will left as is for right now.

Races:

  • Charlie Horse Half Marathon (Sunday, May 29, 2022) – Shaun Luther, registration is open. Shaun said the trail is a bit of a mess due to logging. He spoke to the trail maintenance guy for the Horseshoe Trail, and he will try to work on this. Dirty Pony (5K) is back.
  • Run for the Ages 10K Trail Run (Sunday, June 26, 2022) – Donna Hey – registration is open; paper apps available.
  • Grings Mill 5K and 10K (Sunday, August 7, 2022) – no report
  • Blues Cruise 50K (Sunday, October 2, 2022) – Stephan Weiss – permits done. 45 registered so far. Hard to get the trail maintenance company to work on the ski slope, bridge out, and excavation needed due to wash out.
  • Oley Valley Country Classic-no report
  • Kris Kringle 5 Miler (Saturday, December 31, 2022)- no report
  • Shiver by the River 5K and 10K (Sunday, March 13, 2022)—Sue Jackson – volunteers needed. Still doing the banquet. Asking that people RSVP if they will likely be there, or not is even appreciated. Ordering is typically for 300 people. An email blast went out explaining this. Also looking for door prizes.
  • Jr. High Cross Country Fall Invitational – no report

Committee Reports

Social Committee:

  • Wallyball at Colonial Fitness on Feb 25. There is an event page on Facebook. Bring $5 cash for the entry fee.
  • Running from Wilshire Pool, Thursday, June 23; some form of activity will be organized—run, bike, etc. More to follow
  • Yuriko Beaman – Yoga will be offered, more to follow.
  • Velodrome – Mike Whalen – can get a date in May for this – a Friday. Would have a private area and catering, more to follow.

Communications Committee: no report

Community Service

  • Weekly runs – Michelle Henry –  the WNRs have been successful with the more fixed, escorted runs, offering a 3.5-ish mile, no drop, route for slower runners, and a faster-paced 6-mile run for those interested.
  • Trail Maintenance – No report 
  • Race mates – Dale Weitz – looking for volunteers to do this. Would like to expand the opportunities and the number of people involved. Ask Dale, Mike Whalen, or Kris Jacoby for more information.
  • Jane Setley brought a few of the handmade bowls from the Opportunity House Souper Bowl to give away as door prizes for the meeting attendees. She expressed appreciation for the Pacers’ support of Opportunity House. 

Scholarship Committee

  • There is an opening for one more reviewer on the scholarship committee. The deadline for application is 2/28.

Membership committee:

  • Michelle Henry – we have an actual table for this now, and someone will be encouraging and taking membership applications at all Pacer races.

Old business

  • Fleet Feet is advertising our races on their website.
  • Race results coordinator – Amy Bird has taken over this position. Send your results to raceresults@Pagodapacers.com at email address.
  • Pacer ‘passport’ – Michelle went over this document. It will record a member’s participation in club events, and at the end of the year, will qualify the card bearer for a gift from the Pacer club. 

New business

  • March 10th meeting at Mohnton Fire Company, Mike Whalen is doing a run through of CPR steps, and Karin Long is taking blood pressures and pulse ox’s (little clip that gets put on your finger to measure your blood’s oxygen level). They will start at 6 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7 p.m.
  • Fleet Feet events: Donut dash from Fleet Feet area, held on a monthly basis—several Pacers do this. And the Teddy Trot to Opportunity House is on February 12.
  • Lancaster Road Runner events: March 5 is at Blue Marsh and April 12 at Pinnacle Ridge. See their web page for more information.

Race Results (February 2022)

Email race results to Race Results Coordinator Amy Bird at raceresults@pagodapacers.com.

