JANUARY 2018              
Volume XXVII No. 2
                                             Jersey Shore Running Club 
It's a brand new year  
realistic and unrealistic  new year goals or resolutions - colorful sticky notes on canvas
In This Issue
Club Officers
Vice President:
Web Master
Directors at Large:
Jack Cheer
Lydia Breckenridge

Membership Coordinator:
Membership Updates:
Send a change of address postcard to:
Membership - JSRC
P.O. Box 7492
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

Volunteer Coordinator:

Editorial Staff
Editor & Publisher:

January 30, 2018
Deal Fire House
Brighton Ave., Deal
7:15 p.m.

Feb 27, 2018 - TBD
Mar 27, 2018 - TBD
April 24, 2018 - TBD
May 29, 2018 - TBD
Jun 26, 2018 - Goodwill Hose Company, Belmar
July 31, 2018 - TBD
Aug 28, 2018 - Deal Fire Department, Deal
Sep 25, 2018 - Shillelagh Club, Lake Como
Oct 30, 2018 - Manasquan Fire Department, Manasquan
Nov 27 - TBD

Long Branch, Windmill
Contact: Mark Griggs or Ivone Lopes ( FB)

Humpday Runday
Ocean Grove.
Contact: Tony Bryson (FB) e"

Rise n' Shine 
Contact: Debrah Alpert (FB)

Belmar Boardwalk 
Contact:  Bob Both  or Dana Jacoby ( via FB )  

Bodman Park in Middletown
Send email to: 

Ocean Grove
Contact:  Tina Plantamura


Saturday, February 24
JSRC Annual Gala 
Doolan's Shore Club
Spring Lake Heights

Sunday, February 25
Johnny Mac's Snowball Express Training Run Asbury Park

March 2018
Sunday, March 4 

April 2018
Saturday, April 21
JSRC  RunAPalooza, Asbury Park

Click here or go to JSRC.org to view the complete race calendar.

What are your resolutions and/or goals for 2018?
We would like to do an article of JSRC members plans for the coming new year. We also want to know how 2017 treated you: did you meet your goals? Did you surpass them? Did you hit a major milestone? What are you thankful for?
To participate and share your story, please send it  to:
or  editor@jsrc.org.

At $15/year, it's a steal! To find out if you are an active or lapsed member,  check the status of your membership. It's easy go to https://runsignup.com/jsrc
* Click on the "Renew" button on the left of the screen
* Enter your First AND Last name OR your email address and click search to  find your membership.
The FEBRUARY Monthly issue is scheduled for the week of FEBRUARY 4, 2018. Your submissions, ads and race applications MUST be submitted prior to the 8:00 PM deadline on Friday, FEBRUARY 2, 2018.

Send Us Your News: Everyone needs a reason to smile. We love to hear from our members and to find out how their running programs are progressing, what new life changing events have happened to them and members thoughts about running. We want to help you celebrate your achievements and milestones. Send news to: newsletter@jsrc.org
Wishing you a prosperous 2018

JSRC Club Meeting is January 30!
 30 | DEAL
 | 7:15 p.m.
Start of your new year of running right! Come to the January meeting and share your hopes, your dreams, your race plans and a beer or two.
Come to the Deal Firehouse on Brighton Avenue in Deal for a good start to your year of running.
JSRC Gala 2018
JSRC Holiday Gala
Saturday, February 24 | Spring Lake Heights
dance_you_can_quote.jpg It's a Shore thing! The annual celebration will be held at Doolan's Shore Club in Spring Lake Heights presented by The Jersey Shore Running Club!
Once again the gala will feature a live band and a a buffet style dinner. The traditional JSRC Cocktail Hour with butler style hors d'oeuvres starts promptly at 7p.m. in the Atrium, followed by dinner, live music, dancing, a gift auction and a BIG $$50/50!
As always there is a four-hour open bar.
Mark your calendars for February 24, 2018 Doolan's Shore Club, 700 Highway 71, Spring Lake Heights, NJ.
Registration is now open. 
Registration Options:
Register by February 7 for discounted prices!
Late registration February 8 thru February 21
Individual Tickets: $65.00
JSRC Members in good standing: $50.00 
JSRC Members with at least 4 volunteer events: $40.00  
Rooms are available for the evening or weekend.
Contact Doolan's directly at - (732) 449-3666.
Standard - $70.00
Deluxe - $90.00 - (732) 449 - 3666
Questions? Rick Valentine (732) 974-1600 or e-mail: logorick @ gmail.com. 
Registration is now open. You can register online here.
Download paper app here.
Johnny Mac's Snowball Express 2018
February 25, 2018 |  
Asbury Park
All aboard! The 2018 Annual Snowball Express Training Run is coming up.
Train leaves the station at 10:58 a.m. Check in Starts at 9:30 a.m. at Johnny Mac's Located at 208 Main Street in Asbury Park - Across from Train Station
Registration will be open until train is full. Must register by February 15, 2018 to get a shirt. Includes Run, Party, A Beer, Pizza, Train Ticket if registered by February15, Raffles, T - Shirt. Info and registration click here.
RunAPalooza 2018
April 21, 2018 |  
Asbury Park
Info and registration click here or go to the website http://www.runapalooza.org/ .

