MCS Runners out for a run

MCS Runners

After MCS drop-offs, These ladies spring into action

These ladies drop their children off at MCS and then go for a run "out and about."

I thought this would make for a nice story in my "About Norwich" column.  

My " About Norwich" logo

They run in Norwich and Hanover, rarely use the same route twice and will run on all types of terrain including paved roads, dirt roads, trails, and hills.

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I asked them to explain the experience and they said, "Drivers move over for us and we give back a thank you wave. Occasionally, you will hear one of us shout, "car back!" These ladies have your back for traffic, just like they have your back emotionally. We laugh, we cry, we chat, or we stay silent and just listen to the chatter.  Every run is different, exhilarating and fun. Every topic is covered!"

When asked, what are you training for, the replies are, "it's for the Boston Marathon or Covered Bridges half marathon, or maybe it is just for tomorrow!"

The MCS Runners run in the rain, snow, ice and extreme heat.

As a retired Postmaster, I know all too well the "unofficial" motto of the United States Postal Service: 

“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

Editor's note: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”— is not the official Postal Service motto though it appears chiseled in gray granite over the entrance of the James A. Farley building at Eighth Avenue and 33d Street in Manhattan.

I believe the MCS Runners know the motto and live it every time they are out and about for a run.

MCS runners getting ready to dash away once again

Photo's were taken by Demo Sofronas                    Questions and qoutes  were a group effort

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