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BRRC members do well at the
North Olympic Discovery Marathon  -
Sequim to Port Angeles
by Joan Pribnow

 
Lori Buratto was the overall female winner with a time of 3:12:06.  Gunhild Swanson was 10th overall woman, 3rd female masters and won her age division with a time of 3:37:04.    Jack Swanson also won his age division.
 
In the half marathon, Carolyn Pope was 9th in her very competitive age group.  Carol Cressey placed third in her group,  and Joan Pribnow, Jean Greene and Mira Anzalone placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively in their (ancient) age group.
 
This was a really great event.  Each finisher was handed a medal and sport drink at the finish, and was then escorted through the post-race activities (chip removal) by a volunteer.  The course was beautiful and well supported.   It was worth the rather long drive. 

Swanson, 60, sets record in 100-mile endurance run
(Click on Picture for news article)

Becca Noble Wins First Place
at
Pan American Junior Athletics Championships
(BRRC sponsored Becca)

XIII PanAmerican Jr Athletics Champs - Single Meet License
Pan American Junior Athletics Championships - 7/29/2005 to 7/31/2005
                            Windsor, Canada

Event 7  Women 800 Meter
=======================================================================
Meet Record: * 2:03.70  7/20/1997   Mairelin Fuentes -MEX, Havana, Cub
   Pan Am Jr: # 2:00.07  7/24/1982   Kim Gallagher - USA, Indianapolis,
    World Jr: ^ 1:57.18  9/8/1993    Yuan Wang - CHN, Beijing
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals  Points
=======================================================================
Finals
  1 Noble, Rebekah            87 United States          2:04.07
  2 Magill, Heidi             86 United States          2:04.12
  3 Vidiaud Quebrun, Analia   87 Cuba                   2:06.49
  4 Richards, Jodian          87 Jamaica                2:08.52
  5 Van Buskirk, Kate         87 Canada                 2:08.73
  6 Hunter, Raeleen           87 Canada                 2:09.01
  7 Guevara, Cristina Gpe.    87 Mexico                 2:09.18
  8 McKenzie, Arusha          86 Jamaica                2:11.05

(Click Here for News Article)

Don Kardong the recipient of the Fred Lebow Award from the National Distance Running Hall of Fame

John Pierce and Dori Robertson finish Ironman Canada
BIBNUMBER OVRPLACE
TOTALTIME LASTNAME FIRSTNAME DIV DIVPLACE
1672             1499           14:09:47      PIERCE      JOHN         M55-59 36/75
2279             648             12:08:49      ROBERTSON DORI      W40-44 23/129

Honolulu Marathon
The Bloomsday Road Runners Club from Spokane, Washington had a good turnout of 22 members who made the journey to a warmer climate for the running of the 2005 Honolulu Marathon. Twelve members made the early morning marathon run with the others providing support or running the alternate 10K run. The 5 am start was before the Hawaiian sunrise, but was well illuminated with spectacular fireworks. The weather was near perfect for a warm, but not too hot, tropical marathon run.
    This was the first marathon for two of the BRRC members, Susan Jenkins age 27 and Myra Anzalone age 74. There was a wide range of ages for those who made the trip, from Howard Stamp who is 79 to Susan Jenkins who is 27.
    All was not the hard work of running as all of the BRRC members had their fill of the local island cuisine (no poi, thank you) and participated in the many island activities.  We mastered all of the local sports from basking in the warm Hawaiian sun, snorkeling in the clear blue waters, running in the dense foliage of the mountain trails to power shopping in the local malls and shops.
    It was difficult for us to say aloha and leave the warm sun of Oahu to fly back to reality with the freezing cold and snow in Spokane. Until next year, we will only have the memories to keep us warm .

