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Comments on A Trail Runner's Blog: Turning Beer Into a Relay Event (New York Times)





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Hi, I'm a sports reporter in Gresham, Ore., lookin...

2007-08-17T18:29:00.000-07:00

Hi, I'm a sports reporter in Gresham, Ore., looking to feature some interesting runners in an upcoming story for The Gresham Outlook and Sandy Post newspapers.

I would love to chat with you if you have a moment. Feel free to drop me an e-mail at mcade@sandypost.com and perhaps we can exchange additional contact info.

Thanks!
Michael Cade



I ran the Wasatch Ragnar a few months ago. It was ...

2007-08-13T20:34:00.000-07:00

I ran the Wasatch Ragnar a few months ago. It was a blast. Now if they could only make a similar relay on trails. I didn't see the beer at the finish line though... hmm.



Having just finished the Ragnar Relay in Washingto...

2007-08-13T13:33:00.000-07:00

Having just finished the Ragnar Relay in Washington state I have to attest that these are great fun indeed. Ragnar put on a heck of a race.



Those relays are a lot of fun. I did Hood to Coast...

2007-08-13T12:16:00.000-07:00

Those relays are a lot of fun. I did Hood to Coast once and the Calistoga to Santa Cruz Relay 3 times. All of them with the same group of people. I agree, less about talent more about personality. These were a great group of people. My enduring memory at HTC was sleeping on the roof our van at a rest site. A cool night, stars, and the headlamps of the runners as they ran by. The ground on the field was too damp for sleeping bags.



It's probably the start of a 24 HR MTB race. Most...

2007-08-13T09:54:00.000-07:00

It's probably the start of a 24 HR MTB race. Most of them start with a "Le Mans" style running start for a few hundred meters to stretch out the pack. Many of the courses have narrow trails to begin, and it helps a bit to alleviate the initial bottleneck for the faster competitors.



Have you ever been to the start of a cross-country...

2007-08-12T22:03:00.000-07:00

Have you ever been to the start of a cross-country race where a huge pack of runners get funnelled into a narrow course? They elbow each other like mad and everyone trips and goes flying. I don't think helmets would be too outrageous.

However, I find it crazy that they're running with biking shoes. They're so stiff that you might as well be racing in wooden clogs.



Am I stupid or are those guys running with bike he...

2007-08-12T19:14:00.000-07:00

Am I stupid or are those guys running with bike helmets on?



Hood to Coast is a lot of fun, and I did fall in l...

2007-08-11T09:58:00.000-07:00

Hood to Coast is a lot of fun, and I did fall in love with running before and during sunrise. It gets very dusty on the dirt trails with all the team vans going by. The vans can be quite decorative.



When I started biking due to a running injury, I w...

2007-08-10T22:03:00.000-07:00

When I started biking due to a running injury, I wondered why these bikers wear such weird outfits. I understand the purpose of being seen by cars but some of the loud colors are just too outrageous. This photo is exactly what I have in mind when I thought "You guys looks like a bunch of clowns!" Mind you, I am aware of the sort of shenanigans that happen at popular 10k races. You just got to laugh at each other.



Yeah - my thoughts exactly! Just cuz Nike took ove...

2007-08-10T19:29:00.000-07:00

Yeah - my thoughts exactly! Just cuz Nike took over the event doesn't mean they have pillows now. The two times I did it were the most sleep deprived fun I'd had in a long time! Oh yeah - and the (cheap) beer really tasted good at the end!



pillow???? when I ran H2C a few years back, there ...

2007-08-10T18:19:00.000-07:00

pillow???? when I ran H2C a few years back, there were no pillows!!!cc