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My name is Phillip Pillin and I was a 1980 graduate of Poland Seminary High School where I ran cross country and track. I then went to Bowling Green State University where I continued my running and racing career near the back of the pack graduating there in 1984 after having some of the best running times of my life.

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?

The Fort Wayne Running Club is your local Road Runners Club of America affiliated running club, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The club was founded in 1977 and strives to support health and fitness through the sport of running.  Our members include people from all walks of life and different levels, from walkers to serious competitors, and we welcome the public to join us at any of our events.  We look forward to seeing you join us at any of the many amazing charitable causes these events support!

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

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.