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Saturday
February 2, 2019
10:00 am
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RPS Superbowl Challenge 2/2/2019
RPS RACE REPORT & Final Results (see this album) After 2 mid-week days of -24 degree temperatures the gods shined down on the Striders with a balmy low 30 degrees day for Mike Fleischhacker's annual Super Bowl Challenge. We had a nice turnout and Mike generously supplied gifts for the runners.
Feb 3, 2019
Feb 3, 2019
1668
14 hrs ago
Monday
December 31, 2018
4:00 pm
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Ken Schuch at Chicago NYE Race 12/31/2018
Strider update from Ken Schuch: "...Today, I represented the Striders in the rainy Chicago NYE 5K with a first place age group finish. Go RPS!" Ken Schuch
Feb 3, 2019
Feb 3, 2019
536
Fri 1:00 pm
Saturday
December 22, 2018
10:00 am
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RESULTS-2018 Christmas Classic and 3rd Annual Mike Bastian Memorial 6 Mi Races
RACE RESULTS: 3rd Annual Mike Bastian Christmas Classic. Cold, overcast and windy. James Weissensel (36:31) won his first Christmas Classic Race with the fastest time since 14 time winner Bill Thom ran 36:37 in 2002. Natalia Bobak (43:29) won the women's race with the fastest time since Lara Esko ran 41:13 in 1992. Thanks to everyone who helped put on the race and brought refreshments for th...
Dec 23, 2018
Dec 30, 2018
8198
1 hr ago
Saturday
December 15, 2018
10:00 am
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December 15th road race at Riis
It warmed up for our road race today! We were glad to have some sunshine, and some runners wore shorts!
Dec 15, 2018
Dec 15, 2018
1197
1 hr ago
Saturday
December 8, 2018
10:00 am
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December 8th Road Race
Here are pics from the 12/8 road race at Riis!
Dec 15, 2018
Dec 15, 2018
1651
6 mins ago
Saturday
November 24, 2018
10:00 am
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Last day of XC Nov 24, 2018
The last day of XC at Riis was muddy and cloudy. Here are some pics!
Dec 15, 2018
Dec 15, 2018
2372
11 hrs ago
Thursday
November 22, 2018
10:00 am
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RPS Thanksgiving 2018 Races (Nov 22)
The Riis Park Striders 48th Annual Thanksgiving Races took place on Nov 22, 2018. We thank you, the runners, friends and family for your support--including the volunteers, food sponsors, and track clubs that participated. We especially thank Judith Ragusca, mother of Joe Mittel, for donating prizes for the winners. This marks the 23rd year she has done this in memory of her son and Riis Park St...
Dec 15, 2018
Dec 16, 2018
11788
12 mins ago
Thursday
November 22, 2018
11:00 am
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Thanksgiving Race Results & Race Report-2018
Fearless Leader's Race Report: Riis Park Striders 48th Annual Thanksgiving Day Race Results--see attached Conditions were overcast, windy and mush. The cold day still saw a record number of finishers in the 1 mile race. The cold temperature and muddy spots on the course made most times slower than in 2017. Big thanks to Judith Ragusca, mother of Joe Mittel, for donating prizes for the winne...
Dec 15, 2018
Dec 15, 2018
2044
23 hrs ago
Saturday
November 10, 2018
10:00 am
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Newest Sculpture at Riis (Nov 3 & 10)
Group pic before XC and the road race. Also note, we have a new sculpture in the front garden at the Riis Park Field House. It is by Terry Karpowicz and titled "Pandora's Shepherd." It is a collaboration among the Chicago Park District, Chicago Sculpture International, and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. In the album--Bob C & Mark B are pictured next to t...
Nov 11, 2018
Nov 11, 2018
1029
5 hrs ago
Saturday
October 27, 2018
10:00 am
Event: Image
Riis Oct 27, 2018-trees are turning golden
The trees are turning golden at Riis. Here's a pic of Felix near the Stone Monument. The day was overcast, but we had a comfortable XC run today.
Oct 28, 2018
Oct 28, 2018
3023
5 hrs ago
Saturday
October 13, 2018
10:00 am
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Blue skies at Riis for XC
We had a beautiful, crisp fall day for XC at Riis today! The leaves are starting to turn gold and the sky was blue. Here are our pics of today's meet.
Oct 14, 2018
Oct 14, 2018
2086
1 hr ago
Sunday
September 30, 2018
9:00 am
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Portage Park 5K Fall Into Fitness
We had Striders medalists among the group of finishers at the September 30, 2018 Portage Park 5K Fall Into Fitness race! I'm attaching photos courtesy of Agnes Burkevic and stats sourced by Sylvia and Paul A. A nice brunch followed at Brian Sheridan's home.
Oct 7, 2018
Oct 7, 2018
1584
2 hrs ago
Saturday
September 29, 2018
10:00 am
Event: Image
XC at Riis on a beautiful fall day
We enjoyed XC on one beautiful day at Riis! Many runners have been utilizing our meets for warm-up and continued training for their various upcoming events. The good thing is XC on soft grass is great for our joints and knees! Adrian G is pictured here.
Sep 30, 2018
Sep 30, 2018
1123
4 hrs ago
Saturday
September 22, 2018
10:00 am
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Beautiful Fall Day for XC at Riis!
We enjoyed a beautiful, bright fall day for XC at Riis! Following our meet, Sylvia A visited us with granddaughter, Nayla to see granddad, Paul A. We also toasted Fearless Leader on his bday with some Moon Pies.
Sep 23, 2018
Sep 23, 2018
2266
5 hrs ago
Saturday
September 15, 2018
10:00 am
Event: Image
Riis 9/15/2018 Meet
My first time back at Riis in more than a month! It was great seeing the Striders! Note: A few pics are courtesy of Ken D--including this cover pic. Thanks, Ken! A big Happy Birthday to our Fearless Leader!!
Sep 16, 2018
Sep 16, 2018
1478
4 hrs ago
Saturday
September 8, 2018
10:00 am
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Riis 9/8/2018 meet
9/8/2018 XC start pic at Riis courtesy of Mark B. Thanks, Mark!
Sep 16, 2018
Sep 16, 2018
303
1 hr ago
Wednesday
August 29, 2018
6:00 pm
Event: Image
RPS 8/29/2018 Norwood Park Track Meet
Beautiful race start pic courtesy of Mark B from the Norwood Park Track Meet on 8/29/2018. Thanks, Mark!
Sep 16, 2018
Sep 16, 2018
181
5 hrs ago
Saturday
August 18, 2018
10:00 am
Event: Image
Riis 8/18/2018
Here's a pic courtesy of Mark B of the 8/18 meet at Riis. Thanks, Mark!
Sep 16, 2018
Sep 16, 2018
261
41 mins ago
Saturday
July 21, 2018
10:00 am
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Beautiful day for XC at Riis!
The weather was nice for XC at Riis today. The Park lawn was mowed and there wasn't too much moisture in the air. Aw, shoes and socks definitely were soaked. A little discomfort doesn't matter anyway to us crusty Striders.
Jul 22, 2018
Jul 22, 2018
908
21 hrs ago
Saturday
July 7, 2018
10:00 am
Event: Image
Bright, Clear Day at Riis
We enjoyed a beautiful, clear day for our meet. The lawn was perfect for XC! We noticed some graffiti on the sign by our finish. That was the only mar on the day. Mike F brought donuts for the finish! Thanks, Mike!
Jul 8, 2018
Jul 8, 2018
854
Sun 5:35 am
Wednesday
July 4, 2018
10:00 am
Event: Image
RPS July 4, 2018 Track Meet & Party at Norwood Park
We enjoyed our annual July 4th track meet and had a BBQ picnic at Norwood Park. Glad we had a nice day, while the grills smoked during our races, javelin and shot put toss. The big tree was shady, and we had a nice breeze during the day. The Red Pandas participated at our meet. They brought some delicious cherries. Several of us brought food, refreshments and treats.
Jul 7, 2018
Jul 8, 2018
11333
4 mins ago
Wednesday
July 4, 2018
10:00 am
Event: Image
July 4, 2000 (Fearless Leader's Archive--the 1st Independence Day RPS Track Meet at Ridgewood High School)
Fearless Leader presented the very first archive Independence Day RPS Track Meet Results from July 4, 2000 at Ridgewood High School. Yup--18 years ago--the very first 7/4 meet. He noted, the Blaszczyks' ruled the field that day. These results stand on their own!
Jul 8, 2018
Jul 22, 2018
401
Sun 12:05 am
Saturday
June 23, 2018
10:00 am
Event: Image
Nice day for a meet at Riis!
We ran a road race vs XC at Riis. At least the weather was great! Here's Ken S running his miles.
Jun 24, 2018
Jun 24, 2018
1404
5 hrs ago
Saturday
June 16, 2018
10:00 am
Event: Image
Ran our meet in the heat at Riis
That's right. Our meet was definitely in the heat. At least the skies were clear. Happy Birthday to Mark B. He brought delicious bakery donuts to celebrate. Howie brought a RPS historical framed set of pics to our meet and presented to Fearless Leader and the group for viewing.
Jun 17, 2018
Jun 17, 2018
1734
1 hr ago
Saturday
May 26, 2018
10:00 am
Event: Image
Bright hot sun and the carnival arrived at Riis
We had a very hot meet at Riis. The hot bright sun did feel great. It was a little weird to experience this kind of day in May. More like mid-summer weather! Also, the carnival arrived at the park and the grounds a bit soggy and grass a bit high for XC.
May 28, 2018
May 28, 2018
1027
12 hrs ago
Saturday
May 19, 2018
10:00 am
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Happy Bday to Howie!
These pics are courtesy of Renee showing Howie's bday celebration during the meet. Howie brought treats and party gear for the celebration. That's Howie on the left. Happy bday, Howie!
May 28, 2018
May 28, 2018
600
3 mins ago
Saturday
April 28, 2018
10:00 am
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Bright spring day at Riis!
We enjoyed a beautiful bright spring day for our meet. A little chilly, but great weather for our XC run. Luckily, no soggy spots on the course. Fearless Leader reminded us of our past results which us in a high-low feeling. Here's Syle looking at the past results list. We had some really fast days in our younger days and Fearless Leader had the evidence.
Apr 29, 2018
Apr 29, 2018
1406
5 hrs ago
Saturday
April 21, 2018
10:00 am
Event: Image
Striders participate in Chicago-wide Clean & Green Earth day events at Riis
Some of the Striders participated in the Chicago-wide annual Clean & Green Earth day events at Riis Park. The event at Riis was supported by the community and our park's 30th Ward Alderman Ariel Reboyras and 36th Ward Alderman Gilbert Villegas. We also had our XC and road race today in our beautiful park.
Apr 22, 2018
Apr 22, 2018
2283
7 hrs ago
Saturday
March 31, 2018
10:00 am
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Riis Park Striders enjoyed the Loyola Ramblers winning season to Final Four!
The Striders seem to fly through the air running their miles at Riis. We've enjoyed watching the Loyola Ramblers winning season to the Final Four! Here's some pics that show Striders flying Rambler-air!
Apr 1, 2018
Apr 1, 2018
1681
5 hrs ago
Saturday
March 17, 2018
10:00 am
Event: Image
St Patrick's Day at Riis--we have our pot-o'gold in--ourselves!
St. Patrick' Day is a big day in Chicago! We found some shamrocks running around Riis! They are our own Riis Park Striders. Is there a real "pot-o'-gold"? Yes, it's in our own being and awareness of our power to keep running strong.
Mar 18, 2018
Mar 18, 2018
2307
49 mins ago
Saturday
March 3, 2018
10:00 am
Event: Image
Woman Power and Sunny Skies at Riis!
The sun was shining at our Riis meet 3/3! Wow, we enjoyed a cool, but sunny day. Just cool enough for sweatshirts and light windbreakers. No rain, snow--a nice early spring day. We celebrate Woman Power at Riis! Here's Agnes B and plenty of group pics.
Mar 4, 2018
Mar 4, 2018
3213
7 hrs ago
Saturday
February 17, 2018
10:00 am
Event: Image
Snow, sun and enjoyable meet Feb 17!
We had an enjoyable meet at Riis on Feb 17th! The air was fresh, chilly; sidewalks were clear--some Striders were pictured running in mid-air! I guess we're light-footed. Great seeing many of the Striders today--we are looking forward to spring.
Feb 18, 2018
Feb 18, 2018
1830
Sun 8:48 am
Saturday
February 10, 2018
10:00 am
Event: Image
2018 Super Bowl Challenge at Riis Feb 10
The RPS Super Bowl Challenge took place Feb 10, 2018. Ken D provided his photos for this report of the meet. Thanks, Ken! "It was snowing again at race time, adding to the heavy amount that fell the previous two days. Unfortunately that held down attendance. Fortunately for those who came the sidewalks were plowed but it still left parts of the course slick. Michael Fleischhacker held his an...
Feb 18, 2018
Feb 18, 2018
1204
8 hrs ago
Saturday
February 3, 2018
10:00 am
Event: Image
Spring-like meet at Riis with NO SNOW!
We enjoyed a pretty nice day for our meet. Ken pointed out tulip buds were popping out of the Riis front garden--in February! Luckily, we didn't have to skid our way during the road race or see the usual blockade of snow and ice during the same time in past years. Plus, we celebrated Agnes' birthday with delicious pink donuts and refreshments she brought in to share with us! Happy Birthday, Ag...
Feb 4, 2018
Feb 4, 2018
909
16 hrs ago
Saturday
January 13, 2018
10:00 am
Event: Image
Group pic January 13, 2018 (RPS celebrates MLK Day)
Strider, Brian Sheridan shared this great pic of the RPS before the road race on January 13. Everyone looks great--including Felix!
Jan 17, 2018
Jan 17, 2018
274
41 mins ago
Saturday
January 6, 2018
10:00 am
Event: Image
Sunny day at Riis!
Brian Sheridan shared the group pic from the road race on Jan 6! Glad to see the sun out!
Jan 17, 2018
Jan 17, 2018
244
Sun 12:06 am
Saturday
December 30, 2017
10:00 am
Event: Image
Freezing at Riis today! We ran anyway.
Whew, was it freezing at our meet today. No matter, most of the group ran and a couple of us walked. Here's some pics and how we geared-up for the bitter cold.
Dec 30, 2017
Dec 30, 2017
932
Sun 8:23 am
Saturday
December 23, 2017
10:00 am
Event: Image
2017 RPS Christmas Classic & Mike Bastian Memorial 6 Mile Races 12/23
Official Results from Fearless Leader attached. We thank all runners, volunteers, family members; including the Red Panda Raiders TC, for joining the Riis Park Striders at our races featuring our Christmas Classic and the 2nd Annual Mike Bastian Memorial 6 Mile Races on 12/23/2017. We also thank the Chicago Park District for their continuous support to our Strider races by opening the Field House...
Dec 24, 2017
Dec 30, 2017
7568
1 hr ago
Saturday
December 16, 2017
10:00 am
Event: Image
Nice day for Dec 16 meet!
Photo by Brian Sheridan. The day looked nice and sunny for DECEMBER! Hoping we have a few more of these before icy conditions slow us down.
Dec 18, 2017
Dec 18, 2017
229
1 hr ago
Saturday
December 2, 2017
10:00 am
Event: Image
RPS meet on Dec 2
These pics were sent to me by Mark B. Glad to see so many runners enjoying the first road race of the season!
Dec 10, 2017
Dec 10, 2017
404
36 mins ago
Thursday
November 30, 2017
10:00 am
Event: Image
Results-2017 RPS Thanksgiving Races Nov. 23
Attached are Fearless Leader's Official Results and Race Report for the Riis Park Striders' 47th Annual Thanksgiving Day Races on Nov. 23, 2017.
Dec 10, 2017
Dec 10, 2017
744
9 hrs ago
Saturday
November 25, 2017
10:00 am
Event: Image
RPS Nov 25 meet on beautiful fall day
I enjoyed going to the meet to see the Striders. Unfortunately, I couldn't run this day--but took a few pics. The day was beautiful!
Dec 10, 2017
Dec 10, 2017
467
12 hrs ago
Thursday
November 23, 2017
9:45 am
Event: Image
Riis Park Striders 2017 Thanksgiving Races (47th Annual)
The Riis Park Striders sponsored their 47 Annual Thanksgiving Races on Nov 23, 2017. We had a large group of individual runners and local running track clubs including: the RED PANDA RAIDERS; the DON AMIDEI TC; the SHAMROCK TC; and the WARSAW TC. The races included the 22nd Annual Joe Mittel Mile; and the Dick King Memorial 5,000 Meter race. The Official Race Results are attached. The Team Cha...
