Incline Club 2002 Archives

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2003 season

2002 Season

Summary
263 Sunday runners
169 Thursday runners
317 different runners
59 club workouts and events
3,416 *’s
98 B’s and V’s at the Barr Trail Mountain Race
89 P’s at the year end party
67 R’s for different Races
62 A’s at the Pikes Peak Ascent
35 M’s at the Pikes Peak Marathon
34 G’s at the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile run
21 S’s at the Summer Roundup Trail Run 12K
14 L’s who did Leadville
8 p’s who paced at Leadville
8 F’s who came to just the vanFeed
4 D’s who did the PPA/M double
3,856 total or 65.36 people per workout or 12.16 workouts per person
2001 season: 3,204 total or 53.38 people per workout or 11.28 workouts per person
2000 season: 2,542 total or 42.35 people per workout or 8.28 workouts per person.

Records (from all years)
Thursdays in a row – perfect streak; Andy Kovats (2), Brenda Cowell (2), Bryan Willis, Fred Wright, Gordon Barnett, Jonathan Cavner, Jonathan Veteto, Matt Carpenter (2), Mike Foster, Neal Oseland, Rick Hessek, Yvonne Carpenter (2)
Sundays in a row – perfect streak;Brenda Cowell (2), Glen Ash, Matt Carpenter (2), Mike Foster, Yvonne Carpenter (2)
Club runs in a row – perfect streak; Brenda Cowell (2), Matt Carpenter (2), Mike Foster, Yvonne Carpenter (2)
People on a Thursday run: 68
People on a Sunday run: 80
People at a post-run breakfast: 81
People at a party: 89
People at a club event: 96
People at a race – Barr Trail Mountain Race: 101
People on the e-mail list: 386

