Mucky Mieko

Mucky Mieko

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OMG, it was amazing race. 

Los Pinos 50K, per Race Director "
"This is arguably the toughest 50K in Southern California. Wimps and whiners need not apply. You must possess a strong body, mind and soul, otherwise the trail will eat you alive. Don’t say we didn’t warn you."

29th Annual Turkey Trot Fun Run

Our 29th Annual Turkey Trot is fast approaching. Mailed in registration must be received by November 22nd. We have always scheduled it early so everyone can work up an appetite and be back in plenty of time to enjoy Thanksgiving.

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Big Sur Country


A motley group of runners organized on Sept. 25-26 for the Trail Runners Club (TRC) event in Big Sur. Members met for lodging in Monterey and Big Sur. Most of the group, in anticipation of our 20-mile run slept slightly anxiously. Most runners were thoroughly prepared with breakfast meals, gels, snacks, water hydration packs and running apparel.

I Will Never Complain Again


My long run is usually about 10 to 14 miles. Sometimes, I complain if a trail is too steep, rocky, or even muddy. I will never complain again. Last weekend, Mieko started running Saturday morning at 8:30AM in Corona, until she finished SUNDAY afternoon at 2:30 PM near Huntington Beach. This was the 100-Miles Club course--all on streets and sidewalks. Just imagine that Mieko was tracking her distance over 93.5 miles for 30 hours.

Lucky 13 Go to the Grand Canyon (by Billy Yang /

Grand Canyon: Rim-to-Rim Run 5/22/2010
This past weekend, a few members of the Trail Runners Club and I embarked on an epic run across the Grand Canyon. This is commonly referred to as 'Rim-to-Rim' run, as in the North Rim to the South Rim, or vice versa.

TRC Shines in the Ragnar Relay

The Group

Club members gathered under the tutelage of TRC member Art on the weekend of April 23rd - 24th, to compete in the Ragnar Relay from Ventura to Dana Point. This is a 200 mile relay with each member of a 12-man team running 3 legs on very little sleep. The TRC entry was a man short and Michael and Art had to carry the extra load. Out of 282 teams entered, TRC came in second (31 hours, 51 minutes) in the Mixed-Masters category, in spite of having 3 runners in their 50’s and 3 runners in their 60’s.

The Three Musketeers Do The Leona Divide 50-Miler


Well, last weekend our own 3 Musketeers--Art, Donn and Mieko did a very grueling 50-miler--The Leona Divide. In Donn's own words, this is how the event went down:

Trail Runners Hit the Wine Country

Adam, Kathy and Liz

Several Trail Runners made it up to the Wine Country to participate in the Napa Valley Trail Half-Marathon and 10k on March 27, 2010. In spite of the pre-race indulgences, all enjoyed the beautiful but tough course. Adam ran a blistering 1:41, and sisters Liz and Kathy also competed in the half-marathon. Aviva and her husband Jeff finished the half together, looking extremely strong at the finish. The Tri-Girls- Helen, Heather and Amy, brought a friend from New York, Peggy, who ran her first race. Animal Helen came in second in her division.

Halloween in the Desert--Javelina 100-Miler

Mieko and Donn pre-race

Halloween is a busy time for a lot of us, but not many do as much running around as four of our Trail Runner members. Patricia, Donn, Mieko and Art went to Arizona to celebrate the holiday at the Javelina 100-miler. Patricia was very focused and had trained very hard to improve on her finish of last year. Donn was a beacon of persistence, and not to be denied. And Mieko—just over a bout with the flu, but not about to stay home, made the trip with a smile and a Halloween costume (Greek Goddess). And what can you say about Art?

Joe and Mary do the Transrockies

"We recently had the opportunity to compete as a team in a 114-mile trail race over six days across the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. We would never have been able to do something like the Gore-Tex TransRockies Run without the great training and support we enjoy as part of the Trail Runners’ Club." ----Joe
Here are both Mary's account and Joe's account of that very memorable experience.

Transrockies Run 2009 - Mary's article 2.pdf961.13 KB
2009 Transrockies Race Report - Joe's article.pdf206.89 KB
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