Try mapping your running route

2005 Awards
Female Runner of the year              Kim Price
Male Runner of the Year                  Walter Mueller
Volunteer of the year                       Melinda Hoekema
Business relations of the year          Kurt Kinghorn & Runner's Soul
Most inspirational                            Mira Anzalone
Most Supportive                               Howard Stamp
The Long Road Award                     Joan Pribnow

Female Runner of the year
Kim Price

Male Runner of the Year
Walter Mueller

Bloomsday 2006 Volunteers at the BOB (Bloomsday On Broadway)

Marathon Training Clinic
Michael Wakabayashi instructs the new marathoners before their first Saturday long run at SFCC.

Dori Robertson's excellent adventure

Oct. 23 : View a video clip of Dori Robertson 's first Hawaii Iron Man World Championships on Ironman.com and you see her slogging across the rainy finish with a smile on her face.

It was fun, said the Mead girls cross country and track coach.

Robertson, competed in the second-largest age group division of the race, men and women combined (last weekend) and placed 30th among women ages 45-49.

She timed 12 hours, 51, minutes, 19 seconds and was 1,324 overall among the 1,787 who qualified. Robertson, the subject of my Prep Page column in The Spokesman-Review last Thursday, said she had a slower-than-expected 2.4 mile swim.

"The biggest thing was my goggles leaked and I couldn't see," she said. Her tongue was swollen and lumpy from the salt water. As a result, she soloed during the rainy 112-mile bicycle ride and figures there were only 100 or so competitors behind her.

But a 4:01:13 marathon, ninth best in her age and gender group, enabled her to make up ground even though standing water from a rainstorm at times covered her ankles.

"It wasn't what I envisioned Hawaii being," Robertson said. "But to be there where it all started was very cool."

Breaking News from Kona, HI
NAME Dori Robertson
BIB NUMBER 745
AGE 45
PROFESSION Teacher
STATE/COUNTRY Chattaroy WA USA /
SWIM BIKE RUN OVERALL POSITION
1:35:54 7:01:13 4:01:13 12:51:19 1324



RACE LEG DISTANCE PACE POSITION
TOTAL SWIM 2.4 mi. (1:35:54) 2:31/100m 1505


FIRST BIKE SEGMENT 5 mi. (2:00:54) 15.60 mph
SECOND BIKE SEGMENT 28 mi. (3:33:50) 14.85 mph
THIRD BIKE SEGMENT 59 mi. (5:33:12) 15.58 mph
FOURTH BIKE SEGMENT 88 mi. (7:19:15) 16.41 mph
FINAL BIKE SEGMENT 112 mi. (8:42:53) 17.22 mph
TOTAL BIKE 112 mi. (7:01:13) 15.95 mph 1528


FIRST RUN SEGMENT 5.2 mi. (9:34:26) 8:31/mile
SECOND RUN SEGMENT 17.6 mi. (11:30:37) 9:22/mile
RUN FINISH 26.2 mi. (12:51:19) 9:23/mile
TOTAL RUN 26.2 mi. (4:01:13) 9:12/mile 1324

TRANSITION TIME
T1: SWIM-TO-BIKE 5:46
T2: BIKE-TO-RUN 7:13

PENALTY TIME
TOTAL PENALTIES --:--
Breaking News from Kona, HI
Our final finisher from Spokane, WA...

RACETIME: 17:00

Sister Madonna Buder. She made the midnight cut off by less than a minute.

She is the oldest woman to ever finish an Ironman -- every time she finishes she resets that record.

Could there be a more appropriate way to end our day?

Dori Robertson in
Ford Ironman World Championships 2006
See her results and finish!
(Click on icon)

BRRC Blog
Join all the fun in the BRRC Blog area. Click on the button on the left side of this homepage to read comments and stories from other runners. Respond to their ideas by posting your own comments. (Please signup and join this area when you first log on to the FITLINK site by clicking on the "join now" link.)

