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Strider’s Ultra Racing Team 2014 Wrap Up and Schedule for 2015

By Lina McCain, Team Captain

Congratulations to all Striders PAUSATF team members! We had 14 active team members in 2014. Hopefully all will renew and maybe we will pick up a few more. Each member gets scored in the races listed on the schedule (below and online) as long as they are signed up at http://www.pausatf.org/joinrenew-now/ before the race begins. Scoring is automatic in the member’s age group, and if we have 3 or more runners, we can make a team. We can actually have up to 9 team members per race get scored in the team category since there are three team divisions: men’s, women’s and mixed.

Last year we were 5th of 8 for women’s and mixed teams, and 7th of 8 for the men’s team. In the individual categories we had Bill Dodson, who won his division of 70-79 at age 79 and there were 6 in his division; Christina Brownson who got 2/7 in her division and Peggy Alfred who was 3/29 in hers. Additionally, Anil Rao, Mike Kreaden Todd Hayes and the author were in the top third of their divisions. Even cooler, we had three Ultra Racing Team members run their first 50 mile race ever as a part of our team. They were Erika French, Chris Larson and Dwight Brown. Way to go, teammates!

Though many of the races are sold out, we have a number of Striders running in the Grand Prix: Miwok and Quicksilver in particular. I encourage all Striders running these races to join PAUSATF. Why? Mostly because it’s fun to know you are a part of a team. We can celebrate together our successes and commiserate our defeats. The cost to join PAUSATF is only $30 for the year, and additionally we as a club hope to reward all team members with some surprises at the end of the year.

PAUSATF ULTRA GRAND PRIX 2015

DATE EVENT/DISTANCE LOCATION SURFACE POINTS RACE DIRECTOR/INFO

Feb. 7 Jed Smith 50KSacramento mixed road 1 Dennis Scott / John Blue

buffalo.blue@buffalochips.com

www.buffalochips.com

Mar. 7 Way Too Cool 50KCool trail 1 Julie Fingar
916/765-6021

Julie@norcalultras.com

http://www.wtc50k.com

Apr. 4 American River 50M Sacramento road & trail 1.6 Julie Fingar
916/765-6021

Julie@norcalultras.com

www.ar50mile.com

Apr. 19 (Sun.) Ruth Anderson 100K/50M/50K
unified entry formatSan Francisco paved path/dirt shoulder 2.0/1.6/1.0 Rajeev Patel
408/838-8911 (eve’s before 9)
rajeevtherunner@yahoo.comAnil Rao408-718-8693 (eve’s before 9)anil_krao@yahoo.com
www.run100s.com/ra.htm

May. 2 Miwok 100K Stinson Beach trail 2 Tia Bodington
miwok100k@gmail.com
www.miwok100k.com

May. 9 Quicksilver 100K/50K San Jose trail 2.0/1.0 Rajeev Patel
408/838-8911 (eve’s before 9)
rajeevtherunner@yahoo.com


May. 16 Silver State 50M and 50K Reno trail 1.6/1.0 John Trent
jhtrent@charter.net
www.silverstatestriders.com

May 17 (Sun) Ohlone Wilderness 50K Fremont trail 1Ann Trason/Larry England
408/393-4701 (Larry)(Cell)
director@ohlone50k.com
www.ohlone50k.com

Jun. 20 PCTR Summer Solstice 24 HourCrissy Field paved/dirt 3.3/2.0 John Brooks
events@pctrailruns.com 
www.pctrailruns.com

Jun. 27 Western States 100M*
*
no entry discount for defending Grand Prix championsSquaw Valley trail 3.3 Craig Thornley

rd@wser.org
www.wser.org

Jul. 18 Tahoe Rim Trail 100M*
*
no entry discount for defending Grand Prix champions Spooner Lk SP trail 3.3George Ruiz
trt-rd@att.net
www.tahoemtnmilers.orgAug. 8Skyline 50KCastro Valley trail 1 Adam Ray
skyline50k@gmail.com
www.skyline50k.com

Aug. 29 Tamalpa Headlands 50K* (USATF National Championship)
[runners must be USATF members to qualify for prize purse]
*
PENDING Rule Amendment prior to race: no entry discount 
for defending Grand Prix champions
Muir Beach trail 1 Tim & Diana Fitzpatrick

rd@headlands50k.com
www.headlands50k.com

Sept. 12 PCTR Headlands 100M Rodeo Beach trail 3.3 John Brooks

events@pctrailruns.com 
www.pctrailruns.com

Oct. 10 Dick Collins Firetrails 50M Castro Valley trail 1.6 Julie Fingar
916/765-6021
Julie@norcalultras.com

www.firetrails50.com

Nov. 7 Rio Del Lago 100M*
*
$25 entry discount for defending GP champions
– 
Email bill.dodson@yahoo.com for coupon code Beal’s Point trail 3.3 Julie Fingar
916/765-6021

Julie@norcalultras.com

http://www.rio100mile.com

Nov. 28 Quadruple Dipsea (28.4M) Mill Valley trail 1 John Catts
johncatts@earthlink.net

www.run100s.com/qd.htm