Saturday, December 26, 2009

Day after Christmas 12/26/09

It seems a bit strange that we world have decided on the Cemetery Run for the day after Christmas. It would have been more in keeping with Halloween. But today: snow and the Cemetery Run is an excellent run with snow on the ground. So who had the crystal ball?

7:00 AM Cemetery.

Park in front of the old Piggly Wiggly store off Wet Blvd. and Washington Ave. not the drug store. (Park Here)

Coffee: usually Wilson's after the Cemetery Run, but if we have a bunch we might relocate. We can crowd out Wilson's in a hurry.

And to everyone, Merry Christmas.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

19th of December - 7:00 A.M.

Oakes Road Run

Meet at the parking lot on Oakes Road north Washington Ave. (Park here)

Coffee at Panera.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

JT: Commentary by Dan DeMatthew

For those that may not get the Racine Journal Times please see the following Commentary from Dan DeMatthew:

Commentary: Grateful for Racine community

Saturday, December 12, 2009

December 12th

CNH Run f/k/a Reverse Colonial.

Meet 7:00 AM at my parking lot. 510 College Ave. If full there is a city lot adjacent.

Should be interesting if we get the predicted snow.


Thursday, December 03, 2009

December 5th - Jingle Bell Run

This week's run: Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis

Racine Lutheran High School
Racine, WI

Saturday, December 5, 2009
Kid's Race 9:00 AM
5K Run/Walk 9:30 AM

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. You may still register at the event on Saturday, December 5th starting at 8:00 AM

Coffee will be avalable after the run


Saturday, November 28, 2009

7 am - Nov 28

Next week's run/ walk:

Colonial. (Park Here)

Soon we will have snow and this will closed to us.

Results of last weeks races:

Route 66 Marathon (Tulsa, OK)

Melissa - 3:56:37

Kristin - 4:13:05 - A New PR!!

Jodie - 4:17:22

Bill - 5:32:35

Gobbler Grind Marathon (Overland Park, KS)

Rachel - 4:17:48 - A New PR!!!

Well done, all.

Results of the deer hunt are not in.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Jud Wyant

Saturday, November 21, 2009

November 21st

Many of you are on your way to Tulsa. Other may be deer hunting. Good luck and safe travel to both groups.

For the rest of us, the untraveled, the Wrath of the Aged Run. Meet at Goold and Michigan. (MAP HERE) 7AM.

Coffe to be determined.


Saturday, November 14, 2009


Saturday's run/ walk: A return to my favorite: The Colonial Run.

Meet: 7 AM. Parking lot at the end of High Street west of Northwestern Avenue. (Park Here)

Weather is expected to be mild with a few showers. Good running weather.

I hope you all saw Andy's post about the Jingle Bell Run. (click here)


Saturday, November 07, 2009

Saturday 11-7-09

Allow me to introduce myself. I am that old guy NOT named Tom that used to join you on Saturday's.

I am informed that we will cover the reverse Culver's this weekend. we will meet at West Blvd. and Durand. (Park Here) You may wish to do the bike trail south if footing permits. 7:00AM as usual.

Hot Badger tickets. The team won all three games of my tickets.


Friday, October 30, 2009

10/31 Halloween Run

Good day all!

I know this is coming out a bit late but this weeks route was determined weeks ago when Jud told us that he’d be in Madison for the game and we could run Panera.

So on that note, this weeks run will be the Panera Run with the usual 7:00 a.m. start. (Park Here)

Jodie, Kristin and I will be starting at 5:30 a.m. so that we can complete our 13 miles for the day. All are welcome to join us…otherwise we’ll see you at 7.

Kudos and Congrats to Carrie and Tony for last weekend’s races:

Carrie ran the Marine Corp Marathon in 4:02:05

Tony ran the North Face Endurance Challenge Half Marathon in 1:54:34

See you tomorrow!


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday Run/Walk - Oct 24

Well it turned out there were cross country meets at Parkside. Two in fact. After the parking was sorted out we still had a beautiful morning to run. The colors were stunning.

