Runners Report

April 18, 2017 - Boston Travel Week

  • RESULTS: Black Mtn; Spring Dash; Derby Day; Hollywood; Coaster; More GROA; Beyond Limits; Oriflamme
  • WEEKEND RACES: Ahmanson; Easter Fun; Boston
  • LOCALLY-SOURCED: Baldy Hiker 'Sam' Dies; Phantom Trail Races; Castro Throwback
  • DID YOU SEE THAT: Sub-2 Attempt in May; Boston Watch; Legendary Spouse; Plus-Size Debut; Slow/Sexy Race; Sub-5 for 105; After Mom's Murder; Poopy Oil; Germiest Gear; 3D Shoes Near; Advanced GPS Watches; No PR
  • NEW BASIN BLUES: This Week; China Flat; Race Series Continues; Boston Bound; Leaders Needed; Road Trip; Pics from Ahmanson
  • NOT RUNNING BUT: London Equinox

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>> SATURDAY - APRIL 15

  • SANTA MONICA MOUNTAIN GOATS - Ahmanson 12K - 7:15
  • SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS - Santa Clarita for up to 10 miles - 7:00
  • LA RUNNING CLUB - Totem Pole in Santa Monica - 7:00
  • PHANTOM TRAIL RACE Training Run at Reagan Ranch - 7:30
  • Ahmanson 12K Trails- http://www.trailrunevents.com/ah/index.asp

>> SUNDAY - APRIL 16 - EASTER

  • NEW BASIN BLUES - Las Llajas - 8:00
  • TRAIL RUNNERS CLUB - AIrving's Ernie's Run (14 miles) *EASTER* for 10 miles - 7:00
  • SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS - Granary Square for 10 miles - 6:30
  • LA RUNNING CLUB - Totem Pole in Santa Monica - 7:00
  • Easter Fun 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon

>> MONDAY - APRIL 17 - BOSTON

>> TUESDAY - APRIL 18 - TAX DAY

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FUTURE EVENTS:

http://www.raceplace.com/running-walking

April 2017

  • 22 Cosmo 7k - All Women's Race - Pomona
  • 22 Race it Forward 10K
  • 22 Little Sisters of the Poor 3rd Annual 5K
  • 22 Leslie Cohen Law 5K
  • 22 BLAST THE BEACH Half Marathon
  • 22 El Segundo Run- for Education 5K|10K
  • 22 Leona Divide 50KM / 50M - http://www.leonadivide5050.com/
  • 23 Earth Day 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon
  • 23 Silverlake Conservatory of Music 5K Funk Run
  • 23 EPIC Series Los Angeles Obstacle Race
  • 29 The Foundation of Hope and Innovation's 3rd Annual 5K
  • 29 Rad Run 5K
  • 29 March for Marrow LA 2017 5K
  • 29 Color Fun Fest 5K Los Angeles
  • 30 "Run the Rocks!" Jack's Angels Relay for Research 5/10K
  • 30 MAD DAY MADNESS 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
  • 30 Bruin Run/Walk 5K
  • 30 5K Run For Hope In-Memory Walk

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RACE RESULTS:

>> Xterra Black Mountain 15K

  • Rene Canizales 1.11.11 3rd in div
  • Abby Canizales 1.19.13 3rd in div, 5th female overall

>> Spring Dash Half

  • Dee Dee Urquhart 3.02.33

>> Santa Anita Derby Day 5K

  • Mario Diaz 26.34
  • Linda Parrott 45.08

>> Hollywood Half

  • Josue Diaz 1.39.05
  • Joe Ogata 1.49.36 2nd in div
  • Sandra Brieda 1.51.21
  • Julie Hardin 1.55.39 5th in div
  • Michelle Krok 1.59.40
  • Dee Dee Urquhart 3.07.14
  • Rhonda Litt 3.16.40

>> Hollywood 10K

  • Rosa Ramirez 1.19.33

>> Coaster Run 10K

  • Michael Eastburn 35.24 1st overall

>> Coaster Run 5K

  • Joe D'Ambra 33.47
  • Adalina D'Ambra 39.29

>> Great Race Cheseboro Half

  • Paul Moser 1.46.31
  • Steve Ryne 2.50.54

>> Great Race Pacific Half

  • Jian Springer 1.51.13 1st in div
  • Julie Hardin 1.59.42 2nd
  • Norma Gonzales 2.00.02
  • Ana Saravia 2.06.01
  • Daisy Mendoza 2.19.37
  • Linda Pulver 3.02.55

>> Great Race Old Agoura 10K

  • Linda Hood 1.22.27

>> Great Race Denna Kaster 5K

  • Brian Spangenberg 22.26
  • Susan Keithley 32.34
  • Diana Durfee 32.41

>> Beyond Limits 72 Hr

  • RAY SANCHEZ 256 mi 1st overall
  • ED ETTINGHAUSEN 246 mi 2nd overall
  • DENNIS WILLIAMS 218 mi 3rd overall
  • KARLA KENT 212 mi 1st female, 4th overall
  • BILL DICKEY 116 mi

>> Beyond Limits 48 Hr

  • KELLY AGNEW 168 mi 1st overall
  • SUSAN KOKESH 140 mi 1st female, 3rd overall
  • LINDA MCFADDEN 100 mi

>> Beyond Limits 24Hr

  • JONATHAN BURCHMORE 106 mi 1st overall
  • MARYLOU CORINO 90 mi 1st female, 2nd overall
  • DEBRA JORGENSEN 36 mi 3rd female, 7th overall

>> Oriflamme 50KM

  • Dean Dobberteen 4:47:34 1st in div, 4th overall
  • Jenny Welch 5:55:42 3rd in div

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LOCALLY-SOURCED:

>> Legendary Los Angeles Hiker Sam Kim Found Dead Near Mountain He Summited Almost Every Day

Mt. Baldy is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, looming 10,064 feet above Los Angeles. If you hiked Baldy over the past few years, chances are you probably ran into Seuk Doo “Sam” Kim.

The 78-year-old summited the peak over 700 times, and was on track to break 1,000 ascents later this year. At one point, he climbed Baldy every day for over 100 days in a row. He became a cult figure for those who frequented the trail, as he insisted on talking to passers-by, giving them some of his food, and posing for pictures. Many hikers have stories of Kim showing up in the middle of the night and sharing a meal or a story with them. Baldy isn’t an imposing or difficult mountain to hike up, but summiting any peak 100 days in a row is a notable feat for a septuagenarian.

Tragically, Kim died on the mountain this week. Kim was reported missing by his family after he left to hike up the mountain on Friday, and authorities found his body about 2,000 feet below the summit yesterday afternoon.

http://deadspin.com/legendary-los-angeles-hiker-sam-kim-found-dead-near-mou-1794279578

 

>> From Future Track Running Center:

3 Parks. 1 Race. We're talking about the PHANTOM TRAIL RACES on May 6th!

With 10, 15, and 20 mile distances, there's something for anyone looking for a challenge this spring!

Want to check out part of the course before the race? You're in luck because Socalultrarunning is hosting a training run this Saturday, April 15th! Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, April 15th Meetup time: 7:30 AM

Location: Reagan Ranch 28754 Lake Vista Drive ~ Agoura Hills, Ca

Distances offered: 4 Miles. Options to go longer after return to Reagan Ranch.

The route is point to point, so runners will shuttle to the start. Meet at Reagan Ranch for shuttle or meet at the end of Liberty Canyon Road. This is the run start location. If runners park here, they will have to do an out and back run for a total of ~ 5 Miles.

For more information, click here. https://www.facebook.com/pttrailraces/

 

https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=43735

 

>> Throwback Thursday - Apr 18, 2007:

Access denied

Hikers, bikers and equestrians who attempt to navigate the Newton and Castro Motorway fire road loop off the Backbone Trail in the Upper Solstice Canyon area of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area will have to either turn around or risk trespassing. That is because the loop is partially inaccessible to the public due to two large metal gates erected by a private property owner.

This has disappointed, and angered, some hikers. But the property owner says ill-equipped hikers bothering a caretaker on the land, and other problems caused him to put up the gates.

The land associated with the popular loop is public property with the exception of two short distances where there are in-holdings, owned by James A. Kay Jr., that cover the road. The 850 feet of blocked trail crosses the rectangular-shaped private parcel, which is oriented north/south. The north end of the property holds a series of commercial two-way radio towers on Castro Peak. Known on hiking, equestrian and mountain biking blogs as "the gate," the 10- to 12-foot fortified barrier is surrounded by razor wire along the uphill and downhill sides, security cameras and signs that read "Attack Dogs," "Road Closed" and "What Part of No Trespassing Don't You Understand?" The second property that is inaccessible is located where Newton and Castro Motorway intersect, and is blocked with a post and chain gate.

According to the National Park Service, prior to Kay's acquisition in 2002, the six-mile route was unobstructed. Kay originally installed swing gates to prevent trespassing and to protect his private property, however, the public continued to go around the gates without any consequences.

"We have a communications facility up at the top with a caretaker on the premises and we get ill-equipped hikers and bikers that need first-aid, water, a bathroom or directions and it drives the caretaker crazy," Kay said.

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DID YOU SEE THAT:

>> Nike’s Sub-2-Hour Marathon Attempt Will Be Run in Early May

Three runners will chase the barrier in Italy between May 6 and 8.

On May 6, exactly 63 years to the day after Roger Bannister became the first person to run a sub-4:00 mile, three runners might attempt to run the first sub-two-hour marathon. Or they might not.

That’s because Nike’s Breaking2 project, which features star runners Eliud Kipchoge, Zersenay Tadese, and Lelisa Desisa, is penciling in a three-day launch window to ensure they run in ideal weather conditions. The attempt will take place at the Formula One track in Monza, Italy, with May 6 as the first choice and May 7 and 8 as back-up dates.

The race will be streamed live around the world, with a broadcast hosted by veteran sports journalist Sal Masekela and additional commentary from NBC analyst and Nike executive Craig Masback and others. Details of how to access the stream haven’t yet been released.

The use of a flexible starting date is unconventional, but it’s one of the key advantages gained by staging a stand-alone time trial instead of going for the record in an existing big-city race. It’s the same approach, for example, that cyclist Eddie Merckx used in his famous one-hour record in 1972, which was set at an open-air velodrome in Mexico City.

If history is a guide, early May in Monza should offer relatively cool conditions with an average low of about 54 F, along with low humidity, little wind, and cloud cover. Still, getting all those things to line up on the same day isn’t easy; the Breaking2 team’s half marathon dress rehearsal on March 7, for example, faced unexpectedly strong winds—though, as if to confirm the launch-window theory, conditions were once again perfect the next morning.

http://www.runnersworld.com/2-hour-marathon/nikes-sub-2-hour-marathon-attempt-will-be-run-in-early-may

 

>> How To Watch The 2017 Boston Marathon

http://running.competitor.com/2017/04/news/watch-2017-boston-marathon_163638

 

>> What It’s Like to Be Married to a Legend

As women’s running pioneer Kathrine Switzer prepares to run the Boston Marathon 50 years after her debut, her husband has a front-row view of her work as an athlete and advocate.

Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson met in 1983, as speakers at the Canberra Marathon, Australia. He had written about the emergence of the women’s marathon and knew her name as sixth-fastest in the world in 1975, and more vaguely about her 1967 Boston Marathon encounter with Jock Semple. She knew his name only as a top masters runner, not his writing, university work, or TV commentary. They were married in 1987 and divide their time between New Paltz, New York, and Wellington, New Zealand.

The 261 Fearless Foundation is a global nonprofit that unites and empowers women through running, honoring the bib number 261 that Switzer wore in 1967. On April 17, by arrangement with the BAA, 121 runners will run as the 261 Fearless Boston Marathon team.

Robinson shares excerpts from his journal from the weeks leading up to Switzer’s 50th anniversary run at Boston.

>> Plus-Size Model Candice Huffine Will Make Her Marathon Debut in Boston

Her message about body positivity and health shows us that “fit” comes in all sizes.

Two years ago, plus-size model Candice Huffine, 32, felt intimidated by running.

“I had a lot of fear and doubt,” said the Brooklyn-based model who will be on Elle magazine’s June cover. “I was active in other ways, but running was something I’d always avoided. I was literally scared.”

When Huffine looked at images of runners in magazines and on Instagram, she did not see body types that represented her own. The stereotypical lean runner made her feel like the sport wasn’t for her.

But this Monday she will run the Boston Marathon (her first 26.2) as part of Hyland’s all-female team. And four half marathons and a full marathon training cycle later, she’s working to make running more inclusive to women who might feel underrepresented in the fitness community.

http://www.runnersworld.com/boston-marathon/plus-size-model-candice-huffine-will-make-her-marathon-debut-in-boston

 

>> “Baywatch” the Movie to Host a Slow and Sexy Race

Here’s your chance to run like Pamela Anderson.

If you aren’t ready to tackle 26.2 miles, this “marathon” is a very slow step in the right direction.

The cast of Baywatch the movie, including Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson and Zac Efron, are hosting the first ever Baywatch Slow Motion Marathon on April 22.

Yes, you heard us right—the .2K is to be run entirely in slow motion. Whatever you think you know about training won’t apply to this unique race. The winner is the “slowest and sexiest person” to cross the finish line.

That slow and sexy athlete will win the race and a ticket to the world premiere of Baywatch. We’re not really sure why they are calling it a marathon—but we’ll let that terrible use of running lingo slide since, well, we don’t want to upset The Rock.

The contest entry period will begin at 9:00 a.m. at L.A. Live, and will close at 10:30 a.m. The slow-motion race is first-come, first-serve and the maximum number of participants is 1,000.

http://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/baywatch-the-movie-to-host-a-slow-and-sexy-race

 

>> A Crazy Speed Streak: Man Going for a Sub-5:00 Mile 105 Days in a Row

Pat McGregor, assistant track coach at Samford University, is trying to go at least one day longer than the streak his high school coach established in 1979.

Although his competitive running career is behind him, Patrick McGregor, 26, is again hitting the track regularly. Daily, in fact.

Once during every 24-hour period, no matter where he is, the assistant track coach at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, finds a track and puts himself through the test of running a sub-5:00 mile.

It’s a habit McGregor started on January 2, and he’s zeroing in on his initial goal of 105 straight days. Should he do so, he will eclipse the achievement of his high school coach, Devon Hind. Provided all goes well, McGregor will better Hind’s record on Sunday, April 16.

http://www.runnersworld.com/elite-runners/a-crazy-speed-streak-man-going-for-a-sub-500-mile-105-days-in-a-row

 

>> After My Mom’s Murder I Thought I’d Never Run a Marathon Again. Here’s Why I Did

“When I considered running another marathon, the idea caught in my throat—how could I face that without her?”

“Run Lizzie, run!”

As I slogged through the Marine Corps Marathon course in 2000, that’s what I kept hearing. It was my mom cheering for me throughout the race. I was 23 and had signed up almost on a lark, but was delighted by the energy and fun. It wasn’t just once that I heard her shouting out to me either—she managed to stake out five prime spots along the course so she could wave me on and feed me orange slices to keep me going. That day, like all those that came before, she was my biggest supporter.

Just a little over three years later, she was gone, murdered in her home by a serial killer whom it would take 12 years to find, and to bring to justice. I was 26 years old. In those cold, early months, running changed. I ran to find some calm, to shape my pain, to settle the voices that told me this brutal, dark experience might define me—might steal my joy. I ran to fight back.

http://www.runnersworld.com/other-voices/after-my-moms-murder-i-thought-id-never-run-a-marathon-again-heres-why-i-did

 

>> I Used Olive Oil to Make Myself Poop. Here’s What Happened​

How two ordinary men turned their digestive tracts into holding tanks, for something like science.

The worst part of drinking a glass of olive oil is not the taste. It’s the consistency, how tenaciously the stuff clings to your throat. It’s like post-nasal drip crossed with licking out a bottle of Valvoline. The viscosity gives you the false sensation that the oil is building on the walls of your esophagus, fluttering tidally as you breathe. And the smell—a grassy half-vomit with fruity retch notes, or whatever bullshit that chemical plant in Jersey printed on the label—lingers in your nose for at least a day.

