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NYRR Brooklyn Half Training Run #2 – 11 Miles by nbrwebjohn
April 15, 2015, 9:25 pm
Filed under: Events, Group Runs, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Workouts

Hello NBR Family and Friends!

April 18 2015, Saturday
8:00 AM
Start McCarren Park Track (North Side of Track)

Coffee Afterwards at Urban Rustic

Are you training for the NYRR Brooklyn Half or just wanna come for a run with a group of runners? Thanks to NYRR, New Balance and Airbnb we are hosting two training opportunities for everyone! Everyone from NBR to other non NBRs are invited!

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We will split into different pace groups, we are offering from 7:00 pace to 12:00 pace. Look for pacers in NBR shirts. We will have a stagered start at 8:00 at the north side or the McCarren Park Track. Here is the route for this 11 mile run:

At the start we’ll have some swag from New Balance. After the run we will head over to Urban Rustic which is located right where we star/finish (N12th St. & Union Ave) for some coffee and recovery food compliments of AirBnB.

Safety first! Don’t forget to bring your ID, metro card, cash, and water/Gu. Unfortunately, we do not have anywhere to store your bags, so def. pack light!

We are excited to host this event and happy to have you all join us! Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us here.

See you on Saturday at 8:00am!

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New Member Happy MeHour by nbrwebjohn
April 14, 2015, 11:03 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On, New Members, Socials

April 16th 2015
Thursday – 7 PM – 9PM

Spritzenhaus
33 Nassau Ave & Guernsey St

Come out this Thursday to meet some new friends, say hi to old ones, enjoy a lovely evening, and prob have a ton of fun!

Also, we will have a giant box full of live kittens that you can climb into and snuggle with! See below for more details…

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It’s warming up outside, and people are back on the streets enjoying the beautiful running weather… what a perfect time to mix and mingle and meet the rest of the team! Join us next Thursday April 16th at Spritzenhaus 7-9pm+ to catch the name of that person you’ve been running next to but never ask.

If you’ve never come to a run before but have been thinking about it, this is a great opportunity to meet some other team mates. If you’ve been around for a while, this is great chance to see people you never see because they’re always at different runs than you. NBR is less of a team and more of big group of friends who happen to run together. This event is aimed at meeting some of the many new members, as catching everyone’s names can be a little tough when we’re huffing and puffing!

As the annual NBR Track Meet is coming up soon, with it’s many fun relay races, we’ll also help form relay teams! There’s a lot of people interested who don’t have solid teams lined up, so come put your name down and we’ll help hook it up! Then you can meet your new team and start practicing your secret handshake.

BUT you should register NOW before the price goes up after April 12th!

The track meet is a LOT of fun, even if you’ve never done any track events – you don’t need to have any track experience, just a desire to join in on a local fun event and two feet! There’s lots of prizes to be had, and they’re not all based on times (eg: best team name award).

So join us at Spritzenhaus from 7-9pm+ on Thursday April 16th for a drink, meet some new friends, find a relay team, and share your love of kittens. There’s no formal speaking points, but there will be lots of people there who can answer any questions you have. Bring cash/card, your ID, and smiles :)

New Memeber Coordinators

**Note: there is no actual box full of kittens – it’s really just the sidewalk and you drank too much. Those aren’t kittens you’re cuddling, it’s 30 pieces of sidewalk gum (if you’re lucky!)

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NYRR Brooklyn Half Training Run #1 – 7 Miles by nbrwebjohn
March 26, 2015, 10:59 pm
Filed under: Events, Group Runs, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Workouts

nbrbklynhalftrainrunnumber1Hello NBR Family and Friends!

March 28, Saturday
8:30 AM
Start McCarren Park Track (North Side of Track)

Coffee Afterwards at Urban Rustic

Are you training for the NYRR BK Half or just wanna come for a run with a group of runners? Thanks to NYRR, New Balance, and Airbnb we are hosting two training opportunities for everyone! Everyone from NBR to other non NBRs are invited!

We will split into different pace groups, we are offering from 7:00 pace to 12:00 pace. Look for pacers in NBR shirts. We will start at 8:30 at the north side of the McCarren Park Track.

This is the route!

After the run we will head over to Urban Rustic which is located right where we star/finish (N12th St. & Union Ave) for some post run coffee and fun sponsored by Airbnb.

Safety first! Don’t forget to bring your ID, metro card, cash, and water/Gu. Unfortunately, we do not have anywhere to store your bags, so definitely pack light!

We are excited to host this event and happy to have you all join us!

See you on March 28th at 8:30AM!