Senator Marr is presented the prestigious Oreo Award
at the Davenport Hotel

The BRRC Holiday Party was a big success. Pictures are coming soon!
(Joan Pribnow was Santa's elf, Ken Briggs played the bagpipes, the Sweet Adeline's Quartet performed, and Steve Heaps was a great Santa!)
(Click here for pictures)

Thanks to everyone who pitched in so generously to get the running shirt quilt made for Jack and Gunhild!

Hi everybody,

What can I say? Jack is a well-loved local running icon. The word got out to our local Spokesman Review newspaper, and they decided to do a video story on him. In the past they have done stories on us as a running couple, and they thought it would be inspiring. Check out the attached link, and you be the judge.
There will also be a story in print on Thursday in the Valley Voice section of the Spokesman Review.

Jack Swanson
A great runner, a good friend, a good husband, a good father, and an all around great guy!
We'll miss you Jack!

(Click picture for a tribute to Jack)

BRRC
Awards
2008
(Click on picture)

Erik Anderson, the SCC track coach who died in a tragic accident.

BRRC Scholarships
The 2009 BRRC scholarship winners were Sara Stenersen, Alia Sledge, and Steven Kutsch. The three winners attend Mead High School.

Lets Climb a Mountain Results

Celebrate Jack Swanson
Run 2009
(click here)

Glenn Tanner's Moose encounter
...you must read this one!
(click on picture)

BRRC Holiday 2009 Gift Exchange
(Click on picture to see Von Klohe's video)

Notice
Checks for all BRRC events must be made out to Bloomsday Road Runners Club (or BRRC).  Do not include the race name on "pay" line.  Please indicate the race you are entering on the memo line only.

Still Gunnin’ Hills at 66: The Story of an Ultra Marathoner

(Click on the picture to see Gunhild's story in
Fitness Diaries)

Notice to BRRC Club members and other friends of Lynne Bownds: A long time runner, and a past winner of the BRRC "Most Inspirational" award, Lynne Bownds died Saturday January 8, 2011 of cancer. Her daughters, Layne and Jennie, and her son, Gabe cared for her tenderly at Layne's home in Boise, Idaho during her last days. There will be an Open House in her memory on February 13, 2011 at 2 PM. This is an informal gathering. Everyone is invited to stop by 5922 S. Helena Street, Spokane 99223 to share some thoughts of Lynne and pictures of the many good times. If you have any questions or need directions call Jean Greene at 443-8017. Condolences can be sent to her 2 daughters & son at 25850 Kingsbury Rd. Middleton ID 83644 c/o Layne Simmons.
Jean Greene

Max and Connie Bischoff  given the Long Road Award.
(Click here for information)

Click on link for the
President Jim Hoppe's
RRCA meeting highlights.

sults</A> ink for
RRCA NEWS

BRRC members do well at the
North Olympic Discovery Marathon  -
Sequim to Port Angeles
by Joan Pribnow

 
Lori Buratto was the overall female winner with a time of 3:12:06.  Gunhild Swanson was 10th overall woman, 3rd female masters and won her age division with a time of 3:37:04.    Jack Swanson also won his age division.
 
In the half marathon, Carolyn Pope was 9th in her very competitive age group.  Carol Cressey placed third in her group,  and Joan Pribnow, Jean Greene and Mira Anzalone placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively in their (ancient) age group.
 
This was a really great event.  Each finisher was handed a medal and sport drink at the finish, and was then escorted through the post-race activities (chip removal) by a volunteer.  The course was beautiful and well supported.   It was worth the rather long drive. 

