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Looking for something to do next weekend? by northbrooklynrunners
October 24, 2012, 1:12 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Marathon, Volunteering

Looking for something to do next weekend?

Looking for something to do next weekend?



New Member Happy Hour by northbrooklynrunners
October 22, 2012, 10:12 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On, New Members, Socials

October 25th 2012,  Thursday – 8:30 PM
Richlane595 Union Ave – Between Richardson and Frost

Have you been wondering who exactly responded to your google group post?  Or what exactly was happening in that photo posted on Facebook? Or when you’ll see that cutie again, that you chatted up on the Monday night run weeks ago? Well then, we have the answer. NBR New Member Happy Hour!

We’ve grown a lot as club and this is chance for members, both new and old, to come out and get to know each other. Come just to socialize or to learn more about club runs, races, and events. We’ll be meeting up at Richlane, conveniently close to the McCarren Park Track, so feel free to mosey on over after the workout. The bartender will be extending the happy hour prices for NBR members as well as making us a “Runner’s Cocktail” which is TBD. We’ll be doing a group order of some food once we get there so come hungry and bring some cash to split the bill.



Front Runners NY – Blue Line Run – a few awesome NBR volunteers needed by northbrooklynrunners
October 17, 2012, 10:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Marathon, NBR Goings On, Volunteering

October 21, Sunday – 8:00 AM
Prospect Park

The Front Runners NY Blue Line Run is a favorite amongst those training for the NYC Marathon.  We meet the Front Runners and many other NYC running teams in Prospect Park to run the last 20 miles of the Marathon Course.  The route is supposted with water/gel tables and bike escorts.  All Paces are welcomed and are numerous.  Organized by the Front Runners, we have volunteered to handle the small Bedford Avenue / McCarren Park Water table for participants.  You can participate as a runner, or volunteer with us for the water table or to be a Bike Escort.

Participant/Runner Details:

October 21, Sunday – 8:00 AM
Prospect Park

All participants must sign up. Friends from outside FRNY, NBR, or DWRT are welcome to participate but will have to sign a waiver, so feel free to pass the link along!

Volunteer Details:

Number of Volunteers Needed: 5-7  (time and location varies)

Sign Up to Volunteer Here.

This year we are helping out the Front Runners awesomely organized marathon training run, the Blue Line Run, by setting up a simple aid station at McCarren Park on Bedford and offering up a couple of Bike Marshals to help runners navigate the turns in Queens. This run represents the last 20-21 miles of the Marathon course and is an important training run for hundreds of runners. The run itself begins at 8am, and will have several pace groups leaving in waves accordingly.

We need:

  • (1) ONE Volunteer with a CAR.   Details: Volunteer and their car needs to be at the Prospect Park meeting point at 7:45am on 10/21 to operate as a “mobile bag drop”. The car will then go to the designated aid station spot at McCarren Park and stay and help there until the majority of the runners have gone through. They will then drive to Central Park and drop off the bags. (Approx. Time: 7:30am-12:00pm)
  • (2-4) TWO to FOUR Volunteers to help set up and work the aid station which will consist of: water, gatorade, gels, and salt. (Approx. Time: 8:00am-11:00am)
  • (2) TWO Bike Marshals to help runners navigate the course in Queens. (Approx. Time: 8:45am-11:45am)

We don’t yet have exact timing so the times above are just guesses. We should get more specific details from FRNY soon, so definitely sign up if you’re interested and if you have any particular concerns, please indicate those below.

Email us with any specific questions.

Sign Up to Volunteer Here.



OMG I am running a marathon! (What to do Before, During, and After!) – (Running Form Workshop) by northbrooklynrunners
October 16, 2012, 12:37 pm
Filed under: Events, Injuries, Inspiration, Marathon, NBR Goings On, Pain, Running Tips

OMG I am running a marathon! (What to do Before, During, and After!)

October 17th, Wednesday, 8:30PM
McCarren Park Track after the Wednesday Night Run!

Whether it’s your first marathon, or your last (you swear!), come on our to this informal informational sharing workshop about marathons.

Bring some of your tips, and get ready to learn from others on:

  • Pre-marathon. What you can do NOW.
  • Just before the marathon. Like the night before. Like no eating beans.
  • During. However many hours or days it takes you, learn how to handle the beast.
  • After. What’s good for recovery.

Feel free to bring tips specific to share for NYC or just in general.We will meet after the Wed night road run in the core area. Come to the run and stay for the workshop, or just come straight from work in your fancy work clothes. Bring something warm in case it cools down. If the weather is miserable, we will reschedule for the next night.

Facebook Invite.