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Spring 2015 Gear Pre-Order Is On! by nbrwebjohn
March 18, 2015, 6:00 pm
Filed under: Apparel, Gear, Marathon

Pre-Orders are available until midnight on Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Gear Shop: http://northbrooklynrunners.miiduu.com/

2001_aquaSpring Gear pre-order is here! You have until Saturday March 28th to pre-order your gear. Pre-Ordering is the best way to order your gear and make sure you get what you want. We only order limited quantities of extras in selected styles which we base on sales from the pre-order. Your Spring Gear should arrive in late April.

When your gear arrives you will be notified on pick up dates or you can select shipping for $6.

A few items on the gear site have limited availability so it may be replaced by a similar item. We give preference to those orders that are placed first so shop now! We will notify if we need to replace an item.

Happy Shopping!

Shop here: http://northbrooklynrunners.miiduu.com/

Gear Masters



Busy Bee Award Winner – March 2015 – Benjamin Nilsestuen by nbrwebjohn
March 12, 2015, 6:00 pm
Filed under: Busy Bee, Inspiration, Members, Volunteering

OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH FOLKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!

Ben N BB picOur Busy Bee bio is a little delayed in its posting but that doesn’t make it any less awesome. To be honest, The Bee was very intimidated by the power of the Nite Owl and cowered under its failure to “beat the lights” as our recipient so bravely can. This month we present our third most awesome flying NBR icon to our Nite Owl’s fearless leader, Ben Nisilsitkljfeiwndnsiendkskenen (TM TM TM TM TM TM). Ben Nilstestewensen has been a prominent member of NBR since before the Brooklyn Marathon existed… even since before we had a FLAG!! That’s a long time, folks. In these last 4 years of membership, Ben Nisistuentensen has volunteered countless hours cheering at races (with or without a shirt is TBD), co-coordinating the NBR Track Meet (SAVE THE DATE: 4/24!), setting up shoe and clothing drives, leading our Monday Nite Owls TM run, and oh so much more. He’s an all-around genuine person who has contributed a 550032_426120030808637_479992322_nsignificant amount of time and energy into making this club that much better than it already is and let’s face it… he’s a beast on the road. You’ll recognize this Busy Bee through his witty weekly run announcement posts filled with charm, run details, and anti-Doves rants. So, since This Ain’t a Scene, it’s a NITE OWL Race and Our Lawyer Made Us Change the name of This POST So We Wouldn’t Get Sued, the Volunteer Committee presents the March Busy Bee to Benjamin Nilsestuen! Thnks Fr Th Mmrs, Ben. Now let’s have A Little Less Sixteen Candles and a Little More “NITE OWL”. P.S. Tell That NITE OWL He Just Made My List Of Things To Do Today.


Visit our Busy Bee’s Page for more detail and past recipients.



Pi Day Fun Run! by nbrwebjohn
March 9, 2015, 11:00 pm
Filed under: NBR Goings On

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Saturday, March 14

9:00am

Williamsburg Bridge

Why not celebrating Pi Day by running 3.14 miles (or something close to that) with NBR’s Morning Bridge Run? There will be giveaways (free tshirts and more!) AND PIE!!!!

Pearl Izumi Run has generously donated awesome fun things for this run, so come on out! This will be led by the usual run leaders Sherry Rosenkrantz, Anna Spinner & Reid (in spirit), and Cherie will be hanging out the Pearl Izumi treats.

Coffee spot TBD.

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Let’s Get Mobile! Effective 3D Stretches to Add to Your Regular Routine Workshop by nbrwebjohn
March 8, 2015, 6:00 pm
Filed under: NBR Goings On

Cherie Yanek's photo.

Tuesday, March 24th

8:30 PM

The Richardson (451 Graham Ave, 11222)

Most of us grew up learning static stretches with a prolonged hold: stretch your quad by bending your knee and bringing your foot to your butt. Stretch your hamstrings by bending at the hips and touching your toes. While any form of stretching is better than not doing it at all, three-dimensional stretches are far more effective in improving flexibility and joint mobility. Finish Line physical therapist Jason Lakritz will share why dynamic stretching is more effective for runners plus a few of the key functional stretches + foam rolling techniques you can incorporate as an active warm up and cool down.

Bio: Jason Lakritz graduated from Florida State University where he was a member of the cross country and track team that won three NCAA National Championships. He has been a physical therapist at Finish Line PT since 2012 and is recognized as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute. Jason is also a certified USATF Level 1 running coach. He runs with Urban Athletics, racing many times throughout the year in the New York City area. He has completed three marathons with a personal best of 2:36.

THERE WILL BE DRINK SPECIALS AT THE RICHARDSON!!!!!

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