Nov 25, 2017
Dec 10, 2017
9026
4 hrs ago
Saturday
November 11, 2017
10:00 am
Event: Image
RPS meet on Nov 11
I got a team shout-out on social media on this date with this beautiful start line meet pic! Mr. or Ms. Photographer--thanks for sending this to me and photographing the team.
Dec 10, 2017
Dec 10, 2017
174
12 hrs ago
Saturday
October 7, 2017
10:00 am
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Welcome Nettelhorst Track Team at our Meet!
We welcomed the Nettelhorst Track Team at our meet today! They came over from Broadway at Belmont. We enjoyed XC on a warm day. Brian brought Riley to run XC also. We wish everyone running the best at this year's 40th Anniversary Chicago Marathon on 10/8. Thank you to all sponsors and volunteers and family members who help the runners make the 26.2 mile quest possible.
Oct 7, 2017
Oct 7, 2017
1000
9 hrs ago
Saturday
September 30, 2017
10:00 am
Event: Image
Beautiful day at Riis
Here are some pics of our Saturday meet. It was a beautiful day! Striders are running fast. Everyone looks great!
Oct 1, 2017
Oct 1, 2017
588
15 hrs ago
Saturday
September 9, 2017
7:30 am
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Terra Sans Pave Trail Races-9/9/2017
Eileen and I enjoyed running the Thom's Terra Sans Pave Trail Races Sept 9! Striders-Paul and Sarah H. volunteered at the event. The day was beautiful The races consisted of an Ultra (over 26.2 miles), 4K, 8K and 10 mile. We enjoyed a delicious BBQ after completing our races. Fearless Leader came over after the Riis meet to see us complete the races. Thanks, Bill & Michelle and volunteers!
Sep 10, 2017
Sep 10, 2017
1145
11 hrs ago
Saturday
September 2, 2017
10:00 am
Event: Image
Group pic Sept 2
Group pic before XC (submitted by Mark B-thanks!). Notice Fearless Leader's decades-old moustache is gone! Looks good!
Sep 8, 2017
Sep 8, 2017
195
1 hr ago
Wednesday
August 9, 2017
7:30 pm
Event: Image
Chicago Full Moon Run-Aug 9, 2017
Several Striders volunteered or ran the Chicago Full Moon Run on August 9th (Weds) evening. What a beautiful evening! We had a moment of silence in memory of our friend and Strider, Mike Bastian. RIP, Mike. Race Directors are Striders, Erin Bastian, Bill & Michelle Thom. They did a wonderful job on the race. We were glad to participate! Thanks! Here's a pic of Erin and son, Andy.
Aug 10, 2017
Aug 10, 2017
966
20 hrs ago
Friday
July 28, 2017
10:00 am
Event: Image
Riis meet on July 29 (construction begins on track upgrades)
We had a nice meet on 7/29! Here's a pic of Bob C running after going up the BIG HILL. During the meet, we got to see construction on portions of the Riis Park track--I've attached pics of the view from the west side looking north. The tennis courts are closed and will also be upgraded.
Jul 30, 2017
Jul 30, 2017
520
33 mins ago
Saturday
July 8, 2017
10:00 am
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"Keep Going" yes, we will!
We had a nice meet on July 8th. Beautiful day, great day to do our miles. Saw this hand-written series of sidewalk chalk signs: "Keep Going." Yes. We. Will.
Jul 9, 2017
Jul 9, 2017
246
Sun Nov 22nd
Tuesday
July 4, 2017
10:00 am
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July 4th Track Meet & Party
The Striders had a nice turnout at Norwood Park for our annual July 4th Track Meet. The Red Panda Raiders, along with Striders and various family members enjoyed these activities: running the mile, javelin toss, shot-put and relay. Following, was the party at Mark & Diane's.
Jul 8, 2017
Jul 8, 2017
5876
7 hrs ago
Saturday
June 24, 2017
10:00 am
Event: Image
Pics from June 10 & 24 at Riis Meets
Here's a combo of pics taken on June 10 & 24 at Riis. We have our new 2017 XC shirts! The weather is great for running. Be sure and hydrate for the hot days ahead.
Jun 25, 2017
Jun 25, 2017
720
Sat 8:53 pm
Saturday
June 3, 2017
10:00 am
Event: Image
Warm day for XC
We had a good showing for our XC on the first Saturday of June! The only obstacle was parking in either lot due to the carnival at the park. It was a beautiful day to be out and about!
Jun 4, 2017
Jun 4, 2017
575
Sun 2:41 pm
Saturday
May 13, 2017
10:00 am
Event: Image
Boots at Riis (for injuries!)
Went to Riis today. Had my "boot" on. Broke an ankle bone a few weeks ago. Saw Luis there with his "boot" also! He has a very bad sprain. Can't wait to get moving again. Jay has some foot injuries also. Here's some pics of Striders on XC today.
May 13, 2017
May 13, 2017
1017
5 hrs ago
Saturday
April 22, 2017
9:00 am
Event: Image
Earth Day Cleanup at Riis
Nine Striders were active participants in the Riis Park Earth Day grounds cleanup. The day was perfect for this opportunity to assist in keeping our park beautiful. Alderman Ariel Reboyras (Chicago 30th Ward) sponsored the event along with the Chicago Park District and many local community leaders. The event was well-organized. We look forward to helping out next year!
Apr 23, 2017
Apr 23, 2017
939
Sun 3:17 am
Saturday
April 8, 2017
10:00 am
Event: Image
Spring meet at Riis
Our April 8th meet was spectacular. What a beautiful day. We are looking forward to a great season! Neil brought Sadie to the park. Happy birthday to Mike V! Congrats to Fabian and his family on the birth of their new baby! Looking forward to the new improvements at Riis, including the new track, roof and tennis courts. We thank Mayor Emanuel, Alderman 30th Ward Reboyras and Chicago Park Dis...
Apr 9, 2017
Apr 9, 2017
861
Sun 3:00 am
Saturday
March 25, 2017
9:00 am
Event: Image
Press Conference (Mayor, Alderman, Chicago Park Dist CEO, RPS President)
Pictures from the Press Conference at the Riis Park Field House on 3/25/2017. The press conference included our RPS President, Chris Precht, City of Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman (30th Ward) Ariel Reboyras, Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners General Superintendent & CEO, Michael P. Kelly. We are thrilled with the upcoming improvements/updates of a new track and tennis courts! We...
Mar 26, 2017
Mar 26, 2017
1236
13 hrs ago
Saturday
March 18, 2017
10:00 am
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Roadrace at Riis, any shamrocks out there?
No rain, no snow at our meet. At least the grass is turning green. Brian wore his shamrock green today!
Mar 19, 2017
Mar 19, 2017
578
Wed 6:57 pm
Saturday
March 11, 2017
10:00 am
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Group pic March 11
Group pic from March 11th before our road race. The day was cold and sunny!
Mar 19, 2017
Mar 19, 2017
150
41 mins ago
Saturday
February 25, 2017
10:00 am
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Back to the cold at Riis!
What a change in temperature this week! It went from a shorts day last Sat to a snow/flurries day this Sat!
Feb 26, 2017
Feb 26, 2017
346
33 mins ago
Saturday
February 18, 2017
10:00 am
Event: Image
Shorts in mid-February!
Yup, it was a shorts day in Chicago. Mid-February--in the 60's! While running, you really broke out in a summer sweat! Here are some pics from our nice hiatus in Chicago.
Feb 19, 2017
Feb 19, 2017
507
Fri 8:25 pm
Saturday
February 18, 2017
10:30 am
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Chris' Archive-RPS in the News June 21, 1981--"Hit the Bricks"
Fearless Leader brought some valuable newspaper clippings. From June 24, 1981: The Brickyard race--"Hit the Bricks for Children's Memorial Hospital," 6.2 miles on Sunday, June 21, 1981. 200 runners ran this race, including Striders winning awards: Mike Bastian, 4th Place, 33:19. Karen Morris, 1st Place, 41:26, Gail Varner, 2nd Place, 41:38, Barbara DeWolfe, 3rd Place, 41:43, Heidi Christiansen...
Feb 19, 2017
Feb 19, 2017
221
Tue 5:35 am
Saturday
February 18, 2017
10:30 am
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Chris' Archive-RPS in the News-Distance Running, June 1981
Fearless Leader brought an important news clipping from June, 1981. Two races: Half Marathon on June 14, 1981. Over 400 runners compete in this CARA race. Riis had 5 members running. Gail Varner won the women's 19-29 age division with a time of 1:43:29. She received a trophy. There was a DesPlaines 10,000 meter race on June 7, 1981. Karen Morris was 2nd in 41:33 and Gail Varner was 3rd in ...
Feb 19, 2017
Feb 19, 2017
149
Sun 3:18 am
Saturday
February 4, 2017
10:00 am
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RPS Superbowl Challenge 2017
Quote from Fearless Leader's Race Report for our Annual Superbowl Challenge Feb 4, 2017: "Cold, Windy and RAW. Another cold Saturday didn't stop these runners from coming out and competing in Michael F's Annual Super Bowl Challenge. Thanks to Michael for supplying all the prizes and the donuts." Check out these photos courtesy of Renee!
Feb 6, 2017
Feb 6, 2017
1261
9 hrs ago
Saturday
January 28, 2017
10:00 am
Event: Image
Brisk, cold day at Riis
We had a nice turnout at our meet at Riis. The weather was cold and a bit windy. After all, it IS January! No ice, no snow-YET. We can't complain too much!
Jan 29, 2017
Jan 29, 2017
282
Tue 3:44 am
Saturday
January 28, 2017
11:00 am
Event: Image
From the RPS archive: Nov 1977 - Lakefront Turkey Run (Joe Mittel)
I'm attaching an article dated November 1977--courtesy of Ken from our RPS archives. It is from the 6th Annual Lakefront Turkey Run. Pictured on the lower right corner is Strider, Joe Mittel (bib #1612). I understand another Strider is in the picture--Kurt.
Jan 29, 2017
Jan 29, 2017
209
41 mins ago
Saturday
January 7, 2017
10:00 am
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2017-1st Run of the Year (cold!!)
We enjoyed some fresh, cold air for our meet today!
Jan 8, 2017
Jan 8, 2017
357
11 hrs ago
Saturday
December 17, 2016
10:00 am
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Mike Bastian Memorial 6 Mile & Christmas Classic Races
The Riis Park Striders sponsored our 1st Annual Mike Bastian Memorial 6 Mile Run & Christmas Classic. We also included 2 other races in our Classic. The top winners (man/woman) are grandchildren of Hank Caldwell. We are proud of the heritage this memorial race represents--the legacy of our friend and fellow Strider, distance runner, Mike Bastian. We are honored to have had Erin and Joe join us...
Dec 18, 2016
Jan 8, 2017
2742
7 hrs ago
Thursday
November 24, 2016
9:30 am
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Riis Park Striders 2016 Thanksgiving Races (Nov. 24, 2016)
Thanks to all participants who joined us in our 46th Annual Riis Park Striders Thanksgiving XC Races: The 21st Annual Joe Mittel Memorial Mile (9:45AM); and the Dick King 5,000 Meter Championship Race (10AM). Team Challenge Winners: 1st Place, Riis Park Striders. 2nd Place, Shamrock TC. Overall Winner-Men: John Craig. Overall Winner-Women: Teresa Meija. Participant Teams: Red Panda Raider...
Nov 26, 2016
Nov 26, 2016
12489
1 hr ago
Thursday
November 24, 2016
11:00 am
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UPDATED RESULTS-RPS Thanksgiving Races Nov. 24, 2016
Please see the Updated Official Race Report for the Riis Park Striders 46th Annual Thanksgiving Day Race Results (3 pages). "The clear course saw a record number of finishers in the 1 mile race. The Red Panda Raiders again came out en masse and won a lot of ribbons. Thanks once again to Judith Ragusca, mother of Joe Mittel, for donating prizes for the winners. This is the 20th year she has do...
Dec 4, 2016
Dec 7, 2016
375
20 hrs ago
Saturday
November 19, 2016
10:00 am
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Meet Nov. 19 with leaves scattered in the wind
Remember, we are a windy city--well, for sure that's true. Leaves were blowing and some trees are already bare. We had a tiny bit of snow prior to our meet.
Nov 19, 2016
Nov 19, 2016
276
Sun 9:20 am
Saturday
November 19, 2016
11:00 am
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Riis Park Striders announce 1st Annual "Mike Bastian Memorial 6 Mile Christmas Classic"
Cheryl and Mark wearing our upcoming race shirts for the newly renamed "Mike Bastian Memorial 6 Mile Christmas Classic." This race (formerly called the Christmas Classic) will be held on Dec. 17th (Sat). The shirts, have been donated to the Strider membership by our friend, Pete Block--in memory of Mike Bastian. The race trophies, ribbons and medals have also been underwritten by Pete for those c...
Nov 19, 2016
Nov 19, 2016
528
Sun 12:28 pm
Saturday
November 12, 2016
10:00 am
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Neil & Sadie run XC with the Striders today!
Neil brought Sadie to our RPS meet today! We enjoyed running on a bright, beautiful day. The flock of geese took off when they saw Sadie.
Nov 12, 2016
Nov 12, 2016
442
Sun 3:17 am
Saturday
November 5, 2016
10:00 am
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Riis Park Striders proud of 2016 Chicago Cubs World Series Championship
Excited for our Chicago Cubs' 2016 World Series Championship WIN! The day was beautiful to reflect on the win and what it means for Chicago sports. GO CUBS GO!!
Nov 6, 2016
Nov 6, 2016
348
41 mins ago
Saturday
October 29, 2016
10:00 am
Event: Image
XC at Riis beautiful fall leaves
Beautiful fall day at for XC at Riis today! Ruben, of the Chicago Park District, opened the Field House and kindly assisted Felix. Mike F brought some "W" donuts in celebration of his sister's new baby. GO CUBS!! CONGRATS to Mike, his sister & family!! Bob C wore his "Team Chadwick" teeshirt. What a great motto: "We believe mental toughness is not letting anything break you."
Oct 30, 2016
Oct 30, 2016
1448
Thu 8:49 am
Saturday
October 22, 2016
10:00 am
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Beautiful fall meet at Riis
We enjoyed a beautiful fall meet day at Riis. Leaves are turning color, the grass is brilliant green, skies are blue. The weather is excellent for XC and road racing. We welcomed a guest runner, Artie--ultra marathoner. Hope to see him again at Riis soon!
Oct 23, 2016
Oct 23, 2016
965
Sat 1:56 pm
Monday
October 17, 2016
10:00 am
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Strider News--Ian Cameron's running season was successful!
The Striders received a running update from Dave Cameron regarding son, Ian on Oct 17th: "Ian's season effectively ends on Thursday. His key race was the Mid-Suburban League race last Saturday - a 3-mile effort at Busse Woods with a couple hundred other Freshmen and Sophomores from 12 schools in the Northwest suburbs. I'm pleased to say I've watched him improve from - well... this summer he r...
Oct 23, 2016
Oct 23, 2016
207
48 mins ago
Monday
October 10, 2016
10:00 am
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Strider News-Chris Hita finished 5 marathons for 2016 with PR's!
The Striders received a note from our friend, Chris Hita (Vanessa's brother): "I ran the Chicago Marathon and P.R again! My time was 3:40:52 I also ran the Mexico Marathon* on August 28 and my time was 4:05 and some change. In May, I ran the Rockford Marathon for a 4:15 I also ran Starved Rock Marathon, did that one in 3:55:41. In April, I ran Champagne--The Christie Clinic Marathon I think my t...
Oct 23, 2016
Oct 23, 2016
191
Sun 1:13 am
Sunday
October 9, 2016
10:00 am
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Mike Bastian-our friend and Strider
We remember our friend and fellow Strider, Mike Bastian. He passed away on October 9, 2016. We are deeply saddened by his passing. Our thoughts and prayers to the Erin and the entire Bastian family. Attached is an article by Chicago Athlete (Jan, 2016). We will never forget his determination, love for his family, and desire to share his love of running with young runners and the community.
Oct 23, 2016
Oct 23, 2016
219
1 hr ago
Saturday
October 1, 2016
10:00 am
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ANOTHER dreary at at Riis
Rainy and dreary at Riis. Yet, we did enjoy the fresh air and ran XC laps around the park. Road racers did well also.
Oct 2, 2016
Oct 2, 2016
444
Fri 4:41 pm
Saturday
September 24, 2016
10:00 am
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Dreary day at Riis
These days seem to melt into the other. Rainy and cloudy at Riis-we paused to take a group pic. Eileen wore her vintage '92 RPS shirt! Stopped by the Stone Monument and saw a sad sight nearby.