Swanson, 60, sets record in 100-mile endurance run
(Click on Picture for news article)

Becca Noble Wins First Place
at
Pan American Junior Athletics Championships
(BRRC sponsored Becca)

XIII PanAmerican Jr Athletics Champs - Single Meet License
Pan American Junior Athletics Championships - 7/29/2005 to 7/31/2005
                            Windsor, Canada

Event 7  Women 800 Meter
=======================================================================
Meet Record: * 2:03.70  7/20/1997   Mairelin Fuentes -MEX, Havana, Cub
   Pan Am Jr: # 2:00.07  7/24/1982   Kim Gallagher - USA, Indianapolis,
    World Jr: ^ 1:57.18  9/8/1993    Yuan Wang - CHN, Beijing
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals  Points
=======================================================================
Finals
  1 Noble, Rebekah            87 United States          2:04.07
  2 Magill, Heidi             86 United States          2:04.12
  3 Vidiaud Quebrun, Analia   87 Cuba                   2:06.49
  4 Richards, Jodian          87 Jamaica                2:08.52
  5 Van Buskirk, Kate         87 Canada                 2:08.73
  6 Hunter, Raeleen           87 Canada                 2:09.01
  7 Guevara, Cristina Gpe.    87 Mexico                 2:09.18
  8 McKenzie, Arusha          86 Jamaica                2:11.05

(Click Here for News Article)

Don Kardong the recipient of the Fred Lebow Award from the National Distance Running Hall of Fame

John Pierce and Dori Robertson finish Ironman Canada
BIBNUMBER OVRPLACE
TOTALTIME LASTNAME FIRSTNAME DIV DIVPLACE
1672             1499           14:09:47      PIERCE      JOHN         M55-59 36/75
2279             648             12:08:49      ROBERTSON DORI      W40-44 23/129

BRRC NEWS

Honolulu Marathon
The Bloomsday Road Runners Club from Spokane, Washington had a good turnout of 22 members who made the journey to a warmer climate for the running of the 2005 Honolulu Marathon. Twelve members made the early morning marathon run with the others providing support or running the alternate 10K run. The 5 am start was before the Hawaiian sunrise, but was well illuminated with spectacular fireworks. The weather was near perfect for a warm, but not too hot, tropical marathon run.
    This was the first marathon for two of the BRRC members, Susan Jenkins age 27 and Myra Anzalone age 74. There was a wide range of ages for those who made the trip, from Howard Stamp who is 79 to Susan Jenkins who is 27.
    All was not the hard work of running as all of the BRRC members had their fill of the local island cuisine (no poi, thank you) and participated in the many island activities.  We mastered all of the local sports from basking in the warm Hawaiian sun, snorkeling in the clear blue waters, running in the dense foliage of the mountain trails to power shopping in the local malls and shops.
    It was difficult for us to say aloha and leave the warm sun of Oahu to fly back to reality with the freezing cold and snow in Spokane. Until next year, we will only have the memories to keep us warm .

Try mapping your running route

2005 Awards
Female Runner of the year              Kim Price
Male Runner of the Year                  Walter Mueller
Volunteer of the year                       Melinda Hoekema
Business relations of the year          Kurt Kinghorn & Runner's Soul
Most inspirational                            Mira Anzalone
Most Supportive                               Howard Stamp
The Long Road Award                     Joan Pribnow

Female Runner of the year
Kim Price

Male Runner of the Year
Walter Mueller

Bloomsday 2006 Volunteers at the BOB (Bloomsday On Broadway)

Marathon Training Clinic
Michael Wakabayashi instructs the new marathoners before their first Saturday long run at SFCC.

Dori Robertson's excellent adventure

Oct. 23 : View a video clip of Dori Robertson 's first Hawaii Iron Man World Championships on Ironman.com and you see her slogging across the rainy finish with a smile on her face.

It was fun, said the Mead girls cross country and track coach.

Robertson, competed in the second-largest age group division of the race, men and women combined (last weekend) and placed 30th among women ages 45-49.

She timed 12 hours, 51, minutes, 19 seconds and was 1,324 overall among the 1,787 who qualified. Robertson, the subject of my Prep Page column in The Spokesman-Review last Thursday, said she had a slower-than-expected 2.4 mile swim.

"The biggest thing was my goggles leaked and I couldn't see," she said. Her tongue was swollen and lumpy from the salt water. As a result, she soloed during the rainy 112-mile bicycle ride and figures there were only 100 or so competitors behind her.

