Tuesday, July 31, 2018


Week 14 - in the books. Year 15 - wrapped up. Year 16 - see you next May! It was a good series - I sure enjoyed it. Here are a few numbers. Total participants - 125. Runners completing all 13 runs - Erol Sozen (Congratulations! Tough to do!). Runners completing 10 or more runs - Kermit Davis, Bill Lacy, Kerianne Martin, Shane Newsome, Bobby Poer, Corey Walp, and Scooter Wood. Much thanks to Raley and April for help at the finish line, and others who assisted during the summer. Wishing Kermit a speedy recovery after surgery, our thoughts are with you. Hope to see all of you, and more, next summer. And lastly, here are the results of today's run. Take care, stay hydrated, and run safely. It was fun! Doug

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Wrap it Up with Pizza

Sorry so late on this post! Have been out of town for a few days and just returned. Here are the results of last week. This coming Tuesday (7/31) does not look promising on the weather - 70% chance of rain - but we will hope that it all goes around us - as we close out the 2018 series with our annual PIZZA RUN! Just show up for our last run and we'll knock out some pizza afterwards - rain or shine. The pizza's on me - so hope to see you Tuesday. Stay hydrated, Doug.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Results and Pizza Run

Sorry, out of town for a couple of days. Will post results of last run soon as I can. Pizza run next Tuesday! See you soon, Doug

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Watermelon Run Results

We had a great turnout - watermelon and good (but very hot!) weather did the trick. Here are the results of today's run. Two more runs to go. Next week is a normal run, and then the last run on July 31st is our Pizza Run. Be sure to plan on being there if you like free pizza! It's been a good summer and I've enjoyed it a lot. Hope that you have. If you have not picked up your shirt yet be sure to make plans to do so. I have a couple of left-over shirts - an extra large shirt and a large shirt if you want to buy one. My cost, your cost, $16. See you next week, stay safe. Doug

Watermelon Run Today

Come and get it. See you at 6pm. Doug

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

On the Downhill Side

Well,week 11 (run 10) is history. There was no hint of rain, but it was obvious we are in the middle of summer. Very hot! Good to see everyone back after the Fourth. Here are the results for tonight's run. OK, listen up, I don't want you to miss this: next week is Watermelon Run! That's right, free watermelon, all you have to do is show up and run. The next week is a regular run, then the last run (July 31) is our Pizza Run. Be sure to get these runs on your calendar and don't miss those days. Lastly, I have the shirts in - and some of you, I have not seen you for several weeks. Be sure to come one of these last three runs so we can wrap up our shirt business. I will try to contact those I have not seen for awhile by email. Keep hydrated and enjoy the summer. School starts for many in 3 weeks. Can't believe it.....Doug

Back After Fourth

Welcome back! Four more runs in the series. Watermelon run next week, don’t miss it. No cost, just come and enjoy. Also, remember to pick up your shirt. If you have not paid yet, cash or check will be fine. See you soon, Doug.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Shirts Are In

Here are the results of run 9. Weather was threatening, but cleared up enough to run safely. Shirts are in, be sure to come get yours or contact me at durunforfun@yahoo.com., or 334-524-5021. Remember, no run next week, July 3rd. See you on the 10th. Watermelon run coming up soon! Doug

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Shirts Printing This Week

Here are the results of week 8. No doubt this was our hottest run this year. No rain this time! Shirts have been ordered, and should be screen printing this week. I plan to bring them with me next Tuesday. If you have not paid for your shirt yet, personal check or cash will work fine. If you did not order a shirt, I bought a few extras, so check with me - I probably have your size. See you next week! Doug

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Run 7 - And Shirt Order Deadline

Great run this week - check your results here. I'll be ordering our shirts this Friday. If you want to place a last minute order, let me know by noon Friday 6/15. Price is $16. You can text me at 334-524-5021 or email me at durunforfun@yahoo.com. Summer is here, stay cool (literally)! Doug

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Week 6 - Remember to Order Your Shirt

