The Pacer







May - June 2003


President:   Bob Hart  643-6304                                                  Vice President:  Tommy Goodson  642-4834

Treasurer:   Peggy Hart 643-6304                                               Secretary: Denise Skillman 683-0483

Editor:  Robin Van Camp Gerhart 646-6820                                At-Large Officers:  Ron Harmening  778-2618                              Membership Chairman: Doug Townsend 644-0747                                                Greg Smith 778-7987


Race Directors:

         Road Series Directors: Wally Post 649-8674

         Fun Run Director: Frank St. Phillips

         Walking Director: Judy Baylor 643-7637


2003 White River Trail Run


June 7th is quickly approaching and on this day the 2003 White River Trail Run will take place.  The 2003 10K course is the same as 2002 beginning at the Shadyside Activity Center.  Race time is 8:30 a.m.  It offers a challenging mostly flat course with some curves and inclines that will surely get your heart pumping.  Although the course is mostly shaded, there are hot spots.  To help keep your engine cool, we have added an additional water stop just as you start into the Wetland area. 

We have a great group of sponsors and have added some new ones this year.  Without our sponsors, the White River Trail Run would not be as successful. 

Please support our sponsors as they have supported us.  They include:  Hoosier Park, ALAC Garment Services, Anderson Center for Sight, Art’s Trim Shop, Baker Chiropractic Clinic, Cook Block & Brick, Inc., GMAC Mortgage, Gwinn’s Drug Store, Ronald T. Harmening, MD, Ron Allen Realtors, MAX/WHBU/WERK.  Contributors included Anderson Family YMCA, Hoosier Press and Jennifer Bridges LMT. 

We are still in need of volunteers, so please contact Tommy Goodson if you would like to help.  Check out the club web site for a printable version of the entry form and a course map. 


Notes for the present…


Thursday Night One Lap Races will begin May 08th and end September 25th. No race will be held on July 03rd.  The adult season fee is $15.00 or 2.00 per race. The student fee, students under age 19, is $5.00 or $1.00 per race. A minimum of 10 races must be ran/walked and you must be a member of the Anderson Road Runners Club to be eligible for awards. Complete details can be found on the Anderson Road Runners website.


Once again the officers and race directors are asking for your help in making this year a success by volunteering a small amount of your time or money to one event or area of the club that is of special interest to you. The Anderson Road Runners Club sponsors two races, the White River Trail Run and Run the Mounds, Volunteers are always needed before, during and after the race.

 Our Thursday 1-Lap Race can always use help with the scoring and weekly sponsors. The One Mile Children’s Fun Run need adults to help supervise and run with the children, as well as, lending a hand with awards, snacks and year-end party. Sponsors go along way to help any of the above functions. Again, we are only as good as our volunteers. The past has provided us many good volunteers, let’s keep up the good work and volunteer our time or money early.


Speaking of volunteers, we have great volunteer support from our members in other areas of the running community. Greg Smith, Gene Chandler, Bob Kearns and Wally Post helped with the Anderson University Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track meets this past spring. Mary Beth Hurst and Tony Martin helped with the St. Ambrose Track Team and Tommy Goodson and Robin Gerhart coached the College Corner Girl’s and Boy’s Track Team for the area elementary school Track and Field Day. Tony also coaches at Frankton. Bob Hart has organized a refreshment tent for the County Cross Country Meet.


Welcome to our newest members: Wray Jean Cornwell, Marty and Renessa Dulworth, Lisa Lutz, Alicia McElroy, David and Kathie Nichols, and Andy Prieshoff


Happy Birthday to: Greg Chiles, Wray Jean Cornwell, Glen Davis, Marty Dulworth, Mary Jane Dye, Brian Forster, Charles Gilmore, Lori Goodson, Dana Green, Mike Hall, Barb Hamilton, Keith Hamilton, Stephen Hedgecraft, Alan Martin, Andy Prieshoff, Karen Taylor-Smith and Steve Ulrich



Running up front…


The Anderson Road Runners Club is a club that is comprised of short distance, long distance, ultra distance, trail, road, older,  and younger  runners. We have watched  Duane Allen, Scott Walschlager, Bud Stiffler, The Marathon Boys (Louie Harshman, Tony Martin, Lonnie Smith, Terry Spoo and Jack Stepp), Bob Williams, Kelly O’Connor, Patricia Hart, Kyle Baker and Brock Hagerman do some impressive running.

