Kim Fisher, formerly of Morgantown now of Memphis, took First Place Women in the Sylamore 50k in Arkansas last Saturday. She got back to serious training last fall and has an ambitious line up of races including Highlands Sky in June.
Congratulations Kim. It will be good to see you back in the Mountain State this summer.
Relaxing, bruises and all, at the end of the Appalachian Crossing 2007
A record crowd came out to run this Valentine’s morning. So typical of our winters, the weather gods got confused, melted the 2 feet of snow and threw in a few degrees of temperature to give us some fine running. Randy and Willie set out some very runnable courses and even hung flagging, well some flagging. Everybody found their way out and back to the Pub where we enjoyed good company, good brews and Chip’s good cooking. More photos.
So, today’s random news link is a guy who decided to run across Ohio this month to commemorate Lincoln’s bicentennial. Naturally. You know, Lincoln, small-town Ohio, they are like peas in a pod. Plus, the guy likes the old courthouses in some of the Ohio counties.
OK, so I think his reasons are a bit kooky. It is possible though, that he just felt that he needed an “excuse” for a run across a state (something that’s always been on my Life To-Do List), in which case more power to him. And, if you happen to live on or near his route, go join him as he passes through. Enjoy!
Weather forecast 5 days out looks decent for this run next Saturday. Hey at least it’s not 15 degrees with 20″ of snow, we can do 40 and a chance of rain.
Randy Young and Willie Lehmann have set out two loop courses for your running pleasure. Unlike last year, these are said to have only insignificant hills.
Chip will be taking sandwich orders for when we return. See you there.
Mountain State Brewing
WVMTR was represented at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration by two club members that work in the district, Michelle Price and Megan Carroll. They were sporting their Patagonia club jackets to shield them from the elements. They rode there bikes to the Washington Mall and avoided the mess on the Metro. Even though the change in power was taking place about a mile away they had front row seats in front of the jumbo-tron. It looks like good planning allowed them to watch history on January 20th unlike many who never got to use their “Golden” tickets.
These pictures were lifted from their Facebook profiles. I hope I don’t get unfriended. Continue Reading »