Friday, March 15, 2013

SERC March Blast

Hello SERC Members!

This months blast will be a quickie!

We had a wonderful Banquet last Sunday with around 38 attendees! Thanks to everyone that made it out! Many thanks to Robert Fatica for hosting a wonderful event as always!

Our Runners of the Year awards were presented to Tracy Meder and Dave Peterman. Both had a great year!

Most Improved went to new SERC member Eddie Police!
Volunteer went to Vince Rucci!
And Best Performance of the year went to Nicole Camp!

Our 2013 executive board is being led by new president Barb Broad!
Frank Duchossois and Paul Romanic will be helping her as co-vice presidents!
And Amie Scarpitti is staying on as treasurer!
Expect to hear from them soon!

Huge thanks to Elizabeth Heier and Amie Scarpitti for all their help in 2012!

Good luck to everyone racing Malachi tomorrow! Have a green beer for me afterwards ;)

Thanks as always to our sponsors!

Achilles Running Shop - 15% Off

Fleet Feet - 15% Off

Second Sole Akron and Kent - 10% Off

Second Sole Mentor - 15% Off

Vertical Runner Hudson and Brecksville - 15% Off

New Sponsor- AMP Fitness - 2 Weeks $2 Personal Training and 10% Off

Here's looking forward to an awesome 2013 for SERC Runners!
Elizabeth Hiser, 2012 SERC President
Elizabeth Heier, 2012 SERC Vice President
Amie Scarpitti, 2012 SERC Treasurer!/SERC_CLE

Monday, July 9, 2012

Black & Gold 5k

Running teams mark your calendars for the Crew Soccer Foundation Black & Gold Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk on August 11th and enjoy the amazing opportunity to run through the Player Tunnel inside Crew Stadium. Enjoy this unique USATF certified course which winds through the Crew Stadium and Ohio Expo Center grounds.  Stay and enjoy the Crew game as a club, the perfect way to build group morale and enjoy a night out with friends and family!
Proceeds from the event benefit Crew Soccer Foundation youth programming.
For More Information visit :
Or contact Simone DiSalvo at 614-447-4233 or

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tap N Run Columbus August 25th

6th Annual Glenville Heritage 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

Famicos Foundation is hosting the:

6th Annual Glenville Heritage 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk
Saturday, August 11, 2012
9:00 AM
Sam Miller Park
East 88th Street & St. Clair Avenue

A great urban course that runs through the historic East Boulevard neighborhood and Rockefeller Park. 
B-tag Chip Timing

$15 pre-registration
$25 race day registration

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Upcoming Races

Always Brothers

Great opportunity to get out and run for the kids of Lima Co.
We are looking for 23 10-12 person teams to run along side our 100 mile runners to raise money for the children of fallen marines. 
26 May 2012
Mariemont Ohio
Please respond for more information.
Always brothers

NiteLite 5k and 1.2k kids fun run

Friday May 18, 2012

2400 E. High St., Jackson, MI 49203
6:30 p.m. Children's Run / 7:00 p.m. Run / 7:03 p.m. Walk
flat and fast course will bring out your best time   
awards / prizes / food / music
commemorative race shirts for all early registrations
Race Information: Dave Knickerbocker (517) 788-9800 or

Monday, May 7, 2012

SERC May Blast


Holy Cow!  It's May already and SERC is racking up the milesThe Boston Inferno (marathon) is behind us along with lots of local races and we are moving into our next big club event: The Cleveland Marathon, Half and 10k.  We will be out in force and as always, having our traditional post party, so whether you earn your beer running or cheering that day come on out and celebrate.  And even if you aren't at Cleveland come on out for the post race celebration and party anyway!!  

SERC has partnered with a  few local businesses this year offering discounts to all dues paying members.  We are very appreciative of their support of not only SERC but the running community.  So stop in and SHOP!!

Achilles Running Shop
Fleet Feet Pepper Pike and Northfield
Second Sole Akron and Kent
Second Sole Mentor
Vertical Runner Hudson and Brecksville


The Akron Marathon is now offering an invited runner's program for those who meet the qualifying standards.  We are exceptionally fortunate to have a few gifted runners in our club that meet these standards. If you are interested and meet the qualifying standards please fill out the online application form by June 1st.   The marathon staff will review all submissions and will send a formal invitation by July 1st.

Open and Master Divisions for both the full marathon and the half marathon. To qualify for the Invited Runner Program you must have run a documented time in the past two years that is faster than the following qualifying standards:
                                Half Marathon                                                            Marathon
            Men Open Division: 1:10:00                                      Men Open Division: 2:42:00
            Men Masters Division: 1:18:00                                   Men Masters Division: 2:50:00
            Women Open Division: 1:24:00                                 Women Open Division: 3:05:00
            Women Masters Division: 1:32:00                              Women Masters Division: 3:20:00


Our featured May runner's of the month include 2 ultra-runners, who have also both completed the Boston marathon.   

