Wanderers Hook Up With Notre Dame Runners
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
For more information, contact Dan
Gordon or Frank Mcguire.