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This page is meant for folks to post their thoughts on the Saturday group run. I (Neil) will post a blurb about who showed up and where it was held. From there, I hope that other runners will share their thoughts since we often have different experiences on the same run. Enjoy!
Saturday, May 2, 2015
This is the second year Color Vibe has handed out the Flagstaff Racing Event Calendar (to download visit http://www.natra.org and view latest news link) to their participants and they again allowed me to plug our local races on stage. This time the DJ fired up the already raucous crowd by having them chant my name and then having the endless sea of runners dance for my panoramic photo.
As my friend Merk Perelstein pointed out, Color Vibe is perhaps one of the best gateway drugs that running has ever seen. It gets non-runners to participate and hopefully we will see a few of them at our local benefit runs! Much thanks to race director Nate Sorenson for his support of our local events.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Natraneil, Natradavid, and Natraoso
Saturday, April 18, 2015
As often as we have often done this adventure run, I was amazed that 8 of the 10 runners had never done so! As we trudged up the dirt road parallelling I-40, we may have been faster than the uphill semis. We wondered what the truckers thought as our group ran next to them in the woods.
With 6 miles of the Mother Road in our pocket, we returned to Williams where we packed good old Cafe 326. I'm pretty sure due to the tiring hot run, everyone had Iced Coffee.
http://www.dblanchard.net/blog/2012/03/get-your-running-kicks-on-route-66/ and read http://azdailysun.com/sports/running/get-your-butt-kicked-on-route/article_eeb6ae15-989b-51bf-9a0f-eae80dcc5834.html
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Next week join us and get your kicks on Old Route 66 west of Williams, Arizona. We will run the original dirt "Old Trails HIghway" and 1931 paved alignments. Learn more about the history of next week's run at http://flagstafftrailrunning.blogspot.com/2012/03/getting-our-butts-kicked-on-route-66.html We will meet at the Flagstaff Athletic Club west overflow Parking at 7:15 AM to carpool.
And don't forget, prices go up for the Run Flagstaff Summer Series 6 pack on April 16th. Register today for the 6 races at https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/form?eventID=12032
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Six NATRA runners ran back in time to the historic 1882 Atlantic and Pacific Johnson Canyon Tunnel. Abandoned in 1960, the tunnel is a monument to one of the most troublesome sections of railroad grade on the mainline between New Mexcio and California. We made a pit stop at Cafe 326 in Williams and pretty much replenished the calories lost with tasty pastries. Next week, Sandy Canyon to Fisher Point from Canyon Vista Campground at 8 AM.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Twenty NATRA runners took on the hills of the Hangover trail this morning. As the heat was rising towards record highs, the photographer knew better than to run himself into the ground with his final Keyhole Sink tour at 2 PM. Instead, he took a few shots and decided to leave Hangover Part II for participants to comment on their adventures on the red rocks.