Friday, September 30, 2011

Upcoming Events

Trotter Breakfast at Hope's House
Saturday, October 8th (following the group run)
Bring a breakfast item to share
1018 Royce Street NW
Uniontown, OH

Newbie Walker and Running Training Group
Saturday, October 22nd
Start recruiting all first-time/non-runners.  We can get them ready for a May marathon.

Trotter Halloween Costume Run
Saturday, October 29th
Get those costumes ready!!! 

Trotter Christmas Party (theme will be announced in ONE WEEK)
Saturday, December 10th

Want some Wine With That Cheese? Route for 10-1-11

Stomp The Grapes Half Marathon Course
I know many of you are training for the Stomp the Grapes Half Marathon in November.  Starting Saturday, October 7th we will start running the couse.  I'll have it mapped out with additional mileage for anyone that wants a longer distance.  This week we are running a small section of the course.  Below you'll find the course map so you can start getting familiar with the route.

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

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

Maize Valley Farm and Winery
6193 Edison Street Northeast
Hartville, OH 44632
Route Map


Turn RIGHT on 619/Edison Street
  • Continue straight on Edison
Turn RIGHT on Etter Road
  • Continue straight on Etter (follow curves in road)
Turn RIGHT on Graening (1 Mile)
  • Continue straight until road dead ends
  • You'll see a sign that says, "Farm Land 4 Rent"
Turn LEFT on Swamp Road
  • The "Farm Land 4 Rent" sign is right in front of you
  • There is no road sign for Swamp, but this is the right road
  • Continue straight on Swamp
  • Tope Road (2 Miles)
  • Sam's Body Shop (3 Miles)
Turn RIGHT on Duquette
  • Continue straight on Duquette
  • Pinedale Road (4 Miles)
  • Pontius Road (4.5 Miles)
  • Trump Road (5.3 Miles)
Turn LEFT on Trump
  • Continue straight
  • Swartz Road (5.5 Miles)
Turn RIGHT on Shaffer (6.5 Miles)
  • Continue straight until ends at Hartville Road/Rt.69
  • Shaffer/Hartville Road (7.5 Miles)
Turn LEFT on Hartville Road (there is no road sign, but turn left)
  • Continue straight on Hartville Road
  • Eberly Road (8 Miles)
  • Alexander Road (8.5 Miles)
  • Cross over 224 and go straights
  • Waterloo Road (9 Miles)
  • Luci Road (9.5 Miles)
  • Randolph Road (10 Miles)
  • Make sure you run to the second Randolph Road sign

Friday, September 23, 2011

No Group Run on Saturday-Trotters Battle the Blue Line

We are not having a group run on Saturday due to the Akron Marathon.  Come out and cheer on the Trotters!  Good luck to all the Trotters running or walking the relay, half marathon or marathon!  Have a wonderful time out there on the blue line!  Remember-Smile for the cameras and have some fun!

A special "WOO HOO" for Connie Bradley (my amazing momma).  She is walking her first half marathon on Saturday!  Go get em, Steel Magnolia! 

Thank you to Larry and Sharon Simers for the dedication and support during this marathon season!  The people battling the blue line could NOT have accomplished this goal without your help!  You are both an amazing blessing.

Run for fun,

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hartville to Springtucky Route for Sat. September 17th

Meeting Location
North Plaza in Hartville
Plaza with Kraus' Pizza and Victorian Rose
238 Kent Road/43
Hartville, OH

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

Run/Walk Time
6:30 a.m.

Cross the street and go into the cemetary entrance on the left
  • Run left and straight through the cemetary doing a loop
  • Exit the cemetary on the left (0.2 miles)
Turn LEFT out of the cemetary on State Route 43
  • Stay straight on 43 past Lake Bus Garage/Baseball fields
  • Trelleborg Factory (2 miles)
Turn LEFT on Manning Road (2.3 miles)
  • Railroad tracks 2.7 miles
  • Cross over Market Street
  • Pass run down farm/stay straight on Manning Road (3 miles)
  • 633 Manning (3.5 miles)
Turn RIGHT on Portage Line (4.7 miles)
  • When Portage Line ends turn RIGHT to stay on Portage Line (5.1 miles)
  • Bolender (5.6 miles)
  • Springfield Bog entrance (6.2 miles)
Turn LEFT on Sanitarium Road (6.7 miles)
  • Hidden Lake (7.2 miles)
  • Frye (7.5 miles)
  • Cross over Canton Road past Family Video/Straight on Sanitarium
  • Seneca (8 miles)
  • Rubber (8.5 miles)
Turn LEFT on Flinkinger/Lakemore United Methodist (8.7 miles)

Turn LEFT on Krumroy (9 miles)
  • Emmett (9.5 miles)
  • Killian Road (10 miles)