Thursday, May 29, 2014

Mt. El Cajon Double, Saturday May 31

Join for run one, two, or both.

When: Saturday May 31, 2014, 5:00 AM and 8:20 (roughly, depending on the completion of run 1).

Where: Directions: To Get there: Take Highway 52 East or Interstate 8 East until you reach Highway 67. Follow Highway 67 north until Willow Road. Take a right onto Willow Road and follow it until you see Wildcat Canyon Road. Take a left onto Wildcat Canyon Road  and follow it for 3.3 miles until you see the Click for Trail Head for El Cajon Mountain.

Note: If the parking lot is closed upon arrival, you can park on the dirt along the road.
Total Miles: Roughly 12-13 per run (24-26 for both).

Elevation: 4100+ ft. gain per run (8200+ for both)

Pace: Run 1 will be a semi-aggressive pace with a goal of completion in 3.25 hours.
           Run 2 will be more casual

Water:  None on the course.  We will refill water and supplies back at the car before run 2.  

Caution: This route is almost completely exposed and has several moderate to technical sections.  It is also expected to be quite warm.  Please carry plenty of water.  I would advise you bring more water than you would typically bring for a 13 mile trail run, especially for round 2.

You are responsible for your own safety.

No need to RSVP.
The route is an out and back, so individuals may turn around at any time.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Noble Canyon 50k - 2014 course, Saturday May 31

We will be running the entire Noble Canyon 50k 2014 course with the Race Director (excluding the first mile).  This is a great opportunity to see part or all of the new course one day before registration opens.

When: Saturday May 31, 2014 launch at 7AM. No need to RSVP.

Where: Meet at the Lower Noble Canyon Trailhead parking lot. US Forest adventure pass is required.

Total Miles: Approximately 29 total for this run, you can do an out-and-back instead and therefor do any distance you feel comfortable with.

Water: We will drop some water at Big Tree. Plus water should be on at Penny Pines (miles 8, 11, 20).

See the Noble Canyon website for the course map, elevation, and miles. The race start/finish is at the Pine Valley Conference Center but this training run will start at the Noble Canyon Trailhead and will run the entire 2014 course in order.

Head out on the main Noble Canyon Trail, after 2-3 miles turn left and cross the creek bed, after about a mile turn right onto the “cutoff trail” and continue to Pine Creek Road. Turn right, then after about ¼ mile turn left to connect again with the main Noble Canyon trail. Stay on the Noble Canyon trail all the way up to Sunrise Highway (Penny Pines). Carefully cross the highway and turn left onto the Pacific Crest Trail. After 4 miles you will come to Pioneer Mail, do a short ½ mile out then ½ mile back on the PCT returning to Pioneer Mail. Carefully cross Sunrise highway then turn right onto Pine Mountain trail, after a short bit you will cross a dirt road (stay on trail) until you come to the Champaign Pass Junction. Turn left onto Indian Creek Trail. After a couple miles you will “T” into the Noble Canyon trail. Turn right and you will shortly be back at Big Tree. Retrace your steps back down to the NC trailhead.

You are responsible for your own safety.  We will not be keeping track of where runners are on the trails and we encourage you to run in pairs.

See you on the trails.

San Diego 100 Course Training Run; Sunday, May 25

There will be a San Diego 100 group run this Sunday, May 25 starting from Big Bend parking turnout which is 1/2 mile before getting to Lake Cuyamaca Restaurant on the Hwy 79.  This is where runners cross Hwy 79 from Milk Ranch Road to run the last mile of the race to the finish line.  We're starting here since parking at Lake Cuyamaca requires a $7 parking pass.  The run will start and 7 am sharp.  We'll run the last mile of the SD 100 course, then cross Hwy 79 and run the course to Paso Picacho 1, Chambers 1, then back to Paso Picacho 2 and back down to our cars.  Total distance is about 24 miles.  Water refill is available at Chambers Park.  If you are unfamiliar with the course route, bring maps and turn by turn directions from the SD 100 web site.  Not necessary to RSVP.

Friday, May 16, 2014

SD100 course training run. Tomorrow! 5/17

Several of us are running from the start of the SD 100 course at Lake Cuyamaca parking lot to Paso Picacho, on to Chambers 1, then to Pedro Fages and then back to the Lake via Stonewall Peak and Paso Picacho 2.  Water is available at Paso Picacho and Chambers.  Mellow pace where you can run 24 miles.  If unfamiliar with course, please bring turn by turn directions and maps from SD 100 web site.  Run starts promptly at 6:30 am.  No need to RSVP.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

San Diego 100 Training Run - Sunday, May 4

I will be running portions of the SD 100 course on Sunday, May 4 starting at 7 am sharp.  The meeting place and start of the run is at Pioneer Mail parking area on Sunrise Hwy.  The route would be south on the PCT to Penny Pines, cross Sunrise Hwy and head west down Noble Canyon to Pine Creek aid station, then back up Pine Creek to follow the SD 100 course back to Pioneer Mail.  Total distance is just shy of 20 miles.  Water is only available at Penny Pines (4 miles into run), therefore be prepared to run 16 miles without access to water.  Pace will be moderate.  If unfamiliar with route please bring turn by turn directions and maps from SD 100 web site.  No need to RSVP.