February 2022
Phunt 25k
147Steven Holgate3:30:11
Arctic Blast 5k
1Mihai Sanchez18:40Top Male
17Steven Holgate26:373rd M Clyde
25Mark Mazurkiewicz29:37
43Joanne Patti34:292nd F60-67
46Paul Makurath36:092nd M75+
50Scott Scheidt36:58
55Diane Gilbert39:123rd F60-69
60Judy Anttonen45:011St F 75+
61Michael Oetting45:09
67Helene Horn65:17
The Frozen Snot 14 Mile Trail Race
39 (of 121)Michael Whalen2nd in AG
Shiver by the River 5k 3rd Race
38Jonathan Foley25:59
47Andrea Thrush27:12
57Aaron Kreider28:32
61Lamar Foley28:47
65Mark Mazurkiewicz29:17
78Larry Drogo31:17
85Joanne Patti32:19
120Diane Gilbert38:04
125Helene Horn40:21
128Judy Anttonen42:30
139Tania Salaneck55:39
Shiver by the River 10k 3rd Race
2Mihai Sanchez36:56
5Justin Kratz39:33
13Matt Brophy44:05
14Jeff Fussner44:12
16Raine Fussner44:49
30Jenn Guigley51:15
39Andrea Adam53:17
42Janine Beidler54:15
46Fred Foose55:32
53Ellie Alderfer58:32
55Kristen Rothenberger58:47
56Katie Thomas60:42
59Michelle Foley61:15
60Sandie Kincaid61:17
67Heide Moebius65:55
68Scott Scheidt72:55
71Michael Oetting101:41
Ugly Mudder 10k Trail Race
21Stephanie Kershner49:371st F Overall
29Dale Weist50:361st M 60-67
35Karin Tursack51:571st F 40-49
134Lisa Domeshek1:13:32
143Fred Foose1:17:23
152Barbara Raifsnider1:18:283rd F 60-67
156Joanne Patti1:21:04
162Jason Glass1:21:47
181Scott Scheidt1:34:05
189Michael Oetting3:15:06

Run for the Raffle

Anyone can be a winner at Fleet Feet West Reading’s Run for the Raffle at Sly Fox! This free event will take you on your way, navigating through West Reading and Wyomissing. You will be given a number and a list of locations where Monster themed books will be located for you to take a page from (the same page as your number). You’ll have one hour to collect as many pages as possible and return to Sly Fox. There you will exchange your pages for raffle tickets that you will use to win prizes (see below).

Why Monster theme books you ask? Because ON will be joining us with their newest shoe model, the ON Cloudmonster for participants to demo! This max cushion model launches on March 31st which means you can be one of the first people to take them for a test ride. On is also buying everyone their first round of beer!

The locations for where to find the monster books will be handed out starting at 6pm. Participants will be sent out at 6:30pm and will have exactly 1 hour to get to as many locations as they want to earn their raffle tickets. Anyone who returns to Sly Fox after 7:30pm will not be able to exchange their pages for raffle tickets. There will not be group leaders to show you your way, your route is up to you so get some friends to join you. Oh, and it is on April Fools Day so there may be a location, or two, that actually don’t have a book.

Some of the raffles already donated are:
– *Shoes from: Asics, Diadora, ON and Karhu.
– New Balance mystery swag bag 
– Hoka mystery swag bag
– *Socks bundles from: Swiftwick, Feetures, Saucony and Balega
– Oofos Sandal
– Maurten Energy starter pack
– Tifosi Sunglasses
– Sprints Hat
– Triger Point Massage Product
-Amphipod- reflective gear
-Craft- Accessories
-Nuun- Hydration products
– Bar Cart- bottle of liquor
– Comalli Taqueria- gift card
– Fleet Feet West Reading- gift card, water bottle and hat
-Sly Fox- hat, coffee mug and gift card

*the winners of shoes and socks will receive a voucher to redeem at Fleet Feet West Reading to insure proper fitting

Wednesday Night Runs (March ’22 Locations)

Steve Vida and Matt Brophy have been posting and leading routes to make these runs more welcoming to new runners. If you have an idea for an interesting route from one of these locations–or if you know the neighborhood and would like to lead a group–please reach out and let us know! (Editor@pagodapacers.com)

Here’s where we’ll be in March:

March 2–Shillington Park — Post-run gathering at Flanagan’s Pub

March 9–Wyomissing Quarry Soccer Fields — Post-run gathering at Paolo’s.

March 16–John Bartram Trail, Hamburg –Post-run gathering at Copperz Brewing

March 23–Rustic Park — Post-run gathering at Italian Delite

March 30–Monocacy Hill Recreation Area — Post-run gathering at Island Pizza

ALL RUNS START AT 6:15pm.

Looking ahead…

April 6:  Wilson West — Eat at the Bar-B-Q Pit

April 13:  Brentwood Parking Lot ***bring a new runner out!!!! —  Eat at Mimmo’s

April 20:  Blue Marsh (Justa Rd) — Eat at Ganly’s (maybe)

April 27:  Trout Run (Exeter) — Eat at Alebrije

May 4:  Galen Hall Golf Course — Eat at Paradise By the Slice

May 11:  Muhlenberg High School ***Bring a new runner out!!! — Eat at Margherita

May 18:  Nolde Forest (Sawmill lot) — Eat at California Bar and Grill  ***Charity run benefitting local Animal Shelters!!!

May 25:  State Hill Boat Launch — Eat at Ganly’s