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Wanderers Hook Up With Notre Dame Runners

The Wissahickon Wanderers are affiliating with the Notre Dame Running Club of Philadelphia. Under the arrangement, Wanderers and Notre Dame runners can participate jointly in workouts conducted by the two clubs.

In addition, the two clubs are planning to collaborate in the volunteering guiding program for disabled athletes and residents of Philadelphia.

"This arrangement should be ideal," said Dan Gordon. "I think their club philosophy is very compatible with ours. Also, it will expand the number of workouts offered to club members."

Right now, the Notre Dame Running Club has runs on Kelly Drive starting at Lloyd on Wednesday nights beginning at 6:30. The club is also planning to hold track workouts at Franklin Field starting in January. The workouts along Kelly Drive are generally five miles long. The track workouts are expected to be tempo runs.

"This workout schedule is great for Wanderers because it allows them to train during the winter months when our schedule tapers off," Dan said. "Although some Wanderers from Northwest Philadelphia might not be able to avail themselves of the Kelly Drive or Franklin Field workouts, these workouts should be ideal for club members downtown."

Notre Dame runners will be able to participate in the Wanderer group runs and in the Chestnut Hill track workouts when they resume in March. The Notre Dame Running Club was organized about two years ago by Frank McGuire and is open to anyone. Attendance at Notre Dame University is not required. The club held a very successful St. Patrick's Day run in Chestnut Hill last March. Notre Dame runners have a wide range of abilities ranging from five-minute to ten-minute milers.

For more information, contact Dan Gordon or Frank Mcguire.

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