Category: News

Fillmore 5K, Forest Frolic, Forge the Gorgeous, August Track Meet, and Annual Picnic Canceled for 2020

The FLRC board and race directors regret to announce the cancellation of Fillmore 5K, Forest Frolic, Forge the Gorgeous, the August track meet, and the club’s annual picnic. As with previous race cancellations, we made this decision to comply with New York State regulations and recommendations from state and local public health officials. Although New… Read more »

Finger Lakes 50s and Women’s Distance Festival 5K Canceled for 2020

The FLRC board and race directors regret to announce the cancellation of the Finger Lakes 50s ultramarathon and the Women’s Distance Festival 5K. As you can guess, we made this decision to comply with New York State regulations and recommendations from public health officials, and because we believe that physical distancing is a necessary measure to slow the… Read more »

FLRC Footnotes for April 2020

Greetings, runners! It seems like an eternity since the last issue of FLRC Footnotes, with our entire world hunkering down to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Since that time, FLRC has been forced to cancel a number of races and all group runs. But there were good times in the past month too,… Read more »

FLRC Cancels Official Group Runs

As much as it pains us to say this, until further notice, FLRC is canceling all official club group runs, including our 1st and 3rd Saturday runs on the Black Diamond Trail, the Sunday Skunkday runs, and the Tuesday night MITHACAL MILERS track workouts. We are taking this step due to COVID-19 being found in Tompkins… Read more »

Skunk Cabbage and Indoor Track Meet Canceled

It is with deep regret that FLRC must announce the cancellation of the 2020 Skunk Cabbage Classic 10K and Half Marathon on April 5th, 2020 and the club’s indoor track meet on March 29th, 2020, both of which take place at Cornell University. On March 10th, Cornell announced proactive measures to prevent the spread of… Read more »

FLRC 2019 Trail Circuit Winners: Pebblehead, Stonehead, and Boulderhead

FLRC is extremely pleased to announce the winners of FLRC’s 2019 Trail Circuit, as presented at yesterday’s Annual Meeting. If you’re not up on how the Trail Circuit works, here’s the deal. For each race, every runner gets a score determined by dividing the winning time by their time, then multiplying by 100. So the winner… Read more »

FLRC Footnotes for March 2020

Greetings, runners! Lots has been happening with FLRC over the last month, with an indoor track meet, numerous group runs and workouts, and a highly enjoyable party to watch the Olympic Trials Marathon (alas, we didn’t catch sight of the Ithaca women). There’s plenty coming up too, between our Annual Meeting, the last winter track… Read more »

Exciting Races and Solid Performances at the Hartshorne Masters Mile

After last year’s snowpocalypse, we were worried that the weather might once again hurt attendance at the Hartshorne Memorial Masters Mile, and indeed, a few runners reported slow driving conditions through snow and slush on their way in. But despite it Ithacating outside all day, forcing everyone to warm up indoors, Barton Hall was warm… Read more »

FLRC Footnotes for February 2020

Greetings, runners! I’m Adam Engst, and I have the honor of serving as the president of FLRC this year. Many of you probably know me from my work directing track meets, timing races, captaining the High Noon cross country team, and organizing MITHACAL MILERS workouts and pancake breakfast runs. In these hopefully regular Footnotes, I’m… Read more »

The FLRC Book Lending Library

The next best thing to running is reading about running, right? The FLRC Lending Library is a collection of books covering our sport, from the mile to ultramarathons and everything in between. Genres include everything from training guides to memoirs and biographies, fiction, philosophy, and many more. Best of all, our library is open to… Read more »