And, of course, there’s the moment where it comes out the other side. Olive oil is a natural laxative, something of a minor-league cleanse when consumed in quantity. Like, say, a pint glass full, which I drank as part of a multi-step quest to keep my body from operating properly. I would do this again, but only if you told me it was for something important. (The continued survival of the human race, maybe. Scarlett Johansson, in a red dress, on my front porch in summer. Big things.) And I had a reason.

http://www.runnersworld.com/poop/i-used-olive-oil-to-make-myself-poop-heres-what-happened

 

>> The 5 Germiest Items a Runner Owns

You’ll want to keep some Purell in your run bag after this.

Runners can claim to be pretty healthy overall, but they certainly can’t boast about being the cleanest. You know it’s true because we all blow our noses on shirtsleeves when out on a run and sometimes rock seven toenails after tough outings (and brag about them).

Still, when you take a look inside the average runner’s gym bag, you can’t help but get the heebie-jeebies. Check out this list of the five germiest items a runner owns, and then stock up on anti-bacterial everything.

http://www.runnersworld.com/health/the-5-germiest-items-a-runner-owns

 

>> How 3D Printing Will Optimize Your Next Pair of Running Shoes

This technology of the future is already starting to arrive.

Your favorite running shoe may not look like your neighbor’s all that much longer. Shoe manufacturers are putting focus far beyond the glue and stitching in sneaker construction to create customizable footwear that molds to every individual runner.

Using “selective laser sintering,” a 3D-printing process that constructs components of a shoe one layer at a time, rather than the traditional model of cutting or injecting foam, companies can engineer the structure of a shoe—starting with the outsole and moving into the midsole—to create unique models from the ground up. It also allows them to dial in a custom fit more quickly, because they can tweak a prototype in a matter of hours, rather than the months-long process of building and shipping shoes from factories in Asia. Nike used the method to speed up production of prototypes in order to go through several dozens of iterations of track spikes for elite athletes such as Allyson Felix, as she was preparing for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

When will runners be able to slip their feet into custom-built shoes, made to fit the curves of their feet and their unique biomechanical needs? For now, the major players are tight-lipped on specifics, but all indicators suggest we’ll see more options from more brands this year—customized footwear for individual runners, not just elites.

http://www.runnersworld.com/running-shoes/how-3d-printing-will-optimize-your-next-pair-of-running-shoes

 

>> 16 Advanced GPS Watches for Runners

With built-in GPS and complex functionality, these high-powered timepieces have all the tools to help you hit your splits.

Today’s GPS watches have all the sport-specific features to track every stride on the roads, but they’re also jammed with other sensors and technology—pairing with your smartphone—to keep you connected the rest of the day, too. Here are some of the top-of-the-line watches runners will want to check out.

And make sure you bookmark this page. We’ll keep all of our latest reviews of new GPS running watches here once we put them through their paces.

http://www.runnersworld.com/gps-watches/16-advanced-gps-watches-for-runners

 

>> Here’s Why I Don’t Want to PR at My Next Marathon

I have no time goal at the Big Sur International Marathon, and I can’t wait.

I won’t PR at my next marathon.

I’m writing this after the hardest interval workout of my training cycle. It was one of those workouts where you’re too tired to wipe the strings of spittle off the edge of your mouth, the kind that keels you over after the last set and makes you question what kind of shape you’re really in.

I won’t PR in my next marathon, but not because my training went badly, because I’m injured, or even because I just had a demoralizing speed session (though this is true). I’m not going to PR because I’ve decided not to worry about it. And I am so excited about that.

On April 30, I will run the Big Sur International Marathon. It will be my seventh marathon. In each of the previous races, I’ve managed to run a better time. It’s something I’m proud of. It means that each year I have improved—a goal that I strive for in running as well as in life.

So why not attempt a faster time this year?

http://www.runnersworld.com/rw-vip-editor-blogs/heres-why-i-dont-want-to-pr-at-my-next-marathon

 

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NEW BASIN BLUES NEWS...

>> Happening This Week

  • Sat 4/15 - Ahmanson 12K
  • Sun 4/16 - Las Llajas

>> Blues News

  • > Thanks to Lubos and Sandy for hosting a beautiful run on the China Flat Loop on Sunday April 2nd - though flat it was not! But the oak woodlands and green hills made the climb well worth the effort.
  • > 2017 NBB Race Series Continues
  • The 2017 NBB Race Series continues this Saturday, April 15 at the Ahmanson 12K. Important: Online registration closes Wednesday, April 12 @ midnight.
  • Race Morning Schedule
  • 6:00 - 7:45 am Check-in/registration 6:30 am NBB tent setup 7:45 am Group picture 7:50 am Proceed to start line 8:00 am Race start 9:30 am Awards

> Boston Marathon

Good luck to our club members Akiko, Angela and Johnny who are running the Boston Marathon this coming Monday!

> Run Leaders Needed!

NBB members come lead a run!! We are looking for member volunteers to lead some of our runs starting in May. Run leaders must know or come up with a route, explain the route to runners attending and make sure we have some waters on site. You can be a run leader to any of our regular runs or show us a new one! Just submit to info@newbasinblues.org

> NBB Race Trip 2017: From the Beach to the Redwoods!

May 13th - Muir Woods 7 mile, Half Marathon and Marathon races. Also Ironman Santa Rosa 70.3.

This race has been selected for its scenic views and challenging course. Starting from Stinson Beach, you will run on the famous Dipsea Trail. Half/Full Marathoners will run through Muir Woods National Forest.

Registration: https://raceroster.com/events/2017/9078/2017-muir-woods-marathon-half-marathon-7-mile

 

Current Roster: Naomi Bisagno, Rene Canizales, Abby Canizales, Levine Ching, Akiko Crawford, Tim Panec, Caryn Panec, Toby Panec

Michael Hajek - Ironman 70.3, Jennifer Sunahara - Ironman 70.3

>> PICS

Ahmanson Ranch - http://newbasinblues.org/photos/auto-albums/plugin/nbb-photos.php#2017/2017-04-09-Ahmanson_Ranch

 

>> CLUB INFO

http://www.newbasinblues.org/

 

https://www.facebook.com/NewBasinBlues

 

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NOT RUNNING BUT...

>> I Spent a Day At the Infamous Equinox Gym, Which Costs Thousands of Pounds a Year

Name-checked by Kanye, and a hangout of American celebs, I went down to my local London branch to see whether it's worth all that cold hard cash.

"Don't pray to Jesus, my love – Jesus is busy in spinning class."

I'm in the mid-morning "Best Butt Ever" class at South Kensington's Equinox gym, being shouted at by Hugo Diaz, who is the human equivalent of a neon-pink slogan tank-top. "Enjoy the pain; you are paying for it," he yells at me and about 20 other women as we curl over doing hip thrusts.

The Equinox in Beverly Hills has always had a pretty swollen celebrity clientele. It's where Lindsay Lohan opted to train after rehab, and on any given day one can spot Paris Hilton, Khloe Kardashian or Ashley Tisdale tumbling into 4x4s after Cardio Pump or Vinyasa Yoga sessions.

However, it wasn't until Kanye West uttered: "I need every bad bitch up in Equinox / Wanna know right now if you a freak or not" in Life of Pablo track "Highlights" that the workout brand fully entered the pop culture canon, just like eight-minute abs and SoulCycle before it.

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/i-spent-a-day-at-the-infamous-equinox-gym-which-costs-thousands-of-pounds-a-year

 

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SATURDAY - APRIL 15

>> From the SANTA MONICA MOUNTAIN GOATS:

Saturday, April 15, 2017 Goats Get Going! 7:15am

Time to get your speed on, Goats. This week’s run is the Ahmanson 12K Trails Race put on by our awesome local folks at Trail Run Events!

If you haven’t yet preregistered, onsite registration begins at 6:30am (Venmo, Paypal and Cash accepted.) Race starts at 8:00am.

Rather not race? This is a great chance to volunteer and cheer on your fellow Goats!

VOLUNTEER NEEDS:

5:30a.m. - 9:00a.m. Truck unloading, site set up, parking monitors, race day registration and bib distribution.

9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Post race food, shirts, finish chute, medal hangers, etc. Site clean up and truck loading

Please SEND AN EMAIL if you would like to help! trailrunevents@yahoo.com

DIRECTIONS - The Ahmanson 12K is held in Ahmanson Ranch Victory Trailhead.

GETTING TO AHMANSON RANCH VICTORY TRAILHEAD

From the northbound Ventura Freeway (Hwy 101):

▪ Exit Valley Circle/Mulholland. ▪ Right turn on Valley Circle. ▪ Go Past El Camino H.S. ▪ Continue to Victory Blvd. ▪ Left turn on Victory Blvd. ▪ Proceed all the way to the top of the hill; past the 4-way stop to the Victory Trailhead.

From the southbound Ventura Freeway (Hwy 101):

▪ Exit Valley Circle/Mulholland. ▪ Left turn at the offramp. ▪ Left turn on Mulholland/Valley Circle. ▪ Continue to Victory Blvd. ▪ Left turn on Victory Blvd. ▪ Proceed all the way to the top of the hill; past the 4-way stop to the Victory Trailhead.

What are you waiting for?

A-Force

>> From the SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS:

LoweBucks Run 7am – 9am

26415 Bouquet Canyon Rd Santa Clarita, CA

Saturday run at Lowes parking lot. 10 miles with various marked shorter routes. Coffee afterwards at Starbucks.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/26415+Bouquet+Canyon+Rd,+Santa+Clarita,+CA+91350/@34.4266036,-118.5404349,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80c28773c21cc6e5:0x706ff97546428b08?hl=en

 

>> From the LA RUNNING CLUB:

Every Saturday until LA Roadrunner season starts – Totem Pole – 7:00 am: San Vicente and Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica

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SUNDAY - APRIL 16 - EASTER

>> From the NEW BASIN BLUES:

04/16 - Sun - Las LLajas @ 8AM

http://newbasinblues.org/nbb-assets/nbb-runs/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=35

 

>> From the TRAIL RUNNERS CLUB:

Apr 16 Irving's Ernie's Run (14 miles) *EASTER* 7:00 10 mi.

The Trail Runners are a congenial group of varied abilities who run different courses in the Santa Monica Mountains every Sunday. The routes are on fire road and single-track trails varying from 9-14 miles, and are pre-marked for each run. Schedule and course descriptions can be found at www.trailrunnersclub.com . Written descriptions of many of the courses can be found in 50 Trail Runs in Southern California, written by club members. For further info, call 310-379-1068 of email us at info@trailrunnersclub.com. You have a lot to gain, and not much to lose by giving it a try.

>> From the SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS:

6:30 10 miles

Granary Square - Ralph's Parking Lot. McBean/Arroyo Park Dr

Please, bring $1 to help Rawlings to place water and Gatorate on key points or $10 for the whole session.

>> From the LA RUNNING CLUB:

Every Sunday – Totem Pole – 7:00 am: San Vicente and Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica

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MONDAY- APRIL 17 - BOSTON

Boston Marathon - http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon.aspx

 

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Tread lightly,

Steve

Website Links.....

 

April 2, 2017 - Nine Trails

 

  • RESULTS: PCRF; Equinox; Nine Trails
  • WEEKEND RACES: Operation Restart; Great Race; Alemany Color Run; Old Goats; ROCK INTO SPRING; The Outstanding; Coaster Run
  • DID YOU SEE THAT: 4x Boston; Marathon Kidneys; Earth-shattering HIIT; Competing at 101; Silver Upgrades; Brenda's Camp; Indoor Records; Running Suit; Bandits Busted; Good Sams at Half; Lost Pounds on Trail; Do Runners Need 10K Steps
  • NEW BASIN BLUES: This Week; Pics from HBB & Cheseboro
  • NOT RUNNING BUT: Premier Brexit Protection

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>> SATURDAY - APRIL 1

  • SANTA MONICA MOUNTAIN GOATS - Sullivan Canyon - 7:15
  • SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS - Santa Clarita for up to 10 miles - 7:00
  • LA RUNNING CLUB - Totem Pole in Santa Monica - 7:00
  • Operation Restart Half Marathon, 5k/10k and All Patriots Mile
  • Dole Great Race: Road Half, Trail Half, Team Marathon, 10K, 5K
  • Bishop Alemany Color Run 5K
  • Old Goats 50KM / 50M - http://www.oldgoatraces.com/races/old-goat-50/

>> SUNDAY - APRIL 2

  • NEW BASIN BLUES - China Flats Loop - 8:00
  • TRAIL RUNNERS CLUB - Chumash to Hell Hill for 15 miles - 7:00
  • SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS - Granary Square for 10 miles - 6:30
  • LA RUNNING CLUB - Totem Pole in Santa Monica - 7:00
  • ROCK INTO SPRING (SPRING 7 DAY 7) 10k, 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon
  • The Outstanding 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
  • Coaster Run at Six Flags Magic Mountain 5/10K

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FUTURE EVENTS:

http://www.raceplace.com/running-walking

April 2017

  • 08 CRUISE THE COASTLINE 10K
  • 08 2017 Hollywood Half Marathon & 5k / 10k
  • 08 World Health Day 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon
  • 08 Santa Anita Derby Day 5k
  • 08 ROCK THE BAYSHORE 10K
  • 08 Bunny Dash 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
  • 08 Oriflamme 50KM - http://www.oriflamme50k.com/
  • 15 Ahmanson 12K Trails- http://www.trailrunevents.com/ah/index.asp
  • 16 Easter Fun 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
  • 22 Cosmo 7k - All Women's Race - Pomona
  • 22 Race it Forward 10K
  • 22 Little Sisters of the Poor 3rd Annual 5K
  • 22 Leslie Cohen Law 5K
  • 22 BLAST THE BEACH Half Marathon
  • 22 El Segundo Run- for Education 5K|10K
  • 22 Leona Divide 50KM / 50M - http://www.leonadivide5050.com/
  • 23 Earth Day 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon
  • 23 Silverlake Conservatory of Music 5K Funk Run
  • 23 EPIC Series Los Angeles Obstacle Race
  • 29 The Foundation of Hope and Innovation's 3rd Annual 5K
  • 29 Rad Run 5K
  • 29 March for Marrow LA 2017 5K
  • 29 Color Fun Fest 5K Los Angeles
  • 30 "Run the Rocks!" Jack's Angels Relay for Research 5/10K
  • 30 MAD DAY MADNESS 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
  • 30 Bruin Run/Walk 5K
  • 30 5K Run For Hope & In-Memory Walk

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RACE RESULTS:

>> PCRF Half

  • Michelle Krok 2.09.40
  • Dee Dee Urquhart 3.19.20
  • Linda Pulver 3.19.22

>> Spring Equinox 5K

  • Josue Diaz 19.04 1st in div, 2nd overall
  • Norma Gonzales 22.21 1st female, 4th overall

>> Santa Barbara Nine Trails 35 Mile

  • Kris Brown 5:40:01 1st overall
  • Cassie Scallon 6:20:10 1st female, 2nd overall
  • Guillermo Medina 7:30:24 6th overall
  • Erin Chavin 10:39:12
  • Amy Chavez 10:45:52

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DID YOU SEE THAT:

>> Helping Addicts, Ultra Runner To Tackle Boston Marathon Course 4 Times

For every small step Henry Ward takes, it reminds him of just how far he’s come and the stranger he may help just down the road.

“I mean ultimately you’re saving someone’s life. That’s huge,” Ward said.

Ward is an ultra-runner, which means he runs very far, for very long periods of time.

“That would be anybody who runs more than the 26.2 miles of a traditional marathon. I plan to run 104 miles, about four marathons,” Ward smiles.

The 46-year-old from Waltham is also a recovering alcoholic and drug addict.

“I was powerless. Every aspect of my life suffered,” Ward said.

Having hit rock bottom, Ward entered a treatment center in Arizona and that opened the door to a second chance at life. Ward is 9 years sober, happily married with a son and is now training to run 104 miles along the Boston Marathon route.

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/03/26/addicts-treatment-ultra-runner-henry-ward-boston-marathon-waltham

>> Are Marathons Bad for Your Kidneys?

