June 2006 archive (left) the MOP Run map; (middle) MOP Run: Fritz Menninger beats the clock (Nancy Neuburger photo); (left) Heather's Run - the official & unoffical start (gmw)
June 29 - "News when it's news - - not history" - that was the jingo from a Wichita radio station in the 60s. Our news: on her morning run, Liz Dobbins sighted a large cat about the size of a German shephard, with a long tail about 3 miles out along the Kansas River levee this morning (before 6 am). She came to a stop and the cat crouched and began to slowly walk toward her. Liz started to walk back a ways before stopping by a nearby barn with sheep. The cat then went into the woods. Was she safe among all the delectables? Sure, grab a sheep and make an offering, right? Look for a report on Channel 6 news tonight. . .
The history (because we didn't report this soon enough): Our congratulations to Fran Breslauer for two fine runs in May and June. Fran placed 5th in the New York City WABC Fight/Prostate Cancer 5 Mile on June 18. Her time was 47:36, age graded to a 33:51. On Memorial Day she ran Bolder Boulder doing the 10K in 1:00:22, good enough to come in 2nd among the 65 year old female runners (there were a total of 63 women age 65, not the 65-69 category, just those age 65 - a big, big race). Here are other Lawrence results (one-year age categories):
June 26 - MOP Run story in the Lawrence Journal-World. Thad Allender's shot of Mike Eglinski (with the "USA" shirt, he's a former Lawrencian) was the lead photo in the printed version. After the run, our Estonian guest, Taavi Annus, found the Red Lion Inn to watch World Cup soccer.
June 25 - The June 26 issue of Time Magazine says the baby boomers are the marathon generation. ". . .after running a marathon you just feel this sense of calm, of accomplishment," says Marla Rhoden, 50. . ." read more. From Norma Weiser.
June 24 - Saturday's MOP Run - Thanks to Mary Jones for setting the course. Over 30 participants many from out-of-town. Four Red Dog Days regulars did the 7 AM workout then came over and ran some more. Coming the furthest was Estonian Taavi Annus (working in Columbia, MO) who also won the male 44 & under category. The map used by runners is shown above. (Right) The Nicholls girls & mom & grandma Nancy Neuburger check the depth of the South Park fountain.
June 20 - The Winner Is . . . It Doesn't Matter - The NY Times article on Mon, June 19th reports on the growth of "noncompetitive active events - like running, inline skating, cycling and walking" which "attract beginner to elite athletes seeking accurately measured courses with detailed maps, comfort stations, medical help and timed results, without the stress."
June 19 - Local results from Sunday's Grandma's Marathon (Duluth, MN):
June 17 - The rains did not come, the weather was great and Red Dog brought his group to support the Heather's Run 5K which benefits local families who have children battling cancer through an emergency fund established at Children's Mercy Hospital. The top medal winners are listed in the results.
(left): Susan Stuever and Red Dog with the Heathers Run VIP party before the start.
June 15 - DOG DAYS FIRST!
That's right! Dog Days had its first marriage proposal. No, no. No one proposed marrying Dog Days. What I'm trying to say is a young fellow decided it was time to pop the question to his girlfriend this morning at Doggies. The intrepid and determined young man ran across the field found his intended out of breath sweating running up the steps and to her surprise it wasn't a medic with oxygen. No it was her boyfriend with the ultimate question? Will you marry me? And her answer was: YES!
And her reaction was:
Red Dog pulled some of us aside to let us know what was about to happen. When Matt told Red Dog what he was about to do, Red Dog said that was fantastic, however if she says no, "you're on your own."
Congratulations to Adrianne Graham and Matt Lehrman. Both are new Doggies. Matt “The Determined” Lehrman is from Madison, Wisconsin and Adrianne “The Surprised” Graham is from Lawrence. When I caught up with them on the track for some reason Adrianne was all over Matt walking hand in hand, hugging and kissing him. What's up with that? And is that legal at Dogs?
They seemed very happy and for some reason seemed to be in a real hurry to get home. What's up with that?
And we look forward to our wedding invitations all 600 of them.
-- J. R. Demby
June 9 - Red Dog's Dog Days had super first day crowds this week - about 500 for the 6 am session and about 400 at 6 pm. The entire football field was filled. Starting this Sunday, June 11, the runs from Deerfield School now begin at 7 am.
June 8 - Minutes from the Sunday club meeting are posted.
June 5 - Lawrence placings at the (June 4) San Diego Rock n Rock Marathon:
Bib FName LName AgeSex ChipTime Clock Overall SexPl DivPl pace
June 4 - Some runLawrence members thought about running the Deadwood Mickelson (South Dakota) Trail Marathon, but did not make it. However, our Topeka friends, Brad & Marla Rhoden did. Brad won the M50-54 category in 3:16:44 while Marla was 2nd in F50-54 in 3:36:35.
Local results from the June 3 Hospital Hill.
updated: July 1, 2006