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Running is supposed to be an enjoyable activity. That’s why you’ve been running for so many years. Then why doesn’t running seem to be as fun now as it used to be? Some days it’s almost as if running is just another stressor to be dealt with. You have a very busy life with work and family, and now it seems running is no longer a pleasant diversion, but another stressor in an already stressful day. Your performances are getting worse and worse, even though you are trying to keep up your training. Why isn’t running fun like it used to be? Like the Stone Temple Pilots sang in their hit Stressed Out, “wish we could turn back time to the good old days……but now we’re stressed out!” So why is there all this stress with your running?

Columbus Shamrock Club President Andy Shuman presented his Parade Badge for 2021 at recent meeting, here is his badge story:

It doesn't matter if you're slow or fast, if you run 1 mile or 100, if you're a first time runner or if you have been running your whole life: Cleveland West Road Runners Club welcomes you!

If you are looking for an organized training plan developed by certified coaches, accountability in the form of scheduled weekly group runs, and affordability for a robust 18-week program, you’ve found it with the Columbus Eastside Running Club (CERC). Our club comprises runners of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels—from the novice runner who’s just getting started, to the long- time runner who’s training for the Boston Marathon.

The Cleveland Southeast Runners Club (SERC) was formed in 1975 to promote the joy and benefits of running at every level. We run together on weekends, race together at all distances from the 5K to 100 miles, and occasionally party together. We share rewarding running experiences and help each other to achieve new athletic goals. 

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