Friday, May 27, 2011

Shut Your Eyes and Say a Prayer Route-HILLS HILSS HILLS for 6-4-11

Meet Time
6:20-6:25 a.m.

Run/Walk Time
Promptly @ 6:30 a.m.

Meet Location
Maple Grove Mennonite Church
(This is right before the stop light at Kent and Smith Kramer)
2121 Smith Kramer Road
Hartville, OH

Route Map

Left out of church parking lot onto Smith Kramer
  • Straight on Smith Kramer. Cross over Kent Road
  • Stay straight on Smith Kramer
  • Cross over railroad tracks
  • Schlabaugh Road (1 Mile)
Left on William Penn
  • Continue straight until you see another Smith Kramer sign on right
Right on Smith Kramer (1.5 Miles or 3 Miles Total)
  • Continue straight on Smith Kramer
  • Wolf Road (2 Miles or 4 Miles Total)
  • Miller Road (2.5 Miles or 5 Miles Total)
  • Immel Road (3 Miles/6 Miles Total)
  • Byers (3.5 Miles or 7 Miles Total)
Curve Right on Byers towards Nimishillen Church

Left on Nimishillen Church (4 Miles or 8 Miles Total)
  • Continue straight
  • Left on Ravenna Road (5 Miles or 10 Miles Total)
  • Continue straight on Ravenna
  • Center Street (6 Miles or 12 Miles Total)
  • 619/44 Intersection (6.5 Miles or 13 Miles Total)
  • Continue straight through intersection (7 Miles or 14 Miles Total)

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Little City, A Little Country, and A Little Rock n' Roll (17 Miler or Pick Your Distance)

Training Plan Updates
The half marathon training plan for Akron is done.  If you'd like a copy, please email me at  I still need to finish the full marathon training plan (SORRY, Teresa).  I'll have those done by next Saturday.  The training won't start until June 6th.  So, nobody is behind!! 

Leadership and Volunteers
Most of you know I'm training for the Burning River 100 along with another victim, Steve Brooker.  Unfortunately, I will not be able to get the group started or run with the group for the next couple of weeks.  All my weekend training has to be done on poison ivy infested trails and I'm running with other 100 milers-in-training this month.  I will miss you all very much, but I'll try and keep the routes fun and exciting.  THANK YOU to our wonderful aid station volunteers.  I can be reached at 330-819-6846 or at the email address listed above for anything!!!  Happy training, Trotters! 

Meet Time
6:20-6:25 a.m

Run/Walk Time
Promptly @ 6:30 a.m.

Edison Park Plaza in Hartville
Park in front of Goodwill
864 West Maple Street
Hartville, OH 44632

Route Map


Turn RIGHT on W. Maple Street out of Edison Plaza by McDonald's
  • Continue straight on W. Maple Street
  • Cross over 619 by Hartville Pantry Resturant go straight
  • Frontier Restaurant (1 Mile)
  • Kinsley Road (1.5 Miles)
  • William Penn Road (2 miles)
Turn LEFT on Duquette (2.5 Miles)
  • Continue straight on Duquette
  • Graening (3 Miles)
  • Swamp (3.5 Miles)
Turn RIGHT on Pinedale (4.3 Miles)
  • Hartville Church on left (4.5 miles)
  • Gray and red barn on right/566 Pinedale (5 Miles)
  • Gopp Road (6 Miles)
  • Road dead ends into State Route 44
Turn LEFT on State Route 44 (7 Miles)
  • Maranatha Bible Church in front of you
  • Pass New Baltimore Ice Cream
  • Laubert Road (8.3 Miles)
  • Asher's on left (8.5 Miles)