LA County Half Marathon and 5K

Lots of PRs set at the race.  Nice running ridgerunners!
Tyler - 1:44:26 (4th in age group) PR by 3 mins
Linda - 1:44:50 (1st in age group) PR by 2 mins
Erick - 1:50:02 PR
Bert (5K) - 21:56 (1st in age group)

Honolulu Marathon

Leon was still smiling after a tough Honolulu Marathon finishing in 3.33.30 even after hitting a wall at mile 16.  Good going Leon!

Chimera 100K

Wendy did an amazing job in less than optimal conditions. Saturday was really horrific! Reports of 7 to 7.5 inches of rain in that area just for that day. The race was cancelled at about 1 PM when the Forest Service closed the roads to the peaks as they were washing away; additionally the high winds were literally blowing the Aid Stations apart.

Wendy had a great attitude and was READY to face the rain, the mud, the wind and whatever else mother nature had to offer that day.

Watch out San Diego 100--here she comes

Pumpkin Run 5K

Valerie came in at 27:50 PR (almost completely flat course! it was awesome!). She finished in the top 100 finishers and got a pumpkin.

GRRs at NYC Marathon

Oneida’s time was 5:59:44, the first time she has ever broken 6 hours.
Dawn’s time was 4:24:25. Her name and time were listed in this morning’s NY Times!

Grand Canyon Adventure

Wendy and Cheryl finished a 44 mile run, R2R2R (rim to rim to rim).

Ridge Runner spotted at the Hartford, CT Marathon

Dave ran a 4:17 at Hartford. Great going Dave!

Long Beach Marathon, Half Marathon and Bike Ride

Amber 3.48 Boston Qualifier!
Dawn 4.17
Ed 4.21 PR!
Patia 4.34 PR

Half Marathon:
Brian 1.32 PR!
Tyler 1.47 Debut!
Mariella 1.55

Bike Ride:
Valerie 1.46

Congrats to all!

Ridge Runners Rock at Rock N Roll

Leon and Sue Laub rocked the Rock n Roll San Jose half marathon. Sue got a 7 minute PR in 2.12.58 and Leon hit his goal (just barely!) of breaking 1.30 with a 1.29.55.

The race was won by Olympian Meb Keflezighi who finished the 13.1 mile course in 1:01:00.

Thanks to all our Ridge Runner training partners. All of our hard work paid off! And good luck to everyone running Long Beach next week!

Ridge Runners Rip it Up at San Dimas 5K!

Enrique 21.22 3rd AG
Tyler 21.36 3rd AG
Leon 21.42
Linda 22.31 1st AG
Sara B 22.40 2nd AG
Tarrah 24.44 3rd AG
Erick 25.26 2nd AG
Sue 27.09 2nd
Kristen 28.08 PR
Valerie 30.12 PR

Congratulations to all!

SBSD Mud Run

Our mud run specialist Brian Faber took 2nd place overall 56:33 - 1st in age group at the San Bernadino Sheriff Mud Run

The picture is the helicopter landing on the course right before the start of the race. The start line is directly to the left of the picture.

San Diego Senior Games

Congratulations to Beverly for her winning times at the San Diego Senior Games.
50m 9:32 Silver medal
100m 17:86 Silver Medal
200m 37:13 Gold Medal

masters rankings

Bulldog 50K

Congrats to Wendy who ran the Bulldog 50K in an impressive 5 hrs 50 mins, conquering Bulldog Hill and beating her previous best by more than 30 minutes. The course has an 8000 ft elevation gain.

Leon & Sue place at Jet to Jetty 10K

Sue ran her first 10K in 58.46 and got 2nd in her age group. Leon ran a 40.56 which was good enough for 1st. Good going!

Pasadena City College 5K

Congratulations to Valerie and Brian for their run at the PCC 5K at the Rose Bowl. Valerie ran her first 5K (32:27). Way to go Valerie! Brian's time was 19:53.4 and he also won 3rd place in his age division. He breaks the 20 min mark for the first time. Awesome!

Napa Valley Half Marathon

Leon ran a great half marathon up in Napa Valley today. He came 36th overall in a field of 2278 runners, with a time of 1:31:27. This is an average of 6.59 per mile - way to go Leon.