This week we will run the biketrail north. Parking on 3 Mile just west of Douglas Ave. (park here)


Saturday, October 17, 2009

17th of October

Next week: Parkside (Park Here)

This is likely to be the prettiest it will be. No cross country meets, but a groomed course and changing colors. Sounds pretty good to me.

Here are some Chicago Marathon results:

Neill O. – 2:57:44

Peter W. – 3:04:37

Bob O. - 4:32:53

Kelly C. - 4:40:01

Sara W. - 4:40:35 (her 1st!)

Jennifer O. - 5:27:41 (her 1st!)

Well done all on a brisk day. Seems like yesterday when they closed the course because of the heat.

If you know of any other results pass them along.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

10-10-09 7:00 a.m.

The cemetery run was elected as the next Saturday's run (Park Here). I thought you might have wanted to save that for Halloween.

Actually I will be at my last Badger Game on Oct 31, so if it is an early game, how about Panera?


Saturday, October 03, 2009

October 3, 2009

I just received word that this week's run/walk will start at the Lakeshore Towers. (Park Here)

Once again, I will miss. I have a wedding to attend in Galena.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday Run

Well, as I thought. a location was selected for this Sat.'s Run...Andy and Greg tell me that the run is bike trial south, sometime referred to as the reverse Culver's. Parking at Durand and West Blvd. I won't even begin to select coffee. That sorts thing out.

See you in two weeks.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

9/19 run

Picked in my absence (and what a heck of a game it was- double overtime and the good guys prevailed) something we haven't done in a long time: Culvers (park here). I would think coffee will be at Panera.

My youngest completed a 102.6 mile ultra this weekend. He tells me he was about to give it up at the 82 mile water stop, but after a rest and some fluids was talked into to finishing it because there was only 20 miles left. His mother is sane and practical so it must have come from me.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Familiar faces in races in far off places

We had a couple of racers out on the trail last weekend. You probably already read the note from Jud that his youngest son completed a 102.6 mile ultra this weekend. (Picture me bowing and scraping and repeating the phrase “I’m not worthy!”). That’s impressive.

I ran the Treadfest Trail race at the Mountain Top Lodge in Lake Geneva. I managed to finish 2nd in my age group, which would be great, except there were only two people in my age group. There was 1,246 ft. of altitude gain on the run through twisting single-track trails. Note to self: avoid races that have the words "Mountain," "Top," or "Hill" in the name. For that matter, avoid races that have the word "trail," "run," "race," or any reasonable facsimile thereof. (Just kidding. I had a great time!)

Racing Ahead

Who is racing? This weekend, lots of familiar faces will be in races in far off places. Bill, Steph, Melissa, Dave P. and Jane P. will be running in or supporting the Maui Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K. They might even catch some sun and drink a couple of beverages on the beach. I don’t mind saying that I am officially jealous. This race will add another notch in Bill’s 50 marathons in 50 states. Those 4 AM, 22 mile runs are starting to pay off.

Jennifer is running in the Fox City Half Marathon in Appleton. According to reviews on, the course is rated 4 (out of 5), the organization is rated 4 ½ and the fan support is rated 4 ½. This should be a great run.







Full, Half, 5K

Maui Marathon & Half

Maui, HI


Half Marathon

Full, Half

Fox City Marathon & Half

Appleton, WI


Closer to Home

You don’t have to go that far to find a race this weekend. The Third Annual AAC Run for the Children will be in Pleasant Prairie on Saturday. This is an easy 5K. If you’re the type that wouldn’t bother lacing up your shoes for a mere 5K, you can try the Wind Lake Chamber Chase 10K, which is in Wind Lake, WI, less than an hour from Racine. For a longer distance, you might run the Alpine Races Half Marathon in Lake Zurich, IL. Any one of these should be a lot of fun.






