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It is with great sadness that we must inform you of Ernie Chalekson's passing. Yesterday, November 23, Ernie was running with the club on the Millennium Trail in Calabasas.  It was a beautiful morning in a beautiful setting.  We ran and chatted with Ernie for a long time, and then he ran on ahead of us, gathering speed as the rest of us tired.  About 12 miles into a 14 mile run, he made one final climb, and unfortunately never made it down again.  A small group of us were close behind him; we performed CPR, called 911, and watched in disbelief while a chopper landed in the adjoining field.  Paramedics worked on him for some time before we helped load him onto the helicopter, but tragically Ernie was gone.

33rd TRC Turkey Trot Fun Run

THANK YOU to all that came out to our 33rd Turkey Trot run on Thanksgiving.

The Goat beats us to the top of Baldy--Sept.14

Mt. Baldy with blue skies was a gorgeous Sunday.  We coursed a wonderful loop planned by Ann.

INKnBURN Mommas at TransRockies

 

The  "TransRockies run" has started the 120 mile/six days race in the high country of the Colorado Rocky Mountains from August 12 through August 17.  We are very proud of TRC members Ann and Skye teaming up in the Team 80+ WOMEN division.  The total experience will span 120 miles in 6 days with 20,000 ft gain elevation.  As you can see the smiles of Ann and Skye beaming there positive aura in the INKnBURN Mommas.

Grand Canyon 2014--Memorial Weekend

The Trail Runners had a successful expedition during the Memorial Weekend to the Grand Canyon. The planning of the Club's trip was methodically carried out perfectly, and thank you Ann for all your exacting work.

Running Shoes Donated to Peru

Thanks Trail Runners Club--Coupling with Desy Reinstein, of Andes Adventures, we had a very successful collection of running shoes donated to Peru. The Peruvian porters will really appreciate the running shoes. Desy organizes trips to Machu Picchu, Patagonia, and the Galapagos Islands. He is taking another trip in August, so if you have any running shoes for donations, just bring them to any Sunday morning run. Women's shoes are encouraged too, since Peruvian feet tend to be smaller than our counterparts.

Thanks again members,
Ernie

Bob Peitzke's Passing

Hello Trail Runners,

I am so sorry to tell you that our good friend Bob Peitzke has passed suddenly yesterday. Those of us who knew Bob, will sorely miss him. Corey, Bob's son-in-law, has graciously communicated us that Bob's life in celebration will be at St. Matthews Church in Pacific Palisades May 3rd at 1 PM.

In Peace,

Ernie

Truly A Day for Thanksgiving

As usual, the rain gods halted the impending rain for a beautiful Thanksgiving Day on our 9.5 mile run from the Santa Ynez trailhead. It was so good to see our friends running, chatting, eating and hugging.  Stan appeared at the finish of the 32nd Annual Turkey Trot.  How much better can it get any better? 

Of course we were very thankful for the plentiful year and next year should be very exciting with our upcoming schedule. 

Ernie

Montana de Oro Weekend--DON'T MISS THE WEEKEND NOV. 15-17

Montana de Oro

Don't let your opportunity slipping away from the weekend of November 15-17 with the exciting club event in Cayucos.    Driving from Friday afternoon, you drive north about 3 1/2 hours to  the seaside city of Cayucos at Shoreline Inn on the beach ($109/day)--You have to call the hotel directly for the "Hot Winter Special" at (800) 549-2244.  Saturday we caravan south (14 miles/22 minutes) to Montana de Oro, running a 15-mile loop  from Spooner's Cove.  Many centuries ago the Chumash  Indians lived near and used many of these same trails.   Average November temps are 69/49, then after the run,  we can retreat to Morro Bay to get a bowl of hot chowder before returning to our Cayucos hotel.  There is a very, very nice restaurant across from the hotel.  The next morning, just north of town,  we can run for an out and back run along the beach/bluff, and there is plenty of room to shower and check-out.  For breakfast before going home, you could eat at Cayucos or drive 15 miles north to the picturesque village Cambria.  Also, if any members would like to camp, Morro Bay State Park is also an option.

Trembling with excitement,
Ernie

Stan--a Fitting Tribute

Come out and meet us all to celebrate Stan's 25 years of directing the Trail Runners Club. We will have brunch together Sunday September 15th, 11:00am at the Wolf Creek Restaurant, 26787 Agoura Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302. Stan Swartz founded the Trail Runners Club in 1988. Through his club, for 25 years, he hosted a run every Sunday morning on the beautiful trails in the Santa Monica Mountains. He created wonderful club courses and bundled them together in his well known book "50 Trail Runs in Southern California". He directed the Sunday runs and the many special event runs. For most of us, the Trail Runners Club was our first introduction to trail running and these wonderful trails. We want to thank our founder and celebrate his years of hard work and dedication, and for setting the trend in the expansive trail runners community we know now. Thank you -- Stan Swartz -- Director Emeritus.

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