Results from the last TCRS of 2012 are here.
Sam Lueck's "The Dipsea Movie Documentary" will be shown at the Sports Basement on Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST). Other activites, including a panel of guest speakers, will be happening around the screening. Check out the trailer below and get all the details here.
Results from October race are here.
SUNDAY, November 4 - Rodeo Valley, GGNRA
Tamalpa will host one of the best cross country races in the Pacific Association cross country series on Sunday, November 4. This year the race will be held a week later then past Johnny's, and is a Sunday race. The Johnny is a special event that honors the late John Lawson and showcases the deep strength of Tamalpa’s age group racers. Come out and run with your club mates, and in true Tamalpa country tradition, stay afterwards for a beer. Make sure that you have a PAUSATF number so that you can score for one of Tamalpa’s teams.
Three different races are run with women starting at 9am, master men at 10am and open men at 11am. Complete details can be found on the PA web site, www.pausatf.org and the Tamalpa Race page. Johnny beer mugs and post-race beer for all. To pre-register go to the PAUSATF web site and look for the RaceRoster button on the schedule page. Send any questions to email@example.com or call 415-927-3664. If you can volunteer contact Ken.
Zach Martinez is off to a quick start with Fall Cross Country.
He took second in his age group with a time of 11:30 for 3k.
Full results are at the PA website. Looks like he needs some teammates.
Results are here. Thanks go to Mike, Lillie, Heidi, Jay, Anitra, Ray, and Bob for their efforts in crowd control. Thanks to Jim for the quick turnaround on results.
Thanks to Roger and all the volunteers for a great race and fun party! Results
The Tamalpa-sponsored Headlands 50K was held on Saturday, August 25th. Thank to all the volunteers and racers who helped to make it a great event! Results are here and photos are now available on Brightroom.
Course Monitors needed for the Dipsea Hike to benefit Zero Breast Cancer in honor of Annie Fox and Jerry Leith. The hike is on Saturday, September 22, 2012, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, starting at Old Mill Park in Mill Valley. This event is produced in partnership with Tamalpa Runners Club.
They need 26 course monitors to help guide participants along the Dipsea Hike/Run Lite course. If you are interested in volunteering as a course monitor or aid station EMT for this event, please contact Chris Stewart at (415) 793-5126 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Event site is at http://dipsea.zerobreastcancer.org
Results for Sunday's race are here. Thanks to Lillie, Heidi, Jay, Anitra, Ray, Michael, Marilyn, and Bob for helping out.
Results for the running portion of Friday's TCRS may be found here. Thanks to Brad O'Brien, and the Tamalpa Volunteers for managing the event; thanks to the crew at McInnis for hosting.
Congratulations to all who ran and big thanks to all those who volunteered. Prelimanary results are available on the Dipsea Website.
Official photos will be available on Brightroom
A small set of excellent photos that give a great flavor of the race by Rickey Gates.
Craig Stern has finishing photos at http://norcalrunning.shutterfly.com/
This month's TCRS results from Bear Valley are here.
Run the 35th Annual Marin Memorial Day Races! On Monday, May 28, 2012, put your training to the test and run one of the fastest 10K courses in the Bay Area: the Marin 10K, a flat, certified loop that kicks into high gear for a dramatic finish in the College of Marin Stadium. Or challenge yourself to a walk, run, or racewalk in the Don Ritchie 5K. And don't forget the very popular and fun Youth Track Races for kids 12 and under! Get all the info at marinraces.com
And now a message from MMDR Publicist George Frazier:
As previously noted in the Tamalpa Gazette, all hell is likely to break loose during the running of the Marin Memorial Day Races, which—for those of you who are logic-impaired—will be held in Marin (Kentfield) on Memorial Day (May 28). Despite potential race mismanagement by RD Ripp, valuable swag, cool prizes, and sage advice will be available to those who open their hearts (and their wallets) for a couple of great causes.
Those causes are...