Incline Club Sunday Workouts1
The 2002 season

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Brenda Cowell     *********************************B****A39
Glen Ash          ****************************G***SB****A39
Matt Carpenter    *********************************B****A39
Yvonne Carpenter  *********************************V*****39
Stephen Martin    ** *************************G***SB****M38
Bryan Willis      *R**************************G***S ****A38
Al Alvares        ****************************GR**SB** *A38
Sherry Alvares    ****************************GR**SB** *A38
Andy Dimmen       ***************** *********** **SB****A37
Fred Wright       ************************* **G**R B****A37
Vicki Martin      ** ** ****** ***************G***SB****M36
Craig Burbank      **************  ****************B****V36
Gordon Barnett    R* *****R***********R ******G*** B****M36
Laura Mitchell    ******* ********** ****** **G **SB ***M34
Dave Sorenson     *R*************** ******* **G ** B** *M34
Lance Thibault     *************** ***********G* *SB * *A34
Larry Miller      *R************************* G ** V* * A34
John O'Donnell          **********************G***SB****D33
Kees Guijt        ************* *** ***  *****G * SB****A33
Kelli Lusk        ****  ** ***R******** *R****GRR  B** R?32
Keith Lonnquist     ********** *** ********** G **SB*** M32
Kenn Lonnquist      *********************  ***G  *SB*** M32
Paul Sullivan      R* * ******* ************** ****B ** P32
KJ Bruno           ********************** *** G****B    A32
Jonathan Veteto   *** * **R***********  *  ***G*  SB****A31
Rick Crawford     ***************R******* ** R **    ** L31
Elisabeth Kaegi   ********* **************  **  **SB *  A31
Jackie Burhans    ***   * ******** ********  ****** ** *M30
John Mills        ******** ******* ******** **    *V*  *P30
Rick Pearcy       *R* ********************* * R * *   * L30
Ronald Garcia             ** ****** ***************B****A29
Jim Freim         *  *** *** *** ***** ** **  G*** B****A29
Andy Kovats       ***  *******   *** ******* * *** B**  A28
Gordon Neal        R*** * **** *R***********  G** SB    M28
Neal Taylor       ******** ************ **** *    *V    L28
Teresa Taylor     ******** ************ **** *    *V    P28
Jonathan Cavner   **** *** * **R* *  **** ** *    *B****M27
Keith Grimes      **** **************    **** R    V * *L27
Kim Kitchen       *R* ********************* *   *       P27
Robert Castaldi    ***    * ****  *** * * ****G  *SB***RA26
Dan Temple        ***  * ** *** **    *** ***  ****B*** A26
Brian Eldridge    *******R********* *****R          **  A26
Anita Bower       **** *********** ** ***** *  *   V  *  26
Randy Lindsey     ****   * ***   ***** ** ** * **   ****M25
Rick Hessek       *** ********* *** *   *  ** *    V ***L25
Lindsay Cavner     *** ***** ***  * ***** **      *B* **A25
Peggy Monson        *** *** ** * ** ***** **   * * B** *A25
Joel Jenkins      *    ****** ** R** *R*R *** G   S ** *A25
Eric Billmeyer    ***** ***** **R*  *** ** *     * B* * A25
JD VanLancker     **************   ****    ***G *  B    M25
Howard Brooks     ****  ** ***  *  ***** * *  * ** V * *A24
Carol Sauceda     ******* * * ** R*** ***  * R *   B    L23
Stephen Mitchell   * **     * ****    ***** * G * SB ***L22
Eck Zimmermann       ** * *** * **  *** * * * R*   B ** M21
Mike McCoy           **  *** * * ** ***  * *  *****B    A21
Darrell Weaver    ****  ****  ** * *** *******           21
Eric Gabe           ***** ** *   ***  * ****       V ** L20
Luke Cammack            ********* * ****  **    *  B    A19
Bill Ransom                         ********** * *SB ***D18
Chaz Lalonde       ** *  *    *     * *** *  ****   * **A18
Jack Ramsey                    *       ******  ****B****M17
Steph Jenkins          **** * **   *  R*R *** G     **   17
David Peak         ***   *** *  *  **  *      *     ** *L16
Mike Foster       ******* *  *    *  *       *  *    ** M16
Lynn Hellenga     * * *  *** *     *    ** * * *   V*   *16
Bob McAndrews      * *    ****** **      ****      V    *16
Linda Ronas       *********** ** *                *   *  16
Glenn Grams             *   *  *  *    ********  ** **   16
Devin Allen                *  **  * * * ** * *    * *** A15
John Genet        *   ****  * *** ***     *  *          L15
Steve Mischel     R     ******* * ***   * *             M15
Chris Britton                          *** ***G ** B ***M14
Gary Hellenga       * * ***        *      **  ** * V *  A14
Alex Hellenga       * * **** *           ***  **     *  *14
Robert Ronas      *********** **                  *      14
Eryn Lonnquist       *** *                R      **B*** A12
Bev Zimmermann       ** * *               * * R*   B ** A12
Daniel Adams        R*    * * * *   *   *    *    *B    M12
Holli Harper      * * * * * * * *  * * *                A12
Cereta Grimes      ***  ** ***   *       *  *      V     12
William Parker                          ***  *** *  *** A11
Valerie Prothe             *   * **  ****  *       B    A11
Elizabeth Ahola   * R    * *  *  **  R         *R       M11
Gary Smedley                         ****       ** B**** 11
Margie Stauffer    **** *****                **          11
Marc Winslow             *** ***** *   *    *            11
Sarah Altonen                *       ***   *  *   *V   *V10
Hans Zimmermann         *             ***  **      B ** M10
Daiva Cooper                         ** ** R* G*   B    A10
Neal Scheibe                ***** *  ** *    *           10
Teresa Stephens   ** ** ***   **   *                     10
Louise Erasmus       **  ******* *                       10
Fidelis Vigil     **********                             10
Mark Cafiero                           ***  * *      ***M9
Richard Hedlind                             * G***SB  * A9
Terri Cassidy      **       * *     **  *        *      *9
Diane Cahalan      *    *** *         **  **             9
Laura Kelecy                         *   **  *    *V*   P8
Tom Kelecy                           *   **  *    *V*   P8
Connilee Walter          ** *              *     **V    P8
Antonio Eppolito          ** **  *  * *                 A8
Sid Rubey         ***   * * *    *                 B     8
Lisa Patmor                          ***** * R*          8
Stu Nieburg       ***  *****                             8
Joe Cowell                                      *  B****A7
Abby Bearden                            * *  *       ***A7
Jon Handy                            *  **          *** M7
John Goodloe                  *       *        ** RB    *7
John Thompson                            *****G         A7
Rich Muzzy                   *     *   * *      * *   *  7
Bruce Huber        *       *           **  **       *    7
Don Ross              * **     *        *  * *           7
Kyla Carpenter                                     ******6
Kevin Silsby       **                       *        * *A6
David Reily                             R     V *  B*   M6
Jen Yurenka               * *          * *    G         M6
David Wick                          ** *   * *          L6
Dawn Pedersen                              * **  * B*    6
Levi Hensel                                 ** * **B     6
Anthony Surage            *      *  *   *  * *           6
Bob Mishler                    * *****                   6
Val Snider                ****    **                     6
Margrit Trenker                            *        ** *L5
John O'Neill      *         *    *                   *  *5
Mikko Ahola                                   * R  B*   A5
Matt Von Thun                                 GR  RB    A5
Marilyn Goodloe               *       *    *   *        *5
Dan Odell                  ****                         M5
Chuck Fuermann       ****                               A5
Vitor Lin           ****                                M5
Neal Oseland      *R                          GR R       5
Al Kelly                 *  ***       *                  5
Steve Rademacher           * *  ** *                     5
Paul Dunn                    *** * *                     5
Andy Dillon                                         *** A4
Kim Schenck                                         *** A4
Paul Dewitt           *                              ** L4
Chris Dillenbeck     **                               * A4
Craig Hess                            R     *      B    L4
Kyle Whitney                            *  *       B    A4
Tony Krupicka      *             *                 B    A4
Dan Vega              *           *        *            M4
Steve McDermett                           *        B*  * 4
Jeff Adams                                 **  *   B     4
David Steffes           *            *  **               4
Kelly Ellis              * *            **               4
Shannon Keys                       *** *                 4
Tim Beeson                        * ***                  4
Donna Kelly              *  * *       *                  4
Linda Schlierf                                    *   * A3
Michelle Eisenberger                             * B    A3
Pete Tonsits                                     * B    M3
Siegfried Eisenberger                            * B    A3
Jennifer Rodgers                     *             B    A3
Timothy Edwards        *                    *           D3
Dana Kingston                                       ** * 3
Kenn Lucero         *    *                            *  3
Richard Sears                           **     *         3
Terence Horne                          * *  *            3
Annie Thompson             *     * *                     3
Jennie Pierce     *R        R                            3
Vanessa Mitchell     * * *                               3
Stephen Lin         ***                                  3
Deb Patz-Clark                                         *A2
Gina Garcia-Shaw                                      * A2
Ramsay Rayner                                        *  A2
Steve Grupenhagen                                   *   M2
Chris Smith                                        B    M2
Doug Laufer                                        B    D2
Michelle Stoll                                     B    M2
Randy Ferguson                                     B    M2
Deb Fox                                           *     A2
Fred McCuruin                              *            A2
Kevin Osborn                               *            A2
Diane Vanderhoeven                       *              M2
Johnny Lee Smith                        *               A2
Barb Dahl                             *                 M2
Fernando Aguilar                *                       P2
Brad Sutton            *                                A2
Matthew Mitchell                                      ** 2
Miranda Mitchell                                      ** 2
Steve Monson                                         * * 2
Nancy Hobbs                                           RR 2
Sue Lloyd                                      R       R 2
Diane Brown                                         **   2
Jasper Burhans                                *     *    2
JD McKenna                                     *   B     2
Pattye Volz                                   *    B     2
Cory Leppert                         *             B     2
Tamara Rogers       R                              B     2
Nicki Rosa                       *           *           2
Gerd Steffes                             **              2
Bill Rich                            *   *               2
Jennifer Sorenson                    * *                 2
Tammy McKenzie                       * *                 2
Jeff Myers                        *   *                  2
Fay Slattery                 * *                         2
David Monroe               *  *                          2
Scott Newell       *      *                              2
Frank Simenetti    *     *                               2
Trevor Felton      *  *                                  2
Steve Sargeant      **                                   2
Bob Mastors       * *                                    2
Mike DeSordi      * *                                    2
John Pugsley      **                                     2
Lonnie Fails      **                                     2
Richard Buell     **                                     2
Scott Lincoln     R*                                     2
Ben Jenkens                                            *
Greg Pinkus                                           *
Nathan Shimabuka                                      *
Karen Smidt                                          *
Martin Calnan                                       *
Thomas Lynn                                         *
Jim Lee                                            B
Joey Alvares                                       B
Mike Lloyd                                         B
Noid Wilson                                        B
Trudy Scott                                        B
Jonathan Brad                                     *
Kurt Barry                                        *
Annemarie Wiesner                          *
Elliott Henry                              *
Rudy Sanchez                               *
Tom Weaver                                 *
Mike Siebring                            *
Dave Mackey                             *
Jon Andersen                           *
Michael O'Brien                        *
Norm Albert                            *
Leslie Allen                          *
Adabelle Wright                      F
Chris Kennedy                        F
Isabelle Thibault                    F
Jeanne Mills                         F
Jennifer Thibault                    F
Meredith Herring                     F
Sarah Hatch-Wright                   F
Wesley Wright                        F
Lonney Vogt                        *
Matt Hornung                       *
Micki Vogt                         *
Dan Allen                         *
Alyssa Mcoy                      *
Carl Leivers                     *
Ben Chavez                    *
Gayle Monroe                  *
Julie Peterson                *
Carolyn Owen               *
Johan Zimmermann        *
Leigh Singleton         *
Pete VanBreemen         *
Robin Fontenot          *
Jim Heidelberg        *
Preston Cavner       *
Cathy Ruf           *
Dave Koons          *
Greg Roberts        *
Jesse Tix           *
Norm Farrar        *
Jake Stewart      *
Jay Woodward      *
Trent Briney      *

