Wednesday, July 2, 2008

4 on the 4th . . . All Systems Go

Sorry I've been non-blogging lately. I've been neck-deep in race prep for Friday's Community Bank of Elmhurst 4 on the 4th. The weather certainly is cooperating. My biggest fear has been the safety issue, and I think we're catching a big break with temps expected to be in the 60s. The crowding issue at packet pickup will be unavoidable, but that's part of racing. If you're running, consider a Thursday packet pickup (3-7 p.m. at Elmhurst College). All runners must pick up Chips (PHOTO shows exact ankle-style Chips we will use) on race morning. The men's and women's fields are starting to look very strong. We just got an entry from Paul Jellema of the Hansons-Brooks team in Rochester Hills, Mich. Katie McGregor, a nine-time All-American from the University of Michigan and fourth-place finisher in last Friday's Olympic Trials 10,000 in Eugene, Ore., has just confirmed!! For me as co-director with Susan May, it's trying to make sure no stone is left unturned. We have a great committee, and I think we've got it right this year.


Nettie said...

Nice! Looks like some course records might be going down.

BMama said...

Good Luch Bob from Jim, Marianne, Pete, Ayse, John, Penny and Theo. We'll check your blog to see how it all goes.