Member News & Updates
New Member Scott Barnett
I just signed up as a member to JSRC and  I have been running for about 20 years, and have done smaller local races (e.g. Spring Lake Five) for a long time. Over the past five years, I've gotten into Triathlons. I did my first Spring in 2013, and in 2017 I did my first Half-Ironman. I will be doing my first Ironman in 2018 as well as my first full marathon! It's a big year. I'm also a member of Manolo's Maniac's. Manolo's Maniac's has run RunAPalooza for three years (2018 will be my fourth year). I know some members of the club from this event and they are all awesome, so I figured this year I should join! I live in Marlboro, 
My best time in the SL5 is 36:15. I doubt I'll ever get there again. I've run two half-marathon's-both in under two hours. My goal is to do my first marathon in under four hours, and the marathon portion of the Ironman in under five (ideally 4:30.)
I'm in the Computer industry - Enterprise Software. I love all forms of sport (besides the obvious running/biking/swimming). I also enjoy Tennis, and used to really enjoy Softball, Basketball and Football, but have slowed down as my body doesn't recover from them as quickly. I volunteered with my town's First Aid Squad for 15 years. I volunteer with SCORE and help small businesses with their online marketing strategies.

Sad News:  Edward Graff
The club offers our sincere condolences to long-time JSRC member Jessie Joseph on the passing of her father, Edward Graff. Mr. Graff passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Obituary can be found here.
Manasquan Mid-Winter Run 
Saturday, February 17
Please follow website for details
Bodman Group Run
Bodman will pick up now that season schedule is lighter. Show up on Sundays at 8:00 a.m.  This run is a great way to learn your hills and "how to avoid face plants and other hazards.

Upcoming Races & Events
Ocean Running Club Winter Series | Lakewood  
Sunday, January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25

Sunday, February 4

Manasquan Mid-Winter Run   
Saturday, February 17
Check Website for details.

Bodman Group Run | Middletown
Bodman will pick up now that season schedule is lighter. Show up on Sundays at 8:00 a.m. This run is a great way to learn your hills and "how to avoid face plants and other hazards.

Sunday, March 4 
Check Website for details.

Spring into Summer | Middletown
Saturday, May 19 
Registration is now open for the May 19 Spring into Summer 5K.
Click here for details  www.springintosummer5k.com.

Run with the Royals | Sea Bright
Saturday, May 19 

Spring Lake 5 2018 Registration - SAVE THE DATE 
Sunday, February 4
2018 Spring Lake Five Mile Registration is currently set to open on Sunday February 4, 2018 at 5:00am. No passwords needed. Will close when the limit of 12,500 runners is reached.

Club Runs
TUESDAY | Long Branch Windmill
Contact: Mark Griggs or Ivone Lopes ( FB)
We meet at the Windmill across from Seven President's Park in Long Branch at 6:00 p.m.  (6:15 in summer)  We do a 4-6 mile run along the boardwalk and around Lake Takanassee passing the Dr. George Sheehan Memorial. 

WEDNESDAY | Ocean Grove | Main & Ocean Aves 
Contact: Tony Bryson (FB)
Humpday Runday in Ocean Grove. We meet at 6:00 p.m. on the Boardwalk (Main & Ocean Aves). 

THURSDAY Rise & Shine | Belmar
Contact: Deborah Alpert.
Rise 'n Shine is geared toward runners who like to get up and get their run done before starting their work day. We meet every Thursday morning at 6:00 a.m. on the boardwalk at 16th Avenue & Ocean Avenue in Belmar. Members and non-members are invited to join in on the run. 

THURSDAY - PM | Belmar
Contact: Bob Both or Dana Jacoby
The Thursday group run is now meeting at 6:00 p.m. on the Belmar Boardwalk by Taylor Pavilion on 6th Avenue. We usually go 4-6 miles on the well-lit boardwalk which is a very safe place to run. Occasionally some will extend the run for 8 miles. We have a steady group comprising all paces & experience levels. All paces are welcome. We usually go out to dinner afterward, so bring your appetite as well! The Boro of Belmar has graciously allowed us to take out a key for Taylor Pavilion, so we will be meeting INSIDE Taylor Pavilion during the cold months. Contact:  Bob Both or Dana Jacoby ( via FB)        

SUNDAY | Bodman Park | Middletown
Contact:  president@jsrc.org
Meet at Bodman Park just off Navesink River Road at 8:00 a.m. Meet at the Clubhouse (Market Street, Middletown). Groups run from 6 to 22 miles mostly on trails through Hartshorne Woods Park & Huber Woods & the surrounding areas with scenic views. There are plenty of hills and it's a perfect run for marathon training. There are water stops & refreshments at the end. There is also the opportunity to walk on Sunday mornings. The distance is six miles & start time is variable. We need someone to be the point of contact for this long-standing group run and assist with placing & cleaning up refreshments stops. If interested, please contact the club President.

SUNDAY RunDay | Ocean Grove
Contact: Tina Plantamura
We meet on the Boardwalk by the flag pole at Main & Ocean Avenues.
Now that it is the off-season" start time is 8:00 a.m. We meet at 7:00 a.m. in Summer.

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