But a 4:01:13 marathon, ninth best in her age and gender group, enabled her to make up ground even though standing water from a rainstorm at times covered her ankles.

"It wasn't what I envisioned Hawaii being," Robertson said. "But to be there where it all started was very cool."

Breaking News from Kona, HI
NAME Dori Robertson
BIB NUMBER 745
AGE 45
PROFESSION Teacher
STATE/COUNTRY Chattaroy WA USA /
SWIM BIKE RUN OVERALL POSITION
1:35:54 7:01:13 4:01:13 12:51:19 1324



RACE LEG DISTANCE PACE POSITION
TOTAL SWIM 2.4 mi. (1:35:54) 2:31/100m 1505


FIRST BIKE SEGMENT 5 mi. (2:00:54) 15.60 mph
SECOND BIKE SEGMENT 28 mi. (3:33:50) 14.85 mph
THIRD BIKE SEGMENT 59 mi. (5:33:12) 15.58 mph
FOURTH BIKE SEGMENT 88 mi. (7:19:15) 16.41 mph
FINAL BIKE SEGMENT 112 mi. (8:42:53) 17.22 mph
TOTAL BIKE 112 mi. (7:01:13) 15.95 mph 1528


FIRST RUN SEGMENT 5.2 mi. (9:34:26) 8:31/mile
SECOND RUN SEGMENT 17.6 mi. (11:30:37) 9:22/mile
RUN FINISH 26.2 mi. (12:51:19) 9:23/mile
TOTAL RUN 26.2 mi. (4:01:13) 9:12/mile 1324

TRANSITION TIME
T1: SWIM-TO-BIKE 5:46
T2: BIKE-TO-RUN 7:13

PENALTY TIME
TOTAL PENALTIES --:--
Breaking News from Kona, HI
Our final finisher from Spokane, WA...

RACETIME: 17:00

Sister Madonna Buder. She made the midnight cut off by less than a minute.

She is the oldest woman to ever finish an Ironman -- every time she finishes she resets that record.

Could there be a more appropriate way to end our day?

Dori Robertson in
Ford Ironman World Championships 2006
See her results and finish!
(Click on icon)

This month's Oreo award goes to: 

Chanelle Santiago who traveled all the way from Vancouver, WA to volunteer for the Spokane Marathon.

BRRC Blog
Join all the fun in the BRRC Blog area. Click on the button on the left side of this homepage to read comments and stories from other runners. Respond to their ideas by posting your own comments. (Please signup and join this area when you first log on to the FITLINK site by clicking on the "join now" link.)

Senator Marr is presented the prestigious Oreo Award
at the Davenport Hotel

The BRRC Holiday Party was a big success. Pictures are coming soon!
(Joan Pribnow was Santa's elf, Ken Briggs played the bagpipes, the Sweet Adeline's Quartet performed, and Steve Heaps was a great Santa!)
(Click here for pictures)

Thanks to everyone who pitched in so generously to get the running shirt quilt made for Jack and Gunhild!

Hi everybody,

What can I say? Jack is a well-loved local running icon. The word got out to our local Spokesman Review newspaper, and they decided to do a video story on him. In the past they have done stories on us as a running couple, and they thought it would be inspiring. Check out the attached link, and you be the judge.
There will also be a story in print on Thursday in the Valley Voice section of the Spokesman Review.

Jack Swanson
A great runner, a good friend, a good husband, a good father, and an all around great guy!
We'll miss you Jack!

(Click picture for a tribute to Jack)

BRRC
Awards
2008
(Click on picture)

Erik Anderson, the SCC track coach who died in a tragic accident.

BRRC Scholarships
The 2009 BRRC scholarship winners were Sara Stenersen, Alia Sledge, and Steven Kutsch. The three winners attend Mead High School.

