Benefits of the Ocean City Running Club

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Ocean City Running Club
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An alumnus of Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law), J. Christopher Llinas functioned from 2007 to 2015 as a corporate counsel for disaster recovery specialist Royal Plus, Inc., in Snow Hill, Maryland. An avid runner, Christopher Llinas has competed in numerous marathons, half marathons, and Ironman Triathlons and maintains membership with the Ocean City Running Club, for which he operates as the treasurer and provides pro bono legal services.

The Ocean City Running Club hosts two weekly runs for runners of all ages and ability levels. While some runners are inexperienced and looking to get some exercise, others are training for marathons or half marathons. Whatever the experience level, every runner is looking for the motivation that comes from running as part of a group. On Wednesdays, a group of runners gathers at the Ocean City Boardwalk. On Saturdays, the group runs through Ocean Pines and finishes at a local bagel shop.

Members are eligible for various discounts at events and for merchandise. They also receive exclusive access to comfort stations at select race events, invitations to social events, and a T-shirt.

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Benefits of Running

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Benefits of Running
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Based in Maryland, Chris Llinas is the proprietor of J. Christopher Llinas, Attorney at Law in Ocean Pines. Chris Llinas has completed more than 20 triathlons and 15 marathons.

Here are some of the top benefits of running, according to Runners World:

1. Boosts Your Mood. Research has shown that just 30 minutes of exercise is enough to boost the mood of even a severely depressed person and sometimes moderate exercise can have lasting effects even after the workout is over. Another study showed that 30 minutes of running for three consecutive weeks boosted sleep quality as well as concentration and mood during the day.

2. Strengthens Your Knees and Joints. Running increases bone mass and can counter bone loss and, contrary to popular belief, it is not bad for the knees. In fact, research has proven that running improves knee health.

3. Reduces Risk of Cancer. A sampling of studies show that regular exercise is correlated with a lower risk of cancer. For those who have cancer and are undergoing chemo, regular running can improve their quality of life.