A: Pikes Peak Ascent
B: Barr Trail Mountain Race
D: PPA/M  Double
F: VanFeed Breakfast
G: Garden of the Gods 10 Mile
L: Leadville 100 mile race
M: Pikes Peak Marathon
R: Race, 2002 “R” reports
V: Volunteer
1 Ordered by # of runs. Ties broken by most recent run and then by the # of runs in a row. After that the names appear in alphabetical order.

Incline Club Thursday Workouts1
2002 season

                  AAAMMMMMJJJJJJJJAAAA
                  11200123012201120012
                  18529630630741851852
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Protocol #        1212121213444T4121TP
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Andy Kovats       *******************P20
Brenda Cowell     *******************P20
Bryan Willis      *******************P20
Jonathan Veteto   ************R******P20
Matt Carpenter    *******************P20
Yvonne Carpenter  *******************P20
Ronald Garcia     ** ****************P19
John O'Donnell    **** **************P19
Fred Wright       *********** R******P19
Pete Tonsits      ************ ******P19
Kees Guijt        ** *** ************P18
Gordon Barnett    * ********** ******P18
Rick Pearcy       ***** ************ P18
Sherry Alvares    ********* ** *** **P17
Jonathan Cavner   *** *****   *******P16
Andy Dimmen          *********** ****P16
Vicki Martin      * ****** *** ****** 16
Stephen Martin    * ****** ****** *** 16
Lindsay Cavner     ** *****   *******P15
Randy Lindsey       *** **** * ******P15
Elisabeth Kaegi   ***  **** ** * ****P15
Larry Miller       * **** ** ***** **P15
Al Alvares        * ***** * ** *** **P15
Kelli Lusk        **** * ** **R *** *P15
Lynn Hellenga     * *********  ***  *P15
Jim Freim         *** * *** ** ***** P15
Jack Ramsey         ****  ** * ******P14
Valerie Prothe     * *****   * ******P14
Laura Mitchell     * * ***** * * ****P14
Stephen Mitchell   * * ***** * * ****P14
Matt Von Thun     *********  * *  * *P14
Kenn Lonnquist    * **  ****  ******* 14
Robin Kovats        *    ******* ****P13
Kita Alvares      *** **  * ** **  **P13
Jackie Burhans    *** *   ****  *** *P13
Eric Billmeyer    ***  * ****   **** P13
Kim Kitchen       ***** ******  *    P13
JD VanLancker     ******* ** **   **  13
Peggy Monson      *****      *  *****P12
Chaz Lalonde      ****  **   *  ** **P12
Eck Zimmermann        **** ***  **** P12
Randy Ferguson    ** ********      * P12
Glen Ash          *****    ***  ***  P12
Anita Bower       *  **** **** * R   P12
Luke Cammack      ** ** *****    * ** 12
William Parker     ***** *** *** *    12
Joe Cowell        *** ******** *      12
Howard Brooks     ** *****        ***P11
Rick Crawford     *** *** * ** *     P11
Keith Lonnquist    ** * *   * **** ** 11
Dan Temple        *******  *   * **   11
Mike McCoy        *   ******* ***     11
Bill Ransom       **  *  *  * *  * **P10
Bev Zimmermann         *** **   **** P10
Joey Alvares      * * ** *  ** *   * P10
Lance Thibault       * **** * ***   * 10
Jim Lee                 ****** ****   10
Dave Reily        *   * *******  *    10
Brian Eldridge    ***          ****** 9
Keith Grimes      ****  * **   *   *  9
Richard Hedlind     * * ****** *      9
Rick Stull         ** * ** *** *      9
Bruce Huber       *** * *  * *     *  8
Allen Roberts         ***** **    *   8
KJ Bruno           **     ******      8
Anthony Surage     ****   * ** *      8
Darrell Weaver    ***** * **          8
John Genet        ** ******           8
Kyla Carpenter                 ******P7
Craig Burbank     *   * ****         P7
Thomas Gabrysch       * *** **  *     7
Rick Hessek       ******  *           7
Gordon Neal       **  **    *        P6
Terri Cassidy     ***    **          P6
Marilyn Turner     *     *  *    * ** 6
Ann Joyce          ****      * *      6
David Swiderski                  ****P5
Gary Smedley       **       **       P5
Antonio Eppolito  *   * * *     *     5
John Goodloe      *  * **   *         5
Paul Smith        ***  *  *           5
Alex Hellenga         **            *P4
Paul Sullivan            *   *    *  P4
Mike Foster       **       *         P4
Kelly Ellis         **  *           * 4
Susan Broz                *     ***   4
Jenny Nagl         ** *     *         4
Michelle Stoll    ***      *          4
Brett Pierce      *    * **           4
Sam Alvares               *    *     P3
Dawn Pedersen             *  *       P3
Andy Dillon                      ***  3
Fernando Aguilar          *      * *  3
Eric Gabe             **          *   3
Marc Winslow      **      *           3
Casey Powell                        *P2
Chuck Fuermann                      *P2
Dave Sorenson                       *P2
Julius Kovats                       *P2
Adabelle Wright       *              P2
Sarah Hatch-Wright    *              P2
Wesley Wright         *              P2
Robert Castaldi               *     * 2
Gloria Murphy     *                 * 2
Douglas Reznick            *       *  2
Mike Power                      **    2
Kathy Karst                *     *    2
Devin Allen              *       *    2
Gary Hellenga         *       *       2
Jen Yurenka                **         2
Noid Wilson                **         2
Jonas Hedlind            * *          2
Steve Mischel          *  *           2
Ted Canidy             **             2
Daniel Adams         * *              2
Lisa Patmor         **                2
Chris Smith       **                  2
Nate Tebedo       **                  2
Angela Sullivan                      P
Bob McAndrews                        P
Bruce Rittiman                       P
Chris Britton                        P
Connilee Walter                      P
Craig Hess                           P
Donna Ash                            P
Draper Sullivan                      P
Ellie Sullivan                       P
Eva Kaegi                            P
Irene Ferguson                       P
Katie Pedersen                       P
Kenyon Kaegi-Rittiman                P
Kerry Pedersen                       P
Kinsey Pedersen                      P
Laura Kelecy                         P
Matthew Mitchell                     P
Miranda Mitchell                     P
Nate Monson                          P
Peyton Walter                        P
Ron Ash                              P
Seth Sullivan                        P
Susan Ash                            P
Tim Fromm                            P
Tom Kelecy                           P
Weston Sullivan                      P
Aleisha Turner                      *
Kyle Whitney                        *
Peter Hollerman                     *
Kim Schenck                       *
Johnny Lee Smith                 *
Levi Hensel                      *
Blake Ramsey                    *
Jed Mullens                     *
Mike Lloyd                     *
Jim Mahoney                 *
Brian Metzler              *
Dave Clifford              *
Richard Sears              *
Marne Collins             *
Rick Sears                *
Walt Kuklinski            *
Diane Cahalan            *
Don Ross                *
Trudy Scott           *
Michael Messick      *
Thom Santa Maria     *
Deb Fox             *
Linda Schlierf      *
Gloria Rios        *
Marilyn Goodloe   *

