June 23, 2011
Team Dykeman Runners,
This Saturday June 25th is the official start date to our Training! This is our third running season. Thank you to all. Our goal is the Marine Corp Marathon October 30th. It seems so far away, but it will be here before we know it. The training runs are the most fun. I can’t believe it has been 3 years since Captain Philip Dykeman was killed in Iraq. We have remembered him in each of our runs. Our Scholarship has been successful, and impacted the lives of the next generation. But our job is not over, we can never forget! Please invite anyone to come run with us.
Anyone that wants to run or walk with us. Please come out. We are going to meet at the IHOP on Six Forks Road Raleigh, this Saturday June 25th at 7am. We will have a 3-4 run and a 6 mile run. Always feel free to call me!
We have members from Italy, to California, Idaho to Florida, New York to North Carolina. Run this weekend! Please Remember! and be Thankful!
I am not a Marine, but I run for one!
March 9, 2011
On May 20, 2011, Archer Investment Management and Powell, Angeli & Langford Insurance are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Charity Putt-Putt Fundraiser. Last year the event drew over 100 people, for this fun family evening, and over $3000 was donated to charities in the Raleigh, NC area.
This year’s fundraiser will benefit TEAM DYKEMAN, a scholarship fund in honor of a fallen Marine; Tour de Cure, the American Diabetes Association’s cyclist ride; NC Beginnings, supports the parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing; and the Michael J. Gressman Brain Tumor Fund. Read the rest of this entry »
February 21, 2011
Julie, Rusty Sneeden, Angel Mercer, and Damon Yudichek all ran the Myrtle Beach !/2 Marathon on Saturday. We represented Team Dykeman very well. Damon was the first to cross the finish well under 2 hours. Way to go stud! Then myself, Julie and Rusty. Julie did awesome, she will be able to post even better times at the next race. I better watch out. My very special friend Angel Mercer wanted to run with us, she works out all the time but runs very little. Well, SHE DID IT. She completed the Half. This was her first. Awesome!
We had a small after party, where we ate Oysters and had Bloody Mary’s to Celebrate!
This Wednesday is the sign up day for the Marine Corp Marathon. I would recommend signing up on the first day. The race will fill up pretty quick. Please spread the word about Team Dykeman Runners. Recruit runners to join us.
Please don’t forget to Friend Team Dykeman on Facebook.
Send emails to the group on Wednesday day to let everyone know that you are signed up.
I am not a Marine, But i run for one!
Cousin Andrew Bateman
February 16, 2011
I’m in and psyched. I’m also arranging and hosting Team Dykeman festivities for MCM weekend.
First. We have a Team Dykeman room block at the key bridge Marriot for Fri,Sat, and Sunday. If you don’t know this hotel is right on the course in Rosslyn so runners and spectators will enjoy the convenience. Rooms are 159 per night. I’ll send the reservation link when I get it from the hotel.
I’m working the details of a pasta / high carb dinner the night before the race. Marriot wants to charge us 25+ per head to have it in the hotel. I’m sure the food will be good but the price is steep. Let me know if you know of corporate sponsors that want to sponsor the meal or other cool team Dykeman chachkies(sp?) And events.
Finally, for those that can make it after the race, we’re hosting a post race party just a few stops out the orange line from the race hotel.
That’s all for now.
February 4, 2011
Registration for the October 30, 2011 Marine Corp Marathon is February 23. Please register early, it will fill up quickly. Please respond to all, if you are going to run this year. This is going to be the biggest Team Dykeman event yet. We will have a block of rooms set aside in the next week. The dinner on Saturday before the race will be earlier in the afternoon this year.
Please spread the word to other runners that you know, ask them to run with us. Please spread the word to as many Marines as possible. Most of us are not Marines, but we run for them!
Please go to Team Dykeman on Facebook and “LIKE” us.
Special Thank you to the people that ran the City of Oaks Marathon with Team Dykeman this year. I really needed you this race, and you all came through for me.
Please take a moment and support Kevin Handly who qualified for Boston at last years MCM. Good Luck Kevin, and keep training in the snow!
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January 26, 2011
From Kevin Handly
MCM XXXVI Registration opens Feb. 23, 2011. The race date is Oct. 30. Put both of these dates on your calendars NOW. Registration is expected to close very quickly this year, based on what happened in Boston.
Had the privilege of running a couple of loops around the Boston Common last night with Bill Rodgers, 4-time winner of both the Boston and the New York Marathons. He was giving a bunch of us charity runners some tips on running Boston. What a great guy!
If you want a good general guide to running that is good for your family as well as you to use, I recommend Rodgers’ A Complete Idiot’s Guide to Running. It’s in its 3rd edition, newly out in paperback. Lots of helpful tips and concepts without getting too technical, like so many of the running guides do.
It’s been mighty cold up here training at 5 a.m. in (literally) subzero temps. This Saturday’s long run will be 15 miles. So far no frost bite, no lung bite and no injuries. Extreme caution required, however.
Very pumped for the Annual Team Dykeman MCM event.
November 16, 2010
Last week was Veterans Day; all of us at Team Dykeman want to stand and salute all who served so we might live and enjoy the freedoms of this great country. Every who knew Phil knew he loved his job, he loved serving country. Here’s a short tribute to all who serve and served!
November 10, 2010
My 4th marathon is in the books. It was the toughest yet. Thank you to all of the runners and supporters. Without you, I couldn’t have done it. Steve Nolan ran Ebenezer Church Road with me, Paul Groff ran all of Umstead Park. At the end of the race Rusty Sneeden and his family were there to support me.
All of the runners… Read the rest of this entry »
November 3, 2010
We wish you luck this weekend , our heart and soul will be with you all the way !! Congrats Kevin Handly and Steve Nolan as well .
Andrew , Captain Phil would be so proud of you !! I just want to raise my hand to you guys with a toast and say Thank You !! It is the small things in life that we do that leaves our legacy behind and it is things like this that bring the good out in People and also makes People be better and want to be better ! As you are running hard and feeling like you are not going to finish and you ask yourself why am I doing this , I want you to think about the other thoughts that you are putting in other peoples minds about the good that we all have in us . Even though some of us do not run you are filling our hearts with warmth , envy and respect !!! Keep up the good will and keep that smile on your face .
We support you 110% .
Know this Guys , what you do is not taken lightly and the Example you set is above and beyond what words can say !
November 2, 2010
Special Thanks to Kevin Handly! He ran the 35th Annual Marine Corp Marathon Sunday! He is also Captain Philip Dykeman’s cousin. He is awesome for running this race for us. He made me very proud. Kevin also posted a Boston Marathon qualifying time. Congratulations!
Saturday Steve Nolan completed a Half Iron Man Triathlon! Congratulation Steve! That is amazing. Read the rest of this entry »