Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bad Bass 2014 race recap

Race #5 for me in Brazen Racings Ultra Half Series was the Bad Bass at Lake Chabot in sunny Castro Valley this past Saturday. Up to this point I am in 41st place in the series with an average time back of 57:40. That means I am finishing these races, on average, 57 minutes behind the 1st place finisher. I would like to bring that down (obviously) and this race might be the one to do that with. I say that because of all of the races in the series so far I think this one is the most runnable with the least amount of steep vert. My goal for this race is sub 2 hour for 2 reasons. First of all that time will only be about 30 minutes behind the leader based on previous race results. My second reason is because I ran this course on New Years Eve 2012 and got a 2:03:00, just missing the highly coveted sub 2 hour mark. I want revenge on that shortcoming!

Billy Yang's Western States 100 movie trailer

Western Time: A Western States 100 Film (TRAILER):

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bib Pickup for the Bobcat Blitz coming to A Runner's Mind store near you.

I just got this email that I thought I would pass along in case you did not recieve this.

We're just under two weeks away from the Bobcat Blitz 5K/10K/Half at Huddart Park in Woodside!
Just a heads up that you can collect your bib/shirt in advance via the two bib/shirt pickup events we are hosting. Here are the details....
-Fri, 8/1 from 5PM-8PM @ A Runner's Mind (1199 Howard Street)
YES, you can also pick your shirt/bib up on race day between 7:30AM-9AM.
BUT, if you are one of the first 30 to show up to one of the aforementioned bib/shirt pickup events, you'll score a limited edition bottle of the delicious, ginger infused 'Bobcat Bite Brew'!

BTW, it's not too late for folks to jump on board the Blitz! We still have room in the race for a few more runners. Feel free to pass the word along to your friends, family, colleagues, etc.
-Sasquatch Racing

Thursday, July 17, 2014

2014 Quad Dipsea registration is coming soon.

Just a quick reminder that registration for the 2014 Quad Dipsea will open  on Friday August 1st at 8:00am through  So mark your calendars, as the race will likely fill on that day. The race will be held on November 29th. Best of luck getting in!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sasquatch Racing: The Bay Areas newest race event organizer is coming to Huddart Park.

Register Here
Sasquatch Racing, founded by Matt Forsman and Charles Lantz is the Bay Area's newest trail racing event organizer and they are coming to Huddart Park in Woodside on August 3rd with the Bobcat Blitz. I'm getting pumped to run this race because over the years I have run races in Huddart Park with Pacific Coast Trail Runs, Inside Trail Racing, Nor Cal, Envirosports, Coastal Trail Runs and probably a few others I'm forgetting. Everyone and their cousin puts on a race at Huddart because its a beautiful park with plenty of parking, playgrounds and picnic tables. Each company offers the 5k, 10k and Half distance and they all use a similar but slightly different route to get it done. The 13.1 that I will be running is most similar to Inside Trail Racings course with the only difference coming at the very end of the race.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Trail Racing in the Bay Area for August 2014.

Racing in August is going to be really great for me and my fellow mid- peninsula trail runners. I say this because 2 really great races are taking place in Huddart Park this month just off I-280 in Woodside. I'm hoping to run both because Huddart Park feels like my home turf, if trail running has such a thing. Big distances are also available in August with a 100 mile, 50 mile, (3) 50k's and (2) marathons all happening right here in the Bay Area. For those who like it shorter and faster I would recommend the (2) 5k Cross Country Races put on this month by the DSERunners. We really are blessed to have so many races to choose from on any given weekend. I recently went home to Michigan to find that they have so few races to choose from and most of them are 5k's that are over an hour drive away. San Francisco Rocks! See you out on the trails.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Check out the new trail race in Huddart Park!

Sunday, Aug.3 2014

The Lowdown on the Bobcat Blitz 5K/10K/Half Marathon
WHEN: SUNDAY, 8/3/14
COST: 5K-$25-$35, 10K-$40-$50, HALF-$60-$75
Use the discount code SFTRAILS and save some $$$.

Bobcat Blitz 2014 logoAll participants receive a Bobcat Blitz technical tee, pre/mid-race fuel from Powerbar, post-run beverages courtesy of Zico Coconut Water & Red Hook Brewery. Peanut butter filled pretzels, mandarin oranges, bagels, and additional snacks will be provided as post-race. You’ll also receive post-race massage courtesy of PSOAS Massage/Bodywork.
Half marathoners get an awesome Bobcat Blitz medal that doubles as a bottle opener (for the aforementioned Red Hook)