                   Workout protocols
1: 30 minutes alternating 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy
   up the Barr Trail from Hydro Street
2: Tempo run from Hydro Street to No Name Creek or 30
   minutes whichever comes first
3: 30 minutes of repeats to the Balanced Rock in the GOG
4: 40 minutes of repeats on lower Serpentine Drive
T: Some kind of taper run
P: Party:-) Incline Club party is counted in ranking
R: Race, 2002 “R” reports
1 Ordered by # of runs. Ties broken by most recent run and then by the # of runs in a row. After that the names appear in alphabetical order.

8/22/02 Thur: The 6th annual Incline Club awards party blew away the IC party record with 89 coming out for some food, some fun and to recognize those ICers who had incredible seasons. This year’s driven award winners were Andy Dimmen, Glen Ash, Jim Freim, Kees Guijt, Laura Mitchell, Sherry Alvares and Vicki Martin. In addition Anita Bower won the tough as nails award, Brenda Cowell won the heart award, Craig Burbank the trail clean-up award, Dave Sorenson the sacrifice award, Fred Wright the best fall award, Gordon Barnett the web award, Kelli Lusk the nut award, Larry Miller the Crazy award, Paul Sullivan the I want my star award, Randy Lindsey the best crash award, and Yvonne Carpenter the volunteer award. In all 25 pizzas were killed off along with enough junk food to feed a small army or at least a crazy running club! The club is now in off season mode — see you on the last Sunday in November!

8/17&18/02 Sat/Sun: What can we say? Once again the Incline Club cleaned up at the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon. In all 7 ICers were in the top 10 with an amazing 17 more getting age-group or masters awards! ICers also took the overall M/F spots (and another cache of age-group awards) in the TCR series as well:-) In fact, because there were such low turn-outs at the awards ceremonies by non ICers there were times it looked more like the annual IC awards party! In all 62 ICers did the Ascent, 35 did the marathon and 4 did the double. On the same weekend 11 of the 17 ICers starting the Leadville Trail 100 finished!!! In all 27 ICers were at Leadville either running, pacing or crewing.

8/15/02 Thur: 55 came out for a taper run for the Pikes Peak Ascent and Pikes Peak Marathon. It was a short little run to establish our split times at either Ruxton Avenue or Hydro Street. We are ready!

8/11/02 Sun: 52 ICers were on the mountain for a taper run down to the 2-mile sign and back. After that a lot of us met for a group photo before heading off to do some serious trail work. At least 28 of us put in up to 3.5 hours and finished our section of trail from the Army building down to the Hot Brakes Fail sign. In case you are wondering where that is on the Barr Trail well its not on the Barr Trail. The Incline Club was asked to build the top portion of the new spur trail to the summit. On September 7th and 8th about 200 more volunteers will pick up where we left off and work their way through the next boulder field.

