Weekly Wag

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

Brooklyn Half Registration:

  • The Brooklyn Half opens for registration on Wednesday, January 22 at noon. It will fill quickly (maybe within an hour or two) and we won’t be able to get anyone in after it fills, so sign up ASAP when it opens! https://www.nyrr.org/races/2020popularbrooklynhalf

Races Nearing Capacity
If an upcoming race is nearing capacity and you want to do it, make sure to register! It’s almost impossible to get in once the race fills up. The following races are nearing capacity:

Board Member Nominations
Please nominate DWRT members for consideration to be on the board in 2020. We expect to have 4 vacancies on the board and will fill those along with the 7 people who are remaining on the board for another year. The 11 person board will be voted on as a slate at the annual membership meeting during the first quarter of 2020.

Being on the DWRT board does not bring an expectation of raising funds or donating a certain amount like some other nonprofit boards. Instead, in addition to being a governing board, the board is a “working board” as well. This means that board members are expected to contribute time to do the administrative work of the team, including being responsible for helping with team finances, legal work, organizing committees for social events and social media, etc.

The board meets once a month (typically the third Wednesday of the month at 8:30 pm) for at least an hour via Google Hangout and expectations are to attend each of those meetings. Members contribute several hours of work per month managing various aspects of the team. We expect board members to be visible members of the team by attending events regularly and being supportive of other members.

Nomination form here: https://forms.gle/7dPJrYvZBMXsSQxD8

Please submit nominations before the end of January! Also, please see information on the board in our bylaws here: http://dwrt.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/180228-DWRT-NY-team-bylaws.pdf

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/

2020 Points Races

a. Washington Heights 5K (full): March 1 (https://www.nyrr.org/races/nyrrwashingtonheightssalsabluesandshamrocks5k)
b. UAE Healthy Kidney 10K (full): March 28 (https://www.nyrr.org/races/uaehealthykidney10k)
c. Run as One 4M: April 26 (https://www.nyrr.org/races/runasone4mpresentedbyjpmorganchase)
d. Brooklyn Half: May 16 (https://www.nyrr.org/races/2020popularbrooklynhalf)
e. Queens 10K: June 21
f. Team Champs: August 1
g. 5th Avenue Mile: September 13
h. Bronx 10M: September 27
i. S.I. Half: October 11
j. NYC Marathon: November 1
k. Ted Corbitt 15K: December 13

Apparel
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

If you would like to use the team’s plans via the VDOT program (it’s a really cool app that makes training much easier), RSVP here:

The coaches are now providing an individualized coaching option. Please see information here: http://www.dashingwhippets.org/private-coaching-and-nutrition-consultations/

Injury Questions for Finish Line Physical Therapy
Have an ache or pain? Ask our new strength and mobility coach, Emmi Aguilldard, about it here to receive advice ASAP! http://bit.ly/DWRTinjuryq

Running Warehouse
If you shop for running gear at http://www.runningwarehouse.com, make sure to use the team discount code for 10% off. If it doesn’t work online, some brands don’t allow it through the site, but you can get the discount if you call in your order. Discount here: https://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets/messages/boards/thread/51962123
Picky Bars: https://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets/messages/boards/thread/52598254

SkratchLabs Discounthttps://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets/messages/boards/thread/52609203

DWRT Chapters
We now have four chapters of the team! If you have friends in Boston, Westchester, or NJ, please send them the following links:

DWRT’s 2020 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 Amity Hall and Running Warehouse!

Our friends at Ragnar are providing $100 off DWRT team registrations to 2020 overnight Ragnar Relays. See “deals and discounts” on Meetup, here:

https://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets/messages/boards/forum/1417105

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Matt

More about Matt

Matt co-founder of the Dashing Whippets with Rich since May 2009. Matt has been running since joining his high school cross country team his sophomore year. Since being with the team, Matt has completed 3 marathons with a 2:57:24 PR at the 2013 Boston Marathon and many other races, including a 4:48 mile at the 2015 Fifth Avenue Mile and a 1:18:53 half marathon in the 2014 NYC Half Marathon. Matt lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters. Read more at Board of Directors

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