Ted Friedman born November 15.  His achievements include:  6 marathons, 5 ultra-marathons, 1-time Boston finisher (2011), 1-time BR100 finisher (2011).  His goals for the 2012 running season are to quality for Boston 2013 and run sub-24 hours at 2012 BR100

Josh Stacher born, September 19.  His PR's include: Marathon -3:04, BT50K - 4:55 and  JFK 50-miler - 8:13.  This year Josh's big races are the Boston Marathon, Columbus Marathon, & JFK 50-miler 


Keep the bio's coming and if you haven't sent your's in yet please email to  SERC would love to recognize you!!

As always if we have inadvertently missed a result please email us and they will be included in the next Blast as well as on our facebook page!
4/14 Black Squirrel 5k
·         Tracy Meder - 19:40 3rd Female Overall
·         Amie Scarpitti - 21:29 1st in AG
4/15 Healthy Solon 5k Run for Wellness
·         Tim Clement - 19:17 2nd AG
4/16 Boston Marathon
·         Kam Shun Lee - 2:43:32, 1st Male Ohioan
·         Paul Romanic - 2:54:59
·         Elizabeth Hiser - 3:02:45, 1st Female Ohioan
·         Steve Godale - 3:08:21
·         Matt Shaheen - 3:15:09
·         Jeff Ubersax - 3:19:08
·         Frank Duchossois - 3:24:06
·         Mark Godale - 3:24:41
·         Lizzie Jesko - 3:23:06
·         David Peterman - 3:32:52
·          Greg Dykes - 3:39:13
·          Tony Harbert - 3:35:50
·         Michael Zbiegien - 3:41:35
·         Scott Picker - 3:44:01
·         Jeff Ziol - 3:43:13
·         Barb Broad - 3:44:04, 1st in AG
·         Jim Klar - 3:47:03
·         Elizabeth Bibza - 3:48:58
·         Josh Stacher - 4:05:43
·         Tim McGinty - 4:25:38
4/21 On My Own Two Feet Half Marathon
·         Janet Edwards - 1:32:33 1st Female Overall (3rd OA)
4/22 Fleet Feet 5k
·         Jackie Glatzer - 21:06, 3rd Female Overall
4/21 Run to the Beach Half Marathon
·         Jessica Pickana - 1:29:54, 2nd Female Overall
4/25 Bedford Auto Mile (5-Miler) and Pancake Breakfast
·         Eileen Meisler 35:45, 1st Female Overall
·         Dawn Malone 41:44, 1st in AG
·         Jeff Tanchon 33:27, 1st in AG
·         Shaye Moskowitz 33:38, 1st in AG
·         Greg Klipan 38:11, 1st in AG
4/28 Hermes 10 Miler
·         Jason Aspinall  - 58:17, 1st in AG
·         Lou Dregely -  1:02:12, 2nd in AG
·         Joe Vishey  1:06:19
·         Karyn Seeger - 1:10:29, 1st in AG
·         Jackie Glatzer - 1:13:01
·         Susan Beck - 1:18:29
4/28 Cheyenne Mountain 50K
·         Wyatt Hornsby - 4:50, 5th Overall
4/29 Maple Sap 5 Miler
·        Janet Edwards - 32:38, 1st Female Overall Joe Vishey - 1:06:19
Karyn Seeger - 1:10:29, 1st in AG
Jackie Glatzer - 1:13:01
Susan Beck 1:18:29

4/29 Maple Sap 5 Miler
Janet Edwards - 32:38, 1st Female Overall

5/20  Cleveland Marathon, Half and 10K -
5/28  19th Annual Tallmadge Memorial 5K -
5/12   Red Bird Run 5K & kids run -
5/26   Potter Trot  5K -
6/17   Canton Marathon, Half, 10K and Relay -

TRAINING - Where do we run?
Our group runs are fun, sometimes intense, and always full of camaraderie. All events below can also be found on our Group Runs page. 
Tuesday Nights (until the end of May)
Until the end of May we are meeting at the Summit County Hike and Bike parking lot on 303 (just west of Rt. 8) 6:15 warm-up, workout begins @ 6:30.  Look for this guy (Paul Romanic) and if you don't know him -- introduce yourself!

Sunday Mornings - The Basics
  • This run, which has been a SERC tradition since our founding, is entirely on the roads and streets in Solon and joins runners with a wide range of abilities.
  • We meet at 8:00 a.m. in the parking lot of Solon Square Shopping Center (near the Chipotle) on the Northwest corner of Route 91 (SOM Center Road) and Aurora Road.
  • The running pace is typically between 6:30-9:00-minute miles, however we do encourage ALL speeds
  • We leave at 8:00 a.m. sharp.
  • If you're new, get there early and introduce yourself.
  • Breakfast at D&R Bagels follows.
We follow a 12-mile loop around Solon, with plenty of options for shorter and longer distances. Most club members run the full 12 miles and a few go 15-20+ miles. At about the 6-mile mark, the course passes the Valley Forge Drive house of one of our club members, Dick Cyr, who leaves water for us on his back porch. It is also possible to create a 5-mile course by returning home on SOM Center Road heading north off Pettibone. Maps of all loops are shown here.

Thanks for reading! See you on the roads and trails soon!

Elizabeth Hiser, 2012 SERC President
Elizabeth Heier, 2012 SERC Vice President
Amie Scarpitti, 2012 SERC Treasurer

For more frequent updates always be sure to check out our website, the blog, facebook, and our new twitter account!