News from 2010
As long time vistors to Tamalparunners.org know, website management trys to keep the site up-to date. With that in mind, here are some photos from this year's (barely) Super Bowl race. If you want to visit all the attractions during your trip in the wayback machine, you can check out the results, which actually were published immeditely after the race. If you see a photo that you would like to see full screen or download to save and print, click on the "i" in the circle near the top center of the screen and then click on the "original link" at the bottom of the screen.
Above is the 8 minute version of Tim Amyx's 2010 Tamalpa Video. You can still purchase the full 26 minute version for $20 by contacting Tim via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
From Frank Ruona
This is how I see the Tamalpa Teams finishing at the Christmas Relays. We used the times the runners wrote down after the race, Dave Waco's pictures and times, Kathy Colletto's recorded times and the team finishing times and came up with as accurate results as we could for each runner.
Our teams did well. The open men A were 7th PA Open team, as I see it and the B team was 10th. The Masters men took 2nd and 4th. The Open Women look like they were the 8th PA team. The senior men were 2nd and 4th PA teams. The masters women were 1st! The super senior men were 2nd and 4th. The senior women were 1st and 2nd! The Super Senior Women look like they were the 1st PA team and the Veteran men were 1st! Good show! The relay victory assured the masters women, senior women and veteran men of first place on the PAUSATF Road Racing Grand Prix! Huzzah! Huzzah!
For team times and racers' splits check out the Tamalpa specific Christmas Relay results
By Jim Myers
Despite massive cutbacks everywhere you turn, the Tamalpa Club Run Series plans to conduct a full 10-race schedule in 2011, and with virtually no reduction in the usual amenities. The standard disclaimers remain in place, that all dates and locations are tentative because 'who knows what'll happen between now and then.'But we'll try to stick as closely as possible to this schedule.
Final standings for Pacific Association cross country competition for 2010 give Tamalpans first place in seven of the ten age divisions in cross country: YiOu Wang (open), Valerie Young (masters), Christine Kennedy (seniors), Katie Martin (veterans), Tim O'Rourke (seniors), Don Porteous (super-seniors) and Hans Schmid (veterans). Also, with the completion of 2010 individual road competition this past weekend at the Cal Marathon, Tamalpans have earned seven more PA division titles in the "short" and "long" road competitions for the year: YiOu (open short), Liz Shortino (masters long), O'Rourke (seniors short & long), Porteous (super-seniors short), Schmid (veterans short & long). Standings can be found here and here.
Pacific Association competition wraps up on Sunday with Tamalpa expected to field fifteen (or so) four-person teams at the Christmas Relays around Lake Merced.
Thanks to Frank Ruona we have Tamalpa specific results from the race which was held on Sunday, December 5th. According to Tim O'Rourke, conditions were pretty good: no wind, no rain during the race. Congratulations to all.
|982||Reynolds, Robin H.||F||46||3:30:03||8:02||3:29:23||46:48||1:44:39||2:39:44|
A message from Frank Ruona about the Christmas relays: We need to have our teams organized by this coming Sunday, 12/5/10 in order for me to pre-register our teams. Please get with your racing team captains or get to me directly by 12/5/10 and let me know if you want to run. Thanks!
Once again there is a limit to the number of tickets we can sell. To be sure that you are not shut out, go to the Invitation to get the details and purchase your tickets now.
As the serious racing calendar winds down, more socially oriented races arrive. Upcoming are the Marin County Turkey Trot on November 25th, the Christmas Relays on December 12th and not so far away, the Couples Relay on February?13th.
Tamalpa's xc teams capped off their season at Golden Gate Park on Sunday, in brisk and slippery conditions. Results available here. The Tamalpa senior women, super-senior men and veteran men all appear to have clinched their season titles.
Tamalpa's open women, masters women, super-senior women and seniors men all appear to have clinched second place finishes for the season. Scoring decisions may affect some results but the senior men do appear to have pulled out the win on the day. Sean Pont and YiOu Wang led their teams in the always brutally competitive open division races. The masters men appear to have been a close third while missing Tom Lyons, who sent his inspirational best.
The 2010 TCRS season closed on a wet note, with the runners navigating the puddles at the start. We welcomed two young contingents this year: triathletes from Cal and XC runners from SF State. Thanks to the organizing group of Jim, Lillie, Kees, Heidi, Anitra, Ray, Jay, Tom, Tom, and Joaquin for the super support. The results.
