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Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004 7:18 PM
Subject: Incline Club: Vote by perfect streakers
Brenda & Joe Cowell
Kyla, Matt and Yvonne Carpenter:-)
Neal & Teresa Taylor
and Willie Alexander
First, a big congratulations for doing 24 club runs in a row. When the club award was first conceived it was because Glen Ash was going to get 20 in a row. Now there are 15 of us with 24 Amazing!
Next, and the point of this e-mail, is that from time to time I ask for a vote from those runners with the most run for the year. Although it does not happen often, this is one of those occasions. The issue is the rules for getting Rs for races in place of *s for club runs. I am a little concerned with what I see taking place from time to time by those running longer in state Saturday races. For example, after Collegiate Peaks last week several who ran either the 25 miler or the 50 miler came to the Sunday run and RAN. Yes, that is their option and perhaps they will continue to do it, but I dont want people who are doing longer Saturday races to feel forced to have to run on Sunday runs to get a *. Simply, I believe it is not good for their recovery or their training. Therefore it is being proposed to change the R rules as listed below so those people can get an R.
Proposed R report rules with the new items being marked with a *:
Any Sunday trail run 10K or longer
Any Sunday road run 10 mile or longer
Any Sunday climb >=2,000'
Any Sunday high point >=10,000'
*Any Sat/Mon trail run half marathon or longer
*Any Sat/Mon road run marathon or longer
*Any Sat/Mon climb >=3,000'
*Any Sat/Mon high point >=12,000'
Out of State:
Any Sat-Mon race
Of course to get R for any of the above an R report must be filled out.
The rest of the rules remain as listed on the R reports page at
I do not think that this departs from the spirit of the R in that we already have the Sat/Mon out of state option. Further, the whole point of the R report was to enable the more anal among us, like me, to actually race once in a while without the fear of blowing our club streaks:-) I also think the proposed changes are important to honor one of the purposes of the club in that a major goal is to promote not only trail and mountain running/racing but to promote being SMART about doing it. If someone gets hurt trying to run the day after a longer race I dont want it to be because they felt the club was encouraging this sort of behavior for a *!
On the other hand, this could keep some on the perfect streak list that would have dropped off and that is why I feel it is only fair to put this to a vote of the remaining perfect streakers. Thank you for taking the time to vote on this issue!
Go out hard, when it hurts speed up...
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