Tuesday, November 29, 2011

WMRC 11.30.11

You can rely on us! Since 2004, every Wednesday morning 5:16 AM Group trail run. Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Top lot Squaw Peak Drive. Tomorrow no different.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

WMRC 11/23

Pre Turkey Trot- we are on for an hour ish run in the preserve tomorrow morning at 5:16 am.

Runner of the week is a 3 way tie between PJ Zillmer, Kirk McCarville and Kadeem Carey.

Paulette won the womens 50k race at the Aravaipa Pass Mtn Trail run.

Kirk finished the AZ Ironman this past Sunday- the picture is one I have seen way too many times. Kirk gutting out another tough finish in an endurance event and Kate looking at him saying " don't lie to me, I know you haven't eaten or drank in 3 hrs!"

Kadeem Carey ran wild on the asu "defense" to give the Wildcats a win on sun devil turf. Go Cats!

See everyone tomorrow for a thanksgiving run!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Javelina 100 recovery run 11.16.11

Another Javelina Jundred trail run is in the books. Wow what a day for WMRCers. A nice easy recovery run is in order. Meet at the very top lot of Squaw Peak Drive for a little over one hour trail run in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. 5:17 AM Tomorrow.

What a day in the McDowell Mountain Park. The Javelina Jundred gets better each year. Congrats to the Coury Brothers. By all accounts another great production (although thanks to the website hackers I couldn't follow along) Two course records got smashed Hal Koerner bettered Phoenix's own Dave James record by 30 min to win in 13:47:00 and Liz Howard smashed the women record by over 1.5 hours to finish in 15:47:00.

More impressive is the number of WMRCers running, pacing, crewing and working aid stations. Runners of the week to finishers: Jay Danek, Deron Ruse, Grandpa Jim Fowler and John Vaupel. Who else am I missing?? Check out the photos from Jeremy Dougherty and the race report of Jay Danek.
Special notes: One of our early WMRC members Aaron Mascarella was hit by a car while riding a bike over the weekend. It's my understanding that he will be okay but he'll have a long road to recovery with multiple broken bones.

Also, today would have been Baby Taylor's 2nd birthday. There is no doubt that Taylor is looking over her Mommy and Daddy. Mark and Katie, we are thinking of you. We Smile She Smiles Blog

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wednesday Run 11/9

As always Group run in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve tomorrow morning 5:17 AM. Meet at the top lot of Squaw Peak Drive north of Glendale / Lincoln Ave. Getting a little cool but great running weather. Good luck to all this weekend for the Javelina Jundred in the McDowell Mountain Park. Should be a great time. If you haven't witnessed, crewed or paced a 100 mile trail run before, check it out.

Since I have been out of the loop don't have a good runner of the week. Please make nominations in the comment section. In the meantime check out JJ's latest video. Very touching. Higg

2011 Pinhoti 100 Endurance Run from Jeff Jones on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

WMRC 11/2

Welcome to November! We are on for an "easy" 1:05 trail run in the PMP. Meet at the top lot of SQ PK DR. We are going about 6-ish miles with some hills involved.

Runner of the week. Goes to the family of the Daneks. Traci finished her first 30K at the Cave Creek Thriller and Jay finished 5th in the 50K. If he didn't run 629 miles a week he probably would have finished a little higher. All this plus Petra looked super cute in her Supergirl outfit last night.

Great job to the Coury boys and Aravaipa Running for putting on this great trail run series. For more info on this race series go to aztrailrun.com

See everyone tomorrow morning at 5:16 am.