The Johnny Lawson Tamalpa Challange was held on a nice, muddy cross country course with a great turnout and some excellent running by both Tamalpans and others. Check out the results and also the Tamalpa specific photos by Bill Neer and the photos of just about everyone by Craig Stern.
Results from Bear Valley are available here.
The season progresses, with Tamalpa scoring teams in every division (except Veterans Women). Seniors Women and Super-Seniors Men are tied for first. Competition is fierce, with fights for position in every race. There are 5 races remaining, plus the Championships; you can run a XC race four of the five weekends in October. Remember to have a PA card before the race, with Tamalpa as your team. Team reports and a few photos are here. Team standings are at the PAUSATF web site.
Okay, we won't be interrupting our normal programming with endless pleas for your monetary support, but if you've let you membership lapse or are not yet a member, then please go to Active.com and join or renew now. After all, the only bargain better than a Tamalpa membership is the $3 TCRS fee when you are a Tamalpa member. Operators are standing by.
The annual Steve Lyons Track Meet will give the Marin running community a chance to celebrate Steve?s birthday while giving our love and support to Lori Cohen, who was recently diagnosed with ALS. To honor Lori, the first event of the evening will be the Lori Mile, an easy warm-up run led by Lori and her family.
Winners will receive delicious cookies baked by the Lyons clan.
The Steve Lyons meet is a fundraiser for the ALS research. Participants will be asked for a voluntary contribution of $5 or more. All contributions are tax-deductible.
In its first year as an "official race" the Hill Climb had 98 competitors all of whom seemed to stay on the proscribed trail. Thanks to Roger and all who helped out, it was a great run and a fantastic post-race party! Results.
Mark your calendars, on October 7 Barry will be talking about important moments in The Dipsea. Learn More.
Tamalpa Runners are off to a great start for the 2010 Cross Country Season. We have team wins for Masters Men, Seniors Men, Seniors Women, Super Seniors Men, and Veterans Men. Many individuals have had fine races as well: Yiou Wang, Christine Kennedy, Tanya Fredricks, Katie Martin among the women; Tim Wallen, Tim O'Rourke, Brad Bryon, Hans Schmid, Russ Kiernan among the men.
Empire has a nice race report from Jerry Lyman with photos here.
Reports from team captains can be found here.
Team and individual results are at the PAUSATF web site here.
The group will be meeting to establish what needs to be accomplished prior to the COM Board of Trustees meeting on 9/21. Please attend and learn how you can help. There will be several key decisions to be made plus, new ideas solicited, and likely some important tasks that need doing. Details: September 7th, 6:30PM, 50 Ridgecrest Road in Kentfield. If you can't make the meeting but have ideas, connections, or time to contribute, please email email@example.com
Get the details and help save the COM track.
Tamalpa Runners reluctantly announces the cancellation of the Marin Headlands 50K and 25K races, scheduled for August 28, 2010. The races have been cancelled because of the organizational and logistical shortcomings. It was the decision of Tamalpa's board of directors that attempting to put these races on without providing the first class experience that runners have come to expect from the club would not provide runners with the quality experience that they desire. Tamalpa Runners sincerely apologizes to those who signed up for these races and to the ultra community at large for this cancellation.
The Tamalpa board would like to assure the running community that all Tamalpa-sponsored races will continue to reflect the organizational excellence required to host major races within the Pacific Association of the USATF.
All race entries already paid will be refunded.
Karen Steele wins another shiny medal, this time in Spokane. Results.
As you've probably heard, the College of Marin is considering removing the COM track and replacing it with playing fields and a 600 meter jogging loop. Several members of Tamalpa are organizing an effort to save the track in its current, 400 meter multi-lane configuration. Your efforts are needed to save this great resource for both casual and competive runners. Learn more and how to help this effort at the COM Track Info Page and join FRIENDS OF THE COLLEGE OF MARIN TRACK on Facebook to stay connected and add your support.
The article even has a mention of Tommy Tamalpa.
Jim Sorensen continues to dial down his race times this summer, running 1500 Meters in 3:55.59. Jim ran in a fast field with many Open runners at SF State; the top 3 runners broke the previous Meet Record. Jim was 6th place overall, with an age-graded race performance of 95.85%. We hope for continued success for Jim as he prepares to race at USA Masters Outdoor T&F Championships in just a few weeks.
Good turnout and some fast times - results.
Get the details
Due to the closure of Shaver Grade road, and surounding trails affected by water pipe construction project this summer, the Wednesday night fun run location will be switching for the rest of the summer to flat Crown Road in Kentfield. First run at the new location starts next week, on the 23rd. Run start time remains the same - 6pm.