NYC Marathon 2012 Water Tables: Volunteer as a Team by northbrooklynrunners
October 9, 2012, 7:45 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Marathon, NBR Goings On

November 4th 2012,  Sunday – 7:00 AM – 2:30/3:00pm
Mile 11 & Mile 12

CANCELLED

NBR is once again volunteering as a team and manning TWO fluid stations in North Brooklyn for the NYC Marathon! Mile 11 (S4th and Bedford) and Mile 12 (N12th and Bedford). It’s a fun-filled day of cheering, pouring water, and living vicariously through those 45,000 runners zooming by. Plus there’s no better way to feel the NBR spirit!

This year there are also a few additional volunteer roles that you may be interested, see descriptions on the form link below for more info!

Sign Up Here.

Details: -Call Time: 7am – Sunday, November 4 – End Time: 2:30-3:00pm (a little bit later than previous years, due to the additional wave start) – Volunteers must be at least 14 years old – We need 100+ volunteers total! – This does NOT count towards 9+1 volunteering credit, but will count towards our 2013 Team Volunteering credit. – NBR WILL REGISTER YOU– you do NOT need to sign up via NYRR. NOTE: Volunteers are expected to commit to the full day (it goes by faster than you think, and we will have coffee and breakfast snacks). If you cannot commit to the whole day, but still want to help out, let us know what you are able to do, and we’ll see how you can help– we can usually use a few ‘unofficial’ volunteers to help hand out gels and bananas, etc. to our awesome NBR marathoners! E-mail here.

Sign Up Here.

CANCELLED



NBR Fall 2012 Town Hall Meeting by northbrooklynrunners
October 8, 2012, 11:34 am
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Members, Volunteering

October 9th,  2012  Tuesday – 7:30pm
Parker’s Box193 Grand St. (between Bedford & Driggs) Brooklyn, New York

It’s time for the last Town Hall Meeting of the year.

There’s a lot going on this fall, so now is the time to come and hear what’s up. But that’s not the real reason to come!

New member? Google Group lurker? Have some ideas? THIS IS THE TIME TO COME OUT and share your thoughts, ask questions, meet new members, and get a better understanding of how NBR “works”. It’s not all just running you know!

There are a bunch of positions opening up in November (more about that later), and you may just be the perfect candidate. We also have some new leaders to introduce to you all!

Agenda to be posted in the upcoming week or so.  If you have anything you’d like to add to the agenda, please email here.

Bringing snacks is highly encouraged.  See you then!

Facebook Invite.



Jackrabbit Discount Night! by northbrooklynrunners
October 8, 2012, 11:33 am
Filed under: Apparel, Events, NBR Goings On

October 10th, Wednesday, 6:00PM – 8:00 PM

JackRabbit Sports42 W 14th St (between 5th and 6th Aves), NY, NY 10011

YAY!

Jackrabbit night for NBR means 15% off when you say the code word “NBR” at the cash register. Sorry, this is not applicable on top of other discounts, but c’mon, 15% off! And this close to the marathon! Get yourself a new pair of sneaks (I’ve read that it’s ideal to have 50-100 miles on a pair of sneaks before running a marathon, though I don’t practice that…but a very good idea…) and break them in. Get some delicious gus, and those chewy chompers, and oh, there are so many delicious wonderful things.

This is only valid at the Union Square Location. Come between 6pm and 8pm. And come with a smile on your face! Yay, NBR!

Facebook Invite.



Ultimate Frisbee Match! by northbrooklynrunners
October 2, 2012, 8:07 pm
Filed under: Comedy, Events, NBR Goings On, Socials, Workouts

The big Ultimate Frisbee Match against Prospect Park Pickup Frisbee!  Come on out, pick up a disc or just cheer on NBR!

This Saturday!!  1-4 PM    After party at Greenwood Park!

Want to join in the fun?  Sign up for the team here.

 



Happy Hour! by northbrooklynrunners
September 26, 2012, 1:24 pm
Filed under: Events, NBR Goings On, Socials

September 28th 2012, Friday – 8:00PM
Warsaw – Greenpoint
261 Driggs Ave, Greenpoint 11222

Happy Hour this Friday 9/28, 8:00PM at The Warsaw.  The kitchen will be open so come ready to fill up on pierogies and polish beer!  Plus awesome NBR specials including $4 Jameson & Ginger and more!  So some out, grab a bite, and meet someone new!



