Archive for April, 2015

We’re meeting at Citrus Ranch Park in Tustin at 7:00 a.m. The address is: 2910 Portola Parkway, Tustin 92782 The map is for a 12 mile round trip run…but you can easily shorten or lengthen it to any distance by turning back at any point since it is an out-and-back run.

Click to access citrus-ranch-run-12-3-miles.pdf

Happy Running TRAVIS!!!  Travis is running the OC 1/2 Marathon on Sunday.  He will be pacing a friend and is hoping to finish in 1:49.  Travis has been working a lot and hasn’t had much free time.  But, he hopes to make it out to run with us soon.

Happy Running MARGARET!!!  Margaret will be in Lincoln, Nebraska on Sunday running State marathon #41. 10 more to go!

Happy Running DONNA, LISA and NINA!!!  They will be running the Chardonnay 5K in Santa Monica on Sunday.  More running and wine-ing!

Congratulations JULIA!!!  Julia will be earning her Masters in Public Health from Cal State Fullerton next week.  Julia has an amazing work ethic and was able to complete her masters while working full-time.  She also somehow managed to find time to volunteer with her therapy pets, take exercise classes and run!  She and Ben will be taking a well-deserved cruise to France, Spain and Italy in a week.  Bon Voyage!

Welcome ALICE!!!  Su’s sister, Alice joined us for a walk with Su’s dog, Happy at the Fullerton loop on Thursday evening.  Alice recently moved here from Minnesota, where it was 40 degrees on Thursday.  Unlike the rest of us…Alice seemed to be enjoying our 92 degrees at 6 p.m. temps. 


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We’ll meet by the trail near the Fullerton Courthouse at 6:00 p.m. (close to the intersection of Brea Blvd. & Harbor Blvd….behind the Ralph’s) 1275 N. Berkeley Ave. Fullerton, CA 92832. We park in the lower parking lot.  If you run around Laguna Lake and back…that is 5 miles.  I will also bring directions for our 3 neighborhood runs.  They are all very nice routes…with some hills.

West Nile Virus and the Drought Bulletin:  Sandi sent this informational bulletin.  The drought can actually make the season for the West Nile Virus worse, not better.

West Nile Virus

Your run is calling

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Tuesday Run (April 28)

We’ll meet in the Alicia’s Cookery parking lot (590 Central Ave. in Brea) at 6:00 p.m. The restaurant is located on the SE corner of Central and Berry.  We’ll be doing Katie’s Run for the second time!  I will also bring directions for Alicia’s Scone run…which is a 5 mile fairly flat run.


Directions for Katie’s Run (5 miles)

Run EAST on Central

LEFT on Brea Blvd.

RIGHT on Canyon Country Rd.

RIGHT on Stone Canyon Way

RIGHT on Driftwood Ave.

RIGHT on Skywood St.

LEFT on Cliffwood Ave.

LEFT on Buttonwood Dr.

LEFT on Apricot Ave.

RIGHT on Desert Canyon Rd.

RIGHT on Forbes Dr.

RIGHT on Balsa Ave.

RIGHT on Brookwood St.

LEFT on Apricot Ave.

LEFT on Burttonwood Dr.

RIGHT on Balsa Ave.

LEFT on State College Blvd.

RIGHT on Lambert Rd.

RIGHT on Tamarack Ave.

LEFT on Apollo St.

RIGHT on Berry St.

Welcome Back CHERIE and KATIE!!!  Cherie came out for a run on Tuesday and Katie joined us for a run on Saturday.  It’s been awhile and it was so nice to see you both!

Congrats JUAN!!!  Sandi and Juan both ran the San Luis Obispo Half Marathon on Sunday.  Juan placed 3rd in his division with a finish time of 1:55:55!  Here are a few pics that they sent:



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We’ll meet on the Shopping Center side of the Villa Park High School wall, which is near the Villa Park Animal Clinic at 7:00 a.m. The address of the animal clinic is 17859 Santiago Blvd. Villa Park, 92861.  We will be running along the Santiago Creek Trail, which is an out-and-back run.  You can run up to 10 miles or turn around at any point to shorten your run.

