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June 17, 2012: Grandma's Pics & Video
Congrats to all who participated in the Grandma's races this weekend. Below are links to Eve Stein's pictures and video. If you have pictures or video you would like to post for others to see, you can send them to email@example.com.
UPDATE (6/18): One more Half Marathon video.
June 7, 2012: Chester Bowl Run Results
Picture by Eve Stein.
Thanks to all who participated in the NMTC Spring Trail Series this year!
The series concluded last night at Chester Bowl. Eric Atkinson won the men's series and has won two in a row now after his successful debut last fall. The women's series came down to one point with Sara Frederickson edging out Leslie Semler by the slimmest of margins. Congrats Eric and Sarah!
Thanks to all who came out and participated in the series this spring. It was great to see the NMTC regulars as well as a lot of new faces this year. The first two races had 200 participants, far over the previous record of 157.
The next NMTC events are the Half Voyageur and Full Voyageur, which are run on trails between the Zoo and Carlton in July. The Half Voyageur is a marathon, and the full Voyageur is a 50-miler. We need a lot of volunteers to put these races on and would love to have you help out if you are not planning on participating. Please contact Kris Glesener at 218-390-4784 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.
The Fall Series will commence on September 5th at Lester Park. Besides a different order to the races this year, we also have a new race: Grand Portage. This event replaces the Snowflake race and will be run on the Grand Portage and Gill Creek trails in Jay Cooke State Park in Esko.
Best of luck to everyone running one of the Grandma's races!
Chester Bowl Pictures (courtesy of Eve Stein)
June 3, 2012: Weekend Race Pics
May 30, 2012: Millenium Trail Run Results
Last week's trail work session was cancelled due to rain, so we will pick up again tomorrow (Thursday). We will be working on the Ely's Peak loop of the Magney-Snively trail. We will meet at the Magney-Snively parking lot as usual at 5pm and then drive to the Ely's Peak loop. If you will be arriving late, you can call Kris at 218-390-4784 to see where we are. Pizza, pop, and cookies will be served afterwards.
Our last trail work day will be this Sunday, June 3rd, from noon to 5pm. For more information, see our trail work article.
Next week is Chester Bowl - the last race of the Spring Series. We will have lots of prizes for series participants. We will also have a potluck, so bring a dish to share with everyone. You can drop your dish off at the Chester Chalet before the race.
Millenium Trail Run Pictures (courtesy of Eve Stein)
May 28, 2012: Trails 101
If you are embarking on your first trail race or just looking to get off the beaten path, then you need to be prepared. Trail running is a separate sport altogether from road running, and it is important to be ready. The environment, terrain, attitude of participants, and overall focus are quite different from road running. It is this distinction that draws runners and non-runners alike to the sport.
One of the reasons some people are wary of trail running is that they are afraid of getting injured. The uneven terrain, rocks, roots, narrow paths, and hills causes many inexperienced individuals to become anxious about what might happen. It does take a little while to become adept at “seeing” the trail and by taking Trails 101 you will safely gain the tools to make your first experience with trails a successful and positive one!
You will learn the following:
- Technical vs. Non-Technical trails
- Fueling and equipment needs
- Running pointers
- Where the trails are
- What races are out there
- Volunteering at trail Ultras
- Much, much more!
Register by July 1st to be entered into a drawing for a free pair of Scott Trail shoes!
Either stop by Tortoise and Hare to sign up or go to the website http://tortoiseharefootwear.com to download a registration form to mail in.
- Classes Meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm until about 7:30pm at various trails around town.
- Weekday trails will be “easy” non-technical trails with runs ranging from 2 to 4 miles.
- There will be some optional weekend “challenge” runs which will take you on 5-8 mile runs on some of the more technical or hilly trails.
- A calendar will be provided the first day of class at Tortoise and Hare Footwear and will include a training schedule for each month.
- Class lasts 13 weeks, starting on July 12th and ending on October 11th.
- Unlimited access to an experienced coach.
- Drawings and discounts at Tortoise and Hare Footwear.
- Technical Shirt.
- Speakers and additional information.
- Exercises and conditioning for your whole body!