A new study shows that long-endurance exercise may lead to kidney damage, but it's not as scary as it sounds.

If you were to ask people at the finish line of a marathon why they just put themselves through 26.2 miles of sweat and pain, you'd likely hear things like "to accomplish a big goal," "to see if I could do it," and "to get healthier." But what if that last one isn't totally true? What if a marathon were actually damaging your body? That's the question Yale researchers addressed in a new study, finding that marathoners show evidence of kidney damage after the big race.

To look at the effect of long-distance running on kidney health, the scientists analyzed a small group of runners before and after the 2015 Hartford Marathon. They collected blood and urine samples, looking at a variety of markers of kidney injury, including serum creatinine levels, kidney cells on microscopy, and proteins in urine. The findings were startling: 82 percent of the marathoners showed "Stage 1 Acute Kidney Injury" soon after the race, meaning their kidneys weren't doing a good job of filtering waste from the blood.

"The kidney responds to the physical stress of marathon running as if it's injured, in a way that's similar to what happens in hospitalized patients when the kidney is affected by medical and surgical complications," said Chirag Parikh, M.D., lead researcher and a professor of medicine at Yale.

Before you freak out, the kidney damage only lasted a few days. Then the kidneys returned to normal.

http://www.shape.com/fitness/cardio/are-marathons-bad-your-kidneys

>> 'Earth-shattering' study reveals the best exercise for anti-ageing

The secret to keeping your body youthful may be found in the way you move.

A new study has found that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can essentially stop cellular ageing in its tracks and, in some cases, rejuvenate the cells that repair damage in the body.

For the study, researchers from the Mayo Clinic took 36 men and 36 women split into younger (aged between 18 and 30) and older (aged between 65 and 80) age groups.

The participants were then assigned a three-month programme of HIIT, strength training or a combination of the two.

The strength-training group predictably saw the greatest improvements in muscle mass, but the findings that have been described as "earth shattering" were at a cellular level in the HIIT group.

Mitochondria are the "powerhouses" of our cells, responsible for creating more than 90 per cent of the energy needed by the body to sustain life and support organ function. Their function typically declines with age.

However, in the HIIT group, the mitochondrial functioning improved by 69 per cent among the older participants, and by 49 per cent among the younger group.

As well as improving their insulin levels, heart and lung health, some in the high-intensity biking group also saw a reversal of the age-related decline in mitochondrial function and proteins needed for building muscle.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/teach-me/90972052/earthshattering-study-reveals-the-best-exercise-for-antiageing

>> Meet Julia Hawkins, the 101 Year-Old Who Has Recently Taken up Competitive Running

She is training for the 50- and 100-meter dash at the upcoming Senior Olympics.

Louisiana native Julia Hawkins became a competitive cyclist at age 81. Last year at age 100, seeking a new challenge, she decided to pick up competitive running for the first time. She registered for the 50-meter dash at the Louisiana Senior Olympic Games, completing the race with a PR of 19.07 seconds.

Now at 101 years old, Hawkins is adding another distance to her belt, training for both the 50- and 100-meter dash as well as the 5K bike race at the National Senior Games to be held in Birmingham, Alabama, this coming June.

“I’ve always liked competition,” says Hawkins, a great grandmother, retired teacher, and four-time participant and two-time cycling gold medalist in the games, also known as the Senior Olympics. She enjoys biking around her Baton Rouge neighborhood nearly every day, but has found a different type of freedom in running. “With running, it’s just me and my body. I can just go out and do the best I can and not depend on anything else to help me.”

http://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/meet-julia-hawkins-the-101-year-old-who-has-recently-taken-up-competitive-running

>> Flanagan, Goucher Get Silver-Medal Upgrades

A Turkish competitor failed a retroactive drug test and will be stripped of her results.

Elvan Abeylegesse, a Turkish Olympic and world championships medalist in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, was handed a two-year competition ban and stripped of her results from August 2007 to 2009, the International Association of Athletics Federations announced on Wednesday.

Abeylegesse’s sample from the 2007 IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan, was retested and found to contain a banned steroid. In Osaka she placed second in the 10,000 meters and Kara Goucher placed third. Goucher is now set to receive an upgrade to the silver medal. Jo Pavey, of Great Britain, will be upgraded to bronze.

The IAAF also said that Abeylegesse would lose two Olympic silver medals from the 2008 Beijing Games, which means that Shalane Flanagan, who won the Olympic bronze in the 10,000 meters, is to receive the silver medal.

http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire/flanagan-goucher-get-silver-medal-upgrades

>> Brenda Martinez: “I Appreciate My Life More Because of Them”

For the fifth year, the Olympian aims to inspire high school runners at a summer camp she hosts at her home.

It was a phone call with her famed coach, Joe Vigil, that sparked the idea. Olympian middle distance runner Brenda Martinez talked about running goals, sure, but she knew her message could go beyond the track.

“I told coach I wanted to give back to the community, but I didn’t know how,” Martinez, 29, a middle-distance track runner and 2013 World Championship bronze medalist in the 800 meters, told Runner’s World by phone.

Martinez had spoken regularly at high schools and running camps, so Vigil suggested she start her own running camp for young girls. So that’s what did when she brought together five California middle school and high school girls in 2013. While there’s currently no official camp name, this summer will mark the camp’s fifth year, slated for the end of June, after USA Track & Field National Club Championships.

http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire/brenda-martinez-i-appreciate-my-life-more-because-of-them

 

>> Two World Records Fall at Armory NYC Indoor Marathon

Runners endured 211 laps on the indoor oval and took home bonuses for setting new world bests.

When records are set on an indoor track, it usually happens at shorter distances. But this weekend, several records fell at the Armory NYC Indoor Marathon presented by the New York Road Runners.

On the women’s side of the 211-lap race around the Fort Washington Avenue Armory's 200-meter track, Laura Manninen, 43, of Espoo, Finland, won the event in 2:42:30, setting a new world record by more than two minutes. New York City’s Kate Pallardy also eclipsed the previous record set by Allie Kieffer last year (2:44:44) by running a 2:44:11, setting a new American record for the indoor marathon.

In the men’s race, Christopher Zablocki, 28, from Essex, Connecticut, eked out a world-record time of 2:21:48, crossing the finish line just a few seconds ahead of last year’s record time of 2:21:56 set by Malcolm Richards.

http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire/two-world-records-fall-at-armory-nyc-indoor-marathon

 

>> Dude in Business Suit Crushes NYC Half in Record Time

Chris Estwanik runs 1:11:36 in half marathon, still looks ready to nail a job interview.

On March 19, just before 9:30 a.m. in New York City, a man in a slim-cut two-piece suit sprinted past Wall Street in Manhattan’s Financial District. He was not late for a meeting or a job interview. He did not have urgent business on the NYSE trading floor. He was chasing a world record, wearing Nike running shoes.

It started, as these things often do in Bermuda, with the promise of a Dark and Stormy.

Chris Estwanik, a 36-year-old former professional runner living on the island, was offered a free round of the dark rum-based cocktail if he could break the Guinness World Record for fastest half marathon while wearing a suit.

He shattered the mark by more than seven minutes at the NYC Half, running 1:11:36. He placed 55th overall, crossing the line wearing Oakley sunglasses and half his pink button-down shirt untucked.

“The bet was made a week and a half before the race,” Estwanik told Runner’s World. “I am the type of guy where it doesn’t take much to accept a challenge.”

http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire/dude-in-business-suit-crushes-nyc-half-in-record-time

 

>> RACE BANDITS BUSTED AT MODESTO MARATHON

When Confronted, One Runner Was Described as "Unapologetic and Arrogant". He Refused Request To Pay Race Fee and Said "I Think I'll Just Call It Good"

Banditing in races is wrong. I don’t focus on race bandits as much as course cutters and other forms of cheating. But make no mistake, people that copy others’ bibs are stealing. I would love to see the day when someone is taken to task for running in a race that they did not pay for. They are taking for free a service and a right that others pay for.

There is at least one case of a bandit getting injured and suing the race. From a liability standpoint, races need to know who is on the course. Banditing and bib swapping is a safety issue as well as a drain on race resources.

The more people that bandit a particular race, the more resources they use. I get tired of hearing the argument from the pro-banditing crowd that say that many of these people aren’t taking refreshments, or medals. I think the notion of the ‘moral bandit’ is an oxymoron. Someone that runs a half or full marathon as a bandit is likely taking full advantage of the support on the course. Bandits rais the costs for everyone else. The practice needs to stop.

It may take a race willing to press charges for ‘theft of services’ against bandits to really start to see change.

https://www.marathoninvestigation.com/2017/03/race-bandits-busted-modesto.html

 

>> Good Samaritans Help Struggling Half Marathoner Reach the Finish

Haley Klinger was running her first 13.1-mile race in Philadelphia, but her body gave out just before the finish line.

Bryan Crnkovic described the Philadelphia Love Run Half Marathon on Sunday as relatively uneventful—that is, perhaps, for the first 13 miles.

He and friend Joseph McGinty went out a little fast but kept the pace conversational. The course was familiar—they train on much of it during Sunday long runs—and crowd support was strong. They saw one guy in a T-rex costume.

Then, with about 100 yards to go, Crnkovic and McGinty came upon 21-year-old Haley Klinger, a junior at Messiah College majoring in nutrition. Klinger, who played field hockey for Indiana University of Pennsylvania before transferring to Messiah, was running her first half marathon. She had started to feel weak and lightheaded around miles 11 and 12 but didn’t want to quit. Near the finish line, her legs started to give.

“When I felt my body slowing down in the last mile I was still determined to cross the line and finish, but my legs kept buckling,” Klinger said. “I just hit a wall that I didn't know I had.”

Crnkovic, on Klinger’s right, took her arm to offer support. Another man, Keith McAuliffe, did the same on her left. Klinger, feeling an adrenaline rush, pressed toward the finish for a few more yards. McGinty, who had run a few steps ahead, turned back, hoping she’d recover. When she again faltered, dropping almost to her knees, he scooped her up in his arms and carried her.

http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire/good-samaritans-help-struggling-half-marathoner-reach-the-finish

 

>> I Lost 100 Pounds Trail Running With My Daughter​

Yusuke Kirimoto’s family used to tease him about his weight. Not anymore.

I grew up in the United States, but I’m from Japan. Every time I went back, my family would poke fun at me. My nickname was “sumo wrestler.” Eventually I became depressed and turned to food for comfort. Things got so bad that I’d shut the blinds, disconnect my phones, and eat junk all day.

One time at work, I dropped a pen. As I tried to pick it up, I almost tumbled and started breathing very hard. It scared me. I already had my daughter at the time, and I had no idea how much longer I would be with her on this planet if I was out of breath just from picking up a pen.

My exercise used to be walking from my house to my car. Running changed all that for me. I live in Colorado, and a coworker encouraged me to hit the trails. Running with the beautiful scenery and smells was sensory overload—in a good way. I run 3 to 6 miles four days a week, lift weights four days a week, and swim half a mile three days a week. On the weekends I run with my daughter. I’m also training for nine races from March to September.

It’s been more than worth it: My depression is gone. I have more energy. I no longer come home from work exhausted. And when I went back to Japan, everyone was flabbergasted. My mother just said, “Who are you?” They couldn’t believe I’d changed so much, and that was a reward in itself.

http://www.runnersworld.com/weight-loss/yusuke-kirimoto-weight-loss

 

>> Do Runners Need to Take 10,000 Steps Each Day?

It depends on how much you’re running and how active you are when you’re not running.

Sonya asks: Given the current popularity of fitness trackers and counting steps, can you tell me whether runners should shoot for at least 10,000 steps per day? Especially when it comes to rest days, is it okay to log fewer than 10,000 steps?

The popularity of the 10,000-steps-per-day recommendation originated in the early 1960s with Dr. Yoshiro Hatano, who was concerned about the rise in obesity in Japan. He set out to identify an easy way to track the number of calories burned to help people become more active, lose weight, and improve their health.

He and his research team discovered that if a person increased their daily steps from fewer than 5,000 to 10,000 or more, they would burn approximately 20 percent of their caloric intake through activity, which would lead to weight loss. The concept (and the use of pedometers) then grew in popularity worldwide.

It is important to note that when looking at this formula from a runner’s standpoint, the goal number of steps should vary based on one’s health, weight, fitness, goals, and overall life situation. Here are a few things to consider when counting steps.

http://www.runnersworld.com/health-injuries/do-runners-need-to-take-10000-steps-each-day

 

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NEW BASIN BLUES NEWS...

>> Happening This Week

  • Sat 4/1 - Great Race of Agoura
  • Sun 4/2 - China Flats Loop

>> Blues News

This Saturday, April 1st, is the first race of the the New Basin Blues Race Series - The Great Race of Agoura 10K. Come out and run the race or cheer on fellow club members. Club members will be at the Fleet Feet tent in the post race area.

Thanks to Hand-Brewed Beer for hosting the race series kickoff party!

>> PICS

3/24 HBB Night

http://newbasinblues.org/photos/auto-albums/plugin/nbb-photos.php#2017/2017-03-24-HBB

 

3/26 Cheseboro

http://newbasinblues.org/photos/auto-albums/plugin/nbb-photos.php#2017/2017-03-26-CHESEBORO

 

>> CLUB INFO

http://www.newbasinblues.org/

https://www.facebook.com/NewBasinBlues

 

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NOT RUNNING BUT...

>> Premier League Owners Ask For Post-Brexit Protection For Player Immigration

English Premier League club owners are requesting that the government work to ensure that their teams are not put at a competitive disadvantage with the country’s upcoming departure from the European Union.

Brexit will end free movement to the country from the rest of the EU, and it’s not yet clear if players will be included in immigration exemptions. If they aren’t, Premier League clubs could start having difficulty when it comes to signing European players.

“We’d expect them to be included (in exemptions), but we have to wait and see,” Stoke owner Peter Coates said after a recent meeting of club owners, according to a report from USA Today. “In Europe, we can get free movement and that will change, or may change, I don’t know. We don’t know.”

West Ham co-chairman David Gold was more pointed (with helpful American translation from USA Today):

“The Premier League is the greatest league the world has ever known. It’s a fantastic advert for Britain, for England. I know people talk about the wealth that’s there, but these guys (players) are on huge salaries and all the tax is going into the exchequer (treasury). Why would you stifle that? Why would you want that to change? It’s a great advert. The Premier League goes around the world and it’s ever expanding. I don’t see a government doing something potty (daft) to disturb that. I don’t know about free movement but the structure would be that the best players would receive work permits.”

http://deadspin.com/premier-league-owners-ask-for-post-brexit-protection-fo-1793880057

 

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SATURDAY - APRIL 1

>> From the SANTA MONICA MOUNTAIN GOATS:

Sullivan Canyon - Saturday, April 1st

2103 Queensferry Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049.

Free street parking but pay close attention to the signs. Dogs on leashes and mountain bikes permitted.

Meet at 7:15am. Start at 7:30am. Go any pace you want. Turn around at 8:30am. Enjoy free refreshments provided by Sydney and be sure to ask her about her recent bungee jump adventure!

Please register or volunteer for Ahmanson Ranch 12K on April 15, 2017.

Drink Duty volunteers needed April 22, April 29, May 6. Please send an email to angela@mountaingoats.org to receive eternal love & gratitude for volunteering.

Happy Baaaah-thday to Chris Zielin!!! (April 9)

The longer you live, the more beautiful life becomes.

A-Force

>> From the SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS:

LoweBucks Run 7am – 9am

26415 Bouquet Canyon Rd Santa Clarita, CA

Saturday run at Lowes parking lot. 10 miles with various marked shorter routes. Coffee afterwards at Starbucks.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/26415+Bouquet+Canyon+Rd,+Santa+Clarita,+CA+91350/@34.4266036,-118.5404349,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80c28773c21cc6e5:0x706ff97546428b08?hl=en

 

>> From the LA RUNNING CLUB:

Every Saturday until LA Roadrunner season starts – Totem Pole – 7:00 am: San Vicente and Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica

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SUNDAY - APRIL 2

>> From the NEW BASIN BLUES:

04/02 - Sun - China Flats Loop @ 8AM

Meet at North Ranch Playfield

Nearest Cross Streets: Bowfield St and Rockfield St

http://newbasinblues.org/nbb-assets/nbb-runs/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=53

 

>> From the TRAIL RUNNERS CLUB:

Apr 2 Chumash to Hell Hill 7:00 15 mi.

