Fund Raiser for USATF X-C/What I did this past summer
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Give your support to the Boulder Road Runners' USATF X-C Fund and CU football. Buy your tickets for the Nov. 1st CU Football game against the Washington Huskies at this link.  Only $30.00.
BRR Group Tickets
We will have our own section in Folsom Stadium.  We will be joined by Lending Sight and Achilles International Colorado members.  Bring the kids, grandchildren, neighbors and friends because, during the game we will have our group picture taken with the one and only Ralphie.  During the game, Community Food Share 5K Turkey Trot will be promoted on the score boards.  The more interest we can generate for our charity event the better.

Local Photographer Seeks Models
I’m a local photographer (Boulder for 16 years and now out by Carter Lake) looking for a runner or two to help me out with some new images for my website. I’ve been doing this for a while and past clients include The Sports Authority, Under Armour and Champion. I’m looking for someone who is very fit and is also a track runner. High School or College age would be best. I have no idea whether or not you know anyone who might fit the bill, but if so, would you please pass my info along to them? Thanks so much.
Office: 970-461-5864
Cell: 303-817-1148
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
byGail Hunter and the Boulder Road Runners
Sunday runs have been a little quiet lately.  Where is everyone?  Here are just a few of the answers.
Lorraine Green is presently in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, competing in the Worlds Triathlon Championships.  Earlier this summer, she was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, competing in the National Triathlon Championships and improving her time over last year.  Results from Worlds are yet to be posted, but Lorraine keeps getting better!  Woody has been preparing to coach his school cross-country team and taking amazing pictures of waterfowl with his new camera. 
Verne Carlson and Johnny Chapin made their annual trek to the Wind Rivers, near Lander, Wyoming, for five days of backpacking.  They were joined by Verne’s son Gary and his wife, Dee.  A good time was had by all, although Verne complained that the food was terrible.  He may need to stop doing his own cooking.
Bill and Valerie Buffum have just returned from a week of sailing in Michigan.  The sailing was wonderful, but Bill is frustrated by his inability to figure out how to get in his daily runs on a small boat.
Bill Faulkner and Pat Tolleson completed four races in June:  a marathon, Mt. Evans, and two 5k ones, and they are now training to run Rim to Rim to Rim at the Grand Canyon with Rima Lurie in mid-October. On their way home from the Grand Canyon, Pat and Bill plan to run the Canyonlands Other Half Marathon on October 19th.  As past Pike’s Peak Doublers (runners who do the Ascent on Saturday and the full marathon on Sunday), Pat and Bill are accustomed to back-to-back racing. This weekend they joined Rima on one of her favorite runs. The run covers over twenty-seven miles and ascends both Pawnee Pass and Buchanan Pass.  Pat bought a new hydration pack before the run, and at the last minute decided to pack her headlamp, so Bill packed his.  They left at 6:00 AM from Long Lake Trailhead, leaving the cars at Mitchell Lake.  Following trails that at times were both steep and rocky, they found themselves approaching the pitch on Pawnee Pass just before dark.  Rima was shivering, and they told her to go ahead.  Darkness fell just after they reached the top of the pass, and on the descent they were pelted with needle-like sleet driven by high winds.  Bill took the lead, looking for cairns marking the route, as the battery in his headlamp was stronger.  Once they descended below the tree line, the weather became warmer and less windy.  Bill and Pat reached their car at 10:30 PM, got home after midnight, and managed to look fresh at the Sunday run fewer than eight hours later. 
Tom and Joyce LeMire spent several weeks in Europe, returned, and headed for Washington and Oregon to visit Tom’s family.  It is rumored that Joyce is planning a bike trip for their next adventure, so they may not reappear until the snow flies. 
Sharon and Austin Connolly have just returned from a trip to Alaska, where they toured Denali National Park, getting up close and personal (but not dangerously so) with a grizzly and viewing places where Austin used to live when he was younger.
Dee Dee Beard, Gavin Slater, Karen Fuchs and Robert Fan continued the great tradition of the team of Fine Whine Too in finishing fourth in the mixed sub-masters of the Hood to Coast race.   
Rod and Judy Smythe have just returned from several days at Snow Mountain Ranch, where a group of some thirty friends celebrated the 80th birthday of one of the group by hiking to the top of Caribou Pass. 
Elisabeth Kandel has been training with the BRR hiking group to for a trek in the Dolomites with and David Leistikow.  They plan to leave next week.
Don Hayes ran a10k in Austin, Texas, then attended his 65th high school reunion in Indiana.   After joining Mike Sandrock on a trip to Cuba, he spent a week camping in New Mexico.  His next adventure will be a 5k in Indiana at the end of September.  Don may win the award for the most travel miles this year.   
John Bridges hasn’t gone anywhere, but thirty-five pounds of him have left permanently.  John has been running, lifting weights, and doing Pilates.  He runs without a limp, and his face looks about ten years younger.  Congratulations, John!      
Congratulations to Dave and Lada Hardwick.  They recently celebration their 50th wedding anniversary.
Notes from the  October issue of Track and Field News.
Track and Field News gives the CU men's cross country team a good chance to repeat as national champions for 2015.

The 7th place women's team is seen as having an outside chance.

Even before she has competed, Elise Cranny (Stanford) is ranked 4th among the women nationally. 

Jenny Simpson continues to do well in Europe, winning another 1500m at a Diamond League meet in Stockholm.
Up coming Events:

September 18th Business Meeting at Avery Brewing 6 to 7:30 p.m.
October 4th CU's Rocky Mt. Shootout at Buffalo Ranch
October 12th  Sunday run start time moves to 9 a.m.
November 2nd Sunday run from Fleet Feet and 20% of purchases
November 3rd First Monday Avery Brewing 5:30 to 7 p.m.
December 1st First Monday Avery Brewing 5:30 to 7 p.m.
February 7th  USATF National Cross Country Championships at Flatirons Golf Course 

Sign the Valmont Park Petition.  Help bring a public running track and cross country course to Boulder.
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Next Fleet Feet run and shopping day is August 3rd at 8 a.m.
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Sponsor of the 2014 Community Foods Share 5K Turkey Trot.
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