Sunday, November 10, 2013

Runner's World

            Runner's World  
Runner's World, Dec. 2013, pg. 90
Runner's World Magazine saw the June AARP Bulletin article and contacted me about my 'Challenge 65' for their end-of-year story profiling several runners with story headline of:

'Everyday athletes inspired us with incredible feats this year.'

Photo at right from their December issue.

'Racing' Again

'Racing' Again & Runner's World

Last Saturday (Nov. 2) I ran in 'The John Lawson Tamalpa Challenge',  a 4.15 mile cross country USA Track & Field event held on trails of the beautiful China Camp State Park of San Rafael. With 3 separate starts (women, men's Masters, open men), we also saw the start and finish of both the women's and men's open races, in addition to racing -- extra fun.

Beautiful day. It was also my first race since June. The 300 finishers were each awarded a commemorative half-pint glass mug, fresh bagels and cooled beer kegs to 'test' out the mugs. Nice.
Happy to be 'racing' 
(Photo: Dave Waco)
Lots of talent in the women's and men's fields. Jennie Wilson won in 24:46.  Running friend Alex Varna won the men's in just 21:03 (a 5:06 pace). And then yesterday, just a week later, Alex won the  USA 50K Trail Championship (running a 6:52 pace for a hilly 31.1 miles, and setting a new course record)! More to come from Alex.

Runner's World  

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