The Trail Runners are a congenial group of varied abilities who run different courses in the Santa Monica Mountains every Sunday. The routes are on fire road and single-track trails varying from 9-14 miles, and are pre-marked for each run. Schedule and course descriptions can be found at www.trailrunnersclub.com . Written descriptions of many of the courses can be found in 50 Trail Runs in Southern California, written by club members. For further info, call 310-379-1068 of email us at info@trailrunnersclub.com. You have a lot to gain, and not much to lose by giving it a try.

>> From the SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS:

6:30 10 miles

Granary Square - Ralph's Parking Lot. McBean/Arroyo Park Dr

Please, bring $1 to help Rawlings to place water and Gatorate on key points or $10 for the whole session.

>> From the LA RUNNING CLUB:

Every Sunday – Totem Pole – 7:00 am: San Vicente and Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica

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Tread lightly,

Steve

Website Links.....

March 26, 2017 - LAM Results

 

  • RESULTS: LAM; Big 5K; Rockin' Shamrock
  • WEEKEND RACES: Spring Equinox; CRUISE THE SHORELINE; VALENCIA Trail; March Madness; LA Womens; Claremont Classic; Cottontail; AEA; Nine Trails
  • LOCALLY-SOURCED: LAM Records Pranks; Leggers Summer
  • DID YOU SEE THAT: Extreme Boston Ritual; Ditch Apps; Who Races? Puppy Namesakes; Lifetime Podcast; Runners and Prostate Cancer; Doris on Map
  • NEW BASIN BLUES: This Week; Congrats to LAMers; Cheseboro HOKA; Board Openings; Jerseys; Upcoming Races; Pics from LAM
  • NOT RUNNING BUT: MUST SEE Talent; Animal Cannibals

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>> FRIDAY - MARCH 24

  • NEW BASIN BLUES - Racing Series Kickoff at Hand-Brewed Beer - 6:30pm

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>> SATURDAY - MARCH 25

  • SANTA MONICA MOUNTAIN GOATS - Westridge - 7:15
  • LA ROADRUNNERS/LA RUNNING CLUB - Medal Run at Totem Pole in Santa Monica - 7:00
  • LA LEGGERS - On Hiatus for Summer
  • SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS - Santa Clarita for up to 10 miles - 7:00
  • TRAIL RUNNERS CLUB - Santa Cruz Island trip - 7:15
  • Spring Equinox 5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon
  • CRUISE THE SHORELINE 10k
  • VALENCIA Trail Race Ultra, Half Marathon
  • March Madness 2, 4, 8 and 16 Miler
  • Santa Barbara Nine Trails 35 Mile - http://www.allwedoisrun.com/nine-trails.html

>> SUNDAY - MARCH 26

  • NEW BASIN BLUES - Cheseboro - 8:00
  • TRAIL RUNNERS CLUB - Ray Miller - Scenic Trail for 10.7 miles - 7:00
  • SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS - Granary Square for 10 miles - 6:30
  • LA RUNNING CLUB - Totem Pole in Santa Monica - 7:00
  • Los Angeles Womens 5K
  • Claremont Classic
  • Cottontail Half Marathon 5k 10k

AEA 5K

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FUTURE EVENTS:

http://www.raceplace.com/running-walking

March 2017

  • 27 SPRING 7 DAY 1 10k, 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon
  • 29 SPRING 7 DAY 3 10k, 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon
  • 31 SPRING 7 DAY 5 10k, 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon

April 2017

  • 01 Operation Restart Half Marathon, 5k/10k and All Patriots Mile
  • 01 Dole Great Race: Road Half, Trail Half, Team Marathon, 10K, 5K
  • 01 Bishop Alemany Color Run 5K
  • 01 Old Goats 50KM / 50M - http://www.oldgoatraces.com/races/old-goat-50/
  • 02 ROCK INTO SPRING (SPRING 7 DAY 7) 10k, 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon
  • 02 The Outstanding 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
  • 02 Coaster Run at Six Flags Magic Mountain 5/10K
  • 08 CRUISE THE COASTLINE 10K
  • 08 2017 Hollywood Half Marathon 5k / 10k
  • 08 World Health Day 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon
  • 08 Santa Anita Derby Day 5k
  • 08 ROCK THE BAYSHORE 10K
  • 08 Bunny Dash 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
  • 08 Oriflamme 50KM - http://www.oriflamme50k.com/
  • 15 Ahmanson 12K Trails- http://www.trailrunevents.com/ah/index.asp
  • 16 Easter Fun 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
  • 22 Cosmo 7k - All Women's Race - Pomona
  • 22 Race it Forward 10K
  • 22 Little Sisters of the Poor 3rd Annual 5K
  • 22 Leslie Cohen Law 5K
  • 22 BLAST THE BEACH Half Marathon
  • 22 El Segundo Run- for Education 5K|10K
  • 22 Leona Divide 50KM / 50M - http://www.leonadivide5050.com/
  • 23 Earth Day 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon
  • 23 Silverlake Conservatory of Music 5K Funk Run
  • 23 EPIC Series Los Angeles Obstacle Race
  • 29 The Foundation of Hope and Innovation's 3rd Annual 5K
  • 29 Rad Run 5K
  • 29 March for Marrow LA 2017 5K
  • 29 Color Fun Fest 5K Los Angeles
  • 30 "Run the Rocks!" Jack's Angels Relay for Research 5/10K
  • 30 MAD DAY MADNESS 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
  • 30 Bruin Run/Walk 5K
  • 30 5K Run For Hope In-Memory Walk

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RACE RESULTS:

>> LA Marathon

  • Jayson Warsuma 3:15:47
  • Chris Hartley 3.19.24
  • Andy Kumeda 3:23:20
  • Carlos Magana 3.27.58
  • Alez Vasquez 3.38.52
  • Todd Covert 3.29.56
  • Lubos Brieda 3.29.59
  • Philip Steinman 3.36.39
  • Hamid Rostamian 3:44:54
  • Mike Stephens 3:53:39
  • Julie Hardin 3.53.51
  • Michelle Krok 3.59.25
  • Paul Schuster 4.03.01
  • Joe Ogata 4.04.02
  • Ana Saravia 4.18.52
  • Marie Steinman 4.24.08
  • Masami Fukuhara 4.24.46
  • Mike Kukuchka 4.32.56
  • Ben Gaetos 5:12:41
  • Shannon Farar-Griefer 5:14:11
  • Donn Ozaki 5:16:13
  • Elena Lerner 5.19.13
  • Mitchell Jacoves 5:19:23
  • Stephanie Acre 5.23.36
  • Julie Weiss 5:42:42
  • Caroline Shahin 5.51.12
  • Romario Snow 5:54:43
  • Jan Yu 6:24:55
  • Charlotte Lee Jamieson 6:29:59
  • Elllen Demsky 6.43.37
  • Linda Parrott 6.45.12
  • Carrie Jacoves 7:07:40
  • Dee Dee Urquhart 7.21.10
  • Pat Devita 7:21:51 3rd in div
  • Sherri Devita 7:21:52
  • Ariana Gordon 7:31:58
  • Steve Matsuda 7.45.34
  • Alan Culver 7:45:57

>> LA Big 5K

  • Jennifer Sunahara 19.47 2nd in div, 2nd female overall
  • Mario Diaz 28.07 4th in div

>> Rockin' Shamrock 5K

  • Josue Diaz 18.54 1st in div, 3rd overall
  • Norma Gonzales 21.11 6.49 1st female, 4th overall
  • Joesph D'Ambra 33.49
  • Adeline D'Ambra 39.10

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LOCALLY-SOURCED:

>> Costumed runners set their own records at L.A. Marathon

There were some world records set Sunday at the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, but not the type that elite runners covet.

There was the fastest marathon by someone dressed as a car. Fastest marathon by someone dressed as a three-dimensional bird. And fastest marathon by someone wearing lederhosen.

“It’s exciting to see people who are so passionate about things get to achieve their dreams,” said Kaitlin Holl, records manager for Guinness Book of World Records.

Among the other winning categories were the fastest marathons by people dressed as a swimmer, boxer, tennis player, fast-food item (hot dog) and in pajamas.

Some of the attempts that failed were fastest marathons by runners dressed as a fisherman and postman. Also, one runner dressed as a tennis player beat the other.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-la-marathon-notes-20170319-story.html

>> 8 Crazy Records Set at 2017 L.A. Marathon

Guinness provided on-site verification for several obscure marathon record attempts.

Nearly 20,000 runners completed the 2017 Los Angeles Marathon, but only a handful of finishers went home being able to boast that they set a world record.

That’s because new to this year’s race was that Guinness World Records partnered with the event to provide on-site verification for any runner looking to enter the record books. Eight runners suited up in costumes—ranging from a 3D flamingo to a Mario Kart—and took advantage of the opportunity. Some records had previously been set, while others were brand new. (Guinness’s team creates minimum standards for all new categories based on similar existing marks or difficulty.) Check out the eight records below.

http://www.runnersworld.com/los-angeles-marathon/8-crazy-records-set-at-2017-la-marathon

>> Kimmel’s Cousin Sal Pranks L.A. Marathon Again

But no glued-down water bottles this time.

Jimmy Kimmel’s ever-helpful Cousin Sal was back at the L.A. Marathon on Sunday, badgering, amusing, and of course, feeding runners. From crab legs to cotton candy, he served up all their fueling needs. And the gear—well, what's better than a fresh set of crew socks midway through the race?

Sal has been a fixture (and so have his water bottles) at Mile 11 the past few years.

http://www.runnersworld.com/los-angeles-marathon/kimmels-cousin-sal-pranks-la-marathon-again

>> From the LA LEGGERS:

Training - Summer Fun Runs

The official L.A. LEGGERS training program is on hiatus for the summer. The new training season will be announced later this year.

But don’t let that stop you from getting your run or walk on! During the off-season, many of our pace groups meet informally on Saturday mornings for fun runs or walks. Most of the groups leave around 7 a.m. from 1450 Ocean Ave. in Santa Monica, although meeting times and locations vary by pace group.

The numbers in the name of each group below correspond to the minute-per-mile pace of the group.

https://www.laleggers.org/training/summer-fun-runs/

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DID YOU SEE THAT:

>> The Extreme Boston Marathon Ritual That Shows I’ve Completely Lost It

No detail is too small to practice. And that includes the bus ride out to the start.

... running the Boston Marathon makes this advice tricky to follow. The race starts late morning on a Monday, on a point-to-point course that requires a lengthy bus ride to the start if you’re staying in the city. Those quirks have thrown off more than one well-prepared runner’s carefully honed eating, sleeping, and bathroom schedule.

This April 17 will mark my sixth time running Boston. Although I can’t claim to have completely solved this preparation problem, I’ve found a way to reduce its effects. Many runners spend time studying the course and visualizing the race itself, and some even do a course simulation workout.

I take things a bizarre step further and do a dry run of my entire 36-hour prerace routine. Here’s exactly what that entails:

http://www.runnersworld.com/other-voices/the-extreme-boston-marathon-ritual-that-shows-ive-completely-lost-it

>> How I Ditched My Fitness Apps and Finally Learned to Love My Body

It turns out simplicity was the health tip I needed most to improve my relationship with my body and start losing weight.

...I wanted things to change. I wanted to just eat like a normal person. I wanted to not think about my weight every hour of every day. I wanted to stop mentally categorizing foods as “good” or “bad.” I wanted to go to the gym because I wanted to, and not because it felt like I had to. I wanted to be free.

I wish I could tell you exactly how long this cycle continued, but I honestly can’t remember. All the unhappiness and the desperation and the starting over have blurred together into one long, miserable stretch. That is, until about eight months ago, when I’d finally had enough.

So, I canceled my gym membership. I stuck my FitBit and heart rate monitor in a drawer and let the batteries run out. I deleted all the health apps from my phone. Maybe this was just the size I was going to be and maybe that wasn’t the worst thing. Maybe I could learn to like the body I already had.

And then, the weirdest thing happened: I kind of…did?

It turns out, when you aren’t constantly trying to change your body, you can actually start to see it for what it is. Even weirder: when you stop hating your body, you also start wanting to take care of it.

http://www.runnersworld.com/weight-loss/how-i-ditched-my-fitness-apps-and-finally-learned-to-love-my-body

>> How a Simple Question Gave This Runner a New Perspective on Road Racing

“Who runs these races?” the man asked. It was something he had never thought about.

Last Saturday, I mentioned to Fred that I was a few weeks away from running my first 30K race: Hamilton’s Around the Bay, in Ontario. It’s the oldest road race in North America, and it’s just a couple hours from my house.

Not being familiar, Fred asked me “Who runs these races?”

Admittedly I was quite confused by the question. I had never really thought about it.

“Everyone,” I said. It was the most truthful answer I could think of.

“Men and women?” “Yes.”

“All ages?” “Yes.”

“All religions?” “Yes.”

“I think this is one of mankind’s greatest achievements, to have an event that everyone participates in as equals. That would never happen in many parts of the world, especially where I am from. We could never even imagine this happening in our lifetime.”

I’ve always been glad for our running community and the friendships that it offers. But I think next time I am standing at the starting line, I’m going to take a look around me and truly appreciate all that our community stands for.

http://www.runnersworld.com/other-voices/how-a-simple-question-gave-this-runner-a-new-perspective-on-road-racing

>> Two Guide-Dog Puppies Will be Named After Boston Marathon Winners

The pooches, who aren’t born yet, may become training partners for visually-impaired runners.

The winners of the 2017 Boston Marathon each receive $250,000 and international acclaim. But this year, their motivation to reach Boylston Street first just got cuter.

The New York-based nonprofit Guiding Eyes for the Blind, which breeds and trains guide dogs for visually-impaired people around the country, will name two puppies after the male and female Boston champions.

The facility expects a litter to arrive on Marathon Monday or the day after, at which time the two pups will receive the seriously speedy names.

“We saw all the wonderful diversity of names these runners have and just thought this makes a whole lot of sense,” Thomas Panek, the CEO of the organization, told Runner’s World. Panek, himself visually impaired, is training to complete his fourth Boston Marathon.

“Once they are born, it takes about two years for them to be fully trained and matched with their visually-impaired handler,” Panek said. “We plan on following these two puppies throughout the training process.”

http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire/two-guide-dog-puppies-will-be-named-after-boston-marathon-winners

>> RW Podcast: A Lifetime of Running

What it takes to run 200,000 lifetime miles; how to get your kids started running.

- Carolyn Mather has logged more lifetime miles than any other female runner—without even really knowing about it. We caught up with Carolyn to see how it feels to hold this title, and what it is, exactly, that keeps her going. (2:33)

- A real-life lesson on running with kids—and how to make sure they have a blast when hitting the road. (18:01)

- In the Kick, remembering the legendary Ed Whitlock, the many national titles for Edward Cheserek, and a lap-counting snafu on the indoor track. (27:36)

http://www.runnersworld.com/the-runners-world-show/episode-45-a-lifetime-of-running

>> What Runners Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

Doctors say that recent high-profile cases should remind athletes that they’re not exempt from screenings.

The deaths and diagnoses of high-profile runners with prostate cancer is bringing fresh attention to the disease, its relative absence of symptoms, and the need for regular screenings.

Canadian masters legend Ed Whitlock died this month of prostate cancer, five months after he ran a marathon in 3:56:33 at age 85. Don McNelly, who completed 744 marathons and claimed the record for the most marathons run by anyone over 80, died last month in New York after surviving prostate cancer in his 60s.

Both cases should serve as reminders to runners that they’re not invincible, doctors say.

“There is kind of this sense [among athletes] that, ‘I’m healthy, I exercise, I run, I don’t need to see a doctor,’” says Matthew Tollefson, M.D., a urologist at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota who treats men with prostate cancer and himself a runner. “And therefore they don’t get checked as often.”

