Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pre Game ASU Vs UofA trail run 12/1/10

Thursday is the big game between the Sun Devils and the Wild Cats!! Come on out for a group trail run Wednesday morning to discuss Mike Stoops' anger issues and how the Sun Devils will make him blow another gasket. Meet at the very top lot of squaw peak drive in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve Park. Departure time is 5:16AM. Plan on a little over one hour at a slow to moderate pace. Or any pace that you can handle without getting lost.

Runners of the Week: a bunch of hardy runners ran Donovan's Tom Thumb 50K over the weekend. Paul Bonnet won in a course record 5:34 followed by Bourque, Honey (1st female), Deb Hamberlin, Brian soto, Laura Nagy and Hall Gensler. Marathon finishers Jon Woehl, Jerry Portelli, Melissa Masteller. There was some 60K runners too!!! Paul Rondeau, Liz Everly, Jeff Byant and Gary Coronado. Who says wrong turns are bad?

Help the Troops: I know this is short notice but any help would be great. Jeff Jones has organized the following. I'm sure everyone has old cell phones laying around.

Here's two way to help the troops, do them both.

On Wednesday 12/1 bring any and all care package items. Jeff Jones will take it from there and get them delivered through a KPHO TV 5 promotion. You can also give him your goodies at the South Mountain "get together" 50K on Saturday. Care package donation list

Also, if anyone has any old cell phones laying around. Dust that relic off and donate it to a good cause. Over the next 3 WMRC runs give your old phones to Jeff Jones. He'll get them into the right hands so they can be sold and turned into phone minutes for the troops. Below is the link of the charity we will be using. Make sure to purge your phone all all personal data. http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/

Monday, November 22, 2010

WMRC 11/24

It is time for a pre turkey day trot. We will meet at 5:16am at the top lot of SQ PK Dr. An easy paced 1:05 run in the preserve. There shouldbe an A team and B team this week as well.

Congrats to all Ironman finishers.

The water was 6o degrees and Joe G said he felt like Jack Dawson sinking into the Atlantic.

Here Joe gets his seal skin pulled off him, looks fun huh?

Joe Galope
Swim: 1:51:03 Bike: 7:12:40 Run: 5:00:56 14:17:40

Kirk McCarville
Swim: 1:19:30 Bike: 6:29:49 Run: 7:27:06 15:30:03

There was also a Coury bro's event somewhere on the westside. Jeremy ran around in circles for 50 miles. Great job to the Coury boys for another great event.

See everyone Wed 5:16 am.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Run Reminder 11.17.10

Hello Peeps!! Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the wonderful Arizona weather. Tomorrow is Wednesday. Group run day. Come on out and enjoy a group trail run in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Meet at the trail head at the very top of Squaw Peak Drive North of Glendale / Lincoln. 5:16 AM. Plan on a little over 1 hour at a slow to moderate pace. If you are completely out of shape and scared to attend, no worries, Bigg Higg is worse off than you and will be leading group B in meandering shorter route.

Runners of the Week: Lots of known worthy individuals and I am sure not known worthy individuals. BTW The Cardinals are NOT WORTHY!!! Congrats to the finishers of Pass Mountain 50K: Jon, Paulette, Jeremy, Laura N. Congrats to Mad Dog 50K first place female finisher: Kate McCarville. Special note to Back Country Grand Canyon survivors: Art, Honey, John P. Another special note to White Tank runners: Mark C, Katie C, Molly and Jethro. BLUE TOO!

The Arizona Ironman is Sunday. I assume the water is flowing into Tempe Town Lake. Good luck to all WMRC runners: Joe G, Kirk and Mark M. Missing anyone???
Who is putting their name into the hat for Western States 100? Sign-ups are happening now!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wednesday reminder for Nov. 10th

What a fantastic week of running we’ve had. This past Saturday was the inaugural Sedona 50K. Rachel and Liz enjoyed the beautiful scenery with great runs. Honey gets runner of the week for her strong finish as 2nd woman finisher. I found some very nice pics here and here of the race. We may have to mark this one down on our calendar for next year.

Looking out towards the Northwest, the Coury Bros. ran the 2010 USA Marathon Trail Championships. Jamil was 18th in a time of 3:17:20, Nick was 21st , 3:25:40. Well done!

Looking forward, check out the run Donovan is putting on at Tom’s Thumb in three weeks on November 27th. Jeff made a really cool award that will be raffled off. Check it out here. Aravaipa Running continues with their fall line of running events. And Zane Grey 50 registration is now open.

Looking to the immediate future, come join us for a trail run in the morning. We’re hitting the trail at 5:15 a.m. from the top of Squaw Peak drive and running into Higg’s neighborhood to bang on his door in the pre-dawn hours to get him to make us all pancakes if he doesn’t show up tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wednesday reminder for Nov. 3rd

Come celebrate the election to end all elections....for another two years.

Reminder: Group trail run in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve Wednesday morning 5:16 AM. Meet at the very top lot of Squaw Peak Drive north of Glendale / Lincoln Dr. Plan on a little over one hour at a slow to moderate pace.

Aravaipa Running is hosting the Pass Mountain Trail runs next weekend out at Usery Park in Mesa as part of their Desert Runner Trail Series. Jamil and Nick are offering us a discount to this run. If you register online through ultrasignup with code WMRC20, you'll get 20% off any of the distances. They'll keep the code active through Thursday night. The info for the run is here and the sign up link is here.