When I think of the Rocky Ridge Half Marathon, I remember the words of Wesley (aka the Dread Pirate Roberts) to Prince Humperdink in the movie version of The Princess Bride.
Wrong! Your ears you keep and I’ll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish. Every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out, “Dear God! What is that thing,” will echo in your perfect ears. That is what to the pain means.…Continue
This was the fifth running of Brazen Racing's Bear Creek Half Marathon and my third time to tackle it. Though this year was unlike the past two years in that my Suunto recorded a max temperature of 97 F / 36 C at one point.
The race starts off at the entrance to Briones Regional Park and meanders through the park for about 13.5 miles / 22km and climbs approximately 3000ft / 986m. We were all smiles, but the temps were already uncomfortable at the 8am start for the half marathon.…Continue
This was the 46th running of the Double Dipsea, and the second time for me. I ran it last year when Brazen Racing co-hosted the event with founding organization, the Dolphin South End Runners. The actual course is 14.2 miles / 23 km and involves a climb of 4500ft / 1372m. It’s an age handicapped race, so the 80 year olds start at 8am and the rest of the runners go out in waves, with men age 39 and under taking off at 9:01am. I’m not a fast runner, so my time last year was 4hr…Continue