8/8/02 Thur: 52 of us enjoyed the first of a several taper runs. We did 20 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy instead of 30 minutes. There were also no Hydro Street hill repeats today to the cheers of many. Kind of nice to finish a workout feeling kind of peppy for a change:-)

8/4/02 Sun: 64 ICers were all over the peak today. Most starting from either Elk Park or the top to work on the top miles. 5 of us put in some work on the Craig’s trailhead from the West side of the summit of Pikes Peak. However the big news today is that after 37 weeks we have our first new leader on the Sunday long run board thanks to a bike race occupying the previous leader.

8/1/02 Thur: 48 showed for a day that was a tad cooler than what we have been getting. This helped quite a few score some PRs for the 30 minute tempo run on the Barr Trail. 8 Hydro Street hell, I mean hill, repeats rounded out the day.

7/28/02 Sun: An awesome day to be on the mountain and 73 of us did just that! We were everywhere with a bunch starting from the bottom, a bunch starting at Elk Park and still more running from the top. Lots of people doing repeat segments as well. 7 of us took a pick to a short rocky section just before the finish line and got it all smoothed out. The trail is looking good and the ICs adopted mile is ready for the race.

7/25/02 Thur: The club’s return to the Barr Trail had 57 doing 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. The trail is dry and dusty and made for a slow day for some but it was great to be back on the trails again after a month of repeats on the roads!

7/21/02 Sun: 64 runners spread out all over Pikes Peak. Some started from the bottom and run up. Others started at the top and ran part way down and back up. Many started at Elk park and ran over and then up. No matter which way they went however it was great to be back on the peak! Several got together after their run and finished removing rocks from our adopted top mile. All and all it is looking better than it ever has and it is time to bring in some tools!

7/19/02 Fri: Today the Pike National Forest, including the Barr Trail, was reopened to the public:-)

7/18/02 Thur: 47 of us braved 94 degrees to do 30 minutes of repeats on Serpentine Drive. The heat was like a knife and each repeat became a torture test. However we survived it and with a little luck we are stronger for it!

7/14/02 Sun: For the first time in over a month runners (or anyone for that matter) were allowed on the Barr Trail for the Barr Trail Mountain Race. 80 ICers ran the race and another 18 volunteered for a total IC take of 98! ICers Joey Alvares, Glen Ash, and Andy Dimmen even set age-group records!

7/11/02 Thur: 50 showed today, which is one of our larger groups since the Forrest Service closed the Barr Trail, for a little Time check for the Barr Trail Mountain Race. We started at the race start and got a split at Hydro Street and the Gate up on Ruxton. That was it - the running is done - time to race!

7/7/02 Sun: While a lot of ICers were off racing the Summer Round up 12K (with ICer Kees Guijt winning the race overall) 33 of us went for a taper run out to Section 16. Well some did do the whole loop but most of us settled for an out and back. Kind of neat to finish a Sunday run not feeling tired.

7/4/02 Thur: July 4th kept the group small today with only 26 runners making the run. 40 minutes of repeats on Serpentine Drive was the protocol but even there many were in taper mode for the upcoming Summer Round Up 12K so many only did 2 repeats.

6/30/02 Sun: 48 came out on this Sunday and it was a hot and smoky one. Many cut their runs quite a bit today getting ready for races next weekend. Others did the whole loop but ran it much easier as another way to cut back. The aid station became a nice reprieve from the smoke and heat and many turned it into a well deserved chat break.

6/27/02 Thur: 54 more ICers took on Serpentine Drive today. Overcast skies provided some relief from the sun but we managed to finish before the rain came. Quite a few reported that they ran all their repeats faster than last week. Bryan Willis was today’s shirt winner.

6/23/02 Sun: 47 came out for our second Section 16 loop. It was amazing the number of people taking huge chunks of time off from last week. Probably a combination of knowing the loop and the aid station we put in at about 3/4s into the run. Yvonne handed out lots of water and Gatorade to some hot and thirsty runners. The air was a bit smoky this morning which was a first for one of our runs although I have seen it a few times on non club run days. Good news it that they are saying the Hayman fire is mostly contained now.

6/20/02 Thur: 56 runners took over lower Serpentine Drive today. Last week’s hill had too much traffic and not enough up. There were no complaints today because Serpentine is one steep and momma. The fact that it is somewhat close to the park make it a keeper for sure.

6/16/02 Sun: Even though quite a few club members drove up into the mountains for some altitude, thanks to the Barr Trail closure, 45 still showed at the park for a new run for the club. We headed out El Paso and then climbed up Crystal Park Road until we jumped onto the Intemann trail. After that we ran Section 16 counter clockwise to return back to the Intemann trail and Soda Springs Park. Many commented how awesome the run was but in the future we will add an aid station at the Section 16 trailhead.

6/13/02 Thur: The current closure of the Barr Trail did not stop 57 from showing for the Thursday workout. We did a warm-up out El Paso Blvd and then did 30 minutes of repeats up to the Balanced Rock from the Garden of the Gods park entrance sign. Its a hill that starts out rather gentle and slowly applies the pressure as you approach the top. After several of the repeats it got downright nasty and quite a few commented that it was a deceptively hard workout. Days like today also serve to remind us how awesome our backyard is because as we were running tons of tourist were stopping to take picture of the very rock we were using as our turnaround point. Ron Garcia, who won back in March, won a tievak jacket today. In other news Trail Runner magazine was doing a photo shoot of the club while we were doing our workout.

The Barr Trail is Closed! 6/10/02 Mon: The Barr Trail is closed! As of today, June 10th, at noon, the Pike National Forest as well as the Barr Trail were closed due to the fire situation. There is no information as to how long this closure will last. Bottom line is that we need some serious RAIN!!!