The MMDR’s Don Ritchie 5K raises money in Don’s name for pancreatic cancer research at UCSF. Don—a great Dipsea runner, a beloved teacher and principal at Marin Catholic, and an all-around wonderful man—lost his battle with pancreatic cancer three years ago. The MMDR has helped raise more than $17,000 for this vital research in the past two years. Donations in Don’s name can be made athttp://www.active.com/donate/mmdr2012
Lori Cohen—caring mom, devoted wife, tenacious runner, and popular Tamalpan—continues to courageously deal with ALS. Funds donated in Lori’s name will be used to fund quality-of-life care not covered by traditional insurance. Donations for Lori can be made at http://www.active.com/donate/mmdr2012lori. (Also be sure to check out the very cool clothing benefit for Lori - www.facebook.com/LCbenefit)
Now for the swag!
Anyone donating $25 or more to either fund will be entered in a drawing for lunch for two at the hot new Napa Valley restaurant Alex Italian Restaurant in Rutherford. The executive chef is Don’s nephew Nick Ritchie. Nick was recently featured in Food and Wine Magazine:http://www.alexitalianrestaurant.com/HOME.html
Any Tamalpan donating $50 or more to either fund (or in combination) will receive an MMDR shopping bag crafted by Lillie O’Reilly. These bags are both beautiful and functional. The Lillie Bags will be distributed on race day.
And finally, any Tamalpan donating $100 to either fund (or in combination) will receive an invitation to a private lecture by Dipsea Boy, “How Run Well on Race Day in the Dipsea.”
These are two very good causes! It’s time to tap leather!
For complete information on the MMDR:http://www.marinraces.com/
Results from Lucas Valley are here.
BMac shows us how to cross the creek without getting wet.
The April TCRS returns Tamalpans to the hilly fireroads above Lucas Valley, Terra Linda, and Sleepy Hollow. The course includes lots of ups and downs, and plenty of dirt. When we finish we will enjoy a breakfast at the Lucas Valley Community Center, and the presentation of the Tamalpa outstanding runner awards by our Racing Coordinator, Frank Ruona. Bring your trail shoes and your appetite.
Driving Directions: Exit 101 at Lucas Valley Road. Proceed west 1.1 miles. Turn right on Mt. Shasta. Proceed two blocks to Idylberry Road. The Community Center is on the corner at 1201 Idylberry. Sign up at the Center; the run will start about 500 yards from there.
Results from Blackie's Pasture are here.
Results for the Hamilton Levee race are here.
Everybody who ran won a prize (or several), including the famous, scrumptious brownies. Results from this year, and a few prior years for those taking pleasure in comparative analytics:
Older results may be found under the Race Menu, Archived Results.
Results from the first TCRS race of 2012 are here.
Marin County's most famous trails - Coastal, Miwok, Steep Ravine and the Dipsea - provide the spectacular setting for this classic, single-loop race. The race will surely sell out again in 2012. Register early to ensure your spot!
Tamalpa Racing's "It's a New Year" Pot-Luck BBQ - Sunday, January 29, 2PM till the beer's gone. News flash: Arrive at noon if you're interested in a pre-party trail run; we will have a couple of group options by pace and/or distance. This is a social event open to everyone interested in racing for Tamalpa in PAUSATF races: roads, cross country, and ultra. Feel free to bring a friend who would like to check us out. Hosted by the club and Mimi Willard, who will provide burgers and beer. Contributions please: salad, pasta, sides, and drinks - plus help tending the grill and cleaning up. 50 Ridgecrest, Kentfield. RSVP email@example.com so we know roughly how many people to plan for. Please also let Mimi know if you are willing to lead a pre-party run.
Once again, Tim Amyx has put together an incredible video to recap 2011. Here's the short version. Contact Tim to order the extended 20 minute version!
Thanks to Mike Holland, we have a TCRS Schedule for 2012 here. Some details remain to be worked out, but Mike says that all races will be on dirt (except the November 5k).
The New Year's day run from Fairfax almost seems to be on auto-pilot. But thanks to overall direction from Gayle and Jack Burns, many Tamalpa members opened 2012 with their first run (or walk) of the year on the flanks of Mount Tamalpais. Click the above image for the super-sized picture
Team and individual times from the 2011 Christmas Relays are below, as well as results from prior years. Are you getting better at this?
The ladies (and Frank) enjoying a post-race photo op. Results from Cross Country Nationals may be found here.
USATF Press Release. Masters Long Distance Running Committee gives Awards to two of our favorite athletes. Scroll down to the last entry in the meeting notes to find Christine and Brian.
For more information, click on the event. For many more racing options, see Frank's This and That above.
Feb 21st - TCRS # 2, O'Hair Park