Badwater Ultramarathon

Cheryl completed the epic run at Badwater in 41 hours. The 135 mile run had temps up to 130 degrees with a nice forest fire evacuation at the finish line for even more drama. Way to go Cheryl!!! Good job Wendy for pacing Cheryl!

July 4th 5K

Congrats to Ken who ran in the So Cal Road Runners 5K (20:11, 3rd in AG) and to the runners from Los Altos High School (Max (23 min), Armando (17 min), Andrew (21 min) and Daniel (22 min)).

San Bernadino Tinman Triathlon

Brian ran the Tinman Triathlon last week and came in 4th in his AG with a time of 55:43. Good going Brian!

Ridge Runners run with SoCalDayBreakers

The Ridge Runners and Day Breakers ran Marshall Canyon together on Saturday and had a snack fest afterwards. It was loads of fun and we plan on doing this again!
Special thanks to Rita from the SoCalDayBreakers for the cool video!

Valley Crest Half Marathon

Congratulations to everyone who ran the Valley Crest. It's a great race all on a hilly and historic Mulholland fire road . Thank you to Linda who cheered us on.
Amber 1:58:53
Hank 2:01:24
Marianne: 3rd in age group 1:44:21
Sarah Barron 2:02:53
Sarah Webb 1:56:48
Wendy 1:58:29
Doug 3rd in age group 1:43:04

Mud Run at Camp Pendleton

Congratulations to Brian who finished in 55:17 which was 12 out of 283 in his age group and 71 out of 3,075 overall.

San Diego RocknRoll Marathon

The Ridge Runners had a great showing at the Rock N Roll Marathon in San Diego today:
Fasteddie Knapp - 3:42:55
Ray Adamyk - 3:49:12
Steve Altfillisch - 3:41:56
Well done guys - congratulations to each of you.

Saddleback 1/2 Marathon and 5K

Wow! All PRs. Congratulations to our ridgerunners who participated in the Saddleback 1/2 Marathon and 5K.

Dawn: 1.50
Patia: 1.56
Lizette: 2.27
Ed: 25.00 (5K)

Congratulations to LA Marathon Runners

Linda wins 1st in her age group (3:38) PR.
Owen does his first marathon (4:07).
Al does his first marathon (5:00).
Tim runs under 4 hours (3:59).
Ken does his 7th LA marathon (3:37).
Nichole does a (4:42)
Dave paced the 5 hour group (5:20).

Special thanks to Ray who was there to help pace the runners.

Marianne 1st Woman Overall in Mt. Wilson Trail Run

Congratulations to Marianne who was the 1st woman overall with a time of 1:18:46 in this historic race. I think she received a nice trophy.

Bishop High Sierra 50 miler

Congratulations to Eric, Ken and Cheryl for completing a tough 50 mile course. The course had 9000 feet of net elevation gain, 95 degree temperatures, and lots of soft sand. Eric finished in 12 hours 33 minutes and Ken in 13 hours 18 minutes. Cheryl ran the PCT50 miler the week before and ran another 50 miles this week and helped Ken get through the course.

Bay Bridge Run in San Diego

Bert gets 3rd place in the 4 mile run. He was 92 overall with a time of 28:15. Good going Bert!


Congratulations to Wendy and Cheryl for running a 50 mile trail run at the PCT50 on Saturday in the Cleveland National Forest near San Diego. It was Wendy's first time at 50 miles. The run took about 11 1/2 hours and she can't wait to do it again!

Pride of the Foothills 5K

Ridgerunners take home a record 15 medals on a tough course with Xander taking 3rd overall (18:07) and Marianne taking 3rd in the women's group overall (21:00).

Congrats to all the runners!

Boston Marathon Results

We had 2 runners from our club this year at the Boston Marathon: Steve (aka Porchdog) and Paul.

Steve: 3:30:41 great time on a tough course!
Paul: 4:20:21 good going Paul! He was going for it. His split at the half way point was under 1:56. Big congrats to both of them.

Derby Day 5K

A number of ridge runners participated in the Derby Day 5K.