6/9/02 Sun: Between the Turquoise Lake 20K and the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile only 22 were left for the club run. Most did Elk Park but some ran from the bottom. Little did we know that it could have been the LAST run on Pikes Peak for the summer!!! On the way up we were looking a column of smoke to the North. By the time we finished our run and did some trail work we were looking at something that looked like a bomb had exploded. It was unreal how huge the smoke cloud was! Down in the Garden ICers were tearing up the pavement and it was reported that just about anywhere you looked you were sure to see an IC shirt:-)

6/6/02 Thur: A new Thursday club attendance record was set when 68 people came out for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. Well most did that but quite a few were in taper mode for either the Turquoise Lake 20K on Saturday or the Garden of the Gods 10 mile on Sunday. The rest of us had a scorcher of a day with very dry conditions. Newbie Marne Collins was today’s T-shirt winner.

6/2/02 Sun: 56 learned what it felt like to be a hot dog on the Barr Trail. It was roasting today! While there was some relief above No Name it pretty much stayed hot all the way up! 4 of us got rid of 6 more bags of old metal cans and other assorted garbage.

5/30/01 Thur: 59 showed for a hot Thursday afternoon tempo run up the Barr Trail. However that did not stop some from getting farther up the trail than some of the better weather days. This was also the first day Club shirts were handed out on Thursday so we were looking pretty styling in our matching shirts. Fred Wright was the winner of a T-shirt.

5/26/02 Sun: 61 made it out for a Memorial Day weekend run with about a dozen making a summit trip out of it despite the ice that was on the trail from Friday’s big storm. The big news today however was the club shirts! A bunch of us took them for their fist run and several hikers were heard to say “there’s another one of those shirts.” The material we went with this year was well received and the tourists in the summit house got their olfactory glands spared thanks to the new anti-stink properties of the shirts:-)

5/23/02 Thur: 60 got lucky with the weather today. Right about the time we finished our 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy and bagged our Hydro Street hill repeats the clouds opened up and let go of some serious rain. During the run however we had cool temperatures which made for some fast times. Kelly Ellis was today’s T-shirt winner. Speaking of shirts, the club shirts are back from the printers and we will start handing them out on Sunday:-)

5/19/02 Sun: A most awesome day brought out a big group of 79. The trail is still slightly damp from the recent rains making it perfect for running. Quite a few (10ish) made it to the top today and already some are running faster than they have ever raced the mountain! The weather was so nice on top that 6 of us collected 7 bags of old rusted metal cans from our adopted section. Chris Britton was today’s lucky winner of a Tie-vac jacket. However, the big news is that despite the big snowstorm last week the snow is all but gone off of the Barr Trail. In fact, the largest patch was just 4 footsteps wide and the total for the whole trail was 33 steps. Even there most of it was very dirty snow and you could avoid it if you wanted and it will most likely be gone by the end of the day with some more foot traffic. Just to be safe however I am calling tomorrow the first no snow day:-) Check out this page to see how this season’s snowmelt stacks up to the last 5 years.

5/16/02 Thur: Before heading up Ruxton for our warm-up the question was asked “why do we run in the rain?” While one answer, “because we are the Incline Club” is correct the real answer was given as “because we might have to race in the rain.” Add to that the fact that it might not be raining where our competition lives and there is no good reason not to get wet! With that, 55 of us proceeded to do a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. The rain made for a damp trail with perfect traction and the air was crisp and clean. End result? PRs were falling like rain drops! A great day that quite a few regulars missed which really served to mix up the Thursday workout board. That is one reason I for one like bad weather days — some of the competition stays home:-) Kees Guijt was the free T-shirt winner today.

5/12/02 Sun: Mothers day traditionally brings out our largest groups. Today however an all night rainfest may have scared off a few as “only” 67 came out for what turned into a real snowfest. On the way up the snow line was at the top of the Ws. By Barr Camp we had 4 inches of white stuff and tracks were being covered quickly. However several of us had summit on the brain and headed off into the storm. By the A-frame the snow was 6" deep and one turned back. As we progressed on to the 2 mile sign it became hard to judge depth because everything was a fluffy white and we would easily trip on snow covered rocks. At this point we would learn that yet another turned back. The top 2 miles were under about 8" of new snow but they passed in a blur as our focus on finding the trail intensified. Finally we could smell the diesel of the COG and knew we would live another day:-) The trip down was one of thought as we let soak in how awesome it is to have such a formidable opponent as Pikes Peak in our backyard. Only last week the trip was a breeze in shorts and short sleeves. A lesson in mountain life for sure! After a month absence (I ran out of shirts) we have a new batch of T-shirt and Tie-vac jackets to give away at our workouts thanks to a donation from Jim Freim. Today Sherry Alvares was the lucky winner of a Tie-vac jacket.

5/9/02 Thur: 67 came out today thus smashing the Club Thursday attendance record:-) The Alvares and Wright families contributed to 8 of the group including the twins in their twin babyjogger. 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy for 30 minutes was the protocol today and some are getting this workout down and flying on the hard minutes. Hydro Street is seeing some fast feet as well!

5/5/02 Sun: 66 were treated to a beautiful day for a trip up the mountain. Many were off doing races and several more raced yesterday but were still out today. The first order of business was to finish the Yucca work (see 5/2/02). After we carried them up on Thursday they were planted by the Pikes Peak Trail dogs and today we took the Yuccas some water. Lots of it — 3 big bottles per plant or 60 total! Of course that was pretty easy to pull off with the size of our group and in no time the freshly planted Yuccas were drinking from Gatorade bottles which seemed to amuse some hikers to no end. Snow conditions on the top continue to improve and I am thinking it will be all gone by our Sunday the 19th run unless of course we get some more.

5/2/02 Thur: A cold overcast day reduced the number of runners to 52 for a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. Those that got a ways past the Ws got to run in light snow which of course turned to a light rain further down the trail. About 6 Incline Clubbers joined forces to quickly take out a big tree that had fallen across the trail. The big news today was the IC joined forces with the Trail Dogs and delivered 20 Yucca plants to various places on the Ws. A couple of us found out why they are called YUCKas when we got poked and lost some blood. About 12 of the Yuccas were delivered to the lower Barr Trail section that we seldom run on since we come up Ruxton and join the BT via the Spur trail. In fact I don’t remember the last time some of us have been on there and we took a couple of plants too far up the BT and had to bring them back down. Fortunately it was only 2:-)

4/28/02 Sun: A new Incline Club Sunday attendance record was set when 80 came out for the weekly trek on the Barr Trail! We started off in a rather dense fog but it broke right about No Name Creek where we were treated to blue skies and lots of sun although the wind was a tad nippy. About 6 made the top today to find that quite a bit more snow has melted in only a week. Also Craig has been out with his shovel again and made some of the sections even better.