In fact, research shows that exercise can forestall many kinds of cancer. But that doesn’t mean runners are safe from it. Cancer has passed heart disease as the number one killer of Americans under 85.

http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire/what-runners-need-to-know-about-prostate-cancer

>> 50 Years Ago, Doris Brown Put U.S. Women’s Distance Running on the Map

In March 1967, she became the first women’s international cross-country champion.

One of America’s greatest distance running talents had one major flaw: She was too fast for her time.

Up until 1967, the longest race for women that was contested in international competition was the Olympic 800 meters. That changed 50 years ago, on March 18, 1967, when the International Cross-Country Union added a 2.5-mile women’s championship.

The winner was Doris Brown, now Doris Brown Heritage, who had to pay her own way to the race from Seattle to Barry, Wales.

Once she got there, she simply ran away from the field. She won by 37 seconds, an estimated 200 yards. With only one other American there, Patricia Cole, there was no team to score for.

The new championship—and its unknown American star—had a mixed reception.

“At that first awards presentation, I had a standing ovation from all the men,” said Heritage, now 74. “Some English journalists knew more about me than I knew myself.”

Back home in the U.S., though, things were different. She cherished her tiny medal (even though the men’s trophy was huge), but her country didn’t see fit to fund her travel. “We thought after my win, the USA surely would send a team the next year, and indeed, we won in 1968—but again it was our friends and neighbors who helped financially, not our federation.”

http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire/50-years-ago-doris-brown-put-us-womens-distance-running-on-the-map

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NEW BASIN BLUES NEWS...

>> Happening This Week

  • Fri 3/24 - Hand-Brewed Beer Social
  • Sun 3/26 - Cheseboro

>> Blues News

  • < Congratulations to all the club members who ran in the LA Marathon on Sunday. Check out the results.
  • < This Sunday March 26th we'll be running at Cheseboro. It's a great opportunity to run the roads or trails you'll be running at the Great Race of Agoura. Victor, club member and HOKA rep, will be there to fit/distribute demo models of HOKA shoes.
  • < Plenty of spots still open for anyone who'd like to serve on the board!
  • < 2017 NBB Jerseys Are Here!

This year we partnered with Rabbit, a running apparel company based in Santa Barbara. Their products are manufactured here in Los Angeles, where they can keep a close eye on production and quality control.

Both men's and women's jerseys are made with their proprietary rabbitMESH material. rabbitMESH is a perforated, tight-mesh fabric that is lightweight, breathable, cling free and sag resistant. A perfect top for hikes, runs and relaxing!

- rabbitMESH is made of 92% poly/ 8% spandex

- Super lightweight quick drying

- Slim-fit but not tight

Pricing - Jerseys are specially priced at $30 until April 22. After 4/22 the price will increase to $40 (we are receiving a discount for ordering in bulk).

Purchase Jerseys - http://newbasinblues.org/nbb-assets/bludit-webpages/nbb-store

< Upcoming Races

  • The Great Race of Agoura 10K is on April 1st. Sign up and run to gets points in the first race of the first NBB Race Series!
  • Weekend of May 13th - NBB Race Trip 2017 - Muir Woods!

>> PICS - 2017 LA Marathon

http://newbasinblues.org/photos/auto-albums/plugin/nbb-photos.php#2017/2017-03-19-LAM

>> CLUB INFO

  • http://www.newbasinblues.org/
  • https://www.facebook.com/NewBasinBlues

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NOT RUNNING BUT...

>> Romanians Got Talent - MUST SEE

https://www.facebook.com/Desufletpentrusuflet/videos/1290213127734138/

>> CANNIBALISM IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM IS NOT RARE

"Cannibalism has been recorded in at least 14 species of carnivores. In pumas (Puma concolor), lynx (Lynx lynx), leopards (Panthera pardus), and sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri), it appears to occur for many of the usual reasons, including stress (due to lack of food), elimination of rivals, and increased mating opportunities.

"Heterocannibalism, in this case, eating the cubs that another male sired, is clearly a reproductive strategy in male lions (Panthera leo) after taking over a pride. Through the practice of infanticide, the incoming males terminate the maternal investment in unrelated cubs. A lioness with cubs will not come into heat for a year and a half after giving birth, but similar to what has been observed in other mammals, a lioness that loses her cubs becomes sexually receptive almost immediately. ...

http://www.delanceyplace.com/#.WNF2Lpxqt84.email

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FRIDAY - MARCH 24

>> From the NEW BASIN BLUES:

NBB Racing Series Kickoff

This Friday, March 24, let's celebrate our teammates who completed the LA Marathon and say hello to spring racing by kicking off our NBB race series, which begins next month!

We'll have 2017 NBB uniforms for sale (jersey sizes available for try-on), beer from our partner Hand Brewed Beer and free hot dogs. Come and spend next Friday night with the team! Friends and family of all ages are welcome.

Event Details

Friday, March 24 @ 6:30-10pm

Hand Brewed Beer - 9771 Variel Ave, Chatsworth, CA 91311

Pricing: $5-$7 for full pours, options available for flights and tasters

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SATURDAY - MARCH 25

>> From the SANTA MONICA MOUNTAIN GOATS:

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 7:15am at Westridge

3500 Westridge Road, Los Angeles, CA.

Free street parking but please respect the neighbors who may still be asleep, no yelling and slam your car doors quietly. There's a very small dirt parking lot at the top of Westridge Road where the paved street ends and the trail begins, but it's usually already full, so street parking is your best option.

Dogs are permitted on leashes attached to responsible owners. Hikers, joggers, runners of all ages, sizes, and abilities are welcome.

We meet at 7:15am to 1) discuss trail directions ("go straight, turn around, come back"), 2) say hello to new folks (we like to make a good impression because once you get to really know us...), and most importantly 3) to find out where the post-run refreshments will be (please say "thank you" to Liz and mean it).

We start promptly at 7:30am and everyone goes at any speed they want for 60 minutes, then at 8:30am everyone turns around to return to the starting area. Yeah, it's THAT simple. The hardest part is to stop making excuses and just show up. The even harder part is not coming, then seeing all the amazing photos afterwards in your Facebook feed or on our website, you know the ones where your friends are smiling and frolicking and the scenery is amazing and you can tell just by looking that the air was brilliantly fresh, and then you feel even more like a sad little failure for sleeping in on your pathetic old bed that you've had since high school or maybe it was college with sheets that have desperately needed washing since December.

WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF DRINK DUTY VOLUNTEERS FOR EVERY SATURDAY DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL. Please volunteer by sending an email to angela@mountaingoats.org otherwise prepare to pay the price: You've been warned. Here's your chance to be a hero.

Someday is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.

A-Force

>> From Jan of the LA ROADRUNNERS RW5:

Post-marathon medal run this Saturday morning at 7am. We meet at the totem pole on San Vicente and Ocean Blvd.

Free parking is available on Georgina or Margarita. Come early for best parking spots. Your pace leaders along with RW3 and RW5 will have donuts, coffee, quiche, and fruit etc....

Running before LARR starts in September: Two groups

1. LARC (Los Angeles Running Club)

This is where most of the PLs run during the summer on Saturday's. Meet at the Totem Pole tables. This is where our second water was during our training runs.

2. SBRC (South Bay Runners Club)

>> From the LA LEGGERS:

During the summer, many of our pace groups meet informally on Saturday mornings.

https://www.laleggers.org/training/summer-fun-runs/

>> From the SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS:

LoweBucks Run 7am – 9am

26415 Bouquet Canyon Rd Santa Clarita, CA

Saturday run at Lowes parking lot. 10 miles with various marked shorter routes. Coffee afterwards at Starbucks.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/26415+Bouquet+Canyon+Rd,+Santa+Clarita,+CA+91350/@34.4266036,-118.5404349,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80c28773c21cc6e5:0x706ff97546428b08?hl=en

>> From the TRAIL RUNNERS CLUB:

Mar 25 Santa Cruz Island trip 7:15

This is an all day trip, taking the boat to the Island, run, have lunch and take the boat back. Only for members that signed up in February.

http://trailrunnersclub.com/event/santa-cruz-island-trip-2017-03-25

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SUNDAY - MARCH 26

>> From the NEW BASIN BLUES:

03/26 - Sun - Cheseboro @ 8AM

Meet at the Old Agoura City Park

http://newbasinblues.org/nbb-assets/nbb-runs/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=32

>> From the TRAIL RUNNERS CLUB:

Mar 26 Ray Miller - Scenic Trail 7:00 10.7 mi.

The Trail Runners are a congenial group of varied abilities who run different courses in the Santa Monica Mountains every Sunday. The routes are on fire road and single-track trails varying from 9-14 miles, and are pre-marked for each run. Schedule and course descriptions can be found at www.trailrunnersclub.com . Written descriptions of many of the courses can be found in 50 Trail Runs in Southern California, written by club members. For further info, call 310-379-1068 of email us at info@trailrunnersclub.com. You have a lot to gain, and not much to lose by giving it a try.

>> From the SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS:

6:30 10 miles

Granary Square - Ralph's Parking Lot. McBean/Arroyo Park Dr

>> From the LA RUNNING CLUB:

Every Sunday – Totem Pole – 7:00 am: San Vicente and Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica

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Tread lightly,

Steve

Website Links.....

March 19, 2017 - LAM Edition

  • RACE RESULTS: SD Half; Backbone; Success; Pasadena
  • LA MARATHON: Race Coverage; Expo; Pick Up Zone; Driving to Stadium; Security Checkpoints; Nursing Moms; Charity Suites; Aid Stations; Running Pace; Entertainment Cheer Zones; Relay; Gear Check; Finish Line Festival; Beer Garden; LARR Cheer Stations; NBB Cheering Spot
  • LOCALLY-SOURCED: Leimert Park Selfie; Hiking LA Hills; Beyond the Boots
  • DID YOU SEE THAT: Whitlock Dies; Fast Female at 65; Wedding Weight Gain; Seattle Self-Defense; No Adjustment for Boston; Lap-Counting Snafu; 6 Easy Crew Steps; Better than Biking
  • NEW BASIN BLUES: This Week; LAM Cheer; Board Members; Pics
  • NOT RUNNING BUT: New Lyme Disease

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>> SATURDAY - MARCH 18

  • SANTA MONICA MOUNTAIN GOATS - Fryman Canyon - 7:15
  • LA ROADRUNNERS - 15-20 min + 4x strides - on your own
  • LA LEGGERS - 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica for 1 mile - 7:00/6:45
  • SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS - Santa Clarita for up to 10 miles - 7:00
  • Rockin' Shamrock 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
  • Cheetah Runners St. Patrick's Day 5k
  • LA BIG 5K

>> SUNDAY - MARCH 19

  • NEW BASIN BLUES - LA Marathon Cheering Spot between Mile 22 2 3- 7:00
  • LA ROADRUNNERS CHEER STATIONS - LA Marathon Miles 17 22
  • TRAIL RUNNERS CLUB - Leo Carrillo Beach to Nicholas Flat for 8 or more miles - 7:00
  • SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS - LA Marathon
  • ADHD 5K Hero Walk/Run
  • Spring Into Fitness Walk/Run 5k
  • LA Marathon

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FUTURE EVENTS:

http://www.raceplace.com/running-walking

March 2017

  • 25 Spring Equinox 5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon
  • 25 CRUISE THE SHORELINE 10k
  • 25 VALENCIA Trail Race Ultra, Half Marathon
  • 25 March Madness 2, 4, 8 and 16 Miler
  • 26 Claremont Classic
  • 26 Cottontail Half Marathon 5k 10k
  • 27 SPRING 7 DAY 1 10k, 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon
  • 29 SPRING 7 DAY 3 10k
  • 31 SPRING 7 DAY 5 10k

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RACE RESULTS:

>> San Diego Half

  • James McGuire 1.31.08 4th in div

>> Backbone Trail 68M

  • Adam Talan 16.33.57 2nd in div
  • Ken Lewis 18.20.59
  • Mellisa Ireland 19.11.13

>> Run for Success 5K

  • Gary Deitsch 29.15 2nd in div
  • Barbara Deitsch 54.12

>> Pasadena 5K

  • Josue Diaz 20.35 3rd in div, 3rd overall

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>> From the New Basin Blues:

Want more running news?

We can't possibly cover all running related news but our former President Steve Matsuda gives it a try with a weekly Runners Report email. The Runners' Report is a free weekly e-newsletter with information on club runs, races and related news for runners in the Los Angeles area. To receive the emails you must join the yahoo group here.

Join the Runners Report Yahoo Group >>> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/JustDo262/info

For easier access we sometimes post them on our NBB website here:

Runners Report on NBB Website >>> http://newbasinblues.org/nbb-assets/nbb-runnersreport/index-runnersreport.php

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LOS ANGELES MARATHON...

>> Excerpts from the LA Marathon Final Race Instructions

> RACE COVERAGE

  • KTLA5 in Los Angeles will provide live television coverage of the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon beginning at 6:00 am PDT.
  • WGN America will provide national live television coverage of the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon beginning at 7:00 am PDT.
  • KTLA.com will also provide live online streaming of the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon broadcast beginning at 7:00 am PDT.

> HEALTH FITNESS EXPO

The Health Fitness Expo hosts over 130 exhibitors featuring brand-new designs in running gear and shoes, as well as the latest developments in sports, fitness, and nutrition.

LOCATION Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

DATES HOURS

Friday, March 17: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 18: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

PARKING

Convention center parking is available for $25 (rate set by LACC). Additional offsite parking is available at LA Live and in parking lots surrounding the convention center.

> RUNNER PICK UP ZONE

This year, the City of Santa Monica will be providing a designated runner pickup area to allow family members and App-based ride hailing services (e.g. Uber Lyft) to conveniently pick up runners after the Marathon without the need to park. The runner pick-up zone will be along the East side of 5th Street between Broadway and Wilshire Blvd. To access this area, take I-10 West and exit 5th Street. Continue past Colorado Ave and Broadway. Three blocks of loading zone will be provided on the right-hand side of the street. To return to the freeway, turn right at Santa Monica Blvd, Arizona Ave, or Wilshire Blvd and then right at Lincoln Blvd.

> DRIVING TO DODGER STADIUM

Vehicle access to Dodger Stadium is ONLY permitted through the Golden State Gate (1850 Academy Rd, Los Angeles, CA), accessible via I-5. All other Dodger Stadium parking gates will be closed to vehicular traffic.

DROP-OFF If you are getting dropped off at Dodger Stadium, you must enter through the Golden State Gate, accessible via I-5. Use the LEFT lanes leading into the Golden State Gate and proceed to the Runner Drop-Off Area in Parking Lot 4.

PARKING If you are parking at Dodger Stadium, you must enter through the Golden State Gate, accessible via I-5. Use the RIGHT lanes leading into the Golden State Gate and proceed to the Runner Parking Area in Parking Lot 3.

THERE IS NO SHUTTLE TRANSPORTATION FROM THE FINISH LINE TO DODGER STADIUM AFTER THE RACE. ALL VEHICLES MUST BE PICKED UP BY 6 PM.

THE DOWNTOWN AND SUNSET GATES WILL NOT BE OPENED TO VEHICLES.

> SECURITY CHECKPOINTS

Participants who park their cars or get dropped off at Dodger Stadium will be required to access the Start Line at Dodger Stadium through one of three Security Checkpoints. All participants are subject to search and all bags will be screened by security personnel. Participants must use the clear plastic event-issued Participant Bag for carried gear. Non-transparent bags, backpacks, or suitcases will not be accepted at UPS Gear Check under any circumstances.

Participants who are riding a shuttle to Dodger Stadium (Santa Monica, Union Station, and Downtown LA Hotels) will be required to go through a security checkpoint screening prior to boarding their shuttle. Participants will NOT have to go through a second security check at Dodger Stadium.

> NURSING MOTHER ACCOMODATIONS

If you are nursing or pumping we have made accommodations for you to have private space at the start line, as well as at half way point along the course. If you need this accommodation, please visit the information booth at the expo or email info@goconqur.com for detailed information.