Lets Climb a Mountain Results

Celebrate Jack Swanson
Run 2009
(click here)

Glenn Tanner's Moose encounter
...you must read this one!
(click on picture)

BRRC Holiday 2009 Gift Exchange
(Click on picture to see Von Klohe's video)

Notice
Checks for all BRRC events must be made out to Bloomsday Road Runners Club (or BRRC).  Do not include the race name on "pay" line.  Please indicate the race you are entering on the memo line only.

Still Gunnin’ Hills at 66: The Story of an Ultra Marathoner

(Click on the picture to see Gunhild's story in
Fitness Diaries)

Notice to BRRC Club members and other friends of Lynne Bownds: A long time runner, and a past winner of the BRRC "Most Inspirational" award, Lynne Bownds died Saturday January 8, 2011 of cancer. Her daughters, Layne and Jennie, and her son, Gabe cared for her tenderly at Layne's home in Boise, Idaho during her last days. There will be an Open House in her memory on February 13, 2011 at 2 PM. This is an informal gathering. Everyone is invited to stop by 5922 S. Helena Street, Spokane 99223 to share some thoughts of Lynne and pictures of the many good times. If you have any questions or need directions call Jean Greene at 443-8017. Condolences can be sent to her 2 daughters & son at 25850 Kingsbury Rd. Middleton ID 83644 c/o Layne Simmons.
Jean Greene

Max and Connie Bischoff  given the Long Road Award.
(Click here for information)

Cheney’s Eddie Tompson receives Bloomsday Road Runner Club award

By JOHN McCALLUM
Editor
Surprisingly, one of the things Cheney-area resident Eddie Tompson likes about running is that part others usually dread – pain.
Maybe not so much during the training phase in preparation for marathons, half-marathons and other races, but while competing Tompson uses pain to concentrate.
“It’s sort of like meditating when I’m running,” he said.
Tompson recently received some reward for his pain by being named the 2010-2011 Senior Male Runner of the Year by the Bloomsday Road Runners Club. It’s an award given to male runners over age 50 based on race participation and volunteering support throughout the year.
“We definitely look at somebody who is actively involved in the club,” club past-president Dori Whitford said.
A native of Taunton, Mass., Tompson has been running since his freshman year in high school, turning a necessity in catching a school bus into a competitive and coaching career.
After competing in high school Tompson ran at Southeastern Massachusetts University, now known as University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. While working as a teacher he also coached for 19 years in high school and college, helping set up cross country programs at Massachusetts’ Babson and Westfield State colleges along with City College of New York.
Tompson also founded three running and track and field clubs in Massachusetts as well as serving on the Indonesian Olympic Committee as an advisor. He and his wife moved to Washington in 1999 where he taught for a couple years at Spokane Community Colleges before retiring.
Tompson said he runs every other day, usually around 3-5 miles but longer if he’s training for a specific race. In 2010 he competed in 22 races, including several marathons. He lists Cheney’s Happy Hoofer’s Fun Run as one of his favorites because of all the familiar faces on the course and along the sidelines, equating it to being in an episode of the former TV show “Cheers.”
“You know that thing where everybody knows your name,” Tompson said.
He also listed the Qualchan Seven Mile Trail Run and White Salmon’s Backyard Half Marathon Trail run as two more favorites because they’re off road – “It’s softer on your feet” – and they’re scenic. Tompson didn’t point to any specific race as being the most challenging, but rather a series of two he ran last fall, competing in the Spokane Marathon and then three weeks later in October in the Tri-Cities Marathon.
“There wasn’t enough time for me to rest properly,” he said.
Along with the physical challenges there was a sense of danger along the Tri-Cities course where it crossed the Columbia River via the US 395 bridge that Tompson said had a narrow, albeit protected walkway with large enough holes affording a good view of the river below. The wind and speeding traffic added to the feeling of intimidation and unease.
“It was very scary,” Tompson said. “I just let a runner pass me and I concentrated on his back.”
Tompson is a big supporter of running and area cross county fans will recognize him among spectators at Cheney High School and Eastern Washington University meets, along with track and field competition. Whitford said his support of other runners was just one of the reasons the Bloomsday club – which is not officially connected with the road race of the same name – picked Tompson.
“He’s out there,” Whitford said. “Once he’s done he sticks around and cheers people on. He’s a good team player who’s kind and helpful.”
Tompson said his Bloomsday training has been slowed somewhat because of shin splint issues but he’s taking it easy and still preparing. Besides pain and concentration, he said he also enjoys running because of the camaraderie runners have.
“They seem to understand me better,” he added.
John McCallum can be reached at jmac@cheneyfreepress.com.