Directions to our meeting location:  From the intersection of the 55 FWY.  and Katella Ave.  Head east on Katella Ave. (which turns into Villa Park Road).  You go only about half a mile east and you get to Wanda Road.  You go north on Wanda Road (make a left turn).  You go on Wanda Road for half a mile and you get to Santiago Blvd.  At the intersection of Wanda Road and Santiago Blvd, you make a right turn (and are heading east).  You drive 0.1 miles.  You will see the Ralph’s shopping center on your left (north side of the street).  Then you will see a Bank of America.  Turn left (north) and go between the Bank of America and the wall (the Villa Park High School wall).  You drive half way into the shopping center.

Congrats RICK!!!  Last Saturday, Rick ran a local 5K race, which was a fundraiser for a local elementary school.  He said he had a lot of fun running this…and he placed 1st in the 60+ division! This was the first race that Rick has participated in since the Chino Hills Trail 1/2 marathon last year.  

Happy Birthday JULIE A!!!  Julie celebrates her birthday on Saturday.  Have a great day!

Happy Running SANDI and JUAN!!!  They will be running the San Luis Obispo Half Marathon on Sunday.  The course sounds fantastic…a journey through a small classic CA college town, thru a 19th century downtown, past historic neighborhoods, a CA Mission, a Frank Lloyd Wright building and Chinese Garden, out into Edna Valley wine country in the shadow of Morros and farmland and a downhill finish at the iconic Madonna Inn.   

Fullerton Family Fair and Charity Auction (May 2, 2015): Corrin is a member of the MOMS Club of Fullerton and her organization is hosting the Second Annual Family Fair and Charity Auction to be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fullerton Union High School parking lot on Lemon St.  This event will feature demonstrations by local performers, music, food trucks and kids’ crafts.  Vendor booths will include makers of handmade goods, educators and other resources for families.  The silent auction will offer opportunities to bid on tickets to Disneyland, Discovery Cube, Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center, Brea Improv and Hownblower Cruises among many other fantastic prizes. 

Proceeds from the event will benefit two local community nonprofits.  Fullerton Cares raises money, awareness and acceptance for autism in the Fullerton community, primarily benefiting the autism and special needs programs in the Fullerton School District.  Pathways of Hope is celebrating its 40th year effecting positive change in the lives of families affected by hunger and homelessness, from housing options to outreach and prevention services to community leadership.


Push Ups for Charity & 5K Fun Run/Walk (May 9, 2015):  Christina will be running this 5K…which the Irvine Police Department is hosting.  All monies collected go directly to military veterans through the Boot Campaign, a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for military veterans.

To register for the 5K:


To donate to the Irvine Police Department participants:

Blue Moon

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We’ll meet near the Snail’s Pace store  at 6:00 p.m.  We gather in front of the In Flower floral shop (1050 E. Imperial Hwy in Brea), which is located between Snail’s Pace and Tempo Urban Kitchen.  You have a couple of run options:  Daisy’s Run (4.95 miles) or Karin C’s Run (4.3 miles)



Bon Voyage ELAINE!!!  We haven’t seen Elaine in awhile because she had a sore back and then was busy with work.  We will have to wait a little longer before we see her because she is leaving for Bali on Thursday.  She’ll be back running with us later in May.

pink shoes






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We’ll meet in the parking lot located on the SW corner of Bastanchury and State College at 6:00 p.m. It’s just below the Summit House restaurant.

Julia's Run (5 miles)

Directions for Julia’s Run (5 miles):

Run SOUTH down State College Blvd.

RIGHT on Yorba Linda Blvd.

LEFT on Fullerton Creek Dr. Fullerton Creek Dr. becomes Melody Lane

LEFT on Acacia Ave.

RIGHT on Dorothy Lane

RIGHT on Raymond Ave.

At the top of Raymond Ave., you will come to a fork in the road where Skyline Dr. splits. You’ll see the sign below:


RIGHT on Skyline Dr (2000 block) Since there are no sidewalks on this street, it may be safer to run against traffic.

RIGHT on Miramar Dr.

RIGHT on Acacia Ave.

LEFT on Melody Lane (Church school on corner) Melody Lane becomes Fullerton Creek Dr.

LEFT up State College Blvd.

Santa Barbara Race Weekend:  Chris, Donna, Lisa, Nina and Sharon spent this past weekend in Santa Barbara.  They ran the Chardonnay 10 miler on Saturday and also did some wine tasting and sight seeing.  Here are some photos that the ladies sent: 



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We’ll meet near the corner of Wabash and Prospect in Yorba Linda at 7:00 a.m.  We will be joining the CA Cruisers for Scott’s Trail Run in Yorba Linda.   I will bring directions for a 6, 8 and a 10 mile run.  John Strand is helping with the directions since we have to modify the route.  The gate leading into the gated community has been locked the last couple of times that we have run this.

