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Photo of runLawrence Thanksgiving Day 5K. Photo of Erica Ogle, top female winner in Thanksgiving Day 5K. Photo of Matt Ri;ey, top male winner in Thanksgiving Day 5K.
  The runLawrence Thanksgiving Day 5K; winners Erica Ogle (Baldwin) & Matt Riley (Lawrence) (gmw)
 Nov 2007 archive  


In Pamplona, you run with the bulls;
in Lawrence you run with the Dogs, Rats and Nerds.

Nov 29 - Several runners raced to a place on the Kansas state honor roll at last Thursday's Thanksgiving Day 5K in Lawrence. Congratulations to:

target time
Heather Hunley, Littleton CO
Teri Oberzan, Lawrence KS
Parker Davies, Lawrence KS
Steve Riley, Lawrence KS
Wally Brawner, Tonganoxie KS
Larry Linden, Houston TX
(note: for state records times are adjusted up to next whole second; records pending approval)

Nov 27 - "" Next runLawrence meeting - Sun, Dec 2, 4 pm at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Jorge Carvajal's Philadelphia Marathon report (Nov 18) - At age 46 and a year after my first marathon (Philadelphia was my 5th)  I became a 3:20 marathoner. I ran a PR and beat the BQ goal (Boston Qualifier) by 10 minutes. more

Nov 26 - We would like to invite as many Lawrencians to Haskell for this free event on Fri, Nov 30. My uncle, Manny Pino, is in the movie at 7:30; he was named the masters runner of the year in Arizona, a couple of years back, but he does an explanation of running in Indian communities in the movie. - Rhonda Levaldo

Traditional dancers will perform at Fri, Nov 30, 7:00 pm at the Haskell Auditorium. At 7:30 The Stories 'N Motion Film Club will show "When Your Hands are Tied." This film explores the unique ways in which young Native Americans are finding to express themselves in a contemporary world while maintaining strong traditional lives. This features Apache Skateboards, Blackfire, Chester Kahn, Eric Willie, Jessica Atsye, Manuel Pino, Nette Kahn, Radmilla Cody, The Rez Crew and Tribe 2 Entertainment. The film is 56 minutes long.

A 2nd film will be shown at 8:30: "What A Way To Go: Life at the End of Empire" which is about a middle class white guy coming to grips with Peak Oil, climate change, mass extinction, over population and the demise of the American lifestyle.

For more information contact Rhonda LeValdo at rlevaldo@haskell.edu or
James Jones at jjones@haskell.edu 785-749-8470.

Congratulatioins to Kurt Schueler and Bob Billings for winning the 4th annual “Dude, Where’s the Trail?” 50K at Blue Springs, MO on Sun, Nov 25. Lou Joline was the event organizer and quiz master. Schueler submitted the winning name for the un-named elk: Lawrence W. Elk. Both Schueler and Billings correctly identified the purpose of concrete piers at dam: to detect movement in the dam structure. Results

Medal winners at the evening Miracle on Kansas Ave 4 Mile (in Topeka on Sat, Nov 24) were:
Gold: Steve Riley, Leah Kuhlman; silver: Dan Kuhlman; bronze: Keith Dowell.

Nov 24 - More photos from Thursday's race in the Lawrence Journal-World, all taken by Nick Krug.

Nov 22 - Happy Thanksgiving. The 5K morning run was held in sunny 21 degree weather. This year's winners are Baldwin's Erica Ogle (in 19:29) and Matt Riley (Lawrence) in 16:11. Special thanks to all the volunteers making this event happen, to the Red Doggers (running and course marshaling), the sponsors, and to Raul Flores & Nancy English (RaceDay Timing Solutions) for the speedy results. Thank you runners for coming out. We brought you sunshine and frosty noses. Enjoy your feasts with friends and families. Results

Nov 19 - Lawrencian results from the Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa on Sun, Nov 18:
Congratulations to medalists Christine Keller for winning the F40-44 race and to Ann Cudd taking 3rd in the F45-49 marathon race. Complete results

bib name div ovrl divpl time
1890 Christine Keller F40-44 165 1/66 3:41:26
1776 Ann Cudd F45-49 180 3/67 3:45:54
Half Marathon        
5339 Edward Noonen M45-49 104 8/77 1:40:50
4049 Brad Bond M50-54 341 18/60 1:55:27
4232 Erin Hennessey F20-24 396 23/89 1:56:16
4050 Ellen Young F50-54 414 8/64 1:58:31
4366 Shannon Hodges F25-29 747 70/132 2:12:01

Nov 18 - Results from the 29th Living History Farms 6.8 mile cross country race. A bunch of Lawrence area runners did quite well in the Midwest's premier mud race. Here's a video from the Des Moines Register.

Photo of the start of the Fields of Promise 5K.

Nov 17 - Results from the Fields of Promise 5K at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian this morning.

Nov 11 - The Thanksgiving 5K is as much a run as a time for reunions. If you look at the list of entries, among the larger groups are the Rovenstines, coming from all over the country with 13 of their clan here on race day. The Yates Family of Bonner Springs of 6 was the first family group to sign up this year.

New officers for runLawrence were elected at the Nov 4th meeting. Congratulations to: Ellen Young (president), Don Cackler (vice president), John Huchingson (treasurer), and Dee Boeck (Thanksgiving Day Race, director). Minutes from the meeting.

Renewing membership: Kelly Gunn has rejoined for 2008.

Photo of TurkeyTrot race at Haskell. Photo of Jud and Jon King at the Turkey Trot at Haskell.
Early action at the Turkey Trot at Haskell Nov 3rd (gmw); Jud King with Dad, Jon, finishing the Turkey Trot (Dick Ross)

Nov 6 - Jud's Run: "By 9 am, the butterflies were back in full force. During his training run we'd set 3 goals: (1) beat his last 5K time of 41:38, (2) don't stop running, (3) have fun. There was a fourth goal, which, as it turns out, was #1 (Jud just hadn't told his old man about it): he wanted to place in the top 3 in his age group. His old man didn't have the heart to tell him that his age group would be 17 and under (instead of the normal 12 and under). He'd be competing against much older kids. No matter. His head and heart were set." read on

Nov 2 - Recent new and renewing runLawrence members for 2008 are: Yvette Desrosiers-Alphonse, Keith Dowell, Coco Tieghi, Kat Lynch, Kurt Schueler, Brian Becker, the Dan & Leah Kuhlman Family, Paul Boone, Sandra Wright, Don & Lori Cackler, the Jon & Nikki King Family, and the Jim & Sandy Beiter Family.

Reminder, the next club meeting is this Sunday, November 4 at 4 pm at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Membership applications will be available. Agenda includes election of officers and finalizing plans for the Thanksgiving Day Run. The meeting is open to anyone.

Greg Burger has said it before; now Andrew Hartsock reveals the lure of trail running in today's Journal-World full page story.

"Longtime runner Greg Burger was tired of getting hurt. . . So Burger - a competitive runner who completed more than 20 marathons - took his show off the road. Rather than run through city streets, Burger decided to become involved in the growing sport of trail running." more

From Sat's Rock Creek 50K & 25K Trail races: Gary Henry's report | results |

Laurie Comstock ran the Sunday Blue Springs trail race (50mi/50K/13K) and reported she thoroughly enjoyed it.



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