4/25/02 Thur: 59 came out for our 2nd set of 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. Several that I spoke to said they got past the point they did two weeks ago and felt much better doing it thanks to better pacing. The trail is dry and dusty and I imagine it is going to get worse before it gets better. As always Hydro repeats rounded out the day.

4/21/02 Sun: A little bit of cold and a little bit of wind did not stop 71 from coming out for the Sunday long run. However those that were not dressed for it did get turned around a little earlier than they planed. Quite a few made it to the Bottomless Pit sign and at least 4 of us reached the summit — Andy Dimmen for the 2nd day in a row. In the many years I have been running up the peak I have never seen so little snow up there at this time of year! ICer Craig Burbank really has done a great job up there with his shovel but even if you don’t count his work there is just not a lot of snow left and it looks more like early June.

4/18/02 Thur: Another big Thursday group of 62 came out for a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail from Hydro Street. Some got it right and got a couple of minutes further up the trail than in the 1 on, 1 off workout. However some did not get as far indicating that they need to work on their pacing and start a little slower. Often they are getting further in the 1 on, 1 off workout because the forced rest helps them recover from their bad pacing. 4 Hydro Street hills rounded out the day. In other news Incline Club shirts went on sale today!

4/14/02 Sun: 70 made it for a beautiful day! Although today’s run was the Rampart Williams loop some could not resist the Barr Trail. There is now no snow all the way to Barr Camp — a whole month ahead of the last several years! For that matter ICer Craig Burbank has summited 8 times with his shovel and has cleared the trail the WHOLE way with just a few patches of snow remaining. Those of us doing the Rampart/Williams loop also enjoyed perfect running conditions. This was the last of the Rampart runs for this year since ice is no longer a factor on the Barr Trail:-)

4/11/02 Thur: 63 runners came out for the first Thursday workout of the 2002 season smashing the previous Thursday record of 57. The protocol was 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy up the Barr Trail. Several said that they were quickly reminded after 15 minutes why pacing is so important on this workout. Done incorrectly there ends up being little difference speed wise between the hard minute and easy minute. This early in the year it would be better to walk the easy minute to insure a good quality hard minute!

4/7/02 Sun: The 4th annual Neal and Teresa Taylor VanFeed brought 81 people (73 runners and 8 family members) out for a Sunday run/breakfast. Many made it all the way to Barr Camp, some for the first time. There was just a few patches of snow left at No Name and a few more just before Barr Camp. As part of VanFeed tradition some members of the IC preformed “stupid people tricks” to the amusement of many. Drinking while standing on your head, women (and one guy) removing jogbras without removing their t-shirts, one legged deep knee bends, rubber arms and a new category this year — guys trying to look like they are pregnant. Check out the photos page to see some of the insanity that took place. No one got hurt and lots of fun (and food) was had by all!

3/31/02 Easter Sunday brought 65 ICers together for a long run. The snow is going quick and the weather was awesome. A little ice on LRR made for some tough going but by the time we hit that section again in 3 weeks it should not be an issue. Ronald Garcia was this week’s T-shirt winner. Also announced today was the engagement of ICers Eric Billmeyer and Terri Cassidy.

3/24/02 62 dodged the snow bullet today for a Rampart Range Road run. Later that day the biggest storm of the year dumped a boatload of snow! For our run however things were great and in fact we did not have to touch snow:-) Elisabeth Kaegi won this week’s T-shirt giveaway held for the runners present at the start of the run. The big news however is that there are now only 10 people with perfect streaks left on the workout board after 3 more dropped off today.

3/17/02 A whole lot of snow did not stop 60 from coming out for a Sunday long run. In fact the snow covered all the ice and made the Barr Trail the easiest it has been to run on in a while! Even the No Name Ice Rink did not pose a problem much to the chagrin of the few who took the detour and got left behind by those that took the chance. On the way down lots of the snow on the trail was already string to melt. Neal Taylor won the T-shirt giveaway held amongst all who showed.

3/10/02 67 showed for an awesome day. Several proclaimed “I overdressed” as they wrapped their jackets around their waists. Quite a few made their first full loops showing that the long slow buildup is starting to pay off.

3/3/02 A cold day of 10 degrees produced the smallest turn-out of the 2002 season when “only” 54 came for the Rampart Range Road / Williams loop. There were a few points when the wind combined with the cold to make you think your ears were going to fall off. However the views of Pikes Peak from RRR were worth it as always.

2/28/02 At least 47 came to the Incline Club’s fund raiser for the website at the Colorado Running Company. A presentation on the discovery of Pikes Peak was given followed by a Q&A on training and racing for any of the Pikes Peak races. The talk raised $345 which was more than enough to cover the costs of the site for the year.

2/24/02 65 braved the ice that was the result of the last few days of warm weather. The cold nights turn all that melting into a skating rink. Seems like I say this every year but No Name Creek was worse than I have ever seen it. Of course the other side of that coin was that there was no snow until No Name as well!

2/17/02 75 showed for an incredibly nice day weatherwise. The temperature hit the upper 50s and because of that a lot of people hung out at the park afterwards. Of course part of that was due to the long runs some were putting in to include Waldo and Longs Ranch Road. It does not get much better than this in February:-)

2/14/02 The new club website was made public today! I want to thank the IC webteam for all of their help. Connilee Walter, Fred Wright, Gordon Barnet, JD VanLancker, Mike Foster, Randy Lindsey, Robert Ronas, Sid Rubey and Stephen Mitchell gave a lot of feedback and did a lot of work to make this new club site what it is. There were over 240 newsletters that had to be archived and hundreds of files that needed to be created. In fact, the site starts off with 285 html files, 111 gif images, 71 jpg images, 7 asp pages, 5 style sheets, 2 executables, 2 sound files, 2 databases and 1 idq index file. Not to mention the SkyCam! It has been a lot of work but it has been fun work and the IC webteam is happy to offer this site as a gift to the Incline Club on this Valentines day!