Here are the results of our week 6 run. Finally, no rain! We had a good crowd of about 50 runners and walkers, including a bunch of children. Come back next week and bring a friend. A couple of items of business - 1) next Tuesday, June 12, will be the last day to order a Summer Swing 5K Series shirt. They are a high quality wicking fabric, perfect for running. Price is $16.00. Let me know your size and I'll enter the order next week. See the shirt artwork below. Adult and children sizes available. 2)- Watermelon week and pizza week coming up soon. Look for details later. See you next week! Rain chances, 50%, according to long range forecast. Doug

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Run 5

Again, rain everywhere but on us! Suits me. We had a good turnout and it was a bit cooler, but also pretty muggy. Good to have some new faces; I always love that about our 5K Summer Swing series. It's a great place to meet new people and have some fun. Okay, on to business. Here are the results of this week's run. It was great having the cross country kids from Valley; thanks Coach Engram for getting them here, and I hope you come back for many of the runs. Another item of business - I am getting close to placing the order for the shirts. You've got a week or two to place your order, and it will be the only order for the summer. So let me know your size in time to get in on the order. Scroll down to "Older Posts" to see the shirt design for this year. That's about it until next week - see you then - Doug

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Week 4

here are the results for week 4. more later. doug

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Here are the results for week 3. We were fortunate - there was rain all around us, but none on top of us. Had a good turnout and a lot of fun. Come next week and bring a friend! Be sure to check out our 15 year "buzzard" commemorative shirt. See artwork below. The shirt will be a technical shirt with wicking fabric, in both adult and child sizes. Price is $16. I'll be taking orders for the next couple of weeks. It's not a money-maker, am selling at cost, but I do hope to order at least 3 dozen in order to avoid cost exceeding $16. See you next week! Doug

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Running in the Rain

Come on out and enjoy the rain. Will be a lot cooler! Run is "a go" unless there is lightning in the immediate area. See you this evening. Doug

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Week 2 In The Books

Another great day for a run, and glad to see a good number come out (about 35 participants). Hope to see all of you back next week. Bring a friend! Here are the results from this week's run. I've taken a few orders for our 15th anniversary shirt this year, and will hold off on finalizing the order for a couple more weeks. This is our "buzzard" shirt, and you probably won't see another one like it! Provided we can order at least 3 dozen, the price per shirt is $16.00 (adult or youth sizes). If you order a 2XL or 3XL size, the price of the shirt is $18.00. You can see the artwork for the shirt in the following post. Much thanks to Victory Designs for their graphic expertise. This is a quality wicking shirt, printed with 9 screens, plenty of color. There is no mark-up on the shirt, so help us get to the 3 dozen level if possible, and I'll place the order. If you have any questions, let me know. You can comment through this blog site, email me at durunforfun@yahoo.com, or text/call at 334-524-5021. See you next week! Looking forward to a good run, good company, and good food. Doug

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Week 1 In The Books

Great to see everyone again! We got off to a good start, with some good weather, good food, good music, and a good run. If you missed out, be sure to come next week. Same time, same place. If you are new to this blog site, see the links to the right for race information. Also, check out the results for this week's run. We've got a new shirt design for this year, one you are sure to like, featuring the ever-present Rocky Brook Road buzzards. It's a good quality wicking shirt that I will sell at cost, looks like maybe $16 or $17 each. See below. I'll take orders for a few weeks and then we'll print them in June.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

2018 Summer Swing 5k Run Schedule Set!

Finally, it's time to lace up and enjoy the Summer Swing 5k series! My hope is that this 15th year will be better than ever! That's right, 15 years, can you believe that? I pulled our old records out from 2004. Out of those first 12 runners, a couple have been regulars for all 15 seasons - Bob Banks and Kermit Davis. This year will be the same setup as usual. You can see the details in the right margin link "Click here for run details". Also note the link for the registration form. You can print it out and bring it with you, or register on site. $10 will register you for the entire series, or if you prefer a week-by-week plan, $1 per run. Those 18 and under, free, as usual. First run is May 1st, just around the corner. Contact me at 334-524-5021 or durunforfun@yahoo.com if you have any questions. If you have never joined us before, let this be your first year. Low key, but enough structure for the serious runner as well. Come give it a shot. See you May 1st! Doug