Oct 2, 2016
Oct 2, 2016
565
Wed 11:17 pm
Saturday
September 17, 2016
10:00 am
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Congrats to "Makin' Tracks 5K" Striders
CONGRATS to Striders who ran the “Makin’ Tracks 5K” at River Forest/Concordia University on 9/17! Bob Chadwick came to our meet right after the race to let show us his medal—he won 1st in his age group and confirmed Striders were tops in their age groups. Mike Fleischhacker: 6th overall & 1st—age group (M 50-59) Bob Chadwick: 73rd overall & 1st —age group (M 70-79) Cheryl Benson: 164th ov...
Sep 18, 2016
Sep 18, 2016
272
8 hrs ago
Saturday
September 17, 2016
10:00 am
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Fall meet 9/17 at Riis
We enjoyed our XC & road race meet. Great weather these days! Bob C brought his 5K medal after running the "Makin' Tracks 5K" at River Forest/Concordia Univ (see separate post). Very odd to see the south end of Riis on Fullerton closed for roadwork. Local traffic and the south lot was open.
Sep 18, 2016
Sep 18, 2016
703
Wed 5:49 pm
Wednesday
August 31, 2016
6:30 pm
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RPS Norwood Park Track Meet & BBQ at Thoms'
We celebrated the end of the summer season by running a casual track meet at Norwood Park followed by a lovely evening BBQ at Bill & Michelle's. Joining the Striders were three members of the Niles West / Oakton Runners Club--Stuart G, Bill F, Rose R. We had a nice turnout of Striders, friends & family. The weather was fantastic, as was the company. Thank you, Bill & Michelle, for sponsoring the...
Sep 1, 2016
Sep 1, 2016
1770
10 hrs ago
Friday
August 19, 2016
10:30 am
Event: Image
Pauline & Anne at Riis (Aug 19, 2016)
Pauline (center) made the trek all the way from Colorado to visit and also run with the Striders! Picture courtesy of Mark B who also attended. Pictured are Fearless Leader & Olga, Cheryl, Pauline, Bob C, Anne, Jay & Ken.
Aug 22, 2016
Aug 22, 2016
315
Wed 7:51 pm
Saturday
July 30, 2016
10:00 am
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RPS meet with guests from Raritan Valley Road Runners
Photo courtesy of Mark B. Group pic with our 2 guest runners from the Raritan Valley Road Runners of New Jersey! They ran XC with the Striders. Hope to see them again soon! We welcome runners of all ages, all distances and abilities.
Aug 3, 2016
Aug 3, 2016
200
41 mins ago
Saturday
July 16, 2016
10:00 am
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RPS utilizing the outside gym at our meet
Before and after XC, some us of tried utilizing the outside gym near our XC meet! Climbing is good for working all your muscles.
Jul 17, 2016
Jul 17, 2016
688
Sat 4:35 pm
Saturday
July 9, 2016
10:00 am
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RPS 2-Person XC Relay
Perfect day for our 2-person relay! We also noticed a brand new American flag on the flag pole at Riis Park.
Jul 10, 2016
Jul 10, 2016
1008
Sat 6:44 pm
Monday
July 4, 2016
1:00 pm
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Mark & Diane's RPS 4th of July Party 2016
Enjoyed a beautiful afternoon at Mark & Diane's 4th of July Party! Diane's BBQ was fired up with burgers and sausages. The sides, desserts & beverages were outstanding. Ken brought a traditional favorite--Schlitz! Mark had a turtle feeding and hen house viewing. Their block party was going on, so we enjoyed some music and a bit of dancing out front. Thank you, Mark & Diane!!
Jul 4, 2016
Jul 4, 2016
3345
14 hrs ago
Saturday
June 25, 2016
10:00 am
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RPS-40th Anniversary Meet & Lunch 6/25/2016
We've celebrated our 40th Anniversary of the Riis Park Striders at the Saturday morning meet on June 25, 2016. The Club's start began on June 29, 1976. We honored Fearless Leader with gifts that many of you have contributed toward--organized expertly by Ken. Through Fearless Leader, we kept a consistency and dedication with running that will continue in years to come. We enjoyed seeing friends,...
Jun 26, 2016
Jun 26, 2016
1917
40 mins ago
Saturday
June 11, 2016
10:00 am
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Hot day at Riis & RPS pic display at Field House
Very hot day at Riis! In weather like this, slow down. Joe cleared a glass case at the Field House for us to place our photos celebrating our 40th Anniversary. Ken was helped load up on our pics.
Jun 12, 2016
Jun 12, 2016
572
Sat 2:53 pm
Saturday
June 4, 2016
10:00 am
Event: Image
XC during carnival set up at Riis
Lost my parking place at Riis on the south lot. The carnival was setting up in the park. We deviated just a bit on our XC. Didn't affect the road racers today. Beat rain showers also! Happy Birthday, Felix!
Jun 4, 2016
Jun 4, 2016
524
Sun 12:30 pm
Saturday
May 28, 2016
10:00 am
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Kurt Lauer runs with the Striders today!
We had a nice meet today. Kurt Lauer visited the Striders! He did well at our meet. No XC due to the soggy grass, the road race was just fine! Saw Jay and his walk/run group. The park is beautiful.
May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016
1275
Fri 5:25 am
Wednesday
May 18, 2016
9:00 am
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RPS Honored at City Hall & Council mtg by Mayor Rahm Emanuel & 30th Ward Alderman Reboyras
We were delighted and honored to be photographed with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. This was organized through the 30th Ward Alderman Ariel Reboyras and his staff, notably-Lucy! The Alderman proposed "Riis Park Strider Day" on our upcoming 40th Anniversary of June 29, 2016. We've been running for 40 Years! Many thanks to the Alderman, Lucy, and the City of Chicago's Mayor's Office for this memorable eve...
May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016
1246
Fri 8:49 am
Saturday
May 14, 2016
10:00 am
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Saturday Meet at Riis
We enjoyed a lovely day to run at Riis. Here is one of our newest members, Teresa!
May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016
307
Fri 3:15 pm
Saturday
May 7, 2016
10:00 am
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XC at Riis & New Shirts!
Combo event--got our new teeshirts. 40th Anniversary: Riis Park Striders Club Established on June 29, 1976! We also ran our first XC route today! It was a bit breezy, but no rain & mud to contend with. The lilacs and trees were in-bloom. Very enjoyable!
May 7, 2016
May 7, 2016
1438
4 hrs ago
Saturday
April 30, 2016
10:00 am
Event: Image
Rainy meet at Riis
Sprinkles turned to raindrops. Glad to have brought the jacket with the hoodie. The park lawn was fresh-mowed. Still, the fresh air felt great! Here's a starting line up for our meet.
Apr 30, 2016
Apr 30, 2016
352
Sat 4:45 pm
Saturday
April 23, 2016
10:00 am
Event: Image
ALMOST Summer at Riis!
Loved running on this beautiful, spring day at Riis. No coat, no waterproof shoes, no worries. Group pic at the Riis Field House by the front garden.
Apr 23, 2016
Apr 23, 2016
817
Sun 10:54 am
Saturday
April 16, 2016
10:00 am
Event: Image
Springtime arrives at Riis
Beautiful, sunny, warm day! Yeah! Flowers and trees are budding. We've earned a day like this! Riis Park is looking bright. We're ready for summer!
Apr 16, 2016
Apr 16, 2016
849
Sun 3:50 pm
Saturday
April 2, 2016
10:00 am
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Running against the wind at Riis today (snow, too)
We were running against the wind. Just like Seger's song. Bob C ran backward some of the time. We saw snow amongst the flowers. Winter wants to roar back in. It melted fast. At least we know there's sunny days ahead.
Apr 2, 2016
Apr 2, 2016
801
19 hrs ago
Saturday
March 19, 2016
10:00 am
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Springtime for Striders at Riis!
That's right. Springtime is for Striders. Nice group today. The buds in the trees are going to bloom soon. We're ready for great running days ahead!
Mar 19, 2016
Mar 19, 2016
533
12 hrs ago
Saturday
March 12, 2016
10:00 am
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Shamrocks found at Riis!
We really did see shamrocks at Riis today. A member of the Shamrocks TC raced with the Striders today. What luck! Great to see the turnout today. The lawn is brightening up with green. Can't wait for XC.
Mar 12, 2016
Mar 12, 2016
1034
Sun 3:32 am
Saturday
March 5, 2016
10:00 am
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Chilly, but action-packed meet at Riis
What a meet! Luis brought some terrific, fast runners; and new family also joined our Club. There was a pick-up truck that literally caught fire, which brought a CFD fire engine and the CPD police near the Field House. As in Mark's words--"see what you miss if you don't show up for the races at Riis."
Mar 5, 2016
Mar 5, 2016
1069
Wed 5:47 pm
Saturday
February 20, 2016
10:00 am
Event: Image
February sunshine & shorts at Riis!
Wow, enjoyed very nice day of sunshine, warm breezes at Riis. We had a nice group at our starting line up, including this young miler runner!
Feb 21, 2016
Feb 21, 2016
428
Sat 12:35 pm
Saturday
February 13, 2016
10:00 am
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Yeah, it's cold--so what?
It's February, and we've got to get some outside-air and a bit of exercise. That's why. At least the skies were clear, and the sidewalks weren't too slippery. Here's a pic of Mike F, enjoying his run today.
Feb 13, 2016
Feb 13, 2016
626
Thu 1:18 am
Saturday
February 6, 2016
10:00 am
Event: Image
RPS Superbowl Races 2016
We enjoy wearing our NFL team regalia. Especially, when we're together running our Annual RPS Superbowl Races. Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders were NFL teams rep'd by our gear. A chilly start, but nice enough to not have to encounter snowbanks, ice and flurries made our day. Thanks to Mike F, as RD, for a nice awards presentation. Shout out to Tracy F, who again donated some o...
Feb 6, 2016
Feb 6, 2016
787
Sun 1:47 am
Saturday
January 16, 2016
10:00 am
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Felix Coleman's MLK Speech 2016
Another year is rolling forward. We took a few minutes before our meet to listen to Felix Coleman's annual speech on what Martin Luther King, Jr. has meant to Felix and his family. This is a special anniversary, as this speech is within Felix's 30th year with the Riis Park Striders. We look forward to celebrating MLK Day on January 18, 2016. His legacy is still meaningful in this day and age.
Jan 17, 2016
Jan 17, 2016
460
26 mins ago
Saturday
December 19, 2015
10:00 am
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RPS Christmas Classic (Dec. 19, 2015)
Beautiful, sky-blue day for our Christmas Classic. No snow, no ice, no puddles. Slightly breezy, and cold. 1.2 miles or 6 miles. Enjoyed seeing friends who've returned to run this last race of the year. Goodies were terrific, and seeing the smiles made the race even funner. Is that a real word? "More fun" is more like it!
Dec 19, 2015
Dec 19, 2015
1498
10 hrs ago
Saturday
December 12, 2015
10:00 am
Event: Image
Shorts day at Riis in December!
Wow, can you believe it? Shorts at our Saturday meet in mid-December. The grass is still green. It is refreshing having such good weather. Hope it lasts a while longer.
Dec 12, 2015
Dec 12, 2015
713
Sat 4:34 pm
Saturday
November 28, 2015
10:00 am
Event: Image
Brandon visits the Striders Nov 28
Jay brought Brandon to Riis today. He ran very well!! I am posting pics from his visit and pics from our first November snowfall Nov. 21. What a difference since those pics--snow, warm days and muddy rain--all in a week.
Nov 28, 2015
Nov 28, 2015
654
Thu 3:18 am
Thursday
November 26, 2015
9:30 am
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45th Annual RPS Thanksgiving Races on Nov. 27, 2015
We we proud to hold 45th Annual Riis Park Striders Thanksgiving Races: the 20th Annual Joe Mittel Memorial Mile and the 5,000 Meter Dick King Championship Race. Many teams and individuals came out to "run & enjoy" this Thanksgiving day at Riis Park! In addition to our home team, the Riis Park Striders and their families, we welcomed members of the Don Amidei TC, the Shamrock TC, the Red Panda TC...
Nov 27, 2015
Nov 27, 2015
15177
2 mins ago
Saturday
November 14, 2015
10:00 am
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Pauline & Anne visit Riis
Enjoyed seeing Pauline and Anne today! Here are some pics from our visit.
Nov 15, 2015
Nov 15, 2015
980
Tue 5:22 am
Saturday
November 7, 2015
10:00 am
Event: Image
Golden day at Riis
A beautiful day at Riis. At last, no rain! The crunch of dry leaves on the green grass. The park had some freshly-planted trees along our route. Bob C wore his new 2015 Tour de France cap. It was Felix's 29th year with the RPS. What a day to celebrate.
Nov 8, 2015
Nov 8, 2015
1378
Sun 4:21 am
Saturday
October 24, 2015
10:00 am
Event: Image
Striders nice start, then drenched in rain at meet today
The park was beautiful, yet seemed to have more than 3 climates today. Cloudy, sprinkles on meet start, then drenching rain. Neil completed all his 3+ miles today--despite all the rain. Period. Here we are at the start.
Oct 24, 2015
Oct 24, 2015
642
21 hrs ago
Saturday
October 17, 2015
10:00 am
Event: Image
Smiles at Strider Meet
Beautiful, fall day for XC and road racing at Riis Park. I brought my marathon medal and we took some pics. [Jay finished the marathon at 5:57:47. My time was 7:33:53 (watch time).]
Oct 18, 2015
Oct 18, 2015
990
Tue 9:13 am
Sunday
October 11, 2015
8:00 am
Event: Image
Chicago Marathon Oct. 11, 2015
In so many words-a very long day for me this year. I did enjoy running with Eileen who ran some of these miles with me. Here are some pics from this year's race.
Oct 18, 2015
Oct 18, 2015
1100
Sun 3:24 pm
Friday
October 9, 2015
11:00 am
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Chicago Marathon Expo 2015
Enjoyed packet pick up! Saw Joan Benoit Samuelson during a Q&A at the Expo. Here's a few photos.
Oct 18, 2015
Oct 18, 2015
712
Wed 11:14 pm
Saturday
September 26, 2015
10:00 am
Event: Image
Fall colors begin at Riis Park
Enjoyed a lovely day at our meet at Riis Park. Pics of some of the sights seen at the park and Riis Field House.
Oct 18, 2015
Oct 18, 2015
593
Sat 5:55 am
Saturday
September 19, 2015
9:00 am
Event: Image
Terra Sans Pave Trail Races, Glenview (nice choice for runners, Striders)
In spite of torrential rains the evening/morning before, the weather cleared up just in time. Good location choice this year-along the North Branch Trail (Glenview). Road runners got a nice bit of trail with some crushed gravel, wide pathways. Some large puddles were there, yet manageable to get around on a relatively dry course. The pig roast was interesting to those loving BBQ. The sandwiches & ...
Sep 19, 2015
Sep 19, 2015
29378
27 mins ago
Saturday
September 12, 2015
10:00 am
Event: Image
Eileen wins an race award at Makin'Tracks 5K, then runs at Riis on the same day!
We're proud of Eileen's achievement. She just ran the Makin' Tracks 5K at Concordia, won an award, then came to Riis to run a road race with the Striders. Whew! We hear other Striders ran and did well also! Starting line for XC included an angelic rainbow sized "person" next to Paul A.
Sep 13, 2015
Sep 13, 2015
864
Sun 12:35 am
Monday
September 7, 2015
7:00 am
Event: Image
Oak brook Half Marathon-Labor Day
Wow, this was a super hot day. Humid, with a heat index in the 90s. Really nice race and had some help along with the way. These 2 ladies were the Race End closers, and great company along the way.
Oct 18, 2015
Oct 18, 2015
359
Wed 8:21 pm
Monday
August 10, 2015
12:00 pm
Event: Image
Strider, Dan Berry in Chicago for brief visit
Mark B sent this beautiful pic to the Striders. Dan Berry was in Chicago for a brief visit with Mark, Diane & Fearless Leader! He even got to go to Riis. Nice, that Dan shared that pic. I'm adding their two pics to this blog.
Aug 16, 2015
Aug 16, 2015
472
Mon 11:28 pm
Wednesday
July 29, 2015
7:30 pm
Event: Image
RPS at Chicago Full Moon Run
Beautiful evening for this race: Chicago Full Moon Run. Many Striders signed up as runners, volunteers and supporters. We're proud to have shown strong support for this important cause--MS. Somehow, someday, we'll grow closer to a cure. Many thanks to Race Directors, Mike Bastian, Bill & Michelle Thom for providing a nice way to end an evening, under a full moon. Picture: Mike & Erin Bastian.
Jul 29, 2015
Jul 29, 2015
3422
Sun 4:39 pm
Saturday
July 25, 2015
10:00 am
Event: Image
Striders endure heat-keep going strong.
Yes, it was a hot day. We kept on going by XC, road race. Lately, the field house hasn't been open before 10AM. TiP: If you don't want to use the messy porta-potties, do your business before arriving at Riis for our meet. We still had a terrific meet. See you the first Saturday in September. We're on hiatus the month of August!