 Our latest member to keep our eyes on (and with his speed that might be difficult) is Cole Hardacre. Cole is in the eighth grade at East Side Middle School, where he currently runs track. He is the son of Stephen and Vivian Hardacre and nephew of Bob and Peggy Hart. In this year’s county track meet Cole set records in both the 1 mile- 4:41 and the 2400-7:43.  In the first meet of the season Cole broke the  East Side Middle School 1 mile record that had been held by Kyle Baker for 13 years.


In a short conversation with Bill Baker, before the first points race, he informed me that Kyle is in fine shape and continuing to heal from an injury earlier this year. Kyle will be competing for the first time this month since being sidelined.



Notes from Anderson University


Dear Friends,

We had several athletes compete at the Butler Twilight meet on May 3rd.

The meet went very well for us.  For full results go to:  you then  click on track.


Lisa Nicholson - 5000m @ 17:01.16, 1st place,

                         School Record, Auto. Qualifier for nationals

                         7th ranked in the nation

Beth Holcomb - 1500m @ 4:49.97, 20th place


Alex Gill - 400H @ 52.36, 4th place, Auto. Qualifier for nationals

                6th ranked in the nation

Jason Parks - 5000m @ 14:39.30, 5th place, Prov. Qualifier for nationals

                      16th ranked in the nation

Jeremy White- 100m @ 11.49, 31st place

Brian Miller - 1500m @ 4:04.31, 22nd place

Dwayne Lockridge - Shot @ 14.59m, 6th place

                                Hammer @ 45.38, 21st place

Dan Timm-Zimmerman - 5000m @ 15:49.53, 33rd place

Luke Hetrick - 5000m @ 16:17.34, 37th place


Coming soon:

Outdoor Nationals are May 22-24 @ St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.


Have a Great Forever,

Team Raven




Anderson Distance Running Camp

June 30- July 03, 2003

Boys – Girls, Grades 6-12

Anderson University

“Established by Coach Larry Maddox in 1979, the Anderson Distance Running Camp is one of the oldest and most well respected camps in the Midwest. The camp combines technical knowledge, practical application, and group activities offering a full perspective of what successful running is all about. Both experienced and novice runners will benefit from this camp.”


For more information please contact Scott Wilson (765) 641-3053 or by e-mail-



Support our Sponsors…


Without the following people and businesses our club would not be able to conduct the fine running events we offer the runners:

Hoosier Park                        Dr. Joseph Woschitz, Anderson Center for Sight      Phillipe Water

Gwinn's Drug Store             1 2 One Promotions                                                      PIP

Art's Trim Shop                   Ronald T. Harmening, MD                                         Robert E. Loose

Lutz Insurance Agency       ALAC Garment Services                                             Standt’s of Anderson

Household Finance             Anderson Foot and Ankle Clinic                                  Copy Connection

Star China                            Barber Manufacturing                                                 The Herald Bulletin

Baylor and Associates         The Running Company, LLC                                      Anderson YMCA

WERK Oldies 101.7 and 104.9                   WHBU AM 1240                                   MAX 93.5 and 96.7

YMCA                                  Ron Allen Realtors                                                        Hoosier Press

Cook Block and Brick         GMAC Mortgage Corporation                                    Truman Distributors

          Kent Parks and staff at Mounds State Park                               Surbaugh and Son Realtors

Anderson City Parks and Recreation Department

Baker Chiropractic Clinic


Special thanks to Jennifer Bridges, Jenny and Jen (yes, that's their names) for working so hard and DONATING their massage services at the ARRC tent after the Indy Mini.  Jennifer and her associates will be back for WRTR and Run the Mounds.  She also is a perennial Thursday night sponsor and terrific supporter of the club.  Need a Father's Day gift or birthday gift -- a massage certificate would work for me-- and those who have everything - including sore muscles.



