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Christmas Relays – 2014

Put this race on your calendar next year. It will only be one week after the USATF Cross Country Nationals, so we’ll all be in good shape for it. Sunday was a glorious day for running. The rain stopped. The … Continue reading

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USATF Pacific Association Cross Country Championships – 2014

Six Spartans toed the line for the masters race. There was Mike Buzbee, Art Sanchez, Nick Butterfield, Sal Martinez, Francisco Verduzco and myself. We did well enough to secure 4th place (out of 8 teams) in the overall standings for … Continue reading

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USATF Pacific Association Cross Country Finals Course – 2014

“What better place is there to be on Sunday morning than in a beautiful park in one of the greatest cities in the world watching cross country.” I didn’t make that up, that’s what our race announcer said and apparently … Continue reading

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Spartans Fun

Sunday, part of my bike ride took me along the westerly side of San Francisco’s Lake Merced. Memories of Spartan teams competing there in many Christmas Relay came flooding back. The imperceptible downhill at the start and on the backside, … Continue reading

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SPARTANS 2014 USATF-PA MEMBERSHIP

February already! Did you renew your membership in the USA Track and Field, Pacific Association? If you plan to compete in any USATF events, you need to be a member. In addition to being able to compete in events such … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

It’s time to wish all of you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Again, the Spartans had a fine year, doing track work-outs, trail runs, local races and participating in the PAUSA cross country series. We set no … Continue reading

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2012 CROSS COUNTRY

The time is near for you harriers to get  in your closets, find those dusty X-C shoes and go out and get dirty. If you haven’t registered with the Pacific Association of USA Track and Field, it’s time now; go … Continue reading

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Rebels Cross Country Challenge Recap

The Rebels tried to usher us into the 21st century with the recordkeeping and scoring of the race. It was a partial success at best. Chip timing, which is almost ubiquitous at marathons and road races, made its first appearance … Continue reading

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Empire Open Recap

The results are now posted on the PAUASTF website http://www.pausatf.org/data/2011/XCEMP2011.html. The preliminary indications are that our Seniors team took sixth behind Empire A, WVJS, Pamakids, Tamalpa and Empire B. It was overcast and cool as the Spartan chariot headed up … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz Cross Country Challenge Recap

The results are already posted on the PA website. http://www.pausatf.org/data/2011/XCSCRUZ2011.html The preliminary indications are that the Super Seniors finished in a tie for second with Buffalo Chips and the Seniors team took sixth. The day started ominously enough. It was … Continue reading

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