Monday, December 28, 2009

Last Wednesday Morning Run 2009

You can't stop him. He shows up every year carrying his over the hill bucket. Don't let Father Time win and keep training! Reminder: Group trail run the in Phoenix Mountain Preserve Wednesday morning 5:16 AM. Meet at the top lot of Squaw Peak Drive north of Glendale Avenue (GPS Coordinates +33.323370 -112.005578) Last opportunity to say you ran with WMRC in 2009. Plan on a little over one hour at a slow to moderate pace.
January 23rd is the McDowell Mountain Frenzy. 5K, 10 mile, 25K trail runs in the McDowell Mountain Preserve. Great course for all running abilities including first time trail runners. Click on the Aravaipa Running logo above for more info.

Also keep you training up for the Cave Creek Trail Marathon Fun Run January 31st 2010. This is a hidden gem.

Lastly, for those that think the board of directors are asleep at the wheel you are wrong. The WMRC year end runner awards are forthcoming!! Cosmas is diligently reviewing last years books.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Santa Says Go Run 12/23/09

Santa just sent a reminder that he is coming to town and we all need to go for a group trail run in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve Wednesday morning. Meet at the top parking lot on Squaw Peak Drive 5:17 AM. Slow to moderate pace for a little over one hour. Rain or shine. Looks like rain is coming tonight but should clear up before we run. Darn!! "Please Santa all I want for Christmas is to run in the rain with a little snow mixed in!"

Runners of the week are two fold: Jody and Honey who spent time getting the Cave Creek Marathon Course ready and Nick and Jamil who ran the 68 mile Backbone Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains.

See everyone in the morning! Ho Ho Ho.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Wednesday Morning Run 12/16

Set the alarms. Wake up calls available upon request. We are on for a group trail run in the Phoenix Mountains tomorrow morning 5:17 AM. Meet at the usual site at the end of Squaw Peak Drive North of Glendale Avenue. Plan on a little over one hour at a moderate pace. The weather is warming again so don't miss out.

Tough call on Runners of the week: Cosmas and Higgins are once again in the midst of an epic battle on how many day they can run this month. Both have run 5 days in a row. Incredible! Who do you think will win? New poll question.

Congrats to Laura Encinas and Joe G for their Tucson Marathon on Sunday. Both ran a 3:32:45 on a very windy day. I think that was a PR for Laura.

Also, the story still needs to be told but the Chimera 100 was held on Saturday but was called after 6 hours do high winds blowing away the aid stations and the incredible amount of rain. Who was in the mix? Jamil and Nick! What the heck.

Get your training in for the Cave Creek Trail Marathon Fun Run January 31st: Cave Creek Trail Marathon This is a beautiful challenging run. If you haven't been up there you must check it out.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

1 mile with Uli Steidi & Geoff Roes

Great footage by JB Benna last weekend at the North Face 50 mile trail chamionships last weekend:

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dec. 9 Wednesday run reminder

For those who survived the storm last night, come join us on a 5+ mile trail run in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve starting at 5:16 a.m. from the top end of Squaw Peak Drive. Plan on a casual steady pace for a 1-hour run through the trails around Trail 100.
Eleven people showed up to run the South Mountain 50K or some variation of it. Thanks for Robert to help coordinate this. The results are as follows:

Nick Coury 5:10
Jody Chase 5:49
Brian Wieneke 7:31
Debbie Leftwich 7:38

Andrew Heard 5:05 25.5 miles
Jamil Coury 5:49 24.2 miles
Honey Albrecht 4:12 20.8 miles
Aaron Mascarell 4:39 20.8 miles
Paulette Zillmer4:44 20.8 miles
Jeff Bott 4:56 20.8 miles
Boone Ebel 3:03 17.2 miles *

Also, congratulations to Jon Roig for getting into the Western States 100 mile.

Friday, December 4, 2009

2010 Western States Lottery

The Lottery for entry into the 2010 Western States is being held Saturday Morning. Already in are Jamil Coury and Andrew Heard (being paced by Hig and Cos!). The odds are long but good luck to Honey, Joe G, Nick Coury, Jon Roig and Paulette Z in getting picked. Lets keep our fingers crossed that more of the group gets in. To can follow the lottery live here: 2010 WS lottery

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

WMRC Wednesday Run Reminder 12/2/09

Who is Running? Reminder: Group trail run in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve tomorrow morning 5:17 AM. Meet at the usual place at the end of squaw peak drive north Glendale Avenue. Plan on a little over one hour at a slow to moderate pace. Great running weather, don't forget your headlamp / flashlight. First timers are always welcome and encouraged to join in.
Congrats to the one person who predicted correctly the outcome of the ASU v UofA Territorial Cup. That person is very smart. Must be a Sun Devil!!

Sunday morning the South Mountain 50K / Fun Run is scheduled. Stay tuned for more info or leave a comment for someone to get back to you.