Fifth Avenue Mile Team Points Race Brunch by northbrooklynrunners
September 20, 2012, 10:48 am
Filed under: Events, NBR Goings On, Races, Socials

Come one, come all to celebrate with your team after the Fifth Avenue Mile on Saturday! I learned the 5 W’s in elementary, so let’s apply them here:

Who: YOU and your NBR compatriots!
What: Mingling, race success-or-woe-storytelling, Consumption of delicious post-race indulgences
When: Saturday, September 22nd from 3pm
Where: Kent Ale House, 51 Kent Ave
Why: Because it’s FUN, damn it, just come!



Introduction to Chi Running – Rescheduled! by northbrooklynrunners
August 13, 2012, 2:03 pm
Filed under: Events, Injuries, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Pain

Rescheduled!

Tuesday August 14th, 2012 – 8:30PM (After the Tuesday Night Run.)
McCarren Park Track

  • The highly efficient , injury preventative way to your best running.
  • Find your best running posture. learn to engage core functionally.
  • It will be an ‘active’ talk with posture work.
  • I’ll bring some Chi Running support materials (books, metronomes) for purchase.
  • I’ll give details on the types of classes/workshops I teach, should attendees want to explore further.

Presented by…Joel “Ironman” Matalon
http://www.chirunning.com/

We’ll be meeting at the core area post Wed-night run. This will be held rain or shine, but if it’s pouring/thunderstorming, it will be cancelled.

Join the Facebook Event.

Rescheduled!


NBR Volunteers @ The Ironman US Championships: Report by northbrooklynrunners
August 12, 2012, 8:37 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Volunteering

Hey NBR Ironman Volunteers!

Thanks so much for sweating it out on a lovely Saturday yesterday at 116th and Riverside! You all handed out all sorts of things in cups like old pros, and I’m sure those Ironmen and Ironwomen couldn’t have made it through those last few miles without your enthusiasm, cheers, and ice water.

Aja’s Photos:

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The Ironman staff was impressed with us (our awesome volunteering skills continue!) and they were in awe of our teamwork and organization– as I am always! I was also impressed by our extra-large pizza eating skills.

Thanks for your continued commitment to NBR and all of the zany things we do.

Much NBR <3,

Aja



Volunteer with NBR @ The Ironman US Championships! by northbrooklynrunners
August 2, 2012, 11:53 am
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Volunteering

August 11, 2012 – Saturday 11am-5pm
116th ST in Riverside Park

(you get to sleep in AND still have time for a nap afterwards before getting your Saturday night on)

We’ll be volunteering at the Ironman US Championships on Saturday, August 11 in Riverside Park. We’ll be at the aid station at the tail end of the marathon portion of the event, so it should make for some very interesting spectating and our famous enthusiasm and cheers will be much needed by the participants.   This is the first time (We think) this event is being held in NYC so it’s pretty awesome to be a part of it. 

Interested in signing up?  Please do so here.

We need at least 25 awesome NBRs and friends at this event.



Workshop: Introduction to Chi Running by northbrooklynrunners
July 20, 2012, 11:54 pm
Filed under: Events, Injuries, Inspiration, NBR Goings On

Tonight's workshop is CANCELLED! Our presenter called , asking to reschedule. 
Stay tuned to mid to late August for a new workshop!

Wednesday July 25th, 2012 – 8:30PM (After the Wednesday Night Run.)
McCarren Park Track

  • The highly efficient , injury preventative way to your best running.
  • Find your best running posture. learn to engage core functionally.
  • It will be an ‘active’ talk with posture work.
  • I’ll bring some Chi Running support materials (books, metronomes) for purchase.
  • I’ll give details on the types of classes/workshops I teach, should attendees want to explore further.

Presented by…Joel “Ironman” Matalon
http://www.chirunning.com/

We’ll be meeting at the core area post Wed-night run. This will be held rain or shine, but if it’s pouring/thunderstorming, it will be cancelled.

Facebook Invite.

Tonight's workshop is CANCELLED! Our presenter called , asking to reschedule. 
Stay tuned to mid to late August for a new workshop!


THE FIVE 2012 NBR TEAM MARATHON SPOTS GO TO… by northbrooklynrunners
July 19, 2012, 1:22 am
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Marathon, Members, NBR Goings On

The results are in and so is the confirmation from NYRR…

We have our FIVE awardees for NBR’s Team Spots for this year’s NYC Marathon. The secret allocation committee battled it out to get to these five awardees, making it hard to choose, so when you see these runners at the next group run, make sure to give them a good solid high-five– they deserve these spots for their dedication and commitment to NBR, as well as rock solid enthusiasm, and general NBR love.

Evan Schnittman

Helen Clarkson

Hendrik Gerrits

Miguel Rivera

Mike Darmetko

Many congratulations to you all and a special thanks to the allocation committee.

Now hit the road!

Aja




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