Club Monthly Meetings

Club Meeting June 2021

Thanks to everyone that came out for the June meeting. It was great to see you all and experience a reminder of the good times to come. It seems we had enough pizza including a special request pineapple/jalapeno for everyone that wanted to eat. Perhaps a bit too much salad, but special kudos to all in your efforts to RSVP us and keep the waste to a minimum!

We had some comments from the club's board and track coach Drew Priest who had to quickly change the track workout location as the Middletown tracks were closed. Also the Chester Kiwanis 5k RD Richard Robillard gave us thanks and kind words for our support and its benefits to the recipients from the his memorable race in 2021.

We also mentioned the upcoming Classic 10k tribute Group run on June 6th 8:30 am at the Middletown High School and also the Fathers day Breakfast run in Goshen. Please check the Group Runs page and social media to keep 'in sync'. And while I am at it, thanks to the R4DT group run people for making it after their Thursday evening workout.


Of course, the main event of the evening was the guest speaker Paul Fetscher. There was a lot of information being presented and I was totally unable to keep up with the thought stream and names and places. Can't imagine how hard it would have been to keep up with Paul in any running event! But there were many take-aways and among other things Paul emphasized the concept - Accelerate !

Later I was impressed with Club members Ken Hagelmann and Harry Owens as they had some common running roots and we were there long past my bedtime after the meeting discussing such things as the Penn Relays and roots of the NYC and LI marathons and even the heaviest marathon runners!

Also here's a challenge for you. It started with a reminder on running your age on your birthday for example 35 miles on your 35th birthday. This gets harder once past 40!

Paul put forth the challenge for us to find the best age to run the quarter. so if you are 55 you would need to run the quarter (400m) in 55 seconds. Ready to play?

Was a great time and I hope to have a photo album put together soon. We wish all the best to running legend Paul Fetscher and Eileen for coming up to visit with us, and hold open the possibility of running into Paul in the future. 'Run' well everyone.
June 2021 Meeting Photos with Paul Fetscher
June 3rd, 2021 Meeting of the Orange Runners Club at the
Sleep Inn and Suites Middletown, NY

The June 3rd Meeting of the Orange Runners Club being held at the Sleep Inn and Suites Middletown with special guest Speaker Paul Fetscher who has chosen the topic:

Running – Over 60 years – Over 1,000 Races – Over 100,000 miles – and still having fun!
- Come on out and join us for the fun -
Paul, leading the pack at Falmouth on the Runner's World cover
and has run 48 consecutive NYC Marathons.

What were some of your top race performances, or running achievements?

Third runner in NY State to break 10:00 for 2 miles in high school. Track scholarship to The Citadel. Past VP of the New York Road Runners Club when Fred Lebow was president. Founder and one-time winner (2:21:49) of the Long Island Marathon. Co-founder of the Warren Street Social and Athletic Club. Two-time record setter in Empire State Building RunUp. First American to run a marathon in East Germany and Russia. Read more.

Plan to attend the June 3rd Club Meeting!
Please RSVP - so we can better prepare for you.

There will be no provisions for a Zoom connection at this meeting.

Additional information in your June 2021 Club Newsletter.

Sending an RSVP is easy, and you can use the Feedback form and check its RSVP box.

FeedbackOr text me, Club President or another board member - See you there.

Club Meeting May 2021

Big news as Lorne MacDonald
was inducted as an
Honorary Lifetime Member

Congratulations Lorne and we hope you were pleasantly surprised! The cake was delicious!

May Meeting Photos

Additional information including Zoom attending information in your May 2021 Club Newsletter. ** Masking will still be required, unless you are eating. **

Get your Confluence Running member discount card?
ORC Discount Card 2021


2020 End of Year Video



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2020 End of Year Video
2019 End of Year Video
Video Salute to Frankie '5K' Foremny
Middletown Scenic Trail Network

General Information
The Orange Runners Club holds its public general meetings on the first Wednesday of each calendar month.  

Maple Hill Park
Kiwanis Pavillion
119 California Ave.
Middletown, NY

Next Meeting Date: July 1st (Thursday) 2021 in memory of Dennis Toscano
Time: ~ 7:00 PM -
If you have suggestions for future guest speakers, please contact us...
The club's meeting minutes are avilable from the board.
Please contact club President, Vice President, or Secretary for a copy.




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