Archive for July, 2018

Runners & Superfans,

I hope you’re ready to run and get this season kicked off right because I am super stoked. The first practice for high school will be August 6th from  7 a.m.-8:30 a.m. at the Max Evan’s gym.  All runners will need to have a completed physical & concussion form with insurance information before you can start  practice.  In addition to the paperwork, please make sure you have a good pair of running shoes, water bottle, watch, running log, and appropriate clothing to start running.  Cross country/distance running is very simple and involves very little equipment but you have to take care of your legs and feet and a good pair of running shoes is the best purchase you can make.  Specific running clothing, although not necessary, is designed to keep you cool and comfortable and you just look awesome when you’re out running.  I can not stress how important wearing a watch as a runner is to your overall development.  We will use watches on timed runs, intervals, and for judging pace for almost every run.  Runners who do not have a watch will be at a serious disadvantage to other runners.  Finally, I would like every runner to have a running log/journal to track their progress throughout the season.  Please feel free to use a notebook or purchased running log and fill in the information by hand.  Runners can also choose to use the STRAVA running app on their phone or computer and record their mileage electronically and follow other members of the team and their running on the STRAVA platform.  Please try to have all of the necessary items ready to go before the first practice.  Just a quick review in list form:


**Physical & Concussion form with insurance information

Good running shoes

Water Bottle


Running Journal


Middle school practice will begin on August 13th from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m. in front of the Mas Evan’s gym.  Should drop off /pick up be a problem for middle school students these first few practices before school starts then runners are more than welcome to join us anytime after the first day of school. Middle school runners are expected to have all the necessary items listed above to begin practice.

Should you know of any student who might make a great team member then please encourage them to run.  Cross country is open to all students regardless of ability and is a challenging, supportive, and fun environment.  Running is good for you.

Can’t wait to see everyone,

Coach Fabro


Runners and Superfans,

Reminder that tomorrow morning is the Funn Runn for Andrew. If you are able to help or even participate we would love to see you there. Plan on meeting us around 6:45 a.m. at the Max Evan’s gym and we will get you ready to go. Thanks again for all the wonderful help and support that you have shown to the cross country team and I hope to see you in the morning.


Duane Fabro

Sweatfest & Nunn Funn Runn

Posted: July 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

Just a reminder and a final plea that we will need some awesome parents and runners to help volunteer at this Saturday’s Sweatfest 5K  (July 7th, 2018).  Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners sponsor the race and asks for our help in manning the aid stations and finish line, which is very easy.  Volunteers will need to be at the Landmark church in Strafford around 7 p.m. and we will let you know where you need to be to help out.  I would also like to see our runners participating in the 2 mile race to help us get an idea of where their fitness level is.  Following the 2 mile they will be able to help at the aid stations.  Please feel free to call or text me if you have any questions or to let me know if you can help.  (417) 379-6764.

We will also need to have around 10 volunteers to help at the Nunn Funn Runn on July 14th, 2018 at Strafford High School.  The Nunn family has organized a 1 mile fun run to remember their son, Andrew Nunn, who passed away last year and was an active member of the Strafford cross country team and Strafford music program.  They need us to help at the start/ finish line and with setting up and tearing down after the race.  This is going to be an awesome 1 mile walk/run with 4 different fun aid stations with activities for kids at each station.  Please feel free to spread the word and encourage friends and family to come out and participate.  This should be a great Saturday morning to have fun and remember Andrew.  Please let me know if you can help.

As always I could never express all the thanks and admiration I have for everyone’s continued support of the Strafford cross country program.  Both of these events have committed to making a donation to the team, but I think having our team supporting the community, friends, and family is just as important as any financial benefits.  Let me know if you have any questions and I hope to see you at Landmark church this Saturday at 7 p.m.


Duane Fabro

“Fortitudine Vincimus”