Jul 25, 2015
Jul 25, 2015
967
Thu 8:48 am
Saturday
July 11, 2015
10:00 am
Event: Image
XC & Road Race at Riis w Natalia, Rick, Brad & Hank!
Great to see Rick at Riis! He brought some young XC runners today from his XC Team: Brad and Natalia. Outstanding to see these young competitors. Nadia, Riis Park Staff-- loaded the Riis Club Car with T-Ball Awards for the club next to our meet. Hank was there with his pet, walking the road race course. Bob C discussed the benefits of using different foam rollers, and utilizing PhysioRecover choc...
Jul 11, 2015
Jul 11, 2015
2875
4 hrs ago
Saturday
July 4, 2015
10:00 am
Event: Image
RPS 7/4/2015 Track Meet at Norwood Park
Great turnout at our July 4th Track Meet at Norwood Park. We were glad to have a competitive and successful meet. Eduardo and his family, along with many of the Striders, friends and family enjoyed the track and field events.
Jul 5, 2015
Jul 5, 2015
4366
58 mins ago
Saturday
July 4, 2015
12:00 pm
Event: Image
July 4th Mark & Diane's Party
Beautiful day for Mark & Diane's Party following the RPS track meet. Good food, family, refreshments, plenty of shade was enjoyed by all. Thank you, Mark & Diane for hosting the July 4th Party!
Jul 5, 2015
Jul 5, 2015
2997
5 hrs ago
Saturday
June 27, 2015
10:00 am
Event: Image
Riis Meet on June 27
Beautiful day for a meet! XC runners experienced some muddy spots due to the rainy days. At least the grass and sod was soft as shag rug. Mark brought donuts to celebrate his b-day last week. Sy's Marines tee shirt was cool. Semper Fi.
Jun 27, 2015
Jun 27, 2015
652
8 hrs ago
Saturday
June 13, 2015
10:00 am
Event: Image
Sunny day at Riis
Warm and sunny day for our meet. We enjoyed the beauty of the park. Ducks in the ponds, clover and blooming trees and flowers made our miles worth it, and took a pic with Paul A next to the Park District Club Car.
Jun 14, 2015
Jun 14, 2015
764
Tue 11:06 pm
Saturday
June 6, 2015
10:00 am
Event: Image
XC Riis Park Striders New Course, near Carnival.
Yup, ran passed one of two carnivals at Riis today. We utilized the new route Ken had carved out for the Striders. It differed slightly. Today, it was at the beginning of a carnival in both parking lots, so we had to street-park. Bob C's running buddy, Jerry M, spoke about his upcoming Pleasant Prairie Triathlon this month. Good luck to Jerry!
Jun 6, 2015
Jun 6, 2015
1284
22 hrs ago
Saturday
May 30, 2015
10:00 am
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Rainy day at Riis, doesn't get us down
Spring rain and clouds didn't keep us from doing some miles at Riis today. The park was beautiful, irises were colorful, along with our cool shirts. We noted a Grand Award presented to the Chicago Park District for Park and Recreation Administration enclosed in a new case at the Field House. Congrats to our friends at Riis Park and the Chicago Park District! Glad to see Dave & Ian Cameron running...
May 30, 2015
May 30, 2015
1076
17 hrs ago
Saturday
May 16, 2015
7:00 am
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Striders ROCKED the Starved Rock County Marathon
Wow! What a race. Three Striders ROCKED the Starved Rock County Marathon! Eileen and I ran the Half Marathon: Eileen at 2:59:40 (1st in age group), Karen at 3:31.21. Chris Hita ran the Full Marathon (5:07:32). The fans, volunteers, city and race officials were fantastic. The road was etched with the scent of wild honeysuckle and blooming lilacs. The start was in historic Washington Park in Ottawa...
May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015
1896
Thu 10:23 pm
Saturday
May 2, 2015
10:00 am
Event: Image
XC and 2015 Strider Tees at Riis Park
Wow. 1st day of XC at Riis, couldn't be brighter and enjoyable. Plus, the 2015 RPS Tee Shirts arrived! Women: Lime Green vneck slim cut. Men: Orange Chili Pepper crew. Lettering is Navy blue--like Illini colors. All tees are wicking/technical. Child sizes available. See Fearless Leader for your shirt, with paid dues.
May 2, 2015
May 2, 2015
2658
45 mins ago
Saturday
April 18, 2015
10:00 am
Event: Image
Brightening up for great weather at Riis
Beautiful morning for our meet. Many of us wore the 2014 teeshirts as seen here!
Apr 18, 2015
Apr 18, 2015
1196
5 hrs ago
Saturday
April 11, 2015
10:00 am
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Spring into action at Riis!
What a great day for miles. The day was clear, not windy. Grass green. Jay found a softball. Interestingly, Paul H brought a book on Baseball to Riis. Bob C brought his weights also. He is great source for tips and advice for runners. Luckily, we can find him at Riis!
Apr 11, 2015
Apr 11, 2015
636
Fri 4:04 pm
Saturday
April 4, 2015
10:00 am
Event: Image
Happy Bday, Mike V!
Group pic to celebrate our friend, Mike V's bday! Sunny skies and more bright days ahead at Riis. Flowers are starting to bloom, the air is clean and fresh!
Apr 4, 2015
Apr 4, 2015
489
4 hrs ago
Saturday
March 28, 2015
10:00 am
Event: Image
Spring to action at Riis
Spring has sprung. We ran, walked and enjoyed the brisk morning at Riis. Lucky for us, no snow, no rain! Plus, it was Earth Day! Fearless Leader announced this year's summer hiatus will be the month of August 2015 instead of September.
Mar 29, 2015
Mar 29, 2015
470
Fri 6:55 pm
Saturday
March 21, 2015
10:00 am
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Welcome back, Dave!
We were glad to see Dave C return to Riis today! He was walking the course with Felix following some injuries. Dave, an ultra marathoner, is going to get back in condition for some races. Group pic taken to celebrate Dave's return. Missing from the group pic is Renee P & Mike F.
Mar 21, 2015
Mar 21, 2015
869
17 hrs ago
Saturday
March 14, 2015
10:00 am
Event: Image
Hey, Shamrocks at Riis
What a day for our meet! We're looking for shamrocks-in-the-park, found one! Also, Cheryl brought flyers for the OPRC Race That's Good for Life (Sun, Apr 12). Watch out for debris, Jay tripped on a hoop. Sy with his new car. Nice day for a joy ride!
Mar 14, 2015
Mar 14, 2015
811
Wed 6:51 pm
Saturday
March 7, 2015
10:00 am
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Signs of Spring at Riis
We're getting closer to Spring 2015! Almost everyone was at Riis today. We celebrated the return of Neil to the Park with a group photo. Sidewalks were clean, bright skies, warm enough for Jay to wear shorts. Ladybug landed on Bob C's handouts. Gonna wish for more warm days ahead.
Mar 7, 2015
Mar 7, 2015
1379
21 hrs ago
Saturday
February 7, 2015
10:00 am
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Striders run despite snow piles
Renee kindly texted this beautiful picture of the Striders at the Sat. meet. Looking forward to snowless days ahead. Our best to Neil who has been under the weather-and we hear--doing well.
Feb 8, 2015
Feb 8, 2015
485
13 hrs ago
Saturday
January 31, 2015
10:00 am
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RPS Superbowl Races 2015
We enjoyed running our Annual RPS Superbowl Races today. It was sunny, some ice patches. Nice turn out also. Mike F is RD with Fearless Leader as Official Timer. The goodies are SUPER! Thanks, Mike F & Fearless Leader!
Jan 31, 2015
Jan 31, 2015
2760
23 hrs ago
Saturday
January 17, 2015
10:00 am
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Age Group Awards to Dan & Bridget
I'm posting this as a separate event highlighting our RPS Age Group Awards to Dan & Bridget on their outstanding racing performances at our Road Races on Jan 17th. Pictured with Fearless Leader and Race Director, Chris Precht. Hope to see you at Riis again next week?
Jan 18, 2015
Jan 18, 2015
865
Sat 4:38 pm
Saturday
January 17, 2015
10:00 am
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RPS, Felix remembers MLK at our Meet
Felix presented his 25th MLK Speech prior to our road races, Jan 17. Here are pictures from the event and our road races. My previous event celebrated Dan & Bridget's Age Group Awards.
Jan 18, 2015
Jan 18, 2015
2035
Thu 7:27 am
Saturday
January 10, 2015
10:00 am
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Snow & Sun at Riis--really!
Nice, sunny day for our road races at Riis today! Winter subsided for us. Here's a few cool down photos as we walked toward the Stone Monument.
Jan 11, 2015
Jan 11, 2015
1214
Sun 1:53 am
Saturday
December 20, 2014
10:00 am
Event: Image
RPS Christmas Classic Pictures Dec 20
Attached are pictures from our Christmas Classic held on Dec 20! Nice to see returning racers to our event--including Carl H (his 80th race this year). Lots of prizes and action today!
Dec 21, 2014
Dec 21, 2014
3640
7 hrs ago
Saturday
December 20, 2014
11:00 am
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Results-RPS Christmas Classic 12/20
Fearless Leader's Race Report and Results are attached. "The weather was not quite as good as last year and there were two small patches of ice on the course, but the Striders can handle any weather conditions. Mike Fleischhacker won the race for the 3rd time putting him back in a tie for 2nd with Paul Gerlach for over-all victories. Bill Thom remains as the all-time champion with 14 wins. 81 ye...
Dec 27, 2014
Dec 27, 2014
314
Mon 11:25 pm
Saturday
December 13, 2014
10:00 am
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Pictures from Dec 13 at Riis
Pictures from our Dec 13th Meet! The weather was warm enough for Mark to wear shorts--in mid-December! Great to see Vanessa at the Park. Go Riis!
Dec 21, 2014
Dec 21, 2014
1206
Sat 8:01 pm
Saturday
December 6, 2014
9:30 am
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Universal Sole Trail Challenge (Schiller Park)
Enjoyed running this Universal Sole Trail race for the 2nd year at Schiller Park (Forest Preserve). Eileen joined me at the start and finish. Great chili, beer, and awards. Really liked the race sweat pants with the Universal Sole logo. The price of the race at $20 was very affordable. Here's some pictures of the terrific volunteers and race. Here we are with our muddy shoes.
Dec 21, 2014
Dec 21, 2014
2149
8 hrs ago
Thursday
November 27, 2014
9:45 am
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44th Annual Riis Park Striders Thanksgiving Day Races
Yup, we were out there running races. Our own 44th Annual RPS Thanksgiving Day Races! 19th Annual Joe Mittel Memorial Mile, and the 5,000 Meter Dick King Championship Race. Top Team scores: 1st=Don Amidei TC (19) pictured here, 2nd=Riis Park Striders (73), 3rd=Team Kittaka (97). Top info for The Mile= Andrew Pfeiffer (Men 5:18), Laura Jayne (Women 11:09). Top info for the 5,000 Meter race/Men: 1st...
Nov 28, 2014
Nov 30, 2014
17643
36 mins ago
Saturday
November 22, 2014
10:00 am
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Striders really do stride at Riis Park
Gray day at Riis. Actually, it's perfect weather before the approaching winter winds. Paul A strides very well in these pictures. Hey, striding is part of our Club name. Riis Park Striders.
Nov 23, 2014
Nov 23, 2014
484
Sun 3:29 am
Saturday
November 15, 2014
10:00 am
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Our friend Pauline, visits the Striders
We welcomed our friend, Pauline (4th from left)--visiting us from the Rockies! She looks great! Here are some pictures from our meet on this beautiful day.
Nov 15, 2014
Nov 15, 2014
2857
57 mins ago
Saturday
November 1, 2014
8:30 am
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Chicago Ultra 50K/50mi
We're called bad asses--Ultra runners who've managed to run the Chicago Ultra 50K/50Mi races on Nov. 1st. The day after a blast of wind, lake surf that rained debris on the course. Nice to see fellow Strider Jay on his bike during the race. Luckily, I finished the 50K.
Nov 5, 2014
Nov 5, 2014
1261
Sat 2:49 am
Saturday
October 25, 2014
10:00 am
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Colorful day for Riis Fall Meet
Beautiful day for a Fall meet at Riis today. Cobalt skies, blazing colors of the Fall leaves over green grass. Lot's of pictures. Ken brought his lovely granddaughter to the Club. Glad to see youth runners at Riis! I brought my Chicago Marathon medal and posed with Jay to share our achievement as Finishers. Mark wore his new shoes to match his RPS shirt. Love colors! PS-the Riis Field House got r...
Oct 25, 2014
Oct 25, 2014
3142
Mon Nov 23rd
Sunday
October 12, 2014
8:00 am
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Chicago Marathon-Oct 12, 2014
Beautiful, but chilly start of the Chicago Marathon 2014. Several Striders were toeing the start in the various corrals. I was glad to spend some time with Vanessa prior to the start, and with Eileen who ran our traditional miles on the course--she posed with Elvis at the Fleet Feet Chicago platform on North Ave/Old Town. Yes, I did finish the race (7:11). Here's the evidence.
Oct 13, 2014
Oct 13, 2014
1888
8 hrs ago
Saturday
October 11, 2014
10:00 am
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October at Riis Park
Got the pre-marathon jitters. Good way to get over that is to head over to Riis for our group meet. Great to see Vanessa (pictured) with her daughter and Mom at the Chicago Marathon Expo. Good luck to our RPS runners, friends and family who are participating or volunteering for the Marathon. Thank you for supporting our efforts.
Oct 11, 2014
Oct 11, 2014
1667
Sun 3:40 am
Saturday
September 13, 2014
9:00 am
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Striders at Terra Sans Pave 8K/4K Linne Woods-Morton Grove
Enjoyed Bill & Michelle's newest inaugural race: Terra Sans Pave 8K & 4K at Linne Woods (Morton Grove). Many Striders signed up. Yes, we won many awards. Beautiful cool weather, trails pretty clear and a bonus of no pesky skeeters. Beer & BBQ followed. Here are some pictures. GO RIIS!
Sep 13, 2014
Sep 13, 2014
17262
1 min ago
Tuesday
August 26, 2014
7:00 pm
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Striders at Norwood Park Track Meet & BBQ (dusk)
Striders met at Norwood Park at dusk for the Final Summer Track Meet. What a beautiful evening. We celebrated with a One Mile Run on the track, and a Javelin Toss. Followed by a BBQ at Bill & Michelle's. Thanks, Bill & Michelle!
Aug 27, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
4981
17 hrs ago
Saturday
August 9, 2014
10:00 am
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Summertime at Riis
We love summertime at Riis. The beauty of the Park, trees and greenery. Here's some pictures from the last 2 Saturday meets. I was glad to bring my Eugene Half Marathon medal and various Oregon items to the Strider meet. Also, note the potholes were filled in the south parking lot.
Aug 10, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
1203
Sun 5:54 am
Sunday
July 27, 2014
6:00 am
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Eugene Marathon/Half Marathon
The timing to run this event was made in the stars. I happened to be in the NW area of the country, and signed up for the Eugene, Oregon Half Marathon. It was a fantastic, and well-run event. Exciting to run in the same hills as outstanding athletes, such as Steve Prefontaine. The IAAF World Junior Championships were held this week also.
Aug 11, 2014
Aug 11, 2014
2098
Sat 12:54 pm
Friday
July 4, 2014
12:00 pm
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RPS July 4, 2014 Party at Mark & Diane's
Beautiful day for the RPS July 4th Party hosted by Mark & Diane! Food, beer, desserts & side dishes were plentiful. I'm going to separate the Javelin event from the party pix--I didn't make it to the track event, but heard it was terrific! Thanks, Mark & Diane & family!
Jul 5, 2014
Jul 5, 2014
6594
Sun 7:37 am
Friday
July 4, 2014
12:00 pm
Event: Image
RPS Javelin Event-July 4, 2014 at Mark & Diane's
Whew, what a great day for the Javelin event at Mark & Diane's. Renee shown here. The Striders and family members and friends were fantastic on the throws. "The Neighbor" also showcased his expertise at the sport--as he has done the last few years..Brought my special photo "camera bag." A Chicago Fire Engine and Firemen were there for a demo.
Jul 5, 2014
Jul 5, 2014
13513
5 hrs ago
Saturday
June 21, 2014
10:00 am
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Great 'Dea' at Riis
t was a great 'Dea' to welcome longtime Strider, Mike O'Dea at our meet. He is visiting from out of town--and looking great. Here's a group picture with Mike.
Jun 22, 2014
Jun 22, 2014
2432
10 hrs ago
Saturday
June 14, 2014
10:00 am
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Father's Day in the air at Riis
Ah. Beautiful day. I was told to check out and photograph the baby goslings in the lagoon during our meet. Also seen, were baby Mallards! Dave C brought his son, Ian for our races. Happy Father's Day!