> CHARITY SUITES

Charity Runners with “Charity Suites” designation on their race bib can access their Charity Suite on the Club Level of Dodger Stadium. Runners should make their way past the Right Field Pavilion toward Parking Lot J to access the stairways that lead to the Club Level. Runners must show their bib designation to enter the Club Level.

> AID STATIONS

There are 22 Aid Stations located across the course at approximately every mile from Mile 2 – Mile 25. All Aid Stations will feature both Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula (Lemon Lime). At all Aid Stations, electrolyte tables will be positioned first followed by water. Participants are advised to continue moving through an Aid Station if the first tables are crowded in order to conveniently obtain fluids.

> RUNNING A 15:00+ MINUTE PER MILE PACE

The Marathon course will be closed to vehicular traffic during the event for 6hours, 30 minutes after the last runner has crossed the start line. Participants that maintain a 15:00 minute per mile pace will complete the race under the finish line structure with streets closed. Participants keeping a pace slower than 15:00 minutes per mile should be aware that the course will reopen to vehicular traffic on a rolling basis. At this point, participants who wish to continue must leave the roadway, run on the sidewalk and assume the role of a pedestrian obeying all traffic laws and signals.

Late Water Stations will be available at miles 15, 17, 19, 23 for participants who proceed at a pace more than 15:00 per mile. Sufficient Finish Line personnel will remain on duty until 2:30 pm (6:30 finish time) to record times for runners, hand out medals and to provide medical assistance and refreshments. Those finishing after 6 hours, 30 minutes will be required to finish the Marathon in Palisades Park, adjacent to the Finish Line.

> ENTERTAINMENT AND CHEER ZONES

More than 100 cheering stations and bands will line the course to support, motivate, and entertain the runners and spectators alike.

> CHARITY RELAY AT THE EXPO

Charity Relay runners will be issued bibs in the 90,000 range. Relay partners are assigned corresponding race bibs. For example, partner #1 will be issued bib# 90,500 while partner #2 will be issued bib# 91,500. The last three digits of the bib# must match. If you and your partner’s bib numbers do not match as presented above, please visit the Solutions desk at the Expo. The order in which the bibs are used does not matter if the partners have corresponding bibs (Leg 1 runner can have bib 91,500 – does not have to be 90,500). Do not switch bib numbers.

> UPS GEAR CHECK

Participants that check gear at Dodger Stadium prior to the race will be able to retrieve their gear at UPS Gear Check located in the Runner Secured Finish Zone on Ocean Ave north of Arizona Ave. Gear Check not collected by 2:30 pm when the Finish Line closes will be transported back to the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon office. Participants can call the office to collect gear the week after the race (213-542-3000).

> FINISHING THE RACE

The final approach to the Finish Line on Ocean Ave south of Washington Ave will be closed to all spectators and non-credentialed public. Runners in their final approach must CLEARLY display their bibs on the front of their body. Any runners that do not have a race bib, “bandits”, will be immediately pulled off-course prior to crossing the Finish Line.

Please do not attempt to cross the Finish Line with friends, family (including children), or “pacers” as they will be immediately pulled off-course by security personnel.

> FINISH FESTIVAL

The Finish Festival is home to the Angel City Brewery Beer Garden, Clif Bar live stream of the Finish Line, food trucks, live music and other fun entertainment and giveaways! The Finish Festival is located at the intersection of 2nd Street and Santa Monica Blvd and is open from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Once runners exit the Runner Secured Finish Zone, they should make a left and head east on Santa Monica Blvd toward the Finish Festival.

> ANGEL CITY BREWERY BEER GARDEN

All runners and spectators 21 years of age and older are eligible to receive one complimentary beer (wristband or ID required) and additional beers for purchase! Celebrate at the Angel City Brewery Beer Garden (open from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm) located within the Finish Festival. Participants and spectators of legal age can pick up their complimentary beer garden wristband at the Health Fitness Expo at the Beer Garden counter adjacent to the Information counters (ID required). Participants can also pick up a wristband at the Beer

Garden on race day (ID required).

>> From the LA Roadrunners:

LARR Cheer Stations

We would like to invite your family and friends to come join us and CHEER for our LARR family at the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon.

CHEER STATIONS

LARR will have TWO CHEER STATIONS along the marathon course.

  • o Location one: Mile 17 – Rodeo Wilshire Blvd. § Evolution Physical Therapy will be on site
  • o Location two: Mile 22 –Gorham San Vicente Blvd. by the Whole Foods in Brentwood.

Each location will be supported by LARR athletes and will include “Cow Bells” for spectators, HOT SHOT, Cliff Bars, GU, Shot blocks, Pretzels, etc. (cold towels if a hot day).

>> From the New Basin Blues:

NBB - LA Marathon Cheering Spot

It is an NBB tradition to go cheer for our friends running the LA Marathon. Our usual cheering spot is on the corner of San Vicente Blvd and Gretna Green Way, between mile 22 and 23 of the marathon course.

Get there early to find parking. Street parking only, please read the signs carefully.

Race starts at 7am, the pros will should be passing mile 23 by near 9am so plan your arrival accordingly

Bring your cowbells and lots of love.

NBB LA Marathon Meetup map

http://newbasinblues.org/runs/meetup-maps/meetup-map-lamarathon.jpg

http://newbasinblues.org/nbb-assets/nbb-runs/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=18

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LOCALLY-SOURCED:

>> Selfie of white joggers in African American neighborhood sets off debate, and quest for understanding

It was the selfie that set Leimert Park talking.

There was DeMille Halliburton, his arm outstretched in the foreground, shooting a photo of the Saturday running group the African American entertainment industry insurer has long organized.

Behind him stood eight white neighbors, smiling under a sunny sky, a few holding on to their dogs’ leashes. Tucked in the very back were two black runners.

The photo Halliburton uploaded that day in October set off a storm of debate in Leimert Park, a middle-class, traditionally African American neighborhood.

The photo generated numerous comments on social media, with many expressing concerns about what they saw as the neighborhood’s changing demographics. For some blacks, the photo was a symbol of how they were losing clout in the neighborhood amid rising home values.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-leimert-park-20170208-story.html

>> Hiking is the star of hills in Los Angeles

As the Oscars approach on Feb. 26, we check out a variety of trails that rise above and away from the glitz and glam of the City of Angels to provide heavenly views.

“L.A. is a great big freeway,” as Dionne Warwick famously sang. Except when it isn’t. You will, of course, find vast endless roads and expressways choked with traffic in Los Angeles, but you’ll also find parkland — sprawling, picturesque green spaces with magnificent views, meant to be enjoyed in sensible shoes.

Loews, my hotel in Hollywood, is right next to the TCL Chinese Theatre — formerly Grauman’s — on the Walk of Fame, where people dressed up as movie stars and superheroes pose for pictures with tourists. My room, though, looks out over the Hollywood Hills, where mansions stud the slopes and the Hollywood sign glows in the morning sunlight, somehow smaller than you may imagine, but still visible from nearly everywhere.

I’ve had a hectic six months of travel, eating rich food and being driven everywhere, so I’ve come to Los Angeles to get fit and healthy, and after an acai bowl for breakfast in the hotel restaurant, my first hike begins in a parking lot in Bronson Canyon-Griffith Park. On a cloudless morning, the trail is full of prosperous-looking Angelenos, jogging or walking their many dogs.

https://www.thestar.com/life/travel/2017/02/16/hiking-is-the-star-of-hills-in-los-angeles.html

>> Malibu: Beyond the Boots

There are more ways than one to tackle the 500+ miles of trails in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Opportunities abound for those who want to pedal, ride and climb.

“There are wild places within the greater Los Angeles area and we encourage people to come out and enjoy them,” Zachary Behrens, senior communications fellow for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA), said. The trails that access these wild places are often open to more than just hikers — bikers, equestrians and climbers are also welcome to explore much of this backcountry. In fact, the terrain in the Santa Monica Mountains, including the myriad fire roads, rock formations and cliffs, and stunning ridge trails is ideal for those who want to try new outdoor pursuits. Here are some tips and suggestions, plus some rules of the road.

http://www.malibutimes.com/malibu_life/article_40210d6e-002b-11e7-aa16-c776d1c68a92.html

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DID YOU SEE THAT:

>> Masters Marathon Legend Ed Whitlock Dies at 86

The Canadian, who broke 3:00 in the marathon in his 70s and 4:00 at age 85, succumbed to prostate cancer.

Ed Whitlock, the Canadian runner who rewrote the 70+ record books and forever altered conceptions of human endurance performance in older age, died on Monday in Toronto, not far from his home in Milton, Ontario. Whitlock was 86. A statement released by family listed the cause of death as prostate cancer.

In 2003, at 72, Whitlock became the first person 70 or older to break 3:00 in the marathon, with a 2:59:10 at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. A year later, at 73, he lowered that 70+ best to 2:54:49. Over the ensuing years, Whitlock set age-group marks in the 70+, 75+, 80+, and 85+ age groups at distances from 1500 meters up through the marathon. Just last October, at 85, he ran 3:56:33 at the Toronto Marathon, becoming the first in his age group to break 4:00 and taking 28 minutes off the previous 85+ record.

Whitlock was renown for his modesty and simplicity. He once told Running Times, “I never know what to say to people who say, ‘You’re an inspiration.’ What do you say to that? I'm not an inspiring person at all.” The legions of runners who cheered his every race argued otherwise.

http://www.runnersworld.com/ed-whitlock/masters-marathon-legend-ed-whitlock-dies-at-86

>> Kathryn Martin Runs Blazing Fast Mile at Age 65

Although she forgot her suitcase with her spikes and gear, the masters champion set a world best.

American and world records don’t come easily for Kathryn Martin, but anyone would be excused for thinking otherwise. On March 2, on the indoor track at the Armory in New York, Martin sped to a 5:51.74 mile, the fastest ever run by a woman age 65 or over, indoors or out.

Two weeks before the Armory mile, at the U.S. masters indoor championships in mile-high Albuquerque, New Mexico, Martin lowered the world indoor 65–69 standard to 6:01.46. She also set the global 800-meter record during the meet with a 2:44.35 and won at 3,000 meters in 11:53.52.

http://www.runnersworld.com/masters/kathryn-martin-runs-blazing-fast-mile-at-age-65

>> The Healthy Reasons Why Emma Coburn Plans to Gain Weight for Her Wedding

All runners experience natural changes in their physiques throughout the year. This Olympian will welcome a few more pounds on her big day.

Emma Coburn, the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist in the steeplechase, is the picture of athleticism anybody would expect from a world-class runner—chiseled, muscular, and fit.

But the images of Coburn, 26, that appear in media like the 2016 ESPN Body Issue aren’t exactly what she hopes to look like at her wedding in October, she first told People magazine last week, then explained further to Runner’s World on Sunday.

Like all runners, when she’s in peak season and the training intensity is high, Coburn naturally loses weight and becomes very lean. It’s not a process she’s focused on—it just happens by running many miles, lifting, and cranking up speed workouts. In fact, she rarely relies on a scale for feedback. She planned her wedding day to fall during her running break, when she says she’ll fill out the dress a little more and feel free to indulge in whatever food and drinks she craves.

http://www.runnersworld.com/elite-runners/the-healthy-reasons-why-emma-coburn-plans-to-gain-weight-for-her-wedding

>> Seattle Runner Attacked Midrun Fought Like Hell to Defeat Her Offender

Kelly Herron used self-defense techniques she’d learned just three weeks earlier.

“Not today, motherf***er.”

Kelly Herron, a 36-year-old Seattle runner attacked in a public restroom last week, repeated that battle cry while fighting—and ultimately defeating—her offender.

Herron was four miles into a 10-mile marathon training run in popular Golden Gardens Park on Sunday, March 5, when she paused for a bathroom break. As she was drying her hands, she realized something was off. She turned to see a man who had been hiding in one of the stalls.

http://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/seattle-runner-attacked-midrun-fought-like-hell-to-defeat-her-offender

>> Boston Marathon Won’t Accept Adjusted Times From Woodlands Marathoners

A course error left runners short of 26.2 miles, leaving them unable to submit their times to qualify for Boston.

After runners were misdirected at the Woodlands Marathon in Texas on March 4, Race Director Willie Fowlkes has confirmed that anyone who wanted to use their time to qualify for the 2018 Boston Marathon will not be able to.

Race management posted a statement to their Facebook page on March 9:

“Regretfully, runners for The Woodlands Marathon 2017 event will not be eligible to qualify and enter registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon,” Fowlkes said. “It is extremely disappointing that The Woodlands Marathon will not be represented for the 2018 event.”

He goes on to say that runners who would have qualified will receive a discounted entry to next year’s race if they contact the organization before May 1.

http://www.runnersworld.com/races/update-boston-marathon-wont-accept-adjusted-times-from-woodlands-marathoners

>> Lap-Counting Snafu Mars End of Championship Race

Here’s why it pays to listen to your coach.

If college runners can learn anything from the finals of the men’s 3,000 meters at the 2017 U Sports Track and Field Indoor Championships, it’s this: Always listen to your coach.

That’s what propelled Antoine Thibeault of Laval University to first place in the event during the Canadian university championship meet in Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday. The victory came after some confusion when the University of Guelph’s Connor Black and Western University’s Jack Sheffar went into their final kick 200 meters too early, believing the race was almost over, Canadian Running first reported. (Skip to 3:25 in the video to see what they thought was the last lap. The commentators were also thrown off.)

http://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/watch-lap-counting-snafu-mars-end-of-championship-race

>> How to Crew an Ultramarathon in 6 Easy Steps

Supporting a runner who might be racing for two days straight takes patience and attention to detail.

When Rob Krar asked me to be a member of his crew for his first 100-mile race at the 2013 Western States Endurance Run, I didn’t even think about it. I have a college degree, how hard could this possibly be? Never mind that I had yet to attend any event longer than 26.2 miles, I was in. See you in Squaw, as they say (in reference to the starting line in Squaw Valley, California).

But what I didn’t account for is that supporting somebody running 100 miles requires driving 250 miles on remote dirt roads to far-flung aid stations where GPS and cell phones don’t work, when it’s 105 degrees outside and the car’s air conditioning goes kaput halfway through. It’s lugging heavy coolers and chairs two miles down a canyon, waiting hours in places that feel like the surface of the sun so you can enthusiastically greet your uncommunicative athlete for approximately 90 seconds, then dragging all that gear back up to the car, only to pack and unpack it five more times before the finish.

http://www.runnersworld.com/ultramarathons/how-to-crew-an-ultramarathon-in-6-easy-steps

>> 37 Reasons Running Is SO Much Better Than Bicycling

Never mind what our colleagues at that bicycling magazine say, here’s why running is the real best sport.

Our colleagues over at Riding Around on a Bicycle magazine recently tossed a jab at the world’s best sport with a little article called 7 Reasons Why Cycling is Better Than Running.

We took a look, and their arguments don’t seem to hold a lot of water. They basically boil down to admitting runners are tougher, enjoying the ability to coast, and thinking those silly outfits look good (please!)

Of course, there are a lot more than seven reasons why running is actually better. Here are just a few:

http://www.runnersworld.com/fun/37-reasons-running-is-so-much-better-than-bicycling

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NEW BASIN BLUES NEWS...

>> Happening This Week

Sun 3/19 - LA Marathon Run and Cheer

>> Featured News

On Sunday 3/19 join us for an NBB tradition - LA Marathon run and cheer. We'll meet at 7am for the run and then hang out and cheer on the marathoners. See the website for details. Best of luck to all New Basin Blues members, family and friends running on Sunday: Todd, Chris, Lubos, Michelle, Paul, Lauren, Levine, Megan, Claude and Toby - apologies to anyone missed.

What to bring:

running clothes and shoes, your New Basin Blues shirt/jersey, snacks and water - to share if you wish, your coffee mug, lawn chair, costumes, signs and spirit gear! your smile and best cheer!

http://newbasinblues.org/nbb-assets/nbb-runs/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=18

>> Board Members Needed

This June, New Basin Blues will elect the board members for the next board term. If you've ever said something starting with "The club should...", being on the Board or a committee is an opportunity to make that happen. If you are interested in being on the Board, please email Caryn and Tim Panec. timandcaryn@earthlink.net

If you want more information about what being on the board entails, talk to a current or former board member. Current board members are Amir, Todd, Alex, Jen and Tim.

