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Bob and Susan Wathan at this year's Veteran's Day 11K run!

I just wanted to pass along some information that I got in an email from the Hannibal Parks and Rec Department today- they’re doing a Couch to Cannibal training program for this year’s Hannibal Cannibal!  For those not familiar with the race… it’s a 5K or 10K that takes place on the lovely hills of Hannibal, MO each 4th of July weekend.  Here’s my report from last year…   I hope you read it….  but here’s the point:  there’s a hill.  A big one.  You should train for this sucker!

Bob Wathen of the Heartland Roadrunners and Walkers club will be leading this training program, and you couldn’t possibly ask for a nicer coach.  He’s experienced, knowledgeable, and will help you reach your goals.  I’ve run with Bob, his wife, Susan, and his daughter, Hannah, several times, and I just can’t say enough nice things about them without running out of words for nice 🙂   I know if you’re training with Bob, you’ll be the one to eat the Cannibal up!

For More Information Contact:

Mary Lynne Richards, Hannibal Parks & Recreation, mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov, 573.221.0154

Bob Wathen, thewathens@charter.net, 573.406.2960


Hannibal Parks & Recreation and Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation are teaming together to offer a free Hannibal Cannibal training program. The eight week program will offer weekly training guides to help you train and a weekly group run each Saturday morning starting on May 5, 2012 and concluding Saturday, June 30, 2012.

Two separate training programs will be available:

  • The Couch to Cannibal program is very similar to the couch to 5k running plan.
  • The 5k to 10k plan will help you train for that extra distance.

Bob Wathen, a local runner, along with members of the Hannibal Parks & Recreation and YMCA staff will provide the training guides and lead the weekly runs.

Will we see you at the finish line?

Run Times

Saturdays May 5, 2012 – June 30, 2012

8:00 am

Soap Hollow Trail at Riverview Park

Training Guides will be posted weekly on:

Hannibal Cannibal

Hannibal Parks & Recreation

Hannibal Cannibal Facebook page

Bulletin Board at top of Soap Hollow Trail at Riverview Park

If you are interested in participating, please meet at the top of Soap Hollow Trail in Riverview Park, ready to start at 8:00am on Saturday, May 5, 2012.

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