Monday, March 30, 2009

WMRC Run / Picture Day

Reminder: We are on for a group trail run Wednesday morning 5:18 AM in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Meet at the very top of Squaw Peak Drive North of Glendale Ave. Plan on a little over one hour at conversation pace.

Calling all group runners: All current, sporadic, former and first-timer WMRC runners need to show. If you see someone sleeping at the bus stop wake them up and bring them along. Why?? Its picture day!!

After our run we will take a group photo to include on the blog's front page. Wear your WMRC apparel if you have it. If not, no worries, a smile will do.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Zane Grey Trail marking party

I am organizing a trail marking day for the Zane Grey Highline 50 on Sunday, April 19th. We will meet at the Safeway in Payson at 7:00am. At the intersection of Hwy. 260 & 89, (I believe) turn right...towards Showlow, Heber, Holbrook, etc. On your right you will see the Safeway. Can't miss my cute little Red Honda Element in the parking lot.
For those of you doing the race, trust me, this is a low key, easy day. I promise not to wear you out. This is a great way to see part of the trail at your leisure. The distance each group will be marking all depends on how many volunteers I get. Plan on around 7 to 8 miles.

I promise, we won't let JJ wear his 1985 legwarmers this year.

So I can coordinate groups, please let me know if you can join in on the fun. You can e-mail me at or call my cell #602-399-0531.
Thank you!!!
Honey Albrecht

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Traveling Man

The "Traveling Man" is at it again. Jamil Coury showed up at the Tar N Trail run in Ashland Oregon. 6th place overall. Check out the picture of Jamil motoring up Strawberry Hill wearing his one of a kind Lime Green WMRC shirt.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sweet 16 Run-

The Runner of the Week is no doubtedly The Arizona Wildcats. Once again the weight and respectability of an entire conference rests solely on the shoulders of the Wildcats. Basketball royalty at it's finest. To the rest of the Pac-10...You are welcome....again.

Blue is runner-up again.

We are on for an hour+ trail run in the Sq Pk Preserve Wed am at 5:16am. This will be an easy to moderate run with some good climbs mixed in. Crunch time in some training schedules for many WMRCer's.

See everyone Wed, GO CATS!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mandatory Picture Day April 1st

It's been over 2 years since we did a group picture at the trail head.

Mark your calender for April 1st. That's in two Wednesday mornings. After our morning run, we'll take a group picture with the trail in the background.

Wear your WMRC apparel if you have it!!

We want a huge turnout. The plan is to incorporate the whole group in the Blog front page picture.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

WMRC Run Reminder for 3/18/09

"Ireland Forever" Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!

Reminder: Group trail run in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve Wednesday morning. 5:17 AM. Meet at the top lot of Squaw Peak Dr past the Piestewa Peak trail head. Plan on an hour run at a slow to moderate pace. The weather is great and soon we won't need a head lamps.

The Runner Of The Week Award goes to Carol Cusack, Candice de Saint - Antoine and Lisa Osinga. All three did a complete Mt Ord Run Saturday. They get extra credit for being consistent Wednesday Morning Runners. Great Job gals! Runner up was Art Bourque for his Double Ord run complete with a snow shower his 2nd time up.

See everyone in the morning.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Zane Grey 50 Trail Marking Day

I am planning a trail marking day, Sunday, April 19th. If we get enough volunteers, we should be able to mark the whole trail in one day. I realize it's one week before the race, but this is mostly jogging easy and hiking. Great way to see part of the trail, take your time, bring a sack lunch, and just enjoy the scenery.
I will be sending more details soon...where we will meet, time, etc.
Thanks WMRC!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Zane Grey 50 Trail Maintenance

Joe Galope RD for Zane Grey 2009 has asked me to coordinate trail maintenance this year so I'm going to need help clearing a swath of forest across the base of the Mogollon Rim before race day.

I've developed a relationship with Larry Vogel of the Payson Ranger office when I was helping Joe secure the permit for this event and Larry is more than happy to sign any trail work forms you may need for upcoming races.

If you are interested in helping, contact me off the list at This will be a coordinated effort where I'll encourage all participants to share thoughts and ideas so that we work together like a well oiled machine.

Thanks,Jeff Jones

Old Pueblo 50 Three Legged Winners

There has been a change to the 3 legged winners. Congrats to Honey and Liz.

2nd place 3 legged division: Jeff and Michael

Thanks to Paul V. and Ross Z for the 2009 Old Pueblo 50 pictures below. Check out the links.

Monday, March 9, 2009

WMRC Run Reminder for 3/11/09

Reminder: We are on for a group trail run Wednesday morning 5:17 AM. Phoenix Mountains Preserve. Meet at the very top of Squaw Peak Drive north of Glendale Avenue. Plan on a little over one hour. Slow to moderate pace, RECOVERY RUN.

Congrats to all who ran and finished the Old Pueblo 50 mile run in Southern Arizona.

There are Co-Runners of the Week. Jeff McCoy completed his first 50 mile race. Around 11:20. Sported his new WMRC shirt! Great job McCoy.
The other Co-winner is Andrew Heard. He ran a very fast 8:06 good for 4th place overall!! No need for his two "go-to" pacers!Runners up are the winners of the three legged division: Jeff Jones and Michael Chen. Incredible feat.

Race results aren't posted yet but other WMRC'ers who finished: Honey, Jody, Cosmas, Liz, Robert A, Joe G., Chip, Andrew's two sisters, Debbie L., Aaron, Kirk, Laura and Joanne.

Check out Cosmas' Old Pueblo Race Report here:
Jeff Jones 2009 Old Pueblo 50 mile Video Essay:

Old Pueblo 2009 from Jeff Jones on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

WMRC at Old Pueblo 50

Good luck to all this weekend who are running the Old Pueblo 50 mile trail race Saturday. The WMRC entry list is impressive: Honey, Jody, Michael, Mark, Liz, Robert A, Joe G., Chip, Chris H., Andrew (and two sisters), Jeff Jones, Debbie L., Aaron, Kirk, Jeff McCoy, Laura, Joanne, Jon. Sorry if I missed anyone

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Pre-OP Easy run

We are on for an easy 1:07 run in the preserve Wed am at 5:16 am. Top Lot Sq Pk Dr. The weather is awesome right now and this is prime training season. Let's get it rolling.

Runner of the week goes to Logan Gosewich, the newest member of the WMRC. Chip's baby boy was born Tues 17th (i think) and everyone is doing well. He will look great in a Wildcat uniform!

Blue was runner-up.

We have 19 runners entered in the Old Pueblo 50 miler this weekend in the mountains s/o Tucson. This is the first big race of the season for the ultras and it is a great way to kick it off.

See you Wed, let's make it a great week.