Turkey Tri

Congratulations to Erick who completed the San Dimas Turkey Tri in a time of 2 hours 4 seconds. He ran the running portion significantly faster this year compared to last year since joining our club.

La Canada 5k

Bert gets 2nd place(21:30 AG) on a hilly La Canada 5K. Well done Bert!

Santa Monica Mountains 30K

Congratulations go to Wendy! She ran the Santa Monica Mountains 30K trail race yesterday, with a great finishing time of 3 hrs 37 mins. She was hoping to break 4 hours, and did it in style. There were 3 significant climbs in the race. The end of the race called for about a 2+ or so miles of generous and well deserved downhill. Wendy began picking off the other runners and I estimate we passed at least 8 to 10 in this time (several of them men, actually most of them men). She finished incredibly strong and we woulda caught two additional female runners if we woulda had about another quarter mile.

Rincon 20 club gets 3 new members

The Rincon 20 miler is one of the more difficult GRR training runs. The elevation net gain is at least 5000 feet and the GPS comes in at 6226 feet. The first 10 miles is a difficult uphill with a 1 mile down hill break at around mile 5. The last few miles of the down hill is in open sun and usually hot.
See http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/7151995.

Congratulations to Wendy, Linda and Mike for joining the Rincon 20 club. Other members are Ken, Leon, Xander, Eric and Paul. Thanks to Leon and Paul for driving us back and providing some extra water and energy drinks.

Mission Inn 5K

Bert placed 1st (AG) at the Mission Inn 5K at Riverside for the second year in a row. Nice going!

Cancer Challenge 5K

Bert came in 1st in his AG at the Cancer Challenge 5K in Westwood with a time of 20:40. Go Bert!

Iron Mountain Adventure Run

Xander, Eric and Ken ran, climbed, slid and hiked to the top of Iron Mountain. The 14 mile trail is deceptively difficult and should be done in cool weather with lots of water. It was a little like doing Garcia Trail about 7 times with steeper slopes, loose rock, and cactus in hot weather. More photos are posted in the photo section.

Long Beach Marathon

Linda finished with a new PR of 3:45:50 (Boston Qualifier) and 4th in her age group out of 80 runners. She beat her PR by 22 minutes.

Senior Olympics

Bert got the gold in the 800 meters and silver in the 1500 at the Senior Olympics at UNLV. He will be going to the nationals in August. Good going Bert!

St. George Marathon

Despite the rain and head winds, the ridgerunners ran some great times this weekend with a lot of Boston Qualifiers.

Paul - 3:54:05 (BQ)
Ken - 3:34:55 (BQ)
Leon - 3:15:26 (BQ)
Fasteddie - 3:37:15 (BQ)
DaveP - 4:41:28

San Dimas 5K

9/27/08: The Glendora Ridge Runners took San Dimas by storm.

5 team members placed in their age groups (AG):

1st AG Leon Laub 19.19
3rd AG Mike Cormier 21.59
1st AG, 2nd Overall! Linda 22.57
1st AG Sarah Barron 23.20
1st AG Wendy Barth 25.13

Nick and Nancy (2nd AG) came up from Placentia and Sue and Paul ran, but did not race.

Lois from Classic Coffee served tons of coffee and all had fun!
Other news:
Congrats to Xander who took third overall in the Aqua Run -1/2 mile swim and 3 mile run for a good cause (fight against human trafficking).

Preview of San Dimas 5K

The Glendora Ridge Runners will host a preview of the San Dimas 5K race course on Wednesday, September 24th, at 6.00 PM. The actual race is Saturday, September 27th. We will meet in front of the San Dimas Civic Center located at 201 E. Bonita Ave, San Dimas. Robert Bush, a fellow Ridge Runner, will share with those interested his race strategies and course information and how he has been able to win this race three times! Beginners will run the course once (3.1 miles) and the intermediate and advanced groups will run the course twice with some pick up and tempos thrown in. All runners are welcome to join in. Pizza and cold beverages will be available after (7.00 PM) at the Pizza Place, located at 170 E. Bonita Ave.

Bulldog 25K/50K

Congratulations to Wendy for completing the tough Bulldog 25K/50K Trail Run at Malibu Creek State Park. She ran the 25k (14.9 miles) with a time of 3:11:29 with 4000 ft of elevation gain. Since running with the ridge runners, her pace has improved by over a minute. She is also a two-time Badwater staffer.

Surf City 5K Winner

Congratulations to Bert who came in 1st place in his age group at the Surf City 5K at Huntington Beach.

Uncommonly Big Hearts May Not Harm Athletes

Check out the article from the NY Times on big hearts.

Xander wins at Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Leon, Sue, Xander and his wife and children ventured up to Big Bear for the Holcomb Valley Trail run. Xander ran the 15 mile race and finished 7th overall and 1st in his age group. He also broke the 2.00 hour barrier with a 1.58.42!

Two Cool Elvii

Congratulations to Fe and Porchdog for running the San Diego RocknRoll Marathon. Porchdog ran a 3:59 and Fe ran a 3:44 (BQ) in hot Elvii costumes.

Glendora 5K Group Photo

Mike Runs Garcia

Kudos to Mike for completing the Saturday long run up Garcia and down GMR for the first time. He also added 2 extra miles past Colby for a 15 mile run. That puts him well within the range of a 1/2 marathon and within reach of training for a marathon.

