Sunday night, we held the inaugural OnShore Racing Holiday party. Since the group runs started last Fall, OnShore Racing has grown from six runners to around 30 people each Sunday morning.
The OnShore Sunday runs have contributed to my running success this year by introducing me to new runners and training partners.
In 2014, I went from running a 23 minute 5K to a 21 minute 5K, and dropped my 10K PR by almost two minutes. I owe a lot of it to the training partners I’ve found through the group runs, where other runners pushed me beyond my comfort zone and comfort pace.
OnShore Racing is not simply a pub run or social club. While we go out for post-run drinks, brunch and parties, we work hard to become better runners, with many of us running at least 8 miles each Sunday. We have goals to qualify for Boston, qualify for seeded corrals at the Cooper River Bridge Run, run ultras, set PRs, and place in races- but most of all, to challenge ourselves. I’m grateful for like-minded individuals who want to run faster, farther, and achieve more than we thought we were capable of.
We celebrated the holidays and a year of run club togetherness with bowling, pizza, desserts, and drinks at the Charleston Rifle Club.
OnShore Racing is now a full-fledged Road Runners Club of America affiliated club, hosting races and group runs in the Charleston area. You don’t have to be a member to attend group runs or register for races, but some benefits include discounts in races (both OnShore Racing hosted events and other events) and local affiliated businesses.
You can learn more about membership and sign up on the OnShore Racing website.