Trivia From the trail…
Which Anderson Road Runner member has had three daughters to compete in the Thursday Night One Lap Race Series?  For correct answer ask Karen Taylor Smith.





Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson




Upcoming Races…  



07, Sat. - White River Trail Run, 10K and 2.6 mile fun walk.  8:30 AM Shadyside Activities Center, enter from Alexandria Pike.  Contact:  Tommy Goodson  765-642-4834 or

07, Sat.- YMCA Strawberry Festival, 5K run/Walk and 1K Kid’s Fun Run, 8:30 a.m., YMCA of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, IN Contact

14, Sat. - Lake Mingo Trail Run, 7.1 miles, 9:00 a.m., Kennekuk Cove County Park, contact Bub Norgaar (217) 431-5318

21, Sat.- Buck Creek 5K, 5K run/walk, Yorktown, IN, Contact Randy Sanders (765) 759-7393 or

28,Sat.- Buzzard’s Roost 10K, 10K run/walk, Arcadia, IN Contact Evan Achenbach (317) 984-3019 or



03, Thu.-The Wheaton Van Lines Independence Run/Walk, 10K run/5K walk, 8:40 p.m., IUPUI Natatorium, Indianapolis, IN Contact Ken Long and Associates (317) 884-4001 or

04, Fri- Chesterfield Optimist 10K, 10K run/5K walk,  Millcreek Civic Center, Chesterfield, IN Contact Dennis Knapp (765) 378-3143

05, Sat. – Blacksnake Duathlon, 2mile run/20 bike/2.5 run, 8:30 a.m., Johnson County Park, Franklin, IN Contact Johnson County (812) 526-6809

12, Sat.- Lapel CdLS 5K, 5K walk/run, Lapel, IN Contact Scott or Tammy Hersberger (765) 534-3754

16, Wed. – Inferno 4 Miler, 4 mile run/walk, 7:00 p.m., Mohawk Elementary School, Carmel, In Contact  The Runners Forum (317) 844-1558

19, Sat.- Red Tail Restoration 10K, 10K run/5K walk, contact Jamie Banks 765-284-2718 or



09, Sat. - Howl at the Moon 8-Hour Run/Walk, 7:00 a.m., Kennekuk Cove

County Park, contact Marc Reddy (217) 733-4243

16, Sat. - Kernel Klassic 5K, 5K run/walk, Van Buren, IN contact Julie Hendryx 1-800-999-2365 or

16, Sat. – Damar Race for Success, 5 mile run/5K competitive walk/5K family walk, Decatur Central High School, Decatur, IN Contact Ken Long and Associates (317) 884-4001 or

23, Sat. – Bears of Blue River 10K, 10K run/5K walk, Shelbyville, IN contact Shelbyville Parks and Recreation (317) 392-5128 or fax (317) 392-5144



18, Sat. – Four Seasons Pumpkin Patch 5K, 5K run/walk, New Castle, IN contact Duane Dye (317) 529-803 or



02, Sun. - Run the Mounds Run, 5-mile run/walk, Mounds State Park, Anderson, IN contact Bob Hart (765) 643-6304 or

08, Sat.- Potter’s Bridge Festival 5K/10K, 10K run/5K walk, 19000 Cumberland Road, Noblesville, IN contact or


Races listed in bold print are part of the ARRC Road Series.

Above races are subject to change, to insure accuracy of event contact race director or number listed.








Race Results…


Noblesville Sunrisers 15K

Carolyn McKinney 3rd in W 35-39

Kathy Wehrley 3rd in W 40-44,

Pat Miller 1st in W 55+

Jim Leffler 1st and Glen Davis 3rd in 55+



White River Trail Run

07 Jun 2003

Shadyside Activities Center

10 K Run/2.6 mile Fun Run

8:30 a.m.








Anderson Road Runners Club

P.O. Box 282

Anderson, IN   46015-0282