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Checkout the latest group on facebook, SWVRRC (Southern West Virginia Road Runners Club). This is a place where members can interact and post their own comments and stay in touch with other runners. This group is only SWVRRC members.

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Member of the RRCAFormed in 1978, the Southern West Virginia Road Runners Club is a club for area runners in the surrounding areas of southern West Virginia and Virginia. SWVRRC is a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). The Southern West Virginia Road Runners Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

In Memory of Sonny Farley
July 7, 1944 - June 5, 2015

Sonny Farley He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict with the U.S. Army, having served with the 506th Company A, 101st Airborne Division & had served during the Cuban Crisis. Sonny was Pemployed by the Princeton Telecable as Chief Technician from 1966 until 1980. He then worked for Bluefield Comcast Cable Company until his retirement in 2003. Sonny was with the Princeton Rescue Squad for 10 years having worked in the search and rescue division as a scuba diver. Early in his life, Sonny was an outstanding boxer, having been a member of the 506 Airborne Boxing Team and later, Golden Glove Champion in West Virginia. Sonny, was a member of the American Legion Post #0200, the DAV Chapter #31, and the Vietnam Veterans Blue Gray Chapter #628 of Princeton. Sonny was very proud of being a member of the Southern WV Road Runners Club, where he had run in more than 328 races, including 28 marathons. One of the highlights in his career, was running in the Boston Marathon and the New York Marathon. Sonny was well known in Southern West Virginia for making and playing music. He loved to sing and play at the Little Opry, and going to area nursing homes with Uncle Sam and the boys.
Why Join the Southern West Virginia Road Runners Club (SWVRRC)?
  • Camaraderie among people with the same interest of running and staying healthy.
  • Finding a buddy to train and run with. Think safety by running with a friend.
  • Participate in two club meetings (April and December) with pizza being provided.
  • Race results will be posted on website.
  • Access to the closed group SWVRRC Facebook page for members. A place where you can check if anyone is running a particular race, arranging carpooling, traveling arrangements, etc. The page is set as a closed group so members will feel free to discuss their plans for upcoming races.
  • Members who are directing a "new" race, will have their race added to the Four Seasons Series providing it is known before the series is finalized.
  • Receive emails on specials that are offered to only club members.
  • Receive emails on new races or messages from other race directors.
  • Members using a Garmin device can join the SWVRRC group page where members can see and blog on results. Members will need to request to join.
How to Join SWVRRC
To join the SWVRRC download the membership form and mail the application with your check to Hank Burnley, SWVRRC, 194 Butternut Drive, Princeton, WV 24740
Membership Cost: Student $10; Individual $15 or Family $20.
Welcome New Members for 2015

Judge Bisaha, Debr Bisaha, Joe Bisaha, Anthony Bisaha, Duane Browning, Phillip Ball, Kathy Ball, Martha Ball, Jackson Ball, Hope Fields, Angie Neal, Aaron Wilford, Erica Morgan, Terry Hoskins, Lesley Ashford, Dean Tricarico, Dean Tricarico, Jr., Janie Farmer, Tim Powell, Melissa Powell, Mary Powell, Lily Powell, Anne Sergent, Gary Sergent, Keterra Sergent, Corran Sergent, Katie Sergent, Scott Catron, Hannah Catron, Suzie Catron, Mark Morgan, Missy Lusk, and Terri Scott

2014 Four Seasons Series Awards Announced
On Sunday, December 7th, at the Buffalo Trail were announced. Forty-nine members/guest were in attendance. Santa was the emcee announcing the following awards:
Front row: Donna Akers, Randy Lester, Erin O'Sullivan, Ireland O'Sullivan, Missy Burleson. Back row: Bruce Blankenship, Tom Kaylor, Nick Whited, Santa (emcee), Kristy French & Hank Burnley. Not pictured are Byron Guy and Paul Pennington.

Santa Comments
10th - 77 points
Bruce Blankenship Bruce, I am so proud of your come back after your surgery this year.   May 2015 be a better year for you.

9th - 78 points
Hank Burnley
Hank, there is doubt that all that hard work and dedication this year in your training has paid off.  Keep on running!

8th - 79 points
3-way tie
Donna Akers
Donna, you are just like a fine watch, you just keep running, running and running.
8th - 79 points Byron Guy Bryon, Santa hears that not even a dog will stop you in a race. I call that determination and real dedication.
8th - 79 points Paul Pennington Oh my, Santa watches you.  I know your secret as to why you run and I won’t tell others you run so you can out run the dogs and clowns.  Ooops guess I just told it.

7th - 83 points Randy Lester Randy, you really worry Santa.  You are running so fast that Santa can’t pick you up on his radar.  I am not sure if you are on the naughty or nice list. Hmm

6th - 88 points Tom Kaylor Congratulations! It is inspiring to see the love of running is being carried on through your daughters, Hannah and Megan.  Good to see family members encourage each other.

5th - 92 points Missy Burleson Oh my Missy, you have been such a busy girl this year.  I have lost count of how many days straight you have ran.  No rain, sleet or snow stops you. Not only a runner but a baker, can’t wait to eat my cookies on Christmas Eve.   

4th - 96 points Ireland O'Sullivan Ireland, I am so proud of your determination in running.  Not even strep throat stopped you in the Coalfield Conference Cross Country Meet.  You are amazing.

3rd - 108 points Kristy French Now here is super woman. She does it all – takes care of a family, a farm, goes to college and runs even with a foot injury. Way to go Kristy!

2nd - 109 points Erin O'Sullivan Another O’Sullivan…Erin, you are carrying out the family tradition of running. Proud of you with all your winnings this year. The legacy that your Pop’s started is being carried on.

1st - 110 points Nick Whited For the 3rd consecutive year you have been the top runner.  BUT I know you are really fast on the race circuit, but Banjo and Jett are faster when they are running to your easy chair.