By GERRI GRADY
The Cherokee Runners started the month of September with new speedwork and hill sessions coached by Stephan Swimmer. Three Cherokee Runners have completed coaches training and are certified to train runners. Speedwork takes place on Tuesdays at 6:30PM at the CHS track while hill sessions are conducted at Unto These Hills at 6:30PM on Thursdays.
In addition to the speed and hill sessions, the group has started its second Couch to 5K training and welcomes first time runners to join. C2-5K meets on Mondays at 6:30PM, Wednesdays at 5:45PM and Sunday at 7:30AM.
We are pleased to share that Karleigh Reeves placed second in her age group in the Maggie Valley Moonlight 8K on August 27, along with Robin Swimmer, Elnora Thompson, Priscilla Squirrell and Jimmy Oocumma. Already in September, Elnora Thompson placed first in her age group in both the Apple Festival 8K and the Trail Mix 5K. Long runs have been conducted at Round Bottom and Cade’s Cove this month. Coming up is the Asheville Citizen-Times Half Marathon and 5K.
Cherokee Runners meet each month on the 1st and the 15th at the Age Link Conference Room. The meeting time has changed from 5-7pm to ensure that any interested person can attend. Please join us for fun and fitness!