Windrunners at JQ Picnic:
River to River Relay Photos:
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2014 RIVER-TO-RIVER TEAMS:
LISLE A-TRAIN came in 2nd and the LISLE WINDRUNNERS came in 11th in their division. 240 teams from 9 states competed.
The Lisle Windrunners running club was established in 1985 to serve regular runners in the western suburbs of Chicago. Our mission is to promote a lifetime of fitness with a level of competition when desired. Currently, there are 50+ individual members, both men and women with ages ranging from 25 to 82. The club sponsors regular training runs, a Windrunner racing circuit, one 10K race, monthly meetings, an annual awards & predictor breakfast, and relay teams for the annual River-to-River relay race in southern Illinois. Many of our members also compete in other circuits (CARA and Fox River mainly) with race distances ranging from 5K to marathons.
JOIN: Printable Application to join the club - only $20/year per family unit.
ADDRESS: Lisle Windrunners, PO Box 3574, Lisle IL 60532
2014 Club Officers:
GROUP TRAINING RUNS. Our group has several group training runs during the year. They are:
Summer: April 1 through November.
Saturdays: 8:00 AM (7:30 AM for June thru August), 5 to 10 miles (more/less). Meet at Herrick Lake, Butterfield entrance. Fine grain limestone trails, 5 miles out to Danada Farm and back at your own pace. Afterward we have breakfast together at the Danada Panera Bread restaurant. Link to Herrick Lake/Danada summer training course map: Summer Course.
Wednesdays: 8:00 AM (7:30 AM for June thru August). Up to 10 miles around Argonne Lab (Waterfall Glen preserve). Meet at main parking west of Cass, south of I-55. Breakfast afterward at Downers Delight.
Winter: December 1 through March.
Saturdays, 8:00 AM at the Morton Arboretum. - located on east side of IL 53 1 mile north of Warrenville Rd. (or 1 mile south of Butterfield Rd). Meet on the SE corner of the main parking lot near the main Visitor's Center.
Wednesdays : 8:00 AM - also at the Arboretum. Same meeting place.
Runner get together in dining room for coffee and rolls - both Saturdays and Wednesdays.
An Arboretum membership (one year - $55 or more with options) is required or an $11 entrance fee. Run 2 to 16 miles (or more) through the beautiful Arboretum on cleared and sanded roads. The main road has rolling hills - a 5 mile loop on the east side of IL 53 and a 3 mile loop on the west side. Meet afterwards in the Arboretum Visitors Center for coffee and rolls.
UPCOMING EVENT CALENDAR:
April 12, 2014 - River-to-River Relay.
August 17, 2014 - Lisle Windrunner 10K
September 29, 2014 - Volunteer Appreciation Dinner - CABS Restaurant 6:30 PM
October 4, 2014 - Picnic Potluck at Herrick Lake 10:00 AM
November 1, 2014 - Cantigny Park 5K - Windrunners Volunteer at 8:00 AM
November 10, 2014 - Windrunner Meeting - Braconi's, 796 Royal St George Dr, just south of Ogden Ave, 6:30 PM
December 7 - Predictor and Awards Brunch. The Courtyard, Warrenville 59th & Butterfield - 10:00 AM
January 15, 2015 - Location TBA (Connies has beeen sold)
April 25, 2015 - River-to-River Relay - Marion, IL
1. 2013 Final Circuit Standings and Awards. Final Age-Graded standings are listed here. They include ALL runners with 6 or more circuit races and are based on Age-Graded standards. These A-G percentages are calculated for the average of the best 6 of your circuit races.
2. CARA 2013 Awards. Congratulations to Windrunners who picked up 5 awards at the CARA banquet on January 21, 2014. They are:
Over All Age Graded Results - #4 Lois Gilmore
45 -49 Female - #3 Renee Severa
60-64 Female - #2 Kaori Maeshima
65-69 Female - #2 Isola Metz
80-84 Female - #1 Lois Gilmore
80-84 Male - #2 Wayne Gilmore
Participation Awards - Isola Metz, Danielle Steimel, Carlos Viramontes
WINDRUNNERS IN CARA HALL OF FAME - ISOLA METZ, CHRISTINE LIPA, LOIS GILMORE, JOE ARNOLD
CLUB APPLICATION - Click here for a printable club > application and mail with $20 to Lisle Windrunners, PO Box 3574, Lisle, IL 60532.
CLUB SPONSORED EVENTS
SUMMER TRAINING COURSE Park inside main entrance on Butterfield, 1/10 mile east of Herrick Rd. Any distance from 1 to 20 miles can be run on various crushed limestone paths.
OTHER FAVORED LINKS