Directions to the run start:
101 to Sir Francis Drake Blvd exit. West on SFD blvd. approx. 1.9 mi. to College Avenue. Left on College ave., proceed .4 mi. to Woodland avenue. Right on Woodland Avenue (NOT Kent ave.!), proceed 1/4 mi. to Evergreen Dr. Left on Evergreen, proceed uphill 1 mi. to Crown Rd. Left on Crown Rd., proced 50 yards, park on street.
The mile races were a big success with lots of runners (300+) and some fast times. For PA individual and team results, go here.
Tamalpa also raised more than $8,000 for research, smashing the goal of $5,000. Thanks to all who donated! And if you have donated yet, please go to www.active.com/donate/mmdr2010 to do so now.
Thanks to Dave Ripp and all who volunteered at the races for putting on a first class event!
Runner's World has done some nice coverage of the Dipsea for the 100th running. The articles and multimedia are now online:
Photos of Russ on the trail with the Article's Author
Photos of Russ Kiernan's Dipsea Shirts
Christine ran a sizzling 2:57:19 (96.38 age-grade) to get the victory at the Boston Marathon. To get the details check out Lynn Walker's story on Christine (and ignore the old photo of Christine in a different team's uniform.)
Several other Tamalpans also had strong performances:
Lynn Walker has provided the website with excellent Tamalpa specific race coverage and Lynn also has his typically comprehensive race coverage on examiner.com. Full results are up on the PAUSATF website.
Thanks to Jim Myers we have a quick turn around on the April TCRS results
On a cool, overcast and perfect day for running Tamalpans ran some excellent times. Full results on the American River 50 website and Tamalpa results below.
|Name||Sex||Time||place||AG Plc||Age Grp|
|Victor A Ballesteros||M||6:15:20||6||5||30-39|
|Stephen M Itano||M||8:26:58||64||6||50-59|
|Larissa A Polischuk||F||8:46:24||23||10||30-39|
|Paul A Brunner||M||8:58:24||116||33||40-49|
|Jonathan de St Paer||M||9:16:26||146||55||30-39|
Local standouts Jeff and Clara Petersen have created a new website for endurance athletes, take a look at Runramsey.com.
West on Sir Francis Drake Blvd., past the Hub, right at San Francisco Blvd (about 1/2 mile past the hub, if you get to Sir Francis Drake High, you've gone too far). About 3/8 mile up San Francisco Blvd. make a right at sign to Memorial park. Park in parking lot.
The run is an out and back ~4 mile run from City Streets, through single track to very runnable fire road. Gradual up hill on the way out, down hill on the way back.
Yes, once again you?ll be able to order Adidas shoes and gear at 30% off at Marin Running Company, the official retail partner of Tamalpa Runners. The order period will run from March 1st to the 15th. The majority of Adidas? running shoes and apparel can be requested, but one word of caution: Adidas doesn?t always carry a large inventory in their warehouses, so we have had back orders on some products, or even have had some be sold out, so plan that it may take a bit of time to get everything if the product is back ordered. Unsure of what Adidas shoe would work for you? Talk to Charles at Marin Running Company to find the best shoe in Adidas? line! Any questions, please call: 415.258.8190
Driving directions and a brief course description are available on the TCRS schedule and results page.
Quite a busy racing weekend with Roger Gordon's Super Bowl race, the Couples relay and some really fast times by Tamalpans and other Marin residents at both the Kaiser Permanente 1/2 Marathon and the Davis Stampede 1/2 Marathon.
The 2010 TCRS season got off to a good start with 166 runners, check out all their results.
JK Withers started his season strong with a 4:06.22 mile and a 1:55.66 800 at the University of Washington Indoor Preview, you can watch the race video at Runnerspace.
Two of the most unique and fun races on the Tamalpa Calendar are coming up on Sunday, February 7th, and with staggered start times, you should do both.
The Couple's Relay, which starts at 9:00am, is a two person relay of two miles each on the flat pavement around Vintage Oaks shopping center. The race offers a multitude of divisions and numerous great prizes. You can learn more at the Couple's Relay Info page and pre-register for the Couple's Relay online at active.com or print the paper registration form.
The Super Bowl race is a completely different beast, seven miles of hilly fire roads and trails around Blithdale Ridge and individually handicapped. This year the race starts at 11:00am, be sure to check all the details on the Super Bowl Race Page.
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