-Trish went over the assignments for our upcomingHalloween Costume Run/Walk occurring onSunday Oct 29, 2017. Anyone interested in helping out that day should arrive by 7:45AM at the Ocean Breeze Complex. Please do your best to get the word out and promote this fundraiser for our Scholarship Fund. Can’t volunteer, please consider running…it would be great to have a large participation of Rockets, especially since this is a RICHMOND ROCKET RACE. Please get involved. This is your club and we need everyone to run or volunteer. (application attached...please download, print out, pass out, email to others...help us promote Our Race.)
Go to www.SIrunning.com and you can download the Halloween race application from there 😊
10/8/17 – Sun. 8AM - NYRR -Staten Island Half- SI Yankee’s Ball Field
10/8/17 –Sun 10AM- OLGC 5K Run-Clove Lake Park
18/8/17 – Sun 9AM -NYC Runs- Paine to Pain Trail half marathon- New Rochelle NY
10/13-14 Sat/Sun -NYRR Ragnar Trail Wawayanda Lake Relay- New Jersey (have info)
10/15/17 – Sun 9AM – Have a Heart Foundation 5K- Silver Lake Park..
10/21/17 – Sat. 9AM -5K Go Get It Life 5K Race Series Silver Lake Park
10/22/17 - Sun- 10AM -NYRRuns -NY Jets Green and While 5K- Jets Training Center, Florham Park, NJ
10/28/17 - Sat 9AM – Michael Cause-Midland Beach 5K run/walk
10/28/17 - Sat -8AM- NYC Runs Haunted Half Marathon-Shore Road Park Peir, Brooklyn NY
10/29/17 – Sun -8:30AM -NYC Runs Haunted Island 5K & 10K Roosevelt Island, NY
10/29/17 - Sun 9AM -Richmond Rockets Halloween Run – 5K Run/walk
11/5/17 - TCS NYC Marathon!
For our Young Runners: (geared to runners ages 2 to 18) Saturday Oct 8th. NYRR is hosting a Rising New York Road Runners day at Clove Lake Park.
A series of different distances, some competitive, some non-competitive, free fitness games, and cross country runs in the park. But you must register and this event is near capacity. So visit the NYRR website and get your children involved in the great sport of running.
Every Saturday 9AM - SIAC 3 mile fun run - Clove Lake Park
Every Sunday 9AM- NYRR-Conference House 3 mile run
Every Tuesday 7PM – NYRR – Silver Lake Park 3 Mile Run
-Happy Birthday to Trish Mulligan who will be celebrating her birthday in the month of October. Happy Birthday Trish!
-Update on Tommy Hart. His Heart procedure went well. They replaced his old stent with a new one, and added a second stent. He should be good as new in a few weeks. Go Tommy!
-Runner of the month for September: Tony LaRocca. He completed two half marathons in Sept…The Indian Summer half in Brooklyn with a time of 2:15 and then the Newport Liberty Half in NJ at2:12:40. And if that wasn’t, enough Tony completed the Conference House Endurance Race on Staten Island. (Marathon distance) Way to go Tony!
-Good luck to everyone running the TCS NYC Marathon on Nov 5th ... Come to the November meeting and share your experience with us.
-I would like to personally thank everyone that contributed to my Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Team, "The Dollface Diva's". Your support over the last five years has been inspiring and so appreciated. I will be walking on Sunday Oct 15th if anyone is interested. Thank you.
Next Meeting: Manor House November 6, at 7:15pm.
Remember…important meeting…nominations for officers for 2018 and ballot to see if we should change our meeting location.
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!
The Richmond Rockets
Rest In Peace to Our Beloved Richmond Rockets Member: Richard "Richie"Chin
~ 1958 - 2020~
We are still celebrating life...the life of our dear friend and Richmond Rockets team member who recently passed away, Richard Chin. He always wanted to see others happy. Rest In Peace Dear Richie! A message from him via his family shown at his funeral service: " ~LOVE YOUR LIFE: Thank You for making me Rich, as friends and family are priceless. Be happy, smile and laugh, enjoy the journey, and keep on running!~ "
Richard W. Chin, 61, of Rosebank Staten Island, passed away on April 23 2020. A beloved husband, father, brother, family to many, and friend to many - was born in Hong Kong, China in 1958, and moved to Staten Island in 1971. He worked as a Postal supervisor and school safety agent who loved the children at PS 4. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for over 30 years before retiring as a supervisor. After less than two years of retirement, he joined the NYPD as a school safety agent and most recently was assigned to providing security and ensuring the safety of students, faculty and visitors of PS 4 in Arden Heights.
Richard was so kind-hearted and always had a smile on his face, and much laughter! At our Richmond Rockets meetings he was so friendly and always joking with the guys, and at our holiday parties he hit the dance floor running with the best moves - always so happy and energized. He had such life and amazing joy about him. He was an amazing sprint runner at a young age, and one of the fastest as a teenager - winning many running championships. He was an avid runner and bowler, enjoyed dancing, puzzles, games of chance and more importantly, he loved his children at PS 4.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine and children, Justin and Cyndi, as well as surviving siblings Tony, Amy, Gloria and Allen.
A wake was held at Hanley Funeral Home in New Dorp on Friday, May 1 between 2 and 4 p.m. with a memorial service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Richard's family is accepting contributions towards a memorial plaque at: gofundme.com/f/richard-w-chin-memorial-plaque. Any donation would be greatly appreciated! Our condolences to his family. We are so sad to see our dear friend and family member pass away, and will remember the best memories with him as we celebrate his life.
COVID-19: Breakthrough Recovery Story by Richmond Rockets Member: Dr. Francesco Rotatori
Update:Due to his recent staff leadership and front-line assistance with COVID-19 affected patients, Richmond Rockets team member and hospital hero Dr. Francesco Rotatori recently received a promotion at Richmond University hospital in Staten Island - his new role at RUMC is Chief of Cardiology. Congratulations Dr. Rotatori for everything you have done for the community and patients!
Dr. Francesco Rotatori is not only a Richmond Rockets team member, but he is an Interventional Cardiologist at Richmond University hospital here in Staten Island. Dr. Rotatori was recently featured on ABC News Nightline Television during the crisis, as he and his amazing staff members rescued a COVID-19 female patient, who improved dramatically at The Richmond University Hospital. The patient, Edwina Cain, faced breathing problems and recovered in 3 days on a ventilator, improving quickly. At her time at the hospital, she expressed her gratitude and thanks to Dr. Rotatori and staff to with a dance and cheer. Dr. Roratori and his team also inspired Edwina to begin her medical studies in pursuit to become a hero and work in a hospital. Congratulations to her survival and fight against COVID-19, and thank you to all the doctors and nurses that risk their lives each and every day, including Dr. Francesco Rotatori and his miracle staff!
Hi friends! As you have heard on the news, the Corona Virus has reached NYC area, including Staten Island. Please keep yourself and your loved ones safe by following the safety protocols in this link here - provided by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the leading national public health institute of the United States):https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
We wish our best to our running community: In light of the recent news around COVID-19, PPTC would like to remind all members that the most successful runner is a healthy runner. Please use your best judgment when deciding to join groups runs and activities over the next few weeks.
- If you don't feel well, or suspect you've been in contact with someone who may have contracted the virus, please stay home and take care of yourself.
- Be diligent about washing your hands. If you cough, sneeze, or need to wipe your nose, avoid using your hands.
- If you have any respiratory or autoimmune issues, please consult your doctor.