>> PICS - Paramount Ranch

http://newbasinblues.org/photos/auto-albums/plugin/nbb-photos.php#2017/2017-03-12-ParamountRanch

>> CLUB INFO

http://www.newbasinblues.org/

https://www.facebook.com/NewBasinBlues

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NOT RUNNING BUT...

>> Beyond Lyme: New Tick-Borne Diseases On The Rise In U.S.

It all started in the shower. Tucker Lane looked down, and there they were.

"Two ticks, on my right hip, directly next to each other," he says.

At the time, Lane didn't think much about it. He grew up on Cape Cod. Ticks are everywhere there in the summer. "Just another tick bite. Not a big deal," he thought.

That was June. In September, everything changed.

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/03/11/519518318/beyond-lyme-new-tick-borne-diseases-on-the-rise-in-u-s

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SATURDAY - MARCH 18

>> From the SANTA MONICA MOUNTAIN GOATS:

Los Angeles, This Is Your Backyard!

Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Fryman Canyon, 7:15am

You can hike, jog, or sprint, we don't care, it's not a race, we don't judge, you're not too skinny or too fat, and it doesn't cost anything, so there are no excuses.

3431 Fryman Road, Studio City, CA

Free parking but get there early because the small lot fills up quickly. Otherwise you'll need to struggle with finding limited street parking in the surrounding neighborhoods.

This trail is dog friendly for responsible owners who use leashes and doggie bags.

Meet in the lot at 7:15am, there's usually a few announcements and trail directions are discussed (although not always agreed upon). We start promptly at 7:30am. Everyone goes as fast or as slow as they want for 60 minutes (or more, or less, whatever you'd like). At 8:30am, simply turn around and return to the parking lot where everyone will finish by 9:30am and you'll enjoy free refreshments courtesy of Regina and Marc.

Please leave the trail cleaner than you found it (set a good example for others by picking up trash along the way even if it isn't yours), and be sure to thank Regina and Marc for bringing drinks.

HAPPY BAAAAH-THDAYS!! Peter N (3/13) and Sydney R (3/18)

Go outside. Now.

A-Force

>> From the LA ROADRUNNERS:

WEEK 26 MILEAGE - On Your Own

BEGINNER: 15 min aerobic run + 4 x strides INTERMEDIATE:15 min aerobic run + 4 x strides ADVANCED:20 min easy + 4 x strides

>> From the LA LEGGERS:

1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Sat Mar 18 - 1 mile

7 am: Get Pumped! - with Olympian Alysia Montano

After the talk: run or walk

Route: Special Route to California

Boston Bound 6:45 am - 1 mile

THIS IS IT!!!!! Come get last minute info, bring things to put in the bins you want to meet you at our support stations, get your back bibs, and be inspired by Olympian Alysia Montano! We’ll do 1 mile after the talk as a club, no pace groups, no mentors – just run or walk, repeating the route we did for the new member orientations.

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE RACING ON SUNDAY!

>> From the SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS:

LoweBucks Run 7am – 9am

26415 Bouquet Canyon Rd Santa Clarita, CA

Saturday run at Lowes parking lot. 10 miles with various marked shorter routes. Coffee afterwards at Starbucks.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/26415+Bouquet+Canyon+Rd,+Santa+Clarita,+CA+91350/@34.4266036,-118.5404349,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80c28773c21cc6e5:0x706ff97546428b08?hl=en

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SUNDAY - MARCH 19

>> From the NEW BASIN BLUES:

NBB - LA Marathon Cheering Spot

It is an NBB tradition to go cheer for our friends running the LA Marathon. Our usual cheering spot is on the corner of San Vicente Blvd and Gretna Green Way, between mile 22 and 23 of the marathon course.

Get there early to find parking. Street parking only, please read the signs carefully.

Race starts at 7am, the pros will should be passing mile 23 by near 9am so plan your arrival accordingly

Bring your cowbells and lots of love.

NBB LA Marathon Meetup map

http://newbasinblues.org/runs/meetup-maps/meetup-map-lamarathon.jpg

http://newbasinblues.org/nbb-assets/nbb-runs/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=18

>> From the TRAIL RUNNERS CLUB:

Mar 19 Leo Carrillo Beach to Nicholas Flat 7:00 8 or more miles

The Trail Runners are a congenial group of varied abilities who run different courses in the Santa Monica Mountains every Sunday. The routes are on fire road and single-track trails varying from 9-14 miles, and are pre-marked for each run. Schedule and course descriptions can be found at www.trailrunnersclub.com . Written descriptions of many of the courses can be found in 50 Trail Runs in Southern California, written by club members. For further info, call 310-379-1068 of email us at info@trailrunnersclub.com. You have a lot to gain, and not much to lose by giving it a try.

>> From the SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS:

LA Marathon

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Tread lightly,

Steve

Website Links.....

March 5, 2017 - NBB Series

 

  • RACE RESULTS: SD Trail; Orange Curtin; Screenland; LASAA Mug #8; Friendship; Gasparilla; Brea
  • LOCALLY-SOURCED: NBB Race Series; AC Course Change; Verdugo Training; Snap LAM; Hotfoot Hamster; Diamond on the Rough
  • DID YOU SEE THAT: Teen Breaks Decker's Mark; Sara Explains Breakthru; 40 Years Between Sub-3s; 99 Pips 92 at Post; Comfort Medal; Down Syndrome Dance; Shoe Snafus; Shelter Dog Run
  • NEW BASIN BLUES: This Week; Racing Weekend; 2017 Race Series; Pics
  • NOT RUNNING BUT: Girls Day Dolls

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>> SATURDAY - MARCH 4

  • Road Rage Runners - LAM Preview at Santa Monica Pier - 6:30
  • SANTA MONICA MOUNTAIN GOATS - Cheseboro - 8:00
  • LA ROADRUNNERS - Westminster Elementary School in Venice for 12-14 miles - 6:30
  • LA LEGGERS - 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica - Check with Club
  • SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS - Santa Clarita for up to 10 miles - 7:00
  • ROCKIN' THE BEACHFRONT 10k, 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon
  • >> SUNDAY - MARCH 5
  • NEW BASIN BLUES - Ahmanson Ranch - 8:00
  • TRAIL RUNNERS CLUB - Liberty Canyon for 11 miles - 7:00
  • SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS - Granary Square for 12 miles - 6:30
  • LA RUNNING CLUB - Totem Pole in Santa Monica - 7:00
  • Winter's End 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
  • The Train Run Half Marathon & 626 Golden Streets Festival 5k, Half Marathon

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FUTURE EVENTS:

http://www.raceplace.com/running-walking

 

March 2017

  • 07 Beginners Running Club 60 Session 3
  • 11 Dolphin Dash 5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon
  • 11 La Habra Races 1k, 5k
  • 11 SAINTS RUN 8th Annual Fun Run 5k
  • 11 St Patrick's Day 5K 2017
  • 11 Race For Success 5k Run/Walk
  • 11 Conquer Our Run St. Pattie's Quest 10k, 5k
  • 11 La Habra Run 5K Runners
  • 11 Dolphin Dash 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon
  • 11 Pasadena Triathlon & 5k
  • 11 Catalina Island Marathon
  • 12 4th Annual St. Patrick's Day 5k/10k Fun Run/Walk
  • 12 RUN DEO RUN Trail Races benefitting Students Run LA 10k, 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon, Trail
  • 18 Rockin' Shamrock 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
  • 18 Cheetah Runners St. Patrick's Day 5k
  • 18 LA BIG 5K
  • 19 ADHD 5K Hero Walk/Run
  • 19 Spring Into Fitness Walk/Run 5k
  • 19 LA Marathon
  • 25 Spring Equinox 5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon
  • 25 CRUISE THE SHORELINE 10k
  • 25 VALENCIA Trail Race Ultra, Half Marathon
  • 25 March Madness 2, 4, 8 and 16 Miler
  • 26 Claremont Classic
  • 26 Cottontail Half Marathon 5k 10k
  • 27 SPRING 7 DAY 1 10k, 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon
  • 29 SPRING 7 DAY 3 10k
  • 31 SPRING 7 DAY 5 10k

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RACE RESULTS:

>> San Diego Trail Marathon

  • Nickademus Hollon 3:02:10 2nd overall

>> Orange Curtin 100K

  • Jenny Welch 10:11:44 1st overall
  • Jack Cheng 10:34:15 1st male, 2nd overall

>> Orange Curtin 50K

  • Elena Makovskaya 4:00:01 1st overall
  • Lauri Luik 4:19:29 1st male, 2nd overall
  • Ben Gaetos 5:45:09 2nd in div
  • Michael Berger 5:57:17 3rd, PR
  • Deo Jaravata 6:43:26
  • Donn Ozaki 7:17:48
  • Mieko Priedkalns 8:36:57
  • Myrna Rowland 8:58:02
  • Debra Jorgensen 9:12:32
  • Gary Hilliard 9:40:19
  • Mark Ryne 10:09:10

>> Orange Curtin 30K

  • Diana Rush 3:24:48 1st female overall, 2nd overall
  • Steve Matsuda 5:55:35 2nd in div, 3rd male overall
  • Mari Muki 6:17:57 3rd in div
  • Pamela Hilliard 8:39:00 1st

>> Screenland 5k

  • Liz Warren 23:27 3rd in div

>> LASAA Mug Run #8 5k

  • Bady Salas 22:25 1st in div, 2nd overall

>> LASAA Mug Run #8 10K

  • Rosa Melendez 45:04 3rd in div

>> SRLA Friendship Run 18 mile

  • Paul Schuster 2:38:56
  • Helga Jessen 4:25:12 2nd in div

>> Gasparilla Half

  • Dee Dee Urquhart 3.25.54

>> Brea 8K

  • Van Zuyle 30.51 3rd in div
  • Naomi Bisagno 31.34 3rd in div
  • Chris Hartley 32.52
  • Tim Panec 33.44
  • Lubos Brieda 34.16
  • Claude Rossignol 34.40
  • Mike Hajek 34.53
  • Doug Humphries 34.58 5th
  • Todd Covert 35.24
  • Amir Medovoi 35.54
  • Joe Ogata 40.32 3rd
  • Sandra Brieda 41.05
  • Helga Jessen 53.15 1st

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>> From the NEW BASIN BLUES:

Introducing the 2017 NBB Race Series

  • 4/1 - Old Agoura 10K (Great Race of Agoura)
  • 4/15 - Ahmanson 12K
  • 5/7 - Verdugo 10K
  • 6/4 - Love Run 10K
  • 6/24 - Wildwood Park 10K
  • 7/12 - NBB Basin 5000
  • 8/15 - NBB Hansen Dam 10K = Championship Race

Our goal in 2017 is to improve the experience of our race season. For the past two years we put together a team for the USATF XC series, which is very competitive but has low marketing exposure. We want to continue the USATF series because it's team-oriented but we would also like to participate in races that get more bang for our buck, hence our very own NBB Race Series. More details below.

>> From FB:

Per RD Ken Hamada here is a course change for the 2017 race.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210491237771863&set=gm.1265778843490356&type=3&theater

 

>> From the Verdugo Mountains 10K Trail Run and Hike

TRAIL RUN & HIKE TRAINING - STARTING MARCH 5TH!!

Starting March 5th, join us every Sunday (except Easter) for our free training program. Led by our Race Director, Charlie Marko, you'll get the guidance you need to be ready for race day. Whether you're a "first timer" whose goal is to cross the finish line, or a veteran trail runner looking to improve upon your time from last year, this program is for you.

The training group meets at 8:00am in front of the Verdugo Mountains 10K banner near the Doctors House. Be sure to bring water and wear approprate footwear and clothing.

Class Dates: March 5th, March 12th, March 19th, March 26th, April 2nd, April 9th, April 23rd, and April 30th. (We will not meet on Easter Sunday, April 16th)

ALSO - DICKS Sporting Goods will provide 100 water bottles to the first 100 trainees for the 8 weeks of training

http://runtheverdugos.com/index.htm

 

>> Snapchat Geofilters Will Line the Los Angeles Marathon Course

...and Snapchat will set its first world record.

Snapchat is taking their geofilters to the next level at the Los Angeles Marathon on March 19. The company, which is set to go public today, plans to make social media history by lining the iconic course with more than 40 marathon-themed geofilters.

Snapchat designed geofilters, which are essentially frames users can apply to their pictures, that highlight landmarks on the race course, giving runners a unique way to share their experience. Participants and spectators can use the function to celebrate important places such as Dodger Stadium and the Santa Monica Pier.

In addition to fun, Snapchat is hoping to set a world record. More than 24,000 runners and over a 500,000 spectators will have the chance to be a part of the “Longest On-Demand Geofilter Initiative,” spanning about 27 miles.

“This is an exciting way for our athletes, spectators, and the Los Angeles community to engage with one another on a social level while simultaneously setting a world record,” said Chief Executive Tracy Russell of the Conqur Endurance Group, the organizer of the Los Angeles Marathon, in a press release.

http://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/snapchat-geofilters-will-line-the-los-angeles-marathon-course

 

>> Hotfoot Hamster

We’re bringing it back! The Hotfoot Hamster will return to Nardini Manor for 24 Hour and 12 Hour fixed-time events on the 500 meter USATF certified course (road). The course is a flat crushed gravel loop that winds its way around the grounds of Nardini Manor.

MAY 6-7, 2017 - 24 Hour | 12 Hour - Buckeye, AZ

http://www.aravaiparunning.com/hotfoot-hamster/

 

>> Diamond on the Rough

Follow the unlikely journey of former Major League Baseball player Eric Byrnes from the diamond to the rough trails of the 2016 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. Byrnes attempts to become the first former mainstream professional athlete to complete the grueling 100 mile course which navigates 19,000 feet of elevation gain and 23,000 feet of descent across the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Byrnes relies on his crew of family and friends, including former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong, to help him through the arduous process which challenges both his physical and psychological limits.

Showing on the Pac12 Network

Sun 3/5 6:00pm-7:00pm, 9:00pm-10:00pm

Mon 3/6 8:30pm-9:30pm

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DID YOU SEE THAT:

>> New York Teen Breaks 43-Year-Old Record Held by Mary Decker

Samantha Watson, an 800-meter ace, will compete in the U.S. indoor championships this weekend.

When Samantha Watson lined up for the 800 meters at the Millrose Games on February 11, she had one goal: She wanted to break the New York state record for the indoor 800 meters. That mark stood at 2:03.59.

But there was a surprise in store for Watson.

A 17-year-old senior at Rush-Henrietta High School, Watson crossed the line in sixth place against a deep professional field in 2:01.78, easily erasing the old New York high school mark.

Several minutes later she learned she had bested a much more prestigious record: the U.S. high school and junior indoor time of 2:01.80, recorded in 1974, by Mary Decker. Decker’s record was 43 years old.

“For indoors that’s very fast,” Watson told Runner’s World in a phone interview on February 25. “Especially when I haven’t even gone that fast outdoors.”

http://www.runnersworld.com/high-school/new-york-teen-breaks-43-year-old-record-held-by-mary-decker

 

>> Sara Hall Explains Her Breakthrough at Fast Tokyo Marathon

Wilson Kipsang went for a world record while Sarah Chepchirchir of Kenya wins with a four-minute personal best.

When Sara Hall moved off the track, where she competed in the middle distances, she went straight for a vastly different event: the marathon. Since her debut in 2015, she’s already competed in a half dozen 26.2-mile races. The Tokyo Marathon on Sunday marked her biggest breakthrough yet: She finished sixth in 2:28:26.

Beating the 2:30 barrier has been a goal she’s chased from the beginning. Prior to racing Tokyo, the closest Hall came was 2:30:06 at the 2016 London Marathon.

Hall, 33, is coached by her husband, Ryan Hall, the fastest American-born marathoner in history, who retired last year. He and their four daughters joined her in December during a training stint in Ethiopia, where she decided to try something new.