Road Race


Third Annual AAC Run for the Children

Pleasant Prairie, WI


Road Race


Wind Lake Chamber Chase 10K

Wind Lake, WI


Half Marathon

13.1 Miles

Alpine Races Half Marathon

Lake Zurich, IL


Hit the Trail with the Hobo

If you’re willing to drive a little farther, our friends at the Rockford Road Runners have put together the Rock Cut Hobo Trail Rendezvous. This is a series of trail races, starting Friday evening at 8 PM with the 10K Coyote Howl Night Trail Race. If you stay the weekend, you can also catch the 25k HOBO Trail Race on Saturday morning, or the 50K HOBO ULTRA Trail Race on Sunday. All of these races are held in the Rock Cut State Park and should be beautiful.






Trail Run


Coyote Howl 10K Night Trail Race

Loves Park, IL


Trail Run


Rock Cut HOBO 25K Race

Loves Park, IL


Trail Run


Rock Cut HOBO 50K Race

Loves Park, IL


Dueling Duathlons

If you’re more of the “Run-Bike-Run” type, you have two good opportunities this weekend to catch a duathlon. The Duathlon of Dreams is an easier race with a 2 mile run, 11 mile bike and a 2 mile run. It is in Fontana, WI, about 1 hour 15 minutes from Racine. This race raises funds for Works of Mercy, a ministry of the St. Francis Institute that serves individuals with special needs.

Another option is the Dousman Du. This is about 1 hour and 30 minutes away. While it does not raise funds for a noble cause, it does feature pancakes at the finish line. What more could a hungry athlete ask for?







2 mi, 11 mi, 2 mi

Duathlon of Dreams

Fontana, WI



2 mi, 20 mi, 2 mi

Dousman Du

Dousman, WI


And, of course, we’re still meeting on Saturday. This time, we’re at Culvers. The details, as always are at

In the mean time, have fun, be safe and run happy.
--  Tony

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Saturday's Run

Good morning everyone!

Last week's email contained this weeks scheduled run -- Panera! (Park Here) Usual time -- 7:00 a.m. but I know that a few of us are starting as early as 5:00 a.m.

**Have fun at the game Jud!!**

I would like to direct you to drop by the website ( and check things out...we now have a photo section, as well as a results section! I've been working on adding a "Training" section with links to different training programs (different lengths as well as experience levels) so look for that in the future.

Additionally Bob O'Brien sent me the following email that I thought was worth everyone's attention:

"Here's some new competition for the BLS South Shore Half.

This group has scheduled a half in Racine on April 10th 2010. The Racine Convention group tried this a couple of years ago with HFP Racing (the same group that promotes the Spirit of Racine Half Ironman) ultimately registering 50 or so participants and failed.

Here's the article in the RacinePost (along with my comments)"

Saturday, September 05, 2009

September 5, 2009

I don't have the results of those in Madison last week.

****They are listed under Results now! (see Results tab above)****

This Saturday’s Run: Cemetery. (Park Here)

Next Saturday: Panera (I have Badger tickets so I want you to get all of your Panera runs in for the next several months).


Saturday, August 29, 2009

8-29-2009 7:00 A.M.

I know many of you will be in Madison for the race. Good luck to you.

The rest will meet Bike trail north at the parking lot on Three Mile Road just west of Douglas Ave. (park here)


Saturday, August 22, 2009

22nd of August, 2009

Colonial Run. (MAP Here) We haven't been here in awhile.

7:00 AM as usual. You may want some insect repellant, but I haven't been down there recently so I don't know.

Coffee: TBA

Additional notes:

#1. for those of you that are unaware one of our dear running partners, Dan DeMatthew, was in a bike accident last week and is currently in the hospital ( From what I hear he is doing pretty well and Amy and the kids are doing their best to cope with the situation. One of the boys even created a Caring Bridge site so that people can follow his progress: Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers over the weeks to come.

#2. for anyone that is running the Madison Mini Marathon ( on Saturday, August 29th...David has said that he will pick up everyone's running packet on that Friday (there is no race day pick up!!) but that means he will need your confirmation card and a photo-copy of a photo ID. Please bring these items to coffee this week and I'll get them to David early next week (he will not be running with us this week).

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday Run/Walk - Aug 15

Parkside (Park Here) is this week's run. I hope they cut the grass.

Coffee probably Panera.

Hope you have all had opportunities to get out this week. We will try to remember this week some week in January.


Parkside (X-Country Course)