Jun 16, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
1177
4 hrs ago
Saturday
June 14, 2014
7:00 pm
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Retirement Party for Paul A
We celebrated a beautiful evening at Moretti's with Paul A and his family, friends and former coworkers. Paul retired as a Metra conductor. I'm sure many riders will miss him on the NCL. We'll see him each Sat at Riis! Congrats to Paul & his family. More time to run now.
Jun 16, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
8830
2 hrs ago
Saturday
June 7, 2014
10:00 am
Event: Image
Rick Reed Returns to Riis
Great turn out at Riis, check out the attached pictures! Here's Rick Reed, former Elmwood Park High track star from the days of Championship meets. Always a Champion.
Jun 8, 2014
Jun 8, 2014
1323
12 hrs ago
Saturday
May 31, 2014
8:00 am
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The Original 5K Chicago
Really enjoyed running this race sponsored by Fleet Feet Chicago. It was the inaugural The Original 5K. The 70's were highlighted--the decade of many of us running & jogging. I've got dual membership--Oregon Track Club and the Riis Park Striders. Found "Pre" on the course! He was kind enough to pose for this picture with me.
Jun 8, 2014
Jun 8, 2014
365
49 mins ago
Saturday
May 17, 2014
10:00 am
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"Oh What a Beautiful Morning" at Riis
Fluffy clouds, sun, soft turf and a breathtaking beautiful morning. These were great conditions for running our meet at Riis. Some of the Striders ran with their new 2014 tee shirts.
May 18, 2014
May 18, 2014
1676
21 hrs ago
Saturday
May 10, 2014
10:00 am
Event: Image
XC at Riis on beautiful Spring Day
We've been lucky to have 2 beautiful spring Saturday meet days in a row. Here's Jay running part of the XC course. Club tee shirts arrived also. Swing over to renew your membership while shirts are available.
May 11, 2014
May 11, 2014
2097
11 hrs ago
Saturday
May 3, 2014
10:00 am
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First XC Race of the Year at Riis
At last. We ran our first cross country race of the year at Riis. Here's Mike V drawing out the start line. Soft turf, no mud, no rain, no snow, no wind. The BIG HILL seemed to melt beneath our feet as we transversed the climb. We're definitely ready for XC. Mark brought some beautiful eggs from the flock also.
May 4, 2014
May 4, 2014
2014
14 hrs ago
Saturday
April 5, 2014
10:00 am
Event: Image
Riis-Paul H and his chain of race bib pins
Paul H brought his chain of race bib pins. Many year's worth of pins, to lots of races and bibs. We celebrate all those races with a group picture. Check out the rest of the pictures.
Apr 5, 2014
Apr 5, 2014
1291
4 hrs ago
Saturday
March 29, 2014
10:00 am
Event: Image
Vintage RPS Tee Shirts
Photo of vintage RPS tee shirts brought to Riis by Renee. I just had to document this event. According to Renee, this is a sampling of Strider shirts over the years.
Mar 29, 2014
Mar 29, 2014
489
Fri 7:55 am
Saturday
March 22, 2014
10:00 am
Event: Image
Ken brings his Elmhurst Lucky 5K Medal to Riis Meet
Ken is pictured with his Elmhurst Lucky 5K Medal. He placed First in his Age Group. We are proud to have viewed his medal. Spring is here, according to the calendar-so we're glad to do our Meet today in preparation for many upcoming races.
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
880
Thu 8:05 am
Saturday
March 15, 2014
10:00 am
Event: Image
Shamrocks found at Riis
We are seriously looking for shamrocks and the Irish green at Riis. Check out these pictures including Chris with the book "Growing Old is Not for Sissies"--Neil's favorite quote. Mark, Diane & Ethan enjoyed the sunshine. Age doesn't matter when you can move forward. Especially, at Riis.
Mar 16, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
1527
Sun 3:14 am
Saturday
February 22, 2014
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Chris' Race Report (Feb 22, 2014)
"As usual, the course had ice on it. This time there were icy patches on all 4 sides. The Striders again ran an out-and-back leg to do each 1.2 mile leg."
Mar 16, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
382
Thu 1:59 pm
Saturday
February 22, 2014
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Chris' Race Reports (Jan & Feb 2014)
Short quotes from each: "January was the worst month in Riis Park running history due to the combination of snow AND freezing temperatures." "February surpassed January…The course was never clear of snow & ice. Several times there was not even one leg of the course without patches of ice. Despite the icy ground and freezing weather, some Striders managed to run every race so far this year with o...
Mar 16, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
515
Mon Nov 23rd
Saturday
February 22, 2014
10:00 am
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Go for the Gold-at Riis!
Oh yeah. We're tough athletes. Even if we're not at Sochi. We're gritty, streetwise runners. Many of marathoners and 5 star track veterans. Don't need skis or skates. We run on pieces of ice and messy snow & road. Some ice is just like Sochi. We even run with cars. Here's Chris Hita-ready to run with the pack at Riis.
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
3158
Fri 7:23 pm
Saturday
February 1, 2014
10:00 am
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Super Bowl Challenge at Riis
Small group of Striders at the Annual Super Bowl Challenge today. Powder snow kept falling on unplowed sidewalks. Luis ran a portion in the street. Mike F. generously provided the prizes and refreshments for the runners. The park looked beautiful, almost like a beach. Just joking.
Feb 1, 2014
Feb 1, 2014
3782
9 hrs ago
Saturday
February 1, 2014
10:00 am
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Race Report-Super Bowl Challenge (by Fleischhacker)
Attached is Mike's Race Report for the Super Bowl Challenge on the Feb 1 (Sat) Meet. Noted: "As Minnesota Vikings Hall of Fame Head Coach Bud Grant would say, you have to play "in the elements." The Striders had to run in about 4 to 5 inches of snow. The park district did not plow the sidewalk at the time of the race. There is still a big ice block and ice spots by the swimming pool and ice rin...
Feb 3, 2014
Feb 3, 2014
510
Fri 7:55 am
Saturday
January 25, 2014
10:00 am
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Chris' Race Report (Jan 25, 2014)
Attached is Chris' Race Report for Jan 25, 2014. "For the 4th week of the New Year, the weather was bad and the course was worse. 2 legs of the course were buried in snow, so the Striders had to run out & back again just to get 1 lap in. The forecast is bad for the Superbowl Challenge Race on Feb 1, but this will not stop the Striders."
Feb 9, 2014
Feb 9, 2014
404
41 mins ago
Saturday
January 18, 2014
10:00 am
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MLK remembered at Riis by Felix
Icy, cold day at Riis. Felix's Annual MLK speech brightened up our Saturday meet. Yes, there was ice at Fullerton by the pool. Our route changed to swing around it and pass the hockey rink. Here's Felix maneuvering his way on the alt route.
Jan 18, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
2296
Wed 12:39 am
Saturday
January 18, 2014
10:00 am
Event: Image
Chris' Race Report (Jan 18, 2014)
Attached is Chris' Race Report for the Jan. 18, 2014 Meet at Riis. "For the 3rd week in a row, the course was icy and the weather was cold, but nothing stops the Striders. Paul A. ran his 1st race in the 60+ age group." Take a look at the Trivia Questions to prep for the Feb 1st Meet.
Jan 30, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
388
Wed 5:47 pm
Saturday
January 18, 2014
3:00 pm
Event: Image
Chris' Archive-Guerin May 20, 2001
From Chris' archive, I'm attaching photo and race report from the 8th Annual Mother Guerin 5,000 race May 20, 2001. "Another nice day for the Mother Guerin race, but the Striders are getting farther away from the front runners. Bill Thom was our standard bearer despite having run a 50 mile race the week before. Renee Phillips had a house warming party after the race which the Striders liven up w...
Jan 18, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
508
16 hrs ago
Saturday
January 11, 2014
10:00 am
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Striders bypass 'bergs at Riis
What a weather week in Chicagoland. Didn't stop the RPS from showing up at Jan 4 & Jan 11 meets. Below zero temp drop, massive snowstorms, rain, mini 'bergs shortened by rain. All in the last week. Here's some pictures from Jan 11. Happy New Year 2014!
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
3821
11 hrs ago
Saturday
January 11, 2014
10:00 am
Event: Image
Chris' race reports (Dec 2013 & Jan 11, 2014)
Attaching Chris' race report & commentary for Dec. 2013 & Jan 11, 2014.
Jan 18, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
520
6 hrs ago
Saturday
December 21, 2013
10:00 am
Event: Image
RPS Christmas Classic Races 1.2 mi & 6 mi
The day was gloomy, but we enjoyed running our Christmas Classic races 1.2 mi & 6 mi. We shared miles with recruits on a training run for entry in the Marines.
Dec 21, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
2867
Fri 4:08 am
Saturday
December 21, 2013
10:00 am
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Results-Christmas Classic 2013
I'm attaching Chris' Official Results and Race Comments regarding the Christmas Classic. "The Striders got good weather for the last race of 2013. The course was clear and the wind was nil. Paul Gerlach won the race for the 3rd time breaking a tie with Mike Bastian, Mike Fleischhacker, and Matt McCormick who all have won twice. Bill Thom remains as the all-time champion with 14 wins. Karen Dav...
Dec 30, 2013
Dec 30, 2013
479
Mon Nov 23rd
Saturday
December 21, 2013
10:00 am
Event: Image
Riis-Mike V's Photos of Christmas Classic
Mike V generously shared these beautiful photos with the Striders. They are from his personal collection taken during the RPS Christmas Classic on Dec 21, 2013. Thanks, Mike!!
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
806
12 hrs ago
Sunday
December 15, 2013
10:00 am
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Universal Sole 5 Mile Trail Challenge
Did the Universal Sole 5 Mile Trail Challenge today. It certainly was a challenge. Snow, branches covered by snow. It was great. Cell phone went dead several times. Great race, chili, beer. Thanks to Universal Sole, sponsors & volunteers. Saw RP Strider Bob Chadwick. He ran some miles with me. Thanks, Bob!
Dec 15, 2013
Dec 15, 2013
4853
Thu 1:03 am
Saturday
December 7, 2013
10:00 am
Event: Image
RPS-mixed bag of pix
Well, here's a few pictures missed getting posted.
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
987
Fri 6:50 am
Thursday
November 28, 2013
10:00 am
Event: Image
RPS Thanksgiving Races 2013 photos
Photos from the RPS Thanksgiving Races. The day was cold, but the runners were ready for their races! Amidei TC won the Team Challenge shown here with their trophies. Our RPS Team was 2nd place.
Nov 29, 2013
Nov 29, 2013
47397
7 mins ago
Thursday
November 28, 2013
11:00 am
Event: Image
RPS Race Report/Results-Thanksgiving Day, Nov 28, 2013
Here are Chris' Race Report/Results for the Riis Park Striders 43rd Annual Thanksgiving Races!
Dec 7, 2013
Dec 7, 2013
710
10 hrs ago
Saturday
November 23, 2013
10:00 am
Event: Image
Striders + jazz hands
See those jazz hands? Pretty chilly on Nov 23, warranted runner gloves--for us cool, jazzy runners who dig running at Riis.
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
495
Tue 5:35 am
Saturday
November 2, 2013
10:00 am
Event: Image
Striders run through misty, fall morning
The morning was crisp, misty and Fall-like. Beautiful colors of Fall and soft rain-mist didn't stop us Striders from a great day for our meet.
Nov 2, 2013
Nov 2, 2013
2853
12 hrs ago
Saturday
October 26, 2013
10:00 am
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On-the-Run at Riis
So much to do, so little time. Can't waste of minute of good weather. Today's the day. Here's Mike F showing us how it's done at Riis.
Oct 27, 2013
Oct 27, 2013
1610
Sat 11:37 am
Saturday
October 19, 2013
9:00 am
Event: Image
Des Plaines River Trail Races 2013
Beautiful day to run the Des Plaines River Trail Race (Half Marathon for me). Saw Bill & Michelle (RPS). It's always great seeing a familiar person at these events. Magical forests, small bridges, and meadows on a Fall day. Nice follow up race to the Chicago marathon.
Oct 20, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
4801
8 hrs ago
Sunday
October 13, 2013
7:45 am
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Chicago Marathon-Oct 13, 2013
Beautiful day for a marathon. 45,000 signed up for this event. I was literally at the back of the start of the race. Business in the front, party in the back. We got to see Elvis, drink 312 beer, enjoy WXRT prep-talking us up. Not in that order. Saw a kid on TOP of the Orleans St bridge cheering us. We're a wild bunch.
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
5546
6 mins ago
Friday
October 11, 2013
4:00 pm
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Chicago Marathon Expo 2013
Took off work early to go to the Chicago Marathon Expo for packet pick up. The best part was to meet Scott Jurek. He is the world-famous ultra marathoner. He is vegan and wrote a cookbook. He signed my bib "Dig Deep" upside down so I could read it running. I've attached pictures of the Expo.
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
1026
Sat 4:17 am
Thursday
October 10, 2013
5:30 pm
Event: Image
Race Week-Chicago Marathon 2013
Here's some banners and including a look at LaSalle Street as we anticipated the Chicago Marathon.
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
1012
Thu 4:41 pm
Saturday
September 14, 2013
8:00 am
Event: Image
Riis Park Striders Makin' Tracks 5K
Mike V presented his picture of Riis Park Strider members, Chris Precht, Mike Fleischhacker, Bob Chadwick, Paul Angarone, Mike Vlasak at Makin' Tracks 5K in River Forest. Not pictured is Cheryl Benson, Hank Caldwell. Chris's Race Report on this race attached. Congrats!
Nov 2, 2013
Nov 3, 2013
543
Fri 1:22 am
Saturday
September 14, 2013
6:00 pm
Event: Image
Chris' Celebration Sept 2013
I'm a bit late on presenting this pictures taken at Chris' celebration event at Riggio's last Sept. Chris listened to a song written & performed by Pete Block (via digital sound). Several of us went to a local alehouse to further continue our celebration. Best wishes from the Striders to our Fearless Leader and Olga!
Dec 4, 2013
Dec 4, 2013
10588
14 hrs ago
Sunday
September 1, 2013
10:00 am
Event: Image
Chris' Album, Striders July 27, 1985 CARA Championship Team
Riis Park Striders win CARA Championship on July 27, 1985 at the Hanson Stadium CARA Track Meet. Chris Precht's results and pictures. Thank you, Chris, for sharing these great memories with us.
Sep 1, 2013
Sep 1, 2013
14235
6 hrs ago
Sunday
August 25, 2013
7:00 pm
Event: Image
Recovery List 8/25/2013-Riis Road Warriors
Update 8/25/2013... Mark Blaszczyk is striding again, gaining strength after his serious bike accident.. Our best to good health in the days ahead for all our Striders.
Mar 4, 2012
Aug 25, 2013
1303
Fri 4:04 pm
Saturday
August 24, 2013
10:00 am
Event: Image
Striders running on nice August morning
Beautiful August morning at Riis. The park (and track) was filled with avid soccer players & spectators, food carts, etc. The Striders strode through the usual racing and finishing area. One more Saturday, and we're on hiatus through September.
Aug 25, 2013
Aug 25, 2013
1062
Wed 11:21 pm
Saturday
August 3, 2013
7:00 am
Event: Image
Eileen w Medal from the Red, White & Blue John Kurtz 5K in Bensenville
RPS Strider, Eileen Ferguson won First Place in her division at the Aug 3, 2013 Red, White & Blue John Kurtz 5K in Bensenville today. She came to celebrate her achievement with the Striders meet. Great shirt & Award. Congrats, Eileen!
Aug 3, 2013
Aug 3, 2013
973
Fri 4:04 pm
Saturday
August 3, 2013
10:00 am
Event: Image
Riis Meet on Aug 3, 2013
It was great to bring my sis, Eve to our meet today. She comes from a great running town, Eugene, Oregon. Eve was presented a 2013 RPS Team shirt by Chris, and wore it right away. Eve plans to join the Oregon Track Club on her return to Oregon. Also, the Cuban Festival was on per the pictures. Congrats to Eileen on celebrating her Division Win at the Red, White & Blue John Kurtz 5K in Bensenville...
Aug 3, 2013
Aug 3, 2013
4721
14 hrs ago
Saturday
July 6, 2013
10:00 am
Event: Image
Humid day at Riis
Here's Ken with his vintage 1983 Riis shirt. Summertime in the city. Yup, it sure came on strong at Riis. Humidity was draining on us all. Great seeing Si. He has fresh scar stitches on his knee. Mark ran the mile. He did really great!
