April 26, 2022

Not sure how to start this wrap-up but to say first thanks to the Newcomers for saving the first club gathering of the year by connecting us with the Lancaster Elks Club after a major “DNS” by Cullen and the crew at Cartel (still no word on what happened).

Our AM runners got things off to a solid start with the 400s all in the low 90’s (AG – 70s) bolstered by excellent Phil G pacing and encouragement with each one. A solid turnout for the PM track session on a rainy but relatively warm evening. Many of our evening runners who are racing this weekend also did the  6 x 400m/400m – while others per STRAVA include 2 x 1 mile, 2 x 800, 2 x 400. Tracy and I arrived at Cartel at 6:55 with 12 large Rosa Rosa Pizzas and were greeted there by Amos, Elam, and Souhail – and a closed Cartel Brewing. After some rapid discussion about alternatives including Tellus and our city home, a quick phone call on the part of Bob Newcomer secured a site at the Lancaster Elks Club on North Duke Street and a  memorable FMTC evening followed.  Thanks to all of you who made the effort to get there and participate and take in good fun at my Boston wrap-up including the “hit hards” and “hug hards”. Thanks to Sarah for further distribution/sales of FMTC gear. Please contact her via email if you still have not picked up your order. And finally, Lyle we missed you and hoping for a quick recovery so as to get a 2023 BQ. 

ON THE TRACK and/or at the Elks:

AM: Charles (a young 70!), Garland, Kirchner, Newcomer, Newcomer

PM: Addis, Arndt, Barber, Bell, Boben +1, Brenner, Charles, Dever S, Fife +1, Gelb, Hickie-Delia, Hodge, Johnson (1st BAA Female), Kandil, Kerod, King A, King E, Kirchner J, Kirchner T, Luff, MacNeil, Maher, Matthews, Matula, McMillan D, McMillan J, Moebius +1, Moore, Myers, Nephin, Newcomer W, Newcomer M +1, Noble +1, O’Regan, Paul G, Petraco, Poland M, Richter B, Richter C, Roth, Simmons, Smoker, Sollenberger A, Stevenson, Goodling & Stoudt (coaching), Stoltzfus,Tagg, Thorsen, Ubriaco +1, Wallick, Wasch (practice), Wege.

Check-ins: Weida (1st BAA Male), Pryor, Dubs, Glick, Sollenberger B, Stauffer


  • April 28-30: Penn Relays, Univ. of Pennsylvania (Sam is racing the 5000 @ 9:30 PM/ see Flotrack)
  • April 30: 24th Race Against Racism (we want an FMTC winner this year)
  • May 1: 42nd Broad Street 10-mile run (USATF team in place – thanks Jay)  
  • June 2: 45th Red Rose Run (Lancaster and Connecticut versions)
  • June 26: 2nd annual FMTC “Night of (s)Miles” at the track (tentative)
  • July 28: 13th annual FMTC Beer Mile (Becca and Adam are race directors)

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