Tri-Girls Bring Home the Medals!

Our own Amy, Heather and Helen each placed in their age groups at the LA Tri, then took third in the Malibu Tri Relay last weekend.  This weekend, they are off to do the Cancun Half-Tri sans Helen (smashed toes). 
Congratulations Girls!


King's Canyon the hard way

I received this note from our very own Irving Hoffman who just returned from a hiking adventure in the Sierra's:

I had a great time backpacking in the High Sierra’s for 5 days from the 3rd of August through the 7th of August.  I did some strenuous climbing with a 50lb backpack and learned about all the stuff I really didn’t need to take with me. 

Jes Does Disney (Tri)

So – for anyone who is interested – a brief (ok – maybe not so brief) story of my first Triathlon.

Twenty Extraordinary Trail Running Years

Trail Runners Club    1988 – 2008
As I look back on the last 20 years the first thing that comes to mind is how much I’ve enjoyed the mountains, their gorgeous and challenging trails, the outstanding camaraderie we have experienced and the wonderful friendships we have formed with fellow runners. 
I have experienced many wonderful high-lights during these years. A few of them include:

Do Not Pick a Fight With This Woman

Did you have a tough run last Sunday?  Here is how Mieko’s run went up in Washington –A very tough 50 mile trail run in the elements:

Don't Break Your Arm But Pat Yourself On The Back

This is quite a group—These Trail Runners.  After you’ve been with the group for awhile, you get little tidbits from members, and after a bit you realize that some of your pals are pretty amazing.

Marathons in 23 States...and Counting

Some people try in a lifetime to collect a postcard from each of the 50 United States. Others, like my crazy friend, Maureen, risk life and limb to collect photos of themselves crossing each state's state line. But the Trail Running Club's Rachelle Nesgoda and a group of dedicated runners has a goal that makes those shrink in comparison: she's setting out to run a marathon in each of the fifty states.

World's Oldest Marathoner

Buster Martin of the UK may become the world's oldest marathoner at 101 years old.  He's already the UK's oldest employee as he still works a full-time job!  He plans to attempt the London 2008 Marathon.  He recently completed the Roding Valley half marathon in Essex on Sunday, March 2, 2008 in five hours 13 minutes.
Yahoo! News article
Buster's Wikipedia page

Keep Topanga State Park Open!

Trail Runners Club founded and operated the Topanga Turkey Trot and Malibu Creek Trail Challenge races for several years before turning them over to the capable hands of a company called Generic Events, also known as XTERRA.  Generic prepared the following information regarding the potential park closures...
On January 10, 2008 Ruth Coleman, Director of California Department of Parks and Recreation, announced that Topanga State Park would be one of the 48 State Parks closed if Gov. Schwarzenegger’s proposal to cut $13.3 million from the state parks budget is approved.

Residents of Los Angeles County who are opposed to the closure of Topanga State Park and other local parks need to contact  the Governor and their state legislators immediately and ask them to work to keep our parks open. Let them know you oppose closing any of our California State Parks. Please act immediately as the state budget is now under consideration.

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.

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