Jul 8, 2013
Jul 8, 2013
1305
34 mins ago
Thursday
July 4, 2013
12:00 pm
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Mark & Diane's RPS 4th of July Party 2013
Beautiful day for Mark & Diane's RPS party on the 4th of July. Some of the Striders enjoyed the pre-party activities, including the track run and javelin. We also were heartened to see Mark's post-surgery recovery after his accident. Food & drink were plentiful. Thank you, Mark & Diane!
Jul 5, 2013
Jul 5, 2013
14152
Sun 4:54 pm
Saturday
June 8, 2013
10:00 am
Event: Image
Riis Meet & Jay's 2012 Weekend Road Warrior Awards
Warm summer day at Riis. Jay presented his 2012 Weekend Road Warrior Awards today! The Awards were presented by Jay while we munched on donuts he brought to celebrate these achievements. Miles Men: Felix Coleman (1st) at 157.2, Mike Fleischhacker (2nd) at 148, Jay Hughston (3rd) at 57. Miles Women: Eileen Ferguson (1st) at 60.6, Karen Davis (2nd) at 25.2, Cheryl Benson (3rd) at 18.8.
Jun 9, 2013
Jun 9, 2013
821
Thu 4:45 pm
Sunday
June 2, 2013
8:00 am
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FOP 5K Charity Race-River Grove
Striders, Bob Chadwick & Mike Vlasak ran the June 2, 2013 FOP 5K Charity Race in River Grove. Bob came in 1st in his age group with a time of 26.12. Mike was 2nd in his age group at 28.15. Here's some pictures of Bob taken at Riis on 6/8 with his finisher medal and FOP race shirt. Congrats, Bob & Mike!
Jun 9, 2013
Jun 9, 2013
1014
Sun 2:38 am
Saturday
May 25, 2013
10:00 am
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Blaszczyk Family at Riis
Great turnout at Riis Park today. We ran with Mark on our minds. His family joined us for the Meet. Young Lt Mark, Lisa and the twins, along with Diane and family members enjoyed this Meet. Mike Fleischhacker wrote Mark's name on the starting line. The young twins are the youngest Milers at Riis, beating their Uncle Matt who had that title since July 9, 1989. He was 3 years old. Our best to Mark.
May 25, 2013
May 25, 2013
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Saturday
May 11, 2013
10:00 am
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Riis Spring XC Meet
Enjoyed a beautiful Spring time Meet at Riis Park today. Check out today's winners. A great day for cross-country at the Park. Trees in bloom. Fresh cut grass. We're ready for more great days at Riis.
May 11, 2013
May 11, 2013
3389
Sun 12:03 am
Saturday
May 4, 2013
7:00 am
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Wisconsin Marathon & Half Marathon 2013
Eileen & I ran the official Half Marathon on Saturday, May 4. There was a combo race of both full and half marathons on the board. Eileen's finish was 3:06:53 (placed 3rd in her division). My time was 3:19:42. It was a perfect day for this race in Kenosha, Wisconsin. We celebrated with a full color medals, brats and a cold beer/pop. There were 4,000 people signed up.
May 5, 2013
May 5, 2013
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Sat 8:17 am
Sunday
April 28, 2013
2:00 pm
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Track Town USA - Eugene, Oregon
My daughter and I traveled to Eugene, Oregon for family business. On arrival we spotted the Oregon Track Team display at the airport! We were fortunate & thrilled to be given a tour of the University of Oregon's Track Town & Hayward Field by my family. The Eugene Marathon had just concluded when we arrived, and we saw runners with their medals at EUG. Here's a runner at Hayward that came over to c...
May 5, 2013
May 5, 2013
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Mon Nov 23rd
Saturday
April 27, 2013
10:00 am
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Sunny skies at Riis today, finally
Sunny day at Riis today, with the return of RPS road warriors running strong, and the distribution of our new RPS shirts. Pay those dues to receive your shirt. We had a great turn-out for a nice Meet today!
Apr 27, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
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Wednesday
April 24, 2013
6:00 pm
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Alderman Ariel Reboyras with RPS card
The 30th Ward Alderman, Ariel Reboyras hosted a Town Hall at Riis Park. Here he is with the RPS business card that he received from Chris. We look forward to a new track at the end of 2013.
Apr 27, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
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Sat 1:19 pm
Saturday
April 20, 2013
9:00 am
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Riis Park Striders 2013 Team Shirts
The 2013 Riis Park Striders shirts are in production. Please pay your Club dues in order to receive the new shirt. Here's a picture depicting the new design of the back of the shirt. Thanks.
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
607
Thu 11:26 pm
Saturday
April 20, 2013
10:00 am
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30th Ward Alderman Ariel Reboyras visits Riis Park today
30th Ward Alderman Ariel Reboyras visited with some of the Striders today. He told the group that a new track and Field House upgrade are in the works. The Alderman said he remembered the Striders during his days with his Youth baseball team at Riis. There's a Q&A session scheduled at 6PM, April 24 (Weds) at the Park. We really need those upgrades!
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
695
Sun 10:49 am
Saturday
April 13, 2013
10:00 am
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Is it Spring at Riis yet?
The signs of Spring are there-yellow daffys, greening lawn. Yet, streaks of snow and bone chilling wind didn't deter us from doing miles around the Park today. There's another river around and over the track. Ducks were swimming in it. We still enjoyed our Meet.
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
2734
Sun 5:49 am
Saturday
April 6, 2013
10:00 am
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Riis Spring Day with Friends
Slightly breezy and dry at Riis today. We had a visit from Paul H! It was great to see him. We also saw Mike F running with us. He's still really fast, even with a flexible cast. Wishing Mike V a Happy Birthday Apr 8. All the best to RPS friends on life's road ahead.
Apr 6, 2013
Apr 6, 2013
977
Fri 1:41 pm
Saturday
March 30, 2013
10:00 am
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Sun Shines at Riis Park
We were glad to do our miles with Mike Fleischhacker and Renee Phillips today. Here's a picture of Mike with Bob Chadwick. Mike now has his flexible cast. Renee and I walked/jogged around Riis. It was great visiting with everyone.
Mar 30, 2013
Mar 30, 2013
1371
Sun 10:29 am
Saturday
March 23, 2013
10:00 am
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Spring Break Sat at Riis
We love Spring at Riis. The beauty of the park, seeing the wildlife and color return after what seems, an endless Winter. Mark got his haircut-a difference from the Joe Perry/Aerosmith look. Mark donated his Samson locks to charity. He's still a rockstar at Riis.
Mar 23, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
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Sat 3:03 am
Sunday
March 17, 2013
10:00 am
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UPDATE: Chris' RPS Album Circa 1971 onward
This is an updated album as of today, March 23. These are articles and pictures selected from Chris' personal collection that he saved and wanted to share with the Striders. Thank you, Chris & Olga! This album may be updated for additional pictures.
Mar 17, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
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Saturday
March 16, 2013
10:00 am
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A River Runs Through It, at Riis
Yep. The track was washed out with melted snow and rain. Overflowed on the sidewalk in portions north on the sidewalk. Glenn Kuck walked his beautiful Golden Retriever around the park and visited with the Striders. Saw the Turn sign down. Glad that wasn't a person.
Mar 16, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
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Saturday
March 16, 2013
11:00 am
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RIP Randy-The-Rooster and Hens
We were horrified to hear from Mark & Diane about their loss of Randy-The-Rooster and some hens. They were attacked by a fox. I'm going to post a picture of Randy and some of the flock from last Summer. RIP to these creatures.
Mar 16, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
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Saturday
March 2, 2013
10:00 am
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Riis Stone Monument & Rooster
Yes, you read that right. Pulled into the Riis parking lot and almost crashed the car seeing an adult rooster roaming the lot. It was looking for food, along with the squirrel population. Luckily, didn't see any coyotes over there. The Riis Stone Monument was scrubbed clean of graffiti due to Ken's efforts in having the city remove it. Thanks, Ken! P.S. Mark B had no interest in the rooster. He h...
Mar 2, 2013
Mar 2, 2013
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Wed 7:49 pm
Saturday
February 2, 2013
10:00 am
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Striders Superbowl Races 2013
Team picture at our annual Superbowl races today. There was fresh powder snow over some slick ice. Mike F. had a fall, had to ice up his wrist. Hope he's ok. The awards and post-race food was terrific. Among them, we look to eating the Kraft Velveeta "Football Edition" donated by Tracy Fleischhacker. Thanks!
Feb 2, 2013
Feb 2, 2013
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1 hr ago
Saturday
January 26, 2013
10:00 am
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Striders see snow today
Wow, an inch of snow fell on the Friday before our meet today, Saturday. A few blades of green grass poked through. The sky was blue and we enjoyed the fresh air.
Jan 26, 2013
Jan 26, 2013
2530
Sun 1:44 pm
Saturday
January 19, 2013
10:00 am
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Riis Park Striders Celebrate MLK Day
Picture of Felix Coleman presenting his annual "What MLK Means to Me" speech at Riis Park today. His speech was thoughtful and dignified as a American, pre-MLK and in our present era. Striders also enjoyed a great day of 45 degree weather. Neil and I did a cool-down walking the western part of Riis. It is a living monument built & developed by Danish Americans in 1929. Too bad the official dedicat...
Jan 19, 2013
Jan 19, 2013
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Fri 12:25 pm
Saturday
January 5, 2013
10:00 am
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Riis Park Striders-Jan 5, 2013 Winter
Eric pictured on the south end of Riis--running fast. Started our first races of the year at Riis Park today. Grass is somewhat green, but not enough to mow--in January! Great to be back after 3 weeks + more of feasting on holiday food & drink. Gotta prep for races by actually training, running and eating a more balanced diet, right?
Jan 5, 2013
Jan 5, 2013
1866
Thu 10:28 pm
Saturday
December 15, 2012
10:00 am
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Riis Park Striders Christmas Classic and see Green Grass not Snow!
Yep, it's the middle of December, the 15th to be exact. We had our Christmas Classic races today at Riis Park--viewing the park's GREEN grass! It was raining instead of snowing. Like a spring run. We still had fun in soggy shoes, socks, hats, etc as we raced around the park sidewalk. Here's the evidence!
Dec 15, 2012
Dec 15, 2012
6119
10 hrs ago
Sunday
December 9, 2012
3:00 pm
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RPS Video of Bruce Jayne Photos (Thanksgiving Races 2012)
Riis Park Striders-Bruce Jayne Race Photos-Thanksgiving 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMUlrMILJ1Q Fantastic photography, slide show of the runners at the Strider Thanksgiving Races, Nov 22, 2012. Thank you, Bruce! Photo of the Jayne family--Laura, Bruce, Si.
Dec 9, 2012
Dec 9, 2012
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41 mins ago
Saturday
December 8, 2012
10:00 am
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Great 'Dea' at Striders Races
Gloomy start for our races, but the day turned into a GREAT 'DEA' seeing our friend Mike O'Dea!
Dec 9, 2012
Dec 9, 2012
1178
Wed 3:32 am
Saturday
November 24, 2012
10:00 am
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Striders Run 'Round Riis
Like I said, will miss cross-country...that came true today. Striders met and ran around Riis Park (on the sidewalk). But, that didn't deter us from having fun along with way. Spotted a loose tire "obstacle" on the sideway start line. We had fun with that. Saw the historical display about Jacob Riis. Took some pictures. What a history. Thank you Jacob Riis, for your ideals of enjoying the park ...
Nov 24, 2012
Nov 24, 2012
3466
Fri 6:27 am
Thursday
November 22, 2012
9:45 am
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Riis Park Striders Thanksgiving Races 2012
Great turnout for the RPS Thanksgiving Races. We couldn't have had a better day for running. Enjoyed seeing the teams out there: Amidei Track Club-1st Place (seen with Northwestern University logos), RP Striders Team-2nd place. Cross-country is fantastic at Riis Park, especially before savoring our Thanksgiving dinners the same day!
Nov 23, 2012
Nov 29, 2012
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2 hrs ago
Thursday
November 22, 2012
10:00 am
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Riis Park Striders-Thanksgiving Races (Bruce Jayne Pictures)
Following the Thanksgiving races, the Striders were thrilled to have access to these great action-packed pictures from Bruce Jayne! Thank you, Bruce! What a wonderful batch of memories of running at Riis Park, and the Thanksgiving races 2012. Thanks to participants, volunteers, and Striders who made this race possible. Race Management led by Race Director, Chris Precht. Our thanks to the venera...
Nov 28, 2012
Nov 28, 2012
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Thursday
November 22, 2012
11:00 am
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RPS Thanksgiving Races 2012-Results
I'm attaching photos of the race results and comments as received from Race Director, Chris Precht--for the 42nd Annual Riis Park Striders Thanksgiving Races on Nov 22, 2012. For those who've participated, thank you!
Nov 30, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
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Sat 8:09 am
Saturday
November 17, 2012
10:00 am
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Striders "Run & Enjoy"...our motto!
Yes, we really live up to our Strider motto: "Run & Enjoy." That's for sure, whether it's eating, drinking and running. With all that, we stay active. Today, especially. Gorgeous at Riis Park today. Hardly any wind, warm enough not to wear gloves. We are looking forward to Thanksgiving--to live up to our motto, and our Annual 42nd Thanksgiving races at Riis.
Nov 17, 2012
Nov 17, 2012
3106
Sun 9:39 am
Saturday
November 10, 2012
7:47 am
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Chicago's Perfect 10Mile, 10K at Navy Pier
I'm a 10. Actually a 10 Miler finisher following Chicago's Perfect 10 Mile & 10K at Navy Pier. It was a nice race, but started late, saw no Gatorade or Poweraide as advertised. The drawbridge went up, and set back a few of our finishes-at the last mile. Saw spectacular views of Chicago, including the horse sculptures at the museum campus, stained glass at Navy Pier, AND rode the ferris wheel ($6)....
Nov 11, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
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56 mins ago
Saturday
November 3, 2012
10:00 am
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Striders celebrate milestones
Here's Cheryl, with the golden leaves. Riis was chilly, yet warm with news from the Striders. Felix celebrates 26 years with the Club. Mike Fleischhacker provided Road Warrior updates, including news of his folks' 50th anniversary, and sister's new baby. The leaves were crisp and the air--pure. I'll miss cross-country during the winter months. I'll upload a video in the next day. Oh yes, Chris rem...
Nov 3, 2012
Nov 3, 2012
2078
Tue 5:32 am
Friday
November 2, 2012
7:40 am
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Paul & Sylvia at Metra station
I often see Sylvia at the train station for our morning Metra commute downtown. Today, she was dropped off by Paul! Pictures here-the fast train-without Paul today.
Nov 3, 2012
Nov 3, 2012
651
Fri Nov 20th
Saturday
October 27, 2012
9:00 am
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Striders at Circle 5K (Bill's race)
Five Striders ran the Circle 5K this crisp, fall morning--and some medals won shown here. Mike Fleischhacker, Medalist 1st Place M-40-49 at 21:10., Neil Gerlach, Medalist 1st Place M 70-Over at 44:14. Mike Vlasak at 29:37, Mark Blaszczyk at 30:15. Ah, my time..if you insist-36:59. GO RIIS PARK STRIDERS! Thanks, Bill & Michelle Thom and your team for a great race and tradition for the Striders.
Oct 27, 2012
Oct 27, 2012
5057
Sun 9:55 am
Saturday
October 27, 2012
10:00 am
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Strider Brunch at Mark & Diane's (post-Circle 5K race)
Wow-breathless after an great Circle 5K race, we met at Mark & Diane's for a terrific brunch. Celebration champagne, mimosas, Paula Deen waffles, crisp bacon and more enjoyed by us foodie Striders. Dan brought the new baby also. Thanks, Mark & Diane for a wonderful brunch!
Oct 27, 2012
Oct 27, 2012
3153
Sun 10:50 am
Saturday
October 20, 2012
8:00 am
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O'Hare 5K Race (NEW Runway 9L-27R & UA 747)
The weather and visibility were ideal for take-off on Chicago O'Hare's newest runway 9L-27R (out and back). Topping off this unique 5K race experience, was to circle around a United Airlines 747-built for worldwide international travel. Runners couldn't resist massive photo opts..on a scale like a 747. Flying buffs, this is your tarmac--including giant rubber skid marks! I would definitely run thi...
Oct 20, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
5274
8 hrs ago
Friday
October 12, 2012
7:30 pm
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Medal Received! Thanks, Chicago Marathon.
Got home this evening to be totally delighted to receive my hard-earned Chicago Marathon medal arrive in today's mail! It came engraved with my name and time, and nice little card from Carey Pinkowski, Exec Race Director of the BOA Chicago Marathon. Have a sense of closure on finishing the race.
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 13, 2012
886
3 hrs ago
Sunday
October 7, 2012
8:00 am
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Chicago Marathon 2012
Very good day for the mega Chicago Marathon. Temperatures were fantastic. Striders, Jay and I finished. Unfortunately, there were no finisher medals for 1,300 runners that completed the 26.2 mile course that BOA says they will investigate. Now, I'm convinced that means I'll have to run faster. Hope to get my medal in the mail soon.