2/10/02 What started as a cold day turned into an awesome day for the 71 runners who came out for the Rampart Range Road, Williams, Waldo loop. The views from Rampart were stunning ! In fact every time you turned a corner you just had to say “WOW!” Williams also had some nice views with the sun bouncing off the canyon walls. Those that took the deluxe tour were treated to more of the same on Waldo.

2/3/02 Another 74 runners headed up the Barr Trail today. There was enough newer snow on the ground that it was not too icy. A major water flow across the Barr Trail where usually it is just a trickle sparked the interest of some. A little investigation found that the water department is behind it. Many made it all the way to Barr Camp and what is amazing is that again several reported that their splits were better than what they posted during the races! Just imagine when the snow melts! Nice weather after the run kept a good sized group in the park telling war stories.

1/27/02 The club record was broken again when 78 runners came out for the Waldo run. This also means that we had 75 or more on every run in January! Most importantly however was the number of those runners who returned from their runs saying they took off big chunks of time compared to three weeks ago on this loop. The weather was awesome but there are some bad icy spots on the Barr Trail. Once again it is best to use the detour at No Name Creek because that area is an ice rink. Also be careful right near the bottom on the final switchback! The ICU (Incline Club Ultra) runners did a really long crazy loop off of Rampart Range Road and came back with us on the UPT.

1/20/02 75 more came out today for our first Rampart Range Road run. There was another wicked wind today and if you were lucky it only slowed you down. Those in shorts may have gotten more than they bargained for. As usual RRR was in good shape and it was nice to run on something not quite so steep for a change. Many commented that it was nice to get into Williams canyon however so they could get out of the wind. Those on the deluxe tour took a right up into Waldo while the rest took Williams all the way back to the park.

1/13/02 A huge group of 76 headed out and up the Barr Trail. While the temperature was not so bad the wind was death — it would suck the warmth from you like a tick on a dog. Add to that the wind blown snow across the trail (when it was not ice) and you had one sick run. However that is what this club is about — we train when the rest are at home in their cozy little beds. Come summer though we are the ones setting PRs. For that matter several said they set PRs to No Name Creek today despite all the snow and ice! That after only 7 runs:-)

1/6/02 The first run of the new year set a new club record when 77 people showed for the Sunday long run! The top 59 people on the workout board made it which is incredible in itself. The new month also marked the first increase in the distance of our long runs and many accomplished the Waldo/LRR double. No small feat! Some that have been doing out/backs bagged one of the whole loops for the first time as well. It is so cool to see the progress.

12/30/01 The cold, the snow, the holidays and perhaps the introduction of the Euro all combined to produce the lowest turn-out so far this year but it was still a large group of 53. Also only 1 of the 26 who had perfect streaks did not show but it dropped him 28 spots on the workout board! The clouds were intense and low and it was awesome to ascend into them on the way up Longs Ranch Road. On the way down the Barr Trail we passed the AdAmAn club heading up the mountain. This is the first time in six years we got to see them. We thought because we headed out UPT first we would also miss them this year but they must start later than we do. They had a lot of American flags which was kinda neat.

12/23/01 Another big group of 66 came out for what seemed like the first day of winter. Quite a bit of snow and ice were to be had and there were a couple of spills but nothing too serious. More than a few sighs of relief were heard when we got far enough onto UPT to get into the sun. Most did the UPT/Waldo/UPT run with a few opting to take the Bail Trail down through Williams. Three of the group made a big loop out of Rampart/Williams/UPT with one also doing LRR! After the run several took part in a little wine drinking to celebrate the holidays. Or were they just celebrating that someone brought wine?

12/16/01 66 runners were greeted by cold temperatures and snow on Longs Ranch Road. However that did not stop many from taking off quite a bit of time from two weeks ago. No Name Creek claimed it’s first victims today as about 4 people fell on the snow covered ice. Otherwise it was another great day and although not as warm as the first 3 runs it still got above 35.

12/9/01 A club record 73 came out for what started off as a cold day. However things quickly warmed up for a trip around Waldo Canyon. Williams Canyon also saw quite a few runners today as well. Brian Eldridge made the first significant blood donation of the season and also took home a few small rocks in his knee for souvenirs. About 20 people hung out for an hour or so soaking up the sun after the run. A great day for sure!

12/2/2001 A huge group of 65 runners took on Longs Ranch Road today and in the end more made the complete loop than ever. There was a good bit of snow on the ground but the weather was perfect and more than make up for it. In fact many hung out after the run to talk about the run. Many of the newbies commented that they were thinking LRR was not near as bad as they had heard until they turned that “one turn where you run into a wall that does not seem to end.” At least one was heard to say “now I understand why the Incliners tear up Pikes Peak.” A group of ICers were also down in Pueblo for the Rock Canyon Half Marathon and we await their “R” reports.

11/25/2001 An awesome group of 62 people came out for the first run of the 2002 season. Last year only 45 made the first run so things are starting off great for the year. Ute Pass Trail did a good job at reminding everyone that it is the only trail that is uphill both ways:-( Waldo was in great shape with only 1 tree down. Several took the bail trail and report that it is all clear. Williams Canyon has seen a lot of work and is in way better shape than it has been in a long time. After the run 8 of us headed to the Subway and got a front row seat to ICer Jonathon Cavner getting a ticket for having expired tags.

11/20/2001 An e-mail was sent to the club announcing the end of the off season! This Sunday, November 25th, will be our first long run of the 2002 season. Meet at Soda Springs Park at 8 a.m. for the Ute Indian/Waldo Canyon run!!!

2001 season

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