Thanks everyone for a great year of Tuesday-at-Noon workouts.
We will meet again on St. Patrick’s Day at Vigilante Stadium — more info to come in March!
Until then, have a great winter. And best luck to the men and (for the first time) Women’s Masters Milers!
Jesse Zentz recently finished second place in the Boise Turkey Day 5k, with a lightning fast time of 15:59.
If you’re going to get out-kicked, it might as well be by Olympic 800 m. runner Nick Symmonds (also shown)!
Once each year, HVR calls upon its members and supporters to participate in a voluntary fundraising drive. The club charges nothing for membership, and instead relies upon these contributions to sustain its operations.
Please see the following letter from Board Member Mike Fanning for all the details:
Vigilante Fundraiser Letter – 2014
Donors contributing at the $30 (or greater) level will receive a commemorative Vigilante stainless steel water bottle, while those contributing at the $50 (or greater) level will receive one of each color. But supplies are limited! 50 of each color only!
Thanks to all participants and volunteers who turned out for VS XIII (and special thanks to Amy Omang for the photography!)
Nice work on the track yesterday everybody. See you next week at Centennial Park.
Nice centipedes yesterday Vigilante Runners. We are off to a good start.
This Thursday at 6:00pm at the Staggering Ox, as part of Helena Vigilante Runners Speaking of Running Series, Dr. Jeffery Roush, ND, will speak on a regenerative treatment called prolotherapy/prolozone and, in particular, knee issues. Dr. Roush will discuss knee anatomy and mechanics and common injuries. Dr. Roush will explain prolotherapy and report on successes many patients have enjoyed.
On March 3rd, HVR was delighted to welcome two new members to the board: Rebecca Shaw and Jesse Zentz. Rebecca had the following to say, “After serving on the board at the Lewis and Clark Humane Society for 5 years, I am ready to try a different endeavor. The Helena running community is so GREAT!! I love what we do both on the track, road and trails and also out in the community.”
Jesse is well known not only for his scorching fast times, but for his skills as a sports reporter and his role as a key organizer of the Governor’s Cup event. HVR is fortunate to have two such energetic and talented individuals helping to guide the organization.
The board also wishes to extend a hearty “thank you” to Chris Colberg, who is departing the board after several years of service as both a member and officer. His financial skills (and general enthusiasm!) will be missed, but the Treasurer position will be in good hands as it passes to Ann Seifert. Ann has considerable bookkeeping experience, both with Crossroads Fitness and Team Great Divide, and has been a dedicated board member since the organization’s beginning.
On January 17, at the MSU Open Indoor Meet in Bozeman, several Helena masters competed admirably in the 1 mile race against collegiate runners. They used the race as a tune-up for the 10th annual Montana Men’s Masters Mile to be held on February 14. Completing the race were:
Jesse Zentz — 4:32 (3rd place in his heat)
Bryan Johnson — 4:52 (another solid performance, as he prepares to duplicate his podium finish from last year’s MMMM)
Aubrey Curtis — 4:52 (first ever indoor track race)
Kyle Strode — 4:58 (sub-5:00 at 50 years of age)
Great job gentlemen! And thank you to John Smith for the great photography!
Jesse Zentz on the heals of Helena’s Baird Linke (Carroll) and Butte native Josh Panasuk (MSUB)