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Archive for February, 2016

Tuesday Run (March 1)

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.  We’ll be doing the 5.3 mile version of John’s Run.  One way to shorten this run is by staying on Associated Rd., rather then veering off towards Placentia Ave.  This will make the run slightly more than 4.5 miles.  If you want an even shorter run…you can always do an out-and-back run and turn around at any point.  Please don’t take a shortcut through Craig Park!  That wouldn’t be a safe choice since it’s dark out.

John’s Run – Modified Version (5.3 miles)

Directions for John’s Run (5.3 mi.)

NORTH on Randolph

RIGHT on Birch St.

RIGHT on Associated Rd. (It’s the 1st Associated)

LEFT on Greenbriar  (1st light)

LEFT on Ravencrest

RIGHT on Castlegate

Cross Imperial Hwy

Continue straight on Placentia Ave.

RIGHT on Rolling Hills

LEFT on Associated Rd.

RIGHT on Bastanchury Rd.

RIGHT on State College Blvd.

Hike to Inspiration Point (Saturday, March 12th):  Su is planning to lead a hike to Inspiration Point in Alta Dena on Saturday, March 12th…unless it rains right before or on that day.  This is not an official Sierra Club hike, but a private hike.  This hike is approximately 10 miles round trip with a 2,700 ft elevation gain.  Sue expects it to take between 5 to 6 hours.  It is slightly longer and has a higher gain than the Ice House Canyon hike, but it is at a lower elevation and less shaded, so it will tend to be warmer.  One will be able to view some hotel ruins around 2 1/2 miles up, then Inspiration Point is 5 miles up.  There is a shady structure at the top with plenty of seating, which makes it a good place to snack or have lunch.  There is also a metal tube that points out different Los Angeles sights such as Catalina Island and the Hollywood sign, which will be visible providing it is a clear day.  The trail is a loop or more accurately a lasso-shaped trail. 

Su suggests carpooling from the Snail’s Pace parking lot at 6:30 a.m.  If you have any questions or plan to attend, please contact Su at:  gosugo@hotmail.com

gym

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Saturday Run (Feb. 27)

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 several mileage options available.

sleeping in

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Thursday Run (Feb. 25)

We’ll meet in the parking lot near Men’s Wearhouse (985 E. Birch) at 6:00 p.m.  It is located in the Target/24 Hour Fitness Shopping Center.  We’ll be doing Rosemarie’s Run.  If anybody would like a shorter run…you can make this an out-and-back run.  If you run up Santa Fe Drive to Naranjal…that is around the 2 mile mark.   You could turn around here, instead of going all the way to Valencia.

Rosemarie’s Run (5.4 miles)

Directions for Rosemarie’s Run

Run EAST on Birch St.

LEFT on Kraemer Blvd.

Cross Lambert & continue running up Kraemer

Kraemer becomes Santa Fe Rd. & curves to the right

RIGHT on Valencia Ave.

RIGHT on Birch St

CHOC Follies:  Donna is trying to put a group together to attend the CHOC Follies production of ‘Carly and the Choco Factory’.  It is a fundraiser for the CHOC Children’s Foundation.  The date is Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Orange Coast College.  The ticket price is $35 and is a tax deductible contribution to CHOC Children’s Hospital.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Donna asap at:  tafu@juno.com

journey

 

 

Follies

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Tuesday Run (Feb. 23)

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 Grill. You have a couple of choices for routes…Karin’s Run (4.3 miles) or Travis’ Hellish Hill Run (5.1 miles).

Directions for Karin’s Run (4.3 miles)

Run SOUTH on State College Blvd.

RIGHT on Bastanchury Rd.

RIGHT on Brea Blvd.

RIGHT on Birch St.

RIGHT on Randolph

Directions for Travis’ Hellish Hill Run (5.1 miles)

Run SOUTH on State College Blvd.

RIGHT on Bastanchury Rd.

Turn around at Brea Blvd. and run back towards State College

Cross State College Blvd. and cont. running down Bastanchury

Turn around at Associated Rd.

Run up Bastanchury Rd.

