The regular meeting of the Nittany Valley Running Club was held on Tuesday, October 7, at the Hi-Way Pizza on Westerly Parkway. In attendance were Boyd Brumbaugh, Marty Mazur and Andy Mazur, Dave Eggler, Mike Casper, and Jim Taylor.

Boyd wasn't on time, so the first pitcher of the night was not a Sam Adams brew, but Yuengling Lager. There seems to be a cult following developing for the pizza topping selection Marty came up with last time, though: pepperoni, onions and green olives!

There wasn't a whole lot of business to discuss. Marty reported on the Knights of Columbus 5K. He was frustrated that he still hasn't cracked 100 runners for that race. This year, 90 runners signed up and 81 finished the race. Harry Groves brought some PSU try-outs, who smoked the course. One of them, Eamon Brazunas, ran the fastest time, 15:49, since Marty took over the race in 2000. The race raised over $850 for the two charities, the Schlow Memorial Library Children's Department and the Tom Kleban Recovery Fund. The members present decided to make the amount given to the charities to an even $900.

Mike Casper was counting down the minutes till the Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK 50 Mile Relay and Ultramarathon. He and Steve Bodner were rounding up last minute volunteers and taking care of other fire drills. Over 40 teams and 20 ultras had signed up by the time of the meeting.

The Half Marathon applications are printed up and will be mailed and otherwise distributed in the coming weeks.

The weekend group runs are a big success, helped along by another success, the NVRC discussion group on Yahoo.com.

Next Meeting: December 2.