Whole Foods on Colorado Blvd – 26 September 2011 7pm
Members present: David Rothenburger, Eric Greene, Jeff Olson, Bob Basse, Lisa Champeau, Hilarie Ryals, Mike Quispe, Dave Cunningham
Treasurer: No report – our treasurer is gallivanting around the world. We just hope she’s not using the club accounts to fund it.
Trophy Series – September Race
Race was good, but attendance was poor. Not clear why that’s the case. Had the 20M MTS the next day; was that a problem? Also Labor Day weekend. Something to consider for next year.
October Trophy Series
October 1 at the Cherry Creek Trail, Cottonwood Park in Parker. Bob Basse and Eric Greene are directing. They need to connect with Stephanie about the van; think the van and timers are still at Stephanie’s house. Bob will work with David to get the van and get everything set. Volunteers: not sure where we stand. but David and Bob will check with Stephanie.
Marathon Training Series
Last one on Sunday Sept 25. Stephanie and Cheryl Riley managed the race. Relatively good turnout, good mix of 10 and 20M runners.
November Trophy Series
On the MTS course in Westminster – 9 miles and a 5k. We moved the date to Sunday Nov 13 because of the NY marathon the week before.
Race director – Jeff Olson willing to be a codirector, but needs someone else to help.
Volunteer of the Month – Mick Vollmar for marking the MTS courses. That’s a big help for the directors!
Social Activities / Marketing
– Wed Long Runs – still going on, decent turnout.
– Track Workouts – Thurs at 6:15 at Lincoln High. Oscar Ponce has been helpful – perhaps way to do more with him next year?
– Denver Marathon Water station. Have about 25 people signed up, need 40-45. Dave is sending more email and pushing people to register. Reminder: we’d like to get any extra cups and energy powder if we can. Dave will ask Alan Culpepper what might be available.
-Other group Runs? Eric gets email from people who want to run with groups. Something for us to work on for next year?
David has 4 designs for the front, use the regular design on the back. Want to know who’s coming from a distance. Lisa Wilson did these. Wondering if there are other treatments that might be neat.
Club Focus for 2012
Dave C talked about agreeing on a set of goals and 3-4 main focus areas for the club in 2012. We discussed our feelings of waning excitement and involvement in the club and how there are so many ways people can do running things with others today (Irish Snug, for-pay coaching clubs, etc.). Want to have a few things to focus on with people leading each one and responsible for the outcome. Examples of possible focus areas: Father’s Day Mile; new member involvement; overall marketing; club races; group activities.
We generally agreed that having focus like this would be good. Dave will write up some ideas and send out to the board in the next two weeks, and then we’ll decide when we want to discuss. Maybe next board meeting?
Race Schedule 2012
David’s race schedule for 2012 is firming up, but some things still TBD. Do we want to do a Stone House run again? Also heard that Denver Marathon may move to September next year – that will impact us and the fall MTS.
Next Meeting: tentatively Tuesday November 1, 2011