Thursday evening Club runs meeting point is moving from Campus West to the Maxwell Open Space Parking Area March 13 through April 10. This allows those getting ready for the Horsetooth Half another opportunity to train on the first few miles of the course before race day.
Starting April 17 we will move to Cottonwood Glenn Park near the ball field where the bike path meets the parking lot. We will remain at that location Through the summer and early fall.
At both locations our starting time will remain 6:00 P.M.
Reminder this Sunday the Horsetooth Half Training run will begin at 8:30 near Hughes Stadium. Please remember to SPRING FORWARD with your clocks!! The run is informal and each runner can choose their own pace and distance.
Save the date! April 6 is our next (and last) Tortoise and Hare. Immediately following will be our annual membership appreciation breakfast (formerly held in December). More details to follow… but there will be food and prizes!
Looking for a running partner? Please post your weekend runs on our Facebook page! We hope to use this as a way to connect local runners.
Summer running? What do we do when the Tortoise and Hare is over? This summer we will keep the momentum going by hosting a run on the first Sunday of each month. We will look for volunteers to help lead these runs and we want your ideas on where to go! Please follow this link to give us your favorite running spot!
Twenty-five members of the Fort Collins Running Club participated in today’s Tortoise & Hare race: the rerouted (due to construction) Lee Martinez Park 10k. The turnout was “not bad” considering 1) the longer distance and 2) the simply ridiculous (for March) starting temperature of 4F.
In fact, this was the coldest race in what has shaped up to be the most frigid Tortoise & Hare race series in recent memory, with the last four races being 5F (December), 8F (January), 8F (February), and 4F (March)!
In another notable streak, Maureen Hyde, in her first T&H series, came in first for the third time in a row due to her remarkable and consistent improvement over the course of the series. Congrats Maureen! [Full results]
Photos are below.
The morning was so cold (4F) that Nick’s beard was white.
Race director Nick Clark warming up his hands.
Scott Slusher about the start. He finished second.
Maureen Hyde with her third consecutive blue ribbon!
The Lee Martinez Park 10k Tortoise & Hare race is still on for this Sunday at 8:00 am. However, we have had to significantly change the course due to construction. Part of the course will be running on sidewalk/bike lanes alongside potentially busy roads. For safety reasons we advise against bringing dogs or pushing a stroller.
Here is a course map:
The post-race bagels will be at Rocky Mountain bagels on Elizabeth.
Just a reminder, the next T and H is this Sunday at Lee Martinez. The race starts at 8am, but get there by 7:45 to sign in!
This race is a 10k. We will need to reroute the traditional course due to construction.
As always, bagels to follow!
For those who need more miles this weekend, the Horsetooth Half Training run will be on Saturday March 1 at 8:30 am at New Belgium.