Oct 8, 2012
Oct 9, 2012
2446
10 hrs ago
Sunday
October 7, 2012
8:00 am
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Jay finishes his 25th consecutive Chicago Marathon!
Strider, Jay Hughston finished his 25th consecutive Chicago Marathon in 5:22!! He sent the Striders his PROOF. It takes a lot of courage, determination, and focus to get through these distance events. Jay has once again PROVED he's got the right stuff. Rest up, Jay, and CONGRATS!!!
Oct 13, 2012
Oct 13, 2012
449
11 hrs ago
Saturday
October 6, 2012
10:00 am
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Riis Viking Days-Mayor Rahm Emanuel there, too!
What a day for the Vikings at Riis. Mayor Rahm Emanuel even showed up at the Riis Gym with his entourage. Shook Ken's hand. Yup, Vikings-cold enough for 'em too! Chilly run today. YOUTH VIKING football team on the in-field. Mike Fleischhacker's fave NFL team, by name--check out the pictures. Took advantage of the Viking Team Flag...Erik, I mean Eric--had his Viking shirt!
Oct 6, 2012
Oct 6, 2012
2622
5 hrs ago
Saturday
October 6, 2012
12:00 pm
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Chris Hita, 4:20 Marathon Finish at Prairie State Marathon-Libertyville, IL
I just received an email and photo from Strider, Chris Hita.."JUST FINISHED MY RUN. I RAN 4:20 IN LIBERTYVILLE :)"...That is the Prairie State Marathon today in Libertyville!! Great finish!!! GO CHRIS!! GO RIIS!!
Oct 6, 2012
Oct 6, 2012
903
Sun 3:17 am
Friday
October 5, 2012
12:30 pm
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Chicago Marathon Expo Packet Pickup 2012
Went to the Chicago Marathon Expo to for Packet Pickup. Lot's of stuff to see, taste, experience. The race poster is especially cool this year. It is a match to the spectacular Bank of America Marathon mural along the Kennedy expressway. The NewBalance booth had great shirt designs. Check out the Brooks Running booth. It's a "bowl" of pasta! Got hungry, too! Missed Ultramarathon Man, Dean Karna...
Oct 6, 2012
Oct 6, 2012
3340
Sun 12:20 pm
Friday
October 5, 2012
8:00 pm
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Jay to start at his 25th consecutive Chicago Marathon
Best wishes to Strider, Jay Hughston as he starts his 25th consecutive Chicago Marathon on Oct 7, 2012. He's run and finished every one since 1988 (including '88). Copy the link to view Jay's interview about the upcoming race on YouTube, titled "ChiMarathon #25 for Jay-Oct, 2012" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3io1eFql-Mg
Oct 6, 2012
Oct 6, 2012
517
41 mins ago
Thursday
October 4, 2012
8:00 pm
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Striders race week advice, featuring Bob Chadwick on YouTube
Striders are good humored and have plenty of race advice to offer if asked. They are very experienced and accomplished runners at every level. Copy the link to view on your browser to YouTube to view my interviews. Bob Chadwick is featured with marathon race week tips. It is titled "ChiMarathon-RPStriders-Oct 2012" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1uNuAuwhUI
Oct 6, 2012
Oct 6, 2012
472
Sat 8:26 pm
Saturday
September 29, 2012
10:00 am
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Golden Time at Riis-It's Fall!
Jay & Chris pictured against a backdrop of gold. It's back to Riis to start the new season after a scheduled hiatus. The hues of Fall and the air is clean. Kids playing organized football (as in helmets and shoulder padded jersey) were on the in-field. We enjoyed gathering for this golden time at Riis. The rest did us good.
Oct 1, 2012
Oct 1, 2012
3793
5 hrs ago
Saturday
September 15, 2012
9:00 am
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Foundation 5K Run, Franklin Park, Strong Finish by Mike V & Chris P
This terrific picture was emailed to me courtesy of Strider, Mike Vlasak shown here with Chris Precht (RPS Fearless Leader). The photo was taken post-race at the Franklin Park, Illinois Foundation 5K Run on Sept 15.. Medals have surrounded our Mike V over the past several races as seen here. GO RIIS!! GO MIKE! GO CHRIS!
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
523
7 hrs ago
Sunday
September 9, 2012
7:00 am
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Chicago Half Marathon 9/9/2012
This is a race that I enjoy doing each year. Unfortunately, my sign-up came via a trip to Navy Pier on packet pick-up the Friday before the Sunday start. The weather was great--better than it's been in years. Feel vindicated by finishing. Hey, I'm slow like a turtle. But, finishing at all was extremely rewarding. The red shirt with the city skyline & U.S. flag is very cool. The medal-ribboned with...
Sep 11, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
791
Sun 3:19 am
Saturday
September 1, 2012
10:00 am
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Striders out ran threat of hurricane rains
Yeah, this time the rains didn't crash our Meet today. For once.. But, I had a panic seeing a possible delay in finding a parking spot. There were several soccer meets, along with a bunch of food carts, kids, etc. Each Meet is seen as a fresh experience--some road pictures are attached.
Sep 1, 2012
Sep 1, 2012
5034
Sun 12:23 pm
Thursday
August 30, 2012
7:45 am
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Sylvia with goodie basket
Saw Sylvia at the Metra station this morning carrying this beautiful pie basket. It even has the recipe for Pumpkin Pie on the lid. There's a close-up of the recipe in the attached pictures. Paul has made pies in his youth, as mentioned by Syl. Pie and wine sound like a pretty good combo.
Aug 30, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
602
Mon Nov 23rd
Saturday
August 25, 2012
10:00 am
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The Race Quilt
Chris Precht gave me a couple of pictures taken at the August 25th and 28th Meets. I've scanned them here. Pictured is an original work of art, a Race Quilt--stitched with great care and affection by Chris' niece for him. It's themed by races ran, and of the person who's determination and heart completed those miles. Thanks, Chris, for inspiring us with seeing the Race Quilt.
Sep 1, 2012
Sep 1, 2012
592
Sun Nov 22nd
Saturday
August 18, 2012
10:00 am
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Beautiful Summer Day at Riis
Went to Riis today. GORGEOUS DAY! First day back in activity-mode since surgery. Whew. Couldn't have done it without support and best wishes from the Striders. Baby steppin' is just a renewed start. Everyone looked great!! Here's Mike F changing his footwear.
Aug 18, 2012
Aug 18, 2012
3567
10 hrs ago
Wednesday
August 15, 2012
7:49 am
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Liz & Sylvia at Metra Mont Clare Station
Picture of Liz and Sylvia while waiting for the morning weekday Metra train to downtown. Paul's train is racing by! It's the FAST train. Look, Watch & Listen for the FAST train.
Aug 18, 2012
Aug 18, 2012
521
49 mins ago
Wednesday
August 1, 2012
7:30 pm
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Striders at the Chicago Full Moon Run
Chris Precht gave me this picture of Andy Bastian and Mike Bastian taken during the Premier August 1st Chicago Full Moon Run sponsored by Striders Bill & Michelle Thom. Striders, Eileen, Mike V, Mike F, Mark B, Andy B ran and did very well. Congrats on completing a successful race. Take a look at Bill Thom's pictures on this website.
Sep 1, 2012
Sep 1, 2012
508
41 mins ago
Friday
July 27, 2012
3:30 pm
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Striders looking forward to the Aug 1, Chicago Full Moon Run
Be sure to sign up for the Chicago Full Moon Run on Wednesday August 1st. Strider, Bill Thom is Race Director on this race. Several Striders are already signed up. It is a great community event, and the price is a great deal. Info can be found on the Home page of RunRace.net.....Psst...it may be fun to howl at the moon while running!
Jul 28, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
329
Fri Nov 20th
Wednesday
July 4, 2012
1:00 pm
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Mark & Diane's 4th of July Party
Today's temp was 102 degrees, and was a record for Chicagoland. That didn't stop Striders from track events near Mark & Diane's home. This writer opted out due to the heat. The pool was open, potluck buffet and grill food was 5-stars. I'll feature the Javelin event separately, and post a video in the coming days. Thank you, Mark & Diane for a great party! Pictured in the pool are Ian & Diane. It w...
Jul 5, 2012
Jul 5, 2012
6298
14 hrs ago
Wednesday
July 4, 2012
1:00 pm
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Javelin Event at the July 4th Party
Here's pictures from the Javelin Event at Mark & Diane's party on July 4th. We're in warrior-mode. Check out Mark's Dad, Mr. B. Don't mess with no vet. He's ready for action.
Jul 5, 2012
Jul 5, 2012
8236
6 hrs ago
Saturday
June 30, 2012
10:00 am
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Renee looking good at Riis!
Ran at Riis today. I jogged alongside Renee. She is still in recovery mode from her foot surgeries. Renee mentioned she did a bootcamp with low impact activities. She looks great!
Jun 30, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
3106
5 hrs ago
Saturday
June 23, 2012
8:00 am
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Striders at Insanity 5K Obstacle Course in Brookfield
Striders are American Ninjas! Mark & son, Dan, along with Eileen and I completed the 5K Insanity Obstacle course at Brookfield. Not the Zoo! We ran-over-and-under-and-climbed-and-got-splashed. The ending was the best. Sponsored by the Irish Times bar, we had drink tickets for Guinness--and as predicted, drinking at 10AM! The food provided--Irish Stew, creamy pasta, soda bread were great also. Thi...
Jun 23, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
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Sun Nov 22nd
Saturday
June 16, 2012
10:00 am
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Striders ran on donuts and heat today...Happy Birthday, Mark!
Happy Birthday, Mark! Thanks for the pastries and donuts post-run. There's an art photo with a jelly bismarck and Mark & Eric in the background. NO, not that kind of photo. Yikes. Hope to see some Striders at Brookfield Insanity Run 5K & Obstacle Course next Saturday, June 23, 2012 8:00 AM. Some of us will be there to join the action. There's Guinness afterwards.
Jun 16, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
1021
Sat 5:57 am
Saturday
June 2, 2012
10:00 am
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Eric, Born to Run...at Riis!
What a beautiful day at Riis today! Here's Eric with his Born to Run shirt. Just try spelling pychcadelic. Forgot how. Shucks. We had a nice time chatting and running on dry grass, crystal-clean air. Wore our new cool 2012 RPS tshirts.
Jun 2, 2012
Jun 2, 2012
2801
6 hrs ago
Tuesday
May 29, 2012
5:00 pm
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YouTube by Jay "Felix's Advice Column Vol 1."
Jay sent this update to us: "Great Job Felix...Great advice column!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWiATaF0pLs&feature=youtu.be That's the link to click...enjoy!"....jbird TERRIFIC! THANKS, JAY!
Jun 2, 2012
Jun 2, 2012
476
41 mins ago
Saturday
May 26, 2012
10:00 am
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Fleet Week at Riis Park!
Fleet Week at Riis today! Mark & Diane, along with daughter-in-law, Lisa Blaszcyzk with the twins came to RP today. Also, the 2012 RPS shirts are in. Thank You, to those serving our country, past and present.
May 27, 2012
May 27, 2012
3626
Fri 12:52 am
Sunday
May 20, 2012
7:00 am
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Chris Hita-Marathoner in 90 degree heat!
Chris Hita (Vanessa's brother) ran the Schaumburg Marathon today! Chris sent me a picture with his medal. His message: "I just finished my marathon. Here is a pic of my medal. I just got in Schaumburg :)" I can't believe I ran in 90 degree weather!! I finished injury free for the first time!:)" CONGRATS, CHRIS!!!
May 20, 2012
May 20, 2012
558
19 hrs ago
Sunday
May 20, 2012
7:30 am
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Bob Chadwick-5K "Tiger Tear" Elmwood Pk-(drinking water is the key!)
Bob had some valuable tips regarding hydrating before, during and after racing: "The major key to this run was drinking water all nite and early morning...Ran the 5k in 31min. Walked at 2mile for 1/2 block. Everthing went OK. because a drank about 1/2 gallon of cold water starting at 5PM into the night and as soon as I got up at 6:30AM. I felt great at the start and throught the race. No awards f...
May 20, 2012
May 27, 2012
502
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Saturday
May 19, 2012
10:00 am
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Jay's Roadwarrior Awards, updates
HOT day at Riis, and the grass was cut, no mud. Jay presented the Roadwarrior Awards. Some of the winners are not pictured here, among them-Linda (Vanessa's friend) and Eileen. Chris says the new RPS teeshirts will be out in about 2 weeks with the design a secret. Congrats to Mark & Diane on a new grandchild, Ethan Joseph--born on Mother's day weekend. Chris Hita ran the Schaumburg Marathon thi...
May 20, 2012
May 20, 2012
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Saturday
May 19, 2012
11:00 am
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Warrior Awards 2012 on YouTube
I've uploaded my video of Jay's Weekend Warrior 2012 Awards presentation on YouTube. RPS-Weekend Warriors-May 19,2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbTRfUQgzS4
May 27, 2012
May 27, 2012
340
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Saturday
May 5, 2012
10:00 am
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Striders Run in Riis Wetlands
Wet grass, muddy shoes, and of course, the BIG SLIPPERY HILL. That sums up today's meet. It was great seeing everyone. Oh yeah, our red RPS shirts matched Sammy Hagar's book, "Red." That was cool. Jay's Road Warrior Awards likely next Saturday.
May 5, 2012
May 5, 2012
2206
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Saturday
May 5, 2012
10:00 am
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Eileen-Door County Half Marathon!
Eileen sent me a note about her participation in the May 5th Door County Half Marathon. "...The Door County race is on scenic roads through Peninsula Park. It's hilly and there are nice views of Green Bay (the bay, not the city) I took a shuttle to the starting area. In Springfield we started in front of the Lincoln Library and toured historic areas -- Lincoln's house, law office, and tomb,...
May 20, 2012
Jun 2, 2012
540
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Tuesday
May 1, 2012
8:30 pm
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Vintage Images from Ken (YouTube)
Ken Dietz sent me this YouTube video. It is fantastic! Many images of our famous NW side of Chicago. Great memories. I added a vintage treatment to a photo I took of Ken last St. Pat's. He has his 1994 Riis Shirt! Take a look at this video from Ken... http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=DqmKqk_Xno4&vq=medium Thanks, Ken!
May 1, 2012
May 1, 2012
487
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Saturday
March 31, 2012
8:30 am
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Chicago Ultra Spring 50K
Ran this one. Was really chancing the odds by running such a long distance so early in in the season--there was an early start option, which worked for me. I'm really soooorre!! Saw spectacular views of the city drenched in some fog, but the weather was perfect. Here are some sights...This couple pictured, were so cute as bride and groom.
Apr 2, 2012
Apr 2, 2012
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Saturday
March 17, 2012
10:00 am
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St. Patrick's Day at Riis Park
Warm, summer-like day at Riis Park. It's St. Patrick's day. Lucky for us, the weather was great to go 'round the park in the sun versus the typical Chicago mid-March weather. Hey, we're all Irish today! Attached are pictures from today. Check out Mark's shoes in the pix attached. So cool. Ah, this is Bill and me, goin' green.
Mar 17, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
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Friday
March 9, 2012
6:00 pm
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Wine & Rock Pairing at The Signature Room
Here are a few pictures from the Wine & Rock Pairing at the Signature Room. It was a beautiful evening, with clear skies, great music, wines/food. Paul, Sylvia, Greg and I enjoyed wine tasting in our fair city of Chicago on the 95th. The Drive 97.1FM was the sponsor, with celebrity DJ, Bob Stroud hosting and introducing the songs to go with the wines. We heard songs by Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The ...
Mar 17, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
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Fri 10:42 pm
Saturday
February 18, 2012
6:30 pm
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Olga Precht's Surprise 70th Birthday Party
Happy 70th Birthday to Olga Precht! We enjoyed a beautiful family-style meal at Riggio's in Niles at the surprise celebration. Many, many best wishes to Olga on her special day! A big thank you to the Precht family for the invite to this important event. Please view YouTube for portions of the celebration: Olga's 70th Bday Party-Feb 18, 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1tRb1mjSTs
Feb 19, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
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Friday
February 10, 2012
7:49 am
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Sylvia Angarone, fellow Metra Rider & Strider
I see Sylvia most weekdays at our Metra stop. Here's a picture of her this morning as our train was pulling alongside. Happy Friday! Speaking of an upcoming Happy Friday, there's a Wine & Rock pairing at the Signature Room/Hancock 95th on Friday, Mar 9 from 6PM-9PM. Details on the "Messages" section if you care to join us wine drinkers.