Spokesman story 
(Click above for the link)
Fitness after 50 runs women into healthy futures
Jan Kirk, 65
Back story: She grew up on Chicago’s South Side and attended an all-Catholic girls’ school before Title IX, the federal law mandating school sports opportunities for girls.

The lack of opportunities didn’t stop her from physical activity - and dreaming.

“I had a twin brother who played baseball. I had my own little baseball glove and sat on the bench. I slept with it at night. I did tomboy playing. I thought my bicycle was a horse.”

When her two children were small, Kirk didn’t have a car, so walking and bicycling with them kept her in the outdoors she loved. But Kirk worked part time and didn’t have the time to get in tip-top shape.

When it changed: In the fall of 1980, her youngest started kindergarten. She started to run that day.

“I had little hiking boots on, blue jeans,” she remembered. “I went out and did three miles.”

Kirk did her first Bloomsday in 1980 and the Coeur d’Alene marathon in 1981.

Track record: Kirk has done 41 marathons since 1981, three triathlons, dozens ofhalf-marathons and shorter races.?She has missed only four Bloomsdays.

She runs three to five times a week. She also hikes, bicycles and skis - downhill and cross-country.

Kirk loves winter running. “It’s my very favorite season,” she said. “Running shoes are made like little snow tires.”?

Injuries: She underwent arthroscopic surgery on her right knee 12 years ago. Three weeks ago, while skiing in the Grand Tetons in Wyoming, she took a tumble and got a black eye. But that’s been it.

“I never run seven days a week, and I always get new shoes appropriately,” she said.

Work: Retired April 1 after 38 years as a cardiac care nurse at Deaconess Medical Center.

“(Running) kept me balanced,” Kirk said. “Even if I was tired after work, if I?went out for a short run, the weight of the world was released.”

As for her patients? “I had the honor of walking patients one day after open-heart surgery. Even if they felt like they couldn’t get out of bed, the majority of them felt better immediately.”

Her advice to the sedentary: Take baby steps. Believe you can do it. Keep it fun. Call a friend. Set a goal.

“I’ve walked the New York marathon with friends who had been very sedate,” she said. “We trained all year, and they actually walked the New York marathon. It took them seven to eight hours.”

The future: Her son wants to run the Great Wall of China marathon in five years, when he turns 40 and Kirk turns 70.

Kirk told him: “You do the whole. I’ll commit to the half. But I’m in.”

Still Gunnin’ Hills at 66:
The Story of an Ultra Marathoner

(Click on the picture to see Gunhild's story in
Fitness Diaries)

:: Spirit of an Athlete :: Not Caged by Age

    Sylvia Quinn Born October of 1936

Bloomsday 1987.
Sylvia finished the 12k in a smoking 51:45.

(Click on the picture to see Sylvia's story in
Fitness Diaries)

Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Bliss
Lisa Bliss is only the second person and first woman to complete the 146 mile solo run across Death Valley to the top of Mt. Whitney! Go to: http://www.voaspokane.org/LisaBliss for more of the story.

(Click here to see the video)

Nelson LaPlante
proposes at
Newman Lake

(Click here to see the video)

Bare Buns 2011
by Bart Haggin
Adults Only!

Howard Stamp
1926 - 2011
(Click on picture to see more of Howard)
Contact Jean Greene at la.rosa@comcast.net to donate towards a Centennial Trail marker in Howards honor.

