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CRC Newsletter - August 2012

Wednesday, August 01, 2012


Charleston Running Club Newsletter

Charleston Running Club Event - August 15

The August CRC event will be on Wednesday, August 15th at 6:00 pm.  This will be held at Suede Supper Club on 816 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant.  The event will be guest speaker, Dr. Juan Carlos Velez.  He is an Attending Nephrologist at MUSC.  The topic is "Fact or fiction about sports drinks.  What the body needs when working out."  Dr. Velez plays on the U.S. Medical soccer team.  He was born in New Jersey and grew up in Peru playing soccer all of his life. 

CRC t-shirts and singlets will be available for purchase at the August 15 event.



Charleston Marathon

The CRC is looking for a dedicated individual to represent the running community on the Charleston Marathon committee.  The time commitment is one scheduled meeting per month which usually occurs around 8:30 am at North Charleston City Hall.  In addition to the scheduled meetings, the appointed representative may need to spend a couple of hours per month following up on initiatives related to the race planning and organization.  The position is a great opportunity to be part of one of the largest races in the Lowcountry.  If you are interested in this position, please contact Jeff Baxter



Warrior Run in Ireland

Think you're a warrior runner?  Do you train like a warrior running? Here's your chance to prove it at the Warrior Run. Join the other clans of warriors in Strandhill, Co. Sligo, Ireland on August 2013 and see how you do. The Warrior Run is a 15K road race and cross country climb on the coast of Ireland.  

Strandhill Village is 8 kilometres west of Sligo town, situated on the Atlantic seaboard and nestled at the foot of Knocknarea Mountain. On its summit (1,070 ft), sits a megalithic cairn where Maeve the legendary Queen of Conaught is reputedly buried.   Each year runners from all over Ireland (and various parts of the world) converge on Strandhill to follow in the footsteps of her ancient warriors.

We are looking to the CRC to see how many people would be interested in traveling to Ireland and showing them how we run in the Lowcountry. Give us your thoughts and questions.  We want you to come with us and be a Warrior!

Check out the website at and let us know if you might be interested, should we coordinate a trip.   Please contact Meredith Nelson for additional details. 



Barefoot Running Survey

Researchers at the University of Tennessee are conducting a study that will document the prevalence of common running injuries in distance runners. We are also interested in your thoughts, positive or negative, as a distance runner regarding barefoot-style running. We are contacting runners across the country so that we can study a broad spectrum of runners.


The questionnaire consists of questions about your running habits, previous injuries (if any), demographics, and thoughts (if any) about barefoot-style running. We estimate it will take about 15 minutes for most people to complete the survey. Your participation in this study is purely voluntary, and to protect your identity your name will not be recorded. All participants in the study will be distance runners over the age of 18 years.


The results of this study will add to the body of knowledge about injuries that are common among distance runners today, and how these relate to running mileage or other characteristics of contemporary runners. If you are willing to assist and contribute to research about today’s runners, please follow the link below to the questionnaire:


Many thanks for your time and consideration,


Drs Clare Milner & Steven Waller

Associate Professors

Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sports Studies

University of Tennessee


Future CRC Events

Do you have a suggestion for a future CRC event?  If so, please contact Lee Ann Reigart with your idea. 



Group Runs

Several new group runs have been updated to the website.  Interested in trying a new group run?  Click here.


Did you know that you can check your membership status and update your membership information online?  Well, you can!  All you have to do is go to and click on the "Membership Sign Up" area.  There is even a membership directory and member's only information on the site once you log in as a member.  

Race Calendar

Check out the 2012 Race Calendar for a list of local races and race results.


To have your local race listed, please send the information needed for the calendar to the Race Calendar Guy.

South Carolina races outside of the Charleston area, take a look at and Running Journal.

CRC on Facebook and Twitter


The Charleston Running Club is now on Facebook and Twitter.  We already have over 800 fans!  Are you following us?


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