Congratulations to Leon!

Leon came back with a 2nd place finish in his age group at the US National Championships Long Course Duathlon in Auburn, CA. Read about his 5 1/2 hour adventure and triumph in the Glendora Ridge Runner News.

Pride of the Foothills 5K

Glendora Ridge Runner Results, Pride of the Foothills, Glendora, May 10, 2008

Xander 1st 35-40. Xander was 18.16. The new guy takes the crown for the fastest member!
Linda 1st 50-54 22:55 (PR). Linda blazed a sub 23 on her first ever 5K!
Dana 1st 25-30. Mr. Cruella De Hill was cheering!
Bert 1st 55-60. Another sub 21 and age group win for Bert.
Sarah 2nd 30-34. Wow! Just months after child birth!
Leon 3rd 50-55 19:05. I was 9 seconds faster than the age group winning time last year, and only got 3rd! The two guys that beat me bumped Ken and I down a couple of notches.
Sue 3rd 50-54 27:07 (PR) . Sue's beat her brother Ron by a few seconds. He pushed her to a PR.
Beverly 3rd 55-59 30:40 (PR).Tuesday Track helped a lot!
Ken was fast and probably a PR. Low 20 something. 4th in the age group.
Paul placed I think, but I'm not sure of his time.

It was nice to see Haia, Candace, Debbie, Leslie, Thomas, Mike (first 5K) and Steve out.

New member Wendy may have placed.

Group Photo

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Thomas does Boston!

Congratulations to Thomas for running an excellent time at the Boston Marathon. The AT&T emails were cool. He went out fast and managed to hang on at the end.

Event Information:
Event: 112th Boston Marathon 2008
Runner: Thomas Lopez
Latest Results:
Location Time Pace/mile
10 Kilometers 0:47:26 7:38
Half-Marathon 1:41:55 7:46
30 Kilometers 2:32:42 8:11
Finish 3:49:17 8:44

Nice Running Derby Day Runners

Congratulations to the Santa Anita 5K runners!
Leon, Bert, Sue, Beverly and Debbie

Leon got 2nd in his age group with a time of 19:39 and
Bert got 3rd in his age group with a time of 20:59

Monday night "Bike GMR"

Monday night 'Bike GMR' is underway! We are going to try a 5:30 start from Joan's house, OR 5:45 from the turnout across from Big Dalton on GMR. See calendar for more detatils, or email the ridgerunners.

LA Marathon Finishers

Congratulations to Paul and Thomas for running the LA Marathon.
Paul came in at 4:09 and Thomas at 3:46.
Good going on a tough course.

Pride of the Foothills 5K

Our local 5K run will be on Saturday, May 10th this year. We will have a booth at the Health Expo and our sponsor, Classic Coffee, will be serving complimentary coffee.

Come and and run this fun event. Last year almost everyone in the club placed. If you are not race ready, come out and help us at the booth.

We will go out to breakfast after.

More details to follow.

Glendora Village to Mt Baldy Village

On March 22, Eric will conquer the never accomplished Glendora Village to Mt Baldy Village run course.

Eric will leave Classic Coffee and head to out on this 24 mile course up GMR.

Please join him at the start, running or on bike. Also, some people will drive to baldy, then back track until the come to Eric. Or run or bike the whole thing with him.

Note: GMR is not open all the way to Baldy by car. The road is closed at the saddle, one mile from the village.

Watch for more details, including start time and expected finish time (Beer and Burgers at the Lodge!)

Chantry Flats to West Fork Run

Eric and Ken completed their exploratory run to see if Chantry Flats to West Fork would make a good Saturday long run or training run for marathons. This course is fantastic with water running and visible for most of the course. It is around 20-21 miles long. 7 miles up hill and 13 miles down hill.

We started the run at 6 am and it was cloudy with light fog. Ken's GPS watch was acting up so we could not map the course. This created a little anxiety, since we are sensitive to how many miles we run into the canyon in case we get lost and want to turn back.

The first 5 miles up the canyon was fairly easy. The uphills are mild with easy stretches and a wonderful stream with waterfalls all the way up. After 5 miles, we started our ascent up to Newcombs Pass at around mile 6. This mile is more difficult and reminded of Garcia in some spots.

When we reached Newcombs, the cloud cover was below us like a thick white blanket with deep blue skys overhead. The most beautiful picture of the year and I didn't bring my camera.

At mile 7 we got lost for about 10 minutes. The trail down to Cogswell has the marker 2N25. The down hill is fast and long down to Cogswell.

Special thanks to Fe and Porchdog for meeting us at Cogswell and giving us rides back from West Fork.

Glendora Ridge Runner Shirts

The first order of shirts have sold out. They are very nice and everybody seems to love them.

    (Click on the images to enlarge)

If you would like a shirt, or a 2nd shirt, let me know your size.

If you are not sure of your size, check with somebody who has one or visit:

Pacers Running Company

13788 Roswell Ave
Chino, CA 91710
(909) 364-8533
Get directions

We are using a BOA Men's/Unisex technical (CoolMax like material) short sleeve shirt. The run full or baggy, not small or tight.

They are only $25 thanks to our sponsor: Classic Coffee.

They are COD and will be available at the work outs in a couple of weeks.


Congratulations to Sarah and Craig

Chloe is the new member of the Webb family.