Weekly Wag

Welcome to this week’s edition of our weekly news and events roundup of all things Whippet-related.

Other Updates


Results – thanks a ton to Martina, who is writing up the results! If you have any non-NYRR results and would like to be featured on our Weekly Wag and have the result in our database, make sure to fill out the results form here: http://www.dashingwhippets.org/race-result-submission-form/

  • Our men placed 1st at the NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon, with Stephen Bione (1:14:59) and Garrett Burger (1:16:43) placing 2nd and 4th OA. They were followed by: Josh Arden (1:19:49-3rd AG); Justin Shane (1:20:21-4th AG) and Matthieu Grigoresco (1:21:33-8th AG).  We had many team members placing in their age groups! Daniel Elphinston (1:23:26) and Joseph Tucker (1:24:36) placed 10th and 6th. Michael Yuan (1:25:41) and Bobby Liu (1:26:17) took 2nd and 5th place. Branden Warders (1:37:48) and Brett Slater (1:41:00) placed 9th and 8th.
  • Our women placed 3rd thanks to: Adiel Schmidt (1:33:35-2nd AG); Lauren Dorsky (1:36-4th AG); Cassandra Connolly (1:44:34); Patricia Choux (1:45:53) and Karen Lee (1:46:23).  Mary Haskins placed 9th in her AG, finishing in 2:01:12.
  • At the Ocean Breeze Miles Mania #2, Chris Forti represented us in the 800m and the mile, finishing in 0:02:23 and 5:12.
  • Kristyn Smith ran a PR of 1:14:39 at the SRC Run to Blue Point Brewery, placing 3rd in her AG.
  • Hamish Alexander ran a 3-minute PR of 21:59 at the Run Houston 5K.  Jacquii Alexander PRd by 34 minutes at the Chevron Houston Marathon, finishing in 3:50:29.

2019 Points Races

1. Washington Heights 5K: https://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2019/nyrr-washington-heights-salsa-blues-and-shamrocks-5k – full
2. UAE Healthy Kidney 10K: https://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2019/uae-healthy-kidney-10k
3. Popular Brooklyn Half: https://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2019/popular-brooklyn-half
4. NYRR Queens 10K
5. Team Championships
6. New Balance Bronx 10 Mile
7. NYRR Staten Island Half
8. TCS New York City Marathon: https://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/plan-your-race/run-in-2019
9. NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K

All of our apparel is now at one spot at our sponsor, Finish Line Physical Therapy at 119 West 23rd Street, 3rd Floor.

To order gear:

Training Plans

Injury Questions for Finish Line Physical Therapy
Have an ache or pain? Ask a physical therapy professional about it here to receive advice ASAP! http://bit.ly/DWRTinjuryq

Run S.M.A.R.T. Program Roll-out

For information on the new Run S.M.A.R.T program the coaches are using, check out the presentation Megan put together here: http://dwrt.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/VDOT-Run-Smart-Dashing-Whippets-Presentation.pdf
After you sign up for the app, to get training plans pushed to you on the Run S.M.A.R.T. app, email .

Fort Lauderdale Half Discount
The A1A Half and Full Marathon (Sun. Feb. 17, 2019) has provided us with a 15% off discount code (DASHINGWHIPPETS) and TWO FREE RACE ENTRIES. If you want to beat the cold weather, the race entries will go on a first-come-first-served basis. Entries are non-transferable and non-sellable. Email: sponsorships@dashingwhippets.org.

DWRT’s 2018 Wellness Partners and Sponsors
For health and wellness needs, please consider our Wellness Partners. Thank you, Wellness Partners!

Thank you also to our friends at DermalMedix, Amity Hall, and Running Warehouse!

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