“I had trained there a lot before, but I decided this time I wanted to try out joining with a group and really buying in,” Hall said. “We are thinking about moving there in the future, so I wanted to see if joining a team would be enjoyable for my career.”

When Hall had trained in Ethiopia other times, she stuck to her own schedule—but now that she’s learned the language and gotten to know other athletes and coaches, she felt a new comfort level in joining them. She ended up going back for a second stint before Tokyo.

http://www.runnersworld.com/elite-runners/sara-hall-explains-her-breakthrough-at-fast-tokyo-marathon

 

>> Man Sets World Record for Sub-3-Hour Marathons

Steve Smythe, 58, explains how he’s been able to go under 3 hours for 40 years.

On February 19 at the Seville Marathon in Spain, Steve Smythe, 58, did something that he has done dozens of times before: He ran sub-3:00 for a marathon, finishing in 2:56:16—about 6:43 per mile pace.

What makes it a world best, however, is the length of time that elapsed between his first sub-3:00 marathon effort and his most recent: 40 years, 119 days, according to the Association of Road Racing Statisticians.

Smythe, a London-based magazine editor and coach, is the first person to achieve those marks across 40 years.

His first marathon was in 1976, when he was 18 and ran 2:54:42. Four decades later, as his 2:56 shows, he hasn’t slowed much from when he first started. (He set his PR, 2:29:42, in 1981.)

http://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/man-sets-world-record-for-sub-3-hour-marathons

 

>> 99-Year-Old Upsets 92-Year-Old in Thrilling Sprint

Seven years and 0.05 seconds separated Orville Rogers and Dixon Hemphill at the 2017 Masters Indoor Track Championships.

Dixon Hemphill wishes he would have simply leaned at the finish. Maybe he didn’t do it because of lack of experience—he was, after all, the youngest of the two competitors in the race. Or maybe he didn’t do it because of his replacement hip.

“I think had I leaned a little bit, I would have won,” Hemphill, 92, told Runner’s World on February 21.

Donning a pair of prescription sunglasses because he lost his normal reading glasses while traveling, Hemphill (in lane 4 in the video above), a retired businessman from Fairfax, Virginia, was just beaten in the 60-meter-dash at the USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships on February 18. It was a photo finish—five-hundredths of a second seperated him and the only other runner in the heat, 99-year-old World War II veteran and pilot Orville Rogers.

Hemphill led for 55 meters but was nipped at the line.

http://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/99-year-old-upsets-92-year-old-in-thrilling-sprint

 

>> For Young Runner’s Widow, Race Medals Provide Comfort

Jamie Hawkins-Gaar of St. Petersburg, Florida, died after collapsing in a half marathon. He was 32.

Jamie Hawkins-Gaar’s finisher medal from the Best Damn Race Half Marathon in Safety Harbor, Florida, still rests on his night stand.

What his wife, Katie Hawkins-Gaar, does with it is an emotional decision she will make in the future.

On February 4, Hawkins-Gaar was close to finishing his second half marathon in less than a month when he collapsed near the finish line. He died several hours later. The cause of death is still unknown. He was 32.

Katie, 31, has both the Safety Harbor medal and the medal her husband earned a few weeks earlier at the St. Pete Beach Classic half marathon in St. Petersburg, Florida. That’s where she and Hawkins-Gaar had started to build a life together after moving from Atlanta a couple of years ago.

“I’m going to hold on to them for now,” Katie told Runner’s World. “Right now they bring good memories, obviously not the memory of him dying, but I’m just so proud of him for being such a fighter in everything that he did.”

http://www.runnersworld.com/obituary/for-young-runners-widow-race-medals-provide-comfort

 

>> Runner With Down Syndrome Dances Her Way Through Half Marathon Finish Line

Kayleigh Williamson paves the way for other special-needs runners in Austin, Texas.

The course had been packed up for hours. Most spectators were long gone. Every single half marathoner had collected his or her race medal and headed to a celebratory brunch. All but one.

Kayleigh Williamson, 26, crossed the Austin Half Marathon Finish Line in 6:22:56, making her the first person with Down syndrome to complete the Texas race.

“I kept going,” Williamson told Runner’s World by phone. “[When] I hit the finish line I was proud of myself. My friend got me pretty nice flowers.”

http://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/runner-with-down-syndrome-dances-her-way-through-half-marathon-finish-line

 

>> 7 Memorable Shoe Snafus in Races

When racing on the track or on the road, strange things can happen when footwear becomes footloose.

Running is often praised on the grounds that the only equipment you really need are shoes. That’s great up until something goes afoul with your footwear.

Take the latest incident on Sunday at the Patriot League Indoor Track Championship. In the middle of 800-meter championship run, American University junior Liam Purdy’s heel was clipped, leading to his shoe eventually flying off. Despite that, Purdy continued on, winning the race and setting a PR in a time of 1:53.25 with only his left shoe on. According to The Washington Post, Purdy barely noticed after the race that he lost a little skin on the bottom of his foot.

Here’s a rundown of other notable shoe snafus:

http://www.runnersworld.com/elite-runners/7-memorable-shoe-snafus-in-races

 

>> Running Shelter Dogs Make Their Television Debut

An episode of the “Shelter Me” documentary series highlights a cross-country team’s dedication to bettering the lives of local rescue dogs.

When Steven Latham first saw a video of the St. Joseph High School cross-country team running with dogs from the Santa Maria Animal Center in Santa Maria, California, last summer, it immediately brought a smile to his face.

Latham, a documentary filmmaker and producer, thought the team’s partnership with the center would be perfect to document for his series Shelter Me, which features stories about shelter animals and the people who help them. Beyond the virality of the initial video, Latham found that the team’s enthusiasm and passion has done a lot of good for the animals at the shelter.

Luis Escobar, the team’s coach, first decided to do this as a way to reward his runners and help the dogs unwind, but he didn’t realize how much it would resonate with people—more than 200,000 people have viewed his video on Facebook.

http://www.runnersworld.com/running-with-dogs/running-shelter-dogs-make-their-television-debut

 

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NEW BASIN BLUES NEWS...

>> Happening This Week

  • Thu 3/2 - Balboa Park
  • Sat 3/4 - LAM Preview with other clubs
  • Sun 3/5 - Ahmanson Ranch

>> Featured News

It was a big weekend for the New Basin Blues! On Saturday Maggie Shearer raced her first 3K on the track and averaged 5:40 per mile to win her heat. On Sunday walkers and runners braved the elements at the Top of Reseda, while another group had a great showing at the Brea 8K.

Brea 8K Results

TEAMS

Masters (40+): Second Place - Congrats to Chris, Claude, Sandra, Michael & Amir!

Grand Masters (50+): Second Place - Congrats to Paul, Doug, Helga, Tim & Todd!

AGE GROUP PLACERS

Naomi - Third Place.

Paul - Third Place.

Helga - FIRST PLACE!

One race result omission from last week - at the Westlake Village Pancreatic Cancer 5K Paul Van Zuyle took third place overall - beating not just his 50+ contemporaries but also all 40+, 30+ and 20+ runners!

>> Introducing the 2017 NBB Race Series

Goal of Race Series: To get everyone - walkers, hikers, track stars, marathoners, ultra runners - to come out and participate in local races. Whether it's racing or spectating we want you out there enjoying the day, getting your exercise and representing our club. All you have to do is show up and hopefully the following things happen:

You have fun!

You support local race directors so they can continue putting on races and also local charities within our community

You help the club create a presence in the community and increase our marketing exposure

You score points! Run 3 of the first 6 races + championship race and we will score your results cross-country style. We are working on prizes and awards to be given out at the end of the season; details to be posted soon. This is our first year and we definitely want to reward participation.

Registration / Discount Codes

We've contacted local race directors to let them know NBB is coming and have collected exclusive club discount codes for you. Check our website to register for these races. Important: GROA discount code expires on Friday, March 3rd.

News and Updates

Click below to visit the NBB race team website and see what else is going on. You can also subscribe to future racing team emails using the link below:

http://newbasinblues.org/nbb-assets/nbb-pages/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=50

 

NBB Race Series - FAQ

Who is leading the series?- We have a racing committee chaired by Abby Canizales. If you have suggestions on the series or would like to be part of the committee email Abby at info@newbasinblues.org.

Who can participate? - Everyone! We want to encourage everybody to come out to these races to participate and/or cheer on our team. The series is also open to the public so the people we meet at these races can join in on the fun (and maybe our club).

Who is the race team?- You! You are our race team. Whether you're quick as lightning or just starting out we want you to represent us at these races. So be on your best behavior: no unauthorized bib transfers and no race bandits (if you are not registered please stay off the race course).

I'm a serious/fast runner - when can I train with the team? - Many of our racing team members either already have a coach, are on a different training schedule or live far away. So this is how we pull together during the season:

Come to our Thursday tempo runs or Sunday social runs and hang out afterwards for our post run picnics

Coordinate runs with fellow team members

Sometimes we get together for house parties or meet up after runs

The key is to show up and spend some time with your teammates. You might even get a workout out of it!

Why choose these race distances? - We chose shorter distances like 10Ks and 5Ks because these are all-inclusive and they benefit runners concentrating on other disciplines. For example, marathoners and ultra runners would benefit in speed while track runners will benefit in endurance.

Where can I get NBB race uniforms? - Our official club uniforms (and warm-ups) are underway - hang tight for announcements!

Do we have race discounts? - Yes! Check the website

>> PICS

Brea 8K - http://newbasinblues.org/photos/auto-albums/plugin/nbb-photos.php#2017/2017-02-26-BREA_8K

Top of Reseda - http://newbasinblues.org/photos/auto-albums/plugin/nbb-photos.php#2017/2017-02-26-TOP_OF_RESEDA

>> CLUB INFO

http://www.newbasinblues.org/

 

https://www.facebook.com/NewBasinBlues

 

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NOT RUNNING BUT...

>> Doll maker offers mini-Donald Trump for Japan’s Girls Day holiday

Shoppers dismayed at company’s decision to include US president in collection given his comments about women

A traditional Japanese doll modelled after the US president, Donald Trump, has raised eyebrows among some shoppers in Tokyo in the run-up to Girls Day, the Japanese holiday celebrating the health and happiness of girls.

The Trump doll, clad in a gold and black kimono with a golden-haired head, was unveiled on Thursday by Kyugetsu Co Ltd, which makes traditional “hina” dolls for the 3 March holiday.

The day is usually celebrated by families, who decorate their homes with the 60cm (2ft) high dolls to wish their daughters health and happiness.

Some customers expressed surprise at the company’s decision to include a Trump doll among its four new offerings for Girls Day.

Debbie Walker, a tourist from Ohio who was buying a set of dolls for her newborn granddaughter, said the Trump doll was not appropriate given his comments about women, which emerged during the US election last year.

“He is not for women or little girls, so I do not support him,” said Walker.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/26/doll-maker-offers-mini-donald-trump-for-japans-girls-day-holiday

 

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SATURDAY - MARCH 4

>> From the Road Rage Runners:

Special Run Event 3/4

Come join some of your favorite San Fernando Valley run clubs, @NewBasinBlues, @ValleyRunnersLA, @RoadRageRunners, @WeRunLA and @PitfireRunningClub as we join together to bring you a preview of the last 6 miles of the 2017 Los Angeles Marathon.

We will be meeting at the Santa Monica Pier lower parking lot at 6:30 am with a brief introduction by the individual run clubs.

The run will begin promptly at 7:00 am. We will run out 6 miles and loop back to complete the 12 mile route.

Let's represent and wear our run club colors!

This is a self sustained run so please bring enough fuel/water you will require for the duration of the route.

We will be providing refreshments and snacks post run as well as high fives and good vibes. Everyone is welcome, we hope to see you there!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ24VXhl4hD/

 

>> From the SANTA MONICA MOUNTAIN GOATS:

MAR 4 Cheseboro

Saturday at 8 AM - 10 AM

Cheseboro Canyon, Agoura Hills, CA

Daily Routine: Get up, be amazing, go back to bed.

TRAIL MAP (there's a reason this link is provided, please print and/or memorize): https://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/upload/Cheesboro_fin.pdf

 

5792 Chesebro Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Park in the dirt lot with the wooden fencing. Meet (but don't obviously meet) at 8am when the parking lot gate opens. Start around 8:15am - ish.

Sometimes the park ranger enforces the requirement to get a permit for groups containing 10 people or more, and we don't have a group permit so try not to look like a groupie. In other words, show up, casually sign-in on clipboard, make sure you brought your trail map, if ranger is there then we probably won't do pre-run announcements or discuss trail directions (so it's a good thing you brought your trail map, right?). Just start going up the dirt road where the ranger trailer and portapotties are, then find your buddy once you are out of the ranger's view (if you're waiting for a friend, simply hang out about a quarter mile up from the start area). Pick any direction you want (refer to the trail map) and go out for 60 minutes at your own pace, preferably about the same pace as your buddy (hint: pick a buddy who has good stories to tell, a keen sense of direction, carries extra hydration/snacks, and keeps his/her car key in a secure place; or better yet, strive to be that good buddy for others). At 9:15am, turn around and head back to the parking lot where you'll sign in on the clipboard and act surprised that so many people you know just happen to be there sharing some refreshments (courtesy of Mark H.). Don't wear any Santa Monica Mountain Goats shirts or hats (well, if it's the only clean item left in your wardrobe, then just turn it inside out, thanks).

Do not litter on this trail (or any trail). It will not be marked, so plan accordingly.

Here's even more info about this location. https://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/cheeseboropalocomado.htm

 

Please send an email to angela@mountaingoats.org if you're amazing and want to bring drinks to the trail of your choice on March 11 or March 18th.

Anyone can be cool, but it takes practice to be awesome,

A-Force

>> From the LA ROADRUNNERS:

Date and Time: Saturday, March 4 at 6:30am - WEEK 24 MILEAGE

BEGINNER: 12 miles INTERMEDIATE: 12 miles ADVANCED: 14 miles

Saturday mornings - Park at Westminster Elementary School in Venice, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291. Run starts at Windward Ave Ocean Front Walk at 7:00.

>> From the LA LEGGERS:

1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Check with Club

>> From the SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS:

LoweBucks Run 7am – 9am

26415 Bouquet Canyon Rd Santa Clarita, CA

Saturday run at Lowes parking lot. 10 miles with various marked shorter routes. Coffee afterwards at Starbucks.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/26415+Bouquet+Canyon+Rd,+Santa+Clarita,+CA+91350/@34.4266036,-118.5404349,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80c28773c21cc6e5:0x706ff97546428b08?hl=en

 

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SUNDAY -

>> From the NEW BASIN BLUES:

03/05 - Sun - Ahmanson Ranch @ 8AM

Directions : 101 Fwy Exit Valley Circle Blvd and head North (2 miles), Left - Victory Blvd (0.5 mile)

Meetup Map: http://newbasinblues.org/runs/meetup-maps/meetup-map-ahmanson2.JPG

 

http://newbasinblues.org/nbb-assets/nbb-runs/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=19

 

>> From the TRAIL RUNNERS CLUB:

Mar 5 Liberty Canyon Run 7:00 11 mi.

The Trail Runners are a congenial group of varied abilities who run different courses in the Santa Monica Mountains every Sunday. The routes are on fire road and single-track trails varying from 9-14 miles, and are pre-marked for each run. Schedule and course descriptions can be found at www.trailrunnersclub.com . Written descriptions of many of the courses can be found in 50 Trail Runs in Southern California, written by club members. For further info, call 310-379-1068 of email us at info@trailrunnersclub.com. You have a lot to gain, and not much to lose by giving it a try.

>> From the SANTA CLARITA RUNNERS:

6:30am miles

Granary Square Shopping Center, 25830 McBean Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355, USA

Marathon training for the 2017 Los Angeles Marathon. Please, bring $1 to help Rawlings to place water and Gatorate on key points or $10 for the whole session. Join us for coffee afterwards. For more information about SCR, please visit SCRunners.org

>> From the LA RUNNING CLUB:

Every Sunday – Totem Pole – 7:00 am: San Vicente and Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica

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Tread lightly,

Steve

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