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Western States 100 – Part VII
Wednesday Aug 26 2015
Robbie Point Trail is about a mile of very steep trail with only a few sections I was able to run; those were near the bottom that becomes a fire road just before hitting the aspha ...
The Western States 100 – Part VI
Friday Aug 14 2015
The section of trail heading for Green Gate was fairly flat and great trail. My pacer Keather kept a conversation going almost the entire way. We noted there were not man ...
The Western States 100 – Part V
Wednesday Aug 05 2015
Nearing the top of Bath I saw a familiar face, my sister Ann. She would pace me from Foresthill to Ruck-a-chucky on the Middle Fork of the American River. She had brought a sa ...
Running the Western States Part IV
Thursday Jul 23 2015
The thought had crossed my mind to take a DNF (did not finish) at this section, but the ring I was carrying in my pouch kept me going. There was something special that needed ...
Running the Western States Part III
Thursday Jul 16 2015
The section heading for Miller’s Defeat was easy trail with some undulations and the miles just seemed to fly by. In these ultra runs you come across runners that are going ...
Western States Part II
Saturday Jul 11 2015
As the sun rose higher in the sky I put on my sunglasses even though I was running west. On a near section filled with steep, jagged rocks, I tripped for the first time. Luck ...
Running the Western States 100
Wednesday Jul 08 2015
On June 27, I woke up 15 minutes before the 3 o'clock alarm and started the final preparations for the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. The night before, I had app ...
Unloading those cares on the Western States Trail
Saturday Jun 20 2015
Participating in the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Race is considered by many the experience of a lifetime; for one local runner it comes after a lifetime of experience. Linco ...
Pacing problem in Rocklin Run
Thursday Apr 23 2015
Run Rocklin is a great event to bring together friends, family and a community for a terrific cause in the city of Rocklin. The 2015 race was my second and I did it for the reason ...
Once in a lifetime marathon experience
Thursday Mar 26 2015
The marathon – a 26.2-mile torture test of the body and senses. However, it is a race I personally think everyone should try to attempt at least once in their lives. The or ...
Taking on the Resolution Run 2015
Wednesday Jan 07 2015
New Years Day has always been the start of new beginnings and unbroken resolutions. I decided to begin mine at the Auburn Overlook competing in the Resolution Run for 2015. I am s ...
Hooked on triathlons and none too soon
Tuesday Oct 14 2014
As men age, some take up golf, others tennis and a few softball, but not many choose triathlon – unless you are Gary Ferris. Now 70, the Lincoln Hills Sun City resident deci ...
Lincoln’s Bartlett claims a bronze belt buckle
Wednesday Jul 16 2014
Auburn may be considered the endurance capital, but Lincoln would have to be in contention for the title of most amazing athletes. Lincoln’s Drew Bartlett’s name was d ...
Learning the lessons of experience
Wednesday Jul 16 2014
The half-marathon is an incredible feat for the average individual to compete in and to complete. This past weekend, I competed in the Davis Moo-nlight half-marathon Saturday nigh ...
Overbay and Johnston run around the clock for GEMS
Wednesday Apr 30 2014
There are only a rare few who would commit to running 24 hours straight for any cause, but Lincoln’s Tony Overbay took his fourth trip around the clock in as many years last ...
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