Berit McAllister
March 1942 - December 2011 (Click on picture to see more of Berit)

BRRC Long Road Awards

Discovery Pass A parking pass will be needed at all State Parks (like Riverside) in the future. We have an exemption this year for Sundae Sunday, the Spokane Marathon and Seven Mile XC race, but as of 2012, a discover pass will be needed for any vehicle parking in state parks (NO EXCEPTIONS).  Here are the details:
The pass is specific to a vehicle license plate
Day pass: $10.00
Annual pass: $30.00 GOOD FOR ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF ISSUE
Can purchase on line or at more than 600 sporting goods or retail stores that sell hunting and fishing licenses or at state dept of licensing with drivers license renewal starting in the Fall. Needed for all parking inside the State Parks area.
WEBSITE: http://discoverpass.wa.gov
Important change in meeting time:
BRRC Meetings
6:30 pm ,
Perkins on Division and Spokane Falls Blvd.
This earlier time will be a permanent change.
St. Paddy's Five video
(courtesy of Dave Erickson)

Recycle Run 2011 Results

SCC speedwork parking update
They stop ticketing after 5 p.m., and as long as we park in the student parking areas, there shouldn't be a problem. If runners plan to arrive before 5 p.m., they can purchase a day parking pass for $2.00 at a kiosk by the corner of the tennis courts.
The Rancid Walnut: An Ultrarunning Psychologist’s Journey With Prostate Cancer, by Steve Heaps
http://rancidwalnut.com/
Letter to runners
Centennial Trail Run
results and pictures
Howard Stamp Runner's Memorial
Thursday, November 22, 2012
BRRC Turkey Trot 2012
This year was a big success; good weather and a possible record attendance. Click above to see pictures of Turkey Trot 2012.
BRRC Holiday Party
Saturday, December 1, 2012
was a big success.
(For pictures click on Santa.)
(Click above for pictures)
12-12-12
Holiday Light Social Run

Festival of Miles 2011 Results

(Tracy and Kelly Walters presentation)
(Tracy and Kelly Walters
presentations on facebook)
Runners visit a Savory aerial performance.

Long Road 2013 recipient:
Sharon Carroll
(Please click above)

Meb Keflezighi and Brenda Gill
at the 2013 RRCA Convention
Meb Keflezighi and Paul Gill
at the 2013 RRCA Convention
Ann Gillespie (Spokane Visitors Bureau and an awesome help!), Paul Gill, Brenda Gill, and William Schmitt at the annual RRCA convention in Albuquerque, NM May 2-5, 2013. This display was for the City of Spokane and the RRCA Convention coming to Spokane in 2014.
The BRRC 4th of July run   was a success with generous donations to the food bank. Thank you to all participants.

"The Hill" on the 4th of July run.
(Click above for pictures)

Spokane's
Boston Memorial Run

was a 2.62 mile run beginning at the "Joy of Running" Statues in Riverfont Park. This was a run to show the solidarity of runners and was a visual image to show the strength in Spokane's running community. 
Later next week Runners for Boston shirts will be available at Runner's Soul for $20 with 100% of the money going to the www.Onefundboston.org.

(Click above to see the slide show)
BRRC Awards Banquet 2013-2014

2014 Steve Jones
Long Road Award

Festival of Miles Video
(Courtesy of Brendan Dowling)

Joan Pribnow's 80th Birthday Party
(Click above to see the pictures)

Ermek Danielson's story.
First and second place finishers of the first Pink Ribbon Run Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Riverfront Park were Steve Kirschke, left, and Jody Shapiro. The two are both 45 and ran against each in high school, Kirschke at Rogers and Shapiro at Lewis and Clark. The race is a qualifier for Bloomsday.
2017
Lori Buratto turns over the gavel to entering BRRC President, Scott Numata at the Awards Banquet.
Click on the picture below to see the awards and pictures.

Ermek Danielson's story.
This is a great story from the Spokesman

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