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Westridge Course Takes a Hit

January 13th  Garapito Trail
A beautiful morning greeted us for our always tough Garapito Trail.  And Piotr returned after a year's absence due to a leg injury.  Evidently, he will have to get used to following the arrows again.  We had a pretty big turnout for this popular run.

Another Trail Runners Club video

This was another professionally produced video of the Trail Runners Club with some good interviews with members and scenes in the Santa Monica mountains.





January 7, 2008

Westridge in the rain
We made the last minute decision to change the scheduled run to Westridge due to the high chance of rain and extremely muddy conditions on the Ray Miller Trail.  It poured on the drive up to the trailhead but let up just as we were getting out of our cars.  Not another drop fell confirming that we were meant to run that day.  Some of us dove into Sullivan Canyon and were treated to a hearty, babbling brook that crossed the trail more than a dozen times along the way up to Mulholland.  The rocky soil guaranteed no mud and the dampness killed any chance of dust.  I can't remember a better day at Westridge.

Indulgence: 1000 Miles Under the Colorado Sky

Indulgence: 1000 Miles Under the Colorado Sky features ultra-marathon phenom Anton Krupicka in a high-definition running film inspired by mountain ski and bike films. The film will offer the viewer a first-hand look at Anton’s life as he trains in the mountains of Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California during the summer of 2007. The film’s presentation will reflect Anton’s simple approach to life and running and his continued pursuit of this minimalist ideal amidst the expectations of modern society.

Available for purchase from their web site.



Spirit of the Marathon Movie

Spirit of the Marathon is the first ever non-fiction feature film to capture the drama and essence of the famed 26.2 mile running event. Filmed on four continents, the movie brings together a diverse cast of amateur athletes and marathon luminaries.

As six unique stories unfold, each runner prepares for and ultimately faces the challenge of the Chicago Marathon. More than a sports movie, Spirit of the Marathon is an inspirational journey of perseverance and personal triumph; a spectacle that will be embraced by runners and non-runners alike.

Spirit of the Marathon is playing only one night in select theaters across North America.  Tickets are on sale now.  Go to for more information.




December 18, 2007

Secret Trail  12/16/2007
 Our run Sunday was slightly chilly, but gorgeous. The use of the trail by mountain bikers is exacting a toll on the condition of part of this course.  As a result, many of us find it safer to concentrate on our feet rather than the scenery when running.  We missed Kai, because of  back problems, and hope he will be back soon in his usual great spirits.
Santa Ynez/Trippet Ranch/Musch Trail  12/23/2007

That Is Why Women Have the Babies

This is the story of Mieko.  She joined Trail Runners in July of this year.  Prior to that, she would occasionally run 3-4 miles.  Last weekend, she did an ultra, and this is her account of the event.  Pretty incredible!!!

November 26, 2007

Ernie's Run/Westridge
It's amazing how a slight variation to a mundane run can make it seem new and exciting.  This is definitely the case with Ernie's Run.  Westridge is a nice enough out-and-back, but adding in the long, gentle downhill of Sullivan Canyon turns a pretty plain run into one of my favorite keyhole courses.  That last little climb back up to Westridge always seems longer than I remember, but still completely worth it.

November 12, 2007

Chantry Flats
How about that Chantry Flats run last Sunday?  I guess there wasn't anything flat about it.  Thanks to Ernie for that tip about the "little" hill at the end  ;) 

TRC member Dale Reicheneder does it again!

TRC member Dale Reicheneder does it again!    After having to withdraw from the competition due to injury, Dale jumped back in again and for the 2nd time won the “Marathon and Shorter” 2007 Trail Runner Magazine Trophy series.   Excerpts from the Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series are below.