If anybody would prefer a flatter run along the Nixon Trail…here are some options:

Run SOUTH on Prospect for approx. 0.8 miles (You will cross Bastanchury)

LEFT onto the Nixon Trail

5.2 Mile Option:  Run to Yorba Linda Blvd. and return

6.0 Mile Option:  Run to Lakeview and return

8.5 Mile Option:  Run to the end of the Grandview cul-de-sac and return

Directions to Meeting Location: From Kraemer and Imperial Hwy…head EAST on Imperial. You will pass Valencia and Rose. The next street will be Prospect (LA Fitness and Heritage Oaks School on corners). Left on Prospect heading NORTH. Right on Wabash and park along Wabash.

Welcome BOB!!!  Bob joined us for a run at the loop on Thursday.  It was a pleasure meeting you!

Just In Case You Want a Pair…  http://www.myfoxny.com/story/28824561/warren-buffett-themed-brooks-running-shoes

Happy Running MIRANDA!!!  Miranda will be running the 50 Miler at Leona Divide Ultra Race on Saturday.

Happy Running CHRIS  DONNA, LISA, NINA and SHARON!!!  The 5 of them will be in Santa Barbara on Saturday to run the Chardonnay 10 miler race.  They will also be doing some wine tasting at the Fess Parker Winery.  Send some pics!


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We’ll meet by the trail near the Fullerton Courthouse at 6:00 p.m. (close to the intersection of Brea Blvd. & Harbor Blvd….behind the Ralph’s) 1275 N. Berkeley Ave. Fullerton, CA 92832. We park in the lower parking lot.  If you run around Laguna Lake and back…that is 5 miles.  I will also bring directions for our 3 neighborhood runs.  They are all very nice routes…with some hills.

BR Fall RUNcation: Lake Powell Half Marathon (October 17, 2015) Cindy 50 found a FUN group destination race for all of us to do.  This race features some really spectacular views of Lake Powell, which is near the Arizona and Utah border.  Starting in Page and ending at Stateline Marina, this is one of the fastest courses in their race series.  http://www.thelakepowellhalf.com/

The current price is $85.  (The price increases to $100 between March 23 – July 19.)  Cindy set up a team for us.  Our team will each receive a $10 discount once the 6th team member signs up.  When you register as a team member…enter under the Team Name: Brea Runners and enter the password:  teambrea

If you think you are interested in joining us…you should register soon since they will limit the number of runners to only 1,000.  They do offer a refund policy, where you are eligible for a full refund before July 19th and a 50% refund between July 20 – October 16th.

You can read about prices and deadlines here: http://www.thelakepowellhalf.com/prices-and-deadlines/

Their refund policy info is here: http://www.thelakepowellhalf.com/refund-policies/


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We’ll meet near the Snail’s Pace store at 6:00 p.m. We gather in front of the In Flower floral shop, which is located between Snail’s Pace and Tempo Urban Kitchen.  This will be our 1st Summit House Run of the year.  They lock the Panorama Preserve gate at sundown.   If you are worried that you may not reach the gate in time…you may want to consider running around the golf course clockwise instead.


OC Register Article about Jenna and Hunter’s Daddy:  Brian Jacklin, a critical skills operator with the 1st marine Special Operations Battalion was awarded the Navy Cross on Thursday.  This is the nation’s second-highest award for valor.  If you watch the slideshow…you will see a photo of Jenna and Hunter.


Congratulations Ragnar Teams!!!  Teams ‘Girls Gone Running’ and ‘Fat and the Furious’ completed the relay this past weekend.  Scott said that their team finished in just under 33 hours and sent the photo below:


FRONT: Pat, Jennifer, Tamara, Mari   BACK: Allison, Scott, Corrin, Rich, Candice, Tim, John C, Chris C


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We’ll meet at the Fullerton Courthouse at 7:00 a.m. (near the intersection of Brea Blvd. & Harbor Blvd….behind the Ralph’s) 1275 N. Berkeley Ave. Fullerton, CA 92832. We park in the lower parking lot. We have 4 mileage options…5 miles, 6 miles, 7 miles and 10.5 miles.

Happy Running TRAVIS!!!  Travis will be in Anaheim on Saturday running the Angels 5K at Angels Stadium.


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