Rockin’ Walkers Are Back! July 5th at 8:30AM

Rockin' Walkers

The Rockin’ Walkers will be back July 5th at 8:30AM  at Riverfront Park 200 Wells Street, Glastonbury CT. OUR GOAL IS THE HARTFORD HALF MARATHON on OCTOBER 11, 2014 Email to sign up. First Saturday meeting will be introductions and signing of the waivers. Also, training schedules will be handed … Continue reading

Congratulations Firecrackers!

Rosemary Hokanson and Dawn Emanuele

Congratulations to all 248 runners and walkers who participated in the Glastonbury River Runnners InterCommunity Firecracker 5K this  Sunday, June 30th, 2013 Results Some fantastically fast times this year, particularly from John Busque, who retained his title with a winning time of 16:00, and Julia Giloran who took the women’s title in 21:56.  The full … Continue reading

Rockin’ Walkers Restarts June 15th

Rockin' Walkers at Hartford Marathon

From Margaret Rorrio, leader of the Rockin’ Walkers… It’s that time again..Yippi! Half marathon program for those who don’t want to run or cannot run for various reasons. I’m an RRCA certified running coach, but I coach the Rockin” Walkers. My next free session starts June 15th and we will … Continue reading

Walkers Restart December 1st After Rockin’ 2012

Rockin' Walkers at Hartford Marathon

By Margaret Rorrio The Rockin’ Walkers next beginners session will start Dec 1st 2012 at 8am. We will meet under the gazebo at Riverfront Park, 200 Welles Street, Glastonbury. All you gotta do is show up;). P.S It’s FREE!!! Yippi… I’m super excited to announce Bina Katechia and Sarah Abraham … Continue reading

Time Changes for Saturday Walkers

From Margaret Rorrio Causal Saturday walker. Up to a 5k (3.1 miles). 8 AM start. Self guided. I leave routes out under the gazebo. A little more, a little further, but not crazy. Up to 10k (6.2 miles). Approx 7:30 AM start. Self guided. I leave routes out under the … Continue reading

Walkers Gallop Iron Horse Half Marathon

Marie Michel and Jeanette Eiermann at the Iron Horse Half Marathon 2012

Congratulations to GRR walkers Marie Michel and Jeanette Eiermann for completing their first half marathon – the Iron Horse Half Marathon on Sunday, June 3rd. Both finished together with 2:46:17. Group leader Margaret Rorrio comments: “Wowie..The Rockin’ Walkers are on fire;)- .. Yippi…!

Spotlight: Severina Vodopivec

Severina Vodopivec

NAME: Severina Vodopivec AGE: 64 MARITAL STATUS: Married for 44 years KIDS: 3 kids: 40, 35 and 32 and three grandkids (10yrs, 6yrs and 15 months old) OCCUPATION: Seamstress WHAT IS YOUR WALKING/RUNNING HISTORY?

Rockin’ Walkers Gone Rogue: 4 Miles & No Further

There is a new walking group forming for folks who don’t want to go any further than 4 miles but still want to meet up on Saturdays and walk. This group is for people who enjoy walking with a group but wish to keep the miles lower and slower…around 2-4 … Continue reading

Runners! Walkers Need You!

Glastonbury River Walkers

By Margaret Rorrio Do you think that running and walking are different things – that you have nothing to contribute to the Glastonbury River Walkers? No! The only difference is that a walker has one foot on the ground at all times. Runners come in all shapes, sizes and ages. … Continue reading

Rockin’ Walkers Start Tuesday Evening Walks

Glastonbury River Walkers

By Margaret Rorrio Hartford Marathon here we come! The Rockin’ Walkers are off to a great start! We are already up to 4 miles. Yippi! And on March 13th we started our Tuesday evening sessions at 5:30 AM at Glastonbury High School – park in Lot D.

Rockin’ Walkers Training Program Starts January 7th 2012

By Margaret Rorrio Let’s roll, Connecticut, and make 2012 the year of good health! Come join the Glastonbury River Walkers new training program: “Walk Your Way to a Marathon” AKA Rockin’ Walkers. Challenge yourself! In 2010, Connecticut had an obesity rate of 22.5% according to the Center for Disease Control … Continue reading