RIGHT on State College and return to Snail’s

https://brearunners.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/karin-cs-run-4-3-miles.pdf

Travis’ Hellish Hill Run (5.1 miles)

Do them

 

 

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Saturday Run (Feb. 20)

We will be meeting in a parking lot on Associated Rd. just up the street (heading north) from Mercury Insurance (1700 Greenbriar Lane in Brea) at 7:00 a.m.   This parking lot is adjacent to Associated Rd. and across the street from Chevy Chase Dr. (2 blocks south of Birch St.)  We decided that it would be better to meet here rather than the Mercury lot since Mercury Insurance is on private property.  You can see the parking lot on the west side of Associated in the photo below.

new parking lot

Here are some mileage options:

6 Mile Run – If you run to the corner of Golden Ave. and McCormack Ave…it is approximately 3 miles

8 Mile Run – If you run to Prospect Ave. on the trail…it is approximately 4 miles

10 Mile Run – If you run to the Community Center…it is approximately 5 miles

Rich’s Run (10 miles)

rise shine and run

 

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Thursday Run (Feb. 18)

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 restaurant.  We will be running Cara’s Run in reverse.  This way we won’t have car headlights in our eyes while running on Lambert.

Cara’s Run (5.3 miles)

Directions for Cara’s Run – In Reverse

Run SOUTH on State College Blvd.

RIGHT on Rolling Hills Dr.

RIGHT on Brea Blvd.

RIGHT on Lambert Rd.

RIGHT on State College Blvd.

RIGHT on Birch St.

LEFT on Randolph

crazy

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Tuesday Run (Feb. 16)

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.

Modified Brea 8K

We will run the Associated/Lambert/Kraemer/Birch loop CLOCKWISE, unlike what is depicted in the map, which shows it as counter-clockwise.

Directions for Modified Brea 8K – Updated

NORTH on Randolph Ave.

RIGHT on Birch St.

LEFT UP Associated Rd.

RIGHT on Lambert Rd.

RIGHT on Kraemer Blvd.

RIGHT on Birch St.

LEFT on Randolph Ave. and return to Snail’s

LA Marathon:  Congrats to all of our runners who completed the LA Marathon on a very hot Valentine’s Day Sunday…including Chris and Corrin who earned their very first full marathon medal!!!  Congrats also to Su who ran LA for the 2nd time and had a PR of 5:16:05!!!  Thank you to all of our support team members: Cindy 50, Dale, Judy, Julie, Michelle, Monica, Patty and Sharon who were situated at a couple of spots along the route.  Thanks to John, Natasha, Patty and Sharon who took the photos below:

https://brearunners.com/photos-2/2016-2/la-marathon-february-2016/

marathon


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Saturday Run (Feb. 12)

We’ll meet in the Alicia’s Cookery parking lot (590 Central Ave. in Brea) at 7:00 a.m.  The restaurant is located on the SE corner of Central and Berry.  There are several runs that start at Alicia’s… so depending on how much mileage you want, here are a few options:

Alicia’s Cookery Scone Run (5 miles)

Rick N’s Scone Run (8 miles)

Rick S’s Scone Run (10 miles)

Happy Running ALICE, BETHANY, CHRIS, CORRIN, DEBI, JASON, JOHN, MIRANDA, PAM and SU!!!  This very large group will be running the LA Marathon on Valentine’s Day this Sunday.  This will be Chris and Corrin’s very first marathon!  Several of us will be heading out to LA to watch the race and cheer for our friends from 2 or 3 different locations along the route.  If anybody is interested in joining us…contact Julie for details.  It’s always such a fun race to watch!

I love to run

 

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Thursday Run (Feb. 11)

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.

Bill’s Run (4.5 miles)

Directions for Bill’s Run:

SOUTH on State College

RIGHT on Rolling Hills Dr.

Cross Brea Blvd. and continue on Rolling Hills Dr.

LEFT on Puente St.

LEFT on Bastanchury

LEFT on Brea Blvd.

RIGHT on Elm St.

LEFT on State College Dr.

Return to Snail’s Pace

Muchas Gracias DONNA!!!  Donna spent a week in Puerto Vallarta with her two sisters.  She brought the group a couple of bags of chocolate from her trip.  Not any chocolate, but Jose Cuervo Especial tequila filled and Kahlua filled!   Donna knows what the perfect after-run treat is!!  We appreciate your thoughtfulness, Donna!

Wishing You a Speedy Recovery JUAN!!!    Juan will be having foot surgery on Thursday.  He will have to recuperate for 8 weeks before he can get back to running.  Who’s going to lead the way for us in the next 2 months?!  We’ll miss you!

alone time

 

 

 

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Tuesday Run (Feb. 9)

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.

Directions for Karin’s Run (4.3 miles)

Run SOUTH on State College Blvd.

RIGHT on Bastanchury Rd.

RIGHT on Brea Blvd.

RIGHT on Birch St.

RIGHT on Randolph

https://brearunners.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/karin-cs-run-4-3-miles.pdf

Surf City Half Marathon:  It was a beautiful day in Huntington Beach yesterday.  Here are some photos from the race:

https://brearunners.com/photos-2/2016-2/surf-city-half-marathon-february-2016-2/

Garmin

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