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Saturday, May 05, 2012

If you read yesterday's blog, you know what I'm talking about.

And here is a link to the Run Jester Run Friends Group.

The Jester, Ed, is the inspiration for me to stick around and cheer on the later finishers.

Come join us at the Facebook group, introduce yourself, and let 'em know you came from SparkPeople! And then, maybe we can get you some company for the next big race in YOUR town, and a new Team Jester group can cheer together!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TEMPENATIVE 5/8/2012 12:58AM

    fantastic john, just read yesterdays blog-what a wonderful way to give back. thanks for spreading the idea, I would never have thought of it on my own, but feel encouraged to do the same.

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PIXIEMOM13 5/7/2012 11:06PM

    Just joined the group as well. ;)

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JENN03275 5/7/2012 7:53PM

    You are a wonderful person! I love cheering everyone on! I even slowed down at my 10k on Saturday to check on a runner who really slowed down. She was fine, had a cramp. I lost some time and a little whole later she blew by me. It's ok though, I would have worried about her if I hadn't stopped.

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ABSOLUTZER0 5/7/2012 12:58PM

    You know I'm all about support, bro! I just joined the group. Woohoo!

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LESLIESENIOR 5/7/2012 12:23AM

    Thanks John for bring this to everyone's attention. I am always toward the end of the pack, but cheering those who are even further behind me is the best part of the race. In Palm Springs, the lady who crossed last was so excited, enthusiastic, and confident. It is just as you describe, so rewarding and emotionally packed to see the faces of the runners light up as you jump around cheering and sometimes run with them.

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BOGUSANNIE 5/6/2012 12:49PM

    great idea!

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KNITTABLES 5/5/2012 9:05PM


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MAIA2011 5/5/2012 6:16PM

    After finishing last at a half once I am all for cheering on the slow guys. Thanks for all you do SDJ!

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GODZYFAN 5/5/2012 9:50AM

    That's an amazing thing and I wish more people would follow your example, speaking add a slower rutter myself. I know how much I appreciated it when people would cheer. Great job!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 5/5/2012 6:17AM

    Wish I could be there! Sounds like you are going to have a great day!

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