Archive for May, 2016

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 have 3 run  options:

Option 1: Liz’s Run (5 miles)


Option 2:  Run 2 Loops (5 miles)

NORTH up Berry Hill

LEFT on Northwood Ave.

LEFT on Puente St.

LEFT on Central Ave.

Option 3:  Alicia’s Cookery Scone Run (5 miles)


Happy Birthday JOHN!!!  John’s birthday is on Tuesday.  Double nickels this year!

With Deepest Sympathy:  We extend our heartfelt condolences to Pam Lee and her family on the loss of her 91 year old father, who passed away on May 21st.


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We will meet in the parking lot of Yorba Regional Park at 7:00 a.m.  Here’s the address:  7600 E. La Palma  Anaheim 92807  We park in the dirt parking lot…just east of Fairmont.

Michelle’s Run (7 mile)



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We are going to meet in Downtown Fullerton near the SE corner of Harbor Blvd. and Wilshire Ave. at 6:15 p.m.  There is a parking structure surrounded by Wilshire Ave., Pomona, E. Amerige and Harbor Blvd.  After the run…stay and enjoy the Farmer’s Market!

City of Fullerton Farmer’s Market

Corrin’s Run 4 Miles Route

Corrin’s Run 4.4 Miles Route

Corrin’s Run 5 Miles Route

Joy Johnson Video:  Here’s an 11 minute film from ESPN’s 30-for-30 series about Joy Johnson.  She took up running at the age of 59 and then went on to run 25 consecutive NYC Marathons.  Very inspirational!



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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)

Welcome MELISSA!!!  Melissa ran with the group in Tustin on Saturday. 

Zion Half Marathon (April 1, 2017):  Registration for the Zion Half Marathon is now open.  The race takes place on Saturday, April 1, 2017.  The cost is $99 plus any applicable registration fees.  There is a generous refund policy, with a full refund until 8/5/16 (less any applicable registration fees.)  Sharon, Alicia and Cindy ran the Lake Powell 1/2 in October and Rick did Yosemite, which were also races offered through this organization.  They all really enjoyed the runs and said that the organizers did an excellent job.  The races don’t actually take place in the national park, but you will  be in the area and can explore the park on your own.

Cindy has set up a team “Brea Runners”.  The password is:  brfriends (all lower case)  If there is a minimum of 6 team members (max is 12), everyone on the team will receive a $10 refund at the expo.  So far, 8 people have signed up:  Alicia, Cara, Chris, Cindy, Mason, Melanie (Chris’ daughter), Monica, Sharon  If you are interested in running this race…you ought to register soon since they do expect it to sell out quickly.


You will find travel information on their website.  Getting there is a little challenging since there really are no major airports in the immediate vicinity.  Cindy is thinking that the best way to get there is…ROAD TRIP!  But, check out the travel info because there are some airport options.

The race will start at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.  The resort is listed in the travel information section as a host hotel.  They have various size cabins for lodging that sleep from 2 to 16 people.  The group could possible stay in one of the larger cabins and save money.  It would probably be best to book lodging as soon as possible.

If you register for this race or have any questions, please contact Cindy or Sharon.



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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.


The Barkley Marathons:  I love watching movies about running…and I know that some of you do also.  I happened to find a movie on Netflix called “The Barkley Marathons”.  It’s about an ultramarathon trail race that is held in Tennessee.  It’s a quirky and extremely difficult race to complete.  The unmarked course is 5 loops totaling about 130 miles, with an accumulated vertical climb of 54,200 feet.  It takes people just under 60 hours to complete and very few complete all 5 loops. 

Love am runs

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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. Brea), which is located between Snail’s Pace and Tempo Urban Kitchen.  We’ll be doing Mason’s Run (4.6 miles)


Welcome ELSA!!!  Elsa came out for a run on Tuesday evening.  Come join us again!

Ninja Runner Self Defense Workshop:  This is a free 1 1/2 hour hands-on clinic where women can actually practice defense and evasion techniques.  Brea’s workshop is on June 13 at 6 p.m.  Victoria said that this workshop is open to the public and it’s a public service that Snail’s Pace enjoys providing the community. 



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We’ll meet near the Subway (1088 E. Bastanchury in Fullerton) at 6:00 p.m.  The Subway is located in the Stater Brothers Shopping center on the SW corner of Brea Blvd. and Bastanchury.  We’ll be taking the Ashburn Trail to the Juanita Cooke Trail (Fullerton Loop Trail) to Laguna Lake and back.

Ashburn Trail to Laguna Lake Run (5.2 miles)

Directions for Ashburn Trail to Laguna Lake Run (5.2 miles)

Run SOUTH on Brea Blvd.

Turn RIGHT on Ashburn Trail (at signal, you’ll see a white fence at the entrance of the trail)  After the white fence, there will be a brown fence.

You will pass the Fullerton Sports Complex on your right side.

Follow trail along the brown wooden fence until it ends

Turn RIGHT at the end of the trail (brown fence ends)

Run through one of the 2 circular tunnels on your right.

As soon as you exit the tunnel, turn LEFT and run along the dirt trail (the golf course will be on your right-hand side)

At the end of the trail, cross the street

Turn RIGHT on the dirt trail and then go down towards the railroad tracks

Turn LEFT at the railroad tracks and run along side them (tracks will be on your right-hand side)

Turn LEFT on the trail right before the black metal overpass

Turn RIGHT up the embankment to the Juanita Cooke Trail (Fullerton Loop Trail)

Turn RIGHT on the trail, cross over the metal overpass and run to the end of Laguna lake and then return the same way you came

I run this town

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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 MARGARET!!!  Margaret completed State #48 on Mother’s Day when she ran the Delaware Marathon.  Wow!  She’ll be done with all of the states in another year!

Thanks So Much SANDI and JUAN!!!  They brought more of their delicious oranges to share with the group after the loop run.  We’re all loaded up with vitamin C now.

Happy Peddling MONICA!!!  Monica and some of her coworkers will be participating in the Tour De Pier in Manhattan Beach on Sunday.  They will be riding stationary bikes to raise funds for 3 different cancer charities.


dressed up

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We’ll meet at the Fullerton Courthouse at 6:00 p.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.  There are also 3 different neighborhood runs, which are hilly…but great routes.

Nature's Peace

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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.

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

Happy Birthday RAQUEL!!!  Raquel celebrates her birthday on Wednesday.  Enjoy your day!

Greetings from Karen S:  Karen and her husband are now permanent residents of AZ.  They sold their restaurant and moved out-of-state.  We look forward to having Karen come out for a run with us when she is in town.

Tinker Bell 1/2 Marathon:  Lisa and I watched the 5th anniversary of this race from just past Mile 10 on Sunday am.  We saw Bethany and Chris as they were on their way to finishing their 5th Tinker Bell 1/2.  Congrats to both of them for maintaining their legacy status!  Here are some pics that Lisa and I took:


Push Ups for Charity 5K:  Christina ran this fundraiser race with the Irvine PD on Saturday.  Here she is with her running buddy (her friend’s son):


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