Thursday, March 18, 2010

And The Winner Is...

The contest for a new name for BOTR has come and gone...Here's how it went:

We put the following list of names up on the white board. First round of voting- You could vote as many times as you wanted to. If a name received 7 or more votes it survived Round 1. If not, it was erased.

Fluffy Bunny Fluffy Bunny Running Club
Flying Pigs Running Club
Bunnies On The Hop
Weaverville Warriors Track Club
WES Roadrunners
WES Racers
WES Striders
WES Road Warriors
WES Cheetahs
Team Sock Monkey Track Club
Lucky Bunny Running Club
Boys Running For Fun
5K Club for Boys
Boy Runners of Weaverville
WES Trackhawks
WE Run (Weaverville Elementary Run)
Cool Runners
Boys On The Fast Track
The Super Speedsters
The Running Rock Stars
Boys Who Run & Hate Greedy/ Sexist Non-Profits OK, we didn't vote on this. But thanks for the laugh RunnuRMark!
The Positive Splits
Weaverville Road Guardians
Boys Kicking Asphaltok, we took this one off before voting
Blackhawk Boys

We were left with the names below. We let each boy vote once, and the name with the most votes won.

WES Racers 0
WES Striders 0
WES Road Warriors 2
WES Cheetahs 2
Team Sock Monkey Track Club 8
Lucky Bunny Running Club 0
The Super Speedsters 0
The Running Rock Stars 0
Weaverville Road Guardians 0
Blackhawk Boys 15

And the winner is...Blackhawk Boys. I have mixed feelings about the name, but I'm happy they chose it, and they seem to like it. Well, about half of them like it.

If you recall, I made reference to a cool T-Shirt give away if you came up with the winning name. So, without further ado, the winner of the Boys Running Club Name Contest is....



Yep, even though the name was thought up by the boys, if you took the time to comment on this blog I would like to give you a small gift. It's my way of saying thank you for your support and encouragement. Just email me at with your mailing address and I will send you several packets of each of these:


Later Today- 20 Mile Progression Run

Since I am going camping this weekend, I'm doing my 20 Mile Progression Run this afternoon. I tend to have difficulty building slowly and gradually to a faster pace throughout a long run, which is unfortunate because this is exactly the type of race plan I'm hoping to execute next month.

So, today's run is important practice.

Wish me luck!


  1. I figured mine wouldn't make know, since it's too long and all ;)

    Good luck with that run today! I should try something like that sometime. I'm always the opposite on long runs.

  2. Awe, I became so distracted with life that I forgot to give you my name. But it sounds like the boys chose one of their own, which is awesome.

    Good luck on the run today. 20 miles is not small task, even without trying to do the progression stuff.

  3. Lets hear it for the Blackhawk Boys!!! Woo hoo:) It is so cool that they picked it themselves!! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. I am glad they found a name for themselves. Good luck with the 20 miler!! Have a great weekend.

  5. Good luck on the 20 miler and Yay! we get a gift too :)
    I think it's great that they found a name themselves.

  6. The postmaster sends me back my email immediately...the address you give is not working. Just so you know :)