Brian 20.25 #12
Leon 20.28 #3
Victor 20.41 #11
Tyler 22.26 #38
Dawn 24.42 #9
Sue 29.21 #12

Looks like Brian and Victor both got PRs!
Congrats to all.

5- Mile Big Sur Mud Run

Congratulations to Natalie Healy for completing the Big Sur Mud Run on March 29th. Natalie finished the 5 mile course in 46:51, negotiating trails, hills, water obstacles, five foot walls and four mud pits. She was the 19th female to finish.
Well done Nat.

Pasadena Half Marathon

Congratulations go out to Tim for his great finish at the Pasadena Half Marathon.
Despite the rain, which left the runners soaked from the start, Tim held a steady sub 8 min pace to finish in 1:44:40. He beat his previous best time by at least 5 minutes.
Way to go Tim!

5K weekend results

We had 9 Glendora Ridge Runners at the Azusa Pacific RezLife 5K.

Leon 18.43 5th Male OA
Ray 20.21
Tim 21.11
Linda 21.24 5th Female OA
Tyler 21.30 PR
Erick 21.50 PR
Tarrah 24.00 PR
Sue 27.10
Bev 32.37

The event raised over $4,800 evenly distributed to 3 charities.
Thanks to Classic coffee for supplying gift certificates for the raffle.

St. Patricks 5K at Redondo Beach

Bert 20.50 1st in AG

Congratulations to everyone!

El Paso Marathon

Congrats to Ken who placed 1st in his AG at the El Paso Marathon with a time of 3:47:17. Next to him is his dad.

Cheryl has been invited to Badwater

We are excited to hear that Cheryl has been invited to enter the 2009 Badwater Ultramarathon on July 13-15. This is a 135-mile trek across Death Valley to Mt. Whitney Portal. To get an idea what she went through last year, see badwater-ultramarathon-race-report and Go Cheryl!

Palm Springs 1/2 Marathon and 5K

Leon does another blistering 1.30.23, a 6.56 pace, and good for fourth. Sue ran the 5k in 28.30. Congratulations to both of you!

10th annual Redlands Sprint Triathlon

Our new member Brian Faber completed his first triathlon on Feb 7th. It was the 10th annual Redlands Sprint Triathlon. He finished 7th in his age group with a time of 1:01:58.Well done Brian !

Training Program for the Pride of the Foothills 5K May 9

On Tuesday, February 17th, the Glendora Ridge Runners will kick off a 12 week 5K training program meant to prepare runners for the Pride of the Foothills 5K on May 9th in Glendora and other local spring and summer running events.

The Tuesday workout will consist of track intervals and drills that help a runner gain speed and running efficiency.

The group meets every Tuesday evening at 6.00 PM at the Azusa Pacific Track. All abilities are welcome. There is no cost to join this group and there is no cost for this program.

See the calendar for more details and other practice times and locations.

Congratulations Surf City Half and Marathon Runners

We had some ridgerunners who participated in the Surf City event.

1/2 Marathon:
Leon - 3rd in age group (awards were 3 deep). 1:28:33.
Bert - 6th in age group, 1:38.
Victor - 1:39
Ray - 1:48
Ann - 2:46

Jabneel - 3:59
Dawn - 4:11
Ed - 4:37.
Lizette, Johnny and Daniel all ran together and did 5:14.
Erica - 5:54

Calico Trail Race 30K/50K

This was a big event for the ridge runners and the first time experience for many of us doing an endurance run. Thanks to Cheryl for coaching us newbies.

30K results:
Xander 2:30 3rd place overall,
Leon 2:50 3rd AG,
Amber 3:19 3rd place overall
50K results:
Eric 5:23 5th AG,
Ken 5:36 4th AG,
Cheryl 5:48 5th overall,
Linda 6:01 10th overall,
Wendy 6:33 14th overall

Houston Marathon

Michael completed the Houston Marathon with a fine time of 3:35 which included hitting the wall and walking some. Good going Mike!

Cheryl ranks 41st in 100-Mile Top Women Finishers 2008

Congratulations to Cheryl who is ranked 41st among all 100 mile women runners in 2008. Even more impressive is that she is 2nd in her age group.