|February 2007 archive (click on above photo for Dick Ross' slideshow)|
Feb 25 - It's Oscar Night and we should mention the film from Canada: Saint Ralph. Chariots of Fire isn't the only award-winning running movie; Saint Ralph was a prize winner at the 2005 Paris Film Festival. The director is Michael McGowan, a former Canadian National Team Member in cross country and a 2:18 marathoner.
Thanks to Elizabeth Weeks for renewing her membership today.
Feb 23 - Next club meeting is Sun, Mar 4 - when?/where?
Starting Feb 28, Trail Nerds Evening Run on the Lawrence River Trails (east boat ramp, south of North 8th & Oak). Every Wed: 6 pm. Call Greg Burger, (785) 887-6745. It's a night run, so a flashlight or headlamp is required. map
Feb 22 - Four more memberships: welcome newcomers Kurt Schueler, Rhonda Levaldo, Kathleen Lynch and thanks to Greg Burger for renewing.
Feb 15 - Speaking of fun on treadmills, Liz Dobbins found some guys having fun with their special setup.
Feb 12 - In the Winter 2007 issue of Second Wind:
Feb 10 - Running with Loose Screws. Are they crazy to run on icy, hilly trails at Wyandotte County Lake Park? The event name is Psycho Wyco. The sponsors are the Kansas City Trail Nerds. Trail running is catching on around the country and the Feb 10th event proved these die hard runners know how to have fun while others were having fun on their treadmills.
Loose screws? If you were doing the 50K (3 lap) race and come into the first lap aid station, you may have lost your screws. The ones on the bottom of your shoes. Trail Nerds had been heralding this simple fix to fight the icy trail conditions all winter. Trail riders or runners all need to be reshod at some point. At the aid station, volunteers with power drills and ample supply of ammo "screwed" any runner's shoe in need of a fix. This created the miracle on ice - traction on a sloped skating rink.
Now how did Rick Roeber, the barefoot runner, do it without screws? See results.
Feb 8 - Red Dog's Sat. Runs: Starting Feb 10th, meet at LMH South (& Jayhawk Pharmacy), SW corner of Clinton Parkway & Kasold, park in the north lot (map).
The Breslauers in San
Feb 3 - Single digit temperatures kept the attendance down at Parkville for the 3rd annual Buffalo Run. This year's distance was 7K. Constance Tieghi (Lawrence) is shown (right) leading another runner while the other runner really isn't confused but going in the right direction in this multi-lap race. Lawrence guys took 2-3-5 overall (Tom Kreissler, Steve Riley & Keith Dowell). A good day to wear spikes or screwed shoes (yes, screws drilled into the bottom of your shoes for traction - standard gear among the Trail Nerds). Results