Feb 10, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
675
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Saturday
February 4, 2012
10:00 am
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Superbowl Challenge Race 2012
We ran in the annual Superbowl Challenge Race today. The weather wasn't bad for February--and then there was "the Obstacle" (picture also). We missed Mark today. Our condolences to Mark and Diane on the loss of Diane's mom-RIP. We're also sad about Renee's brother, Tree RIP. I've uploaded a 2:00 video on YouTube: Riis Park Striders-Superbowl Challenge Race Feb 4, 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Feb 4, 2012
Feb 4, 2012
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Saturday
February 4, 2012
10:15 am
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Jay's Video of Awards at the Superbowl Challenge 2012
Here is Jay's video of the awards presentation following the Superbowl Challenge. We love our devices! Jay has a flip camera that is HD, my friends. Jay's message: http://www.youtube.com/user/jayishskateman?feature=mhee#p/a/u/0/CyRTJbeKYjY "This is a raw unedited video..ha ha." Thanks, Jay!
Mar 4, 2012
Mar 4, 2012
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1 hr ago
Saturday
January 14, 2012
10:00 am
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Striders Meet on Snowy day
Along with listening to Felix's inspiring MLK speech, we did some miles on a snowy day at Riis. It was cold, but, it's winter at last... Updating this post with Jay's YouTube w/ Mike F.'s video Superbowl announcement for Feb 4th: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YvssUvmwSY&feature=channel_video_title Mike's promo :) Thanks, Jay!
Jan 15, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
1359
Thu 12:28 am
Saturday
January 14, 2012
10:15 am
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Felix Coleman's MLK speech & pictures
Felix Coleman proudly presented his annual MLK speech. This RPS production is on YouTube and found as Felix Coleman, MLK Speech-Jan 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQUAz-ls16Q Thanks to Mark for your help on the Flip camera!
Jan 15, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
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Sat Nov 21st
Saturday
January 14, 2012
10:15 am
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Felix Coleman's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speech (JBird's)
Here's Jay's video link for Felix's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speech he posted on YouTube with his message to us. Thanks, Jay! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbIgWdYlhIs&feature=channel_video_title Felix giving his annual M.L.K. Jr. Speech :) Felix is the greatest! Jbird
Jan 16, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
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Sunday
January 1, 2012
11:00 am
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Jay Hughston at the 27th Annual New Years' Day 5K 2012
Jay sent us some pictures of the 2012 New Years' Day 5K in Lincoln Park, Chicago. He ran the 5K at 29:39 (9:33.87). Here's more from Jay: "It was about 25 degrees (real feel temp) 25 mph winds. Nice way to start the year! Hope you all are having a Happy New Year! jBIRD" Happy New Year, Jay! Here's the pictures you sent us. Thanks!
Jan 1, 2012
Jan 1, 2012
907
Thu 7:57 am
Thursday
November 24, 2011
9:45 am
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Joe Mittel Memorial Mile & Dick King 5,000 Meter Races
Riis Park Striders-Thanksgiving Races Nov 24-2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlOfEuwY3IA The 14th Annual Joe Mittel Memorial Mile and Dick King 5,000 Meter Races were held at Riis Park Chicago. I've uploaded a YouTube video featuring Laura Jayne, Si's granddaughter. Laura ran her first 5K. She joins her family in a strong running tradition. An accomplished martial arts competitor, Laura di...
Nov 26, 2011
Nov 27, 2011
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Saturday
November 5, 2011
10:00 am
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Striders Enjoy the Cool Fall days at Riis
What a day for a run! Paul brought me a bottle of the Angarones' private vinter productions, ALA-KA-ZIN 2009 pictured here with Mark. We runners enjoy many libations other than Gatorade and water--including beer, wine, liquor, and of course champagne. Along with those fun drinks we eat plenty of food besides Powerbars and Clif bars. That's why we run! Ah, the joy of running.
Nov 6, 2011
Nov 6, 2011
574
Thu 1:59 pm
Saturday
October 29, 2011
9:00 am
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Striders at Going in Circles 5K (Bill's Race)
Striders enjoyed the great weather on Oct 29th via running Bill's race, Going in Circles 5K. We were glad to support the Thoms. Neil & Paul Gerlach, Paul Angarone, and yours truly were among the medalists. Great goodie bag also! Saw Bob Chadwick offering support to Striders, and Renee Philips helped with race set up. Later, we enjoyed a fabulous brunch at Diane & Mark's home. UPDATE: I added 2 gro...
Oct 30, 2011
Nov 6, 2011
2697
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Saturday
October 29, 2011
10:00 am
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Brunch at Diane & Mark's post-Circle 5K (Bill's race)
Striders enjoyed a great post Circle 5K race at Diane & Mark's home. Among with menu items were freshly laid eggs from the flock, bacon, french toast, Mark's sweet kale bread, brownies, cupcakes. Champagne mimosas and orange juice refreshed us also. We were introduced to Rooster Randy and saw the flock of 20 hens. Diane proudly modeled her gift of earrings crafted by Mark. They are very special! I...
Oct 30, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
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Saturday
October 15, 2011
10:00 am
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Beautiful Fall Day at Riis
Falling leaves and the golden, crisp feel of a new season. Riis is beautiful. I'm going to attach a few pictures and a link to the newest video--Marathon edition, October 2011. My thanks to Bob Chadwick, Eileen Ferguson, and Chris Hita for their commentary on what it takes to finish the Marathon. Congratulations to Chris Hita = 5:26:35! http://www.gdmoxie.com/striders10-2011.htm
Oct 17, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
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Sunday
October 9, 2011
7:30 am
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Chicago Marathon, Oct 9th
Finished the Chicago Marathon at 7:07:51. Warm day. Fellow Strider, Eileen did at least a half marathon by jumping in with me at Belmont and departing at Chinatown (13 miles). Jay Hughston finished at 5:03:54. I will add a link in the coming days for video. Thanks, Eileen for your support!
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
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Saturday
October 8, 2011
10:00 am
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Striders on a clear October Saturday
Beautiful, Indian summer at Riis Park. Had great advice for the Chicago Marathon from the Striders-including Bob Chadwick pictured here. I will add a video link in the coming days. Click to see more group pix.
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
1056
3 hrs ago
Friday
October 7, 2011
1:00 pm
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Packet Pickup-Chicago Marathon Expo
Here are some pictures of packet pick up at the Chicago Marathon Expo at McCormick place. Noted are Strider James Hughston on the runner names. Picture of the Trophy also.
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
2616
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Sunday
September 11, 2011
7:00 am
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Chicago Half Marathon 9/11/2011
I ran the Chicago Half Marathon on a historical date: 9/11/2011. Exactly ten years after the World Trade Center tragedies. The day started out cool, but transitioned to a very hot race in the 80's. It was great running into RP Strider, Jay Hughston on the way back. His time was 2:17:12. My finish was 3:16:41. A very inspiring moment before the race, was the National Anthem--sung by members of the...
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
3446
5 hrs ago
Saturday
July 9, 2011
10:00 am
RPS Mini Reunion
July 9th was a special date. We had a visits from RPS alumni, Mike & Pauline Barnai, Anne Jarocki, and Glen Kuck. Chris Precht sent me a few group pictures, I've scanned for viewing and credited appropriately.
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
2453
Thu 1:37 am
Saturday
July 9, 2011
12:00 pm
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Happy Anniversary to Dan & Mar Berry-7-9-2011
Dan Berry emailed the RPS a beautiful anniversary picture of himself & Mar on the original site of their wedding. Happy Anniversary July 9, 2011!!!
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
462
Mon Nov 23rd
Saturday
July 2, 2011
10:00 am
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Renee's Announcement-Foot Surgery
Renee announced her upcoming foot surgery. She is on the road to recovery! Here are some pictures from this hot summer day. The link below is where you'll see the announcement by Renee and Chris. http://www.gdmoxie.com/striders-renee.htm
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
2115
2 hrs ago
Saturday
June 4, 2011
10:00 am
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Striders breeze through one hot day + Happy B-day Felix!
Striders ran on a very hot day Saturday. Seems like a bit too early for this heat and humidity in early June. Many best wishes to Felix as he celebrates his 52nd birthday this week. Striders went to Old Country Buffet to celebrate. Here's a picture of Ken.
Jun 7, 2011
Jun 7, 2011
558
Fri 12:08 pm
Saturday
May 21, 2011
10:00 am
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Striders Run May 21, 2011 (End of World, they say?)
Riis Park was beautiful and crowded Saturday, May 21, 2011. Yup, certain folks are saying the world is "supposed to end" this day. Nope, we lace up the shoes and proceed to run. Renee provided race direction in lieu of Chris prepping for a 5K. Riis Park was loaded with soccer players and budding dandelions. The air was balmy and just right for a comfortable run. Here are some snapshots.
May 21, 2011
May 21, 2011
1256
Sat 5:58 am
Saturday
January 15, 2011
10:00 am
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Riis Park Strider Felix's MLK speech and Pictures
Many Striders surrounded Felix as he gave his annual MLK speech. I shot the video on my cell phone. It is also linked here on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX4PootW-z4 Felix continues to inspire the Striders with persistence and desire for excellence in his running, in defiance of his near-blindness. GO FELIX!
Jan 15, 2011
Jan 15, 2011
3252
Sun 12:48 am
Saturday
December 11, 2010
7:00 pm
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Riis Park Striders see Eileen act in the play "To Kill A Mockingbird"
We enjoyed seeing Eileen's performance in the locally produced play, "To Kill A Mockingbird." Directed by Karen Fort at the Chase Park Theater at Ashland and Leland, Chicago. The actors' performances and staging were terrific and inspiring to see. Afterwards, we celebrated at Brauhaus in Lincoln Square. We drank good German beer and ate hearty food on this cold winter night. BRAVO, Eileen!...
Dec 12, 2010
Dec 12, 2010
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Thursday
November 25, 2010
10:00 am
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Striders Thanksgiving-Dick King 5K and Joe Mittel Memorial Mile
Striders-sponsored event at Riis Park, the annual RPS Thanksgiving Dick King 5K and Joe Mittel Memorial Mile races. I'm told our Thanksgiving races (known these days generically, as "Turkey Trots") is one of the oldest in Chicagoland. Gray skies and muddy conditions didn't deter these runners. Note the cover image of Neil going vertical on the BIG HILL climb.
Nov 25, 2010
Nov 25, 2010
6681
2 hrs ago
Saturday
October 23, 2010
9:00 am
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Running in Circles 5K + Brunch at Mark & Diane's home
Had a fun time at Running in Circles 5K this morning. Brunch was delicious at Mark & Diane's home near the race location. We had fresh eggs from their hens in the backyard, along with bacon, potatoes and champagne Mimosas and a variety of other great things. Eileen's devils food cake with pumpkin icing was fabulous. The race was fun and the weather couldn't be better with a slight breezy cool...
Oct 23, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
3594
11 hrs ago
Sunday
October 10, 2010
7:30 am
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Bank of America Marathon/Chicago
26.2 miles. Yup, it was a pretty warm day for this time of year, guess it is the global warming impacting our races these days. Riis Park Strider finishers: Jay Hughston (5:34:31), Kelly Block (3:47:45) , Sheila Fleischhacker (4:11:31). Eileen joined me for many miles! ...Karen (7:07:22 slow!)
Oct 31, 2010
Oct 31, 2010
1021
Sun Nov 22nd
Saturday
September 25, 2010
10:00 am
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Riis Park Strider meets Sept 25 & Oct 9
Pictures from both meets. Eileen won her age group in a the Whoop It Up 10K in Necedah, Wisconsin.
Oct 24, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
1986
12 hrs ago
Saturday
June 19, 2010
10:00 am
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Riis Park Striders June 19, 2010
Here are some pictures taken on June 19 at Riis Park after our meet. Mark & Diane brought candy cigars to celebrate the birth of new twin grand babies! Karen
Oct 24, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
1119
1 hr ago
Saturday
May 22, 2010
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Des Plaines River Trail Races (Ultra/Marathon/Half Marathon)
Great race in the Lake Forest area. Terrific trails, even after heavy rains blanketed these areas. Sunny skies and nature was all around us. Looking forward to doing this race again! Jay, Dave, Bill, Michelle did wonderful. It was great to see Eric--he ran with all of us! I shuffled to just enjoy the view. I'm going to upload some pictures. Karen
Oct 23, 2010
Oct 23, 2010
3718
5 hrs ago
Saturday
April 10, 2010
9:00 am
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Riis Striders Spring 2010
Here are some pictures from Riis this Spring 2010. Pictured in the group are Ken, Paul, Mike O., Chris, Mike F., & Hector. Nina and I ran the Oak Park Runners that weekend "Race For Life." We saw Bill Chadwick there also who ran, and Cheryl Benson at the Race Help desk. Karen
Oct 24, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
1034
Fri 3:52 pm
Thursday
November 26, 2009
9:45 am
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39th Annual Riis Park Turkey Trot
It's the 39th annual Riis Park Turkey Trot with traditional races of 1 Mile and 5,000 Meters. These photos have been optimized for viewing through the internet... if you'd like a high-resolution copy of a photo let me know its 'Image Id' and I'll email you the original(s). Billy: bill@bill@runrace.net
Nov 26, 2009
Nov 27, 2009
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5 hrs ago
Tuesday
August 25, 2009
8:00 pm
Final Track Meet of the Season and Post Track Party
It was another cool and pleasant evening for the final Track Meet at Luther North High School. Nice to see the winning time in the Mile Run back (well) under 5:00 minutes! Afterward... many Striders gathered for the annual End of the Track Season party as hosted by Michelle & Bill.
Aug 26, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
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Wed 9:29 am
Tuesday
August 18, 2009
11:00 am
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Leadville Training near Turquoise Lake
Went for an easy seven miles today starting at May Queen (LT100 Aid Station at 13.5 and 86.5 miles)... headed up the Colorado Trail to Hagerman Pass Road... turned around & retraced those steps to Turquoise Lake Trail for an extra look at the lake. Today's elevation range was easy & comfortable with Turquoise Lake at 9,875' and Hagerman Pass Road at 10,400'. Back in civilization I treated my...
Aug 18, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
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Monday
August 17, 2009
10:30 am
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Leadville Training on Mt. Elbert
Been looking for a guide or sherpa to help me up to the top of Mt. Elbert with no luck. Today's weather was so ideal that I decided to just go for it, by myself... low expectations... if I got lost, altitude-fatigued, ran out of liquids, or the weather turned nasty I would just pirouette and head back down the trail. At 14,443 feet Mt. Elbert is the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains of North ...
Aug 17, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
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Sunday
August 16, 2009
11:15 am
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Leadville Training on Hope Pass
Today's training run called for a double trip over Hope Pass - the highest point of the Leadville Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run. Starting at the trail head of Sheep Gulch, elevation 9,860 feet I went solo -but- not alone. In the parking area I met a couple from Aspen, CO who were training for the TransRockies Run... a six-day stage race (August 23-28) where teams must start and finish togeth...
Aug 16, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
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Saturday
August 15, 2009
6:30 am
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Leadville 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race with Lance Armstrong
These photos were taken near Fish Hatchery & along the Powerline Trail which crests at Sugarloaf Pass at 11,130 feet above sea level. I ran up to Sugarloaf Pass and waited for about 50 minutes to capture photos of the leaders. Lance Armstrong shot around a bend and was going so fast that I was able to get just one picture. 20 minutes later perennial champ, Dave Wiens zipped by. Lance went on...
Aug 15, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
52881
3 hrs ago
Sunday
August 2, 2009
6:30 am
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Chicago Rock N Roll Half Marathon
Check out photos of RP Striders and friends who took part in the inaugural running of the Rock N Roll Half Marathon. This new race has taken over for the popular Chicago Distance Classic.
Aug 3, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
16369
6 hrs ago
Sunday
July 19, 2009
7:30 am
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Fleet Feet : Women's Festival 5K / 10K
Michelle laced up and toed the line with some 3,000 other chicks all taking part in the annual Fleet Feet Women's Festival 5K & 10K. Cool and dry conditions with temperatures in the low 60's ruled the morning lakefront course near Montrose Harbor. The races started concurrently at 7:30 am, and followed the same general course until the 5K runners diverged and headed for the common finish chute. ...
Jul 19, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
7852
5 hrs ago
Saturday
July 4, 2009
9:00 am
Riis Park Annual 4th of July Track Meet & Post Track Party
Check out this year's photo gallery of the annual Riis Park 4th of July track meet held at Luther North High School.
Jul 4, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
37718
44 mins ago
Saturday
May 2, 2009
9:30 am
Event: ImageMay 2nd was supposed to be a Saturday cross country race but due to the supersaturation of the course Fearless Leader switched it to another road race around the park. These photos were taken after the race. Great to have Tom Victorine back out at the park for a visit!Aug 28, 2009
Aug 28, 2009
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