Tuesday, February 8, 2011

WMRC Phoenix run reminder 2.9.11

This is why we live here. 70 degrees, sunny, and arguably the best inter-city / metropolitan trailing running in the country. We are on for a group trail run in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve tomorrow morning. Meet at the very top of Squaw Peak Drive north of Glendale / Lincoln Dr at 5:15 AM. Plan on a little over one hour at a slow to moderate pace. Headlamps are still needed but soon we can start shutting those darn things off.

Runner of the Week Women's division: WMRC original, Cave Creek Trail Marathon RD, Phoenix Trail Running legend, Current Colorado resident / legend, Jody Chase finishing 1st female overall this last weekend at the San Tan Scramble 50K. That high altitude training is is paying off!

Runner of the Week Men's division: WMRC Karma strikes again. Last year, Scott Jaime comes out for his first WMRC run and wins Zane Grey 50 mile 3 days later. Last week Wednesday, Matt Schmitt shows up for a WMRC run then 3 days later wins the San Tan Scramble 50K in a time of 4:23:21. So to everyone who is thinking about coming out, do it and win a race!

Runner up: Dave Cauthon, who keep on running race after race finished 3rd overall in the 25K race.

Check out Jeremy Dougherty's San Tan 50K race report Here. Good stuff.

The Hardrock 100 lottery was held Sunday. Many WMRC runners put their name in the hat but only two were drawn. Congrats to past finisher Andrew Heard and past top 5 finisher Nick Coury. Those guys will represent WMRC well. Also, 4 time Hardrock finisher Robert Andrulis is 34 on the waiting list. Some decent odds he will get in again.

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