Runners Honored By Striders

The Chautauqua Striders Athletic Club recently held its awards banquet at the Lakewood Rod & Gun recently and approximately 150 awards were presented to local runners.

Adam Rowe and Judy Porpiglia were recognized as the overall winners of the 2013 Chautauqua Striders Runner of the Year Series, sponsored by the WCA Center for Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Robert “Doc” Rappole was recognized as the overall winner of the 2014 Chautauqua Striders Winter 5K Series and Ryan Walker was recognized the Most Improved Runner.

The keynote speaker was Patrick Krott, a member of the Chautauqua Striders who has competed in several running races of distances well beyond a marathon. Recently, he participated in the prestigious Western States 100 and earned a bronze belt buckle for finishing the course in under 30 hours.

More information about the Chautauqua Striders Athletic Club, including a club membership application, can be found at