Boulder Back Road Marathon Water Station/What I did On My Summer Vacation/First Monday Sept. 7


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Boulder Backroads Marathon and Half  Marathon
September 19th
We will be supporting the revival of this event with a BRR water station.
Jerry Greenwald is coordinating the volunteers for this event.  We need 4 to 6 more people to help out.  Contact Jerry, to volunteer:
By Gail Hunter
Labor Day officially marks the end of summer, and this summer seems to have gone by remarkably fast.  Attendance at the Sunday runs varied drastically.  Where were the missing runners and what were they doing?
Don Hayes was visiting Venice, enjoying the Peggy Guggenheim collection of modern art, hiking with the Sierra Club in the Dolomites in Italy, and flying home from Verona.
Sharon and Austin Connolly, Verne Carlson, and Lois Calhoun flew to Europe for ten days of hiking in the mountains of Switzerland.  Sharon, Austin and Verne prepared carefully for their trip by going on numerous hikes in the mountains west of Boulder, frequently starting at high altitude.  Their training paid off, as they completed the entire point-to-point trip, enjoying literally and figuratively breathtaking scenery.  Lois was handicapped by living near the beach (some people really have it rough) and training by hiking up and down stairs near the shore.  While she didn’t complete all of the hikes, her photos of the mountain villages were incredibly beautiful.
Hank and Judy Kaplan flew to London and Athens, then toured the Greek and Turkish Isles, and visited Istanbul.  They also drove to Albuquerque to visit their son Barry and hiked the Sandia Mountains with their dogs Bella and Baxter.    
Dave and Lada Hardwick spent a month in Maine visiting Barbara and John Connell and touring all over the state.    
Judy Patten and Paul Turley got married.
Dan Pierce directed a series of well-attended and successful track meets.  Mother Nature disrupted two of them with thunderstorms, and she picked up and smashed the officials’ tent near the finish line at a third.  Despite the efforts of Mother Nature, there were a number of impressive performances in both the track and the field events. 
Lorraine Green participated in the USA National Triathlon Championships in Milwaukee and leaves in two weeks for Worlds, which are being held in Chicago, her home town.
Judy Smythe competed in two triathlons in Boulder, winning her age division in each and also being the oldest person in each of the races. 
Gail Hunter attended a wedding in Maine and spent several days after the wedding visiting Barbara and John Connell.  The trip included a tour of the oldest lighthouse in Maine and the wonderful experience of Barbara and John’s lakeshore home.
Pat Tolleson, Bill Faulkner, Verne Carlson, and Jean and Rick Nistico spent the summer in preparation for the Pike’s Peak Ascent, hiking, running, and sleeping at altitude.  All five completed what turned out to be an unusually difficult race, and Bill finished third in his age division.  Listing the races in which Bill and Pat participated would take several pages, and their summer race schedule isn’t over.   
Dave Leistikow made an impressively rapid recovery from an extremely serious bicycle accident.  When his wife, Elisabeth Kandel, was asked what the high point of her summer was, she replied, “When David got out of the ICU.”  Kind of puts it all in perspective. 

National Club Cross Country Championships

This year the championships will be contested in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco on December 12th.
Several members have expressed interest in competing.  Now is the time to start the conversations with fellow members and potential recruits, about forming teams. Below is the USAFT site link and the LOC link for this event.
Club Championships
OC Link

Dear BRR
I've registered and committed to riding in, YSC Tour de Pink. I will ride over 200 miles and raise at least $2,500 for Young Survival Coalition (YSC), the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. Please support my effort to help ensure that no young woman faces breast cancer alone. Any amount you can give will make a real difference.

  • $25 could fund YSC materials at three healthcare providers' offices
  • $100 could provide a Newly Diagnosed Navigator to six women when they need it most
  • $250 could allow us to train four survivors to serve as a peer supporters
  • $500 could fund a Young Empowered Survivor (YES) educational program
  • $1,200 could pay for two young women to travel to our annual conference for young women affected by breast cancer

Please visit my personal fundraising webpage where you can easily make a secure credit card donation (click the link below). Your gift to this important cause is tax-deductible.

Make a Donation:

Thank you for your support.
Anne Bartuszevige

Remember to post your running pictures and results on the Boulder Road Runners Facebook page.
Monday Fun Run at Fleet Feet- 6 p.m. 
Sunday Run 

"Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of early morn, stays the BRR runners from the swift completion of their Sunday Social Run".

The Sunday Social Run meets no matter the conditions.

Upcoming Events

TBD:  This summer we will have a strategic planning meeting.   The purpose is to generate new energy, ideas and a club plan.  All members are encouraged to attend this meeting to share ideas and be ready to roll up your sleeves to make that plan a reality.

September 7th, First Monday at Avery Brewing, 4901 Nautilus Ct.
September 13th, Fleet Feet Social Run and Shopping Day 9 a.m.
Sept. 19th, Boulder Backroads Marathon and Half Marathon             Water Station Captain:  Jerry Greenwald
September 26th, Pat Patten X-C race at Viele Lake, 10 a.m.

October 3rd, CU's X-C Rocky Mountain Shoot-out, Buffalo Ranch, 9 a.m.

October 5th, First Monday at Avery Brewing, 4901 Nautilus Ct.
November 2nd, First Monday at Avery Brewing, 4901 Nautilus Ct.
December 7th, First Monday at Avery Brewing, 4901 Nautilus Ct.
December 13th, Fleet Feet Social Run and Shopping Day 9 a.m.

February, USATF National Cross Country Championships, Bend, OR.
March, USSA National Snowshoeing Championships, Ogden, UT.

The BRR Mission Statement
The Boulder Road Runners were formed in 1979 to encourage and promote running and running related activities for people of all ages and abilities, from the casual recreational runner to the serious competitor. Ideas for new club activities are always welcome and the involvement of members is encouraged.
The training group will continue to meet at the Colorado Athletic Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m.  
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